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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

Hasn't WN said that they will want several hundred 7s?

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit
Replies: 41
Views: 3405

Re: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit

Some of us hoped the instead of Brexit those so inclined had successfully pushed for legislation and temporary subsidies to allow other members to escape the Euro and to reform immigration. Both were and are serious problems. The later problem is somewhat intractable.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek

I didn't book mark it, but somewhere on site it said that a seat (on a 737/320 maybe) earned $400,000 a year. It struck me at the time that this sort of metric could be a useful tool in assessing airline economics. How might we go about coming up with some sort of equivalent figure for planes of var...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 65
Views: 9173

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Planesmart - you are sounding like some of my fellow citizens who rant about raising gas tax from the 1994 (?) levels, but quietly swallow huge increase from OPEC. The carbon tax will not be the destruction of aviation.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2549
Views: 316352

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

And isn't the 878-8 likely to have a freighter version about 2025?

edit: 787-8

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 55
Views: 5321

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

A prediction: Boeing will make sure the NMA passenger version can be converted to freight. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 55
Views: 5321

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

res pay model: a lot of the value is to first readers, for this and for other aviation sites. It would be nice for airliners.net to have a premium channel that would have several aviation sources, but a week, a month or even a year after first published.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 65
Views: 9173

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Long term oil prices will be challenged by electrification of ground transportation starting about in 5 years. And after that it will get worse. A lot of that oil in the ground will be stranded assets. Even now Saudi Arabia is struggling to sell off some of its oil assets but doesn't seem to be able...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 54
Views: 8221

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

What are the production potentials as the 777Xs come on line? Boeing expects a fairly easy crossover. Presumably the earlier planes will cost more in labor and minor re-engineering. Most expect that it will only take a few years to stabilize the new and cheaper production. At that point Being will e...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

FI repeat myself but ...... Post 9/11 FAs have been given more quasi-police responsibilities and powers. They really do not have the training do this (and may not have the personality to do this). But more important, neither they nor TSAs have the kind of backup which both should have. Given the mil...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

Could some structural people explain the 777 floor problem with moderate technical detail? Why can't the floor as existing be beefed up (which it can't as I read)?

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2549
Views: 316352

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Part of the business case for the NMA (or MOM or 797) is that Boeing needs a new plane to compete. The NMA will cover and compete with the largest models of the 320/321. It will also allow the 6 abreast new model when it comes along to be optimized as a smaller plane than otherwise. But first to see...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 29558

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

Seattle Times Dominic Gates interviews Enders, Airbus CEO. The CEO presents a sober upbeat view of where Airbus stands at the present. Interesting to me is that he affirms the generally accepted reality which we can find here on airliners.net. There are several quotes from Enders which should, but p...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2549
Views: 316352

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

As I see it: tight 8 abreast for trips under 5 hours, 7 abreast for those over, or as Y+, and 2-2-2- for American style first class. A single aisle over 200 passengers begins to be the definition of torture. The former small twin will be able to charge a small but significant higher price. That 8 ab...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6806

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

mdavies - thanks for the link. I know in times past the search function wasn't always quite up to speed. Also, a knowledgeable user of the site may know just which thread would best answer an OP request for a link. A short answer to the OP is that the 777, 787, 350 can carry so much freight along wi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2549
Views: 316352

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Res additive processes: I suspect that Boeing is looking at how this technology could reduce costs of manufacturing if designed in from the very beginning. Think a 787 designed right from revolutionary manufacturing processes from twenty years later. Airbus will not be far behind in doing the same, ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12613

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Like bread boxes planes come in a variety of sizes, and the metrics are variable. Should the new Airbus plane excel in 500 mile hops it will be functioning as a regional - as of course a lot of 320/737s excel. Some of us wonder, we really need a true regional that excels with small passenger loads f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46811

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I wish WN would consider the E2. They need a smaller plane for routes that used to be served by 732's and 735's. WN has cut back so many flights to CRP and other small market cities that many destinations aren't offered. The smallest aircraft Boeing will produce now is the 150 seat 737-7Max which i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 7830

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Here is a link from the NYT on the Turkish economy. It discusses amongst other things the new airport and the new canal. The gist of the warning is that much of the economy has been borrowing in foreign currencies, but earn money to pay back in Turkish currency, which is seriously devaluing. The art...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Aircraft Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Cargo Aircraft Economics

It would be interesting to know how a new freighter is used as opposed to a used one. Consistent with previous posters the new ones would spend more time in the air (although that would not take cycles into account).

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113691

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

It seems to be an accepted truth that planes on lease must be returned with all maintenance brought fully up to date. So... at the end of a 380's 12 year lease why wouldn't EK and the lessor renegotiate and do the minimum maintenance to fly the plane another 3-5 years and return it to the scrap hea...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

What’s worse at the WN ticket counter than at any other carrier’s? Their aggressive rollout of self-check kiosks has made life much better for those of us who know what we are doing. And I believe that is the very essence of the problem. There's no way to sidestep it: Southwest carries a different ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113691

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

It seems to be an accepted truth that planes on lease must be returned with all maintenance brought fully up to date. So... at the end of a 380's 12 year lease why wouldn't EK and the lessor renegotiate and do the minimum maintenance to fly the plane another 3-5 years and return it to the scrap heap...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

And when things go amiss WN is generally pro-active in putting you on the next plane going to your destination. At their gates people are called and re-routed even before they know there needs to be a change. As opposed to legacy where you go to your boarding gate and told 'no deal', often impolitel...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike
Replies: 24
Views: 4140

Re: British airways cancelled my fligh because holes in plane after lightning strike !

