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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

Ozair wrote:
sell the A2A missile hopefully for almost half a million euros.

Who buys single A2A missiles? And for what purpose?

On the other hand, the whereabouts of the 30 kg warhead might be more of a threat than the rest of the missile.

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4678

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

What’s the new cabin like? It's a seat by manufacturer Geven, supposed to be better upholstered than the Recaro one, fixed recline in most rows and added in-seat USB power. Seat pitch is unchanged at 30", though, so while the seat may be more comfortable, the added upholstering may reduce leg ...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: fuselage strakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: fuselage strakes

almost all would have resulted in changes jeopardising the common type rating. Strakes definitely do not threaten a common type rating. Just look how many aircraft variants feature strakes that were not present on the original model. The 737 is one of them - the Jurassic does not have the dorsal fi...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: fuselage strakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: fuselage strakes

Of course they could have. It would have added weight and drag but strakes do work quite well. Boeing could also have enlarged the elevator, although that would require more development and certification effort than just some simple strakes.

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 32
Views: 6355

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Only the main deck will be used to carry passengers and there are some weight restrictions out of CCS. Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length? I believe it has to do with the rather sorry state of CCS runways and taxiways. When AV and AR cancell...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 116
Views: 24041

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

A graph from the article showing the typical cost curves and percentage of overall acquisition the respective phases of the life cycle take. Very liberal scaling on this graph. The "10 %" development cost definititely fits more than twice in the "15 %" procurement cost and at le...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 114
Views: 10966

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

Now I am wondering how much information Turkey has on the workings of the F-35 and what exactly would stop them from handing it over to Russia as a slap in the face to the U.S. in retaliation. Not much, most likely. Of course they have (some) assembly plans and probably some knowledge of structures...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18580

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Next on the list to reach 30 years old are: ZS-GAL , another ex-Braniff flying for Correndon: July 12th And it still flies! Bringing people to Antalya every day, ZS-GAL celebrated its 30th birthday three days ago. 5558967 We'll see if it reaches the age of the previous holder of this reg, a DC-9-30...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes

davidjohnson6 wrote:
VIE to Graz or Salzburg is about 2h50 or 3h00 so pax might start flying via another airport (eg Munich) instead.

If only Austrian had a partner airline with a hub in Munich to optimise passenger flow ...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

Re: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

Is German government funding being used for Boeing research? Doesn't Airbus have access to NASA research? But what is the source of the information used for this thread? Sorry for forgetting the source. It's this Boeing press release: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-07-01-Boeing-takes-new-technol...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

5598465 Boeing recently bought and repainted a 772 from Air China that will be used as 'Eco Demonstrator'. What is it supposed to test? Among the technologies being tested on this year's ecoDemonstrator program are: - Sharing digital information between air traffic control, the flight deck and an a...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 32
Views: 6355

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
What madness is this? , I doubt very much that CCS will hold an A380, the track is very deteriorated and they are just doing some repairs

The pavement loading of the A380 is actually not that high. It's only the total weight that can be critical, e. g. for bridges.

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 50
Views: 7375

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

It's pretty easy to give "free wifi" to only a select number of people. On the other hand, if free wifi only comes with more expensive fare classes, it's not exactly free, is it? By that reasoning, if you're paying for a ticket on the plane, nothing is free. It's all rolled in there no ma...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

We are even further away from any Islamic country (which is the most likely source). Domestic is of course possible but highly unlikely. Compare this to Ireland where it has dozens of countries within an hour or so flight including parts of Africa. A short look at the map suggests that there are on...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 29
Views: 1965

Re: RAT Deployment and ETOPS

If an engine is shut down, you still have the other engine, and you can get redundant electrical power from the APU. So no need for the RAT at all Although there have been RAT deployments even if both engines were operational, e. g. http://avherald.com/h?article=4b3d825b&opt=0 or http://avheral...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 56
Views: 7195

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Terefere, I do realise, that Poland does not have many highways so people are not familiar with passing distances on these kind of routes, so believe me when I say, 10km this or other way on motorway does not make signifficant difference. Having recently visited Poland, I found the highways and lar...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 50
Views: 7375

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Then it's only a matter of time before they go back to charging for WiFi, arguing "Why should passengers who don't need WiFi subsidize the WiFi for those that want it?" the same as checked luggage, food, etc. It'll be the "unbundling" of fares round 2. On another thought, if AA ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137427

