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by Nicoeddf
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2984

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

For Germany: profiency requirement for each gun you own, proof you understand the laws regarding guns, constant training requiremnt, safe storage and a valid reason to have that gun , i.e. People with mental issues ("I need it for my protection") get send to mental health professional and...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2984

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

In the meantime, a German court sentenced the arms dealer who sold weapons to the 2016 Munich shooter on accounts of negligent manslaughter and other offenses to prison. Granted, he was an illegal arms dealer which made him a suspicious person anyways but this should be done in the USA on a regular...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7479

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Help me out here.What is (what one might say) the payment/purchase conditions for a normal sale. Say British Airways agrees to buy Boeing 787-9's.(not leased,bought). I always thought that there was a 'transaction day' where each aircraft is inspected and flown.If given the OK then (all) the money ...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit
Replies: 22
Views: 1437

Re: Visiting the cockpit

Didn't we just have a huge discussion/argument on this a few days ago? Still going on. :) I kind of wish I hadn't wasted my time on that bizarre thread. Let's stick to a more intelligent discussion on this topic. Oh seriously, everyone wishes you would have not wasted your time on the thread, or da...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 96
Views: 2635

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

If I were a flight attendant I'd be happy to serve you whatever drink you wish as it's what I spend most of the time at work doing. You claimed in multiple posts that asking to see the cockpit would result in being interrogated, arrested or kicked off the flight. That simply would not happen. I thi...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23834

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

but if It had held out a bit longer I'm sure they could of picked up a number of reasonable orders for a MAX until a reasonable replacement could be produced. Based on what? A plane nobody is asking Boeing to produce, powered by an engine that manufacturer is forecasting to make? ....that makes eve...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23834

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

See also discussion that started three hours ago in: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374685&start=950#p20170719 That post almost cost me a new keyboard when I first read it. LOL, though it must be a worst case scenario for Airbus fanbois. DL is supposed to be Airbus's BF...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleting of posts by moderators
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Deleting of posts by moderators

It creates an atmosphere where you'd need to think twice of taking the time to contribute on a high quality base. Or simply put out snippy comments . And this is why we don't have time to send out manual notifications to everyone. Yes, but in my world the solution is not deletion. But improving the...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleting of posts by moderators
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Deleting of posts by moderators

So, none of the moderators found the time to reply here, but selective and inconsequent deletion of posts is as effective as it can be. There aren't many of us, and we do have lives with careers and families, so sometimes we need more than just a few hours to see your posts and reply to them. I vol...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 96
Views: 2635

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

I am amazed by the arguing back and forth on here about this subject. If you are flying in the US don't even ask to visit the cockpit inflight! It is not just a company policy not to let you in but it is against the law. If you are a grown adult asking such a question it is a little suspicious and ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleting of posts by moderators
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Deleting of posts by moderators

So, none of the moderators found the time to reply here, but selective and inconsequent deletion of posts is as effective as it can be.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?
Replies: 20
Views: 4191

Re: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?

JannEejit wrote:
Could someone explain how noise reduction is physically acheived via these chevrons please ? Thanks !


My understanding is, that they enhance mixing of cold and hot airflow of bypass, core engine respectively. Thus reducing noise profile.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 13993

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

divert to Mandalay (Myanmar) where the aircraft landed safely. The aircraft leaked hydraulic fluid." And you called it "nasty" because?.. The picture of the damaged engine is pretty ugly. I know engine failures are common but when a blade snaps clean off it obviously isn't going to b...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleting of posts by moderators
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Deleting of posts by moderators

I understand that the moderators need to keep the forums within the guidelines that a.net has in place. But as of late I have noticed that a couple of my posts have been deleted and I can't recall any content that could have been misconstrued. There are valuable, rich conversations that are occurri...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 13993

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

[/quote] Ehm yes, All T700s that have had a FBO have NOT been repaired.[/quote] If you say that, I am not calling you a liar. But then the Trent 700 must be a very special engine. All, but one of the CFMs, CF6s and V2500s I have seen with much heavier damage have been repaired. And the one was a fin...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4176

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

zeke wrote:
Depends on the country, some countries like Japan there is a 200 km limit, others no limit on domestic or international travel.


