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by Revelation
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 169
Views: 5053

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

As if we didn't know already, https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1914225/uber-driver-was-streaming-hulu-just-before-fatal-self-driving-car-crash-says-police tells us the flunky that Uber was paying to monitor the self-driving car was watching Hulu instead. Police obtained records from Hulu sug...

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by Revelation
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of The Jerry Springer Show
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: End of The Jerry Springer Show

But what about the children? That's how many of them learn what adults are really like, instead of the facade that adults put up for as long as they can pull it off. I learned a lot about women from that show. In particular when two women are fighting over a guy they whip out their titties to demons...

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by Revelation
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colt 45...
Replies: 22
Views: 779

Re: Colt 45...

I've always found it odd how profoundly unaware of all things hiphop a.net is. That's because there's better things to focus on. Hiphop sucks. It's the Cheez Whiz of music, just like Colt 45 is the Cheez Whiz of beer, something you try once but then move on to better things. Ref: https://en.wikiped...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294607

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Hmmm, seems like only about 15 years ago, B was talking about the 787 production system....designed both digitally and globally, much fewer fasteners, would snap together on the line with the help of MOATT's (Mother of all Tool Towers), huge reduction in cost due to modern networked IT, etc etc... ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294607

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Reuters: Boeing targets 2025 for new jet but won't rush decision is yet another rendering of Boeing's NMA party line. I guess it's news in the sense that we haven't heard the message in a couple of weeks and the message hasn't changed, but that's not much news. I think the emphasis is interesting. ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 110
Views: 14990

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

As for the MQ-25 it is not intended to replace the Air Force tankers, it is to take the load off the buddy tanking with other F/A-18's on the carrier deck and free them of for what they are really for, CAP and strike. Yes, that's why I said "think" in my post. It's not hard to see how USA...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 110
Views: 14990

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Won't any tankers allocated to the ANG be acquired through a USAF run contract then transferred? Regardless of who runs the contract though, the current KC-46 plan only includes about half as many air frames as the KC-135 fleet . Perhaps they'll shrink the total fleet further than they already have...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 99
Views: 16157

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

In past decades fuel prices and employee productivity were lower. Thus operational efficiency came mainly from purchasing cheaper-per-seat planes that employed fewer crew-per-seat (744's). Long haul routes were dominated by a few highly-regulated flag carriers who aggregated traffic through a few l...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colt 45...
Replies: 22
Views: 779

Re: Colt 45...

I've always found it odd how profoundly unaware of all things hiphop a.net is. That's because there's better things to focus on. Hiphop sucks. It's the Cheez Whiz of music, just like Colt 45 is the Cheez Whiz of beer, something you try once but then move on to better things. Ref: https://en.wikiped...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 151
Views: 18880

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Imho most of the debate is just based on a narrow interpretation "of the projects being shelved". In the end it can mean they gave up, or that the shelved them for some time. Google ( https://www.google.com/search?q=shelved&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 ) gives us: shelve SHelv/ verb past ten...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 151
Views: 18880

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

.I think some great reporters got us insight to what is going on internally at Airbus, which we don’t usually get. Airplanes aren’t designed in photoshop after all. I agree with that. A decade or so ago we used to get a lot of visibility on Boeing from ST and AvWeek and very little visibility to th...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 151
Views: 18880

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

Earlier today, the CEO of JetBlue mentioned that Airbus was floating the idea of an XLR (Extra Long Range) model of the A321. Has anyone else heard of this? I can't seem to find anything on it. -Box This CEO better first checks with Newbiepilot and Revelation, any Airbus NEO Plus or Plus-Plus is sh...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104908

Re: A400M Update

In the C-130J program -- it was run on a commercial basis before the A400M --, Lockheed and the Air Force surely were cleverer when they agreed to keep financial experts in the dark about the program's costs . Congress and Lockheed created a need for the C-130J, It was a commercial procurement fail...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39802

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Hamburg FAL4 was developed to fit inside two A380 flight line hangars. That's why Airbus placed the half assembled planes on transporters. The fourth line in XFW was not fitted to the used building, the used building was big enough for the new FAL, that is a huge difference. The AvWeek article at h...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39802

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

June 18 -2018: XLR. I think a few members had this coming, kind of hit the wall & everybody sees it. As far as I'm corcerned this thread can now be shelved. :wink2: I think this thread's original statements are still correct (Airbus has shelved the A320neo-plus study) and has an interesting dis...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39802

