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by scbriml
Sun Feb 05, 2023 7:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 106
Views: 5366

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

Lots of bullets then. M61A2 rate of fire 6000 rounds per minute. Has 480 rounds so 12.5 seconds. Now given speeds involved say 200 rounds fired and 100 hitting. 100 rounds would shred the flying F out of that balloon. Even if it remained intact it would still rapidly deflate and descend. Potentiall...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

I chose my words carefully. I didn't claim I did know, quite the contrary. Indeed, so we should agree your post didn't address the "No compensation to QR" claim, despite it being a reply to a request to address that claim: Do you have a source for your "No compensation to QR" cl...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 3923

Re: Post-screening feedback

Hi all, https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/7/0/7115075.jpg?v=v45a4d2b4506 This one was rejected for being oversharp & common. I can reduce the sharpness no problem in the next edit, however I'm thinking of lodging an appeal because I do not think it's enough to warrant a rejection...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Compensation was what QR was suing Airbus for. As a result of the agreement , QR has dropped that suit. You don't know if compensation was a part of the agreement or not, all you know is there was an agreement then the suit was dropped. I chose my words carefully. I didn't claim I did know, quite t...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 135
Views: 34134

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

This surely is dragging like Project Sunrise, it better be worth all the hype and anticipation. Given it's very likely that we already know the makeup of the orders, how much anticipation is left? If Boeing/AI did sign a deal in late January then announcement would likely be around or before Feb 14...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20901

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

Say, if Boeing did a MAX 10 style fuselage stretch to a MAX 11. Could this still be grandfathered? It would be great to move the long versions out of high capacity tight Renton to the more spacious Everett. Aside from that, it is great news for the truss braced wing production site selection proces...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Now with this dispute seemingly settled, it'll be interesting to see how quickly the grounded 350's come out of storage, into the paint hanger and back into service. It will be interesting indeed. It took around 2 days in the hangar to prepare RTS each QR A330, coming from long term storage. And lo...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Two years later, after millions in legal fees, and both parties are right back to where it started. No compensation to QR but they get back their airplanes they ordered. Airbus gets a customer back. All this because of some planes losing paint and not looking shiny. Well done Akbar Al Bakar, you sh...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 135
Views: 34134

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

Where are the orders ? So far no planes have been purchased from Boeing or Airbus. Air India built this up and still nothing, 500 planes is a lot they could start with 200. The only places it's been hyped is here and in the media. Air India have, as far as I've seen, said absolutely nothing about i...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 106
Views: 5366

Re: The Chinese Ballon over the US and its potential impact

Relax and take a close look at it. It's actually a weather balloon that got caught up in a powerful jetstream we have at this time of year. Why would the Chinese use a balloon when they have spy sattelites that are better. If it was just an innocent, off course weather balloon why didn't China noti...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

ultimately it will become the supplier's problem when no further orders are taken. i.e. reputational damage Ah you are so cute. Sure that is exactly whats gonna happen and then they all sing songs together and pinky promise to never do such a bad thing ever again. Its not like the importer is in on...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 55
Views: 17754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Now that the QR order has been reinstated, how many A350s for QR are completed and ready to be delivered? I believe 4 are flying. 23 were left on order... 19 were canceled from the backlog.. I am counting 6 completed frames: MSN 409 Qatar Airways A35K F-WZND/A7-AOA, engines run and taxi check at TL...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wil the A350 reach 1,000 orders this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Wil the A350 reach 1,000 orders this year?

With Qatar Airways 23 remaining A350-1000s being put back in the order book and the potential Air India order of 40 jets, is 2023 the year that the Airbus A350 will reach the 1,000 order book mark? Mods feel free to move this to a more appropriate thread if one already exists. I wonder how the AI o...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Does anyone know if this AB-QA order reinstatement will affect the AI order, or even the rumoured delta 35K order we have been hearing about for a while? I'm guessing thou, that with the a321neo first delivery pushed back by 3 years, the MAX still has a chance in the QA fleet. It could arrive soone...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

That is a truism. Sure, no government can appease all the people 100% of the time, but it is a valid question what did it actually accomplish? What concrete benefits are there to Brexit? What positive impact has it made for ordinary citizens in their lives? We have seen tons of negative impacts, so...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20901

