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by Grizzly410
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 255
Views: 29515

Re: Website is over-moderated

Well, now the mods are deleting threads as a preventive measure. Brexit thread XII was deleted for what? I mean something quite substantial came up and we are not allowed to debate it at all. I presented the facts, with all the necessary links for people to form their own opinion and yes, I did pre...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 23879

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Given the quietness of the Flight Test fleet these days I'd think it's job done. We'll see. Adsbexchange shows lots of EC-400 flights from Toulouse in the recent months, often low level in the Pyrenees or Massif Central. By "these days" I meant very recently, in 2021. EC-400 was indeed he...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Give us back the Brexit thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3601

Re: Give us back the Brexit thread

Unfortunately its not the first time we have had to lock down certain topics for a period of time. I think we went almost 2 years without a DTW related thread in civil aviation. I do think the Brexit topic, while important does need a "cooling off" period, and Unfortunately there isn't a ...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 23879

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

I mean that Airbus could design side doors with similar aerodynamic properties as the C17. For example the fuselage shape near the doors. The C17 has some interesting curves where the side doors are located compared to lets say a C130. :innocent: For me they all have PTD located above the rear of t...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Give us back the Brexit thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3601

Give us back the Brexit thread

Last week moderators had to close the Brexit thread . A thread running for 5 years in non-av. Submitted to a lot of tensions, emotions and strong opinions: Through so much milestones and high and low times, the thread posters managed to deliver a healthy number of pertinent analysis. A great thread....

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 23879

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Naturally there were some teething issues and after a few fatalities some changes were made, typically how things happen in the Army. :wideeyed: It was found that very light females did not have the body weight to actually deploy their parachutes and also the timing sequence had to be changed for r...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I have found it quite amusing to read all the UK bashing since the end of the transition, what is happening know is quite what I expected and have said that it would in past posts within these hollowed threads on Brexit that there will be disruptions until people become more aware on the new operat...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I have found it quite amusing to read all the UK bashing since the end of the transition, what is happening know is quite what I expected and have said that it would in past posts within these hollowed threads on Brexit that there will be disruptions until people become more aware on the new operat...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 104494

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

But someone at the EU forgot, by honest error I am sure, to black out everything Yup, masterclass move. Three bands - "Hey whole world, have a look by yourself" - "Hey AZ, I hold you under control" I know how to play dirty - Boris, stay away please. Unless you don't mind showing...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 104494

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

olle wrote:
It seems like there is a list of countries that EU will export to but UK is not on that list


Don't worry, the EU ambassador will be summoned in n10 to clear this issue.

Oh, wait.....

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by Grizzly410
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Tony Connely podcast yesterday contain a very interesting interview with Michel Barnier. https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2021/0122/1191520-podcast-brexit-republic-frankly-speaking/ He has a book planned for April about the brexit negotiations !! :cheerful: When asked about the first consequences, wit...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I know that as an EU citizen I can step into any of the 27 member states' embassy anywhere and be offered assistance, is "Europa House" in London also an embassy like that ? We can do that ??? As long as there's no embassy from your country on that particular place you will be afforded &q...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Aesma wrote:
I know that as an EU citizen I can step into any of the 27 member states' embassy anywhere and be offered assistance, is "Europa House" in London also an embassy like that ?


We can do that ???

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I do find it a little ironic that Fishermen - who believed most enthusiastically the lies that Farage, Johnson etc sold them and advocated for an extreme brexit because of it - are currently the loudest critics of how things have turned out. Other business becoming vocal : touring artists. They sig...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I do find it a little ironic that Fishermen - who believed most enthusiastically the lies that Farage, Johnson etc sold them and advocated for an extreme brexit because of it - are currently the loudest critics of how things have turned out. Other business becoming vocal : touring artists. They sig...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Impeachment of Donald J. Trump 1/13/2020
Replies: 104
Views: 6189

Re: 2nd Impeachment of Donald J. Trump 1/13/2020

IRC with all democrats senators on board, 17 republicans are needed to convict Trump.

What are the odds it actually happens ? Should be far from neglieable.

