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by StTim
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 2354

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

6 Runways? You are having a laugh aren't you?

The south west of England is beautiful - but it is also one of the most economically depressed areas of the UK. No way could Exeter support such an airport.

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by StTim
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will easyjet retrofit any A319 with sharklets?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Will easyjet retrofit any A319 with sharklets?

Suspect quite a few will be on the retirement list.

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by StTim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 70
Views: 12285

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by StTim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8990

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Airlines know the transport of these minors for detention purposes for ICE is going to get them bad public relations at a time when they are considered lower than whale crap. There may also be cabin crew who do not want to or are refusing to work flights with such passengers and have the Unions bac...

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by StTim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 70
Views: 12285

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case.

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by StTim
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Confirmed now.... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-1000-gains-performance-boost-from-higher-take-449476/ Airbus has disclosed that its just-announced new higher-weight A350-1000 option, available immediately, allows operators to carry 5.5t more cargo or avail of 400nm (730km) in addit...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10566

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

Sounds like some typical corporate head butting that WF decided to take public. What is WF losing by not getting those planes back on time? Is there some other airline that is on pins and needles waiting for the plane? Like the good ole days of VHS tapes when someone just happened to return a hot n...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 184
Views: 24885

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

That they shelved the studies for the plus and the plus plus does not mean that they stopped everything. There was the work done recently on a carbon fibre wing box for the 320 family. There will be other such continuous improvements works happening. What will have happened is that the teams will ha...

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by StTim
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2312

Re: RR Ambitions

RR shares up nearly 20% since announcing 4,500 redundancies.Can someone please explain? Beaten in the 787 engine competition and 2main packages need to be replaced Exclusive on the non selling A330neo Can't even get (we don't know) the last engine order for the failed A380 Exclusive on the non sell...

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by StTim
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12329

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Many years ago used steps to get off a 747 at Lusaka.

Was an old -100 or -200 from Tower Air leaded to Zambia Airways.

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by StTim
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Potential MOM Customers

I thought we had already established on here: 1. Almost every airline will be beating a path to Boeings door to hand over deposits to order the plane BUT 2. Despite this Boeing are still struggling to make the business case work. The reality is - talk is cheap so at the moment many airlines are inte...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10916

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Perhaps an order for NK. I know they're planning on some serious growth. Based on some of the chatter over the past year, they'd seem like an ideal CSeries+A32Xneo candidate, particularly if they need additional neo's over their current order. It just might be a week too early with the airshow endi...

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by StTim
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 3957

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

ODwyerPW wrote:
EasyJet were large 737 operators until they converted to A320, correct?


Correct

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by StTim
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9361

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

... "GE is working to fix the software bug, but the GEnx-1B-powered version of the 787-10 cannot obtain an airworthiness certificate without an exemption until it is ready." To me they "may" have a software solution but this is really fixing the symptom and not the real underlyi...

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by StTim
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15241

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because o...

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by StTim
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ap305 wrote:
And SQ ULR is painted now...



That would explain a good period of time where it is not test flying. I presume they have removed a lot (all?) of the additional external sensors before prepping for paint.

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by StTim
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12330

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

What if this pilot wasn't noticed as being so obviously intoxicated or was closer to the limit and flew ? Still there was a risk of making serious misjudgments at take off or landing, if there were an emergency or one of the others in the cockpit were incapacitated and unable to fly. That could hav...

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by StTim
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18174

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

Strange how someone who flies the A350 for a living is described as a liar. I suspect he knows far more about the operational aspects of the type than the rest of the posters on this thread do together.

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by StTim
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4500

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

For those in the parts of the world that no longer use the Imperial system this is about 8.5 billion Kg of fuel. Quite a saving.

The increasing fuel price is likely to accelerate - if that is possible given that the manufacturers are flat out - the switch to newer models.

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by StTim
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Confirming performance out of a renowned difficult airport. Perhaps some decent flights out of Wellington.

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by StTim
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12621

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

Not going to happen - unfortunately.

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by StTim
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18455

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

I am really enjoying your contributions on this topic. I agree about increasing the MTOW of the A35K instead of an A359ULR-trade-payload-for-fuel concept. The A35K still seems to have some room to grow so Airbus should go that route. They will have to do both. To get an additional 4.5-5 hours fligh...

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by StTim
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The document linked had the -900 as Cat 3 and the -1000 as not all weather capable.

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by StTim
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I notice it is still not All Weather capable and is currently at ETOPS 120

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by StTim
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18455

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

I wish we could discuss topics without each having to fall in to the hands of the fan boys. It seems to me that, like Boeing itself, the Boeing fan boys are having a field day on here at the moment. Repeating assertions so often they become accepted facts. I am finding this site less and less worth ...

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by StTim
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80236

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

But a much poorer passenger experience!

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by StTim
Wed May 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17257

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

Perhaps because this took so long to appear it is why it is so bad. Then ask yourself WHY it has taken so long for the powers that be to "expose" these serious liabilities in their products? Not a pretty picture. I am not quite in the conspiracy camp that you are. I know that fixes on par...

