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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Manual/training/checklist changes are a given. I doubt that Boeing are seeing them as "a given". Boeing will be robustly resisting any such changes as it likely negates a major one of their MAX selling points - minimal differences training with zero sim time. That boat has sailed, in my o...

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by hilram
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified
Replies: 109
Views: 11748

Re: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified

"ET302 used the Cut-Out switches to stop MCAS"
https://leehamnews.com/

Time for some Apologists to eat Crow, and stop being condescending towards the late Ethiopian crew. :tombstone:

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by hilram
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Stop replying to Interested. They have an ax to grind. I cant handle a thread with more responses from 1 person. Your analysis is spot on. Yes a tweak is needed but traing and even following CURRENT trim runaway procedure likely would have prevented this. Its not a 1 spot blame. What Schopenhauer c...

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by hilram
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Via LATimes: EU agency (EASA) is said to have skipped 737 Max meeting in snub to Boeing There was a prominent no-show among the 200 regulators, pilots and airline managers that Boeing Co. invited to preview a crucial software update for the 737 Max this week, said people familiar with the matter: E...

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by hilram
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-regulator-insight/regulators-knew-before-crashes-that-737-max-trim-control-was-confusing-in-some-conditions-document-idUSKCN1RA0DP Regulators knew before crashes that 737 MAX trim control was confusing in some conditions: document (...) After the...

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by hilram
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The question I have, and I'm probably not alone, is: Will Boeing be releasing "a" fix, or " the " fix? What Boeing has released is THE fix. 1. involving both AoA sensors and disabling MCAS in case of disagree, that changes MTBF (per plane) from (give or take one magnitude) a tho...

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by hilram
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So... If I understand the MCAS fix correctly, it will now rely on two AOA sensors instead of one. So Boeing will still have to retrofit every MAX delivered with only one AOA with the extra AOA. And all MAX planes on the book, I suppose Boeing will have to give that second sensor away for free. That ...

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by hilram
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

STILL EASA will do their own independent certification not of MCAS but of THE WHOLE AIRLINER. :airplane: The MAX will not fly in Europe (or Asia??) until EASA has certified MAX from bottom up. The article you linked to says nothing of this sort. We have entirely too much extrapolation in these thre...

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by hilram
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes AA, WN and and UA sent union and management pilots to Boeing. Shouldn't Boeing invite some "third world pilots" to determine if their fix is also good for the rest of the world . . . ? Look at it this way: fix will be tested on US flying public first. :lol: Too true! Wouldn't trust th...

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by hilram
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I had a coworker who had a saying: "How come there's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over?". (...) Res the plane, it appears the MAX as is, is almost a good safe plane. It does not need to be re-certified "from the ground up". The MCAS was done poorly...

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by hilram
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I woudn't be surprised the costs from this problem with the 737MAX to Boeing and component suppliers will be $1 Billion or more. They have the costs to create a fix, do the fix, test, train, certify the changes, followup, storage of grounded aircraft, penalties to airlines, lost and cancelled sales...

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by hilram
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

What were seeing if I read the new articles correctly is that the final MAX product MCAS system did not comply with the original specs that limited the MCAS system to 0.6 % nose down trim. There was also no redundancy built into the system which now Boeing will build in. The software and some hardw...

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by hilram
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

:!: Since when did the FBI start with non-criminal investigations? I guess I must have missed the Memo...

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by hilram
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Just my opinion and takeaway from this whole situation, but... This is why pilots are *supposed* to be intimately familiar with trim (.....) Guys, trim is your friend. USE IT!! It all stems from lack of proper training, and not from Boeing, but from the very beginning of their flight training in sm...

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by hilram
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Wow. Just wow. :wideeyed: A criminal investigation into FAA / Boeing Collusion by the US Department of Transportation. And now EASA will not take FAA's word for it that 737 Max is safe, but will conduct their own certification process. Boeing stock is currently trading way too high! :down: Sell sell...

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by hilram
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752991

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Canada now to investigate the certification process. Same as US will now have a Federal investigation into the certification process. Translated version: https://www.translatetheweb.com/?from=&to=en&a=https://www.nrk.no/urix/canada-gransker-godkjenning-av-boeing-737-max-tillatelse-1.14479565...

