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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State Of The Airline Industry
Replies: 16
Views: 5011

RE: The State Of The Airline Industry

Let me speak from personal experience. Due to issues out of my controll we couldn't book our trips to Europe over the holidays until this week. To my surprise, we couldn't find a single seat from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants
Replies: 72
Views: 5823

RE: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants

This is too weird. As I'm reading this thread, I look up at the TV and MSNBC is showing the video.

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains
Replies: 56
Views: 7713

RE: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains

Gigneil The Acela is not much faster than what we had before. It only shaved off 30 minutes of travel time between Boston and NYC. Hardly warp-speed as you put it. Moolies In the US there's not much advantage to the train going to the city center because not only do most people live in the suburbs. ...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains
Replies: 56
Views: 7713

RE: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains

There will never be high-speed trains in the US for 2 main reasons: 1) Americans don't like government subsidized businesses and you can't have good public transportation without government subsidies. Pick any country with good rail and public transportation, they're all heavily subsidized. 2) Gasol...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glass/transparent Jetways
Replies: 17
Views: 2631

RE: Glass/transparent Jetways

MUC has them too. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/376701/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/376701/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/0/7/376701...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Article From BusinessWeek
Replies: 14
Views: 3780

RE: A380 Article From BusinessWeek

Lets not underestimate the growth in air cargo traffic. The A380 will be able to carry more cargo at lower cost. By lowering cost, more cargo will be shipped, ensuring more plane will be needed. With it's expected delivery time for 2008, many cargo operators that have not yet ordered the A380 will b...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TED/United
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

RE: TED/United

Because they're stuck with costly contracts so they can't lower their prices. TED, by virtue of being a new LCC, probably has contracts that are much lower than United's, thus allowing them to possibly offer lower fares. TED is just an extension of United, not a real LCC, but I suspect their operati...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Vs. A300/A310
Replies: 10
Views: 15432

RE: Boeing 767 Vs. A300/A310

One was a pioneer in aircraft technology. The other offered a slight improvement over the first. Guess which is which  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Unveils 7E7 Dreamliner's Cabin
Replies: 84
Views: 18950

RE: Boeing Unveils 7E7 Dreamliner's Cabin

About those electronic window shades. They sound cool but it's a two way street fellas. The <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s will be able to shut them all down with the push of a button, and probably over-ride your control  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sa...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Orders A320/A321
Replies: 42
Views: 7478

RE: Qantas Orders A320/A321

Could it just be that Qantas just liked the A320 better than the 737? Is it that far fetched of an idea? It's a more efficient airplane under certain conditions. As a passenger, I personally find the A320 more comfortable than the 737. Then there's the labor issue just mentioned above. You know, som...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!
Replies: 65
Views: 12931

RE: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!

It's a beautiful airplane, indeed.
And if Boeing doesn't currently have anything to compete with the A345 yet, they have no one to blame but themselves for falling asleep at the wheel.

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4501

RE: SIA Upgrades

Problem with these "best in the world" companies is that they gamble on employees just putting up with a little less for the benefit of working for a company with great worldwide reputation. The problem with this is that it's a short lived environment. People get fed up with it, and the service suff...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humidity In The Cabin
Replies: 6
Views: 3461

RE: Humidity In The Cabin

In order to get humidity, you need water. The longer the trip, the more water you need. the more water you carry, the heavier the aircraft. You know where this is going...  Smile

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4501

RE: SIA Upgrades

SIA never treated their crew well, as far as I can remember. C'mon, one free ticket per year only? What other airline in the World do you know that does that? The other "discounted" tickets don't count because they're discounted off of full fare and are standby seats which means, it's cheaper to buy...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!
Replies: 86
Views: 14735

RE: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!

