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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 15841

A350-1000 fuel burn

The X also has a different wing which will perform better than the ER/LR/77W even though it is heavier. The OP wrote about an engine update that would allow better cruise altitude. That might not and probably not true. It is also a function of the wing and lift. My guess would be a redesigned wing ...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

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

All that you say? May or May NOT be true. Boeing could just be using the Planform for both the 75 and 76 to build an all new airplane. They could but there would be little reason to do so for the 757 particularly in terms of wing geometry. The 76 does as you say seem to have a niche in the freight ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

This makes no sense and is not related to the issue of tipping in the USA. The only way it makes sense is if you are implying you do not and would not visit the USA specifically because you do not support tipping? Tugg No, if there were establishments that advertised their paying of a living wage i...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5208

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Here it starts... citing already-disproven claims that mail-in ballots promote fraud - and despite having himself applied for a mail-in ballot - Trump wants to delay the November election: The only question is... will he send-in his storm troopers, like he did in Portland, to try to enforce it? htt...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

And of course you agree, since you support and have good personal character, that also applies to the patrons of a business that support the employees with the tips they leave for locations where tips are an important part of wages. Tugg I don't agree with battery farming of hens but instead of buy...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

Interestingly if the tip is regarded as the additional bonus for the service then would it be fair to say that a company could not remove a member of staff based on their level of service as they aren't being paid to provide a level of service, the tips pay for that?

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I work in the service business and I have seen first hand the people that do the right thing and those who don't. It speaks volumes as to ones character. Agreed, the character of business owners who do the right thing and pay employees a living wage in spite of not having to is a fantastic thing to...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

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

And not to point out the obvious but if you make all those changes to the 788F you could get a very capable Extra Long Range Passenger version using the complete -9/10 Wing (without the shortened tips for an -F version), an 788ER. That might be a very interesting proposal in a post Covid World. It ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

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

Well, it was in AWST less than a year ago. The 757ish plane was a slightly redesigned wing, mainly the fuselage/wing joint for better efficiency for production and flight. Many forget why the 757 production gave in to the 737 stretch/stretched and stretched again plus another stretch, was the cost ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I work in the service business and I have seen first hand the people that do the right thing and those who don't. It speaks volumes as to ones character. Agreed, the character of business owners who do the right thing and pay employees a living wage in spite of not having to is a fantastic thing to...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

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

Whilst I’d agree there is a certainly an apparent gap in the capability continuum between the A321XLR and the 788/A338 it isn’t clear that this gap is desired by the market or there because of s lack of an offering. If I were to say what I would like to see it would be a sort of 757+. A 250 seat ( ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

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

Whilst I’d agree there is a certainly an apparent gap in the capability continuum between the A321XLR and the 788/A338 it isn’t clear that this gap is desired by the market or there because of s lack of an offering. If I were to say what I would like to see it would be a sort of 757+. A 250 seat ( ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

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

Whilst I’d agree there is a certainly an apparent gap in the capability continuum between the A321XLR and the 788/A338 it isn’t clear that this gap is desired by the market or there because of s lack of an offering. If I were to say what I would like to see it would be a sort of 757+. A 250 seat ( 7...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5126

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

New races announced: https://instagram.fcmb6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/fr/e15/p1080x1080/109526688_642466176617882_1718829536825946556_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.fcmb6-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=EK4j1IKYsxcAX8vVU82&oh=ed39a2f1e288323a15fb5c0b5ed4f98f&oe=5F4624FC https://www.i...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes to UK planning rules
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Changes to UK planning rules

The regs don’t affect myself as I’m in a conservation area and under the influence of a national park, I need planning permission to replace like for like windows. Fred How long does that process tend to take, for instance if say a bird or errant football were to break or crack a pane of glass can ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes to UK planning rules
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Changes to UK planning rules

UK planning regulation deals with the aesthetics, permitted use effect on surroundings of a building and its the buildings regs deal with the structural/efficiency/safety elements. Whilst the two are technically not inherently connected there is a certain amount of gave and take in certain situation...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Nantes Cathedral
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Fire at Nantes Cathedral

Why didn’t god stop it?


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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highly Sensitive Person
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Highly Sensitive Person

At the risk of upsetting a ‘highly sensitive person’ I’d suggest google is a better starting point than a.net. Just be careful about how you read and understand that there is a goodly chance of confirmation bias happening when reading articles on such topics. Remember one mans ‘highly sensitive pers...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Re: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?

When someone travels for business they take responsibility for themselves whereas a business has the responsibility/accountability of the person travelling for work. When you hold a duty of care over somebody else you are more cautious than you would be for yourself. Think of the idea of soldiers in...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5070

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Use both front and rear doors, pax past halfway go through the back, pax prior to halfway go through the front. Even better is door L2 and rear.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

I will preface this by saying that I love email, texts, IM, etc. at work because it keeps me from actually talking to people that I really don't like talking to. I'm also the type of guy that likes brevity in business communications and I don't like fluff. It’s funny, I hate email,text IM etc becau...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

I will preface this by saying that I love email, texts, IM, etc. at work because it keeps me from actually talking to people that I really don't like talking to. I'm also the type of guy that likes brevity in business communications and I don't like fluff. It’s funny, I hate email,text IM etc becau...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Identity names: who is right?

Children have it right. They ask questions about other people when they look or act different out of pure curiosity with no malice or prejudice whatsoever. Because of an inherent lack of prejudice people answer with a complete honesty. Except asking seems to be a thing encouraged for children to do...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Identity names: who is right?

