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by trex8
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 35
Views: 3132

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

Lukas757 wrote:
To get back to the original post:

The position of the bulk cargo door is different. You can spot it when you enlarge the pictures.

Any reason MDC would have changed the location?

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by trex8
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 236
Views: 87598

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

With the ceo the "common" wing with the A340 allowed appropriate stress points for the wing refueling pods which are in the same position as the outer engine of the A340, I believe recent ceos were supposed to have done away with the A340 features but maybe they are keeping that wing build...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16542

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

chonetsao wrote:
trex8 wrote:
chonetsao wrote:

It is not BY THE SAME TOKEN, there is no Air Korea or Korean International Air in North Korea last time I checked.

And theres no reason why the DPRK couldn't start one if they wanted to.


So your point is?

exactly as stated

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by trex8
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16542

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

chonetsao wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
By the same token, KE should change their name to South Korean Air.


It is not BY THE SAME TOKEN, there is no Air Korea or Korean International Air in North Korea last time I checked.

And theres no reason why the DPRK couldn't start one if they wanted to.

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by trex8
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16542

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

The government on the island of Taiwan still calls itself the Republic Of China. Maybe one day in the not too distant future that might change especially if the incumbent Democratic Progressive Party keeps control of the executive and legislative branches of government. But till then it still makes ...

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by trex8
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16542

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

the legislation for CAL is to do something to set a CI plane apart from a CA plane and in the short term put something with a Taiwan theme on the plane to distinguish them and in the long term study the feasibility of a change to the English language name. So they could still keep the Chinese name. ...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS_EASA%20A%20064_%20Airbus_%20A318_A319_A320_A321_Iss_46.pdf page 103 door configurations and max certified seating capacity If you are an LCC and packing the punters in , you need all those door, if you have a premium heavy configuration on your...

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by trex8
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 67833

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

CIs 744s pax frames per flightradra24 have been essentially parked (B18211, 18212) since covid started, 2 others B18210 and 18215 have made a flight or two between TPE and KHH since covid with a 4 digit flight code suggesting non revenue/test etc. I dont see them flying revenue service for a long ti...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41696

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

CIs 6 777s due 2020-2023. they have already paid 241 million as of Sept 2019 . https://www.china-airlines.com/tw/en/Images/financial_2019-Q4_en_tcm264-38445.pdf In July and August 2019, the Company signed a contract with the Boeing Company to purchase three B777F aircraft and exercised the option to...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing
Replies: 15
Views: 8583

Re: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing

Just tossing this out there. There were only 80 pax onboard. In normal times with a fuller passenger load, how much higher would the approach speed be and could they have had an overrun? Thanks, They may have been very loaded up with cargo even with a light pax load. (though to be fair they usually...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29216

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

In the 70s my dad worked in HK, Taiwan, Japan and mom was working in London or back home in US. I routinely flew HKG-BKK or somewhere in India- usually DEL or BOM, and sometimes stops in both; somewhere in Gulf, usually BAH in those days, then LHR. Going to US west coast, HK-TPE/TYO-HNL- was the nor...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing
Replies: 15
Views: 8583

Re: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing

This plane B18302 was used quite regularly through April then in May was used every 4 days or so (not uncommon it looks like for any of their widebody fleet during the last few months of covid) till Jun 12 when it went to KHH and looks like it did two training flights in and out KHH and then back to...

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by trex8
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5054

Re: United A350 orders

https://twitter.com/STDirectLaw/status/ ... 20/photo/1
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StTim wrote:
I have seen a slide on the Airbus pilot conversion times between families.

Can I find it?

Of course not!

Found this though few years old
https://twitter.com/STDirectLaw/status/ ... 20/photo/1

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by trex8
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5000

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

[ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thedefensepost.com/2019/01/26/boeing-contract-19-p-8a-poseidon-us-navy-norway-uk/amp/ This second article gives a better sense if how much more a FMS sale would cost compared to a US buy. bt That is for a modification to a previous contract, it is not the actual &...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56895

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Anyone know what are the manpower and time requirements to unload these pax planes carrying main deck cargo?

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by trex8
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5000

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

[ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thedefensepost.com/2019/01/26/boeing-contract-19-p-8a-poseidon-us-navy-norway-uk/amp/ This second article gives a better sense if how much more a FMS sale would cost compared to a US buy. bt That is for a modification to a previous contract, it is not the actual &...

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by trex8
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?

Not strictly an order for domestic work but a quid pro quo where 3 decades ago the Taiwan government CAA ordered a batch of 744s and MD11s to reduce Taiwans trade deficit with the US and leased them to CI who then eventually purchased them at prices which years later BR sued the Taiwan government an...

