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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15871

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

Does that level of ignorance exist in the US Navy when they shot down the Iranian airliner? I would like to point out respectfully that this is not a valid comparisons; the two situations are not analogous. In no way do I want to defend the actions of Captain Rogers or his weapons officer on duty, ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 37322

Re: MAS changes A380 plans, again

The B747-8i wasn't a completely new type compared to Airbus A380 program. Boeing in the end spread their eggs opposed to Airbus placing their eggs in one basket approach. This is just the standard media A vs B talk, in reality Airbus spread their eggs on the A320, A330 and A350 programs. I agree wi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15871

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

I refuse to believe that the Russians would intentionally shoot down an airliner. I believe it was a terrible excedent. I believe they meant to shoot down an Ukraine military cargo plane, as claimed by an Ukrainian rebbel leader. You are assuming a level of ignorance that simply could not exist wit...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15871

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

This was no accident, this had to have been an intentional act, at least at the Brigade level. It isn't possible to know if this Brigade commander was ordered by his higher ups to take this action, in fact this shootdown could have been initiated by a "loose cannon" at any command level i...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15871

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

Good job by the Dutch public defenders and the international team. Looks like a irrefutable evidence indeed. Hopefully there will be suspects brought to trail, being there or not. All I'll say is Ukraine and MH should also shoulder some responsibility for this, a civilian airliner should not have be...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X: London will be first destination for A330-900neo
Replies: 58
Views: 13938

Re: AirAsia X: London will be first destination for A330-900neo

Not Wizz? I think there a good opportunities in the EU for airlines like airAsia.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 37322

Re: MAS changes A380 plans, again

Varsity1 wrote:
In hindsight Boeing was dead on and Airbus dead wrong on the A380.


No Boeing poured money into a new version of the 747, so both Airbus and Boeing overestimated the marked for very large planes.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An airline pilot reveals why the Boeing 757 is truly unique
Replies: 37
Views: 15901

Re: An airline pilot reveals why the Boeing 757 is truly unique

The B757 is gone, tooling is gone, no one will build another one. The role has been taken over by more modern and lighter planes. Small niches seems to be irreplaceable, but not worthy to develop an a/c for. Airlines stopped ordering the Boeing 757, they spoke with their feet, end of story.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 111695

Re: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

KarelXWB wrote:
And now the second A350-1000 emerged from paint.

Image
2nd prototype Airbus A350-1000 F-WLXV by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr


Nicely balanced, when will the first flight of an A350-1000 be?

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN
Replies: 33
Views: 6517

Re: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN

Interesting. Jet Airways seems to be doing well. What will happen to Air India?

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Saudia order
Replies: 23
Views: 7739

Re: New Saudia order

I doubt 747-8 sales are at a loss. The freighter demand is low, but orders are slowly still trickling in. Plus they need to build more to avoid write offs for deferred production costs. 747-8i and A380 orders are a bit of an enigma. The 747-8 is clearly the best large freighter on the market wherea...

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by Dutchy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 24258

Re: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016

What a brazenness from the US Department. Who do they think they are to give "permission" to the most successful European aircraft manufacturer to deliver airplanes to Iran? I am sure that Airbus and the European can very good decide for their own to whom they deliver the best airplanes e...

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by Dutchy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Confirms Order For IAF’s Rafale
Replies: 102
Views: 22116

Re: India Confirms Order For IAF’s Rafale

Don't get the process. What kind of interest are involved to take this long, the MMRCA should have been operational by now.

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai A350 overrun the runway at HKT
Replies: 93
Views: 22424

Re: Thai A350 overrun the runway at HKT

Dad, I took out the new car, the good news is, it is broken in now....

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian looking at A380
Replies: 109
Views: 22637

Re: Hawaiian looking at A380

Would be a nice addition to their fleet, but unfortunately it won't happen.

jagraham wrote:
HNL has two 12000 foot runways. The A380 can certainly land and takeoff at HNL. Gates . . ?


Yes, well ANA is planning to fly there exclusively with their upcoming A380's, hopefully for them they can land there :lol:

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Raider
Replies: 8
Views: 3476

Re: B-21 Raider

Looks like a bit more rounded B-2A Spirit. I like the name in it's historical context. ;-)

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feasibility of 777-200ER raked wingtip device
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

Re: Feasibility of 777-200ER raked wingtip device

How much difference is there between the wing of the 777-200ER and the 777-200LR, perhaps it isn't that difficult and might be a good thing to retrofit to a 772ER fleet, if it doesn't hamper any operations.

