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by Jungleneer
Sun May 08, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 flight control airworthiness directive
Replies: 20
Views: 7051

Re: A350 flight control airworthiness directive

This seems like that some allowed dispatch conditions on the MMEL combined with a software design issue were on the verge of a single or probable fault to achieve a complete loss of control scenario.

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by Jungleneer
Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 14691

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

99% of you missed the sudden and deliberate pitch down at 20 ft causing the “firm” landing…never in my 30 years of airline flying would I have or ever done that in a transport category aircraft. Remember the A380 at Oshkosh pushed then tried to catch it…broke a body gear and it did not fly for 2 da...

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by Jungleneer
Thu Feb 24, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions
Replies: 105
Views: 27515

Re: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions

I believe that the expectation to see the MC-21 in the west is now gone. And if they have western suppliers, this is now gone as well.

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by Jungleneer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 12728

Re: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022

The engines have significantly lower fuel burn. From what I heard, that’s only on paper. If it was that simple to create the E2 scope compliant, I believe that Embraer would have done it already. And I heard from people from MITAC that the E1 was unbeatable under current scope. And I believe that t...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 12728

Re: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022

Beating current E1 (new wing tip version) economics under current scope is very hard. The M100 would not be able to match it and neither would a smaller version of the E175 E2. Maybe only for maintenance costs. But not fuel burn. Unless significant changes in new materials, which is very expensive i...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 12728

Re: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022

“ With the launch of the 70 to 90 seater turboprop expected later this year or early 2023, Embraer is developing a new aircraft that would easily eat into the E175-E2’s market. Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, Rodrigo Silva e Souza, told AirInsight in August ast year that these a...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 44163

Re: Boeing 737 Max Netflix documentary- Downfall

I was really shocked by this reaction time limit as well, without any training being required. And the language used in the internal memos is unbelievable.

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by Jungleneer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 12728

Re: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022

Yes, the new TP which might be announced in the end of this year. I believe that they shifted focus.

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by Jungleneer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 78484

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

I’m not really seeing Lack of cockpit commonality as a problem for the 220. Airbus is still very able to package it with the 321 for a winning combo and has done that a couple of times now. Will it improve marketability? Yes but I don’t think it’s worth the investment till the 220 is NEOd and the 3...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74614

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Quick question. Hope someone will answer before our ever-vigilant admins delete (queue GASP!) criticism of Boeing. What kind of an engineer would design a flight director that allows setting take-off power with altitude on zero? No dings? No warnings? Seriously? Again some invisible abbreviation in...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Aviation has become very sensitive to safety concerns. To reach the required Design Assurance Levels for safe critical systems is very tough. See for example the concerns regarding design errors on modern microprocessors, which requires current Fly-by-Wire architectures to implement triple dissimila...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

So the radios in the aircraft have poor filtering and need to be upgraded is what I took from this thread. It isnt like the aviation industry had years to prepare for day or something. What kind of design has that kind of variance? +-200Mhz? To me that screams poor design because at the time the co...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2935

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

I had an interesting thought earlier today. We know that when the air is accelerated, the pressure decreases, which is why the airfoil causes the airplane to lift up (in combination with pressure under the airfoil being relatively changed/high). We also know that altimeters in-flight only read the ...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

It seems the only 2 viable solutions to ensure safety is to: 2. create transmitter-free zones beneath instrument approach path corridors (1nm wide x 5nm etc..) e.g., what Canada is doing, to avoid the potential risks of bogus RA' readouts. I guess right now it's just a good old standoff between the...

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by Jungleneer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

There is no issue for someone using the 5G cellphones inside the airplane. The issue is the airplane flying over 5G towers. Some airports have cellphone towers very close to runways final approach paths. This could be an issue to some radar altimeters if the tower is transmitting the 5G C-Band and ...

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by Jungleneer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

[url][/url] There is no issue for someone using the 5G cellphones inside the airplane. The issue is the airplane flying over 5G towers. Some airports have cellphone towers very close to runways final approach paths. This could be an issue to some radar altimeters if the tower is transmitting the 5G ...

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by Jungleneer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

There is no issue for someone using the 5G cellphones inside the airplane. The issue is the airplane flying over 5G towers. Some airports have cellphone towers very close to runways final approach paths. This could be an issue to some radar altimeters if the tower is transmitting the 5G C-Band and t...

