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by PW100
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10132

Re: Air France Us expansion

Now that it's official you can start listing other destinations One sidelight: with the DL pilots already saying there is an "imbalance" between DL-metal and AF/KL/VS-metal flights, I wonder if Delta will be announcing some new European route... or maybe taking-over a current AF flight......

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by PW100
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2402

Re: LHR - New frequencies

And here I was, clicking this link, thinking new slots had somehow been made available by NATS . . .

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by PW100
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13327

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

It would trash all (grand-grandfathered) evacuation certifications that are a major helper in staying competitive. So what do you think this actually means? Do you think the 737NG was certified to 1960s evacuation standards? I think he is just trying to criticize the 737. Qualification based on sim...

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by PW100
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13955

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

avi8 wrote:
CDG is a massive hub. There are plenty of flights that arrive before the DFW flight departs.

AMS is an even bigger hub . . . ;-)

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by PW100
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21159

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

To be honest, in the first few pics: if I didn't see the wingtips, I'd have thought it was just another 77W. But in that last pic, with it inside and pointed to the left: HOLY CRAP, that wing is **ENORMOUS** :eek: :eek: That's mostly due to short distance between camera and wing tip (or in other wo...

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by PW100
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6787

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

Stolen DC-9 tech with smaller engines added. Stolen? Most of the ARJ21 production tooling was legitimately purchased or licensed-produced from MDD: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/md-90-trunkliner.htm Most of the ARJ21 engineering was done in-house. Note that since the existing ...

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by PW100
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10287

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

EASA is not a Problem, the European Common Aviation Area includes a number of countries which are not member of the EU, whoch means that "Third Countries" which the UK will be then, can be members. Well, not quite. True, non-member states can and do participate in EASA. But that does come...

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by PW100
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6010

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Midwest2K wrote:
Dear new posters:

West coast refers to California, Oregon, and Washington State.

Please do not say how Airport ABC (east of the Rocky Mountains) should get this service.


You mean, stay away from discussing the large untapped DTW market that DL does not want to see??? :o

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by PW100
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9599

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

You cannot visually judge an aircrafts airspeed, especially from a dodgy video, so those comments are irrelevant. An A346 (and all modern Airbus’s) fly a predetermined approach speed based on factors such as weight, temp, wind, air pressure etc. This is more than likely a case of external influence...

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by PW100
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19672

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance? Maybe because the intended function and usage of this chart has little to do with (range) performance . . . It may be there just for PR reasons, for all we know. I don't think any airline/operator will be able claim any ...

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by PW100
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25757

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Thanks for the background details clarification. This still leaves us with the high angle of attack. So a very slow flight attitude next to stall speed, no margin. Looks like one would have had to dive towards terrain to bring the nose back down to regain speed and maybe come back from behind the p...

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by PW100
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35040

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

With respect to the RR 787 operator lease work, I suspects what helps is RR footing most of the bills . . . . I'd expect RR to cover the costs of leasing a substitute aircraft with similar characteristics to the 787. Anything in excess of that would likely have to be borne by the airline. I think t...

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by PW100
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35040

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

With respect to the RR 787 operator lease work, I suspects what helps is RR footing most of the bills . . . . I'd expect RR to cover the costs of leasing a substitute aircraft with similar characteristics to the 787. Anything in excess of that would likely have to be borne by the airline. Or, compe...

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by PW100
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 360017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

But as the American General sadly summarised: " No plan of action ever survives the first shot being fired ." That expression is generally accepted to have originated from a Prussian military commander Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke around 1880. Reminds me on some leadership discus...

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by PW100
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 8760

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

a320fan wrote:
They should take a page out of Canberra Airports play book and just park a car behind their aircraft so it can't be moved until it's paid.

Would the passengers of that particular flight then be eligible for EC261 compenstation . . . (if delay is over 4 hrs)? :old:

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by PW100
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35040

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

In other words, if RR engines on the 787 weren’t a problem it would still be sitting waiting for work it appears. There could be demand for other work, but the RR 787 operators may be shelling out more for their urgent needs. Or getting a really good deal so that huge asset brings in some cash. The...

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by PW100
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Thanks jubguy3. Keep up the good work!

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by PW100
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 22
Views: 10681

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

prebennorholm wrote:
. . .


