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by CCA
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

The A350F will use the strength and muscle of the certified A350-1000 weights but no doubt be optimised to size it for optimum main deck cargo carrying capacity. Likely as said smaller than the 1000 but larger than the 900.

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by CCA
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA 747-100 engines
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

BA 747-100 engines

Searched photos online but have been unable to find the answer.

Did British Airways ever operate a 747-100/200 with CF6 engines perhaps a short term lease or airline take over?

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by CCA
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 736
Views: 160720

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Noshow wrote:
Depends on the trim, speed, weight and balance etc. It can require brute force to counter out of trim settings. Mind you they faced some "pitch event".


Fortunately FBW doesn’t require brute force and the small force feedback is artificial and takes little extra to break out.

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by CCA
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Realistically does the A350F has any chance of being even a little successful with planes like B77W freighter conversion, the potential B778 freighter or even the current B77L freighter? Unless an airline is Qatar Airways I think they'd just go for 777-300ERSF or 777-200LRF to fulfill their needs f...

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by CCA
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 736
Views: 160720

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Here’s an article about the 777x and the uncommanded pitch event. It speculates that the issue may due to the slightly larger nacelles on the 777x. It also makes some comments on the MAX. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4439987-boeing-777x-suffers-fresh-blow It was stated elsewhere that the pitch ...

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by CCA
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 215
Views: 68565

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
I hope Atlas is planning a special livery for that final frame - L/N 1574 :)

Damn that 1574!! Why can't it be 1575! (Ok, my OCD gets me). At least 757 ended with all nicely rounded 1050 frames.....


Think “74” as in 747 perhaps that helps ; )

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by CCA
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 over wing exit's deactivated (1980's)
Replies: 21
Views: 4889

Re: Boeing 747 over wing exit's deactivated (1980's)

Of interest, deactivating the door was a very simple procedure, as said above the emergency parts were simply not installed. The door was closed normally with the handle, except we added sealant around the edge so the normal rubber door seal would be a perfect seal. Once closed the handle and some o...

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by CCA
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 736
Views: 160720

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

I wouldn’t be surprised if the “pitch event” was deduced incorrectly from flight radar by the news, they only need to find the flight and find a rapid climb or descent and then make the assumption that was it. A little more investigation would no doubt show many of the flight test aircraft FR plots ...

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by CCA
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 276
Views: 74452

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Seems the news with regards to the 777-9 negotiations have gone quiet. Last news was Mar/Apr. They might be lucky with the delays to the 777X and may just ride it out. From the March financial report: We reached agreement with Airbus to defer delivery of our A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft from 2020...

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by CCA
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/06/boeings-freighter-dominance-threatened/ “On its face, having three fuselage lengths on the 777X assembly line seems unnecessary. Why not simply build a freighter version of the 777-8P? The choice came down to favoring payload or range, said a former Boeing salesman...

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by CCA
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 736
Views: 160720

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Where does it say Boeing or any other manufacturer has to tell the public what’s going on?

I can assure you the airlines get briefings consistently.

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by CCA
Mon May 31, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 276
Views: 74452

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://uspto.report/company/Cathay-Pac ... ways-L-T-D
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Searched Cathay trademark and you’ll see Cathay has trademarked the word itself. Scroll down

https://uspto.report/company/Cathay-Pac ... ways-L-T-D

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by CCA
Thu May 13, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 276
Views: 74452

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

So the credits can be used to purchase 787s correct or any other type? I imagine Boeing just shuffles the aircraft around. SIA doesn’t want it’s 787s right now so converts them to delayed 777-9s. Leaving Boeing the ability to offer 787s to someone stuck with too many 777-9s. It will be interesting w...

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by CCA
Thu May 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 276
Views: 74452

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Why add 789s when they have 359? 781 more likely Why add anything when their first priority should be preserving cash? Best to do under current circumstances should be "misusing" whatever you have on hand and postpone new deliveries as far out as possible. Placing new orders now? As a HK ...

