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by Burkhard
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-4-3 777s: Can An Airline Be 5-star?
Replies: 32
Views: 6715

RE: 3-4-3 777s: Can An Airline Be 5-star?

Having flown once on a 77W 10 abread (AF) I rank every airline with such a configuration as far worse than Ryanair - ZERO star.

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by Burkhard
Mon May 30, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 50137

RE: Russia-China Proposed 250-280 Seat Aircraft

Hm, both state run economies can burn a lot of money on this experiment, a least half of it ending in the giant corruption ruling both countries today.

From specifications, this could become an alternative to a 15 years old used A330.

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by Burkhard
Mon May 30, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Suspends CCS
Replies: 30
Views: 10936

RE: Latam Suspends CCS

Could <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> serve <acronym title="Caracas - Simon Bolivar International / Maiquetia (CCS / SVMI), Venezuela">CCS</acronym> via Aruaba? That would need not much operation in <acronym title="Caracas - Simon Bolivar International / Maiquetia (CCS / SVMI)...

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by Burkhard
Mon May 30, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 40961

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

Boeing has to gamble. Either they go to an all new design, with an ivestment far north of 50 bio $, end the popular 737 line and go into an unknown future, which might be bright or bancrupcy. Or they milk the 737 forever. Knowing that Airbus will not move first but improve the A32x, I cannot conside...

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by Burkhard
Mon May 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irrationally Low Fares Out Of CLT
Replies: 44
Views: 12395

RE: Irrationally Low Fares Out Of CLT

And I thought you Americans praise the advantages of competition. FR shows that you can fly profitable with such fares.

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by Burkhard
Mon May 30, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757
Replies: 105
Views: 23298

RE: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757

If an aircraft does not sell for years, you better give it up. The 757, while popular in the US, failed on most markets because it was to heavy - this design fault was the reason for the success of the A320 which was the better 727 replacement.

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by Burkhard
Mon May 30, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 40961

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

So, no waste of 50 Bio $ for an all new aircraft before 2040.

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by Burkhard
Wed May 11, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Would A380 programme be without EK order?
Replies: 51
Views: 14574

Where Would A380 programme be without EK order?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/QANTAS077" class="quote" target="_blank">QANTAS077</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>or reversed..where would Emirates be w...

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by Burkhard
Wed May 11, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Would A380 programme be without EK order?
Replies: 51
Views: 14574

Where Would A380 programme be without EK order?

Since the Passengers would not fly ia Dubai but via Singaore/Hongkong/Frankfurt I doubt it would make a large difference.

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by Burkhard
Mon May 09, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 779 Replace The 748?
Replies: 23
Views: 7908

RE: Will The 779 Replace The 748?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seabosdca" class="quote" target="_blank">seabosdca</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>which declined to follow through on its ...

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by Burkhard
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH: Too Large Of Smallest Aircraft, Disadvantage?
Replies: 43
Views: 15443

RE: LH: Too Large Of Smallest Aircraft, Disadvantage?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SQ22" class="quote" target="_blank">SQ22</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>The A332's were only used to bridge the gap unti...

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by Burkhard
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Poised To Win Delta Deal For 30+ A321's
Replies: 119
Views: 28014

RE: Airbus Poised To Win Delta Deal For 30+ A321's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#93" class="quote">Reply 93</a>):<br/><i>Our of curiosity, when they placed that orde...

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by Burkhard
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal Is Launch Customer For A330neo
Replies: 22
Views: 11470

RE: TAP Air Portugal Is Launch Customer For A330neo

Something is not right in that article, I wasn't aware the first A330 neo to be delivered in 2017... Maybe the just are the first with this new interior concept...

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by Burkhard
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Supersonic Transport Not Been Reevaluated?
Replies: 99
Views: 10570

RE: Why Has Supersonic Transport Not Been Reevaluated?

The Concorde was mainly built on technology known from fast military aircraft, supersonic bombers. No new aircraft of this species has been built since long, so not much progress to inherit. Stealth technology does not help an airliner. So this would need to be constructed from scratch with civil te...

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by Burkhard
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Whats The Next Merger?
Replies: 40
Views: 8588

RE: So Whats The Next Merger?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HOMSaR" class="quote" target="_blank">HOMSaR</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>They (theoretically) do what is in the interes...

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by Burkhard
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 For The Likes Of EasyJet Et Al.?
Replies: 36
Views: 10613

RE: A380 For The Likes Of EasyJet Et Al.?

If you want to sell tickets to self paying passengers, the only thing that matters is price. You can sell 10 times more tickets for a Ryanair seat 199€ than for a lie flat at 219€. So a LCC would use the A380 with 850 seat. If he could sell it all year long it would make a lot of money. But nobody d...

