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by Kindanew
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22108

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Silverstreak wrote:
What happened to the A330F? It seemed perfect for some airlines.


The A330F didn’t have enough range for some reason. Apparently it also was at a disadvantage due to being larger than the 767.

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by Kindanew
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9396

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

RR does have an exclusive on the A330NEO and A350. I can understand GE wanting to use surplus GEnX capacity. Nothing wring with pitching to Airbus. Now exclusives have a time limit, only reduced by contract violation. All widebodies, except the A350, are short on backlog at a time when vI would exp...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20250

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

It is hard work to be the hanger queen of the fleet, but someone got to do it. Jokes aside, ferry flight is cruising at decent altitude, so damage maybe minimal, although this would have been a good test for field repair process. I would guess it is easy to repair A350 compared to 787 in the field,...

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by Kindanew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30624

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

behramjee wrote:
The only carrier that I can for see being interested in purchasing these birds would be Portugal's Hi Fly.

I doubt it. They are replacing their A340’s with A330 Neo’s and in a recent interview the CEO stated that he was looking into acquiring some A350’s.

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by Kindanew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11854

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

The 787 fuselage has more than half a metre (20 inches) lower ground clearance than the 777/777X and A350. Also, the engines on the 787 are already mounted as high on the wing as that of the 777X. Hence, the 787 has much less room for engine growth than that of the A350. https://www.boeing.com/reso...

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by Kindanew
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11854

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Airbus could in the mid-term have four A350neo family members: A350-800neo: Re-defined A358; identical length to that of the A350-1000 and MLG with four-wheel bogies; identical 280 metric tonnes MTOW to that of the A350-900. A350-900neo: MTOW of 280 tonnes A350-1000neo MTOW of 319-322 tonnes A350-2...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69401

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Slug71 wrote:
Kindanew wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
How many XLs are left to be completed?


5 are yet to enter service.


Are they all built though?


I think they are only being built 1 at a time. But the second one is definitely under construction already.

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by Kindanew
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69401

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Slug71 wrote:
How many XLs are left to be completed?


5 are yet to enter service.

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by Kindanew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 148
Views: 25880

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

Four of Qatar's freshly delivered 787-9's are flying back to Victorville from Doha.

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by Kindanew
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254318

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Even if QF fails to proceed with Sunrise, their selection of the Airbus offering will have grabbed the attention of every other airline competing 778/9 against 359/10. 777X is still in a better position than the A350-1000, with 309 firm order vs 176. 777X has twice as many orders as 350-1000. And t...

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by Kindanew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16069

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

Not a bad year for the A350. By my reckoning over 100 firm orders?

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by Kindanew
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can engine type be changed on an airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 6077

Re: Can engine type be changed on an airplane?

Yes, you can. On some type (787), you can change the engine easily, as Boeing said. However, on some other types, it isn't easy to change the engines' type. You have to change and edit the wing structure, bunches of systems, etc. As I understand it, easily changing engines on the 787 was a design a...

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by Kindanew
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54095

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

So that would be a no to the A330 Neo? Makes sense. No, there were supposed to order both types. \They were but it looks like they have only opted to take one type. Not necessarily. There has been a lot in the news suggesting that Tim Clark is waiting for guarantees from RR that the engines will be...

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by Kindanew
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54095

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

MileHFL400 wrote:
So that would be a no to the A330 Neo? Makes sense.


No, there were supposed to order both types.

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Ishrion wrote:
Emirates confirms 50 A350s or something... https://twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/sta ... 3818443776

Wasn't this previously announced?


Back in January

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by Kindanew
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350neo with GE engines?
Replies: 59
Views: 10936

Re: A350neo with GE engines?

Airlines for the most part always want choices. As others have pointed out unless GE is able to work out a substantial fuel burn reduction on the Genx, this does not make sense for any a350 neo. My understanding is RR does not have a formal exclusivity agreement on the -900. My understanding is tha...

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by Kindanew
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33729

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

So the MOM is dead then?

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by Kindanew
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140278

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

CarbonFibre wrote:
Slight typeface tweak spotted at a recent anniversary event. Now sans serif.

Image


This is almost certainly a mistake.

The designer might have sent the Adobe Indesign file without packaging it. The result is the font will not be embedded.

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by Kindanew
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 64935

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

The E2 flew in to City on a demonstration flight earlier this year and performed multiple take offs and landings.

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by Kindanew
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 64935

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

What I hear from inside City Flier is that both the A220 and the E2’s are still in the running. The existing fleet will be replaced and the first new aircraft will arrive in 2021.

Personally I think this will go to Embraer. Simpler transition and Airbus clearly aren’t as desperate for sales.

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by Kindanew
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126033

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Why is it that Boeing have managed to implement laminar flow tails into production 787s since around 2015 but Airbus hasn't managed to? I imagine it's more a case of Airbus has chosen not to implement it, as yet, rather than an inability to do so. Airbus have been test flying laminar flow tails thi...

