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by caoimhin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8059

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

CO2 tax Put that in place, then there is an incentive to renew fleets. I agree. You could certainly read previously enacted regulation that way (a virtuous veneer on a plan to incentivise purchase of new aircraft). https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/26/epa-ruling-on-aircraft-emissions...

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by caoimhin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60098

Re: Boeing in Crisis

UnMAXed wrote:
We can also stick a fork in the NMA. It is done!


What does this mean?

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by caoimhin
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28438

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

Why would you spill drinks on the panels? Just don't do it. Simple fix. a true proof, that the 737 models are the better choice than that european stuff ... because the 737 don't have any electric components in the pilot consoles only proven and reliable hydraulics and manual cables and such ... so...

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by caoimhin
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80434

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

n7371f wrote:
My sons high school A/V class could've produced and hosted a better webcast than this crap Boeing put out over two days. Those two hosts were god awful. Reminded me of the old SNL skit "Wakeup Wakefield."


Don’t agree with all of that, but Wakeup Wakefield was deadly :lol:

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by caoimhin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80434

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

This is a scam. In big capital letters. They knew about the crap weather - forecasts are not that bad forecasting the future weather! But obviously they need a positive press news in the press... ASAP. They hoped perhaps todays was/is the day... but it does look like a further negative press releas...

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by caoimhin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80434

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Some of the server issues seem to be clearing up now. I've been able to load the (blue screen) feed on a few devices now.

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by caoimhin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6376

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

This thread performed as expected.

Not a hint of partisanship or anti-Americanism or Americanism by proxy.

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by caoimhin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine 737

I do not see it as impossible or implausible that the IRGC didn't notify the civilian government until such time as it became painfully clear exactly what happened. It may be that the civilian government knew within minutes, but it's also possible they didn't know for a couple of days. I'm happy to...

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by caoimhin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

yurieu wrote:
Remember those airplane crashes which fire shut down all lights and other electricals? What if this is the case?


Which incidents did you have in mind for comparison?

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by caoimhin
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2141

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

Both are great experiences for me, but I agree with others that I'd rather the 747 while it's an option.

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by caoimhin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61672

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

As I said upthread, it is my opinion that the cargo door failed first, causing a load redistribution around the door surround which was not designed to carry such loads. So this is really a propagated failure. The fix is simply to fix the cargo door to ensure it handles the load correctly. A very m...

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by caoimhin
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61672

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

My goodness. This thread makes me want to quit engaging the airliners community. It's almost as bad as the non-av threads. Where to begin. I have been involved in many tests like this one. This is hardly newsworthy. If only you had seen the things I've seen. What do you expect us engineers to do? W...

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by caoimhin
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 12012

Possible New AF1 Colours - Model in Oval Office

Ivwas watching a video of Trump meeting with Turkish President Erdogan in the Oval Office and noticed a 747-8i in a colours I had never seen before (with my very limited knowledge of American government aircraft). Any chance this is a new “Air Force One” livery proposal? It looks like you can faintl...

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by caoimhin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26400

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

I fly on BA 787s frequently. I’ve not noticed any of the issues you’ve described.

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by caoimhin
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138368

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Do you think the articles have been dramatic about the seriousness of the crack location - is there truly any sort of real chance a wing will just "fall off?" Articles are most certainly overly-dramatic to the extent that they cause unnecessary fear and anxiety in the public. As much jour...

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by caoimhin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 14586

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Beautiful! The dark colours remind me a bit of the Westjet Disney livery.

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by caoimhin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 10383

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

One of the most beautiful planes ever created. Looks absolutely lovely in that livery.

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by caoimhin
Fri May 24, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 21324

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

lightsaber wrote:
luckyone wrote:
I realize we’re discussing different market spaces—but didn’t we already see this play out with the 787 vs. re-engined A330?
somewhere a mall is missing its Ninja.

Lightsaber


Haha. Well said, my man. Favourite comment of the year so far.

