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by drexotica
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was Concorde Not Allowed In The US?
Replies: 81
Views: 24714

RE: Why Was Concorde Not Allowed In The US?

As an interesting aside, I have a map that was authored at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (where some of the initial research into GIS was done) circa 1967 that shows the minimum boom path for an SST flying between Albuquerque and Seattle. The map is a visualization of the least cost path ove...

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by drexotica
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More About A380 Delays
Replies: 127
Views: 11728

RE: More About A380 Delays

I am curious about the figure of 40,000 hours of rework per plane - first, this seems like a huge number. How many people at once can be inside the aircraft cargo hold, etc. in order to rework/reroute the wiring? Also, assigning a cost of $2.1M to the 40K hours of labor seems small (i.e., $50/hour)....

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by drexotica
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 More 787s Sold To Mystery Buyer
Replies: 37
Views: 12056

RE: 16 More 787s Sold To Mystery Buyer

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by drexotica
Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 LCF Paint Scheme
Replies: 33
Views: 11454

RE: 747 LCF Paint Scheme

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by drexotica
Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nok Air Brings New Meaning To "Check-In Girls"
Replies: 58
Views: 17464

RE: Nok Air Brings New Meaning To "Check-In Girls"

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by drexotica
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 Debate
Replies: 59
Views: 6309

RE: The A380 Debate

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by drexotica
Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE Sells Airbus Stake
Replies: 96
Views: 5900

RE: BAE Sells Airbus Stake

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by drexotica
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE Sells Airbus Stake
Replies: 96
Views: 5900

RE: BAE Sells Airbus Stake

I find the value of a 20% stake very small.

One question - what is the market cap of EADS and Boeing?

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by drexotica
Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor Of New A380 Delays?
Replies: 55
Views: 13192

RE: Rumor Of New A380 Delays?

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by drexotica
Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect On Aircrafts Nose While Flying
Replies: 20
Views: 4588

RE: Effect On Aircrafts Nose While Flying

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by drexotica
Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Every Airport Flier To Be Fingerprinted In Europe
Replies: 48
Views: 7493

RE: Every Airport Flier To Be Fingerprinted In Europe

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by drexotica
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Movie Prop At Heathrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 3047

Another Movie Prop At Heathrow?

This is an interesting one (I could not find a previous reference to this in the forum archives). The attached url points to a google maps image of a plane that resembles a DC-10 with its wings clipped just beyond the pylons, and its tail shortened considerably. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?...

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by drexotica
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Website Relaunch Preview For WDT Members!
Replies: 24
Views: 4686

RE: 787 Website Relaunch Preview For WDT Members!

This site is very well done - thanks for the heads up.

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by drexotica
Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Father Of The 747 Says It Puts A380 In The Shade
Replies: 116
Views: 22058

RE: Father Of The 747 Says It Puts A380 In The Shade

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by drexotica
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Father Of The 747 Says It Puts A380 In The Shade
Replies: 116
Views: 22058

RE: Father Of The 747 Says It Puts A380 In The Shade

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by drexotica
Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should John Travolta Dump 707 For A 757?
Replies: 65
Views: 13890

RE: Should John Travolta Dump 707 For A 757?

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by drexotica
Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About A380 Wiring Problems
Replies: 79
Views: 13473

RE: News About A380 Wiring Problems

Question - is the power on the 380 <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> or DC? DC usually does much better wrt creating less EMI (r.e., tube-based hi fi systems with DC filaments/heaters). Of course, hanging a noisy motor/pump on the end of a power cable will generate lots of noise. Do they run ...

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by drexotica
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Progress - Pics
Replies: 39
Views: 32964

RE: 787 In Progress - Pics

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by drexotica
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Battles To Complete A380 Testing By Y/E
Replies: 64
Views: 9374

RE: Airbus Battles To Complete A380 Testing By Y/E

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by drexotica
Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's "Muppet" Future Airplane Concepts
Replies: 25
Views: 41361

RE: Boeing's "Muppet" Future Airplane Concepts

Very interesting article. Thanks.

Using an unducted fan, the cruise speeds are supposed to be ~500 mph. The additional hour on a transcontinental flight should be palatable for the Southwest flyer (keeping in mind that most of their flights are much shorter).

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by drexotica
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Runways Blocked By Protesters
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

RE: AMS Runways Blocked By Protesters

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by drexotica
Fri May 26, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747 Rough Ride
Replies: 34
Views: 8299

RE: LH 747 Rough Ride

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by drexotica
Thu May 18, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Wants Launch Aid For A350 Revamp
Replies: 124
Views: 11370

RE: Airbus Wants Launch Aid For A350 Revamp

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by drexotica
Sat May 13, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX's First Bare Metal 742F
Replies: 18
Views: 4721

RE: CX's First Bare Metal 742F

Outstanding looking plane. I am really tired of white paint jobs. The only way to improve it would be to paint a Strategic Air Command star ribbon and shield across the nose area...

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by drexotica
Thu May 04, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armavia Crash - The Facts
Replies: 166
Views: 31933

RE: Armavia Crash - The Facts

In Google Earth, goto 43o26'47"N and 39o56'35"E to see a terrain representation of the airport. Tricky indeed.

Erik

(too lazy to figure out how to attach a proper KMZ)

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by drexotica
Wed May 03, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing CEO Keeps It Brief At Annual Meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 3572

RE: New Boeing CEO Keeps It Brief At Annual Meeting

Classic. I once worked for a semiconductor manufacturer in Silicon Valley. Each Wednesday was doughnut day - huge piles of doughnuts were placed in all the breakrooms. When a new COO took over, he cut doughnut day in order to save on expenses. Of the 50 or so of us in software development, 3 or 4 ha...

