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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 154
Views: 21011

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

https://airfinancejournal.com/articles/3583651/exclusive-united-in-talks-for-up-to-300-airbus-boeing You guys this is a mega deal. 250 737s and 787s - 787s in the double digits 60+ A321s WOW - I mean. Again. If this deal closes the 350 is a wrap. Another thing that I just thought of concerns a pote...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

AN124 in TPA

Watched it depart this evening on the way to PIK, anyone know what it was doing here ?

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*



Yes,

Thought it was a new product for women

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book. You have to follow that up though ! Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget he...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retro-jet maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Retro-jet maintenance

AA’s polished metal looked like crap unless the plane was brand new. They did awful jobs at polishing them if they ever did I couldn’t disagree more, AA did a very good job keeping up the polished metal finish, the worst I saw was not bad, most were very good to excellent If you want to see an airl...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6806

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Boeing guidance is to not RTO above 80 knots for a bird strike unless anomalous engine behavior occurs. You don’t RTO at close to V1 just because you hit a bird. That’s a risk of a catastrophic runway excursion. I don’t know enough about this incident yet to comment on whether the captain made the ...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

A vital capability that hasn’t been mentioned is the most important.


A Navy pilot in an F18 that loses an engine hundreds of miles from the carrier or a land base can return for a safe landing on the other engine


An F35 pilot has no such option

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 11604

Re: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread

With QE deployed on NATO exercises and then on to it's worldwide deployment, it's sister ship Prince Of Wales has been conducting trials off the UK, first with WAH-64D Apaches and now the first F-35 has arrived; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJjsGtOv0Nc Asked this before and I got a negative answ...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

While drag may play a role, I'm quite sure that the F-35 top speed is limited by the materials and the temperatures they can tolerate. It has so much thrust available, I'd be very surprised if that was the reason to limit it to M1.6. For the B and C, the temperature problems are well documented htt...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 76
Views: 9256

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

If it was at CLmax, there would be a stick shaker. There is none. A320s have a stick shaker??? Either way, so your assertion is based on your own deduction and not on published data? Or have I misunderstood? They do not have stick shakers since you cannot enter a stall in normal law and have to act...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 22
Views: 2989

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

Sometimes its all about traffic flow...Imagine having all those planes having to wait singlefile in one lane...pilots are gonna get anxious. This way the line can always keep moving Anxious pilots has nothing to do with it. The layout of the taxiways is beneficial for sequencing departures by direc...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3057

Re: Round the world airlines

TWA772LR wrote:
Technically UA is still RTW with EWR-DEL-SFO.

I know , I know... It's not the definition you're looking for.



In fact EWR-DEL-SFO-EWR or EWR-SFO-DEL-EWR


It is RTW !

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6234

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

If that picture was taken at the beginning of the flight it’s even more impressive they could climb straight to FL410 even with just full fuel and a light load

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6234

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

Is this the longest 787 flight ever? Must be close anyway. It’s almost on the exact opposite sides of the planet. Last week the same aircraft did PPT-CPH nonstop too. It’s still airborne after close to 20 hours in the air at the time of posting this. The reg is P4-787 for anyone using FR24. What’s ...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military AW609
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Military AW609

I don’t think it’s particularly fair to say Bell stuck Leonardo with anything. Let’s not forget that AW benefited tremendously from Bell running out of funds on other projects. My words can be seen as needlessly harsh. I meant it in jest. Leonardo quite rightly knew exactly what they were doing. If...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6806

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Pretty impressive stopping ability. Someone more knowledgable on the situation can add to this but 3.5 hours to Miami with a decent load that aircraft isn't exactly light. Not heavy for sure but not light. Great footage. RTO auto brakes, quick thinking, and good airmanship in action. I want to say ...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 72
Views: 9987

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

BOAC actually used Mosquitoes during WW2 to carry I think just one VIP who sat in the bomb bay breathing oxygen, these flights were made to neutral countries in Europe

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military AW609
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Military AW609

I think the project is mainly a regulatory/safety/developmental one for them is all (hence the long developmental cycle). Meaning AW got stuck with precisely the regulatory work Bell didn't want to deal with. I'm not much for corporate give-aways, but AW ought to get some EU funding through a tax d...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Anyone here with BPH ?

Benign prostate enlargement ? Correct Not one to normally say "ya got to see this guy" But in this case I will say it. I suffered for a few years with constant prostate infections, I mean it was bad. Visited with a few different urologists and was always given antibiotics to kill the infe...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6234

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

Is this the longest 787 flight ever? Must be close anyway. It’s almost on the exact opposite sides of the planet. Last week the same aircraft did PPT-CPH nonstop too. It’s still airborne after close to 20 hours in the air at the time of posting this. The reg is P4-787 for anyone using FR24. What’s ...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16601

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

Does anyone recall the almost merger of HP & UA in 1999 or 2000? United apparently was the originator of the idea, but Ultimately Bill Franke declined the offer. I am still to this day am unsure of what United was up to and why? IIRC it was HP that approached UA who were never enthusiastic abou...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Anyone here with BPH ?

readytotaxi wrote:
Benign prostate enlargement ?



Correct

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Anyone here with BPH ?

This is becoming more and more of a problem, completely fed up with it and considering different medical procedures/ surgery Anyone suffer with this and found a solution that really works ? Have you seen a urologist? There are medications that can control the symptoms but in the end its a plumbing ...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Anyone here with BPH ?

