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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 192
Views: 24918

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It boggles my mind that more people are flying yet airlines are on a trend to offer less seats per route. I genuinely do not understand the economics of it. You can only add so much frequency. And while small efficient planes open up new routes, well established routes will continue to grow. There ...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

I'll also agree that the Airbus brochure range is 1 hour optimistic and Boeing brochure range is fairly accurate. Having collected hundreds of data points in a previous argument for the 787 vs A350 I determined the Airbus brochure range is slightly optimisitc. The A350 can still fly much further th...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

I'll also agree that the Airbus brochure range is 1 hour optimistic and Boeing brochure range is fairly accurate. well if you agree, a well known non partisan member then it must be so... I agree with two members.. I'll be the third to state the Airbus range is optimistic. I have looked at the flig...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

The A350 can still fly much further than the 787, just the gap is not as large as the brochure range suggests. Not true. Both 254t 787-9 and 280t A350-900 fly about 7500 nmi with respective full cabins. 359 is a bigger plane; it's not fair to compare their range with the same payload. With the same...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

I'll also agree that the Airbus brochure range is 1 hour optimistic and Boeing brochure range is fairly accurate. Having collected hundreds of data points in a previous argument for the 787 vs A350 I determined the Airbus brochure range is slightly optimisitc. The A350 can still fly much further tha...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 109
Views: 14444

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

I never put a number on F-35A's. I do not expect 138 F-35 either. I said F-35 and PCA will make up the entire U.K manned fighter fleet. There is lots of misreporting on Tempest and Chinese whispers. All the official press release go on and on about a high level partnership. Having a fancy model does...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

zeke wrote:
That is incorrect.

It is correct. Speedbird52 asked if it takes the aircraft up to the range of the 778. It does not because the A350-1000 is still fuel limited.

Carrying more payload at medium range is not what he asked.

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

That takes it up to the 778s current range doesn't it? Really evens the gap. Could this be related to project sunrise? Fuel capacity stays the same so the max range is still stuck at 8500nm at 100% fuel capacity. The 777-8 range at max fuel would easily be over 9500nm. The 8690nm range figure the 7...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Very interesting, also noting that the Fuel volume has stayed at 159000l. Is there some games at hand in making the range just top trump the 778X? Fred 159,000l definitely isn't enough to do London to Sydney. Looking at the A350 ACAP at max fuel the A350-1000 can fly 8500nm with 32,000kg of payload...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18272

Re: a350-1000 range increase

ist2014 wrote:
Can it do istanbul-sydney nonstop?
It already could.

Qantas is looking at using the A350-1000 to fly Sydney-London which is 9200nm. Istanbul-Sydney is only 8000nm.

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 109
Views: 14444

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

I can't see how a supersonic 1000nm aircraft that the UK wants can also operate from an French aircraft carrier. It will be very difficult for these programs to merge when they have a large size difference. It will also be difficult for all of these programs to be developed separately. A common shar...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Might there be a MTOW bump in the offing for a potential 789LR? Ie: incorporating the MTOW bump they have apparently found for the 78X? It nearly could. The biggest problem is the 787-9 hits maximum fuel capacity at exactly 8200nm. So it can not use any of that extra MTOW increase for fuel without ...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

What I see your saying and showing is common sense. You using data points of other models and variants to show a point and make a estimate of a possible range.. Thank you. It is by far the most accurate way providing we don't stray too far from that single data point. It is far more accurate than a...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35014

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

But the same long-term thinking says that the 737 and A320 started out at 2 000nm but are now growing to 4 500Nm+, and in 20 years time are likely to be 6000Nm+ aircraft, leaving the "capability gap" for NMA pretty much the same as it is now. Time won't change that. The 737 will never exc...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with a 6T increase in MTOW the 787-10 should be able to do AKL-IAH in both directions at a flight distance of 6444 nm without a problem. And again the ANZ CEO said the 787-10 should be able to do most any mission of their currently existing 77E fleet. They was no statement made that the 787-10 w...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Can someone here screenshot the payload range graphs from the 787 and A350 ACAPs and host them somewhere as an photo? It would help people understand the differences. Here are the docs https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/airports/acaps/787.pdf https://www.airbus.com/content/dam...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

The 787-10 could now do Sydney to Los Angeles for example. That is very impressive. Very exciting. However, I believe the CMC PIP is required for SYD-LAX with the cargo expected on this route. However the mere fact we are now discussing the plausibility might be due to the amazing PER-LHR performan...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Can someone here screenshot the payload range graphs from the 787 and A350 ACAPs and host them somewhere as an photo?

