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by Noshow
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2621

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

If Boeing thinks this aircraft size is needed they should develop something new not warm up something old. Warming things up has backfired too much recently.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31078

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

If you look how long and how many generations the 747 needed to become reliable, established and successful there was not enough stamina to bring the A380 into the market. All those Emirates sales were on top of what had been expected. So why do they stop it after such a short time? And even with Jo...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13913

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

Shocking news but good that they start to talk about it.
Seems to make unmanned cockpits more attractive to me.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Noontime local time. Early afternoon. At this moment in two hours.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2621

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Do 300 seats still work as a narrowbody? That must be 8 abreast? Better 7 or it will be a pain to sit in there.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2621

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Whenever Boeing develops some new narrow body you can bet that every engine manufacturer will have something ready. Just look at the 787 for comparison how this worked.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2621

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Boeing should just develop some single aisle 787-style CFRP-family with some super efficient wing now. Add some latest generation GE engines and they are good to go. Keep systems and cockpit similar between it and the 787. And please leave enough space under the wings for larger diameter future engi...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2621

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

This size is too small. We'd need like around 150 to 250 seats.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Lufthansa unions obviously pissed off a lot of the stockholders over many years of threats and strikes. So now they see this as the perfect time for some reorganization. It is far from Mr. Thiele alone "throwing a tantrum". It's more like calculated risk. We will see this tomorrow. However...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It's part of the retreat. Eurowings might take over their business. Sun Express Deutschland had provided the former long range airplanes for Eurowings as well. Something that turned out to be chaotic. Not sure whom to blame for it?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58932

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

And there is that little hiccup with the MAX.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58932

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I don't see that happening. As aerodynamics will be significantly improved with let's say blended wing bodies, any quad engined sized plane of today only needs three or two engines in the future.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31821

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Brussels is the EU's capital and geographically sits right in the middle of Europe. Plus Belgium has a lot of links to Africa. It makes sense to base some airline there.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

He owns 15 percent of Lufthansa's shares plus x now. (after announcing 15 percent recently he sold some of his other private stock valued 700 million Euros, likely to generate more cash to buy even more Lufthansa stock) Because only 38 percent of Lufthansa's stock owners got preregistered as voters ...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9029

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Is seem to remember that for the smaller four engined An-124 there was some cabin kit with seating platforms on the main deck? Like in two levels of seats? Like double deck seat pallets. But that was meant to be some high capacity military troop hauler with not much comfort but seats. Not sure if it...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Not true. First he must find enough people willing to sell all those shares so fast. Mind you many LH investors are small package stock owners. Second the government is set to have at least 25,1 percent having a veto itself. It's a lot of show don't believe anything they want you to believe.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

IIRC the term used for their upcoming redundancies was "the equivalent of 22.000 full time jobs". So including part time 26.000 might be about right.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Billions what for?
It's their old pension fund that hurts big time. However you could see that coming for many years.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

There is something similar called "Insolvenz" and step one is the "Schutzschirmverfahren" mentioned above.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The stock holder majority still has to green light the government bailout. If they don't agree Lufthansa will be in need of a lot of money from other sources fast. This might work out or not. Then we could be pretty close to the scenario described above sooner than later. The next problem in case of...

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Something like US Chapter-11 would be called "Schutzschirmverfahren". That status might be used to renegotiate wages and stuff and drop or separate their pension fund.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62140

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Next week is the shareholder meeting needed to greenlight their strategy. It feels like their new billionaire investor aims for chapter 11 instead of the government bailout package. With interest rates so low the costs of Lufty's retirement and pension scheme grew so much that this might be seen as ...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5296

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

It was the other way around unfortunately. BECAUSE they were in an appealing financial state they had to sell all those programs.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280213

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

That sounds about right. Thanks for the update.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19671

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Does somebody possibly have any cost comparison with the 777-300ER please? Especially about the engine cost (leasing, maintenance, overhaul) versus the 777? Thanks. I'd like to know why so many A340-600 are retired so early please? Are these four engined airplane's problems in a twin world?