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by Burkhard
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked Egyptian Aircraft Lands In Larnaca
Replies: 99
Views: 22511

RE: Hijacked Egyptian Aircraft Lands In Larnaca

Absolutely, with this quick end everybody did the right thing, and even the hijacker did not screw it up.

But I do not understand why anybody wonders this can happen. It is a known fact that the so called security has an efficiency of 30% to find arms and explosives, 7 out of ten tries succeed.

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by Burkhard
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The 11 Ugliest Aircraft Ever Built
Replies: 88
Views: 23121

RE: The 11 Ugliest Aircraft Ever Built

I must say I fail to find any of the aircraft ugly, OK some special noses are disturbing but in the end they fly....

The DFS230 for me is a candidate.

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by Burkhard
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Be The Downfall Of EK?
Replies: 182
Views: 31130

RE: What Will Be The Downfall Of EK?

Emirates depends on the Sheikh of Dubais willing to invest billions of dollars into this toy. Dubai has no oil ond completly depends on money from Abu Dhabi. So a little argument between the two bloody tyranns would be more than sufficient.

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by Burkhard
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?
Replies: 134
Views: 42688

RE: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?

For sure Boeing knows that this would be the answer to the MoM - earlier to market and cheaper, not less cost effcicient, slightly less fuel efficient. Boeing has a simple and cheap solution to avoid the A322 - just don't build the MoM. There is one problem already with the A321, and worse with ever...

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by Burkhard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - The End?
Replies: 32
Views: 24227

RE: Air Berlin - The End?

Germany has at least two legacy airlines - LH and KLM.

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by Burkhard
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Alternate History And/or Replacement
Replies: 105
Views: 21312

RE: A380 Alternate History And/or Replacement

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Another timing problem child, thou...

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by Burkhard
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 And A330-800 Not Dead? AirwaysNews Analysis
Replies: 127
Views: 21838

RE: 787-8 And A330-800 Not Dead? AirwaysNews Analysis

We now have many airlines with a mix of A332/A333 - I expect most A338 operators to be the same airlines, using the A338 as addon or A332 replacement where the range is needed.
If you do not need the A338 range, take the A339.

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by Burkhard
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: IranAir As Possible Buyer Of Old A340s
Replies: 31
Views: 15046

RE: Lufthansa: IranAir As Possible Buyer Of Old A340s

Does anybody know if the aircraft in Parchim still are stored there?

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by Burkhard
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Or More Flights With Same Flight Number?
Replies: 17
Views: 3937

RE: Two Or More Flights With Same Flight Number?

Programming <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> traffic for FSX from real world data, unfortunately this is no longer a rare event, but something very frequent - I have seen the same flight number used on one day 3 and four times at the same time - as others have indicated the fligth number for ...

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by Burkhard
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If Airbus Had Launched A330NEO First?
Replies: 44
Views: 9780

RE: What If Airbus Had Launched A330NEO First?

A 2009 A330NEO would be far inferior to the 2019 models that we will see soon, so in the end it turned out very well for Airbus.
Maybe luck this time.

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by Burkhard
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calls For Boycott Of Qatar Air Ahead Of BOS Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 13745

RE: Calls For Boycott Of Qatar Air Ahead Of BOS Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kgaiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">kgaiflyer</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>I can't believe targeting them for *an...

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by Burkhard
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Taking A Good Look At The C Series
Replies: 55
Views: 16789

RE: Delta Taking A Good Look At The C Series

Over the last 5 years, Boeing stocks went up by a factor of two. Bombardier stocks went down be a factor of 6. I'm afraid Bombardier does not have the financial reserves to sell a larger number of aircraft cheap - they need to make money to survive. Looking ito the stock trend they do not have much ...

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by Burkhard
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For SST?
Replies: 60
Views: 10028

RE: Is There A Market For SST?

There is increasing pressure to reduce noise, pollution including carbon footprint. I heavily doubt that the public will be willing to accept the current level of noise and pollution in a decade or three. Aviation will become green - or it will be a thing of the past. (This is where virtual reality ...

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by Burkhard
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central European Airport? Ideas!
Replies: 31
Views: 7327

RE: Central European Airport? Ideas!

With the current ultra right politics (Ö<acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym>,Orban,...) I find it more likely that frontiers will be closed and citizens forced to use local airports than any chance of cooperation. Maybe in some decades when there is an 400km/h railway network all over Europe ...

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by Burkhard
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungary To Offer Emirates 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 54
Views: 14915

RE: Hungary To Offer Emirates 5th Freedom Rights

And nobody here smells that this is all about bribes?

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by Burkhard
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Will Use All Four Airbus Types?
Replies: 24
Views: 9128

RE: Airlines That Will Use All Four Airbus Types?

