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by Noshow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4858

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

You can see where people looked to, you can see what switches and instruments they manipulated and how they worked together and what was their state of mind in general. However I am not promoting to sell these films to tv news. But there are a few accidents where a cockpit film would be helpful. Jus...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4858

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Passenger cabins and aisles/galleys today are monitored in flight per CCTV on many aircraft. Why shouldn't this be extended to the cockpit where it makes actual sense?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58931

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

How many years would the USAF formally demand spare parts availability? At least in theory? 30 years?
They ordered those final call C-32s.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58931

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Didn't triumph sell the 747-tooling and the former factory already?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58931

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Wouldn't say Spirit be able to build any fuselage parts needed for any upcoming ordered 747? Is this a bottleneck or a showstopper?

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by Noshow
Thu May 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Sounds a bit like some horror drama? Is there any source for this claim?

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by Noshow
Thu May 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The shares will be sold by the government. It was formally announced that they do not want to keep them.

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by Noshow
Wed May 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58931

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

It's just fuselage parts that are needed. Can't be so hard to find another factory to deliver those? 100 orders needed sounds unrealistic. Like just wanting to close it. But 30 to 50 is entirely possible. And who knows on the longer run? Why close it down now if there is demand? The freighter got ju...

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by Noshow
Mon May 25, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Pan Am Worldport opened 60 years ago today
Replies: 51
Views: 9320

Re: IMAGES: Pan Am Worldport opened 60 years ago today

I arrived there on Pan Am 747-100 from Frankfurt and Heathrow several times. It was pretty run down in the final years. Faded paint and such. I seem to remember that Mocsow's Sheremetyevo airport had some pretty similar building for domestic flights across the runway. I only flew there once.

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by Noshow
Sun May 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155234

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

It will be the controlled from the drone room next to the Catereria somewhere?

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by Noshow
Sun May 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Compared to the now relevant Altmeier, Scholz, Merkel and von der Leyen it is.
They will sign whatever they get. Trust me.

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by Noshow
Sun May 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

This is why it now went to some higher level to solve this. The supervisory board is just lower level drama not relevant to solve this anymore. They have had their show crying for help and then demanding unconditional taxpayer billions being a private company. Many people are fed up with this attitu...

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by Noshow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

They will meet as many times as required whenever this is needed. Formally they will need to sign it buy guess what their answer will be?
This rescue plan financing is some higher level topic now not a e question of internal company administration. This is a national topic now.

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by Noshow
Sun May 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

You can bet that they will just rubber stamp the final deal that is negotiated higher up right now. That will be the LH-CEO, some cabinet level staff and possibly Merkel for the final nod herself and the EU.

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by Noshow
Sun May 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Last thursday was a religious national holiday (Ascension of Christ) that many people used to "bridge" including the weekend. Some perfect quiet time to finally get this deal done.

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by Noshow
Sat May 23, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102761

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Couldn't they somehow form a joint venture with Embraer?

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155234

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Unfortunately companies just track and fight leaks with bigger effort these days. This is why current employees cannot post anything from inside anymore.

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It's close to become some telenovela hopefully not a drama finally. Today they wanted to greenlight the final deal now monday is set as the new date for it. Let's see what happens? To now still opt for chapter 11 mode instead of the government rescue package would be some dangerous gamble for LH. It...

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

On the bright side Airbus could use their newly integrated and now matured organization, many lessons learned and even some systems layout for their smooth A350.

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

It's easy to claim this looking back. I would not agree. Even today. We see big city growth to continue. We see Asia developing. We see India just beginning. There IS a need for big airplanes and there will be this need. The only problem the A380 had was that twins with some newer more efficient eng...

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor U.S. flights pulled?
Replies: 12
Views: 2916

Re: Condor U.S. flights pulled?

True germans cannot enter the US easily. That is not expected to change soon. Condor will have to miss their summer passenger high season to the US it seems.

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor U.S. flights pulled?
Replies: 12
Views: 2916

Re: Condor U.S. flights pulled?

Didn't they convert many planes to cabin cargo transports? They seem to fly a lot from Asia to Germany with urgent medical supplies. So those planes might just not be available for passengers right now?

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155234

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

It is okay to halt it if it feels not the right way to go. But will Boeing now launch something else entirely new? There were plans for some 787-style narrow body. Couldn't this be sized to fit the bill and maybe even lay the foundation for the next (bigger) narrowbody family?

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to monitor passenger health
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Etihad to monitor passenger health

Yes make the passengers touch the screen as much as possible to pick up whatever virus is left on it.

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by Noshow
Fri May 22, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

This must mean big trouble for the leasing companies owning many of these airplanes. And for a certain engine company that loses parts and maintenance business.

