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by Slug71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 72
Views: 16685

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Any video of this floating around?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I'm guessing the slower deliveries this year are due to -1000 and -ULR certification, introduction of the new wing twist and winglets, and supply of engines?

Next year should see a good ramp up.

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 1617

Re: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft

In the era of stand-off weaponry I fail to see the niche for this expensive-looking aircraft. Naval aviation might have a use for a smaller carrier-based tanker (prototypes are already flying) but otherwise where is the need for expensive stealth in a full size flying gas station? They traditionall...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5913

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Theres the ERJ, but yet to be seen if it will be updated or replaced. I definitely think there is a marker for that seating capacity.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Nice to see Qatar deliveries finally caught up. With the exception of 2 or 3 -1000s. After looking at the production list, looks like -1000 activity is increasing too. Should be roughly 7 frames sitting around? 4 ULRs around (1 at the delivery center and the rest in flight testing?), with 3 more in ...

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 301
Views: 84704

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

My guess is, Airbus hangs on to the -800 proto for freighter/mrtt development.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 58844

Re: T-X Requirements Released

What are the chances the winner chooses to partner with Northrop Grumman for the production avionics?
Considering they supply the F-35, B-21, F-22, F-16, and B-2 with avionics?

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9833

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

They've certified a 6-seat aircraft, which has little to do with a 40-tons fire fighter. The article doesn't mention to which standard the -103 has been certified, which could make a world of difference. They'd apparently also need to certify it with two different engines, again not something appli...

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9833

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 58844

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Why would that be a ground for protest? Because they used newer technology? Because they have a smarter design? The contracts not being spread around. "Favouritism". By dollar value? Lockheed has the biggest project by value (F-35) NG the second biggest project (B-21) Boeing could get the...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9833

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Great news! Hopefully it will materialize.

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 12500

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

August CEO backlog update: (A319 + A320 + A321 = Total) Dec: 17 + 196 + 182 = 395 Jan: 16 + 190 + 179 = 385 Feb: 15 + 182 + 169 = 366 Mar: 15 + 160 + 156 = 331 Apr: 20 + 155 + 146 = 321 May: 20 + 150 + 135 = 305 Jun: 20 + 131 + 126 = 277 Jul: 19 + 121 + 118 = 258 Aug: 19 + 118 + 113 = 250 August ch...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program
Replies: 27
Views: 8612

Re: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program

Aerospace America asked the Safran research and technology VP about the open rotor project in last month's issue: So Safran will be flinging birds at the test engine for two years, :duck: and they added another five years to the projected service entry date. :( I wonder whether the development actu...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)

Makes me wonder if the outcome could've been significantly better if they had (a) lowered the landing gear and (b) set the wings level prior to impact/landing. The ground looks smooth and pretty "landable". Engine failure alone should not be a reason to crash like this. I see that they hi...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5928

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

More than likely not enough demand beyond what it currently is.

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 301
Views: 84704

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any news on first delivery?

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26677

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

IMHO I think the 380 thing is over and what he is saying is that its time to move into 787 type markets They were in those markets with the A330s and A340s. They are just taking them back with 787s. I should clarify. I didn't mean that the A380 wouldn't be around. I meant that the markets being loo...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 25945

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

how is the backlog now ?, After ANA deliveries we will only see Emirates frames ...and Air Accord I thought the Air Accord order was one of the questionable ones - isn’t it a special purpose vehicle created to inherit the Transaero order when that carrier went tango uniform? Or am I getting mixed u...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program
Replies: 27
Views: 8612

Re: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program

Aerospace America asked the Safran research and technology VP about the open rotor project in last month's issue: Bird strike test We have composite blades — the way the propeller blade cracks is different from a metallic blade. These blades are more robust than metallic blades. We can imagine a di...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26677

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

They should order more A380 IMHO I think the 380 thing is over and what he is saying is that its time to move into 787 type markets They were in those markets with the A330s and A340s. They are just taking them back with 787s. More specific, the engine orders of the A380 and 787 will be tied togeth...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 58844

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Boeing will win easily. We consider fighter aircraft as 4th gen and 5th generation etc. The design, development and testing can also be measured in similar generations. The Boeing trainer is the only one to use the latest generation of digital design. The Boeing 797 will probably be the first airli...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26677

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Newbiepilot wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
But they haven’t even firmed the 787-10 yet


I wonder if that is because they may want some 787-9s.


Most likely tied to the A380 order.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 58844

Re: T-X Requirements Released

[quote="RJMAZ"]Boeing will win easily. We consider fighter aircraft as 4th gen and 5th generation etc. The design, development and testing can also be measured in similar generations. The Boeing trainer is the only one to use the latest generation of digital design. The Boeing 797 will pro...

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by Slug71
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6006

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

Airbus probably never expected these to materialize anyway. Just LOIs anyway.
JetBlue will firm. And probably exercise the options.

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by Slug71
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 58844

Re: T-X Requirements Released

I'm hoping Boeing/SAAB win, but I'm not sure this is likely after Boeing just getting the MQ-25.

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by Slug71
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13455

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

What's the benefit?

