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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35633

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

I am eagerly waiting for the Prelim report and will shortly write a buddy that flies with U6 and ask him what mode the plane was in at impact. I am not sure it was still in Normal law with a double engine failure. I am leaning towards it being in Alternate Law or Direct Law. I totally agree with th...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35633

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

So if there is a bird strike on a flight, is it pretty much a given that the a/c is going to just plunge from the sky? There is not even a chance of being able to turn around and make an emergency landing on the runway? I'm surprised that the advanced system on the A320 family couldn't allow this f...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9866

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

I don't get the point of the nuclear powered cruise missile. The torpedo makes sense though. Easy, you send the missile flying along spewing out dirty emissions, making the enemy population very sick, perhaps drop multiple warheads at the right places and then when done, crash the thing and make an...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35633

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

So if there is a bird strike on a flight, is it pretty much a given that the a/c is going to just plunge from the sky? There is not even a chance of being able to turn around and make an emergency landing on the runway? I'm surprised that the advanced system on the A320 family couldn't allow this f...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35633

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

At this point the aircraft was pretty much a glider, so I doubt the safe outcome was a result of advanced systems. This was good piloting/luck. True however, check out the vapes coming off the leading edge of the wing just prior to impact - I wouldn't be surprised if the pilot was full-aft on the s...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 6276

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

Honestly I think the scimitars look better than the MAX winglets. I think they're more elegant and I love the little curve at the top I agree, I was just on 4x WN flights this past week and got to see them all for the first time (well, obviously not the MAX) - but was impressed with the split scimi...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 37031

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Their livery looks better on the A320 anyway :stirthepot: https://i.imgur.com/sKamIWl.png Wow, it really does! Still - I agree with some that this is yet another airline's way of putting pressure on Boeing and possibly setting things up for some future price negotiations. If anything, they'd go for...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35633

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster. At this point the aircraft was pretty much a glider, so I doubt the safe outcome was a result of advanced systems. Thi...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126845

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

This, combined with Boeing's announcement of the suspension of the long-range 777X variant, certainly seems to imply that QF have made up their minds. Wasn't there also a separate (ie third) press release or story stating that QF's "project sunrise" airframe decision announcement was immin...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 4185

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

smallmj wrote:
Are engines still a bottleneck with A320 NEO production?

That's a good question - and I'm assuming as long as the MAX FAL remains open, engine orders to Boeing are still constant (ie no extra capacity for AB aircraft?)

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: DoD awards Lockheed Martin Slovak F-16V fighter contract
Replies: 21
Views: 5121

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

This is the aircraft the USAF should still be purchasing In the hundreds instead of the F35 A proven, rugged and flexible design that’s been steadily updated and is still a fearsome weapon, in fact more than ever How does the F-16 solve any problems for the Marines? What about Navy? What about othe...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

In reality, everything can be done, it depends on capabilities of the engineering team. 747 went from drawing board to the sky in 1968, a time span just 3 years. Today, with all these software modelling tools, super fast PCs, the Boeing engineers come back and say nothing can be fixed. Incomparable...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 4185

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

This is exactly what I was thinking they needed - the writing has been on the wall since the NEO orders really started to pour in 1yr+ ago. With the success of the LR and XLR, and "recent events" - the more 3XXneo's they can build, the more they'll simply be printing cash. Bumping up the p...

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by estorilm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5787

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

Maybe physics majors could answer this, but what if you just slowed down the return speed BIG TIME and allowed them two or so weeks on return? Is there any way to re-enter an orbit around the earth? Not enough hydrogen & O2 aboard to keep fuel cells running that long. Some shuttles had the capa...

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by estorilm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 10043

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

What’s the fastest timeframe Airbus could build up a new A320 line/ plant from scratch and start spitting up frames? Two years? Three? At this point it must be starting to seem an attractive proposition. Well, there was a lot of talk recently about ramping up production across all facilities I thou...