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by trex8
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Volumetric capacity of passenger freighters
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Volumetric capacity of passenger freighters

Emirates claimed that they carried 66 tons of cargo recently on BOM-DXB on 77W (pure cargo ops) using only belly capacity. I am not sure this figure is correct even though it got reported in the press. I read somewhere the maximum structural weight that can be carried in the belly is about 52 tons....

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by trex8
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A339 performance for AirAsia X on KUL-Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Re: A339 performance for AirAsia X on KUL-Europe

The A330 Aircraft Characteristics document was updated this month and now there is a Payload x Range graph for the A339 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200615/f0edd90b6af31da9e0429bbd7a8b4cbf.jpg missed that, thanks interesting that for the 242t ceo with optional center tanks and 242 t neo varia...

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by trex8
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Volumetric capacity of passenger freighters
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Volumetric capacity of passenger freighters

Airbus' A350/A330 conversion provides for the A350 30 PKC pallets on main deck, assume stacked 5 feet high like underfloor pallets gives you @107cf per pallet along with 11 98 x 125in lower deck pallets (417cf /pallet, 11 pallets/plane) gives you a total of 7800cf https://www.flightglobal.com/air-t...

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by trex8
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Volumetric capacity of passenger freighters
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Volumetric capacity of passenger freighters

Airbus' A350/A330 conversion provides for the A350 30 PKC pallets on main deck, assume stacked 5 feet high like underfloor pallets gives you @107cf per pallet along with 11 98 x 125in lower deck pallets (417cf /pallet, 11 pallets/plane) gives you a total of 7800cf https://www.flightglobal.com/air-tr...

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by trex8
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First flight Taiwan Brave Eagle LIFT
Replies: 0
Views: 772

First flight Taiwan Brave Eagle LIFT

https://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/211788/taiwan%E2%80%99s-t_5-brave-eagle-jet-trainer-makes-first-flight.html Brave Eagle lead in fighter trainer based on IDF Ching Kuo with non-afterbunring engine has first flight. If Reagan hadnt written into the agreement with the ROC that...

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by trex8
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18335

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

If The WHO now says that transmission from asymptomatic people is "very rare," why are we bothering these protocols, especially mask wearing, at all? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain Othe...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A339 performance for AirAsia X on KUL-Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Re: A339 performance for AirAsia X on KUL-Europe

While the survival of AirAsia X is not guaranteed, let alone them launching flights to Europe, I thought I'd ask the question: how much payload could they carry from KUL to, say, LGW? They'd most likely use 251T versions, but their configuration is very dense. Does anyone know whether they carry mu...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8044

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

Like the cash for clunkers the US had after the GFC

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by trex8
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38905

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Do you have more information on the 252t MTOW A330neo? OT: The A339 is currently being offered at an intermediate 247T MTOW. Presumably, Airbus and the certification agencies have agreed on this tentative, increased safe figure while the A339 MTOW test campaign to 251T is still ongoing. https://www...

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by trex8
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18335

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

Sounds like temperature checks are coming to U.S. airports. At United employee townhall today, it was mentioned airline is working with government stakeholders about implementing pax temperature checks at the airport. United already screens its frontline employees prior to duty at many locations in...

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by trex8
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

34 was standard on PanAm, TWA, JAL

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by trex8
Sat May 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24703

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

They obviously offer it because there is a customer who may want it or has it ordered to that spec April 2020 shows WV922 with a 247Mtow and 181 mzfw. If a customer has no need for even that extra 2 tons and since price is usually proportional to mtow they may have saved themselves some capital cost...

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by trex8
Sat May 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56895

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Airbus' conversion has actual pallets placed on the floor, what advantage does this have compared to just placing the boxes directly on the floor (besides saving the carpet). https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/a350s-become-freighters-through-airbus-pallet-for-seat-swap/138161.article Speed ...

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by trex8
Thu May 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56895

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transp ... 61.article
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Airbus' conversion has actual pallets placed on the floor, what advantage does this have compared to just placing the boxes directly on the floor (besides saving the carpet).
https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transp ... 61.article

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by trex8
Tue May 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 66
Views: 21459

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

TPE compared to HKG, SIN, TYO is not very premium heavy. There is far less financial services compared to those places. It is definitely a lot better than MNL or BKK.

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by trex8
Mon May 25, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24703

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

CI still have 23 A333s. The oldest owned frames (first delivered 2004) will have their 3rd heavy check coming up in the next 2-3 years. The youngest are due for return to lessors early/mid this decade, last 2026. Taiwan CAA will not allow any plane on the register over 26 years age since beginning t...

