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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DC-9/MD-80/90/717 Fleets Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5615

RE: The DC-9/MD-80/90/717 Fleets Thread

I hear them all the time flying over my apartment... only thing louder is the life-flight helicopter that buzzes my apartment maybe 50ft above me at times. So PDX is a decent place to see them

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison
Replies: 113
Views: 19887

RE: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison

Also it creates a need for a much stronger mid section since on a low wing plane you are putting the wing and landing gear stresses into one single place. So in the air or on the ground, you have one place you need to reinforce, and the rest more or less just hangs off of it. If you make it a high w...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skybus Estimated To Start May 1
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

RE: Skybus Estimated To Start May 1

So should we start a pool on where these A319's are going by next year? Or will airbus just have a 60plane cancelation on thier hands? The amount of real money the claim to have is so low, I'm amazed they didn't go under just paying deposits on thier aircraft production slots. Basicly unless somehow...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects On Increased B767 Production On Boeing
Replies: 50
Views: 6554

RE: Effects On Increased B767 Production On Boeing

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison
Replies: 113
Views: 19887

RE: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison

Stitch, I think i did read that the military pallets were a driving force behind the width selected for the 747 as it was assumed that freight companies would use the military sized pallets as easy to agree on standardised size. Regardless it makes sense to design for it as atleast in theory you cou...

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by XT6Wagon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI
Replies: 49
Views: 9019

RE: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI

Stitch, one of the "game changer" aspects of the 787 is that boeing being more firm on price, still leaves them with a fairly inexpensive plane compared to others. While I haven't checked their recent list prices, when launched the 787 was cheaper in list price than the 767. Which can only mean that...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Structure Of Eads Legal?
Replies: 24
Views: 3445

RE: Is The Structure Of Eads Legal?

I think the question comes in as to if its legal or not... not based on the shares, but on the structure of the board of directors that is set not by the shareholders but designated parties. I would not doubt that in some shape or form that is illegal in one or more member states of the EU... That s...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI
Replies: 49
Views: 9019

RE: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI

clearly there is a big difference in how it affects others when you fail to decouple the compensation from the new order. If airbus said... here is your $5mil a frame have a nice day and while that guy is walking out the back door the sales team is walking in the front door saying "hey for only $5mi...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects On Increased B767 Production On Boeing
Replies: 50
Views: 6554

RE: Effects On Increased B767 Production On Boeing

no, they will build a basic 767 civilian aircraft with nothing non-compliant with the rules. They will then fly it to a conversion center that will build the tanker out of the basic 767. This is NOT a top-secret fighter or spy plane. the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> could care less if ...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI
Replies: 49
Views: 9019

RE: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI

What I am "on about" is that Airbus has a problem. They are painting themselves into a bad corner. 1. They are trading lease deals and massively discounted planes to avoid cash compensation now. Both are a good way to reduce future income by a large value. Even worse is that they are setting example...

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by XT6Wagon
Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI
Replies: 49
Views: 9019

RE: Finnair To Sign For A350-900XWB.....FI

I agree with Mani, that it is likely Airbus tossed out the "we can pay you for not taking the A350mk <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> you ordered since we will not be building it, or I guess we can just park a few A350 mk <acronym title="Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russian Federation)...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power8 Details Feb 20th - Thousands Of Job Cuts
Replies: 38
Views: 4240

RE: Power8 Details Feb 20th - Thousands Of Job Cuts

airbus really really needs to calm down and play it safe with this. Their current woes are in upper management design/engineering marketing politics not in any given order Productions is NOT a place where they are having troubles unless they are failing to tell us something. However power8 is just A...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison
Replies: 113
Views: 19887

RE: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison

the origional double decker was... a narrowbody. Think of it as two 707 stacked on each other with just one wing. (only 3 deck and one oval, not figure 8 style) I think thats what really made them break away from "how its done" and create the first widebody. two 707's stacked just screams bad plan w...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals
Replies: 291
Views: 21537

RE: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals

nope, it shows that the larger A380 isn't subject to category F, and so there is no reason to believe that Boeing will not be able to get plane specific airport compaiblity rules drafted and put into place. Clearly the taxiway and runway widths will not have to change for the 748 given the same widt...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison
Replies: 113
Views: 19887

