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by transswede
Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 753...Versatile!
Replies: 7
Views: 5352

RE: Boeing 753...Versatile!

Those kinds of flexible seats are used by many airlines, with both Airbus'es and Boeing's.

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by transswede
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Fleet Types And Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 2891

RE: LHR Fleet Types And Airlines

It looks like you forgot the whole MD family... DC-9, MD-80, MD-90.

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by transswede
Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Group Opposes Boeing Tanker Lease
Replies: 35
Views: 3176

RE: New Group Opposes Boeing Tanker Lease

OA340,

Airbus did indeed express interest in bidding for the tanker contract (using the A330-200 and more U.S. based assembly), but I don't think it was ever evaluated, since there was no bidding. The contract was always intended for Boeing.

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by transswede
Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?
Replies: 65
Views: 5540

RE: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?

Sabenapilot, your explanation of engine bleed is very much appreciated -Thanks!

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by transswede
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?
Replies: 65
Views: 5540

RE: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?

<i>"As for the engines, the current Flight International has an article stating the 7E7 will use bleedless engines difficult to adapt to the A330 because they're designed for an aircraft with more electric, rather than hydraulic systems."</i> What kind of bull is this?  <img src="/discussions/g...

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by transswede
Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?
Replies: 65
Views: 5540

RE: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?

AvObserver - How much more efficient tha 7E7 will be over the A330 remains <b>very much in question</b>. You can claim an 20% figure (source?) all you want, but it is all speculation until they actually start finalizing on specifications and bending some metal. (or composites)  <img src="/discu...

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by transswede
Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 7E7 Pictures
Replies: 43
Views: 8176

RE: New 7E7 Pictures

I can guarantee you that the 7E7 will look much more conventional than these images when (or if) it finally becomes reality.

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by transswede
Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 7E7 Pictures
Replies: 43
Views: 8176

RE: New 7E7 Pictures

<i><b>"Boeing wants us to believe this B7E7 dwawing is the fruit of months of hard labour by hundreds of engineers and technicians, whereas this link is prove it is most likely something they have come up with in half an hour or so to get at least some media attention in a time where Airbus is truly...

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by transswede
Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Sales Chief Scoffs At Rival's 7E7
Replies: 85
Views: 6063

RE: Airbus Sales Chief Scoffs At Rival's 7E7

Saab is owned by GM; so it's sort of an American car now.

And Volvo is owned by Ford!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (Only the car-part, not Volovo trucks)

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by transswede
Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 7E7 Pictures
Replies: 43
Views: 8176

RE: New 7E7 Pictures

<i>you look closely you can see more seating ahead of this. It can't all be First & business.... </i> Nope, look closer - it is just a reflection of the same cabin. The windows going down indicates that this is indeed the front section. But I am severely unimpressed by these images... The far out an...

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by transswede
Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance: Major RJ Order...
Replies: 24
Views: 4136

RE: Star Alliance: Major RJ Order...

Huh? When I flew a Delta Connection CRJ-700 last month, the seating was also 2+2. (and quite comfortable, I might add)

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by transswede
Mon May 05, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Releases New 7E7 Pic
Replies: 80
Views: 9906

RE: Boeing Releases New 7E7 Pic

<i>""200-250 passengers in three-class configuration 250-300 passengers in two-class configuration 300-350 passengers in single-class configuration" http://www.boeing.com/commercial/7e7/background.html In other words: Bigger than a 757, encroaching on the 767. "</i> Sigh... Why do people keep bringi...

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by transswede
Fri May 02, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7- Not One Plane But Three (maybe)
Replies: 48
Views: 5670

RE: 7E7- Not One Plane But Three (maybe)

I agree with Cx flyboy, Suddenly Boeing trumpets ideas that Airbus have <b>pioneered and implemented</b> for 20+ years (commonality, advanced materials), as if it is something brand new that will create a huge advantage for Boeing. Especially since they have been spending the last 20+ years explaini...

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by transswede
Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opposition To 7E7 Within Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 4440

RE: Opposition To 7E7 Within Boeing

CX747: "<i>7S7 (737 replacement) <b>7E7 (757/767 replacement)</b> 777</i>" I'm not sure what specs your have been reading, but how in the world is the 7E7 a 757 replacement? It clearly lies squarely between the 767 and 777 in size, and that is a major problem for Boeing. The 7E7 will cannibalize 777...

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by transswede
Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can An A310 Really Make It From Europe To New York
Replies: 49
Views: 7788

RE: Can An A310 Really Make It From Europe To New York

Yeah, Pan-Am flew a LOT of earo A310 flights from JFK. I remember seeing them at ARN (stockholm) daily, for example.

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by transswede
Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A330 New Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 6778

RE: NW A330 New Livery

This is indeed quite awesome looking!

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by transswede
Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS MD80 In RNO Today
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

RE: SAS MD80 In RNO Today

Is this aircraft due for retirement, and/or was it part of the SAS/Boeing buy-back deal in exchange for MD-90's?

