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by benbeny
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 10226

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

If one can go to the Canaries, the Balerics, or the Med in a few hours, why on a Earth would they fly for 16 hours to Hawaii? Heck, Havana or Miami are better than Waikiki. If one can go to the Canaries, the Balerics, or the Med in a few hours, why on [this] Earth would they fly for 16 hours (OK, 1...

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by benbeny
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 10226

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

Everytime I read about Hawaii it seems that people pointing it as islands in the middle of nowhere. In reality though, I think with Hawaii as a gateway to other more exotic Pacific islands, the money is there. It might be not much, but if they manage to have direct flight to more remote areas in Pac...

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by benbeny
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia Business class between Hong Kong and Melbourne January 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 13340

Re: Virgin Australia Business class between Hong Kong and Melbourne January 2018

BNEFlyer wrote:
benbeny wrote:
I did not know that GA flies to Melbourne with their A330!

Nice pics and nice foods, they made me hungry :D


MEL and SYD (CGK and DPS) and PER (DPS).

I see. Thanks!

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by benbeny
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G280 structure vs Aero Commander
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: G280 structure vs Aero Commander

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulfstream_G200
They said it was based on Westwind. I don't know how accurate it is, though
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulfstream_G200
They said it was based on Westwind. I don't know how accurate it is, though

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by benbeny
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia Business class between Hong Kong and Melbourne January 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 13340

Re: Virgin Australia Business class between Hong Kong and Melbourne January 2018

I did not know that GA flies to Melbourne with their A330!

Nice pics and nice foods, they made me hungry :D

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by benbeny
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G280 structure vs Aero Commander
Replies: 5
Views: 740

G280 structure vs Aero Commander

While G280 is practically heavily modded Aero Commander, how much structures of G280 retains from Aero Commander?

Thank you in advance

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by benbeny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 7597

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

I'm curious on how LHR slots pricing work.
Is it put on auction when airlines return it and airlines with highest bidding may acquire it? Or is it having fixed price?

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by benbeny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6848

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

So their big wallets can absorb the impacts of an accident so people in cattle class can survive :D

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by benbeny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Skin Material
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Aircraft Skin Material

I think I've seen Boeing's diagram on either airport planning manual or firefighter's training

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by benbeny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long until we see flat seat in premium Econ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3028

Re: How long until we see flat seat in premium Econ?

That makes me remember an old ad of an US airline when you can book a whole 3 seats for yourself to sleep in economy long haul :D

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by benbeny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire temperature?
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: Tire temperature?

When we have fuse plugs, why do we need to bother with tire temp sensor? Less part to fail, less cost for new planes, less line to connect. Besides, gas expansion rate when heated is well known. We can therefore predict the gas temperature just by observing the pressure, therefore we can safely use ...

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by benbeny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

Re: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?

I beg to differ. In my opinion it's quieter than what other planes offer. Mind you that 737 is not exactly quiet either, but every decibels count. And in my opinion those gasper vents have sufficient power to blow air to my face. I like it more, because it's more diffuse than what they put on the ot...

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by benbeny
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why lower thrust for 777-9 vs. 777-300ER?
Replies: 23
Views: 4613

Re: Why lower thrust for 777-9 vs. 777-300ER?

And if I'm correct, 77L is a platform for 77F, right?

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by benbeny
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why lower thrust for 777-9 vs. 777-300ER?
Replies: 23
Views: 4613

Re: Why lower thrust for 777-9 vs. 777-300ER?

In the hindsight, 77L and 77W is so immensely popular, it might justify the cost of re-winging it when they first developed it.

But why didn't Boeing re-wing 77L and 77W in the first place?

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by benbeny
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 6911

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Semaex wrote:
benbeny wrote:
At FL430 and above, do you really count for the curvature of the earth for flight planning and descent purpose?

No. Who gave you that idea?

Just curiosity, I don't know whether earth curvature plays a role or not

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by benbeny
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 6911

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

At FL430 and above, do you really count for the curvature of the earth for flight planning and descent purpose?

