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by A350
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 179
Views: 28868

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

So this would approximately match both the MTOW and the OEW of the 787-9

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by A350
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and Boeing 787-10 Prediction
Replies: 17
Views: 1964

Re: US3 and Boeing 787-10 Prediction

It'll offer great economics on TATL and LatAm routes. I expect it 'll find it's place, not everywhere a 8000+nm range aircraft makes sense

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by A350
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 41
Views: 7692

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

The A312NeoLR is, as we all know, a stretch of a shorthaul single aisle. It is trivial and obvious that a purpose-built MoM will outperform a derivate of a shorthaul aircraft. The questions, however, will be, by which margin it outperforms the stetch, how much it costs to develop, if the Airlines ar...

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by A350
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: New camera and lens, a step back rather than a step forward?
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: New camera and lens, a step back rather than a step forward?

I'm not a Canon user but given that the 760D is 5 years younger and approximately at the same level of Canon's lineup it shouldn't be a step back. But: did you sell the 75-300mm lens? Your both telephoto lenses are overlapping, but not the same, one is faster, one is longer. In some situations youne...

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by A350
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 12718

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

We should keep in mind that there is another airport which alredy exists: Neuhardenberg / EDON. It was used in the 90s for government flights between Berlin and Bonn with Tu-154s. There have been plans to open it as LCC airport for Berlin, there even is a local group ("Bürgerinitiative") i...

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by A350
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?
Replies: 19
Views: 3769

Re: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?

The A380 would "run out" of MTOW and thus leave empty space. AFAIK it would run out of MLW / MZFW long before running out of MTOW meaning that the full liftup capacity of the A380 can only be used for very long range but not fully for cargo. This is how pax longhaul aircraft work, but it'...

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by A350
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Photobucket blocked everyone's photo's demands $399 to restore
Replies: 31
Views: 3264

Re: Photobucket blocked everyone's photo's demands $399 to restore

Keesje, an example, your nice thread Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025? ( http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1361105 ) is also affected. You had some nice drawings of a hypothetical/paper A370 there, you still find them via Google image search but no longer here in the forum. Bec...

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by A350
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 83985

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

Just did some extremely simplified math: if the wingspan is increased to 45m at an all new CFRP wing that's an induced drag reduction of approx. 20%. If we assume that the sharklet is axed for the folding wingtip and assume that the surface area of the wing grows only by the surface of the sharkelt ...

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by A350
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-900 NEO VS A350-900 Performances
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: A330-900 NEO VS A350-900 Performances

Frankly, is there an advantage at direct operation costs for the A330neo, beyond the question of purchase price and availability? How do they compare in terms of CASM and trip costs, and how does the A330-900neo compare in CASM and trip costs to the hypothetical A350-800?

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by A350
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 83985

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

How about Airbus goes the A300 way and shortens the A350 fuselage with a new shorter wing within Code regulations for smaller gates in order to get a twin aisle short/medium range hub-hauler ... Technically, that's great. But it would require an all new wing, an all new center wingbox and an all ne...

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by A350
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying in the midnight sun with JAL from Finland to Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 5275

Re: Flying in the midnight sun with JAL from Finland to Japan

Impressive films with impressive views od Siberia and Japan, it's a dream, Thank you very much! One question: did the crew use the function to centrally darken the windows and did you make your pictures and movies through a elctrochromatically darkend window?

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by A350
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger
Replies: 49
Views: 5748

Re: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger

Airbus has the resources required for such a project and with the A319 getting weaker anyway it's not significantly competing with the Airbus jets. The question is if there is a business case and if the best point in time for such a project is now.

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by A350
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50483

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

That looks like a great midrange workhorse. While it might lack hot-and-high and field performance, its range is a perfect fit for millions of routes. It can do virtually everything within the the US' lower 48, EU mainland, China domestic etc.. Where are myriads of not-hot, not-high airports with 3-...

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by A350
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF drops MVD
Replies: 30
Views: 5785

Re: AF drops MVD

What is the aircraft now doing in the saved time for the EZE-MVD-EZE tag-ons? Is it returning to France earlier and doing other flights or just longer sitting on idle at EZE? Stays at EZE for a good 8 hrs aprox. AF returns to Europe from the Americas are timed to arrive at the different connecting ...

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by A350
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF drops MVD
Replies: 30
Views: 5785

Re: AF drops MVD

What is the aircraft now doing in the saved time for the EZE-MVD-EZE tag-ons? Is it returning to France earlier and doing other flights or just longer sitting on idle at EZE?

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by A350
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 208
Views: 54295

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Cool. I would have expected them to use it on a shorter route for the first weeks until the crew is more familiar with it and the second frame has arrived.

