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by Nicoeddf
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11485

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. Ah, you mean like the real quality Pratt produces...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most popular colors for men's polo shirts?
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Most popular colors for men's polo shirts?

1337Delta764 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
This is like deja vu all over again.


Since when? I never posted such thread even remotely similar.


The number of IZOD threads you create quickly approach the number of 757 restarting production threads.

By the way, I spontaneously wondered how the IZOD name for yellow polos is. Any idea?

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

seahawk wrote:
The best solution for Germany is to retire the Tornadoes and buy no replacement. The money can be spent on much more useful things in the society.


As if a couple of billions would make any difference for Germany. Money is not scarce here...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I was just in the mood to tell Kutchy that he is unable to see that different perspectives exist beyond his own. Not sure why, boredom surely. You sure bored the crap out of me ;-) Don't worry, I bored the crap out of us both. But to be fair I couldn't possibly have known that the decision makers o...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Haha, must I dignify this with an answer, com'on. It is a question of moral. What WIederling is implying that the Tornado is expendable and thus the crew is also expandable. That the RAF staff made a decision on the basis of what craft is ok to be shot down and not what is the best system to use in...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

This attack is dead serious, people are murdered, a retaliation is launched to prevent it happening again, potentially killing more (innocent) people and risking pilots lives, but possibly also escalating the conflict (russia), triggering retaliations. The write-off value of a few fighter aircraft ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

[quote="Ozair"][/quote]

Many thanks for taking the time to explain that to me - much appreciated. :)

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Bullshit reason. Not even a funny comment. Thanks for your reply about stealth. I wonder however, why your replies are sometimes so unnecessary harsh when you don't agree with something like in the above quoted case. Is sharing opinions only ok if you tend to agree? This attack is dead serious, peo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The RAF selected their nearly retired Tornado's for the job. don't risk expensive stuff that you would like to continue using. Bullshit reason. Not even a funny comment. Thanks for your reply about stealth. I wonder however, why your replies are sometimes so unnecessary harsh when you don't agree w...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

WIederling wrote:
keesje wrote:
The RAF selected their nearly retired Tornado's for the job.


don't risk expensive stuff that you would like to continue using.


Or take all the life out of your assets. Seems like a wise decision.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73970

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Serious question as I have no clue about it: Realistically, what would it take to significantly, as in it actually matters in combat, reduce RCS for any conventional design? I know that starting green field would be optimal as it ensures a fully integrated stealth approach. But what can be achieved ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4844

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

When will the Chinese create their own indigenous technology for once instead of stealing it from the West? What do you expect them to do? Put the Cockpit at the rear-end of the craft and the gear on top of the fuselage, just so it doesn't look similar? Physics don't change when you reach China, yo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3014

Re: Better way to load freighters

So you lower the wings into the ground as well? Or are we folding them like on a carrier? At a gate, a rectangular area in the ramp and large enough for the entire a/c is lowered, just like an elevator on a naval aircraft carrier. When the cargo door lip is at ground level, the lowering stops, and ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3014

Re: Better way to load freighters

So you lower the wings into the ground as well? Or are we folding them like on a carrier?

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 18053

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

They are coming from another airline. The 767s are being retired from mainline now, as quickly as possible. Along with the E190s. In the internal battle between types at mainline, the A330 won over the 767 and the A319/A330 won over the E190. It appears ... size matters. Isn't that pretty much the ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 18053

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

skipness1E wrote:
Commonality with existing fleet, ideal for routes where the B788 is wayyyyy too expensive and capable.


Ideal TATL birds...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Well, you deliberate cut out part of my answer, so why did you do that? Because I had no question / reply to the rest of your post. But a specific one to that part. I thought that's what the quoting function is for? Not everything has a "bad" meaning, Dutchy. So serious question, why isn'...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

L410Turbolet wrote:
Read your own response one post earlier.


No need, I wrote them. Your point is still not valid, though. I refuse to see the world black and white. Because it sure isn't. Not even when it comes to Russia. Or Trump, or whatever topic is hip at the moment.

