AntonioMartin
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Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transall_ ... al_history

I always thought this craft's size could make it suitable for some high density short routes, specially in some under developed countries...

Why wasn't it??
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:18 am

Probably for the same reason as the C-130... DOC. (direct operating costs).
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 am

Where do you put the luggage?

It makes more sense to have luggage below the floor.
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:40 am

RJMAZ wrote:
Where do you put the luggage?

It makes more sense to have luggage below the floor.

Yeah, IC l :lol:
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 pm

RJMAZ wrote:
Where do you put the luggage?

It makes more sense to have luggage below the floor.


Most commuter props don't have underfloor luggage... it's fore and/or aft the passenger cabin on the same level.
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 am

northstardc4m wrote:
RJMAZ wrote:
Where do you put the luggage?

It makes more sense to have luggage below the floor.


Most commuter props don't have underfloor luggage... it's fore and/or aft the passenger cabin on the same level.


Yeah, but this isn't a commuter sized aircraft. It is the same size as an A319!
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:07 am

Any numbers regarding fuel consumption?
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:15 am

A380MSN004 wrote:
Any numbers regarding fuel consumption?


I have no idea if it is correct, but one website states:

Fuel consumption with both engines operating varies from 2, 100 lb to 2,755 lb (950 kg to 1250 kg) per hr and the manufacturer claims that this figure is about 30 per cent better than its competitors on a given mission.


The figure seems a bit small, perhaps that is for each engine, not both?
 
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Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:41 pm

the Luftwaffe page on that type has a range/fuel example:
3,800km, 5t payload, 13,000kg fuel incl. reserves ( cruise 455km/h / 8h35min nominal)

1.5t reserves -> 1375kg/h
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