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by A350
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 13910

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

I would call them cells rather than suits :white:
But that's just my personal point of view, of course

Regards

A350

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by A350
Mon May 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 187370

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Besides, right now there is no suitable GTF engine for widebody aircraft under development. Well I know it's in concept phase rather than in development phase, but there is the Rolls-Royce UltraFan concept. Whether it will ever fly on the wing of an A330"neoneo" is a completly different q...

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by A350
Thu May 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 206033

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

How many CEOs are left on the A330 orderbook?

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by A350
Thu May 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 28722

Re: Southwest 737-300

Isn't there a story that the screens WN`s NGs emulate the round gauges at 737 classic cockpits for interoperability? In that case it probably wouldn`t be very useful and even not certified to emulates classic cockpits in MAXs. It would be better be switch the software of the NGs back to standard. I ...

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by A350
Wed May 10, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11918

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Boeing should have called the Dreamliner 808 IMO. It was a revolutionary plane, was marketed as that, and like the 707 it is a relatively small longhaul aircraft. The marketing issue with the 8x8-scheme is, however, that it would let the rest of the lineup look outdated. Since that did not happen th...

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by A350
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 11063

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

The A350 is a longhaul aircraft and not intended for such routes. We might see a few such flights for crew familiarization flights or at times where the plane would otherwise idle.

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by A350
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 32929

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

What do you do during your approach if you come in a little bit high?

ILS by the way might not be necessary if you use modern satelite navigations with a precision of approx. 1m

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by A350
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 22970

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

These minimalist designs are all "in" at the moment, they appear popular with the younger audience thanks to Apple's influence and can be marketed in a number of ways thanks to their non-restrictive look. ... Knowing the brand for an hour now it actually memorizes very well, and the squar...

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by A350
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 22970

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Initially I didn't get that this new brand is specifically for longhaul, it's only in the link and only in Spanish. Nevertheless I don't understand why they didn't just use the Vueling brand. What's the Point in having multiple different LCC names?

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by A350
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 65712

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I see the advantages of the MoM but I wonder: 1) The extra seat(s) per row have to "pay" for the additional aisle. I know the oval shape and the improved fuselage stiffness help here. But do they help enough to get CASM equal or below the A321 including a potential upgrade with AlLi fusela...

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by A350
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos at DUS expected
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Chaos at DUS expected

Due to a WW2 bomb found yesterday evening two motorways (A44, A52) and several railway links to the DUS airport are closed today. The police recommends to plan two additional hours to reach the airport. A short closure of the airport itself cannot be excluded either. The bomb is ecpected to be defus...

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by A350
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 24311

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

[quote="KarelXWB"]Here it is: Qatar's newest business class seat, called "Q Suite". The product includes two middle seats which can be convert into a double bed. Sorry for a maybe stupid question: how do the middle seats look in case the option of double bed conversion is not cho...

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by A350
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 16737

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

I still think it offers additional floor space for an attractive price, and the range of the Max8 is not always needed. That's why United chose it and mybe we'll see a customer here in Europe.

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by A350
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 49391

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

We need to keep in mind that the engine size and thrust range of the A380 lays nice in the middle of the pack of all the midsize widebody twins 787, A330neo, and A350XWB. Therefore there is not such a need of a taylor made engines, it can use others, as Keesje showed with the TrentXWB. The only issu...

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by A350
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss
Replies: 60
Views: 11263

Re: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss

golfradio wrote:
I hope they get slapped with the bill for the scramble.


Well, our pilots need the stick hours anyway :wave:

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by A350
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 49391

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

By 2021 significantly better engines should be available form RR and/or GE. A stretch of 6 rows and 11 abreast maindeck Couldn't agree more! These points are IMO the main points to keep the A380 afloat- use the latest engines, e.g. RR Advance, to be at least on par with the 777X's GE90X engines in ...

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by A350
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates again pushes back A350/787 decision
Replies: 31
Views: 10297

Re: Emirates again pushes back A350/787 decision

... Airbus: "... Want a cheap plane? Check out this A330neo." That's the point I don't understand - a A330-900 neo should do perfectly fine on all routes to Europe, Middle East and Africa and most if not all routes to Asia. I know they are not well suited for the Americas and Oceania. But...

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by A350
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do German planes have a unusually high amount of 'stinky aircraft'-incidents?
Replies: 21
Views: 5807

Re: Do German planes have a unusually high amount of 'stinky aircraft'-incidents?

Well, it's perhaps our mentallity, we Germans don 't like it if something is going on we can't understand and control.

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by A350
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9121

Re: James Hogan (EY CEO) to leave Etihad in Second Half of 2017

To be fair everyone knew that the ME3 carriers have an issue with Airport access in Europe. The acquisition of smaller European carriers was not meant to make money with them, but to use them as feeders. It's the overall balance of feeder and major routes that needs to be positive, not necessarily t...

