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by B2707SST
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 56
Views: 10440

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

B2707SST, as a person with no real knowledge about aviation, can you explain to me what a cold air pocket does to an aircraft? This seems like a simple question, but it's a good one since there were actually several things going on at once in this case: ⋅ Cold air is denser than warm air,...

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by B2707SST
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 56
Views: 10440

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

I'm fairly certain it didn't always climb at supercruise. :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=745353 You can head shake all you want, but it is the truth. If weather conditions intervened, it would and could drift back down to a lower altitude. That i...

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by B2707SST
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 56
Views: 10440

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

I know it is delicate (see Columbia accident) but is the reinforced carbon carbon that was used on the space shuttle considered carbon fiber? How does it compare to titanium in weight and cost? Technically yes - RCC is carbon fiber in a graphite matrix. No idea about cost; it is light, but as you m...

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by B2707SST
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13536

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

Nobody wanted B757's burning over 3 tons per hour when oil was over 100 USD per barrel with analysts predicting a climb towards 200 USD per barrel. Unfortunately, the analysts were wrong as were most on this website who were predicting record oil to be a constant. Also, new engines came along and a...

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by B2707SST
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14157

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

Deferred production cost is the production cost exceeding revenue. Of course it is a loss that must be recovered of the production profit of the later frames. Deferred production cost has nothing to do with revenue. It is the difference between actual production cost and the long-term estimated ave...

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by B2707SST
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137963

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

If Airbus would sell A380's for less than 150M USD, they would be selling like hot cakes. They can make a profit on that, they're just not going to say so. Have you never heard salesmen say 'we're losing money on this one' ? There are no indications whatsoever, only unsubstantiated rumors that airl...

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by B2707SST
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137963

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

I disagree. It will take some investment to optimize. But in the 2030s when air travel is supposed to double, it will shine. First, this has been Airbus' business case since the A3XX days of the late 1990s, but air traffic has nearly tripled since then and yet they've only managed to sell a few hun...

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by B2707SST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on 787 deffered cost
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: Question on 787 deffered cost

Here is a post I wrote on the topic about a year ago. Some of the numbers are out of date but the concept is the same. When Boeing or Airbus launch a new airplane program, they incur two major startup costs. The first is research and development, which reflects the cost of designing the aircraft and...

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by B2707SST
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 112
Views: 16716

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

the third is finishing change incorporation for expected delivery tomorrow. Delivery tomorrow? What? It will need a few test flights and customer acceptance flights before that happens. Uresh's spreadsheet at http://nyc787.blogspot.com/ shows a 1/31 expected delivery date for ln 548, but apparently...

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by B2707SST
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 112
Views: 16716

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

2018 Q4 numbers are out: Deliveries: 39 Deferred production cost reduction 617 (million) Unamortized Tooling and Other Non-Recurring Cost reduction 136 Q4 reduction per plane 19,3 million Q4 Total deferred cost + tooling left 25605 million 787 Backlog at the end of December: 622 planes Reduction ne...

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by B2707SST
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 56
Views: 10440

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

When the SSTs were being designed in the 1960s, fuel prices were a much smaller proportion of total operating costs than they are now. Labor and capital costs were the main drivers, so there was great interest in larger (747) and faster (SST) aircraft that would spread these relatively fixed costs o...

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by B2707SST
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707-100 Droop Nose Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Re: Boeing 2707-100 Droop Nose Question

There were two main reasons: increase ground clearance and allow the weather radar and nose tip pitot tube to be used when the nose was down, as the forward nose section pivoted to remain parallel to the axis of flight. The double-jointed nose was abandoned late in the 2707-200 stage as the weight r...

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by B2707SST
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?
Replies: 56
Views: 11047

Re: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?

Nope. The future of the 777, and the possibility of the 777-300ER, was clear by the late '90s. Boeing probably should have done the 747-8 for cargo operators only. Use the GEnx (for increased thrust more than lower fuel burn), stretch the aircraft, and increase weights, but avoid the costly reprofi...

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by B2707SST
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunlight *through* fuselage on inflight B767
Replies: 29
Views: 2680

Re: Sunlight *through* fuselage on inflight B767

Aluminum is opaque even in extremely thin layers (think aluminum foil), so there's no way this light is coming through the fuselage itself unless you were simultaneously having a decompression event! Pretty sure this is light leakage from the windows shining through the sidewall panels that stratclu...

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by B2707SST
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 5264

Re: GE's in trouble?

This has been the fashion since the 80s to split up conglomerates, because the perception is that if they are divided into many companies, the combined stock market value will be higher. They are seen as "easier to evaluate" by analysts. I would disagree with this somewhat. When I was get...

