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by Ozair
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should The Usaf Consider Buying AM-400s?
Replies: 24
Views: 5937

RE: Should The Usaf Consider Buying AM-400s?

The A400M would be a great purchase for the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, although I do not see it happening. The greater payload of the A400M would allow complete Stryker units to be deployed with Add-on armor as well as support equipment, something the C130J can not currently do! ( a...

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by Ozair
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany And The Flugzeugtraeger
Replies: 27
Views: 5923

RE: Germany And The Flugzeugtraeger

I do not know that much about current German procurement other than what I read in Military Technology but I couldn't see a purely carrier being commissioned anytime soon. An Amphib vessel is a different story and has the benefit of providing troop transport in wartime as well as a flat top in peace...

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by Ozair
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Lovely Sight - Boeing 737-7ES Wedgetail
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

RE: A Lovely Sight - Boeing 737-7ES Wedgetail

I saw the footage on the news, I had seen the arrival date on the Boeing website but unfortunately lectures kept me from a visual inspection. On a side issue any idea why the wedgetail has no winglets? I would have said it would benefit it's cruise profile and since you already have a huge radar bea...

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by Ozair
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-300ER For EK
Replies: 56
Views: 10447

RE: First 777-300ER For EK

Thanks for the clarification on the capability of the 773ER. I will be impressed if GE get that engine going at 125 regular for certification. Another record for the most powerful aircraft engine!

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by Ozair
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-300ER For EK
Replies: 56
Views: 10447

RE: First 777-300ER For EK

I am surprised the 773ER will not be replacing the A345 on the <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> direct route. According to B...

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by Ozair
Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Western Fighter Involved In Dogfights Last 15 Yrs
Replies: 17
Views: 5093

RE: Western Fighter Involved In Dogfights Last 15 Yrs

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by Ozair
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Western Fighter Involved In Dogfights Last 15 Yrs
Replies: 17
Views: 5093

RE: Western Fighter Involved In Dogfights Last 15 Yrs

I'd have thought that aircraft designed now need more than ever a knifefight capability. How many incidents occur during UN operations, Bosnia etc where visual identification of approaching aircraft is required first. If the aircraft were to be hostile then a close in weapons engagement would be req...

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by Ozair
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Looking Hard For 747-400s!
Replies: 86
Views: 17119

RE: Virgin Looking Hard For 747-400s!

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by Ozair
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JSF Probably Doesnt Have EU Future...
Replies: 11
Views: 2971

RE: JSF Probably Doesnt Have EU Future...

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by Ozair
Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JSF Probably Doesnt Have EU Future...
Replies: 11
Views: 2971

RE: JSF Probably Doesnt Have EU Future...

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by Ozair
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JSF Probably Doesnt Have EU Future...
Replies: 11
Views: 2971

RE: JSF Probably Doesnt Have EU Future...

I just can't see it happening, with the cost of a Eurofighter almost twice that of the projected cost of a JSF, including most likely (not actual fact, just my opinion) higher maintenance and lifecycle costs the EU governments who are already struggling to meet future defense commitments will just n...

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by Ozair
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Latest News On RAF Tanker Deal
Replies: 28
Views: 5637

RE: Latest News On RAF Tanker Deal

I didn't realize Boeing were formally in the running. I thought the other competitor was using former leased and ex-BA 767s. (I suppose they would have had Boeing convert them to tankers). I take it the A332s will be new aircraft and will simply have the hose system and not a boom allowing for easie...

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by Ozair
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite WW2 Airplane
Replies: 77
Views: 11100

RE: Favourite WW2 Airplane

Had a grandfather fly the spitfire photo reconnaissance and the other grandfather a tailgunner in the Lancaster so both are very high on the list but have to go outside the family with the P51. Read an autobiography about a pilot in one of the first Merlin engined Mustang squadrons in Europe and the...

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by Ozair
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plans Major Shake-up Prior To T5
Replies: 23
Views: 4963

RE: BA Plans Major Shake-up Prior To T5

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by Ozair
Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Slash Jobs.
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

RE: Qantas To Slash Jobs.

As much as we can criticize Geoff for his large salary it is hardly overblown when compared with most CEOs of large corporations. I'm certainly not defending these extra job cuts in anyway though, I just think it should be put in proportion. Surely you can only cut back on so many staff before your ...

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do QF Fly Their 744ERs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

RE: Where Do QF Fly Their 744ERs?

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do QF Fly Their 744ERs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

RE: Where Do QF Fly Their 744ERs?

Thanks Bill142, didn't know that, with the A380 on the route in the next two years the service will also benefit greatly.

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do QF Fly Their 744ERs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

RE: Where Do QF Fly Their 744ERs?

It's a shame they are not operated on the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> route as the standard 744s on the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> route lack PVTs. A lesser product IMO compared to most other airline...

