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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7429

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

C-5 conversion to the M model was full blown conversion, like it was a new plane. From all accounts, the M is a very successful program. And I agree with the earlier poster that the M greatly reduces the need for the high fuel volume of the 10. Imho the service should standardize on the much malign...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

For the CFM build engines I believe every aircraft is delivered with one US built and one European built engine. I think that is true for both Boeing and Airbus. As for them truly being a US or European engine, they are all the same. Parts for every engine come from all over the world. It really do...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

future generations of missiles would be so lethal that no human occupied fighter would be able to evade them, a human can't pull that many G's. This may already be true now. But in the near future, the plan is to have the drone swarm be managed by a near by manned aircraft. You will still need to t...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1483
Views: 206480

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I've always assumed, as a layman, that the Growler is probably loaded up with state of the art, super classified, EW capabilities. I wonder if Germany will get "the full package?" I expect that the general airframe and systems will be the same between the operating nations. Potentially th...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

Doesn't Tesla already have some self driving cars? I own one. I tried out the self driving option trial period. Lets just say, for me and my wife, we are not ready to put our money for that option yet. And in a few year when our son is ready for a liscense, we will be sending him to a driving schoo...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing MQ-25 flies for the first time
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

Re: Boeing MQ-25 flies for the first time

Based upon past experience, its not hard to envisage a protracted development and a final product that falls short of requirements. If Boeing couldn't deliver the far less ambitious KC-46 and MAX, what is the probability of success for this program?

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Boeing receives money through military contracts, remember the high ranking military person who went to jail for giving Boeing the inside track to win orders from Airbus. As a US citizen and tax payer I would prefer that the USA spends our tax money on the best deal, not pride. They also get a free...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1483
Views: 206480

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

It looks like I may have made some incorrect assumptions. I assumed the Growler was the most advanced with regard to computer hardware and software, but this article claims that the F-15EX has the most advanced mission computer and the most advanced radar in the world, even more advanced than the F...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

Why is the Navy getting a new trainer when we are nearing the sunset of manned tactical aviation? Typical out of the box thinker whose vision outpaces the capability of life. There will be a transition period to learn how effective is the new tech. Recall how they once thought that guns would be ob...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15642

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

The failure of the A380 has manifested itself so thoroughly that it is going out of production. Yet, people are still postulating wild theories on this thread. The A380 is too big, too heavy, to inefficient, and too expensive. The day of the quad jet is over That's all relative. Failure for whom? E...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6308

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

My speculation is that a customer requested the MTOW change as a result of running test flights in their performance computers. Manufacturers are notable for posting bogus range numbers. Totally bogus in real life. I have personally seen this over and over in my career. By the time you add real worl...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1483
Views: 206480

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I've always assumed, as a layman, that the Growler is probably loaded up with state of the art, super classified, EW capabilities. I wonder if Germany will get "the full package?" I expect that the general airframe and systems will be the same between the operating nations. Potentially th...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

On another thread Elon Musk was quoted about drone fighters. Why is the Navy getting a new trainer when we are nearing the sunset of manned tactical aviation? Typical government: spend billions on dying technology.

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1483
Views: 206480

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I've always assumed, as a layman, that the Growler is probably loaded up with state of the art, super classified, EW capabilities. I wonder if Germany will get "the full package?"

And I have to say that in my heart I was hoping for more F15s. But I understand the arguments for the SH.

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15642

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

The failure of the A380 has manifested itself so thoroughly that it is going out of production. Yet, people are still postulating wild theories on this thread. The A380 is too big, too heavy, to inefficient, and too expensive. The day of the quad jet is over You bout to make some people in here cry...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15642

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

The failure of the A380 has manifested itself so thoroughly that it is going out of production. Yet, people are still postulating wild theories on this thread.

