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by JohanTally
Wed May 25, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US CDC issues Monkeypox travel warning
Replies: 17
Views: 5501

Re: US CDC issues Monkeypox travel warning

EU also issued a "red alert" with 230 cases (as of yesterday) in 9 European nations. Per Hans Kluge WHO Europe regional director "as we enter the summer season with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission could accelerate. This may prompt stricter res...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

It's blurry, but here is a rendering of the airfield Phase II plan I found on a developer's website. The hammerhead concourse, Concourse A Phase III, Billy Graham runway, and the Concourse A Landside structure are all shown: https://wesleycdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/bigspring.png That's the ...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

I'm only a causal observer and only occasionally fly to CLT, maybe about every other year or so I'm not up on everything most current but find reading this thread extremely interesting. Just wondering where exactly are the planning this regional satellite concourse to be? It's blurry, but here is a...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

I'm only a causal observer and only occasionally fly to CLT, maybe about every other year or so I'm not up on everything most current but find reading this thread extremely interesting. Just wondering where exactly are the planning this regional satellite concourse to be? Due South of concourses B ...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

Maybe CLT needs a dedicated Regional Jet Terminal like Comair had at CVG. It's technically in the Master plan to have an island regional terminal south of B and C where 5/23 currently sits. The recent expansion of E concourse was done on the cheap and that possibly means it's not a long term soluti...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

YX AA E175 flights are operating on concourse E today and I assume this will be a trend going forward. I'm not sure if they all operate on E but it appears most of them have today. I would imagine AA would like to outsource as much YX flying to E as possible so Eagle can work the flights. IIRC if t...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

Maybe CLT needs a dedicated Regional Jet Terminal like Comair had at CVG. It's technically in the Master plan to have an island regional terminal south of B and C where 5/23 currently sits. The recent expansion of E concourse was done on the cheap and that possibly means it's not a long term soluti...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches the Global 8000
Replies: 20
Views: 5059

Re: Bombardier launches the Global 8000

Not to go too far off topic, but how does a manufacturer like Bombardier set up the F-18 chase plane. Who did it belong to? Lieutenant Pete Mitchell followed them out of Miramar obviously. I'm sure there's a relationship between US military in which Bombardier could get an F18 chase plane especiall...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 24, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Randomly hearing rumblings about a potential merger amongst the AA wholly owned subsidiaries. I don't have any substantive sources but pilots are talking and the most logical merger would be MQ and PT because some commonality amongst the Embraer aircraft. If they continue having difficulty attracti...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 23, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

YX AA E175 flights are operating on concourse E today and I assume this will be a trend going forward. I'm not sure if they all operate on E but it appears most of them have today. I would imagine AA would like to outsource as much YX flying to E as possible so Eagle can work the flights. IIRC if t...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 23, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16806

Re: CLT concourse E

YX AA E175 flights are operating on concourse E today and I assume this will be a trend going forward. I'm not sure if they all operate on E but it appears most of them have today.

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by JohanTally
Mon May 23, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Randomly hearing rumblings about a potential merger amongst the AA wholly owned subsidiaries. I don't have any substantive sources but pilots are talking and the most logical merger would be MQ and PT because some commonality amongst the Embraer aircraft.

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by JohanTally
Mon May 23, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

Increasing the A359’s capability means stealing more from the A35K and effectively turning the current plane into a “simple stretch” of the more capable A359. Airbus isn’t growing the A359’s MTOW/capability by magic. They are using margins built into the structure for the A35K and porting engineeri...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 23, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

Maybe... but at what point is it overkill though? That's essentially what happened with the 777-200LR: contrary to AvGeek lore, Boeing did not intend for it to just be "a niche ULH product," but simply the next evolution in the 772 frame's general existence. The goal was the sell 200-300 ...

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by JohanTally
Sun May 22, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

I don't think it was a guess. Ops specs and regulations vary from 200 - 220 lbs per pax. Completely accurate, or not, that's how the flight would be planned. In the US FAA new weight and balance standards calculates passengers weights with carryon luggage at 190lbs summer and 195lbs in the winter. ...

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by JohanTally
Sun May 22, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787
Replies: 36
Views: 8147

Re: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787

Has Lufthansa stopped painting aircraft identifying letters on the vertical stabilizer for all aircraft? I've noticed many of the LH 359 lack the letters and wondered if that's fleet wide for all new paint jobs.

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by JohanTally
Sun May 22, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH A359, B789 and B779
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: LH A359, B789 and B779

How does Lufthansa plan to utilize the A359, B789 and B779 in its network? What will be the role of each? 789 will likely replace the A333 and A343 while the remaining 359s replace the 346. 779 was intended to replace the 744 but with the delays some 359s will get a more premium cabin to assist wit...

