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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

I watch yearly the Midway movie from the 70's starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, and a million other old salt stars. The one and only, a remake was not necessary Woody Harrelson ? YHGTBKM Besides it had a lot of real vintage planes flying in the shots as well as a lot of USN film ...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 64
Views: 9546

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

There already is an outsize freighter in existence, based on an in-production design, that features front loading, that no-one has yet mentioned - the A330 Beluga. If the demand was there I'm sure Airbus would be happy to modify this design (slightly less extreme fuselage barrel for example?) to cr...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

alfa164 wrote:
Or... guys-looking-for-hookers... with no family to bother them...


Yes a place for the "Working" crowd. Instead of the Broadway Review, the three ring strip club.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

I watch yearly the Midway movie from the 70's starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, and a million other old salt stars.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 64
Views: 9546

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

They definitely DO have the money for this. Aviation is one of the top priority topics of the Russian government. So, notwithstanding some catastrophic events that may shake our unstable world, this plane will be built (even if somewhat late). And it has already been stated that there will be a mil...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion
Replies: 34
Views: 11561

Re: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion

Could be falling debris, too. Initial reports say that we are talking a kiloton-equivalent, or thereabouts, of energy in that explosion. You could look up the factors, typical in small-yield (tactical) warhead nuclear explosion, minus radiation and fallout. Also, you could look up history, like exp...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion
Replies: 34
Views: 11561

Re: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion

2.750 t of ammonium nitrate, not 6000 pounds. And additional, the "warehouse 12" storage facility, firework was stored and other explosives. Ammonium nitrate needs a fuze and/or extreme heat to explode; first the firework was on fire and has exploded with a medium size explosion as seen i...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion
Replies: 34
Views: 11561

Re: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion

6000 pounds of ammonium nitrate is really weird it is told the goverment had confiscated it about six years ago from a ship in the harbour reason for the confiscation was danger of explosion 6000 pounds is less than 3 tons. Are you sure there aren't a few zeros missing somewhere? 2.750 t of ammoniu...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 96
Views: 13766

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

Ideally, a new wing would be needed designed for say 5,500 miles to get the structural weight down. Which, as has been mentioned prior, is essentially what the 783 would've been... and it turns out that it wouldn't have been all that much more efficient than abusing a 788, and far more inflexible. ...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 96
Views: 13766

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

The 787 carries the weight of an 8,000 mile range aircraft. Ideally, a new wing would be needed designed for say 5,500 miles to get the structural weight down. Using for regional routes is fine, but there will be other planes with lower cost by elimination of said weight.

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11165

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Close to a quarter of Hawaii's gross domestic product stems from tourism. Cut that to zero and there will be severe dislocation once government supports (PPP, PSP, enhanced unemployment, stimulus checks) end. If Hawaii gets a reputation for being hostile to tourists, it will take a long time to bri...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11165

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Taking the car down the Coast from Washington, staying at small places along the way with kitchens. A lot of people here are doing RV vacations this summer. Wife and I are considering this, because of age we need a step up in precautions. What sort will you be following? We are doing car trips. Bet...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11165

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Taking the car down the Coast from Washington, staying at small places along the way with kitchens. A lot of people here are doing RV vacations this summer. Sorry, hanging out to board at the airport, be in a 6 hour packed flight to hawaii, then deal with the whole HNL scene worrying about the virus...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 18902

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

Don't the trainers comes with advance simulators as well? Why not glum on to the USAF and get new state of the art simulators as well? And don't forget the time and money the USAF is currently spending on perfecting the curriculum. bt The T-X tender was for a whole training system so simulators are...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 165
Views: 25290

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

People need to realize that there aren't going to be any new airplanes or engines for years. Like more than 5 years to any announcement, even the 778. The one exception may be the 764F as that snaps together in a different way basically already certified parts and sections. That will take a healthy...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14226

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

The Wasp class is a 41,150 ton class vessel. The 23,300 ton Polar Security Cutter 1st ship is $750M. ESB-6, 7 were awarded to NASSCO in 2019 for about $500M each for this. I agree with those above that the Bonhomme Richard would cost more to rebuild than to just buy another America class LHA. But it...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years
Replies: 51
Views: 15033

Re: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years

Both Airbus and Boeing are bleeding cash right now, no airline seems to want the orders they already booked, because they cannot finance them. There will be a LONG pause before there are any new derivatives, much less a new model.

