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by AirlineCritic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?

trijetsonly wrote:


Thanks for this. I knew of the option; I hadn't known it had actually been installed. Seems like a good design for the purpose.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 74
Views: 3859

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

This is a silly thread. Judging airplane performance from passenger experience (long roll etc) is like saying a car is underpowered because it drives slowly. And of course, all 4-engine aircraft have less power reserve than 2-engine aircraft, because math. And even among the 4-engine aircraft, the 3...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12306

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

tor wrote:

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Wow! So many runways... Air Canada wouldn't know where to land!

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 34
Views: 2036

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... o-problem/
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kruiseri wrote:
HEL, ARN and OSL

No contest really...


I agree. Although I have to wonder why you list ARN and OSL there :-)

The snow-hits-the-fan video:

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... o-problem/

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of the effects of the Gatwick drone
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Video of the effects of the Gatwick drone

I'm not sure if this has been discussed in the forum before, but I saw this wonderful video about the effects of the drone that was detected near Gatwick in July. Quite remarkable impact to the operations! https://www.dpreview.com/videos/6901092572/this-animation-shows-the-chaos-a-drone-caused-at-a-...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8504

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

I may be mistaken, but wasn't the cabin area completely destroyed in the video? To me that says injury or death to the occupant upon impact. Also, it is a good question why people with boats couldn't search for the victim(s). But it is not clear they had any knowledge of where to search, or equipmen...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 40
Views: 6824

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

Wow. Wondering if the people inside got hurt and/or were able to do anything wrt. the loose equipment.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21172

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I find the arguments based on the 717 and Boeing/McD situation quite shallow. The situations are different. That being said, I find the 20M/30M arguments much more compelling. However, even if true, that information represents a particular snapshot in time, and is likely to change as customers have ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 59
Views: 7443

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Is there no toilet on the B52? If true, that's amazing...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !

Congrats. Even if they look a bit odd and cost far too much :-) I'm glad though there's a great air force in Norway.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 40
Views: 6824

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

MSN 01 grounded since Oct 12th, date of occurrence....no more flight tests   :wave:  Uncontrolled descent during STAL tests. VNE and Y accel have been exceeded maximum allowed. Struct maybe damaged/bent/twisted. Quite an "incident". Would love to learn more about what happened onboard. Do...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 9546

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

I'm surprised that many here think there won't be an impact. I think the impact is big, and I personally feel it. There's *very* little ability to fly to secondary cities in central Europe now. AY doesn't fly everywhere, and routing via London is a day trip. Swiss maybe can pick up some of the slack...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 2431

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

With respect, that is your opinion. A sensible one. But did you consider the possibility that there might be a non-sensible leader installed in White House? I don't think we can make the safe assumptions we did in the past. I still think a war is very unlikely, but I also don't think it should be ru...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 25581

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

Don't think it looks as pretty as the original. And the looks should be what drives development, if I got to choose. I'm a sad a.netter today :-(

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 44449

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

This has ZERO to do with the A320 vs 737 Max so don’t even bother to go there. When it comes to comm systems or mistaking a runway for a taxiway, I dare you to cite the case as to how the 737 would have been better (when you say you’re glad theyre swapping it makes you sound like your blaming the A...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 2431

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

Are they tweet-triggered?

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 65
Views: 19647

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

N415XJ wrote:
Lol. It's not like the wings are made out of tupperware and hot glue:


Actually, on that first 787 rollout... :duck:

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spanish F-18 crashes on take off from Torrejón Air Base near Madrid.
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Re: Spanish F-18 crashes on take off from Torrejón Air Base near Madrid.

spantax wrote:
According to military sources, "before the flight, the mechanics heared a weird noise coming from the F-18 engine".


*Before* the flight? And they still took off? Or a mistake in the article, or a translation error? Before *crash* would make more sense.

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 5890

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

432, isn't that 22 passengers less than a typical A380 configuration (454)? Wow.... I realise that I can't compare all tourist to 2 or more classes, but still...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 4325

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

There is only one realistic scenario where in-flight refueling would potentially be needed: the Zaphod Beeblebrox approach to presidency. Take the plane and refuel ships and run...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 161
Views: 19280

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

747classic wrote:

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Wow, nice shot! Also, I can see that they already have the on-board wireless Internet pods installed. President can surf the net. Tweet even. All good.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 28
Views: 2783

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

What's the cheapest flights to Antarctica that one can buy?

(And yes, responsible tourism... not damaging the environment or turning it to a new Ibiza. But just wondering ... )

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30613

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Monopolies... good to have them!

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 93
Views: 37962

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Hmm. Interesting, but must have a been a close call even with that kind of fault. Try to fly without knowing airspeed, or crash and burn at the end of the runway? Luckily they didn't burn, but no one could have known that when aborting...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 93
Views: 37962

Re: Russian Military Crashes

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c6/e1/e8 ... 6e2080.jpg


Thanks for the video, very interesting and scary. But what happened?
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cpd wrote:
That was a very lucky escape there for that crew. There is a cutaway drawing of the TU-22M:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c6/e1/e8 ... 6e2080.jpg


Thanks for the video, very interesting and scary. But what happened?

