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by zeke
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan

As the engine will be heavier and there will be more parasitic drag from the bigger nacelles, the SFC gain would have to be larger than 10% to get to the 10% at the aircraft level unless you take into account you have to fly less fuel to burn fuel. A reduction in fuel burn, means a reduction in the...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA

Not just the less desirable regionals. They pretty much all are. There are quite a few Australians working for SkyWest. This is a separate arrangement, there is a reciprocal arrangement between the US and Australia where pilots from each country and work in each others market. This has been in plac...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

So, let me get this straight. The current 350 can have it's rear lower deck hold full and will not tip. The weight forward of the hold is sufficient to counteract the weight from the hold aft, pretty straight forward. The 350F won't have the weight of cabin furnishings, seats, galleys, toilets, ove...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan

I've been following the Ultrafan since its inception, and it seems that the variable fan blades were dropped from all renderings, marketing materials, etc. a few years ago (and doesn't show up in the linked article or video). If someone could correct me on that, that'd be amazing. I receive some ma...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

LTEN11 wrote:
How does the aircraft place weight into the front ?


It is a function of the moment arm between the centre of gravity and the point of rotation.

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by zeke
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Location of this Incident
Replies: 17
Views: 4149

Re: Location of this Incident

Can the nose gear exceed the tow limit, suffer significant damage that will require its replacement yet remain structurally sound enough to support the weight of the plane and the force of the traction? I don't recall anything that would prevent that, I somehow remember the steering mechanism to be...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

How do you make it impossible to tip by design with the main deck cargo door at the rear, without say an IL62 style tail gear extending after landing ? You will still need to rely on the ground crew to load/unload in the correct order. The A350 can already have the aft underfloor hold with the maxi...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

This aircraft will compete vs. the 77xF and 77F. How many of the 77F have ever been loaded erroneously to the point they wound up sitting on their tail? Has this ever happened? Isn't that why the 77F cargo door is also...behind the wing? It’s happened on the 747 and MD11 many times. thats really no...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Location of this Incident
Replies: 17
Views: 4149

Re: Location of this Incident

hey yall, long time viewer, never really been here on the forums. a recent discussion has brought up this incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRIqZfqru2o can anyone tell me where this happened and when? I cannot find a single shred of evidence on this tug jack knifing and causing the nose whe...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

And a 744F replacement for customers not needing the nose door. best regards Thomas Noticed this in a Leeham article https://leehamnews.com/2021/11/11/airbus-details-a350f-specifications/ “ The extra-large maindeck cargo door is placed behind the wing so that the loading of cargo can’t make the air...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

2175301 wrote:

Why don't you name what you see as the likely prospects for up to 7 A350F's


Because that is not what this thread is about, why don’t you start a new thread if you want to discuss LOIs, MOUs, and potential customers.

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 9583

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

https://hifly.aero/media-center/hi-fly- ... ntarctica/


Sign me up, would love to do that trip in an A340
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Mortyman wrote:
A Hifly Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

https://hifly.aero/media-center/hi-fly- ... ntarctica/


Sign me up, would love to do that trip in an A340

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

https://airleasecorp.com/customers
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Cardude2 wrote:
Do you mind naming them out or sending a link (if possible) of their customer base


Sure here you go, you can use the controls to get either a map view or a list https://airleasecorp.com/customers

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by zeke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I'm scratching my head on which of those airlines would want an A350F, or which airlines would have approached ALC for possible rental of an A350F. To me its quite plausible that the A350F was tossed into the LOI just so ALC could go out to airlines and quote a lease rate and see if they could find...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

However, given Airbus's previous history of claiming major progress where there was none... It's fair to be skeptical at this time. I'm going to look at what is ordered within 60 days for the LOI and 90 days for the MOU. After that amount of time the chances of them being converted to orders is fai...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 167
Views: 33578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

lets make a quick list here European airlines with widebodies and an all being fleet Air europa: ERJ 190 and ATR TUI: has ERJ-190s (unless they are talking about a specific tui group member but as far as I'm aware tui orders as a group, not single airlines) UIA: has ERJ190/195s LOT: has ERJ/Q400 KL...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 167
Views: 33578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
I wonder if Scott Hamilton’s source is the Airbus marketing department. I find such specific leaked information about a potential order a bit odd.


It could come from anywhere, for example a ground support equipment supplier.

