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by uta999
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 7380

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

It would be a brand new plane and not a stretch anymore. You are in effect asking for a 757 competitor, Airbus will not move unless Boeing does go ahead with the MoM and if demand is there. They've been burned once with the A380. I don't see the comparison. The A380 is an outsized aircraft. It was ...

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by uta999
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 11982

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

Ryanair has far more offensive advertising and comments from its CEO than this. For BA this is another public relations fail coming on top of other and more serious issues from staff, financial, treatment of passengers. "Public relations fail" Why? Not everyone in this world is easily off...

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by uta999
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 11982

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

People will only get offended if they are sad and lonely enough to have to use 'Social' media.

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by uta999
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200
Replies: 25
Views: 6747

Re: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200

It just needs a clean and a swap of title to Air France.

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by uta999
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 13832

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

It's now up to the UK, US and EU to throw the Zimbabwe leadership a lifeline, in terms of investment, construction, tourism, and trade (both ways). The country should also drop its Visa requirement to encourage this. If it remains a safe place to travel, and they can fill the shelves in shops, touri...

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by uta999
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 226246

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

As a matter of interest, what would be the aerodynamic and control effect (if any), of one breaking off in flight? Would the crew need to retract the other one, or could it just be left down? Wouldn't it then generate too much lift, especially during the approach?

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by uta999
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 17894

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

They could always set fire to it, see if the fire suppression works, then give the all clear or not!

Kill two birds with one match.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 19581

Re: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December

I would probably take a trip if it were a 748. LH should sub a few 744s to get more of us lot on-board. Do you see what I did there?

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by uta999
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 2581

UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

Today, is the 40th anniversary of Concorde entering service with BA & AF in 1977. The UK had a long history of great aircraft design and production, both civil and military, but what went wrong? We seem to be going backwards. Even Canada still has an aircraft industry. Here are just a few types ...

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by uta999
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8509

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

LHR every morning 6am till 7am, though they still stagger them for some unknown reason. Apparently 4750' is just too close!

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by uta999
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8509

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

What exactly is the problem with the environmental lobby, about land filling a few hundred meters of the Bay? Surely they know there is one of America's busiest airports there already. A new runway further out, would simply close an existing one. What damage would it do to the Bay floor? and think o...

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by uta999
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 207
Views: 55942

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

How many Cseries could Montreal build per month? If orders continue to trickle in, who will make the decision about a second production line, and where will it be?

I presume the US (Airbus), is not an option under this administration. Perhaps Northern Ireland backed by the UK Government?

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by uta999
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 120110

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

If Boeing need some 'new' design ideas and inspiration, then look back to the Vulcan and Victor. We are soooo bored of a tube with two hairdryers attached.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16108

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

You will upset the Greens with all this talk of flying these very short distances. They would much rather (UK) we all spend £36+ Billion on a new High Speed Rail line (HS2), so the few that can afford it (top 2%) leave their cars at home. It will also take 15 years to build phase one. Probably 25 ye...

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by uta999
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2380
Views: 361125

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

But in a ditching, 4 main doors could be underwater! See US Airways Flight 1549.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2380
Views: 361125

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

MSN 7877 has been moved to the next phase of assembly. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37895453022_9a708d499a_z.jpg A321neo Airbus Industrie D-AVZO by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr What are the reasons behind the deletion of door L2? What is the consensus of opinion as to whether it is a good idea s...

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by uta999
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:41 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: 664
Views: 164608

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

Is AF any nearer getting this bird back to France for repair, or will some of the repair be carried out at Goose Bay? What is the latest plan, and has any work been done yet to remove the engine?

It must be costing AF quite a bit just sitting there getting cold.

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by uta999
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16108

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

http://www.silvercityairways.com/aircraft.htm
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We used to fly the Lydd Airport (Kent) to Le Touquet (France) car ferry air service, back in the late 1960s.

It was a 15 minute flight with the car. Now it's a 2h 35m drive through the hole.

It would have been a struggle for a car back then.

http://www.silvercityairways.com/aircraft.htm

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by uta999
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers
Replies: 45
Views: 7264

Re: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers

The L1011 nearly took out RR, or was it the other way round.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers
Replies: 45
Views: 7264

Re: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers

Concorde probably bought about the demise of the UK aircraft industry. Only the BAe146 built since and we all know how well that went.

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by uta999
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?

Perhaps they should make the last page the default, rather than the first. So when you click on a thread you go straight to the latest news, rather than page one, two years ago! I too believe having the same long threads (see page 80) all the time, makes this site very boring, and any 'new topic' po...

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by uta999
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Come 2025, Boeing will be offering the 707-X, 727-X, 757-X, 767-X, 777-X and the 787-2000X

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by uta999
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-engine existing aircraft in 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1859

Re: Re-engine existing aircraft in 2017

A & B do not want brand new efficient engines on the 10,000+ older A320 & 737s. If that happened, new a/c sales would fall through the floor. Fuel is cheap and the environment / noise only a very minor concern.

