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by TranscendZac
Fri May 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16955

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

No amount of draconian measures to ‘reverse’ climate change will work. Amazing how many people don't get this. I literally see folks protesting with signs saying " stop climate change"... and no, not in the colloquial sense of becoming better/greener stewards, such that man's actions don'...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16955

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Id say this Might happen in 15-20 years time. Def not 2024 - though we can dream... If the climate deteriorates like it has this thing will not be allowed to take off in 15-20 years. No amount of draconian measures to ‘reverse’ climate change will work. I absolutely love the environment but there s...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80401

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

Latest METAR shows wind 180 at 16, gusting 23, 6SM RA BR BKN014 OVC019 ATC just said 22 gusting 29. No idea if/when we can expect 10 knots today. Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself? Way to piss on the parade! It doesn't seem tired to me. ...

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by TranscendZac
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274839

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I watched the RTO and that plane looks so long. But because the engines are large it’s hard to appreciate the size of the plane.

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by TranscendZac
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350neo with GE engines?
Replies: 59
Views: 10936

Re: A350neo with GE engines?

Not to stray too far off topic, but could the MAX issues have been fortuitous for Airbus's wide body market as it seems the lack of MAX deliveries has potentially set Boeing back from being in a financial position to offer something new anytime soon? I know there is a lot of talk about MoM/NMA but w...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12480

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

Looks like an updated E190. Glad to see some positive news on the type. It seems like several of these smaller jet programs all launched around the same time and the only one we hear about is the A220.

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by TranscendZac
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 14576

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

The 787-9 is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever made. Perfect proportions and looks good in almost any livery. This particular livery looks stunning.

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by TranscendZac
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126029

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Boeing may need to cede the upper market to Airbus for a while, much as Boeing owned that market with the 747 for decades then the 77W. Boeing should concentrate on getting the MAX airworthy and delivered, then work on a clean sheet to replace it along with MoM. Maybe tie both programs together like...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 30802

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

Do we know around when first flight of the 777-9 will take place? Is it first of the new year? Curious to see performance numbers. I'm wondering if QF waits on the numbers then decides, and I also wonder if Boeing will completely shelve the 777-8 if they don't win project sunrise.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26456

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Simply stunning aircraft and the livery compliments it well. The interior looks fantastic as well.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 36668

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

N776AU wrote:
TranscendZac wrote:
That looks amazing. I would love to see the A220-300 painted in their livery :goodvibes:

Ask and ye shall receive
Image


Amazing, thanks so much. Stunning aircraft especially in that WN livery!

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by TranscendZac
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 36668

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Their livery looks better on the A320 anyway :stirthepot: https://i.imgur.com/sKamIWl.png That looks amazing. I would love to see the A220-300 painted in their livery :goodvibes: Come on WN - be the launch customer for 300 A220-500's ! That would be incredible, but would most undoubtedly need major...

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by TranscendZac
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126029

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I can't imagine why anyone at this point would buy the 778 given the option to buy the A350-1000ULR except for perhaps fleet commonality and even then, I would imagine the A350-1000ULR would be significantly less expensive to operate offsetting the commonality part. Has a model type ever been improv...

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by TranscendZac
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154835

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Those metrics evoke two main concerns: 1. The 777X is only 8% more efficient per seat... 2. The 77W is already extremely cramped and claustrophobic (with the exception of a very few airlines). Yet the 77X would be significantly more cramped feeling. 1. If Emirates can actually use all 525 seats mos...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 28773

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Makes perfect sense. Quite frankly a fleet of A320NEO, A321LR, and possibly A321XLR for newer longer range routes and maybe a few A338s for higher capacity routes would be a great fleet for them...from my arm chair CEO view.

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by TranscendZac
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility
Replies: 19
Views: 4567

Re: Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility

Congrats to the entire program. An an American citizen, I'm hoping carriers other than DL pick up the A220. Looking forward to flying on them. Also hoping to see a future A220-400/500 or whatever it is called. I think for Airbus it would make sense. they could do a 320.5 type stretch and focus on th...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21143

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

What a time and what a plane. The A321 looks really good in that livery and especially with the new larger engines. The A321LR is a near 1 for 1 replacement for the 757 on what, 99% of all flights. The XLR ought to more fill in that last 1%.

