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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 8337

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

The disparity in passenger experience described up-thread I think would be a non-issue, especially for US originating travelers. For US originating travelers maybe, but for European travelers I guarantee you this will be an issue. You're clearly underestimating it. One might wonder how Europeans ma...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16559

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

TWA772LR wrote:
SWA is going to need a smaller capacity plane eventually.


Why? The “they’ll run out of new markets” fallacy?

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16559

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Southwest flies many small capacity routes. A 737-700 is still on the big side for St Louis to Tulsa or Boston to Columbus or Boise to Sacramento. Southwest goes after point to point markets and fills the rest of the plane with lower yielding one stop routes (such as filling up Boston to Columbus f...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16559

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Because they realised the economics of the 737-8 /800 series is way better then the mini -7 /700 model. But they can't openly admit that, because they are the largest operator of the 737-700. Thats totally unfounded. The 737-700 made perfect sense when WN ordered them because WN had one of the lowe...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 27152

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Eventually, the Chinese will be able to mass product airliners, but it is going to take decades...and even longer until they can be considered on par with Boeing and Airbus. I get the conventional wisdom, but it is not a given that the Chinese aerospace industry will ever meet success. History is l...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 74727

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

What would happen if Airbus would just break a US patent which is not legally valid in Europe? No one can sue them in Europe, but can there be other sanctions by the US government? Airbus operates a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary. Any litigation in the U.S. against Airbus would name this subsidiary a...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 14793

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

LH748 wrote:
It's so sad when religion does not only affect the people that want to follow it but interferes with the lives of others.


I didn’t get my talking points memo today so help me out. Are we accommodating a minority because that’s the right thing to do in a diverse society or no?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13802

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

kimimm19 wrote:
America is not willing to invest in public transport services in comparison to pretty much everywhere else in the world. It's just how it is.


Myth.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 6136

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

If you're talking non-stop anti-podal flights, then NRT-GRU and NRT-RIO are about the longest you'll ever see someday.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8472

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Any thoughts on Lufthansa trying to create an empire of airlines in Europe? ...have more thoughts about you not understanding the meaning of the word "monopolize." ;) While that does tend to be rather common on this site-- when you have multiple competitors in a marketplace, at least two ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 192
Views: 40788

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

If people want to emphasize the 787 is deep in the red, ok. But also mention how Boeing has very little external debt. At this point, these costs are future tax breaks for R&D already spent. There is no cash here per se. While bad, the 787 has more chance of breaking even than the A380. Lightsa...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5831

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

Bricktop wrote:
Planeflyer wrote:
I had an excellent accounting professor who distilled the discipline to three words; get the cash.

One of mine said “it’s all about the cash flow, or as the French say ‘le cache fleau’”

Or as Rod Tidwell would say: “Show me the money!”


I'll add another: You can't buy a beer with profit.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 6294

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

This might give an impression: https://thepointsguy.com/2017/11/first-look-aa-boeing-737-max-8/ Yep, not a good one: AvGeek-wise, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is a wonder. Passenger-wise, the American Airlines 737 MAX 8 is a horror. AA installed premium economy seats as first class seats and thin and flims...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The wealthy stashing money and retirement
Replies: 82
Views: 4257

Re: The wealthy stashing money and retirement

The bulk of Americans in the top 1-2% of net worth are not lugubrious Wall Street bankers, professional athletes, or movie stars. Someone has no idea what lugubrious means. Sure. Wall Street bankers are known for being happy people. Run with that. This is how the wealthy stay wealthy. We also shop ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The wealthy stashing money and retirement
Replies: 82
Views: 4257

Re: The wealthy stashing money and retirement

Now, back to my original ponderings. Is someone, say in their 60s, with a couple of million in the bank be considered wealthy? Or are they just barely prepared for retirement? Would it not make sense to use every trick available to maximise their returns? There is no definitive threshold for "...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has the success of the A321 and 739 only been recent?
Replies: 16
Views: 5735

Re: Why has the success of the A321 and 739 only been recent?

