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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 112098

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

No, it is the exactly the same. The UK did act, the EU did bet on the wrong horses. (French vaccine) The "French" vaccine (half French, half British actually) was one of 6, and not even the largest among the advance P/O. 300 Pfizer - BioNTech 300+100 AZ 300 Sanofi - GSK 200+200 Janssen 22...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 112098

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

No, it is the exactly the same. The UK did act, the EU did bet on the wrong horses. (French vaccine) The EU bet on 6 horses and one of those (AZ) can’t deliver according to plan. Most other horses are doing well. Yes, but they are too slow to change the horses quickly. It is good to see Pfizer over...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 112098

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

No, it is the exactly the same. The UK did act, the EU did bet on the wrong horses. (French vaccine)

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 335314

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Probably. The first 777W was delivered in 2004 and deliveries were high until 2018 at least. So if we believe they become available after 12 years, the feedstock should be fine until 2030-2035.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030
Replies: 87
Views: 13401

Re: Airbus A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030

Maybe people need to step down from the idea of constantly changing engines. A new engine must be worthwhile and for that it needs to be at least 2 generations more advanced than the old engine. This usually means 20-25 years between the first flights. So for the 787 it would be 2029 to 2034 and fo...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 335314

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Re: Lift differential: Made me think of how UPS is buying up LH MD-11F as they retire off. Seems to be a cheap way to get the desired lift differential for a few more years till the winner in the Code E sized freighter market becomes clearer. Re: "A300 mk 2": did they save the tooling? :b...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030
Replies: 87
Views: 13401

Re: Airbus A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030

Maybe people need to step down from the idea of constantly changing engines. A new engine must be worthwhile and for that it needs to be at least 2 generations more advanced than the old engine. This usually means 20-25 years between the first flights. So for the 787 it would be 2029 to 2034 and for...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 112098

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The vaccine problem shows why the EU is bad. Look what the US and the UK achieve, they will be done with vaccinating their population before the EU has vaccinated 1/3rd of the population.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 335314

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

On the other hand a 777-8F will integrate easier into a fleet of existing 777Fs and future 777W(BCF) than the A350. And with the feedstock for 777W conversion coming in, I do not see many operators being interested in an A350F.

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by seahawk
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Partners announces agreement to purchase 24 737MAX8 plus 60 purchase rights
Replies: 15
Views: 5186

Re: 777 Partners announces agreement to purchase 24 737MAX8 plus 60 purchase rights

Without a doubt. Look at the recent orders. The MAX is back, stronger than ever.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 644
Views: 170041

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Pure trip costs are less than 10% different (most numbers point to around 5-8% more for the 787-9), but the 787-9 offers more extra capacity. So if you can fill both the cost per seat mile is better for the -9. The price is a matter of negotiation, but with the 787-8 being a bit "special" ...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 6763

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

Do you think that is a lot, if you consider the huge amount of Spam and Fake accounts created each day?

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 6763

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

It is not as if every facebook posts goes to a queue and is screened by Zuckerberg´s minions before being published, so facebook does not control the content posted. Facebook only becomes involved after users report posted content for a violation of site standards which are also based on legal stand...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 644
Views: 170041

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

I am a little perplexed as to why LH Group would go solely for the 787-9 instead of a mix of 787-8/787-9s which would better suit: a) thin/ner longhaul routes b) the capacity needed to be replaced in OS fleet after the retirement of both 767 and 777s The trip costs difference between a 787-9 and a ...

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by seahawk
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa livery concept?
Replies: 38
Views: 6990

Re: Lufthansa livery concept?

The yellow looked like a Spiegelei and not classy.

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by seahawk
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa livery concept?
Replies: 38
Views: 6990

Re: lufthansa livery concept?

They did not do a new livery, they did a complete brand overhaul and there it is a big step forward. You mean a big step in the wrong direction. They basically screwed up a perfectly good brand. It needed an update, but not an overhaul.e. A big step in the right direction. Remove the yellow rectanh...

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by seahawk
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 52130

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

It does not matter who came up with it. it is a valid concern and it is good that it has been raised.

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeaways from Lufthansa Group's Annual Press Conference
Replies: 81
Views: 11724

Re: Takeaways from Lufthansa Group's Annual Press Conference

Since the A330NEO launched LH has said over and over again, that they are not interested and everything they did showed it. Even when they selected the 787, they chose between the 787 and the A359. They rejected the A330NEo so early that it was not even in the final selection.