No offense to all airline pilots out there (my father is one), but nowdays they're no more than glorified bus drivers. Their job is to take people from point A to point B in a big metal container and some airlines even treat the customers worse than the bus company. Overpaid? I don't know how much a...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP New Navigator Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

RE: TAP New Navigator Seat

Wow!!! Look at that "cathedral" ceiling in the cabin  Smile
Are all A340's that spacious? I've been on a LH A340, in coach, but I hadn't noticed.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4501

RE: SIA Upgrades

Ejazz, you made my point. So it's even more restrictive than I thought.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Flight.
Replies: 153
Views: 19825

RE: Your Longest Flight.

Longest non-stop was <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, 14+ hours on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>. Longest one-way trip was <acronym title="Boston - General Edwar...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5146

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

The new runway at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> has never been so close. The only thing keeping it from happening is Mayor Menino. But as someone already said, if a new runway means a new airline with headquarter...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4501

RE: SIA Upgrades

I believe that's correct. I've been told that family members of an SIA employee do not get upgrades unless the employee is at a certain level. For example, the wife of a captain can, and almost always gets an upgrade, while the wife of a first officer won't unless she pays for it. <acronym title="Sa...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WHO Cares About First Class
Replies: 112
Views: 8872

RE: WHO Cares About First Class

First is cool because most people who travel in First class don't actually pay for it  Smile

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5146

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

Ual747, <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> is centrally located between London and the US West Coast  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> From the article, I gather that VirginUSA would work a...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Got One Over An Airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 4269

RE: Ever Got One Over An Airline?

Back in the days when there was actual student fares, I used my old student id (I was no longer a student), to get cheaper tickets  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5146

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

If VirginUSA were to have a hub in <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>, that would make <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> a great cand...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?
Replies: 13
Views: 4734

RE: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?

MHT, <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>, and <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> do not compete with each other. They each serve different areas. <...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salute To Airbus
Replies: 28
Views: 4897

RE: Salute To Airbus

I like both. I find the 777 a beauty, and there's nothing like a 744. But what I like about Airbus is that they're doing what Boeing used to do: Innovating! Boeing nowdays has become too conservative, too content with following rather than leading. Airbus seems to be the one of the two that takes th...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3729

RE: Supersonic Engines

I really have a hard time believing that 30+ year-old technology like the Olympus can't be improved on. In my opinion, the only reason it hasn't been done is because no one tried.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Beautiful Airport In The World?
Replies: 37
Views: 10957

RE: Most Beautiful Airport In The World?

Are we talking most beautifull airport, or most beautiful airport setting? MLE has a great setting but the airport facilities don't appear to be anything special. For most beautifull airport I'd have to say Bilbao is just stunning. Kansai too, seems very beautiful.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For Custom Built Models
Replies: 2
Views: 7627

Looking For Custom Built Models

Can anyone recomend a place that will custom build a DC-3? I have pictures of the livery and I'd like to have one built and custom painted. I'm not looking for a cheap plastic model, the kind you buy at a Toys-R-Us either  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Plane In The Major Carriers?
Replies: 66
Views: 17046

RE: What Is The Oldest Plane In The Major Carriers?

Back to that JAL 747-146B/SR/SUD picture. Could that be the wrong picture?
That looks like a 743 to me. I always thought that the extended upper deck started with the 743. I didn't know that there are -100 series 747's with an upper deck like that.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Twice Daily MAN
Replies: 17
Views: 2908

RE: SQ Twice Daily MAN

The 744 is very capable of doing <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> non-stop. <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> chose to do it with a stop in BOM, st...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public
Replies: 44
Views: 4268

RE: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public

It will never happen. At least not in the foreseeable future. I know this is hard to envision, but airports will have to change and adapt, even if it means rebuilding.

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Going To Be In BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 4175

RE: Anyone Going To Be In BOS

Hey watch it. Some of use live here and love it. Tomorrow Nov 1st the forecast calls for 75 and sunny. Boston drivers are not rude. Everybody else's just too boring  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> And the Big Dig is nearly gone. Driving from the airpo...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 01, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Wants 15 B744
Replies: 25
Views: 4469

RE: Cathay Wants 15 B744

SQ, that's where thay'll get the 744's. SQ, is replacing their 744's with 777's. In a couple of years there won't many 744's in SQ's fleet, if any at all.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do U Prefer Non-stop Flights Or Stopping Enroute?
Replies: 21
Views: 5642

RE: Do U Prefer Non-stop Flights Or Stopping Enroute?