Let me start with Lufthansa.

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by Burkhard
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.
Replies: 232
Views: 16839

RE: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.

At some seat density safety, including health concern for insane seating positions, may become affected. If that is the case clearly the FAA should step in. As long as there is no safety convern, politics should stay out.

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And Future Widebody Orders
Replies: 77
Views: 19057

RE: AA And Future Widebody Orders

I do not see any new orders for other widebody planes but A330s, A350s, 779s and 787s - while I expect them to fly all of them.

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Flight Path Around FRA (search/scan?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

RE: Interesting Flight Path Around FRA (search/scan?)

Laser scans maybe. The company is doing all kinds of aerial surveys, including search fpr pollution etc...

Since it is in line with the runway in Egelsbach, could also be calibration of the landing systems there.

[Edited 2016-02-28 06:28:30]

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dprk Might Be Imposed Total Embargo On Jet Fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 6566

RE: Dprk Might Be Imposed Total Embargo On Jet Fuel

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/F9Animal" class="quote" target="_blank">F9Animal</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Am I the only one that feels terrible fo...

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by Burkhard
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considering Layoffs Of Airplane Engineers
Replies: 56
Views: 12824

RE: Boeing Considering Layoffs Of Airplane Engineers

How many of them will find home in Mobile? Good opportunity for Airbus to get good people.

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by Burkhard
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-200/-800neo - Viability?
Replies: 80
Views: 14521

RE: Airbus A330-200/-800neo - Viability?

There are airlines which operate A332 and A333 in parallel, reserving the A332 for the longest legs. Typically the A333 fleets are bigger today. As has been mentioned here, I share the view that the battle of the A338 against the 788 is uphill. A339 against 789 is more on a planar ground, since thes...

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by Burkhard
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Mobile Built A321 Rolls Out
Replies: 128
Views: 34589

RE: First Mobile Built A321 Rolls Out

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mwhcvt" class="quote" target="_blank">mwhcvt</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i> Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 29): It's more ...

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by Burkhard
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea's First Airshow
Replies: 18
Views: 8231

RE: North Korea's First Airshow

I think there will be no aerobatics with the Il-62, but don't theyhave a flight school with some trainer aircraft?

Definitively interesting - also that one of the poorest countries on earth can afford such an event.

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by Burkhard
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X D7206 Double Medical Diversion KUL-OOL
Replies: 23
Views: 4805

RE: Air Asia X D7206 Double Medical Diversion KUL-OOL

Well a similar thing happened to me flying American Airlines <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Lima - Callao / Jorge Chavez International (LIM / SPIM), Peru">LIM</acronym> 20 years ago. D...

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by Burkhard
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Booming Russian Tourism To Spain Maxes Out ASA
Replies: 36
Views: 6145

RE: Booming Russian Tourism To Spain Maxes Out ASA

There are no flights into PMI from Russia?

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Effects Of A UK EU Exit?
Replies: 64
Views: 11447

RE: Possible Effects Of A UK EU Exit?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mjoelnir" class="quote" target="_blank">mjoelnir</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i> and EasyJet would have to open an EU subs...

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Effects Of A UK EU Exit?
Replies: 64
Views: 11447

RE: Possible Effects Of A UK EU Exit?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/anstar" class="quote" target="_blank">anstar</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I presume they will attempt to keep a european...

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus COO: A380 May Have Been A Mistake
Replies: 158
Views: 38784

RE: Airbus COO: A380 May Have Been A Mistake

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/xdlx" class="quote" target="_blank">xdlx</a> (<a href="#133" class="quote">Reply 133</a>):<br/><i>When Airbus figure to tack a quad to the 330 p...

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by Burkhard
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus COO: A380 May Have Been A Mistake
Replies: 158
Views: 38784

RE: Airbus COO: A380 May Have Been A Mistake

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rigo" class="quote" target="_blank">rigo</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>But the sales forecasts for both of these models...

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by Burkhard
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29206

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

There were drawings of twin L1011 - I think they never got beyond the drawing board since they would have been heavier than the A300 - and there were no engines around to power them.

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by Burkhard
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29206

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wzafar" class="quote" target="_blank">wzafar</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>Wonder what people's opinions are about the ...

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by Burkhard
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morocco Buys Abu Dhabi 747-48EM
Replies: 46
Views: 15741

RE: Morocco Buys Abu Dhabi 747-48EM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UAEflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">UAEflyer</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>There is no pictures at all, and I think...

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by Burkhard
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newcomer Direct Competitor With Airbus And Boeing?
Replies: 31
Views: 10980

RE: Newcomer Direct Competitor With Airbus And Boeing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adam42185" class="quote" target="_blank">adam42185</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Curious how that triple aisle concept ...

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