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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/11/2020:RELATIVE QUIET;9K Cuts Routes;DL AM Swaps,Drops AUS-CVG;BA/WN/NK Cuts;UA New Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 10396

Re: OAG Changes 8/11/2020:RELATIVE QUIET;9K Cuts Routes;DL AM Swaps,Drops AUS-CVG;BA/WN/NK Cuts;UA New Routes

This might be the dumbest hot take I've seen in a long time. I'll say it here first. DL is likely to suspend a lot of small markets from your beloved DTW. This isn't civil aviation being reborn.....its the apocalypse. DL apparently closed reservations on several long haul routes ... leaving only 1x...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 39
Views: 3840

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

Exemptions to face coverings Young children under the age of 2.​ If a Customer is unable to wear a face covering for any reason (even a verifiable medical condition), we regret that we are unable to transport the Customer at this time, due to safety risk of asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission by Cus...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 17
Views: 881

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

Price can include training, spares etc, but the cost e.g. the RAF paid for the first nine P-8A's 2016 costed £3 billion ($3.9 billion). And I guess just like other Air Forces, the Europeans might like to operate home build and customized aircraft, spend the money at home. At least the Germans and F...

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by mxaxai
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why no KC-24, KC-11 or A300 MRTT
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Why no KC-24, KC-11 or A300 MRTT

For the A300, (a) it's a short haul aircraft, I doubt that it would've offered much improvement over the KC-135, let alone the KC-10 or L1011. (b) Airbus at the time was a strictly civilian manufacturer. EADS (now Airbus Group) didn't form until the year 2000. Of course the individual companies, e. ...

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by mxaxai
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58306

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

LH: Using Passenger Planes as Freighters No Longer Worth It "Even now the prices in the market are higher than they were before, simply because there is so little capacity," said Gerber. Despite higher prices, the business is not a sure-fire success: "We have a cost apparatus for 100...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1485
Views: 209771

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Some German politicians are using the recent decision to relocate one third of the US troops from Germany to other places as an opportunity to, once again, advocate against the acquisition of F/A-18. They called Trump's recent actions "arbitrary", "acts of pressure" and "bla...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

This is sounding a lot like the A380 Of course it's going to sound like the 747 . its the largest aircraft around. Doesn't necessarily mean its the same as the 747 ....given its about 50-100 seats larger , can fly to basically all airports, has one of the best passenger and cargo capabilities on th...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2724

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

They're nearly immortal because their mission is extremely simple and they can be built very cheap. No expensive sensors, no outdated computers, no delicate stealth coatings. No ever-increasing armor, no need for noise and emissions regulations, no maintenance issues thanks to unlimited support by t...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Guys, you know, the market will end recovering and airlines will need aircraft like the 779X Not for a long time. The trend is moving to smaller aircraft and higher frequency. This was even prior to COVID. There will be more cancellations or conversions, before there are sales. This is sounding a l...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

It also gives us: Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € -12.4 billion, € -4.4 billion in Q2 So, similar to Boeing, a LOT of cash flowing out rather than in. Airbus has said repeatedly that they are very worried about their supply chain. Airbus is, to an extent, too big to fail but ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3523

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

In terms of local emissions, aviation nowadays is almost negligible. You might notice slightly increased carbon monoxide or nitrogen oxide levels on an airport tarmac but it won't affect an entire city. This would look very different if we were still flying around in smoking 707 and DC-8. In large w...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Ziyulu wrote:
Why can't Boeing build fuselages in Charleston? They don't need to ship them.

It's the other way around. Boeing can't build the fuselages in Seattle.

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65724

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh9919
A333 today, A20N yesterday.
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Looks like LH is doing training flights to keep the crews current: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh9919
A333 today, A20N yesterday.

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons
Replies: 87
Views: 11844

Re: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons

Obviously needs a radar and associated cooling, pylons for missiles, other sensors such as RWS and maybe MAWS, chaff and flare buckets etc. Do they need to put the F414 in and modify the airframe to accommodate it for all the extra weight that making the aircraft into a light fighter will add and i...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons
Replies: 87
Views: 11844

Re: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons

Out of curiosity, anyone have any idea what a low mileage, basically configured tranche 1 Typhoon might be worth? And 15 with all support equipment and some spares? Considering that (a) nobody except Indonesia has asked to buy Tranche 1 Eurofighters and (b) Austria is willing to replace them with F...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons
Replies: 87
Views: 11844

Re: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons

Would the F-15EX not be a possibility? Boeing has been very aggressive with pricing and support costs, though I'm not sure what real specifications the Austrians are seeking. Boeing's aggressiveness comes from their need to be competitive against the F-35 within USAF. New export customers are unlik...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Andrw wrote:
As far as my knowledge goes, military aircrafts seldom have their transponders on, even when flying over Europe.