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by uta999
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Sums up civil aviation design generally. Since Concorde, it's been going backwards.

It's time to move away from a tube with two hairdryers chaps.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 150080

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 150080

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed.

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by uta999
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:50 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: 664
Views: 164608

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

Surely a take-off at empty weight on three engines, with enough fuel to get to Iceland, then Prestwick, and then on to Toulouse is possible? It would just need reduced thrust on engine number 2, to compensate for having no engine number 4. It could probably even take off as a twin at a push at these...

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by uta999
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 150080

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Perhaps Airbus might prefer to rename them....

A316 (CS300)
A317 (CS500)

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by uta999
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 18562

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

It won't happen, but wouldn't it be great if the UK Government were to buy it, and get back into building aircraft here in the UK again.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4289
Views: 1424373

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

So did the 787. It too was five years late. Both were launched around 2004 - 2006. Why the disparity?

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4289
Views: 1424373

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

How did the much delayed and problematic B787 get to 600 deliveries vs around 120 A350s?

I thought they were conceived around the same time.Just interested.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 22133

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

With so many old 744s due for retirement, I wonder if BA will soon donate a complete example to IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A program on BBC4 last night about VX having her D check at BA Cardiff, also showed a white 744 being destroyed and recycled. Lets hope they keep one. http://www.iwm.org.uk/vi...

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by uta999
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 5826

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

The CSeries is NOT a trend setter. It is a seriously troubled program with little support. Hence the need to dump the product to DL. The A320NEO and 737MAX are trend setters. Well my friend, quite the opposite I think. The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a botherso...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

This is nonsense, 5.5 degrees is not steep, it's 2 degrees more than normal and into the prevailing wind. The only difference is the final 200' and the flare. LCY use it every few minutes over terrain, with more than a dozen a/c types, in most weather onto a very short runway surrounded by water. It...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

London City uses the 5.5 degree mostly to adhere to TERPS (https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1029266 -although this is for US it should be similar for UK since its mostly draw from ICAO annex 10). If Canary Warf wasn't there it woul...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

The reason I ask is that London City use 5.5 degrees quite happily, yet LHR has to stick with 3.3 degrees. This means that 70% of the time aircraft are crossing the city quite low to reach Heathrow on westerly operations. As more pilots are trained on steeper approaches, it makes sense for LHR to of...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

Would it be possible to install two separate ILS (or Microwave) systems on the same runway?

The purpose being to offer either a steeper 5.5 degree approach, or possibly even a displaced threshold.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”

This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton, UK received a “suspected hoax security alert”. London airspace had to be closed during the security alert. All traffic at London Stansted a...

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again

Well the clue is in the first sentence. Completely new engine = 20% more efficient. I would have thought it obvious. Designing an engine for a market that is already there, rather than for new builds, which are an unknown quantity.

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again

Designing a completely new engine is always risky for a company like RR. But with around 17,500 used A320s and 737s frames flying, there must be a market out there for them to rejoin. For me, the used market is far larger than a new build, so why do engine manufacturers avoid it? It cannot be that h...

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 62890

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

It makes you wonder how an airline like Monarch can go under, yet we are left with the likes of Ryanair. A brewery couldn't be run any worse.

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:28 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: 664
Views: 164608

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

Close up picture of #4 engine https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLHg7mXXcAAHVZ1.jpg https://twitter.com/OlivierJoffet/status/914759522933198848 Looking at the closeup today, which way would the debris have been thrown? Up/down? It looks like it exploded and managed to virtually clear the wing, engine #3 ...

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by uta999
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:47 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: 664
Views: 164608

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

For this amount of damage and the apparent clean break, something close to the center shaft must have suddenly seized up and stopped rotating without warning. Then the entire front high bypass fan stopped, snapped off and fell away, probably in less than one second. As a matter of interest, would th...

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by uta999
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:32 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: 664
Views: 164608

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

You do realize that double engine failure at cruise altitude is extremely rare, and (to my knowledge) unheard of on modern 2-holers, right? Look at the 767, 777, A330, 757, A320 family, and 737. They do happen, BA 777 into LHR, SQ A330 to PVG, BI 787 into MNL. And US Airways A320 to Hudson River......

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by uta999
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 1969

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

Presumably, they won't be flying them anywhere near London, with the average weather and ATC delay of 20-30 minutes. What reserves would they have, an hour? Then what?

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by uta999
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 120110

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

If Boeing were to scale down the exact 787-8/9/10 design, to a 7 abreast, twin aisle with 757 performance, they would be onto a winner.

It would be cheap to develop too.

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by uta999
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16102

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Not to put a downer on it, but could this simply be that BA are short of LH a/c in the summer season, and the old girls are the only thing available. They have very few new builds coming for the next two years.

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by uta999
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9209

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Simply % shrink the 787-9 design until you get a 757-300 sized narrowbody that's 35% lighter. Then offer it with three ranges from 3,000 and 6,000nm. Basically, don't design it with just one carrier in mind.

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