The A380 is too big, too heavy, to inefficient, and too expensive. The day of the quad jet is over

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Which of these was bought used? ...contrary to A.net lore, that's not modern DL's style. Ed doesn't seem to like used like Richard did. But then again, up until Covid-19, Ed had a lot of resources (money) that Richard didn't have. Even then, Richard's penchant for used acquisitions was greatttttttt...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Or KLM. Or LOT. Or Icelandair. Or the majority of BAs long haul widebody fleet. Or Norwegian in its entirety. Or Czech Airlines/SmartWings. If MIflyer is suggesting some sort of unfairness, it clearly isn't the case. You win some, you lose some. If Boeing is losing ground on both sides of the Atlan...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?

https://youtu.be/lI6WKJiPwCw
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Love the show, have most of the episodes on DVR.

Here is the special end of watch message that the Dispatcher did when Martin Milner passed away.

https://youtu.be/lI6WKJiPwCw

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

No, it isn't. It would be like AF and LH going more or less all Boeing. Can you imagine that? Really, can you? Lots of Americans live with AA (417) and DL (310) flying lots of Airbus aircraft. Spirit and Frontier, too. Going exclusively Airbus on the part of the country's first, second, or third-la...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

This is so incorrect. Given 1. There’s no 777XF actually and secondly the 747-8 was first launched with the freighter than the passenger version came afterwards. So sorry try again It's not incorrect that the 747-8 frieghter is the only 747 model in production. It is not incorrect that the 777x EIS...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42111

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

It's kind of interesting to me that the ST article on the VDA situation: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/acrimony-with-russian-air-cargo-customer-doesnt-threaten-boeings-dominance-in-freighter-market/ sends out the message that Boeing has no worries in the freighter market, a...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Mid utilization. Usually end if line (739, A321CEO) heavily discounted or bought used. Which of these was bought used? ...contrary to A.net lore, that's not modern DL's style. Ed doesn't seem to like used like Richard did. But then again, up until Covid-19, Ed had a lot of resources (money) that Ri...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

This strikes me as a move made from desperation. The 777x passenger jet program is languishing. Following the strategy Boeing used with the 747-8, they are attempting to use the cargo business to keep the line alive. Given that the 777 is so heavy, it is well suited to freighter usage. This is so i...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

This strikes me as a move made from desperation. The 777x passenger jet program is languishing. Following the strategy Boeing used with the 747-8, they are attempting to use the cargo business to keep the line alive. Given that the 777 is so heavy, it is well suited to freighter usage. Link that th...

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by SteelChair
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

This strikes me as a move made from desperation.

The 777x passenger jet program is languishing. Following the strategy Boeing used with the 747-8, they are attempting to use the cargo business to keep the line alive. Given that the 777 is so heavy, it is well suited to freighter usage.

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by SteelChair
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

what could he possibly do better than what parker is doing? lets just discuss that instead Um, everything? Parker is a train wreck and RA is a very shrewd operator indeed. He doesn't just do win-wins. He does win-win-wins. Like replacing 367 seat 747-400s with 306 seat A350s that burn 45% less fuel...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

what could he possibly do better than what parker is doing? lets just discuss that instead Um, everything? Parker is a train wreck and RA is a very shrewd operator indeed. He doesn't just do win-wins. He does win-win-wins. Like replacing 367 seat 747-400s with 306 seat A350s that burn 45% less fuel...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5332

Re: VP candidates

Whomever Biden picks will become President as he is clearly cognitively impaired.

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Winning what, why do you not expound on all the winning, give us a list of wins since he was elected and now. Just a statement does not quite prove much. Did you read the 5 paragraphs? Judges, energy, foreign policy, trade, border, etc? Look, you can say 'He delivered" but he did it while at t...

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

WarRI1 wrote:
Winning what, why do you not expound on all the winning, give us a list of wins since he was elected and now. Just a statement does not quite prove much.


Did you read the 5 paragraphs? Judges, energy, foreign policy, trade, border, etc?

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Dupe

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Epstein skeletons????? Bwhaaa! Bill Clinton much? Disgraced? Hate monger? Thats right, Stanford and the University of California support and employ such people. What those two posts illustrate is the hatred of the left. Can't make an argument, resort to ad hominem attacks. Anyone who disagrees is a ...

