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by Noshow
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 96
Views: 14824

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

What happened to SAAB to not be considered with their latest Gripen E and F? They seem to be the closest to what the Swiss actually need like affordability, easy turnaround, versatility and tunnel hangar operations capability?

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?

The steakhouse owner has been Mr. Block and he owned Hamburg Airlines.

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?

The steakhouse owner has been Mr. Block and he owned Hamburg Airlines.

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?

I remember Conti Flug going to London City with the BAe 146.Then there was Tempelhof Airways USA their last Nord 262 converted to some fire brigade trainer still remaining on the airfield. Interrot going to Augsburg? (not sure about this).And I seem to remember the owner of some steak house restaura...

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 49105

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

It has more flight hours than were originally expected. This is why it's maintenance schedule would not fit the maintenance schedules of the rest of the LH 747-8 fleet and this is why LH has abandoned this specific prototype airframe. It will make for some excellent BCF and will not end up in the de...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 219
Views: 25357

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

In some way the A321neoXLR is the true big airplane killer. This makes connecting small markets possible at a profit so hubs are not needed for certain long range city pairs anymore.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 63
Views: 5526

Re: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

Okay swapable batteries might make sense.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 63
Views: 5526

Re: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

This does look more like made of Lego than being an actual aircraft. Why does it have huge engine pods if it is using electrical engines? The nose looks funny but not efficient. Maybe this is more a technology company they should better call SAAB for the airframe part it seems.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

How about 797 and 7-10-7?

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Plus they had launched their more profitable inhouse competitor A350.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Isn't this entire public remarks phase scheduled a little too late? Modifications have been designed, installed, flight tested and such. Any new major change would put the program on another years's hold now? Back to square one? After all the work and waiting. I am not supporting rushing things for ...

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Hopefully it will come soon and hopefully this is what Everett gets for compensation after likely losing their 787 line.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 11943

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

You could fit all this morphing wing stuff inside.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 11943

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

Making more use of ocean tides would be cool. However you don't want to scare fish with underwater noises or even chop them up in underwater turbines.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire-speed-limit exceedance
Replies: 26
Views: 2432

Re: Tire-speed-limit exceedance

Or overloaded aircraft due to wrong standard weights for passengers and their baggage?

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 11943

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

Nice graphics and everything but these are pure concepts intended for far out entry into service 15 years away. How clean and "green" it finally will be depends mainly on how much money you want to spent to create the hydrogen needed. It's a financial and therefore political decision. Abov...

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Thanks Busdriver. Most interesting. Good to know you felt comfortable in those situations.

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 11943

Re: Airbus unveiling three hydrogen concept plane today at 2pm CET

Where will all this hydrogen needed come from? From "clean" nuclear energy?

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Does anyone know please:
Will the MAX-manual elevator trim wheel be changed like made bigger again oder otherwise be modified to make it easier to turn?

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I still don't understand how Boeing could seriously expect customer pilots to immediately (3 seconds) perform the runaway trim response after every MCAS activation, a system kept unknown to them, that was acting intermittent and moved trim in high power boosts to extreme settings, so it was very dif...

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

Companies and employees in Europe pay high taxes to fund their social system. And Boeing gets quite a bit of government contracts to start with. Boeings current situation is more a result of their own strategic decisions. They were not willing to move when Bombardier came up with the CSeries. So the...

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 49105

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

This rumor has been all over the place for a while. Not sure when they officially report a decision. When will their board meet? It's likely decided whatever it is and just needs confirmation from above.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

I like the old Boeing business style more than the inherited MDD way that pleased the stock exchange so much more. MDD only milks what is left without investing. Except for stock buybacks. They should bring back some healthy long term investments. Commercial airplanes should be one of them. Yellowst...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports

I don't know about AF1 but I once had a VIP "United States" Gulfstream in the circuit of a small non towered airport (Barstow Dagett) when they arrived at the same time as my rented 152. They normally talked on the radio and where quite polite and helpful to deal with. I even had the pleas...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

From my view: They did not invest enough in the 787 from the beginning. That forced them to build a complex supplier structure including finally buying one of them who could not cope with his obligations. For marketing reasons (7-8-7 date) they put the program under enormous time pressure which led ...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 49105

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

All A380s, A340-300 and all 747-400 to be finally retired is what rumors claim. All 747-8 to stay. All A340-600 stored to be kept in reserve.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

I see Boeing not investing enough in new programs. And afterwards they all seem to need overly expensive repairs. Boeing has the know how for sure. It should make use of it and do things right from the beginning again. This is what more engineers at the top are needed for. Realistic schedules and bu...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

But he was more of a technology cooperation guy. Not a bad background and certainly a bright mind. I still would add more engineers to the top league again.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

Maybe they plan to change their leadership after MAX RTS?

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

True but hey must decide about their long term investments in new technologies. A lot will change and a lot of money will be needed. Look at the fast progress of new private competitors and the high risk new technology routes they are taking. Just milking existing structures to please the stock mark...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3697

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

They should bring in more engineers into group leadership positions again. Technology is what Boeing is about it's not a law firm.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

The plane WILL be flown by average pilots. It must be safe enough for them.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Thanks for the ST link. But there is no actual observation about flying a modified MAX with MCAS set to off in MCAS conditions.
Waiting for the FAA and EASA flight test protocols.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

What do we know about flight behavior with MCAS off? Is there any new source please?

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Binning slow selling programs will be next. So the bins will be full.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: A320 family: MSN 10.000 is in the air.
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

Re: Airbus: A320 family: MSN 10.000 is in the air.

The number 10000 written on the fuselage for MSN10000.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Now that's what I like. NOT a warm up - again.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...

Why did it change the big ones?

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...

Not forgotten. Always remembered.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

You can't design a new CFRP wing, put on the latest engines and combine it with the 707 metal fuselsage from the 1950s!

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 10112

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

SAS used the A319 from Copenhagen to Greenland. Might still do it?

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

It's in the contract. It's like buying a prototype for later airline use. You get guaranteed the number of flight hours it will have. If not you can decide to not take it. Like LH with their final 747-8. It had more hours than expected and would have needed different heavy maintenance cycles compare...

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37428

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Weren't the first eight planes not said to be operating customer planes approaching their first scheduled heavy maintenance?

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by Noshow
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 79573

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

I think they will get the EU greenlight. Everybody is Alitalia now.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying-V model maiden flight
Replies: 18
Views: 3819

Re: Flying-V model maiden flight

Would something like this be considered to be "unstable" like certain fighters are intentionally designed? So will it need working computers to be able to fly straightforward at all times?

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

I agree that the A321neo leaves room on the market for another airplane. But a Frankenstein layout like yours can't be efficient. Today's airplanes must be one concept and flow. Optimized from lean high rate manufacturing to perfected engine/wing combination. This new aircraft would be meant to be s...

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146724

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The old and proven 757 will not be a competitive aircraft for the future anymore, even with new engines. Warming over the 767 doesn't make sense beyond what has been done already. Another A-Net-thread debates that 787 rates should be brought up. That won't work with additional internal competitors e...

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 100001

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

Up to three test vehicles can be dropped during one flight and they might fly weekly. There must be a lot of hypersonic research going on? Will we see new manned hypersonic planes soon?

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Army Helicopter Names - Tribal Names?
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: New Army Helicopter Names - Tribal Names?

Lakota. Even Airbus uses this system.

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 682
Views: 106518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Actually EASA was polite but crisp as well. And they are set to go.

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