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by Noshow
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 17216

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

As building and financing BER get's more and more expensive over time I can very well see the city of Berlin selling Tegel Airport one day to generate some income. Guess who might be candidates to buy it? LH or FR!

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by Noshow
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 17216

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

You can still complete the current wreck of a BER-building but better start planning the "real" one for the future as well. That includes providing space for a third runway. My personal preference is to demolish the BER building and rebuild it again in perfect condition (as planned). The m...

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by Noshow
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 17216

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

The hangars to the west of the BER terminal block any option to build a second "base terminal" there. The current BER terminal is to small inside and has strategic bottlenecks like not enough check in counters and baggage caroussels built in. This is why it does not make sense to connect a...

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by Noshow
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102761

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Sounds like the new Berlin airport.

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 retirement
Replies: 35
Views: 14714

Re: Delta 747 retirement

Delta should order the A380. Seriously. If you have a base like Atlanta that's the right tool for you.

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18974

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

I agree. Just a matter of negotiating the right thing.

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18974

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Switzerland has air traffic rights within the EU like being a EU member state. (It is not) Why should the UK not be able to get some similar status after Brexit? Plus Ryanair could start something like easyJet Switzerland if continental traffic rights are needed.

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by Noshow
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far away is the commercial airline industry from adopting BWB designs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6598

Re: How far away is the commercial airline industry from adopting BWB designs?

The next military transport aircraft might very well be a BWB. Bombers are BWB since the B-2, drones as well. It can't take too long after a military BWB-freighter until we see the first commercial BWB-freighter and then some passenger BWBs.I'd say less than 20 years. Any passenger cabin experience ...

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A322 Not Needed, "We Own This (MOM) Market"
Replies: 98
Views: 16577

Re: Leahy: A322 Not Needed, "We Own This (MOM) Market"

As the A321neo hits the nail of today's market something slightly bigger would certainly sell as well for growth minded airlines. Not everybody wants to step up to widebodies. Especially for Asia some bigger single aisle would make sense. Not sure how much additional weight a A321-wing could carry w...

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back
Replies: 97
Views: 22236

Re: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back

I dislike the concept to have restrooms and galley right beside each other. What happened to basic hygiene and style? Makes you feel like better eating after the flight. It's still impressive that handicapped people can use the lavs on some small wheelchair and that both lavs can be connected if som...

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by Noshow
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cramped cabins, Single score to measure "personal space" ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2546

Re: Cramped cabins, Single score to measure "personal space" ?

Additional question please: As cabins seem to become more cramped all the time: What global institution could define minimum passenger cabin volume standards. ICAO? IATA? FAA/EASA? Like AT LEAST 18 inches seat width or some certain seatpitch and such? I'm only talking about minimum standards that mu...

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by Noshow
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cramped cabins, Single score to measure "personal space" ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2546

Re: Cramped cabins, Single score to measure "personal space" ?

Good topic and I like the color code concept. Now let's do some seatguru-style cabin maps and rate them spacewise.

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by Noshow
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 34031

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

We need data transmissions for clearances soon to avoid this confusion again. The best would be to send it right onto the NAV display. Intermittend and blocked radio transmissions are not reliable enough. Look how good cockpits have become and ATC voice is almost still like WW2 standards. Procedures...

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by Noshow
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Delivery - Why Toulouse & Hamburg?
Replies: 24
Views: 3998

Re: Airbus Delivery - Why Toulouse & Hamburg?

They just deliver them from where they assembled them. From Hamburg-Finkenwerder, Toulouse, Tianjin and Charleston for the commercial airplanes side. There can be minor changes but that is the short form. If some customer like BA prefers a place he might get his choice.

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by Noshow
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31443

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

In fact the A380 would have made sense to go to the US especially to LAX. However to get the necessary traffic rights buying US products for those flights might be more helpful.

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by Noshow
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF F-35's grounded in Italy due to stormy skies
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: IAF F-35's grounded in Italy due to stormy skies

They arrived last night. Just a slight delay.

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by Noshow
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Terminal Building Still In Use?
Replies: 42
Views: 8801

Re: Oldest Terminal Building Still In Use?

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by Noshow
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 197652

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 24

If the A380 would set takeoff power now could the ship be blown sideways sort of too close for comfort to the riverbanks? The thust would be enough to blow away a truck driving behind it.

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by Noshow
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing/Airbus Plane names
Replies: 32
Views: 5543

Re: Boeing/Airbus Plane names

Boeing 808

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

They spent so much money to grow into the big guy's terrain with the C Series so this is where - from a market perspective - the most promising business is now within reach.
Small planes just mean high cost and small margins. So develop the C and stretch it.

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 24182

Re: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016

Isn't there one A380 at TLS that had it's yellow storage protection coating removed recently? Aside from that I'd say the first deliveries might be ready made aircraft that were delayed,stored, cancelled and such. How about Transaero or Turkish? Negotiations will have taken several years over all th...

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

The logical thing would be some bigger CS500 fast. But one billion wouldn't do it and it might keep Bomardier locked in the cash strapped corner they are in right now. Maybe bringing finances back to normal first should be the priority? The C Series is a good product.

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt new Terminal-3 is 1-year late already; Est 2023 open
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Re: Frankfurt new Terminal-3 is 1-year late already; Est 2023 open

The opening (and even the start of the construction phase) has been moved to the right several times. This is no delay it's planned to be this way. As the legal preparation and permits take so long in Germany, they got everything legal first and now can just start building it whenever they need it. ...