RE: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison

No, the 747 was designed to be a passenger plane from the start. The second deck evolved because it was assumed that the SST program that was hogging nearly all the resources at boeing would become the primary mover of passengers and that building in the capability to be a good freighter would exten...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals
Replies: 291
Views: 21537

RE: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals

page 22 of this Flight International document on the A380 clearly shows the taxiway differences between what is required for category E, the A380, and category F. The text also indicates that it will only be required to have 45m wide load bearing width, instead of the full 60m as category F requires...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals
Replies: 291
Views: 21537

RE: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals

<a href="http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/NewsHistory/PDF/The_A380.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/NewsHistory/PDF/The_A380.pdf</a> is a link to a airport clearly only using 45m of load bearing runway width. A 5min search on the internet for "ICAO A380" can also provide more te...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Airport To Be Closed For 60 Days
Replies: 31
Views: 10378

RE: Aspen Airport To Be Closed For 60 Days

certainly TO performance is a concern, however I would assume that any 737 used would use the short field kit at a minimum, and I would assume a CRJ has worse takeoff performance, though the steep gilde path I've heard about might be an issue.

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 RTO Test This Week At Istre
Replies: 77
Views: 12494

RE: A380 RTO Test This Week At Istre

no, it is my understanding that the minimum requirement is to stop safely after a RTO at MTOW, and be able to safely remain where stopped for 5min before crash crews can arrive. Certainly any requirement to move under its own power is NOT going to be a factor in this as any reason for rejecting take...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Airport To Be Closed For 60 Days
Replies: 31
Views: 10378

RE: Aspen Airport To Be Closed For 60 Days

What concerns are there for operating say the 737-700ER with the short field kit. I know its banned by rule, but is this based on the politics of the area, or is there vaild converns with operating the larger aircraft out of aspen? and as impressive as the FLIR is in the demo, I would have some seve...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison
Replies: 113
Views: 19887

RE: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison

If fast turns ever become a important aspect of cargo operation, the nose loading will become THE WAY to operate cargo. already there exist loaders for the military cargo planes that load or unload the plane in one action. The LCF is loaded and unloaded the same way with a payload deck the size of t...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals
Replies: 291
Views: 21537

RE: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals

Wrong, I don't know why you are posting that it will be ICAO category F... The A380 has special requirements that are greater than category E but less than F. My guess is that with the "agreement" for a 80m x 80m box for new aircraft we will never see a airport built to category F standards. The 748...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 RTO Test This Week At Istre
Replies: 77
Views: 12494

RE: A380 RTO Test This Week At Istre

I have not heard of any re-testing of the brakes of the A340, but I would be suprised if they did not recieve updates, or upgrades over time. Certainly I know the brakes are one area of aircraft design that money is allways being spent on, as its important on nearly every level of aircraft performan...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals
Replies: 291
Views: 21537

RE: BA Evaluates Widebody Proposals

The longer wingtips of the 748 vs 744 will make some locations less suited to the 748. On the other hand, I don't see that it will require much if any airport modifications to runways and most taxiways as it is merely a wingtip extension and a modest one at that. The A380 gets into trouble for both ...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 RTO Test This Week At Istre
Replies: 77
Views: 12494

RE: A380 RTO Test This Week At Istre

The firefighters for the A340 test were there, on the ball, and ready to do their job. However airbus would rather damage the plane a good solid bit and pass the test, than have the firefighters put it out prior to the 5min window of no external aid expiring. The reason for using worn brakes is that...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air And 777-300ER Breaks World Record
Replies: 51
Views: 23994

RE: EVA Air And 777-300ER Breaks World Record

I think people are missing that this record is NOT for the distance between two points. rather it is the distance that the plane flew as far as the air passing over the plane itself. Think of it like you are on a huge treadmill that goes for miles. So the distance you cover as far as you and your fe...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects On Increased B767 Production On Boeing
Replies: 50
Views: 6554

RE: Effects On Increased B767 Production On Boeing

I think its certain that boeing has sketched out the 777 tanker for the US Airforce, even if its not what they send in on the Airforce's contract bid request. The possibility that Boeing and Airbus only communicate to the Airforce with the official documents is... remote. While each will send in onl...

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by XT6Wagon
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison
Replies: 113
Views: 19887

RE: 747-800F Vs A380F - Operating Cost Comparison

WingedMigrator,

might want to triplecheck your figures, there is a strange "dent" in the 748 curve. I think your figures around the 7K nm need to be reviewed....

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