This is becoming more and more of a problem, completely fed up with it and considering different medical procedures/ surgery Anyone suffer with this and found a solution that really works ? My next door neighbour has it (aged 73 now) and only last month took pleasure in giving me the details of his...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Midway Museum question
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: USS Midway Museum question

Thanks for the replies

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military AW609
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Military AW609

Was just looking at the dimensions of this ‘indefinitely gestating’ tilt rotor and it appears it has the same width (rotors included) as the CH47 Interesting, I had thought this aircraft wouldn’t be seriously considered by, for example the USN or RN because the wings don’t fold and it would be too w...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here with BPH ?
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Anyone here with BPH ?

This is becoming more and more of a problem, completely fed up with it and considering different medical procedures/ surgery


Anyone suffer with this and found a solution that really works ?

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 72
Views: 9987

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

This is the one of the very best threads I’ve seen on this site, absolutely fascinating

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16601

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

I've often wondered why airlines haven't kept multiple brands under one ownership group (i.e., TWA, an American Airlines company being a permanent thing rather than letting the former's brand disappear.) There are some rental car companies which do it. Was it ever said what DCAir's fleet would have...

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?

Not only less weight with smaller versions but a lot less drag

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

What remains to be seen? The superiority of the F35 vs F105? Or the knife fight superiority of a Rafale or MiG? What remains to be seen is whether the F35 can prevail in an airborne fight against a contemporary Awkwardly cautious position I think. But yeah, on technical terms we have yet to see an ...

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

You mean the F35 would fly through the dust of the F105 that didn't know what just blew it up. I think that's the only or primary point of the F35. If a squadron of them end up with just bullets trying to outshoot a squadron of newer Migs or Raffles it probably won't end well. Remains to be seen, i...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1298

Re: Weird car issues

Thanks for those additional ideas, will look at that

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

I saw the article as well. Not sure why they are saying 45k as a 10% increase over the F135 (43k) would be 47.3K. Going from 43k to 45k is hardly worth mentioning. That's even less than the planned F135 upgrade. As the F135 was shown years ago to be capable of a 50k rating, the XA100 should most ce...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

Good points, otoh the F105 would leave the F35 in the dust You mean the F35 would fly through the dust of the F105 that didn't know what just blew it up. I think that's the only or primary point of the F35. If a squadron of them end up with just bullets trying to outshoot a squadron of newer Migs o...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

A big part of Boeing’s self induced dilemma is there are no significant leaps in engine efficiency around the corner for a clean sheet Max replacement If they proceed with developing one anyway they wont get the major gains in power plant efficiency that will be available by waiting for at least fiv...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

meh.... 757 again. MaxQ, you've been on here 20 years (me 17). Don't you remember Boeing pulling all the stops to sell the 757? https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/8075a1bc-3c6b-4cdf-b981-5fa192a63017/d7p167t-03fe8b31-d7a9-47e5-897b-3a175dd32fed.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhb...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

meh.... 757 again. MaxQ, you've been on here 20 years (me 17). Don't you remember Boeing pulling all the stops to sell the 757? https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/8075a1bc-3c6b-4cdf-b981-5fa192a63017/d7p167t-03fe8b31-d7a9-47e5-897b-3a175dd32fed.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhb...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

scbriml wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
But why? The 757 was amazing. Hot, high, sprightly, a sportscar.


Others see a heavy, over-powered, fuel-guzzler. How many are left in active passenger service?



There are still over six hundred 757’s in service, must not be that inefficient !

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

the latest 777 ? They put a composite wing on it, new engines and the 787 cockpit, that’s a significant update but not a ‘bet the company proposition’ and it will be a success You don't know that. I mean, we HOPE it'll be a success, but that's not a guarantee... and hell, at this point: it's not ev...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Midway Museum question
Replies: 3
Views: 785

USS Midway Museum question

I was looking at a picture of the Midway and I noticed at least one of her aircraft elevators appeared to be in the fully down position


Anyone know If these can still be raised and lowered ?

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Not many that rolled out of the factory in 1967

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

Good points, otoh the F105 would leave the F35 in the dust

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airplane retirements
Replies: 14
Views: 960

Re: Most underrated airplane retirements

Continental’s A300’s were another type that didn’t get a send off

Bethune wanted to go all Boeing and he did everything right, transformed the airline but the A300 was a really nice aircraft, very comfortable and it was a shame to see it go

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

There’d be no dilemma at all if Boeing had persevered with the 757, keeping the production line warm even if there were no orders for an extended period would have been billions cheaper than what the Max fiasco has cost them not to mention the cost of developing a clean sheet replacement for the 73...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15339

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

There’d be no dilemma at all if Boeing had persevered with the 757, keeping the production line warm even if there were no orders for an extended period would have been billions cheaper than what the Max fiasco has cost them not to mention the cost of developing a clean sheet replacement for the 737...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airplane retirements
Replies: 14
Views: 960

Re: Most underrated airplane retirements

Continental’s retirement of the epic 727 didn’t get much attention, or the DC10 and 747 for that matter The 762’s premature exit got none I don't recall much hoopla when they retired their MD80's either back in 2005 or 2006. Spot on with the B762 retirement, very premature. That’s true about the MD...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3243

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

The F-35B requires a rather specific design and spec of PTO from the engine for the lift fan. These engines are significantly different in how they are designed where the PTO would be, and it likely has different power available there. I expect that the B will require its own engine upgrade program...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 752/3 and 763 CRT displays
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: UA 752/3 and 763 CRT displays

They are repaired by specialists in a shop, the original CRTs on our 747s are still in use. If one breaks there are enough spares from airlines who upgraded or scrapped frames. Interesting, thanks for that, I had no idea CRT’s could still be repaired, seems like a rare and expensive skill I wonder ...

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