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by CARST
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72533

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Everyone here is laughing and saying it's corporate tactics to get discounts and compensation, until Southwest orders 200 NEOs... I think it is more likely, that they stay with the MAX. But at this point, nothing is impossible. We are looking at the longest grounding of a fleet type since commercial...

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by CARST
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: This looks dangerous!
Replies: 28
Views: 6017

Re: This looks dangerous!

The classic A340 lift off... climbing only due to the curvature of the earth. Notice the funny little hairdryers they call engines.

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by CARST
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: **Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread**
Replies: 94
Views: 39586

Re: Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread

Hello,

I get the following error: After uploading the new photo, I scroll down and click on "SAVE", which then results in a cloudflare-error-page.

Cloudfare-Error-Code: 549508b9080ffadf

It says: "Sorry, you have been blocked. You are unable to access airliners.net"

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by CARST
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of BBJ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Future of BBJ?

https://i.imgur.com/rebLngZ.png I usually welcome every discussion here, even the ones we had like 475 times, but you people should really google for at least 5 seconds before opening a thread. Every airplane Boeing produces is available as a Boeing Business Jet since forever (not literally). But t...

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by CARST
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24670

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

The MAX has no precedent when it comes to bad press about a specific plane type, making negative headlines in mainstream news media for over a year and being called ‘Monster from Seattle’ and ‘Plane of Death’ in serious newspapers. You are either very young or have a bad memory. New aircraft types ...

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by CARST
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24670

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

Classical MOL and as usual he is right. The only people who will care and know are a few avgeeks. And from these pool of people, only a handful will "avoid the MAX at all cost". Thus FR and MOL are right in their decision, as they don't not need the business of the these few people "b...

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by CARST
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Replies: 45
Views: 6745

Re: Piaggio P.180 Avanti

Let's see if further Avantis will be produced at all... After going into insolvency (they declared bankruptcy last year), the Italian company started a restructiring program and now (last month) cleared the sale of the company. Would be set to see them go after investing millions of Euros into a new...

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by CARST
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9242

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

The whole propeller thing and it's "bad reputation" is only a problem in the USA anyway, because people on average are not very well educated over there... The other 194 countries have no problems flying ATRs, Q400s and all other kind of turboprops aircraft if it's more economical. So ther...

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by CARST
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Looking for B1900 D Operators
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Looking for B1900 D Operators

I've flown the B1900D with TwinJet in France this year...

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by CARST
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7485

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

The A380 won't be saved by anything. Not even unicorn poo which has a lower energy-weight-ratio and higher energy-volume-ratio than kerosene. But all the naysaysers regarding hydrogen powered aircraft are just wrong. Hydrogen brought to the right state is not more dangerous than kerosene. And it not...

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by CARST
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 26864

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

the only modern ? :roll: Given that the only narrowbody with near similar characteristics is the jurassic 757 ...then yes. And no...the 737-10 does not qualify. But mich Airbus-fanboyism, isn't it? Whenever we discussed the 757 in the past, long before a 737MAX and A32Xneo were talked about, we cam...

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by CARST
Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

Re: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

I guess the aircraft would just sit idle at LHR otherwise and so they found out that there could be more seats sold to Tenerife, so they added that one weekly flight instead of having the aircraft sit idle at LHR... Your average Brit on his 1-week Saturday to Saturday package holiday won't care anyw...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3822

Re: Icelandair 757 question

I'm not implying anything. If anything only agreeing with you. I understand there are alternate airports to land at as part of a flight plan. But, some are saying its 3900nm to the Caribbean and that's the max range of the 757. If that is the case there is no room for contingency fuel which is requ...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3822

Re: Icelandair 757 question

I checked and I was not flying that day On March 14th I flew EWR-CDG and returned on the 16th, both legs were in a 752 Haha, it would have been too big of a coincidence anyway. But thanks for checking! A few things, some Company recommended procedures and some were personal techniques: ... Very coo...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 83
Views: 12527

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

The rules are very clear on Li-Ion batteries. The man should have known better. Sorry that he lost a leg and an arm, but if I want to travel wit ha massive battery-powered scooter, I sure would check with the airline before the flight. This is purely bad planning from the pax side. The airline is 10...

