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by vfw614
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15307

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

What?

Not to the much more appropriate "Las Vegas Siegfried & Roy International Airport"?

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 509
Views: 123750

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

It might sound odd because it's a literal translation... The repaint has to be done in accordance to the maintenance schedule bladibla... these planes will fly as long as they are deemed economicaly viable (who knows what this "slow" CEO thinks) Given that Lufthansa has sent its A380s, B7...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13991

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects 2021

Let’s see what LH does. I don’t think they’ll move from their 20 IMHO. Not sure what Spohr in negotiating with Boeing then as this is the only larger Boeing type on order he could swap for a smaller model. Lufthansa is in a different situation than other 777-9X customers like EK, QR, SQ, BA or CX: ...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG
Replies: 17
Views: 4610

Re: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG

After looking into the matter in some more detail, it appears that the aircraft were not technically "impounded", but a right to retention was exercised. CSAT claims that one of the two ATR was parked and wfu while the other was apparently scheduled for flights by Czech Airlines. Usually, ...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG
Replies: 17
Views: 4610

Re: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG

Czech Airlines is currently operating under some sort of Czech style Chapter 11 anyway, so I doubt impounding the aircraft makes much difference for creditors and suppliers. Actually, Czech Airlines' point is that impounding the aircraft was illegal because of Chapter 11 protections. I suppose impou...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG
Replies: 17
Views: 4610

Re: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG

I suppose impounding aircraft in times of COVID19 is sort of less effective than it used to be with the airlines having whole fleets of aircraft sitting idly on the ground they can bring back into use..

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

What is interesting is that Deutsche Aircraft has hired two former Dornier employees who have worked and risen through the ranks at Airbus since the demise of Dornier. Both - CTO Martin Nüsseler and Director of Programmes Peter Spyrka - most recently worked on alternative / hybrid electric propulsio...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The proposed Embraer E3 is a 70-90 seater, so a totally different aircraft category. Deutsche Aircraft is looking at the 28-50 seat market, apparently based on the assumption that jets like the E135/145 / CRJ will, if at all, be replaced with turboprops as smaller regional jets are no longer offered...

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Another week, another interview by a Deutsche Aircraft executive - this time the company's VP Operation & Programmes, Nico Neumann (https://www.aero.de/news-38568/164.html). Interesting points: - currently the programme is in the Preliminary Design Review stage. - the fact that 70 per cent of th...

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Well Ruag was also using the name Dornier for the 228 NG. Incidentally, the exact status of the 228 NG program is a bit fuzzy (it might illustrate the difficulties associated with re-launching a program). It seems General Atomics is now in charge; the question is whether they intend to keep product...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 17044

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023

Boeing Co.’s biggest 777X customer is weighing whether to swap as many as a third of its orders for the smaller 787 Dreamliner, said a person familiar with the matter, adding to the uncertainty swirling around the behemoth jet’s future. Gulf carrier Emirates is seeking to switch between 30 and 40 o...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

I did some googling. As per various articles from December 2020, the D328eco will have a new, yet-to-be-identified avionics suite ("the latest"), so at this point it is difficult to make comparisons with the ATR. As for the single pilots ops aspect, from what I gather, all what they say is...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

armagnac2010 wrote:
Reading the original interview auf Deutsch (in German), I don't believe the avionics is a direct comparison with the ATR 42. The -600 avionics suites is actually quite up to date, and actually ahead of the 328 offering.


What avionics suite will the D328eco use?

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

It is most likely a coincidence, but I noted, following both Deutsche Aircraft and ATR on Twitter, that a Tweet by Deutsche Aircraft on the eco credentials of the D328eco... https://twitter.com/Deu_Aircraft/status/1356580128994770948?s=20 ...was followed by an ATR tweet praising the ATR as an eco-fr...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27673

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Jetport wrote:
• A330NEO end of line


Am I missing something here - end of line A330NEO?

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 17044

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023

The 787 will continue to outsell the 350 IMO. the last four years of orders have shown that. The 787 is fantastic because it’s one program that is taking on two head on (330neo and 350) I think both are pretty equal if you consider the fact that Airbus is approx. three years behind with its program...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on B1900D?
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

Re: Flying on B1900D?

