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by Pacific
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can't Boeing Rebuild The 757?
Replies: 25
Views: 12658

RE: Can't Boeing Rebuild The 757?

This is like telling Boeing to restart <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 production to compete with the A350, instead of going with the 787. The 757 is not competitive, too heavy, too thirsty and shorter and more expensive overhaul intervals compared to aircraft of today which are 30 y...

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by Pacific
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/speedbored" class="quote" target="_blank">speedbored</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>It shows average adult passenger wei...

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by Pacific
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Roseflyer</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> In part 1, ...

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by Pacific
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft - Part 2
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft - Part 2

Let's go through several possible scenarios. According to the marketing payload-range chart, the A321LR will have 18,500-19,000kg of payload available at max fuel. This means zero freight at 206 (206 x 90kg = 18,540kg) passengers, and if you cram the aircraft up to the limit of 240 passengers (240 x...

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by Pacific
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft
Replies: 226
Views: 43545

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft

In a previous thread, it was said that the ACTs could be installed or removed overnight. Cargo hold volume therefore is not a concern. Also in previous threads, the A321LR comes with a slight OEW penalty to support the increased MTOW. This is where it matters. Will airlines tolerate a slightly heavi...

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by Pacific
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft
Replies: 226
Views: 43545

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyglobal" class="quote" target="_blank">flyglobal</a> (<a href="#186" class="quote">Reply 186</a>):<br/><i> The Staff isn't counting.</i></font...

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by Pacific
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft
Replies: 226
Views: 43545

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Roseflyer</a> (<a href="#181" class="quote">Reply 181</a>):<br/><i>When the tanks are full, useable pay...

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by Pacific
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft
Replies: 226
Views: 43545

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft

*If* Boeing entered this market, it may end up with market saturation much like the L1011 vs DC-10. Their best option right now may indeed be "do nothing" as Airbus has the advantage with the A321LR being a low-cost derivative. Unless an all-new design would totally blow the A321 out of the water an...

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by Pacific
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft
Replies: 226
Views: 43545

RE: Airbus Launches A321LR Aircraft

4,000nm range with 206 pax? That's a good increase from 3,900nm with 165 pax! Does this mean 4,200nm with 165 pax? I'm guessing that it will make 3,600nm great circle routes viable in a TATL seating configuration. <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</ac...

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by Pacific
Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE Orders 4 A330-800neo + Plans LAX ORD YVR
Replies: 35
Views: 19239

RE: GE Orders 4 A330-800neo + Plans LAX ORD YVR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aertviation" class="quote" target="_blank">aertviation</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Comparing the three alliances, One...

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by Pacific
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE Orders 4 A330-800neo + Plans LAX ORD YVR
Replies: 35
Views: 19239

RE: GE Orders 4 A330-800neo + Plans LAX ORD YVR

How does <acronym title="Taoyuan (Taipei) - Taiwan International (Chiang Kai Shek) (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> compare with <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH...

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by Pacific
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200ER Becoming Obsolete
Replies: 130
Views: 33475

RE: Boeing 777-200ER Becoming Obsolete

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i> Why the A330 was the "right" airplane for a...

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by Pacific
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200ER Becoming Obsolete
Replies: 130
Views: 33475

RE: Boeing 777-200ER Becoming Obsolete

The A330-300 has grown from a 7 hour aircraft to a 10-11 hour aircraft. This means the 77E only shows its advantage on 10-15 hour sectors. However, the 77W also shines in this segment at a similar operating cost, thus the 77E got squeezed from both above and below. Not all airlines need a 15-hour, 3...

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by Pacific
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Extravagant State Aircraft In Poor Countries
Replies: 21
Views: 7967

RE: Extravagant State Aircraft In Poor Countries

There is an extravagant state aircraft that I know of, but it isn't based in the Americas. It has 4 engines, is painted a pretty shade of blue, and is owned by some country in Africa.

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by Pacific
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Is "evaluating" A321neo LR
Replies: 107
Views: 21516

RE: Jetblue Is "evaluating" A321neo LR

Just something I've found out but never read on A.net. The 737-900ER also has the option of 2x Aux tanks. The 3,235nm range quoted by Boeing includes these. Basically, the A321 and 739 is even when it comes to sacrificing hold space.

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is An Airbus A322 Possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 13070

Is An Airbus A322 Possible?

With the enhancements of the A321NeoLR, is an A322 possible? Many moons ago, Keesje dreamt of this. With a MTOW of 97t and 35k thrust, will it be enough to support a stretch of 2 rows of seats? This will take the sardine can capacity to the magic 250 seats for LCCs. A range of 3,200nm perhaps. I'm n...