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Lufthansa's leadership opted and actually asked for this way to go. They wanted state aid. (However as a full freebie) They could have gone a different route if the government is feared to block their actions. Just face the full hardships and restructure yourself on your own. Guess why didn't they c...

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

All the past years we had strikes all over with a private independent Lufthansa. Maybe this is part of their problem? Unwillingness to change? Now with the public behind it and the pressure to pay back those loans the situation can only improve. The government will not oppose restructuring as they w...

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Even there LH had to give formal guarantees to develop Zürich at the same pace as Munich and Frankfurt. For any violation LH would need to handover all it's shares in Swiss to the Swiss Government!

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Well in fact they had quite some teething troubles both with different structural loads caused by the different aerodynamic wing profile and with flutter and trim. So for a proven design it was more work than expected for sure. I hope the freighter will live on for many years. Might depend on which ...

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It is almost impossible to restructure smaller national airlines as an outside investor. You hurt national pride whenever you touch anything. This is why I don't get why they acquired Brussels and Austrian? You can even see with AF und KLM how difficult this is. Keep away from small flag carriers. T...

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280211

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Nice flight deck. I like sliding windows.

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by Noshow
Thu May 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Air France used to be THE very hub airline to me. How many times did I go via CDG to the States on packed flights? With all those 747, 777 and the A380.
Now they shrink down to smaller twins in size. Shocking to see this in some way.

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by Noshow
Wed May 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The government share is said to be below 25 percent first, so no veto, but later changed beyond that by so called "Wandelanleihe" (trading bond). Finally the government WILL have some veto right.

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by Noshow
Wed May 20, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I have not heard of any planned domestic flight bans in Germany. Some domestic flying has ended on high speed train routes because train rides are more convenient - not because they might be cheaper. They often are not. Latest rumors are that as we speak the government has sent some representative t...

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by Noshow
Wed May 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

That is their right to do so. There is no obligation to give LH what others got elsewhere? We are talking about loaning quite some bit of money. It's in the interest of the taxpayer to get some reward for the bailout.

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by Noshow
Wed May 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I consider it rather bizarre that a private company that had cried for help now refuses to accept it because it prefers everything as donation only. Other companies fold by the thousands these days and LH insists they want the entire can of coke. Maybe it's time to withdraw the government's offer to...

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by Noshow
Wed May 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The german government was pretty straightforward with it's requirements.Take it or leave it LH.

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by Noshow
Wed May 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

They seem to want unconditional money for free ASAP. Otherwise they threaten to file for something similar like chapter 11. So much drama. The government is ready to help but demanding shares, some right to veto, two board seats and interest rates on the credit part of things. That sounds okay to me...

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by Noshow
Tue May 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies
Replies: 22
Views: 3605

Re: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies

Good post.

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by Noshow
Tue May 19, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14282

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

It's very impressive how Boeing went from the original 777 to the way more capable top seller 777-300ER. Hope the renewed 777X can again raise the bar. Airbus managed a similar thing with the old A330 and then the super selling A330-200 and -300. They face the same issues now with the A330neo. The t...

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by Noshow
Tue May 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies
Replies: 22
Views: 3605

Re: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies

Main gear struts are both very heavy and very expensive. So engineers try to keep them as short as possible without sacrificing the clearance below the wing needed to install high bypass ratio engines.

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by Noshow
Wed May 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominic Gates and Team Wins Pulitzer Prize for MAX Reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Dominic Gates and Team Wins Pulitzer Prize for MAX Reporting

It's good to see newspaper journalism of this high quality today. It's about a topic and neutral reliable information. Not about self marketing and vanity. Keep on going.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110701

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

Wouldn't it be better to convert existing passenger Dreamliners to freighters instead of building low margin 767 freighters new in order to trigger demand for new passenger 787 sales? This will be some years of low demand ahead so let's soak up what is idling on the market first and generate higher ...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110701

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

The new 757 idea gets me thinking. Could this just be some backup production job to keep Renton busy if the MAX has to be finally cancelled for some reason?

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110701

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

The 767 might make sense as some fast and dirty NMA replacement as the tanker is modernized, in production and some new cockpit readily available. Freighter outlook looks good too. But the 757? If this is not part of the 737 successor family it doesn't make sense. So it must be done right (new from ...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20535

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

So bring back cheatlines please.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23665

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

While I can understand the Dutch in some way it did not work out alone before. So would they want to unite with say BA or LH? They would have the same conflicts all over again. So I guess not. They would need to find a way to survive alone.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14498

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

The whole EK hub concept is based on big passenger numbers connecting at Dubai. So you need big aircraft like A380 and 777-300ER in any case to generate the visitor's volume needed. This is the DNA of Dubai as a Middle East trade and tourist place. Smaller aircraft would make this impossible.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147877

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Not so sure how much money China still has available to spend elsewhere?
Would they want to buy it? Sure. Can they afford it now? Not sure.

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