If it's short to medium haul flights, (i.e. less that 7 hours), I prefer it to be non-stop. If it's long haul, I'd rather have one stop in the middle.

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Carriers: why have some the EU flag painted and others not?
Replies: 15
Views: 6726

RE: European Carriers: Why Have Some The EU Flag Painted And Others No

I guess some people have a hard time understanding that most Europeans are really not the flag carrying types. In fact, that's considered bordeline tacky  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Most European airlines do have the countries flag however. I supp...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next SSC?
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

RE: Next SSC?

Back to the International cooperation theory. Isn't that how every commercial airplane is built nowdays? Boeings are not built wholy in the US, and Airbuses are not built wholy in France. Different companies with different technologies, all around the World need to come together to build an airplane...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today
Replies: 25
Views: 4790

RE: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today

You're right. Details, details  Smile/happy/getting dizzy That Branson guy really is sneaky.

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today
Replies: 25
Views: 4790

RE: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today

Well, the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> add is wrong in its disclaimer: <B>"Virgin Atlantic Airways is not affiliated with Concorde nor associated with any airline or company that has owned and operated Concorde."</B> Uh, hello. Isn't Virgin Atlantic partly o...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Live On TV Now
Replies: 92
Views: 10157

RE: Concorde Live On TV Now

I wouldn't say it's a great day in aviation history. More like a very sad day in aviation history. A step backwards almost, if you will. A lateral move at best  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2945

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

B2707SST, yes, supersonic overflight of the US was banned long before Concorde ever flew, but they had to know during the design and production phases that there would be a sonic boom.

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2945

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

Just yesterday CNBC had the CEO of, I think it was NetJets, on the air. They claimed that their growth this year was upwards of 150%. The economy might be bad but that's just for us regular folk  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> There is a lot of money ...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2945

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

Captaingomes, yes, Europe also prohibits supersonic flight but that came after the precedent set by the US. Fact is, Boeing was too deep in the 747 program and couldn't afford to build a competitor to the Concorde. So the US government prohibited overflight in the US by the Concorde. Today, prohibit...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IFE: Really That Important?
Replies: 49
Views: 4691

RE: IFE: Really That Important?

I've flown <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> over a dozen times. Still not worth the IFE. Especially if you're the kind who likes to sleep on long overnight flights like me, and you have to put up with the person next to you laughing and jerking around while playing the freekin' Ninte...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2945

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

I think we'll see them sooner than anyone expected. The market is primed for it. Mainly, all the airport hassles that make people waste more time than ever on regular flights. The sales of corporate jets have skyrocketed since 9/11. As ThirtyEcho mentioned, the Citation X can already touch the super...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transfer At IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

RE: Transfer At IAD

I've done <acronym title="Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany">MUC</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acr...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Had To Have Been A Controversial Idea...
Replies: 17
Views: 4832

RE: This Had To Have Been A Controversial Idea...

Why all that. Just have Boeing build a commerical supersonic airplane, and we'll see whether it's allowed to fly over US cities or not. Well... they'll still need someone to buy it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?
Replies: 99
Views: 15936

RE: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?

Ironically there has been a very recent incident where an A330 lost both engines over the Atlantic (Air Transat), and landed safely. Luckily they were very close to the Azores. I can't remember a recent inicident where a 4 engine airplane has lost 2 engines. My point is, there are other factores bes...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?
Replies: 99
Views: 15936

RE: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?

Some posters here are saying that 2 engines are more efficient than 4. I always thought it was the other way around because a twin's burn rate is much higher than a quad. At least that's what I've read in the past. So what is it, really?

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