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by TranscendZac
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 6791

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

The public knows the Max 8 and Max as well as they know what the thrust rating is. I think the enthusiasts on this site way overrates how much the public cares or even pays attention to the type of plane they fly. It’s like when I go to the Apple websites and the users there complain about the iPhon...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 16147

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

Boeing is a microcosm of what American Capitalism, err rather corporatism. It’s sad as they have a lot of talent, but the nasty side of capitalism has damaged an otherwise incredible company.

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by TranscendZac
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 20865

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Wonder what the payload looks like at those ranges, as the only purpose for that kind of range is ULH which is notoriously low payload, or use the extra MTOW for extra payload on typical long rang flights. Seems Airbus have really created and exceptionally flexible airplane with the A350. It was an ...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 22, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 39809

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

The A220-500 being tossed around would surely make for a heck of an efficient aircraft in the 160 seat space and could surely work for a lot of airlines who don’t need the new long ranges of the NEOs, no?

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by TranscendZac
Thu May 09, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 11134

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

Airbus makes some stunning airplanes. The new wing tips and larger engines really update and improve the already good looking A330. And the A350 looks really good, especially with the longer fuselage of the 35J.

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by TranscendZac
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 36588

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

What would the hypothetical range of a straight stretched A220-500 look like? I’ve always thought that was a natural addition to the A220 family and now that Airbus has taken on the program, would be curious if they would actually stretch the A220. I would guess initially the A220-500 would be somew...

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by TranscendZac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370051

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] 777-9 begins ground testing https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3ZSPa8UwAAMJbO?format=jpg https://twitter.com/b777xLovers/status/1114168451545927680?s=20 Wow even folded up those are huge wings. This thing will look massive at takeoff with that wing flex. Really look forward to first fl...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20786

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

Will the 737MAX continue to be built and parked or are there any ramifications to the parts vendors etc. related to the grounding issues? I saw a news report stating Boeing is claiming it would take a few months to sort out the issue now that the black boxes are recovered. That’s a long time to have...

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by TranscendZac
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 777X RC Model
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

777X RC Model

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/boe ... r-germany/
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I saw this video and didn’t see it posted here although I may have missed it. Thought this was incredibly impressive. All hand made with functional gear, flaps, lights.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/boe ... r-germany/

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by TranscendZac
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27074

Re: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

Seems like this could be a tandem project for the -9 and the -10. Those MTOW increase would be extremely useful for B787-10. I thought the 789/78J were at the max weights due to landing gear/tire loading? How are they getting the 2.5t increase? Also, could they look at using 777-8/9 tires on existi...

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by TranscendZac
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 53600

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I can see QF, KE, NZ, AA, and a mix of Chinese carriers. Once the plane enters service I can see more orders. There are still a ton of young 77W out there which undoubtedly impacts 777X sales as well.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus has a new CEO, management changes
Replies: 22
Views: 4401

Re: Airbus has a new CEO

It's a strange time to be at Airbus, especially at the helm. On one hand, you have most of the old guard gone, leaving you fresh to promote your visions and steer the company forward, free from corruption scandals and so on. On the other hand, losing the old guard means losing the experience and th...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 34351

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Stitch wrote:
WIederling wrote:
Randy Boeing and his PR backoffice isn't really the source for any balanced or even god forbid neutral information. Try again.


And yet no outrage for all the Airbus PR charts posted by a certain Belgian with a Diptera infestation. :scratchchin: :rotfl:

Drosophila melanogaster? :lol:

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by TranscendZac
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19629

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Great for diversity of aircraft, but is easily a full generation behind the 787 and A350. Competes more with an A340-300 by the looks of it. Wasn’t this supposed to be retrofitted with the PW2037s, which by today’s standards, isn’t that fuel efficient.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 72166

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Too bad the costs are too high to follow a similar path as the 777-8/9 with a new wing with folding wingtips. Would be great to see an A321 with 41m wingspan extended.

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by TranscendZac
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 32995

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I think that Boeing should focus on making a next generation single aisle aircraft in a modular fashion so it can use the 100 to 200 pax capacity and wings to accommodate such TOW and capacity. This middle of market won't happen because its a niche aircraft than even if they sell 2000 copies the in...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21769

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Why aren't the A32XNEO being placed on long haul the way 737MAX are? They have equal or better range and are better suited to long haul with the higher bypass engines.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?
Replies: 50
Views: 10109

Re: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?

