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by JetBuddy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 225
Views: 25050

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The wet leased Air Nostrum CRJ-1000 for SAS based at CPH, is now in place in a hybrid SAS livery https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8861132 Wow, they should have gone for a retro livery with this one! The SAS text on the tail already looks retro. I know no CRJs operated in that livery, but it would ha...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 225
Views: 25050

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The wet leased Air Nostrum CRJ-1000 for SAS based at CPH, is now in place in a hybrid SAS livery https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8861132 Wow, they should have gone for a retro livery with this one! The SAS text on the tail already looks retro. I know no CRJs operated in that livery, but it would ha...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 10809

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

How's the maintenance and part availability for the aircraft? Supposedly with the end of sanction, they should be able to source parts for their planes as normal? I think this is all the more reason for allowing Iranian airlines to upgrade their fleet, purely humanitarian reasons. Though they are g...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

The Norwegian government has been in talks with Russia for several years now regarding the Siberian air corridor. But as mentioned before, Russia considers only one airline for the Scandinavian countries and that is SAS. It's a deal that was negotiated in the 50's I think and Russia is not willing ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 104
Views: 9211

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

What's new to me is this part: "A new issue was discovered with Pratt & Whitney engines for the A320neo this month and Airbus CEO Tom Enders also said engines for the same plane made by CFM - a joint venture of GE and Safran - were currently experiencing delays." I didn't know CFM also...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%
Replies: 31
Views: 3837

Re: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%

I don't think a 96% load factor is something worth striving for. Calculations I've seen elsewhere suggests the sweet spot is around 85%. If your load factors are near 100%, you should increase the prices of tickets until it drops to around 85%. That's where you make the most money. Doing so means ea...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11729

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

She looks really great. A340-600s are really elegant, especially in Virgin Atlantic livery.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40576

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321lr-prepares-for-paris-new-york-test-flight-445830/ A321LR going ORY-JFK tomorrow. Are there any details on times? Interestingly, this test flight is done with only two out of three ACT installed, but Airbus will do test flights with all three ACT at a ...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 57996

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Congratulations are in order for both Airbus and Emirates. Great to hear the deal is now signed. Long live the A380!

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34784

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Thanks for bumping the thread PC12Fan :) Any news on the development of this SkyCourier? According to the Wikipedia page, wind tunnel testing should begin this month, February 2018. I suspect this aircraft will find many various roles, just like the 208 Cargomaster which was also developed on reques...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Oh dear. That's not good. Hoping for survivors, but the odds are not great considering it fell at 3300ft/min.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8908

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Just a couple of thoughts. This makes sense, and it's something I've been expecting. They're setting up a logistics chain and delivery service for their own products, so why not open it up for others as well? I saw an interview with the FedEx boss a while back, he was asked if he was worried about A...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193292

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Manufactured by whom? PW and CFM aren't interested in creating a replacement for GTF and Leap for a long time yet. Really? If Boeing decided to launch a 737 replacement, targeting EIS around 2028 - you think PW or CFM or everyone else would just shrug and go "nah.". You spoke of EIS aroun...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193292

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I still believe Boeing should be focused on a 737 replacement instead of this. Not happening any time soon. :shakehead: Which nonexistent 'magic' engines would Boeing hang on NSA? An all-new 737 replacement launched today might be 5% more efficient than neo/MAX. Boeing would be mad to spend tens of...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193292

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

225pax and 5000nm 275pax and 4500nm Hm, I wonder what seating configuration they picked. If it is two class it is a quite big plane.with ~ 260 single class and over ~300 for the bigger version. But then the numbers till change constantly.Before Singapore the tendency seemed to go to something with ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines finalizes deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: Sichuan Airlines finalizes deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft

Congrats Airbus and Sichuan Airlines.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Tu-160 first flight
Replies: 37
Views: 3031

Re: New Tu-160 first flight

That "flying wing" aircraft further up in this thread looks eerily like the German WWII flying wing.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 7322

Re: used A380 finds new purpose

Great news! Maybe we should continue discussing it in the original thread though?

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7056

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

There's only one victim here, and that's Pebbles the hamster.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8478

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

You do realise United, American, JAL, and many others operate or have orders for all of these fleet types right? I don't see why ET would have a problem operating multiple widebodies. Because United, American and JAL are huge airlines with massive overhead costs, and large subfleets of each type. E...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8478

Re: ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES order 10-20 B777X

Ethiopian already operate A350, 787, 767 and 777 widebody aircraft. Does fleet commonality not matter to them?

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by JetBuddy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters
Replies: 17
Views: 2908

Re: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters

If nothing else, it adds incentive for Boeing to keep the line open. But the line won't stay open on promises alone. Hopefully there will be a deal made.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I heard that the different orbit was simply a function on seeing how much propellant was left and they ran it to exhaustion. Makes sense on a test flight to see what your margin is. That sounds plausible and if true very interesting. Surprising that these kinds of decisions can be taken "on th...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32775

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

airbazar wrote:
Remind me again, how many orders are there for the A338 based MRTT and Freighter? Has it even been launched?


Probably none at the moment, but do you expect Airbus to keep manufacturing the "CEO" version indefinately?

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32775

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

The A330-800 is basically an A330-200 Enhanced with new engines. 99% commonality with the A330-900 as well. It's needed for future MRTT and Freighter variants. I've always been confident they would build this aircraft, and they did.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3066

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

Great news! The A320 and A321 should be great package freighters as they can take pallets/containers both below the floor and above it.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5585

Re: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine

Interesting news for sure. I did not expect them to shrink it, especially with all these design changes.

