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by Daysleeper
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

But of a random request but this is a Sky Sports F1 youtube link. Can someone outside the UK tell me if it's UK only given that its a UK\EU broadcaster? The link is blocked in the Netherlands. My iPad does not have a VPN, so it might work with a VPN. Thanks, That's all I needed to know, its not rea...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

But of a random request but this is a Sky Sports F1 youtube link. Can someone outside the UK tell me if it's UK only given that its a UK\EU broadcaster? Been a few times in this thread where I have wanted to share their content, but am never sure we can all see it so I always end up looking for othe...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

First of all let me just say, “respect” it’s great to see that we can still debate a contention issue here without the tread being locked. Of the many interesting responses a few stand out as they seem to follow a theme, so I think they are worth addressing furthers. First of all. CASM. This is the ...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Mercedes request to review Hamilton Verstappen incident rejected No review, no penalty - Good news for Max, and fair I think personally. Unfortunately that non-decision means it’s perfectly ok to drive a rival 25m off track to avoid being overtaken. The last three races are going to be a proverbial...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Mercedes request to review Hamilton Verstappen incident rejected

No review, no penalty - Good news for Max, and fair I think personally.

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

To what end? There’s really no point There is if you're right, and I am wrong. That's the whole point of these places, well it used to be. I'm an enthusiast, this is a hobby. I'm talking about something I love - but if Im wrong, I'm wrong. Prove me wrong, I will be happy that you did so. **Side not...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

So does that make your above statement correct or incorrect? Nope, it means he is doing the math just the same as I have and realised, perhaps, that there is no point to this aircraft. It can fly a couple dozen more passengers on the same route, but much, much more expensively. YAY! If said passeng...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

To what end? There’s really no point There is if you're right, and I am wrong. That's the whole point of these places, well it used to be. I'm an enthusiast, this is a hobby. I'm talking about something I love - but if Im wrong, I'm wrong. Prove me wrong, I will be happy that you did so. **Side not...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Quoted, is Opus from another thread Nobody will order 777X but Airbus will have enough drive and interest to bring an A350-1100 to market? I die. Yes, I think they would serve similar markets, and if the 77X doesn’t garner more orders I doubt Airbus would bother. The difference is, should, as it lo...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

So does that make your above statement correct or incorrect? Nope, it means he is doing the math just the same as I have and realised, perhaps, that there is no point to this aircraft. It can fly a couple dozen more passengers on the same route, but much, much more expensively. YAY! If said passeng...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I cannot think of a sound reason beyond maximum size per movement that would make an airline choose it over the current widebody options. On current specs it has worse fuel burn per seat than a 789. It appears to have the best aero/engine combination going but it’s got some bad weight issues. Fred ...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 255
Views: 29515

Re: Website is over-moderated

I just wanted to add my 2 Cents to this, after sending a PM to the moderator involved. For the last couple of days, I have been having a conversation about possible changes to EK's order in the civil aviation forum. Well with such a broad subject there were various tangents, and we ended up discuss...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

When the 77X goes into service, it will be the largest airliner currently in production, but it will still be smaller than the A380 and I believe slightly smaller than the 744. There are multiple large trunk routes that do require the capacity of this aircraft and it will not have the airfield and ...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Really not an interesting discussion as the 777X is still two years away from EIS. Until real world performance numbers come out comments made are pure speculation. As the OP is already calling the 777X "the Boeing A380" we clearly know where his bias lies. Personally, I will wait for the...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

What is the 777X USP? What was the A380 USP? If by USP you mean Unique Selling Proposition then for the A380 it was that its bigger, much bigger, and if fitted in a high density layout much more efficient than anything else on the market. For the 77X, I am genuinely not sure. And that is the crux o...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

This is going to go well - since literally any thread relating to the 777X or XF has the same "debate." I thought the exact same. But the mod's locked the thread as it was off-topic. So what can you do? Although rather a contentious subject, it is interesting. And certainly worth discussi...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50723

