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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Is the targeted EIS date in 2025 realistic? Depends on how much work needs to be done and how much has already been done. I don’t think anyone who knows is at liberty to say. If the long lead items do not need changing then I’d say yes. A one year flight test should be ample to determine weights an...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Is the targeted EIS date in 2025 realistic? Depends on how much work needs to be done and how much has already been done. I don’t think anyone who knows is at liberty to say. If the long lead items do not need changing then I’d say yes. A one year flight test should be ample to determine weights an...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?

One of the major expenses where I work when buying US equipment is the need to buy imperial adjustable spanner’s instead of using the metric ones already in the workshop. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Ha! I used to be a maintenance engineer years ago and anyone using an adjustable spanner...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Except that the 26m is for an 18 year old example and then the 26+ 35m is written off over 4years to be comparative. Meaning that it’s ~15m/year in financing costs. A new example of a 77W is around 100m (as seen by UA and BA). So the difference on a like for like basis is closer to 35m in costs. A ...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3810

Re: Silly daft jokes.

An Englishman, a Welshman and a Pakistani are all in a hospital whilst their wives are giving birth. Unfortunately there is a clerical mix up and babies aren’t identified correctly before being taken to be weighed and so they don’t know who’s is who’s. The midwife on call explains the situation to t...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?

One of the major expenses where I work when buying US equipment is the need to buy imperial adjustable spanner’s instead of using the metric ones already in the workshop.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Except that the 26m is for an 18 year old example and then the 26+ 35m is written off over 4years to be comparative. Meaning that it’s ~15m/year in financing costs. A new example of a 77W is around 100m (as seen by UA and BA). So the difference on a like for like basis is closer to 35m in costs. A l...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Easy - I would invest in the most flexible capable aircraft. I would have no idea what Cargo needs are 10 years from now - they could be a lot denser as things like packaging get a lot more efficient to reduce the number of flights. Reduce the size of an iPhone package to not much more than the pho...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Over 22 years an ERSF burns about 125m more in fuel and costs 35m to convert. Even looking before maintenance and financing costs we see the need for the doner 77W to be ~160m less than the Airbus offering. This assumes about 11.5hrs daily utilisation. For 10hrs utilisation the figure goes to about ...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat

Well it took a bit longer than Afghanistan but I think the brits should go back in to stabilise the country. The American taliban is on the rise.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Indeed, it’s about whether the payload-range with an increased OWE and ‘specific range’ increase in can still be competitive given the relatively low utilisation skewing costs towards reduced capital vs reduced fuel burn compared to the pax variant. Both the 77XF and the A350F share this self same ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

There is a reason the 350 so light - it uses a lot of very expensive materials and due to the way Airbus organizes itself you have to assume Labour costs are a lot higher. Nope, the savings from the exotic materials just aren’t there. The A359 weighs the same as the 772. The ability to take advanta...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

If they grow it to 330T or 340T. And the same fete befalls the 777x at 380t but I fail to see why either is relevant? At equal payload the range performance is basically equal. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Because there is still a large part of Cargo market that wants the Extra lift an 3...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

1. You really think the fact that Airbus uses Panels vs having to cut a whole in a barrel is some huge cost advantage? Sorry I didn't realize that the 787 barrels have no other holes cut in them. I think you would be hard pressed to make the argument an A350 is less costly to build than an 787. 2. ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

A longer more efficient wing. the 777X has a higher spanwise loading. No one knows for sure the performance of the airplane yet - of course no-one knows for sure, of almost anything. We take reasonable estimates and live with the margin for error. I would hope that Boeings margins for error are low...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Do we know the performance of the 9X now? or is this based on a model? Boeing states that with 426 passengers and their bags on board it has a range of 7285nm with an OWE of 184t this gives performance (interms of fuel burn/pax/nm) no lower than the A35k in its spec configuration. Boeing know the 9...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

2. Yes a lighter plane but one that is most likely not as capable. You go much beyond 320T and the A350 will start to be hampered by its small wing just like the 77W was. With the probable lower cargo density of an 350F it will probably be taking off much closer to MTOW a lot more often than an 778...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

morrisond wrote:

Yes the 77F will haul Cargo about 25% denser at max volume than an 95T 70M 350F. It's a big difference.



You do realise that if the cargo is denser, you can just fill the rest of the plane with air right? :rotfl: If its less dense you cant carry it outside....

