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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: 57722

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: 9156

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: 9435

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: 9435

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: 9435

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: 9435

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: 11168

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: 6983

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: 6983

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: 6983

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: 337549

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: 1655
Views: 311572

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: 33255

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: 4443

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: 1655
Views: 311572

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: 1655
Views: 311572

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: 1655
Views: 311572

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: 3526

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: 1655
Views: 311572

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: 20085

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: 4386

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: 20085

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: 20085

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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by Noshow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20085

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

It's okay to respect crew and fellow passengers. Especially in Asia cabin crew are very sensitive to be photographed. It's okay to respect technical requirements so not to interfere with aircraft operations in any way. It's okay to not take pictures of "secret" stuff outside or on the grou...

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5260

Re: Regionals next business model

Next business model? I could imagine that some high yield point to point routes would make sense. Like Everett/Boeing Field to San Jose or from Burbank or Carlsbad to San Jose or similar. Bypass those hubs, get easy access and parking away from the masses and such. Regionaljets are so capable today ...

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73640

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

Semantics are highly important. How can the pilots trouble shoot under pressure if the checklist wording is not precise? I wouldn't classify interrupted, uncommanded trim movements as trim runaway neither.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22823

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Now we just need some A350MRTT. And possibly some A350AWACS or A350Airbuseidon.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22823

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

So what about the A330 freighter then? Will it be terminated?

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow's 3rd runway in doubt again
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Heathrow's 3rd runway in doubt again

It feels a bit like the British version of Berlin's BER airport that get's never opened.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?

Yes it will. Look at the Antonov An-225 freighter. All flights need to be carefully coordinated with all other airport operations because of the enormous span of 88 meters.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18718

Re: So how New is the 777X?

It's (testflight) cruise level at 20K feet looks to be lower for now.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18718

Re: So how New is the 777X?

What consequences has the 777X structural test had? Is the structure being changed again? Can it remain the same? Is the flight altitude limited for some time?

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155771

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

So what happens after some lightning strike without the copper mesh? Wasn‘t it certified and tested with copper mesh? Why can it just be removed?

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16615

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Should we be concerned for RR?

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211609

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Looks like more travel bans might be coming up and industry supplies will dry up. So more industries and countries will be affected. There lies some tough summer season ahead for the airlines. Business travel might wait for corona to calm down before returning.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155771

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

I have a lot of respect for Boeing and it's technical capabilities but how could they end up in this situation having to look at the A321neo eating their lunch? And now the NMA is not happening after years of studies and promises? Time to get things going and come up with a true landmark design it s...

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by Noshow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1655
Views: 311572

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Yes. Thanks. Finally. Looks very nice.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1655
Views: 311572

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thanks for the link.
Is something wrong with it's pressurization? 20 flights and none much higher than 20k feet? Do they need to wait for something before they can climb to actual cruise altitudes? Did any other Boeing test plane before remain so low for so long?

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 wing area enlargement
Replies: 5
Views: 2437

Re: A321 wing area enlargement

It's very likely that Airbus might add another wing for future stretches and heavier versions beyound the A321XLR. "The old saying" was the A321ceo wing is maxed out already. (But obviously it wasn't.) It would not be overly expensive and could be used by Airbus to target any possible NMA ...

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28180

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

They certainly can fill them anytime but only at lower prices off season. There is a point where airlines prefer the smaller aicraft at higher load year around. The old times of huge economy compartments marketed at low prices seem to be gone. Now all the legacies aim for business travellers with bu...

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana 214 Helmet Cam Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Re: Asiana 214 Helmet Cam Video

Great guys. You can feel the pressure in situations like that.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4624

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

It will harm US suppliers in any way.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22371

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Concerning people that rock the seatback in front of them to stand up I was wondering:
Should something like a handgrip be provided on the ceiling above every seat? Thinking about future cabins. However ceiling space
is limited: There are knobs, light, oxygen mask and sometimes the air vent.

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by Noshow
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155771

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

The wing would need to be changed to some bigger one, if the A321neo is again set to become heavier. But this is possible and "cheap" compared to any NMA clean sheet Boeing might intend. I see this as the reason why the NMA as we knew it did not materialize yet.

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by Noshow
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22371

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

It is more polite to lower the seatback slowly but there is no obligation to ask the one behind first. And it is no "assault" to move it.
If people freak out on planes (mostly dunk or drugged passengers from my experience) ask the crew for help and don't start your own fights please.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15130

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

The tail looks strange, twin DC-10 style. They use the engine diameter for additional horizontal stabilizer length.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15130

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

It seems to have cockpit windows so it has a pilot or two?

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155771

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

They should have done this right after the 787. But they had to redo parts of the 787 and ended up being way over budget. So it seems they cut the CFRP narrowbody back then.

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