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by JohanTally
Sat May 21, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

I don't think it was a guess. Ops specs and regulations vary from 200 - 220 lbs per pax. Completely accurate, or not, that's how the flight would be planned. In the US FAA new weight and balance standards calculates passengers weights with carryon luggage at 190lbs summer and 195lbs in the winter. ...

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by JohanTally
Sat May 21, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

I just ran a plan for the 359 from LAX to SYD with 306 pax and bags, it would not be able to carry any cargo, just the full passenger load. Did I mention I used PER for the destination alternate ? Does this take into account luggage because 300 passengers would have a minimum of 8k-15k pounds of ch...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 20, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

It has been quite painstakingly rebutted with some very informed and detailed discussion that DL's A350s struggle on LAX-SYD. It's almost bordering on misinformation now. PR's A350s (278T) operated longer flights (MNL-JFK/YYZ) than LAX-SYD with very similar seat counts to DL. The flights were 16+ho...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 20, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

Think it was UA. Oh yes there was, and it made no sense as other A350s at the time were flying even longer sectors. No it was DL. Several folks made passionate arguments the A350 did not have the capability to fly LAX-SYD with a full load for DL. Fortunately, sanity prevailed and those knowledgeabl...

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by JohanTally
Thu May 19, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

Their earliest examples are 275t and I would expect DL to avoid using them on the LAX-SYD route unless the scheduled aircraft goes tech. "The baseline A350-900 now has a maximum take-off weight of 280 tons, incorporating structural improvements and larger winglets. It was not available when Del...

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by JohanTally
Thu May 19, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

Remember a few years ago when some here said the A350 didn't have the legs to fly LAX-SYD for DL? I don't think anyone questions whether the 359 has the legs for 13 to 14 hour flights I think people's apprehension was whether would it carry a full pax cabin and cargo hold. Looking at the DL seat ma...

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by JohanTally
Thu May 19, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

Remember a few years ago when some here said the A350 didn't have the legs to fly LAX-SYD for DL? Are all of DL's A350s just paper uprates to 283T, or are there some older versions (including the leased frames) that have mechanical differences that prevent the bump to 283T? Some of their oldest fra...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 18, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

I could see this MTOW increase to 283t being helpful to DL on the JNB - ATL route. Increasing the MTOW doesn't help this route because the aircraft can't takeoff at MTOW as it is. A thrust bump or maybe a tire that can handle higher speed would help but not just a higher MTOW. Interesting, what are...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 18, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25523

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

The 350 is already an extremely capable airplane at 280t. This will be helpful warding off weight restrictions on wintertime westbound flights, especially if alternates are inconvenient. And of course as an increased freight allowance. I don't think it adds many markets though. It also further sepa...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 18, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Does AA have any other aircraft that have takeoff performance that is somewhat close to the LAA 319s? CLT-STT is exclusively on 319s(completely full) now after the 757 retirement and I'm wondering if another AA aircraft could be used without penalties after the increased passenger weights. MIA-STT ...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 18, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430870

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Yeah a lot of us here already expected this, but the fact that it leaked at all is still a shock. Theres obviously going to be huge political consequences. Looks like this is going to be Egyptair 990 all over again. on Egypt 990 why is it that their investigators say it was a mechanical failure whi...

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by JohanTally
Tue May 17, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430870

Re: China Eastern Crash: black box points to intentional nosedive

How terribly sad if true, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of all affected. But it just makes me angry at how preventable an accident like this could be. How many of these types of incidents do we need to see before mental health is taken seriously? This started more than 20 years ago ...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 16, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 349
Views: 80822

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

If only it were that simple. But I suspect that's how Airbus handled other airlines that reported minor A350 paint issues. You don't see other airlines's CEO's making such a shutzpah over this issue. And none of their countries aviation regulators have deemed the grounding necessary of the affected...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 16, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 245
Views: 49174

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

https://onemileatatime.com/american-air ... ct-kodiak/
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SXDFC wrote:
What’s the difference between Oasis and Kodiak conversions?

It's mostly modifications to first class including better seat padding, increased under seat storage and a partial divider between first and coach.

https://onemileatatime.com/american-air ... ct-kodiak/

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by JohanTally
Fri May 13, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales
Replies: 115
Views: 23223

Re: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales

JerseyFlyer wrote:
Does the 7MAX have the same MCAS as the re-certified 8MAX, or does it not need it?

The MAX7 was the testbed for the MCAS updates and the eventual ungrounding of MAX aircraft. FAA Administrator Steve Dickinson actually piloted the MAX7 before the FAA return to service was issued.