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by transswede
Sat Apr 05, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Closes In On 7E7 Family Development Plans
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

RE: Boeing Closes In On 7E7 Family Development Plans

So what exactly is the point of building two different circular cross section airliners (777 and 7E7), when the difference in diameter is so very small? Heck, the 7E7 will be even wider than the A300-A340 series!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> (although very close) It ...

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by transswede
Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Crew Rest Areas In A340
Replies: 12
Views: 5542

RE: Pax Crew Rest Areas In A340

Here's an external pic of the cargo-bay F/A crew rest component: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/099314/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/099314/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/1/3/099314...

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by transswede
Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Oldest Livery Still In Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 5703

RE: What Airline Has The Oldest Livery Still In Use?

How about Olympic? They haven't changed their livery for ages...

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by transswede
Sun Mar 09, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflots Livery - Revealed
Replies: 47
Views: 4549

RE: Aeroflots Livery - Revealed

I actually like the new official livery better than Lila's... Lila's proposal looks like a killer whale (Southwest's Shamu anyone?)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin">, and the cockpit paint looks a bit strange. But the biggest problem with the official livery is the flag...

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by transswede
Sat Mar 08, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 Runs Off Taxiway At Melbourne Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 7355

RE: UA 747 Runs Off Taxiway At Melbourne Airport

<i>"150 isn't such a bad number when you consider that this was a through flight from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, where paxs had already deplaned."</i> I though <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</ac...

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by transswede
Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 Runs Off Taxiway At Melbourne Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 7355

RE: UA 747 Runs Off Taxiway At Melbourne Airport

150... Not a good load-factor, I imagine...

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by transswede
Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article About The 7E7
Replies: 17
Views: 3959

RE: Article About The 7E7

"It says 17% better fuel cost per pax than a 767-300, and 20% better than an A330-200."

So the 767-300 is more efficient than the A330-200? I find this hard to believe...  Smile Very suspect.

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by transswede
Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of The A340-200
Replies: 34
Views: 4393

RE: Future Of The A340-200

<i>"I did not realize that. How did Airbus market the aircraft? What was the key selling point?"</i> One word - <b>range</b>. The -200 initially had greater range than the -300. But once the -313X came out (increased MTOW), it had the same range as the -200. This killed off any interest in the -200....

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by transswede
Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest SnackPack
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

RE: Southwest SnackPack

It's a bizarre world we live in - Southwest offering more food service than the majors!  Smile

(On 2hr-4hr flights, anyway)

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by transswede
Sat Mar 01, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

RE: A380 Question

EK and SQ are the launch customers, AFAIK.

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by transswede
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Issues New RFP For A310 And 744 Replacements
Replies: 65
Views: 6907

RE: SIA Issues New RFP For A310 And 744 Replacements

<i>"Low MTOW A330? I cant' find anything about that on the website. Maybe it's hidden in a press release somewhere?"</i> That's because a low MTOW or short-range A320 <b>doesn't exist</b>. We are all talking about a hypothetical aircraft - just as we are about a short-range 7E7. Airbus tried twice t...

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by transswede
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 Or Boeing 777 For 8 Hour Flight
Replies: 46
Views: 8226

RE: Airbus 340 Or Boeing 777 For 8 Hour Flight

<i>"I've seen that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Port of Spain/Trinidad - Piarco Int'l (POS), Trinidad and Tobago">POS</acronym> clawing at the air several times departing <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym...

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by transswede
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Issues New RFP For A310 And 744 Replacements
Replies: 65
Views: 6907

RE: SIA Issues New RFP For A310 And 744 Replacements

<i>"I think the Boeing 7E7 would be great for the routes now operated by <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>'s A310-300.s"</i> How do you know? Certainly not by what specs Boeing has released so far. As far as we know, <b>the 7E7 is planned to be a long-range aircraft</b> with a similar...

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by transswede
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot, 777 > 767. When?
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

RE: Aeroflot, 777 > 767. When?

The lease payments on the 777's were probably too high for them, and they may also have unable to sell enough seats to make them worthwhile.

Anyway, Russia wants good relations with bot the US and EU, so it makes sense that they would have aeroflot buy both Airbus and Boeings.

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by transswede
Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMR May Be Bankrupt By May!
Replies: 24
Views: 4718

RE: AMR May Be Bankrupt By May!

<i>"Yes, United has been poorly managed, but the attacks of Sept 11th put this industry into a tail spin."</i> United (and many others) were in a tail spin way before 9/11. <i>"Now the government set aside funds to help the airlines. USE the funds."</i> There is no sense in throwing money down the d...

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by transswede
Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All White SAS 767
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

RE: All White SAS 767

Its on its way out of the fleet, I beleive.

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by transswede
Wed Feb 26, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanair A320 In Star Alliance Colors
Replies: 17
Views: 4548

RE: Spanair A320 In Star Alliance Colors

Nice... Very nice. The Star livery looks much better on an A320 than LH's 744.

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by transswede
Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Considering Closing Hubs-report Says
Replies: 65
Views: 4491

RE: UAL Considering Closing Hubs-report Says

<i>There is no way UNITED will ever pull out of <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>, UNITED owns Colorado.</i> How will UNited stay in <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acrony...