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by Grizzly410
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 17502

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

Suppose some nation wanted to buy a good sized fleet of C2s. Any guess what the production rate could be, and what they might cost? It seems unreasonable that a c2 could cost about $136M, which is about half an A400! I also wonder if Japan would sell to nations like India or Saudi Arabia or Indones...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 66118

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Dear US of America, I have to say it was shocking. In a way because of picture like the confederate flag carried casualy inside Capitole. Also for the hugely symbolics efffets such an attack have on my limited vision of what are the USA. Aftermath is nothing to compare but my first impression when i...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://news.sky.com/story/boe-governor-brexit-job-exodus-substantially-less-than-predicted-12180684?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of the doom stories and predicitions from our resident experts exposed as nonsense. And our resident experts of Brexit all their perceived unicorn...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 37178

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I fully expect the future relationship/trade deal etc with the UK to actually be one of the first things a newly-independent Scotland sorts out as it will be massively disruptive for both sides if there is no agreement. About 60% or so of Scotland’s trade is with the rest of the UK and people cross...

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by Grizzly410
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 2041

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

Derico : another example that comes to mind, from football too, is Griezmann in blackface. He was disguised as a basketball player he liked, so clearly he did it as an hommage. Yet he faced a huge international backlash and had to apologize. The thing is, in France we don't know about this "bl...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 5380

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

I must be too much "first world" and not knowledgable enough but I have a hard time to get the logic of buying P-3. Those P-3 ? Last aircraft produced 30 years ago ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-3_Orion When you consider a long term vision, the maintenance and everything I fin...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 5380

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

if Vietnam can get weaponized C-295? Or can VN acquire the "clean" dimilitarilized P-3C and then re-weaponized that by themselves, I believe ITAR regulation is such that if they buy a non-weaponized P-3, they would have to keep it so. Otherwise they will run afoul of any purchase agreemen...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Well they have had years to debate and scrutinise it and the final deal is not that hard to understand even for those with half a brain. The EU released the full document to the public days ago. If the British politicians on both sides cant knuckle down and read 1200 odd pages in a few days then th...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Scotland's government made the calculation and the net result is a LOSS! https://www.thenational.scot/news/18974054.brexit-trade-deal-will-lead-less-quota-scotlands-fishing-industry/ Seems even ordinary fishermen -once very much pro-brexit because of all the promises made to them- are now left behi...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Tend to feel that Parliament being required to scrutinise and debate a 1,200 page agreement at this pace is worrying. What is Boris hiding in the small print?. Well they have had years to debate and scrutinise it and the final deal is not that hard to understand even for those with half a brain. Th...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?
Replies: 91
Views: 5380

Re: Vietnam Air Force in the future: Su-22 replacement, P-3 Orion, AEW&C and some more C-295?

Now have a look at the key fleet of VNPAF: Su-22: 34x Su-27P/SK/UBK: 11x Su-30MK2V: 35x (1 crashed) ======================== CASA/Airbus C-295: 3x CASA NC212i: 3x Antonov An-26: 30x, all grounded ========================== Aero L-39 Albatros: 31x Yakovlev Yak-130: 12x on order How do you think abou...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So they are not a burden on the Spanish system , they own properties and pay local taxes. They contribute to the local economy. EHIC is for those on short term holidays / stays . They are a burden in the sense that Brits were notoriously known to not register as resident in Spain (empadronamiento),...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

How exactly does the EU have trade with the rest of the world, which does not follow or fall under the ECHR? For example I do believe the EU does have extensive trade with China? Doesn't that mean the ECHR is toothless as a "requirement" for trade? Tugg You realize we are discussing the t...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

It’s only a summary so its quite literally open to interpretation. I’m not sure how it works either UKGov is saying w control the waters but where does the quotas actually come from? Is it existing CFP quota for overall catch or is it that the UK decision for catch year in year out and the quota ba...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

125. The Agreement provides for a significant uplift in quota for UK fishers, equal to 25% of the value the EU catch in UK waters. This is worth £146m for the UK fleet phased in over five years. It ends the dependence of the UK fleet on the unfair ‘relative stability’ mechanism enshrined in the EU’...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So the cost of food imports from the EU to the UK will not rise due to tariffs? And vice versa? Suits me fine. Provided there's a FTA signed soon, there will be no tariffs. But the total price paid for food is the food price itself + transportation cost + potential tariffs. The food price in itself...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Looks like someone’s unable to process the truth.... Please tell me how this a lie? well... either you are lying, or your government is lying when they stated it has nothing to do with Brexit. Really tough to chose between the two. best regards Thomas Yeah they’re just saying that as part of the ne...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21812

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Seems that Gibraltar will become part of the Schengen area with EU customs officials controlling the border. This means that Gibraltar is moving away from the UK. I wonder if anyone in the UK will care (then again, I doubt that this will be reported in the Express as this goes against any benefit o...