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by B2707SST
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 9227

Re: Concorde route question

I've long wondered why AF never operated Concorde services to Montreal. It would have been shorter than CDG-IAD even with a brief subsonic cruise inland from the Gulf of Maine, and takeoff noise shouldn't have been an issue given Mirabel's isolation. Seems much more viable than Caracas and Mexico Ci...

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by B2707SST
Wed May 23, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10401

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

Bound for disaster, not necessarily, but there were concerns about some aspects of Concorde's design even before it flew. As the aircraft grew in size and payload during the development process, the wing area failed to keep pace and wing loading and takeoff speed increased accordingly. Growing the w...

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by B2707SST
Tue May 01, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 26164

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

I wonder where their 6 747-400ERs will go, since they were the only pax models ever built. I have no idea how freighter conversions are certified, but wouldn't seem worthwhile if there's any additional work needed for this sub-type over the standard 744. Amazing how fast time goes; I remember drivin...

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by B2707SST
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10886

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Zeroing out deferred balance means production cost + tooling = production revenue for a given accounting block. You're saying the revenue side of that equation doesn't matter? That only average production cost matters? Doesn't seem right. Maybe I've missed something fundamental here, if so please e...

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by B2707SST
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10886

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Your calculation of $19.5 ignores the reduction in deferred tooling. Whether to apportion cash flow from 787 sales to deferred production or tooling is largely arbitrary (as with much accounting), so it's better to look at the total deferred delta and its unit component as ~$23.5mn. True, but restr...

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by B2707SST
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10886

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

I've been wanting to write a post on what program accounting and deferred production cost are for quite a while, as there seems to be a lot of confusion on these issues and they routinely hijack unrelated threads. Since this topic is actually about Boeing earnings, it seems very appropriate to do so...

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by B2707SST
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1979
Views: 226275

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

(Posted just after the above, sorry for duplicate information!) The Wall Street Journal story says the payload was lost after it " didn’t separate as planned from the upper part of the rocket ." According to Wired, Northrup Grumman provided the payload adapter as well as the satellite. If ...

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by B2707SST
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

Interesting thread - I have not flown on an A380, but my 747 landings have usually been extremely smooth, with the vertical deceleration noticeably gentler than on other types due to the two sets of main gear contacting in sequence. I have noticed more rocking or bobbing motion as the fuselage settl...

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by B2707SST
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think of the A380
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: What do you guys think of the A380

I was wondering what you guys think of the A380 - me as an airbus fan I kinda like it and would be sad if production were canceled. 1. Do you think the A380 is a generally failed aircraft? Do you think production will stop soon? 2. Do you think it is a good design and technically a really good airc...

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by B2707SST
Mon May 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 8395

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

The commercial case was smashed to pieces when the US realized that their "One Up" SST would never work out. Nimbies were allowed to progress on their path or even encouraged. When they tried to bring Concorde to JFK in the late 70's, It would have been no louder on landing than a 707 or ...

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by B2707SST
Mon May 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion goes with GE for SSBJ Engines
Replies: 20
Views: 2928

Re: Aerion goes with GE for SSBJ Engines

16k lbs thrust requirement per engine I believe (flight int).Is that dry or wet thrust? Very unlikely that afterburners will be used on a future SST, even an SSBJ. Apart from the effect on fuel consumption, they dramatically increase takeoff noise (already a problem) and IIRC were a meaningful cont...

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by B2707SST
Mon May 15, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 8395

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

One correction: BA and AF did not receive all their aircraft for free. BA ordered 5 and AF 4 in 1972 and paid for them; I'm not sure if the purchase prices were disclosed, but at the time, Concorde listed for more than a 747. Aerospatiale/BAC built five more production frames as white-tails and foun...

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by B2707SST
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 9054

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

My first 747 flight was SEA-DEN on a United -400 in the summer of 1999. Might have been a one-off but I think it was scheduled, since we booked our SEA-MSP on United instead of Northwest just to bag that 744 plus a 772 from DEN-SEA.

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by B2707SST
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Concorde
Replies: 11
Views: 8731

RE: TWA Concorde

TWA and Pan Am both ordered Concordes, among many others. (TWA was also the first airline to order the Boeing SST, which infuriated Pan Am.) However, everyone except BOAC and Air France let their orders expire by early 1973 - several months <i>before</i> the infamous OPEC embargo sent oil prices soa...

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by B2707SST
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Supersonic Transport Not Been Reevaluated?
Replies: 99
Views: 10482

RE: Why Has Supersonic Transport Not Been Reevaluated?

I would dearly love to fly on an Aerion or Boom some day, and maybe an SSBJ-type project could be viable if development costs can be controlled, but it's very hard to make the case for an airliner-scale SST in the foreseeable future. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: <b>Noise</b>: The phy...