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by benbeny
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin lengths and galleys size
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Re: Cabin lengths and galleys size

In addition to the things you mentioned, I am very intrigued by all these newfangled J seats (staggered, reverse herringbone, herringbone, etc.) and the dimensions of these. Oooh, those were fun to look at. Was it Thompson who suggested staggered economy class that gave something like a 19" se...

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by benbeny
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8784

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Does airline pay fixed price contract for handling at their airports? Or they count all the movements and then charge the airline afterwards?
And how if an airline goes bust mid flight? Will the destination airport still get their money?

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by benbeny
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why lower thrust for 777-9 vs. 777-300ER?
Replies: 23
Views: 4613

Re: Why lower thrust for 777-9 vs. 777-300ER?

So, is it correct that basically 77L and 77W have wings that are not optimized for their size?

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by benbeny
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing sweep at 25% MAC, why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2935

Re: Wing sweep at 25% MAC, why?

Thanks guys!

So it's basically just because in average, wing lift is centered around 25%, so it is simple to compare one wings and other :D

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by benbeny
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing sweep at 25% MAC, why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2935

Wing sweep at 25% MAC, why?

Apology if this has been asked before.

The title says it all. Why do we measure wing sweep angle at 25% MAC instead of leading edge? Where's the rationale behind it?

Thank you very much :)

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by benbeny
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 10775

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Unless we're talking about backdriven sidestick like what can we see on G500 and G600, I think yoke gives more sensory feedback. Does it matter? Not very much during normal ops. BUT it may increase safety, especially for those who are used to click-set-and-forget :D

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by benbeny
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900 vs 900ER
Replies: 13
Views: 7335

Re: 737-900 vs 900ER

How about it's braking performance? I heard more runway overrun than 737-800

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by benbeny
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How important is a tilt-up nose in the air cargo business?
Replies: 18
Views: 2468

Re: How important is a tilt-up nose in the air cargo business?

Does anyone still operate L-100 or L-100-30 commercially?

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by benbeny
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 2979

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

In strictest sense, they don't. You have probable errors in navigational display, meaning xx% of time you can be sure that you're within y nm from the location displayed on ND or whatever tools you have.

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by benbeny
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 241592

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

This is an interesting time. We have wide body sales downturn, and Boeing will probably launch MOM soon.
Between latest single aisle aircrafts, 787, and new MOM in the horizon, coupled with slow sales of A330NEO, I don't know how long A330 line can survive.

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by benbeny
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New AD for the SSJ100
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: New AD for the SSJ100

http://www.favt.ru/public/plg/dlg/dlg-2 ... -95-EN.pdf
this is the english version
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http://www.favt.ru/public/plg/dlg/dlg-2 ... -95-EN.pdf
this is the english version

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by benbeny
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not backup airliners data into the cloud ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3477

Re: Why not backup airliners data into the cloud ?

Zac agree but as i said wonder if it could be a closed system. one way download from aircraft and only in the event of a triggering incident. no upload possible to the aircraft. and one way download when needed (ie right after the incident that triggered the upload) from the cloud to a regulatory a...

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by benbeny
Sun May 28, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to find airline/airport statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Where to find airline/airport statistics

Try respective aviation authorities, like FAA or Department of Transportation. If not, some airports actually publishes year-on-year stats on their websites.

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by benbeny
Sun May 28, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not backup airliners data into the cloud ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3477

Re: Why not backup airliners data into the cloud ?

it has been noted that the data that is proposed to be uploaded is useful retrospectively ie after an incident ie the vast majority of data from flights that were routine need not be uploaded in real time but why not program the system to upload in real time in the event of an incident? ie warning ...

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by benbeny
Wed May 24, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257785

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

ikolkyo wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD02/d7cd132

Routing should be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL

A rather unusual routing for delivery. It's interesting to see any reason of flying on this route instead of usual HNL.

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by benbeny
Tue May 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 9836

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

And how about European authorities, have they released their statements? I don't know, Egypt is partially dependent on revenue from tourism, are they playing it so as not to alarm any potential tourists? The members of the Technical Investigation Committee returned to Cairo with the boards to contin...