...just be back, rested and sober for pick up ;)

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47543

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

As stated, my money is on icing as well. -10 to -15 with up and down drafts in CBs sounds like the perfect environment.

Anybody familiar with anti-icing systems on the AN148?

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47543

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

zeke wrote:
edu2703 wrote:
-3400 fpm before signal loss Image


The speed altitude readout to me may suggest airframe icing.


If it isn't a midair collision, as suggested, than I agree.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 13993

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

This is a non-story. Move on. It is. Singapore Airlines will probably do the repair themselves. Attach a new set of fan blades to a replacement hub, rebalance the engine with new seals, stuff into a replacement case and good to go. That's simplifying the process but the core is likely completely un...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8949

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

I feel there is a lot of money spent for the process, attorneys, etc, with very little to gain. To be perfectly honest, I wonder why Boeing and Airbus even pursue those cases. At the end of the day, US-European trade is far far larger than commercial Airplanes. Why bother? It seems like a net loss ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8949

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

I feel there is a lot of money spent for the process, attorneys, etc, with very little to gain. To be perfectly honest, I wonder why Boeing and Airbus even pursue those cases. At the end of the day, US-European trade is far far larger than commercial Airplanes. Why bother? It seems like a net loss o...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Summertime forever!
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Summertime forever!

CCGPV wrote:
I wish they'd move it 2 hours and keep it that way. Who cares if its dark at 8-9AM? I'd much rather have light in the evenings.


I do. Nothing more beautiful than going for a run 6am in the morning. And that's by far more beautiful with a sunrise...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City

Zaragoza is the Cargo Hub for the fashion giant "Inditex".

That's where the traffic comes from and what makes Zaragoza important.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11240

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Good. Their employment practices make me look forward to any failures that Norwegian has. I'm all for more fair competition benefitting the consumer but not in the way that they go about it. Fully agree. It is by far better to earn a non-living wage on a US regional... :old: With all the health and...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11240

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Good. Their employment practices make me look forward to any failures that Norwegian has. I'm all for more fair competition benefitting the consumer but not in the way that they go about it. Fully agree. It is by far better to earn a non-living wage on a US regional... :old: With all the health and...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AOM-RVR-Ceiling Question
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: AOM-RVR-Ceiling Question

Is it as easy as the differences in the Approach Lighting System which prescribes RVR for NPA vs. VIS?

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

I wonder if it will require as much effort as the A330 P2F. Obviously it's worth it but when you see how much reinforcement is required, it's a heck of a lot of work and must be a very costly conversion. Not a simple matter of cutting a cargo door on the side. I suggest that for modern designs, non...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 117
Views: 17737

Re: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon

As there is no common language between all parts of the three countries (you might want to consider "dutch" and "netherlands" as the same country ;) ), I am pretty sure they would use English, as they would in NATO obligations.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

Yes but the p2f deals will also mean that airlines like allegiant will have to pay more for their used a320s. Good for the residual values but bad for pax airlines looking for a bargain. Then let's just be aware that airlines like Allegiant have no fantasy-man-in-the-sky-given right to purchase che...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13420

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

Onto newly built -900s AND available as a retrofit? Probably no point in it. A winglet's performance is dependent on the spanwise lift distribution of the wing inboard it. Change one without changing the other and your likely to have subpar performance. Sharklets were retrofitted onto A320s, B767s ...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

Nice. Happy to see the A321 freighter coming to life.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11240

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Please re-read what enilria explained to you. The numbers don't lie, but the interpretation is different. And he explained to you, why that is the case... *shrug* Sry, but I don't see any reason to this. Norwegian's sector length is growing, but sametime their unit costs is going up and yields down...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11240

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Norwegian released today their traffic figures of January and those shows their RASK is still going downhill. Their growth doesn't seem sustainable, and I think they need brakes right now. I think they made almost 1000 million deficit in January and there is coming many unprofitable months. Let me ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 638
Views: 86110

Re: A400M Update

Meanwhile in http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/malaysia-s-a400ms-work-they-cost the A400M's one export customer, Malaysia, likes everything about their A400Ms except the cost: They are a boon to the military because they are proving to be outstanding airlifters, Defense Minister Hisham...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 11323

