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by Peterwk146
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15150

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The Vickers VC-10 had a RAM. I know that we're going off topic now, but of essentially if you have an aircraft with no mechanical reversion to the operation of the flight controls following the loss of normally generated power, then a ram air turbine is used, unless sufficient power can be provided...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15150

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I can assure you there’s not a ram air turbine (RAT) installed on the MD80 You are correct. I think the Airbus A320 was the first to have a RAT that I worked with. I do not know if any earlier Airbus aircraft like A300 and A310 had a RAT. I think the Boeing 757 and 767 had a RAT. I don't know if an...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2490

Re: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

The Airbus A320 went through similar problems as the MAX and look where they’re at now. Please advise what the "similar problems as the MAX" were? Simple, teething issues, which involved hull losses and death. May I point out that the only crash that happened when the aircraft had just en...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2490

Re: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

Airlines0613 wrote:
The Airbus A320 went through similar problems as the MAX and look where they’re at now.


Please advise what the "similar problems as the MAX" were?

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by Peterwk146
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15501

Re: Last VS A340

The last Virgin Atlantic A340 scheduled service will arrive into LHR on 1st November 2019, 2 A340’s will be kept on as ‘Spares’ for a further few months, operating select routes on an adhoc basis. How’s your chance to get out and see these beautiful French ladies for one final time. I’ll be said to...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44695

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Needing 2-300 orders for a launch seems a lot, although creating 'orders' via conversions from other orders does help Actually conversions don't help that much. Creating a new XLR version requires some investment in the development, even if it is a rather minor upgrade. New orders that weren't in t...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 25681

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Reading the post about designers vacancies in Airbus, one has to question where all the designers from A350-1000, A320neo, A400 and A330neo programs disappeared ?. Currently, there is no substantial ongoing development program of a scale before mentioned by Airbus. Do we expect they need start from...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 25681

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

This thread is starting to sound like an Airbus Fan's "wish list" for the next 20 years. Boeing I am sure is working on a future that includes MoM/NMA and NSA as a derivative product (in cooperation with Embraer), so let's not think Airbus is going to be working in a vacuum here. Boeing w...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20280

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

It's called an A330. it just doesn't come with GE90s. The A330neo with Trent 7000s has very similar range to the A340 classics. No giant 777-size engines needed. I think that you've missed the point - the A330 doesn't carry the same number of passengers as the A340-500/600 can. The question is a go...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20280

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

A larger nose gear bay might also have cost a couple of LD3 positions. The A330F has nose gear that is designed to keep the deck flat when the aircraft is on the ground. That nose gear is too big for the existing gear bay so the A330F has a wart-like fairing over the projecting part. 5237193,229635...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17853

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Gosh there’s nothing I love more than the sound of a B747-400 or B777 spooling up or a V8 revving. I guess I was born in the wrong generation. I used to work in the Engineering Centre at Hawker Siddeley Aviation/British Aerospace facility in Hatfield, UK from 1975 until 1992. When I first joined th...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49450

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

I think it's pretty much inevitable that a third major airplane manufacturer will emerge from China. They have the money, the people, the ambition, the demand. The only question is when and how long it will take them to get to the same level as Airbus and Boeing. What part Russia will take in it re...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 29072

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

And it isn't now? I mean - the A340-500s and -600s are paid now, and they're young birds, by age and by cycles. Really the maintenance on the Trent 500 is so hugely expensive, making those planes no longer economically worth flying? May I ask what source you have to make the assertion "the mai...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 29072

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

I know this is slightly off topic, but I noticed the A340 was never picked up by an US air carrier. I wonder why. When the A340 was in full swing (the 1990s and 2000s), the US carriers were in various states in financial distress. The approval of ETOPS for their 767s and their legacy fleets of 747s...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93191

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

For a re-engining to make sense it needs to deliver 10%+ effective performance improvement. There is no engine that delivers this. The first theoretical option would probably be something from the RR Ulftrafan line or engines of similar standard, so no engine that is currently flying. Given Roll's ...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50736

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Sooner787 wrote:
Another question......are EY's A380's leased or owned by the carrier?

May I ask what's this to do with the topic?

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by Peterwk146
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6320

Re: Will the A380 become the MD-11 for cargo?