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by StTim
Wed May 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17257

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

It will still be less than the entire fleet being grounded for battery containment modifications - and many on here claimed that was a nothing burger.

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by StTim
Wed May 30, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17257

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

Perhaps because this took so long to appear it is why it is so bad.

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by StTim
Mon May 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 70
Views: 12285

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

I think a better definition (other than narrow and wide body) is single aisle and twin aisle.

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by StTim
Tue May 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 43
Views: 2266

Re: Is the EU law to protect air passenger known as Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 enacted by European Parliament is ever e

Yes it is enforced - I have received compensation - after a bit of a battle - from BA for a delayed flight. The issue is that it must be the airlines fault.

If there was a strike - or adverse weather, etc then it doesn't apply.

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by StTim
Mon May 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12894

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Who cares? If you don't like airport noise move. I can bet a lot of money 99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. Who cares? The many many Londoners who live in Heathrow’s flight paths is who. You clearly d...

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by StTim
Mon May 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21221

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

I suspect that the likes of Easyjet etc who use front and rear stairs will not notice too much difference in load times. Operators like BA who use jet bridges will see longer turn times on a 321 Vs a 320.

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by StTim
Mon May 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12894

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Having worked around LHR for a number of years I know the noise is a big issue. I would hate to live in Cranford. But jets are far quieter today than they were. Much quieter.

But yes lots of stuff around LHR built long before mass air travel - A good example being Windsor castle :)

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by StTim
Fri May 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31571

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

One of my colleagues used to work there as an A380 instructor and was happy down there for 10 years until a family member got seriously ill and my colleague requested additional time off which they wouldn't give him. That's when he left. Indeed you reap what you sow. I've got a worse story, close f...

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by StTim
Thu May 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4951

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

flyingcat just hit on the reason that Merkel accepted 1million refugees into Germany.

It wasn't from the goodness of her heart - Germany needs the working age population/

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by StTim
Wed May 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25626

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

But Kanban frommetrics ihave seen (and they can be fiddled by outsourcing etc) Boeing and Airbus have similar workforce’s per plane produced. Perhaps the static stations lend themselves to more Automation. I have watched a few programs re high end car manufacturing. R8 and up. Mostly they use statio...

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by StTim
Wed May 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4951

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

So the answer is to burden all companies in Europe with the French level of social costs. Would this work in different states in the US?

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by StTim
Wed May 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Do we know if the -1000 improvements are getting to the -900 yet. I am thinking of the bilge and underfloor cabling layout and carbon fibre door surrounds.

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by StTim
Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7686

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

I'm not believing for one minute Embraer doesn't get subsidies in one form or another from its own government; good for them; but be careful what you wish for Brazil. Of course BBD's subsidies pre-date Boeings' action; it would be a practical impossibility for even Boeing to complain about somethin...

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by StTim
Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7686

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Prediction: we will see a world where products are developed that are completely 'US Content and License free', ‘EU Contents and license free’, ‘Chinese Content and license free’, ‘Russian Content and license free', not necessary as a mandatory, but rather to be prepared for any case of future disp...

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by StTim
Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7686

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

seahawk wrote:
This could open the way for UA, DL and AA to get rid of their Airbus contracts without having to pay a penalty.

That way lies madness. But given what has been happening recently nothing would surprise me.

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by StTim
Tue May 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25626

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

I feel we are being dragged down the programme accounting route again and feel that may be off topic. That said however I will state my biggest issue with it. It is correctly stated that over time the profits are the same - they are just brought forward by utilising programme accounting. That is tru...

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by StTim
Tue May 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335561

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is the IB the first frame with the next performance improvement set? I know it has the new winglets but what other changes, if any, does it have?

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by StTim
Mon May 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25626

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

No idea but the 787 has had a lower list price than the A330 for years. You cannot compare list prices for so many reasons. A key one is that Airbus include a lot more of the fit out in the price whereas it is not in the Boeing list price. It is a bit like the old days in the UK where a BMW list pr...

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by StTim
Mon May 14, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25626

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

My understanding is that aircraft are rarely sold at list price anyway--is this wrong? If not, then what are the drivers to choosing a list price for a given aircraft in the first place? No idea but the 787 has had a lower list price than the A330 for years. You cannot compare list prices for so ma...

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by StTim
Mon May 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 lost part of the windshield at over 33,000 ft causing decompression and cockpit’s damage
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 lost part of the windshield at over 33,000 ft causing decompression and cockpit’s damag

brightcedars wrote:
Assembled in Europe or China?


I suspect that it isn't a particularly new bird and the windscreen has been replaced or removed more than once. Reminds me of the BA 1-11 incident where the wrong fasteners were used after a repair.

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by StTim
Sat May 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19232

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

The perception of noise on the A350 is not an issue. The lack of engine options on the other hand, well, ............... It would appear that the era of engine choice is over. The only ones with options now are the 787, 380 and the 320 families. I am ignoring the 330ceo. Further it seems we have Bo...

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