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by AirCal737
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230540

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

¿Boeing near to win the Qantas Project Sunrise deal? https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-development/boeing-chases-range-frontier-on-787-and-777x-to-win-air-new-zealand-qantas-deals/ Does this reference a 260 ton 78K? What improvement does it mention for a 778? Ivan More than 9500nm in the new B778 ...

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by AirCal737
Tue May 14, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 515
Views: 141037

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Any idea on when these wingtips will be lowered for the first time?

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by AirCal737
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4450

Re: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes

I imagine the A350-900Rs they have on order (if not already taking delivery of). There are also the 787-10s coming into the fleet. That was my first thought too, but I’ve been hearing rumours circle that B773 and B77W could be used too If I am not mistaken, SQ is going to retire their classic B773 ...

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by AirCal737
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 71228

Re: 787 vs A350 range

http://www.onthewingsaviation.com/2019/03/iberia-ahora-un-33-de-combustible.html The early IB a359 ops to EZE reveals 33% less fuel burned vs a346 and more payload carried. Very good performance. Now i'm even more curious about the A35K... :scratchchin: 25% better than the 77W, which in turn is ~7%...

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by AirCal737
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104691

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

For those who states that China needs tons of long range VLAs in the future decades: It's not likely that this will ever happen. I truely agree that Chinese airports are running out of slots, but the thing is, domestic travel still takes up the majority of the passenger flow with the exception of HK...

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by AirCal737
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104691

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

For those who states that China needs tons of long range VLAs in the future decades: It's not likely that this will ever happen. I truely agree that Chinese airports are running out of slots, but the thing is, domestic travel still takes up the majority of the passenger flow with the exception of HK...

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by AirCal737
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 881
Views: 138315

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

The biggest winner of all of this is gonna be the 747-8. Boeing is not as stupid as Airbus to willingly throw away a massive order, this is Boeing's order to lose. This B747-8 fever is getting worse and worse by day..... Boeing kill B747-8i with B777-9. Just like how Boeing kill the previous B747 w...

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by AirCal737
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15062

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

Well......I thinks they could configure a two aircraft in JAL-style low density and that would bring enough range for them. Two dedicated ULH frames though.
P.S. What would happen if they asked Boeing for a 254T 787-8ER?

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by AirCal737
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 35069

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

11910km in new Boeing calculation method is a lot, similar to 13000 in the old or Airbus method. Remember they stated 13000km when launched and somehow decided to reduce the range estimation of all aircraft in 2016-17

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by AirCal737
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 16263

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

I do not understand how the 789, which flies several of the longest flights in the world, when 20 feet of fuselage length to it, can barely make it past LHR to the west coast. Something about all of these range estimates just doesn't add up to me. The 787-10 also has the same MTOW and Landing weigh...

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by AirCal737
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 16263

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

I might be repeating rubbish gossip, but a captain told me that they were coming without bunks If that is true they won't go to South America or California and probably not Texas either. The B787-10 will NOT have range for South America. It will be US East Coast/Midwest and some African,Middle East...

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by AirCal737
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 20624

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So this does nothing to help with tailstrikes on landing, only work to “catapult” the airplane off the runway. Color me unimpressed. Ok, I have now noticed how the bottom end extension also drops down on landing, but unless there is a serious downward force on that linkage, it will hardly help with...

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by AirCal737
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 28
Views: 7599

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

DLHAM wrote:
TXL-YYZ will be more than 300nm further, also starting in June with 737MAX9. Flight time blocked at 9h15.

Such a long route operated by a -9 virant?!

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by AirCal737
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21447

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

Will we see a rebranding of the E-jets? Afterall they rebranded the MD-95 as 717 a few decades ago.

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by AirCal737
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 43000

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

With that comes the myth about the 777-8 and 777-9 becoming payload wonders, Well since every Airbus is more comfortable because they are right sized - no 9 or 10 abreast - and quiet with less noise in and out, why else would anyone buy a Boeing but for its range and payload? Well they can get chea...

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by AirCal737
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 12855

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

The problem is the A330F has an awkward amount of range. Too much more many uses, not enough for many others. The worldwide cargo network hubs has been built around range limited jets. “More range” for cargo airlines is pointless unless it opens up significant new routes, like the 77F can (ie TPAC)...

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by AirCal737
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 With 737 MAX 8 Safety Cards
Replies: 18
Views: 3603

Re: AA 738 With 737 MAX 8 Safety Cards

I believe WN now has a single safety card for all aircraft, and it operates 737s with two different exit configurations. I’ve often wondered how that’s allowed. I get using the same card if the exit configuration is the same (IIRC, UA uses the same card for the -800 and -900, as everything in the c...

