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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 60
Views: 7587

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

So the defenders of the crew of RyanAir come out of the woodwork. So there is this crew, the absolute rulers aboard an airplane, trowing out passengers left and right on there whim, just watching a white man attacking an older black woman. Real heroes this crew. Really something to defend, or are h...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 60
Views: 7587

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

So the defenders of the crew of RyanAir come out of the woodwork. So there is this crew, the absolute rulers aboard an airplane, trowing out passengers left and right on there whim, just watching a white man attacking an older black woman. Real heroes this crew. Really something to defend, or are he...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391571

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think that the biggest problems for the 797 will be a suitable engine. CFM could offer a sized up LEAP. But is the same engine as the MAX and neo uses god enough for the 797? Otherwise what manufacturer has the money to do a new engine in the moment? GE is in big financial trouble and not yet fini...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16401

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

If anything, maybe FI and WW each need to find their own niche markets. Perhaps FI gets to have CLE, MCI and SFO, while WW gets to have DTW, LAX and PIT. I could see FI adding something like MKE with the 737 MAX while WW could send an A330 to LAS, perhaps even PHX. How about merging the two of them...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16401

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

If WOW does end up going under. Might we see Norwegian pick up some of the slack? They currently serve KEF to BGO, OSL, ARN, FCO, BCN, ALC and MAD, so they could certainly replace some of WOW's European destinations, but what about North America? They absolutely should pick up some of WOW's better ...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23522

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I’d say Turkey is, but Istanbul isn’t. Indeed. Ankara, Turkey's national capital is in the Middle East. Not to stray off topic but Middle East is a (rather arbitrary) region and Europe is a continent. Ankara is in Asia, but not the Middle East. The middle east is described as a transcontinental reg...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 96686

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

sibibom wrote:
Hello A310 on roids! I am strangely liking this proportions


At the same fuselage diameter the A330-200 is 58.82 m, the A300 54.08 m and the A310 46.66 m long.

So you need to shorten the image by 12 meters to get into A310 territory.

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 5618

Re: European aviation crisis

I'd take Small Planet off the list partially. The Group as a whole was profitable last year...although their German and Polish operations are not. Azur Air of course is still around, but the planes are being moved to other units. The next domino I could see falling is FlyBe, especially if its aircr...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13670

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

It's an intriguing order. I had expected most A338s to go to 9-abreast LCCs wanting a few long range frames in a fleet of A339s. Nevertheless it gives KU 3 sizes of long rabge widebody, B77W, A359, A338. A351s in place of B77Ws would be more coherent but I guess the 77W order offered good availabil...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 23462

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

I am quite astonished that it is still discussed if the wingtips will work or be safe. They will work and will be safe. Moving surfaces on a wing are nothing new.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16401

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Let’s not lump the two airlines together. There is no proof that fi has any financial issues. While I also would caution against lumping these two enterprises together, your second statement is not true. FI is also in the midst of restructuring following concerning financial results. This has been ...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23522

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Etihad seems to not take the last 777F on order, coming on the flight line as a whitetail. I am waiting for news about the Boeing cancellations.

I could well imagine that only the 787 orders will keep existing, with a downgrade of some 787-10 to 787-9. No A350 and no further 777.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

I think that doubling of air cargo traffic is very realistic. The question will be how much of that extra capacity will come from the belly of passenger aircraft.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13670

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

The 764/753 of the day. Like them, it's going to sell in low numbers. The 797 is on its way, Airbus keeps improving 321 performance and the 339 isn't that much bigger. This puppy will be lucky to make 100 frames. I don't see why that's so controversial. If any other type had 10 orders at EIS in tot...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12410

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Longtime follower, first post so apologies for any unintended stupid things :smile: OAG and German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt just confirmed that United has left Hamburg for good and will not resume the EWR flight next year. I don't want to start a discussion on why UA leaves, this has been dis...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13670

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

even with these orders the a338 is still far from resurrected. it's still an orphan frame I really don't understand why people keep calling the A330-800 an orphan frame. It has, what, 90+% commonality as far as parts vetrsus the A330-900? It's not an orphan, it's the read-headed step child of the A...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13670

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March :crazy: It's built. Remember, >90% of the aircraft other than the engines is just an A330-200. The valves for the pneumatic system are new. The winglets are new. The engine pylons are new. Some of the interior fittings are new. ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517689

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

tisr123 wrote:
Any updates when MSN 52 & 55 are going to be delivered?


