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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 11804

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

Did you see an Emirates A380 land at SFO yourself? If you asking me, yes. I work at SFO and my office looks right out on the A-International Gates. I think we would all trust you over Flightaware then. Flightaware isn't perfect, but still fun. So the A380 remained. Eh... So much for a few AI flight...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12424

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Looking at Google Earth and some more recent aerial imagery on other sites, it looks like only one runway is under construction. Didn't the plans for the first phase include 2-3 runways? One runway is complete, second is in work. EASA certification flight checks scheduled to commence in February-Ma...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 341
Views: 35852

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

Slash787 wrote:
indigo will be the first airline in India to have 1000 daily flights daily by year end.

That is impressive. What is Indigo's A320NEO delivery rate now that PW1100G engine deliveries are increased?

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18080

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Has the A321NEO flown yet in revenue service?
When is the 2nd to be delivered (I assume it too will have a slight delay for outfitting prior to entry into service)?

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12424

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

I flew over it a few days ago and doesn't look ready at all; perhaps the main terminal looks ready but runways and taxiways are not from what I could see. Looking forward very much for it to open! The777Man That looks like more than a year away. Are the taxiways really still dirt? The runways and t...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline
Replies: 23
Views: 6190

Re: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline

When these fly in commercial service, I'll be impressed. Until then, I suspect any Venezuelan purchases as money laundering. Sorry to be a cynic... but that is where the nation is due to the nature of government.

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 786
Views: 100127

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Airbus needs other airlines to buy the A380. Something is wrong when one airline determines the fate. This is like the B717 where SouthWest and Delta determined the fate. STC seems to think they'll get the guarantee I'm sure they will, and I'm sure they will get close to the penalties they require i...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 68
Views: 6534

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Now that is interesting. Amazon is going to be pilot hour limited more than anything else. Lightsaber It was said on the Amazon thread that the freighters could see 14-16 hours of utilization a day, I will be very interested to see where they get pilots to fly all of this extra time. The additional...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X "a little" Heavier Than GE90-115B
Replies: 24
Views: 1734

Re: GE9X "a little" Heavier Than GE90-115B

Is it possible that with 16 blades of such an immense size, and an increased fan speed, that (even with super lightweight construction) they had difficulties containing a blade-off, thus heavier containment construction? Possible...but it would seem that blade-off testing has still not been done......

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 95
Views: 19412

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

I wonder where this leaves their order for 778. EY made terrible decisions but I always feel that, among the ME3, they are the least likely to allow pride, face and ego stop them from admitting their plans did not work and attempting to correct things. Some of you might disagree but that is how I s...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 95
Views: 19412

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

It is not fake news that the frame was 31 month out of operation, with many parts removed while it was standing around. It is at least a proof of that AI was cannibalizing new frames to keep other frames in Operation or had to use this parts to be able to complement the frames they wanted to sell. ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 20085

Re: How many 727s still active?

33 years since the last build is impressive. With how difficult JT8D parts have become to find, I have wonder how much research a new operator did prior to EIS. What is the degree of commonality between the -217 used on the 727 and the -217C on the 82 and -219 on the 83 and 88? By cost, about 80%. ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 20085

Re: How many 727s still active?

33 years since the last build is impressive. There seems to be a new 727 cargo operator based at Toledo Express Airport: InterJet West N209TR c/m 20.994 (reg. to Career Aviation Co. Wilmington) They seem to be connected to Sierra West Airlines and are looking for Pilots. Very active acc. to Flightaw...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 68
Views: 6534

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Amazon is changing their entire schedule to increase aircraft utilization. Since they are limited by space at CVG (as DHL ramps ups their own CVG hub ops for the holidays) they are adding more PTP routes while reducing flying through CVG. Kind of an interesting way to get peak holiday flying in. No...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 95
Views: 19412

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Wow, that's quick. They have been in service with EY for just 3,5 years. Operating an aircraft for only 3.5 years seems like a tremendous waste of money. How much did EY pay for the 77Ls? (I did a google search, but didn't get a figure) $65 Million including heavy check and interior redone. EY prob...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 8848

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

Ok, I missed how old it was.
Still a fun thread. :)

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 8848

Emotional support pig removed from plane

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4920381/w ... isruptive/

For the record, my emotional support animal is a hot couger. ;)

To say the least, the emotional support animal trend has gone too far.

Lightsaber
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The little pig wasn't happy!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4920381/w ... isruptive/

For the record, my emotional support animal is a hot couger. ;)

To say the least, the emotional support animal trend has gone too far.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody order bubble?
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Re: Narrowbody order bubble?

