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by Noshow
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12536

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Denial? Well this is what they said according to your source:

BA’s press office has issued a statement denying that is has any “current” plans to do so, although it stopped short of ruling out the idea in the future.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12536

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

How much does catering cost them? If you buy by the thousands and see how cheap fastfood can be sold to the end customer the savings will never outweight the frustration on the customer side. On the other hand: Is buy on board so profitable or is it creating tips as income for flight attentands so t...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do certain carriers omit the camera on the IFE?
Replies: 19
Views: 5184

Re: Why do certain carriers omit the camera on the IFE?

I travelled on some current widebody the other day and was surprised how bad the inflight picture quality became whenever sunlight became too bright for the camera to handle. I like landscape cameras but they are so far off what a current mobile phone can show you.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Christoph Müller to become new Etihad CEO
Replies: 30
Views: 6139

Re: Christoph Müller to become new Etihad CEO

Is Etihad confirming this? Many tweets surface these days with spectacular claims that never materialize.Haven't we heard this very rumour since last summer?

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 75
Views: 25416

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

It's the best that can happen: Some smart King with a love for aviation. Modern democracies plus monarchy seem to work quite well. I'd say they pay for themselves by providing live long service and some good and well respected image for their country. They are absolutely different from oligarch and ...

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12265

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

It was claimed to be around 30 billion dollars wasn't it? However Boeing build the 787-8, -9 and -10 from those early investments and reuses some 787-know how for the 777X wing as well. So it might pay to have done it finally. Companies will find ways to mitigate those financial risks over time.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12265

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

Airbus has claimed at least A380 production itself is/was in the black, Don't know about development cost and such as they have a different bilancing system from the US. The target seems to be to remain profitable even at only one airframe per month. Some of their oversized A380 infrastructure has b...

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 23629

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Today!

Didn't they announce march 31st for the first flight?

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 53
Views: 13215

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

This is what it will NOT look like for sure. Think of a conventional layout with optimized technology.

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 53
Views: 13215

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

They need new engines first. So not before the 2020s. Now combine 787 materials and manufacturing and some smart narrow body diameter above 150 seats and maybe up to 250 and you get the idea of this next family. Airbus will react and try to top it no doubt. I see Boeing moving first.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8805

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

That launch should depend more on the availability of some entirely new engine generation. If it is good enough the market will want it anytime. In any case some years to go it seems.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 214
Views: 47261

Re: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

If the US government feels comfortable with permitting current Airbus deliveries it will be comfortable with Boeing deliveries as well. There is quite a bit US content in every Airbus.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8805

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

If MoM is part of the next 737-family it will find it's place. A strong domestic US market ain't bad to launch something like it.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8805

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

No surprise: Manufacturers flooded the market with new wideboby-twin models and variants announcing more and more to come. Rates went up while prices were meant to stay high. Now we have some asian slump, formerly rich arabs suffering from lower oil income, europe disintegrating, south america weak,...

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 211250

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Stored with engines mounted? That must be expensive.

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would you regard the A330neo a success?
Replies: 68
Views: 10250

Re: Would you regard the A330neo a success?

I think it's main purpose is to attack Boeing's 787 price. Airbus wants the 787 right between the A330neo and the A350.
Don't know if that works. They don't seem to sell to many A330neo recently while newer, improved 787 versions have become pricier.

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?
Replies: 15
Views: 2526

Re: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?

I'd say any program with current military orders might be good to go for at least ten more years, probably more. IIRC the military spare parts are guaranteed to be available new for 30 years or so.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 7622

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Better than the orginal name KdF-Wagen, that is "Kraft durch Freude"-Wagen. "Strength from happiness"-car. True story.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 7622

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Airbus is cool, easy, established, neutral and starts with the letter A. Before somebody else. I'd keep the name.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 7622

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Ju 380? Not sure.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 7622

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Lufthansa had a domestic service in the early 1960s called "Lufthansa Airbus" running their Vickers Viscount. You had to pay cash to get on board. Sort of the first low cost experiment back then.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 26249

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

It all starts with new engines. We should discuss engine drawings first and see what kind of aircraft they could support and when.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 26249

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

That is just a fantasy right? Unrelated to Airbus.
No need to discuss that picture from a program strategy standpoint.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71571

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Looking at those diagrams: If the MOM diameter is unable to carry two LD3 besides each other a twin aisle is not needed. You could stay with a lighter single aisle with just top-modern engines (big diameter...) and long wing and built it from CFRP. Who would want that middle seat anyway?

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 155
Views: 43432

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Wait for Stratolaunch.

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18264

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

It's certainly classy but inside it is quite tight and noisy and not really made for todays screen sizes and panel areas needed. It works fine and it's good to keep it but a new designed cockpit would certainly look different. Just take some 787 cockpit.

