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by BobleBrave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7364

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Quoted this morning in Les Echos : Guillaume Faury says : "The 2035 objective for a “zero emission” aircraft is perfectly realistic. This implies launching a program in 2027 or 2028, which means starting to prepare the program in 2025. This therefore leaves us five years to prepare the necessar...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752011

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The numbers are readily available if you do you’re research, both carriers have released the data. AA has around 41,000 flight hours in the Max and WN had around 60,000 hours I work for AA in maintenance we had 41,000 flight hours and WN stated around 60,000, do you have comprehension issues? Why c...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748493

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Is it wise for China? No. Its pretty obviously political during trade negotiations that have gone sour. If China were actually concerned about safety they would wait to find out more about the ET accident, then decide. They made their decision before they could possibly know anything. China has jus...

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by BobleBrave
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748493

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I can’t belive the first thing people are saying on this thread is ground the max! What if there was a terrorist on board, should we still ground it then? We have no idea what caused this crash can we wait a couple days for our knee jerk reactions? People died here As many other posters have noted,...

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by BobleBrave
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748493

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I can’t belive the first thing people are saying on this thread is ground the max! What if there was a terrorist on board, should we still ground it then? We have no idea what caused this crash can we wait a couple days for our knee jerk reactions? People died here As many other posters have noted,...

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by BobleBrave
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

If demand has peaked it is due to the price of technologies to use less oil becoming low enough that it makes sense to use them instead (well, that and some crony capitalism government mandates to use it). Assuming that the supply is finite (which may or may not be the case, I certainly don't know)...

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by BobleBrave
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

People are such sheep. I read that the Governor of California wants to put all the cars in California on the grid. Well OK Genius, where will we get the electricity? I'm only guessing but I'm pretty sure that he thinks that all you have to do plug your car with it's huge batteries into an outlet an...

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by BobleBrave
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

Um, yes it is, only the ludicrously wealthy can afford 4,000 GBP (US$5,214) plane tickets... What company pays for business class tickets anymore? This guy is way out of touch, he's competing with chartered jets, not other commercial airlines. Most people in business class are upgraded because of t...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

“This is not a private jet for the ultra-wealthy.” Um, yes it is, only the ludicrously wealthy can afford 4,000 GBP (US$5,214) plane tickets... What company pays for business class tickets anymore? This guy is way out of touch, he's competing with chartered jets, not other commercial airlines. Most...

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by BobleBrave
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53908

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Congrats to HiFly for this decision, I sure hope a secondary market can actually buid up. Regarding the livery though, it's a bit like the "smoking kills" sign on cigarettes. The kerosene burning beast you paint that on is litteraly part of the killing... Talk about greenwashing nonsense :...

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by BobleBrave
Tue May 16, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

News on the Taxibot front : following 737 certification, Airbus has announced that EASA has just certified the TaxiBot traction system for the A320 family. TaxiBot certification " follows an extensive testing phase at the Airbus center in Toulouse ". The system is developed by Israel Aeros...

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by BobleBrave
Thu May 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

Yet another news on the biofuel front featuring SQ and the A350 : Singapore Airlines has begun a series of biofuel flights using A350-900 aircraft on non-stop trans-Pacific flights between Singapore and San Francisco. The project is being undertaken by Singapore Airlines in conjunction with the Civi...

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by BobleBrave
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFKLM narrowbody fleet renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 5000

Re: AFKLM narrowbody fleet renewal

Currently, AF has 18 A318, 28 A19, 42 A320 and 20 A321. And KLM has 18 737-700, 27 737-800 and 5 737-900. Transavia Netherlands has 8 737-700 and 33 737-800 (some of them are quite recent) I wouldn't be surprised if the order is divided between Airbus and Boeing, unless they intend to use only one ...

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by BobleBrave
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 239971

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Seems like the Beluga XL is getting closer and closer, according to Airbus PR today The first large sections of Airbus’ next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse. Following a five night long road convoy from Aernnova’...

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by BobleBrave
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 198252

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Yes, the market is becoming more liquid on the engines and LRU's. However, PBTH leases on non-temporary engines owned by different lessor/OEM/MRO than the airfame is still a rarity, because of complexity issues (recordkeeping, costs split, risk, legal issues, etc...). Engine interchangeability betw...

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by BobleBrave
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd FlyBe Dash 8Q400 with landing gear issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Re: 2nd FlyBe Dash 8Q400 with landing gear issues

Steering issue with the nose wheel doesn't seem quite as bad an incident as the collapse of MLG though.

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by BobleBrave
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405251

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

how is the backlog of the A320neo and ceo? How long until Airbus starts IR's A320s? we talking month or year? It's already been a month since the first A321 was delivered to Iran Air... Or are you asking specifically for the A320 variant ? http://www.airbus.com/typo3temp/_processed_/csm_A321_IranAi...