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7172

Re: AS Q2 results

Reading the OP, I thought "Gee, AS is going to survive this". Alaska is my hometown airline so it is good to see. Capacity at 55% of pre-Covid seems much better than a lot of airlines, with the belt tightening it won't take a large increase in demand to break even on an operational basis. ...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 17316

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Sorry for getting this flurry of discussion going, but it is quite interesting. My point about using the 767-2C or doing the jump to the 764X with the GEnX is that all of the older frames adapted from the 747-200, and the C-135 as well as similar do need either disappear in the next decade and/or ha...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 18902

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

Question about the concept of an attack T-7: What can it do that a drone cannot do with more safety and *much* less cost? Drop a bomb? Drones do that better. Take a picture. Drones do that better. Make a gun run. Yep, that's true. Get to the fight quicker. Depends on how you think about it. One dro...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing MQ-25 flies for the first time
Replies: 31
Views: 13542

Re: Boeing MQ-25 flies for the first time

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... ueling-pod
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An update on the MQ-25, it appears that it is starting testing with the Cobham refueling pod. This program seems to get very little media attention.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... ueling-pod

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 17316

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

This E-4B would be a good time to introduce the 764F with the GEnX engines. A bigger plane with more range with the 767-2C being the start, a bit of a franken plane (the -2C cockpit, the 764 wings and gear and the engines from the 748) but relatively low cost and Boeing also has its new freighter. T...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15599

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

How big is the problem? In the last 12 years there have been the following delivers and delivered value: 201 A380's at delivery price of $240m = $ 48,240m 370 A350 at delivery price of $200m = $ 74,000m 840 A330 & 340 at delivery price of $140m = $117,600m 5,279 A320 family at $60m = $316,740m T...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 18902

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

First inverted flight test, and several following: inverted 1g roll included. Nice video at the end of the article. https://interestingengineering.com/boeing-t-7a-completes-its-first-inverted-flight-test What happens if this trainer turns into a real sports car, one every pilot loves time in. It is ...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26101

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Icelandair must have a massive surplus of pilots. For a 757 they will need at least 4 FAs maybe more depending on Iceland's regulations. Typically, they would only need 2 pilots for the 757. They need at least 5 FAs for the 767 and 757-300. Only 2 pilots usually needed for those. Pilot groups are u...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 64
Views: 9546

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

I am not remotely involved in aircraft construction and know only the basic fundamentals of aeronautics. The current model of developing a freighter version of a current pax airliner means that cargo flies in relative comfort and at high speed over long distances, in pressurised aircraft It must be...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33965

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

And when they switched the 787-10 to 787-9, that made me more confused. Because the 787-9 does not suffer from the climate problem as much as the 787-10 does? Must be ideal for thinner routes. Like, how do they expect to solve the climate problem by switching variant? That's what confused me. The c...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28472

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Loren Thompson has a hired gun article, typical of him. This time it is to nudge P&W to be selected. Back to all the big risk talk of not having too big of engines, how to keep the balance, the nacelle size, FADEC or not, and on. Not a lot learned other that the program seem to be moving forward...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 64
Views: 9546

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

The MTOW of the 77X is limited by the gear, any more and a center main gear would probably be needed, unlikely to happen. The 77F will probably always have more payload than a 778F would have as the new engines are substantially heavier. However, once the route is further than the flat top of the pa...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33965

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

My above analysis left out the A340, with a "nominal" seating capacity of 380 in its later versions. My apologies. While it was being used to replace early 747's at the time of the launch of the A380; overall adding it into the analysis still showed a declining market for aircraft in or n...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28472