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL And The 787-8
Replies: 106
Views: 17114

RE: DL And The 787-8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Deltal1011man" class="quote" target="_blank">Deltal1011man</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i> okay? Delta has routes that f...

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL And The 787-8
Replies: 106
Views: 17114

RE: DL And The 787-8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Deltal1011man" class="quote" target="_blank">Deltal1011man</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>for one the 777LR can't be rep...

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Delta Orders A330neo, A350 Aircraft
Replies: 324
Views: 48244

RE: Leeham: Delta Orders A330neo, A350 Aircraft

I cannot dig it up but I do recall on A.net almost 8 years ago that Northwest Airlines released an interesting statement as to why they went for the A330 instead of the 777 to replace their DC-10s. They split the A330s, -200 for TPAC, -300 for TATL, and said tha tthe 777 was too much metal for their...

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by Pacific
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irkut MC-21 First Flight Slated For April 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

RE: Irkut MC-21 First Flight Slated For April 2016

This wider cabin is an interesting development, because Boeing is pursuing the opposite strategy - narrower seats and aisles than the competition with the 777 and 787 to reduce cost per seat. The 737 has a cabin width of 3.53m. In theory, a 6-abreast seating with a 3.42m cabin (Avro <acronym title="...

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ConViasa Taking A340s
Replies: 21
Views: 7970

RE: ConViasa Taking A340s

They seem to be taking 2x A340-313s. The A340-200 with cn31 is the one that was meant to be scrapped last year but it seems it's back in service after storage, as per the remark.

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by Pacific
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 3
Replies: 167
Views: 25436

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sunrisevalley" class="quote" target="_blank">sunrisevalley</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>It would be more accurate to c...

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by Pacific
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 3
Replies: 167
Views: 25436

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Boeing717200" class="quote" target="_blank">Boeing717200</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>I'll bet you think a fully loade...

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by Pacific
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 3
Replies: 167
Views: 25436

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 3

As per the original thread starter: <a href="http://leehamnews.com/2014/10/21/exclusive-airbus-launches-a321neolr-long-range-to-replace-757-200w/" target="_blank">http://leehamnews.com/2014/10/21/exc...lr-long-range-to-replace-757-200w/</a> Kiran Rao, EVP sales and marketing for Airbus, confirmed th...

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by Pacific
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 39617

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2

Some *very rough* approximations for a domestic USA 2,000nm mission. If an A321NeoLR needs 25.5t of fuel for 4,000nm, it will need 12.5t for 2,000nm. 190 pax + crew = 19t payload. Let's add 2t of fish <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15...

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by Pacific
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 39617

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B777LRF" class="quote" target="_blank">B777LRF</a> (<a href="#143" class="quote">Reply 143</a>):<br/><i>An AKH (LD3-45) container holds around 3...

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by Pacific
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 39617

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2

I'd like to keep talking about the fish too! How many passengers' bags can a LD3-45W carry? How many tonnes of freight does a LD3-45W carry? Or how many tonnes of fish? <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Once ...

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by Pacific
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 39617

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/astuteman" class="quote" target="_blank">astuteman</a> (<a href="#120" class="quote">Reply 120</a>):<br/><i>Happy to be challenged</i></font></t...

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by Pacific
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 39617

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2

First question now is, how many LD3-45Ws are required to carry the bags of 165 TATL passengers? The A321 will have 7 LD3-45W spaces remaining after installing 3 ACTs. Second question is the payload range. Currently, the A321NEO has 2,500nm of max payload range. Adding 1x <acronym title="Waco - Regio...

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by Pacific
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 39617

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#251" class="quote">Reply 251</a>):<br/><i>I can not see an A32x model doing tran...

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by Pacific
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham
Replies: 253
Views: 54189

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham

Totally missed the different B vs A philosophy in range calculation in the original article. D'oh.  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/banghead.gif" width="25" height="20" border="0"/>  This is going to be one heck of an aircraft. Interesting h...

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by Pacific
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham
Replies: 253
Views: 54189

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham

So from what I learnt from this thread, the A321NeoLR will have the same nominal range as the <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> 757s (3,900nm) and 200nm short of the PW 757s (4,100nm). I just wonder how much more <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tan...

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by Pacific
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham
Replies: 253
Views: 54189

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham

Wow, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> uses the 757s with lower range? The A321NeoLR's 3,900nm claimed range is the same as the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> birds then! It'll be able to do <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New...

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by Pacific
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham
Replies: 253
Views: 54189

RE: Airbus Launches A321NEOLR To Replace 757 - Leeham

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thenoflyzone" class="quote" target="_blank">thenoflyzone</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i>Just two days ago, two United 75...

