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by JayinKitsap
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Sign Boeing Order Today!
Replies: 66
Views: 13979

RE: Qantas To Sign Boeing Order Today!

It is just sweet to see the 45 placed in the order books. That locks in the early delivery slots. I would suspect the 787 will be flying before the options begin to be converted to orders. That also gives them time to decide which models work for the options, the 3,8,9 or 10. Congrats to Boeing. It ...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Freighters: Wasteful Of Oil?
Replies: 78
Views: 6288

RE: Air Freighters: Wasteful Of Oil?

I always assumed air travel used a lot of fuel. I was shocked then when I saw the fuel burn of a plane divided by the pax. It actually was comparable to driving with 2 in an average car. For example, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> offers a $79 one way fare <acronym title="Sea...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gecas & Ilfc Tell Airbus To Overhaul A350
Replies: 254
Views: 20420

RE: Gecas & Ilfc Tell Airbus To Overhaul A350

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gecas & Ilfc Tell Airbus To Overhaul A350
Replies: 254
Views: 20420

RE: Gecas & Ilfc Tell Airbus To Overhaul A350

I personally think that Airbus will stay with the A350 about as is. It would be very difficult to unwind the contracts for some 100 planes that are under contract. Also, if the cockpit change just added 6 months to the EIS, what would a full clean sheet design add to the time. If the fuse is Glare o...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Landing On Water
Replies: 49
Views: 16214

RE: A380 Landing On Water

Three or 4 years back a historic 4 engine passenger plane landed in the water just short of Boeing Field. They took it up for a test flight and I believe ran out of fuel after being in the air only a short time. It was to go to the Smithsonian Museum, it was pulled from the water intact but the salt...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Has Underestimating The 787 Cost Airbus?
Replies: 136
Views: 13876

RE: How Much Has Underestimating The 787 Cost Airbus?

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation - What Are The Odds Of Success?
Replies: 55
Views: 9997

RE: A380 Evacuation - What Are The Odds Of Success?

My guess will be 777! Of course if that is the number, Airbus will remove at least one!

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Announces New Fleet Delivery Schedule
Replies: 96
Views: 12659

RE: AC Announces New Fleet Delivery Schedule

I think <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> is the first airline to realize the 772LR's economics when flying and put it in as the main workhorse of the fleet. This range opens up virturally the world from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</a...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Airbus Sales Chief Rips A380 Forecasts
Replies: 208
Views: 22441

RE: Ex-Airbus Sales Chief Rips A380 Forecasts

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Airbus Sales Chief Rips A380 Forecasts
Replies: 208
Views: 22441

RE: Ex-Airbus Sales Chief Rips A380 Forecasts

I think for long distance travel flying thru one hub will still occur often. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / ...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Cabin Configurations
Replies: 42
Views: 13175

RE: Boeing 787 Cabin Configurations

By increasing the pitch from 31 to 33 inches and doing 8 abrest vs 9 abrest increases the pax space by 20% (33/31 x 9/8). Yes that would be a premium economy that could be sold by a upgrade or as a different class. Also, the airline could say its refundable fares automatically put you in the premium...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Planning To Keep The 787s Cockpit Window
Replies: 39
Views: 16313

RE: Is Boeing Planning To Keep The 787s Cockpit Window

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHM Announces $1.3m Expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 4540

RE: YHM Announces $1.3m Expansion

If it is a basic box that might be a 50 FT x 100 FT building with a couple restrooms and waiting space for 1 narrowbody flight. I think it is more than a million to buy a jetbridge.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Countries With Relatively Important Airlines
Replies: 82
Views: 11560

Small Countries With Relatively Important Airlines

We need some cutoff for small to qualify: I would say the city-states like Singapore, Hong Kong (was a independant british colony before being transferred to china), that are small geographically qualify without a population cap. Other countries that are bigger geographically but less than 5 million...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Lufthansa Interested In 748I, 748F
Replies: 131
Views: 13493

RE: Bloomberg: Lufthansa Interested In 748I, 748F

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Big Jet Fly Without Wings
Replies: 39
Views: 10736

RE: Can Big Jet Fly Without Wings

There are hovercraft and of course copters, but the most common of both use blades with an airfoil shape to create lift. With a steep enough angle of attack a rotating blade will thrust air into the rotating axis, with a smaller lift component (but still some). Engine compressor blades are a good ex...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roughly How Many 748s Does Boeing Expect To Sell?
Replies: 13
Views: 6671

RE: Roughly How Many 748s Does Boeing Expect To Sell?

