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by airboeingbus
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34060

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... world-tour
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Interesting article from Bloomberg today which details Deltas way of avoiding the tariffs on new Airbus aircraft: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... world-tour

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by airboeingbus
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 290
Views: 48827

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Although A-220 models are built in Alabama, they will not be considered US planes by a big part the flying public. Southwest and Alaska built up their marketing image for people with an ingrained "if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going" attitude. Alaska tried it out with a few Airbuses, but mi...

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by airboeingbus
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 654
Views: 115495

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Wouldn't be surprised to see Airbus make on offer to Delta. Delta is in negotiations with airbus to defer deliveries due to the pandemic. Airbus could agree to rewrite the delivery contract for existing orders (pushing them back) in exchange for a new A320N order.

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by airboeingbus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34060

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Delta is currently taking delivery of an A350 N514DN the plane is flying now (DL9975) you’d expect this to go from TLS to ATL right? No, it’s going to NRT instead. This seems very unusual and uneconomical unless there’s a benefit for DL, is this a way to get around the tariffs or is there a genuine...

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by airboeingbus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34060

Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Delta is currently taking delivery of an A350 N514DN the plane is flying now (DL9975) you’d expect this to go from TLS to ATL right? No, it’s going to NRT instead. This seems very unusual and uneconomical unless there’s a benefit for DL, is this a way to get around the tariffs or is there a genuine ...

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by airboeingbus
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov makes first aircraft without russian components.
Replies: 33
Views: 8833

Antonov makes first aircraft without russian components.

Thought this was interesting, Antonov has built it's first aircraft without russian components, 2/3 of the components are from the USA whilst the remains 1/3 are domestic. Would love to see Antonov make a come back in a big way Link: https://112.international/society/antonov-has-released-first-aircr...

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by airboeingbus
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4760

Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

Whatever your opinion is on the 737 Max crashes, there is one thing that you can't deny is that the the Max name has certainly been tarnished as a result. For this reason do you think Boeing will not use the Max name on other aircraft?

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by airboeingbus
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 17
Views: 6038

Re: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside

Just checked the price £54.99 each way with 15kg of luggage. Considering the train for roughly the same route can be up to £70 each way that is really good

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by airboeingbus
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 623
Views: 79240

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Ed Bastian In a live interview with the Washington Post today said delta's future NB fleet will be 220 321 and 739.

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by airboeingbus
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29730

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

How does the insurance work for airliners? If one is written off like this will the insurer replace the plane, or do airlines just use a liability only cover?

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by airboeingbus
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?

I've noticed in the 777 the cockpit displays seem to have a thumb screw and releaseable lever mechinism to alow them to be removed easily. Is this to allow "hot-swapping" of a display in an emergancy situation if one of them fails? You can see from the picture below at the bottom of the di...

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by airboeingbus
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9143

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

https://youtu.be/PxLnocbqQX0
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The AN 225 does have a small passenger cabin at the rear of the plane you can see it in this video from about 07:30. https://youtu.be/PxLnocbqQX0

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by airboeingbus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

Re: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes

Pretty big change to the flaps, going from double slotted to a new single slot design (apparently different from the single design on the A319/A320) Interesting they went from double to single slotted flaps. I always thought the double slot on the A321 was to increase the lift capability at low spe...

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by airboeingbus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes

With some range extensions on aircraft I understand that mostly it is just a certification change and not actually a structural and / or system change. Is this the case with the XLR or is there actually physical changes to the air frame?

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by airboeingbus
Fri May 15, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 53672

Allegiant Looking To Purchase More Used A320's

Interesting article, Allegiant is using the current pandemic to purchase more A320's. Chief executive of allegiant travel said: "In my belief, we will begin to see numbers of older A320s and A319-100s and their motors available as part of our opportunities in the not too distant future and pric...

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by airboeingbus
Wed May 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7847

Re: What happened to Antonov?

Interesting, it would be good if Antonov specialised in making large Freighters like the AN124 and AN225 again. I'm sure there's quite a market for that.

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by airboeingbus
Mon May 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7847

Re: What happened to Antonov?

In 2017 the Ukrainian government approved the liquidation of Antonov. The conflict between Ukraine and Russia killed the company. Antonov Airlines still exists though. That's a shame, we need more manufacturers. I did hear a few years back they where joining a partnership with Boeing for part supply.

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by airboeingbus
Mon May 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7847

What happened to Antonov?

