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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1563
Views: 150097

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Lightweight space-grade carbon fibre against heavy duty ship-grade steel... It'll be another smashed fairing vs. a small dent and a lick of paint on the boat. :wink2: I'm guessing the crew stays inside during the recovery maneuver. Presumably, this wider net also comes with an improved guidance sys...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 90197

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Looking at only the O&D GOT-DOH and return, market size is approximately 450-500 PAX yearly each way. Clearly this is for beyond traffic from DOH. Thanks for looking up the numbers. I know that basically the whole QR network is built around flowing traffic via DOH, but GOT must be one of their ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 109
Views: 21607

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The Hi-fly A380 in its new ‘Coral Reef’ paint job is flying into Farnborough today (Thursday) She is due to land in next 4 minutes, having flown in from Luqa Yes, it says "Not too late for Coral Reefs" on one side, and "Coral Reefs gone by 2050" on the other side. I don't like h...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1563
Views: 150097

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

DarkKnight5 wrote:
Mr. Steven sea trials video with the new net setup:

http://youtu.be/VlCO7gBXWNA


Wow that looks very manoeuvrable. The net still doesn't cover the bridge and bow of the ship though. So far the fairing has missed the net by some distance. What if it hits the bridge?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 35
Views: 2608

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

This is very exciting news. The mock-up looks really nice. Hopefully this comes to fruition.

From Gavin Williamson MP (Twitter):

Image

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 42
Views: 2535

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Very interesting snippet in the Telegraph. I don't have access to the whole article. "Airbus bosses are furious after the Government spurred them to publish a dire forecast of the impact of Brexit before handing a prize £2bn RAF contract to US rival Boeing without a competition. The Telegraph h...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1563
Views: 150097

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Isn't there a danger of the ship capsizing if the fairing comes in at the edge of the net? Not sure how much a fairing weighs and how much force it lands with... I really doubt it will have much impact on the vessel. It seems like a large and sturdy ship. In the past I've wondered what would happen...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 342
Views: 46623

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

... it seems we shouldn't be presuming the new CFRP wings will be built in the UK. It could swing both ways. The US might offer a very reasonable trade deal with the UK, far more open and unrestrictive than the one with the EU. At least that's the rumor. This could generate more Airbus parts produc...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

Great choice. The F-16 lives on. The number of aircraft ordered is quite low though. Also kind of sad that the venerable MiG-29 will be retired.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31275

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Have the ICAO and IATA codes been updated for the A220 yet? Wiki still lists them as BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3. Why would the need updating? I'd put that on the nice to have list but hardly resembling anything like a requirement. Especially as there are a bunch out there flying already and all the exis...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31275

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Have the ICAO and IATA codes been updated for the A220 yet? Wiki still lists them as BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31275

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

How many times has an aircraft (airliner or otherwise) been developed/manufactured by one company, flew for a while under its original name, then had the name/brand completely changed without any kind of modifications being made? The only one I can think of is the MD-95->717, but IIRC the first pla...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46841

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

There are around 4,000 A320NEO's outstanding that an A220-500 would directly undermine or cannibalize, the prospect of Airbus launching an A225 in the near term that would jeopardize their bread and butter product is a huge risk and pretty hard to believe as something they'd realistically consider ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46841

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Congratulations Airbus/Bombardier and JetBlue! That is a very nice deal.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31275

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Am I the only one to think that A220 is not an attractive name? First, why choose a smaller number than Airbus current numbers? Usually, the more modern the aircraft, the more numbers increase. This is the case at both Airbus and Boeing. The Cseries is the first real "next gen" narrowbody...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31275

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

tomcoppins wrote:
Does anyone know if the Q400 will be rebranded or are Airbus likely to drop the design for the sales books all together?


The Q400 is not part of the package and it still a Bombardier aircraft. Airbus only bought 50.01% of the CSeries program.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31275

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Well congrats Airbus with the renaming of the CSeries. I wish you would have chosen A360-100 and A360-300. But it looks pretty cool in Airbus house livery. I wonder if they plan on adding additional models to the A200-series range, and if so - will they share the flight deck commonality? I'm also cu...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

Rather to and from MSP. NW served OSL and CPH amd some of These fiights included HAM as well. I remember vaguely that NW had overnight stops at HAM which went outnound via one pof the Scandinavia cities. Aircraft was 747-100 This was before 1998 right? Did they serve FBU (Fornebu) or GEN (Gardermoe...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

What a happy ending. Great little story.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10MAX Landing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 4472

Re: 737-10MAX Landing gear

The further back the gear touches the ground, the steeper the rotation angle it can handle before a tail strike. That translates to shorter take-off run.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 109
Views: 21607

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

You would be surprised at the dumb decisions which are made in the business world. That's true but so far the only thing you proved is that you know nothing about HiFly. They wouldn't have taken an A380 is they didn't already have customers lined up to use it. This is a very different business mode...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 665
Views: 75279

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Very interesting development. Congrats Boeing and Embraer.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 109
Views: 21607

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Congrats HiFly! I believe you'll do very well with the A380 in your fleet.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89663