Boeing has sold 2 747's (as UFO's) this year, 48 in 2005, 10 in 2004, and 4 in 2003, and 59 in 2000 to 2002. In total 123 since 1/1/2000 or about 20 per year. Boeing didn't do the 748 without a lot of forecasting to be sure they reach the break even number of frames. My guess is that the 748 will se...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Preliminary Deal To Acquire 10 B777s
Replies: 106
Views: 14067

RE: BA Has Preliminary Deal To Acquire 10 B777s

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible To See Entire Flight From Ground?
Replies: 16
Views: 3869

RE: Possible To See Entire Flight From Ground?

Just west of Denver is Mount Evans, a 14,000 ft elevation peak that you can drive to the top of it. I've been up the adjacent peak, Mt Bierstadt in winter with one of the clearest days I have ever seen. I could see the mountain ranges that begin in Wyoming and New Mexico. From there you can see the ...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Test - 26th March
Replies: 58
Views: 11021

RE: A380 Evacuation Test - 26th March

Any update on the evacuation test? Wasn't someone posting on the board that the actual test was this weekend?

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions Regarding The "er" Designation
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

RE: Questions Regarding The "er" Designation

Boeing at the end of Jan announced the 737-700ER, a variant of the most popular 737, it uses the wings and landing gear of the 800 and the 700 body. With its aux tanks it can fly 5,510 nm, which is 2,145 more than the standard 700. However, this plane is one that wouldn't be purchased except where l...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Airline Employees Paying And Not Customers
Replies: 64
Views: 11896

RE: Why Are Airline Employees Paying And Not Customers

WN now has been flying a few decades, thier pilot & FO pay scales have risen some relative to <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> or other LCC's. However, when I fly FCC's their planes are generally cleaner, the crew seems happier (at least neutral). I certainly don't get the "I ha...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Firms Up 737 Replacement Studies.
Replies: 111
Views: 21521

RE: Boeing Firms Up 737 Replacement Studies.

I would expect that the first 737RS model will be the 700 replacement unless <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and Ryanair opt for a bigger plane. I would guess that like a maximum of 4 customers would buy all of the first couple of years of production. I know that the frontal a...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI: Cockpit Switch Set To Delay A350 EIS
Replies: 78
Views: 10341

RE: FI: Cockpit Switch Set To Delay A350 EIS

I found this which may be where he may be indicating the use of rivits. This article indicates (and has a picture) of composite shear pins on the frames. I wouldn't call them rivets though. These pins are installed in the frames to ensure proper bond of the skin under the internal pressure of the sh...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas' Aero-Political Subsidisation: A Sad Loss
Replies: 107
Views: 5900

RE: Qantas' Aero-Political Subsidisation: A Sad Loss

I think <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> on this route will be a surprise positive, I haven't checked the times but I think it helps utilization of the plane. Also, there is substantial traffic from Canada to <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acronym>, as well as substantial...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling To Japan Via Kansai. What To Expect?
Replies: 14
Views: 5033

RE: Traveling To Japan Via Kansai. What To Expect?

My son got married in Osaka last November, so did a 2 week tour with a group of 10 around Osaka & Kyoto. Coupled with my previous trips, I recommend: Your bag needs wheels and your carryon should be a daypack if you are changing spots often. I loved my hardside, it was big enough to put my carryon i...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380, Legit Long Term Future Or Just A Temp Fad?
Replies: 71
Views: 8745

RE: A380, Legit Long Term Future Or Just A Temp Fad?