Two words : replacement cycle. Airlines don't replace aircraft simply because there's a better model out there. That's also the biggest factor in the slow sales of the 330neo. Once those -300s ordered 2005-2010 start nearing replacement, expect sales to spike. It is not just a replacement cycle. Ch...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 3388

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

On the face of it, what law was broken? There is no mention of money in the article, just voluntary requests for information. Enticing him to Belgium for arrest is going to piss off the Chinese to no end but clever. The Economic Espionage Act of 1996. This was a conspiracy to obtain proprietary and...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 3642

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

Hence your infatuation with authoritarian governments who can kill, jail, and bulldoze those in their way. Your mask slipped. :roll: Like I said, no use. We know the use of these global warming topics you are so found of creating: so you can feel smug when people agree with you and superior when th...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 3642

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45775309 Can we please act now, instead of just waiting and we have a catastrophe on our hands? No. We've heard this Armageddon nonsense countless times. Life will be predictably fine in 12 years and doomsday will just shift out another decade. You remin...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 3642

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C states that the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C. Staying below 1.5C will require "rapid, ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 40443

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

We are at a point where Kavanaugh's life is changing. There are too many cess phones with cameras every where so he can't revert to his old games after a few beers. He probably needs to join AA, but he can't even do that. The guy is considered to be a VSO (Violent Sex Offender) and that is always g...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 40443

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Not true, their job is to uphold the constitution as interpreted, over the years interpretations change, laws change, as we can find even in this thread, give two people with two different view points the same text hey can come up with two totally different interpretations of that text. Nope. The e...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 8429

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

SuperTwin wrote:
An idiot like this should be dealt with harshly. A precedent-setting consequence fit for such an act is a key consideration for all interested parties looking to head off more of the same.


It's okay, he's a limo driver.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 447539

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

if the peak of the meet points into the fuselage you need a tension member if the peak of the meet points out of the fuselage ( like in that flat oval envisoned ) you need a compression member connecting the junctions. I'm not seeing where this compression member exists. Can you draw a Free Body Di...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 447539

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

if the peak of the meet points into the fuselage you need a tension member if the peak of the meet points out of the fuselage ( like in that flat oval envisoned ) you need a compression member connecting the junctions. I'm not seeing where this compression member exists. Can you draw a Free Body Di...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 447539

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

if the peak of the meet points into the fuselage you need a tension member if the peak of the meet points out of the fuselage ( like in that flat oval envisoned ) you need a compression member connecting the junctions. I'm not seeing where this compression member exists. Can you draw a Free Body Di...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe

AFAIK, the EU legacies are not as constrained by scope clauses and many regionals already operate the E-195. So what gives? Are they abandoning anything smaller than an A320? Will "regional" flying come to an end in europe? Scope is not the issue. In Europe both the train and bus offer re...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 447539

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

" .. One solution is to insert vertical rods inside the tube, adding strength but not too much weight. .." That would partition the hold into symmetric halves. LD3-45 would not fit at all. IMU you are stuck with a "floor beams in compression" solution. ( if that actually is a vi...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet

I think the airlines are playing a dangerous game, though. Long-haul First Class has either vanished or become a niche product as a result of airlines improving their Business Class products to be virtually indistinguishable from (or better than) the First Class of years past, while Premium Economy...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 26162

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

I was just referring to how many times the Air India pilot had to ask the controller for the KSFW weather. Here's the painful exchange: AIC101 - And uh approach Air India 101 request weather for Stewart Airport KJFK - Oh so you are ready for approach now? AIC101: Negative sir request weather for Ste...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 26162

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Respect out to the Air India flight crew for managing fatigue and stress so well. Being tired after 14 hours in the air, soupy, 400-foot ceiling weather conditions throughout the region, and not enough fuel to hold extensively while working the problem forced them to make decisions fast while they ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 vs 777-200ER
Replies: 5
Views: 2926

Re: A350-1000 vs 777-200ER

Ummm... 77E was kicked out of the market by the high MTOW A333 then 789. Wasn't 77E kicked out by 77L and 77W? Isn't A333, even the high MTOW one\, has less range than 77E? I find the latter argument much more convincing. Boeing had no reason to make competitive 772ER bids when they could fill the ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17734

