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by WIederling
Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7098

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

I find these trends facinating. 83% of 767s built in 1995 are still flying 50% of A330s built in 1995 are still flying could that be a rather simple mechanism: No better 767 available but vastly better A333 ? Huh? 91% of A330s built are still flying. The P2F program is now in full swing https://www...

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by WIederling
Sun May 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1774
Views: 170594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

PixelPilot wrote:
You do realize that pretty much everything you said can be flipped to support the other side right?


Who else would have the deep pockets to do that _and_ have a strong interest?

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by WIederling
Sun May 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5940

Re: TN issues with the 789..

I have never heard of such a problem getting the airplane certified to carry stretchers. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if one of the issues is flammability testing. That can be one of the more cumbersome requirements for interior components Higher ambient pressure increases flammability risks. Burn ...

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by WIederling
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1774
Views: 170594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What way, other than the wheel, is a manual attempt to trim? The thumb switch is referred to as manual trim even though it is electric. It is manual in the sense that it isn't an automatic function like autopilot. If a light bulb is on a timer then it turns on automatically. If you use a light swit...

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by WIederling
Sun May 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5940

Re: TN issues with the 789..

I have never heard of such a problem getting the airplane certified to carry stretchers. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if one of the issues is flammability testing. That can be one of the more cumbersome requirements for interior components Higher ambient pressure increases flammability risks. Burn ...

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by WIederling
Sat May 18, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7098

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
83% of 767s built in 1995 are still flying
50% of A330s built in 1995 are still flying


could that be a rather simple mechanism:
No better 767 available
but vastly better A333 ?

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by WIederling
Sat May 18, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1774
Views: 170594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In the updated software, what is the max travel of the stab? As I undertand it, it will neither be the original 0.6 deg, nor the implemented 2.5 deg. Or some fixed value in between. Instead the new software will use available data to calculate a max stab travel to be whatever value which still allo...

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by WIederling
Sat May 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3889

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

One more tidbit I will throw out there. CNBC ran this excellent piece on High Speed Rail, and why we don't have it in the US. Very good watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1zP5fTS5NbgphXNlt18PP3AOcOu-Rh6kfzD3rANtM3EsjhWVErQY0cePo could you replace rai...

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by WIederling
Sat May 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3889

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

One more tidbit I will throw out there. CNBC ran this excellent piece on High Speed Rail, and why we don't have it in the US. Very good watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1zP5fTS5NbgphXNlt18PP3AOcOu-Rh6kfzD3rANtM3EsjhWVErQY0cePo could you replace rai...

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by WIederling
Sat May 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 61737

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Interesting. It might be a proving run, either as part of the certification program, or just for Airbus' benefit, with the blessing of the authorities. After all, they don't care if a payload is a dummy one or not, as long as it's not alive or DG... certified as of April 17 2019 apparently: https:/...

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by WIederling
Sat May 18, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2845

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Well - under the rhetoric “we are in alliance” USA is basically providing you in Europe security and defense. All the expense of American taxpayers, without getting anything back. ROFLMAO! You are really living in lala land. Things are opposite to what you present. For one all the strife around Eur...

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by WIederling
Fri May 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2845

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

It is sad that the divisiveness in European politics - pushed and agitated for by Russia - has led to the weakening of NATO, but I blame Trump just as much as I blame the Europeans. He has unilaterally undermined the role of the USA in the organization, and left those European leaders wondering whe...

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by WIederling
Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes

Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes https://crooksandliars.com/2019/05/richard-clarke-says-theres-no-way-know-if This former NSA adviser knows better, even most 4th rate tech savvy individual on Earth knows that if the opportunity to do was 'hackable available' (a...

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by WIederling
Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16420

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

What if the pilot monitoring missed the few times he pulled back? IMU It is a myth. If you look at the FDR data there is no "pulled back most of the time" visible. It mostly wobbles around neutral. ( Everytime he achieved to gain forward speed "Stall, Stall" (due to AoA deemed v...

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by WIederling
Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14539

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Few US companies are making any money in China. This is a general US problem ( no suitable products ) and not a "China" problem. Germany makes quite a bit of money in China. Same for other nations that have market leading products and services. ( If you just look at export transfers. More...

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by WIederling
Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14539

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Looking at activities the US will for ever oppose any peace treaty that will not bring full control over NK and thus access to China's borders. (only reason why the US actually takes note/interest on things NorthKorea). What you proposed will not just be opposed by North Korea but will also be oppo...

