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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340 Weight Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 9080

RE: Airbus A340 Weight Problems

<i>You don't consider the likes of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> , <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF...

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Engine Comparison Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

RE: A380 Engine Comparison Question

Both the engines available for A380 have fan diameters of 116 inches.

The GE90-95B has a fan diameter of 123 inches

The GE90-110B and -115b have a fan diameter of 128.3 inches.



-widebodyphotog

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

<i>Widebodyphotog, is there a typo? You wrote: "One single-decker, 244 ft long, a circular cross section of 328 inches...." Surely a 328 inch circular cross section provides ample room for an upper deck, no?</i> It's not a typo... The single-deck NLA concept had a cargo hold tall enough to allow mai...

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Times Of Twins Vs Quads
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

RE: Flight Times Of Twins Vs Quads

<i>Thanks <acronym title="Scot Airways (United Kingdom)">CB</acronym>, now another question. In the Pacific for example we should have longer flights for Twins? I am asking because there is a persistent rumor here that <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> will replace the 340 with 777......

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etops 330, Any Progress?
Replies: 36
Views: 5991

RE: Etops 330, Any Progress?

Airline travel is as safe as it is because of the prudent application of high technology. The current and proposed ETOPS regulations are nowhere near the limit of modern airliner technology and provide substantial safety in all respects. I get very tired of hearing how scared people are of flying in...

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340 Weight Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 9080

RE: Airbus A340 Weight Problems

<i>Many of you have misread the post. Persotvik said pax were left behind in <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> not <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>. If anything the problem was because of the wet conditi...

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

This thread has taken an amazing turn... Did someone mention NLA? NLA was under stdudy in the early 90's. Basically it was part of a group of projects for new high capacity airliners that included the "NLA" and a stretched, stretched 747. The group of NLA airplanes was a study of four basic configur...

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by widebodyphotog
Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

<i>8x18.5=148 leaves room for two 30 inch wide aisles...</I> ...Not quite. There are armrests between each of the seats and on each end of the seat unit. They are 2 inches wide and not included in the width of the seat bottom... A Two 18.5 inch seat unit is 43 inches across the armrests. A triple se...

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by widebodyphotog
Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

<i>According to the Boeing website, the cross-section (exterior fuselage width) of the B7E7 is 226 inches. The B777 has an interior width 13 inches less than its exterior width, so let's assume the B7E7 has an interior width of 213 inches (at the widest point). The fuselage is not perfectly flat at ...

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by widebodyphotog
Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

<i>Why a single passenger deck? I think a double-deck aircraft makes much more sense, even if the upper deck might be only sleeping berths</i> Yes, space in the crown area above the passenger seats would be available for crew rests and/or galley cart storage. Because of the circular cross-section hi...

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by widebodyphotog
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

The death of aluminum alloy based aircraft construction is assured. The drumbeat of the next generation of aircraft is composite construction based on large scale-industrially produced products such as carbon fiber, graphite, and epoxy resins. The work of integrating these technologies into the aero...

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by widebodyphotog
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

<i>If Boeing were to build (say, 10 years from now) a roughly A380-sized twin using B7E7 technologies with a MTOW of, say, 1,100,000 lb, how much thrust would be needed from each engine? I would hazard a guess of closer to 150K than 130K, so I doubt that a GE90 derivative would be capable, but I don...

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by widebodyphotog
Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

<i>how do you repair a damaged, say, fuselage area which was made of composites? do you cut it out and glue something back in????</i> Walt Gillette is not specific on the methods but had this to say: <i>...For example, the fuselage skin around the doorways is 2.54cm thick. If someone knocks into the...

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by widebodyphotog
Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

<i>The 7E7 won't kill the hub & spoke system, LCCs that steadily invade hub&spoke airports will. There will still be cities where most transoceanic international flights originate though.</i> Of course the single aircraft type will not destroy the Hub/Spoke system, but application of 7E7 technology ...

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by widebodyphotog
Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

<i>...not for a while, though you'll probably see uprates of the GE90 into the 120,000s relatively soon.</i> GE90 is easily able to be certificated at a 120,000lb thrust rating. 127,900lbt was achieved in final certification testing and the -115B is considered by <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (...

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by widebodyphotog
Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

10cfm per flight crew member inside the crew compartment under JAR rules. FAA requires no less than 10cfm of fresh air to the cockpit crew in total (yikes!). FAA minimums for passengers is 5cfm per. I believe FAA airworthiness requirements stipulate that the total volume of cabin air be completely e...

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by widebodyphotog
Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

<i>I did my homework. Bleedless system slightly improves the thrust effficiency but is parlty offset by the need of a new generator in the compressor shaft. You also need a lot of new electric/electronic components like actuators, etc. Finally it doesn't replace all the hydraulics/pneumatic systems....

