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by neutrino
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 71
Views: 22029

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

Its certainly been many months since the LOI but the order for the -10 and 779 was never in doubt. It will be formally firmed in the next few days, during the Singapore Prime Minister's visit to the US. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-airlines-to-finalise-us-13-8b-boeing-orde...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel

And some folks insist its only Chinese companies that are wayward.

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49488

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

Actually, it looks like you are the one trying "to rewrite a bit of history" or maybe you are just plain forgetful, or something else..... That slogan originated from Airbus. Virgin simply adopted it. Hope this is now clear to you. If not, Mr Google can help further. Cheers. I was asking ...

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 53
Views: 15940

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

So much talk of the airplane being so dirty.
The reason for the filth is simply that the cleaning work is subcontracted out to Air France. :duck:

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by neutrino
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49488

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

It also reminds me of 2003 when Airbus was focused 4 engines 4 long haul with the A340 and A380 and took years to conclude they needed an all new twin engine airplane rather than refreshing their existing planes to respond to the 787. Wasn't that the Virgin Atlantic slogan? You seem to either want ...

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by neutrino
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 71
Views: 22029

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

Plus as someone already noted, you can't connect SIN by high speed rail to CGK, DPS or HKT. Flying is the only feasible way to connect a lot of city pairs in ASEAN region for the foreseeable future. More so than Europe or North America. Its a phrase quoted to death but still.... Never say never! It...

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by neutrino
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49488

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

keesje wrote:
A 797 won't show up at the gate before 2025. That means A has some time to see, review, discuss and position.

The key is how much time they will take "to see, review, discuss and position". One year? Four years Eight years? Who knows!

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 159
Views: 17714

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

40 years for these birds ? That's very optimistic. I bet that in less than 20 the president would want to be flying something else, a spaceplane maybe ? I see the Shuttle has been mentioned in the thread already... The Shuttle is so yesteryear. The potus of 20 years hence could possibly be blasting...

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by neutrino
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 499
Views: 26015

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

But still a human nonetheless, no matter how close to being a superhuman, IQ wise. (pun)
So give him a break...he will have to take a break at times. (pun again)
I'll bet Newton and Einstein do have their share of misses or two. (maybe a pun)

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2496

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

True understanding of the physical realm is quite rare. Well it is rare for the flat earther types. Those of us who believe/know the earth is a sphere understand it. Just look at Google Earth...GEEZ FLAT EARTHERS IS IT THAT DIFFICULT TO SEE?? :banghead: Its not difficult for them. Its IMPOSSIBLE. :...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 71
Views: 22029

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

......... Agreed. SQ is immensely popular among the rich and powerful, at least to the Malaysians and Indonesians, and to a lesser extent Thais and Filipinos that I know and know of. Especially Indonesians. The moneyed ones swear by SQ, opting for a layover in Singapore for long haul and regional f...

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 499
Views: 26015

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Slightly worried here you were not aware. Should you be? Humans are not infallible. Even the best would at times, rare as it might be, miss something somewhere. When do you expect to break the real location of MH370 to the rest of the world ? Ah, have you not been paying attention? Spy has stated n...

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by neutrino
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 392
Views: 26740

Re: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft

Varsity1 wrote:
So it's an A330-300 with larger winglets.

So its a DC-3 with enlarged & lengthened fuselage, heavily reinforced undercarriage, modernized aero, latest engine tech, etc,etc, etc. yadda yadda yadda. :roll:

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1553

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

Air Line One
...and ideally an all-747 fleet, with the tagline: make flying great again.

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 57
Views: 9251

Re: Why don't russia make larger planes any more

gzm wrote:
can you imagine a 747 with eight?

Didn't Boeing already (successfully) built a smaller-than-747 jetplane with eight engines? :duck:

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38423

Re: Future of 777X

dtw2hyd wrote:
Discount ME3 and UFOs, 777X will be left with 80 orders.

I'll go a step further, taking your unreal statement to its illogical conclusion: Discount ME3, UFOs and the other (clueless) airlines, 777X will be left with 0 orders.
Could that be your ultimate dream in your little perfect world? :-<

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38423

Re: Future of 777X

mffoda wrote:
Please tell us where you pulled this $12 Billion dollar number from?

Extracted from the huge mass of air inside someone bloated's head? :duck:

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)

1, Is really irrelevant Hardly irrelevant if you are proposing that India acquire a Chinese aircraft. We have only recently had one of the worst border disputes between the two nations in a significant period of time. Neither friends nor enemies, nor frenemies for that matter, are forever. That sai...