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by WIederling
Fri May 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1774
Views: 170594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Since Boeing themselves said that a fix was in the works already in november, it apparently took them at least six (!) months to implement. One wonders why it took so long time. Because they learned their lesson after their MCAS 1 slap-dash patch and decided to take time to do it right for MCAS 2? ...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2845

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Are US politicians really thinking of themselves as puppet masters who can control everyone around the planet ? YES Can't they concentrate on fixing their own country for a change ? That would require constructive creativity. Completely out of their depth. And they'd prefer to sell Russian LNG reba...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16420

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because only one crashed. Bingo. Which is quite rediculous, but the precedent has now been set. One unknown crash is clearly okay. Two isn't. Wrong "bingo". Primary reason, like for the 777 FOHE, was that these types had gobs of unremarkable flight hours accumulated. 10 plus years in serv...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 268
Views: 52133

Re: 787 vs A350 range

You are correct. I thought both frames were carrying 25t payloads. I assumed this because the chart data exactly agreed with pink machines FCOM data. "both 25t" :: Why should that have been the case? The updated graph is the exact same one posted previously ( with *@40t data ) and overlay...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 268
Views: 52133

Re: 787 vs A350 range

I can only conclude that the 5T difference referred to by ElroyJetson above was a misreading of Wlederling's graph which showed 787-9 with a load of 25T whilst the A359 was still with 40T. That "misreading" must have taken a real effort. The tagging was obvious enough afaics. With the ini...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14539

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Kim didn't promise anything they are not willing to do yet but that's for another discussion You are thinking (very) short term. N / S Korea had a rather satisfactory peace treaty in the works. ... Which the US trashed. The current South Korea government is okay and prefer normalizing their relatio...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3164

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

Good , more control at the boarder is better to stop illegal activities and contraband. If it leads to longer lines there (and at airports), then perhaps we can all come up with another solution to secure the boarder that does not require as many human guards. I hear there are a few ideas floating ...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 268
Views: 52133

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Unfortunately I don’t have A359 data and AFAIK it doesn’t come in paper format anymore. Maybe Zeke could help. What you get from the ACAPS provided p/r chart is second turning point should have loaded 101t fuel. MTOW( 254t ) - max _useable_ fuel(101t) = 153t ( probably less due to "unuseable&q...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1754

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Good info on the side of the sword, multiple horses etc. However.... I’m English... so the left is the correct side :-) All these examples of difficult roads. I’m currently in Bogotá... wow! Not only are all the various slip roads on and off the main roads that go in seemingly crazy directions and ...

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by WIederling
Thu May 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Investigation in the USSR?
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Investigation in the USSR?

Hello everyone,, Watching my beloved Air Crash Investigations (aka Mayday), I suddenly wondered, how was accident investigation handled in the former USSR? Was there a minimum of transparency and accountability, comparable with Western practices, or was it all prone to the notorious Soviet obsessio...

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1754

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Yeah, THAT looks a bit terrifying! (just a bit.) The one I thing I learned is: It is turning a corner that will get you (at the beginning). What regularly got me was: Getting off the hotel/B&B premises into a small road on the second morning :-) First encounter with driving on the left was with...

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16214

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Pretty sure those were tested on and offered as an option on the 737-800 and 737-900ER though, just like the sharklets and the A320ceo. No they are integral to the MAX and were never offered for the NG. You could get aftermarket split tips from ABP. they are decidedly different products. If you wan...

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14539

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

c933103 wrote:
Kim didn't promise anything they are not willing to do yet but that's for another discussion

You are thinking (very) short term.
N / S Korea had a rather satisfactory peace treaty in the works. ... Which the US trashed.

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 5166

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

The 787-10 is quite MTOW limited. The 2nd kink in the payload range chart (start fuel limit) is at quite low payload, as Stich wrote with full tanks you have just 10t left. So larger tanks as for the A359ULR will not help. Less weight always help for range, but better use a frame with lower OEW a 7...

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30631

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Considering how long Russia's been in the plane-building business and how they have a long history of exporting aircraft, it's kind of surprising they can't get their act together when it comes to maintenance and spare parts. You would have expected them to have at least something at least. I mean ...

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130562

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

catchoursmile wrote:
Seems to conflict with the TASS report that people in the back had zero chance, and this guy made his way to the front before the plane stopped.


Maybe his behavior was instrumental to others not making it?

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 862
Views: 152576

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

RJMAZ wrote:
The answer is because the effective span numbers posted here are wrong.

