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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 160884

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

Split order? It isn't too long since they ordered the A321XLR, are they really going to place another Airbus order so close to that? Pitty an A220-500 at high production volumes isn't there for the foreseeable future. I'm starting to wonder if it'll ever be? Are we going to go through a full cycle b...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4115

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

The Hungarians started letting them go to the border on the 3rd of September and let them cross on the 4th. The decisions to accept refugees under blanket terms was taken in the night from September 4th to the 5th, after Chief trafficker Orban deposited them on the border. https://www.zeit.de/2016/...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4115

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

The biggest wave of immigrants happened after Merkel incited illegal immigration, this has been very well documented as well. Yes, after Orban became a human trafficker, violated treaties and refused to, alongside a few other eastern European member states, agree to any solution because it may cost...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4115

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Saying "asylum seekers don't contribute to the system" is wrong. If they're integrated correctly they do contribute, and that doesn't cost that much to do. Plenty of jobs nobody in advanced countries want to do, that these people will take up. You also have doctors and engineers among asy...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 80
Views: 27219

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

I think this is a great idea. It's usually the short haul flights that bring down the strong branding of an airline. Look at the US, short-haul flights have no meals, baggage fees, and basic economy tickets with a lot of restrictions. If these short-haul flights are a different brand, the strong br...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 54306

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The issue is the Do 328 needs newer, more fuel efficient engines, subsystems (in particular predictive maintenance), and the wing is heavy by CFRP standards. I'm an aviation fan, but every aircraft must be designed to have economic advantage in a niche. Some are at range, some on frequency. The Do ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 80
Views: 27219

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

Does SU have a strong dislike for their 738s & 77Ws? For them to transfer all these aircraft to their LCC/leisure, less premium markets seems like they look at the Boeing’s as the step-children (and only purchased as a political move?)? I would think SU might have an interest in the B787-8s in ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4115

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

I think the Social Democrats in Denmark realised they would forever have lost their core voters, which are the people closest to the imigration/integration problems, to the populist right if they didn't bypass the international solidarity-part of social domocratic ideology for a while. It's not jus...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4419

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

:checkmark: Drag increases almost exponentially with speed. You can't overcome poor aerodynamics by just adding more power. 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 ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 461
Views: 66881

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Alcohol isn't even forbidden in the UAE. As you know alcohol is forbidden to muslims. There's a massive social pressure for them not to drink, or at least not to be seen drinking, it brings shame to the family, etc. So flying off to Greece, or other leisure places is their way of going around this ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 461
Views: 66881

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What's the alternative? They are wealthy but they don't fly First class only, they spend smartly, on the beach :) Somehow they got to Mykonos before Wizz Abu Dhabi existed, right? I can't image people sitting 4-5 hours on cattle class to be able to spend hundreds of euros on a sunbed. If anyone the...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4115

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Denmark just ended Asylum Seeker last May. And there are some more countries in Europe that will end it too. I bet Finland, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic has already ended too. Any other countries in Europe in your opinion that also end Asylum Seeker or is just these 5? We didn't. We began dep...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 141937

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

seansasLCY wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
GRA is adding a CRJ-900, entering service at the end of July. Registration will be OY-MIT. It is an ex-Lufthansa Cityline jet.


Do you mean BRA? Can the CRJ900 operate from BMA?


GRA, Global Reach Aviation, an ACMI airline. They fly a pair of CRJ-100s out of Billund.

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 141937

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

GRA is adding a CRJ-900, entering service at the end of July. Registration will be OY-MIT. It is an ex-Lufthansa Cityline jet.

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS A340 back on schedule?
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: SAS A340 back on schedule?

System error. Looks like it is also blocked from booking. AFAIK, the chaotic corona-cancellations and sudden aircraft retirements mean that many airlines still have retired aircraft and closed routes drifting about in their schedules. Many flights are also liable to be downgraded or upgraded at sho...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4115

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Denmark just ended Asylum Seeker last May. And there are some more countries in Europe that will end it too. I bet Finland, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic has already ended too. Any other countries in Europe in your opinion that also end Asylum Seeker or is just these 5? We didn't. We began dep...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS A340 back on schedule?
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: SAS A340 back on schedule?