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The A320 final assembly lines are build for a maximum capacity of 8 frames per month with more than 1 shift per day. You can run them below that, as is done both in BFM and TSN, their they run them at 4 frames per month. The fourth line in XFW was not fitted to the used building, the used building ...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19786

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I recall Richard Anderson saying that he got the 359s at $105K. That would have been wonderful for him, but I think you meant $105M. Airbus is in a dilemma. That vicious domino effect you mention above will last unless something drastic is done. 787 sales were sluggish until Boeing unleashed their ...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colt 45...
Replies: 22
Views: 779

Re: Colt 45...

Guns and weed probably works better than guns and alcohol either... I suspect the song is more about that smooth malt liquor, Colt 45 and weed, not the caliber. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_45_(malt_liquor) Which says... The label was designed with a kicking horse and horseshoe, a reference...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14448

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Europe needs to work towards the day when they have a ‘self-contained’ aircraft industry, free from the need to use components from the USA or any other country that can hold it to ransom. The European aviation industry has already proven that it has the knowledge and the ability to produce superb ...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 65
Views: 1782

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

In the 90s I was blessed to have access to the internet. I was a contractor at the late lamented DEC ((Digital Equipment Corporation, d | i | g | i | t | a | l, etc). We had state of the art computers on our desks and a T1 ( 1Mbit / sec or so ) blazing fast connection to the internet. One of my frie...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

And yet, if anyone points out some of these failings, it is assumed that the poster is either a fanboy for the competition or a low information poster. IIRC, the last new Boeing product that met performance guarantees and was delivered on time was the 777 in 1995. Let that sink in....ninteen ninety...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Also, love the part about first delivery in 2013, five years ago. You just can't make this stuff up First engine delivery actually was end of 2013, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pratt--whitney-boeing-celebrate-delivery-of-first-pw4062-engines-for-kc-46-tankers-236719961.html says. So, pu...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 19961.html says.
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SteelChair wrote:
Also, love the part about first delivery in 2013, five years ago. You just can't make this stuff up

First engine delivery actually was end of 2013, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 19961.html says.

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104908

Re: A400M Update

Maybe people who throw around the word 'hate' so carelessly? :scratchchin: Maybe hate was the wrong word (though I am shocked that you don't deny it), but it really seems to give you some kind of obsessive satisfaction, to post negative things about this aircraft type. I find that strange in an avi...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39802

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The line moved away for using fixed jigs where you move the plane with cranes to using Mobile Tooling Plattforms (MTP). The MTPs are positioned by lasers and can quite easily be adjusted in case you would use parts of a different size, construction method or whatever. The MTP is much more flexible ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 407
Views: 117748

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The highly automated new a320 line in Hamburg has been inaugurated http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/06/airbus-inaugurates-hamburg-s-fourth-a320-family-production-line0.html Exciting. What is the rollout schedule for other Airbus lines? I assume first debug this line then the re...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18388

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

I think the option to easily convert the 900ULR back to an (almost) standard 900 was highly attractive to SQ. They needed a frame "just good enough" for SIN-EWR, not a specialist frame with limited flexibility for other use or re-sale. However, we do not know for sure that Airbus has give...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Is the PW4000 engine not the same as the one that has been available since 1990, and does it not burn 3% more fuel than a CF6-80C2 of the same vintage due to a poorly designed 5th stage compressor that required an off optimum reschedule if the IGV contoller to improve stall margins? http://aviation...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39802

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

This new production approach may open up opportunities for design that were not available before. "Shelving" to enable the design teams to familiarise themselves with the new production system would make sense if that were the case. I agree. Boeing has made it clear that manufacturing is ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39802

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-germany-production-robots/robots-luise-renate-join-airbus-a320-production-line-in-hamburg-idUSKBN1JA1P5 has an interesting article about the technology being used on the new A320 production line in XFW, in particular about two new robots: The two robots, who...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Are you really claiming that adding these components make the primary structure something other than a 767? That's not what he claimed, so you're just arguing against yourself. It appeared to me that he was saying the "updates"made it something other than a 1980s aluminum airplane with a ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

SteelChair wrote:
Are you really claiming that adding these components make the primary structure something other than a 767?

That's not what he claimed, so you're just arguing against yourself.