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by AirCal737
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 43000

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

VV wrote:
Antarius wrote:
VV wrote:
"VLA era is over"

When did VLA era start?


Jan 22, 1970. EIS of the 747.

It's been over for a while though.


What was the 747's capacity back then?

When do you think VLA era ended?

Maybe when 767s started to fly ETOPS?

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by AirCal737
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the rumored UA 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: UA 787 order

juliuswong wrote:
Let's wait for Franborough Airshow......

Any chance on the NMA launch? Or will we wait FOREVER???
Next year seems a bit late for an 2024-25 EIS.

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by AirCal737
Tue May 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 10824

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

I'd be more positive about the 787-10 than the 779; the 787-10 looks like being an ideal t/a aircraft and could replace the A333s and 772s on many routes. Correct. Buying a new aircraft that can seat 400 plus passengers makes zero sense when their largest aircraft only seats 310 and paint on the 77...

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by AirCal737
Tue May 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 10824

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

I'd be more positive about the 787-10 than the 779; the 787-10 looks like being an ideal t/a aircraft and could replace the A333s and 772s on many routes. Correct. Buying a new aircraft that can seat 400 plus passengers makes zero sense when their largest aircraft only seats 310 and paint on the 77...

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by AirCal737
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309230

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Just a side question:
When are the CZ 789s due?
Or arw they just Xiamenair ones listed as CZ?

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by AirCal737
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 157904

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Monthly Update 197 new orders http://www.boeing.com/commercial/index.page#/orders-deliveries ANA 2 x 777F BOC Aviation 6 x 787-9 Boeing Business Jet 1 x 737MAX Jet Airways 75 x 737MAX SkyUp Airlines 5 x 737MAX Turkish Airlines 25 x 787-9 Unidentified 2 x 737MAX (28 March) Unidentified 73 x 7...

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by AirCal737
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 206
Views: 40665

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Actually it's not that amazing as long ad it's empty...... Empty 762s and 77Es have done 8,700 and 11,200 nm respectively

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by AirCal737
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 18392

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

GENX built on evolutionairy GE90 technology. Pretty much all technology in aviation can be viewed as being evolutionary these days, but GE90-115B was the best engine available for a decade or so, which is a pretty remarkable run. No wonder Boeing wanted to keep it all to itself! https://www.geaviat...

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by AirCal737
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?
Replies: 20
Views: 4939

Re: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?

They are removed because the GE9X need more thrust. It's an efficient design but it trades thrust for efficiency. The 779 is a bit underpowered compared to the 77W (9% lower thrust) and it can't afford to have this feature installed.

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by AirCal737
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 430003

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I think 8Y is too wide. Not really. This has be covered many times in this thread. If we are talking an oval design when looking side on the 8ab will look extremely slim as the height will be fairly low. From a strength and aircraft loading perspective having a taller fuselage than it is wide is be...

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by AirCal737
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174572

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Note, this does not apply to airlines with Airbus fleets. There's a very good explanation for this: No airline with an all Airbus fleet has bought any Boeing aircraft, while the opposite is true. Air Tahiti Nui has bought some 787s to replace their A340s. Air Canada bought 737s to replace A 320s. T...

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by AirCal737
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

gatibosgru wrote:
I'm not 100% sure what you mean, maybe it is a language barrier?

Other than the 77W, which widebodies does KL still have on order?

787's

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by AirCal737
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166802

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

It could borrow from the 747-8. In its discussions with GE about the MoM, it's plausible that Boeing had enquired about a less powerful or a derated GEnx2B. There is no existing engine that can serve as a 767MAX engine and no time or money or even interest in developing one. The 767 can't support a...

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by AirCal737
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA retires old 777
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Re: UA retires old 777

I don't see a 22-year-old twin which ralatively new technologies(FBW,high bypass ratio engines and even 12% composites) going out of service when a rather big bunch of 763/4ERs, which have exactly the same range and being technically and figuratively older in service.

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by AirCal737
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 8659

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

One of them seems to have an engine missing. Where did you this? Are there any better pictures? Saw two stored Uni-Top Airlines B747-200 in Wuhan, we passed them while taxiing to the terminal. Unfortunately I had no chance to take a picture even though I sat at the window... too bad, it was awesome...

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by AirCal737
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 186823

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

No the A359LR would carry even less payload over 9,500 nm. The 280t model maybe. But a 308t/316t A350-900ULR would bury any long-range A350-1000 variant at 9 500Nm in terms of payload. Frankly, with 165 000l of fuel, a 308t/316t A359 would arguably be the best purely ULR frame out there. rgds Well ...

