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by Shenzhen
Sat Jun 28, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Has 4 New Orders For 777s
Replies: 10
Views: 5747

RE: Boeing Has 4 New Orders For 777s

Don't forget that ANA will be signing for 45 73ngs and KAL 7 + 2.

Up for Grabs
Airtran.........50 narrow bodies
Jal..............30 narrow bodies


Maybe...
China..........10 757s??
..................20 73Ng

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by Shenzhen
Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: As Time Goes By: Many 767s Bound For Scrapping
Replies: 30
Views: 4737

RE: As Time Goes By: Many 767s Bound For Scrapping

Through the FSTA program, the Royal Air Force will acquire complete air-to-air refueling services through a private-financing initiative from a contractor company. Tanker & Transport Service Company Limited will acquire, modify and utilize Boeing 767 aircraft to provide air-refueling services. The c...

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by Shenzhen
Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Delay To A Flight Ever?
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

RE: Longest Delay To A Flight Ever?

After SARS hit, China Southern kept selling tickets for their daily flights to the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, but would only fly 2 or 3 times per week. Great strategy, sell the tickets, contact the passengers before the flight, tell the...

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Educate This Stupid Pilot!
Replies: 29
Views: 6781

RE: Please Educate This Stupid Pilot!

Skipper, "Telling me "a 747-281" tells me it is a ANA aircraft, with CF-6... Telling me "a 747-287" tells me ARG, 10 tanks configuration, with <acronym title="Transair (Australia)">JT</acronym>-9..." Knowing that the last two digits does specify an airplanes customer, don't quite know how to figure ...

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Long-haul Pilots Stay Awake?
Replies: 37
Views: 21183

RE: How Do Long-haul Pilots Stay Awake?

And when the crew is alerted via the 744 master caution/master warning system, the message is downlinked via acars to the ground. Kind of embarrassing for the flight crews involved.

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Different Standby Instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

RE: The Different Standby Instrument

Shooting from the hip, I would say that adding a digital standby instrument would have required the addition of another black box in the equipment bay. The analog instrument receives its pressure information directly from the pitot/static ports. I believe Boeing originally had plans to put the -400 ...

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777s Do Not Have Winglets Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 10486

RE: B777s Do Not Have Winglets Why?

Good article on winglets in the Boeing Aero Magazine.... http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_17/winglet_story.html#wingtip "For the same amount of structural material, nonplanar wingtip devices can achieve a similar induced drag benefit as a planar span increase; however, new Boeing a...

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Open Skies" To Kill The A380?
Replies: 63
Views: 7332

RE: "Open Skies" To Kill The A380?

Osteo,

Agree that Airbus came out with the 550 seater first, because the market in 2006 will not support the stretch as well as it will next decade. Wonder if we will see APEC try to negotiate open skies with the US/EU in the next 10 years or so.

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus "may" Build Aircraft In US
Replies: 10
Views: 4915

RE: Airbus "may" Build Aircraft In US

The US has nothing to gain from A330 production in the US, except a few jobs. Take the cost in tooling, facilities and extra inventory, flush that money down the toilet, and charge the US taxpayer. Maybe Airbus should pitch an all new airplane to the DOD, then the US taxpayer, instead of EU taxpayer...

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Open Skies" To Kill The A380?
Replies: 63
Views: 7332

RE: "Open Skies" To Kill The A380?

I tend to agree that any open sky agreement between the EU and US won't affect A380 sales in the near term (10 years) for the simple fact, that not many will be flown over the Atlantic. With that said, will American Airlines be able to fly from Chicago to Singapore, via London with their 777s..... I...

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by Shenzhen
Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?
Replies: 65
Views: 5487

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


In respect to the development cost here are the exact figures:

5,1 Billion US Airbus
3,1 Billion US 10 different partners (mainly suppliers)
2,5 Billion US The loans mentioned before
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Total 10,7 Billion US + 4 Billion in inventory.

15 +/- Billion

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by Shenzhen
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus "may" Build Aircraft In US
Replies: 10
Views: 4915

RE: Airbus "may" Build Aircraft In US

If Airbus decided to build A330/A340s in the United States, and I owned any of their shares, I would sell them the day of the announcement. Lets see, build airplanes for a market that is already saturated with airplanes. The A330 was already considered too big for a tanker, what has changed. By the ...

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by Shenzhen
Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Official Press Release: 3000 Jobs, 34 Planes
Replies: 47
Views: 5213

RE: Swiss Official Press Release: 3000 Jobs, 34 Planes

What is the point in retiring/selling MD11s until it's time for a heavy check/engine overhaul. The only one that would be interested in purchasing these airplanes would probably convert to frieghter, so why not wait and accomplish the heavy check at the same time. If they are sold to a FedEx, it wou...

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by Shenzhen
Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing : First 7E7 Delivery 2008, The 200 Seater?
Replies: 65
Views: 5487

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

Another point to be made on behalf of the 7E7 is it's speed. Mach 0.85 versus 0.80 for the A330.

With the same speed as the 777, airlines can swap them around and not make any changes to their schedule (matters more for long haul flights).

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by Shenzhen
Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential/dream 7E7 Routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

RE: Potential/dream 7E7 Routes?

A bit off topic, but read somewhere that Boeing are going to develop two different wings for the 7E7, one for short range, the other extended/long range.

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by Shenzhen
Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Hopes Orders Prove Boeing Wrong About A380
Replies: 113
Views: 10442

RE: Airbus Hopes Orders Prove Boeing Wrong About A380

The only common type ratings for airplanes that have different type certificates are the 757/767. All other airframes require different type ratings (737/757/777/747) or (A320/A330/A340/A380). The only factor is the training to get the type ratings, as a 767 pilot with a 777 type rating can fly both...

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