I suspect the OP has heard, as is mentioned on this site from time to time, that airplanes are frequently hit by lightening, perhaps most planes once a year. Usually it does not cause much damage, nor is a safety threat. But not always. Perhaps one of our knowledgeable posters could provide a longer...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41572

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

And perhaps a final gentle post on topic: The 350 esp the 9 and to a lesser extent the 10 and the 787 all three models are sufficiently efficient, long range, and cargo capable that one really needs to work at making a case for the larger models, EK obviously does. The 330 esp 9 and the maybe 797 do...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

Disney film, lost Polynesians, B52s, and a happy ending. Great juxtapositions.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fuel tankers supposed restricted from major roads
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Fuel tankers supposed restricted from major roads

In Seattle the electronic reader boards will regular announce tanker restrictions. It usually is related to tunnels and their fire suppression systems undergoing maintenance. I had a friend who owned a gas distribution business - he described it as a high stress job, and it was safety concerns that ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100614

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Concur with Flyhappy and Brindabella - but want to emphasize that were the 380 to stop production for even 5 years restarting likely would not happen.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100614

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Point is fairly simple. You may have had to work at missing it. Airbus wants to keep EK happy, and it still has ambitions that mid next decade it will see its way clear to do a NEO.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45565

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

I am sure that Ryan and WN are in discussion with Boeing on the 797. And kinda doubt they will be ordering anytime soon. But what they will be saying, and Boeing is listening - Don't make it too big.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100614

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Continuing building 380s makes EK and Singapore happy. Keeping the line open makes those at Airbus who may be working on the NEO happy. Suppose Airbus loses $1 Billion over the next ten years building those 380s. But closing the line, and then reopening it would cost $10 Billion, that would keep the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to cancel 113 domestic flights over the next week due 787 engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Re: ANA to cancel 113 domestic flights over the next week due 787 engine issues

FatCat wrote:
I see a lot of work for RR's lawyers


Let's hope that the engineers, mechanics and technicians are doing most of the work. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 11283

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

A serious engine malfunction on a twin is always significant, and when off shore even more so. The 'miracle of flight' nowadays is that planes, personnel, regulatory agencies have made it so safe. I suspect all of the aforementioned will be looking into this. And most of us here on line will be inte...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manufacturers forecasts
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Manufacturers forecasts

he Yukon 1,2, and 3 was going to replace the existing lineup: IIRC the 1 replacing the 737, 787 replacing the 767, and a biggie eventually replacing the 777/747. Reality: Only the Yukon 2 (787) was ever built, and it occurs in a lineup which in no way resembles Yukon 1,2, and 3. As this unraveled th...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 817
Views: 108108

Re: A400M Update

Given now the known prices of existing military transport planes, their capibilities, and knowing how they are used and how often what are the particular niches that the A400 excels over other transports? And what would the sales people for others reply?

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 4966

Re: GE's in trouble?

Res conglomerates: Berkshire-Hathaway seems to do OK. I think just saying that GE should not be a conglomerate is not a sufficient argument. GE did outstandingly for over a century. They work in Japan and South Korea.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45565

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

While your points for folding wingtips certainly make sense, I can't help but think that the folding wingtip apparatus would add far too much cost, and maybe weight, to this particular airframe program. Particularly when Delta- rumored to be the keenest customer- has already said 'KEEP IT CHEAP, or...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian regional operator IrAero to try its luck on trunk air routes to China using B777s
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: Russian regional operator IrAero to try its luck on trunk air routes to China using B777s

How would such flights work? Three planes and 19 routes is a stretch without using smaller planes at each end. Mini-hubs?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are some airports big while others are not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: Why are some airports big while others are not?

History. Many airports just happened. London Heathrow, SeaTac, not cases of planned urban development. Or process of elimination: no excellent spots available, likewise no good or mediocre spots, so what is the best poor spot? The infrastructure of many of our large cities suffer from success. Any c...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55394

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

No admiration for super-sized US banks, but the French and German ones were also involved IIRC, probably the British but I don't remember.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45565

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Range is a little on the light side of the 767, and significantly on the light side of the 330/esp. 330neo. The 330/767 were kind of competitors. It is deliberately lighter than both of these two planes.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45565

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Range is a little on the light side of the 767, and significantly on the light side of the 330/esp. 330neo. The 330/767 were kind of competitors.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113691

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

We, including me, toss around list price and standard discounts. I think we need to come up with a new pricing standard. Especially with engines being leased by the hour prices are utterly confusing and sometimes even meaningless.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 16813

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

Boeing likely is heeding this. It is resisting the pressures to give the 797 bones that will grow into a 787 replacement. The larger version will not have the range and the smaller version will not carry the passengers. The two versions will impinge upon a 787 abused as trans-Atlantic etc, at greatl...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2305

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

Off topic and technical question. Why hasn't the Moon become a major space and astronomy base? Telescopes there could be serviced forever. Various parts and pieces of landing rockets, telescopes etc stored in the junkyard and reused. Musk wants to go to Mars, so getting to the Moon would have to be ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45565

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

For these initial models the stretch in the niche will be how efficient at shorter ranges. Maybe in the 2030s increases in range.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55394

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The whole one-size-fits-all design of the euro is flawed in its essence. each and every currency is one-size-fits-all. The difference in GDP/Capita between New York county and Oglala Lakota is 8:1, yet they both have to use the one-size-fits-all US Dollar. different needs and above all different st...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45565

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Res the 321: Airbus will have seven years to update and improve it, should they choose that route. The moderately larger Boeing will be a competitor, but not a direct one. The two models will have a paper range of 5300 and 4500 miles. In another thread I noticed that the 787 flies the majority of it...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55394

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

par13.... And Labor is in just as much disarray. This whole mess must be one of the worst non-forced errors for the country. As a side observation: sociologists have observed that neighborhoods go into a sort of collapse when 15% of the demographics go dysfunctional or criminal. Democracies are now ...

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