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by seahawk
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 99
Views: 11802

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

"Boeing gets the best choice of engines" - "Airbus can pick the engines rejected by Boeing". Only in your reality, only there :banghead: GP7000 started for a 747 development, Trent XWB is based on the 787 engine, as is the Trent 7000. Yet Boeing had all 3 interested in the 787 a...

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by seahawk
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 99
Views: 11802

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Engine OEMs invest in programs with huge potential like the 787 and are conservative for programs which promise little success, like the A380. In the end it is still true that Boeing gets the best choice of engines and Airbus can pick the engines rejected by Boeing. The 797 shows this again.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

You not only need to find a market, you need to make sure that your product will be able to serve that before launching it. Airlines have voiced numbers about prices they are willing to pay, Boeing needs to make sure they can make money at that prices. Agreed.oeing Further to that, the A330 is alre...

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

You not only need to find a market, you need to make sure that your product will be able to serve that before launching it. Airlines have voiced numbers about prices they are willing to pay, Boeing needs to make sure they can make money at that prices.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

It is 10 LD/45s for an A321. 8 abreast would add 33% more passengers for the same fuselage length, which is about equal to the 3 LD3/45s the LR with 3 ACTs has to give up. And the A321LR is tight in high density and you would need to hand load a part of the baggage. For nay airline interested in car...

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

At 8 abreast you can forget LD3/45 as in single class high density it would be very, very tight to get baggage of the pax loaded. If it is 8 abreast it will be LD2s.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

The biggest logical problem is their own presentation of the market. So there is a market for 2500-5900 MoM jets and yet I still wonder which jets would fill the market if Boeing would not do the 797. Their 2017-2036 market outlook saw a market for 5000 small widebodies which covers everything from ...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

That sounds more and more like a straight 767 replacement. It is worrying that Boeing is making another plane after the 787 to replace A330s...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

It could very well be they are all interested, but the versions they are interested in and the requirements they have might still be hugely different.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers

That pushes the Airbus future fighter well outside of the time frame Germany needs for the Tornado replacement.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4360

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Those companies are now investing in our country again. Company's that left, are now coming back and building huge plants here, creating tons of jobs. Again, when companies make money, everyone benefits. Sure, certain companies could award their employees a little more. But, in general companies ma...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

Southwest, American, United and Delta as launch customers, that would be unique demonstration of superiority when such big names sign up for one plane. Nobody knows exactly what the "797" is, yet it's already superior to the competition it doesn't have? :rotfl: It's so superior that, appa...

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

Southwest, American, United and Delta as launch customers, that would be unique demonstration of superiority when such big names sign up for one plane.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8160

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I would not bet on that with 17" becoming standard I can easily see this a basic configuration with a minimum width aisle, that many airlines would turn into something around 16.5" for a wider aisle.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32762

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Or used -200s depending on availability and fuel price.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8160

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

Yes it can be done and expect a similar configuration to become standard on the MoM.

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 6847

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

It is really not that hard to protect the system against unintentional folding of the wing. You can make it triple save with little effort. 1. only on pilot command 2. only if the MLG indicated the aircraft is on the ground 3. mechanical lock that makes moving the locking pin impossible if the wing ...

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by seahawk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38420

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Good news for CFM and Boeing. For CFM perhaps as this might move some P&W customers to choosing LEAP-1A. I don't see any near-term upside for Boeing considering how full the MAX production line is for some time. And let us not forget CFM burned Airbus and Boeing for a time with issues on LEAP-1...

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by seahawk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

Aye, there's the rub. At 8ab it is not just a 762/763 replacement - it is also an 332/338 competitor, at least over say 4-5,000NM. The A310 has a cabin area perfectly positioned between the 762/763. The A310 has a range and weights half way between the ER and non ER 767 models. So 8AB can easily hi...

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by seahawk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

If you want a branding that is consistent over all application the livery is good. And liveries that cut the circle around the crane or even remove the circle won´t work due to that. Imho the new tail logo is fine, illuminated at night it will work better than the old one, so you would need to keep ...

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by seahawk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

Lucky it's not X8 then ;-) So around 28 rows for the short version and 34 rows for the long one. That is not going to work. Therefore I think the seat numbers are for a 2 class layout. Which would work as 7 or 8 abreast. In 8 abreast it would be about A310-300 length in the short version and around...

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by seahawk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I thought about that as well. But whatever I tried it did not look better. The only thing that would add a touch of colour without making the overall design unbalanced would be a blue crane on the engines.

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by seahawk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

225pax and 5000nm 275pax and 4500nm Hm, I wonder what seating configuration they picked. If it is two class it is a quite big plane.with ~ 260 single class and over ~300 for the bigger version. But then the numbers till change constantly.Before Singapore the tendency seemed to go to something with ...

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by seahawk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

YES, YES AND YES! This is near a perfect branding refresh. (Remember brand and Branding are different things) - this looks orange, but I’m assuming it’s Lufthansa Yellow. Even if some may see the cropping as trendy, it would be easy to retreat from in the future- the baby is still there and the bat...

