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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Re: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?

I don’t think innovation has stopped but the places where it is happening is not noticeable to a consumer or making changes to performance that could be easily predicted. There’s lots of impressive tech advances but from my perspective ( I work in R&D but not the aviation industry) I can see lot...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pastor Claims He Was Sucking Demons Out of Sexually Assaulted Men
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Pastor Claims He Was Sucking Demons Out of Sexually Assaulted Men

If those demons were released in to a female would that make an abortion the same as an exorcism? It’s pretty hard to refute driving demons from someone is it.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pastor Claims He Was Sucking Demons Out of Sexually Assaulted Men
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Pastor Claims He Was Sucking Demons Out of Sexually Assaulted Men

I have typed at least 10 replies and deleted every single one because there are so many funny things to say but that aren’t appropriate to have associated with the issue at hand. I.e. sexualised activity without informed consent.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98607

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It will be interesting to see if EK sticks to 7-abreast J though. The reason there is only a 25-30% difference in seating is the dense J cabin in the 77W compared to the A380. If EK also moves to the new F in the 779 you will also see a reduction in capacity, although only by 2 seats. Honestly, I'd...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153144

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

[url][/url] You don't need all that lift of a big wing in Cruise and M.8. . thats why 77W flying FL300 Seems to me that having an aircraft that spends most of its time doing the relatively short routes and only needs the range in relatively extreme cases this isn't really an issue. Check out the win...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Excuse me, but that's an absurd point of view to adopt. I'm not advocating or pushing anything that isn't a 100% perfectly normal activity. You, on the other hand, seem to have moral issues and wish to curtail that activity. If your morality or modesty prevents you from feeling comfortable around a...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 59
Views: 7811

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

[ Not sure if this is mentioned already but current regs don't allow you to "flex" your thrust in the middle of an emergency - i.e. OEI after V1. IIRC Boom is trying to convince regulators to allow for this change. The Boom plane would take off at something below max thrust and be program...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

They a) consider themselves devout muslims b) you say it isn´t part of Islam, hence they are c) "no true muslims" ... I said killing of civilians is un-Islamic. What gives you the authority to say what is and isnt "Islamic" You made the "no true Scotsman" association. ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153144

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Depending on the span it will not need 50k either, 45k would be more than adequate. you'd only need a 50k+ engine if you were putting a 757 sized wing on the thing (I dont think this is too far from the what could be done). We have multiple reports of 52,000lb thrust engines. That definitely points...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Pure love..... "cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers." "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them," Allah instructs the Prophet Muhammad (Quran, 9:5). He continues: "Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153144

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

But I believe the MTOW will be a lot lower than people are assuming the more I think about it. That is because you have the crazy idea that the 797 will be really small and that the 737 replacement will use the same 7ab cross section. “Even if it sneaks a little bit north of 50,000 thrust, we would...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do in Tasmania
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Things to do in Tasmania

If you're a foodie. May sound as strange advice to somebody from the UK, but Cadbury used to have guided tours in their Tasmanian factory. Sampling is so good that you won't be in any need for chocolate anymore for 3 months :D. They also have excellent wine and cheese farms there, include one of th...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do in Tasmania
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Things to do in Tasmania

I'm off to Tasmania from the UK at the end of this week for a 3 week business trip. I traveled there in march for 1 week but didn't have much time for being a tourist. I will be landing in Launceston on Sunday 21st at about 10am and have a hire car all sorted and I'm due to pick up a colleague at ab...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Saudi Arabia beheads 37

People killed, tortured, mutilated in the name of religions from you think religion hasn’t anything to do with it. If some one murders someone and claims they did it because of the colour of their skin then do you agree they are racist This is a fallacy. Considering that religion doesn't condone ki...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others. Let me guess: you're Sunni? Right? I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. They exist because their parents procreated, like everyone. That fact t...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Religions being the tool or the driver or the conduit or the cover or the excuse for being a dick bag. Call it a cult or a tribal war if it makes you feel happy but choose something because it’s making you feel good rather than it being true is the problem here to begin with. The true problem isn't...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

There's no doubt that they'd do the same even without religion, so religion is hardly the cause of the action. Did you even read the article/know about the religious factions in SA. This is about religion. This was driven by a particular part of Islamic teaching claiming that not only they are bett...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 59
Views: 7811

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Maybe the triple redline test for the GE9x is higher than that for the GE90-115b so they the GE9x can be put on to the 778F whilst leaving the old wings in place...