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by Grizzly410
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

What will be next for these people to be angry about? Point being, if society does not invest in these people. The anger stays and will be directed to something else, another charlatan will direct it. James O'Brien made this point recently during one of its monologue. Not only the charlatan will sh...

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by Grizzly410
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

My understanding is those payments are things we have already committed to. Sure we could tear up these agreements. However, that would only underline that the UK are unreliable partners in ANY agreement. Not a good position when we are trying to reach new agreements with Non EU countries. Whilst w...

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by Grizzly410
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

seahawk wrote:
Or why do you wait for an offer, if the alternative is wonderful?


And why no commemorative coin this time round ???

It's like none really want to own this fantastic result. Why is that ?

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by Grizzly410
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Says it ALL
"And so he has decided that, rather than face the possibility of tariffs and barriers being imposed in future, he will choose the certainty of tariffs and barriers in three weeks’ time."

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by Grizzly410
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 18974

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

Including the Belgium MSN109 this year saw 10 aircraft delivered, I wonder why Ioannis Papachristofilou mention a target of 8. Apart that, the usual "conversations with many interested customers" and India for C295.... :yawn: Technical point of view, certif for low-level IMC will be quite ...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The main issue remaining however is the ratchet clause as it is called by the UK which would force one side to step up its standards too if the other one does so: this goes well beyond the non-regression agreed to in the Political Declaration on the future agreement which accompanied the WA, but it...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The main issue remaining however is the ratchet clause as it is called by the UK which would force one side to step up its standards too if the other one does so: this goes well beyond the non-regression agreed to in the Political Declaration on the future agreement which accompanied the WA, but it...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED
Replies: 36
Views: 4152

Re: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED

viewtopic.php?t=1409013


OMG the Turkey one.... :faint:
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Sokes wrote:
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1439303

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OMG the Turkey one.... :faint:

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by Grizzly410
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 12742

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

Question: Is the PWC engine, which of course if produced, likely would come from Canada, really subject to export limits from the US? Also, wouldn’t Pratt be willing to consider, plausibly, a production line in the EU? It’s not a question of production site but about content. A little subsystem, a ...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 12742

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

Question: Is the PWC engine, which of course if produced, likely would come from Canada, really subject to export limits from the US? Also, wouldn’t Pratt be willing to consider, plausibly, a production line in the EU? It’s not a question of production site but about content. A little subsystem, a ...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 12742

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

France will avoid US export rules deciding who it can or can´t be exported to. While I agree it would be a good idea for European military program to be free from US export control, producing a military aircraft without ITAR contain would go far beyond the engine choice.. in deed.. but if you chose...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 12742

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

But not with the A400 engine. Update the CASA with the PWC Next Generation Regional Turboprop and it should be just fine. France will avoid US export rules deciding who it can or can´t be exported to. While I agree it would be a good idea for European military program to be free from US export cont...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 12742

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

Somehow such move would make sense for Airbus Defense&Space, the C-295 platform is getting old (nicely overhauled for the Canadian FWSAR though), there is a LOT of lesson learnt from the A400M that could benefit such a new program [in aspects like conceptual phase, worksharing, supply chain, des...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 18974

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

From the KC-390 thread where this discussion was off topic. Suppliers are desperate to end the losses; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-denel-airbus/south-africas-denel-aims-to-end-airbus-a400m-work-within-18-months-idUSKCN1RT1SR That's not "suppliers" but a single company in cri...

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by Grizzly410
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

There is no "give in" unless we finish crossing our LPF or governance red lines, we'll find out soon enough. And IMO for others nation even creating a precedent isn't a problem. I don't expect another nation pushing a brinkmanship strategy to such a critical point :faint: (in the middle o...

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by Grizzly410
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 182371

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Yeah, we know were Labour would have us end up, remaining in the EU. Labour ran a campaign of not leaving without a deal and to renegotiate the Johnson deal, which would have meant another extension. And would have hobbled the UK ability to get a good deal, and then a referenda on the new deal or r...

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