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by Revelation
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

KLDC10 wrote:
It's natural. Azores Airlines has an A330 with a giant marine-dwelling creature painted on the side... :duck:

Surely there must be some 757s involved in the transaction!

It's all about the fish, after all.

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd also suggest Airbus just figured it out, too, since they joined Bombardier in their effort last year and just now walked away from the 320plus study. No amount of griping on a.net changes the fact that the single-aisle space is commoditized: a price race to the bottom. As long as Airbus is obse...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 96
Views: 17084

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Thanks for the photos. The new building fits into the site well--if a little tight. Its minimal/modern design is a nice back drop to the Saarinen building. Here's an update on the twa hotel website that shows what the rooms will look like. https://www.twahotel.com/rooms "Ultra-Quiet Windows wi...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26096

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

How can you guys finds so much to talk about on these A380 threads? Isn't it just the same bickering over and over again? I don't get how every A380 thread goes on for multiple pages. Especially since this one is not a result of any news, it's just TC saying yet again that he thinks A380s are wonde...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Why are you so sensitive when I suggest that for an NMA from launch to service it might be a good idea to conservatively assume 7-8 years, like recent programs (787, 777X) ? There's an on-going narrative here that NMA must be as big a project as 787 yet when you look at it with any sort of objectiv...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The A380 also flew after 5 yrs & entered service after 7. I do not know what you are trying to suggest, but what is so strange about 7-8 years? Should we start telling each other Boeing (again) will do it in 4 years, clicking together finished modules in days? Would that make someone objective ...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Lets conservatively assume 7-8 years this time :scared: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2004-04-26-Boeing-Launches-7E7-Dreamliner If you ever claim any sort of neutrality, this thread may be used as evidence against you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380 says: In mid-1988, Airbus engineers led ...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Thanks for sharles, Revelation and Stitch for kindly enlightening the subtleties related to the word "drop" in this context... it should have been obvious in the first place but I read it as "The FAA AD limits to ETOPS to 140 minutes and other operating restrictions were dropped"...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

The FAA AD limiting ETOPS to 140 minutes and other operating restrictions has dropped : http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/22de72bba2cd5b24862582720049094e/$FILE/2018-08-03.pdf No it hasn't. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2018-0299-0001 https://s3.amazonaws.co...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 27971

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

In short, many here are thinking of this as a strategic move (how could adding DY make more money right now for IAG?) vs a tactical move (how could adding DY make more money in the long term for IAG?). I don't mean to be pedantic, but purchasing Norwegian would be a strategic (long term) move for I...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I'll reiterate what I said when Airbus offered the A380 Plus: If you can launch an NPV-positive project, then the broader context of the program economics do not matter. Some people have scoffed that "nobody should throw more money at the A380" or "Boeing doesn't want to sell any mor...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

keesje wrote:
Revelation wrote:
International aviation expert Keesje's sources tell him "this NMA seems a go", that's good enough for me! :biggrin:

That's affirmative, but hardly Breaking News.. :covereyes:

Now you decide to be modest? :biggrin:

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 27971

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

What's the point of NLH if it's not capable of being consistently profitable in the medium term? Great deals for the traveler but this is a clear bubble, if you complain that you can only afford to fly long haul due to NLH's lead in fares, then you're a loss making passenger in anyone's book. At wh...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Executives / unnamed sources close to the action "displaying interest", " eying", "discussing", "standing in line for" "being bullish" "building momentum" for the NMA/ 797. It's been going on for 4 years, but again and again it is brought ...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20380

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Leeham ( https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/16/air-canada-sees-secondary-airport-need-for-nma/ ) reports AC CEO's enthusiastic remarks about a potential future role for Boeing NMA in AC's fleet: “There is a need for that size of aircraft that might be able to fill some number of seats that is smaller th...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Leeham: Air Canada sees secondary airport need for NMA says: “There is a need for that size of aircraft that might be able to fill some number of seats that is smaller than the [Boeing] 787 and larger than a narrow-body, that you might be able to take to a secondary airport. When you look at the ra...

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by Revelation
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

FAA is following EASA lead and has issued AD: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-16/boeing-787-s-range-capped-by-faa-following-latest-rolls-glitch Boeing Co. 787 planes equipped with a batch of potentially faulty Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines face restrictions on how far they can fly...