Children have it right. They ask questions about other people when they look or act different out of pure curiosity with no malice or prejudice whatsoever. Because of an inherent lack of prejudice people answer with a complete honesty. I think we can learn a lot from how children behave, be curious,...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

Re: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining

A very nice read and a bit different by being on a train. I will miss the sound and smell of the 125s however! Food looks great, slightly pricey however! I agree, the InterCity 125 fleet was a classic and one which I grew up with. I always found the noise from the engine at the rear of the train to ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A321XLR MRTT
Replies: 27
Views: 2082

Re: A321XLR MRTT

The A321XLR can only just make a transatlantic crossing with fuel for itself. It doesn't really make sense to use it as a tanker. You would get less than half the capability of the A330 for probably more than half the price. The A321XLR can transport itself and about 18t of 'stuff' about 4700nm SAR...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6551

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Looks like this Karen just learned you don’t mess with Latin women :lol: Also it’s bizarre logic how she can only spell out profanities but is perfectly okay with rudely telling others to ‘go back’ to somewhere. https://twitter.com/kingsrush/status/1269700749237207043?s=21 So if she thinks telling ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5652

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

If you look at the google earth interpretation of LHR you can see one of the issues that is faced by stitching these images together for 3D rendering. There is an aircraft parked at T3 gate 42, that is both CX and BA....weird.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the wings center of pressure moves aft with increasing mach number?
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: Why does the wings center of pressure moves aft with increasing mach number?

My answer may be way out due to memory lapses over the course of ~10 years but here goes. The CoL is effectively the point in the wing where half of the lift has been created in front and half behind, ie the point at which the integral of the lift along the chord is equal to half of the integral of ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Ceasars Employee Fired for Swastika on Pizza
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: Little Ceasars Employee Fired for Swastika on Pizza

Meh, kids testing the boundaries, they found it. Lets hope the lesson stays.

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2906

Re: Trying to locate members

Kiwirob wrote:
You can also add Superfly, MadameConcorde, BMI,

I heard BMI got a new job in November 2016, I think he started in the January of 2017...

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5652

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Same at YUL. There is another thread on here saying the same of other airports. It appears google are doing this on purpose and are also doing it to roads with cars, not sure on the reason but likely some logic.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

I guess your government does not agree with you, and US visitors are considered a health risk. Tons of people can visit, US citizens are for all practical purposes still banned. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-li...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Funny how fast things change, Australia quarantine infrastructure seems to now be the source of new infections driving more lock downs, are people actually taking this virus serious? I was chatting with a colleague in Tas on Thursday and he said that the problem in Victoria was partly the promiscui...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 1425

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

What a cool idea for a topic. I have kind of 2 golden phases. The first was 2007-2011, in that time I finished my masters degree in aero engineering, did a lot of aircraft photography, numerous air shows ( I felt like I lived in a tent most weekends) would think nothing of an 8hr round trip to sit a...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 15841

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

That sounds about right (obviously is as it has come from the crew). To YYZ and DXB the A350-1000, at similar payloads, has a very similar trip fuel burn to the 777-200ER. So the A350-1000 is pretty much 77W size but with a 777-200 fuel burn. The 77W burns roughly a tonne more than the 772 per hour...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

From the Reuters article: "About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320." As the year 2020 is the last year of this current decade, I think Reuters ment "in 10 years". :geek: The world of learning how to ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2822

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

I like how the religious arguments in here are being made for Abortion, and there haven't been any religious arguments made on the pro-life side in here. :) Without turning this into a thread on religion (Its not), I will simply say that the old testament, which is what has been quoted repeatedly, ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1187

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Do it! But upload a video to YouTube incase everything goes wrong!

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2822

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

I like how the religious arguments in here are being made for Abortion, and there haven't been any religious arguments made on the pro-life side in here. :) Without turning this into a thread on religion (Its not), I will simply say that the old testament, which is what has been quoted repeatedly, ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6904

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

For sure that’s a write off!

Time for the toe jacks and ply!

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 15841

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

If we were to add 4 more Qsuites to the layout as per the A351 the affective available seats would be 278 in a 9 abreast configuration and 300 in the 10 abreast configuration. Fred You mean 278 or 300 Economy seats in addition to these then 46 QSuites? Because 300 seats Overall would mean the 773ER...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 15841

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

But even without reading the rest its more than obvious that I mean one row of QSuites. No, not really. Whole thread bashing is about bigger or smaller. Exact QSuites number was brought up as a reply to claims Qatar 777 would pack 30 seats more. So, if you don't bring what "row" is, defau...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

From the Reuters article: "About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320." As the year 2020 is the last year of this current decade, I think Reuters ment "in 10 years". :geek: The world of learning how to ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020

Download the FR24 app to your phone, its free and a really good little tool for tacking aircraft in flight, it will let you identify that 'dot' in the distance.

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2822

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

While the latest Roe v. Wade interpretation may be the first thing most observers are waiting for, the other decisions might even have more importance, in the long term, for many Americans. But abortion has become an obsession - an unhealthy obsession for the body politic, I would argue - for peopl...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 15841

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

comparing the Qatar Airlines Qsuite 77W with the Qsuite A351 the difference seems to be more like 15 seats. best regards Thomas The Qsuite 77Ws seat 27 more than their A351. Yes, but just looking at total numbers doesn't provide a full picture. The A350-1000 has 46J + 281Y seats for a total of 327,...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

777-9 N779XW on another test flight BFI-BFI as BOE1. This is the first flight on a Sunday. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1 Interesting, do you think that has any significance with regards to getting the certification completed ASAP i.e. customers pushing even during the current crisis? Fre...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3252

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

Why would you be against having the truth in a statue? Bearing in mind that a non answer will be very telling... It should tell you I don't take instructions very well. Then it’s a good job I didn’t give you any. The choice to answer appropriately is yours and the effective non answer will be noted...

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