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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like Boeing still faces some interesting challenges... https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/16/farnborough-boeing-reconsiders-metal-fuselage-for-nma-as-cost-remains-major-challenge/ ......and...... "GE still unconvinced about demand for 797" https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-ae...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

After market support always has a scary sound to me. Remember how well Delta took the new support ideas of GE.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1227
Views: 47052

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

I believe the Russians as much as I believe my secret services #winning

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The problem is that the British position is contradictory in itself. a) We want full access to the common market, but we do not want to be bound by your legislations regarding the common market and want to make deals with other nations as we wish. It is simply not possible. Say the UK would succeed...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1227
Views: 47052

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Wait for the tariffs to take effect. So far it was mostly tweets but round 2 or 3 of the trade wars with China and the EU might show very different results.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

It is simply not possible. Say the UK would succeed in a deal with the USA and the chlorinated chicken would be included in the deal, there is no way that the UK could now allow unlimited access to all chicken products made in the UK to the EU market, as they could contain chlorinated chicken impor...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think the text is not clear enough. Advance runs at Trent XWB thrust levels and the current test engine Ultrafan will do so too. (initial Ultrafan demonstrators are designed to run at 80.000 lbs) And they achieved to finish the stage 1 design for that demonstrator engine. Sure the idea (or to be ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Yes the European Economic Area, which sadly misses all red lines by the UK. Still under EU law, still free movement, still paying money to the EU,....

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think the text is not clear enough. Advance runs at Trent XWB thrust levels and the current test engine Ultrafan will do so too. (initial Ultrafan demonstrators are designed to run at 80.000 lbs) And they achieved to finish the stage 1 design for that demonstrator engine. Sure the idea (or to be m...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The problem is that the British position is contradictory in itself. a) We want full access to the common market, but we do not want to be bound by your legislations regarding the common market and want to make deals with other nations as we wish. It is simply not possible. Say the UK would succeed ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Out means out. So hard Brexit always was the only option.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

And what technology should that be that is so super special? The CFRP barrel construction is no industrial marvel and might be not the best choice for a 797 or NSA, as it is expensive at high volume, especially if you still need autoclaves. If you move to cold cured composites, you move to a new tec...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus nma?
Replies: 20
Views: 3915

Re: Airbus nma?

A330 successor will be unavoidable by 2028-30.it could be a little smaller than the A330 and offer a little less range. Say around A300-600 size for the smaller version and around 60m fuselage length for the larger. Range 6500nm for the shorter version and 5500nm for the larger. With engines one gen...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Imho the big question is if they can kill the A330NEO. With the fall of HNA group and if they can get AirAsia to switch to the 787 the 787 can achieve complete dominance of the smaller widebody market. If they achieve this do, it would be wiser to use the MNA money for a 737 replacement or hold back...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump:EU is now a Foe...
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Trump:EU is now a Foe...

Your reply mirrors perfectly how the rest of the world starts to see the US. A heavily divided country that is totally occupied with its own infighting and that has stopped to be a trustworthy partner. And that is not only because of Trump, but also it feels that the opposition still cares more abou...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1227
Views: 47052

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Why should he care. It was literally America first.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump:EU is now a Foe...
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Trump:EU is now a Foe...

As always he is right.

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The 788 is not that much larger than A321. It's about 70% larger in terms of cabin floor area. I am not saying there is no business case, I am wondering what airlines would buy if Boeing does not make the 797s. In the end routes want to be served and people want to fly. And I believe that a lot of ...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

But is that NMA not awfully close to the 787 from what we hear. People hear "240 to 270 seats in two classes" and presume a Business Class with 75" pitch like on long-haul widebodies. I expect Boeing is instead using their standard OEM configuration which is domestic US3 First Class ...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

And with the A338 practically dead the 787-8 has no competition and would be the plane closest in size for 763/764 replacements. But that does not mean the 787-8 will be the de facto replacement, however. Airlines could trade capacity for frequency (multiple 73X/A321) or upgauge capacity (A339/789)...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Imho the problem is that if they want to avoid the direct competition with the A321, the plane becomes so big that it competes with the 787-8. This presumes Boeing is worried about protecting the 787-8. The 787-9 and 787-10 are the models being pitched in RFPs against the A330-900 and A350-900. And...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Imho the problem is that if they want to avoid the direct competition with the A321, the plane becomes so big that it competes with the 787-8. Sure it would offer much better economics on shorter routes, but most sales would probably turn out to be 787s not sold - especially as the 787 dominates the...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 112
Views: 3121

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

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The new left, ladies and gentlemen.

