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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

Solving production rate delays at Airbus looks like a full time job to me. Brégier won't complain about sitting idle without the sales job now for sure.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

Maybe Airbus feels that strategic sales must be supported by the CEO? I mean just like the Boeing CEO certainly would accompany his key orders and customers? At least they seem to be aware what sort of huge void Mr. Leahy will leave when he retires one day.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

Just today Enders sold 140 airplanes to China's CAS.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15751

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

Those 747-400 had at least "modern" tubes. But the 747-100 had one RGB-Screen almost like a diascope projector.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 17473

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

I'm for sticks and please make those backdriven and connected. Maybe even standardized between A and B. (The FBW-chip by BAE Systems is the same behind the scenes)
A central keyboard is nice to have today, a yoke takes too much space.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15751

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

The pneumatic one had to be sold for a fee in Ecomony. IIRC that was some IATA rule back then. Oh those 741 days going transatlantic with ONE MOVIE on ONE SCREEN for everybody.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39147

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Time to repaint them BAtar Airways.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 198258

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Five abreast seating sounds not nice for people sitting on middle seats. You'll never get to the loo. People eat, have their tables down or sleep and you need to pass bye two of them out and in while trolley services block the aisles over long periods.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 198258

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I agree especially as more seats are not required by market demand but for cost reduction reasons only,

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 84461

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

The 787-3 would be exactly the MoM we are talking about. The market didn't want it. Plus it's too expensive to build.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 84461

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

How about some 767 MAX? Latest cockpit and capabilities, latest engines, robust, lasting, trusted, cheap, metal construction and some airframe that Boeing has experience in building it? That could be made and offered cheap not some new high tech wonder.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 84461

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Why should anybody A or B care for under 150 seats anymore? That is the terrain voluntarely left to new entrants. No need to go back downstairs. Follow the market growth and bigger average sizes and aim for the profitable upper end of the narrow bodies until you hit current widebodies. I don't see n...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 84461

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Couldn't they just develop a custom made efficient smaller wing for the 787 an neo the 787-3?

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 198258

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I would keep the current ten abreast as this will be too much bad PR for only 23 more seats. Smaller stairs and galleys, plugged doors and such are way smarter to get more seats on board. On high demand routes this big business class compartment in the upper deck looks promising. Not sure how much m...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380
Replies: 55
Views: 8046

Re: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380

How about China to order more A380? Didn't Airbus just sign an new MoU about more cooperation. China could use and fill more A380s no doubt. Even domestic ones.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 50422

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

LH are a hub airline. If they feel no need for big airplanes anymore it looks tricky for Frankfurt/Main airport to me. I wouldn't understand a step like that. Are they changing their business model to non hub or similar? Is future growth going to lowcost affiliates only? Could this be some pressure ...

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by Noshow
Wed May 31, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AB airplane shortage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: AB airplane shortage?

My parents flew from Berlin to Budapest the other day, booked on AB. They surprisingly found themselves boarding Alitalia (with italian crews) aircraft in both directions. Not bad or something but different.

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by Noshow
Wed May 31, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 9389

Re: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform

Taiwan is chinese but never was a part of communist China. Therefore wearing a communist chinese flag sounds weird for Taiwanese to me.

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by Noshow
Wed May 31, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 32514

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

Down the line the military will get some new blended wing body as a tanker and transport. This will be succeeding the C-17 not some 747.
However there are "too many" C-17 in the inventory and some are even parked unused.

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by Noshow
Wed May 24, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 6227

Re: Airlines like Janet

http://www.iansa.org/system/files/IPIS_ ... Report.pdf
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Here is a link to some older story about some of those clandestine air services:
http://www.iansa.org/system/files/IPIS_ ... Report.pdf

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by Noshow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor DE1521: What happened here?
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: Condor DE1521: What happened here?

Could be a medical too.

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by Noshow
Tue May 23, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?

That was the original plan sort of. However the engines were not ready in time so they picked A320-class ones.

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by Noshow
Tue May 23, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 14877

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Boeing wants to build some future BWB as a military transport and tanker. This prevents any more 747-8 military transport or tanker orders. Otherwise the need for the BWB would move to the right.

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by Noshow
Tue May 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 14877

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Must we really have a thread about this every other week?


Feel free to ignore it.

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by Noshow
Tue May 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 14877

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Boeing might have guaranteed certain production numbers to their partners. That might be a reason to keep it going even at ultra low rate now. I hope they get new orders and have some healthy years. The A380 seems to depend on what Emirates orders. I can't imagine Emirates phasing out older A380s in...

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by Noshow
Tue May 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 14877

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

How about Amazon or UPS? Couldn't they need something big with long, transpacific range? After the 747 it will be super-midsized twins forever on the cargo market.

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by Noshow
Fri May 19, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If you build an airport on an embassy, would it have the rights of an airport in the country of the ambassy?
Replies: 31
Views: 4988

Re: If you build an airport on an embassy, would it have the rights of an airport in the country of the ambassy?