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by B2707SST
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2
Replies: 339
Views: 87403

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JAAlbert" class="quote" target="_blank">JAAlbert</a> (<a href="#96" class="quote">Reply 96</a>):<br/><i>Exactly, implying that the top of the ...

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by B2707SST
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2
Replies: 339
Views: 87403

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/diverted" class="quote" target="_blank">diverted</a> (<a href="#87" class="quote">Reply 87</a>):<br/><i>Yeah, I definitely have to say it looks ...

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by B2707SST
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Information About A Possible 777-10X?
Replies: 126
Views: 24141

RE: New Information About A Possible 777-10X?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Matt6461" class="quote" target="_blank">Matt6461</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i> The differential is 6,120lbs. Because p...

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by B2707SST
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possible Supersonic Routes - Economic Viability
Replies: 29
Views: 5242

RE: Possible Supersonic Routes - Economic Viability

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cloudboy" class="quote" target="_blank">cloudboy</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Premature question. Until we know the sp...

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by B2707SST
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possible Supersonic Routes - Economic Viability
Replies: 29
Views: 5242

RE: Possible Supersonic Routes - Economic Viability

Although supersonic business jets with a low-boom design like Aerion might get away with overland flight, current technology doesn't seem to support a low-boom SST. Thus, the route network would be transoceanic, possibly with limited corridors over the very high arctic. Here are some possible routes...

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by B2707SST
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN)
Replies: 267
Views: 100536

RE: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>So, it seems to me that this makes the Sou...

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by B2707SST
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And The Possible PNW Eathquake
Replies: 47
Views: 11753

RE: Boeing And The Possible PNW Eathquake

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RedChili" class="quote" target="_blank">RedChili</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>These earthquakes have struck with an av...

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by B2707SST
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 34718

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Not sure this is relevant since the failure started in the 2nd stage and a full minute later, but USA Today video shows flames around the engine nozzles from at least 1:20 into the flight (when their zoom shot begins). Flames jump up to the base of one of the landing legs, flicker around for about 1...

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by B2707SST
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Life For The 767
Replies: 25
Views: 15892

RE: New Life For The 767

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tortugamon" class="quote" target="_blank">tortugamon</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i> Plenty of clearance but the added w...

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by B2707SST
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6
Replies: 242
Views: 56317

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/holzmann" class="quote" target="_blank">holzmann</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>So let's focus on depressurization. Let'...

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by B2707SST
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do BA Really Stand?
Replies: 50
Views: 12632

RE: Where Do BA Really Stand?

I flew my first intercontinental trip on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> back in 2000 . The service was solidly above the US carriers, there's an undeniable mystique about flying a 747, and my whole family got hooked on Club World after we were upgraded from Y+ on another trip a few ye...

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by B2707SST
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60182

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ltbewr" class="quote" target="_blank">ltbewr</a> (<a href="#112" class="quote">Reply 112</a>):<br/><i>What was the estimated rate of decent of <...

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by B2707SST
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60182

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hb88" class="quote" target="_blank">hb88</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>You are absolutely right - I was thinking of low...

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by B2707SST
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707 Swing Wing: Clearance To Stabliizer
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

RE: Boeing 2707 Swing Wing: Clearance To Stabliizer

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dare100em" class="quote" target="_blank">dare100em</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Anyway i never really understood why the...

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by B2707SST
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707 Swing Wing: Clearance To Stabliizer
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

RE: Boeing 2707 Swing Wing: Clearance To Stabliizer

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/802flyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">802flyguy</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>How close was the clearance?</i><...

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by B2707SST
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28
Replies: 271
Views: 52299

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28

Jon Ostrower posted a WSJ update a couple of hours ago. He referred to <b><i>hourly</i></b> SATCOM pings, which I think is new information. This comment was also interesting and contradicts the FWF tweet: <blockquote>Officials in government and industry have regarded the southern corridor into the I...

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by B2707SST
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28
Replies: 271
Views: 52299

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StaticShock" class="quote" target="_blank">StaticShock</a> (<a href="#162" class="quote">Reply 162</a>):<br/><i>I signed up here just to say tha...

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by B2707SST
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28
Replies: 271
Views: 52299

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/suseJ772" class="quote" target="_blank">suseJ772</a> (<a href="#124" class="quote">Reply 124</a>):<br/><i>The arcs didn't quite make sense to me...

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by B2707SST
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28
Replies: 271
Views: 52299

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28

I see a few major problems with both the "guided missile" and Uighur hostage situation theories: <u>Guided Missile</u> If I'm a terrorist planning to use an aircraft as a guided missile, my best option is to hijack it a la 9/11 and use it <i>immediately</i>. This maximizes the element of surprise an...

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by B2707SST
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28
Replies: 271
Views: 52299

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 28

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nupogodi" class="quote" target="_blank">nupogodi</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>Yup, that's what I said. It's not a path...

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