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Trump will win in a landslide. The elitists don't care about the forgotten voter, they think the USA is "post industrial." Remember Obama talking about the magic wand? https://youtu.be/BRTGQUISjI0 Trump has delivered on jobs, the economy, foreign relations ("allies" in NATO are p...

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9671

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

Pan Am failed primarily because it was built by political deals and favoritism by Juan Trippe. In the process he made many friends and enemies in high places. After he retired in 1968 his friends forgot about Pan Am but his enemies didn’t. That is why Pan Am never received a single break during the...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90170

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

For most of my life, people said, "But what happens if the computer fails?" Today's youth will be saying 30 or 40 years from now, "Wait a second, there was a time when an airplane would just let a human fly it into a mountain?" The questions are how do we make the transition, and...

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11151

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

PW once again fails. The reliability of the GTF has been a massive disappointment. The LEAP is a huge success by comparison.

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10426

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

Did she serve him any alcohol?

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49102

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Ironic that when the C-17 was in production, the USAF was upset that Congress kept shoving them down their throats because parts for the frames were built in so many Districts. And yet only a handful of years after the production line is retired and dismantled, suddenly they want a few dozen more. ...

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11151

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Compare a new engine to the most reliable commercial gas turbine engine ever created?

6,000 hours is not bad at all. Especially when compared to the GTF.

I have every confidence that the team that made the CFM56 the best ever will improve the LEAP further.

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by SteelChair
Sat May 30, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants
Replies: 42
Views: 11433

Re: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants

By the time they get them, passenger airlines will be flying internationally again and there will be belly capacity. In pther words, Volga won't need them by the time they get them

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by SteelChair
Fri May 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259759

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It might even be fleet wise. From what I have been hearing, all MDs and 777s will be retired. (I personally am sad at both.) The future fleet 717s- Heavily downsized, most likely all will be moved to ATL, and get replaced by A220s. 737s- 737-700s and 737-800s will likely get replaced by 737-900ERs ...

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by SteelChair
Fri May 29, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60349

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Where is the predictive maintenance (that will save more money than new engines). Lightsaber That's a very bold statement. Would love to see the analysis on that one given the predictive maintenance is still fairly new. Also, how can you make such a statement not knowing what percentage fuel burn i...

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by SteelChair
Fri May 29, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60349

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

As far as the support required for the A380, AF purpose built an entire hangar, with spots for an additional A380 hangar on either side that were never built. I saw the blueprints once, but you can see it on a satellite map application.....i just can't figure out how to add a picture.

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by SteelChair
Thu May 28, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49102

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The USAF has asked for additional lift recently. They stated they are 1 squadron short of tactical airlifters. Conversation from that need has discussed multiple options that fit the bill from 747s, new C-17s or dusted off C-5s from the desert. No answer to the question has been picked but figure 2...

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by SteelChair
Wed May 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49102

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Its been postulated in the past, but not on this thread yet. USAF orders. With the retirement of all the C5A's, the USAF has a much less capable heavy lift capability. We have a unique President that is sensitive to products built in the USA. It may not be likely, but it is not impossible that USAF...

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by SteelChair
Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49102

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Its been postulated in the past, but not on this thread yet. USAF orders. With the retirement of all the C5A's, the USAF has a much less capable heavy lift capability. We have a unique President that is sensitive to products built in the USA. It may not be likely, but it is not impossible that USAF ...

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by SteelChair
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case
Replies: 214
Views: 6544

Re: Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case

[threeid]2[/threeid] This entire sad episode is a pathetic case in American history. Democrats, unwilling to accept the results of the electorate, embarked on a policy of "resist." Attack anyone associated with Trump, attempt to construct perjury traps, ensnare anyone who has engaged in an...

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by SteelChair
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50580

Re: KLM considers A321 order

TTailedTiger wrote:
That would make sense to dump the Boeinga and align with the AF fleet. They could trade aircraft as capacity demands change.


Something tells me the pilots unions would go berserk if such a thing were ever even suggested, let alone attempted.

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by SteelChair
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Re: CFM Leap engine option for A220

Not a chance imho. Why go to a heavier engine that burns more fuel and is at the end of a development cycle?

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