I never hear about Antonov these days, are they still making planes or have they just become dormant? I would love for them to get back In to the market big time again!

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by airboeingbus
Sat May 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10892

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

Anybody else notice how much taller the A350 is compared to the 787? i've never noticed it before but it's really apparent in those photos!

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by airboeingbus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are airlines taking advantage of parked fleets
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

How are airlines taking advantage of parked fleets

https://simpleflying.com/hawaiian-a321neo-upgrades/
How are airlines in general making the most of this situation. Seems like a good time to do upgrades and deferred maintenance.etc
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Just read an article where Hawaiian are doing some upgrades to their A321 fleet: https://simpleflying.com/hawaiian-a321neo-upgrades/
How are airlines in general making the most of this situation. Seems like a good time to do upgrades and deferred maintenance.etc

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by airboeingbus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Airbus and Boeing manufacture parts for eachother?
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Do Airbus and Boeing manufacture parts for eachother?

I've seen a few times mentioned that Airbus and Boeing manufacture some components for eachother. Is this true? If so does anybody have any examples of what they make for eachother?

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by airboeingbus
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10276

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

What does this mean for the tarrifs on airbus aircraft in the USA? Is that another issue to this?

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by airboeingbus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28624

Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

Sorry if this has already been asked before I've tried searching but couldn't find a concrete answer. On a recent Jet2 flight I got chatting with the crew and they where saying that the company was acquiring some A321's from Thomas Cook. I know jet 2 leases some airbus aircraft but are these actuall...

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by airboeingbus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4956

How could airbus get around the 10% WTO Tariffs?

So as we all know the current administration has put tarrifs on Airbus aircraft. I was wondering what ways the airlines and Airbus could get around this? I understand aircraft manufactured at mobile are exempt from this tariff. Now I understand mobile is a FAL, how much final assembly qualifies it t...

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by airboeingbus
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crashworthiness of modern airliners vs old
Replies: 31
Views: 4965

Crashworthiness of modern airliners vs old

How has the Crashworthiness and structural integrity changed in airliners over the past decade. I'm talking simply jet aircraft here so probably from the Comet and 707 onwards. We often hear that these older planes where built like a tank but are they really? Modern airframes have shown they can wit...

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by airboeingbus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 15798

Re: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport

Although this is most likely a write off I'm sure there's still a lot of value left in the undamaged parts of the aircraft. Engines, APU, Landing Gear all will be reusable I'm sure may other components can be re used too.

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by airboeingbus
Sat May 18, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?
Replies: 16
Views: 4074

Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?

I was thinking Airbus and Boeing are in a very strong duopoly they pretty much own the commercial aviation market. As much as they compete in some areas surely there are some areas where they work together where there interests align. Whilst I know they have worked together in the interests in safet...

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by airboeingbus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System

https://youtu.be/r-gb2_yZW8U
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A few years ago I remember seeing a electric taxi system that was being Tested on the A320. There is a video about it that I’ll link. What happened to this, it seems like a good development?

Link: https://youtu.be/r-gb2_yZW8U

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by airboeingbus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 10332

Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

As we know the A320 is a full FBW aircraft and has many protection systems. Does the A320 have a MICAS type system as part of its flight envelope protections. If so under the same circumstances as the recent Ethiopian crash what would have happened on the A320? Also what about aircraft that don’t ha...

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by airboeingbus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aircraft financing and insurance work?
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

How does aircraft financing and insurance work?

Hi, how do airlines finance aircraft when they purchased, and I’m terms of insurance what is covered by that? And how much does that cost? Additionally if a new aircraft is involved in an accident such as the 737 Max that crashed a few days ago, do the airlines continue paying for that aircraft or d...

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by airboeingbus
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 43
Views: 9367

What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

As I understand the A320’s and A321’s are still being painted and the first A320 is undergoing cabin Mods. Does anybody with any connections to AS / VS know how the Airbus fleet is doing? Where have fitted in AS’s network and routes? When will crews fully intergrate? And finally will they stay, expa...

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by airboeingbus
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65430

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

This doesn’t supprise me, DL has been one of the most vocal supporters of the A330NEO since it’s inception, and arguably it was DL who pushed airbus to launch the 330NEO in the first place. While this order isn’t replacing the 10 previously deferred A350’s. They do now have the rights to swap them f...

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by airboeingbus
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?
Replies: 11
Views: 3023

Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?

Often people say CEO X prefers Airframe Y.etc but does the CEO actually have much input? Who has the most say on a airlines fleet decisions?