777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380 First this me preface this thread by explaining why I started it. In a thread discussing Tim Clarks comments regarding a potential change to their orders, I became involved in a discussion relating to the 77X and how it will fit within the av...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZquZxUHtC0 has detailed analysis from F1 TV: "Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer casts his watchful eye over Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton's Lap 48 fight for the lead at Interlagos." At the 2 minute mark, Palmer makes the point VER not only pushed HAM wide...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 255
Views: 29515

Re: Website is over-moderated

I just wanted to add my 2 Cents to this, after sending a PM to the moderator involved. For the last couple of days, I have been having a conversation about possible changes to EK's order in the civil aviation forum. Well with such a broad subject there were various tangents, and we ended up discussi...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

Your premise linked the two. Yes, as I believe Airbus launched the A380 as a 747 replacement, but by the time it was developed the industry had decided that the 777 was a better, more efficient option to replace the 747. So with the exception of highly congested routes, or in the case of EK extreme...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

When the 77W was in certification there was little excitement around it and sales were certainly not hot. A few years after EIS, the 77W got a burst of orders, because the actual performance was better than anticipated. Several more years later, the 77W got another burst of new orders that were qui...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

I think they are quite different situations. Airbus had a clean sheet, had the chance to pick exactly where to place the airplane in the market, and got it wrong. They figured they could sell a plane that's like a A319's worth of passengers bigger than any contemporary (744, 773, A346) as the initi...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

Nobody will order 777X but Airbus will have enough drive and interest to bring an A350-1100 to market? I die. Yes, I think they would serve similar markets, and if the 77X doesn’t garner more orders I doubt Airbus would bother. The difference is, should, as it looks like they are already are produc...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

The a380 did not have this many orders at this point in its lifespan. With the 787-9 and 359 there is no aircraft larger than those two that will fly off the shelves. That’s just the way the market is. For the 777X I see maybe 400-450 passenger sales. Freighter can be north of 200 IMO over its life...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

The a380 did not have this many orders at this point in its lifespan. With the 787-9 and 359 there is no aircraft larger than those two that will fly off the shelves. That’s just the way the market is. For the 777X I see maybe 400-450 passenger sales. Freighter can be north of 200 IMO over its life...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

But I do see how your messaging is slowly shifting towards EK doesn’t actually like or want the 777X but has no choice but to take them. Clark says so.. https://simpleflying.com/emirates-boeing-777-9-vital/ Clark says: “I think the bigger the better. I think the 777-9 is the only place we can go on...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

I think Tim Clark (& the sjeiks) want a dual source purchase policy and realized the impact of another 777x order modification could have on Boeing in its current state and decided to stay low for now. When they cancelled their large A350 order years ago, they knew Airbus could handle it. While...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This misses the point IMO. It isn't cut and dried at all. How was the gap measured? With a ruler? A tape measure? You have to have some pretty fancy kit, and an experienced operator to measure reliably and predictably to 0.2mm That sort of accuracy would have to be normalised against temperature an...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site\Server Issues Today?
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Site\Server Issues Today?

On several occasions today I have received a "Server Error - Try again in 30 seconds" message, which isn't all that uncommon. But for the last hour or so today I have been getting a 404 when trying to access any part of the site which I have never seen before. Is there planned maintenance ...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

There does appear to be a slight release of the steering at 14s (about 20 degrees of lock) but the issue is that if he’s trying to make the corner (which he should be) then why has he got his foot in again before leaving the track, listen to the sounds. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Yeah I ...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Okay, first impression is that I don't think Max deliberately released the lock to force Lewis wide - but that's not to say he put enough on in the first place to make the corner, as he didn't obviously. I'm still mulling it over, and I reserve the right to do a 180 :) - but for now I stand by what ...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Max's onboard footage is out!

Its a Sky sports link on youtube, not sure if it's restricted by country....I'm not sure what to make of it yet, I need to watch it another 20 times or so.

