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by william
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 55
Views: 11599

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

crownvic wrote:
Oh the days when you could choose between an MD-11,777,764 or L-1011 between MCO and ATL....all day long...


Yes, great memories.

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by william
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 62
Views: 5560

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

This.............

"One big question facing Dulles is whether MWAA and United can reach an agreement on a new concourse C/D to replace the temporary facilities that the airline has used since the mid-1980s."

Wow, I remember being excited about this concourse when it opened in the 80s!

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by william
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 56
Views: 3487

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Folks, the problem of DET is neither the terminal, nor the runway, but it is the neighborhood. It is simply unsafe. Lack of public transportation from the suburban area and poor public transit within the city only leave the option of driving there. Conner Street, the main road the links to I-75, is...

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by william
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 587
Views: 90623

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

So was depressurization the cause of death, or was it cuts from the window, or the impact of the object which broke through the window, or a combination of the three? A lot happened.... Awful... Will this elicit a look at seat-belt design? Perhaps open-rotors will get a setback as well, given the g...

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by william
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 145
Views: 20633

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

AirAsia X team is currently now in the US. Can't say anything more than that. 787 souvenirs distributed in office recently. Does it constitutes to anything? I can't comment. Visiting future destinations or other suppliers?.... I have seen Airbus models in the corporate offices of "all Boeing&q...

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by william
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10699

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

The 787 CF construction is suppose yield lower my costs too. Saw an article. Early 787 adopters confirming this.

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by william
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Per the "pilot" site, the used A330s are to hold AA over till the 787s arrive in 2020. It will allow AA to retire all of the 767s now, instead of waiting.

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by william
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 115
Views: 30202

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

What happened to the "American Airlines AAirpass" thread?

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by william
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 3980

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

I understand that they were training only on boeing and only had their manuals but what if they got substituted with say A321 or A330? Would they still know how to crash them or would they abort their plans so to speak? Do you mean the safety protections built into the Airbus FBW would have prevent...

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by william
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10908

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Or negotiation tactic to get better prices on the hot selling A321NEOs.

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by william
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Not sure why we are suprised the 787-8s will be replacing the 767-300s when thats kind of what it was designed to be.

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by william
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18171

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone. https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/charts/2018/04/1522954249_capacity_share.png I have to disagr...

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by william
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13183

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

So SAS is going all Airbus, right? All Airbus narrowbody?

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by william
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25751

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Probably cold feet from the A330neo experience. Better off designing a new plane and at the same time spam selling the current neos while times are good. Ding, ding,ding. Expect Airbus to debut a new platform to fill in the same space of the 797. This tells me that Airbus is seeing a lot of A321 cu...

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by william
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18171

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone. https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/charts/2018/04/1522954249_capacity_share.png I have to disagr...

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by william
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Brandon757 wrote:
I really wish my home airport wasn't a super hub... This is me being selfish and wanting to see more variety here. Seeing AA tails the majority of the day gets old.


What you state is understandable from an avgeek perspective. But not all airports can be LAX or JFK.

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by william
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's)

Internal email just posted: I wanted to share some exciting news with you about the future of our widebody fleet. Today American announced we’re ordering a total of 47 new Boeing 787s: 22 B787-8s and 25 B787-9s. The B787-8s will start to arrive in 2020 and we’ll continue taking deliveries, includin...

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by william
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 31112

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It's about 15 miles Northeast of Bergstrom. I live fairly close to KEDC and inbound air traffic to KAUS 17L and 17R coming from the North and East often flies over my neighborhood and KEDC but I'd say that traffic is still a good 3K to 5K feet in the air. Thanks. I understand the need for a busines...

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by william
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Officially approved by DFW Airport Board - 15 total gates in Sat E. AA hopes to be at 900 flights/day at DFW by spring of 2019. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2018/04/06/american-airlines-adding-15-gates-dfw-airports-terminal-e-satellite A less generous view is that they're g...

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by william
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 31112

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Not quite Bergstrom but KEDC (Austin Executive) is getting a runway extension. Big news and a good sign for them. Couldn't find details on when and how long the extension will be but surely a sign for the need to accommodate larger/heavier aircraft. http://www.austinexecutiveairport.com/plan.html T...

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by william
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Not in those days. AA did not get its own system until around 1991. During the time period I described in my post, the early 1980s, there was one system...the one that was shared amongst all airlines and terminals, AND that one operated on the landslide OUTSIDE security. The ONLY airside Airtrans i...

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by william
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 33943

Re: What's next for Spirit?

MaksFly wrote:
$285 million for the 14 birds, about $20 million a piece. Not bad, right?

Maybe some mx services are thrown in that price.

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by william
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

I remember the fanfare when the TrAAm (later renamed the "TrAAin") opened in 1991. The big new secure-side stations were built in open courtyards that had sat between the A, B and C sections of 2E and 3E. They were very early-1990s modern and a sharp contrast from the terminal interiors. ...

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by william
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_Airtrans


The infrastructure for Airtrans is still standing. The right of way is still standing alongside International Parkway in front of Terminal D.
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deltaffindfw wrote:
All this nostalgia of the TrAAin made me look it up on Wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_Airtrans


The infrastructure for Airtrans is still standing. The right of way is still standing alongside International Parkway in front of Terminal D.

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by william
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

When AA began moving into Terminal 2E (now A) in the early 80s, their first priority was getting the connector to 3E (now C) built. In the interim, AA drove the mobile lounges they had briefly used at LGA down to DFW and used them to connect 2E and 3E. IMHO, a connector between the southern end of ...