The argument is that if the bubble bursts, the backlog may lose as many as half its orders while being stuck at high production rates. This would cost both vendors a lot of money, and some suppliers may go out of business. There were dire predictions of both Airbus and Boeing losing half their back...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15685

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

I'm still floored by the size of this order. What I'm getting at is that we might never see a A319neo in regular commercial airline service ever. Just my 2c and now back to topic ;) It costs over a hundred million to design and flight test another length, even if just a re-engine. The ROI has gone n...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

Last I looked, there are only 5 or so landing gear vendors left: Boeing, Honeywell, Fokker (yes, they're still around, and Fokker landing gear knows their stuff), ugh... there is one more (in Italy, IIRC) and Northrop (the old Douglas team was hired by Northrop). Lockheed is trying to form a team.....

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is new in CFM LEAP-1A
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Re: What is new in CFM LEAP-1A

What I have noticed is RR Trent 700 and IAE V2500 has designed their engines with more stages in the outer spool(s) (LP,IP compressor/Turbine) while CFM 56 and LEAP 1A in the other way arround, they got more stages in the inner most spool. Trent 700 is a three spool design. partitioning will be dif...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai announce commitment for 175 737MAX plus 50 purchase rights
Replies: 15
Views: 2840

Re: FlyDubai announce commitment for 175 737MAX plus 50 purchase rights

FZ already made an order for 75 at the 2013 Dubai Airshow for the 73MAX8. So with this current order, that puts them at 250 aircraft, with possibly 50 more to come. They obviously have major expansion plans. Major expansion plans that I cannot understand. These are NB that will fly shorter routes a...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15685

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

The order is mind numbing in size. Kudos to JL. Additionally, Frontier today converted its remaining 18 A319neo orders to the A320neo aircraft. The airline currently has 67 A320neo aircraft on order."[/i] So the total of 51 A319NEO orders becomes 33. No one will pay attention to that small shif...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 31925

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Airbus Nears Deal for 430 Jets With Indigo Partners. The transaction, one of the biggest aircraft sales in history, is set to be announced Wednesday at the Dubai Air Show. The upgraded single-aisle jet would go to airlines in Indigo’s investment portfolio: Frontier Airlines, Mexico’s Volaris, Europ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 4350

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

I believe all the ARJ-21s delivered are the nominal variant with 40,500kg MTOW and only 1,200nm of range? Please correct me if someone knows there are the ER variant with the 43,500 kg MTOW and 2,000nm of range. For point of reference, the E-175 (original E1 version), with a MTOW of 40,350, carries ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 4350

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

Another thing to mention is that the original routing for ARJ is non-stop CTU-SHA way back when it started operation. They add in CSX in the middle bc, well, the fuel burn number is so bad that on a day with strong headwind, the extra fuel that they need to fly the CTU-SHA route means they'll have ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 31925

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1378545

<i> Airbus today announced an order for 20 A321neos from Wataniya Airways</i>
https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/14/egypt ... more-25350
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I'll add the links to the other threads:
old airbus thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1378545

<i> Airbus today announced an order for 20 A321neos from Wataniya Airways</i>
https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/14/egypt ... more-25350

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Ordering - LOIs, MOUs, Options, Firm orders, etc
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Aircraft Ordering - LOIs, MOUs, Options, Firm orders, etc

LOI might or might not include the engine makers. Usually, those are signed long before financing and other details are firming up. There is no deposit, but it obligates the buyer to not shop around for some time frame and the seller to hold slots for a short time. The MOU is a step further. More de...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 47
Views: 8565

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

fsxfan38 wrote:
I know that fuel efficiency, age, and maintainance are big factors in this....but do they have to retire the 747? :(

It is sad to see the 747 go, but the FAA mandated fuel tank innerting for 2018 and it looks like DL choose to not invest that money.

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32262

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Hence Tim Clark's comment on 8 hour missions (I bet that grows to 10). I just took a look at their route map and you might be surprised at how few routes they fly in the 8.5-10.5 hour range. Beyond the 8.5 hours I really only see Japan as the only addition by stretching the range. Looking at your m...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 52941

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

How many Cseries could Montreal build per month? If orders continue to trickle in, who will make the decision about a second production line, and where will it be? I presume the US (Airbus), is not an option under this administration. Perhaps Northern Ireland backed by the UK Government? The Mirabe...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4365

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

The 77W is in a completely different league. Depending on the crew rest situation, the 77W offers 42-44 L3 positions and has extraordinary payload offerings, even when full. 77H The 77W is a combi. So is the A359 So is the A350-1000 So is the 789 and 787-10. We're in a new realm. From what I'm read...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 4350

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

Based on this rate, the last ARJ-21 will be delivered in the year 2319. Lol. I like your optimism. ;) I'm still floored that at about 2 years after EIS, every plane is flying 2 segments per day, and so few hours. I found a report, that is you scroll down, gives utilization for many aircraft and typ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA has received its first 777F
Replies: 18
Views: 2308

