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by AleksW
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13216

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

In light of the recent 737 crash in Sochi, will this "crutch" allow more flare angle? Have they decided a cause in Sochi? Where are you getting it was due to "flare Angle." Also runway 6 at Sochi is 7218 ft. and it was a 737-800 not a -900/9. So how is the "crutch" rel...

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by AleksW
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12127

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748? True, but you really need to fill it up with passengers. The 748, capacity wise, was probably a better choice, if an airline wanted something bigger than 777-300 but not so huge...

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by AleksW
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92894

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

What's the actual cabin width at armrest height? Wikipedia says 150in but I can't find an "official" document. If it's really 150in then that's about a foot wider than 737. So if an airline stuck with tight 737ish seating it could have a nearly 30in aisle, allowing pax to pass each other....

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by AleksW
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92894

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Just how many seats can one squeeze in a 400? The only number I have seen is from the interview with the CEO that said 256, but that is surely not an optimized number like the A321 that went from 220 to 240 by moving around doors, toilets and galleries. It has a cabin that is atleast 3 meters longe...

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by AleksW
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29214

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I think that Boeing should focus on making a next generation single aisle aircraft in a modular fashion so it can use the 100 to 200 pax capacity and wings to accommodate such TOW and capacity. I agree. I see it as a carbon, narrow body airliner. A true step forward from the current B737-10 or A321...

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by AleksW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92894

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

I like the increased fuselage width vs. A320/737. In fact, I wonder if they should have aimed for the MoM segment rather than going head-on with the latter in a hyper-competitive market... I doubt that wing would allow enough growth for that. This is exactly what I was thinking recently. MS-21 has ...

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by AleksW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 155
Views: 11199

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Revelation wrote:
AleksW wrote:
But how this mechanism is actually powered? Is this hydraulic or it's just sort of "oleo strut" that simply extends when wings start producing lift?

Just like on the video, a crew member's arm reaches down and works the lever! :biggrin:

Well, at least not passengers :)

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by AleksW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 155
Views: 11199

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

But how this mechanism is actually powered? Is this hydraulic or it's just sort of "oleo strut" that simply extends when wings start producing lift?

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by AleksW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 205
Views: 38575

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

It actually goes the other way, the wing gets smaller. I think you took it too literally or I didn't make myself clear. What I meant, provided all other things being equal, is that the wing loading of a theoretical new long haul narrow body jet will likely be slightly less than the current A321LR t...

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by AleksW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19981

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Amazingly, that layout looks remarkably similar to this one from a widebody aircraft (which is allegedly therefore much more comfortable): http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/IMG_3358-640x427.jpg What is the width of the 747 upper cabin? Similar to 737? In any way - the 747 lo...

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by AleksW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19981

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

A 3-month old MAX 8, LV-HKW, will be doing the flight. Here's a snap shot of AR's MAX 8 coach cabin, standard 32-inch pitch. There is a separate J cabin. As mentioned earlier, it is equipped with WiFi entertainment, USB ports in Y and both USB & power outlets in J. https://s22.postimg.cc/aha5v5...

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by AleksW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19981

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I think the latest narrow body long haul planes (NEO, MAX) can be, in some way, a better experience than 10 abreast 777, or similarly packed A330. Although, I really liked 2-3-2 seats on a 767, I got stuck once in the very middle of 2-5-2 MD-11 and wasn't very happy about it :) If there are comforta...

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by AleksW
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29389

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

What is the typical cruise altitudes of A350-1000 and 777-8/9 (at least projected one)? I'm interested in both - initial levels and levels towards the end of the flight. I assume, that Airbus has some advantage in this area due to higher composites proportion in fuselage, which will be able to withs...

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by AleksW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 205
Views: 38575

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Can you imagine the performance of a hypothetical A322 with an improved Wing? I was just asking myself the same question. Imagine, what would a true "next gen" narrow body 757/A321 size airliner be capable of. Larger wing and composite fuselage, so higher flight levels from the start will...

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by AleksW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8869

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

The A321LR 11 hour flight landed with most of the above Emergency fuel allocation consumed. Not saying you are wrong there, but what is the source of this claim? I don't think that you can legally do such things. You must have the above mentioned fuel in the tanks. It was't a local club Cessna 150 ...

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by AleksW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 69169

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

I'm just wondering, which airlines would really want to have even higher range A321LR (4500 NM or even higher)? Are they actively communicating with Airbus? What are the potential routes? Perhaps some capitals of Eastern Europe to US maybe? Baltic States to US like RIX - EWR ot TLL - EWR?

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by AleksW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 69169

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

My apologies if this has already been answered, I don't have the attention span to read all 9 pages of excellent conversation... Are external fuel tanks similar to what some first generation airliners or biz jets had a realistic option for adding fuel capacity? Obviously not military-style drop tan...

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by AleksW
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 27953

Re: United 757s

The 97t MTOW A321LR easily has the range, how could you say this? United's 757-200 TATL config is 169 seats, and the 321LR was configured for 4kmi at over 200 seats higher density. A similar config would yield nearly the same seating config and range, and wouldn't max out cargo space with the ACT's...

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by AleksW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2904
Views: 351201

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

crimsonchin wrote:
This must be the most amazing airplane ever to not fly yet. No one knows what it is, no one what it will be, but it's already going to be the bestest plane that'll trump every other thing before it and currently in existence. Lovely stuff.

.... and no one needs it. Well, except this forum.

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by AleksW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14372

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

The Soviet Union was always a very capable plane maker however they tended to build commercial air transport from a military view. Their airliners tended to be civilian versions of military models or hopeful military models. The aircraft they developed were generally solid, too solid in many cases....

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by AleksW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14372

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

There are some rumors in Russian forums regarding IL-96-400M - an updated and stretched IL-96-300. But it's too early to say anything at this moment. Who knows? MS-21 (mid range) is performing now it's test flights and IL-114 is also being considered for mass productions. As for the reasons why the...

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by AleksW
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14372

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

There are some rumors in Russian forums regarding IL-96-400M - an updated and stretched IL-96-300. But it's too early to say anything at this moment. Who knows? MS-21 (mid range) is performing now it's test flights and IL-114 is also being considered for mass productions. As for the reasons why they...

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by AleksW
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7562

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

Thanks for the replies, everyone, especially on historical aspects. As much I like the looks and 3-engine design of the MD-11, I think the A343 is amazing, despite the fact that it was initially designed with other engines in mind. I heard about proposed MD-11 stretching. Very interesting. I also te...

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by AleksW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: IFR Simulator
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Re: IFR Simulator

I second Luiz Monteiro for IR training. Easy to understand and use if you need Nav instrument part sorted.
For more complexity and extra realism I would suggest X-plane 11 or 10. But bear in mind - flight sims are very very complex piece of software and takes time to learn.

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by AleksW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7562

Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

Hi folks, This possibly has been discussed already, but I haven't found the answer. This question arose after reading few very interesting threads which compared A343 and B772 fuel consumption and overall operational costs. To my surprise, it appears that A343 burns very similar or even less amount ...

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by AleksW
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17118

Re: Air France A340 issues?

I've read the French language article. It has nothing to do with A340-300 performance, and does not specify what was the technical issue. While A343 can look a bit "lazy" during the climb, compared to B757, it has more potential power in case of an engine failure, which is always taken int...

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by AleksW
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 30597

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

How does ATR 72-600 compares to Fokker 50? I heard many pilots liked Fokker for it's reliability and ease in piloting. As a passenger I find Fokker really quiet.

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