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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 28
Views: 9088

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Take off the goggles Brussels Airlines has much bigger problems than their SSJ ops., I guess they will also get the axe soon. The main problem for the SSJ right now I guess is due to 2 things mainly: the first of them is getting someone to fix even the smallest issue outside of their mx bases, the ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 28
Views: 9088

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

If true, 7 aircraft for 4 lines of flying is abysmal. That's like Concorde. That's Brussels Airlines problem...Nothing to do with the plane. Take off the goggles Brussels Airlines has much bigger problems than their SSJ ops., I guess they will also get the axe soon. The main problem for the SSJ rig...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed May 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saratov Airlines to be closed down end May.
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Saratov Airlines to be closed down end May.

Good, Rosaviatsa's no BS approach to these pseudo-airlines is an example other countries should follow, especially in Latin America and Africa where accidents only are a matter of when and not if.

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by Wayfarer515
Sat May 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

In my post, I said it looks like a rip off of an A321. That strong opinion belies your knowledge on the matter. The MS-21 is the most advanced aircraft structure in development or in service at the minute. The OOA processes are the world's best. Better than Bombardier, better than A or B. No one ca...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat May 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

According to Wikipedia, there a quite some western companies supplying systems and avionics. Would the new Trump embargo still permit the MC-21 to be exported to Iran? Almost certainly not. For this reason, and others like it, the Russian aircraft industry has always flirted with the production of ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rusline (7R/RLU)
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Rusline (7R/RLU)

IIRC Rusline will upgrade and upgauge their fleet with SSJs, so there is plan for some growth and fleet upgrade.

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by Wayfarer515
Sat May 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

The second test airframe made its first flight today... Congratulations to UAC for such an important milestone. The second airframe already incorporates some wing modifications are already included in this one, which might be the final configuration of the MC-21: https://www.aex.ru/news/2018/5/12/18...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon May 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4604

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

Tired as in CFM-56 pieces flying all over the place and WN finally running out of luck...come on its pretty obvious this has been going on for some time now, time to put those old birds to rest, the sooner the better

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11591

Re: Major order for the SSJ

The components being subsituted specifically for Iran involves only the APU, this is enough to reach the target.

All other import substitutions are mostly to have commonality with the MC-21 with a CF wing and a big weight reduction programme. In fact it will probably no longer be called Superjet.

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by Wayfarer515
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 6135

Re: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

Cubana has two out of four IL96 in service. Rumour has it that they may get a third back in to service. Yes, the third airframe will be repaired, the fourth one which belonged to Aeroflot is already maxed out in cycles and will not return to the fleet. I wonder if the ex-Domodedovo Airlines airfram...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Interjet will receive new Superjets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: When Interjet will receive new Superjets?

Supposedly this year they will get 4, and next year another 4. But, they said exactly the same thing last year so who knows. They were still working a financial lease scheme similar to what Cityjet got, but havent heard any of that lately. BTW, even Cityjet has at least 2 boards in Venice, so I dont...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 6135

Re: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

Err.. AFAIK there are already a couple of 400Ts already converted to 400M variant, though these are not new aiframes they still count as 400Ms and are flying for Rossiya's VIP squadron. As for the still ongoing production, this is as a stopgap until the CR929 is available and with Russian engines re...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 40281

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study2

Queue up hype for the A390, which will probably launch 15 seconds after the 797. Wonder which big market that considers the number 9 lucky will be heavily pandered to by both manufacturers... I think you mean China, but its the number 8 their lucky number. In any case, I think that the Chinese mark...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

http://www.uacrussia.ru/ru/press-center ... -ispytaniy
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Second test airframe of MC-21 rollout, ready to join the flight tests after it is painted:

http://www.uacrussia.ru/ru/press-center ... -ispytaniy

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 11899

Re: Mexico City new Airport

It won't be 2021. In fact it may be never. Elections are up-coming and some of the progressive candidates don't want to spend the $ on a new airport. What you see from the air essentially are outlines. Interestingly, there's one confirmed report of a plane lining up to land on one of the fake runwa...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russianplanes.net site closed
Replies: 39
Views: 4067

Re: Russianplanes.net site closed

The stupidities one reads here sometimes... This operation had been going on for several years, there was ongoing coordination between Russian and Argentinian authorities, now it all must be Putin conspiracy because the closure of the operation happened in an election year that he will win anyways, ...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest
Replies: 19
Views: 2979

Re: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest

Meanwhile, the MC-21 has completed more than half of its certification reuqirements: "In terms of completing the certification work for the MC-21, we have the first half of 2019, "Neradko said to the publication." The head of Rosaviation also noted that as of the end of January 2018, ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14222

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

It seems that it was not the fault of the Russian airliners after all? Iranians are finding out that Western aircraft fall out of their skies at the same rate and for the same reasons its Russian(Soviet)-built fleet once did, or perhaps even worse.