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by Revelation
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 135
Views: 18916

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/airasia-x-wont-buy-too-expensive-airbus-a350-tony-fernandes/articleshow/63783949.cms It is blindingly obvious Fernandes wants a price reduction.... "The A350 is not an aircraft we will buy," AirAsia X co-group CEO Tony Fernan...

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by Revelation
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 135
Views: 18916

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming? Only if the price is right. I suspect that Airbus will no longer sit idly this time and will compete strongly with whatever Boeing will be offering Airasia X. This will be a huge order to lose and will also mean that the A330Neo programme may sink! Where'...

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by Revelation
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

If we consider the A321NEO Plus a stretch of the A321 and the A321 NEO Plus-Plus as having a new wing, I really can't see those folks now looking at new Plus Plus wing configurations being shifted to help resolve the engines delivery problems. This is not your typical local bakery with people givin...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Can anyone offer an explanation of the design and/or manufacturing differences between the affected part from Package A to B to C to TEN? The issue is mostly that turbine blades have had changes in the coating that helps give them thermal protection. Presumably the changes are made to allow higher ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump signs FOSTA law
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Trump signs FOSTA law

What is actually wrong with legalised and regulated prostitution? Unfortunately, what's wrong with it is that it's more expensive to the consumer than unregulated and illegal prostitution. When you have to maintain health and safety standards, pay minimum wage, 401Ks, etc. it winds up costing more ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Here we read that Boeing really can't carry much forward from 787 to 797 and that Boeing has not much choice but use barrels on 797 all in the same thread. :fever: :headache: :faint:

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 27
Views: 849

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

mmo wrote:
I remember having snow in Maywhen we lived in MN. After all, everyone knows there are 2 seasons in MN, Winter and Road Repair!!

In Maine there are three seasons: Snow, mud and black fly.

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Repeated Topics
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Repeated Topics

I've noticed a marked increase in a.netters posting topics that have already been posted or already discussed. There has been a rash lately especially when involving an aircraft accident. Why don't people take the time to look first before jumping the gun??? I guess they want to share the glory of ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo
Replies: 40
Views: 988

Re: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo

I think public completely missed the point Zuckerberg was making. It is the users who voluntarily shared their private information with Facebook. Facebook didn't take anything from users. No wrongdoing from their side. I don't think there's any wrongdoing in a legal sense from FB, but I think they ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: B787 RR Engine AD-ETOPS Restriction

True, but what if this problem goes on for years? In http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391483 we have a quote: Even before today’s revelations Rolls-Royce had said a redesign of problem parts for the 787 wouldn’t be fully incorporated in the fleet until 2022. I think the indus...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Well Newbiepilot, Revelation, hopefully Airbus can deliver to what they committed to first” before moving on to an A320neo family upgrade. Unless fixing the engines takes more then 4-5 yrs of course. :shy: If the issue were just fixing engines, the resource shift would be happening at Pratt and not...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

But the main point still stands: I don't think 797 will be as big an effort as 787 turned out to be, for many different reasons. I'm afraid I'd call that wishful thinking ; I see no good reason why that would be the case. Your underlying argument is that the 797 would be to the 787 what the A350 wa...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo
Replies: 40
Views: 988

Re: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo

Factoid: Facebook was ranked in Dec. 2018 by Business Insider as the 4th most profitable company in the world, ahead of Apple, Google and MS, Per Employee . http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-facebook-alphabet-most-profitable-companies-per-employee-2017-12 Seems believable. FB is very highly valu...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Thank you for your post - very informative as always. But where did you get the information from that they are cutting spending on the UltraFan program? Thank you for the kind words. The info comes from the link in Reply #1 which says: Targets for the discretionary spending cuts elsewhere will incl...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway

I think they just fitted an iRobot Roomba to the snowplow's controls! :biggrin:

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study Amazing how an unconfirmed rumour from unnamed sources grows into a strategic shift in a day. Welcome to 2018’s copy, source and next news culture. Reply #78 gives us a source named Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Eric Schulz. “We cannot fix everything at the same ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