Most of the A380F orders were by box carriers (Fedex and UPS). What weights would you expect for their typical mission, given that for them volume is more important than sheer weight or outsized metrics? Could they perhaps be interested in a P2F?

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by PW100
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97543

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Like I said earlier, a subsidy isn’t defined by whether the government makes money or not. If they paid 35 cents on the dollar but the real value was 25 cents on the dollar, they still over paid, regardless of what they sell it for. If my government would pay X for a stake in a company (for whateve...

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by PW100
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190336

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

So here's the theory: the shaft froze up (perhaps due to bearings failure), and at that moment, the head of the shaft broke, breaking the fan free of the rest of the assembly. The rest of the engine stays on, now unmovable and not spinning. (But I don't know enough about jet engines... is the turbi...

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by PW100
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97543

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

PPVRA wrote:

It makes no difference if a profit is eventually made, because a subsidy isn't defined by whether it makes a loss to the government. If Quebec over-paid for that stake, then that's just another way to hide a cash infusion.


If a profit is made, then it would be hard to argue they overpaid . . .

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by PW100
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 20937

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

Unfortunately for Airbus and its fans, the A380 had a troubled development cycle, and a slower than planned manufacturing ramp-up cycle, and a lot of the original terms and conditions on delivery were not met, similar to what happened to Boeing on the 787 a few years later. I think it's funny to pr...

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by PW100
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190336

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Several pictures, including this one: https://imagr.eu/up/WjDiL_DLGV5R5VAAAgsx6.jpg . . . clearly show that the fandisk/hub/drum had failed. Here you can see that the fandisk/hub/drum is one single component: http://www.pw.utc.com/Content/GP7200_Engine/img/B-1-3_gp7000_cutaway_high.jpg Click here fo...

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by PW100
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190336

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I can't understand why they diverted to such a remote airport? It's a 4-engined aircraft. It still had 3 good engines. An A380 with 3 engines running isn't required to land at the nearest suitable airport. It would have been easier to get accommodations and flights to their final destinations for t...

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by PW100
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 55
Views: 8331

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

Maybe they should be looking at the A380: lowest purchase price per seat. . . . :duck:

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by PW100
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 20937

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

It's funny that . . . Once upon a time there probably was a "deposit", however with all the delays/issues with the A380 many of us think several airlines have no dog in this fight anymore. When is a firm order not a firm order -- only with the A380 and Amedeo. It's another a.net myth that ...

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by PW100
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 360017

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

This isn't difficult....He is saying that an A321 @220 seats is heavier than a 797 @270 seats on a per seat basis, which isn't that much of a stretch to imagine IMO. Not that difficult . . .? ? (yes, I realize I'm pulling this slightly out-of-context). I think it will be very difficult, if not impo...

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by PW100
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27322

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I hope to god the Cruise lines have common sense and hold off for a good while. I understand the Island relies on Tourism Dollars, But the Island is destroyed, there are NO hotels, NO beaches. You do realize cruise lines tend to bring their own hotels and support infrastructure . . . . I don't see ...

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by PW100
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 192986

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Seems Europeans can get away with saying such things here on a.net, the rest of us get shouted down... The A380 had had more than its fair share of shouting down here on Anet for the last 15 years - some of that with good merit. A380, nor its (European) fans, certainly did not get away with anythin...

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by PW100
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 10009

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

And for the first time A330-900 lease costs have been revealed. Truth be told, we only know what the price is from this particular lessor to this particular customer. You may safely assume no other airline will be paying the exact same; some might pay considerably more, some a fair bit less. And wi...

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by PW100
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin
Replies: 18
Views: 2229

Re: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin

Clever move.
Will they also be doing A330neo's? Given the A330 popularity in China, combined with this facility could open a lot of potential for the neo.

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by PW100
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27870

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

My thoughts, Boeing wouldn't accelerate production 3 years ago with 230 more 787s in the backlog as there wasn't enough demand. Now Boeing will ramp up production. To me, that means sales. Who? Sales would make sense in some way. However, if (much) more sales were in the cards, why would the accoun...

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by PW100
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27870

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

The increase in accounting block has been predicted by many because it is evident that Boeing is not going to be able to cover all the deferred costs without making the 787 selling price uncompetitive. It's been predicted by many because the 787 remains popular with airlines, who continue to order ...

