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by Theseus
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38526

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Egerton wrote:
Having listened to the Airbus meeting this morning, it was said that on a first look, good P&W engines are expected in April.


While I wish them to come as early as possible, I hope it will not be on the first of the month...

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by Theseus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10359

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

PerVG wrote:
Just got back to live tracking and doing about the same speed as all other aircraft on a similar fly path.. ;)


Indeed, and EI137 did not overtake it.
I did not know FR24 was extrapolating (yes, I feel foolish), thanks for the brilliant demonstration. ;)

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by Theseus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 13966

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

Blade off test: Passed!
The case did its job, the failure was contained...

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by Theseus
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 6892

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

- electricity that is 75% nuclear-fueled, at the time of Fukushima and wind turbines - empty TGV stations in the middle of nowhere (and DWC: are 10 min less to Brussels worth 1h more to Amiens ? Says who ?...) - La Défense (no comment needed - if you know, you know...) Beautiful list indeed, but it...

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by Theseus
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac
Replies: 16
Views: 2572

Re: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac

There are so many problems, that I do not know where to start. - Airlines flying different routes, with different weather patterns; - Different seating densities; - Different cargo activities; - Different route lengths (amount of fuel required on a long route is more than linear on the route length,...

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by Theseus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 106407

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Not sure about the Chinese airlines, but I would expect QR to postpone other 2018 deliveries to 2019 for one reason or another. How things will add up seems impossible to guess at this point... Why does airbus keep building them, they could bring froward other customers who do want to take delivery...

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by Theseus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 106407

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If I may mention the backlog of 7 built and parked QR A350-900 with a lower MSN than long delivered ones, we are already at 11. If only it wasn't QR... :banghead: My point here is that 2018 could see 100+11 deliveries. Just my guess of course. What do you guys think. Time for delivery projections? ...

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by Theseus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11251

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

This is an improvement, not a downgrade. There is absolutely no need to recline your seat on a short-haul EU flight, and doing so with the very tight seat pitches of nowdays is extremely inconsiderate to say the least. The real problem is BA's new seat pitch in the first place. Wait, i have absolut...

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by Theseus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 77
Views: 11256

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement

Apparently the A330s are not suitable to replace all A340 routes. From the article: I find this a bit intriguing. How could a 330NEO not work here ? I would guess the upcoming 251T versions should be very capable, even the 339. And it would be a perfect match to the A340 in size, while keeping grea...

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by Theseus
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

It was moved away from the flight line on Friday, not sure where it went to. Perhaps it needs additional work. Thanks for the very quick and documented reply! Oh well, I guess they will not deliver it this year. But still, even then and if they fall short of the 80 deliveries over a year, achieving...

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by Theseus
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

How about MSN 88 ? (QR's first A35K)

According to the spreadsheet, it has not reached the Delivery Center so I now have a hard time seeing it delivered in 2017.

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by Theseus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10352

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

And so Pepsi-Cola Korean Air becomes the 3rd CSeries operator. Carrier has 10 CS300 aircraft on order. Pepsi Cola??? I don't get it. I guess some irony about the (vague) resemblance between the Pepsi logo and the Korean Taegeuk, that you can see on the tail plane of KE aircraft. And yes, the KE liv...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 7983

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

The EWR flight with the A359 is planned at over 33 tonnes less fuel and about half hour quicker than the 77W (over that range it lifts about 5 tonnes more total payload than a 77W). The SFO flight is 23 tonnes less fuel. Very, very impressive. And, as said above, updates to the 359 are coming with ...

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by Theseus
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9553

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

This is nothing special really, even almost experienced it myself with having only 1 fellow passenger in a 737. Anybody can: just book the last outbound flight of the season to a holiday destination (in Europe at least). That was before this thread. Next time, the plane will be packed, full of peop...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 182313

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Air Mauritius 3B-NBP has entered revenue service. https://fr24.com/MAU646/f4d8f7d That was fast! (other airlines take much longer to put their aircraft into service). Also, a quick look at the fr24 map shows a great number of A380s above the Indian Ocean right now (EY, QR, EK, SQ, MH...); yes, I kn...

