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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 64
Views: 5692

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement.

Thats what made me think of the idea of the humped 777X. A relatively quick development compared to a cleansheet to cover all the points you just mentioned. The amount of designing, engineering and testing will be so vast that it WILL be a cleansheet design. Also, as it is a good tradition with Boe...

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 64
Views: 5692

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement.

seabosdca wrote:
You can maintain frequency, you just can't add it. And there are several other airports in the London area that are just waiting for Emirates and Norwegian to fly multiple daily 787-10s to provide added capacity.

Right. Emirates at Gatwick. NOW you made me laugh.

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 3024

Re: One type airlines

Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 family are the obvious winners. But I don't see (here or elsewhere) an airline operating multiple single-type widebodies. I don't think I know any such airline. Even if you drop the entrance threshold to 25-30, you won't get any widebodies. Yes, I remember Scoot but they o...

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 3024

Re: One type airlines

I was wondering. Southwest is flying just one type. I think easyJet does the same, don't they? And the notorious Ryanair, of course. But how many of those are there? How common is this business strategy. What other airlines fly just one type, be it narrow- or widebody? I'm only talking about airlin...

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 3024

Re: One type airlines

ro1960 wrote:
Cargolux only operates the 747 (400F and 8F).

50+ of them? :-)

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 3024

Re: One type airlines

easyJet has A319, A320, recently A320neo, and soon A321neo. Wizzair has A320 and A321. VY has A319, A320 and A321. So depending on what you consider a type or a variant, there are differences. Certainly Ryanair is king. Other than the 737-700 they use for training/corporate, every other plane (more...

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 6764

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

You and Ikolkyo can poke fun all you want. I will select how to fly from Brussels to Manila twice a year avoiding for as long as possible the need to take any over-stuffed Y cabins. Cathay is starting BRU - HKG with A350 this year, SIA and BA 2-stop with A380 for most of the flying time, 1-stop opt...

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by BREECH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 64
Views: 5692

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement.

VLA are dying. VLA is DYING!? You cannot be serious. VLA are just being born! 748 failed because nobody is foolish enough to buy a heated over relic built by 1960s reliability and safety standards. A380 isn't selling as much as we hoped because it arrived too soon and nobody knew how to use it. How...

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by BREECH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 3024

One type airlines

I was wondering. Southwest is flying just one type. I think easyJet does the same, don't they? And the notorious Ryanair, of course. But how many of those are there? How common is this business strategy. What other airlines fly just one type, be it narrow- or widebody? I'm only talking about airline...

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by BREECH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 6764

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Poor Baumgartner. All airlines he leads end up in bancruptcies. :-) Seriously, though, how long before Etihad admits IT JUST DID NOT WORK? Even US3 and EUmany can't compete with Emirates, and they've been in that business before the United Arab Emirates were united. Etihad was started on a capriciou...

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by BREECH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 6764

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Even if nothing else changes at EY, the day they replace the A330 with the B787 out of Brussels is the day I stop flying with them. I have plenty of hours logged on these 330s, and do not wish to be subjected to 9-abreast 787 if I can at all avoid it! I'm just off the phone with Etihad. They said i...

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by BREECH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare
Replies: 18
Views: 2656

Re: Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare

Something interesting I found in that article. I'm too lazy to go check SW's terms and conditions, so I'll just believe it's true. "Southwest’s user agreement expressly prohibits parties from employing “page-scraping or automated tools to access or monitor any portion of the Southwest Website, ...

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by BREECH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare
Replies: 18
Views: 2656

Re: Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare

Southwest is fully within their rights to block and sue this company. That's the catch. Unless they are hacking into SW servers, they are using publicly available information. And they have the right to do so. So they can't just block them. They can bully them into cease and desist, something big c...

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by BREECH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4671

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

A Florida couple have been caught trying to pack their pet cat in their checked luggage Their children must've had an interesting flying experience growing up. They are both 21 years old, and travelling alone; they probably don't have children. And, hopefully, never will... ;) Maybe that's how they...

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by BREECH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 135
Views: 27328

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Best ever photos of an aviation incident since that floating Boeing in... Asia somewhere. Good thing nobody died. REALLY want to know how in the world they did it. On a side note, I didn't know Boeing 737's emergency exits open up and stay attached to the fuselage. Interesting. Yeah, pretty insane....