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by Ozair
Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does The 772LR Mean The End Of The A 345
Replies: 123
Views: 16835

RE: Does The 772LR Mean The End Of The A 345

I was under the impression that airbus was bringing out an improved A345 that will bridge the range gap to be only a couple of hundred miles behind, close enough to be equally competitive.

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by Ozair
Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Could This Be A Space-based Weapons Platform?
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

RE: Could This Be A Space-based Weapons Platform?

The JSF laser is a solid state laser that will be able to fire a distance of ~6 miles. The current prototype has a power of 13 Kw with the final production model having a power output of 100Kw. The Laser will be able to fire two four second bursts four seconds apart and then have to cool for roughl...

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by Ozair
Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Most Annoying Things About Flying
Replies: 40
Views: 9021

RE: The Most Annoying Things About Flying

The passengers that pass your seat touching the headrest and consequently wake you after having only just nodded to sleep. Being told on a gulf air flight that the Inflight entertainment system is broken, even though you were on the exact same plane the previous leg and it worked fine. The PTV movi...

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by Ozair
Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed Wins With US 101 Presidential Chopper
Replies: 55
Views: 8133

RE: Lockheed Wins With US 101 Presidential Chopper

Recent reports (AIA dailylead 2/2/05) talk of Sikorsky possibly seeking legal action against the contract, does this actually work or is it just keeping a lot of lawyers in business?

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by Ozair
Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic And SYD, Is It Worth It?
Replies: 36
Views: 9832

RE: Virgin Atlantic And SYD, Is It Worth It?

Thankyou for all the responses, sorry on the first class slip, I was just quoting him and although he does fly often on business I do not think he has flown Virgin before. My bad. I enjoy Virgin Atlantic, my wife and I have flown on them several times and I have always enjoyed the service. I am int...

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by Ozair
Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Super Hornet Mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 6434

RE: Super Hornet Mishap

Thanks for the info all, when the KittyHawk toured Australia some years ago I was able to go on top but was too enthralled by all the hardware to look at the smaller stuff. As an Aussie I am not too familiar with Carriers, our last one was sold for scrap to the Chinese 20 years ago and is probably ...

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic And SYD, Is It Worth It?
Replies: 36
Views: 9832

RE: Virgin Atlantic And SYD, Is It Worth It?

He stated 2 in first, three in business and just over 20 in economy, I must say also that he is a reliable source and you are welcome to contact him to confirm his story. I could see the flight being more full from <acronym title="Four Star Aviation (US Virgin Is.)">HK</acronym> to <acronym title="...

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic And SYD, Is It Worth It?
Replies: 36
Views: 9832

Virgin Atlantic And SYD, Is It Worth It?

A friend of mine flew to Hong Kong the other day on the new daily Virgin Atlantic service, said the service was fantastic. He attributed this to the fact that there were only 26 people on the plane. Considering that it was an A346 was Virgin's decision to fly to Australia a wise one? They continue ...

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Super Hornet Mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 6434

RE: Super Hornet Mishap

I didn't realize that they could break so easily, how often a year does this occur? What are they made of? Surely there is some sort of carbon fiber etc that could be used and be classed as near unbreakable.

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Double Daily To Dusseldorf & B777-300ER
Replies: 15
Views: 5087

RE: Emirates Double Daily To Dusseldorf & B777-300ER

It just surprises me as others use their 773ER with a far less dense configuration, I thought Emirates would have maximized the amount of first/Business seats?

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by Ozair
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Double Daily To Dusseldorf & B777-300ER
Replies: 15
Views: 5087

RE: Emirates Double Daily To Dusseldorf & B777-300ER

380 on a 773ER, is it just me or is that a tight fit? How long is the flight from Dubai?

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by Ozair
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing In Talks With QF On B747 ADV
Replies: 85
Views: 16973

RE: Boeing In Talks With QF On B747 ADV

Jupiter2, I was under the impression that certain aircraft were allowed to operate during curfew times due to low noise levels?

In regards to the 747ADV, there is just too much of a gap between the A380 and the 773ER-A346, something has to fill the gap and the 747ADV could be that plane.

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by Ozair
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Largest Airforces In The World
Replies: 156
Views: 34466

RE: Largest Airforces In The World

FRAspotter, it should be noted the specifics of the exercises that were conducted. Most US flights were in a four plane formations <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> at least 12 aircraft generally of mixed configuration. Yes, this is the format that the US current...

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by Ozair
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing In Talks With QF On B747 ADV
Replies: 85
Views: 16973

RE: Boeing In Talks With QF On B747 ADV

I could see Qantas going for the 747ADV due to a number of factors but what is more exciting for Qantas would be the 787 purchase. I understand that noise levels of the 787 will be significantly lower than most current aircraft, possibly allowing it to fly outside strict Australian airport curfew ti...

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