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by 2175301
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 45
Views: 4575

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

A problem with the "Seat-belt On" sign is that it is not always required. For example, after takeoff when the flight is airborne the pilots may elect to maintain the "Seatbelt On" sign, yet passengers often get up to access overhead luggage or to use the bathroom (including mysel...

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by 2175301
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Did I miss anything? I speak as one who sells professional design services to Nuclear Power Plants (I am a registered Professional Engineer). When a plant contracts with me - I'm both morally and legally responsible for getting the design and component selection right... Not the company that hired ...

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by 2175301
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Lets get the facts straight here: Thales Avionics - A highly respected FRENCH Aerospace electrical system supplier (which Airbus also uses), selects GS Yuasa - A highly respected JAPANESE Battery supplier with a history of supplying aerospace batteries (which I suspect that Airbus also uses) for us...

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by 2175301
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

I think you are going a bit OTT there, although the DC-10 reference has peaked my interest just for curiosity sake. Meanwhile, if you push the "European design is safer" angle, it's bound to bite you in the ass one day soon. A more moderate line would perhaps be more appropriate. Just my ...

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by 2175301
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130157

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

There seems to be an endless debate about narrow-body vs wide-body and various trade offs; and of course how Airbus could respond (which has it's own thread). It is my understanding that one of the commonly stated problems with an 8 abreast 2 isle wide-body extreme oval (no or minimum cargo) is that...

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by 2175301
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130157

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Leeham says that the NMA is being pushed back to 2027: https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/04/boeing-moves-eis-target-nma-2027-sources/ Now we have another decade on this thread to speculate! :white: :tombstone: Not really: I don't know who is really surprised by this. In reality saying it will take 10 ...

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by 2175301
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 8318

Re: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

....meh. Way too many false starts and flashy announcements for me to get excited over just another SST press release. Aerion's alleged "orders" were the last straw. I guess I'll leave it to other AvGeeks to fawn over, until there's a model in testing for certification. THEN maybe it'll b...

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by 2175301
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Try this link for GS Yuasa & Dreamliner (it works) http://www.gsyuasa-lp.com/content/thales-selects-gs-yuasa-lithium-ion-battery-system-boeing%E2%80%99s-787-dreamliner I also see no reason for GS Yuasa to remove this page. The base claims appear accurate about the advantage of this battery. It a...

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by 2175301
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

There is not a single battery technology that has not had failures. Even if I look at the most expensive conservatively designed lead-acid batteries use for emergency back-up power in nuclear power plants (thousands of dollars per cell - with entire rooms filled with them). Under proper care and man...

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by 2175301
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

"Titanium is one of the few elements that burns in pure nitrogen gas, reacting at 800 °C" {an aircraft environment is...} Not a pure nitrogen gas environment... May I offer just the tiniest of clarifications? (no, I'm not being sarcastic - it really is just a small point of order) The cla...

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by 2175301
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Hmmm... let's see. Opening wikipedia: "As a powder or in the form of metal shavings, titanium metal poses a significant fire hazard and, when heated in air, an explosion hazard." "When used in the production or handling of chlorine, titanium should not be exposed to dry chlorine gas ...

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by 2175301
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Did GS Yuasa change battery formula since inception (or) sticking to their "there is no issue with the battery" argument? I sincerely doubt 787 batteries face the loads and conditions of the battery of an electric roadster. Stepping on the throttle and hitting a pole, ditching or foreign ...

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by 2175301
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The A380 has returned it's development costs. It's losing money on production costs per plane with the low rate profuction. As far as I know - and a lot of other investigators know - The A380 has never repaid any of its development cost (nor has Airbus claimed it has), and lost huge amounts of mone...

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by 2175301
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

I believe a concept than many posters have missed is that neither Aircraft, Nuclear Power Plants, nor anything else is designed to be absolutely fail safe and perfectly safe. They are all designed to be "reasonably" safe with varying degrees of probability or rates of failures. Nothing in ...

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by 2175301
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128532

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Another factor I have not yet seen seriously discussed is that it's quite possible that their could be a significant number of 767 delivery slots available before other aircraft (787, etc) would be available. As such, pricing may not be the only issue...

Have a great day,

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by 2175301
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

last quote from the Forbes article: Now that Dreamliner battery failures have been deemed "non-reportable" by aviation safety authorities, it is impossible gauge the size or the scope of the problem and that's how some folks seem to want it. The question is "why?" As long as the...

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by 2175301
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 69448

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Lets see. Failure of a component with backup redundancies; and failed in a planned safe manner. Why would that be reportable? Many other things fail on an aircraft and are not reportable either. Statistically speaking; I'm not sure this is that far from the estimates for the original battery design....

