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by XT6Wagon
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 15751

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

[*] A220 partisans over-valued A220's advantages in WN's exact configuration and as flown on WN's network [*] A220 partisans under-valued WN's single fleet advantages[/list] It turns out the lighter aircraft isn't always the best aircraft. I'm not sure what % bags take up for a 149Y 737-7, but give...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 12980

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

You know what's a better combi aircraft? Well, besides literally everything, one example should be noted. The A350 is right there with plenty of seating and cargo.

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by XT6Wagon
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 2204

Re: When specifying aircraft range?

Brochure range is "passenger only" range. So its using a manufacture set seating arrangement with assumed weight for that interior configuration. Then the industry standards for passenger and their luggage is added to the empty weight. This means some planes really suffer from range drop w...

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by XT6Wagon
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19437

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

This... shocks me. I can't imagine either Boeing or Airbus chasing the A380 twinjet idea. Boeing has the 777 it has and needs to sell. Airbus has the A350 grinding ever closer to net money in the bank, thus no need to upset its own market. The obvious place for a new RR engine I can see is the 787. ...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43729

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

Seems like many people here forget that wn makes good money running cargo, and the 737-7 has roughly 30% more cargo volume. So higher operating costs can be paid for with something they already do.

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by XT6Wagon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first Boeing 777X pushed back to 2023
Replies: 107
Views: 22127

Re: Emirates first Boeing 777X pushed back to 2023

787F is the bigger missing model IMO. I'd expect the 777F to not launch till they get hard data on production costs.

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: T’way Air finalizes lease deal to introduce three A330's
Replies: 27
Views: 7329

Re: T’way Korea to acquire A330s

I'm surprised that a desperate lessor didn't push for them to get A330neos, but for any LCC the A330ceo is probably the better choice. Right now A330NEO has to look very iffy for an investment. Will they hit enough sales to drive parts support, and strong resale? Or will they fall short and be gone...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3939

Re: Alaska Airlines limits Emotional Support Animals

Well, there goes my plan to fly with an emotional support Liger.

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perennial Canada vs. ME3 debate
Replies: 62
Views: 3031

Re: The perennial Canada vs. ME3 debate

I find it funny that some people think its immoral to protect ones own market. It may be unwise if taken too far, but economic warfare has been around since something vaguely resembling economics has existed.

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 56754

Re: Could A380s have a second life from maybe 2024?

A 2024 A350 or 787 will absolutely destroy an A380 on economics. A 2019 A380 can't compete with a 2019 A350 in 2019. Not sure why you think 5 more years of minor improvements to one and 5 years of aging to the other is going to help the A380.

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38588

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

I actually thought and think 8-6 would have been the way to go: I disagree, I think the primary issue is straight up the oversize wingbox and wings to handle the weight increases. That's more cargo on a A388 and more payload at the normal A380 MTOW if correctly sized I fear they pushed too hard to ...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 8536

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

In an era where I can talk to someone in London from NYC in milliseconds, why would fast travel make any sense? Or better yet, my home office to their home office in milliseconds. Home office being a spare bedroom or a 40 story office tower. Telecommunications offers a speed and flexibility that pla...

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by XT6Wagon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 390014

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. A big one will be many compa...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 58866

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Hey, if they want another success I can give them a real shortcut. Just wire me $25 billion or so and save a whole bunch of time and aggravation. I’m willing to help. Oooh same deal. I'll also work on a circular runway idea too. After all I can convert it to a race track like other airports have be...

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by XT6Wagon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13656

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

Steve Purvinas at the Engineering union is always very quick at blaming Qantas any time he's unhappy. What about when it's one of his guys who cause the damage ? It will somehow be traced to outsourced labor. Or "management pressures on staff to cut corners and work 200hr weeks with unpaid ove...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?
Replies: 44
Views: 12414

Re: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?

While the 777-9 would be better for them regardless, paper range is a passenger only range. Its also using a relatively light interior compared to what most airlines use. So put in a bunch of fancy seats for F and J passengers, then fill the belly with cargo... and its not going paper range. One als...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 22358

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

The 783 can be reborn *if* folding wingtips can be done. The 788 is already a better 783 as it sits, so the only hope for a specialty model is to regain the ability to use smaller gates without crippling the economics. I doubt either frame will be used for NMA as they are looking for production cost...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10911

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

Sure, but it would require a technology such that flying cars as seen in cyberpunk books and films becomes possible. In effect changing wheeled bus to flying bus service. However Its unlikely as even an infinite free power source would still have to deal with secondary effects produced by flight. No...