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by JohanTally
Fri May 13, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales
Replies: 115
Views: 23223

Re: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales

the aircraft is a simple shrink of the MAX 8 :shakehead: Nope, the opposite: the -8 is a stretch of the -7. Try not to let the time-frame of service entry confuse you: despite how interchangeably AvGeeks tend to use them, the two techniques are not (and do not produce) the same outcome. :yes: As po...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 13, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii
Replies: 27
Views: 8566

Re: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii

From what I've heard, the state of Hawaii doesn't have enough hotel rooms to accommodate all of these new travelers; that's why deals to Hawaii are to be made airfare wise, but hotel prices have become super high. Not sure adding A380s is going to help the situation. Last summer the US carriers sen...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 13, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales
Replies: 115
Views: 23223

Re: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales

Ooh, I can sense the tartness of those sour grapes all the way 2000 miles east... WN has more MAX7s on firm order (per its last 10-Q filing) than AS has mainline planes. And who ELSE wants the 7? Tell me. G4 just recently ordered 30 of them and the aircraft is a simple shrink of the MAX 8 which mea...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 11, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 210
Views: 53787

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

A comment in an article linked in the 737-10 thread got me thinking. There it said that the 777X will be delivered in 2025 which is 5 years late. So say certification willbe in 2024. IIRC when you apply tothe aviation authorities for a program you have a 5 year freeze of all certification items. I....

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by JohanTally
Mon May 09, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430870

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Well they promised 30 days, and FAA is not saying anything either. My understanding is whether the FAA has likely theories or even hard evidence it's not their place to announce it to the world. The oddest part is no real announcements regarding the black boxes reconstruction or whether they were u...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 09, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430870

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Well they promised 30 days, and FAA is not saying anything either. My understanding is whether the FAA has likely theories or even hard evidence it's not their place to announce it to the world. The oddest part is no real announcements regarding the black boxes reconstruction or whether they were u...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 09, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Does AA have any other aircraft that have takeoff performance that is somewhat close to the LAA 319s? CLT-STT is exclusively on 319s(completely full) now after the 757 retirement and I'm wondering if another AA aircraft could be used without penalties after the increased passenger weights. MIA-STT i...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 09, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Pardon me if it’s been posted I’m not a big reader of this thread but CLT used to be such a pleasant connecting airport. Now it’s just terrible. Passed through tonight for first time in a while 2/3 restaurants closed, 75% of shops closed at 7pm. Restrooms were not clean. What the heck happened? For...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 09, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I've been seeing a lot of posts on here about international routes out of CLT. I was wondering if it would help CLT in that the Charlotte metro is one of the fastest growing regions in the US now? I think a report from 2020 report placed it just behind Austin and Nashville for job growth. Do you th...

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by JohanTally
Sun May 08, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Just wondering what smaller markets are seeing some mainline upgrades. I noticed MSN-CLT is getting a flight on the A319. LIT also is seeing a mainline flight now. AVL-CLT getting mainline for the first time in 20 years. I remember when that was one of the original 757 routes. I feel like ROA used ...

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by JohanTally
Sun May 08, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1144
Views: 201688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

CIDFlyer wrote:
Just wondering what smaller markets are seeing some mainline upgrades. I noticed MSN-CLT is getting a flight on the A319. LIT also is seeing a mainline flight now.

It's been flying on mainline for a few months now but CLT-GRR very quickly moved from RJs at launch to mainline.

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by JohanTally
Sun May 08, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430870

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... s-84532141
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Weirdly ABC News is pretending this is a new story about the crash but the data is a month old. The silence is deafening among the media.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... s-84532141

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by JohanTally
Fri May 06, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 32012

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

So, from what I gather, the 777 wasn't at fault (per the report), and the tabloids sensationalized the event because it involved flight controls? It's sick. The aircraft has resumed service with no faults found. It seems AF does need to work on cockpit communication because this was very close to b...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 06, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25812

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Has the cold cabin floor condition been resolved? I wonder if switching from composite to aluminum fairings might increase the transfer of extreme cold to the tank and eventually to the floor above.

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by JohanTally
Thu May 05, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT Terminal Turns 40
Replies: 39
Views: 4146

Re: CLT Terminal Turns 40

CLT could definitely benefit from having a taxiway and bridge on the north side of the airport to allow flights landing on the far west runway not to have to cross the active runway and wait. Not designing the airport with a east/west North of the terminal was idiotic but it doesn't seem possible t...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 04, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 13964

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

I wonder if these winglets have a designed fail point when overstressed. These winglets are most likely CFRP with a metal leading eage.

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by JohanTally
Wed May 04, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25812

Re: Airbus delays A321XLR jet to 2024 amid safety talks

PepeTheFrog wrote:
Airbus said Wednesday that the launch of the A321XLR would slip by around a quarter to early 2024.


Sounds like a small delay to me.

Without the increased scrutiny the XLR program would appear to be ahead of schedule but smartly AB didn't over promise so a quarter delay seems quite palatable.

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by JohanTally
Tue May 03, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25812

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Articuno wrote:
From the pictures, the XLR still has the double-slotted flaps like a normal A321?

At 12 seconds in the video I shared it appears to be single slotted flaps I believe.

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