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by PW100
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 247484

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

https://twitter.com/LeehamNews


This is the all important one. Momentum. This is what Bombardier needs, especially in deliveries. Good thing their marketing is focusing on this. Now production needs to follow.
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Thanks Karel.

KarelXWB wrote:


This is the all important one. Momentum. This is what Bombardier needs, especially in deliveries. Good thing their marketing is focusing on this. Now production needs to follow.

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by PW100
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40675

Re: Future of 777X

I find it funny how the Airbus crowd try to say the 777X faces a "changed competitive landscape"......where the A380 and 747-8 are NOT selling and the X now has a triple digit lead in orders from top airlines over the A350-1000, which is, supposedly, the better plane altogether. I find it...

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by PW100
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8255

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

KarelXWB wrote:
For people who do not want to listen the entire podcast with Dr. Paulo Mirpuri, here are the key notes:


Thanks for the recap.

Seems that HiFly will actually be doing with used frames, what Amedeo was trying to do with new frames.

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by PW100
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 14486

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to GE jet engine

The fear is that PW will never get the PW1000G to the same reliability/on wing time as the CFM, even when all the fixes are place. The fixes don't guarantee that the PW will match/beat CFM in reliability, just that it would perform better in that department than right now. That may be true, but I w...

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by PW100
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 24
Views: 5742

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Get ready for the number-of-grounded-A380's posts in . . . 5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . :bomb:

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by PW100
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian hacker arrested for hacking into AA, LH and SN websites and getting "free tickets"
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

Re: Belgian hacker arrested for hacking into AA, LH and SN websites and getting "free tickets"

Apparently he had also hacked into reservationsystem of a movietheatre, "bought" ALL tickets of of that show so he could watch it with his friends without having to share the theatre with anyone else . . .

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by PW100
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Backed by WTO on $8.7 Billion in Incentives for 777X Jet
Replies: 27
Views: 3976

Re: Boeing Backed by WTO on $8.7 Billion in Incentives for 777X Jet

I just find it amusing that Boeing's tax breaks in WA are constantly castigated by the (EU) Airbus Aficionados on this forum, yet not a peep from them about the tax breaks EU car companies like Mercedes and BMW received from AL and SC to place production lines in those states. Plus Airbus' tax brea...

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by PW100
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding
Replies: 35
Views: 4352

Re: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding

Priority boarding is nice to claim your overhead space. But if you check your carry on, what's the point of the priority . . .

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by PW100
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37533

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

American beer discussions, reminded me of this Monty Python classic:

Frankly overhere, we find your american beer, is a little like making love in a canoe . . . . . . . . it's f***ing close to water!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbxfFOdp-bY

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by PW100
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 9107

Re: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)

Same airplane (#33) was involved in this incident last year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PStKOJSE1mo&feature=youtu.be.

FInd the still at 1:08 . . .

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by PW100
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin Streetview
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Dublin Streetview

Not the same, but this is what AMS offers.

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by PW100
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?
Replies: 43
Views: 14037

Re: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?

What will overhauls look like with the PW1100G once engines get 10K, 20K, or 40K hours? There seems to be the perception of more risk. What is next with the engine? Industry perception was always that the LEAP would have the upper hand in initial reliablity, but the high temp high pressure core wou...

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by PW100
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production
Replies: 54
Views: 7996

Re: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production

mjoelnir wrote:
OA940 wrote:
The market is definitely growing, unfortunately, but there are better planes for the job if needed. They should instead restart the 757 :duck:


There is hardly a better frame than the CL-415 for fire fighting. . . .


It seems you missed his ironic intentions totally . . . ;-)

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by PW100
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production
Replies: 54
Views: 7996

Re: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production

Well technically all 215s and 415s are operated by the Air Force of each respective country, at least in Europe, so shouldn't the topic be under military aviation ;) Most, if not all 215/415 in the European theatre are operating on civil registry, under EASA rules. Last but not least, while helicop...

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by PW100
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31209

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

"and at least try" -- that says it all, really. And what happens when you try but fail? And what happens when you try but fail? Simple, you go around. Really, airmanship 101. Then try another approach, or divert, whichever is most appropriate to the person upfront trained and paid to make...

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