System error. Looks like it is also blocked from booking. AFAIK, the chaotic corona-cancellations and sudden aircraft retirements mean that many airlines still have retired aircraft and closed routes drifting about in their schedules. Many flights are also liable to be downgraded or upgraded at shor...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4553

Re: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan

I would imagine Pakistan and India are a bit specific with entry/exit points and airways. The mountainous terrain and single-engine ceiling/drift down will also limit you coming over Afghanistan and part of Pakistan. The fact that it happened several days in a row suggests that it is indeed the file...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 40730

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

How does the fuel burn per pax on a 70 seater eg an E170 (or even a 40 seat jet) compare to an A320 / B738 ? Depends on the configuration and are only rough estimates, but from the numbers I have: An 88 seat E175 is around 18 kg/hr/passenger. An E190 with 106 passenger is 17 kg. An E190 with 124 se...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 40730

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

If they want to rapidly "decarbonize" the air transport, the politicians should rather ban or cap the long-haul flights. These are by far the greatest emitters of CO2 of the airlines industry. Banning the shortest flights doesn't bring any measurable benefits in terms of CO2 emissions and...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?

Is HiFly subbing for Alitalia at the moment?

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear
Replies: 43
Views: 7510

Re: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear

AFAIK the wingbox isn't actually lower. The fairing is just much larger. If you look up an A330 wheel well you can see that the wing spar is way up in there. The reason the rear cargo door is higher on the A340 is that the fuselage is not horizontal when on the ground. The tail sits higher. Unfortu...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30
Replies: 129
Views: 21347

Re: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30

Can it be that Qatar is currently or in the near future not able to pay that if I consider that they currently have a load factor of 40% (passengers) and have received 3 billion from the state to survive QR is government owned and their nation is quite wealthy, I don't think it's a matter of not be...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airplane retirements
Replies: 14
Views: 1234

Re: Most underrated airplane retirements

The Delta DC-9 retirement. Considering how much discussion there was surrounding the type on this forum, it was really quiet.

There are tons of silent retirements that happened during this crisis. The KLM and British Airways 747s, the SAS A340, Delta MD-80 and MD-90, all the A380s etc.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 16277

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

Airports and airlines need to start rethinking the boarding process outright. The infrastructure behind airports is so overdone, especially in the US. Nothing gets me going like watching European ULCCs boarding from the tarmac through the front and rear doors of the aircraft. Just ditch the jetbrid...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4419

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

I wonder if it will boost the F35’s rather anemic top speed, I do believe the top speed is not thrust limited but by the diverterless inlet efficency dropping of a cliff. Best regards Thomas :checkmark: Drag increases almost exponentially with speed. You can't overcome poor aerodynamics by just add...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67340

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

NLINK wrote:
They are going to announce an ultra long range 50 seater flown by GoJet :). Coast to coast.


How depressingly close that was. It is indeed a 55 seater that can go coast to coast.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 131
Views: 29270

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Lufthansa has been rescued by the German taxpayer. Their traditional high wages have not been sustainable anymore. For years they try to lower their cost base. I understand the frustration of traditional LH staff but this issue really has two sides. I think they should better reform the company cor...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2406

Re: Cleared to land

trent768 wrote:
On a related note, how low can an aircraft continue their approach until a landing clearance is given?


I've received it in an extended flare at less than 10 ft.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Those look good on a bird, not a plane! Birds mastered aerodynamic efficiency millions of years ago. Why not replicate what has worked? :stirthepot: Because aircraft are not birds. Aircraft wings are different and aircraft land differently. I would also point out that the albatross, a bird develope...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

rj777 wrote:
How long are those things? Will they cause a problem with gate compatibility?


If anything, these should actually be shorter than the blended/scimitar solutions like the A330neo.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 131
Views: 29270

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Interesting article on Lufthansa's move with Eurowings Discover. Flight Attendants only earn €1400 eur a month and the company refuses to rehire laid-off staff in favour of completely new staff. https://www.swr.de/report/lufthansa-lohndumping-auf-staatskosten/-/id=233454/did=25416502/nid=233454/c5x2...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jitters about AF347
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Jitters about AF347

Air France has begun phasing out its oldest 777s and plans to retire the entire fleet over the next 20 years or so. That is because the aircraft are getting old, inefficient and costly to operate, not because they are unsafe. Further, Air France 777s are powered by engines from General Electric. The...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 5171

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

Woodreau wrote:
So its always two engine taxi for a NEO, otherwise I’ll be doing the same thing at the end of the runway waiting for the second engine to start plus the 5 minute warm up after engine start before I can apply takeoff power.


Can't you just have the FO start the second engine during taxi?