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by BREECH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 135
Views: 27328

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Best ever photos of an aviation incident since that floating Boeing in... Asia somewhere. Good thing nobody died. REALLY want to know how in the world they did it. On a side note, I didn't know Boeing 737's emergency exits open up and stay attached to the fuselage. Interesting. I assume you are ref...

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9066

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Jayafe wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2ybF6zbFao

Ah, nice. Thank you!

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered
Replies: 22
Views: 7391

Re: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered

One, anything can be resolved through a bribe in China. And two, if Chinese apply similar standards to airworthyness as they do to the safety of their food, I don't think signing that agreement with them will do any good. They'll simply sign off planes as airworthy and then they'll crash. And the Ch...

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 135
Views: 27328

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

freakyrat wrote:
From the Boeing 737-700 on up the overwing exits are hinged to open upward.

Any justification for that from Boeing?

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9066

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

WOW! I didn't even know about that option. Are there photos/videos of that space anywhere?

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6980

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

I thought the manufacturers were talking about H2 powered fuel cells to generate the electricity not stored charge. Ruscoe Fuel cells is no go. We don't have any feasible means to extract hydrogen. Once (if ever) that problem is solved, fuel cells are not actually the only way to use hydrogen. Many...

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 149
Views: 15087

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Boreale wrote:
this approach only drives up profits for a few years before you make all your customers mad

Yeah, that's why hundreds of thousands of Ryanair complaints start with "I knew the company was sh*t but decided to go because the price was attractive".

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 135
Views: 27328

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Best ever photos of an aviation incident since that floating Boeing in... Asia somewhere. Good thing nobody died. REALLY want to know how in the world they did it. On a side note, I didn't know Boeing 737's emergency exits open up and stay attached to the fuselage. Interesting.

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6980

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Actually, there is an area where progress could be done. Does anyone know where we are in wireless power transmission? Now THAT would be a cool thing for airplanes.

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6980

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

The ATR would have a 1000kwh battery that weighs 5000kg. That means it can produce 1000kw for 1 hour. So in practice that means the ATR could fly for 30 minutes at 500km/h with current battery tech. Not bad and a surprisingly high number of ATR flights are under 30 minutes. One, there are no 1000 k...

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

That is because you lack the engineering experience. Touché! But the folks at the two companies who were designing the loaders have that engineering experience and they would have designed a system that could safely be operated in most conditions. The German company DOLL manufactures a full-size ca...

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by BREECH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9066

Airbus lower deck socializing space

I just read... and I'm not saying where, that A340-500 and -600 had an option of "lower deck space" with a bar and a couch. And also read that A350 has this option. That was the first time I heard about it. Seriously? Some passenger space on the lower decks? Personally I think it's not tal...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6980

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Yes, it has been tested. The flying prototypes only tested the feasibility of carrying a nuclear reactor and shielding the crew. The reactors didn't actually power the aircraft, and both were cancelled before that stage was reached. Just to make it extra clear, unlike its American counterpart, the ...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4671

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

This is a criminal act of cruelty Just a criminal act? Why not call it "an act of canine terrorism"? A "suitcase massacre"? Or "the dog nazis"? and they should be punished with a stiff fine or maybe stuffed into a closet filled with clothes for a few minutes so get an ...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6980

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

JustSomeDood wrote:
You'd need ~1/2*200KN*268m/s=26.8MWH of battery.

Could you expain this formula, please? How did you convert kN to Wh? I always wanted to do that but had no idea how.

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6980

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Just thinking out loud and to give us something to debate. How much more efficient in cruise would 35K engines be? Is there a better way to do a hybrid aircraft? Has battery technology progressed enough (or will have by 2025) that Boeing should be considering something similar for MOM or any new pr...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4671

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

qf789 wrote:
A Florida couple have been caught trying to pack their pet cat in their checked luggage

Their children must've had an interesting flying experience growing up.

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

How convenient is Embraer's yoke?

