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by Sokes
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrogen flying wing
Replies: 19
Views: 1474

Re: Hydrogen flying wing

If you had a billion to spend on green hydrogen or SAF, which would get you further? My guess is SAF, based on the fact that you're using existing infrastructure already and the properties of it are nicer than hydrogen. Personally I believe that fuels based on sugarcane might be the future for avia...

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by Sokes
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Poland LGBT
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: EU Poland LGBT

Shouldn't Catholics promote gay marriage?
Imagine there is a genetic factor. Gay couples don't get children, so there should be much less sin after one generation. :D

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by Sokes
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Safer We Become...
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: "The Safer We Become...

other countries shut down as much as possible, used masks... While I do support restrictions I'm not very confident in this opinion. I do wonder if I'm wrong, but feel I don't have enough information. Masks however I'm not willing to discuss. The refusal to wear masks is the climax of not a tiny re...

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by Sokes
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2410

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

People need less money in the pandemic. I was wondering if the government could cut salaries, rent, interest payments to 70%. In which case even 50% continued salary payments through government in case there is no work would do somehow. But then there are lots of financial "innovative" pro...

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by Sokes
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Safer We Become...
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: "The Safer We Become...

How many percent of people put safety first without loosing weight? Loosing weight, doing sport and enough sleep are a good way to reduce risk significant. Why to wait for a vaccine? I support restrictions, but I significantly increased time for sport. Did people in the West increase sport? In India...

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by Sokes
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

I am slightly prejudiced against tattoos. Assuming not to be in a relationship, would I consider a woman with tattoo a potential partner? Yes, but after a long "coming to know" period. Here already I discover my first fallacy. Are there no cracked women without tattoos? Isn't a long coming...

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by Sokes
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2410

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

It should be noted that the previous rescue package with the $600 a week was not sufficient to avoid the GDP from crashing over 30%. Suppose a business builds a product which requires 40 delivered items from 20 suppliers. Suppose further one of the suppliers can't deliver because it is closed due t...

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by Sokes
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrogen flying wing
Replies: 19
Views: 1474

Re: Hydrogen flying wing

If green hydrogen is 6-10x the price of Jet-A, then you're better off using any surplus wind power to synthesize hydrocarbon fuels or convert biomass into some drop-in fuels. Once enough money is thrown at it, price will come down. Solar electricity, batteries, mobiles, planes and everything else h...

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by Sokes
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43442

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

https://youtu.be/C7SIgQFihmE

Thanks for posting, I didn't know yet.
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zeke wrote:
Airbus uses ROPS technology to reduce runway overrun events https://youtu.be/C7SIgQFihmE

Thanks for posting, I didn't know yet.

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by Sokes
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 273
Views: 52271

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

How much weight can fit on a cargo pallet of B747-400 converted freighter, B777F and B777-300ER converted freighter?

What range/ far destinations could a B777-300ER converted freighter reach from Anchorage with max payload/ 80% of max payload?

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

Well, it's from Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, 2012). So why would the visuals not be amazing?
I didn't like the acting in Independence Day, but Midway was o. k.
So no reason why one shouldn't enjoy the visuals.

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

For me, it is giving people a quick glance into what is important to me. I remember following a guy on Tumblr who then found a boyfriend who had a small tattoo of a pizza slice with cheese dropping from it. I think we all love pizza, but I don't think I love it enough to get a tattoo of a pizza sli...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43442

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

EMAS - Airport can literally use "Act of God" defense. If the runway is stuck between two places of religious importance with limited scope for length and some politician wants a WB capable runway, EMAS gets the shaft. Pull up the airport map and look around. Is this a hypothetical scenar...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

... We got identical tattoo's on our upper left shoulder at the same time. ... As my father once said, "I hated old farts who sat around and complained about young people and the world going to h**l. Then I woke up one morning and realized I was one." May you all live long enough to be a ...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

For me, it is giving people a quick glance into what is important to me. More than twenty years back a woman with a snail house tattoo on her shoulder explained the meaning to me. Is this common that tattoos got meaning? For some, yes. For others, as pointed out above, they are being a non-conformi...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29298

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Remember, all we need is for the travelers and service workers of the world to get vaccinated. That should happen by mid-2021. Well... That, and for said travelers to build their cash reserves up enough to travel. Helicopter money Germany had a currency reform after WW2. Everybody got the same amou...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody for two meter high belly cargo containers
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Widebody for two meter high belly cargo containers

By now all widebodies have plenty of range. So I was wondering if more belly cargo space would be desirable. I thought of a B777 fuselage, but with the floor shifted upwards. Economy passenger capacity goes down to nine abreast. Even better would be an oval fuselage, let's say same 6,2 m broad, but ...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights
Replies: 27
Views: 2791

Re: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights

Assuming a 12 hour flight in a city pair that has dedicated freighter traffick anyway. Assuming further an airline has both B787-10 and A350-900.
Which plane should the airline choose?