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by transswede
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Someone Explain This Picture?
Replies: 37
Views: 4862

RE: Can Someone Explain This Picture?

Howcome, because of that, do the pictures display different aircraft? For example, the Varig/Rio Sul planes

Umm... I hate to state the obvious - but because they were taken at different times. March and June. Look at the inforamtion at the bottom of each A.net image.

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by transswede
Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A330-200 Drive Boeings 7E Specification?
Replies: 47
Views: 3152

RE: Does A330-200 Drive Boeings 7E Specification?

<i>Actually, I think it's a smart move. It fits into Boeing's market strategy for more point to point service. But also, <b>the 7E7 will fill the airlines needs for more efficiency on shorter routes</b>.</i> Huh? How exactly is a high-MTOW aircraft frame efficient for shorter routes? It isn't. A lot...

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by transswede
Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confidential UAL Restructuring Plan Leaked
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

RE: Confidential UAL Restructuring Plan Leaked

Sigh... There's already a MASSIVE thread about that document here in the forum:

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1027825/

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by transswede
Fri Feb 21, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 Tail Cam On CX. - Unbelievable View
Replies: 9
Views: 5618

RE: A340-600 Tail Cam On CX. - Unbelievable View

"At altitude over the Pacific you could see the curvature of the earth,"

I suspect that this has more to do with the wide-angle lens of the tail camera...

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by transswede
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US PHL-Europe, Busy Summer 2003
Replies: 40
Views: 4105

RE: US PHL-Europe, Busy Summer 2003

Hmmm... I wonder. If <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> goes under, will SAS perhaps shift their <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> flight to <acronym...

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by transswede
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair To Open Shanghai Route
Replies: 18
Views: 3167

RE: Finnair To Open Shanghai Route

I assume this will be a direct flight, or is a continuation of Beijing? I'm only asking because Finnair must be stretching their Md-11 fleet pretty thin if it is direct. But I suppose it will be possible when the 5th one enters service.

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by transswede
Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deathwatch: UAL
Replies: 87
Views: 6274

RE: Deathwatch: UAL

<i>"I don't WANT an LCC to fill the voids. I travel on business sometimes two distant places a week. I want my upgrades and a good FFP."</i> It's not like United is the only full-service carrier. (whatever "full-service" means these days - Southwest with assigned seating and grumpier crew?) Others w...

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by transswede
Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PTVs Across The Atlantic
Replies: 21
Views: 2521

RE: PTVs Across The Atlantic

SAS has PTV's in all classes on all A330/340 flights, which is the majority. The only exceptions are the 767 flights (<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, <acronym titl...

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by transswede
Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Narrower/wider Than 737/757?
Replies: 21
Views: 4405

RE: A320 Narrower/wider Than 737/757?

I'd still rather be on the left side in an MD-80/90/717!!!

Now THAT is something we can all agree on!  Smile

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by transswede
Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Narrower/wider Than 737/757?
Replies: 21
Views: 4405

RE: A320 Narrower/wider Than 737/757?

Many airlines that fly both the 737/757 and A320 use the same seats (or seat width) for both, thus the aisle is a bit wider on the A320 series. Quite nice IMO. At least that seemed to be the case when a flew UA A320's a while back.

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by transswede
Sat Feb 15, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Space Shuttle Buran
Replies: 26
Views: 4662

RE: Russian Space Shuttle Buran

They can't. And even if they had the $$$, they'd be better off designing a new craft rather then resurrecting Buran.

"It's dead, Jim".  Big grin

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by transswede
Sat Feb 15, 2003 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Space Shuttle Buran
Replies: 26
Views: 4662

RE: Russian Space Shuttle Buran

For those comparing costs between Soyuz and shuttle - <b>You could launch 20-30 Soyuz</b> for the same price as a Shuttle launch. No joke. Remember Tito payed $20 million for his ticket - and many space observers believe that it probably covered the cost of his flight, plus a small profit. The Space...

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by transswede
Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Wants Better Price.....
Replies: 36
Views: 2883

RE: JetBlue Wants Better Price.....

Two things:
- Airbus gave EasyJet an exceptional deal
- Boeing gave Ryanair an exceptional deal

It is just natural for other customers of both Airbus and Boeing to try to get deals just as good.

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by transswede
Thu Feb 13, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thinking Beyond The Shuttle
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

RE: Thinking Beyond The Shuttle

<i>Just a query. Would the shuttle be able to attain orbit if it was carried aloft by the 747 shuttle carrier to an altitude of say 45,000 feet and then seperated, shuttles 3 main engines are then ignited and it flies to <acronym title="Ocana (LEOC), Spain">LEO</acronym>. Would this be possible?? Do...

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by transswede
Wed Feb 12, 2003 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7E7 – Engines (Flight International)
Replies: 25
Views: 5053

RE: Boeing 7E7 – Engines (Flight International)

<i>"Don't you find it rather interesting that Boeing has not even selected a preferred initial seating capacity (either 210 or 250) and Flug Revue already has a specific length for it? I assure you, nothing is set yet."</i> Of course nothing is set in stone at this point. What is very likely, howeve...

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