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by StTim
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 36
Views: 9676

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Richard28 wrote:
Does anyone know how long the A359ULR flew for today, was it a routine flight or did it also stretch its ULR legs?



It was a pretty standard first flight. I suspect it will be a few weeks before it really stretches its legs.

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by StTim
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I presume the first few flights will be standard test flights and it won't be until later they start pushing the boundaries with a full fuel load and then up to MTOW etc.

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by StTim
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2262
Views: 281853

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I have a feeling they already have given “authority to offer”. We have a half dozen airlines on records saying they are highly interested. I have a feeling that those discussions are leading to launch orders that may be imminent. I may be wrong but with so many airlines talking about the plane, I w...

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by StTim
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2262
Views: 281853

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It's theoretically feasible, but it would add a significant amount of weight and complexity and would be very maintenance-intensive. Take a look at the lower hold of a commercial airliner - it has rollers and cargo locks on the floors and insulation and padding along the walls. You'd have to remove...

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by StTim
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Locked threads on southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Locked threads on southwest

I was disappointed the thread in question was closed. It was a distinct thread and any comments on that subject will get lost in the main thread (which I stopped reading after about page 2). The topic was extensively discussed on pages 7-8 in the existing thread. The competing argument to distinct ...

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by StTim
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Locked threads on southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Locked threads on southwest

I was disappointed the thread in question was closed.

It was a distinct thread and any comments on that subject will get lost in the main thread (which I stopped reading after about page 2).

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by StTim
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10736

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

But the secret to that is it's more comfortable only in 8ab and more efficient only in 9ab. Exactly, wonderful, you and I agree, the A330 is more comfortable (because the large majority is 8ab and I talked about average comfort levels). You are just trolling. I clearly don't agree with you at all. ...

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by StTim
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10736

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

The 787 is built with a design that was created specifically to bring construction cost down. Which never materialized. no snap together LEGO thing. ... and the .9 didn't fix some basic errors like that "duh, obvious barrels!" stuff. Well if you think the only way construction cost would ...

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by StTim
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10736

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

But in your 75% load factor at 8ab you have 2 passengers with vacant seats next to them. Not true. There are 3 vacant seats in the row but these are likely not to be together so likely 3 passengers with no one next to them and at 9 an these will most likely be centre seats so at least 4 passengers a...

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by StTim
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

IranianMan123 wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 106 (QR#25) currently on its first test flight #AIB01FT

I believe this plane squawked 7700 earlier. Anyone know what the issue was?

Perhaps it was testing fuel dumping. I remember during the original test flying when that was tested that ATC asked for them to squawk 7700.

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by StTim
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It won’t be the first ULR delivered as it will need the test instrumentation removed.

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by StTim
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 19937

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

Seeking Alpha articulate's it well "We maintain our view that Boeing's decision to pursue the 787 Dreamliner while Airbus was lost on A380 development was a strategic home run: "It's Official: Boeing Declares Victory." The A380, in our view, was a huge misallocation of resources for ...

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by StTim
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 19937

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

Seeking Alpha articulate's it well "We maintain our view that Boeing's decision to pursue the 787 Dreamliner while Airbus was lost on A380 development was a strategic home run: "It's Official: Boeing Declares Victory." The A380, in our view, was a huge misallocation of resources for ...

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by StTim
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 61964

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Despite the 3,050 feet runway and the surrounding hills (Himalaya ranges). I think the AC fared very well. There is no Twin around that looks bad in regular all engines running without fail take offs. The differences come out into the wild open with one engine out. Same for required performance in ...

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by StTim
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

seahawk wrote:
No surprise, not operating the MoM would be a huge disadvantage for any airline in the region.
it is amazing the Boeing can’t close the business case but according to so many on here this is the next sugar rush.

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by StTim
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2262
Views: 281853

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I would love to see some of the gaming being done around this and the different scenarios they are using. Both sides will be running them. Both sides know more about what is possible for the other than we can possibly do. To catch the other flat footed would be the dream scenario. If I were boeing ...

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by StTim
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2262
Views: 281853

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

"797": Codename for the project , not an airplane. Two distinct aircraft which include both the NSA and NMA. Significantly less cost to develop both side by side than to do two separate (and inevitable) programs at separate junctures in time. Puts even more pressure on Airbus, caught comp...

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by StTim
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2262
Views: 281853

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I love posts stating precisely what this plane is and isn't. What superb economics it has, how cheap it will be to produce. What a huge market it is and how it will leave Airbus on the back foot for years to come. The truth is we know the business case isn't settled - meaning that the definition isn...

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by StTim
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48279

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I don't know much about the SYD-DFW route to be honest. But things don't add up in your post so let's have a look. SYD-DFW: great circle distance 7454 nm flying East over the Pacific with headwinds. Now let's pull up the payload-range charts of the B789 and A388. For the B789, the Boeing ACAPS give...

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by StTim
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Actually it's not that amazing as long ad it's empty...... Empty 762s and 77Es have done 8,700 and 11,200 nm respectively But we know it wasn't empty. We know it had a simulated passenger load. The discussion is how much that simulated load was. So depending on the load to me it looks either good -...