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by BobleBrave
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: New 50-55 Seat RJ
Replies: 48
Views: 6840

Re: Hypothetical: New 50-55 Seat RJ

In a ten years time, it could very well be the beginning of a new type of propulsion for 50 seaters. Something like an electrically powered hybrid Q300/ATR 42, using hydrogen fuel cell or a new type of battery (sodium-ion maybe?). Patrick De Castelbajac (ex ATR CEO) indicated in a may 2016 interview...

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by BobleBrave
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The 8 most highly regarded airlines in the world
Replies: 15
Views: 5276

Re: The 8 most highly regarded airlines in the world

Air France ranks #1 when it comes to 'social responsibility', guess that means having unions effectively run the company with no regard to competitivity makes it 'highly regarded' according to Fortune. Well as shocking as it seems, every now and then AF does things right... For the 11th year runnin...

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by BobleBrave
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 405251

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

First Citilink A320neo delivered: Airbus A320 -251N 7466 PK-GTA Citilink Express delivery 22-23feb17 TLS-RKT-CMB-CGK ex F-WWDZ http://www.airbus.com/typo3temp/_processed_/csm_A320neo_Citilink_take-off_4c6e207302.jpg http://www.air-journal.fr/wp-content/uploads/air-journal_Citylink-A320neo-delivery-...

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by BobleBrave
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543293

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

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That will be one good looking plane. Looking forward to the roll-out !

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by BobleBrave
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroportos de Portugal set to build new airport at Lisbon
Replies: 6
Views: 5381

Re: ANA set to build new airport at Lisbon

When I first looked at the title I wondered why a Japanese airline would want to build an airport at a city it doesn't even fly to. Hahaha same Me three. You're not the only ones hehe. And that website didn't bother to wonder : http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsportuguese-government-signs-...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroportos de Portugal set to build new airport at Lisbon
Replies: 6
Views: 5381

Re: ANA set to build new airport at Lisbon

Interesting. I hope the new airport will handle the A380 right? Sorry to shatter your hopes but that won't happen. My understanding is that LIS will remain Lisbon main airport and even it is still nowhere near ready to accommodate the A380 (and who would fly there if it were? Emirates?). The new Mo...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroportos de Portugal set to build new airport at Lisbon
Replies: 6
Views: 5381

Aeroportos de Portugal set to build new airport at Lisbon

I could not find any thread relating this and thought it was worth mentioning. http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/new-lisbon-airport-for-2019/40559 http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/lisbon-airport-set-for-new-terminal/41076 Current LIS Humberto Delgado (ex Portela) airport is facing growing traff...

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by BobleBrave
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

As far as I can see the only real issue for the airline industry burning hydrocarbons at high altitude is ..cloud formation.The level of high altitude cloud formation does (I believe) have a strong effect of global temperatures. Mind you I can't see what can be done about it but it might be a real ...

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by BobleBrave
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 78
Views: 23662

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

COMAC may still be struggling with both ARJ21 and C919 but it's always pleasant to hear about new players in a very closed industry. It's only a matter of time before the world's first economy get the manufacturer it deserves.

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by BobleBrave
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR
Replies: 51
Views: 8076

Re: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR

Indeed. Any idea how they will share that order between AT72 and 42 ?

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by BobleBrave
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

It seems there is a general consensus on the need for hydrocarbon fuels in aviation, I was wondering about the state of advancement of various innovations and how close to mainstream market diffusion they currently are? Regarding fuel efficiency, propfan was thought to represent the next bold step w...

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by BobleBrave
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR
Replies: 51
Views: 8076

Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR

There it is, according to Reuters (no big news, but it's now done and official) : Feb 15 IranAir has finalised a deal to buy 20 turboprop aircraft from Franco-Italian ATR, the minister overseeing Iran's post-sanctions fleet renewal was quoted on Wednesday as saying. "Negotiations with ATR have ...

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by BobleBrave
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

As mentioned, green political decision are unlikely to sufficently pressure the industry into doing anything new. The last potential driver for change is competition, but the current non-Aor B aircraft designers are short on cash and/or have a long way to go before offering a competitive plane. And...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

Very interesting contribution, that's a lot to discuss. aviation and sustainable development (we are all full of contradictions aren't we) Why would it be a contradiction ? Transporting people around the world is part of human development, as people will carry their ideas, knowledge, experiences an...

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by BobleBrave
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

Would you mind not hijacking this thread as there is no chance this can evolve into a healthy and sound debate ? Yersterday saw another news on the biofuel front : An ATR 72-600 of the Swedish carrier BRA (former Braathens Regional) took off from Stockholm-Bromma today to Umeå fueled at 45% with fos...

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by BobleBrave
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Re: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

Biofuels and synthetic fuels produced by renewable or nuclear energy may come, though not very soon. Anyone to tell which fuels can be burned in the turbines, as they are, with minor modifications or with a complete redesign of the engine. I understand that turbines are generally much less sensitiv...

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by BobleBrave
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation
Replies: 49
Views: 4830

Climate Change and Future of Commercial Aviation

Hello to all the Airliners.net community, this is my first post, I have been an addicted reader of this website for the last three years, and need to thank you all for your interesting discussions and insight. I have just decided take the big dive because there is that one subject on which I persona...

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