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by BREECH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Woodreau wrote:
But just because it’s made in Canada or Brazil doesn’t mean it’s better in warmer or extremely cold weather.

It may actually be the opposite where it concerns the actual flight, since Brazil is located right in the supercool (?) water area that brought down AF447.

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

The best aircraft in adverse weather will be relatively slow, have thick wings and a sturdy construction. Look towards Russia for your answer, it will probably say 'An-26'. As for the worst, that's a more difficult question to answer, but the CL200 could be an answer. Note that 'worst' does not equ...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

ELBOB wrote:
BREECH wrote:
Some long time ago I watched an Air Crash Investigation about the crash of ATR72 (or maybe 42) somewhere in the US which was caused by icing and ineffective de-icing.


This again?

Selective reading? :-) The (main) question is which aircraft is best suited for cold climates.

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Shape of fuselage

One very important difference that was lightly touched on is that trains have to deal with a structure gauge at all points along route of travel. Well, so do airplanes. They don't have the actual structures they have to fit in, but they have to stay within certain limits dictated by the current inf...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Shape of fuselage

mxaxai wrote:
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That's a nice representation of the problems they need to solve. I see your point about different purposes and solutions. Very interesting. Thank you.

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Shape of fuselage

Just looking through pics of old aircraft, I'd say there is a transition during the 1930s from boxy designs to fully rounded designs, with an intermediate step being boxy-with-rounded-corners (à la Ju52, or many French designs of the era, like the De332) Thank you! That was very interesting and hel...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Some long time ago I watched an Air Crash Investigation about the crash of ATR72 (or maybe 42) somewhere in the US which was caused by icing and ineffective de-icing. Then there was a similar crash in Russian Far North because pilots didn't de-ice. Then somewhere here on the forum someone said that ...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Shape of fuselage

Look at that circular cross section! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Boeing_advanced_blended_wing_body_concept_2011.jpg/512px-Boeing_advanced_blended_wing_body_concept_2011.jpg Boeing advanced blended wing body concept 2011 [Public domain], by NASA/The Boeing Company, from...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Shape of fuselage

Yes, the A380 has a very fat 8-shaped cross section. But again, it doesn't have corners like a square would - does it? Further, corners - whether they're made from metal or composites - are still heavier than a curved panel. And what do crosswinds have to do with your argument? I'm not talking abou...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Shape of fuselage

Very interesting reading. Allow me to play Devil's Advocate. Pressurization may play a role and I would agree with this if I didn't see the shape of the A380 fuselage. It's 8-shaped. And most planes (with, I believe, the only exception being Boeing 777) aren't fully circular. So pressurization affec...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Shape of fuselage

I was looking at some Shinkansen trains recently and one thing caught my eye. They are RECTANGULAR! Look at Shinkansen E5/H5, for just one example. It's absolutely square in cross section with slightly rounded corners. And some of those trains, at least in record runs, exceed 500kph, which isn't too...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14845

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

In other news: Emirates is looking into the new Thompson solution that allows to pack passengers in LD36 containers. "This innovation will save at least 70% of space and will increase the passenger capacity by 92-123%", Emirates CEO Tim Clark says. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said his airli...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14845

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

In other news: Emirates is looking into the new Thompson solution that allows to pack passengers in LD36 containers. "This innovation will save at least 70% of space and will increase the passenger capacity by 92-123%", Emirates CEO Tim Clark says. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said his airlin...

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by BREECH
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5182

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

China’s aviation regulator CAAC has recently released on its website (http://www.caac.gov.cn) a blacklist of 86 individuals subject to air travel ban in the country because of bad social behavior that has led to their severe loss of social credit. Can they also ban Chinese tourists from going to ot...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21626

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

I've written about this quite a bit over the years. Maybe google my old "A380X threads". The short version is that Airbus aimed the A380 at 650 seats. They explicitly rejected smaller cross sections (8+6 for example) because those cross-sections would not be optimal for a stretch to 650 s...

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9764

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

Designers of the Sino-Russian Craic CR929 widebody airliner have retained a fuselage width sized for nine-abreast seating, even as other dimensions have changed during early development. The 5.92 m (19.4 ft.) width, barely less than the 5.96 m of the Airbus A350, appears to have been a constant in ...

