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by Noshow
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:56 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

Yes they will. But both big manufacturers will seriously restructure. I see final assembly lines cutting their rates or closing and maybe even entire programs getting terminated now unfortunately. But it will be the same for other industries. Look at car manufacturing. The worst will happen to the s...

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by Noshow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

It's a long range airplane. And it's a logical expectation that if flies above 20k feet. There is no agenda behind it.
The assertive tone of some posters might indicate that there is something more behind it? I am in no way anti Boeing by just mentioning my observation.

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by Noshow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Okay let's climb to cruise altitude now. Good she is flying again.

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by Noshow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:11 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

Embraer should cooperate with Mitsubishi. Not sure what this decision means for Boeing's commercial product development future? Embraer was supposed to provide cheaper engineering for what is to come after the MAX one day. Boeing needs some clear strategy now. Otherwise they risk their commercial ai...

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26888

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Bad for the X. LH not sure and able to afford some anymore. CX downsizing. Who will need them? EK?

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4731

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

Some NG restart is unlikely. The 737 must and can only compete with the latest engines. Having said that I expect the MAX to be cleared again by the FAA by about mid year.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11502

Re: Motormouth MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

There is no point in commercial aviation if seats deliberately are left empty. People should better wear masks or get tested before a flight and such but this can't generate any profits. And Ryanair will be far better off than most other airlines as they have some low cost structure. Not jut low pri...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16981

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Are they sure what they want to built? There is nothing wrong with change and optimization but there is still no final design it seems? How many times have they changed the wing shape from F-104 to Concorde, to SST and back? Even the engines are still not selected? This just takes too long and is to...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6447

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

Everett just got the new wing factory. It doesn't make sense to close it at all. All the infrastructure is there and the engineers.
However one day Renton might close whenever the final MAX got built.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6447

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

The Charleston site is sized for possible enormous growth.
But what would be left at Everett? The 747, 767 and 777-300ER/F are not hot sellers anymore. The 777X might be delayed or slow selling first? NMA? Everett needs work too.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19076

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

So how is the production getting restarted practically please? Does somebody check or map all those parts everywhere or is this pretty routine just like another shift beginning? Have any steps taken place already? How does it look like in real life? Thanks.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75604

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

What are the next big steps that are needed before it can legally open?

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41399

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Developing, testing and certifying vaccines takes years for a reason. Waiting for vaccines (while Covid-19 might mutate) makes no sense for the air travel industry. Everybody will be dead financially until reliable vaccines are available to the public.

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by Noshow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19076

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

It's not like nobody wants new airplanes anymore. Watch Ryanair and how desperately they need and want their MAXes. Will there be big changes concerning orders? Yes. But it will not end the need for new aircraft in general. Just look at post-9-11 for an idea how fast things might catch up and what h...

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by Noshow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19076

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

There is a big supply chain behind it that needs to be kept alive and running. A lot of certified staff needs to be kept current. Otherwise the supply chain will disintegrate sooner or later. So it's the right decision to get things going again as early as possible.

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19823

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

This is a pretty bad time for an airline to look for buyers. Especially when you had problems before Corona like Condor having lost TC. Wouldn't they need another travel group to buy them in order to get enough package tourists filling their seats? Or could they just move on as somebody's low-cost l...

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:54 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"

How about just restarting some slightly updated commercial 767 (new cabin IFE) variant with new cockpit (that is ready from suppliers)? It's available fast, the tanker line is going and maybe it could be offered cheap? Or would this just ruin future sales? The Everett 777 is not really selling like ...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57413

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

So Boeing delivered five Boeing 737 during the first quarter of 2020. Were those NGs or BBJs? Or MAXs that changed their owners for contractual reasons? Who took them and what versions were handed over please?

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2845

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

Even if you take out the seats: The floor beams are not made for cargo. Especially on the early ones that got retired now. There is plenty of passenger twins available that can be used to cheaply carry belly cargo and some lighter stuff inside the cabin.

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17370

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

In the old days the main russian issue used to be engine time on wing between overhauls and maintenance. And parts...
How does today's PD-14 compare now?

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3490

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines

I once sat onboard a flight with some intoxicated passenger behind me. The person, not calling him gentleman, (huge guy) turned to become aggressive against me for no reason (no lowered backrest or similar). I was lucky enough that the flight attendant managed to find another seat for me in time so ...

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Aviation Developement from 1950s to 1980s Question
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: Commercial Aviation Developement from 1950s to 1980s Question

I remember those screens (as in one mid size screen for the entire cabin) where three colored lights would beam the movie on it. The sound came through something like a tiny mono loudspeaker (think very old phone) and got passed on to your ear by plastic tube. You had to literally plug it into your ...