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Some more photos of N779XW first taxi test AFAIK thiz looks like the AABA exit configuration. The third doorpair looks narrower indicating an B instead of an A type edit. Actually all four test frames have five doors on each side so it looks more like AAACA (or AAABA), with the narrower door being ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24970

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Can they Not replace the gearbox on wing? Or is it a totally NEW Gearbox?? And why didn't they just go to Rolls Royce for Help? They b uild the Gearbox for the T56 It's not a completely new gearbox but it is definitely modifed. The manufacturer Avio Aero (a subsidiary of GE) had planned to integrat...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24970

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

For some good news, the german Luftwaffe recently published a video showing the in-flight refueling of Eurofighters from the A400M. Includes some pretty nice cockpit and external views. https://youtu.be/3oWsIuI4wvQ And I found the reason why they chose to publish this footage just now: The A400M is...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

We are even further away from any Islamic country (which is the most likely source). Domestic is of course possible but highly unlikely. Compare this to Ireland where it has dozens of countries within an hour or so flight including parts of Africa. A short look at the map suggests that there are on...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatia selects Israeli F-16s to replace their Mig-21s.
Replies: 61
Views: 9333

Re: Croatia selects Israeli F-16s to replace their Mig-21s.

Some news on this: The Croatian government re-initiated the procurement of multirole fighter jets last week. Again, the primary contenders are F-16 and Gripen. While proposals for new jets were apparently requested from Lockheed-Martin and Saab, respectively, the acquisition of used Gripens (from Sw...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If ther...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

And do we need to have that many soldiers just for United Nations peacekeeping? Is that really more important than a critical aspect of our own national security? Political ties can be much more valuable than a large military force. Look how Iceland won the "cod wars". A stable political ...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24970

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

https://youtu.be/3oWsIuI4wvQ
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For some good news, the german Luftwaffe recently published a video showing the in-flight refueling of Eurofighters from the A400M. Includes some pretty nice cockpit and external views.
https://youtu.be/3oWsIuI4wvQ

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 169
Views: 37741

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Obviously, #7 got praised/ridiculed as the most aesthetically controversial design by Chinese netizens now :o #7 looks extremely impractical. The check-in areas in the center star would be relatively small and/or dispersed, and the tips of the star would severly lack waiting areas. Having 5 equally...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Meh why waste the finances on an airforce, NZ doesn’t have one, you can also argue that many euro countries also don’t need them. Some of them have it for alliance reasons (Belgium, Netherlands). Some are in strategically important locations (Norway, Denmark). Some need it for personal pride and be...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

Re: France to charge aviation tax

High speed rail is not always much more pleasant. Wildlife or one of the daily suicides are all it takes to disrupt a quarter of the network for the rest of the day. The comfort also leaves a lot to be desired: the stations don't offer enough places to sit while waiting, the interiors are tired and...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

YIMBY wrote:
One small squadron is enough (8 planes ready to fly, 4-8 in maintenance).

A NATO/EU air policing squadron, comparable to the situation in Iceland, the baltic states, or Switzerland at night, should be perfect for that (if ever a political need arises).

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Even the EU isn't big enough as you can easily take a short-haul flight to a non-EU country at the edge of the EU and self-connect there. That way you're paying short haul tax for a long haul flight. Any tax difference between countries or groups of countries like the EU will cause such behavior. T...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 103
Views: 3323

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

They’ll get an AF if they ever have a disaster that could been prevented by same. I assume this disaster would be your "russian invasion" fantasy? I don't see any need for an Irish fast jet fleet. If anything, a small long-range patrol aircraft could be useful to monitor the Atlantic. Thi...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

Re: France to charge aviation tax

william wrote:
So where does the money from this tax go to?

Mostly railways.