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 590
Views: 125877

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

KarelXWB wrote:
Several photos of the recovered debris have been released.

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If this is a not a fan, what is it?

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10159

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

I don't understand (or have followed earlier) the scheduling issue. What's the real problem here? Some new rules come in, and Ryanair ... struggles to fulfil them because of lack of pilots, or does an incompetent job in recalculating the schedules? I sort of take for granted that they try to avoid p...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 35686

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Interesting. What do we think has caused them to change the classification to "incident reportable"?

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17549

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

Amazing looking landing, but I agree with those who say that some of the effect we're seeing is amplification from compressed view that a tele lens gives...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 4325

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

Thank you citationjet! Very interesting!

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 590
Views: 125877

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

If a bearing had seized we would see twisting of the metal that is visible but what we see is typical damage from a crack that has propagated from near the hub maybe from incorrect torque of the nut. I don't know, maybe we would. But I don't think we can say it so directly. What kind of forces are ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 590
Views: 125877

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I have a theory, based on the picture that Karel had linked to: https://imagr.eu/up/WjDiL_DLGV5R5VAAAgsx6.jpg https://twitter.com/cypheristikal/status/914677017622089728 I'm looking at the debris in front of the remaining fans. I'm wondering if the debris would have stayed on like this, if the engin...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 590
Views: 125877

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Wasn't that the cause of AA191 where the engine came detached on the DC10? The reason that became uncontrollable was not the weight of the engine, some slats retracted on one side creating an aerodynamic roll moment that could not be corrected at low speed. Yes. Or, to be even more exact, the crew ...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 514
Views: 67811

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

Astuteman is (as usual) spot on in his questions. And RJMAZ's presumption that the plane is for short thick routes is in my mind an indication of another issue -- exactly for what market do you optimise this plane for? And is *that* market sufficient, commercially, for all the R&D? To me, this a...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How airlines handle the aftermath of emergency diversions
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Re: How airlines handle the aftermath of emergency diversions

Indeed great topic. MSJYOP28Apilot's information is very interesting! FGITD, I'd say the handling of diversions shouldn't be merely a matter of where it is easiest to count passengers. This is about humans, not cargo! After 20 hours on the plane, everyone will be having issues, some may have medical...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 53
Views: 5814

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

As an aside, and as a consumer and believer in the importance of people's health, I think it would be best if 777 was forced to be re-insulated. I certainly go out of my way to avoid it. It is a wonder that noise isn't considered by consumer / employee health protection agencies. There's been plenty...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 4325

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

I think skipping this advanced and difficult feature was a very sensible decision. I realise that it may be a rare occurence from the administration in question, but still.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 12923

Re: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017

Karel's article was very interesting article indeed. thanks.

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 5208

Re: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?

Plenty of cheap, uncaring billionaires, look at trump Point taken. Sure there are, but they do care about one thing....Themselves..... They do, but I guess the issue is that besides being uncaring, sometimes they can also be not so smart about some things, or not respecting expert advice. So yeah, ...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: Air Force One

It certainly has had lengthy threads on that side.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 5208

Re: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?

It would be extremely silly to cut on safety for the sake of saving a tiny bit of money. My understanding is that corporate bizjet departments supporting their CEOs, or the folk hired to provide a service to a rich individual are not silly.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24696

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Well, in the Air Canada case the airplane thought they were landing, so presumably EGPWS wouldn't have said anything, so it was down to another safety net (the ATC) to notice the problem in that case. With EK, they were far out so EGPWS did work as a safety net (although ATC could have as well, but ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24696

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Very scary incident. Qantas744er, can you point us to some of the other incidents of similar nature? I'm sure there are plenty. But it is scary that (for instance) a unit conversion mistake can proceed this far undetected. Basically GPWS may have been what saved them.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9149

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

There is always sales to cannibalize. The smaller and the larger planes than the intended new plane.

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

I made some searches and couldn't find direct flights from HEL to LAX at least not on some days in Nov-Dec. That doesn't mean there aren't other days when there are flights. Finnair's own webpage says about Los Angeles destination that flights there have a connection. But, I think this will possibly...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 472
Views: 66848

Re: A400M Update

Let's talk A400M! What a concept, in a A400M thread? Have you gone totally crazy? Delivering agreed capabilities and hitting agreed cost points highly challenging. Looking at production cuts due to building inventory. Cost projections presume export sales, which aren't materializing. That is worris...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black project about to be outed?
Replies: 41
Views: 5078

Re: Black project about to be outed?

It could of course be that F-35 becomes classified as soon as it crashes...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 12923

Re: Airbus Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017

Are there ejection seats?

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