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 350 Bleedless Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 4920

RE: A 350 Bleedless Engines?

<i>Last time I checked, 7E7 was overweight too. I'm pretty sure Airbus is aware of their weight problems and they are trying to overcome them. Don't forget that A330/A340 was the first ever ultra long range plane built by Airbus. A350 might have a shot at meeting or exceeding the weight goal as Airb...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

The numbers from <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym> really did not paint a complete picture of how the aircraft are and will be actually used. With 100% certainty I can say that no airline will use any of the new planes at the limits of their endurance with pax only payloads. When pulling the ...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

<i>Yes, but can the 777-200ER get ETOPs approval to fly that route? I am not sure.... my guess is no. If they could've, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> would probably have TRIED to opened up routes a while back....</i> A 777-200ER could operate that route with ETOPS 180 or ETOP...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Performance Competitiveness
Replies: 94
Views: 9461

RE: A350 Performance Competitiveness

Let's break this down, analyze it, and ask some relevant questions: ,i>- A350 will improve on the block fuel and cash costs per seat of the rival Boeing 7E7.</i> How exactly? A350 Cruise fuel burn will undoubtedbly be higher without the use of integrated bleedless sysytems technology. Without a comp...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

<i>Boeing has decided to have only <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> supply the engines for the 772LR and the 773ER. There sin't (nor will be) an option for <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> or <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. o...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 350 Bleedless Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 4920

RE: A 350 Bleedless Engines?

The advantage of commonality is all I see for the A350 so far. Without bleedless technology A350 will be a step behind in fuel economy compared to the competition. If Airbus chooses to match the cruise speed of 7E7 without bleedless systems the difference in cruise fuel burn will be fairly significa...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Sell Cheaper B737s To Budget Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 9894

RE: Boeing To Sell Cheaper B737s To Budget Airlines

From each according to his means and to each according to his ability (to pay).

I wish Mercedes would price the S class using that philosophy.

-widebodyphotog

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa Buys 10 Airbus A350
Replies: 54
Views: 14452

RE: Air Europa Buys 10 Airbus A350

I was going to ask whether they were getting the desktop model or die cast metal version? Airbus is not even sure what the A350 will be exactly. How would a company make a decision on it at this point?

My sentiments exactly...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 350 Bleedless Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 4920

RE: A 350 Bleedless Engines?

<i>Boeing can't patent bleedless aircraft systems anymore than Airbus can patent FBW. Boeing can patent aircraft structures, like the cantelievered engine pylon is a Boeing patent, but the bleedless concept is fair game. <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> and <acronym title="R...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)
Replies: 25
Views: 6344

RE: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)

No, socialism would be if the <b>government forced</b> Boeing to equally distribute it's production capabilities among their competitors so they enjoyed no advantage, and then required those companies to produce goods at prices that the government arbitrarily fixed irrespective of profit or loss. Th...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)
Replies: 25
Views: 6344

RE: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)

Government confiscation and redistribution is socialism pure and simple. It does not matter if you call it aid, subsidy, investments or whatever. It is not voluntary exchange between taxpayers and the recipients of taxpayer dollars. Just because a policy or method has existed for years does no make ...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!
Replies: 85
Views: 10999

RE: Boeing: First 772LR Nearing Completion!

Record breaking? Expect this bird to break the 777-200ER's speed and distance record on it's delivery flight or in testing. <i>If Boeing could sell a the detanked 772LR for a bit less, airlines might buy it instead of the 772ER</i> 37,500lbs of fuel in three aft cargo hold tanks are optional and air...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants Rally At White House
Replies: 126
Views: 8713

RE: Flight Attendants Rally At White House

$128m in profits and a $1,500 check for you? $1,500 X how many employees? Damn! There go those profits... Any disgruntled union brats can send their measly bonus checks to me and I will accept them in solidarity with your protest so I may better understand your suffering. Email me for the mailing ad...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?
Replies: 6
Views: 7571

RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

I believe the question was <i>What are the largest dimensions of cargo that the A 340 can house?</i> The largest ULD that is loadable on an A340 is an AMF container. Base dimensions of 96 X 125 inches with contoured wings extending the width to 160 inches and an allowable height of 64 inches. <img s...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants Rally At White House
Replies: 126
Views: 8713

RE: Flight Attendants Rally At White House

Yes, I will put forth that the rank and file employees should run the airlines, employee wages should increase as market competition grows and profits shrink, the pyramid schemes of unfunded/underfunded airline employee pensions should be fully guaranteed, if not 100% funded, by the US taxpayer, and...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants Rally At White House
Replies: 126
Views: 8713

RE: Flight Attendants Rally At White House

I feel sorry for those that think elected officials actually go out of their way to single out and dump on <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>'s as a profession. It's very vain of you to view yourselves in that regard and may be part of the reason many have disdain for those supportive of thoday...