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Hopefully it will and hope fully they will price the Co2 emission fairly in the future. Thee tax would be meaningful if we would talk around 20 Euro for flights in France, 50 Euro for flights in Europe and 100+ Euros for everything else. It is retarded that I pay taxes for the fuel in my car, the f...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Perhaps BOS-CDG-XYD is faster than BOS-CDG-LYS? I think part of these new taxes in Europe will be set to help high-speed trains. Most high speed lines are underused (compared to maximum capacity) and lose money. The EU also requires now that HSL have competition with private operators (this is alre...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Connections aren't taxed, so I don't see how it would contribute to moving flights from CDG to AMS. Do you think people would rather ride several hours in a train from Paris to AMS to avoid that tax ? And how would that be cheaper than flying directly from CDG ? AF-KL has long been on record that t...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5428

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

In an interview form December 2018, Carsten Spohr mentioned, that they want to grow with bigger aircraft in Munich. Apparently this is, what he meant. Will be interesting, where we see the first 779. If we take the press releases seriously and do not consider them as management-bla bla bla, then I ...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11510

France to charge aviation tax

France is planning to charge a fixed tax per emplanement, starting 2020. The charge will be 1,50 € for intra-EU destinations and 3,00 € outside of it in economy class; and 9,00 € or 18,00 € in business class. (about 1,2 times as much in USD) Flights to Corsica and french overseas deparments will be ...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-295 Canada FWSAR Update
Replies: 14
Views: 2048

Re: C-295 Canada FWSAR Update

On top, maybe the CC-295 cabin ceiling is modified slightly to gain a bit of height here and there, who knows ? ;) I think I read somewhere that some of the ceiling "obstacles" were modified on newer C-295, lamps or signs or something like that. I doubt that the actual diameter can be eas...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5697

Re: Passenger shaming

Of course there are airlines where passengers expect to be treated with respect, courtesy and focus on quality of service. Respect and courtesy don't cost a single cent. Neither does focusing on service quality, even if the provided services are few. FWIW, treating your fellow passengers and the cr...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 25
Views: 3307

Re: B-36 Question

There is a good movie that contains lots of action with the B-36 staring Jimmy Stewart (who was a General and pilot in the USAF reserves in addition to being an actor) and June Allison. It is still available on DVD or blu ray wherever you get your movies. Wow. Great footage there. This one scene re...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 25912

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Airbus A340-313 185 9H-FOX HiFly Malta posn 18 June 2019 DWC-LIS, after wet-lease to Royal Australian Air Force / to Azores Airlines, ex EI-GAC Airbus A340-313 202 CS-TQZ HiFly posn 08 June 2019 FCO-DWC-BNE, on new wet-lease to Royal Australian Air Force, What does the RAAF require an A340 for? Sur...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16987

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

flee wrote:
Does anyone know where the flight crew for the A350 will be drawn from? Will it be ex-Boeing 747/777 pilots or will ex A32x pilots be more suitable?

Since the 747 fleet is being reduced, I'd expect that to be the largest source of crews.

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

Makes you question the decision to build a city right up to the fences of a military airfield. Imagine if this had been a single-engine jet, e. g. an F-16.

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7859

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

http://avherald.com/h?article=4aa1c154&opt=0
June 9th 2017.
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anshabhi wrote:
True. I don't remember the last time when an A320 over ran the runway in India

That would likely be this one: http://avherald.com/h?article=4aa1c154&opt=0
June 9th 2017.

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24681

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

But that's exactly my point: LH never needed an aircraft like the B757. This is still the case today so, obviously, an A321XLR will not do it for them. They do not fly long haul thin routes contrary to some other airlines. The difference is that the 757 could've made it to only NYC and BOS from Ger...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 15826

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

And the first thing they did after delivery was to release the emergency escape slides on the rear doors. Why? :confused: mxaxai, that was actually a routine emergency evacuation test required by CAAC to ensure an airline has proper emergency response procedures in place for the induction of any ne...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 15826

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

And the first thing they did after delivery was to release the emergency escape slides on the rear doors. Why? :confused:

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by mxaxai
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8053

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

This article (https://www.austrianwings.info/2019/06/lufthansa-cargo-legt-gesamte-md-11f-flotte-still/) in German sounds a lot more definitive. Also mentions that the capacity will be only partially replaced with new 77F. The "talks with unions" mentioned in the ATW article are to ensure a...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

Re: Silly question

Well, lift depends on the angle of attack, which depends on the angle of incidence as long as all wheels touch the ground. If an aircraft's fuselage slopes downward on the ground (e. g. the A330), the angle of attack could possibly be just right to generate zero lift while on the ground. Alternative...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24681

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

airbazar wrote:
The facts are that there is very little demand to/from secondary European cities relative to the big cities and MAN is no different.

Exactly. That is why A380s and 777-9s will serve those big hubs, and A321s are just the right size to give those secondary cities (more) access to TATL.

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