Hey everyone, I will be flying on a B1900D in May (operated by PAL Airlines canada). Flight will be from Montreal (YUL) to Quebec City (YQB). And I wondered, how is it to fly on a B1900? Thank you, :D -Zacharie Wow, YUL-YQB in a Beech 1900. I did that in an Airbus pre-COVID. My last Beech 1900D rid...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 17044

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023

Let's hope they don't come to the conclusion at some point that building passenger planes just is not worth it.... they had nothing but trouble with the 787, 747-8, 777X and 737MAX programmes. The last that sort of went smoothly were the 737NG and the 777 from 20+ years ago....

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 17044

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023

Almost unnoticed among the headlines, Boeing has quietly moved 118 777Xs under ASC 606, reducing the realistic 777X backlog to 191 firm orders. https://leehamnews.com/2021/02/01/exclusive-boeing-shifts-118-777-orders-to-iffy-under-accounting-rule-191-firm-orders-remain/ Boeing confirmed to LNA ther...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

- use of "Deutsche Aeropace" instead of "Dornier" to highlight German engineering and quality made in Germany. Well that and the fact that they probably don’t have the rights to the Dornier name. Indeed. From what I gather, the "Dornier" name is trademarked to some Air...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Long interview with CEO Dave Jackson with a German online aviation news site - not sure if I am allowed to link, so a summary of his main points:. - as a result of a programme launch event in December, potential buyers and suppliers have made contact. He mentions suppliers that used to focus on Airb...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?

Thanks. I was suspecting that when it comes to the ATRs as most of them have passenger access in the back (except the ATR72-201s, some of which have ended up as freighter conversions as well). Are you aware if those ex passenger aircraft with a lavatory in the front (IIRC, Fokker 50, BAe ATP) keep t...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?

Thanks for the insight. I'd put the L382 in a slightly different category as it is not a converted passenger airplane What surprised me slightly was that apparently existing toilets get ripped out during conversion from a pax to a freight aircraft, forcing pilots to develop a steel bladder unless th...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?

Just saw a TV documentary that included a West Air BAe ATP freighter, a converted passenger turboprop. The narrator mentioned that the aircraft had no toilet so the crew had to make a dash to airport restrooms at intermediate stops. Is it standard for smaller freight aircraft like ATPs, ATRs. Saab 3...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Flightglobal has a new, rather long article on the D328eco ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/how-deutsche-aircraft-plans-to-tackle-regional-resurgence-with-reborn-dornier-328/141882.article Nice article, thanks for the heads up. However, the article only considers the airliner market, w...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42549

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

What's the breakdown between 787-8 and -9s? I suppose it will be quite a different story when it comes to finding new homes for -8s and -9s - is anyone still taking on -8s these days? They seem to be sharing the fate that almost all smallest siblings of an airliner family meet as soon as larger air...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42549

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

What's the breakdown between 787-8 and -9s? I suppose it will be quite a different story when it comes to finding new homes for -8s and -9s - is anyone still taking on -8s these days? They seem to be sharing the fate that almost all smallest siblings of an airliner family meet as soon as larger airc...

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by vfw614
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rada Airlines takes second Il62
Replies: 44
Views: 8742

Re: Rada Airlines takes second Il62

The cargo capacity is apparently 40tons - what would be the nearest mainstream cargo aircraft "competitor" capacitywise ? What's the backstory on their other IL-62? It is an 1985 vintage ex Interflug aircraft (DDR-SET) which later flew with Aeroflot, Usbekistan Airways and Kapo Avia, befor...

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 28171

Re: All UK-NL air travel banned due to New COVID

What about U.K. to Düsseldorf followed by a short train ride to Amsterdam? Germany is moving to follow suit. That aside, what would be the point? You would need to quarantine in the Netherlands anyway when arriving from Germany. The Netherlands went into full lockdown as soon as Germany announced i...

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by vfw614
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-200F vs. A330-200P2F?
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

A330-200F vs. A330-200P2F?

The A330-200F has, compared to the A330-200, a modified undercarriage (NLG) that corrects the pitched down nose of the A330-200 on ground so that the floor is level during loading, visible by the NLG "hump". How is that issue adressed when it comes to A330-200P2F conversions?

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 424
Views: 75787

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

It was announced the other day that the HOP! will shrink to just 32 aircraft, with the CRJs and the ER4 going. The 15 Embraer 170 and 17 Embraer 190 will soldier on. So no need for replacements for the foreseeable future, the Embraers are still relatively young.

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 186
Views: 54296

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Are there any twin engine airplanes still in production with engines not under the wing, any that are still T tails, the brutal laws of physics push every aircraft to the most efficient configuration. I'm interested to see if the trussed wing ever ends up in production. The Honda Jet has taken up t...