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by XT6Wagon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 6721

Re: How much range is too much?

10,800 nm with full payload is the maximum sensible. You can get between any two points on the globe with that. As far as what you are asking, the advertised range will keep increasing as fuel burn drops even for Aircraft designed for the exact same mission. Advertising with passenger only payloads ...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 8242

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

I think planning for 80M wingspan will be... insufficient without folding wings becoming common. A single deck 12Y plane will likely want the 80M length if not more. So whenever and whichever manufacturer makes the new hotness to replace the 777x in the market will likely want that 80m x 80m box if ...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed May 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 58866

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

no a380 at all is one variant. with a380, but another design another possible variant. and imo should be discussed in different topic The current A380 size is as small in capacity as makes sense. That said, it has way too much wing and wingbox for "future" versions. It would have done bet...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 10010

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

Its ok in the passenger configuration, but the high max landing weight of the cargo version is what makes it seem less safe than normal for the time.

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by XT6Wagon
Thu May 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 58866

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

For people wondering about the economics, you only need to know that Airbus itself has claimed that the A380 broke even on a per frame basis, for one or maybe two years. They have never claimed a profitable year. So for the vast majority of the planes delivered, it cost Airbus more to make than they...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue May 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 20649

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I'll believe it when we've had a decade of ground based "flight engineer" services to test and improve remote technology. Or its going into a 50 seat aircraft where the regulatory agencies care a whole lot less than a 200 seat aircraft. Or of course cargo aircraft where they really don't c...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed May 01, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 427597

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Why does everyone still seem to think that shit pilots with shit training share no blame in these accidents? Meh, six months from now no one will care or remember and likely the MAX will be the safest aircraft available. Please, yeehaw and floor it is the best response to a problem, no matter if yo...

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by XT6Wagon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771468

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Because I'm afraid that MCAS is thirteenth strike of the clock - and now that one is worked out, but other twelve still need to be looked at. I don't think MCAS specific training is on order once that issue is fixed, but that doesn't mean the rest of the plane is in a good shape. It may be, but may...

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by XT6Wagon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10957

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

If Airbus manages to built up the new A220 final assembly line in Mobile fast and fill it with "converts" like mabye Southwest, it might see a long and healthy future. That kind of market analysis is the same kind that got the C Series into so much trouble that it caused billions of losse...

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by XT6Wagon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 766109

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

From there on, the main input by the crew was to pitch up, even though the stall warning was sounding all the way through. . No, the stall warning would shut off at high angles of attack. It would turn on as the nose dropped and the plane could measure airspeed again. So pulling up turned *OFF* the...

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by XT6Wagon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 72
Views: 12257

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Well, 10K ft with 1K ft of paved "over run" area at each end would have been sweet. Then anything really needing 12K could have backed up to get it. So shorter taxiways, but full length on the runway.

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 50423

Re: Bloomberg: British Airways to pick 777X

I think BA has to make plans for the A380s leaving earlier than they might otherwise want. If its 2025 and some parts required get expensive or even unavailable... They might have little choice. Doesn't mean they will get rid of the A380 early, just that it would be irresponsible for them to not mak...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 50423

Re: Bloomberg: British Airways to pick 777X

I think BA has to make plans for the A380s leaving earlier than they might otherwise want. If its 2025 and some parts required get expensive or even unavailable... They might have little choice. Doesn't mean they will get rid of the A380 early, just that it would be irresponsible for them to not mak...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 111604

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Stitch, considering the size, wonder if one will end up as a bed and breakfast somewhere. Smaller aircraft have been used for stranger things. Due to the small "installed base", I have to believe that their value as parts and raw materials will preclude such an end bare fuselage shell and...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 83
Views: 10823

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

Another key, critical, point that will scuttle this effort : Delta has primary right of refusal to any change in ownership of the airport. It's written into their lease, which was just renewed for another 30 years. If its ownership changes by a law or legal action, they are going to have an uphill ...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 111604

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Turns out that the whipping boy of a certain section of airliners.net for being wildly pessimistic was merely the first to call out that the emperor had no clothes.... In this case its more Emperor doing meat spin in the town plaza while yelling at the top of his lungs. Airbus's market prediction w...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 46400

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

So... 2030 for it to be a reliable engine that stays on the wing an appropriate length of time and produced in sufficient quantity?