797 actually has less to develop because I think it will leverage more from the 787 program than A350 did from A380 (A350 had to develop CFRP panel technology), and 797 will take great advantage of 777x because of the fact that 777x has built an all new wing factory and in the process is learning a...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 27971

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian is attractive because of all those 787 and other planes they have on order. IAG buying Norwegian would be about getting rid of a pesky competitor but also acquiring a brand new and large 787 fleet with Rolls engines( like BA'S) for fleet replacement and expansion. Maybe IAG wants DY just ...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

This AD supposed to come out Friday. Where is it? Link to EASA AD (PDF format) issued Friday: https://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_AD_2018_0084.pdf/AD_2018-0084_1 Leeham ( https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/14/faa-ad-may-severely-limit-etops-of-rr-powered-787s-sources/ ) says: An airworthiness directive...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I would not be surprized if Boeing is a bit conservative on the 797. Using, 787, 777X and MAX technology. Most efficiency is to be gained from engines anyway. Providing enough space for some high BPR engines now and after 2030 is key. Long term MRO efficiencies could also drive design and material ...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I don't know why anyone is throwing around $20 billion development costs for the 797, that is an absurdly high number. That would make the plane more expensive than the A350 program by several billion dollars. What was the last clean sheet program that Boeing delivered close to projected cost? Fact...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10685

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Someone who works for VS posted on another thread a year or more ago that their relatively new 233K A333ceos costs less to operate when including capital costs than their 787-9s. Except for a few routes, like LHR-HKG, they could run the A333 rather than the 789 and be ahead cost wise . When the 788...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I don't know why anyone is throwing around $20 billion development costs for the 797, that is an absurdly high number. That would make the plane more expensive than the A350 program by several billion dollars. Perhaps because the 787 did cost over 25 billion USD to develop. Perhaps not, because tha...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

TL;DR Let's see. This AD supposed to come out Friday. Where is it? Lots of quoting an unnamed "person" too. Hack journalism of the worst kind. If a source cannot be corroborated then it would not go to print, in the days when news organisations had integrity. Who is this person? Head of s...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26096

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Does Airfrance still use the A380 on the Paris - New York route ? As of now, 2x daily - AF6 and AF10 are A388's. Hmmm....so AF is able to run the A380 to JFK without trashing its yields but BA cannot even try one daily for a busy period, summer period, winter period, holiday period,,,, I am shocked...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26096

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Indeed, and the world's largest Airbus operator is: American Airlines! Go figure... Only as a result of the US merger. I'm not sure what your point is. Every large legacy carrier is the result of many mergers. I'm old enough to remember BOAC and BEA, Air Inter and UTA, LH and Air Berlin ( :biggrin:...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

3) No new engine technology to make it 10+% more efficient 4) No "perfect engine" for the task This part I think keeps seeming like the stumbling block. If you've only got a 10% jump when less than five years later perhaps the ultrafan or the latest GTF could get another 10% plus on that ...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 81
Views: 14943

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Lots of hysterics as usual. Try reading an article not behind a paywall so exaggerations can be avoided https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/expanded-trent-1000-inspections-set-to-disrupt-787-o-447672/ RR is instituting a program of inspections. Those take time and money. RR is acting to get ...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 138
Views: 24851

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

kjeld0d wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
Aren't they late to the party?


I'm sure it will seem like fresh news to the nursing-home set.

Nah, that set watches 'Fair and Balanced' FoX, not the Communist Broadcasting System.

CBS doesn't provide the same amount of visual viagra that FoX's troupe of blonde airheads does.

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 27971

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

armchairceonr1 wrote:
So? I don't understand what you try to tell for me/us?

That there's no way to acquire a meaningful portion of DY anonymously, so IAG had no choice but show their hand.

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24065

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

2. Another theory could be that Boeing has decided to go ahead with the MOM - and Airbus has realized that the Plus/Plus-Plus projects simply won't stand up to the competition. What if Airbus is re-arranging their resources to develop an all new narrowbody (or slim widebody) to replace the A320-ser...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271538

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

[@mjoelnir & Revelation] You are both incorrect about different things. 1. FBW allows Airbus to do all sorts of tricks with load alleviation via the spoilers/ailerons etc so they can play with winglets, with higher MTOW and fatigue life. 2. Compute hardware on airframes (and other things like e...

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