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 7982

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

A strike like this affects a lot of people that have nothing to do with it. So expect and accept some frustration by the travelling public. If you are stranded someplace it will be you who will pay for the hotel and restaurant and maybe alternate means of transportation. Air travellers from far away...

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

So now we have more politicans leading the project, instead of experts, not less?

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 155
Views: 43432

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

I like the flying honu livery very much. Brings back the wow factor into the A380. Other airlines should do similar stuff.

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 214
Views: 47261

Re: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

Okay so let this deal happen and everybody will be fine. We don't need to emulate all that current political hysteria over here in the forum.

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

It takes 20 years even to start ground breaking.


So shouldn't we better start sooner than later as BER won't deliver the long time capacity needed?

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

Assuming BER opens one day: It will be to small. It needs billions more to make it fit for today's and tomorrow's markets. Satellite terminals and such. However the main BER building is unable to handle this additional volume (baggage system to small, maxed out interior floorplan). My point is: Inve...

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by Noshow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

The ammunition and fuel remains in the grounds at Sperenberg would need to be cleaned up anyway. With all the related cost and environmental effects. Sperenberg is (as "Kummersdorf Gut"/old name was for ages) federal land this is why the feds need to pay for cleaning it. After everything i...

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by Noshow
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

They need to just keep Tegel open and all their capacity problems are solved in a minute. Wanting to close not less than six working airports at Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin-Tegel, Berlin-Gatow, Werneuchen, Oranienburg and Sperenberg to keep only BER was the main political mistake.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

The tech chief is said to have been fired for not "guaranteeing" the finish of all BER works by springtime 2018. The politicians demanded this "final" date. He refused to (being honest) this is why his boss fired him.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 64490

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

The current A380 might have been too big and too early for the market. Looking back Airbus said ten years too early. However the next generation must again be ready to be grown beyound some -800neo. Like -900neo and possibly -1000neo. Size will be it's unique selling point when chinese airlines outg...

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 64490

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

Given a clean sheet and $15bn, today's Airbus could probably create something truly transformational as an A380 replacement. The A380 base design is still young and good to go for some neo update. What sense would a clean sheet make? Just to burn your billions? Look at Boeing and their 777X. They r...

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by Noshow
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 19022

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

I think the captain managed to provide information about the hijackers to the authorities before he got killed. This made the successful storming possible, The passengers had been prepared to get killed too they were sprayed in their seats by the terrorists onboard with duty free alcohol to make the...

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by Noshow
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 64490

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

I think he meant to say not one A380 is based in one of the Americas.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 150075

Re: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

The small CFRP-wing looks quite impressive to me. The cabin interior dimensions are sized in a comfortable and passenger friendly way. Quite different from the current squeeze-dogma in the west. Hopefully the numbers still work for any MS-21 operator.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?
Replies: 28
Views: 6289

Re: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?

I miss all the eastern european stuff for sure. Forgotten brands and types on weekly flights to funny places.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?
Replies: 28
Views: 6289

Re: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?

ATR and Q400 are okay to me and are alive and kickin'.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?
Replies: 28
Views: 6289

Re: Classic airliners soon to be retired. What will be missed and what won't?

I don't miss the small regional aircraft like Metroliners and Jetstreams because the seating was so tight in there. However as some sort of "collector's item"-experience they are a piece of history for sure. To me it's surprising every time again how comfortable modern regional aircraft ha...

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next Big Thing, passenger drones in Dubai.
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: The next Big Thing, passenger drones in Dubai.

Are these man-carrying drones sort of certified? Are they build in a toy factory or are they using aviation standards, materials and procedures? While it is a nice idea and certainly good for some headlines I wouldn't trust this first generation to be safe for passenger flights. With one passenger o...

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce reports record loss of £4.6bn.
Replies: 30
Views: 5241

Re: Rolls-Royce reports record loss of £4.6bn.

What does this mean to Airbus? Many programs like A350 stretches plus two possible A380neo engines depend on RR's future investments. Does this mean longer waiting time or a need to look at other suppliers?

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 19022

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

If it needs to be cut to be transportable it will be more handy to be moved everywhere. No need for an airport right next door. One thing that comes into my mind would be Deutsches Technikmusem in Berlin. They have the "Rust" cessna of red square fame. Another would be Museum für Deutsche ...

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 19022

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

It was sold after being retired at Lufthansa to fly for somebody else. Nothing unusual.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 198065

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

The poblem is to find hangars big enough and willing to convert them. Some VVIP-customers are hard to deal with and suddenly change everything. So you can neither plan hangar time in advance neither expect to get paid properly. This is the actual problem not a story. This is why cabin interior cente...

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 198065

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Shouldn't EK reorder A380s anyway? AFAIK they're on the record to just lease them for twelve years each. So there must be some upcoming number needing replacement regardless of ceo or neo availability. To me Airbus leadership's public confidence in the program's future and the super low production r...

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