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scotland's National Newspaper: Trump is "Appalling Human Being"
Replies: 28
Views: 1089

Re: Scotland's National Newspaper: Trump is "Appalling Human Being"

Many love Trump and wish for a leader like Trump. I saw it on facebook quite a lot from by British friends.

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Metal also has the advantage that additive manufacturing technologies are quite mature and ready for mass production. I've never seen any discussion of building metal fuselage panels by additive processes. Why would you make simple structures like panels in that way? Stringers, connectors and such ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1227
Views: 47052

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

A podcast on this article was recommended for me https://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116 One suggestion in this article is that the right is more interested in holding on to power and not so much the economy. The podcast calls it "racial resentment and cultural anxiety brough...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The actual problem is that some still believe that a deal with Trump would be better than a deal with the EU. Does anybody believe that there is even the slightest chance that in a conflict the USA would not use their weight to decide the issue in their favour. And in this relationship there are no...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The actual problem is that some still believe that a deal with Trump would be better than a deal with the EU. Does anybody believe that there is even the slightest chance that in a conflict the USA would not use their weight to decide the issue in their favour. And in this relationship there are not...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Remoaners triggered!!

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Trump made it clear that only the hard Brexit is the way forward. And Trump knows how to make deals. May is too weak and should be replaced by Johnson who would make a great PM. You're not actually serious right? I mean, you don't actually believe this, do you? It's like a healthy person saying &qu...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Trump made it clear that only the hard Brexit is the way forward. And Trump knows how to make deals. May is too weak and should be replaced by Johnson who would make a great PM.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1227
Views: 47052

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

At the least the NATO summit was sterling success for Trump. How be slammed the liberal Europeans that are just leeches sucking the wealth from America was the best act ever. Now America knows that they are no friends and it is time to end the bad deal that NATO is. Would be awesome to have a press ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 311164

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Metal also has the advantage that additive manufacturing technologies are quite mature and ready for mass production.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 50
Views: 5064

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

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Something like this would be smashing.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

Yet if he has to make this statement, he's not relaxed about the NMA, he's quite concerned about it. Otherwise why would he want to risk undermining the huge backlog of A321s he already has by suggesting they're already inferior in capabilities to ones his team is already studying? Because saying o...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

Yet if he has to make this statement, he's not relaxed about the NMA, he's quite concerned about it. Otherwise why would he want to risk undermining the huge backlog of A321s he already has by suggesting they're already inferior in capabilities to ones his team is already studying? Because saying o...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 245
Views: 5303

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

2% is not enough, 4% is the new goal defined by Trump. And Germany better buy some sweet F-35s, otherwise they won´t be selling any more BMWs in the USA. The art of the deal.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

It is surely pure coincidence that such news brakes only after the strongest Brexiteers in the cabinet have resigned and that a BRINO looks possible.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

Boeing plays a very small part in the decision. The big point is that there are dozens of A320NEO gliders waiting for their engines sitting at Airbus factories and that the whole NEO ramp-up is behind schedule due to the engine problems and given the backlog and the current production capacity, the...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Once sovereign again the economy will take-off and Britain will be the strongest economy in Europe. Co-operations are seeing this and preparing. #hardbrexitnow

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

Boeing plays a very small part in the decision. The big point is that there are dozens of A320NEO gliders waiting for their engines sitting at Airbus factories and that the whole NEO ramp-up is behind schedule due to the engine problems and given the backlog and the current production capacity, ther...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

Well that always was a very extreme interpretation of the rumours. Especially as the the meaning of "to shelve" is very different in German/French to the typical US/English meeting. In English it rather means that the project has been cancelled, in the German/French it does more imply that...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2395
Views: 54182

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

In reality, no one really knows for sure whether the UK can simply revoke article 50 and carry on as normal. Some UK politicians have said that we can't. The UK Supreme Court operates on the basis that we can't. But the EU President has said we can revoke it. And the person who helped draft the art...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The left hates fun
Replies: 35
Views: 926

Re: The left hates fun

Nice job exposing the fascist tendencies of the new left. They want to control what you think. Wake up people and arm yourself because the Antifa is coming to take your freedom.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

Which conflicts with what Enders said these days. And .... compare the authority of those, who said "it is shelved" with the authority of Enders: "unnamed sources" vs CEO... :) No it does not, as Enders points out that there is still lots of potential in the A321, but does not s...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

keesje wrote:
seahawk wrote:
And where should they find those capabilities?


10% more wingspan, thrust, seats & range. No cleansheet, taxcut give-aways or import protectionism required.


Which kind of conflicts with the news from Airbus that they shelved the more advanced A321 upgrades for the moment.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40012

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

And where should they find those capabilities?

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