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by Noshow
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH set to return A380's to Airbus
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: MH set to return A380's to Airbus

With increasing use of the -in between parked- A380 fleet again spare parts become an issue. Like main gears and such. Malaysian didn't use their A380 that much they might be attractive part donors?

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26344

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

It's no nonsense logistics. But in a country sized like theirs, you should take what is possible? More realistic than hoping for hundreds of MS-21s soon.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 148292

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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Boeing Charleston is temporarily closing from today until Sunday due to Ian. Mercedes is temporarily closing the nearby car factory as well due to the storm.
https://www.reuters.com/business/autos- ... 022-09-29/

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26344

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

The most modern thing they can build alone and right away might be the Il-76 with new engines. Versatile and can be used as passenger transport. The military even had high density double-deck seating platforms to mount in the cargo deck. Not sure what their suppliers think about rate hikes? https://...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 31
Views: 7673

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

I once flew onboard Air France overseas territory high density "domestic" economy class 747-400 at IIRC 28 inch. Pretty tight being tall but doable especially if the price is right. Why not? Pre reclined doesn't scare me as modern seats swing forward so you only trade your own valuable kne...

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 31
Views: 7673

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

They have a point. Maximum seating for lowest seat costs and ticket prices. Nine hours might be a tad on the long side to sit like that but something shorter like NYC - LON would work as well from my view if the price is right. I was once onboard some IIRC 405 seat A330. It was tight with almost no ...

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 476
Views: 112896

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

What is left to be so tricky? Isn't this more about deciding legally if they get extra time and if the MAX 8 solution can be accepted for the MAX 10 as well? Is the MAX 10 practical flying and behaving so differently? Are there aerodynamic surprises? Longer should be more stable?

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42493

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Windows have been enlarged recently: On the 787, 747-8, 777X and A350, although only to be dimmed by electronic window blinds. Manufacturers seem to be aware that windows are important to passengers.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49780

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Didn't Mr. Scholl announce to name his engine partner several times in different years before without ever doing it? Good if they finally found somebody.
I believe it when I see it.

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42493

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Even IFE moving maps get interrupted by endless advertisements all the time. There will be never a true window feature able to replace a window experience. Some people don't care about food others not about views. But some do. Don't be that airline to forget about us. I will book elsewhere.

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26344

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Where did you prove that Russia can produce all those aircraft needed fast? By adding Soviet Union total production figures from tens of years away?
And Western Europe is producing quite a few airliners. More in a month than Russia does in a year.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42493

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

From a practical standpoint they could run their A380 fleet much longer than originally planned if they feel like needing very big aircraft. Say instead of 12 years 24 years or even longer? Technically they would perfectly work and leasing companies will be happy. A lot of the other airlines A380 fl...

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The BA World Images that never were...
Replies: 51
Views: 15517

Re: The BA World Images that never were...

While I like local flavours and symbols and a variety of livery details I think it is completely wrong being British Airways to not use a huge British flag on the tail. Sir Richard can now claim to be the flag carrier as well. Design guys often tend to pick something radically different to prove the...

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 305
Views: 79353

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

It takes longer this time doesn't it?

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26344

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Or sort of planning for the new reality that they won't be needed in the old numbers for some time? If you cannot use your A and B fleets anymore due to lack of parts you don't need the mechanics and staff.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42493

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

I would try to avoid windowless passenger aircraft. I enjoy looking outside even at night.
In case of an emergency, say an overrun, I want to be able to see myself where there is a fire or similar even if the electrical system is not working.

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42493

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

The A380-production infrastructure is just not there anymore.

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors
Replies: 30
Views: 3488

Re: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors

I disagree with the "the bad outside world is to blame" theory. It was their own bad or wrong strategic move and until today they paid a high price including some damaged reputation and huge budget overruns. It started before the MAX about when the 7E7 got going.

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors
Replies: 30
Views: 3488

Re: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors

To be fair it did not start with Mr. Muilenburg. Maybe he indeed took the wrong defensive strategy but he inherited things from much earlier. It started with a wrong priority to want to please the stock exchange with shinier balance sheets at the cost of not investing and improving as much as would ...

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42493

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

I wonder what he knows about the 777X that we might not know about yet?

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten years since Syrian Arab Airlines 501
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: Ten years since Syrian Arab Airlines 501

Called chopper for a reason.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 163
Views: 29797

Re: What next for Airbus?

As Airbus is selling so many A321neos there is a big advantage to keep this familiy going. They can afford to wait what Boeing has to come up with for NSA and NMA or whatever they renamed them. I expect the climate change drama to cool down after the research funding got spent one day. Then it will ...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 163
Views: 29797

Re: What next for Airbus?