It would help people understand the differences.

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Lets look at the Boeing ACAP document for the 787. It has all the answers. The current 787-10 can fly 7000nm with 60,000lb or 280 passengers. The 787-9 can carry 80,000lb 7000nm. Or with the same 60,000lb the 787-9 can fly 8000nm. So the 787-9 can fly the same payload 1000nm further or carry 33% mor...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35014

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

I still simply don't see the capability gap where Boeing can put a twin-aisle $20 billion program into. You have to think long term not short term. The next lot of engine upgrades will see the A350 and 787 near 10,000nm range. So the capability gap is growing. The first 777 that flew only had a ran...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Besides ultrafaning the A350, I think that Airbus could consider a simple stretch of the A359. By trading some (excess of) range for more seats, it would be a good answer to a PIPed/HGW 787-10. Wouldn't that be too much of an overlap with A350-1000? I don't think Airbus would do that. Yes too much ...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

What I see your saying and showing is common sense. You using data points of other models and variants to show a point and make a estimate of a possible range.. Thank you. It is by far the most accurate way providing we don't stray too far from that single data point. It is far more accurate than a...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I will do the maths for you. MTOW 351534 Kg DOW 173000 Kg (From Fred’s previous analysis on this thread) R1 8690 Nm R2 9500 Nm P1 365 pax 36500 Kg L1 212500 Kg Fixed Res 1 30 min 3000 Kg Fixed Res 2 70 m 7000 Kg The landing weight (L2) at 9500 nm assuming 70 minutes fixed reserve (Qantas fuel polic...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with this stunning 6t MTOW increase will the landing gear crumble at the gate and everybody will laugh or at V1? As many have said landing weight would be the same. So the max load on the landing gear would be unchanged. There is very little load on the landing gear when stationary at the gate. ...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Take any payload range chart from the 777, A350, 787, A340 and pick the worst one with the steepest gradient. Even using this worse case gradient the 8690nm easily exceeds the Sydney-London route. So my firm conclusion is completely supported. On that basis I don’t know why airlines even bother wit...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If the 777-8 can fly 8690nm with 365 passengers and we use the gradient of the 787 payload range curve then it would fly 9500nm with 265 passengers. So it can easily do Sydney to London completely standard. You can't just use data from the 787's performance and extrapolate to the 777x and then conc...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Isn't the 8690 nmi range is inaccurate and Boeing will revise it to be 9500 nmi? 9500 nmi will certainly be more than enough for Project Sunrise. There is no way the 777-8 will be able to be revised to fly 9500nm with the 365 passengers. All aircraft fly further when you have less payload (passenge...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The range of 778 is 8,690 nm. It definitely need a cargo fuel given project Sunrise is 9200 nm great circle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_777X Wrong again. The 777-8 does not need an extra cargo fuel tank. When flying 8690nm the 777-8 fuel tank is only around 85% full. This range is also wi...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

777-8 having the same MTOW as 777-9 is essentially the "shrink" version of later. The long range fuel economy performance of 777-9 is little ahead of A35K. While A35K is more efficient than 777-8 by a not insignicant amount, assuming a 8000 nm still air mission. On a 8500nm mission, A35K ...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 660
Views: 62402

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

They could simply fly the current f-15C's more to cover the short term gap and retire them a few years earlier Oops, didn't read the rest of the threads did you? I don't blame you. But flying the C more is not an option because it is running out out life. Even if you keep flying it at the current r...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 660
Views: 62402

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The argument that the US should not have the F-35 as the only fighter type is a poor one. Just because it would be the only fighter aircraft in production does not mean it will ever make up 100% of the fighter fleet. By the time the US has 2000 F-35's in service the 6th gen fighter will be starting ...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

lightsaber wrote:
The direct flight also eliminates connection risk/ delays at the hub. Premium fliers value their time.

This is probably the biggest factor. Nearly everyone knows someone with a story where they had a delay or something at a stop.

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by RJMAZ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Sorry if this has been mentioned before but how much time would a pax save by taking the non-stop vs a 1-stop flight from SYD to LHR? If they landed in broome and refueled the plane with passengers onboard it might add only 30 minutes. But at a major hub where the passengers get off the plane it is...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 73
Views: 12034

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

When Japan struggles to produce a small regional jet it makes us realise how good Airbus and Boeing are.

