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by inferno
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 50111

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

At this point I trust China and Russia more than the USA now. USA's manufacturing has become more politics than moving the technology forward. China is ambitious and laser focused on nation-building. Russia has a history of supreme technological innovation that they want to revive. Remember they wer...

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by inferno
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 6184

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

Their current business class is like premium economy.

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by inferno
Thu May 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus to lose $40 billion on nuke-deal exit
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: Boeing, Airbus to lose $40 billion on nuke-deal exit

Boeing also shouldnt build parts of the 787 in Europe Then do what with them? :confused: Might as well just stop trading with each other. Each country just have their own aircraft manufacturer. Not practical? Well, just stop flying. This trade war is only self-destructive. This is why I don't see B...

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by inferno
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 7048

Re: Big cities without any airport

All I can think of is Monaco, a sovereign state nothing less, without an airport.

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by inferno
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 22862

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

I thought they would have the landing gears of the A350-1000?

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by inferno
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 110962

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I think trying to expand NAIA is a bad idea. I expect a lot of right of way issues and the airport might end up deformed and incomplete because of this, just like Narita's issues with those pesky land owners until now. There are so much well-established areas surrounding NAIA like Baclaran, Sucat, e...

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by inferno
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 10373

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

If Boeing starts focusing more on politics instead of building airplanes, that is the end of them.

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by inferno
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 40
Views: 6849

Re: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine

I think Sukhoi has had a 75-seat design ready to go if needed from the start. I think they made provisions a long time ago for a completely native aircraft. It's not technically a simple shrink but Sukhoi has anticipated this coming.

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by inferno
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 43365

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Raccoon eyes on the A320 family??? Hell no. It looks fine on the A350 but it's fugly on anything else.

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by inferno
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 10135

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

Statistically, most of 2017, 2016 and 2015's aviation deaths were used up in 2014.

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by inferno
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 16267

Re: Chinese Farmer Builds A320

Why not just buy an empty frame in the scrapyard?

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by inferno
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39784

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

MNL pax figures during the first 10 months of the year: Domestic: 17,552,507 (+2,3%) International: 17,285,001 (+10,5%) Total: 34,837,508 (+6,2%) If the growth keeps up during Nov/Dec, the full year will land at 42,000,000 passengers It's a shame to see the domestic growth being almost flat for sev...

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by inferno
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 28113

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

You get issues like this with companies like Ryanair when you have runaway capitalism. If you like capitalism, deal with the consequences.

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by inferno
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209878

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

For all we care, Airbus' response to the MoM could be 757-300 length, 6-abreast slightly wider than the A320, Cseries style composite aircraft with bigger wings. The engines could be a larger PW geared turbofan or Rolls Royce Advance/UltraFan. I heard somewhere of a contra-rotating turbofan being st...

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by inferno
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 64
Views: 16673

Re: Could anything save the 747?

There's a time for every aircraft to be retired, like the DC-3, 707, Concorde, etc. The 747 is nearing that, and there's no saving it.

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by inferno
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 32757

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I could see Airbus sharing tech with the CSeries to make an MoM competitor. They could launch the CS500 to replace the A320 and a CSeries-lookalike 7-abreast elliptical widebody in the size of the A321 to 757-200/300 but with more range.

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by inferno
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22345

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

In the Philippines, super short flights are common even on aircraft as big as an A330. You just can't practically connect all the islands by car/rail.

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by inferno
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 51
Views: 17678

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

While I am excited about PAL's 5-star ambitions, I am not optimistic about this new "visual identity". In the past 10 years we've seen a trend in redesigns that are cheesy like Iberia/Avianca/Garuda, downright bland like China Eastern/JAL/Finnair and rather tacky like AA/Alitalia/Air Canad...

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by inferno
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus
Replies: 13
Views: 3045

Re: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus

Yeah, I think it is quite obvious why this aircraft never was.

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by inferno
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 47999

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

At this point both A & B are exploring a long narrowbody or a small elliptical widebody, the two most plausible designs for the MoM. Either of them would not want to compete head on with this one. Either design would have compromises against each other. If Boeing goes for a small elliptical wide...

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by inferno
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 13156

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

What is the update on Hong Kong's 3rd runway? If CX is intending to operate narrowbodies, this would seem timely for a 3rd runway as it would free up takeoff and landing slots.

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by inferno
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 4070

Re: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing could have saved a lot of money and hassle if they just launched the MAX 8 and MAX 10 from the start. The 737 MAX program exposes a lot of Boeing's vulnerabilities and is a very reactionary, band-aid project indeed.

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by inferno
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 Stretch and Rotation Angle
Replies: 30
Views: 7665

Re: A321 Stretch and Rotation Angle

N353SK wrote:
The A321 will tail strike at a pitch angle of 9.5 degrees with the struts fully compressed (i.e. hard landing). Not sure how that compares to 737-900.


Looks like most stretched aircraft go with 9.5/9.4 degrees with a notable exception of the ATR 72. Is there any regulations for this?

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by inferno
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 Stretch and Rotation Angle
Replies: 30
Views: 7665

Re: A321 Stretch and Rotation Angle

The MAX 10 is still smaller than the A321 but further stretching is a bit (no pun intended) of a stretch. Her wings are too small and it will compromise a lot of things like payload, range and field performance making it an unattractive product. If Airbus intends to stretch the A321, new wings and e...

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by inferno
Mon May 29, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street
Replies: 50
Views: 6430

Re: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street

Some people here either just don't know economics or work for wall street.People want lower and lower ticket prices because people are earning less and less (at least in America). Ever wonder why that is? Those mega mergers aren't helping too. Your airline is in the brink of bankruptcy, so what do y...

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by inferno
Sun May 28, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street
Replies: 50
Views: 6430

Re: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street

Airlines are here just to make profit. They're not here for your traveling needs. If they can make profit by beating you and kicking you out, they will. While not everybody is beaten up and kicked out, most for most of us, basic luxuries that used to be free like food/water, bin space and even bathr...

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by inferno
Tue May 09, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209878

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Long narrowbodies would beat short widebodies anytime in fuel efficiency. Also, comparing an A322 to Boeing's elliptical fuselage concept, cargo space is severely limited at Boeing. But the problem with long narrowbodies is that it takes forever to turnaround. The solution could be a wider fuselage ...

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by inferno
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: AA, Boeing 797 Or A322?
Replies: 12
Views: 7044

Re: Hypothetical: AA, Boeing 797 Or A322?

With the size of AA and looking at their buying habits, I can see them ordering both. But, I'm still confident that a long narrowbody will beat a short widebody anytime in the same size category. Even if Boeing will develop a new elliptical, blended wing-body gimmick, someone else will use the same ...

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by inferno
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 110
Views: 16852

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

I still think a long narrowbody with a slightly wider aisle is still a better MoM aircraft than any short widebody.

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by inferno
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 cabin configuration and dimension
Replies: 14
Views: 3573

Re: MC-21 cabin configuration and dimension

With that extra aisle width, wouldn't this aircraft have an edge in turnaround times? Making an MoM better as a long narrowbody that a short elliptical widebody?

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