RR of today is not a company I'd bet money on meeting their goals, internal or announced.

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by XT6Wagon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6911

Re: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes

I think it would take one disaster of a twin engine plane on a long haul flight, where the regulation will be changed. A Quad is twice as likely to suffer an unrelated dual engine failure, and operates with far less regulations governing safety. History and Statistics have shown quads to be a bad b...

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by XT6Wagon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 47
Views: 6265

Re: Will there be a 787F?

I'm skeptical about the A380 because of the location of it's cockpit - halfway between the two passenger decks. This would prevent nose loading that the 747 and AN-124 are capable of. The inability to nose-load is not why the A380 will not see a passenger to freighter conversion program. It is the ...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 111604

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

I expect the A380 will outlive the 747 in passenger service. BA have 28 year old 747-400’s knocking about so i expect they’ll take their A380’s to at least 25. 744 has the advantage of F models to support lower parts costs and economic troubles that delayed its replacement cycle. 748i has the advan...

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by XT6Wagon
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 96461

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

11Y A380 is so great.... That no one wants it. A big issue is that the giant wingbox coupled with two decks of people means that there is very little cargo room left compared to the A350/777. 11Y doubles down on that by adding even more bags to the limited space. With the pathetic production rate th...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16559

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Because by having a lower cost per flight plane, "Moxie", JetBlue, and Delta will be more competitive in smaller markets. It is a question of growth rate. However, WN tries to arrange flights to smaller stations such that 1/2 are going to that station, and 1/2 are going on to the next maj...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 35159

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

patches wrote:
Just a question, Do you think Boeing took the 737 one step too far when they built the Max? They seem to be having problems with the Max design. Thought ?


by this theory, the A330NEO should also be viewed as going too far.

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by XT6Wagon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 8522

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

I've landed at CLL many times. Runway 16/34 is the longest runway and it's only 7,000’ long. Not ideal in heavy rain. Also, you have to ask which would be worse, negative publicity due to erring on the side of caution and safely landing somewhere else, or the publicity of pictures all over the inte...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 40483

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

The amazing thing is that this doesn't happen more often. Huge fleet making 4+ flights a day mean that any weakness in the organization, its people, or its equipment will be found. Are you insinuating WN has a weak organization, weak people or weak equipment??? WN is one of the airlines with the lo...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 40483

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

The amazing thing is that this doesn't happen more often. Huge fleet making 4+ flights a day mean that any weakness in the organization, its people, or its equipment will be found.

More over, its clear the industry does learn as the plane was stopped short of the road.

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 87
Views: 11959

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Throw.....the.....gate.....cap.....out..... Seriously, pretty sure the 5 party agreement could be voided on antitrust grounds if a lawsuit was filed against it. In a lawsuit you have a plaintiff and a defendant. So who is the defendant? The U.S. Congress and the President? They voted to approve the...

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by XT6Wagon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Resale value of 737-700 and A319
Replies: 23
Views: 5770

Re: Resale value of 737-700 and A319

Right now with the minimal production rate of the A220, I doubt its actually cheaper to produce than a A32x. Thus why BBD is paying Airbus to try and get something out of the project for the next few years. Regarding this frame, who knows its actual condition. If its got missing paperwork or in need...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 97
Views: 17456

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

I'm not sure how this is going to work, as the 787 looks to be cheaper to produce with its high production rate. With that and the better resale from more users and a more capable frame.... Should be cheaper to borrow money for too. The A32x rewing has potential. I expect them to look into it after ...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 47718

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Otherwise we would have seen the A330 TC suspended as a result of AF 447 given that the BEA pointed to the Human Computer Interface of the A330 being a potential contributing factor to the loss of that aircraft. ??? Where did you read this? The final words of the AF447-crew pretty much summarize wh...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 623778

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/83EC7F95F3E5BFBD8625833E0070A070?OpenDocument BTW, I find it "interesting" that the AD only covers 737-8 and -9. Not the -800 series. Would that suggest inherent differences between these families in terms of flight cont...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 623778

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Perhaps a simple App on an iPad (based on SatNav) satellite data could be created, that gives (approx) airspeed and an artificial horizon, and then outputs both to a small HUD in between the pilots. Plane with a stall speed of 130 knots is moving at a ground speed of 200 knots with a tail wind of 7...

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