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

2. Yes a lighter plane but one that is most likely not as capable. You go much beyond 320T and the A350 will start to be hampered by its small wing just like the 77W was. With the probable lower cargo density of an 350F it will probably be taking off much closer to MTOW a lot more often than an 778...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Re: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect

Looks pretty nice! How old is she? Looking at the video of its mother I’d be a bit wary of the way it carries it’s head, Gets a bit strung out at times and doesn’t look like it particularly listening to the bit and getting it off it’s tongue. I notice in the picture it’s got a snaffle and a standing...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Because Boeing can't make an 70ishT 788F or 115+T 778F? Or some sort of MAX Freighter? Airbus has the ability to cover a very broad range - but a 95T A350F with low density is really missing something on the high end. I don't know how you can say Airbus is in a better position. Airbus could improve...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

It seems the public has become less understanding, forgiving towards aviation environmental impact. Airbus might be getting ready to provide new noise / emission compliant 25t, 60t and 90t+ freighters from 2027. I think A321NEO and A330NEO freighter are a question of when if new regulations are imp...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

CFRP & FGRP

One is reinforced with carbon fibres and the other reinforced with glass fibres… CFRP has historically been more expensive (I’m not sure of the current situation with automated manufacturing tech) but is also lighter. One major difference is that GFRP is electrically insulative, whereas CFRP is not ...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does having status de-motivate you to fly in Business Class?
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Re: Does having status de-motivate you to fly in Business Class?

When I had status (pre-COVID) it was never really a factor, those times I would fly business would be long haul only but I certainly made use of the perks on short haul. Had I not been able to use those perks short haul would I have chosen to fly business? No, the reason for flying business is for t...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church

They are fire and brimstone. They should be ignored. The more you do this the more notoriety they get. Let them protest the military. It's their right as misguided as it may be. Are you talking about the westboro church or the anti vaxxers/anti mask folks? Have to be more specific as they are inter...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 28
Views: 3832

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

So in your opinion does the 350F need an MTOW and MZFW bump? it seems like it should be within the abilities of the design. If it’s within the capabilities of the already designed components then yes, if not then it depends on the figures that the market demands. I would see the MTOW increasing in ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 28
Views: 3832

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

My take on the freighters compared here is as below in the chart. https://bl6pap004files.storage.live.com/y4m491sNIKQntJQb7fZaFEBFQdPiPOoB3SJuhp7JAgQ8TIs_oSiiGSaQxsoxZ9Nvi15XPsCerR5Nawx1pGJN4ffGNZckBxugjWJqmdvII3GHOOHoSgt0sfV41UXCF9Iap92FBszZ2GbEPwyx3Vn8gFitQAQAzsNxv5SWPCfnFg1onNUr4Q0Ll0McV68EyKx4p...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3810

Re: Silly daft jokes.

I went to buy some new underwear today, I saw some boxers shorts I liked and said to the sales assistant “excuse me, are these satin?”

“No” she replied “they’re brand new”

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?
Replies: 48
Views: 6099

Re: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?

I have flown United 787s countless times, just push the button to undim the window. Why is this even a question in the forum? The issue is that the at window controls can be overridden, and so the occupier of the window seat doesn't always have control of the darkness. Imagine being told you have t...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?
Replies: 48
Views: 6099

Re: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Night-Eye-Shade-GNES/dp/B009V0IUWU Magic! Problem solved! If you don't want to look out the window then don't. I also have this magic ability to (i think this is how you spell it) close my eyes? any one else able to do that? If I'm flying economy then I'll actively avoi...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I’m interested to see how Airbus will price these aircraft (if we ever will) they themselves admit the costing of the 350 gives the jet an uncompetitive edge I believe it was the A35K specifically that suffered due to its relatively low line rate and specific components compared to the A359. An A35...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3386

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

For me, its LHR and its only because of the sense of adventure... I live in the north of the UK and can basically get to anywhere in Europe from relatively near by, if I have to go to LHR (normally connecting from LBA) then it means I am going a long way to somewhere exciting. Whilst AMS is a nice p...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3079

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Some people seem to be desperately looking for some explanation apart from climate change. Yeah, it's called fires. Happens all the time. Don't forget it is sooo much easier to play the Climate Change Card and do nothing, than to take preventive measures. Exactly, taxing co2 emitting industries or ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 28
Views: 3832

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

For A350F payload we have Faury saying 90T+, you saying 95T, Reuters saying 109T. I'm not criticizing, but I am looking forward to the time when we have better information. Hopefully this happens by end of 2021, or my comparisons to NMA become more valid! :biggrin: Couldn’t agree more, it’s all a b...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 28
Views: 3832

A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

My take on the freighters compared here is as below in the chart. https://bl6pap004files.storage.live.com/y4m491sNIKQntJQb7fZaFEBFQdPiPOoB3SJuhp7JAgQ8TIs_oSiiGSaQxsoxZ9Nvi15XPsCerR5Nawx1pGJN4ffGNZckBxugjWJqmdvII3GHOOHoSgt0sfV41UXCF9Iap92FBszZ2GbEPwyx3Vn8gFitQAQAzsNxv5SWPCfnFg1onNUr4Q0Ll0McV68EyKx4p...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1792

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

‘er indoors!