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by 2175301
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Amen. The thing is though that the usual suspects that are posting in this thread need their daily anti-A380 fix. So when there are no fresh A380 news to poop on this thread is the best chance to post ever more vitriol about the A380 even when it's blatantly off-topic. Not just that... but Pro A380...

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by 2175301
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

So we're on page 18 of a thread supposedly about Airbus working with EK on another A380 order. On this page 18, "EK" and "Emirates" get a combined 9 mentions (thread titles and user names excluded), of which four are only in quotes. "China" gets 11 mentions and indeed ...

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 19834

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

The ultimate would be to resurrect and modify a Blackbird... (and all of its support air tankers). Now that would be a way to get around the world... with the ultimate WOW factor. I doubt anything with its speed and range will ever be built again (of course it had to be refueled after takeoff; but, ...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?
Replies: 19
Views: 5150

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?

I believe that it is scheduled with the delivery of the VS A380 fleet :tongue2: Like many things from SRB, he announced it, got lots of free publicity.....then found the next shiny thing that would give him free publicity. I suspect perhaps what happened to both Biofuels and the VS A380's was that ...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 31221

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Overall; I feel that the test bed concept is viable for fine tuning electric motors for potential aircraft propulsion. It would probably take a 10 year test program of get a solid motor design. Currently, there is no possible power source for these motors - and the test bed power source is not retro...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 31221

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Modern gas turbines are around 30-40% efficient in simple-cycle, mechanical drive applications like an aero engine. However, hybrid propulsion would allow gas turbines optimized purely for power generation, in which case 60% efficiency is feasible with recuperation or combine cycle. There are TRL 9...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130157

Re: Qantas 'excited' about NMA and assisting Boeing with definition

So what is the "NMA"? Is that possibly the replacement for the 737, or is it a different name for the Middle Of Market (MOM), etc?

Have a great day,

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by 2175301
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO says legacy carriers underestimated their (LCCs) effect until it was too late
Replies: 16
Views: 5689

Re: KLM CEO says legacy carriers underestimated their (LCCs) effect until it was too late

Let's try to bring this one back on topic here shall we. LCC's and specifically are one of my favorite things to discuss on these forums. They show just how out of touch most people are. The fact of the matter is the majority of travelers are Y pax, and the vast majority of those pax know absolutel...

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by 2175301
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

An incredibly stupid justification for a failed program. Throw away billions of dollars on a failed program in an attempt to hurt the "other guy's" profits by millions. "Penny wise, dollar foolish" comes to mind. If this was a thought of Airbus, and I doubt it is true, they fail...

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by 2175301
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO says legacy carriers underestimated their (LCCs) effect until it was too late
Replies: 16
Views: 5689

Re: KLM CEO says legacy carriers underestimated their (LCCs) effect until it was too late

I don't think there is that much evidence for massive investment subsidies for the ME3 (or at least 2 of them). What is likely far more important is labor and tax climate... and they is never going to be level around the world. If you are competing for international sales... you will be competing wi...

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by 2175301
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 31504

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

What monthly rental cost? Amedeo owns the plane and, presumably, is foreseeing a circumstance where they have no other use for it (no other airline wanting to lease it). So, for them, the plane is essentially free. This is the Sunk Cost Fallacy. Commercial aircraft (the A380 and its' 9-figure price...

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by 2175301
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 895
Views: 161685

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

I do believe it will be more a A310 than a 767. A 7 abreast design, no matter how optimized will always be in danger of an 8 abreast design coming a few years later and using the gains in engines and technology to offer similar trip costs but more seats. 3,5 seats per aisle is, no matter how you tu...

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by 2175301
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASA commercial airline services?
Replies: 1
Views: 1856

Re: NASA commercial airline services?

You are incorrect in your assumption and statement that it is a "commercial" service. NASA has facilities in many places in the USA; and also performs a variety of test programs. They routinely operate flights between some of those cities, and other cities for various reasons. That may not...

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 26541

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

UPS and FEDEX have gone different ways with one going with the 747F while the other chose the 777F. Obviously, each carrier knows what works best for them. Any reason why two similar carriers have opted for their specific steeds? Possible theories: Theory 1: Perhaps because UPS can at times use the...

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 17844

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

90% being available is... not a money maker. Sukhoi needs to find out what is wrong and fix it. Lightsaber I don't doubt that it is a money maker if they got the SSJ for the price they claim: "Interjet negotiated a "sweet deal" with the airframer for the SSJ100, with the capital cost...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 26541

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

Otherwise there's always Antonov... Not really. I view that as just a temporary situation. Production has stopped on the Antonov planes; and I understand that appropriate certification for certain repairs (continuing airworthiness certification), etc of Civilian Antonov aircraft can be difficult gi...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 26541

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

My opinion is that there will always be a need for a Freighter with a nose/tail door that can carry a sizeable object; but, most freight does not need that. I think a long term production of 6-8 748F is reasonable - and could go for another decade or more. Production will never likely go above that....