They are owned by the leasing company, so from the point of Airbus they are delivered.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 648
Views: 180124

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

unrave wrote:
According to a320archive MSN 8206 has been ferried to DRS. Does Airbus have any facility there?


Yes, Elbe Flugzeugwerke, EFW is partly owned by Airbus, 45%.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8085

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

They said this every year about KEF and it grew and grew and everyone seems to be coexisting rather well. Praying the bubble doesn't burst before Detroit get's added. I think KEF is a bit different than DUB. I mean in Iceland you have basically two airlines getting people to transfer there. In Dubl...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 353
Views: 51712

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, Boeing could shut down the line at any point? In general, yes. Those charges were to clear the remaining Deferred Production costs as Boeing assumed they would not receive any meaningful new orders and therefore were now in a forward-loss position...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 MTOW increase
Replies: 20
Views: 4700

Re: A350-1000 MTOW increase

I think it’s moreless a tactical response to 778 and 779. Especially the 778 as at launch it had superior payload range ability over 35K. These “improvements” have significantly closed that gap. The interesting component will be engine durability at these higher weights (power settings). It’ll like...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 129230

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

September numbers for KEF (Keflavik Airport) Departing: 290,249 Arriving 269,986 Transfer 422,593 together 982.828 increase over 2017 13% growth, mainly in transfer passengers Year including September: Departing: 2,021,962 Arriving 2,029,176 Transfer 2,685,929 together 6,737,067 increase over 2017 1...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 MTOW increase
Replies: 20
Views: 4700

Re: A350-1000 MTOW increase

PHLspecial wrote:
I'm curious how much range increase will be gain from the higher MTOW.


at least 1/2 hour and 250 nm, if we talk about 4t increase and perhaps 190 nm with 3t.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 MTOW increase
Replies: 20
Views: 4700

A350-1000 MTOW increase

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ge-452407/

The main point I take from this article is, that Qatar will receive frames with an MTOW increase of 3 to 4 metrical ton. That brings the MTOW for the A350-1000 to 319 or 320 t.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ge-452407/

The main point I take from this article is, that Qatar will receive frames with an MTOW increase of 3 to 4 metrical ton. That brings the MTOW for the A350-1000 to 319 or 320 t.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17289

Re: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead

Why is this thread not closed down? I thought that to open a thread you would need some kind of corroboration, an article or something else.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7846

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

The problem is brainwashed passengers. If you fly only a few flights a year, you should anyway stop thinking of status. If you fly a lot, a few flights on a different airline should not kill your status. If UA does not have a direct flight, why not use another airline, that does have a direct flight?

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by mjoelnir
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS
Replies: 17
Views: 7556

Re: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS

speedbird52 wrote:
I don't see why we cannot all come to the reasonable conclusion that getting drunk in a small enclosed space with hundreds of other people and no way to be escorted out is not a good idea.


As alcohol is not mentioned in the article....

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6105

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

To be honest, it's probably best if AZ didn't fail. People on here take airline collapses way too lightly; they're gigantic companies that have routes to all kinds of places which requires tons of agreements and paperwork worth years in one of the most heavily regulated and difficult industries in ...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 11646

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

superjeff wrote:
Responding to #2, I thought Primera was Scandinavian - Danish AOC? Certainly not Icelandic.


