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by SuperAzusa
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clean sheet designs versus major upgrades of existing designs
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Clean sheet designs versus major upgrades of existing designs

Hi Airliners,net community! Lately there's a lot of news about the 737 family and the A320.. and I was wondering how major upgrades of these classic aircraft (like 737 Max or A320 Neo) compare to clean sheet designs like the MC-21, A220/C series, or the Embraer E models (which have some significant ...

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by SuperAzusa
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

Well, if she has made a decision already ... The fact that it will take ~ 2 years until the -600S version will be availlable is not that much of an issue since the airports has yet to be built as well. Interesting will be he question who will operate the aircraft. So far no airline in Japan operate...

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by SuperAzusa
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

A bit of an update. If anyone is interested about what has happened since. It seems they are going to go with the ATR-42-600S. I also plan to publish an English summary of the survey on how locals feel about the airport. Surprisingly there was really strong support for the return of frequent boat p...

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by SuperAzusa
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

A bit of an update. If anyone is interested about what has happened since. It seems they are going to go with the ATR-42-600S. I also plan to publish an English summary of the survey on how locals feel about the airport. Surprisingly there was really strong support for the return of frequent boat pl...

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by SuperAzusa
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15513

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

I believe it is aerodynamically inefficient. The only reason why military transports have them on top is to reduce the risk of the engines sucking in foreign objects.. and short take off as military planes may operate on poor runways or even dirt/grass. civilian airliners usually have the luxury of ...

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by SuperAzusa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor

correct me if I am wrong, but I thought this development from Leonardo will be using an electric motor?

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by SuperAzusa
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor

I tried searching but didn't find any thread on this.. but I wanted to talk about Leonardo's Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor, which seems to be bigger than the V-22 Osprey. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/heli-expo-leonardo-plans-tiltrotor-prototype-flight-434891/ with first flight being ...

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by SuperAzusa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 4537

Re: I can't be a pilot.

I totally know your feeling my entire family is military. my dad in particular always wanted to be a pilot but wasn't smart enough so he went navy. but it his dream to fly the F-4 (or was it F-5). Since he always collected a ton of military magazines and books, I've always went through them as a kid...

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by SuperAzusa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

Hi Zeke and TRP, Thanks for the feedback. I'm familiar with Dr. Guo's paper. Unfortunately there are a few things mis-leading in its contents. Or rather, a few things obsolete. Its over 10 years old. Just a few years after it was published did the local government push for an island wide survey on l...

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by SuperAzusa
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 2533

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

^ thanks for the update! I also found out the upcoming ATR-42-600S (an STOL) variant, can also take off under 800m and carry about 50 passengers!

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by SuperAzusa
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

The primary sizing of the runway should be fior aeromedical use, the commercial aspects will follow. A runway sized for aeromedical use should be able to support DHC-8, ATR, Airbus A220. A DO228 is totally unsuitable, so is an 800 m long runway. How about the upcoming ATR-42-600S which is intended ...

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by SuperAzusa
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

Thanks for the constant replies and feed back. My area is more on the policy and legal side rather than the aviation side. Also most on the island don't know much on aviation either (a lot is just basic information or stuff decided by Tokyo) which is why I came here. To answer a few questions: Tokyo...

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by SuperAzusa
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

alright I did a lot of work talking to various officials and local people about the topic. support is about half-half. However if we make the plane aimed primarily for locals, the support seems to shift to 90%. The last mayor of Tokyo, Ishihara, was against it. But Koike (the current one) wants a 12...

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by SuperAzusa
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

^ Thanks! I am meeting the town office tomorrow so I'll mention some of the things I've learned here.

as for helicopters, you don't think 800km is enough to reach HAC (Hachijojima) then transfer to a 737 to Tokyo or Osaka?

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by SuperAzusa
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 2533

Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

This is related to my other thread, but wanted to branch off specifically into STOL airliners. Are there any aircraft that has similar runway/take off STOL performance as the An-72 while carrying a similar or greater number of passengers? I was looking at this list on wiki (I feel it may not be upda...

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by SuperAzusa
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

I want to go back to the type of aircrafts that are available. Boat planes - i.e ShinMaywa US2, or the Beriev Be-200 I assume, are very high maintenance and expensive to run right? let alone convert them into civilian passenger aircraft. I know the US2 and Be-200 have mock ups or drawings of a passe...

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by SuperAzusa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

^ thanks as always for the reply! I will mention some of these plane options in a meeting with the town (they probably looked at it)

As for the location and condition, google: 洲崎飛行場
and then click images

it will show you a map, location, and many pics of its current condition

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by SuperAzusa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

Hi guys. Thanks for the reply Here are a few updates! Yes this is Chichijima, which is about a 25 hour boat ride from Tokyo. It sits midway between Tokyo and Saipan (US Marianas). I am actually here right now doing field observations. The 800m abandoned WW2 era air field that was proposed as an airp...

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by SuperAzusa
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

I'm a student researching local demand for an airport. Basically, I am in Japan and we have an island that is only accessible by ship. However locals want an airport. There's 2 problems 1. The island is small and mountainous so there's very limited options on location 2. Its also a world heritage si...

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