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by hilram
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 14034

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

DDR wrote:
This is not an Airbus hate post.

No. No airline wants the A380, that's why they are shutting down production.

BA wants it. They are just not willing to pay a price that covers for the manufacturing costs.

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by hilram
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267466

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Another good month for SAS, carrying 1,8 million passengers in January. "Compared to January 2018, capacity was unchanged while the number of passengers increased, leading to a 0.9 percentage point increase in the load factor to 64.9%. Currency adjusted unit revenue (PASK) increased with 3.6%....

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by hilram
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267466

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Alitalia will be profitable and Norwegian will order A380s before that happens. The A320neo seats more than a 737-600, but burns less fuel. And they have CRJs for smaller routes. Alitalia ? Ouch! I can't see SAS order any A319Neo. SAS have said that they don't want to operate aircraft with less tha...

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by hilram
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267466

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

With SAS ( SK ) LN-RPF and LN-RCT both left the fleet and went into storage - and most likely final rest - at DGX (St. Athan RAF Station) in December 2018. There are now only 6 737-600s left in the SAS fleet. The planes were 19.5 years old.The 737-600 has seating for 120, the A320neos replacing them...

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by hilram
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4185

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I was there. I went to OSL for the opening. I was out on the ramp when the first BA aircraft arrived about 2200 for a nightstop., before the first departure the next morning. It was a B757, and taxied up to a gate just where the new pier is on your picture. The loaders pulled out the ground power c...

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by hilram
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5877

Re: Rename PHX

I suggest this thread is moved to the "Non-Aviation" forum, because if I'm going to list all the 20+ reasons for NOT naming the airport after John McCain, it's going to get very political!

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by hilram
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104179

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If its even remotely possible to say something positive about this, I bet BBD is anxious to get their hands on the data recorders so they can see exactly how much force the plane can handle - he did a lot of maneuvers you don't put those planes in. I think some of the BBD test pilots have already d...

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by hilram
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

How would a 77W BCF stack against a 747 BCF in terms of capacity? Assuming they sort out the floor beams. This could potentially replace the 747 BCFs and some SFs. Probably would be a decent replacement for 747-400BCF/SF planes. Not enough payload to be a 1 for 1 747-8/747-400F replacement. I think...

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by hilram
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 55372

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Does anybody know: How many 767s with the PW JTD9-engines are still flying?

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by hilram
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 161743

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Have to be careful of those F/A-19s as well... Especially they are stealth aircraft. :rotfl: https://modelingmadness.com/review/mod/previews/leef19pbt.jpg I had that gem of a game (Microprose: Project Stealth Fighter) on the Commodore 64. And had that model kit too! We can laugh now, but Microprose...

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by hilram
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 29678

Re: Will the A319neo enter service?

The A319neo completed first flight almost one year ago. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-completes-a319neo-first-flight-435775/ It will enter service for sure. Since then, Airbus has bought 51% of the Bombardier C-Series programme. CS100 and CS300 will be Airbus' offerings in this ...

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by hilram
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 17286

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

After Norway has plans to ban the sale of petrol cars in 2025, now they what to make all short-haul flights electric by 2040. :airplane: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/18/norway-aims-for-all-short-haul-flights-to-be-100-electric-by-2040 One hand, it is forward thinking, but it sounds to...

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by hilram
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2144

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

On another note, happy to see that Mobile will start building the first neo next year! With the A320neo delivery to Air Asia from TSN this year, all the FALs will be producing neos! Well yes, but being a new factory it's good to see that BFM can already deliver 5-6 airplanes in a single month if it...

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by hilram
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69744

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Forgive me if this has already been answered earlier in the thread: Will the old Belugas be retired as the new Beluga XLs are coming in, or will they be kept going in parallell?

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by hilram
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 68188

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

This plane isn't for peak time flights on trunk routes. Heck, I doubt LHR, BKK, any city in China, SYD, or MEL will ever see this plane. But new routes into the Scandinavian countries? :yes: (...) It would make perfect sense for them to replace the 77W with a smaller plane from Oslo, as the load fa...