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 4944

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

They need a completly new type of engine - and no engine manufacturer commited to develop such an engine. You are incorrect. They will do a simple adaption of a currently in production military engine (remove afterburners, etc). Just like what was done in the 1960's and 1970' for the early commerci...

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 4944

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

Thanks for posting that.

I've been a Boom supporter and have posted items on them several times here. I personally believe their market estimates are high. But, I could realistically see say 400 - 500 aircraft with a 20 - 30 per year long term average production rate.

Have a great day,

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 53724

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

In regards to the 430 plane order.... I question it's credibility.. I have looked at the various airlines involved and just cannot see a plausible those numbers as reasonable or likely given the current orders already on the books. WN has what, 700 aicraft? And that is basically a one country airli...

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 53724

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

In regards to the 430 plane order.... I question it's credibility.. I have looked at the various airlines involved and just cannot see a plausible those numbers as reasonable or likely given the current orders already on the books. Half of that (in the 200 plane order range would be plausible for m...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 53724

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

In regards to the 430 plane order.... I question it's credibility.. I have looked at the various airlines involved and just cannot see a plausible those numbers as reasonable or likely given the current orders already on the books. Half of that (in the 200 plane order range would be plausible for me...

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by 2175301
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I actually think a lot of people are over-blowing the complexity of things. Here is how I see things going down... Airbus and EK are discussing more EK A380's and there seems to be a serious mutual interest. Just prior to final negotiations Aibus's CEO Mr. Tom Enders publically states that the A380 ...

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by 2175301
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

As a person who has some experience and knowledge of contract negotiations... My opinion is that while it is obvious that EK is applying pressure on Airbus; that such things and such last minute pressures are common in large negotiations. No one is playing unfair here or violating some rules of nego...

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by 2175301
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Build Frames vs Disposal
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: New Build Frames vs Disposal

As I look at pics on a.net of the airframe to soda can conversion fields such as Marana and Victorvile, they appear to be filling up with frames quicker than the companies there can break them down. I know Kemble in the UK has a very small operation, but where else in the world is there anything ne...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128532

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So one thing I've been pondering about parts specific to passenger 767s, is what has happened in the past when airlines have wanted to refit their interiors with new panels, bins, etc, etc? Did they have to give the interior part manufacturers a big lead time? Or did they just buy that equipment fr...

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by 2175301
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 12998

Re: Could anything save the 747?

Speculating broadly... There are potentially several cases where the 8i could be purchased as an executive or special services aircraft... But, I suspect less than 4 total. I just don't see any more 8i airline passenger aircraft orders (unless Trump somehow convinces the Chinese to order some). The ...

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by 2175301
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 509349

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Excuse me for being a bit skeptical... But, Airbus has been talking about such orders for years... and it seems such talk always seems to peak prior to the Dubai Airshow... It could be a boost to the program for Airbus (will a few orders at a slow rate of production really help Airbus financially?);...

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by 2175301
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 19657

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

To answer the question about arbitration. The arbitration results are not a pretty sight from pilots view. All the union proposals were denied. Scope and job protection is denied. New pay rates only for years 1-5. T Other years were denied. The pilots are not happy. IF all union proposals were deni...

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by 2175301
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 12643

Re: Hyperloop competing with short haul travel

I suggest you guys watch Thundef00t's videos on the Hyperloop. He explains everything wrong it. (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTGOEqezBf3Ggs0P8LgILN-Dnhmjw1MQg) If a actual Hyperloop line opens up I would be very surprised, While I agree that the current hyper-loop proposal is mainly PR C...

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by 2175301
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 12643

Re: Hyperloop competing with short haul travel

The Hyper-loop is going to be extraordinarily expensive to build, and operating cost will not be trivial. I don't think it will be built... If it is built I doubt more than 1 or 2 small routes get built as "demonstrations" only. Then it will die a financial death. A real hint is that Elon ...

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by 2175301
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5763

Re: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017

You're probably right. I just thought having the largest 747-8i fleet would be an advantage for having a small sub-fleet of -8 freighters as crews, maintenance, etc. wouldn't be a problem. I guess the only advantage would be the nose door but it seems they don't necessarily need that option. The 74...

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by 2175301
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128532

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So, short of the A321LR getting PIPed in the meantime to cover the range and capacity shortfalls, would Boeing step into the breach and offer a solution which offsets the 767ER's vintage and overlooks the "meagerness" of the potential order :?: I suspect the answer is "Yes" assu...

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