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by neutrino
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse
Replies: 30
Views: 3050

Re: Monday's Full Solar Eclipse, Impact on Aviation?

burnsie28 wrote:
It will get darker for a few minutes, that's the impact.

Very true for the first part of your sentence. the second, not so much.

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA
Replies: 20
Views: 10201

Re: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA

This is hilarious! Tommy Lee is of course the co-star of the famous sex tape with Pamela Anderson, who I believe he was married to for a hot minute at the time. As a former flight attendant, in this type of case the SOP is to ignore it. Flight attendants are there for safety and service. Lavatories...

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by neutrino
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s
Replies: 34
Views: 19413

Re: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s

......... http://www.avgeekery.com/india-buys-the-last-boeing-c-17-ever-built/ (title was changed to "India Buys the Last Unsold Boeing C-17", but the link retained its original name) " In addition to the sale of the lone C-17, the US also approved is a sale of 22 General Atomics MQ-...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 499
Views: 26015

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Your bottle of Scotch is on its way, Dutchy! :thumbsup: In time for Dutchy to toast to the launch of my book in September, the exact date of which is awaiting the confirmation of the distinguished Guest of Honor. Now very busy with the planning and a thousand & one details. My VVIP & VIP gu...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian Navy Slams the MiG-29K's, Again
Replies: 27
Views: 3654

Re: Indian Navy Slams the MiG-29K's, Again

Never say never. As such, allow me the liberty to add thus (enlarged font):

Ozair wrote:
If we are adding naval aircraft then the J-15 fits as well but there is next-to-zero chance that India will acquire a Chinese military jet.

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the range-limiting factor of air refuelled airplanes
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: What is the range-limiting factor of air refuelled airplanes

Alright, slightly related to the topic of endurance with IFR, I have this to share. A little bit of trivia: Most airplane geeks would have known that the Rutan Voyager holds the record for longest unrefueled manned flight at over 216 hours. However, the absolute record of an air vehicle, manned or u...

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by neutrino
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 499
Views: 26015

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Your bottle of Scotch is on its way, Dutchy! :thumbsup: In time for Dutchy to toast to the launch of my book in September, the exact date of which is awaiting the confirmation of the distinguished Guest of Honor. Now very busy with the planning and a thousand & one details. My VVIP & VIP gu...

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington

This is really getting old. (1) It's a military aircraft, (2) *any* Air Force aircraft the POTUS is on becomes AF1. I don't understand why this concept is so difficult for people to understand. Be cool about it. You know, I know, and plenty of other guys know, but there are still some who don't. No...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carrie Lam's Mandarin
Replies: 38
Views: 1436

Re: Carrie Lam's Mandarin

I'm also tired of hearing "Hong Kong," which should be Xianggang or Macau which should be Aomen. And to take this to its logical conclusion, "China" should be Zhongguo (中国) or, Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó (中华人民共和国) in full. One can also use its more culturally inclusive handle of ...

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by neutrino
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carrie Lam's Mandarin
Replies: 38
Views: 1436

Re: Carrie Lam's Mandarin

I'm lucky that my mandarin pronunciation is considered excellent. The problem is that when I hop into a taxi, my vocabulary runs out after 45 seconds chatting with the taxi driver. At that stage, he thinks I'm fluent, and then I'm lost. I understand your problem. I'm fluent in Castilian Spanish, so...

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by neutrino
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12627

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

SonOfABeech wrote:
Is it me, or this took a lot less time than the 767?

That's for sure as the 767 still got a loooooooong way to 1,500....if it ever reach that.
Its got something like 1,100 delivered to date with another 100 or so on order. Maybe the USAF will top up another 300 KC-46?

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by neutrino
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Randy Tinseth
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Re: Randy Tinseth

jbs2886 wrote:
That was a different Randy in 2007.

Huh I guess you are caught up in a time rift, or much worse, lost in alternative facts.
Randy classic blogged from Jan 2005 to April 2007 and Randy NG continued from May 2007.
Go to the blog archives to refresh yourself.

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by neutrino
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Randy Tinseth
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Re: Randy Tinseth

I met the gentleman in February last year at the Singapore Airshow. Chatted with him for some 5 minutes in total, and had a few posed pictures taken with him. I broached the idea of him inviting Randy v1.0 back for a guest column on the 10th anniversary of the latter's last blog which is this April ...

