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by danj555
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35377

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Has anyone been following up with SQ 22 / 21? Half of the flights have been canceled. Any idea why?
Not enough planes?
Issues with staffing?
Aircraft issues?
Or just bad execution?

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by danj555
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 23
Views: 6637

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

painting it in all white would make it easier for an immediate resale...

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by danj555
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35377

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Does this flight serve 3 meals? The videos from CNN's Richard Quest seem to indicate they did!

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by danj555
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17096

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

What if an airport just shut down during construction. Like LGA. If you look at the construction calendar through all the different phases it extends to a decade. Thats 10 years and hundreds of millions of passengers negatively impacted over that span. Why not shut the airport entirely for 2 years a...

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by danj555
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14355

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

We have long prophesied on here of a merger between EK & EY. Lets see what happens.

Would be a real shame for an airline to go totally bust after a couple big moves by the previous CEO.

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by danj555
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 3084

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

Does anybody know if the boarding process on Southwest is noticeably shorter than other airlines?

It stands to reason that letting people go wherever they want without restrictions should produces lower times.

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by danj555
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7046

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

Serious lack of competition on trans Atlantic flights, between all the JVs there is a cartelization of airlines and hence air fares ...which is often repeated here, but never backed up with numerical evidence. There's at least 43 airlines that operate transatlantic by my rough count... I think what...

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14476

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

acjbbj wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Common this isn't Airbus!!


A380?


yes ofc the a380

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27342

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

TC957 wrote:
Hang on....what happened to all those here on a-net that insisted ULR flights are a tough call to make any money on at all ?


OH YESSSSS. Someone get on the old thread and @ everyone who booed and whined.

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1846

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

No, no and no. No hypersonic passenger planes, no blended wing airliners, no rocket planes straight out of The Man in the High Castle. Like it or not, we're stuck with tubes with two ever-more-efficient fanjets for as far as anyone can see. Development costs are just going to be too high to spread ...

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9622

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

what the heck??

"Unfortunately, even with the presence of its partner JetBlue, Emirates' Newark passengers will have limited opportunities to connect to other destinations in the US"

The flight lands at 9am. How do pax not have options??

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by danj555
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14476

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Austin787 wrote:
As as Southwest sticks with its one airplane type policy, Boeing will continue producing 737s.


yes, Boeing will keep a plane on the line for a single customer.

Common this isn't Airbus!!

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by danj555
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6109

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

Man, NYC-BOM is going to have a lot of capacity now, especially if DL's plan is to fly JFK-BOM and not ATL-BOM (believe it is still undecided, but could be wrong). It could be 2x EWR-BOM and ~1.5x JFK-BOM. I think there's a clear sense that the ME3 foothold can be broken into quite a bit by overfly...

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by danj555
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10388

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

I'm seeing so many flights still coming in. Most airlines seem to be riding it out.

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days
Replies: 14
Views: 2503

Re: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days

Does anyone know why they brought it down? Did it run out of juice or was their specific test over?

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1846

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Another cool pick up was they have a way to keep the cabin pressurized in an explosive decompression event. Any ideas on what that means?

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1846

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Another cool pick up was they have a way to keep the cabin pressurized in an explosive decompression event. Any ideas on what that means?

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by danj555
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94061

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

So what’s the deal with the names, do we know this guys actual name yet? In the audio the guy refers to the name Andrew, but obviously ATC is calling him Rich. His name was Richard "Beebo" Russell. He was an Operations Agent for Horizon. https://www.linkedin.com/in/beebo-russell-544730158...

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by danj555
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14441

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I feel like the NMA would be a perfect fit on these routes.

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by danj555
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3368

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I agree with 1%.. or less each year. TBH the ME3 don't work for USA travelers. Wanna go to euro... can't. wanna go to South America? Cant. Wanna spend twice as long in a plane to Asia? Sure... ME3 only works for Africa/ Middle East/ India.... Thats it. I'll take a punt that most of America's int'l t...

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by danj555
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4772

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

yea, wow that's too much energy for me. Kids would love it. But these briefings aren't directed at 10 and under children. Even in the video the adults are instructed to do the mask stuff for the child. So idk why they would position a video for an audience that isn't supposed to receive it.

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by danj555
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27459

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

This is not confirmed, but this is word from a flight attendant that knows what they're talking about Mr Cooley and his travel partner were not booked together. One in premium, one not in premium. They sat together in the hopes the people actually ticketed in those seats wouldn't show up. When the ...

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by danj555
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27459

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

“Alaska Airlines has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind,” - This is an excerpt from their public statement.

Ok if you really do have a zero tolerance. Then fire the involved employee. If you say zero then mean zero. Zero = Zero.

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by danj555
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32342

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

No way, that plane is scrapped. its got less than 10 years left in it for sure. Not worth it along with the checks.

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by danj555
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 9958

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

Well using simple math reveals how much the per unit cost of a321neo planes are. If they save 1.2bn by deferring 22 aircraft. Its ~55m per plane. Thats like 60% list prices. interesting.