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by william
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

With the stinger added to Teminal A and now AA Eagle taking over the satellite (for us old timer's it will always be the "Delta" satellite), that's some serious increase in operations. Unless the Terminal E operation will be AA main line. Skylink is so efficient and fast it really doesn't ...

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by william
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9737

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

When AA began moving into Terminal 2E (now A) in the early 80s, their first priority was getting the connector to 3E (now C) built. In the interim, AA drove the mobile lounges they had briefly used at LGA down to DFW and used them to connect 2E and 3E. IMHO, a connector between the southern end of ...

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by william
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 ending COS
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: G4 ending COS

Moving to a more mid city to mid city flying model per there investor powerpoint. Service to DEN must have made COS redundant

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by william
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 388
Views: 35053

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

How does traffic landing on 10R cross 10L? Does the 10R traffic back track to taxiway DD like 10C? Correct. Today we did 10R>Y>P>DD (or CC-not sure) and in to terminals. Its a long trek. yeo Wow, a long trek indeed. At least its safer and one is not crossing in front of active traffic. Wander why o...

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by william
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 388
Views: 35053

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

After T2 is built which terminal gets renovated or replaced next? One would think T3, but T1 looks to the easier of the two to rebuild. One would think the Airport would want the midfield terminals build out completed before finding room for displaced AA when rebuilding T3 or move them to the west t...

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by william
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 388
Views: 35053

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

How does traffic landing on 10R cross 10L? Does the 10R traffic back track to taxiway DD like 10C?

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by william
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 171
Views: 28089

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

What exactly is wrong with SAA?

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by william
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32973

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

speedbird52 wrote:
. This isn't a livery. It's a white plane with a logo on it.


This thread summed up in one post.

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by william
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32973

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

What is so disappointing to me is the haggard trick of pulling the color of the tail down, on the same angle, onto the fuselage. It was cool when it was first done, and perhaps 1 or 2 times after (like FedEx 20+ years ago) - I rolled my eyes when TAM did it! I just would have never thought Lufthans...

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by william
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32973

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

What is so disappointing to me is the haggard trick of pulling the color of the tail down, on the same angle, onto the fuselage. It was cool when it was first done, and perhaps 1 or 2 times after (like FedEx 20+ years ago) - I rolled my eyes when TAM did it! I just would have never thought Lufthans...

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by william
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 658
Views: 225999

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 1771225091


Does this aircraft have the enlarged winglets that will be standard?
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BobMUC wrote:
MSN202 (LH #9; D-AIXI) with the new/old Lufthansa desgin:

Image
https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 1771225091


Does this aircraft have the enlarged winglets that will be standard?

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by william
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 658
Views: 225999

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Doesn't look too awful on the A359s Sorry to disagree, but it doesn't look right in my opinion. There's too much white and the little that is not coloured is too small and is the wrong colour. I think that getting rid of the yellow on the fin was a mistake. If you look at the Air France colours, th...

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by william
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7310

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

F27500 wrote:
That grey pixel livery was hot --- too bad they got rid of it -- maybe its a little too classy a look for Spirit tho ;)


Too expensive.

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by william
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7310

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

Doesn't Spirit have alot of Airbuses on order? Isn't the majority of its leased? One would think it would just let the old leased liveries go back as the new livery deliveries arrive. Or am I getting Spirit confused with Indigo?

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by william
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8032

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

I think a 797 and 787-3X is doable, but the 787 project would be a on a tight budget leash, real tight . The real question would how much efficient would such an aircraft be to the A330NEO that it would be competing against? And are there engines on the horizon for such a 787-3X? All of the discuss...

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by william
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Naval refueling drones
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Naval refueling drones

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15037/general-atomics-is-the-first-to-show-off-its-mq-25-drone-tanker-design http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17086/boeing-unveils-prototype-for-the-navys-mq-25-drone-tanker-competition http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13590/general-atomics-gives-first-cl...

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by william
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?

Didn't Airborne used to use DC9s?

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by william
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8032

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

And are there engines on the horizon for such a 787-3X? The point of my proposal is to keep the too-large 788 wing so we can take off with NMA's engines despite higher-than-NMA MTOW. No reasonable OEM would make a clean-sheet engine for a -3X. Using the NMA engines (an upsize of the narrow body eng...

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by william
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8032

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

Landing? With this shorthaul version you are landing closer to MTOW than you were previously. Every approach a flapless one? :crazy: In the world of our -3X projection, MEW decreases by ~44,000lbs. OEW and/or payload would see a further decrease to account for weight/seat improvements 2005-2025 (e....

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by william
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30107

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Can you characterize the missions where a 339 has lower fuel burn than a 359? Based on posts in this forum, A350-900 fuel burn is around 5600kg per hour for a 3000nm trip. Based on Airbus and RR statements about A330-900 efficiency compared to the A330-300 and posts in the forum on A330-300 fuel bu...

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by william
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15595

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

So this 7000 is a new engine? So what is the Advance engine then? And why have an Advance when RR has an even more efficient Ultra on the way? A lot of projects straining engineering. How do these engines complement each other? Trent 7000 has a lot of Trent XWB technology in it - so it is about hal...

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by william
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15595

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

So this 7000 is a new engine? So what is the Advance engine then? And why have an Advance when RR has an even more efficient Ultra on the way? A lot of projects straining engineering. How do these engines complement each other?

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by william
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

Why can’t this stuff happen to me when flying. Every time I go up to the counter someone always beats me to the voucher.

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by william
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries

How is this non aviation news?

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