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

Fuel may be cheap(ish) but unfortunately maintenance isn't. It is still a large part of the cost of flying. Those high-thrust CFM56s need lots of love. My experience with regards to maintenance cost per flight hour of the CFM56-5Cs are very different. Excellent time on wing with superb cost per FH ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5613

Re: Sukhoi will create a new SSJ variant(SSJ-75)

While I cannot see large numbers produced, at least not in the sense we are used to from our little A&B duopoly, the approach to de-westernize and iron out design flaws, create commonality with the MS-21, sounds pretty reasonable long term if I put myself in a russian perspective.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 3594

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

AA wouldn’t waste a slot at Heathrow on TATL with a premium service A321 from JFK. But could an A321 make the UK from ORD? Back in the 80s AA used the 767 to start service from ORD to smaller European cities. If the A321 has the range. AA has flown the 757 MAN-ORD nonstop so I am persuaded the A321...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 11323

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

I wonder if similar to how NW flew DC-10’s until 2007or2008 if an airline can pick up some low cycle A340’s and fly them as long as fuel is cheap. Fuel may be cheap(ish) but unfortunately maintenance isn't. It is still a large part of the cost of flying. Those high-thrust CFM56s need lots of love. ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 638
Views: 86110

Re: A400M Update

Whats happening with msn2 now?

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20618

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

I think the issue is LH doesn't really care nor understand about that niche, albeit profitable, African market that SN serves. LH probably assumes that they can just funnel passengers through ADD and expand codeshare with ET. What LH sees is a relatively large city, Brussels, that can host as an ad...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 638
Views: 86110

Re: A400M Update

Perhaps this thread should be closed. A new Production and Delivery thread can then be opened and for those who are interested a separate thread can be opened to discuss costs. I agree. This pissing contest about which countries screw up their military budgets and development programs really is ann...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20127

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Anyhow the wishful thinking of a.netters goes, the A321neo will have been significantly limited. By looking at Airbus documents I have, probably no more than 100-120 pax. How is that for profitability? Agree it’s all a huge conspiracy by Europe, Airbus and „authorities“ to the detriment of US airli...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1697

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

People base their travel on the President of the country and how long it takes to get through security? Who are these mooks? Mexico is a disaster but I sill visit with not even a thought. Turkey? Awesome beaches and food. Japan? Let's go. China? Lets go to the Forbidden City. The USA.....oh god no ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 953
Views: 192940

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

It is wise for Airbus to wait to see the size, range and efficiency estimates of the Boeing 797. This allows Airbus to size the new wing correctly. For instance Airbus could go with a wing that is 10%, 20% or 30% larger in wing area. The larger the wing the greater the range. The smaller the wing t...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700ER LCY-JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 6369

Re: 737-700ER LCY-JFK

mmo wrote:
The aircraft stopped in DUB where passengers precleared with US authorities


Which is a huge advantage compared to the questionable experience in the USA itself.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1697

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

I expect this will have to be moved to Non-Av, because the reasons for the decline are almost certainly not things that an industry group can control. It's affecting businesses, as well; sample of one, I know, but my company is preferring team meetings outside the US unless it's outrageous cost-wis...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52708

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

seahawk wrote:
And still no airline will fall because they chose the 737 and not the A321 or vice versa.


YES! And that sums up most comparisons we do extensively between different Aircraft types on a.net.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52708

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

So are you saying that crew and passengers prefer the A321 to the 737-10? That is a bold claim. Where is your source? For me as a passenger, the 737 feels exactly like the A321.You are just saying that because you are a Airbus fanboy I never made any claim as to what the passengers prefer (though t...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10133

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

I was wondering at what point during that approach could you call it stable? Very hard to judge from outside, but to me it doesn't look unstabilized. Sinkrate seemed consistent, it looks spot on on the localizer, they were obviously fully configured. Due to the wind shift it's basically the yaw tha...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 14878

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

It’ll take a large increase in energy density of battery storage— on the order of fifteen times more dense. Petroleum has been a prime commodity in transportation for a reason—immense amount of energy per pound/kg. Then, the next problem is structural—an electrically powered plane will weigh just a...

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