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by DenverTed
Wed May 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110712

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

If you rewing an aircraft, does that mean you have the option to locate the main gear at a new width so it can be longer?

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by DenverTed
Sat May 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110712

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

If they did a 767 with a new wing, then I assume it is a given that it would be converted to fly by wire. Then there is the question of if the authorities would want it certified as an all new model, which is highly probable. So, that will be a more extensive scope of work than the 777x and more exp...

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by DenverTed
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110712

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

"the 777 mini-jumbo" Had not heard that one.
If the 767 got new wings, would they have added fly by wire? Sounds like a more extensive expensive upgrade than even the 777x mini-jumbo.

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by DenverTed
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I think people need to replace the "5" in the 5000 737 MAX orders, by a "2" and chew on it for a while. https://airlinestravel.ro/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Boeing-797-NMA-750x430.jpg Source: https://airlinestravel.ro/nl/boeing-pregateste-797-nma-pentru-paris-air-show-2019.html ...

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by DenverTed
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36538

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Theoretically if you have a pilot fly a 75 seat, 150 seat, and 300 seat aircraft, how much should they be paid?
The same at 200K each? Or per seat,100K, 200K, and 400K? Or some average of the two methods, 150K, 200K, and 300K?

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by DenverTed
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego
Replies: 21
Views: 6229

Re: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego

In the midst of the (entirely preventable) coronavirus pandemic. ?! How exactly is a novel virus that, by definition, hasn't been seen before "preventable"? It was definitely not preventable. Healthcare is my field. The vectors for influenza are avian, human, and swine. The virus mutates ...

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by DenverTed
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5541

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

Do the wheels trucks cant forward on take off and rearward on landing?

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by DenverTed
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I think time is working against the MAX since it is older technology. I could see the demand switch over to the A220 and E195. WN and other airlines may take this refresh as a catalyst to something new.

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by DenverTed
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Can Boeing make the business case to restart MAX production? Lots of cancellations, increased training costs, increased production costs at a lower rate? The MAX is now like the NMA, they have to close the business case to restart the line. Maybe finish off the fuselages from Spirit and a few more. ...

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by DenverTed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15157

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

jetmatt777 wrote:
Wow, the clouds! Interesting livery, here is a shot of it approaching Miami Int'l.

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That's awesome.

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by DenverTed
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Looking at the MAX saga, originally was predicted back in the air in three months. When will domestic air travel return to half its previous level? I would hope a month, but looking at the MAX, a year is not that farfetched either. What correlation exists between the MAX and the commercial aviation...

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by DenverTed
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Looking at the MAX saga, originally was predicted back in the air in three months. When will domestic air travel return to half its previous level? I would hope a month, but looking at the MAX, a year is not that farfetched either.

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by DenverTed
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60112

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Does Boeing have to pay any penalties on MAX that airlines own that are not flying? They would be parked anyway, so tough to argue for economic damage. What about the best part of a year they were grounded before Covid-19 started disrupting operations? Mar2019 to Mar2020 for sure. Just wondering if...

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by DenverTed
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60112

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Does Boeing have to pay any penalties on MAX that airlines own that are not flying? They would be parked anyway, so tough to argue for economic damage.

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by DenverTed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73418

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

Well to be picky, if the fan is smaller and they are able to mount lower on the wing, it might work. May not be efficient but could eliminate the need for MCAS. As for the wire bundles, training, additional redundancy...... The would likely have to redesign the wing. Wing design takes into consider...

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by DenverTed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73418

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

I wonder if Boeing could re-engine the existing MAX-8 and 9 with the NG engines? That would at least salvage the airframe value. you dont understand the case the aerodynamical atittude of the airframes are the underlying problem other engines dont change that Well to be picky, if the fan is smaller...

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by DenverTed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73418

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

I wonder if Boeing could re-engine the existing MAX-8 and 9 with the NG engines? That would at least salvage the airframe value.

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by DenverTed
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?
Replies: 30
Views: 2573

Re: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?

Or bring a personal respirator. Just don't touch your food or face with your hands. Everybody is breathing the same air and touching the seats, armrests, overhead bin and lavatory latches, so the easiest transmission to stop is the hands to the face.