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

... We got identical tattoo's on our upper left shoulder at the same time. ... As my father once said, "I hated old farts who sat around and complained about young people and the world going to h**l. Then I woke up one morning and realized I was one." May you all live long enough to be a ...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2410

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

Evicting a tenant implies you have a replacement tenant, if you don’t why evict? I don't know about the US Suppose in Germany a young family rented a three bedroom flat 40 year back. Children are long gone, husband died, woman lives alone. There are limits in Germany how much the rent can be increa...

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by Sokes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi and the Bomb
Replies: 24
Views: 1276

Re: Saudi and the Bomb

Israel gave Gaza to Palestinian administration. Did it work? Self determination doesn't work well in most countries of the world, it won't work for Palestinians. Israel needs the West Bank for defense purpose. But is this a sincere argument if one is greedy for the water as well? I suggest positive ...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beirut Protesters Clash With Lebanese Government
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Beirut Protesters Clash With Lebanese Government

Flaps wrote:
Who actually operates the port, Hezbollah or the official Lebanese government?

Can you expand?
More important, do you have a source?

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1854

Re: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

Deleted as nonsense.

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

For me, it is giving people a quick glance into what is important to me. More than twenty years back a woman with a snail house tattoo on her shoulder explained the meaning to me. Is this common that tattoos got meaning? Question to all: I was wondering if I should tattoo "Trump" on my ar...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 67
Views: 2610

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

LMP737 wrote:
To quote Lisa Simpson, to be rebellious. In a conformist sort of way. ;)

The joung generation always has the problem how to be rebellious to the old generation, but at the same time conform with their peer group.

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43442

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Some analysis by an expert who investigated their earlier crash at Mangalore. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/expert-who-investigated-mangaluru-accident-lists-reasons-for-kozhikode-plane-crash/story-MUEA13xMTAwaz96muovwVJ.html How did they analyze that the pilot was fallen asleep? Snoring...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 57
Views: 3217

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

...because of oil Norway has the money to buy electric cars and airplanes. And that helps the R&D into those areas increase. So in my opinion it is a wise way of using money from CO2 to make a bridge to more environmentally friendly form of transportation. :checkmark: Innovation is always finan...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 57
Views: 3217

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

Lots of visionaries here. How good were the first trains, cars, bicycles, mobiles, jet engines? Even though I have to admit that battery technology develops so fast that every three years delay gives enormous more potential. But then one has to build up contacts to suppliers, start teaching about it...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13514

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

You still haven't grasped the concept. The passenger is liable to pay, regardless - but only if the flight operates. I answered to kalvado who wrote balance is to be paid at check in. That apart your suggestion is an improvement to today's system as risk shifts to equity/ bank credit. I assume ther...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13514

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Some custom expensive items on a consumer market (e.g. home improvement projects) are often paid in 2 steps -10-30% non-refundable deposit at contract signing, balance on completion. Can that be applied to airline tickets - which are also custom items, and fairly expensive ones? In airline terms th...

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by Sokes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43442

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

I have a tremendous respect for everyone in the industry but couldn’t care less about “passengers” seemingly becoming aeronautical engineer types when discussing accidents. ... Give it a rest, especially you armchairs. Geez... I chop in as an armchair. One doesn't need to be a pilot. It's enough if...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43442

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

It doesn't have a true EMAS but it does have a 240m overrun area which is the highest recommendation from ICAO. If you overrun a 2860m runway plus another 240m, the design isn't an issue at that point. Evidence suggests otherwise. You can't build for every incident. I'll wager that even if you adde...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 67
Views: 10410

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

With a tall building the structure at the bottom is much heavier per meter than at the top. I admit I failed to consider this. Good point. But I still believe there has to be a mistake in the data. The totally overstretched A340-600 compared to -500 is 7,5 m longer, but weighs only six tons more, 8...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43442

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

That drop off at the end is massive, plus the fact it doesn't have any sort of EMAS is a joke IMO. It doesn't have a true EMAS but it does have a 240m overrun area which is the highest recommendation from ICAO. If you overrun a 2860m runway plus another 240m, the design isn't an issue at that point...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 67
Views: 10410

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

Yes the engines might have gained a bit - but by many reports Wings are about the same ... In any case I guess they built in room for a MTOW bump to 360T as rumoured... You have a link about the wings? I also believe there will be a MTOW bump. Middle East is anyway too hot to start very heavy and w...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: It's not right to blame patient confidentiality for the 2015 controlled flight into the Alps.
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: It's not right to blame patient confidentiality for the 2015 controlled flight into the Alps.