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by neutrino
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump, Acting President
Replies: 135
Views: 3130

Re: Ivanka Trump, Acting President

bgm wrote:
.....baby gravy?

With hot sauce?

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by neutrino
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Bamboo plans to order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X
Replies: 33
Views: 7432

Re: Viet Bamboo To Order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X

Carp12c wrote:
Now who is that Bamboo?

Google is your friend.

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50491

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Revelation wrote:
Aesma wrote:
So, longer legs and re-contouring of the ass. It's like plastic surgery !

Yep, and the MAX comes with bigger jugs too! :-)

That brings me a mile-wide smile. I don't care for tall struts and contoured posteriors but jugs are .....well, right down my milk alley (.......) (.......)

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overhead space bins not being utilized properly.
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Overhead space bins not being utilized properly.

It's a non-issue. What's wrong with lifting a few able fingers to slightly re-position the the bags already there? If your digits are in the butter class, all you got to do is open your mouth to ask for a little help. Either a nearby FA who's not tied up or a able-bodied neighbor would invariably le...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Bamboo plans to order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X
Replies: 33
Views: 7432

Re: Viet Bamboo To Order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X

Carp12c wrote:
I can't be the only one here wondering if they are going to have some sort of Bamboo on their flights, right?

Such as this Bamboo?
Image

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 392
Views: 26740

Re: Comac Considering C929 300-seat Widebody

c933103 wrote:
- C929 planned to use up to 51% composite material with proportion for Aluminium alloy and Al-Li alloy reduced to ~20%

Any idea if the 51% is by weight or by volume? If the former, it would be in the ballpark with the 787 & A350.

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 37090

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

I don't understand why you consider EASA's certiffication is possible but FAA's not? They are pretty close, as basically the same standards apply. I doubt EASA certification is possible, al I said was that Comac might give it a try. Looks like the push for EASA cert is on. https://www.flightglobal....

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 78
Views: 22137

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

Flighty wrote:
I think people are being unrealistic. China is at the beginning of a long road. In 75 years, they will be building competitive jets, you wait.

And you wouldn't be proven wrong as virtually ALL of us here wouldn't wait that long. Jeez, aren't you being super mega safe with your prediction?

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 87557

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

CAPA reported Vistara will be ordering 50 B777X here. http://aviationindeed.com/vistara-may-place-order-for-around-100-aircraft-by-june-capa/ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Cb4bW14f4YnRDmZm29pqYL/Jet-Vistara-to-order-200-planes--CAPA.html Aviationindeed article appears to have been written by a ...

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2474
Views: 166514

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Just saying, both the owners of Vistara are richer than Dubai govt. (Tata Group and SQ's parent Temasek Holdings). But I suspect EK is far more important to the Dubai government than Vistara is to Tata and Temasek ;) (You have to be careful when looking at groups like Tata. Generally they are repor...

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6417

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Will we see a "Mine is longer then yours" sitcker on the A321NEO .

No, if they have a brain. The 737's response would be "Mine lasts longer then yours"

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by neutrino
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flashlight in carry-on bag?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: Flashlight in carry-on bag?

.....TSA wouldn't let me proceed with the flashlight. They said "it could be used as a weapon." Yeah, OK. What, am I likely to start clubbing people? By that same measure, any number of items commonly carried in carry-on baggage could be considered a dangerous weapon...... Once, at Manila...

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14285

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Why on this occasion is there no mobile phone Video? Google is your friend. Here you go: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3765478/shocking-moment-randy-couple-romp-on-ryanair-flight-from-manchester-to-ibiza-in-front-of-stunned-passengers/ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 102
Views: 24279

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Just found this (Roc actually look tiny overall compared to the other four behemoths in the illustration: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/262231A700000578-2971112-image-a-4_1424991890770.jpg .....and the page in which it appeared in February 2015: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 102
Views: 24279

Re: Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Biggest Plane Ever

http://time.com/4800318/stratolaunch/ but it certainly doesn't have the volume of the Hercules or AN-225. The 'Hercules' or C-130 is not even large by any measure compared to most big aircraft overall. An aircraft not even 100' long, with just over a 40,000lb payload and a max take off weight LESS ...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 39517

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

BA or IAG were thinking of buying a few more not so long ago. I get the feeling there will be a few occasional orders by other airlines over the next 20 years. If your feeling does come along, then will Airbus rejig their production for a few occasional orders over 20 years ? And the supply chain w...

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