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by MileHFL400
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87579

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

And with this I think I’ve lost my interest in aviation like the increase in electric cars is killing off my interest in cars.

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4267

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

“ No... that's just what they'll be expecting us to do“

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 8393

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Kenya update.
Jambojet commencing flights domestically on 15th July.

Turkish Airlines will commence weekly A330 flights to Nairobi on 1st August.

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8522

Re: Emirates Orders

I think it’s a bit too early to tell. No one really knows what their capacity needs will be like in 2022 when the B777-9 starts coming in large numbers. Will it be 2019 levels? Will countries that are still dealing with high numbers of covid patients be less desirable to travel to? At this point we ...

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I read somewhere that the Oxford University trial may take place in Brazil. I believe they have the fastest growth in cases. Yes, forgot about Bazil. I read there’s 2 possible vaccines in the lead. The Oxford one, and Johnson & Johnson. J&J will start with 1045 humans in Belgium (where it’s...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57596

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Is any other airline gearing up to take on 787’s right now?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8757

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

I thought they were going to absorb Fly Dubai and their 737 fleet? Probably makes sense as opposed to ordering another type of aircraft.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Emirates COO saying it’s not clear if Boeing would deliver the 777X next year. Has something come up? Although he says they are not tin talks to cancel any orders. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/06/25/business/25reuters-health-coronavirus-emirates-airline.html I expect Boeing is deliberately ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14120

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

I feel for anyone looking for work now. Words are inadequate. I cannot help but notice every recovery plan includes returning aircraft to leasors or retiring aircraft. This will be brutal on prior generation resale values, drop the price of stock for freighter conversions, and drop the pricing of u...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37951

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/1275872144304431104?s=21

It was China Eastern


Does that mean we ll see an order for the 787 and 777x from them in the coming days?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some QR B777-9s to get first class
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

Re: Some QR B777-9s to get first class

Makes sense. As I understand their A380’s won’t stay on for much longer and they won’t have a first cabin.

I suppose they will have First on about 10 of the B777-9 to directly replace their A380 fleet.

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Cases are increasing, yes. Hey Doc, what are deaths doing? They are not rising as rapidly because we are getting better at saving people with COVID-19. However, hospital admissions are rising and that is the most important metric. I’d argue that deaths are still rising rapidly across Latin America.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I'm not banking on a vaccine until early next year either. But I have to imagine with more than 100 candidates that we'll have something to help wind this down in 1.5-2 years paired with hopefully some effective treatments. So that's an interesting topic: What would happen if there never was a vacc...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34046

Re: British Airways 787-10

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1275463802105016321?s=21

July 18th delivery scheduled.

For like the 10th time...


I wouldn’t be surprised if this frame never gets delivered to BA at this rate.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I'll recall the H1N1 pandemic of 2009. The first cases of H1N1 were reported in late March, early April of 2009. Influenza vaccines were already well-studied and their production was well-established with a solid infrastructure and known practices and supply chains. It took six months for the vacci...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Aesma wrote:
Iran ? Brazil ?


Iran is facing one hell of a second wave.

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

US deaths have gone sharply down. If social distancing was the sole reason (and not herd immunity), deaths will rise after social distancing becomes relaxed. Social distancing needs to relax because of the dire human and economic cost of these extreme measures. These restrictions are being relaxed....

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I think NYC was fully exposed and the distancing had a very mild effect, because the city was already so soaked. And as a result, the city will not have significant future COVID hospitalizations. But actual scientists will figure this out. So far, your theory is one viable theory and so is mine AFA...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I read somewhere that the Oxford University trial may take place in Brazil. I believe they have the fastest growth in cases. Yes, forgot about Bazil. I read there’s 2 possible vaccines in the lead. The Oxford one, and Johnson & Johnson. J&J will start with 1045 humans in Belgium (where it’s...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

So at the back of my mind, and even more so now since I got tested positive for covid I’ve been wondering when normality will return to the world. If you do not mind, I would like to deal with today and your current situation. Positive while wearing mask, that's troubling if you do not know how you...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

A vaccine has to be established as safe, effective dose determined, over all effectiveness established. October is far too optimistic. We don't even know now if contracting the disease produces immunity. It seems experts feel early 2021 is “mildly optimistic”. By september, the first large scale ef...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

KFTG wrote:
Well, well, well...
Did you test positive for the virus itself or antibodies?


The virus.

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

KFTG wrote:
Also, why are you so worried?
I was told you just need a mask.


Well clearly you were told wrong. I tested positive despite wearing a mask at all times in public, and practicing social distancing.