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa "Jump" And Star Alliance Branding
Replies: 32
Views: 16901

Re: Lufthansa

From the crew side cabin agreed to a way to save cost. No F Class, C class no more than 18 seats, purser will be integrated into parts of the service. This saves one FA for this layout. This rule will apply not only for the designated A343s but also for future aircraft with this layout eg A330 or e...

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by Noshow
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread
Replies: 46
Views: 8855

Re: The Lufthansa 737 phase-out thread

AFAIK Those passengers were mainly Lufthansa employees and retirees who had worked on the type. They could buy internal tickets for the final one or two flights. Mind you the 737 was a key type for Lufthansa over many years.

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by Noshow
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased
Replies: 84
Views: 17774

Re: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased

Nothing against the A321 but the A330 has both way more cargo capacity and fuel capacity for far more range compared to the A321.

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 51235

Re: Russia-China Proposed 250-280 Seat Aircraft

Even now still before takeoff Russia doesn't have the money to do it. It will have to pay with something else: Widebody wing design know how.
This is what China truly is looking for and it will finally get it by doing this project.

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morphing wings coming soon?
Replies: 17
Views: 2903

Re: Morphing wings coming soon?

At least nature can size this concept from humming birds to condors. If you include insects even more.

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 51235

Re: Russia-China Proposed 250-280 Seat Aircraft

For some 2030 EIS shouldn't they better start some Blended Wing Body concept or similar right now? That might put them on top but not some rewarmed A350 clone? Otherwise when they will be ready they will be just too late again having spent so much money.

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morphing wings coming soon?
Replies: 17
Views: 2903

Re: Morphing wings coming soon?

Birds and fish (including mammals like whales and dolphins here) are moving so much more elegant and efficient. This must be the way to go including for flying and swimming/diving objects, evolution seems to suggest.
Maybe one day aeroplanes might even eat fish as fuel before takeoff :mrgreen:

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morphing wings coming soon?
Replies: 17
Views: 2903

Re: Morphing wings coming soon?

Could they use it fast running for some flapping wing concept like a bird?

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of HHN airport
Replies: 8
Views: 1897

Re: Future of HHN airport

Hahn is still sort of a success. It kept and created new jobs and tourism and income in the remote Hunsrück mountain area after the US Forces left. While being in the red numbers by itself, below the line it seems to earn money for it's region, But the local government does not want to put more mone...

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did LH order the B747-8I?
Replies: 59
Views: 14448

Re: Why did LH order the B747-8I?

They are just selling their last 737-300s. And not for parting them out.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did LH order the B747-8I?
Replies: 59
Views: 14448

Re: Why did LH order the B747-8I?

They will use them for a while. No problem they will pay for themselves. Plus LH have a huge 747-400 fleet and all the pilots, parts and infrastructure.
If they sell their 747-8I one far away day those might be well saught freighter conversion candidates.

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by Noshow
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 26417

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

Maybe they have been authorized to price them more agressive now? If so others might follow.

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by Noshow
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perfect 737-200 replacement: the A318
Replies: 52
Views: 8004

Re: The perfect 737-200 replacement: the A318

The value of 2nd hand A318s lies in it's spare parts that make it useful for other A320-family aircraft. This is why even almost new A318 have been disassembled to reuse their parts already.

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 26417

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

CGN

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 26417

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

14+14+4= 32
@ rate maybe 0.7 or 1. (speculating)
plus AF1...she's off the hook for now.

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 26417

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

Now put in Iran and she is good to go for many more years now.

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 26417

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

Great news. Congratulations UPS and Boeing. This will save the program.

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 210438

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Boeing itself used 2nd hand 747 SP tails for their Dreamlifters.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ
Replies: 42
Views: 10244

Re: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ

Ironically Ryanair itself might be so big now that they are considered to be a counterweight against some LH-monopoly on the market by antitrust authorities.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London
Replies: 26
Views: 5129

Re: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London

There is Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and more airfields that have been developed aside from LHR. There is much of a choice now and LGW has won bigger industry names as well. It's part of LHR's DNA to be and stay crowded. And this is what some big players prefer as expansion means more competition...

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London
Replies: 26
Views: 5129

Re: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London

Going to London as a final destination via LHR is okay to me. Connecting within T5 works nice as well. All the other variants made me miss connecting flights due to long ways and lines so I try to bypass LHR and connect elsewhere.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London
Replies: 26
Views: 5129

Re: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London

What a global variety:
While London takes forever to decide, Berlin takes forever to build a new airport.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London
Replies: 26
Views: 5129

Re: The Economist explains: Why it has taken 70 years to build a new runway for London

Heathrow is a fortress hub and guaranteeing a certain BA dominance and control. Open some "unlimited capacity" new airport and competitors might blow the old heirs away. A smart move would have been to move a new airport closer to the coast line and to continental europe. Not too likely to...

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flug Revue: Schedule for last LH 737 flight set (including fantastic 737 manufacturing pics from the 1960s)
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Flug Revue: Schedule for last LH 737 flight set (including fantastic 737 manufacturing pics from the 1960s)

Re: LH's first 737
Looks like they worked on the tail and rudder until the final moments.
Did it roll out in this old style LH livery or did they repaint it with the new sun logo?

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit : Boeing Customer Code
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

Re: Exit : Boeing Customer Code

And how do they mark individual changes for customer variants in the future? Let's say chinese language exit signs, Lufthansa soundproofed floor-insulation and such.
Are all those aircraft build standardized in a different way than before now?

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