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by airboeingbus
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has the success of the A321 and 739 only been recent?
Replies: 16
Views: 5668

Why has the success of the A321 and 739 only been recent?

I understand both frames have had healthy orders throughout their lives but only recently 2011 onwards have they really blossomed, looking at the delivery rates the A321 has doubled 2009-through 2014 and keeps climbing and this is a similar story to the 739. Why is this as these air frames have been...

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by airboeingbus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Scrapping And Storage Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Aircraft Scrapping And Storage Thread

Thought it'd be neat to have a thread dedicated to aircraft that are being removed from service and scrapped or stored. If anybody wants to post please include the Tail number, age and airline and fate of the AC.

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by airboeingbus
Thu May 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17621

Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

So I’ve just come off a DL A320 that’s approaching 25 years old. The interior was completely brand new and had full IFE and WiFi. If I hadn’t checked the tail number I would of thought the plane was brand new. This seems a bit wasteful when there surely can’t be much life left in that airframe? Why ...

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by airboeingbus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?
Replies: 21
Views: 7371

Re: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?

I’ve just stumbled across a photo of an A319 with them so they are out there! I wonder why it’s not so popular as on the 737Image

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by airboeingbus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?
Replies: 21
Views: 7371

Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?

The 737 has air stairs which are retractable stairs under the L1 door, I was wondering if this is even an option on the A320? If not would it be technically possible for it to be added? I know ULC airlines like FR use these stairs as it reduces ground equipment costs.

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by airboeingbus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?

Didn't they already do this last year? Seems pretty nice of them to arrange this anyway. How long are they there for? If not long seems a bit pointless to travel across the Atlantic to fly back again!

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by airboeingbus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/D
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Just noticed a Delta 763 flying from ATL to TLS. They don't operate that route commercially normally. Is this something to do with Airbus or something?? You can see here: https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/D

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by airboeingbus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8986

Will DL order the A321LR?

With DL being such a big A321 customer, what do you think the odds are DL will fly the A321LR to replace or expand NB TATL routes currently operated by the 757? Does their 100 A321neo order include options for the A321LR.?

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by airboeingbus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5565

Re: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.

Wonder if it'll stop in ATL to visit DL at some point?

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by airboeingbus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 8161

Re: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-second-belugaxl-will-be-first-into-service-446940 tells us their future is TBD: Airbus aims to have all five XLs in service by mid-2022. The future for the A300-600STs has yet to be determined. "They are very young," says BelugaXL progra...

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by airboeingbus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 8161

What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement

So, the Beluga XL project is quite far in its development and the first structures are being assembled. Once these planes replace the existing fleet of Beluga's what will happen to them? Scrapped?, Museum? or do you think a cargo operator will buy them and use them possibly? I know they've done some...

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by airboeingbus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?
Replies: 46
Views: 9300

Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?

So a few years ago I would have said that DL had settled on the 739 for their 200 seat NB. They had ordered a few (30) A321 CEO’s in 2013 but it seemed like a small sub fleet rather than anything substantial, then they kept incremental adding to that order until now where they have 127 A321CEO’s on ...

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by airboeingbus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power bank fire on board China Southern 777
Replies: 21
Views: 4479

Re: Power bank fire on board China Southern 777

Contrary to popular belief, lithium ion battery’s have very little amounts of lithium metal in them, additionally the lithium has a negligible impact to its volatility. It is the compbination of their high energy density and flammable electrolyte that makes lithium batteries a hazard and not the Lit...

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by airboeingbus
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 168097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

How have the A350's been reliability wise in the few months they've been in service?

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by airboeingbus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 16419

Re: Chinese Farmer Builds A320

WIederling wrote:
downdata wrote:
For that much money he could have bought a couple of cessnas.. in perfect flying conditions too!


Restaurant in a Cessna? A bit cramped, right?

What kind of material does he actually use?



Article says iron but I'm presuming it is steel.

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by airboeingbus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 16419

Chinese Farmer Builds A320

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoples ... 0-90K.html
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While Not a functional flying plane. It is still pretty impressive http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoples ... 0-90K.html

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by airboeingbus
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 13140

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

The A330 repair will be a lot easier than the 777-300ER, since none of the aero surfaces were damaged on the A330. Seems like the wingtip needs to be changed out...of course, along with the detailed structural inspections of the wing...all the way to root. The 777-300ER will require new slats along...

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