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21626

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Matt6461 wrote:
A380 is an overbuilt shrink of a suboptimal 650-seater

Could you elaborate on that, please? Overbuilt shrink? Suboptimal 650-seater? I simply don't understand what you mean. :-(

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17486

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Lets say Boeing manage to erode, or marginalise the A330 to the point Airbus essentially consider the line a dead-end. Let's first assume that Boeing has any influence on A330 program at all. And then we're in the fantasy land where anything is possible. A330neo is a boost program to suit airlines ...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8498

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

I keep seeing articles about this Alex Macheras kid, seriously he's late teens, popping up all over the place going on Airbus delivery flights etc. He's on Twitter as @AlexInAir but how can anybody take him seriously when he seems to have done nothing in the industry except for schmooze up to airli...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8498

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

Yeah I just don't know that I can take anybody who claims he is an 'aviation analyst' seriously when he's barely out of his teens and doesn't seem to have studied any aspect of aviation or anything related to it, doesn't even have blog to his name. Seems rather vacuous. No idea who that guy is, but...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Where is the evidence that Boeing sold the 787 at a loss? If you can’t back up that comment, then why should anyone believe the rest of what you wrote? Repeating a myth again and again won’t make it true Aren't I not the one who keeps saying it over and over again - Leeham is the aviation tabloid! ...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I'll agree with others the A321NEO is replacing many potential A330 missions. How in the name of everything that's holy can it do that!? Half the range, 2/3 of the passengers, 1/3 of the payload. What am I missing? Because not everyone uses the A330 to it’s full capability. Airlines like EI, TAP, e...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

lightsaber wrote:
I'll agree with others the A321NEO is replacing many potential A330 missions.

How in the name of everything that's holy can it do that!? Half the range, 2/3 of the passengers, 1/3 of the payload. What am I missing?

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Your logic is pretty twisted Oh, how can we not start with a personal attack! if you think Airbus losing the only customer for the A330-800, means that Airbus has Boeing exactly where they want. Your reading is pretty poor if you think that's what I said. What I said was that Boeing has to sell the...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

A very expensive A380 , A very expensive A350 and a Lackluster 330 Neo and a 1980's design 320 Family. A very expensive A380? Last time I heard it's barely more expensive than Boeing 777. A very expensive A350? How did you come up with that? A lackluster A330neo!? You are a having a laugh! It's bee...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

That really seems like a spot on analysis. Just dynamite really. Both Boeing and Airbus sell the A350 and 787 at higher prices because they can. The A330neo has its whole business case based on being significantly cheaper than the 787 and the list prices no longer seem to suggest that is the case. ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7179

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

With no intention to hijack the thread, let me just suggest that the passengers of Europe's biggest airline by passenger numbers disagree with you....or they would have voted with their wallets and feet. Very true. All I'm saying is, don't compare that disgusting airtrash to Southwest. Or any Ameri...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I think Boeing sees the whole A330neo as vulnerable. When the program was launched the economics were based on 7-8 per month moving to 10 per month. Now they are talking about staying at 6 per month. I wonder what impact that has on the price Airbus is willing to sell the plane at? The whole econom...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16433

Re: Future and expansion of Air Italy

Are you practicing a speech? Why will Air Italy be "visionary"? What makes you think Qatar Airways are a good investor? And why do you compare Air Italy to British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and Alitalia? Because if you think about new destinations, new planes, a better future, what A...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7179

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

Also known as "Emirates effect"? :-) Or Ryanair effect? After all, Southwest was where Michael O'Leary learnt many of his tricks... If Ryanair was 0.0001% as good as Southwest, Michael O'Leary, would be AT LEAST 10 positions down from the first place in the Top 2 most hated people in the ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7179

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

Also known as "Emirates effect"? :-)

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16433

Re: Future and expansion of Air Italy

Are you practicing a speech? Why will Air Italy be "visionary"? What makes you think Qatar Airways are a good investor? And why do you compare Air Italy to British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and Alitalia?