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153144

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

RJMAZ wrote:

I should photoshop that picture to demostrate what the "reduced height" cross section would look like.

It is less important what it will look like but for what it will weigh like...

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153144

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If a 34 row A321 seats 204, plus another row, is 210, plus 7x is 245, which is 20% more seating. So if that is the Bigger NMA, I can see why that one would be launched first. In which case, I doubt there would be a shrink, they would just add payload and engine capability and make a NMA-7ER in a fe...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153144

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Latest article from Leeham says the NMA 7 will be launched first based on rumours from PAS. Indeed. https://simpleflying.com/boeing-nma-comparison/ says: This may help Boeing put some clearer product differentiation between the A321XLR and its 797. The 797-7 could fly 500 nautical miles further and...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

All of that is in the name of religion, people made religion to be misused, it was the first and most primitive form of governance. There's no doubt that they'd do the same even without religion, so religion is hardly the cause of the action. Did you even read the article/know about the religious f...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

AMS is a pretty full hub and is the home of KLM. If the airport is choked you want to get more people on to widebodies long haul flying and those who were on short haul going on the train. Keep the movements at 500k/year and make sure that those 500k are the most valuable ones. Upping the RASM in a ...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7824

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

There is probably a blindlingly simple answer to this but why not using the equator with intermittent trade winds rather than pole to pole. pole to pole is only about 100km shorter circumference. was it purely an ETOPS requirement which flying the equator could not satisfy? It was because the attem...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

BN747 Sounds like you went to a very strange Church are there other types? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Normal ones. One where they don’t believe in the supernatural without evidence and there isn’t a man in a dress telling you about moral behaviour. If you take the weird behaviour outing a c...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2183

Re: ICC World Cup Final England vs New Zealand

I had the BBC live updates on the Aussie match yesterday in the background at work only to realise that I didn't need to as my boss's boss was shouting out eh score every time it changed as well as running calculations on run rates score and required. At one point he emailed me a graph. I'm looking ...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 21
Views: 3399

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

Excellent discussion. With any aircraft size a manufacturer can choose between the following design compromise: Small wing = lower empty weight Medium wing = medium empty weight Larger wing = higher empty weight The bigger the wing the longer the average flight needs to be for it to be the best des...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 21
Views: 3399

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

For reference the GE9X is shown as adding an extra 3t per aircraft and has a slightly higher diameter for aero purposes. Very interesting...I know GE have said that the GE9X will be "slightly heavier" than the GE90-115B, but did not quote any figures...do you have a reference for the extr...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 21
Views: 3399

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

Ok, so if it's the same trip burn and 12% more pax, can't you argue that the new wing gives you ~12% benefit over the old wing? Your 774ER chart seems to show this. The mythical 774er +GENX burns about 3% more than the the 779X suggesting that at a similar capacity the 779X wing gives a 3% advantag...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: London Eye Success

Accessible, reasonably priced, reliable, bookable, well advertised (a landmark in its own right, a silhouette of London is not complete without it now) great views of London, enclosed so not affected by the weather, can be private if needed, safe, clean, quiet, its got seats.

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 21
Views: 3399

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

Couple questions: 1. Are those fuel burn numbers trip burn or trip burn per pax? Trip fuel burn, its in Kilos If it isn't normalized, then you get 410/365=1.12, so 12% more pax for free. Add that to the 10% SFC gain, and you're about in the right ballpark. Fuel burn over a specific sector doesn't s...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2183

Re: India V NZ cricket world cup

Ozair wrote:
Jadeja out and a great innings but the pressure was clearly getting too much. Looks to be NZ into the final and hopefully versus Australia!England


Fixed it for you!

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 21
Views: 3399

Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

A simple question I suppose but one that probably has more to do with specific customer requirements than we will or can ever know. From a relative lay-persons perspective I can see that the extremely successful 777-300ER program delivers an aircraft which on the face of it has significant compromis...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98607

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

As for the wing, it bears investigating. MTOW is not going up, so there was no need to significantly increase the wing area and weight. The requirement to increase area was born from the low cruise levels requireed at high weights hampering performance and better matching the engine limited and win...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

I'd go for JFK. 20+ flights to London every day plus the other around the UK that are annoyingly short redeyes.

It's an odd question though as long haul is all relative and has pretty blurred boundaries, BTW I'm the tallest short person in the office.

