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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce engine transport to Airbus question
Replies: 32
Views: 7151

Re: Rolls Royce engine transport to Airbus question

If I may clarify for those who I think are missing the point; it's the Rolls Royce page in the link which refers to an "A747"...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1954

Re: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?

Am I dense, or are you all responding to a question that hasn't been asked? He's not asking for accidents... he's asking for cases where accidents were prevented. I know that will be harder to find since as someone mentioned there isn't an obvious library of these cases out there, but I would think ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75062

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

And like I've said before, I'm not sure why you or anyone thinks an airplane will continue transmitting this after it's lost the electrical power that allows it to already transmit its position, speed and altitude via ADS-B to ATC. What *exactly* are you asking for that's not already being done? Fo...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce engine transport to Airbus question
Replies: 32
Views: 7151

Re: Rolls Royce engine transport to Airbus question

Maybe an used A380 (P2F) can tailor-made for transporting the engines in the future. Especially those Rolls Royce assembled in Singapore 1) there is currently no such thing as an A380F planned any more, let alone P2F 2) I very much doubt the engine plus loading gear will fit between the decks (whic...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSB examining possibe MH370 wing flap debris
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: ATSB examining possibe MH370 wing flap debris

Think this will stop the families claiming that evidence is being ignored...?

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo
Replies: 189
Views: 23719

Re: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo

Compare a 77W and A350. The -1000 is ~17% better on fuel with only ~5% lower engine SFC. CFRP explains most of the difference. Not necessarily. People just assume CFRP makes things lighter then take fuzzy statistics like that to "prove it". There's a generation or two between the aircraft...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11615

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

"Even if they built out the M25 or added a new road bypassing that traffic, it would still be quite a bit further to travel for people from the North - and public transport would similarly need a massive upgrade to be useable". Well it depends on what you mean by the North. Nobody from no...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11615

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

LHR is too close to the center of London to be as big as it is, too much noise from aircraft flying over the city. Therefor I think LGW should be expanded to take over the hub role from LHR. LGW is further away from the city so it bothers far less people, and still within good reach. LHR should be ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 5818

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

Wow a lot of people here supported the coup. What do people think a coup is? A joke? Do people think everything is going to be better after a coup? "Hey guys, I think Erdogan is getting more autocratic! I hope this coup succeeds and the military assumes all power over the country, you know, fo...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo
Replies: 189
Views: 23719

Re: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo

I would have thought that wing design was a nearly solved problem, and the biggest additional advantage was to be gained from a longer aspect ratio due to stronger/lighter materials. Laminar flow seems to be the current aero buzzword, so I expect you'll see that popping up on new designs and even m...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 Dead
Replies: 112
Views: 22193

Re: Is the A380 Dead

The thing that bugs me is the impression many people propagate that it needs a huge runway and purposely built terminals and that, quite frankly, is a load of [email protected]. You made not need huge runways but you do need properly spaced runways/taxiways. Was waiting for that to come up as a response! :) (I ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Airshow 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Farnborough Airshow 2016

Yeah, I agree - it would be nice to have more aviation news other than orders... I'm sure there must be plenty of things being announced/revealed out there!

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Where has the conversation gone?
Replies: 33
Views: 3339

Re: Re:

Unfortunately, "your posts" still says I only posted one time in the "New Site." topic, though. But somewhere else in my profile it says I have twenty-something posts... very odd. I see 24 posts for you at the time of writing this, both underneath your avatar and when I click to...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 Dead
Replies: 112
Views: 22193

Re: Is the A380 Dead

It can use any airport that a 747 or 777 can - in fact, it uses less runway than a 747 and has less pavement loading than a 77W. Yet we had all that whinging from AAB about wanting an 'A380 gate' in ATL... And ORD and BOS just now stepping up to the plate... Unless you think every airport who serve...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Where has the conversation gone?
Replies: 33
Views: 3339

Am I the only one for whom it states I have made *ONE SINGLE POST* ever on this forum...?! That means there is literally no way for me to go back to topics I took part in unless I remember them myself! First of all, thanks for fixing the painful grey-on-white colour-scheme and the other little twea...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 Dead
Replies: 112
Views: 22193

Re: Is the A380 Dead

The A380 was very troublesome for airports to accommodate though... They needed to make expensive modifications to their facilities... Well, except for lucky Orlando, which managed to handle an Emirates A380 inaugural flight, since it's runways are extra wide and long (most likely due to it's past ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Flying Demonstration At Farnborough
Replies: 120
Views: 20552

Re: RE: 787 Flying Demonstration At Farnborough

I will thunk down any amount of money that absolutely nobody in a position to buy a 787 will ever change their mind based on seeing it fly at Farnborough. But they might change their mind when *their* customers admire the capabilities of the 787 that they saw flying at Farnborough... (Just a tiny, ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Where has the conversation gone?
Replies: 33
Views: 3339

Re: Where has the conversation gone?

Am I the only one for whom it states I have made *ONE SINGLE POST* ever on this forum...?!

That means there is literally no way for me to go back to topics I took part in unless I remember them myself!

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 Dead
Replies: 112
Views: 22193

Re: Is the A380 Dead

I just think that this plane simply did not revolutionize air travel like others before it and, as a result, isn't getting the traction that many hoped for. I think for passengers actually on the EU to Asia routes it was aimed at, it has had a big impact. It's definitely a preferred aircraft to fly...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 Dead
Replies: 112
Views: 22193

Re: Is the A380 Dead

Was it ever truly 'alive'? Yes its impractical, too big and quite frankly, they've not sold nearly enough. It's an efficient people-mover that fits into any airport that a 747 or 777 does and they've already sold close to the original breakeven estimate. Airbus has been heavily dependent on oil-ric...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Boeing MoM getting closer to launch
Replies: 192
Views: 35342

Re: WSJ: Boeing MoM getting closer to launch

Amiga500 wrote:
Particularly the bit where airlines said they wanted a CFRP fuselage.