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by Pacific
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A330NEO - Part 2
Replies: 206
Views: 40367

RE: Airbus Launches A330NEO - Part 2

As much as I find the A330NEO exciting, I do also have questions. Back in the early 1990s, the McDonnell-Douglas <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 was built. It was essentially a stretch DC-10 with new engines and they stuck winglets onto a 20 year old wing design. It got clobbered to ...

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair DC-10s - A Couple Of Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 12341

RE: Finnair DC-10s - A Couple Of Questions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I guess if you were in F it was awesome serv...

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by Pacific
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking NEWS: Philippine Airlines Is Now CAT 1
Replies: 62
Views: 26085

RE: Breaking NEWS: Philippine Airlines Is Now CAT 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Chicagoflight" class="quote" target="_blank">Chicagoflight</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Manila - Nino...

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by Pacific
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC10s Range
Replies: 36
Views: 11096

RE: Northwest DC10s Range

If 12 hours is a long flight for a D10, what about 13? <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Finnair used a DC-10-30ER to fly it nonstop from <acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL<...

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by Pacific
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Arann To Change It's Name To Stobart Air
Replies: 38
Views: 8888

RE: Aer Arann To Change It's Name To Stobart Air

The BBC thinks Eddie Stobart is a "famous" name.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12925163

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by Pacific
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia To Order More A330s
Replies: 50
Views: 20827

RE: Iberia To Order More A330s

The A330-200 has a mighty max structural payload and can theoretically lift 5000kgs more payload than the bigger A330-300! While there are restrictions on paper, it won't even matter in most real-world cases where planes are not fully loaded with cargo.

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by Pacific
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA, Interisland Flights, And The 717
Replies: 84
Views: 14254

RE: HA, Interisland Flights, And The 717

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/strfyr51" class="quote" target="_blank">strfyr51</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>what engine in <acronym title="Air Nauru...

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by Pacific
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 Engine Surge And Continued Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 15028

RE: EuroAtlantic 767 Engine Surge And Continued Flight

Looks scary...

...but if even the data being sent from the FADEC to the engineers on the ground, as well as PW showed zero anomaly then the decision is understandable if a little scary for the passengers!

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by Pacific
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Orders 4 A330-200
Replies: 26
Views: 16785

RE: AR Orders 4 A330-200

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/motorhussy" class="quote" target="_blank">motorhussy</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>What kind of ETOPS clearance will th...

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by Pacific
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL Be The New King Of A330s?
Replies: 29
Views: 20228

RE: Will DL Be The New King Of A330s?

The "not enough range" for the A330-300 seems to be a credible issue as the 233t version has a max payload range deficit of approx 50-100nm to the 767-400ER, according to the payload-range charts from the respective manufacturers. Interestingly, the 233t A333 flies approx 75nm further in a pax-only ...

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by Pacific
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Orders 4 A330-200
Replies: 26
Views: 16785

RE: AR Orders 4 A330-200

To put it into context, the 242t Variant of the A330-200 has a nominal range of 7,250 nm/13,400 km. This is 100nm further than a MD-11ER and only 10nm shy of the Boeing 747-400.

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by Pacific
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Width Developments
Replies: 51
Views: 9204

RE: Seat Width Developments

My very first flight on a EK777, or any 777 for that matter was back in 2001 as a teenager flying <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acro...

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by Pacific
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Timeline For The A350-1100?
Replies: 275
Views: 35863

Timeline For The A350-1100?

So the "refreshed" 777X is going to have new wings, engines and an Al-Li fuse, and is guaranteed to ruin the business case for a new-build composite aeroplane.

I seem to recall hearing something similar back in 2005.

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by Pacific
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders A330s, A321s Part 2
Replies: 184
Views: 29538

RE: Delta Orders A330s, A321s Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Transpac787" class="quote" target="_blank">Transpac787</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>Besides, just anecdotally if the n...

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by Pacific
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders A330s, A321s Part 2
Replies: 184
Views: 29538

RE: Delta Orders A330s, A321s Part 2

If these A330s are indeed for transpac flights, it's interesting that they went for the -300s. You start with 6100nm spec range and then take away maybe 500 for winter headwinds and maybe another 500 for longer routing, heavier airline configs than specsheet and then you don't fly Great Circle eithe...

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by Pacific
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool Talks 737max Fuel And Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 8895

RE: Motley Fool Talks 737max Fuel And Stuff

The comments section of that site is what intrigued me the most. It really shows the lack of knowledge of some people. Even scarier is that for them to even read, and then post those revisionist history gives the possibility they're already enthusiasts as opposed to the public.

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