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by estorilm
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 41
Views: 7865

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

Not a single Chinese fighter has ever been fielded that didn't have canards too. J-6, J-7, J-8, J-11, J-16, JF-17. If we expand to ground attack types and high performance armed trainers, the Q-5, JH-7, JL-9 and JL-10. Your arguments remain far from convincing. I was joking :roll: Likewise, you fai...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 41
Views: 7865

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

1. The J-20 has barely entered service. 2. What type are you referring to that has only a token A2G capability? Even the J-8 has been used in the SEAD role armed with ARMs. There is an electronic warfare variant. It can also carry an assortment of precision guided bombs, same goes for the J-7. J-10...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 77632

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Just like the completely flawless introduction of the 787 with no delays or groundings? Lets throw this out there, could Boeing have screwed up badly enough that some time in late 2020 they are only delivering a single commercial aircraft type? Won't they still be delivering 767's? Sure - just don'...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12872

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

And this my friends, is another failure of the US emotional support animal system, when will we learn? Does anyone know when this whole fad even became a thing? Yes - when kids born in the 90's (you know, the ones pointing and screaming at the mall going "MOMMY I WANT I WANT I WANT!!" ) g...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 41
Views: 7865

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

To date, not a single chinese fighter has been fielded that has not been capable of some sort of ground attack. Very bold to state the J-20 will break that pattern. Normally when we talk about multirole we refer to proper guided ground strike capabilities, not a token capability such as with guns o...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5787

Re: Why couldn’t the space shuttle fly to the moon ?

It’s about payload—Apollo 15’s Saturn V lifted 312,000 pounds of load into LEO. The heaviest Shuttle load was about 30,000 pounds. GF Exactly - and Saturn needed every pound of that to complete the mission, shedding whatever it could at various mission points along the way. Your net capsule at the ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373056

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Thrust is nice but endurance is key. As mentioned in the other thread by lightsaber if it means new parts some „old“ ones were not keeping up with the load. Well I figured as much, but if it successfully passed the triple-redline test (at thrust levels insanely higher than the production engine wil...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 14362

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I expect Boeings NSA to be hybrid electric. If this design had conventional winglets and a normal tail it would be quite realistic. Big electric motors in the wings. 1 hour or 400nm range of battery capacity. A single gas turbine generator in the tail can act as a range extender. The range extender...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373056

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Unbelievable - this engine seemed pretty rock solid, and their thrust estimates (in the triple redline tests) were FAR ahead of any other turbofan engine on the entire planet, including the 90-115. What the hell happened?! Thrust is nice but endurance is key. As mentioned in the other thread by lig...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I think Boeing needs to start thinking (behind closed doors) about a plan B. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415977&p=21536649#p21536455 I hope someone is putting options on the table for the Boeing CEO.. even if they are pretty drastic.. # Accelerate a 737 replacement....

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by estorilm
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373056

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Unbelievable - this engine seemed pretty rock solid, and their thrust estimates (in the triple redline tests) were FAR ahead of any other turbofan engine on the entire planet, including the 90-115.

What the hell happened?!

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by estorilm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134623

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Well I just find it interesting with SHanahan (with an S) gone now all of a sudden we have two seaters floated. As for this being a Boeing handout...after the trainer win? After MX win, and barely having to demonstrate a prototype? After a huge tanker win? If I haven’t made it obvious before I don’...

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by estorilm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 27730

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

I wasn't convinced it was 100% real - even with the perfect dust flow from the wake vortex, but the way the vapes form off the chines of the F-18 the second he loads it up and pulls kinda push me over the edge into convincing territory. Former Blue Angel in the seat, 30ft AGL, multiple passes over ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 27730

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

I wasn't convinced it was 100% real - even with the perfect dust flow from the wake vortex, but the way the vapes form off the chines of the F-18 the second he loads it up and pulls kinda push me over the edge into convincing territory. Oh, I am pretty sure it is real. No need to fake as they have ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 27730

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

The desert sequence looks good. Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/SEzrWnMQ040 They do show the airspeed indicating 600 knots. That might be a little too fast for a high G pull up, you'd have to ask those Navy pilots you know. Actually I watched a video from the Fighter Pilot Podcast this morning...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 27730

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Cant wait for this. Items to note - 1 - Maverick's own P-51 makes an appearance. 2 - there is a Tomcat after all, right in the end of the trailer. 3 - its mostly filmed and not CGI according to reports I've read so the flying sequences should be incredible 4 - Mav has a high altitude flight suit an...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 27730

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Cant wait for this. Items to note - 1 - Maverick's own P-51 makes an appearance. 2 - there is a Tomcat after all, right in the end of the trailer. 3 - its mostly filmed and not CGI according to reports I've read so the flying sequences should be incredible 4 - Mav has a high altitude flight suit an...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134623