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3490

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo on airlines

A glass of wine should not be a problem however crews should not be allowed to fill up passengers in flight. Maybe a limit would work like two drinks max or similar? The heavy drinkers seem to board after already having consumed alcohol before a flight at home or at the airport. So some pre-boarding...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53282

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Video might be good for very routine business meetings but not for the real personal touch and negotiation and for more confidential matters. There is a lot of room left for travel. But travel has become very uncomfortable, long lines, luggage limits, no seat space, no service, high prices for every...

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57413

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

If Airbus has to halve the A320neo production due to the market collapsing Boeing can stop their entire MAX-line. I hope both steps will not be necessary.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9119

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

It will be 1-1-1-1-1 in the future. Time for blended wing bodies.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9382

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

Or Pratt got frustrated by NMA-hesitant Boeing and went public on it's own?

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9382

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

PW might go public early to attract Boeing as the possible second user of this engine in parallel.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9382

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

Engines take way longer than aircraft to develop and manufacturers like to publicly launch programs with several key customers under their belt. So it could take time until they officially say anything as this might not be the right moment. It's better after the crisis. New ideas, new plans, new mom...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9382

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

Airbus is clearly on the road to grow the A321neo by weight, range and capacity. So the current wing will come to an end and they will need a new one. As they have scanned the original A320 construction plans into their software it will be manageable without being overly expensive. This is why a new...

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Reduced pax loads might mean a roll-back of P2P flying and return to trunk/hub ops.

This

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6913

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

Those 787-engine pods mentioned are not painted but factory made in these colors. The material itself is colored, there is no customer applied paint layer on the super smooth surface.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6913

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

AFAIK it's required for optimum laminar flow over the nacelle. The surfaces must be superclean and smooth. This is why on the 787 the customer cannot paint the engine pods. The surface needed for laminar flow would be ruined just by the paint layer. So you have to select the pod in a color you like ...

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6913

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

IIRC in the early days the chevron nozzles were meant to be temperature sensitive and be made of some material that would "morph" when the engine would run at full power and with some hotter gas stream to affect the exhaust airflow and noise somehow. That concept got abandoned early on.

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by Noshow
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336932

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I just spotted a Lufthansa Cargo flight on FR24 from FRA to VCV. Flightnumber GEC8152, operated by an MD11.
Not much cargo to pick up at VCV I think, so this one is going into storage?


This is a planned retirement. AFAIK it will be broken up.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The one with the smoking wheels and blown tire?

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33211

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Korea is some important country generating a lot of air travel demand. After corona gets sorted out, which is a global issue, it will be good to go again. An airline like Korean Air has it's market and will be sustainable. I agree I very much like their onboard product.

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4431

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

In fact Airbus did plan and discuss the concept with airports and airlines well in advance. This is how they ended up with their 80 meters by 80 meters sizing and with very low noise emissions for LHR's night curfew. Fun fact: The A380 can be boarded and deboarded via stairs from the apron as well. ...

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by Noshow
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Guys are you aware how boring it is to see this topic get spoiled with your idle chatter?

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by Noshow
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Gear up!

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

When is No. 2 due for first flight please?

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by Noshow
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3515

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

The automatic emergency announcements by synthetic voice, like "put on your oxygen mask now", are more "polite" and they are loud but not overly loud and sort of normal tone. However looped.

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by Noshow
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

IIRC Airbus typically has four person crews on first flights: Two test pilots, one test engineer in the cockpit and one lead test engineer at the main console in the cabin. Later on they have more crew including engine engineers.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20012

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

What a hysteric topic this has become and how unfriendly some people seem to be?
This very site is world famous for aviation pictures and people making and enjoying good aviation pictures should be treated with respect as well.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787s on German register
Replies: 8
Views: 4385

Re: First 787s on German register

Now that would be fantastic. However TUI is not related to LTU in any way. TUI-retro colours would be Hapag Lloyd.

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20012

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I'm no blogger but that sounds a bit like you just hate people?

If I would be an airline I would do competitions who does the best airline picture and such. Not offend your customers. What business approach is this? Or is it because as a cargo guy you are not dealing with human passengers at all?

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20012

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

That assertive attitude towards the enthusiast side of the flying public sounds very strange to me. Sounds bizarre, almost like talking to prisoners. The airlines want people to be fascinated, the airlines want paying passengers and future pilots happy to travel by plane. If airline people feel like...

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