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by A350
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Antonov AN-132 transport unveiled (photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 7113

Re: New Antonov AN-132 transport unveiled (photos)

Maybe that would be a nice tactical lift for some of our European airforces, and perhaps even better than the Hercs in France and (probably) Germany

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by A350
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 16261

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

For Ryanair and other airlines, it is not just UK domestic or flights with the EU that is at stake. Traffic management and navigation must be agreed upon, including for example how many flights EU airlines can fly into the UK, and who many flights UK airlines (and to which airports and slot time) c...

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by A350
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 16261

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Nobody in the EU wants to punish Britain. If you are a member of the tennis club, you have to accept the rules. You have the right to access the courts and take part in the club championships and parties, and to vote. You are obliged to pay your membership fee and take part in the cleanup of the gar...

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by A350
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 16261

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

It's maybe rather a measue of precaution to be not vulnerable to protectionism. The EU-UK routes will be safe until the UK wants to target EU-UK air traffic in general, and no British government will force FR to move the jobs of the bases out of the UK. Maybe I've missed it on a.net, but I'm curious...

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by A350
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump targets F-35 program
Replies: 113
Views: 9778

Re: Trump targets F-35 program

Of course the industry can deliver on time and in spec - e.g. new built F-16s. But cutting edge technology is risky and not fully predictable. If the customer is not willing to pay the price for the latest and most advanced technology he will get older technology- it's as simple as that.

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by A350
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowcost Hub Europe - Asia, AMAZING opportunities
Replies: 30
Views: 5105

Re: Lowcost Hub Europe - Asia, AMAZING opportunities

Didn't Russia force convince Lufthansa Cargo to move their tech stop on the Europe-Asia routes from Kazakhstan to Russia? Your proposed hub would risk to suffer from the same since the great circles to Europe go over Russia. And AFAIK Russia has the highes fees for using their airspace anyway. I do ...

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by A350
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 17731

Re: PIA ATR from Chitral to Islamabad 'missing'

Despite the crash site sems to be not at extremely high altitude since the pictures show something like grass rather than snow. Does anybody know the altitude of the crash site and what altitude the ATR42 can reach / keep with one engine out? Could this crash somehow be related with a lack of capabi...

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by A350
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 34320

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

I don't see an alternative airport in this calculations. What if the plane canot land in HLE e.g. due to wheather conditions? Is there another island with airport nearby? The range is not sufficient to fly to WDH after trying to land in HLE without success.

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by A350
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and the A330neo
Replies: 69
Views: 11414

Re: EK and the A330neo

Francoflier wrote: They would if EK asked specifically for A330neos, but they'd rather sell them A350s if they can...


Why? I'd expect A330 production slots are more difficult to sell than A350 ones

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by A350
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 26342

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

We have to understand that EKs business model is economy of scale. It's not accidentally, it's intentionally. With the biggest planes, they get the best operation cost. Therefore they can make huge $$$ with load factors in the 70s range. Few airlines are able to do so. A big marketing machine helps ...

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by A350
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4596

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

With the new ties between EY and LH we might see EY as an new *Alliance member in the future

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by A350
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SECNAV: Ford Carrier Problems Worse than LCS
Replies: 15
Views: 5275

Re: SECNAV: Ford Carrier Problems Worse than LCS

I wonder if it is possible to extend the lifetime of one or more of the exisiting Nimitz Class cariers beyond the current limit of 50 years in order to get more time for the Ford Class carriers

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by A350
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch
Replies: 615
Views: 64463

Re: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch

If it can do a just guessed 75% of the missions of the A321NEO for the same direct operating costs and significantly lower purchase price and faster delivery, it will find its market. E.g. for the big airlines which do anyway operate both 737 and A32s fleets it will be a possibility to save a lot of...

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by A350
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Expensive Flight per Mile
Replies: 44
Views: 9945

Re: Most Expensive Flight per Mile

What about FLN Frisia Luftverkehr which connects the little german island of Juist in the Noth Sea with the mainland ( http://www.inselflieger.de , sorry, in german only). They are not particularly expensive with 44€ oneway but their route from NOD to JUI is particularly short with 6nm, that's about...

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by A350
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NSA / MoM Cross Section & Fuselages. 2 for the price of 1,3?
Replies: 110
Views: 17091

Re: Boeing NSA / MoM Cross Section & Fuselages. 2 for the price of 1,3?

So if we go with the same fuselage / different wing approach, why not apply it to the 787? Develop an all new wing, optimized for 3000nm range on the 787-8, keep the aspect ratio of the wing (or even improve it), and throw in a new, lighter landing gear. Keep the systems, the cockpit etc. of the cur...

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