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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321F: Airbus considers new-build freigther program
Replies: 64
Views: 10470

Re: A321F: Airbus considers new-build freigther program

Similar payload range performance for 2xA321F vs 1x767F, seems like it could be compelling but not sure what the purchase price vs fuel burn would be a factor in this. At least ramp space isn’t an issue.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 28
Views: 3832

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

My take on the freighters compared here is as below in the chart. https://bl6pap004files.storage.live.com/y4m491sNIKQntJQb7fZaFEBFQdPiPOoB3SJuhp7JAgQ8TIs_oSiiGSaQxsoxZ9Nvi15XPsCerR5Nawx1pGJN4ffGNZckBxugjWJqmdvII3GHOOHoSgt0sfV41UXCF9Iap92FBszZ2GbEPwyx3Vn8gFitQAQAzsNxv5SWPCfnFg1onNUr4Q0Ll0McV68EyKx4pB...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206421

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

I am personally against airlines or any other business demanding vaccine passports. I do not want to relive nazi Germany tactics again. I am happy to provide my vaccination status ONCE to an airline and have them enter it into my frequent flier profile, but I am allergic to the "AUSWEIS BITTE!...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3810

Silly daft jokes.

What do you call a dog with no ears?

Anything you want, it can't hear you!


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by flipdewaf
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3810

Re: Silly daft jokes.

My wife was in a car accident with a guy who’d had seven bears and was texting at the time of the collision, the police said he was entitled to do what he likes on his sofa. I feel safe admitting I just didn't get this one... It plays on the assumption that someone in a car accident who has been dr...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 37958

F1 - 2021 Season

Monza is going to have sprint qualifying. Oh yes, good point, I'd forgotten about that. I wonder if they can take the grid penalty for the sprint race and see what RB can do in the sprint race to gain position. I imagine the grid penalty would only apply to a GP start and not the sprint, but the Sp...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3810

Silly daft jokes.

I feel my post count going up hugely through this thread. I was hoping to see some fish jokes on here, if you know any could you let minnow? Did you hear about the man who painted his wife twice with cheese? Double glossed her! My wife was in a car accident with a guy who’d had seven bears and was t...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 74825

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Not that 'simple at all The past year has shown that very little, if any real, business is lost by not travelling. Very little can be achieved which cannot be easily done, and considerably cheaper, by online technology. You seem to be imagining that business travel will suddenly rebound as if nothi...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 66
Views: 4741

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

I'm in my mid 30's so being reasonable about what I could have flown (not going to be getting on a 707 or VC10 or concorde) but my list misses the big tri-jets (L1011 DC10/MD11) which I think is unlikely but also annoyingly for me the A340 remains illusive. I hope that I get the chance after covid t...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was wrong with the VC10?
Replies: 18
Views: 2267

Re: What was wrong with the VC10?

It was also impossible to get inside one without triumphant music and narration by the man from pathe news and the only destinations were “the farthest flung corners of the empire”.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest commercial flight record
Replies: 30
Views: 3984

Re: Longest commercial flight record

Not sure mods will move my thread ... but I was wondering if anyone knows if/what there is a documented record of the longest scheduled commercial flight ever ? To be clear, not asking longest distance or longest flight schedule, or the Qantas test flight SYD-JFK. I'm wondering what was the longest...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The maximum taxi weight which is indeed stated as 794klb, which, as also shown right next to that number is the 360t (360,152kg) figure. Not sure where you dragged 394t from. Fred The don’t know the difference between a ton and tonne, 794 klb = 397 ton = 360 tonnes 1 ton = 2000 lb. 1 tonne = 2204 l...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Respectfully, throwing new engines on the A320 with a worldwide base of customers (to stave off/pre-empt the Boeing NSA), is a bit different than a carbon A350F with basically no cargo customers, and no engines in use for cargo from RR, nor any CFRP-framed cargo models of any kind in service. How m...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225500

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

It’s clearly a commercial launch, not an industrial one. They won’t actually build any frames/get to real testing beyond a team of engineers working out specs/system changes unless/until someone orders 50+ of the type. I don't agree, I think they have already done their trade studies and know what ...

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