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by Theseus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34281

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Extra fuel burn for additional weight carried is approx. 25kg/ton/hr. So, if you load extra 9 tons of fuel, in 13 hours you will have burned an additional ~3 tons of fuel. So, after 13 hrs (~6500Nm) you are left with an extra of 6 tons. Good for another 500Nm of flight I am not following your logic...

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by Theseus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17129

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

After take off, I saw they did not immediately raise the landing gear. Did they eventually do it, before climbing to FL300 ?

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by Theseus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29565

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

A reckless stunt that would have never been approved by the local tower. People in the terminal were probably scared to death...and if those on board weren't warned they probably thought they were about to die. Are you serious ? I am not such a heavy flyer, but was in two planes that did do a go-ar...

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by Theseus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18596

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

They are white probably because they have been overhaulled and painted white. There is no issue with doing this just that it reflects on the livery badly. I am an engineer on the A380, not for MAS, we routinely remove slides for overhaul. They are staggered early as everything has a life. So rather...

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29565

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

In the tower video you can hear somebody say "He's too high" while approaching the runway. ...and everybody laughing. Tongue-in-cheek. Yes, my German is also a bit rusty, but this is definitely spoken in a sarcastic tone. I second the above comments about the Captain speech. Impressive fl...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Customs at Seoul

I both connected and arrived at ICN many times, and the whole process was always very fast for me. For connections, and gate to gate, I would say 30 minutes should be fine (I never needed more). In my case, I only needed to go through a quick passport check, and a security screening. Most of the tim...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8794

Re: LH makes formal offer for Alitalia

Wow. How long ago did LH last make an offer for a bailed out airline ? One week ?

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Compared to the -900, I do not see much information on the -1000 testing. In particular, the google spreadsheet had pretty complete tables and charts for the -900, but data on the -1000 stop very early in the testing campaign. I am not sure whether it is because data was not made public, or just bec...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18596

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

My guess is something was found and required them to be replaced/repaired. Also with MAH planning removing these birds from mainline service with the A350's they may have deemed it uneconomical to paint them to match the current livery when they will probably be painted in a livery for their charte...

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by Theseus
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18596

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Besides the dirtiness of the plane, I also noticed two plain white panels below upper deck doors. Are these the escape slide hatches ? If so, does it mean the slides were used at some point, and they replaced the hatches with plain white ones ?

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

When I look at flightradar, I also see another mysterious "QTR3350" just taking off... It is not marked as an A350 (unknown plane) though, and there is no immat. Second delivery ?

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 231462

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

At first, I thought it was just white some in the picture as the engine starts... But then I notice the engine is obviously not running, as it is open and being worked on... Very strange.

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Regarding to QR, and independently from the question on cancelled frames, I would be interested to know what is taking so long at this stage, for MSN 76 and MSN 83...

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
The delivery centre is getting flooded by QR aircraft :scratchchin:


Yes, indeed, three at the moment, including two with final reg for some time...
So, what is the plan now ? To take over all the space at the delivery center so that no other airline can get A350 delivered ? :twisted:

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11115

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

Fuselage parts is not the same as a full fuselage. And yes, there's a fine line between lying and creative marketing. As far as the A338 goes, I'll believe it when I see one flying. Yeah, sure they will glue some plugs to make it look like an A330-300/900 right before assembly, just like a plumber ...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 22
Views: 10085

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

Another wild idea, why would Airbus allow or assist in this, did they not have a plan to produce their own A380 freighter which they delayed to resolve the pax variant thus forcing Fedex and UPS to cancel their order? In addition to the resale value, Airbus will be happy to sell spare parts and sup...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:50 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

Amazing...they can find a 1m long piece of a fan blade which exited a cruising aircraft at 38,000ft and landed on an Arctic shelf of ice, but we still cannot locate a missing airliner on the other side of the planet. The search zone was probably much much narrower to begin with (known track, known ...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:50 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

Amazing...they can find a 1m long piece of a fan blade which exited a cruising aircraft at 38,000ft and landed on an Arctic shelf of ice, but we still cannot locate a missing airliner on the other side of the planet. The search zone was probably much much narrower to begin with (known track, known ...

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by Theseus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11115

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

PPVRA wrote:
GRU is 750 m / 2,459 ft elevation


Oh, my bad, I was mixing up with GIG. I must be tired tonight, thanks for fixing my mistake!