But I do suspect developing a new wing and other design changes are cheaper to do in Russia than in a Western country. Maybe not less complicated though.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 15837

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

airBaltic says CSeries engine availability is now better. Air Baltic CEO Martin Gauss says there is a now a sufficient supply of Pratt & Whitney PW1500G spare engines as the airline continues to have to replace powerplants on wing earlier than planned. Article from Aviation Week: http://aviation...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Recovery of the payload fairings has also failed and requires a design change. Musk: fairing recovery is surprisingly difficult. Hope to solve it in next six months. Elon: fairing recovery is difficult. We were hoping in the next 6 months. now moving to fairing v2. Fairing recovery ship is like a g...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Interesting that they launched Starman into this higher apogee, close to Ceres orbit. I wonder if it was on purpose or not. What an iconic launch this was. I was so excited I was worried I'd have a heart attack. Next time I'll feel like that will probably be with the James Webb telescope launch on A...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 50
Views: 5785

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

toxtethogrady wrote:
Greenland is too far west. Keflavik is near the midpoint...


No, Iceland is just north-west of the UK. It's very far east. Greenland is more the midpoint, but I don't think we'll see a hub there due to low local demand.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What an achievement! That was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Especially the two boosters landing back synchronous. Huge congrats to SpaceX!

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

And delayed to 20:45 UTC..

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17316

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

I still believe it could be Air France. They have a total of 51 A318/A319 in service, and no narrowbody order on the books. The undisclosed order is for 31 firm and 30 options. This fits nicely with A318/A319 replacement.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

If they pull this off launching that car into proper orbit or wherever it's going, the suit works AND the three boosters come back down safely I will probably blow a gasket. The only possible Russkie comeback is Vlado chopping the roof off a Lada Riva and riding that junk into orbit naked on the ne...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3401

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

With the latest generation of narrowbodies, PTY is in an incredible location. Here is a range circle for CFM NEO/MAX: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=3000nm%40pty&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=540x540&PM=* With some investments, PTY could truly become a "hub of the Americas". It's al...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Actually I just thought about something. If Airbus takes A350-1000 and makes it as many seats as in A350-900 filling the rest of the payload with fuel, they may have a good shot. A much better shot than increasing 778 MTOW. I have a feeling that 777X is at its limits at quite a few fronts, particul...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

With the launch of Falcon Heavy scheduled for tomorrow, SpaceX will have an opportunity to test out the new space suit: a dummy driver wearing the suit can be seen in the car. https://imagr.eu/up/qe0QV_26872202_165908934038534_2813938748432056320_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BezcvpzAgYI/ That'...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I do believe they mean from east coast Australia to Europe westbound, and to east coast North America eastbound.

The real question is not how to get there, it's how to get there with a meaningful load.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8426

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

I’d appreciate if they went into detail about why DC needs frequency and the 787 doesn’t work for that market. Of course you never really can tell what Norwegian is thinking. Maybe DC is a premium heavy market (correct me if I'm wrong), and these customers prefer frequency over capacity. Then again...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20607

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

The thought of a United States of Europe is mostly a pet project for EU politicians and elitist in Europe. Most Europeans want to keep their national Identity. The Germans are perhaps the exception at large. I agree 100%. Back on topic, this kind of situation is what I'm dreading if SAS becomes par...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17316

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

I think Widerøe, Flybe, Air France/Cityjet, and LOT would be good candidates. It's not Widerøe, they've ordered two E190-E2s that are arriving shortly. Flybe is operating E-jets and have more on order. I believe it could be Air France. They have a lot of A318/A319 (56 in total) that could be up for...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8426

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Interesting article. Seems like Dulles or Baltimore (DC area) will become a destination again. They're saying this destination requires frequency, which cannot be provided with the 787. No news on what kind of configuration they'll install on the A321LR though.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17316

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

Maybe a A318 operator ? Air France, Tarom.. let the guessing game begin.. The order would be much too big for Tarom- they currently only have 4 A318s in service and 23 total planes. Unless they're planning some sort of rapid expansion I haven't heard about I doubt they're the customer. However Air ...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8503

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

It seems like some people think four engine jets are completely outdated and unable to be profitable. That's far from the truth. If you need the capacity, running an A340-600 will make more money than an A330-300. Fuel is cheap, the planes are paid for. And apart from fuel burn, they're not expensiv...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40576

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Remembering interviews when Norwegian converted to A321LRs, they said single configuration and 220 seats. It was also billed with 4,000nm range. The general armchair concensuse of ANET has been 3500 based on past assumptions. The Leeman stuff seems full of last assumptions. Now Airbus is touting 5,...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40576

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

The largest airports on the European side of the pond are often oversaturated, such as LHR. Airports on the American side not so much. They're often larger and offer more capacity to grow. That might be an oversimplification, but I expect A321LR will open up routes between secondary European airport...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13017

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Pretty sure it is fake. For instance there is no engine exhaust which would blur the ground behind both engines due to the hot air. 99% certain this is real. It looks far better than X-Plane with all the bells and whistles. And your argument about the engine exhaust goes against your theory since X...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120772

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

?? I though the whole point of this soft water landing was to try out (for the first time) whether they could soft land using 3 nainsook rather than one - for the first time.Such a landing would (as I understand it) be a short and brutal soft landing (hence not using a multimillion dollar ship to l...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It's elegant and classy, but at the same time it's really bland and boring. Seems like the rebranding design budget was about €100. I rather have bland and boring but classy than the "dolphin" swoosh with made the KLM livery cheap. I agree with you on that. The swoosh on the front of the ...

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