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Why does Norway have so many airlines?

Compare this with for example Poland, which has more airlines than Norway. Of course there is LOT Polish Airlines, however next to LOT there's also Buzz (Ryanair Poland), Enter Air, Skytaxi, SprintAir and Smartwings Poland. On top of that Wizzair has a large presence in Poland. Ryanair Poland/Buzz ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 141937

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

SAS is opening a SAS-Ireland base in Copenhagen. https://check-in.dk/sas-goer-klar-til-supplerende-base-i-cph/ https://check-in.dk/sas-opsagte-piloter-er-gode-kandidater/ Say what you want about SAS cutting costs, but Parc Aviation who run SAIL are human trash. I know, because I had the misfortune o...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Why does Norway have so many airlines?

For Wideroe, this is true that they are largely serving small turboprop operations although there is also some overlap on routes also served alreday by DY & SK (eg: OSL-BOO). Widerøe has extensive codeshare and partnership agreements with SAS. They share the same frequent flyer program, sell ti...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Once they have EASA and FAA certification, then they can fly passengers. Pretty sure they only need EASA. This aircraft just likes beer very much! It wants to order three at once, MAX was satisfied with two. The others always get just one & will get jealous over time... :mrgreen: https://cgxev....

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Why does Norway have so many airlines?

SAS Wideroe Norwegian TUI Nordic and now there 2 planned Norwegian startups.... Norsk Atlantic Flyr For a starter: SAS is more Danish and Swedish than Norwegian. The biggest SAS hub by a big margin is Copenhagen, not Oslo. TUI Nordic is a Swedish holiday-charter airline, they are not Norwegian. The...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2406

Re: Cleared to land

The runway has to be clear of aircraft and vehicles, and the aircraft must be first in line to land. On top of being a permission to land, it effectively tells the pilot that everything is clear.

Unless you are in the US, in which case several aircraft can be cleared to land at the same time.

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Couldn't Airbus simply retrofit the A330N 's wingtips on those... might be a cheaper structural surgery.....? https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/a330-family/A330-900neo_RR_Sharklet.jpg?wid=991&fit=fit,1&qlt=85,0 https://airbus-h...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Noshow wrote:
Looks lightweight and smart to me. Some winglets have become big like surfboards and complex with a lot of parts and installations.


I can't possibly believe that this contraption is less complex and has fewer parts than any other type of winglet...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 15033

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

I'd be curious how flying the SAAB-2000 compares with the Q400... The Venn diagram of pilots who flew both must be tiny! Probably bigger than you think. SAS/SAS Communter went from the SAAB 2000 (and several other types) to Q400 around year 2000. The Swiss airline Baboo had the Q400 and was staffed...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

China attempted this in the past:

Image

http://www.an2flyers.org/chinese.html

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11161

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Wow, those are hideous. Move over 737MAX, there is a new champion of ugly wingtips in town...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US citizens traveling to UK ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: US citizens traveling to UK ?

Is there a minimum length stay then ? You can always leave the country again. But you will be spending your entire visit in quarantine. 5 days quarantine means 5 days before you can do anything in the country, other than leaving... I’m still amazed at the amount of restrictions. It looks like the a...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear
Replies: 43
Views: 7510

Re: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear

The gear for the Tu-104 was taken directly from the Tu-16...and I imagine if the drag chute had an issue with scraping the runway, they would have mounted it higher up, or just put bolts on it around the perimeter to impinge on the runway like they do with trailing cones for flight test. At like 18...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 31, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 38696

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

This appears to be about paint quality... https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/dispute-over-a350-paint-job-161658694.html On one hand, having worked closely with Toulouse, I can definitely believe that. On the other hand, the episode with the cracked A350 demonstrated that the paint definitely isn't ...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 31, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear
Replies: 43
Views: 7510

Re: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear

The Tu-104s have a drag parachute for short runways. Perhaps the taller landing gear is needed to keep the parachute off the ground. SELMER40, some of the variants of the Sud-Aviation Caravelle—I think it was the III and VI-N series—were equipped with drag chutes and the Caravelle did not have part...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 31, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 38696

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

But apparently not worse than contracting Airbus to repaint some of his 777s in Toulouse... :duck: Isn't it actually 73 Airbus aircraft he has on order, not 63? 50x A321s and 23x A350s? The issues are 1) international business travel is in the tank due to Covid hangover, and 2) it may never return. ...

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