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18388

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Meanwhile, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-1000-gains-performance-boost-from-higher-take-449476/ says: The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered A350-1000 was initially approved with an MTOW of 308t. This was subsequently raised to 311t as an option. " The 316t option is available ri...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 2843

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Here in the USA, most games will be played during working hours. Guess some will come in late, have a long lunch, or sneak steaming on their computers or smartphones, arrange meetings so not to interfere with their wanting to follow matches. Where I work, in a group of 100 or so people, we must hav...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.
Replies: 63
Views: 1765

Re: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.

Olddog wrote:
I bet for a pardon next day :)

Yep, he's a made man in La Cosa Nausia.

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by Revelation
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2303

Re: RR Ambitions

Congrats to RR for their achievements but it does seem to be a carefully chosen metric. Clearly the A350 market is their bread and butter market and it will be putting bread and butter on the table for quite a long and healthy run. However as mentioned A350J is not moving off the shelves briskly and...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96110

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

The main point, relative to this thread at least , is that the early 787s were never a candidate for the used market therefore had no role in establishing used market valuations. To be exact, they were not even candidates for the used market, as it was clear their value was 0. In the A380 case, it ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96110

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

How many of the first batch of 787 frames destined for final customer delivery were scrapped or foisted off on museum sites? Five. Remember: Boeing expected to sell off (near) all frames used for flight testing and qualification. Yes. Boeing does not hold back a frame for further testing like Airbu...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96110

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Sure. But that only confirms that the early teens are not a good representation of A380 second hand market. And it doesn't confirm the post-MSN26 frames will have a strong second hand market either. Right now pre-MSN26 frames represent 100% of the A380 second hand market and will be so for quite so...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33858

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

HHScot wrote:
Revelation wrote:
People at AirportTugs.Net must be pretty upset.

No, they're too busy debating why it's a disaster that the latest tug is painted just in white and doesn't have any yellow on it anymore!

Yeah, but if the sunlight hits the tug at the right angle, it just glows in a way that says 'premium'!

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 1770

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

I've heard the head for the pageant say it will no longer be about the girls' looks at all. What's the point, then ? Miss America is mostly watched by women, and they probably won't care or even feel more comfortable. Yep, it's all about giving young women (and moms and aunts and ...) a competitive...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6729

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Communism is, by its very nature, evil. History proves that. The kulaks. The gulags. The purges. The reeducation camps. One could go one. The Cultural Revolution was a massive own goal. Democracies have some explaining to do too. US slave holding, treatment of Native Americans, various attempts to ...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6154

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I don't know if this is still the case, but I recall areas without security fences but merely a "moat" between the road and the concourse. It struck me as odd there was no fence but I figured I wouldn't really want to swim across any body of water in FL. That won't protect against a pole ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26358

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

OK, did a.net photog Yochai Mossi just find a way to make the new livery look acceptable if not good?



The logo on the tail glows like a jewel.

Now, how to make that happen during mid-day sun?

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17206

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

Now, Rolls says: it had now found the same issue on a “small number of high life Package B engines”, requiring a one-off inspection of the B fleet And 4,000 job cuts to be announced this week, sigh. Rolls-Royce is reportedly going to axe more than 4,000 jobs, with Derby "bearing the brunt"...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33858

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Yeah, that’s probably not going to buff out ;) Killjoy! :biggrin: Sad to see that! One less aircraft in the LH fleet (at least for now). And, to be fair, one less airport tug. People at AirportTugs.Net must be pretty upset. To all the posters that reported this as "soot damage" or "m...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7343

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Why aren't those airlines upgrading from 306 to 333? Pretty much the reason why A333/B767 et al are largely not used on domestic runs everywhere else: They have large fuel tanks and bigger MTOWs thus bigger heavier structures that are overkill thus inefficient for domestic runs, and smaller planes ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7343

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Sorry if I ask a thing already answered but - regarding the 797 - isn't LH going happy with A32xneos? I mean, they are the launch customer for the A320neo, why bother looking for a 797 when you've got the A321neo already up and going? Why wouldn't you want to have influence on a completely new airl...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33858

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

However, JADEC tweeted that only minor damage. Assessment underway. https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1006093561610240000 Tweet sez: There are reports the A340 was only sooted + the amount of aircraft damage was considered minor, if any. So, finally, we get an aircraft incident where the damage ...

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