It is Icelandic owned. It started out with an Icelandic AOC, moved 2009 to a Danish AOC and operated also from 2014 under a Latvian AOC.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

So what does that mean for total mix of 900/1000 Qatar will have? I believe the original order was a 40/40 split. But then QR cancelled 4? Originally they had decided to cancel 4 900s that were on the flight line but after one of the Airbus execs flew to Qatar and had a private meeting with the Emi...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18708

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

The first point, Icelandair has not lost money, they make less profit than expected. That is a huge difference. WOW did loose money over now a quite long period. To be honest, you could be right. I made my statement based on an article headline - "Iceandair CEO resigns as crisis deepens" ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 189
Views: 12173

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

the governments of nations that get a lot of British tourists will be under huge pressure from the affected regions to get the EU to come to an arrangement that allows flights to resume regardless of the rhetoric about the ball being in the UK's court (which in many ways it is). ....and if that dea...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18708

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

This Bloomberg article compares interest rates on European airlines bond issues. WOW’s while highest is less than 3% higher than Air France’s. So the sky is not falling yet. They are shooting to raise $200-$300 million for less than 50% of the company at the IPO. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 4343

Re: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/

You can have a look yourself.
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lightsaber wrote:
My guess is that the order is:
BKK
DXB
SIN

Anyone have numbers?


I do not think that DXB is high on that list.

https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/

You can have a look yourself.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391571

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing has been working on the business case for years. John O says decision will be taken soon. Apparently something has changed versus 2 years ago, the need for the NMA has grown. Or perhaps It is a latent demand and you didn't see it? I disagree with that: What has changed in the last 2 years is...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517689

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How many A350 are expected to be delivered in 2018? What quantity are A35K? Lightsaber Airbus has not mentioned any fixed numbers for the single families. The only declaration was 800 frames for all families together. There has been a few guestimates around and most common is 100 frames in all, -90...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14293

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Someone above mentioned the A300.... Can anyone explain to me why the A300 didn't seem to do anywhere near as well as the 767? I know the A300 came out first, but what made the 767 more successful? I know it was early off in the game for Airbus, did that have anything to do with it? My understandin...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18708

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

From Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/wow-air-ipo-plan-a-rarity-in-europe-s-barren-airline-market Higher interest than Air Berlin... and we all know how that story went. Finnair aside top of the list appear to be the usual suspects. That is a bad deal for WoW. I agree wi...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391571

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

And my opinion is that Scott Hamilton is definitive slanted towards Boeing and is getting a lot of direct information. And yet you have no problem making his claim of a "difficult business case" your new Boeing-is-bad mantra. So which is it? I do not make anything my mantra. My point is t...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 4038

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

mbmbos wrote:
And it looks like they earned it.

Delta is my carrier of choice, but this kind of customer service interaction is unacceptable.


How did Delta in this case earn your praise?

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by mjoelnir
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 4038

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

Do we really have to hash out every situation where two people interact and get offended at each other? This doesn't get any traction if the agent doesn't call the State Police over a trivial matter. Seems like overkill for just wanting the manager's name. This should be moved of off civil aviation...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391571

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This 2025 EIS apparently triggered some history rewriting :biggrin: Yes, aircraft development takes about 7-8 years, so they started 2017. Wasn't there a program office or something ? .. See !? And if you don't buy that, you disrespect engineers and better proof it's not 2025. :rotfl: It might be 2...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391571

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

We can now effecticely design and digitally test in parallel, 10 years ago everything was done in series. A high tech company like Boeing would have experienced this flood of data 5-10 years ago. They would now plan for it and have procedures in place. Sounds like your program office needs to clear...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 7089

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

Sure it would be a major engineering effort and major investment. Airbus would need to run the numbers to see how the economics of a rewinged/re-engined A310/300 making heavy use of A330 systems would work out. But I can't understand all the hysteria about the concept. The closest modern parallel h...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4140

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

By definition , a "Combi" combi aircraftcombines passenger and cargo space on the main deck.. Belly capacity dooe not count Semantics. Frames with limited belly space had to put cargo on the main deck, to carry both a significant amount of cargo together with the passengers.. So we had na...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 7089

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

It would need a new wing and a modernized systems architecture since many of those components are all out of production and with obsolete designs. If Airbus is going through that effort, it might as well be clean sheet. There is no point trying to preserve a 40 year old aluminum fuselage design tha...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4140

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

There are combi aircraft build and in use today. A330, A350, 787 and 777. Wide body frames with a big cargo capacity in the belly.

If some airline would like to use a A380 for fewer passengers and more cargo, one could imagine moving the passengers luggage to the main deck.

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