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7723

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Id love some new SSJ100s in the Sky. I'd love it, too - if the all actually stayed flying. Right now 4 of Interjet's 22 SSJ100's are on the ground, being taken apart for parts to keep the other planes flying. These aircraft may - one day - turn out to be great planes. For now, reliability - and the...

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by Wayfarer515
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 40
Views: 6544

Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine

https://www.aex.ru/news/2018/2/6/180876/ Interesting to know they will use the same avionics suite as the MC-21 from KRET rather than the Thales they currently use, my guess is this a direct result of the refusal from the USA to approve the sale of the SSJ100 to Iran. Safran will be kicked out as an...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 5903

Re: Aeroflot signs lease agreement for 50 MC-21-300's

Is this model certified to operate outside of Russia? It will have EASA and FAA certification Regarding the comparison of the C919 and the MC-21, while the Comac is a rather conservative design, the MC-21 has no comparison in terms of aerodynamic efficiency and weight with anything flying right now...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

anxo75 wrote:
There is a cannibalized plane flying again...XA-BVM


The flesh eating Russian planes...LOL

Funny how so many in here seem to ignore VIVA had also 4 A320s out of service, no mention about any cannibalism among them.

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 431
Views: 37812

Re: Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Also China has to continue to buy Airbus and Boeing planes as a means of offsetting their massive trade surplus with Europe and the US. I think that is an oversimplified way of putting it. Airline purchases have been and will always be a factor in the massive & complex geo-political landscape. ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interesting response of Mr. Garza regarding these recent flurry of attacks on the SSJ: 1. The issues are with the engine overhaul, not with lack of spares, so no cannibalization whatsoever. 2. The attacks on the SSJ are only because of "obvious", yet unsubstantiated reasons?? 3. They chose...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 27981

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

https://www.aex.ru/news/2017/12/27/179560/
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Some details of the modernization of the IL96 performed by VASO, I'd like to see the new LED lighting system and interior overhaul:

https://www.aex.ru/news/2017/12/27/179560/

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 with new winglets
Replies: 35
Views: 9104

Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

And, from what I understand, Interjet had been having some issues with the plane. Were these problems the fault of Interjet themselves or is there something wrong with the plane? Interjet was starved for replacement parts, thus the grounding of some SSJs. They asked Sukhoi about manufacturing repla...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 with new winglets
Replies: 35
Views: 9104

Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

The previous pictures make you think of a horizontal wingtip device, but there is some more angle in these than those of the B787. These are part of the commitment with Cityjet to certify the SSJ100 for operations @LCY. Some more detailed pics here: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fotografersha/1304...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

I'm kinda surprised there hasn't been a military version announced yet for MPA or AWACS. Maybe still too early. There's just too much Western components on this airframe to use it in any important military role, the plan is to re-engine the TU-204 with the PD-14 in the future, there's even some ana...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Let's be careful about pointing the blame to Sukhoi, the article mentions it is due to the Sam146 and not the airframe itself. It also seems there is always a spare aircraft ready whenever an issue arises. Not ideal, but they seem to manage. It seems Cityjet does the same always having one spare air...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 4045

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for September 2017. Interjet struggles mightily again, barely filling half their available seats for the second month in a row. This month we estimate Interjet at a 49.47% overall load factor, while in August they were at 54.18%. I...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Finally all the myths and rumors on this matter have been dispelled by no other than the CEO of IAJ, I will reserve my comments since I think the explanations given by Mr.Garza are clear enough, e.g. calling the SSJ a money-making machine: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interjet-praises-...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders pt2
Replies: 13
Views: 5814

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders pt2

Sukhoi and ILFC announce agreements on deliveries of up to 20 SSJs, no specifics provided. There is also a request from a potential customer to develop the 75-seat version, a US airline in need of a light airframe within the current scope clauses maybe? https://rg.ru/2017/11/14/superdzhet-100-stanet...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2
Replies: 35
Views: 7187

Re: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2

Any news about the press conference?