Is the -10MAX getting a thrust bump as rumored to help performance?

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by TranscendZac
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 928
Views: 130787

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Excellent idea. Still a very capable aircraft and with the new mods should prove very effective for a long time.

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by TranscendZac
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 20281

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

I understand the need to keep costs under control, but at what point will business think of supporting jobs locally instead of counting the bottom line looking at spread sheets. How did we get to a point where it’s all about dollars and people’s lives come secondary? Let me rephrase: "At what ...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 20281

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

I'm sad for the employees. But... JetBlue vmust cut costs. Per your link, flight crew (front line customer service) are safe. Back office... Sounds like outsourcing. Lightsaber I understand the need to keep costs under control, but at what point will business think of supporting jobs locally instea...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 10647

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

I imagine many US airlines (and many other airlines globally) could make the E2-195 work. It has excellent range, economics, comfort, and established Embraer E-Jet support. I wonder what the fuel burn for the E2-195 vs 737-700NG/A319CEO/MD80 looks like? I would think the E2-195 is a cheaper plane to...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 27249

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

I would think the A35K already competes very well with the 77W. Range wise I thought it had longer legs, and because of the significantly lighter airframe and newer wing design was close to the same payload, all the while burning significantly less fuel. Am I mistaking specs?

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by TranscendZac
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31411

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

Testbed A330-900neo on display on Day 1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiP7bGAW0AAuCyh.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiP7cT6XcAEVA1m.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiP7dtOWsAA9jbH.jpg https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/1018934537458454528 What a stunning airplane. Those wings are beautiful. And...

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by TranscendZac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21861

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

So serious question, what is gonna be the new name of Embraer planes? B190? This starts the new 800 series of Boeing planes. :duck: This is somewhat expected and a smar move by Boeing to more effectively compete with Airbus, though, Embaer and Boeing have nothing to compete with the A220-300 which ...

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by TranscendZac
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 34261

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Wow, what kind of range would this 35JULR have? 9,000nm or more? I think the 778 probably makes more sense at that point since it would still be able to haul more cargo. I think it’s really interesting about the interchangeable cargo containers for different usable modules. Interesting times ahead.

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by TranscendZac
Sun May 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72
Replies: 19
Views: 6821

Re: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72

http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/bombardier-seeks-increase-market-share-africa The ATR72 depreciates less. This was enough to swing some sales in favour of the ATR72 on its own. In the same way that lease on a BMW factor in the better resale value at the end of the lease period making them ch...

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by TranscendZac
Sat May 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 10525

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

It is my understanding that the A32X are more efficient at longer ranges due to higher bypass engines and the 737s more efficient at shorter ranges due to the lighter airframe.

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by TranscendZac
Thu May 17, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10 MAX LEAP-1B Thrust Rating?
Replies: 0
Views: 808

737-10 MAX LEAP-1B Thrust Rating?

I’ve read rumors of a thrust bump to 31,000lbs, which would be inline with an airplane this size, but I’ve seen nothing officially reported. Can the LEAP-1B be bumped that much? Not that Wikipedia is the most trusted source, but it shows the LEAP-1B rated up to 29,317lbs which is the highest I’ve fo...

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by TranscendZac
Thu May 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 135
Views: 27794

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Stealth aircraft have significantly reduced radar signatures from the side and rear aspect, if designed correctly. They also must be manufactured carefully as well to exacting tolerances, and all indications is that the Russians struggle mightily in getting tolerances perfect Because you can spot s...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 135
Views: 27794

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

To me, the Russians always have a ‘lipstick on a pig’ approach to their fighter jets. They bring them to airshows in the most stripped out configurations, do some impressive maneuvering, make bold claims against the West, and somehow they have the superior jet? Rubbish. The Su-57 is more of a 4.5 ge...

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by TranscendZac
Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 17901

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

I assume we are also ok with selling and developing a new aircraft based on F-22 tech because we are well underway with design studies for the F-22 replacement that would likely EIS in the mid 2030s? I’ve already read reports of 6th gen designs to have lessons learned from both F-22/F-35 programs an...

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