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by trex8
Sat May 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24703

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

AWST https://aviationweek.com/sites/default/files/2020-04/AWST_200420_0.pdf pg 22 "The A330 will remain a profitable program, says Faury, but the A350 will face "more headwinds," having just moved into profitability in 2019." This is after the announcement that A330ceo/neo rate r...

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by trex8
Sat May 23, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14252

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

I first flew a UA 777 in August 2000 (SEA-DEN) and the contrast between the ancient rattle-trap UA DC-10 I few three days earlier (ORD-SEA) was striking. The Triple 7 was so incredibly smooth and solid, not a buzz or vibration to be heard or felt, no cracks or squeaks, just the most elegant flying ...

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by trex8
Wed May 20, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years of the RR Trent
Replies: 42
Views: 6399

Re: 25 Years of the RR Trent

Ah, who knows? My impression is that all three (RR, PW, GE) are right up against the limits of what is currently possible. We just need the GE9 to stumble now and Airbus/Boeing won't know where to look. I wonder why Trent 1000 has trouble and Trent XWB doesn't. At any rate we learn by our mistakes....

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by trex8
Wed May 20, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11337

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

Increasing number of foreign airlines crews do wear such. Here are two Chinese airlines at LAX. Air China if I recall correctly https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYUrgGrUMAsZz6e?format=jpg&name=medium Hainan https://i.ibb.co/hKf9BqH/2020-05-19-100404.png Shouldnt they have removed their PPE on leavin...

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by trex8
Mon May 18, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8624

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Thanks for the memories. Flew the UA 727s so many times ORD-DSM!

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by trex8
Thu May 14, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 448
Views: 212950

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

interesting CI pax revenue down 97% YOY, yet cargo up 113% and total revenue only down 36%! https://www.china-airlines.com/tw/en/Images/2020APR_Financial_and_Operational_Result_tcm264-36921.pdf BR not doing as well, pax down 95%, cargo up 105% but total revenue down 54%. Total revenue only 2/3 CIs a...

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by trex8
Tue May 12, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24703

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Never really understood the purpose of the NEO Seems to overlap the 350 niche pointlessly It was supposed to be a low cost and quick way for Airbus to come up with something to steal some orders from the 787 when the 787 deliveries were late and the ceo was beating the 787 in sales the early part o...

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by trex8
Sun May 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?

Seems the lower DOW A339 while having many more Y seats and far fewer J also has no toilets midcabin and fewer monuments at door 2 also Their A332 has 122t DOW https://www.hifly.aero/public/uploads/2020/03/HiFly_A330-9H-HFA.pdf I wonder if the larger new underfloor crew rest on the neo has an impact...

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by trex8
Sun May 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?

https://www.hifly.aero/public/uploads/2 ... -TKY-1.pdf
https://www.hifly.aero/public/uploads/2 ... 9H-SZN.pdf
https://www.hifly.aero/fleet/a330/9h-hfe/
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HiFly specs A339 126 T DOW- small J cabin, 9 across Y, -132ton large J, PE, 8 across Y. DOW
A333 124t
https://www.hifly.aero/public/uploads/2 ... -TKY-1.pdf
https://www.hifly.aero/public/uploads/2 ... 9H-SZN.pdf
https://www.hifly.aero/fleet/a330/9h-hfe/

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by trex8
Sun May 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?

Per one of the Airbus A330neo slides in this Leeham article there is a 2% weight gain compared to ceo. So 3-4 tons maybe??https://leehamnews.com/2014/07/17/airbus-a330-800-and-900neo-first-analysis-part-3-performance/ That's from 2014. Yes and there certainly has been no news I'm aware of that the ...

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by trex8
Thu May 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4465

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

MDW easily by foot, really just a regular main street in the city, ORD still possible but some major approach roads.

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by trex8
Wed May 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?

Per one of the Airbus A330neo slides in this Leeham article there is a 2% weight gain compared to ceo. So 3-4 tons maybe??https://leehamnews.com/2014/07/17/airbus-a330-800-and-900neo-first-analysis-part-3-performance/

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by trex8
Tue May 05, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US to potentially sell F-16's to Taiwan
Replies: 40
Views: 9358

Re: US to potentially sell F-16's to Taiwan

If Taiwan buys any more new planes this decade, it'll be a F35B, not a F15. There was even talk once of them picking up ex Marine Harriers. Those runways will be history in the first 24 hr of a PLA invasion.

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by trex8
Tue May 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 61
Views: 10921

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

Didnt the Fedex or UPS CEO say when they cancelled their A380F order, they saw a potential for P2F A380s in the future.

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