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Deep Ellum has always been a draw in Dallas but has had a recent renaissance and is better than ever. Great entertainment, dining, and drinking neighborhood full of charming old buildings and shops. There’s a youth hostel there and from their reviews, it seems most of the guests come from Europe an...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17734

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Serious question, how many people from France travel to the DFW area, or might connect through DFW? The way I see it, the travel will be more lopsided the opposite way, with US based tourists traveling to Paris rather than European based tourists traveling to DFW. I assume most European travelers c...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 15190

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

So what do you think this actually means? Do you think the 737NG was certified to 1960s evacuation standards? I think he is just trying to criticize the 737. Qualification based on similarity is a perfectly viable certification method. That, or may be, when an airplane stands higher on the ground, ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 15190

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

Originally I had thought the new 737-10 landing gear would be stretched permanently, when on the ground. It would trash all (grand-grandfathered) evacuation certifications that are a major helper in staying competitive. So what do you think this actually means? Do you think the 737NG was certified ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have autism and need some help.
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: I have autism and need some help.

So I wanted to seek help about something. I am 24 and have Aspergers, a high functioning form of autism, and I have struggled over the years to find a date. I always put myself out there by communicating in person at social events, as well as using dating sites and Tinder, but I've not been success...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 10132

Re: Mariner has passed away

Very sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family. Godspeed, Mariner.

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15729

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

I think it will take either the threat of a new competitor, or an unexpected breakthrough technology, to push Airbus or Boeing to a new NB in the foreseeable future. Even that might not be enough. 90% of 737s were ordered after Airbus launched the A320 and 55% were ordered after Bombardier launched...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 294904

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

And someone starts labelling the passengers of those flights as "not really caring about the environment". Gonna go out on (not much of) a limb, and say that the percentage of people who ACTUALLY care about such thing, versus just giving lip-service to it, is minuscule to the point of utt...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15729

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Boeing was able to offer the MAX 10 with a minor landing gear modification. I'd put the "minor change" to the question. It is a major change, no parts stay the same the number of essential linkages exploded. I would consider it a minor change because it is self-contained to the MLG strut ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15729

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Along similar lines, I was flying on a 737-500 recently and couldn't help but wonder how parts were supplied to keep it airworthy. Are all parts used? Are some parts still available in new condition because they are identical to the parts used in the newer versions of the plane, resulting in a mix ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4541

Re: The ecological point of view

mchei wrote:
Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel? Does this matter for your travel plans? Do you take this into account when choosing your flight itinerary?


No, no, and no.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15729

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Yea, eventually a highly modified design reaches the end of its usefulness. A new gear is required and a new wing to make a tremendous progress. The design will see weight reduction PIPS (high lithium aluminum will creep into more parts, 3D-printed parts to reduce cost and weight), The engines were...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 22787

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

How is the innovative lever that retracts the inner cylinder on retraction any different from the same mechanism on the A330? It must be different or it would not be innovative. Or have they changed it slightly to get around a patent? Simply designing a new mechanism does not necessarily qualify as...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 107096

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

With the serious complexity of sims nowadays, he probably could. Pilots love to think it could never happen and that sims aren’t the same, which they aren’t, but procedurally anyways, they are now the exact same. Only difference being one is real and one is not. But, I sincerely hope this does not ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 1746

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I think lawn fertilizer / weed killer is bad stuff. When I spray it, I still taste it for three days afterward. It can't be good. How are you applying those products in a way that results in you tasting any amount? :eyepopping: Use the right spreaders, sprayers, and wear PPE. That's just common sen...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts
Replies: 24
Views: 3714

Re: Will DL order Boeing aircraft in the future?

But seriously, Delta and Boeing are corporations. They may be run by humans, but I think the collective mind (versus the individual) easily overcomes grudges. Even if Boeing and Delta management retain their grudges, managements change. There will be future leadership at both firms who won't care o...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 2639

Re: The correct dog breed

Whatever breed at the shelter needs a home. They're all good dogs.

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