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by RJMAZ
Thu May 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Does an A330 then operate the route the 787-9 was due to fly and an A321 operate the route the A330 was due on and a Dash 8 operate the route the A321 was due on and A C172 operate the Dash8 flight? at what point does Qantas provide an electric scooter? Someone needs to explain to you how fleet man...

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by RJMAZ
Thu May 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

So assuming that each piece of luggage unloaded is 20kg and there is one bag per person then if we need to remove 2t of weight from the plane then we have to remove 100bags and make 100 people wait at LHR for 2 extra hours or... if each person and their bags are assumed to weigh 100kg each then you...

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by RJMAZ
Thu May 30, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The other thing is what happens if the PER-LHR flight gets cancelled at short notice for whatever reason. How do you explain to the pax at LHR that their bags are stuck in PER. Sounds like a PR disaster waiting to happen. If the bags have to go via Perth 5% of the time and the PER-LHR flight gets c...

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by RJMAZ
Thu May 30, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

My point is they are not unfamiliar with operating at the edge of an aircraft's performance envelope, nor are they unfamiliar with ultra-long haul. To suggest that Project Sunrise is somehow fanciful and will be hideously unreliable with regular diversions, is frankly insulting not only to QF, but ...

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by RJMAZ
Wed May 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The flight time for the SYD-LHR flight will be around 20hrs. If you plan to send the bags on the SYD-PER-LHR route to have the passengers collect their bags you are adding 2h20 or so to the flight time. The flight is 2h40m less travel time from Perth to London, but you have a 5h flight from Sydney ...

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by RJMAZ
Wed May 29, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This happened fairly often on LAX-SIN with the 787-9. They had to cancel the route. The blocked seats were a disaster. Probably explains why the 787 was not considered for Sunrise, the SQ A350 continues to operate the route. The LAX-SIN route was used to simply explain how blocked seats can kill th...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If I am paying top dollar to fly non-stop from Australia to London, my bags had better be on the same plane or I would be very pissed. How pissed would you be if an airline said they had to block 50 seats and you were one of the unlucky psssengers who could not fly? How pissed would you be if it ha...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The point is that it cannot be pre-planned to happen this way. If bad whether on a certain day requires bags to be bumped from the flight and put on another flight without prior notice, fine. BUT it cannot be planned this way. Every post I have stated the words "bad weather". For every pr...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Wait! Are you suggesting that Qantas should: Schedule a service that leaves just before the SYD-LHR flight going to perth just in case there is some bad weather, It should also time in the PER-LHR service such that just as the additionally scheduled flight from SYD arrives it can pop open the cargo...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

You great at making all sorts of lofty claims. Please produce the QANTAS policy which states they do not observe positive passenger bag-match, and they will send checked luggage ahead of passengers. From https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2015L01809 The operator of a prescribed air service com...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Not where I work, bags are planned to always travel with the passenger. We would flight plan an inflight refile, if we ended up not having enough fuel close to the end of the flight we would make a short technical stop for fuel and compete the journey. Just because your work doesn't do it doesn't m...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

If Boeing could have gained a MTOW increase they would have already done so. To say that it is not possible because Boeing has not done it yet is crazy. I think 737-10 development and 777X production would take priority over the last 12 months. Considering the stronger wing has only been fitted to ...

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by RJMAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Stopping via Perth is an extra 45 minutes total flight time. Are you looking at in the air time between MEL - LHR direct and MEL- PER - LHR? I think you are missing the on the ground time. Otherwise direct would not make sense. Loading LD3's is quick. The turnaround time is limited by refueling, bo...

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by RJMAZ
Mon May 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1311
Views: 223208

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If I have understood you correctly, you're saying I would check my bags in at SYD for the non-stop to LHR, and within 30 minutes of my arrival into LHR on the direct flight, my bags will arrive having been SYD > PER on domestic flight, then transferred to the PER > LHR flight. And all that only add...

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by RJMAZ
Mon May 27, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1077
Views: 114789

Re: F-35 news thread

https://www.rt.com/news/460350-japan-f35-jets-trump/

Japan to buy another 100+ F-35's.

They must be extremely impressed with the capability it has.
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https://www.rt.com/news/460350-japan-f35-jets-trump/

Japan to buy another 100+ F-35's.

They must be extremely impressed with the capability it has.

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by RJMAZ
Mon May 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

A 787-9 with a 260T MTOW and zero increase in empty weight would see a big increase in sales. Why didn’t they do it for the outset for EIS ? Why haven’t they done it already ? The 787-10 did not exist when the 787-9 entered service. So there was no stronger wing available. The stronger wing develop...

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