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

To have even considered the extra line at Everett, I'd be fairly confident that the logistics to get the fuselage and wings there would've already been determined. Exactly! Folks are talking as though the decision was made in a vacuum. "OK, so we add a 737 line at Everett!" "How will...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Probably best to wait until the details on the alleged settlement are released. There were zero details in article. The article was just verbatim the joint statement issued by both Airbus & Qatar Airways. Given it says the agreement is confidential (no surprise there) it’s unlikely we’ll ever k...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

[quote=“scbriml”]Given the circumstances under which the order was placed, I'd be amazed if they weren't able to cancel and transfer any payments to the 96 widebodies they still have on order with Boeing. That would've been exceptionally lenient on the part of Boeing. Especially considering that QR...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Wow this is huge.. Glad the smarter heads prevailed and put this tantrum behind them.. Now we see why the already built Qatar A35Ks have been so active. I'm looking forward to seeing how AAB spins this. :biggrin: He will say that Airbus agreed to fix the 'broken' planes and reinstated the orders th...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Two years later, after millions in legal fees, and both parties are right back to where it started. No compensation to QR but they get back their airplanes they ordered. Airbus gets a customer back. All this because of some planes losing paint and not looking shiny. Well done Akbar Al Bakar, you sh...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Apparently the cancelled aircraft orders will be reinstated as well. Quite the turnaround in such a short time. https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status/1620828860551151617?s=46&t=1OXmzGTn1TvKDYnVCAHLPA This says including the 50 A321s. If correct, I wonder if they will still need the MAXes they...

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ikolkyo wrote:
Apparently the cancelled aircraft orders will be reinstated as well. Quite the turnaround in such a short time. https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status ... DYnVCAHLPA


Currently neither party is confirming this.

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

NZ (and maybe Australian farmers) are incredibly efficient, with NZ lamb and dairy we can produce a product which is superior to what British producers can produce at a lower price point, with no import tariffs how will British farmers compete? The upside for the British public is better products a...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

When will the UK be able to reapply to reenter the EU? I am positive a vote for it would succeed in the UK. The real question is would the EU accept a reapplication and what guarantees would they want to avoid this same mess from happening again in ten or twenty years? Tugg I expect it would be man...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I'll ask again the question that never seems to get answered - can you name one benefit from Brexit that the average Brit on the street is enjoying today? Why thought that would be self-explanatory, we are no longer in the EU How does that "benefit" manifest itself for the average Brit? T...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

So you have no clue about UKCA? All products used to be manufactured to CE standards, the UK has pulled out of this and is in the process of applying UKCA standards, instead of being a simple paperwork exercise, swapping CE for UKCA the standards for many products have changed, which mean products ...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 178
Views: 136214

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread

Photo caption on a picture of the aircraft on a competing website stated that the rumor is a panel had to be reapplied to the airframe with different rivet sizes versus what is on the rest of the aircraft. WN saw this as a maintenance annoyance in the future and declined the aircraft. FAA's website...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20901

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

Tweet from Leeham news mentions that studies are underway for 737 production rates of 63, 74 and 80 p/m. 80 p/m? Wow RNT could take up to 63 and KPAE about 15-16. https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/1620600060986929154?t=gyVeD9eAVU2kFISezLoksg&s=19 If supply chain not able to keeps the pace, ...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 178
Views: 136214

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread

And can anyone tell us why SWA rejected N8703J which was painted and fully outfitted. Photo caption on a picture of the aircraft on a competing website stated that the rumor is a panel had to be reapplied to the airframe with different rivet sizes versus what is on the rest of the aircraft. WN saw ...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

I can't see Airbus wanting QR as a customer again any time soon. The only way I can see that changing is if Al Baker is no longer involved with QR. High end business simply doesn't work that way; corporations are not nearly so sentimental. After all of this, if QR comes knocking with adequate money...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104580

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

They have not been transmitted to EASA or provided to the court, everyone has been asking for the documents that have grounded the aircraft. The judge in the last session has given an ultimatum for these documents or evidence to be provided to the court. What has been provided to the court by QR in...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I suspect the the best the EU and UK can do at this time is aligning standards of trade goods. This would also fix the Ireland problem. Which standards for goods have changed since we officially left? So you have no clue about UKCA? All products used to be manufactured to CE standards, the UK has p...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I suspect the the best the EU and UK can do at this time is aligning standards of trade goods. This would also fix the Ireland problem. Which standards for goods have changed since we officially left? I thought the whole point was that we wanted to follow a different approach?. Yeah, but now we've ...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11966
Views: 887169