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Nuclear War
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

Re: Air Force One and Nuclear War

Cargotanker, first of all, I am not defending China. All I am saying that there is another way. China is convicted for doing what they are doing in the South China Sea, they claim 90% of it and historically they only can make a claim for appox. 10% or so. What they are doing in Tibet (and other regi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 24258

Re: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016

Airbus received permission to sell 17 jets to Iran from the US today. The permission is needed because of all the American made components. http://www.nu.nl/beurs/4324999/vs-geeft ... -iran.html Does the relevant US department (comers?) only give the permission in batches? They have ordered over 200...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Nuclear War
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

Re: Air Force One and Nuclear War

Within the DNA of Europeans there is WWII, we genuinely don't want war, the ordinary people I mean, we only need to ask our grandparents to have a inside into what it was like. Yes, you don't want war so much, your continent rolled over when a man was determined to exterminate a group of people and...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?
Replies: 30
Views: 6284

Re: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?

Don't know the answer but I can guesstemate. Barcelona is a beautiful city with a lot of tourism, so that might be why. Barcelona is also rich and has a good economy, young people, Barcelona is the Spanish capital of the Catalonia region, which is the most dynamic and economical strong region of Spa...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Nuclear War
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

Re: Air Force One and Nuclear War

"One of the nations which start such a war would have its leaders dead. The other nation would be so powerful that the nations of Europe would have to modify their entire political and economic structure to try to be able to work with that nation. If that nation did not could choose to destroy ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Nuclear War
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

Re: Air Force One and Nuclear War

Well, cargotanker, I think you are in the US military, right? With an attitude like that, are you surprised that the majority of the world, thinks that America is the number one force that threatens world piece. It is that bullish diplomacy that the world is fat up with. You don't rule the world. Wi...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Nuclear War
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

Re: Air Force One and Nuclear War

If something like this would happen, the least of the worries of the world would be were a president is. So no total world domination for either of them. If anything, the politician which would unleash nuclear weapons on the world, should be tried for warcrimes and crimes against humanity. (can the...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Nuclear War
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

Re: Air Force One and Nuclear War

If something like this would happen, the least of the worries of the world would be were a president is. So no total world domination for either of them. If anything, the politician which would unleash nuclear weapons on the world, should be tried for warcrimes and crimes against humanity. (can the ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 100 Years old
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 100 Years old

Prince Pilsner was there? Surely must've been a great party then! Haha I jest. That DC-3 is such a sweet thing. I've had the pleasure of seeing (and hearing!) her circle above Amsterdam before. Oh come on, I am against the out dated, undemocratic institution of the king, but give the man some credi...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about AMS Polderbaan Runway
Replies: 7
Views: 4593

Re: Question about AMS Polderbaan Runway

I used to work in a office which gave me a direct view of this runway, beautiful site. But indeed, one way only, because it would go directly over "downtown" Hoofddorp.

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7261

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

I believe Garuda is planning to fly CGK-NRT-LAX routing and they are also considering service NYC. I am guessing JFK would be there preferred destination. The reason for NRT is ability to sell seats between NRT and LAX The NYC service is quite interesting, just looked up the route and it's almost d...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7261

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

Does the 77W have the range?

SonOfABeech wrote:
Sounds like a magnificent way to lose a lot of money.


Yup. 8-)

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Not Keep The F-14 As A Full Time Bomber?
Replies: 44
Views: 13568

Re: Why Not Keep The F-14 As A Full Time Bomber?

They certainly still do fly today....for the Iranian Air Force (about 40 are flyable) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Iranian_AF_F-14_Tomcat_landing_at_Mehrabad.jpg How do they keep these flying? 30 years of sanctions must have some effect on this. Are they replacing all kind of...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Not Keep The F-14 As A Full Time Bomber?
Replies: 44
Views: 13568

Re: Why Not Keep The F-14 As A Full Time Bomber?

Are there any left nowedays? Or are all broken up.

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1916 - 2016 AMS celebrates 100 Years - Video
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: 1916 - 2016 AMS celebrates 100 Years - Video

Congrats to Schiphol. It is the Royal Schiphol Group now, they were granted the predicate "Royal" today. You can get it in the Netherlands if your company is 100years old and the company had a good record.

Interesting, so Amsterdam attracts more and more smaler a/c.

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50474

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

Some people expect SQ as first operator of the A380 will renew their A380 leases automatically, but their EVP is saying (AvWeek, http://aviationweek.com/commercial-avia ... 0-decision , paywall) that while they are still suitable for high-density city pairs, “The A380 was conceived when things were...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the Boeing NSA be a CSeries-sized 3+2 design with LD3-45 capability?
Replies: 50
Views: 8926

Re: Could the Boeing NSA be a CSeries-sized 3+2 design with LD3-45 capability?

