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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.
Replies: 12
Views: 4923

Re: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.

Wow. Sad story. :( Good thing it was a small aircraft and helicopter, but that's no comfort for the people involved.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 732
Views: 87115

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The mission is scrubbed for tonight unfortunately. From SpaceX Twitter: "Standing down on Zuma mission to take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer. 3:33 PM - 16 Nov 2017" "Though we’ve preserved the range opportunity for tomorrow, we’ll take the time...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loadmaster
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Loadmaster

Being a loadmaster in the Air Force would also qualify you to be loadmaster or flight dispatcher in the civilian world after you've served. Seems like a good career.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New TU-160
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: New TU-160

Wow, I did not know they planned on restarting TU-160 production. Amazing to see a new "Soviet" bomber in 2017.

Wouldn't it be easier to upgrade current TU-160 to M2 standard though?

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 785
Views: 100114

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I don't know game theory, and I don't know that much about business. But I do know this: - Airbus wants to sell more A380s - Airbus wants to avoid shutting down the production line - Emirates wants more A380s - Emirates are worried Airbus will shut down the production line All in all, it seems likel...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 732
Views: 87115

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Everyone ready for launch tomorrow? "Launch window: 0100-0300 GMT on 16th (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST on 15th) Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Zuma payload. Northrop Grumman arranged to launch the Zuma payload with SpaceX on behalf of the U.S...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2549
Views: 186758

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Actual failure of the tips is certified against by the static test. The main concern is takeoff without the wingtips in the flight position and properly locked. Understandable that this is a concern. But even today, an aircraft can be flown on revenue service with a missing winglet/wingtip on one s...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15685

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Congratulations Airbus and Indigo Partners! What a magnificent order. With deliveries stretching out to 2026, that's 9 years into the future. It makes me wonder what kind of pricing we're talking about here. I'm pretty sure these are the cheapest A320-series ever sold.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 31922

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Wow! 430 aircraft in one order. Is this the biggest single order ever made? I know it's MoU, but like KarelXWB mentioned.. 99% of MoU get firmed.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 732
Views: 87115

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Some weird timing considering what just happened there, but SpaceX just released a promotional/behind-the-scenes type video of the McGregor facility on their YouTube account. As usual, it's pretty high quality stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXYh4re0j8M I had to watch it twice. Very cool vid...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4461

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

Congratulations Bombardier and EgyptAir.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69759

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

So what will be announced tomorrow? @Airbus announces there will be a "major" Commercial Announcement tomorrow 11am @DubaiAirshow . Might the Emirates A380 deal be coming after all? Just askin'. https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/930453061075550214 It's completely understandable if Air...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !

I read in Forsvarets Forum that the Royal Norwegian Air Force expects up to five aircraft having to be written off due to crashes or other things during their lifetime, which is expected to last until 2054. That's 10% of the fleet. (in Norwegian) https://forsvaretsforum.no/tar-h%C3%B8yde-for-%C3%A5...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2549
Views: 186758

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The new cockpit still looks brown/beige to me. But with some gray elements.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2549
Views: 186758

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The new cockpit looks nice and clean. Very similar to the 787 cockpit. Will there be commonality between the two types?

Regarding the wingtips, which way are they folding? Down and under the wing, or up and over?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69759

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

So day 2 is over, if I understand it correctly. And still no A380 announcement. :( Hugely disappointing in my opinion. At least there's a day left.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69759

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Another reason Emirates may not be in a hurry to order more A380’s is lack of space at DXB. It is already bursting at the seams and Emirates won’t be ready move down the road to DWC for some years to come.. The negative talk about the A380 seems overly gloomy. At LHR more than 10% of all passengers...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 20 flights to Abidjan in 24 hours
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Royal Air Maroc 20 flights to Abidjan in 24 hours

Hagic wrote:
And Morocco won 0-2, booking a ticket to the World Cup.


Congrats Morocoo :)

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by JetBuddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 52990

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Congratulations Boeing and Emirates. The 787-10 will probably be a great aircraft for them. The 777 seems a bit too large on some routes. As far as I understand, Emirates may swap to the -9 on some orders and options?

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by JetBuddy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69759

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Hoping it was just a last minute negotiation thing, and that we'll see the order tomorrow.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 40
Views: 6859

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

Great to hear that it wasn't a design fault of any kind. The aircraft seems rather solid to have survived that fall and recovery. And great job by the crew for having gotten out of that situation.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !

I read in Forsvarets Forum that the Royal Norwegian Air Force expects up to five aircraft having to be written off due to crashes or other things during their lifetime, which is expected to last until 2054. That's 10% of the fleet. (in Norwegian) https://forsvaretsforum.no/tar-h%C3%B8yde-for-%C3%A5-...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 445
Views: 33562

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

German Air Force hints at preference for F-35 "COLOGNE, Germany — German Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Karl Muellner has appeared to make a new push for the F-35 fighter jet to replace the country’s aging Tornado aircraft in the mid-2020s. Speaking at an industry conference in Berlin on Wednesday an...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 12531

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

Congrats to Boeing for this. Even though a lot is already announced, and that it's political PR.. that's normal and happens with all administrations.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order
Replies: 20
Views: 4579

Re: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order

Congratulations FedEx and ATR!