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

That might be the most unsightly modern nose I’ve seen. :gasp: And the absence of wing devices may not be necessary, but purely from a cosmetic point of view, the plane already looks dated. Yes, I know. Cosmetics aren’t a priority for airlines and the plane may be efficient, but it’s a rather dull ...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 3xeh-bTJdc
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New video of the flight from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky.
Man, those thin wings make it look almost like a sailplane, and the takeoff sound of the GTF's is just amazing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 3xeh-bTJdc

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair UT588 Loss of Control/Serious Upset Incident, Moscow Vnukovo, 13 October 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5706

Re: UTair UT588 Loss of Control/Serious Upset Incident, Moscow Vnukovo, 13 October 2017

Russian 737 Go-Around Syndrome... that's what we have to call this. How many times has this happened now? 3? Though this is the first successful recovery that we know of... the other two crashed. So it must be contagious then, because the same thing happened with the FlyDubai crash. There is a very...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 5384

Re: Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft

http://www.aviationgazette.com/egyptair ... o-ssj-100/
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They also reported about them getting SSJ's, I even remember they were going to trade off the E-jets as part of the deal, so I wouldn't give much credence to anything coming from Egypt:

http://www.aviationgazette.com/egyptair ... o-ssj-100/

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 7002

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

Guarantee the Dash is far noiser than say SSJ/CSeries aircraft. EK413 Not quite. Effective Perceived Noise Levels (EPNL) on approach per EASA (database at bottom: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/noise-type-certificates-approved-noise-levels): ⋅  Dash 7: 91.2 - 91.6 dB (see als...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 15268

Re: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

Unfortunately, the T-204 will be a rarity even in the Russian skies very soon. Red Wings, the major operator of the type, has started to retire their fleet since Tupolev rejected to overhaul the airframes for additional cycles, therefore forcing them to an early retirement. As someone mentioned befo...

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I wish the SSJ100 well, but it just has too many issues. I gave then a fair chance, but too many are parked, not just by internet. Look at the abandoned fleet in Russia. Some late links: Airfleets shows 13 parked: http://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-ssj.htm I don't think this number is a go...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Some in here should dedicate themselves to write fictional crime novels. The SSJs currently not flying in Interjet are having issues with getting their SAM146's overhauled and/or substituted, nothing to do with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft but rather an issue for Powerjet to resolve(Safran+NPO Saturn), I'...

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by Wayfarer515
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28837

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Some in here should dedicate themselves to write fictional crime novels. The SSJs currently not flying in Interjet are having issues with getting their SAM146's overhauled and/or substituted, nothing to do with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft but rather an issue for Powerjet to resolve(Safran+NPO Saturn), I'v...

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by Wayfarer515
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102436

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

For those claiming that Boeing sees BBD as the next Airbus IMHO are being a little pretentious. BBD has made an over-engineered and overpriced plane; and one that, let's be honest about it, almost nobody is buying exactly for that very same reasons. Add to that their lousy production rate and you st...

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by Wayfarer515
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... 51#ef3014c
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It's got an ICAO code now, it is the MC23 and you can now track its flights in FR24. It seems the test flights are going on quite smoothly, interesting to see they are already going through all the flight envelope.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... 51#ef3014c

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 60885

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

That's what I was wondering too - can't think of another commercial airliner wanting 10 test frames ! Presumably most will be refurbished for airline ops once done on the testing. It seems the Japanese and Chinese are having a real hard time with their respective programs. I was astonished to learn...

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by Wayfarer515
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 87151

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Question, maybe for TechOps: It appears the test is being run on the Hstab's "wing box" rather than an entire assembly. Is that standard for fatigue/static tests? Or are there 2 separate tests of the wing box and then of the whole assembly? Fatigue tests are carried out on specific compon...

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by Wayfarer515
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 26488

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

seahawk wrote:
If you show the Stars and Stripes on the tail, you should be flying Boeing.


And probably get your own Titanium as well, you know, it coming mostly from Russia looks bad nowadays.

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by Wayfarer515
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 20074

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

NZ321 wrote:
This is an indictment on Embraer. South young aircraft being retired and the mx costs not having been adequately factored in.


Also add AV and CM into the list, they are sick anf tired of them.

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