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeaways from Lufthansa Group's Annual Press Conference
Replies: 81
Views: 11724

Re: Takeaways from Lufthansa Group's Annual Press Conference

Why do we again talk about the A330NEO, LH has been very consistent in not considering it suitable for their needs. And as they seem to intend on keeping the A350s orders, there is no pressure to exchange for something smaller. A bit of a contradiction, no?? Spohr says he wants to downsize, why wou...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeaways from Lufthansa Group's Annual Press Conference
Replies: 81
Views: 11724

Re: Takeaways from Lufthansa Group's Annual Press Conference

Why do we again talk about the A330NEO, LH has been very consistent in not considering it suitable for their needs. And as they seem to intend on keeping the A350s orders, there is no pressure to exchange for something smaller.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 112098

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I am trying to figure out why and how to correct the EU situation. that ship has sailed, its to late to block vaccine exports to Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the U...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 52130

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-design-boeing-idUSKCN2AU2RJ “Commercial stakes are also high. One industry source familiar with the project warned any extended wrangle over certification could delay the A321XLR's service entry from "late 2023" to 2024 or beyond. Should that happ...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 52130

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-design-boeing-idUSKCN2AU2RJ “Commercial stakes are also high. One industry source familiar with the project warned any extended wrangle over certification could delay the A321XLR's service entry from "late 2023" to 2024 or beyond. Should that happ...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 112098

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

But the UK is vaccinating people quickly, the EU is not.

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 25836

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

DL will be one of the big 797 launch customers. All is well.

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 52130

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Anything related to the fuel system should be taken extremely seriously, especially when it comes to burn through protection. Insulation is not a problem imho. In the worst case you use an insulation mat on the cabin floor. The regulatory authorities take fuel tanks, potential ignition sources and ...

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 52130

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Anything related to the fuel system should be taken extremely seriously, especially when it comes to burn through protection. Insulation is not a problem imho. In the worst case you use an insulation mat on the cabin floor.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR- why now and not at NEO or LR introduction?
Replies: 12
Views: 3932

Re: Airbus A321XLR- why now and not at NEO or LR introduction?

Evolutionary development, not only on the side of Airbus but also on the side of the customers. First the ACTs were preferred because you could take them out, when more and more frames flew or were planed to flown with constantly installed ACTs, the XLR became viable.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 13234

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

Seemed like the people were happy with this.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 52130

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

If it does not meet the specs, it must not be certified.

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by seahawk
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa livery concept?
Replies: 38
Views: 6990

Re: lufthansa livery concept?

They did not do a new livery, they did a complete brand overhaul and there it is a big step forward.

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by seahawk
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Your plan would lead them to design the heavy version first and the shrink it to found a family? So all the smaller ones end up being made of their heavy weight ancestor version's ingredients? No that would not be really smart and not lead to a competitive lightweight product. And I doubt that airl...

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by seahawk
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 11732

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

Astra Zeneca vaccine and automotive parts mostly.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 13234

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

You can look at polling data and find that most Republican voters are actually quite progressive on economic issues (cultural issues are what separate them from lefties). They are pro-healthcare, anti-free trade, anti-corporate, and anti-war. Trump played to those sentiments, which is why he was so...

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Great post again. The hardest thing for a non standard fuselage is to have the courage to think outside the box.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 13234

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

The GOP can not move away from those people, as without them they can hardly win an election. If those people stay at home on election day, or vote for a right wing candidate, the GOP has no chance of winning, especially in the rather conservative 2 party system of the USA. In the end even the Democ...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

That would depend on how small they want to go with the NSA. But I agree that a combined family of 2-3-2 MoM and NSA would be nearly impossible to beat.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 636
Views: 111315

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Fleet diversity comes with advantages and drawbacks, I do not see a general desire for a diverse fleet outside of Airbus supporters, who seem to have a problem with airlines concentrating on the MAX.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 271414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Very good post, thank you. I agree with all points, except that I would not discount 2-4-2 with a lifting body fuselage design for even increased efficiency.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 636
Views: 111315

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Or you could simply not get a NEO for the price of the MAX. It's hard to picture that given how many airlines have deferred aircraft, have gone bankrupt or are near bankruptcy, lessors being forced to take white tails, etc. It is a buyer's market. Considering they went for the 737-9MAX I would not ...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2884

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

If you fly alone, once you take your team with you. Add that you can use more airports and do not have to connect. My rule of private flying is to avoid anything beyond 50% capacity otherwise it really isn't that comfortable (Unless we're talking BBJs, ACJs, etc.). Longhaul business class is more c...

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 636
Views: 111315

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Or you could simply not get a NEO for the price of the MAX.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2884

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

If you fly alone, once you take your team with you. Add that you can use more airports and do not have to connect.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 131
Views: 30707

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

First they need a plan on what to do with Eurowings.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2884

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

Who knows? It is quite possible that the typical customers will mostly move to private jets.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 4548

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

Long overdue, people need to understand that flying is bad for the environment. ...says the 16-year member of an aviation fansite... Do you drive a car? Live in a home with electricity? Disclaimer: if you said that to be funny/sarcastic, disregard my response. We have reduced the cars to one and tu...

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by seahawk
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 4548

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

Long overdue, people need to understand that flying is bad for the environment.

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by seahawk
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gulf War SAMs
Replies: 51
Views: 3863

Re: Gulf War SAMs

Even back in the IPGW they simply used target drones to get the Iraqis to turn on the radar. The Azeris just recently used An-2 flying on autopilot after the pilot jumped out with a parachute.

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