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Maybe someone who knows more about airplanes, will tell me. Size-wise, how close/different are A350-900/A330-900 and B789? Just to know what Hawaiian is gaining/losing by switching. On a pure cabin length times cabin width basis (so not fully reflective of usable floor area): A330-800: 238 square m...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96672

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

If it's true, and considering how much I dislike Boeing, I still have to admit that Hawaiian had every right to be angry. First, they were told that the aircraft they ordered - A350-800 - will not be built. Ever. And they were offered an alternative, the A330-800. And then they were (likely!) told t...

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by BREECH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 777F As A Missile Truck/bomber
Replies: 36
Views: 13599

Re: RE: 777F As A Missile Truck/bomber

personally I have a concern converting commercial planes into bombers.. (yes there is a contradiction in the P-8) but we've already seen one 777 shot down under the belief it was military.. and with trigger happy forces out there that event type would become all to common to the detriment of commer...

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by BREECH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96072

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

At the time it made it into the paper version of Aviation week. Aerospace is a gossipy industry who hires consultants and people from other companies. I had a coworker pull out drawings of a RR engine concept one day. He wasn't a coworker in 30 minutes... Not to mention thousands of non -Airbus eng...

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by BREECH
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7144

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

I am just wondering if anyone knows why the Russian government has a say in where a foreign airline flies to/from, even if it is over their territory? I hope you are not just joking. Wouldn't want to waste time. But if you are serious, then you should read about two things. Or rather two-in-one. Th...

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by BREECH
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50056

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

Sadly this tragedy will serve as an example of those little mistakes that amount to a tragedy.. Not so little, if you believe that transcript. The warning the pilots got (if translated from Russian) was "V instrument - COMPARE". How the heck is that supposed to help the pilots? Compare tw...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 66
Views: 9336

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

What were the expectations again? :-)

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50056

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

NO WAY!!! Aeroperu 603 again? IF (!) true... or actually even if it's not, may I suggest a crazy idea. Let's just just stop putting SO MANY of those pitot things on each plane? I mean, one is more than enough for a safe flight. If we have two and one of them malfunctions, how would the other one(s) ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7001

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

Even beyond fuel, the industry as a whole is facing upward wage pressure. AS would be additionally affected by the VX integration and raising VX employees to the AS payscale. Then what's the fuss all about. Every company experiences a downturn after a merge. And Alaska's hasn't been all that long a...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7001

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

Route66 wrote:
But I guess if a person hasn't noticed the rising fuel prices...

And no mortgage, either!!!

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7001

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

NameOmitted wrote:
They are a good site for aggregating last month's news. If you are curious about a company you know absolutely nothing about, they are a good starting point to your research.

Oh, man, that's so true! You should go and check out Enron website!!!

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7001

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

rbavfan wrote:
Have you bought gas lately? Oil prices are rising for us and the airlines. Even a small change can have a big cost impact.

How small a change are we talking about?

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50056

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

As I posted earlier; 22,000 ft/min descent equates to 250mph. So, with 300mph forward speed and 250 mph downward velocity, let's agree we are both right. I must've missed something. How did you get from 3200 fpm posted by FR24 to 22,000 fpm? Despite the proximity to Moscow, the crash did NOT happen...

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by BREECH
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7001

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
However, rising costs

WHAT rising costs? Oil is still cheap, right? What possible rising costs could they encounter?

Also, this article was written by a website called Motley Fool, a subsidiary of Motley Wealth Management. Anyone ever heard about them?

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by BREECH
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 6024

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

You make some highly opinionated comments for knowing so little about it. They used their own cash flow - they've been making money for a long time. It's "while knowing...", and thank you, I take it as a compliment. And if you don't mind, could you tell me in which department of PriceWate...

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by BREECH
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50056

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

No, payments are not small. The average cost of a funeral in Russia is from $500 to $3000. The average salary in the city of Orsk is about 20 000 rubles per month, or about $350. In this respect, insurance payments correspond to the multiple of annual earnings. For the amount of $ 35,000 you can no...

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by BREECH
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50056

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Maybe I should have said it differently ... Soviet-era aircraft are more prone to technical defects than newer ones simply due to their age. And I consider the AN-148 as a rather new/modern type. My reply was simply trying to direct "sq421"´s attention to the fact that non-western made ai...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50056

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

sq421 wrote:
Don't mean to sound shrewd, but I think it's time the Russians take a look at the reliability of the Antonov fleet.

And you base this on what? Do you have information about Antonov fleet reliability?

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