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So more Putin apologist, changed the messenger, hopefully these are acceptable, maybe both are just copy and paste clones. https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-news-live-kyiv-fighting-044437870.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEtqRQfPxgV76WqjT...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 6213

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Hi, any idea when LN-1641 will be delivered since it hasn't made any flights in over a year's timespan: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/B20E7 Given the current impasse between China and Boeing, B-20E7 is unlikely to be delivered to China Southern any time soon. China Southern and China Cargo bo...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

frmrCapCadet wrote:
I suspect the the best the EU and UK can do at this time is aligning standards of trade goods. This would also fix the Ireland problem.


Don’t suggest that to a Brexiteer - their head will explode!

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 73
Views: 2164

Re: NFL playoffs!

I don't understand the complaints that the referees in the 49ers/Eagles game were somehow favoring the Eagles. Yes, they missed the incomplete pass on 4th and 3 that was ruled a completion, but everyone thought that was a catch and it wasn't until super-slow motion replay was shown a few minutes la...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6074

BREXIT - Three years on

It has been three years since the UK left the EU. Those three years have been tough, not just for the UK but for everyone. But it seems that Brexit has left the UK in a far worse position than other nations that have also had to deal with a global pandemic, an energy crisis and war in Ukraine. What ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 40
Views: 1351

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Heck, the Euros are still protecting Polanski Right, because we’re just one homogeneous entity, like the Borg. :sarcastic: He’s pretty much had free rein traveling around Europe despite being a wanted fugitive from justice. Protected by several courts, I’d say you’re the Borg, if the shoe fits. Any...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 409
Views: 47419

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

[ Because the 757 is a heavy gas guzzler. Give the 321XLR the power and wing area increases it would need to match the 752's takeoff and climb performance and then we'll see how much of a "heavy gas guzzler" the 757 actually is. Why would anyone want to do that? :rotfl: Unlike 757 fans, a...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20901

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

morrisond wrote:
Continental767 wrote:
Woah! Where will this space come from? I thought the 747 area was being used for 787 rework.


That won't last that long.


Leeham is reporting that Boeing says 787 rework will last until end of 2024. Based on Boeing’s recent history on timelines, nobody would bet against it taking longer.

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 409
Views: 47419

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

Chemist wrote:
But it creates long threads on a.net!


Fixed that for you! :wink2:

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 73
Views: 2164

Re: NFL playoffs!

The last Out of bounds hit was so close that if they are going to call it like that, then Mohomes should have been called for grounding earlier. While not an American, I've been watching NFL since the late '80s. The out of bounds hit on Mahomes would get an unnecessary roughness penalty every singl...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 73
Views: 2164

Re: NFL playoffs!

What a finish. Stupid penalty by Bengals puts KC in field goal range with eight seconds left. Brain-dead play. It looks boneheaded in hindsight however if you don't push Mahomes he runs 25 yards down the field and the game is over in the same manner. Unfortunately for the Ossai Mahomes was already ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 258
Views: 62338

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

What proportion of the 110400kg is 103.3t? Metric maths is pretty straightforward - 110,400kg = 110.4t Very true, but that is only helpful if you can be certain that the "t" as quoted is a metric tonne and not a short (US) ton or a long (UK) ton "1 Short Ton [US] = 2 000 Pounds 1 Lon...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 258
Views: 62338

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

A350-941 built in 2019 has a certified fuel capacity of 110400kg. Using Airbus FlySmart, a 8500nm sector at M.85. 0 HW component, ISA, TOW 280t will require 103.3t of fuel and will take 17h47min. What proportion of the 110400kg is 103.3t? Metric maths is pretty straightforward - 110,400kg = 110.4t

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 73
Views: 2164

Re: NFL playoffs!

What a finish. Stupid penalty by Bengals puts KC in field goal range with eight seconds left. Brain-dead play. How about Mahomes and Kelce playing hurt and through pain! That was some performance. I still think Philly wins the SB. Yeah, it’s funny how getting paid millions and millions to do your j...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 73
Views: 2164

Re: NFL playoffs!

What a finish. Stupid penalty by Bengals puts KC in field goal range with eight seconds left. Brain-dead play.

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