Edited to add: Another link in case Sky F1 is restricted by location

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17377

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Do you know the thing is, data doesn't care about your opinion, data is data and fact is fact. If you have an opinion, fine, have your opinion, nobody cares if you do and nobody will take you seriously if your opinion goes against science without even a train of thought. That's why I wrote, do your...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Metrology and GD+T is one of my "things". The technology required to be able to guarantee measuring that accurately on an assembly like an F1 rear wing .... If it had cooled down 2 degrees it would probably have been in tolerance.... Gameplay going on here it feels like. I do wonder if F1...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72169

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

You are correct, it should be easy for him to cancel or convert. And yet he hasn’t done that, so that should tell you something. Yet. And he has already cancelled\converted 30 orders and is now making noises about bringing forwards A350 deliveries. So I am not quite sure what the point you were try...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17377

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The fact is not every scientist agrees with your so called facts, and that is a fact As I have said, we have nothing to discuss as long as facts are denied. It is truly as simple as that. It is utterly pointless to discuss how to combat climate change if you deny facts. If you want to change the co...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 51532

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Although perhaps the most interesting 7 A350F's isn't the best endorsement a new project could receive, although I suspect it does confirm that Airbus are actually going to make it :) 55 A321's and another 20 XLR's - I'm losing track, what's the backlog for the XLR now? At this rate I could see it ...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 51532

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

And I'll add my speculation about the end customer for those A330neo's and A350F: Starlux. They may very well want to enter the lucrative cargo market too, especially to undermine EVA Air's core business... Interesting, but it's not the most interesting potential "lux" customer out there ...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 51532

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Airbus about to announce A350F order with air lease. Press conference setting seems to have been set Although perhaps the most interesting 7 A350F's isn't the best endorsement a new project could receive, although I suspect it does confirm that Airbus are actually going to make it :) 55 A321's and ...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The plot thickens... So if Max did release the steering lock and intentionally ran Lewis wide what do we think should happen? Personally, I'm against any type of post race time penalty or even a grid penalty for the next race as it distracts from what is turning out to be a fantastic season of raci...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17377

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Crude oil and natural gas are not only fuel, but also very valuable input materials in chemical processes, e.g. in manufacturing fertilizer and plastics. This material does not lose its value, no matter how heavily fossil fuels will be taxed. I’m actually sat watching the feeds from an APOX reactor...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think I heard in the commentary that from viewing the onboard footage with Max you could see that it wasn’t deliberate on his part, hence the stewards said it was a racing incident. I’m sure there will be footage available on the web later today and we can re-watch it and draw our own conclusions...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I can't find Max's onboard view, but watching it again on the highlights I'm leaning towards racing incident. There was no contact, and Lewis could have backed out...It's a tough one. If anyone does find Max's onboard and we can see him deliberately "opening the steering wheel" as the comm...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

Found it

At about 3 minutes or so he discusses the A380's and thier updates\refresh.

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

With different cabin layouts and no showers and bar? Hard to refurbish. I can't find a link at present but STC said recently that they are going to invest billions re-fitting their own A380's to include premium economy amongst other things. I'm not saying that this would make it likely or even prud...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

One of the defining drives of his career IMO. And also in my opinion, justice was done in the light of what seems to be a clearly signposted dirty tricks campaign by Red Bull, one which FIFA seem to have some skin in too, if being driven off the road is not deemed to be punishable. Hamilton took th...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16654

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

I suspect this is just STC turning the screws on Boeing. I think many of us had already realised that with the delays to the 77X program and the programs dependence on EK that the chances of Boeing selling a frame a profit were zero, well now its about how much money its going to cost Boeing to sell...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 322223

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I believe that you really need to look at the history of the A350. Airbus botched it so bad they had to fold their initial concept (which had orders) and start over. The timetable for the A350 from initial start to EIS does not make Airbus look very good. Including that they missed their final EIS ...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Heh - 11 laps to go, from qualifying in 20th, to first. He's good. Really good. Cheers to him and to you, but https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.hamilton-takes-victory-in-brazil-after-stunning-drive-from-p10-and-pass-on.6svQJahOZ1FjwZHX0Zm3Bx.html says he started in P10 ??? https://racingne...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72169

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

Opus99 wrote:
Until the devil you know finally kills you


Very true, although I am not aware of the A380 ever killing anyone, In fact the only killer I am aware of was another Boeing revamp of an old product.

Go figure.

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