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Guys, superiorpilotme is basically a troll account. Back to the topic; how are they getting that retired airframe to OKC? Which frame will it be? I am very curious how/when this will work out. Are some of the retired planes still flyable, just for a single flight? After all they flew there, but tha...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33965

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

The B777-300ER ("W") was introduced a few years later with the same Boeing same "published" 396 seating capacity (per Wiki) with better fuel economy and range... which essentially dominated the market for the near 400 seat market (838 sales), and killed off both the A380 and B74...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28472

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

I would guess that the drawings were not fully updated True story. There are 767 parts that we still use on other new built aircraft today. One day a few years back the parts started to come in out of tolerance. They found that the photo contact master of the part has aged to the point that mylar p...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28472

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

It's been 30 years but there was a room in Sunnyvale that had exact mockups of all of the submarine launched missiles: Polaris A1, A2, and A3, Posidon C3, Trident I C4, and the Trident II D5 was in testing at the time. Even with digital design these days real mock ups are valuable - for example the ...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 277582

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Any news when they will do the hot weather tests? Will the cold tests be done around December?

Is the testing hours ramping up or just continuing, miss having Boeing do a flight test site for the 779.

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33965

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, convert more orders to 787

How easy is it to get new 787s in short order? Except for the Max, which can't fly until RTS, it is probably easy to get any type of plane already built, just needs a new paint job. Norwegian just cancelled 5 787's, I recall a couple are already built. Other airlines would be thrilled to sell right...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost
Replies: 12
Views: 749

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

Recent news out of Iran are reporting an aerial attack occurred. It could have been done with just a couple of F-35's that only revealed their location for a moment, via a lot of fireworks, only to steal away.

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 277582

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I haven't watched this thread too closely, I am afraid. Is there any update about the 777-8? It must be in the danger zone right now. Nothing official, but the assumption is that development has been halted on the passenger model. We saw effectively the same thing happen with development of the 777...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58871

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

What would Boeing do with the hangar space they build the 747 in? Is there any urgent need they'd have for that very hangar bay at Everett or would they still have some time to wait a bit? I wonder if there might be internal pressure to close the 747 asap for some reason? But 767, 777 and 787-lines...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58871

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Anyone care to guess what "consortium" proposed buying the 748 program from Boeing? Could be the HDC Group, which is a Korean chaebol formerly part of the Hyundai Group before being spun off. They own Asiana Airlines and want to renew that company's freighter group and while the official ...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777x All Composite Fuselage Possibility?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: 777x All Composite Fuselage Possibility?

Right now the only major component on the 777x that is not composite is the fuselage. It would not necessarily be a clean sheet design due to the amount of composites already used along with the 787 similar tech. When the 77X was going thru development, I recall that trade studies were done, it was...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Well Tesla stock is through the roof even if their autopilot loves to crash into fire trucks on the shoulder.

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58871

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Is there any way to hold the 747 line for some years? Like being able to build 50 or 100 in some years time? It's seems to only be a matter of time until big numbers of new 747 will be needed. Amazon hasn't even started to order them. Basically, no. First, once the line shuts down, the expertise st...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 47
Views: 4927

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

What could be a real game changer is if a B77W swing tail freighter can be developed. That would effectively replace 747 nose loading freighters. It would be tough to do and be pressurized. The area of the rear bulkhead is 325 SF, for ease a 10 psi design pressure or 1,440 PSF is 467,664 lb so 47 b...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58871

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The 747 spot in the aviation market is dwindling, once it was the only choice, now the twins are taking most of its former thunder. There are 106 748F's flying and a lot of 744F's, all with nose doors. Cargo that needs the nose door has plenty of choices, in 20 years the availability of nose doors w...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 10791

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

Slug71 wrote:

I also wonder if this has had any impact on export sales?


Well it hasn't improved them, last export sale was Malaysia for 4 in 2005.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 47
Views: 4927

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

I think there will be a push to reduce import of a lot of items resulting from COVID. Not just for the USA. I think it’s possible long haul air freight demand declines from COVID after things cool back down. unless industries such as automotive move manufacturing back to the US 100%, that will not ...

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