Re: EVA has received its first 777F

why would they put the reg. in the front? Why not? It's not as if it's all new practice. looks amateurish Based on what? Have you considered it might be a legal requirement from Taiwan, or they may have a good reason for doing so, like having an ease at knowing which aircraft you are looking at fro...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 31925

Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Please keep the thread on topic. This is about new (or speculated new) Airbus orders at the Dubai airshow, continuing on through November 16th. We have forum rules for a reason: http://www.airliners.net/forum/forumrules.php Discuss the topic not the poster. It is worth reviewing the first three foru...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 19110

Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

Please keep the thread on topic. This is about new (or speculated new) Boeing orders at the Dubai airshow, continuing on through November 16th. We have forum rules for a reason: http://www.airliners.net/forum/forumrules.php Discuss the topic not the poster. It is worth reviewing the first three foru...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders pt2
Replies: 13
Views: 5596

Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders pt2

Please keep the thread on topic. This is about new (or speculated new) other manufacturers & engine orders at the Dubai airshow, continuing on through November 16th. We have forum rules for a reason: http://www.airliners.net/forum/forumrules.php Discuss the topic not the poster. It is worth revi...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

The OEMs outsource as there is specialty experience at vendors... Let's take casting. It is so much cheaper to precision cast a part than machine it from stock. Every precision casting shop keeps its way of doing the work proprietary. For example, only UTX and the Russian vendors are great at casti...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power
Replies: 22
Views: 4028

Re: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power

Then the new engine disturbs wing flow, so new corrections will be done around the engine. Wasn't the MAX engine integration declared perfect and Boeing excelling over itself here? :-) apropos: would there be any gains from closing the thrust gate in the high lift arrangement ? There is no perfect....

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine
Replies: 37
Views: 6295

Re: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine

The switch to a 2 stage HP turbine implies a dramatic increase in pressure ratio. This looks like a MoM technology demonstrator... Just the right timing to get Boeing's attention...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is new in CFM LEAP-1A
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Re: What is new in CFM LEAP-1A

Thanks Balerit :) Is it for ACOC use? It is used to cool the hydraulic oil in the CSD (constant speed drive that drives the electrical generator). Here is a link to a nice explanation of how they work: http://www.k-makris.gr/AircraftComponents/CSD/C.S.D.htm Thanks for the awesome link Balerit, appr...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it hazardous for safety to do the checklists digitally
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Is it hazardous for safety do the checklists digitally

The issue is checklists being ignored. I've watched my checklists that are budgeted for 5 minutes of time completed in seconds (operator not realizing I wrote the checklist as I watched). I was dumbfounded... It doesn't matter if it is paper or digital. People get tired of doing repetitive tasks. Th...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 4350

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

This also begs the question, what happens to the other 'pre-production certificate' planes? Anyone know the flight schedules? I'm waiting to see nominal utilization. Lightsaber I found the following: (They are listed under Avro RJ, even though Chengdu Airlines doesn't have one) EU6665 CTU 0640 CSX ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders
Replies: 52
Views: 16020

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders

If you wish to start another topic, do so. The airshow is scheduled through Nov 16th, let us allow the topic to continue until then. Please read the forum rules if in doubt, I've chosen to highlight a few rules: http://www.airliners.net/forum/forumrules.php a) Please respect the opinions of others a...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4365

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

Its more age of the design and economics of the aircraft as well as the availability of spare parts than the actual age but.... 1989 3 744 1990 5 744 1991 4 744 1992 6 744 1993 4 744 1994 2 744 1995 9 772 1996 2 744, 7 772 1997 5 744, 14 77E 1998 5 744, 10 77E 1999 7 744, 14 77E 2000 1 744, 4 77E, ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

The OEMs outsource as there is specialty experience at vendors. CFM, Boeing, and Airbus do not make valves for example. A plane needs a bunch of those. (Pratt owns a company that does make them, but they outsource as vendors are often less expensive). Take engines. Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier cou...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is new in CFM LEAP-1A
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Re: What is new in CFM LEAP-1A

Lead me! ... Please :-) As a jet engine noob I wouldn't first order associate variable cycle with variable cooling. https://www.google.ch/patents/US6931859 Thanks. Rather obvious solution, isn't it? ( that is really patentable as late as in 200X ?) ... and this is mostly about reducing losses in th...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders
Replies: 52
Views: 16020

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders

Everyone, let us keep the topic on focus. This is orders announced. Not if another plane deserves attention or not. True aviation enthusiasts hope for success of two programs. Big WORD! Guys please! These is great news for BBD‘s CSeries! And they really are in need of some orders now. As a Cabin Cre...

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