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by caoimhin
Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3789

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

The current 777 wing looks so old fashioned nowadays. Are you referring to the 777X or 77W when you say current? Not much about the 777X looks old fashioned to me, and the raked wingtips on the 77W look fairly modern as well. I’ll agree that the less angular 787 and A350 wings look more attractive ...

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6596

Re: Iran Air MD-82 Fire at THR

Oykie wrote:
It is a Fokker 100. Glad everyone evacuated safely


Cheers. You’re right.

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6596

Iran Air Fokker 100 Fire at THR

https://www.rt.com/news/454241-airplane ... re-tehran/

Not a whole lot of information as of the time of this posting. Photo looks like their Fokker 100. It’s not clear to me where the fire originated.

(Edit: article updated with a clearer photo of the type.)
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https://www.rt.com/news/454241-airplane ... re-tehran/

Not a whole lot of information as of the time of this posting. Photo looks like their Fokker 100. It’s not clear to me where the fire originated.

(Edit: article updated with a clearer photo of the type.)

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Considering their deliberate attempts to shift the focus of the LionAir investigation and deny the plane had a problem...…., I'm not defending the company, except to the extent that this particular poster has made an extreme statement, as a conclusion, absent any factual support. Although his seeth...

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think this is a terrible statement. The crash was premeditated murder. It was not about uncovering hidden issues. The crashes happened because a massive issue has been covered up, carefully hidden from view. Think about it: when embedding the cert authority does not deliver enough advantage and e...

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It’s horribly sad that it took a massive loss of life to uncover the issue (or issues). But when people say that modern airplanes have become too complex to fly, they should probably ask the people that do the flying. I think this is a terrible statement. The crash was premeditated murder. It was n...

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This thread contains much explanation and speculation about MCAS and whether it aligns with the limited amount of available information. MCAS aside, is there another plausible malfunction that fits what is known, including the Flightradar24 data and the condition of the impact site? Misconfigured a...

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

How does every MAX pilot on the globe not know of this now? If it's your job and a matter of your own safety, and the incident is current, public knowledge and actively in the news, how do you not know? That's why I wonder if the ET crash was related to something else. If ET has good training, how ...

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by caoimhin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 8074

Re: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery

airkas1 wrote:


Bit of a letdown compared to the stunning Westjet Disney 737 liveries. This looks like a banner ad adhered to the side of the plane.

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5788

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

I suspect it has less to do with the aircraft and more to with the economics of the product.

If it is a profitable product on the 777, sure. I reckon it will stick around.

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by caoimhin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5278

Re: American livery. Dated?

AA’s fuselage is OK but the tail is awful. (United is also awful. Don’t mind Delta.) I think one of the big disconnects about that livery is about where you live. I think it looks absolutely gorgeous at DFW with our bright Texas sun and blue skies (and when you see dozens of them in a row) versus a...

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by caoimhin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 3012

Re: Most iconic livery?

Pan Am, old AA, and EI.

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by caoimhin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23112

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Absolutely dreadful.

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by caoimhin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611513

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I had been looking forward to this thread all day. I want to commend everyone for their civil, grounded, and productive dialogue. This is the lull before the storm. If the storm ever really comes. We are holding our breath waiting on the contents of the CVR. Other than that there really isn't much ...

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by caoimhin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611513

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I had been looking forward to this thread all day. I want to commend everyone for their civil, grounded, and productive dialogue.

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by caoimhin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.
Replies: 52
Views: 6329

Re: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.

The Chinese don't have the drive to proudly make every know their achievements. There is no need / no rewards for it. They just do it. Sorry, this isn’t at all correct. I haven’t a clue why you think this, but the Chinese are indeed very quick to “proudly make every know their achievements”. What’s...

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by caoimhin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 80737

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

757usairways wrote:
Since PHL will be getting a B787 base in 2020, I wouldn’t be surprised if AA adds a third daily LHR flight possibly another evening departure or possibly bring back that morning departure we had in 2015.


Have BA returned to twice daily (66/67, 68/69)?