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

So serious question, why isn't it the same? Yet another Putinversteher, Nico? Not at all. Why is "not accepting black and white" equal to "Putinversteher?" Ah, I always forget: Because we are discussing on an internet forum, we may only use the most simplistic black and white st...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

False equivalency. Yes. It's a tactic also frequently used by the Trump admin. Funny that. Come on, bit more flesh on the bone, please: Why is it a false equivalency? Explain. Regarding Trump admin: I am not sure your implied thesis (Trump / GOP use the tactic, DEMs not) would hold the test of evid...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

You think it is the same, but it isn't. Please, enlighten me. Why not? Well, you deliberate cut out part of my answer, so why did you do that? Because I had no question / reply to the rest of your post. But a specific one to that part. I thought that's what the quoting function is for? Not everythi...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30596

Re: Rumor: UA to indroduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

UA getting a new livery is inevitable, but i don't see how LH getting a new livery has any impact on UA. care to explain that? Well, I kinda figured because they are in the same alliance, and to me, in the airline world they seem to be siblings. But it's all up in the air. Yeah, it's all totally em...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

False equivalency. Yes. It's a tactic also frequently used by the Trump admin. Funny that. Come on, bit more flesh on the bone, please: Why is it a false equivalency? Explain. Regarding Trump admin: I am not sure your implied thesis (Trump / GOP use the tactic, DEMs not) would hold the test of evid...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Tu204 uses a well know propaganda trick: whataboutism to steer the discussion away from what Russia actually did. And you are falling for it, why? Falling for it? :rotfl: I just happen to agree in pointing out the hypocrisy. The thread is ridiculously called "Russia needs to stop ruining every...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 94
Views: 15227

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

The BR-725 is essentially software upgradeable to higher thrust levels. Here's a recent article on the whole project... https://www.defensenews.com/air/2017/12/22/air-force-solidifies-options-for-b-52-engine-replacement/ I cannot quite imagine B52 running the BR725. No smoke trails, and no screechi...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

What about whataboutism? Yeah what about it? TU204 has a point I fully agree with. It's hypocritical to whine around and doing same things at the same time. That said: In a perfect world, none of all that would happen - neither from the US nor the Russian, Chinese, whatever-side. Tu204 uses a well ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Tugger wrote:
Nicoeddf wrote:
It's hypocritical to whine around and doing same things at the same time.

Well if that ever actually happened there would no conversation between people ever anymore!

I mean come on now.

Tugg


Ever is kind of a strong word...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

That said: In a perfect world, none of all that would happen - neither from the US nor the Russian, Chinese, whatever-side. Newsflash: We are not living in a perfect world. ...you realize your post only makes sense if my argument would have been that we live in a perfect world? Which it wasn't. Soo...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10907

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Yes, I know, it's a sad piece of history. Did you know I was not alive 50 years ago? We're talking current events, not distant history. So what about US meddling in well...anywhere outside the US? Syria, Libya, Europe, Africa in general? You only have a right to critisize once your guys stay within...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8375

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Can you give an example of an 'immoral' act? I have not seen that appear. Also, who is to define reasonable? I could see "compliance with federal law and carrier policy." Telling someone to put their dog in an overhead locker, or flush there Hamster in a toilet (Allegedly) are great examp...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 1959

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

When you sell a substance knowingly and are aware it is deadly, you deserve to be charged with murder, not Manslaughter. That is being considered in R. I. this session of the legislature. I agree , murder it is. After spending most of my formative years growing up in RI, that state never ceases to ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 1959

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

When you sell a substance knowingly and are aware it is deadly, you deserve to be charged with murder, not Manslaughter. That is being considered in R. I. this session of the legislature. I agree , murder it is. You mean "possibly" deadly? As drinking alcohol? Or driving cars? Or smoking ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

Disclaimer: I am a MBA type, an engineer, and an entrepreneur :lol: Guilty as well, I guess. But yeah, maybe I am overinterpreting and look for nuances...and maybe they are indeed not to be expected here. I am quite nuanced, but in my world - real live working word - bean counters did overtake ever...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

Dutchy wrote:
Disclaimer: I am a MBA type, an engineer, and an entrepreneur :lol:


Guilty as well, I guess.