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by drexotica
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do US Pilots Call Bovingdon - "Bovington"?
Replies: 75
Views: 8050

RE: Why Do US Pilots Call Bovingdon - "Bovington"?

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by drexotica
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do US Pilots Call Bovingdon - "Bovington"?
Replies: 75
Views: 8050

RE: Why Do US Pilots Call Bovingdon - "Bovington"?

Part of this may stem from the lack of cities in the US that end in "don"; personally, I cannot think of one (other than New London, Conneticut). There are more cities that end in "ton" though (e.g., Wilmington, Canton, Scranton).

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by drexotica
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Ready To Discuss A350 Improvements
Replies: 150
Views: 14455

RE: Airbus Ready To Discuss A350 Improvements

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by drexotica
Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airline Coffee Bad?
Replies: 77
Views: 5597

RE: Is Airline Coffee Bad?

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by drexotica
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO- AF A340 Rough Landing Video
Replies: 8
Views: 4230

RE: SFO- AF A340 Rough Landing Video

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by drexotica
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?
Replies: 48
Views: 13885

RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?

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by drexotica
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Interiors By BMW
Replies: 72
Views: 15756

RE: Airbus A350 Interiors By BMW

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by drexotica
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT Readies For A380 Operations
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

RE: ONT Readies For A380 Operations

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by drexotica
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Boeing Sales 'chief' Rips Boeing
Replies: 91
Views: 10458

RE: Ex Boeing Sales 'chief' Rips Boeing

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by drexotica
Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Orders 6 New 737NGs
Replies: 9
Views: 4483

RE: Pegasus Airlines Orders 6 New 737NGs

Given the quantity (6) and list price value ($406.5M), I believe that we can infer that these are 738s.

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by drexotica
Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Stripping Old 742's At BOM?
Replies: 27
Views: 4845

RE: AI Stripping Old 742's At BOM?

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by drexotica
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cheaper Than Boeing?
Replies: 33
Views: 12077

RE: Airbus Cheaper Than Boeing?

Here is some list pricing information (not a comparison). Note: it is not complete.

list price info topic

Erik

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by drexotica
Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average List Prices Of A And B
Replies: 2
Views: 5381

Average List Prices Of A And B

During the course of dinking around with order statistics from last year in a spreadsheet, I needed to know the average list prices for the Airbus and Boeing product lines. A lot of good information was obtained in the Nov/Dec 2005 issue of Airline Fleet & Network Management. In fact, all the types ...

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by drexotica
Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380/A346/744/773ER Wake Vortex Testing
Replies: 52
Views: 6451

RE: A380/A346/744/773ER Wake Vortex Testing

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by drexotica
Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran To Track Santa
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

RE: AirTran To Track Santa

This is _really_ lame. NORAD (and its predecessor CONAD) have been tracking Santa for 50 years. I highly doubt that AirTrans' tracking capability can even begin to compare with that of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Ringo Starr. <a href="http://www.noradsanta.org" target=_blank>htt...

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by drexotica
Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Progress News Conference
Replies: 49
Views: 8831

RE: 7E7 Progress News Conference

The PBS show Nova had an exceptional two hour show detailing the design, manufacture, and flyoff between Boeing and Lockheed on the JSF. The Boeing design employed a lot of carbon fiber; it was pretty interesting watching them apply the layers of fiber to the wingform, then put it all in a very larg...

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by drexotica
Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Color Schemes With 7e7
Replies: 24
Views: 7783

RE: Black Color Schemes With 7e7

The X-15 was not painted white, it was actually painted with a special ablative paint (MA-25S) that was light pink in color. This was employed relatively late in the X-15 test program. <a href="http://ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/03/stuff_eng_davidoff_x15.htm" target=_blank>http://ipmsstockholm.o...

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by drexotica
Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Of Yesterday
Replies: 76
Views: 4682

RE: Airlines Of Yesterday

PSA (best ever)
Pan Am
TWA
Eastern
Piedmont
World (haven't see this one mentioned)
Ozark

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by drexotica
Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Giant Airbus Is A Giant Mistake, Says Boeing
Replies: 85
Views: 12703

RE: Giant Airbus Is A Giant Mistake, Says Boeing

What is the going price of an A380 and what is the general profit margin for wide-body aircraft? I am curious how many is break even given the $12B A380 development cost (presuming this figure is accurate).

Erik

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by drexotica
Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Airlines...
Replies: 2
Views: 5008

RE: PSA Airlines...

Speaking of PSA, there is a nice little exhibit at the Museum of Flight in San Diego (at Balboa Park) that focuses on PSA. I particularly enjoyed the stewardess uniform portion of the exhibit. Man, they had it down in 1972...

Erik

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by drexotica
Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No 'A360'?
Replies: 32
Views: 6149

RE: Why No 'A360'?

Regarding Boeing naming conventions, why was the SST going to be named the 2707? Very loosely, a Mach 2-ish 707?

Erik

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by drexotica
Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASA, Boeing, And Flying Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 2443

NASA, Boeing, And Flying Cars

This is an amusing story - some interesting links as well. <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=624&u=/ap/20040827/ap_on_sc/flying_cars_1&printer=1" target=_blank>http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=624&u=/ap/20040827/ap_on_sc/flying_cars_1&printer=1</a> <a href="http://avst.larc...

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