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by benbeny
Tue May 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hard Landings and Inspections After
Replies: 22
Views: 5547

Re: Hard Landings and Inspections After

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Air_Flight_172
Let me guess, we don't need anymore inspections on this :mischievous:

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by benbeny
Sat May 20, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 13332

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

How about Condor?

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by benbeny
Fri May 19, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to a flight if the airline goes bust in mid air?
Replies: 21
Views: 3323

Re: What happens to a flight if the airline goes bust in mid air?

viewtopic.php?t=48393
From a locked thread, went braniff went bust.
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viewtopic.php?t=48393
From a locked thread, went braniff went bust.

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by benbeny
Fri May 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens w/ parallel runways during an aborted landing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Re: What happens w/ parallel runways during an aborted landing?

Doesn't the chart carry different turning procedures for different runways? I'm not a pilot or controller but I think what they need to do is only to follow published missed approach procedure or SID for the aircraft taking off.

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by benbeny
Fri May 19, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 12306

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Sultan of Brunei, IIRC, is (was) also a military pilot and type-rated in his personal 757 too... I bet some high ranking members of Arabic countries royal families has type rating on their personal jets too... But maybe it's different between flying for his people and flying for himself. It's a good...

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by benbeny
Fri May 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 8240

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

Apology for resurrecting this thread. In any FBW design, does the computing power build 3D models of aircraft position and so forth in the air and then react accordingly, or they just translate input from pilots into output after being mixed with some predetermined parameters? It's definitely the l...

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by benbeny
Thu May 18, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 8240

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

Apology for resurrecting this thread. In any FBW design, does the computing power build 3D models of aircraft position and so forth in the air and then react accordingly, or they just translate input from pilots into output after being mixed with some predetermined parameters? And is there any pote...

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by benbeny
Thu May 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 8240

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

Apology for resurrecting this thread. In any FBW design, does the computing power build 3D models of aircraft position and so forth in the air and then react accordingly, or they just translate input from pilots into output after being mixed with some predetermined parameters? And is there any poten...

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by benbeny
Thu May 18, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257785

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

KarelXWB wrote:
Boeing has not yet released a payload/range chart.

But the data is already exist right? Or they just don't update the airport planning documents yet?

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by benbeny
Tue May 16, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?
Replies: 32
Views: 3244

Re: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?

Hi didn't say they did, just indicated that one cannot run the packs and start the engines at the same time. Is that due to the packs putting a load on the electrical system, sufficiently high to not crank the motor concurrently? It's not an electrical thing, it's a bleed air thing. Yes the APU doe...

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by benbeny
Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257785

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/eas ... g-737-max/

I thought they used the old NG ICAO code...
Can't wait to see them here!
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KarelXWB wrote:
New ICAO codes as follows:

- 737 MAX 7: B37M
- 737 MAX 8: B38M
- 737 MAX 9: B39M

https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/eas ... g-737-max/

I thought they used the old NG ICAO code...
Can't wait to see them here!

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by benbeny
Thu May 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257785

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

And how serious it is, exactly? Does it have a potential to be a catastrophic one, or just a minor flaw only needing more frequent inspection?

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by benbeny
Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Variable Pitch Turbofan Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3461

Re: Variable Pitch Turbofan Questions

I'm wondering about the second question too. Why don't we create variable pitch fan?

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by benbeny
Tue May 09, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 16351

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

And how about airports in N. Korea or Mid Pacific? I'd like to hear more stories of them

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by benbeny
Mon May 08, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 16351

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Kemayoran/Kemajoran, Jakarta. Used to be the major gateway, but now demolished. Does anyone own the pics of its former glory? You may Google Kemoyaran Airport and lots of pictures will show up. I didn't this airport exists until I read about it in Tintin. Here is a pic showing how big Kemoyaran Air...

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by benbeny
Sat May 06, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257785

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Polot wrote:
benbeny wrote:
So I presume FAA almost give it green light for commercial flights?

The FAA certified the Max 8 in early March.

Thanks for correction, apparently I was late in this

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by benbeny
Sat May 06, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 16351

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Kemayoran/Kemajoran, Jakarta. Used to be the major gateway, but now demolished. Does anyone own the pics of its former glory?

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by benbeny
Sat May 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 55345

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2017

And how about 737 freighters? I'm curious with that market

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