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by CARST
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which planes run out of engine hours first
Replies: 17
Views: 4693

Re: Which planes run out of engine hours first

Thanks. OK. So a CRJ is a likely candidate where it is due it's N.th expensive engine overhaul which is enough to send it to a scrapper. Any turboprops similar to that? Is there a time on an ATR 42 or Q300/Q400 where the cost of investing in an engine overhaul isn't economically justifiable for an ...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: When specifying aircraft range?

It's a bit hard to tell, tbh, because the airport planning document always seems to be based on a "standard three-class layout" or the like, and this layout is anything but "standard". Most operator layouts will be heavier, at least for widebodies. Things like business class sea...

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by CARST
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.

Just to point it out... nearly all radio traffic between ATC and aircraft is done in the local language of each country. Often they only talk English to foreign aircraft. Some countries try to maintain English as the preferred language on the main frequencies, but it's rare. If you fly through South...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges

6361515 Basic Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irkut_MC-21 Is the Russian Irkut MC-21 dead on arrival? Or not? The MC-21 was planned as a cheap people hauler, sized around the A321/737-9 size bracket. The Russians tried to include a lot of Western technology from the beginning, I guess on the on...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grass landing strips
Replies: 21
Views: 2545

Re: Grass landing strips

I was just wondering if there are any grass air fields with commercial airline ops.... If you look not only at Europe and North America, I'm sure you will find a quite a few grass runways in the world with commercial ops. Especially in remote areas, which are only reachable by aircraft. Perhaps no ...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions
Replies: 71
Views: 7641

Re: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions

All the food waste in this part of Sweden is collected and turned into biogas to run the busses. There is none left for aircraft. Where are we going to get it from? You go to electric busses and keep the precious biofuels for applications where there is no alternative. If I would have to guess how ...

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by CARST
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12088

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

This global warming is freezing us to death! If this was a dig at human-caused change in weather and climate, it wasn't a good one. The scenario we are dealing with is climate change, which is caused by humans. This climate change comes with a lot of effects. Extreme heat-waves (often mislabled as ...

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by CARST
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 6835

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=fU2FjiJkeaY

And here is a video on the Nolinor 737-200 Combi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csnaMnpU_BU
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Video on the 757-200 Combi mentioned above is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=fU2FjiJkeaY

And here is a video on the Nolinor 737-200 Combi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csnaMnpU_BU

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by CARST
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4864

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Ditch Qanon and Trump! Convicting Trump on the Senate is the best thing that could happen for Republicans. It would make it much more difficult for Trump to organize a third party if he can't be a candidate of that party. Exactly! If I would be the Republicans, I would not try to hold up the whole ...

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by CARST
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a longer 777-8 do better?
Replies: 61
Views: 10427

Re: Would a longer 777-8 do better?

The A350-1000 sales also seem to confirm your thought. The market seems to move away from aircraft with that size. Still too much of an anecdotal assumption to make that claim, particularly seeing as the overwhelming majority of the 77W fleet is nowhere near typical replacement-cycle age/use. Peopl...

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by CARST
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Long Island Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

Re: Video of Long Island Crash

I'm impressed how intact the airframe remained considering how hard it came down... that were some serious G-forces there.

Good to hear that the pilot is in stable condition after such a crash. If you cut the video off before impact, I'm sure most people would say this isn't survivable.

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by CARST
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 back to a grey cockpit ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5120

Re: 777-9 back to a grey cockpit ?

I think they found out that the blueish grey is better for concentration and reflects less light in the night. Something like that. There was an article about this when the 787s cockpit was presented for the first time. Personally I also favoured the brown colour Boeing used for their models launch...

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by CARST
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 back to a grey cockpit ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5120

Re: 777-9 back to a grey cockpit ?

I think they found out that the blueish grey is better for concentration and reflects less light in the night. Something like that. There was an article about this when the 787s cockpit was presented for the first time. Personally I also favoured the brown colour Boeing used for their models launche...

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by CARST
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54736

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

. The damage he has done is enormous. Putin, Xi, Kim, etc. are rubbing their hands in pure glee. I think people like Putin, Xi and Kim had great four years. All of them. They knew there was a guy in the White House, in the position where usually the leader of the "Free World" resides, who...

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by CARST
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330Neo versus old B777-300ERs
Replies: 55
Views: 9028

Re: A330Neo versus old B777-300ERs

The question regarding the 787-1000 is rather simple to answer, if you want the capacity but do not intend to use the full range, the numbers change compared to an A359. The more often you stay away from using max. MTOW, the better it does. I think that is a wrong assumption. If it is correct that ...

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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: 74107

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: 6137

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: 54623

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: 1431

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: 25099

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: 25099

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: 7188

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: 9601

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: 737

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: 7896

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: 27685

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: 3494

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: 3964

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: 3964

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: 13031

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: 3964

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: 8858

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: 3927

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: 3964

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: 14050

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: 393290

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: 21523

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: 2358

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: 5466

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: 2358

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: 2358

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: 7553

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: 6654

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: 3189

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: 7506

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: 6605

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: 7355

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: 2061

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: 3667

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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