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by seahawk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 930

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

We still have a law protecting the Bundespräsident in a similar fashion to your law protecting the King / Queen. I personally think it makes sense to have a law that grants the head of state special protection, especially as for a normal insult the insulted has to start the investigation by demandin...

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by seahawk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 930

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

I do not see the advantage of it. If it is a King, Queen or the president of a republic, there has to be a point at which society starts protecting the institutions of a state. I really do not see the benefit of being free to personally insult the leading institutions of the government or state.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

That's how the livery will look like on the A380 and A350 (those are official plane models from LH): http://www.aviationwire.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/180207_0112_A380_dlh-640.jpg http://www.aviationwire.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/180207_0121_A350_dlh-640.jpg On the A380 I think it is an imp...

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I must say I like the new livery in the dark. When the light illuminates the crane it really shines.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The livery is considered boring, but the overall re-branding is seen as positive. I do not know the reaction to the new uniform, but so far I have not heard anything negative about it either.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Although I think a yellow crane on the engines would be a nice touch. No thanks. Either you choose to use yellow on every logo on the aircraft or you don't use it on any logo. Using a mix of different colours on the same logos in various locations is exactly what they wanted to avoid as explained i...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

IAG had a chance to provide something tasteful and lasting for Iberia but went down a similar route. I didn't like the new Iberia livery because the design represents absolutely nothing -- and I still don't like it. Finnair uses just white and blue, yet looks very smart and clean, but then it's ver...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 57
Views: 1944

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The problem is that the UK does not know what it wants, at the moments it wants impossible things like: We won´t be part of any customs union, the border to Ireland will be fully open. The big mistake was to not go for the hard Brexit. No compromise with the EU and no future relationship. This could...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I would doubt that the livery is an essential thing today. When do you actually see the outside of the plane? I bet that the social media channels of every airline have more customer interactions in a day, than the livery of the fleet has in a month (I tend to say year). (customer interaction, meani...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193203

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

225pax and 5000nm 275pax and 4500nm Hm, I wonder what seating configuration they picked. If it is two class it is a quite big plane.with ~ 260 single class and over ~300 for the bigger version. But then the numbers till change constantly.Before Singapore the tendency seemed to go to something with l...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13390

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

I think it is 13t.

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32762

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

They need it for the MRTT anyway. So even if this stays the only airliner frame, the extra cost is limited. It could replace quite a few 767-300ERs while offering much more range and still lower operating costs. But with current fuel prices, there is no need to hurry for airlines. Especially with th...

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by seahawk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2283

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

It will be the best military parade ever. But first there needs to be a law, which makes not cheering at the parade a crime. Then the police needs to sweep away all those disgusting homeless veterans, so they do not taint the image of this enormous parade. It think it would be awesome to begin at su...

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I would prefer something like this:

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35898

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

The task is a bit more complicated. Because in a perfect scenario the MoM should hurt the A321 without totally destroying the 737-10 or hurting the 787 too much. MoM is no good if it kills the 737-10 and reduces A321 sales by a margin. MoM is also no good if it kills a theoretical A322 but also pra...

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35898

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Boeing's central challenge with MOM/NMA is to define a market position where the A321neo or a rewinged version thereof has trouble competing, the same way the MAX 9/10 have trouble competing with the A321neo today. The biggest MOM/NMA needs to be bigger than a reasonable A321 stretch; have better C...

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by seahawk
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

You should be able to turn automatic English subtitles in the video. One thing not mentioned in the video is the question what other firms people in Germany associated with yellow and blue. Popular answers include Ryanair and Lidl, both not linked to premium services. I must say I am fan of the rebr...

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by seahawk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193155

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g
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If you have 20 minutes to spare, there is a good video about the principles of the re-design:

https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g

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by seahawk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20604

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

The chairman of SN Airholding NV Etienne Davignon has confirmed that "Brussels Airlines remains a Belgian company and will not be integrated into Eurowings" He meant to say "not yet". Or the opposite, he made it no secret that Brussels Airlines would be rebranded and integrated ...

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by seahawk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20604

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

They will revise SN's strategy in the future. Christina Foerster, a puppet of Spohr will become the new CEO as of April 1st, 2018. Any clue why LH Group would change a successful formula? If you look at the results within the LH group, calling SN successful is a stretch. And most of the turn around...

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by seahawk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40566

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

If you go LD3/45 on a 7 abreast you become more cargo limited than a A321 with 3 ACTs. So every airline transporting fish will not be happy. :D Apart from that, the wing alone does not make that much difference for the performance, especially as the most capable version (in range and capacity) will ...

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by seahawk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 6847

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

No, it is fail safe as it requires 2 conditions to be met. The wing needs to be unloaded and you need power to unlock the mechanism and move the wing. The wingtip folds upward, which is exactly how the forces push on it. So it can fold in that direction without power and under load. And any locking...

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