But yeah, maybe I am overinterpreting and look for nuances...and maybe they are indeed not to be expected here.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

So we basically are in agreement. )f vourse a business needs to make money. Bean counters can forefill a good role within a company. But I mean the difference between profit maximization and profit optimization. I want the later. Iif MBA types get too much control it will be maximization and that i...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

I would say yes. A time when pioneers were at the helm. A time when airliners were part of the branding. A time when there were truly entrepreneurs. Richard Branson is one of the last. Nowadays it is run by numbers MBA types and not engineers/entrepreneurs, no love for the product...... What a load...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 was more than an evolution, a game changer at the top end o the capacity market and indeed helped to kill of many planes. From an aesthetic point of view, I do not like it, the cockpit section just looks weird with the drop to the 767 nose, the -300 version does look like it does the...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to retire 45 737-800's
Replies: 112
Views: 24807

Re: AA to retire 45 737-800's

I assume we will see increased numbers of used 737-800 on the market, once the 737-8 hits full replacement stride. Older 737-800 are than not only more expensive to maintain, but also more expensive to operate. More expensive to operate than what ? More expensive than MD-80s? Than A319s? I really d...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 was more than an evolution, a game changer at the top end o the capacity market and indeed helped to kill of many planes. From an aesthetic point of view, I do not like it, the cockpit section just looks weird with the drop to the 767 nose, the -300 version does look like it does the...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

fsxfan38 wrote:
they are much more fuel efficient than any other giant airliner on the market.


Yeah, well,...no. That's just plain wrong in very many aspects.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6252

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

Haha, whenever PW comes up with a problem, it's basically armageddon. For CFMI its "not very serious"? Coating in the turbine means most likely blade or vane coating, which in consequence means to remove the engine and at least do a top case repair, splitting the engine to replace every s...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6252

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

If the vendors were rejecting CFM engines like Airbus were the PW ones it'd be more serious, no? Yes, that would be more serious. The thesis however was, that it isn't "very serious". But it is. Not as in breaking CFMI or killing thousands of people, but commercially very serious and a se...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6252

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

If the vendors were rejecting CFM engines like Airbus were the PW ones it'd be more serious, no? Yes, that would be more serious. The thesis however was, that it isn't "very serious". But it is. Not as in breaking CFMI or killing thousands of people, but commercially very serious and a se...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Except vs Expect
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Except vs Expect

Except is commonly used. For example, "ABC123 is cleared to DEF via the STARR1, except maintain 4,000'..." Where is that common, as it is not ICAO The entire United States... That's sometimes the problem with this forum. The US is confused with "everywhere" or "the world&qu...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 220
Views: 58547

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So that it needed 4 customer flights to acceptance No it most likely means there were so many issues with the aircraft that it took that much before all the bugs were sorted out. How many test flights do other narrowbodies do?? For at least for widebodies 4 doesnt seem unusual, see the A350 , even ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6252

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

Weren't these shrouds made of CMC material? In other words, one of the core enabling technologies for the LEAP? Replacing turbine shrouds is generally not a big deal in an engine shop. Usually this is outside on-wing scope, and usually a test cell performance validation run would be required. Howev...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6252

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

You didn't read the article, did you. I recommend it. I read it and I agree with Nicodeff. You can't just spray the coating onto the blades in situ. You need to remove all of the blades and replace them with properly coated blades. I am not sure if the removed blades can be sent back to CFM for re-...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 203
Views: 5928

Re: Is "god" a myth?

God is an intriguing possibility! I think god is all about the “power of maybe.” And some people choose to live their lives as if a “maybe” is really a yes, for their purposes (this is called faith). If people consciously chose what god to believe in, how come that almost all just happen to adopt t...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 203
Views: 5928

Re: Is "god" a myth?

1. Why would be staying married for life a pursuable proposition? Because religion told us? Or because there is any genetical and evolutionary evidence, that this is beneficial? Or empirical data to show that societies without divorce are.happier, less violent and/ or have less crime. Best regards ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6252

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

So it's essentially just a part upgrade that can be fitted during routine mx work. Doesn't seem very serious. Haha, whenever PW comes up with a problem, it's basically armageddon. For CFMI its "not very serious"? Coating in the turbine means most likely blade or vane coating, which in con...

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