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by caoimhin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 12513

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

Interesting article about life in Russia : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46617186 RU poverty rate. 1/5th ( rather unscientific, but what the heck. compare US : 1/3rd of population can be seen as living in poverty. Strangely, a cursory internet search shows a higher poverty rate in Deutchlan...

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by caoimhin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant
Replies: 25
Views: 6051

Re: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant

So what exactly is the difference between, no serious delivery problems are expected and don't assume delays will arise . Don't assume delays will arise allows for the possibility that serious possibilities may arise. It's a classic press release tactic. If they wanted to say "no serious deliv...

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by caoimhin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 11243

Re: A350 Sharklets

HIA350 wrote:
a330 a340 were first


First relative to what? These aircraft were certainly not the first implementation of wingtip devices.

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147826

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

For me it is very strange a company that sells its main asset. Commercial aviation is what sustains Embraer. In addition, in the late years there was always a synergy between commercial, defense and executive aviation. I think this will be a great loss for Embraer. Embraer executives have always be...

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11915

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

I recall a quote from a BA executive type some years after they were launch customer for the Boeing 757, along the lines that 'they'd never be a launch customer again'. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind that was, but maybe they prefer to go for a proven product nowadays ? If that's the case, t...

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by caoimhin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 30548

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

As i see it a NEW boeing had issues(poor quality) and could not be saved by the pilots due to questionable hidden software interfering in manual mode(incompetence of designers). Now they are changing the software. Mention of A330 is just whataboutism. What “poor quality” can you point to as a facto...

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 30548

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

As i see it a NEW boeing had issues(poor quality) and could not be saved by the pilots due to questionable hidden software interfering in manual mode(incompetence of designers). Now they are changing the software. Mention of A330 is just whataboutism. What “poor quality” can you point to as a facto...

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611513

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

felipekk wrote:
I understand that in the cockpit the automatic trimming would be visible through the constant spinning of the trim wheels. My question is: how/where is it shown to the pilots the current ammount of trim applied?


There is a gauge on the throttle quadrant, beside each of the trim wheels.

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by caoimhin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611513

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Here is a video explaining about the crash of the 737MAX. For those who don't know he is a 737NG pilot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sZfeFJ9n0I&t Thanks for posting this. He gives a good discussion and fascinating Q&A at the end. I would be interested to hear a bit more about the differe...

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by caoimhin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions
Replies: 26
Views: 4283

Re: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision
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NeBaNi wrote:
Slash787 wrote:
cskok8 wrote:
I hope they did not cut off the tip of the pitot tube


LOL

Why would they? Just because they inducted it through a religious ceremony?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision

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by caoimhin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611513

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

That is the proof of a nice paint job. Would it even be legal to label a 737-800 (or whatever NG) simulator as a 737-8? If it is then I'm listening to the voices. If Boeing declares that there is no difference between a 737NG and 737MAX simulator? Or the FAA is satisfied you learn to fly a MAX on a...

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by caoimhin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611513

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Don't listen to voices:) They are built from scratch 737-8MAX sims. Here is one: https://www.trusimulation.com/sites/default/files/_images/content/blurred_boeing737maxspecsheetimg_tru12de16-11.jpg https://www.trusimulation.com/sites/default/files/_images/content/tru12de16-6.jpg Link: https://www.tr...

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by caoimhin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 15232

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Airbus does build the composite wings for the A400M and A350. The composite wings for the 787 are build in Japan. The new wing factory at Boeing for the 777x wings is to a big part a copy of the Airbus wing factory for the A350. So I would rather talk about that Boeing does not seem to far behind A...

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by caoimhin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 15232

Re: Rewinged a320 family

A shortened A319 makes no sense. The A318 shows that such a plane is just too heavy. Even if you gave it a new wing, which is a massively expensive undertaking anyway, it would still be too heavy and offer nothing that the A220 doesn't do anyway. Rewinging the A320 series makes sense but only to up...

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