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by AirCal737
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics
Replies: 25
Views: 4772

Re: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics

Boeing is still making planes with the 707 nose and Airbus is still making planes with the A300 nose, so I see no reason why Boeing would need to,get rid of the 767 nose which is better than both of those other noses. Anything beyond "Cleopatra!" on that finding of yours? At a minimum Air...

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by AirCal737
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 8659

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

One of them seems to have an engine missing.

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by AirCal737
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 10341

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

I wonder why Boeing didn't make use of the 737 fusalauge in its proposal. The MoM could have same fusalauge, avionics and tail(probable extended the 747SP-way) with the 737 while having bigwings ings, lenthened gears and new engines. Essentially the difference between an A346 and an A332(probably a ...

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by AirCal737
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 186823

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

What limit are you referring to ? Other aircraft have higher pavement loading than the 787-9. The 787 is believed to be maxed out at ~ 250t MTOW, hence Boeing didn't bump the takeoff weight on the 787-10. We had several threads on a 787-10 HGW: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=548669 ...

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by AirCal737
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing to test lasers on 777 in 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

Re: Boeing to test lasers on 777 in 2018

Why not make use of that NTU 747, L/N1435 instead of building a new 777 as a testbed?

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by AirCal737
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161872

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

MH signs MOU for 16 airplanes conversion of 8 737MAX into 8 787-9's 8 additional purchase rights for 737MAX8 http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-09-12-Boeing-Malaysia-Airlines-Sign-Memorandum-of-Understanding-for-16-Airplanes?sf113471564=1 Wow, I thought MH was getting rid of its Boeing widebodies aft...

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by AirCal737
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13728

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

seat38a wrote:
AirCal737 wrote:
seat38a wrote:
Well so it will be:
ME 3
US 3
EU 3
Maybe a LA 3 (Latin America ) Avianca, LAN, COPA

Just counting the big ones and not the LCC

Ever heard of the CN3???


NOPE!!!

CZ,MU and CA. Have a total fleet size of around 1800

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by AirCal737
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13728

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

seat38a wrote:
Well so it will be:
ME 3
US 3
EU 3
Maybe a LA 3 (Latin America ) Avianca, LAN, COPA

Just counting the big ones and not the LCC

Ever heard of the CN3???

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by AirCal737
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 6004

Re: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK

It could have been worse...in October 2014, an Royal Jordanian Airbus A340-200 struck and tore off the T-tail off of a Delta Connection Embraer 145. The E145 sat at JFK for about a month before being fixed, while the A342 was able to make its return flight, but was retired 3 weeks later, running ou...

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by AirCal737
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801
Replies: 4
Views: 4421

Re: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801

So R.I.P. for whoever died in the accident......

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by AirCal737
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48059

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

If those numbers hint less then 4% fuel burn advantage per trip for the 789, then how could 787-10 also burns 4% less fuel as well? 787-10 weighs more than 789, also it will have a higher wingloading than 789. ( same wing for increased weight). This will increase fuel burn by another factor. If 787...

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by AirCal737
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48059

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

What surprises me is that EK actually is going to order a bunch of new aircraft. They are deferring A380 deliveries and have pushed their first 777-9 delivery back to 2021. I’ve read from several people on this forum there is a possibility of EK cancelling/deferring future orders even further. Unle...

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by AirCal737
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 14156

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
The easier and cheaper solution would have been just a big blast barrier.

This would stop airplanes from landing!!! Ever thought of that?

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by AirCal737
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 15558

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

I would assume it is not a nose-loader? I doubt UPS would need to load such large objects. Is nose-loading an option or standard on a 748f? Of course its a standard feature. Boeing dont offer 748Fs without nose doors. Even if UPS does not need it, its easier to find a second-hand customer with a no...

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by AirCal737
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Notice Does Boeing Give For First Flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: How Much Notice Does Boeing Give For First Flights?

As for the 787-10, it's about 3 weeks if I didn't miss anything........ Dont really anticipate this early. We've been waiting for a long, long time for the 77X.

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by AirCal737
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new airports near Guangzhou?
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Re: Two new airports near Guangzhou?

The second airport is, located in Nansha, a new area, also a free trade zone where is crucial for Guangzhou's future economy growth. The third is in Luogang—somewhere else to be developed as a residential area. I wonder why they just "abandoned" ZGFS, anyway it's a good place to release do...

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by AirCal737
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN
Replies: 37
Views: 9188

Re: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN

Put it on display outside AC HQ?! Yeah and Asiana can put the wreckage of OZ214 outside Kumho Towers, and Turkish can put a diorama of a DC-10 in millions of pieces in a French forest in the lounge at IST. #genius I was thinking the same thing. I thought it would be nice if they put that 767 right ...

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