But CFRP is just so shiny and futuristic! :shock: :? :roll:

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Less Turbulence On The 787?
Replies: 26
Views: 28203

Re: Less Turbulence On The 787?

I have taken two of the flights now - one on a 787 Dreamliner (ANA Singapore to Tokyo) and another on the 747-8 (Frankfurt to Los Angeles) and they were quite bumpy. How does saying rides on two very different size aircraft (787 & 748) lead to a conclusion that the smaller 787 is more sensitive...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN 787-9 - Door Ripped off by Airbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 10607

Re: VN 787-9 - Door Ripped off by Airbridge

Posters above go on about delamination but do you really think the FAA and EASA would certify a system that's weaker than aluminium ribs and stringers? CF is much more impact tolerant than metal skins. Rather than causing damage at the point of impact, energy is spread around the barrel. Don't beli...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NSA / MoM Cross Section & Fuselages. 2 for the price of 1,3?
Replies: 110
Views: 18879

Re: Boeing NSA / MoM Cross Section & Fuselages. 2 for the price of 1,3?

Still, several posters here are looking at this wrong. A widened oval fuselage of a given height is not worse at resisting bending than a round fuselage of the same height as long as you maintain the shape to prevent buckling and delamination. It actually has a slightly higher moment of inertia for...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66941

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

The engine lost its oil in flight, hence the reason for the diversion in the first place. You should know that low oil indication only comes on when there is only a very minor quantity left. They were flying with low oil for what, 3 hours? Assuming oil was on wetted surfaces, not trapped somewhere ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66941

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

I can't help but wonder if the decision to delay and not evacuate was partly down to image. At what point in this rapid series of events would they have decided to evacuate Then based on your series of events... I think that the crew were slow to react?! Soooo.... they evacuate while taxiing? While...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66941

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

I can't help but wonder if the decision to delay and not evacuate was partly down to image. They landed with known engine issues and fire crews at the ready... while taxiing, and knowing the fire crews were nearby, there's a flashover and flames appear... they come to a halt, start shutting down an...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66941

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

:D

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Real Reason Why There’s A Tiny Hole In Airplane Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Re: The Real Reason Why There’s A Tiny Hole In Airplane Windows

The plastic inner cover is only there to provide some insulation from the outer window which gets extremely cold in flight (outside temperature is -70 degrees C). With the large pressure changes that take place from take-off to cruise and back to landing, there needs to be a tiny gap for air to flow...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Miserable Flights
Replies: 51
Views: 7887

Re: Miserable Flights

Armodeen wrote:
Malay gentleman, who pretended not to speak English


In case you weren't aware, English is an official language of Malaysia (the other being Bahasa Malaysia) - almost everyone speaks fluent English there.

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very Large Aircraft and Airports/Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Very Large Aircraft and Airports/Gates

I'm aware of the 80 meter box, but I'm also aware that most airport gates cannot handle an A380. How much of a problem operationally is it to operate very large aircraft like the A380 and the upcoming 777-9X? Are most of the airports one would want to fly to ready for such a large aircraft, or are ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66941

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

irregardless Sorry to be a nit-picker, but that's the second time I've seen this on this forum, and I can't let it lie... Irregardless is not a word! You either mean "irrespective" or "regardless" - one means "in no respect of" and the other means "with no regard ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A case for the mythical Boeing 797
Replies: 32
Views: 11749

Re: A case for the mythical Boeing 797

seahawk wrote:
The A380 killer is already in development, it is called the 777-9.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit and inpact on Airbus (and other pan-Euopean companies)
Replies: 73
Views: 15380

Re: Brexit and inpact on Airbus (and other pan-Euopean companies)

Btw, are referendum results around filton and other airbus areas known ? Bristol (being a city) was 62% remain - probably partly since many people have connections with Airbus. Ironically Filton itself is not in Bristol but is just in South Gloucestershire (the countryside) which was pro-leave. (Al...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit and inpact on Airbus (and other pan-Euopean companies)
Replies: 73
Views: 15380

Re: Brexit and inpact on Airbus (and other pan-Euopean companies)

As for 'the will of the people': It was (ciminally, IMHO) stupid to allow this referenbdum to decide the longterm future and relationships of the UK with just a simple majority (<2% margin!) For good reasons, decisions with such wideranging effects usually require much larger majorities (2/3, 3/4) ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belly cargo: highly profitable or not?
Replies: 181
Views: 15481

Re: Belly cargo: highly profitable or not?

The only thing that working it out by "analysis" proves, is that you cannot work it out by "analysis". You simply cannot make up for an absence of data by guessing. But but but... That's Matt's whole modus operandi you're shooting down! :shock: Put it this way; from where I'm si...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32947

Re: New Site.

How do i change / add profile picture ? Most upper right corner --> settings --> Change your profile photo Say what ? Upper right corner what ? No such thing ... Ah right... you probably don't have a wide enough screen. In my case (when I don't fullscreen the window) I get one of those so-called ha...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32947

Re: New Site.

Yeesh! After 20 years of lurking, I finally joined just now in the hope of finding a dark theme as one of the user options... No such luck, unfortunately. This new look is really, really hurting my eyes and is literally hard to read! I hate the current trend of having 10% barely legible content in 9...

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