Amiga500 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Unfortunately while they got the 3+2 right, they got other slightly more detailed (but still high level) decisions wrong. But after tortuous development, the end product more or less works around these.


What did they got wrong then?

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul
Replies: 21
Views: 5457

Re: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul

Yes, I am for a balance of power, but this is ridiculous. Every time the organisation wants to do something, they have to get the unions approval and they are happy to give it, in exchange for something else. It's a sticky situation overall. Sure it's bad to take anything to the extreme, and it can...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul
Replies: 21
Views: 5457

Re: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul

Aesma wrote:
To sum up the plan : prepare for strikes !


Yup! There is no other way, the cost needs to go down, one way or another.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OPINIONS - A380 at KLM
Replies: 48
Views: 11329

Re: OPINIONS - A380 at KLM

KLM themself said the A380 only makes sense if they could fill them yearround and have a fleet of at least 10, and they can't so unfortunately no go for the A380.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul
Replies: 21
Views: 5457

Re: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul

When AF/KL merged there was an agreement with the French unions that KLM-group would not grow larger then 33% (?) of the combined AF/KL group. I wonder if HV is taken seperately just so that KL-group won't grow over the 33%. Interesting and another sign that the unions are way too powerful. So they...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul
Replies: 21
Views: 5457

Re: AF-KLM: Transavia might go long-haul

When AF/KL merged there was an agreement with the French unions that KLM-group would not grow larger then 33% (?) of the combined AF/KL group. I wonder if HV is taken seperately just so that KL-group won't grow over the 33%. Interesting and another sign that the unions are way too powerful. So they...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair's Shrinking Fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 14130

Re: Martinair's Shrinking Fleet

How many will be left in the fleet? Only the B744ERF's?

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 14207

Re: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO

I think the A321 is a 7 meters stretch with double-slotted flaps and trailing edge modifications and has reinforced wingbox and landing gear. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AYXYCsDvpeY/maxresdefault.jpg I think a basic choice for a A320Plus would be use A321 wings, LDG and MTOW or A320. A320 seems most eff...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 25259

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

That would be something. An AN225NEO perhaps? Western engines, western electronics. Two crew cockpit, instead of a zillion. How big would the marked be, 25 tops? A NEO treatment would be compulsory I think. Unless you're completely out of your mind you don't start building a production line for a p...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 14207

Re: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO

How much would it cost to develop an A320plus? Should be quite straight forward A321 shrink. Everything should be in place to develop it. I think a A321 shrink would add a lot of weight and costs compared to the A320 and range (3800NM?) nobody really needs. If so the A321 is probably a better idea ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 14207

Re: Airbus A320 Family Developments, Post NEO

How much would it cost to develop an A320plus? Should be quite straight forward A321 shrink. Everything should be in place to develop it. The proposed A322 will be a much bigger investment with a new wing and probably other gear. Wouldn't the A320plus eating into the existing A320 and A321 backlog? ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 48942

Re: Qatar Airways to make "large" plane order "soon"

How about a possibility of exercising their right for the 50 B777X or some of them, http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2014-07-16- ... r-50-777Xs QR only has 40 options as they placed an order for an additional 10 777X last year Hopefully they aren't the lanch costumer, otherwise the CEO has something to ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 25259

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

That would be something. An AN225NEO perhaps? Western engines, western electronics. Two crew cockpit, instead of a zillion. How big would the marked be, 25 tops?

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

You, Kees, are talking about a whole new 737 version, more in line of the Classic to New Generation upgrade, then the NG to Max upgrade. Why not take this money and effort into the proposed MoM, then you have a more optimized model and a model which you can upgrade again later on. I don't see it hap...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: longest stretches that could conceivably be efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Re: longest stretches that could conceivably be efficient

Don't get your question. If Boeing or Airbus would design a longer a/c, e.g. A322 or B737-10, they would design it in such a way that there would be no structural fatigue issues. The problem is, could they do it efficiently? Longer tubes require more structural weight to keep them stiff. And there i...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7876

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Gee paranoia had breach the ocean. I didn't think this was possible on the good side of the ocean. Me neither, and now look at the french... telling people you CAN'T cover up at the beach lol. They are making Texan's look like mother theresa lol. And how many terrorist attacks in Texas in the past ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7876

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Just some facts, most terrorist death occur in just a few countries, non of them are western. The chance die-ing in a terrorist attack worldwide is 1/10th of die-ing in a bath tob. The number of death in Europe aren't higher then in the '80's for example. In that sense it is a very small problem an...

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