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by Jungleneer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71483

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Is the UK 5G Implementation any different to what Verizon, for example, plans in the US? Why don't we have the same issues in the UK also? I think the UK stop their mid frequency 5G allocation at 3.8GHz, with aircraft radar altimeters operating in the 4.2–4.4 GHz range. US frequency allocation if d...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Your aircraft does not allow any flash drive upload?

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by Jungleneer
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

GLS will only pick up when multi band GPS satellites are available and allow CAT2 and CAT3 approaches. When this happens, it will replace ILSes very fast. Currently, there is not much demand due to CAT1 only constraints for GBAS, and LPV is cheaper and easier for the areas where SBAS coverage are a...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

GLS will only pick up when multi band GPS satellites are available and allow CAT2 and CAT3 approaches. When this happens, it will replace ILSes very fast. Currently, there is not much demand due to CAT1 only constraints for GBAS, and LPV is cheaper and easier for the areas where SBAS coverage are a...

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by Jungleneer
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

GLS will only pick up when multi band GPS satellites are available and allow CAT2 and CAT3 approaches. When this happens, it will replace ILSes very fast. Currently, there is not much demand due to CAT1 only constraints for GBAS, and LPV is cheaper and easier for the areas where SBAS coverage are av...

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by Jungleneer
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems

They update avionics and flight controls software a lot. I would assume that a new update comes almost every year for a new platform. Older platforms can take a little bit longer, but are still updated once in a while. Updates usually are intended to fix known issues and also to introduce new featur...

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by Jungleneer
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 23
Views: 5781

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

But I believe Azul has their aircraft configured to 137 seats. Therefore, 132 seems a little bit low for a high density. KLM has 132 in dual class cabin.

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by Jungleneer
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 23
Views: 5781

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

https://www.embraercommercialaviation.c ... rcial-jet/
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The E195-E2 can seat up to 146 pax in single class @28” pitch and 132 @31” pitch. Don’t know what are the assumptions you are using, but this may be useful.

https://www.embraercommercialaviation.c ... rcial-jet/

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by Jungleneer
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 98
Views: 21085

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

I was surprised that Swiss has replaced some of there A220’s to London city for the E2’s of Helvetic. Rumore has it that the e2-195 will be allowed there in the future. That will give them some advance over the A220. How come? How has the stretch rectified the tailstrike issue? Smartly implemented ...

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by Jungleneer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 45
Views: 8433

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

Honda will need to price this aircraft very carefully. It falls between Phenom 300 and PC24 class to the Latitude or Praetor 500.
If they are able to offer it priced closely to the P300 prices, will be a winner.

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by Jungleneer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 16 more E175
Replies: 23
Views: 5103

Skywest orders 16 more E175

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 51544.html
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More E175 orders for Skywest. Will be flown for Delta.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 51544.html

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by Jungleneer
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 37164

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

https://youtu.be/wXI7Z-nnpxM
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Porter CEO Michael Deluce interview, detailing why they chose the E2:

https://youtu.be/wXI7Z-nnpxM

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

There is no doom and gloom. The A220 is with no doubt a superb aircraft. So is the E195-E2 which is downplayed as a viable competitor here. The E195-E2 can compete directly with A220-300 in terms of costs. What A220 has better is range, additional seats and reconfiguration flexibility. One will be b...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

But it is the same comparison you are doing with the A220-300 for JetBlue. You are not considering that most of the CASM reduction for the 28% number you provided came from additional seats. Therefore, you can expect the same CASM reduction or even better for E195-E2 with a 136 seats and 10% less tr...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Geez, chill down. Here are the numbers: E195-E2 single class high density: 146 seats E195-E2 standard single class: 132 seats (KLM has 134 and Azul 136) https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/commercial-jets/e195-e2-commercial-jet/ E190-E1 which is the same as E2: 114 seats high density 100 seats...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Leeham provided some estimates a couple of years ago that it would be around 10% less CASM for 195-E2 for typical 800 nem RJ missions, and that A220 would start providing better number for longer missions. I don't see how that's possible. Nobody would buy A220-300 if it's CASM is 11% higher then E2...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 37164

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

With EIS not for a bit, I am not worried about the E2. It will be known by then and further debugged. What does this do for the E2 production rate? What is the planned rate in 2022? See, it is all about GTFs in service. ;) Lightsaber In last earnings post, Embraer did not give a guidance for delive...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Your enthusiasm and optimism for the A220 is quite hyperbolic. You seem to act like the competition, especially from below doesn't exist. From everything I have read both rumor and fact wise, the E195E2 is quite competitive with the A220. The E195E2 appears to be cheaper to make and more efficient ...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 37164

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

lightsaber wrote:
What does this do for the E2 production rate? What is the planned rate in 2022?