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by DenverTed
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14353

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

For the early 9x configurations, the DC-10s and L1011 went from 2-4-2 to 2-5-2, and the 747s started at 3-4-2, which was nice, but asymmetrical.

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by DenverTed
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73418

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

It doesn't look like there will be a revenue flight in 2020 to me. Still too deep in the weeds.

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by DenverTed
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13476

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

It seems like this summer, Boeing could provide a leased aircraft for cheap to replace any delayed new aircraft, which may have not been the case last summer.

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by DenverTed
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Why wouldn't you build a 753 in 2-2-2 for Denver-Chicago or Seattle-Atlanta or west coast-Hawaii? There's a need for a bigger hauler than an A321, and single aisle isn't the ticket.

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by DenverTed
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11916

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

Grand Junction used to be Colorado's #2 jetport. What happened?

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by DenverTed
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy
Replies: 39
Views: 7035

Re: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy

I like the concept, but I don't think this is the best configuration. When you get in a berth, you probably want it 30" above the floor. I don't think stacking bunk bed style is that great, or triple stacking is worse. Maybe if they stack but open to alternate sides. I think there is a better w...

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by DenverTed
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

What about 2-3? What's the logic there? If 2-3-2 is a no mans land, then maybe 2-3 is no mans land between 2-2 and 3-3. Apples and oranges. 2-3-2 is a no-man's land because you're adding a whole extra aisle but only gaining a single seat. 2-2, 2-3, and 3-3 all share the same quantity of aisles, so ...

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by DenverTed
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

FWIW, 20 year A.net obsessioner chiming in here... As much as I would love to see a 7ab MoM plane come in and disrupt the status quo, I don't believe the extra fuselage weight and drag can be justified - which puts Boeing in a quandary because to get the seating they want, 210-270, they have to go ...

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by DenverTed
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I don't think all the grand plans come to fruition, things change and the plans change, look at Y1,2,3. Boeing should just focus on one wing and what that will be. I think it is in their interest to build a bigger wing for a 100t to 125t aircraft first, and get as much mileage out of the 737 wing an...

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by DenverTed
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Yes, but still, in the current market what plane should airlines buy that find the A321 too small and too limited in range, which it is when you want to replace a 767-300ER or 767-400. Well for the 767-400ER, you arguably want a 787-8 or A330-800. For the 767-300ER, your options are another 767-300...

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by DenverTed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

What value would one put on a window seat, middle seat, and aisle seat? 1.1, 1.0, and 1.2? I know I choose carefully and fly on the E175 whenever possible. I think Delta made the right choice with the A330neo over the 787.

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by DenverTed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

2-2-2 is a non-starter. Why would an airline buy a plane configured 2-2-2 when they could get the same number of seats in a 3-3 narrowbody with the same fuselage length? The penalty of an LD-3-45 container means the fuslelage is driven by that up to an average diam of 160" on the A320 and MC-2...

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by DenverTed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

2-2-2 is a non-starter. Why would an airline buy a plane configured 2-2-2 when they could get the same number of seats in a 3-3 narrowbody with the same fuselage length? The penalty of an LD-3-45 container means the fuslelage is driven by that up to an average diam of 160" on the A320 and MC-2...

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by DenverTed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

744SPX wrote:
I really hope they go 2-2-2 with no option for 2-3-2. No. Middle. Seats. For anyone.

Once the width is known, it should be obvious what their plans are. 170" o.d. is 2-2-2. 180" o.d. is 16.5" wide seats at 2-3-2.

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by DenverTed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I really hope they go 2-2-2 with no option for 2-3-2. No. Middle. Seats. For anyone . 2-2-2 is a non-starter. Why would an airline buy a plane configured 2-2-2 when they could get the same number of seats in a 3-3 narrowbody with the same fuselage length? The penalty of an LD-3-45 container means t...

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by DenverTed
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

If Boeing and WN were designing an optimized 200 seat aircraft for Midway Airport, would it be a copy of the A321 but a meter shorter? What would the weight be? Hopefully they could make some improvement on the A321. Would they want to go 2-2-2 or 2-3-2,? Could they stretch this aircraft 5 rows for ...