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Alaska Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 7792

RE: Future Of Alaska Airlines

In today's airline industry there are incredible pressure to cut costs. Think of the in flight service. I remember getting hot food on flights <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> - San Diego, now it is a bag of peanuts (or paying $ 8 for a l...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380, Legit Long Term Future Or Just A Temp Fad?
Replies: 71
Views: 8745

RE: A380, Legit Long Term Future Or Just A Temp Fad?

I think Airbus may be forced to ramp up their production of the A380 to meet its initial orders. Even at 40 per year there is a 4 year backlog. If the added orders don't come in around the same 40 per year pace, the line will most certainly slow down. Will the A380 line be profitable at 24 per year?...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: Airbus Considering 1,000 Seat A380 Variant
Replies: 175
Views: 18499

RE: Leahy: Airbus Considering 1,000 Seat A380 Variant

30,000 per hour! At 250 pax per plane average that is 120 landings and 120 takeoffs per hour or 240 operations. With 4 runways that is 1 per minute! I thought the minimum seperation is on the order of 3 minutes.

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: Airbus Considering 1,000 Seat A380 Variant
Replies: 175
Views: 18499

RE: Leahy: Airbus Considering 1,000 Seat A380 Variant

So are the A380 models are?:

A380-800 800 Pax 2 decks
A380-900 900 Pax 2 decks
A380-1000 1,000 Pax 2 decks
A380-1100 1,100 Pax 2 decks
A380-1200 1,200 Pax 3 decks
...

A380-2400 2,400 Pax 4 decks

I couldn't resist

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody First Class Seating
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Widebody First Class Seating

I've seen some layouts for first class that I think are odd. The one I saw elsewhere was for first class on a 787 being 1-1-1-1. I've seen Air Canada to have 1-1-2 in First on a 767. My questions: In first, I would think that there is good demand for 2 seats together, doing say a 1-2-1 or the 1-1-2 ...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus > 500 Seat Aircraft Forecast.
Replies: 45
Views: 13381

RE: Boeing, Airbus > 500 Seat Aircraft Forecast.

The A-380 demand depends really does depend to increasing hub to hub demand. There are relatively few cities with O&D traffic sufficient to fill a 380 to even a hub. That would also depend for most of the competing flights to stop. Does London-New York have enough traffic without people connecting a...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Fuselage - Made In Dubai!
Replies: 29
Views: 11466

RE: A350 Fuselage - Made In Dubai!

The middle east has had lots of aspirations to diversify outside of the petrochemical industry. It is my understanding that guest workers are used for construction and much of its operations in the refineries. I am unaware of any significant manufacturing in the area, does Dubai have a trained workf...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska To Dump 26 MD-80's?
Replies: 121
Views: 12147

RE: Alaska To Dump 26 MD-80's?

Other routes that <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> does well with is <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> to the east coast. To DC, <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> is non-stop with everyone else being 1 ...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Wing Snaps Before Reaching Load Limit
Replies: 191
Views: 35710

RE: A380 Wing Snaps Before Reaching Load Limit

The wing is an extremely expensive item to test and certify. Isn't the wind on the A380-800 the same one for the freighter and the A380-900 so they only have one wing. It is very likely that if the design load used in the test was for either the F or the 900 they are <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlin...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Initial Order Numbers 747 V A380
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

RE: Initial Order Numbers 747 V A380

As noted earlier by others, to obtain range back then a 747 was needed. Now there are a lot of planes with the range but less capacity. Swallowing the costs to fit the 747 into an airport was easier because international airports were all going to see a high number per day so it was more a common co...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric Motors For Airliners!
Replies: 47
Views: 5639

RE: Electric Motors For Airliners!

How much torque to start / HP to taxi are we talking about for a 737 or A320?

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Wing Snaps Before Reaching Load Limit
Replies: 191
Views: 35710

RE: A380 Wing Snaps Before Reaching Load Limit

I'm a structural engineer for buildings. To me use of a factor of safety of 1.5 to ultimate is appropriate. For buildings in the US (each country is different) for steel we do a 1.5 or a 1.7 factor of safety to yield, which is about a FOS of 2 on ultimate, (it varies by grade) Compression buckling i...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special 744F For 787 Transport - Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 4477

RE: Special 744F For 787 Transport - Status?