Agreed, but it will need only some single digit billion dollar investment compared to double digit for a clean sheet. Plus you have all the commonalities with the A320 well established family. It's just a matter of "when" not "if" from my view. Let's see what they will built insi...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 163
Views: 29797

Re: What next for Airbus?

They have several assembly lines in parallel. It will be the easiest move ever. I'd speculate they will keep the Neo family but grow it in size with a new wing. Cheap, low risk and efficient.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 305
Views: 79353

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

IIRC he refueled on the way back or similar, maybe to avoid ground refueling at the destination? It was a surprise trip during the more hot conflict days.

We seem to agree how important the air-to-air refueling capability is.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19408

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

You typically pay the supplies needed by the manufacturer to build your product at the specific time and slice by slice. Defined by production milestones. You don't pay his man-hours until the final handover.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA149 sparks and falling debris on takeoff at Newark
Replies: 25
Views: 6668

Re: UA149 sparks and falling debris on takeoff at Newark

I don't know whether they kept it up all the time? It might take a moment to just know about this? If the right-hand side is glowing and the other sparking, the main gear might be involved somehow?

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA149 sparks and falling debris on takeoff at Newark
Replies: 25
Views: 6668

Re: UA149 sparks and falling debris on takeoff at Newark

Could it be hot brakes and a gear fire? How about the landing? Is there any film about it? Must have been overweight with hydraulic troubles.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19408

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

The Saudis are said to want to order a huge number too for RIA.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 305
Views: 79353

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

I like the grey belly and I love the fact that there is none of those terrible whale "wave" patterns or similar on the aircraft.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 305
Views: 79353

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

A2A would be my No. 1 requirement. If it doesn't have it, it must get installed. I hope they did it and just don't talk about it. President Bush was said to have used real A2A refueling on a surprise visit to Iraq. IIRC going back on the first segment or similar. USAF trained it all the time.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19408

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Boeing invested in China with the completion center and such. They did their part. Now let's market those aircraft and hope for new orders.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buy on Board success on LCC vs Legacies
Replies: 31
Views: 2789

Re: Buy on Board success on LCC vs Legacies

McDo would have been fantastic compared to what I had. Plastic wrapped chemical waste for dinner? Not so much.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buy on Board success on LCC vs Legacies
Replies: 31
Views: 2789

Re: Buy on Board success on LCC vs Legacies

In the US, you are lucky enough to have more snacks to buy and take on board next to the gate than in Europe. I once had a "full dinner" onboard a European low-cost airline as I was hungry. Will not eat there again. Stuff that can be kept without a fridge forever... :eyepopping:

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 163
Views: 29797

Re: What next for Airbus?

Next thing might be a new wing for the narrow bodies to grow them to A322 and A323. And some A220-500, finally. Then how about some new smaller wide body below the A350?
The main thing will be manufacturing improvements.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19408

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

I think Boeing got into the government troubles between China and the US about Taiwan, the artificial islands and such. This is no real MAX issue, but political retaliation and pressure games. Boeing had hoped for China to be the key MAX market, and now they put in on hold. It's okay to move on.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 57
Views: 11434

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

Sounds like they need to redesign the NMA because they forgot about the freighter configuration requirements?

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 57
Views: 11434

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

They plan something like that for years. Why don't they just do it?

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26344

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

It will take them some years to build yesteryears aircraft. At low rate. Good look with replacing that western fleet.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49780

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

And wanting to do all this without an engine is impossible.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 90
Views: 14051

Re: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F

Maybe the -8 and -9 wing span just don't work as a 767 replacement? A new folding wing is expensive, and the 787 is far from breakeven.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 90
Views: 14051

Re: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F

Is it just me, or does that cargo door look smallish somehow? It obviously needs to fit in that front fuselage barrel as a cutout. Would a 787F need any loading anti-tailtip device?

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49780

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Supersonic will have a business again when transpacific nonstop ranges become possible.

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 11389

Re: CRAIC 929 First Flight in 2030.

Wasn't it cancelled or stalled somehow?

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49780

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

They must have known before how this works? Especially with the F119 specialist in the team.
I heard they originally had hoped for some specific military engine that cannot be made available to commercial use ever for security or military funding legal reasons or similar.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49780

Re: Will Boom Supersonic's overture be cancelled?

If the engine selection would be easy they would have picked one and announced one. But they don't have after so many years. It makes you wonder what those performance figures are based on and why basic stuff like cruise speed and number of engines keeps changing at this late point in time?

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS has signed an agreement to buy electric aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: SAS has signed an agreement to buy electric aircraft

Their PR department might think it is time for different headlines?

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 90
Views: 14051

Re: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F

It will make sense anyway to refresh the 787 with some PIP, weight adjustments, lessons learned from the manufacturing and assembly hick ups, aerodynamic optimisations and such. Doing a freighter is okay and long term promising but Boeing must be careful not to end up as a one hit wonder with only t...

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