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5296

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

So who exactly decided to overstretch the company this way back then? What was the plan behind it? Must have become some textbook example of how to not do it. They had many successful divisions and now it is down to some firesale of everything? Sad to see. Used to be good solid engineering with cust...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

AFAIK both Airbus and Boeing had reduced their commercial aircraft R&D departments over the last years by headcount. Sometimes it seems like quite a bit of knowledge got lost over this. That was some very expensive mistake in my opinion. The hydrogen hype is at least good to bring back engineeri...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

The A321neo is selling like hotcake. When the market returns it will be the flagship product again. Airbus is in no rush to bring up the future hydrogen generation. The whole neo strategy is about beefing up existing technology at low costs with high performance gains and profits.And this works. Hyd...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

The MAX has the same engine generation as the neo. Given that the problems are hopefully solved now it should live about as long as the competitor. Hydrogen aircraft are something for 2050. There is room for another generation of conventional aircraft in between. New, more efficient engines needed f...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280213

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

There will still be some ballpark number. Like (speculating) 2000 or 2500 flight test hours or similar.
In the old days Boeing would have told us. Now everything is quiet. It's an airliner no black program.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17597

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

The new (smaller) PC-24 business jet is gravel capable. The VFW 614 was gravel capable as well. If you go big take some C-17.
Otherwise I would opt for some Basler or Twin Otter or maybe some Russian stuff.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Didn't they just cancel their electric Avro demonstrator?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

After the A380 they cannot afford the next illusion it seems. The A350 was the right thing to do. This should be the base for the next narrow body. Like Boeing should have used the 787 as the model for the 737 follow on family. Better let again the military sort out the radical technology changes fi...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91628

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Remaining cabin crew seems to get paid only 50 percent basic salary over the summer.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9752

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

They ordered SO MANY of those early Boeing 747s with teething troubles (engines) and had too much capacity when the oil crisis hit the industry and global demand hard. It was a long demise. I agree with the deregulation issues. I sort of grew up with and onboard Pan Am in Berlin (traveling children ...

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91628

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Tomorrow afternoon at 2PM local around 600 "invited" EK pilots will be briefed about something fleet related.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15186

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Dear a-netters, One of my very first flights was on the Caravelle. Back in 1982, we went home from Gran Canaria Island to Cologne CGN. I remember it had a green cheatline and vertical stabilizer. Does anyone know which airline it could have been? Germania. https://www.google.com/search?q=SE+Caravel...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5172

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

I'd say this is clearly not the right moment to start ultra long haul flights. They might be workable in high demand environments with people willing to pay extra for the comfort. This time we are back to lower cost and higher efficiency concepts. Nobody can afford to buy specific ULR-aircraft for s...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65723

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Maybe this is more like deep disassembly?

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15186

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

An impressive jet airplane. Early design and long living. Even with early export success in the USA. I remember them from Berlin. Air France used Caravelles for a long time. When they parked at the stand at Tegel they looked tiny. Any Pan Am 727-200 looked as big as a DC-10 for comparison. When Cara...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280213

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thanks for all your updates. It's good to see it progressing.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17366

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Not my words but the airport director's.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280213

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thank you.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4858

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

https://services.airbus.com/en/in-fligh ... -cvms.html
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This is what Airbus is offering for cabin monitoring. Strange that cockpits are not included in what is recorded for safety and accident investigation.
https://services.airbus.com/en/in-fligh ... -cvms.html

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17366

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

That is end of October or early November or whenever BER finally opens.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18435

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

That would be the perfect tool for both developing countries and trunk routes. Cruise speed is not much of a factor if you go like one hour. ATC is.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18435

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

As I know/have heard, the rotor engine combination is just to loud for the civil market and latest with next tightening up of laws and global agreements in 2025/2027? or so, it will not any more applicable for new build civil passenger planes. This tightening up of laws and agreements regarding lou...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110701

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

What is wrong with Ryanair? At least they have relatively young aircraft and cheap average prices.
Tight seating has been known before.

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