Wouldn't this trigger a TCAS alert if the fighter jet is on an intercept course?

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29341

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

ADent wrote:
rbavfan wrote:
The 787 was was a passenger models with a sensor with battery backup & had a bad wire.

The 777 on fire is a Freighter, not a passenger model and does not have the device that caught the 787 on fire.

Freighters don’t have ELTs with batteries?

The 777 and 787 have different ELT designs.

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 3535

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

Or is this a remnant of the aircraft's much discussed higher speeds for landing/take-off and the need to get to those speeds faster? Yes. The MD-11 has a small and relatively old wing, which requires a high take-off speed. Also, its inefficient design required a lot of fuel to achieve the desired r...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional scenario refueling
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Fictional scenario refueling

Good luck not leaking and starting a fire. Most likely, this will happen. Lightsaber Unless fuel drips onto something hot like an engine (which is pretty unlikely in flight but can happen after landing), you'll just leave a slightly annoying trail of fuel droplets in your wake. Distance between air...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 148997

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

The SaM146 was manufactured by Safran Aircraft Engines of CFM fame, and was developed from the CFM56. There are some Russian components, but the engine is western designed and built. Unfortunately, the aftermarket support for the engine was severely lacking, they should have gone with a CF34 or sim...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons
Replies: 87
Views: 11844

Re: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons

If that document is not a forgery and the outcome of the proposal is an agreement to sell Austrias's Typhoons, it begs the question of when. I presume Austria would have to drop air policing temporarily if this went through in the near future. How quickly could Austria induct a new fighter type if ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224005

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Followup for April 2020 passenger and cargo numbers in Germany: https://www.adv.aero/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/04.2020-ADV-Monatsstatistik.pdf -98.6 % overall passengers -14.7 % overall cargo May has proven to be almost as devastating as April, with only a very minor increase in passenger numbers ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 36787

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020

Is there a plan to put the aircraft in a museum? There are only 2 "preserved" A330, one as a café and one as an (underwater) diving attraction. That's not true. There is at least one more A330 that has been preserved as an aviation museum in KTM, Nepal -- the Turkish Airlines A330 that we...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75652

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

workhorse wrote:
Who's left? Lufthansa and Vamos?

LH's are all parked, sort of in reserve just in case demand picks up suddenly. They're mostly using the A333, A359 and 748, with a couple of A343 as well. There's a chance that Lufthansa will retire the 744 too, especially with the 779 coming soon.

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 36787

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020

VRHNM wrote:
Rumour has it that the world's first A330 has been retired today. Cathay Dragon B-HLJ (ex-VR-HLJ, F-WWKA) has left HKG as KA2486.

Is there a plan to put the aircraft in a museum? There are only 2 "preserved" A330, one as a café and one as an (underwater) diving attraction.

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 8974

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

tu204 wrote:
Wouldn't say 2500m is that short unless you are high up.

The Il-62 is still a long-haul plane, and a fairly old one at that. Most modern airliners with comparable range require more than 2,500 m at MTOW.

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 8974

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Nis only has 2,500 m of runway. Fairly short in any case. Amazing video tho.

Wouldn't surprise me if those old engines don't produce as much thrust anymore as they used to.

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5645

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

This is a weird move. They have a good leisure brand called Eurowings, they did a lot to make it a bit like the old Air Berlin (route wise) and now that's being thrown away? I always thought LH Group's strategy was - LH + LX premium - OS + SN semi-premium - EW + WK lower cost/leisure I wonder if cu...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH

Interesting timing. I would've thought that they would rather focus on rebuilding their core network.

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I agree with everything about the FO...but was the Captain asleep? From the AvHerald's notes on the press conference: The captain was busy setting up the approach and communicating with ATC causing him to detect the airplane status with delay. Although the first officer's motions caught the attenti...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447202

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Well hopefully the downturn will allow these more fringe carriers to scrape off the mediocre pilots. The paper trail for the FO of resignations from clearly failing training and then failure to upgrade (yeah, Mesa!) should've been obvious to anyone. The thing is, he was fully qualified, had a valid...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19710

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

The SSJ are used to serve various smaller airports in central and eastern Europe, these will suffer from the change to Rossyia. O&D traffic originating at the destinations served by Pobeda will also be less compared to Aeroflot service. Why would that happen? Because of lowest brand recognition...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19710

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

I can understand the change from a Russian domestic travel point of view, but the only brand that is well known internationally is Aeroflot. The SSJ are used to serve various smaller airports in central and eastern Europe, these will suffer from the change to Rossyia. O&D traffic originating at ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 159
Views: 41604

