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by mxaxai
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 137
Views: 16793

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Every carrier has their terms of carriage, so whether people like it or not, following the rules is important. By the sounds of this event, the passengers must have acted quite badly to receive this level of ban from AC. No carrier will go to those lengths without a valid reason. There are 2 sides ...

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by mxaxai
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories
Replies: 54
Views: 2605

Re: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories

Some thoughts: - the entire concept is somewhat reminiscent of the WW2 pacific theater , save for the use of improvised forward bases. Truk and Rabaul look like good locations for combined Air Force / Navy bases. - only 50 B-21 are expected to be delivered until the mid '30s. That seems like a very ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11528

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Probably not since the main competitor is U2. Also DBahn. Shortest Köln HBF-Berlin HBF service is 4:17h. Not overly competitive in time but short enough to take some people out of the skies. Is it competitive though? I don't know about CGN but TXL is centrally located and it's quite small. I regula...

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by mxaxai
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 1903

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

That sounds like an additional production line, for two in Toulouse and five globally. current setup: 2 FAL lines in Toulouse ( the first ones, can only do A320 ) 4 FAL lines in XFW ( can do full range. The 4th one is the newest setup with increased automation.) 1 FAL line in TJN ( copy of XFW#3 af...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4243

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

I don't know if it is ever a design consideration, but with enough FBW thrown at it, one could emulate the handling characteristics of a 737 in a 777 - which, in turn, can simplify pilot training. Isn't this exactly what Airbus does? At least in a family, all members are supposed to "feel"...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166054

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Definitely no laminar flow in that area. "Not invented here." Quite a large effort goes into creating unbroken surfaces ( be that wing skins, fuselages or engine nacelles..) the one piece wing skins of a CFRP wing are quite instrumental here. Longitudinal seams have less impact than the a...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94730

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Presumably they will take an extraordinary loss asap, rather than spread pain over 2-3 years, so the turnaround is seen to occur immediately, so expect a significant write down in A380 values this financial year. Tax-wise, spreading the write down over several years would probably yield some benefi...

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by mxaxai
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11528

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

how is Ryanair doing? Profits down by 21 % , ticket prices down 6 % but ancillary revenue up 14 % (!). Accuses Lufthansa of "excess capacity at below cost prices". I've also read elsewhere that Ryanair wants to fire ~1500 employees, many of which would be pilots and flight attendants. htt...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4243

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

peterinlisbon wrote:
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but how about just making planes that are aerodynamically stable?

lol so 20th century

why bother with aerodynamics if smart software can guarantee a smooth ride?

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16362

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

From the July 25th fleet update. It seems that they are quite literally keeping planes out of the desert to replace the 737MAX until they're ungrounded. But wow, they really expect grounding (late 737MAX deliveries?) and late A321neo issues to go on until 2021! Better safe than sorry... I don't exp...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2622

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

The heaviest Shuttle load was about 30,000 pounds. GF Actually over 50,000 pounds (Chandra). Now for some quick maths ... The ideal rocket equation gives us a straightforward answer how much delta-V we can get by filling the space shuttle's payload bay with fuel. I'm gonna assume here that we'll be...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1919

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

A bit much in what way ? Too rushed and not ready ? The ISRO don’t have a record of being mindless of risk. The GSLV Mk 3 is man rated. I have no doubt that the launcher itself is safe. However, the ISRO neither have a significant record of atmospheric reentry missions, nor are they known for gener...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

The fourth fleet incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Fleet_(Imperial_Japanese_Navy) flooded the hangars of IJN aircraft carrier Ryūjō . I can't find any information what happened to the aircraft aboard her, but it seems likely that several were damaged, if not destroyed. Did any aircrafts ge...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

https://www.rt.com/news/464817-south-ko ... a-bombers/
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Russia is, of course, denying that Korea's airspace was violated and also that the fighter jets did anything but "dangerous maneuvers", no shots fired.
https://www.rt.com/news/464817-south-ko ... a-bombers/

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Hmm I don't think that a Country has the right to intercept a foreign plane while on international airspace. You don't have the right to force a plane in international airspace to do something but there are no rules against escorting them. Particularly if they are in the same airspace that civil ai...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum Runway Length Requirement
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Minimum Runway Length Requirement

Okay... let me change it. What’s the runway length needed for A321 XLR - MAXIMUM LOAD / 196 PAX. Simply intrigued to see if airlines can fly the A321 XLR our of smaller airports. Each airplane has an airport planning guide. For the A321 look at pages 145 to 160 of its guide. https://www.airbus.com/...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-32
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: Boeing C-32