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Could have saved a fortune with all of them being STOVL as a single program, but those damn sailors want their tail hooks. That was never an option - the capabilities of a STOVL-only F-35 would be rather unimpressive (as an entire program). When people cite performance statistics, load-out, range, ...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52780

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As I, a fool I know, understand it - as the A320 is a FBW aeroplane the all fixes are software related and part of the core flight envelope programming. The MAX however required additional and new flight control software to become initially certifiable. A big difference. You nailed it on the head. ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 14511

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Surprised this took so long - should be a slam-dunk, especially based on what Boeing has publicly stated since the fallout began (which essentially amounts to an admission of guilt for many of the bullet-points listed in the suit). Pretty sure they've already set aside funds for legal action like th...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134623

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Could have saved a fortune with all of them being STOVL as a single program, but those damn sailors want their tail hooks. That was never an option - the capabilities of a STOVL-only F-35 would be rather unimpressive (as an entire program). When people cite performance statistics, load-out, range, ...

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by estorilm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5643

Re: US Drone Shot Down

They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone for the last couple hundred years anyway. Technically you are correct. As a country they did not invade the US. However as the Revolutionary Guard, one of the current entity in power, they did invade "US soil" in 1979. They also support...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 60
Views: 11202

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

mickrussom wrote:
Farsight wrote:
The GE9X could produce more power than the 115B (its a larger fan diameter GE-115B is 128 inches, the GE9X is 132 in).

Don't forget the numerous increases in fan diameter; the current / final design of the 9X as it sits is 134" not 132".

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5643

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I just want to know how the HELL we let this thing fall into enemy hands. I can't even imagine the goldmine of technology they'll get, especially if any of the optics and cameras are even remotely intact. Sigh. Why do you consider Iran our enemy? They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5643

Re: US Drone Shot Down

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205731

Re: F-35 news thread

This could be a reason the F-`15EX is being bought. If the F135 engine is seriously late for prior year production can they up their deliveries, probably not. Must be frustrating that P&W cannot deliver the engines on time. They have had enough notice of increasing production that this shouldn'...

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by estorilm
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 135
Views: 28067

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Just my $ .02 - in general I'm a little surprised to hear this given the still-recent news that the SU-57 would continue only as a limited / testing project till further notice. You make some good points. As for my username, let's just say I made it as a half joke a long time ago in a galaxy far fa...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50571

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Where's that GIF of the "change my mind" sign dude? WHY on earth would Boeing invest in this (relatively speaking) limited market when they ABSOLUTELY NEED A 737 REPLACEMENT?! If they're going to pull the trigger on something, it should (and likely will, IMHO) be that. Aircraft like the LR...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50571

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Airbus says the A321XLR will enter service 2023. Boeing is targeting 2025 (despite what the skeptics say). This isn’t a winner take all market. They can coexist. Airbus is getting a head start, while Boeing continues developing prelaunch. There isn't a chance in the entire universe that Boeing gets...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61846

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

American Airlines really need to place an order for A321XLR to push Boeing to finally launch 797. AA, please do it. Uhm, the opposite would be true. Why would an airline buying a competing product (aka potential frames for Boeing at one point) HELP the business case for the 797? It only further bur...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42338

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Proof that the 757 is a tank!!! Those things can take a beating. They dont make them like that anymore. :( Glad everyone will be okay. I heard a few main wheels blew too. Anyone have any info on that? How is that proof of anything? I mean I have no reason to doubt that it's built well - but none of...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50571

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Just to explain further. If Boeing launches the NMA and thus commits it's resources to it, Airbus can immediately initiate a whole list of things to put the 737 in a lot more trouble still: - Increase A320 production further - Increase A220 production further - Launch an A322 based on the XLR desig...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50571

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

There is great demand for an aircraft such as the -XLR. The most evident one is Transatlantic, where the 757 is still used and a replacement is overdue. But there is also Europe to the Middle East and Africa, intra-Asia, and North-South America. There are other thin and small markets out there and ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134623

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Are there aging C/D models out there that should be replaced ASAP as our principal (numerically-speaking) front-line air superiority fighter around the country (and indeed, the world)? Sure.. Not really ASAP. They have seven or eight years left in them before they age out so to speak. No hurry. Ano...

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by estorilm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134623

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I'm so split on this thing I haven't found the energy to quantify anything with a post since they announced the go-ahead for the program. Either way you slice it, I feel like it's still a hand-out for Boeing who had been struggling to secure contracts lately. Are there aging C/D models out there tha...

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