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by StTim
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

That was not how I read it tomcat - but it is open to interpretation. This is the quote in the Flight Global article. Configured with the equivalent of 162 passengers, and transporting five crew and 11 technicians, the aircraft departed the Seychelles around 21:00 on 29 March. It does not state if t...

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by StTim
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Indeed, in the meantime I've posted a link to an article from which I've estimated that each of these simulated passenger weights about 30 kg when including the related flight test equipment. So the payload on this flight would be 5 tons for the 162 simulated passenger plus say 2 tons for the real ...

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

It wasn't a 121 flight, of course it doesn't need 121 fuel planning. Think you'll find the primary reason it wasn't a '121' flight, is because it wasn't flown under US FAA rules. Rather, it would have been operated under EASA rules. Thus: I would also welcome a second opinion from a pilot re what f...

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 96
Views: 9700

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

I take it that you don't often travel through London Heathrow Airports World class Terminals 2 and 5 then because they are completely the opposite to what your referring to plus both were built well after 1990 so saying crap like 'lost the plot completely' somewhere around 1990 is ridiculous and im...

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

You need to catch up on what's actually been said in this thread, and maybe read the FlightGlobal article. Great Circle was 4100nm. The route flown was 4316nm. They had up to 100km/h headwind. According to Airbus, the aircraft flew a calculated 4700nm without any headwind. And that was with 162 sim...

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

They flew super slow with a tailwind with no legal diversion fuel (alternate+45min) which would be close to 13 hours. Not indicative of real North Atlantic service. The 763ER has a still air range of 6,300NM and it struggles with JFK-HNL in the winter (4,300nm). The 321LR is a 3,000nm airplane in r...

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants
Replies: 86
Views: 5171

Re: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants

I know I do not need a visa but can use an ESTA - But the USA always makes me feel unwelcome at the border and I have visited many times. It was getting worse year by year. Whilst this doesn't affect me directly it does show how the US is getting more and more unwelcoming. I was made much more welco...

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

I guess the technical gear on board weighs quite an amount.

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by StTim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

I have never heard the expression North American miles. There are statute miles (as used in UK and USA) and nautical miles.

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by StTim
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ap305 wrote:
This bird may get delivered later than the IB ...

Very true.

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by StTim
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

They do look like the bigger winglets - but the first was supposed to be the IB frame

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by StTim
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30135

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

Look for years Boeing chose to write an accounting amount to Cost of Goods Sold. The rest they wrote to the deferred cost bucket. Cost of Goods sold bore very little relation to cost of goods sold. For the 787 they are supposed to be using the same cost of goods sold - with the improvement (and I th...

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by StTim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24367

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

sk736 wrote:
Great move by BA as it will stop idiots unnecessarily reclining their seats on 40 minute flights.


:checkmark:

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by StTim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24367

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

I would hate the person in front of me reclining their seat. Basically to me it is encroaching on my personal space. Probably causes a lot of arguments too. Get them gone BA! What I think should happen is the reclining mechanism should be a pay to use feature. You have to swipe or tap your credit c...

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by StTim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I don't suppose the certification flying for the ULR is too excessive.

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by StTim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I am impressed with the speed that the new builds are completing now. Still a way to go to clear the backlog (mainly QATAR and Chinese) frames but the -900's for most operators are running through smoothly.

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by StTim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24367

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

If I've woken up at 3:30 to take a 6am flight to Europe - I really enjoy grabbing a short reclined nap on a plane. Similaly coming home late in the evening, a quick power nap before driving makes sense. I agree with you as I have taken many early morning departures as well as late evening departure...

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by StTim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8010

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

I found that a very interesting read.

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by StTim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2262
Views: 281853

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Ah Randy “The 321neo is just catching up to the 737-900” Tinseth.

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by StTim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Has their been any news on the autoland capability and ETOPS certification for the -1000 yet. It is some time since the certification. The first production frame seems to be in regular use. At least one of the test frames is still test flying so I would have thought it must be close.

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by StTim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24367

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Personally having no recline in economy seats would be a benefit. I am fed up of arses in front reclining their seat right back at the earliest opportunity and then not actually sitting against it but sitting upright. All they have done is invade my space. It makes so little difference on the normal...

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by StTim
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21728

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Larger windows, sculpted sidewalls. US auto industry: a brand new model every year : we changed the chromium bling :-) But what they don't change is the crash structure. The floor plan stays the same for many years and many models across the companies range. This is the key to survivability. They t...

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by StTim
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21728

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I think that's a little of an underestimate personally. Yes the fuse is related to its predecessor but it's changed in many ways including all of the interior ,one could say the engine is 'just an upgrade' but it's way more than that in just about every aspect.As for the (folding) carbon wings ,the...

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by StTim
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
First engine run for MSN 205 (ET#9) this morning. Unpainted.



I suspect she will head off to XFW for painting.

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by StTim
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5245

Re: Airbus conducts 330 testing in Mexico.

I seem to remember the A350-1000 doing a very similar test regime out there.

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by StTim
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN163 - one of the delayed Qatar frames had its first flight today.

Sorry a typo - MSN143.

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by StTim
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It is the first production frame with revised wing twist and the new winglets.

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by StTim
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234007

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN193 BF#2 has made it to the Delivery Centre.

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by StTim
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 3478

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

Oh I remember the BAC-111 before the hush kits were fitted. Now that was loud!

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