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by Kindanew
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126033

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

If its anything like the A350-800 the development is on hold until all customers can be persuaded to switch orders and then its cancelled. All this talk of the improvements in the current -900, -1000 and the ULR variations makes me wonder what the A350-800 would be like if it was built now with all...

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by Kindanew
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53207

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Airbus's next clean sheet will likely be the A320 replacement in around 10/15 years. Airbus themselves have revealed this on a number of occasions.

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by Kindanew
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126033

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Sounds like sunrise has a winner.

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by Kindanew
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18517

Re: BA A350

I read on Twitter that the aircraft is not damaged as such but it was operated outside of it’s limits and requires a precautionary maintenance check. Can you offer a link? https://twitter.com/aircmdrofficial/status/1160310776688762881?s=21 https://twitter.com/pilot_george_/status/116028926340305305...

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by Kindanew
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18517

Re: BA A350

I read on Twitter that the aircraft is not damaged as such but it was operated outside of it’s limits and requires a precautionary maintenance check.

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by Kindanew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532411

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

marcelh wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 326 (BA#1) on its delivery flight as BA9151. #294. #59 in 2019. #6 in July

And heading for Chateauroux. Some additional crew training?


Range maxed out already?

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by Kindanew
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 29828

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

The delivery flight is apparently delayed due to air traffic control issues.

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by Kindanew
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 16148

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

oof That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development. Its ok. They will lobby even harder for tax breaks. Maybe they should ask for "repayable loans." The word Loan denotes that a sum is intended to be replayed. I believe the main issue Boeing has with Airbus launch a...

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by Kindanew
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 16148

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

mxaxai wrote:
oof

That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.


Its ok. They will lobby even harder for tax breaks.

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by Kindanew
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 64935

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

My contact at city flier thinks this will go to the E2.
Apparently BA have taken delivery of some Embraer specific training aids.

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by Kindanew
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10914

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Great news. By my reckoning, this years A350 orders/ commitments are thus:

Emirates: 30
Lufthansa: 20
Starlux: 17
Air China: 20

Total 87

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by Kindanew
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3921

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

I find it hard to believe that there are some who think this fine is the act of some kind of tyrannical government when in fact they should be criticising BA for having lax security.

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by Kindanew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 29828

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!! :lol: I'd be surprised if it can make it all the way to Madrid to be honest. They will probably have to divert to Bilbao at ...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Unlucky 8. First the A330 now the 777.

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I continue to believe that the 777x program is in trouble. Its too big and too heavy for most "real" airlines. Most of its orders are from ME3 and they're in trouble financially. What a tragedy Boeing did 777x and the 747-8 instead of MOM and a 737 replacement. Yes they got their priority...

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by Kindanew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 29828

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!! :lol: I'd be surprised if it can make it all the way to Madrid to be honest. They will probably have to divert to Bilbao at ...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36621

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Off the top of my head I remember reading that the -1000 introduced 3D printed door stops and that this change would be rolled out to the -900’s as well.

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by Kindanew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I So the question is - if Boeing builds the 777-10 will they stop at 80M or will they maybe go longer? Would they be able to get a special exception on gate sizing to go longer? Do they have the Rotation angle clearance to add another few meters to maybe make it a 6-8M stretch? The A380-1000 and Bo...

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by Kindanew
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532411

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Virgin Atlantic’s first bird has been photographed wearing its full livery (minus the cartoon character).

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by Kindanew
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 70608

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

From reading various news articles, I predict we will see the launch of the A321 XLR and a couple of A330 Neo orders.

There will be many A320 Neo orders and a few A350 orders as well.

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by Kindanew
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 70608

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

the 321xlr seems to be a hit. I wonder why airbus is so reticent for a rewing though? surely the investment would be worth it The 321 was already outselling Boeing by far. They were in no need to rush things as they were making plenty of money. the a320 leads the nb market, but only by like 8%. why...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 12106

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

Presumably their credit card was declined when they attempted to pay for it...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 34480

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? Strange logic indeed. That means that 787 customers are clearly not impressed with the A350... Nothing at all is strange about my logic. The 787 and A350 capabilities and capacities are clearly different from one an...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 34480

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? Well, logic would suggest that since the 787 and A330 Neo are fairly direct competitors, any current 787 operator would probably not be interested in the A330 Neo and vice versa since they do pretty much the same th...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 34480

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Well, this is unexpected. Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787, or is this Delta pulling the strings?

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by Kindanew
Mon May 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532411

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

MSN 298 (VS#1) first flight https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01NU/20a97d5b And photo: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47942515536_536c39998a_b.jpg F-WZNU 1st flight A350-1000 Virgin Atlantic s/n 298. LIVE spotting from Toulouse by @Eurospot , on Flickr How come it has a white tail? Dont most ai...

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by Kindanew
Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532411

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hansea7 wrote:
https://twitter.com/A350_Production/status/1130158544031031301

Is this the new production standard? Where are the sensors now?


I believe the information those sensors provided can be gleaned from other sensors.

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