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Your point being? Are we going to (perhaps permanently) wreck the entire planet's economy over this? So you dont mind the loss of millions of lives for the sake of the global economy? Why don't you answer the question? There are billions of human beings currently living and 60 million die each year...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

This is what I think as well. Herd immunity will take years to achieve and will also wipe out many millions of lives before it happens. Your point being? Are we going to (perhaps permanently) wreck the entire planet's economy over this? So you dont mind the loss of millions of lives for the sake of...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I'm in France and I have family in Italy. I think people in the US don't understand what lockdown was like here (or Spain either). It meant most people not getting out of their homes for days on end, and that for 2 months straight ! With police doling out fines or worse if not obeyed. In Spain chil...

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I do not see that a vaccine is necessary. The disease itself may be a one-time thing. Observe Italy. Italy received massive COVID exposure. Its initial death count was high. That's over. Its death count today is low. Perhaps it will be nothing in the future. Once the virus is endemic, nobody will g...

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

There are more than 100 groups working on vaccines right now. Of course, 9 women cannot get a baby in 1 month - but there are some new approaches being looked at. Flu vaccine is a very bad comparison as it is just another example of bad science being force fed to public. Covid research operates on ...

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

There are more than 100 groups working on vaccines right now. Of course, 9 women cannot get a baby in 1 month - but there are some new approaches being looked at. Flu vaccine is a very bad comparison as it is just another example of bad science being force fed to public. Covid research operates on ...

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6452

Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

So at the back of my mind, and even more so now since I got tested positive for covid I’ve been wondering when normality will return to the world. The common answer seems to be that will be when a vaccine is found? I hear that we may see one approved by October? When will we see a return to normalit...

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by MileHFL400
Fri May 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

flipdewaf wrote:
VV wrote:

Why the hell did they work in metric units?


Because of the squishy thing between their ears...

Plus they were all out of stove pipe hats

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Brilliant!!!

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by MileHFL400
Fri May 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft

A350’s were dead in the sea pre covid anyway and anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves.

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by MileHFL400
Wed May 27, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

JayinKitsap wrote:
I think the point of a Testing / Production thread is to get information on the Testing & Production.

Isn't debating for a week the weight of the 777, I suspect Boeing did their best on getting the 777 weight to the lowest practical. Can't that be discussed elsewhere.


Agreed

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by MileHFL400
Tue May 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Any news on actual flights? When is XY supposed to take to the skies?

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26497

Re: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Doesn't bode well for the 77X either.


Etihad already cancal most of that ordeer


No they haven’t. According to Boeing’s books they are still on order.

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by MileHFL400
Sat May 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

WH001 777-9 N779XW departed Boeing Field for OEW-50 high speed expansion testing. Flight crew noticed one of the engines making a growling noise, comms with the telemetry room here. http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/05/paine-field-may-8.html Listening to the telecommunications seems they went up to Mac...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14538

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

KFLLCFII wrote:
The A380 may never fly another revenue passenger for Emirates.


Highly doubt that.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14538

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

[twoid][/twoid] Why are you ignoring Airbus?! EK has 50 A359s & 30 789s on order, on some routes the A359 would make a better 77W replacement than a 789. I haven't flown EK in years but if I did in the future I'd much rather be on an A350 than a 787, the latter's dimmable windows make it an awfu...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

So seeing as things seem to be returning back to normal at Boeing will XX and XW take flight soon?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6724

Re: Does Boeing continually improve their products?

No single Boeing aircraft epitomizes steady and significant improvement more than the 747 From its first underpowered 700k MGTOW-100 series to its final almost million pound -8 version across numerous sub types with all the capabilities and efficiency improvements that have come with that no other ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6724

Does Boeing continually improve their products?

As the title suggests do Boeing use the Airbus model of tinkering with their products?

Is there a difference between the 747-8F today from 2012?

767F today from 20 years ago?

B777-300ER today from 2014?

B787 today from 2014?

I think you catch my drift.....

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by MileHFL400
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9719

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

Over 7 airlines ordered it so it wasn’t a massive failure.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Will there be a flight today?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Second 779 test frame N779XX is at the fuel dock at PAE https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP8s3XPVAAAZUnq?format=jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1224746964513775616?s=20 Nice. It’s coming along. I assume previous tests like gauntlet tests won’t be conducted on this frame. I expect the usual engi...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8H5yO1h8y-/?igshid=k04pgd8igl2w

Yesterday’s test had the gear up



I would have thought gear up would have started from flight 2.

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qf789 wrote:
The next test flight is due to take off in the next hour

https://twitter.com/b777xLovers/status/ ... 21888?s=20


Is FR 24 down or something?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Anything due for today?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 8393

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

nairobby wrote:
Really great to see KLM is still using the 78X to NBO. Is this permanent? Initially it was a winter season change


Permanent considering the B747s are all going.

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

20,000ft at 299kts

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1660
Views: 313573

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

How long until they start testing it at normal operating conditions. I.e 37,000ft and 450kts?

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