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by CARST
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3822

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Guys, I realize it is the same distance. However, the 752's range should be around 3900nmi. Can she do it westbound with a reasonable load? Yes CO and later UA flew TXL (Berlin) - EWR (Newark) for years using a 752, even in the winter. That route is 3,458 nm (for the people who never knew that ther...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8463

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

EY curse strikes again (but not really) But this is Qatar Airways who's behind Air Italy.... same curse, different airline? I totally meant to say QR and failed. What was even their strategy from the start? Did they have one? I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3. It...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic
Replies: 28
Views: 3612

Re: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic

Slightly off subject, A few years ago I was the Captain on a scheduled 764 flight from EWR-FCO We had a serious mechanical issue that could not be resolved and there were no spare 767’s that night so they rescheduled a 757 No problem eastbound and we had a light load so we didn’t leave anyone behin...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3822

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Just used the same website and it showed From KEF To SDQ Total: 3,829 mi 3,829 statute miles and 3,327 nautical miles are one and the same. Slightly different units. Guys, I realize it is the same distance. However, the 752's range should be around 3900nmi. Can she do it westbound with a reasonable...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 13635

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

Last two digits on a Boeing model reveal the customer code, for the airline that originally placed the order for that aircraft. United's is 22, Continental's was 24. This doesn't apply to MAX, 787s, 777X, and 747-8, as those aircraft have all gone to the (ridiculous) -8/-9/-10/etc numbering system....

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by CARST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381640

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

#EuroWhite ???

Where is the damn Gold? Oh my. Another uniform livery...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20945

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

On that note, I’ll be the dumb requisite American who thinks the world revolves around us but I was under the presumption all ATC chatter was supposed to be in English worldwide. Is that not correct? In Brazil, ATC speaks Portuguese to Brazilian pilots. It's common for local language to be spoken b...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

I can't say what they do about ATC, but there are two interesting articles in the Golf Digest about how parking the jets has gotten a huge problem each year at the Masters because more and more people fly in with private jets... 2015 article: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/first-world-problem-par...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 5218

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

So who is that guy? Some self-proclaimed expert? An aviation dweeb thinking he knows it all? Is he working for Boeing or the FAA? No? So then it's not reliable.

His links provided are not relevant or are weeks old.

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by CARST
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

I can't say what they do about ATC, but there are two interesting articles in the Golf Digest about how parking the jets has gotten a huge problem each year at the Masters because more and more people fly in with private jets... 2015 article: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/first-world-problem-park...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

Where is AGS and which Master do you mean? LoL !!! How could one not know this? It's been all over the media worldwide that Tiger has won again, even if you don't follow Golf. AGS is Augusta, Georgia, USA. Augusta hosts the Masters every year, probably the most important Golf tournament. Tiger Wood...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 7213

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

zeke As said elsewhere, live and let live, I don’t care a hoot what a foreign custom is as long as they don’t try to export it. I don’t preach and don’t want to be preached. Funny, that’s how it worked out. Saudi Arabia is spending billions of Dollars each year to export their hardcore fundamental ...

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by CARST
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6474

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

At the time, WN's model was based around operating aircraft mostly of the same size so that frames could be easily swapped. They did depart from that a bit by ordering the -500. But the -700 was about the same size as the -300 it replaced. It was only in the last few years that WN started ordering ...

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by CARST
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private pilot training and pilot uniforms
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: Private pilot training and pilot uniforms

Personally I find your post and what the people told you makes no sense at all. There are no rules for this. There are a lot of little prop planes in operation used as shuttle aircraft in remote areas or for sightseeing tours. The operators often demand their pilots to wear a full uniform. If the pi...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7308

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

It is a long flight distance-wise but I don't think it will be the longest time-wise. KEF-SFO does not have to content with the strong jetstream that the typical norht Atlantic crossings are faced with. So for example, I suspect that TXL-EWR or CDG-RDU spend more time aloft than KEF-SFO will. For e...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 6349

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

Aaaaahhhh .... welcome to the third world !

That's slapdash as hell...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats
Replies: 27
Views: 7083

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats

Isn't that the QR Qsuite?

Perhaps in a mildly updated form?

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by CARST
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: Optimum materials

If cost and labour (which is cost kind of) is no problem, then one probably would build the worlds largest autoclave, a huge monster, which would be able to manufacture the whole aircraft as one carbon fibre structure, with robot-arms laying down the carbon fibre layers above each other until after ...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?
Replies: 19
Views: 3523

Re: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?