One can look for suicides in the family. I have a friend who had suicidal thoughts. One aunt and his mother committed suicide. Now no more suicidal thoughts, instead I believe he is a bit hypomanic. But then seeing the family background is political incorrect. Very little happens. I guess airlines h...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 47
Views: 4948

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

Part of my opinion is based on years of the 777s being too expensive to buy stock and too expensive to convert. Bedek figured out a cheaper conversion (no floor beam changes) and stock is suddenly cheaper. Same with EFW and the A330. Lightsaber What does Bedek do to avoid floor beam changes? Earlie...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 67
Views: 10410

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

The 777 fuselage weight is just over 2000kg per metre. So a 3 metre shorter fuselage will allow for 6t of extra payload... Is it made of cast iron? The 777LR and 777-300ER have the same 347-351t MTOW. Empty weight difference is 22,700kg and the fuselage is 10.1m longer. That is 2,247kg per metre of...

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by Sokes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13514

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

We've seen many times (even pre-COVID-19) in Europe that airlines sell tickets and go bankrupt in the Summer and thus ruining peoples Summer holiday. The customers have already paid in advance (sometimes months ago) whereas the airline has to pay its bills when delivering the service (or a few week...

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 67
Views: 10410

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

I don't know how many pressurizations the B747-8 can handle, but I believe the last 20% or so will be kept for oversized cargo. Also in 15 years there will be better freighters for normal sized cargo, e.g. B777-8 including one engine update. I can imagine that some will be still operational in 70 ye...

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 67
Views: 10410

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

RJMAZ wrote:
The 777 fuselage weight is just over 2000kg per metre. So a 3 metre shorter fuselage will allow for 6t of extra payload...

Is it made of cast iron?

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91634

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

We know Airbus is buying back 6 A380s from LH. We do not know if other such buyback arrangements exist. We do know Airbus used guarantees on resale value and buyback clauses to help sell A340-NGs ( ref: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a340/haunted-by-old-pledges-airbus-aims-to-boost-a340-...

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91634

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Revelation wrote:
smartplane wrote:
A buyback does not make the OEM a lease holder. They would be a beneficial owner if invoked, and have a contingent liability until invoked, expires or retired.

Ahh, the old buyback clause. The ghost of John Leary may end up haunting the house of Airbus.

Can you expand on that?

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91634

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Second the US is not a market for the A380 because of the hub structure we have. You can get to Tokyo on US carriers from: LAX/SFO/PDX/SEA/SLC/DEN/IAH/DFW/MSP/ORD/ DTW/EWR/JFK/IAD/ATL Airlines that have A380s had a single or double hub structure so they could fill the seats. I learnt something. I a...

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 11964

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

FGITD wrote:
The temperature. Sunny and 75 is basically ideal weather.

Got it, it refers to temperature:
75°F=24°C

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 100
Views: 14476

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

lightsaber wrote:
...
789: 377m^2 wing area, 9.59 aspect ratio
A339: 465m^2 and 8.8 aspect ratio
...
So the A339 has the wing to climb earlier, but not the ability to climb high. ...
Lightsaber

Suppose one loads both planes to MZFW:
Which is better for 3000 nm?

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 100
Views: 14476

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

That's correct, but the GenX-version of the 748 is smaller, hence it would also fit under the 767-400 airframe. Due to the reduced diameter of the 748's GenX, its bypass ratio is worse; hence the fuel consumption is a bit higher, too. A de-rated version would increase the bypass-ratio again, thus s...

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 3820

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video

BN747 wrote:
A suggestion...the leave the Jesus fables out of processing what you'll come across, it'll only confuse matters beyond repair.

BN747

Are you sure the white people are the only one that suffer from prejudices?

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by Sokes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 11964

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

At least the 767s will break when it’s sunny and 75 out. For the enthusiasts among us: What does that mean? I think you need the context: (MD11s) have a knack for breaking at the worst possible moments. At least the 767s will break when it’s sunny and 75 out. Seems to be suggesting that MD-11 break...

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by Sokes
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 100
Views: 14476

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

That is why Boeing has indicated that they are working on a 767-400 Freighter, and has discussed the possibilities of a passenger variant. My understanding in 2019 is that at the time that Boeing did not see a large passenger aircraft market for a 764 "neo." Times change, we will have to ...

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