I always wonder how convenient that thing is. Airbus offered the sidestick and there's been a huge discussion about sidestick-vs.-yoke ever since. But somehow nobody (that I know of) seems to be discussing "the Embraer way". Every time I look at it I think, that just can't be convenient. I...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

If there's a thunderstorm overhead (typhoon related or not) you can't load because it is a hazard to the rampers. But that can vary from minute to minute. Even when there's a typhoon it's not like one solid storm. Okay, forget Singapore and typhoons. Emirates loading in the desert before or after a...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

Based on CG renderings provided by Airbus, the lift itself would have had a large base and be composed of two parts - a large single-X temporary storage platform and a smaller multi-X lift unit. So the combined structure is probably quite stable for normal operations. And let's be serious, you're l...

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by BREECH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Also late arriving crew was probably because the inbound flight they were working on was late to arrive (aka, also delayed), not because "they started their day at home in LA". If you decide to commute you have a responsibly to be on work on time, living in the other side of the country i...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

NameOmitted wrote:
Hey, look! It's even a 4 engine craft! (and when I wrote "beat" I meant neat. I'll blame my phone)

WOW! That looks like Beriev, though.

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

The second flight was delayed for 3-4 hours at JFK, their hub, because of "late arriving crew". They can't find a crew at their own hub? Good gawd, I thought people like that only existed in ABC sitcoms. 3-4 hours delay in the busiest airport in the world. And you do realize that pilots w...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

B6 is hyper-proactive towards resolving customer issues in favor of the customer, often before they're asked for anything by the customer. The Valentine's Day massacre conditioned them "big time", and shed light open fantastical operational failings...namely, they possessed no "actio...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

I see your point, but comparing Earhart with a Modern 777 or A350 is a bit of a stretch, IMO. True. With her landing speed she actually had a chance of a successful ditching. My point is this. If something hasn't happened before, it doesn't mean that it can't happen at all. I believe that ETOPS has...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 313
Views: 36086

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

A JV on new commercial jet (797???!!!) will be very welcomed. That would actually be interesting. If Boeing offers a share in the profits, Embraer may get interested. And it'd be a great plane. Embraer is amazing at making weird but right decisions. Like taking a fighter engine and use on a regiona...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

NameOmitted wrote:
Keep in mind, we just saw China launch a new large flying boat. Politics still lead to beat aircraft

Come again! Where? When? Show me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

mmo wrote:
Care to explain your justification about the safety of twins being "inherently" dangerous? Would to see some factual justification.....

You are over water and six hours away from the nearest airport and suddenly half of your engines shut down. Factual justification - Amelia Earhart.

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 313
Views: 36086

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Why is there always the talk about takeover? I would think a JV would be far more likely. A JV regarding the E-Jet series and other similar new frames and leaving the military side alone. The talk about takeover started when the WSJ (We're Simply Junk) said that Boeing is in "takeover talks&qu...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 313
Views: 36086

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Today, the E-Jet is positioned against itself. It can't compete against the Cseries and the RJ market is essentially dead despite cheap oil prices. Any real world evidence of that? Nobody is ordering Ejets by the hundreds, and many operators are getting rid of them after serving lesss tha half thei...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 313
Views: 36086

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Waterbomber wrote:
Boeing will position the Ejet against the Cseries.

And today it's positioned against what? BMW 3 series?

Waterbomber wrote:
They're just too small by themselves.

Oh, man, you should try knitting to keep your fingers occupied. :-D

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

Impossible to predict. It depends not on technical aspect but on political. If tomorrow someone decides to start a major "safety" campaign saying that two-engined planes are dangerous for transoceanic flights (which they inherently are), the entire picture can change. OR an engine manufact...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 313
Views: 36086

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Of course Brazilian government says no. It's pretty clear that Boeing cannot buy Embraer. Both companies should focus on partnership instead. Boeing MUST focus on this partnership, they have very few options otherwise. But what's in it for Embraer? Boeing has no experience in this market. Boeing ha...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 313
Views: 36086

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

https://oglobo.globo.com/economia/capital-estrangeiro-na-embraer-muito-bem-vindo-diz-temer-22221325 Brazil says, Nao, obrigado. :-))) Wall Street Journal has yet again proven that it's nothing but a financial tabloid feeding off the lowest kind of rumors. Personally, I didn't any further proof. In t...

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by BREECH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16579

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

A question that's probably been answered before but I can't find it. Why is it based on -200? Wouldn't they want more length in case they need to transport longer cargoes? Who knows how long the next airplane's wings will be? Who knows, maybe the 80x80m box will be expanded soon. There is a matrix ...

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