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by zeke
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1338

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

Max Q wrote:

As long as corrosion hasn’t caused terminal damage to the electronics !


Dont know if you remember those little plastic battery holders with two cables coming off it, thats what I remember. You can still buy them.

PCBs back then look like a kid built them.

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by zeke
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 367
Views: 85985

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

The articles suggests that Airbus didn't know at the first instance whether they were affected and they had to investigate by checking with Leonardo before finally confirming they were not affected. Sounds like it was an issue that Airbus would had missed if they hadn't checked with Leonardo. In th...

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by zeke
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1338

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

Max Q wrote:
I see that, looks good but it does say it doesn’t turn on !


They had 3 “AA” size rechargeable batteries, if it hasn’t been used for a while they would not longer be good. It wouldn’t take much effort to make a new battery pack for it.

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by zeke
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I agree. I just don't understand why they are describing things as launches when they are not launches, and orders when they are not orders. It reeks of a certain kind of desperation to me at least, hyping things to the max (ahem!) when they don't need to be. If they have a solid product and are co...

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by zeke
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 49
Views: 7744

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

With a lower MTOW. The 5500+nm Airbus quote at 316 tonnes, 319 tonnes represents an increase. Yes there is no cabin furniture which gives about 16t back. I think that number will be higher. The side panels on todays A350s are made without any cutouts, and then a waterjet is used to make cutouts for...

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by zeke
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch

If memory serves its 12 quarts was min dispatch

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by zeke
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 49
Views: 7744

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

The A35F will likely be able to carry the 109 tonne maximum payload out to 5500+ nm, that is where the A35K MZFW range sits. Not a sniff it’ll do 5500nm at 109t, that’s ridiculous. It will be somewhere around 4700. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk The A35K in passenger configuration does MZFW ...

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by zeke
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 49
Views: 7744

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

If I'm understanding your spreadsheet correctly, this doesn't necessarily look good for the A350F. I guess that is why Airbus has not launched the A35F, and Boeing has launched the 77XF, no one has ordered the A35F and there are orders for the 77XF. For example, Singapore airlines might be looking ...

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by zeke
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: 22 year old CFI

Hello Pilots, I am currently a 22 year old CFI who passed PPL first time, IFR rating second time, Commercial Pilots License first time and CFI-A first time. After being signed off for CFII, I have busted that check ride twice. I know at this point I have definitely caused damage to my record and na...

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by zeke
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 49
Views: 7744

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

For A350F payload we have Faury saying 90T+, you saying 95T, Reuters saying 109T. I'm not criticizing, but I am looking forward to the time when we have better information. Hopefully this happens by end of 2021, or my comparisons to NMA become more valid! :biggrin: Airbus has updated their website ...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

No; but many companies - including MRO's bring in contractors to do work that they do not have the technical abilities to do. A MRO can easily hire them. No they cannot, little issue called the FAA. Performing structural modifications on aircraft requires FAA accreditation by the people performing ...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

From FG.... Does the same article also say "On the other hand, there are no guarantees that the 787 will find other roles, and some analysts wonder if the aircraft’s design philosophy will prevent its success in other markets. “One problem is that the 787 is designed with minimal margin tolera...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Everything obviously depends on where the cargo door is (forward or aft of the wing) and the variant. For the 788 things might get tight but possibly doable with cargo door far forward but with the 789 it looks like there may be room behind the wing. For 788 avoiding barrel join behind wing might b...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

I can name one contractor off the top of my head that could do the job including controlling and cleaning up the fiber release to 1mm accuracy without breaking a sweat and in full compliance with all safety regulations (they can do more accurate tolerances if you spend the money for a more ridged t...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Stringers and frames are what take the load and do what you implied couldn’t be done on a 787. . On the 787 the majority of the load is taken in the skin, with the stringers acting as stiffeners for the skin. Most of the layup would be in continuous 45 degree alternate layers. Where there are plann...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

Other factors will result in changes, in many parts of the world AVGAS is harder to obtain, and when you can obtain it is prior planned drumstock. AVGAS is simply not a very commercially viable fuel to either manufacture or transport. The other aspect of Diesel engine uptake is the engine type eithe...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Re: A350-1000 Question

No, this was not only audible, I felt it. I was in a rear facing business seat, and both times on the A350-1000 I was thrown into the back of my seat rather abruptly due to the quick deceleration. I've flown the A350-900 many times and this has never happened. This happened both on DFW-DOH and on D...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Several posters have recalled comments earlier in the program that Boeing had already examined the feasibility of a cargo version of the 787 and incorporated some aspects into the design to better facilitate this. I also remember them making lots of claims back then, eg being able to swap engine al...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:

What you are referring to is called a stringer as can be seen in this photo from a 787 fuselage section



No it is not, the A350 has stringers also. What I was referring to was the longitudinal lap joints between the top and bottom panels and the side panels.

