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by ClarkeKent
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Incremental Takeoff Flaps Extension?
Replies: 14
Views: 2509

Re: 757 Incremental Takeoff Flaps Extension?

What exactly is the gate protecting, and why does it apparently only affect the 727 and 757? All Boeing aircraft have it. The gates are at the positions for normal go around and engine out go around. That’s not completely correct. The gates are at positions for: 1. Normal go around. 2. Inadvertentl...

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Hi guys, Real hurdle I see for the 76 is the wing. She’s limited earlier on in the flight. Sometimes FL290. On a 9 hour flight the 767/a330/787 all burn roughly the same flight fuel. The big difference being that the a330/787 do it 60-70T heavier. The big wing on the 330 and 787 get them up higher ...

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I’m not kicking the 76 at all. I love the 76. Just stating why it can’t compete as a pax aircraft with 330. A new engine won’t do. It needs several billion in development costs put into it. Just not worth it. Like I’ve stated. As a freighter, I think a Genx 76 will be a good aircraft. Just don’t en...

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Agree with your analysis regarding freighters. Members are making the arguement that Boeing should ‘Max’ the 767. Won’t work with a passenger model. Reasons stated above. Freighter only requires the new engine. Not a complete ‘Maxing’.

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I would kill to see a 767neo developed. New flight deck, new gear, hgw, Genx, new wing and tailplane. But.. realistically, the costs required to develop it just don’t stack up. Hope I’m making sense. I don’t mean to bash the 76 above, just being realistic about her future.

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I’m not kicking the 76 at all. I love the 76. Just stating why it can’t compete as a pax aircraft with 330. A new engine won’t do. It needs several billion in development costs put into it. Just not worth it. Like I’ve stated. As a freighter, I think a Genx 76 will be a good aircraft. Just don’t enc...

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I can tell you Keesje that the figures you are posting are merely average fuel burns dreamed up at average weights. Sure, they have some merit but they only tell a fraction of the story ;) Yes I agree. The 767 doesn’t and isn’t known as a ‘gas guzzler’. But.. an a330 will outlift it significantly an...

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by ClarkeKent
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 567
Views: 111406

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Hi guys, Real hurdle I see for the 76 is the wing. She’s limited earlier on in the flight. Sometimes FL290. On a 9 hour flight the 767/a330/787 all burn roughly the same flight fuel. The big difference being that the a330/787 do it 60-70T heavier. The big wing on the 330 and 787 get them up higher e...

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by ClarkeKent
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777x EIS, 737 & 787 production.
Replies: 1
Views: 501

777x EIS, 737 & 787 production.

Boeing has confirmed 777x first flight early 2020, with first delivery early 2021. Interesting other news is that Dreamliner production will be reducing back to 12 per month, with 737 production slated to increase up to 57 per month. Interesting times ahead for Boeing. They’ve got some interesting t...

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by ClarkeKent
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4795

Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes

Hi all,

Wondering why the 747-8 can’t fly as high as the 747-400.

If anyone in the know has any ideas; I’d love to hear them.

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by ClarkeKent
Fri May 03, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cargo fleet replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: SQ Cargo fleet replacement

I agree with most of what you’re saying. Thing is, every time I see an SQ747, they seem to be loading it via the nose. Seems SQ like the nose door. Not sure whether they need it though..? The 747-8f seems to be a logical replacement. Time will tell.

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by ClarkeKent
Fri May 03, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cargo fleet replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

SQ Cargo fleet replacement

Hi all, As the title suggests... What are Singapore airlines plans for their 747F replacements? Options: - 747-8F - 777F - A330 (although I’m not sure it offers the payload/range) - Or will they settle for belly freight? At the moment, I believe there are 7 x 747s in the fleet. They have been quoted...

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by ClarkeKent
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next customers for the 748F
Replies: 25
Views: 5936

Re: Next customers for the 748F

What are SQs plans for freight fleet replacement? I believe they have a fleet of 7 x 744F (all new builds also I think?)
Whenever I see their freighters they always seem to have the nose open, which is obviously good news for the dash8..

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by ClarkeKent
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25704

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

Just my opinion , but I don’t believe au will take the 350. At least not anytime soon. At least not before a re-engine program (neo) United has their needs covered with the 787 fleet (8-9-10) and their fleet of 22 77W. The 77W covers their heavy routes, and a combo of 789/7810 can cover the rest. No...

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