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

I would say that whatever fighter Finland chose to operate, it could not resist a determined Russian attack from the air. In that context, what does it matter which fighter Finland chooses? In the face of overwhelming odds in a conflict with its neighbour, won't the real need be for an air policing...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne
Replies: 10
Views: 2999

Re: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne

Was the aircraft repairable?. Not sure if this was sarcasm, but the photos on AvHerald show a completely burnt out fuselage. http://avherald.com/h?article=4d9f126c&opt=0 Apparently the aircraft hit a donkey on the runway. I didn't know that the Q400 was certified for unpaved runways but Beledwe...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 86
Views: 14540

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1282905566168449024 Large holes in the flight deck. Reports are that the bow is no longer an issue, but there's smoke coming out of the stern now. It might not be a complete write-off but repairs will be very costly with this amount of damage. Ships and airc...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 86
Views: 14540

Re: USS Bonhomme on fire in SanDiego port

Ok, but if we need really just a dedicated disaster relief ship/fleet, that can be done more cheaply. The Dutch ships for instance are basically floating hospitals, vs. the offensive capabilities the Wasp class are designed around. Again, if we're not going to engage in an offensive amphibious assa...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 86
Views: 14540

Re: USS Bonhomme on fire in SanDiego port

Almost 24 hours after the fire broke out, firefighting operations are still ongoing. Looks like heavy damage. Washington D. C. -- UPDATED 6:49 a.m. EST July 13, 2020: As of 6:49 a.m. firefighting teams continue operations continue on board USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in addition to aerial firefight...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75606

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

No only helicopters will use it. A small Luftwaffe unit with just three Cougars. They might even limit flight movements to the north military apron leaving the Tegel runways open to remodeling. At BER, actually at Schönfeld on the northern side, a new VIP building will take over all VIP aircraft. P...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: video : Wounded crashed Gazelle pilots evacuated on Tiger wings under fire
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: video : Wounded crashed Gazelle pilots evacuated on Tiger wings under fire

Do you have another video source? I'm getting

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost

On the other hand, the small fleet and lack of forward bases meant that the B-2 could not .... What "lack of forward bases"? Is the B-2 so specialized that USAF are unable to deploy support crew to any of their existing overseas bases? They didn't have a problem stationing 3 B-2s at RAF F...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost

Somebody once said "quantity has a quality of its own". The B-2 fleet is probably a great contemporary example of such a highly advanced but ridiculously expensive weapon system. Small fleets also make every loss hit hard, so you might not want to use the asset in the risky operations it ...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13514

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

The best outcome right now is to actually enforce what we have in place in matters of law. In other words, airlines will HAVE TO refund within 7 days - provided merit - otherwise, face aircraft impounding, partial/total bans on flying and/or very heavy fines. The problem here is that the entity tha...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost

The Mitchell Institute has released another study, this one covering their proposal that weapons systems be judged and financially reviewed based on the cost they have to effect an outcome against a more vanilla unit cost or cost per flight hour,. I still think there is a place for a unit cost and ...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13514

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

First of all, they could pay full fares instead of heavily discounted ones. In this case, no advance payment would be required, according to the ticketing rules. Railways work the same way: it is your choice whether you pay SNCF, DB and the likes € 19 in advance and risk to loose your investment co...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13514

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Even rail and bus operators usually only charge on the day of travel. There's no reason to make airlines special. Btw Lufthansa is in the spotlight here because it has the largest debt to these corporations, but all airlines are guilty of this practice. Some are slightly better than others, at least...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 6012

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Today Embraer delivered the fifth E190-E2 to Helvetic Airways, msn 19020038, HB-AZE, and is 1600th. EJet family (E170, E175, E190, E195, E190-E2, E195-E2) produced: Source: https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1206768-embraers-1-600th-e-jet-delivered-to-helvetic-airways The article doesn't menti...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A321XLR MRTT
Replies: 27
Views: 2119

Re: A321XLR MRTT

How about the other side of this. If a big tanker isn’t an option and increasing bingo range or loiter time are the primary requirements why not just bubby refuel more? Naval fighters do it all the time, SH and Rafale, and yet nations importing those aircraft haven’t (as far as I am aware) bought b...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A321XLR MRTT
Replies: 27
Views: 2119

Re: A321XLR MRTT

Not really IMHO. The A321 is comparable to the KC-135 in size but all nations that operate the KC-135 try to replace it with something larger (A330 or 767 usually). The extra fuel of the widebody is just too useful. Small air forces usually belong to small countries, e. g. Switzerland, that don't ne...

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