Not another "maybe the 380 can..." thread. Just let it die. With only a couple of airlines, no one wants this plane. No one will convert it into a restaurant and it wont be anything more than a future trivia question. Enough of this albatross. Am I right in assuming that you don't like th...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 2940

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

Imagine if Eastern had been saved and stayed alive. What would have been the Eastern 757 fleet like? This is what I think: - I think that they would have bought a handful more of those by the early to mid 90s. - For sure the initial batch of 757-225s that were bought back in the 80s when the airpla...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 131851

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

As I noted in the separate thread about the Neo certification, Airbus now promotes the Neo as having a 25% fuel burn per seat improvement over “previous generation jets such as the 767 or 777.” They don’t go into more detail than that. The Neo has about a 15% fuel burn per seat improvement over the...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20539

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

So, given https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ECMYX and ETOPS flight rules, why was BOS deemed "nearest adequate airport" rather than YHZ or elsewhere? It would have sucked if the 2nd engine had an "auto roll back issue" over the Gulf of Maine. I hadn't seen anything to say that...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20539

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Regardless of this being an engine (RR) issue continuing from the 787 engines or an auto roll back issue, both Airbus and RR are on the hook here. They both have to investigate and provide root cause analysis to the proper authorities (FAA/EASA). Some of these reports will become public record weth...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20539

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

As per Bloomberg: "U.K. engine maker’s initial analysis of Iberia A350 in-flight turbine shutdown was due to an issue with the engine’s control system; this is now being addressed, Rolls-Royce says in emailed statement. - Inspections showed no damage to engine core, confirms no connection betw...

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by Peterwk146
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 6240

Re: Air Transat Airbus A310 problems?

Engineering issues are not reported to the regulator. There are processes internally for dealing with these. If everyone was reporting engineering problems the regulator would probably have a meltdown. What is the urge to hang on to these pieces of trash. May I ask why you refer to A310's as "...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 29515

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

There was some talk a few years ago about upgrading the 200, new engines, wings, etc. Still must be a need for a 50 seat RJ for small markets. As for as comfort, I'll take a 200 over an E-145, now that's a cramped cabin. I find the 145 vastly superior to the -200. The windows are huge and actually ...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 6964

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If the A220-500 is to ever exist, it will be because of one airline that will lobby to the end to make it happen, Delta. Delta would order 150+ A220-500 that seat exactly 150 passengers to replace their entire 737-800 and A320 fleets. However, I am not sure how many other airlines out there would g...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Flight by Tianjin Airlines Forced to Land at Wuhan after Hailstorm Smashed Windshield and Damaged Nose
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: A320 Flight by Tianjin Airlines Forced to Land at Wuhan after Hailstorm Smashed Windshield and Damaged Nose

ikolkyo wrote:
Sheesh, A320s and hail just do not like each other.

I'm not sure that any aircraft likes hail.

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by Peterwk146
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 26564

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

there is no real 777-200LR with aux tanks and 778 have more fuel kpacity 145t vs. 158t so with 168t OEW and 158t fuel 778 can carry 25t payload. That means it can fly further cause carry more fuel and its more fuel efficiet even is bigger but MTOW is just 4t higher! Are we going off topic here as t...

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by Peterwk146
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 20393

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf If you look on pages 2-3 of section 3-3-0 you can see the takeoff performance curves. At 6K ft, the A359 can carry *almost* MTOW off a 4,0...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49598

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

AA94 wrote:
JetBlue will order 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, for delivery beginning 2020, replacing the Embraer 190 fleet.

http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=55200

Wow!!

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33429

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1016610880182726656 Interesting. Also Airbus states the CSeries (A220) production line will be able to do 50-60 aircraft a month. The deliveries and backlog numbers are expected to change soon. 50-60 PER MONTH? That has me thinking they are really thinking of ...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33429

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I find it very interesting that the A220 is lacking the "racoon mask"... Would have looked better IMO I'm very pleased it doesn't have the 'racoon mask'. On the A350 it's ok as long as the tube is white. With other non-white liveries like QR and VN it looks unnecessary. On the A330neo it ...

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by Peterwk146
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 67
Views: 16315

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

INHO, it may be a fatigue failure due to a material defect in the axle. Under these circumstances, an undetected crack would have been created. Then the impact load due to the landing (I've seen worse and it would have been within the design capability of the axle) would have finally caused the crac...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629883

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf The acap is updated with loads of new info.... The front page states: "The content of this document is the property of Airbus. It is s...