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mixed Fleet Flying for ANA's Airbus A380 and A320 approved by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Mixed Fleet Flying for ANA's Airbus A380 and A320 approved by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau

When an operator does MFF, is there a currency requirement on the various types? There are so few A380s in Japan, I'm wondering if that would be a challenge. I'm guessing mostly they want the A380 pilots to be able to fly something else since there are so few of those. It would something like 3 tak...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Just as the the A350F will have to have different panel sections to the passenger version. They would have to on the A350, however it would be lighter to do so. With the panel approach they effectively have beams running down the aircraft longitudinally where panels join. There is nothing like that...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Has anyone seen anywhere if the A350F will use 8 feet or 10 feet tall pallets on the main deck??? Because a quick calculation based on Cargolux website saying 21347 cuft main deck on 744, so for A350F with 12 under deck pallets at 62in high leaves you either only carrying 22 10 foot cubed pallets o...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

No they were not. While they were going to use and modify the A330 fuselage, there were other substantial changes and it was called the A350. The A330Neo that was eventually released was substantially different from their A350 "model 1" that was canceled. The original A350 included update...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Hey, you're the one who posted this quote: It did fail “ The structural flaw in the Boeing design was found in May during a ground test that bent the wings upward. Stresses at the ends of the long rods that stiffen the upper wing skin panels caused the fibrous layers of the composite plastic materi...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Re: A350-1000 Question

Hey there! It's been so long since I've posted on Airliners.net. I've been in the forums since around 1998, but not super-active as of recent. I have a question about the A350-1000 going from max thrust to climb thrust. Recently I flew with Qatar Airways to Dubai. The DFW-DOH sectors were on an A35...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

By the way, it looks like the A350F will be 5 frames shorter than the A351 while the A351 forward fuselage is 6 frames longer than the A359 fwd fuse. If these figures are correct then the fwd fuselage of the A350F would be specific to that version. If you put the A359 front section ahead of the A35...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Based on the Leeham diagram from the previous page, it seems like there is much more space behind the wing box than in front of it. Perhaps it's just an optical illusion, but I am struggling to picture in my mind how the holds would then be symmetrical. . . Maybe you have a hold diagram that would ...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Yes, because the wing passed the test without breaking. Not exactly true, the wing body join did fail But they couldn't be certain in advance that it wouldn't break, and if it had they would have had to clean it up? They didn’t, the test facility is completely empty. People are watching by camera. ...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

According to Hamilton, the aircraft will have the same volume as the 747-400F and -ERF and somewhat more range, but around 6-7 tons less payload. Replacing aging 747s is a key part of the A350F market, Airbus believes. Let's see for example if Cargolux and SQ Cargo will be convinced to replace thei...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1763
Views: 293587

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Just like the B787 is cash positive; but has not yet paid off the development cost - the A350 is in the same boat... except that Airbus does not tell us the details like Boeing does on the B787. No idea what you are talking about here. Airbus does not use program accounting, the A350 costs have bee...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

I call BS on that, how did they know the wing would not break before reaching ultimate load? From the a.net thread when this was discussed all these years ago this was a quote someone found from Boeing in a flight global article “We're asking what will we gain, if anything, by taking the wing all t...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15675

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Can't they just cut in holes anywhere as required and patch the fuselage around if needed? Isn't this how they cut in windows and doors anyway? No, the same reason the 787 wing was not tested to destruction. Carbon fibres pose a serious occupational health issue. Windows are doors are cut prior to ...

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by zeke
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 359
Views: 78200

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

There are many databases for fleet data. Regardless, the point is that grounding aircraft does not remove financial obligations. I believe the legal term is called frustration, when you lease something and it is unable to do what it is supposed to do. It is for this reason to my understanding it wa...

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