The CRJ900 and CRJ1000 (a 20 year old design) pretty much competes with the E175-E2 (and Q400 by seating) and E-190-E2, a much newer design?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any movement on MSNs 52 and 55?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28895

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If it helps you accept that this interpretation is credible, I'd suggest you take a look at the mainstream press accounts from the time. As a starting point here's an excerpt from a Reuters article published in August 2015: TOKYO (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc has won creditor backing to lead a turna...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28895

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If they didn't think they could make the A380 work, they wouldn't have bought them. Plain and simple. If DL wasn't about to gain control of Skymark and its HND slots, ANA would have never bought the A380s, plain and simple. ANA is making the best of a bad situation and faces "digestible losses...

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

If the South African government had their house in order, the SAAF should have been in on this. They really need new MPAs. But the list is a lot longer than that. And the defense budget has been cut to a joke. If South Africa wanted an MPA, the C-295 is a far better option. Cheaper to acquire and o...

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28895

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Could it be that the airlines don't see a need for extra frames but still manage to make money with the right numbers of birds? It may be a niche aircraft, but your claims of being a huge financial loss for its operators seem to be exaggerated. But that's not what I wrote, so it is you that is exag...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 98
Views: 7063

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

It can sure as hell turn tighter than I've seen an F-15 or F-16 do. The turn at 3:55 is straight up impressive. Has there ever been an engagement where more than 1 or 2 missiles were needed/fired? https://youtu.be/vdhGjqSA2ls I watched that several times The turn was impressive until it appeared he...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Interesting would be to see if they are able to give it real long range / loiter. In today's environment, when does loiter comes in to play? Would other assets (like UAV) better suit for those types of missions? bt The Chinese have subs but nowhere near what the USSR could field. I think they have ...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 563
Views: 39765

Re: F-35 news thread

I cant help but think if it didn't have that 'hump' behind the canopy (and had a canopy like the F-22's), it would be more aesthetically pleasing. It wouldn't look so chubby. But just a personal feeling and it's turning into a real good plane. Looks good on a carrier too. I like the nickname Stubby...

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Yeh in that case, theres about no chance.

If the South African government had their house in order, the SAAF should have been in on this. They really need new MPAs.
But the list is a lot longer than that. And the defense budget has been cut to a joke.

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 56
Views: 4991

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

The only other "competitive" offer I can see is the A320 M3 AEW&C. The A320 M3 AEW&C is slideware. It has never flown nor have any of the systems been integrated. It would be a 7+ year program to get that aircraft integrated and flying and likely several years after that before it...

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 563
Views: 39765

Re: F-35 news thread

I cant help but think if it didn't have that 'hump' behind the canopy (and had a canopy like the F-22's), it would be more aesthetically pleasing. It wouldn't look so chubby. But just a personal feeling and it's turning into a real good plane. Looks good on a carrier too.

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by Slug71
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

I think they'll go for an A320 series MPA. The A220 series is too new, doesn't have the spare parts or support functions that the A320 series has. I hate to say it but I think a big reason the A320 is the only real choice is France and Germany.... Tugg Agreed. What's the chances the UK cancel their...

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by Slug71
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 56
Views: 4991

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

The only other "competitive" offer I can see is the A320 M3 AEW&C. Since they have P-8s, the most logical choice should be the E-7 IMO. The local Industry would benefit more from the 737 in this case, than 6 other type frames. But there is A320 Industry there so...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

A reason for the A320 as base platform iso A319 could be it creates more space for belly fuel tanks next to a weapons bay. http://training.egyptair.com/Maintenance/Res/PageRes/dim.jpg More than likely. IIRC, the A319 MPA would have been stretched over 2m for the MPA variant. Leaving it roughly 1.5m...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How long does a engine swap take?

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Modified F-35A with F-35C wing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: Modified F-35A with F-35C wing?

If it was beneficial, I'm sure they would have done it. It would save on production costs.

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran Unveils New Fighter
Replies: 33
Views: 2617

Re: Iran Unveils New Fighter

DigitalSea wrote:
Surprised China doesn't help them develop something original, especially if they want to create better ties for Oil bargains.


Any help would be VERY hush as they would face sanctions too. For all we know, they could be...

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by Slug71
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

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

Crazy. The money would be better spent on the B-21 and advanced ICBMs IMO.

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by Slug71
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 13956

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

Yeah I don't see this cancellation happening. Maybe part of them and with deferrals but not a straight out cancellation. Also, it's not unthinkable that some of the orders could be transferred to EK. I don't see any order(s) transferred to Emirates. I guess their order for 36 A380, 150 B777X and 40...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1093
Views: 86863

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

It appears UA and OO have cancelled almost everything to MFR yesterday and today. I ran into a neighbor who said his wife was on her way home (MFR, rather than very limited CEC) via a connection at DEN, only to be informed that flights were cancelled due to the smoke at MFR. In looking at FlightAwa...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Considering the previous proposal was a stretched A319,and now a A320, a A220 is probably too small. It seems the A319MPA was a bit oversized. Now adding transport capability is maybe a solution for a problem that can be avoided.. https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/a319-mpa-c...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15343

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Considering the previous proposal was a stretched A319,and now a A320, a A220 is probably too small. It seems the A319MPA was a bit oversized. Now adding transport capability is maybe a solution for a problem that can be avoided.. https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/a319-mpa-c...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK ever firm its 787 order?
Replies: 26
Views: 5103

Re: Will EK ever firm its 787 order?

They haven't selected the engines yet and will probably coincide with the A380 engine selection.

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery. Geoff Agreed. Especially since mid 250s are rolling out of the FAL now. Things seems really quiet/slow on the -1000 sti...

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