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3026

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

My old boss, a wonderful gentleman, called his female staff 'darling' and us males 'sh1thead'. It was all said in good spirit, and we all knew he liked us a lot for the work we did, the way we got along and the consistent results we produced. I've called my staff all kinds of things, including that...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14400

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I know that 'bricks' are not allowed when flying from Europe into the US, but how is it the other way around? Never heard that they aren't allowed before, I took one on every flight I have taken to the US in the last few years (x 6) in the last 2 years. In fact they tell you that if you drop them i...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1803

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

When Grilling I always use lump wood but for barbecuing I use briquettes, my set up is completely homemade so there are issues of temperature control and airflows when the lid is down and briquettes help with that issue.

I don't use gas at all, Can you plank on gas?

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 5177

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

I don’t see the point to these ULH routings—get out the plane, stretch, enjoy the lounge, get on a fresh plane/crew and fly to your destination. You basically listed the answer(s) without even realizing: the point of ULH routings, is that there are both business and leisure people who have no desir...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 22
Views: 1928

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

Good to hear it went through, I had one last year where the BA flight was cancelled and I got home 20hrs late from ORD on the Friday night and I had the 600euro (£526) in my bank by the Wednesday the next week. I have one claim in at the moment which is a bit more complicated, late departure from YY...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98607

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 77W OEW is 167.8t. The 778 is 5m shorter than the 77W. At 2.3t/m, the 778 will be at least 11t less than the 77W before wings (going to composites should save weight), and engines (10% less thrust but about 3t more weight for both). 778 is derivate of 779 not 77W. 779 OEW 181t, 14t more then 77...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3026

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Nicknames, terms of endearment, pet names, etc have no place in a professional setting. This shouldn't even be up for debate. LOL, This will never work in real world functioning non solely-transactional teams. I work with two people called Martin, one is known as 'Handsome Martin' and the other is ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 86
Views: 4873

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

CR2, but fortunately the flights aren't long. 787 in coach, and I'm not even a big person. Big windows low altitude yadda yadda. Sardine can. Totally agree, I always dread flying the 787 because I feel so squeezed in. Last year I flew AA from LHR-CLT on the A330 then returned ORD-LHR 5 days later o...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot towel service logistics
Replies: 17
Views: 2648

Re: Hot towel service logistics

One recent trip to Australia from the UK via DOH I was offered 7 hot towels between DOH and MEL and seeing as it was a full flight in premium cabins (56 seats) that nearly 400 itty-bitty towels they had to bring along!

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28861

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Update to my list: Flown: January: KL1702 MAN-AMS B737-800 KL1551 AMS-LBA E170 AA735 MAN-PHL A330-200 AA1919 PHL-MCO A330-200 February: AA1848 MCO-PHL A330-200 AA734 PHL-MAN A330-200 March: QR22 MAN-DOH B787-8 QR904 DOH-MEL A380-800 JQ731 MEL-LST A320 JQ740 LST-MEL A320 QR905 MEL-DOH A380-800 QR27 ...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel efficiency vs Noise reduction
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Fuel efficiency vs Noise reduction

Thats what I'm getting at. Chevrons on the 787 was a surprising example of prioritising noise suppression over fuel consumption. That case is especially strange considering the engines were probably also within current noise regulations without the chevrons.... And although yes it is correct to say...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5079

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Lol, I haven’t even read the link but still at least you’ll have some salt to go with that beef along with the chip on your shoulder. Just add in some sour grapes and you are well on your way to a full meal!


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by flipdewaf
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17023

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Toronto is a regular haunt for me with work so I should get the chance to fly on this, unfortunately we only go business when its over 9hrs... The premium eco section does look to have tight seats but the foot rest/support looks good. Does anyone know if this is going on SYD eventually? I normally g...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Individual Wheel Load
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: Individual Wheel Load

My memory from about 10 years ago when I was doing my degree was that the rule of thumb was that for creating the loading loops one should always keep the nose wheel above 4% of the load for tipping and below 12% for structural design standard. When dispatching it shouldn’t be below 6% on the nose w...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28194

Why do people still believe in God?

. Diderot was militant (but private) atheist, as opposed to Voltaire who was an agnostic. That sentence doesn't make any sense .. you can, and most atheists are, be both at the same time. You meant to say Voltaire was an agnostic deist I presume? Best regards Thomas Lol, I read “militant (but priva...

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