Last I read, the 767 was the top replacement candidate for the C-32. Ironic. The 767 was readily available when the C-32 was bought. If it has to be from a US manufacturer, shouldn't the 737 MAX be the more obvious replacement? There are many airports that can easily accomodate a 757 or comparable ...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

The E175's will go by next spring. I read it somewhere. Edit, in the ilsole article linked above, it says that the E175's will be gone by January 2020. I don't understand Italian but Google Translate would suggest the exact opposite. Fleet. As of January 1, 2020, 15 Embraer 175 (regional jets) and,...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14122

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Lol...maybe we are exaggerating a bit? Retaliation? On a civilian aircraft? A lot of ppl might claim that Iranias are a lot of things but for sure they are not stupid...Even North Korea is not on that level. Retaliation can also mean grounding the aircraft for obscure reasons, or threats to the cre...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

> Fleet reduced from current 117 to 102 in 2020 > Lease 3 777 and 13 additional Airbus family craft These are two most interesting parts. I wonder what 15 aircraft they plan of retiring, or that is 18 if they plan on adding 3 B777. I see they have 15 E75 in their fleet, maybe they plan on removing ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14122

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

If BA has intelligence to suggest a threat or breach of security, good on them for acting fast. It will be interesting to see if this has a ripple affect for other Euro carriers or indeed any other international airlines. If it does, it may suggest something worrying, rather than just a “review of ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9330

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

Travel time of this train is not due to the infrastructure on the Polish side, but on the German side. It takes 2.5 hours for the train to go from the Polish-German border to Berlin - and the distance is 100 km. It takes 3 hours to go from the border to Warsaw - and the distance is 475 km. If the G...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9330

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

If rail transportation is incorporated into the design, then perhaps a high-speed train connection to Berlin could be launched. :duck: Fun fact: There is a direct train 4x daily Warsaw-Berlin. Takes about 5:30 h. If they made this a proper high speed line - top speed is 160 km/h currently - travel ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 85
Views: 14204

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

A good selection of vendors for Columbia to choose from,[...] the Eurofighter In the past, Colombia was supposedly interested in used Eurofighters from Spain. I would expect nothing different in this competition today. New Eurofighters would be too expensive for Colombia. Whether Spain might then s...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13770

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

the write-down is to cover expenditures while the 737max is stored and to keep the line running (as well as paying suppliers). once the fix is approved and implemented, there will over 200 737max to be delivered and final payments collected. Boeing may have stopped collecting progress payments on p...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

BrianWilkes wrote:
In 5 to 10 years from now Air Italy will be the country's number one airline. Alitalia might even ceased to exist!

Political influence will never permit that. Shutting down Alitalia would be political suicide.

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13770

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

As it stands, Garuda would only have placed a small deposit against the original order, and for all we know Boeing kept that (non-refundable) deposit scoring a "profit" for building absolutely nothing. Boeing probably did already incur some costs that cannot be directly recovered via othe...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13770

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13770

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

Well I understand the technicalities, you are just talking about cash flow. They were going to get 4.9billion, now they are not. Its a loss of 4.9billion. No. Garuda's 4.9 billion would have fully contributed to Boeings revenue but only part of it - say 10 % or 490 million - would have been profits...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13770

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

BoeingGuy wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
oof

That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.


The NMA will happen. You can bet on it.

I have no doubt but 5.6 billion can pay for a lot of extra R&D.

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13770

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

oof

That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39384

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

http://avherald.com/h?article=4be42f25/0000&opt=0 Final report released today. To give the ultra-short version, the pilots put the plane in a way-too-fast descent after going into IMC and ignored 16 warnings they were given. The dead pax was wearing no seatbelt and died of blunt force trauma, a...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6744

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Having or not having the Eurofighters probably makes less of a difference compared to the political changes that moved Austria from two important borders to the center of a peaceful Europe. The move from a politically neutral country to being a member of the EU likely also helped. they have been an...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6744

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The 15 Austrian Eurofighters cost 1.7 billion € and have been virtually useless, so far. The most useful defense weapon is the one that you never use. Only if there is a threat that is mitigated by the posession of these weapons. Austria has no navy - for good reasons. Without the Swedish Datalink ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8161

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

Seems like only Vienna is unburdened by these restrictions. Such a shame OS has never managed to build a considerable and profitable business (long-haul and short-haul). I know OS is not an unimportant player but they are losing a lot of money right now. Could it also be that LH wants to keep on in...

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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: 12
Views: 1537

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: 4769

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: 2211

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: 2211

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: 34
Views: 7441

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: 121
Views: 26228

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: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13324

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: 18784

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: 1276

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 34
Views: 7441

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: 54
Views: 7897

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: 146
Views: 6744

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: 28
Views: 2525

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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