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by widebodyphotog
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants Rally At White House
Replies: 126
Views: 8713

RE: Flight Attendants Rally At White House

Fundamentally I have to disagree with most any American worker who is not satisfied with the wage/salary they earn and then chooses to petition the federal government for financial remediation. This is not China or the former US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>. No one is assigned a job by the ...

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)
Replies: 25
Views: 6344

RE: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)

<i>maybe you should take some history books and then you'll see that in the EU socialism doesn't exist. Or better ask yourself what this word really means.</i> There are many aspects of socialism in the EU. One does not need to look through history to discover this. However the policies may be bette...

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773ER Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

RE: 773ER Flights

Now more likely that <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym> will start <acronym title="North American Airlines (USA)">NA</acronym> service after the 4th 773ER is delivered in late 2005 and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New Y...

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773ER Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

RE: 773ER Flights

I don't know about the schedules, but I have the flight plans and operation flight summaries.

widebodyphotog

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)
Replies: 25
Views: 6344

RE: Launch Aid (Airbus) Vs. Tax Cuts (Boeing)

This is the typical socialist argument against American companies. The Europeans assume all money in an economy belongs to the government and thus any relief from taxes given to companies as an incentive to create business is viewed as some kind of gift to that company. The difference is that the th...

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773ER Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

RE: 773ER Flights

Lest we forget that <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym>'s exclusivity deal on all 777's above 700,000lbs MTOW effectively killed any further development of high-thrust engines for 777 Allow me to clarify...there have been 777-300 flights by <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acron...

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773ER Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

RE: 773ER Flights

KE has never flown the 773A on that route in scheduled service....

Yes, I know, and that is the range of ACL on the flights that have been flown.

widebodyphotog

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by widebodyphotog
Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773ER Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

RE: 773ER Flights

Some observed ACL numbers for various 773/ER and 772ER operators, Westbound Flights. Lowest and Higest available numbers. <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>: (777-300ER) <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles ...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Hope For Tri-engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 3894

RE: Any Hope For Tri-engines?

No, there is no hope

widebodyphotog

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 Vs. 777-200LR, SIN-LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 11391

RE: A340-500 Vs. 777-200LR, SIN-LAX

Even with the increase in MTOW for A345 payload/range/fuel burn performance is still significantly behind 772LR. The only way that Airbus will bring payload/range performance closer is to make the aircraft structure significantly lighter which basically is impossible to do with the currrent aircraft...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Shareholders OK Launch Of A350
Replies: 97
Views: 7821

RE: Airbus Shareholders OK Launch Of A350

It's just very interesting how Airbus now sees the benefits of serving long, thin markets with twin engined aircraft. Are they now saying that they believe in frequency over capacity? Or both? Won't A350 reduce potential sales of A380 by offering the option of more frequent long range flights? And i...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-340 Performance Problems
Replies: 117
Views: 12325

RE: A-340 Performance Problems

The fact is that the A340-300 costs more to operate on a specific basis and has less capability than the competition. Over the long term this erases the benefits of a lower unit cost.

widebodyphotog

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Engines 4 Long Haul?
Replies: 69
Views: 13014

RE: 4 Engines 4 Long Haul?

<i>Put a B777 over a volcano and they will have an all engine shut down aswell!</i> Of course this may be the most likely outcome but a volcanic ash cloud or fuel starvation or any other non engine related factor does not have to do with the reliability of the engines themselves. A double, triple or...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Engines 4 Long Haul?
Replies: 69
Views: 13014

RE: 4 Engines 4 Long Haul?

<i>Which event is more likely: one engine failure or a dual engine failure? If they are all equally reliable</i> If engines all have the same failure rate then the more engines you have in group, (on an aircraft), then the more likely one of those engines will fail in any given period of time. This ...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Engines 4 Long Haul?
Replies: 69
Views: 13014

RE: 4 Engines 4 Long Haul?

Aerlingus330, Your response illustrates my comments. Just because people are afraid of something does not make it more likely to happen when they have no influence over the situation that they are in. It's irrational to believe that four engines are safer than two when there is absolutely no evidenc...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-340 Performance Problems
Replies: 117
Views: 12325

RE: A-340 Performance Problems

With constant improvements being made to remote airports around the world it is unlikely that ETOPS 330 will be widely necessary for efficient operations. But besides that ETOPS regulations increase the safety factor of long range twin operations, while having two engines rather than three or four l...

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by widebodyphotog
Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 Vs. 777-200LR, SIN-LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 11391

RE: A340-500 Vs. 777-200LR, SIN-LAX

Being able to carry an additional 8-10t of cargo on those flights provides 20-$40,000 of additional revenue per segment. SQ, bringing in a third or more of total revenues from selling cargo space, cares very much about cargo revenue.

widebodyphotog

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