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by Peterwk146
Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6031

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The difference with Finnair is that while the livery is terribly basic, it somehow works very, very well. It comes to life in the snowy landscapes of Finland and in winter sunlight but looks clean and sharp in almost any environment, they've also done a wonderful job in coupling the livery with the...

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by Peterwk146
Sun May 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13639

Re: A310 - too early?

In one word, the wing. The 767-200 had a very ample wing dictated by the necessity to take off from LGA and fly transcontinental to the US western seaboard. This helped give the later 767-300 very long and capable legs when it came to developing a higher-capacity model. The A310 had a wing optimise...

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by Peterwk146
Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629883

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
ttm wrote:
Any chance that any of the Sichuan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines or Air China frames might make it home before year end?

yes

Please provide the official information that backs this up.

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by Peterwk146
Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 131851

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Jayafe wrote:
Its winglets still look quite horrible in the distance, just aesthetic I know, but still.

In your opinion ...

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by Peterwk146
Wed May 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 4146

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

FatCat wrote:
Volotea's 717s do not have an encorauging safety record...


You need to provide facts to back up your statement - how many crashes, fatalities, etc.?

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by Peterwk146
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 30722

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

3 days short of two months in service and not a single service disruption for the -1000... Perhaps best EIS for a derivative. Indeed. But the first -1000 to be delivered must feel quite lonely in the air; the second to be delivered (not sure which one it will be at this point) has not even made it ...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 40940

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Source: @TonyFernandes (CEO Air Asia) has just confirmed the airline has no plans to buy the Airbus #A350 XWB — despite having 10 of them on (firm) order. • AirAsiaX also has 66 #A330neo aircraft on firm order • Final decision on AirAsiaX’s future fleet is expected later this year So by the looks o...

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by Peterwk146
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 40940

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Source: @TonyFernandes (CEO Air Asia) has just confirmed the airline has no plans to buy the Airbus #A350 XWB — despite having 10 of them on (firm) order. • AirAsiaX also has 66 #A330neo aircraft on firm order • Final decision on AirAsiaX’s future fleet is expected later this year So by the looks o...

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by Peterwk146
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27878

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I think Timmy left out a lot of fine print. A380 is profitable only on 6hr:30m to 8hr missions and PLF is higher than BELF. To everywhere else you will be burning cash. That limits A380 pretty much to DXB-Europe routes A380 is the worst for the economy class passengers, chaotic boarding, crowded fi...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27878

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Sir Tim is simply an Airbus fanboy. I for one don't know that the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. Simple business...If it was a profit machine everyone would own them. They don't because it is tough to make profit with them...same goes for the 747-8 Have you got the facts behind your stat...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27878

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Sir Tim is simply an Airbus fanboy. Everybody knows the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. :) May I ask on what basis do you make that statement? Do you have firm evidence from A380 operators? I for one don't know that the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. The smiley face was to deno...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27878

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Kindanew wrote:
Sir Tim is simply an Airbus fanboy.
Everybody knows the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. :)

May I ask on what basis do you make that statement?
Do you have firm evidence from A380 operators?
I for one don't know that the A380 is impossible to make a profit with.

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by Peterwk146
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76623

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

To me it sounds like AA exercised their purchase rights based on 2013 order. Many people here claim that AA didn't used their options and I disagree that. The use of the word "amended" implies that this is based on the original 2011 purchase agreement. So it could just be a case of Corpor...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42468

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

It may be as simple as the airlines not wanting what Airbus is offering, so Airbus is having a rethink of their programme strategy for SA developments.

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629883

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Doesn't look too awful on the A359s Sorry to disagree, but it doesn't look right in my opinion. There's too much white and the little that is not coloured is too small and is the wrong colour. I think that getting rid of the yellow on the fin was a mistake. If you look at the Air France colours, th...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23037

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

fishmeal wrote:
I totally disagree about he look of the nose of the 787. I think it's fine and never have I ever thought it looked like a mini-van! And the 350 looks quite similar to me: a clone as it were.

The Boeing 787 nose reminds me of the DH 106 Comet nose.

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 26177

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

Did this MTOW increase came with any MZFW or MLW increase? A 9T jump is quite a lot for this airframe, so is this all for fuel/range, or will it allow operators to squeeze a bit more payload in it? If you ask me, I find it a bit fruitless to only add range without adding payload, as you just end up...

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