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Just as a side note on this topic: Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec comes into effect "The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 21701

Re: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Seems unlikely to me. But crow is served frequently in these forums.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally takes control of CSeries program
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec comes into effect "The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and Investissement Québec...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

You shoot at someone, hit, and according to the Space Liability Convention you get to pay for the damage you have caused. Best regards Thomas I have a suspicion that's not gonna happen in reality. In that case the country not paying will default, that happens when you have debts and don´t pay, and ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

That's the rub. Cold, dark, no power -- and you keep it permanently open to the rest of ISS? now what happens if it starts to vent air into space? You seal it off, and? You abandon all that was stored there? Or you do a spacewalk into the Shuttle, to recover valuable items? Then what? You keep this...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

tommy1808 wrote:

You shoot at someone, hit, and according to the Space Liability Convention you get to pay for the damage you have caused.

Best regards
Thomas


I have a suspicion that's not gonna happen in reality.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1563
Views: 150097

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX and NASA with a successful CRS-15 launch! This was the final Block 4 rocket to be launched.
Both the Falcon 9 Block 4 booster and the Dragon has been previously flown.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

It wasn't certified to stay in space for long, no clue if it was certified for the 28 days NASA had intended or the 19 days two shuttles actually where equipped for. However, since flying back would not be part of the plan, some of the limits, like LOX/LH cook of my not have mattered anymore, but a...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

Off topic and technical question. Why hasn't the Moon become a major space and astronomy base? Telescopes there could be serviced forever. Various parts and pieces of landing rockets, telescopes etc stored in the junkyard and reused. Musk wants to go to Mars, so getting to the Moon would have to be...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

himmat01 wrote:
The pilot steered cleared of high density residential area and steered towards a construction site else the casualties on ground would have been much higher.


That's good. But tragic nonetheless.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

Delayed until 2021 now. Failed a vibration test, where they lost 70 bolts. Not all have been found yet. Also some cables were done wrong and they damaged the thrusters during testing. Probably need more money than planned (> $10 billion total). Good thing they found out these issues now, and not af...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3042

Re: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS

I have a suspicion that some people would no longer consider SAS a Norwegian company after this. But in my opinion, 9.88% of the shares changing hands doesn't really change that much. They still have a hub in Oslo, there are thousands of employees in Norway, a large part of the fleet is registered i...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 69
Views: 8865

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

I would think that this is because of the radiation they experience flying. Every 2 hours or so is equal to a typical thorax x-ray. At least that's what I've read.

Metal detectors are not the issue.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3042

Re: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS

Interesting development, but no surprise. I believe this is the best solution for SAS itself, unless Denmark and / or Sweden buys these shares and keeps the 50.1% state owned margin. Kastrup airport is the largest employer in Copenhagen (as far as I know), and they're interested in growing CPH, so l...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.

Info is from @NASASpaceflight on Twitter.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

I'm proposing a discussion on 45's push to create a U.S. Space Force. Whether it will happen is yet to be decided. What could it look like in organizational terms and resources? What capabilities woud it need to stand on its own if there was a will and a need to do so? How will it break apart compo...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2744

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

Yeah it`s tough, there was no need for a nasty divorce, but it seems the EU true to form, won`t deal in a sensible way & big businesses with large workforces like Airbus UK will suffer as a result. At the end of the day democracy must win out, & in spite of massively pro EU press, disgustin...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

More than likely he received a good piece of intelligence that China intends on creating a "Space Force" and he's just getting the ball rolling so that we can stay competitive. Same with the tariffs, a lot of the moves you will see from this administration is the US finally making the Pac...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Space is already weaponized and militarized. The only military presence in space are spy and military communication satellites. There are no weapons systems deployed in space, at least as far as the public is aware. Yes, as far as the public knows. But there are many reports and rumors about weapon...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

The last thing we need is to militarize and weaponize space. Space is already weaponized and militarized. Any military force in space should be run by the UN. The UN should not run anything. They've lost all credibility over the last 15 years and should be defunded. Will not happen, even the Pentag...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2932

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

I'm all for a Space Force and allocating more military resources to space. It could mean giant leaps in technology. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will oversee the creation of the U.S. Space Force, so it's in good hands. There's already an international ban on nuclea...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship
Replies: 16
Views: 3952

Re: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship

The gunship option works well for slower aircraft like the C-130 Hercules, which an circle for hours around a target. But attaching cannons to a B-1 seems like a waste of resources. Don't forget, the B1 has the swing-wing making it much more efficient at slow(er) speeds than the average mach 1 bomb...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continued enlargement of OSL underway
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: Continued enlargement of OSL underway

This expansion is really needed.

But I don't like the somewhat "brutal" architecture of the expansion. It looks like 60s architecture, while the rest of the terminal is much more organic looking.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10479

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Excellent news. If they change the name of the aircraft, I hope it will be A360-100 and A360-300. It would match the rest of the commercial airliner designations. (And no, higher numbers doesn't mean larger aircraft).

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1563
Views: 150097

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Maybe they'll get to a solution where you could re-use the outer shell of the fairing, and swap out the material on the inside after every use.

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