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 186
Views: 54296

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

The certification timetable is probably more dependant on the regulators than Boeing right now. It won't be billions to finish it. The tooling is bought - factories built - Design is done. Just remaining flight hours and paperwork. Jet fuel is less than $500 per tonne right now so even the fuel bil...

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Boeing757100 wrote:
Does this relaunch extend to the 328JET or just the prop version?


No.Initially just a turboprop with plans for a hybrid propulsion system at a later point.

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by vfw614
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

I had a look at some of the reports on the project from 2019, so here is some additional information: - there are plans to offer a "hybrid" propulsion system at some point; it can be easily adapted (one reason why a former Airbus specialist in alternative propulsion was hired as CTO) - lot...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

I was not aware of the fact that it is legal to carry non-crew members on a cargo plane, but of course you cannot carry livestock without grooms. Could carriers theoretically sell seats on those planes, given that they often go to rather exotic destinations that are difficult to reach nonstop (or at...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

If anything, the trend in the market is toward non-stops replacing connections or single connections replacing double connections. Instead of going AUS-DFW-LHR or AUS-DFW-LHR-HAM, you just go AUS-LHR or AUS-LHR-HAM. Or, in the case of the A321XLR, carriers without widebodies can enter certain marke...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

Thanks, very interesting. Quite confusing as page 8 of that brochure has the same view as the picture you posted and visually the set up looks quite different. So while part of the beams get taken out, this apparently does not result in part of the area below the bubble being able to accommodate the...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

If there was such a market, BBD would have never stopped the Q200s & Q300s 10 years ago; again, since they did, what does that tell you? That ten years ago there was no market because there were large numbers of 10-20 year old aircraft of that size in operation that needed no replacement for th...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

Interesting, thanks for the insight. But it still leaves me puzzled why the Boeing brochure only has 7 ft freight on the main deck below the bubble.

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Not really. A Mercedes 350 with manual transmission is still a Mercedes 350 even if it has automatic transmission. What you are suggesting is that people who used to drive a Mercedes 180 all replaced it with a Mercedes 350. Which obviously is not the case.

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Every single one of your example has been out of production for over 10 years, and most for 20 or more years... What does that tell you? That the market for such an aircraft is extremely thin. No, it primarily tells me that the remaining market has been well served thus far by aircraft produced in ...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

The drawings show two areas, in the front an area for 86in high cargo that covers most of the area below the bubble, and another area for 118in high cargo aft of the "bubble". https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/company/about_bca/startup/pdf/freighters/747BCF.pdf Based on what ha...

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

Oh, that's interesting. But is the cut out the case for the official Boeing conversion? Their promo stuff I linked to above seems to suggest (page 6) that the upper deck floor remains as it is. As for the supernumerary seats, has a carrier chosen to have more than a handful of seats or even max out ...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

I am wondering about the use of the upper deck of the Boeing 747-400BCF. To make maximum use of the main deck, the 747-400F and the 747-8F have a shortened upper deck as the main deck area below the "bubble" has a lower ceiling height than the rest of the main deck. This is of course impos...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

I struggle to see how just a 2.1mtr stretch can accommodate 43 pax when the present 328 is a 31-seater. 43 pax would mean 4 extra rows which will need more than an extra 2.1 mtrs ! My guess is no galley and probably no lav, and very tight seat pitch (28") with very thin profile seats. Think ve...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

T It will be interesting to see how the Norwegians will built railways to replace DHC8-100 flights in the arctic or how remote destinations in Australia currently served by REX and their Saab 340s will be linked to the outside world in the future. Or Alaska and Canadian communities relying on RAVN ...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The manufacturer begs to differ: Deutsche Aircraft anticipates that travelling habits and demands on airlines will change. Traditional large-scale hub and spoke operations will be restructured as the demand for short-haul, point-to-point, low-emission transport grows. Airlines will resize their flee...

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

So what is your vision for that market? Back to trains and cars? At some point new built aircraft have to come on scene or there will simply be no more flying.

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by vfw614
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53066

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The proposed Dornier 328ECO is NOT a 328NEO - the PWC127S is just a minor evolution of the current 127, offering nothing like the SFC jump that came with the PW GTF or Leap that characterise the NEO or Max. SAF fuels are good, but will be available to anybody, from the JT3D to the GE90. The project...

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