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by Theseus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11115

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

So what about hot/high performance? I suppose the A330 would take a payload hit on some Brazilian routes, like LIS-CNF and LIS-GRU. If the NEO is not an issue, TAP operates just 4 A340s and have plenty A330neo incoming. I am wondering what is hard about these routes. I see LIS-CNF is 4609mi and LIS...

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by Theseus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:02 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

If this is a fan blade, than the airplane was A380 model airplane scaled 1:5. Just compare the size of this metal part with the shoe of the photographer. Jörg Oh, I had not recognised this as a shoe before reading your message. :-) On the other hand, given what it went through (the fan case probabl...

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by Theseus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11115

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

I just looked at the destinations of TAP, and I do not see anything farther than Africa (mostly West Africa), Brazil, and the East Cost of North America. All this should be well within the range of an A330-900neo. In terms of size, the size of the fuselage is the same as an A340-300. Moreover, has A...

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by Theseus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:43 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

lowbank wrote:
The photos look like parts of the fan case, it's the fan they need. Hope they find it soon.


Is the first one not a blade ? Probably less interesting for the investigation than the fan axis would be, but finding and mapping these parts may help find more...

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by Theseus
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:14 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

Looking forward to seeing the picture of the debris. That will be interesting to see...

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 12578

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

Pretty sure they used V2500 on the the ceo, PW really is losing customers... Pratt and Whitney's US and Swiss divisions together own 49.5% of the IAE consortium, so I'm not really understanding how an airline ordering the V2500 hurts Pratt. I guess the previous post meant that they ordered IAE in t...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:10 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

KarelXWB wrote:
pugman211 wrote:
Is that flap track fairing damaged on the right side of the picture???


Looks like it:


Indeed. Even aft of that area in the close-up, I see some dark protruding thing on the flap track fairing that does not look too normal to me...

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by Theseus
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:41 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

I can’t imagine a scenario where someone denied entry to Canada is allowed in the US. Hundreds of thousands of non-European people leave in France, have US visas but not Canadian visas. I can give you three close examples. And also, quite a few people who do not live in France fly AF to the USA. Th...

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by Theseus
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:52 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

wezgulf3 wrote:
That could be interesting viewing!

Wes...


Yes, but I do not think it is saved, so unless a pax was filming it with her or his cell-phone at that precise moment we may not get to see it.

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by Theseus
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:33 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: 684
Views: 184745

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

wezgulf3 wrote:
Do the AF A380’s have external Cameras? Wonder if one of them may have picked up something.


They do, including a tail camera.

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by Theseus
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34281

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

The 787-9 and A330-300/A330-900 have effectively identical cabin floor area. The A330 fuselage is two meters longer, but the 787 is wider and can therefore fit an additional seat per row. VS, for example, has 264 seats in their 787-9s and 266 in their A330-300s and EY is 235 on the 789 vs. 231 on t...

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by Theseus
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 16751

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

That looks about the size of the access panel that is on the rear fuselage of the A330 where the FDR is kept. Does the 777 have a similar access panel ? On the bottom left in the picture you can see it isn't completely flat. This is where it attaches to the wing. Actually, looking at the picture an...

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by Theseus
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

- MSN 76 QR #16: visible at the front, CAF performed - MSN 83 QR #17: at the back, not visible, CAF performed I am still wondering. These two planes have been marked as having passed CAF quite some time ago, and are still sitting here. How does it make sense ? I remember the word was cabin items we...

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by Theseus
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34281

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

So, all told, there will be no need for an A350F / MRTT. I would add "for now". In 10 or 15 years, this might come. Just like Airbus kept producing A300-600F for quite some time after the A330/A340 entered in production. And I think this is fine: right now, A350 and B787 are super efficie...

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by Theseus
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thanks, with a huge grain of salt indeed...

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by Theseus
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508247

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Finally. I am really curious, what was the actual cause for this prolonged testing? I don't think any A350 has had this many test flights. Same here. From the production list only MSN6,QR1 and MSN7,QR2 beat it (and MSN8,QR5 matches it ---but that frame was overtaken by the next two). On the other h...

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