I can't remember the source but there was something recently that Boeing may be increasing the number of freighters converted from 3 to 5, this is in anticipation of an increased production rate.

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 - F-WWSD / MSN007
Replies: 34
Views: 10379

RE: New A380 - F-WWSD / MSN007

Is this the 4th one, has it flown yet?

Just think, in about 10 months they will be producing a couple per month, instead of a couple months per.

Any recent word on when the evacuation test is.

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear Plane Crash?
Replies: 46
Views: 11935

RE: Nuclear Plane Crash?

Wow, SATX I think you need to switch to decaf. The real reason there have not been any nuclear power plants started since Three Mile Island is that agency that is so beholden to the industry, the NRC was changing rules all of the time and making the rules retroactive. So the PGE plant near Portland ...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn Delta A340-500 Vs. 777-200LR
Replies: 63
Views: 35173

RE: Fuel Burn Delta A340-500 Vs. 777-200LR

With the engine TSFC being propreitary and varies with with air temp, percent of max thrust, altitude, probably humidity, etc probably only on board flight computers and the manufacturer's have the full accurate data. Always in engineering simplified data can lead to errors that are larger than desi...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Big Profit -- Pays Out Profit Sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

RE: AC Big Profit -- Pays Out Profit Sharing

It appears that you missed the "sour", yes they did post a $ 258 m profit for the year, but lost $ 103M in <acronym title="Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)">Q4</acronym> and is planning non-union staff cuts of 600. I didn't find the amount of the profit sharing, but it did say there...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact Of High Speed Rail
Replies: 75
Views: 9658

RE: Impact Of High Speed Rail

What I noticed with the Shinkansen was they kept things simple. Clean but unfancy stations certainly at the boarding platform. What no granite and Marble? Ok, so the Kyoto central station is massive and quite beautiful, but it is also private. They have spent the money wisely. In the US, we have the...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Fleet Changes For 2006
Replies: 158
Views: 16589

RE: SQ Fleet Changes For 2006

Refer to the A388 site for the payload range chart Basically it carries 83t up to 6,600 nm; steady down to 35t at 8,600nm; and 0t @ 9,500nm. Refer to the 747-8i payload range chart on the Boeing site. 80t up to 6,700nm; steady down to 55t at 8,200nm; and 0t @ 9,500nm. The freighters are: A388F Basic...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customers Press Boeing To Make Early 787-10 Dec
Replies: 43
Views: 11469

RE: Customers Press Boeing To Make Early 787-10 Dec

Widebodyphotog- Welcome back, it has been a while. I miss your incredible charts. Back on topic. As the 787-9 has a bit longer range than the -8, would it make sense at this point to go for 1 more row of seats. Just winging a guess that might reduce its range by 300 nm or so and the interchangeabili...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LCC's Order The A380?
Replies: 35
Views: 6208

RE: Will LCC's Order The A380?

I think the Shinkanzen is the #1 reason little or no A380's will be used on domestic Japan routes. For example Tokyo - Osaka. From Narita in October there were like 2 flights a day to Osaka (either airport). So it is like 45 minutes by train to get to the domestic airport or downtown. An hour to che...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Titanium Be Recycled?
Replies: 4
Views: 14449

RE: Can Titanium Be Recycled?

Yes, there are very health markets for any metal scrap. I would suspect though that any metal that goes into aircraft parts is either virgin or remelt from controlled scrap (scrap of know type coming off of the original manufacturing process). For example, I've seen numbers that 90% of the aluminum ...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does The A380 Have An Evacuation Problem?
Replies: 102
Views: 15037

RE: Does The A380 Have An Evacuation Problem?

Airbus desires to have the evac test be certified for the maximum number possible. If it is 800, even the largest stretch will have less than that # pax. If if falls to 650, a new test would be needed with a stretch if that number is exceeded. It is possible to add exits and show by a life safety an...

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