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by DenverTed
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I think the sweet spot for 3-3 is 45m long, 2-2-2 is 50m, and 2-3-2 is 55m.
2-2-2 at 170" o.d. fuselage, 48m and 53m lengths 4,000nm and 3,500nm range, copy the nose section / windscreen of the 757 and scale it up 10%. End the tyranny of the middle seat.

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by DenverTed
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 27982

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Boeing themselves (and many analysts) are predicting demand for about 1300 777X aircraft over twenty years. Where the 777X may be seen as being too large for today’s market, in five or ten years’ time “growth in market” could be at a level where the aircraft is right sized for many routes. If/with ...

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by DenverTed
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9670

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

The 777LR, 764, and 753 may not have sold a lot, but the airlines seem to be getting most of the useful life out of them.

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by DenverTed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9670

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

It outsold the A340-500 about 2:1. The combined 777-200LR + 773 + 77W outsold the A340-500/600 about 6:1. Seriously, dude, you're trying to turn two planes with combined sales of 90 (34 vs 56) into a pissing contest? :sarcastic: Taken separately (which was the OP's point), neither the A340-500 nor ...

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by DenverTed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9670

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

The empty weight is listed as 320,000 versus 370,000 for the 300ER. Seems like that extra 50Klb would've added a lot of induced drag and fuel burn. When loaded up with fuel, cargo, and passengers, I'm sure the LR is very efficient. I would assume the fuel burn per lb of payload is better than the 30...

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by DenverTed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95466

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

The argument of Boeing and its supporters and 3rd world pilot deriders was that , the mcas should have been switched off and the plane flown fully manual . Its only logical that trials are taken to verify the claims of the Boeing supporters So we are once again discounting that a MAX with civilians...

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by DenverTed
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707-138B and 720 Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: 707-138B and 720 Differences

Different wing root, and I believe the fuselage between the nose and the wing is 20" longer on the -020, where the fuselage between the wing and the tail is 20" longer on the -138.

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by DenverTed
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Could the 322 be effective in the winter or is a new wing with higher MTOW basically a given? It seems really sensitive to seating counts. 3200nm range of the A322 is actually completely fine. There is no need for a new wing or MTOW bump. It does not make it a failure because it can not fly transat...

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by DenverTed
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NMA/MOM/797 variant performance analysis
Replies: 151
Views: 13551

Re: NMA/MOM/797 variant performance analysis

As Boeing plots their next move, how likely is it that Airbus will do an all new wing and re-gear the A321 for a 120t aircraft, or will they decide to go clean sheet at that point? I could see a A321 stretch to the A322 at 101t, engine improvements or folding wingtips, but the next investment beyond...

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by DenverTed
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

My wife is not a large person (quite the opposite actually) and she is just about perfect in every way. Her just one fault in life is she uses the seat in front of her to get out of her seat. Drives me nuts. I tell her all the time not to do it. She forgets. One day I feel I am going to get punched...

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by DenverTed
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Airbus will have the benefits of grandfathering with A321/A320/A319 to help sell the A322, such as commonality with spares, training of cabin and cockpit crews, etc. They will also have the advantage of reusing current manufacturing facilities and to a large degree the same techniques or ones perfe...

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by DenverTed
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

One thing that keeps being mentioned that I don't understand why it is an issue is the statement that if Boeing launches the NMA then Airbus will re-wing the A321 and make an A322. So what? If Boeing wants to have a full product line, they need to create something for this market segment and replac...

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by DenverTed
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I'm 6'5" and I'd prefer seats that recline 4" Sitting on a chair pressing my tailbone into a board, my knee is at 28". Typically my knees max out at 32" pitch. At 31" pitch, I put my knees in the armrest indentation. If they sold 10% more pitch for 10% more price, I'd buy th...

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by DenverTed
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

What is the egress rule? Just that seats and traytables must be up? That would be archaic and simplistic if there are no dimensions to it. There are two vertical planes that define the egress pathway of the row. What is that minimum width. A seat reclined 8" at 40" pitch has more egress th...

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by DenverTed
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155245

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

People do not always choose the lowest cost common denominator. Just look at what vehicles people drive. Give them a rational choice in pricing and they will take it. I'll always pay more for WN than ULCC or the majors choices. Give me 10% more legroom for 10% more ticket price and I would pay it ev...

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