What about forward swept wing until the engine mount and then swept back again? Then it would resemble a bird wing. It was more of down-, than forward-swept wing, but what you describe kind of resembles the Vought Corsair... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f5/AU-1_Corsair_in_...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B789 near Noumea on Mar 25th 2019, smoke in cockpit
Replies: 5
Views: 2708

Re: United B789 near Noumea on Mar 25th 2019, smoke in cockpit

glideslope900 wrote:
This is every pilots worst nightmare. Glad they got it on the ground safely.


But that free night in a 5-star-resort in Noumea is every passengers dream... :D

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4401

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

Please detail if you will where China will source planes over the next 20 years if not from airbus and Boeing? They were obviously played off each other to get the completion centers. Let’s not forget the full A320 assembly line. The same type of line that brings us the stillborn arj21. To not take...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13749

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

According to this leaked cable from a few years ago, the Finnish government tried to get Finnair to purchase aircraft that could double as refueling tankers for their fighter jets. https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/07HELSINKI61_a.html Are you just throwing that out here to have an argument or have...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4401

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

One should also note that China is promising both companies huge sales for opening these completion centers. To say no would mean that the company saying no would loose out massively over the next 15-20 years. Please detail if you will where China will source planes over the next 20 years if not fr...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4401

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

Black and White news bullshit without checking the facts... They don't open plants in China, but just completion centers. No "insider knowledge" is flowing into Chinese hands. The planes get pre-assembled in the EU or the USA, get shipped to China, where they are put together, a.k.a. "...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13749

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Never say never. The government of Finland is looking for a replacement for their F/A-18 Hornet fighters in the next few years. Maybe if they would choose F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, they would get a deal with Boeing for 787 that they cannot refuse. NATO...mafia...you know... Further thought: If Finlan...

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by CARST
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8119

Re: 787 style windows

My goodness! I had no idea! Since then, SPD-Smart iShades have been on every A380 aircraft delivered to Qantas. Is this throughout the aircraft? The only reference I can find is in the description of First: https://www.qantas.com/hk/en/about-us/our-company/fleet/qantas-a380.html First Enjoy a journ...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6352

Re: Special Pan Am livery

When Alaska and JetBlue will form a partnership or merge, they should try to get the PanAm rights and start operating under this name. It would be awesome. They could stay have a PanAm Alaska / West Coast division and a PanAm JetBlue / East Coast division. It would be awesome. Then just to do me a f...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's FOD problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3201

Re: Boeing's FOD problem

- Every employee on the factory floor should have his/her own set of tools. When you have shared tools it is assured that there is an inspection for completeness at start and finish of each shift by two sets of eyes. With personal tools it es easier to keep quiet about a lost tool and replace it la...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's FOD problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3201

Re: Boeing's FOD problem

I had only occasional gimpses of the engineering side of the RAF but their EOs were absolutely fanatical about monitoring the shadow-boards for tools. If there was one outline at the end of a shift without its associated tool NO-ONE left the building until it was found and returned. This was in the...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5678

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

If you check AvHerald on a weekly or monthly basis, you will read about such incidents again and again. Perhaps not every month, but I'd say like a few times each year. And some incidents might even get to the media. This happens mostly in third world countries where airports are not fenced off prop...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 19027

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Otherwise the 757 was a 737 really? How should we know that now, like 35 years later... But I would guess the 757 could have been certified as some form of 737NEO. But Boeing decided to develop this "long-range 737" as a dual-project with the 767 and give airlines the option to fly both p...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5981

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

It will happen. And it will happen within the next 50 years. Most of you totally underestimate the speed of our technological progress. Look back 50 years, when computers just were introduced for business applications. In the end pilotless planes will be safer. Of course they need like three or four...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742641

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What I don't get here ... and perhaps someone has an explanation for me... If this is the same MCAS error as on the Lion Air flight, why didn't the pilots use the runaway trim cutout switches (or whatever is the actual term)? From my view as an outsider the whole things looks like this: 1) MCAS is d...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48568

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Out of curiosity- why do the engines not feather the aerated end like the Max and 787s? You talk about the "chevrons" as Boeing calls them? The chevrons make the engines quieter, but at the same time, they raise fuel comsumption a little bit. Boeing decided to not use them on the 777X, be...

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