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by CCA
Tue May 11, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It’s a variable MZFW above 277, MTOW starts reducing so 117 is about the maximum if you want to get MTOW. At 288 ZFW the MTOW reduces to a little over 367 so loads float between 115 & 128 but usually it’s volume fills up prior to reaching 117 which is suitable for CX and the type of freight they...

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by CCA
Tue May 11, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Yes can carry more but generally it’s volume fills up just before it becomes weight limited.

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by CCA
Tue May 11, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Just looked at a ERF loaded with 115T empty weight 160T

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by CCA
Tue May 04, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 80983

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

Further investment in the programme just announced. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will set up a conversion site for its 777-300ERSF program in Seoul as part of a new agreement with Sharp Technics K and Incheon International Airport. https://cargofacts.com/allposts/business/strategy/iai-to-begin-...

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by CCA
Mon May 03, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227221

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Will a A350F end the 772F? If so does this prompt Boeing to join the 77W freighter conversion and flood the market just enough to stall sales of the A350F? It’s not a direct replacement but it’s cheap and would be available sooner especially with the state of the world 77W fleet. Does Boeing compete...

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by CCA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 100061

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Forgot to add, if the remaining 3 are destined to go to aerologic that doesn’t leave much space for the AHK rumour.

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by CCA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 100061

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Recent story on DHL 777Fs. https://www.aircargonews.net/sectors/express/dhl-express-adds-b777f-capacity-between-asia-pacific-the-us-and-europe/ In 2018, DHL ordered 14 new Boeing 777F, with 10 delivered by end 2020 and the remaining four to be taken into service in 2021. In January 2021, DHL ordered...

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by CCA
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Re: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?

The 747 freighters rarely use the center fuel tank and would likely never be full if used. The only time it’s used is when it’s a very light cargo load and it’s the quickest way to get the aircraft back to home base. Cargo in the fuel tank would be a bonus ; )

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by CCA
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are engines on planes changed so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 3918

Re: Why are engines on planes changed so often?

A quick search found the record for longest time on wing is over 40,000 hours and varies from 9 to 13 years without being removed. Pretty impressive.

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by CCA
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 31949

Re: Monitoring aviation recovery?

Great point, guessing domestic is better than international.

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by CCA
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 31949

Monitoring aviation recovery?

Is there a easy way to track the numbers or percentage of active aircraft in the major world fleets? Flight radar is obviously a easy solution for small numbers but large fleets can have large numbers active and flying but still be a low by total fleet size. (Freighters excluded) Using Flight radar ...

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by CCA
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding the nose wheel off
Replies: 35
Views: 4384

Re: Holding the nose wheel off

As aircraft pitch and or nose gear touch down can and are used for various signals to provide such things as complete spoiler deployment and maximum auto brake means holding the nose off can and likely does reduce stopping performance.

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by CCA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3712

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

https://resources.globalair.com/dtpp/gl ... 0RZ13L.PDF
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RNAV (GPS) approach to 13L in JFK would be a close example.

https://resources.globalair.com/dtpp/gl ... 0RZ13L.PDF

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by CCA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 19650

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021

https://fr24.com/data/flights/cx6661#26e98d46
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CXs B-KPH did a lease return test flight yesterday.

Hong Kong to Hong Kong on Flightradar24.
https://fr24.com/data/flights/cx6661#26e98d46

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by CCA
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 6567

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2021

HKE is probably going to be used on the routes CX doesn’t want.

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by CCA
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 276
Views: 74452

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

CX has HK express, perhaps they only want some choice routes for CX and the others will be used by HKE

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by CCA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 215
Views: 68565

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Nomadd wrote:
Could the last few builds be faster simply from the pipeline emptying and resources being reallocated to the final frames?


Exactly, with the end in sight closing the line early would probably be a cost saving and allow a future recovery to start with the massive amount of available space.