Some different example: In midtown Berlin, Germany, North Korea still has it's old east german embassy up and running, One building is used as a purely commercial hostel earning hard currency for them. The actual embassy moved to another smaller building next door on the same compound. Currently the...

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by Noshow
Thu May 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 12233

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Thanks for the CNA link. I still can't imagine this to be true. Strange that there are no more news reports pictures and whatever. Just some anecdote?

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by Noshow
Thu May 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 12233

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

I know this old web claim of pope Benedict being a helicopter pilot. It has never been verified. Is there any credible source for this? I don't believe it.

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by Noshow
Tue May 16, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 54
Views: 8794

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

Incredible distance for some narrowbody Airbus. That is visible progress.

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by Noshow
Tue May 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 10930

Re: The death of the A345?

With range and power it must be the very perfect government jet. Especially second hand cheopo ones. I wonder why Germany didn't get a few but picked 343s?

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by Noshow
Tue May 16, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 10930

Re: The death of the A345?

We had second hand Coronados in Berlin back then flying for "Modern Air". I remember using them on holiday flights from Tegel (Nord) to the mediterranean as a child. Orange cheat lines and very classy looks. I think they were quite noisy and smoked quite a bit.

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by Noshow
Mon May 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3441

Re: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport

While the south of Germany and Munich are pretty wealthy regions Lufthansa seems to abandon it's own first class services at Munich. All new A350s have no more first class cabin but just the business class as top offer. That might erode revenues compared to Frankfurt where first class is still avail...

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by Noshow
Thu May 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Showdown as Investors Abandon Family owners
Replies: 21
Views: 4292

Re: Bombardier Showdown as Investors Abandon Family owners

The CSeries was a pretty smart concept by Bombardier back then. However when Airbus reacted with the neo and Boeing finally with the MAX it's market became too crowded. The Lear 85 program was a desaster from the decision to build it from CFK at some high altitude location therefore creating materia...

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by Noshow
Thu May 11, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jade Cargo youngtimer long time stored
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Re: Jade Cargo youngtimer long time stored

This joint venture didn't work somehow. After heavy losses and some frustration about their partners Lufthansa stopped pumping money in it. It's sort of frozen since that time.

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by Noshow
Wed May 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 211779

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

It's an Airbus owned factory. They are very likely to keep it this way. Brexit or not.

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by Noshow
Wed May 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 32132

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

This would affect passenger numbers big time. For the average german having to give your fingerprints at US-immigration still is felt like a shock as in Germany you never ever give them to anybody except when you are arrested. I know many people that don't travel to the US just because of that.(even...

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by Noshow
Wed May 10, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile to begin final assembly of the 1st US built A320 in Mobile
Replies: 24
Views: 3687

Re: Airbus Mobile to being production of the 1st US built A320 in Mobile

Mobile had a huge military logistics base at the very same place a long time ago. They are looking for higher paid jobs and now they get some. That can't be wrong? Airbus would be stupid to have based a new plant in a high cost area. Besides they needed a port to ship in sections from Hamburg. Airbu...

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by Noshow
Tue May 09, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

What would be the way to go from your point of view?

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by Noshow
Tue May 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines SSJ operation
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Re: Brussels Airlines SSJ operation

I think LH is generally aiming for more fleet-standardization not for the next new type for the group.

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by Noshow
Tue May 09, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 21320

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

So when will EK need A380 fleet replacement orders as their aircraft are said to be leased for around twelve years each?

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by Noshow
Fri May 05, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production And Testing Thread - 2013 - 2018
Replies: 358
Views: 59498

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

I don't understand why you consider EASA's certiffication is possible but FAA's not? They are pretty close, as basically the same standards apply.

Another question: How much stretching of the fuselage would their wing size permit. Is it poosible to make it some C921 one day?

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by Noshow
Thu May 04, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Losses Plunge to Record
Replies: 52
Views: 11526

Re: Air Berlin - 782Mio loss, to split off LH ops

The new AB aeronautics is just a possible future shell to operate the leased to EW parts of AB. It remains to be seen when and if they get their own AOC as the current 25K Euros do not seem to be enough. This looks more like legal maneuvring in the backgrounds just in case. With LH in the boat now a...

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by Noshow
Wed May 03, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116144

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Im still surprised that Boeing did not cover this MAX size from the very beginning.

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by Noshow
Tue May 02, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA - wide bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 3753

Re: LGA - wide bodies

The early 777 was designed to operate at LGA. Boeing even offered folding wingtips to park it there.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 50422

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

It's true LH is seeing it's new A350-900 as straightforward A340-600 replacement.
This is why they get so excited. :mrgreen:

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A320/A321 P2F Program
Replies: 42
Views: 12877

Re: What happened to the A320F / P2F

With several B737-300/400 being converted to SF and also the B737-800BCF coming soonly, I wonder if there is really demand for the A320P2F!


As many airlines change their A320 fleets to neos it's a logical step to convert all those still good but used ceos to freighters.

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