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by danj555
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10361

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

As I said in DL/UA thread, those were great earnings. This week will be start of bad earnings. If you think this is bad, just wait for NK/AS/WN numbers to come out. Domestic fare index was down 6% this quarter and people are shocked that RASM are down with airlines. Any domestic focused and mostly ...

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by danj555
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11065

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

Lets blame the FAs!!!! We can find a way!~

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by danj555
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 85
Views: 9576

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

It’s absolutely ridiculous if Boeing is still trying to figure out if there's a business case for an NMA. It's obvious to anyone with a pulse that a clean sheet NMA is badly needed and there is clear evidence for it. They will have years after the build the pax variant to sort out the logistics of ...

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by danj555
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13406

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

I think the term is silly and meaningless outside of the US, with its scope clauses. In the US, it's anything that can be flown by a regional operator, generally with a maximum of 76 seats, and so the A220 is way too big to be a RJ. I think you summed it up pretty well. I'm not even sure the term i...

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by danj555
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13406

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

The A220-300 is clearly considered to be a mainline aircraft since it is similar in seating capacity to the 737-700, A319, and 737 MAX 7. The A220-100 also has a greater seating capacity than the E-175 and CRJ 900 regional jets, and the A220-100 jets are considered to be small mainline jets like DC...

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6235

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

I mean you could be emirates where every plane is a flagship plane!

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6139

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I guess it can go either way depending on how far along they are internally. But sooner is better than later.

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6139

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I'm guessing Paris 2019. There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy. Cutting it close to what? There are no set dates for anything yet. The latest I saw was talking about author...

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6139

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

cledaybuck wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

I'm guessing Paris 2019.


There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy.

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by danj555
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6139

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

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by danj555
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

I don't understand why they advertise having dozens of active security screenings, when the reality at every airport is they shut half of them and we end up with a half hour wait. Pointless expenses.

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by danj555
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22044

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Looks like they milked the route for all it was worth before SQ came in. Maybe United will take a few customers with them.

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by danj555
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15914

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Ok, I mean.... common. That landing wasn't too bad. Everyone on here has been lamenting their training. I feel like it was gunna go no matter who was at the wheel.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58194

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

nmdrdh787 wrote:
How long until the PHX-NRT rumors start? :duck:


I've been preaching this forever. PHX is a nascent Asia market. It could sustain something to Asia. ONT even has an Asia flight.

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by danj555
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13298

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

DolphinAir747 wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Yea not really sure why ONT is Taipei's newest battle ground? Why not another LA regional airport like LGB? I think ONT is good at the moment with one daily carrier.


What do you mean? Pretty sure CI is the only one flyig to asia from ONT


China Air and EVA both fly there

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by danj555
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27975

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Maybe this is the embraer fleet replacement strategy, we know that decision is coming up. I get that this is more point to point and more secondary.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13298

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Yea not really sure why ONT is Taipei's newest battle ground? Why not another LA regional airport like LGB? I think ONT is good at the moment with one daily carrier.

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by danj555
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26912

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

The huge victory of the 330 was Airbus taking advantage of the 787s years of delays and initial high cost of production. They sold hundreds. Most of us see that window has shut. That huge victory came at a price. A price they are paying right now. They could had spent that time launching the neo ea...

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by danj555
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12896

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

I see relying on the ULR is out of the question. They have only 7. Considering that a minimum of 4 planes need to be in the air at any given time for 2 daily nonstops at 2 destinations, I don't see how they can add a third using the ULR. (1) that equation doesn't really work that way, and (2) even ...

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by danj555
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12896

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

One point to consider is where in the US they believe they can fly the A350-900ULR to that will be served without Y already today. Is SQ willing to launch a brand new city without selling Y class on its own metal - in this case it will be new strategy for SQ. If not, then it will be only SFO or IAH...

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by danj555
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12014

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Which route will Air Force One fly? Can it do DC - SIN non stop? Will it go through LAX or ANC? It will be interesting to see what they do.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

I cannot find the map with full details on AA flights where they switched to app only. You either get a progress bar going across the top of the gogo webpage, or a satellite map of the exact plane's location. but no altitude, airspeed, animations. nothing.... annoying

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by danj555
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8446

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time). Unless B6 is getting widebodies, I don't see them "wasting" LHR slots on 321's TATL. Their MINT product is a pretty big moneymaker so I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Offering a ...

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by danj555
Thu May 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14036

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Super80Fan wrote:
I'm not interested unless they are buying the C-Series. Honestly the A321LR's can wait, they need something set in stone to replace the E190's.



Very very true. I hope this is the announcement.

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by danj555
Thu May 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22927

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I agree with both assessments. I believe the tires are also maxed out too. It is non-trivial to upgrade at this point. I'm thinking it might not be worth the effort. Lightsaber If you do it you do it with a new engine and optimized wing so you can do a 9ER a 10 and 11 in my view and retain at least...

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