See, it is all about GTFs in service. ;)

Lightsaber

In last earnings post, Embraer did not give a guidance for deliveries in this year due to COVID uncertainties.

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

You are probably right. So what does it mean for the A220 family of aircraft? It looks like the A220-100 is not attracting many orders from airlines. What does it means for A220-300's attractiveness? Is the only way to grow from A220-300 is A320neo or 737-8? The A223 will be the bulk of the near te...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

You are right. For systems, I believe that A220 is well served as their parts are used in several other platforms. Their main issue is airframe parts, but I believe that soon this will be addressed.

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by Jungleneer
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 106315

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

And what, exactly? It's a reality. I have no issue that an A220-300 generates greater revenue, but whilst the lines are running below capacity, I'm not sure that matters. Should Boeing cancel the 787-9 because it generates less revenue than the 787-10? Dumb argument in my view Rgds I understand ver...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 104520

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I'm not sure of the total, but JetBlue, Breeze, and AirFrance will all start accepting deliveries. This is the year that the A220 grows to 4 major customers! :hyper: https://simpleflying.com/air-france-a220-delivery-september-2021/ We do know production rate was increased for the A220 early for 202...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 104520

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

How many aircraft do they plan to deliver in 2021? I'm not sure of the total, but JetBlue, Breeze, and AirFrance will all start accepting deliveries. This is the year that the A220 grows to 4 major customers! :hyper: https://simpleflying.com/air-france-a220-delivery-september-2021/ We do know produ...

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by Jungleneer
Thu May 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 37164

Re: Porter orders 30 Embraer 195 E2 (?) - Article

Even if they were, that runway is not long enough for E195 operations. Azul Linhas Aéreas operates the 195E2 every day at the SDU, with runways just 100 meters longer, under a much higher ambient temperature. Aucun problème. Regulations aside, the infrastructure issue at YTZ for a E195-E2 operation...

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by Jungleneer
Wed May 19, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 5645

Re: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Yeah, I am saying not technically impossible, despite the government policies.

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by Jungleneer
Wed May 19, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 5645

Re: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

According to Leham News, Porter is confirmed as customer in E195-E2 deal https://leehamnews.com/2021/05/19/hotr-porter-confirmed-as-customer-in-e195-e2-deal/ Now I'm curious if Porter intends to operate E195-E2 from Toronto/Bishop airport. The runways seem to be very short for E195-E2's. It's also ...

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by Jungleneer
Sat May 08, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 12394

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

The tech leap is how it is controlled. They are controlling the engines with the Flight Controls Computer using a direct link with FBW directional controls. The thrust levers are connected to the Flight Controls Computers and those controls the FADECs. It is almost like the autothrust is always turn...

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by Jungleneer
Fri May 07, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 12394

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

The single throttle design is amazing! What a technological leap! Very interested in how they implemented it!

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by Jungleneer
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 5645

Re: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Some good news for Embraer: https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1206851-embraer-earnings-results-1st-quarter-2021 “ On April 23, the Company signed a firm order for 30 E195-E2 jets with an undisclosed customer, with deliveries starting in 2022. The 30 firm orders will be included in Embraer’s se...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 34196

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2021

https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/ is saying that KLM cityhopper is going to use the 195-E2 to London city in the future. Is there a stol version planned ?? The 195E2 certification numbers ended up being much better than expected. Therefore the model is already able to takeoff and land in 1300 m runways,...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38536

Re: Website is over-moderated

I just got my post deleted after correcting another poster which provided inaccurate information regarding the E-Jets. The thread was about the A220, and I have no problem with that, but it is unfair to keep posting incorrect information about E-Jets and not being able to correct it.

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