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by JetBuddy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21185

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I've already posted a reply in this thread, but here's another thought: In addition to Airbus stating they'll push the C-Series ahead of the A319neo, that they'll build a FAL in Mobile for the C-Series, that they'll try to incorporate changes in the A320-series for better commonality with the C-Seri...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21185

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I don't find this analysis credible at all. Like others have pointed out, there's a world of difference between the MD-95/717 at the time, and the C-Series today. One was an updated 30 year old design, the other is a brand new, high technology aircraft with plenty of orders on the book. There are mo...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 785
Views: 100114

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Even if the A380 is selling at a loss now, cancelling the entire program would mean no profit in the future. With the growth expected in the aviation sector in Asia, I'm convinced an aircraft this size will be necessary.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 785
Views: 100114

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The only way to grow at a constrained airport, is to upgauge the equipment. Hoping for a reduction in 777 orders and an increase in A380. The other way to grow is connect less traffic and bypass the congestion. Now this is usually a competitor. But EK could use say 787s to bypass DXB if needed. Mos...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9683

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

Business and Premium looks amazing! The suites are quite nice too of course.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43989

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

The C-Series would be perfect for operations in Norway, but I don't think they'd do that without phasing out all the 737s. But that might happen either way. How many 737s are based in Norway, and how many of them are 737-800s? The C-series family is just too small to replace the 737-800, and I just...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43989

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

So we know that it's a customer that is new to the type, is based in the EU and wants both CS100 and CS300. The CS300 demonstrator was in Dublin lately before heading to Paris (I think). So IAG or AF/KLM would make sense. Personally I'd love to see it in SAS colors, but I would be very surprised if ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives 100th A380
Replies: 29
Views: 5417

Re: Emirates receives 100th A380

Congratulations Emirates and Airbus! What a milestone. Hoping for new orders and a bright future for the A380.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20167

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

What's the reason these window frames cannot be painted? It doesn't seem to be a problem on other aircraft? According to the last photos posted, the bare metal window frames have been painted black. The new livery looks stunning on the 787 and the A320-series. But it looks off on the 737 because th...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 785
Views: 100114

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The only way to grow at a constrained airport, is to upgauge the equipment. Hoping for a reduction in 777 orders and an increase in A380.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20167

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

The new livery looks stunning on the 787 and the A320-series. But it looks off on the 737 because the window frames in bare metal accentuates the old 707-style window configuration. It makes it look old. What's the reason these window frames cannot be painted? It doesn't seem to be a problem on othe...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !

Congratulations Royal Norwegian Air Force! This is the beginning of a new era. First new fighter aircraft since 1980. 48 5th generation aircraft (4 will remain in the US) should be plenty to maintain air superiority in our portion of the North Atlantic.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11130

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Does Denver really need a 7th runway?

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1765
Views: 207169

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Would a second production line in the United States speed up production or is the problem bigger than that? (regarding the GTF) At this point it wouldn't matter, because the problem is the engine deliveries. But by the time a possible C-Series FAL opens in Mobile, one would think the engine deliver...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9342

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

She must have felt really special. All announcements onboard using her name and everything. :D I've never been alone on an airliner, but I was alone in First Class once between ORD and MSY on an AA MD-80 back in the early 2000s. Got the royal treatment from the crew, even though I was a 19 year old ...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115670

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

With an USA content of more than 50%, assembled in the USA, the CS100 and CS300 will be defined as an USA manufactured aircraft. As has been posted here before, US assembly becomes irrelevant if is is being used to circumvent the tariff, which this clearly is. Of course manufacturing is set up in t...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 12318

Re: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy

It must be a real challenge scheduling all these changes. A lot of work goes into it. These widebodies require much larger turnaround times, which has a large effect on such small hops. The actual gain in seats on these routes aren't equal to the actual upgauge in aircraft size. But it's very intere...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115670

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I do not understand very well the comment. I just do not see any future impact of all this to 737 MAX, since the 737-7 has grown in size by 12 seats. Can you please explain what you meant by "Boeing cries in the corner"? The C-Series is the most efficient and high tech aircraft in this cl...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115670

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

The most interesting bit is the last part of the Reuters article: "Enders, who addressed Montreal’s business leaders with Bombardier Chief Executive Alain Bellemare, said the CSeries deal could foster other new partnerships but did not elaborate. “New alliances will be formed,” he said." ...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100198

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

IMO: 767’s fit the gates, have existing pilot/ support infrastructures. They are significantly lighter / smaller than the (more capable) A330s. The A330 proved unbeatable on medium routes, offering operators flexibility. The markets have grown. Short-medium markets too, justying dedicated, optimize...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115670

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Airbus is saying they'll sell thousands of CSeries: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/airbus-enders-cseries-bombardier-1.4363895 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus-jets/airbus-sees-cseries-jets-grabbing-major-global-market-share-ceo-idUSKBN1CP1PA And think they can get 50% marketsha...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115670

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

The more I reflect on this deal, the more I realize how much of a pickle Boeing is now in. Where is the justification of spending billions on a Middle of Market aircraft? Boeing has nothing that is competitive below the 738MAX without offering massive discounts. The upside is that the 738MAX is the ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25352

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

readytotaxi wrote:
So, if the leasing company turn up with a crew and claim their property what would happen?


If a repo crew shows up, they can't go anywhere. That's why the two snowplows are parked there. They'd have to pay the amount owed to KEF first.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 40
Views: 6859

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

So the aircraft dropped from 20k feet (6096m) to 3k feet (914m) in 60 seconds. That's 5km, which means a vertical speed of 300km/h. Then you need to add the horizontal speed which is unknown because we don't know how far across the ground it flew in the same time. According to the chart in the first...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 105
Views: 25942

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Great pictures. Hoping to see it in the air soon.

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