No idea.
but you start with the wrong postulation: 789 much more fuel efficient than 359 :-)
the posted graphs indicate that the difference is a wash where the 789 is not "outranged".

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14539

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Well we won't know what was going on behind the doors, but before that incident, news on both sides were reporting that most of the negotiation have been done and there were only a few aspects like exact wording of the final agreement that are not yet decided yet. So while they are not necessarily ...

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by WIederling
Wed May 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16214

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Wow, the mental gymnastics on this thread are really something. :rotfl: The 737NG IS an older version of the 737 MAX. This is exactly why Boeing got into this mess by quite literally pimping their 737 to the max. And yet rarely is it ever brought up these days that the A320 and A330 are older versi...

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by WIederling
Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14539

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

kipfilet wrote:
Sounds like Boeing can't even rely on its main customer (the US government) to protect its best interests.


You think?
The increased trade imbalance has been directly reflected into Ministry of War spending.
No idea if this match is intentional or not. :-)

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by WIederling
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1233

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

That's a "series hybrid". A car that can be driven using either the engine or the battery pack(s) is called a "parallel hybrid". Yes, OK, but I am actually talking about something different from what we currently have.. The version we have today have a mechanical linkage between...

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by WIederling
Mon May 13, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 862
Views: 152576

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

RJMAZ wrote:
Now you say the lighter plane with the smaller wing is better. I'm sure I am not the only one that can detect a heavy bias.


you feel too counter biased ? :-)))))))))

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 9720

Re: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ng-455165/
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LUOCHUNHUI wrote:
Is there any info about A330P2F?It seems that there is no more update news about it.


2018 seems to have seen 2 A333P2F and 1 A332P2F deliveries !?
see:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ng-455165/

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4719

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Olddog wrote:
To make more people die from boredom ?

you don't die from boredom.
You die from the excess of (unhealthy) beverages consumed to fend off boredom :-)

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 50
Views: 4175

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Turkey is playing both sides. They also didn't appreciate the U.S. backing a coup in their country. They also did not like getting commercially burned by Russia for shooting down one of their planes egged on by US representatives. That really hurt after Turkey had benefited from supplying EU embarg...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1233

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

https://www.mazda.com/en/innovation/mazda-stories/engineers/skyactiv-x/ I'm absolutely pumped for this to hit the US. A few other manufacturers are boasting engines touting combustion engine perfection. More efficient+more power. Win-win. Maybe the world is going electric, but not yet. These engine...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1774
Views: 170594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

.......... international regulators try to not certify it out of spite or try to require unreasonable or unnecessary hoops for certification, you can guarantee retaliation that won't be good for Airbus in the US. For a start I fully expect strong retaliatory pressure just to fend off the reasonable...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6394

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

I'm a little curious on one thing - how come the Federal Govt has not become more involved ? I understand about the individual Lander / states having autonomy but at some point national Govt (subject to legislative agreement by the Bundestag) presumably can choose to overrule local politicians on i...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6394

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

HOly crap. What happened to German efficiency? THAT is German efficiency. Who else could draw out a construction abortion to 20 years without going broke.:-) The political decission against the suitable locations Sperenberg and Jüterbog-Ost and towards a restructuring of Schönefeld was effected in ...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 862
Views: 152576

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

flipdewaf wrote:
Waterbomber2 wrote:
What are thorniresistors? What is qubit plasma flow?
I don't know how those relate to aerodynamics, would like to learn.

I think they are a bit like turbo encabulators.

but they work via vogon entanglement and spin sharing. ( why you need sets of two :-)

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29419

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

You seem to forget that it isn't just the Americans whom grant an air worthy certificate, it is every rogatory body in the world. In an environment of US preference for strong arming others for their own gain than accepting reasonable arguments as the presented facade would suggest. What changed is...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1774
Views: 170594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

But he's right here, and it matches what I've said from the beginning: the best strategy is not to try to hide from (still relatively minor, all things considered) legal liability and costs. That does not work when "being open" will expose all the accummulated insidiousness of for profit ...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13823

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Y'know, I always forget that composite fuselages were first rolled out In 1989. Oh wait, they were rolled out decades later. https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsportaviationcenter.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F04%2F150LearFan.jpg 1970: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commo...

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by WIederling
Sun May 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

there is a lot of religious conviction in conservative behavior. that does not need tangible proof. so your word/phrase may be "Dogma" ? :-) What I seem to see is that the lead elements of the conservative faction don't see climate change as having effect in their expectation of how things...

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