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by hilram
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 161743

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

First KC-46 delivery slides into next year: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/first-delivery-of-boeings-kc-46-air-force-tanker-slides-into-next-year/ Delivery of Boeing’s first KC-46 air-to-air refueling tanker to the Air Force, already late and way over budget, has been further...

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by hilram
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 37546

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I find it interesting that they are evaluating replacing the entire 777 fleet with A350s down the line. But with new 77W coming in, I'm sure that wouldn't happen for at least 12-15 years. Also notable that they have a lot of A350 options at favorable prices. Upgrades to -1000 might happen later as ...

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by hilram
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders
Replies: 80
Views: 19381

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders

Good news for BBD. Was hoping to see a few more orders by this point but 6 is a start. This is not a new order. IFC agreed to buy 20 CS300's in 2013. This news release is just to indicate that they have leased 6 of the jets they ordered to an undisclosed airline. Is it not even a "firming up&q...

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by hilram
Mon May 08, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152942

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Meanwhile, as SAS are getting new A320 neos, they are retiring B736s. Three have left the fleet so far this year: LN-RPY "Olof Viking" wfu 24th of January 2017 SE-DOR "Elisabeth Viking" wfu 12th of March 2017 LN-RPB "Bure Viking" wfu 14th of April 2017 All aircraft were...

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by hilram
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 19677

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

peterinlisbon wrote:
I thought they had already reached an agreement - they would stop punching him in the face if he got off the plane.

Bwaahahaha! Should not read this while drinking coffee! :rotfl: Have to wipe my screen now!

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by hilram
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135871

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Why would UA be in even deeper trouble if all 4 who came off were Asian? The first 3 that came off volunteered, so that doesn't matter if they were Asian or not, if they volunteered, that's their choice I thought nobody volunteered, and those were just the three of the four that were picked? 3 volu...

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by hilram
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 240036

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

That must be one of the last A330F in the order book. As best I can tell there are three more to come for MNG and one for Turkish. When no A330F was delivered in 2017 the backlog stood at 6 ( WP:EN:A330 ) I know Airbus have launched a freighter conversion program for the A330-300. Does anybody know...

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by hilram
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116170

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

For those focused on why Boeing included 2 aux tanks on the A321, how many are on the average plane? I assume American and Jetblue have them. I know some like Delta and short haul airliners in Europe have none installed, so what does the average plane have? From what I have read, they are not desig...

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by hilram
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116170

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet: <nice image> http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/archives/2017/03/max_10x_1.html https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/status/838825850376192000 Well, according to Randy's graphs, the A321 is pretty much done for now. So nice one from Boeing retaking that Middle of...

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by hilram
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 226527

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

My plea to the new owners--please either change it back to the way it was, or don't do anything. But whatever you do, please don't try to switch to that blinding white background again! And could you please bring back the ability to move your cursor beneath airport and airline abbreviations and hav...

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by hilram
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 52644

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Oh I'm aware that is what they said. I don't think that is how it is actually going to turn out in reality. Plans change. I believe you both are correct. Yes, SQ is literally replacing A330s with A359s. But also yes that what those A359s are used for may be different than the use of the A330s when ...

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by hilram
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5578

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

SAS has some 737NGs without winglets. If planespotters.net are correct all (22) of their -600s, 11 of their -700 and 14 of their -800s lack winglets. It is my impression SAS is using these on short "bread and butter" routes such as ARN-OSL, OSL-BGO etc. Flights ~1 hr or less. I think wing...

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by hilram
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543563

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

It does look rather spacious even in economy!

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by hilram
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA undecided with 767 replacement
Replies: 140
Views: 23429

Re: UA undecided with 767 replacement

re-engine the 767 Yay....my current favourite subject...the 767max. Genx -2B's, split winglets, wing root fairing and other aero tweaks, and kick the puppies out of the door. An automatic 15% improvement in fuel efficiency using all currently certified off of the shelf parts. Basically, the only ne...

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by hilram
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 161743

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

When is the KC-46 supposed to enter into service with the USAF? And what are the financial consequences of being late?

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by hilram
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe order 3 (+12) E190-E2
Replies: 27
Views: 4205

Re: Widerøe order 3 (+12) E190-E2

I really hope this works out for them. Anybody know which routes they are planning for?

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