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by CCA
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 215
Views: 68565

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mbo-frames
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Some info regarding final ship sets off parts which apparently were made over a year ago so starting up again is virtually impossible.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mbo-frames

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by CCA
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 195
Views: 55826

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Sorry I can't remember are there any white tail -8Fs still looking for buyers? Or did / has UPS taken them all up?

What's the firing order and customer(s) for all the remaining aircraft? UPS again?

Cheers

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by CCA
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50238751498/in/photolis

Does anyone know what those strange dots and lines are on the side of the aircraft, its certainly not part of the livery


They are "tufts" to visualise the airflow.
They are probably on top of the wing as well.

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by CCA
Tue May 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe1


Likewise, thank you, a nice go to for when you miss some flights.
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Another test flight filed for today, likely by N779XW due to the BOE1 callsign

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe1


Likewise, thank you, a nice go to for when you miss some flights.

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by CCA
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Apologies if this has been asked or mentioned before. But just by looking at the incredible pic above, it would appear the GE engines are slightly more inboard to the fuselage than the 77W. Is this the case? The 777X engines are actually further out on the wing than the 777 "classic" due ...

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by CCA
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3629

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

I personally have transported many spare engines (GE,RR and P&W) of several airlines with our KLM 747combi's. It's possible to load all engines sizes up to the GE9X through the 747 side cargo door. See : https://www.airfreight-logistics.com/airbridgecargo-complete-trial-loading-of-ge9x/ Note : ...

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by CCA
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Re: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?

RR has exclusivity with the A350 a sign of the time perhaps.

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by CCA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I'd imagine they were trouble shooting an anti skid auto brake / RTO issue that clearly led to a locked brake and blew the tire, the brakes would certainly not get hot at such a low abort speed especially the locked brake.

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by CCA
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Simply put low speed testing is done at lower altitudes below the flap limit of FL200, you have to start somewhere and it's efficient, going up to FL350 for a single test is a waste of time and money when they can be grouped together for high level testing later. Regarding 5 door vs 4 door the diffe...

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by CCA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Theres a plug in there instead of a door, yeah. I'm fairly sure the fuselage section has no door frame so there is no plug, it's built with windows only thus saving the weight of the structure and plug (which interestingly is actually just a door that's closed normally but sealed. The slide pack an...

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by CCA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 112493

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Painting, in theory the rudders should be mass balanced after painting.

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by CCA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thought I read recently planned certification by years end and deliveries begin first quarter 2021.

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by CCA
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Possibly the first cockpit photo.

Search

Photo by: @mikeysteezy (Instagram)

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by CCA
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Update from aero news (flight global) Re remaining test aircraft which should fly before the 2nd qtr 2020. https://aeronewsglobal.com/three-more-boeing-777x-test-aircraft-will-fly-by-second-quarter-2020/ WH002 (N779XX) will test auto-land, ground effects, stability and control, while WH003 (N779XY) ...

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by CCA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The center TANK for the -300ER and -9 extends into the wing. The center wing box lower skin is slightly re profiled on the -9 (a few inches nothing drastic) The -9 has basically kept the same SIZE/quantity main left and right tanks (10,300 vs 10,338 gal) by pushing the tank further outboard with the...

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by CCA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 5335

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

Loved flying with professional flight engineers, I've even got a reasonably large photo of the 747 FE panel on my wall reminding me of those good times when one was required to look back and cross check certain aspects of the panel with the FE.

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by CCA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49978

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

The Tweet has been removed, wished I'd seen the proper reveal first it was a bit of a let down.

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by CCA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49978

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

I don't work for Boeing, it was simply mentioned to me by another non Boeing person, guess the word is just creeping out.

Looking forward to the what ever day it ends up being.

Out of interest has the aircraft moved back into the assembly building or is it still in the paint hangar?

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by CCA
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49978

Re: 777X rollout postponed

Arniepie wrote:

Anybody have an idea as to new first flight date ?


title edited for accuracy



26th April, first flight.

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