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by Egerton
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19745

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf If you look on pages 2-3 of section 3-3-0 you can see the takeoff performance curves. At 6K ft, the A359 can carry *almost* MTOW off a 4,0...

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by Egerton
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 and cockpit commonality?
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Re: A220 and cockpit commonality?

Surely It does not matter what the computer programs in their black boxes are doing behind the scenes. It should be relatively simple to get them to deliver to pilots fingers identical flight characteristics. The difference would then be just the detailed physical layouts of the cockpits, and its co...

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by Egerton
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 58
Views: 11996

Re: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.

I would assume that now all vendors have been frightened by the penalties for handing out brown envelopes, even to the military,
that we might see for the first time see some sensible decision making.

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by Egerton
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515047

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Engine replacement seems quite common. Are initial flights often on Airbus engines and then swapped to customer engines later? Sounds quite possible. When checking flight test performance, the Airbus owned engines will have a known performance? Gives RR the opportunity to deliver the very latest sp...

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by Egerton
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330neo tanker
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: A330neo tanker

The F-35A has the space reserved for a probe installation in the forward fuselage. Some investigation was done by Canada to investigate whenever a special Canadian version of the F-35A with both the probe and receptacle were done, but I imagine it wasn't worth it in the end due to the need to re-qu...

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by Egerton
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57049

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

What has the stuff about the Roma people got to do with the Brexit EU Position? Please stick to the thread title.

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by Egerton
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog
Replies: 25
Views: 3728

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog

I don't understand? The first airliner to make a blind landing in revenue service was in 1965, it was at LHR by a Hawker Siddeley Trident.

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by Egerton
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Difficulties in finding new boss
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: AF-KLM Difficulties in finding new boss

Further research shows that AF-KLM shareholders are: 14.3% French State 3.9% Employees 0.3% French Treasury 8.8% China Eastern Airlines 8.8% Delta Airlines 63.9% Others And the Board of Directors: The Board of Directors determines the direction of the Group's activities and ensures their implementat...

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by Egerton
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Difficulties in finding new boss
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

AF-KLM Difficulties in finding new boss

On 4 May 2018 - Air France-KLM chief Jean-Marc Janaillac resigned. The expected new boss Philippe Capron today pulled out of the running to head Air France-KLM. It appears that KLM and Delta opposed Capron's appointment as he has no knowledge of the airline industry, although he has close connection...

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by Egerton
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57049

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The warning of Tom William of Airbus about the UK position on Brexit has very much not been ignored. Our independent HM Revenue & Customs top team have being throwing resources at the many issues initially on a contingency planning basis ever since our Referendum was put into the next Conservati...

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by Egerton
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70071

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

There is a difference between manufacture and assembly. According to Airbuses submission to the UK Select Committee: "Airbus relies on a highly integrated supply chain across its home nations. The continued ability to move components and equipment across borders quickly and efficiently is cruc...

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by Egerton
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70071

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

Airbus's Tom Williams, who is the top chap on these issues, appears to think that the (3) UK wing plants will turn into shambles because of Brexit and consequently delay deliveries of wings etc to other Airbus plants on the Continent. If, as you state, all wing parts are made in UK, and thus the on...

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by Egerton
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70071

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

No, no, the A321 Plus Plus has been shelved, somebody said so only a month ago. :wink2: The discussion on new wing designs and when they might see the light of day appears to have missed a point. If the existing A320 wing manufacturing capacity is being operated flat out, there is a need for more w...

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by Egerton
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70071

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

Whilst writing, it seems to this Brit that it might be better to reduce the too-and-from flow across Europe of numerous smallish component parts. This design of production system is still operating as a result of the far distant political past of Airbus. IMU this is one of those "duhh, simple,...

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by Egerton
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70071

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

Today in the UK there has been a lot of whinging and whining from Airbus's Tom Williams and their UK boss about things which might go wrong with Brexit. You can take your choice that it is Project Fear again (more deja vue) or that is essential that the UK Govt immediately obey the edict from a man...

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by Egerton
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15896

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

This vote is clearly an important step, but the barriers remain really substantial. I see 3 things that will be really issues. - The legal challenge(s) will be huge, very costly, and lengthy. It is very likely we will have multiple changes of government during this time. The outcome is far from cer...

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by Egerton
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70071

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

Today in the UK there has been a lot of whinging and whining from Airbus's Tom Williams and their UK boss about things which might go wrong with Brexit. You can take your choice that it is Project Fear again (more deja vue) or that is essential that the UK Govt immediately obey the edict from a manu...

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by Egerton
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15896

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

So let's see how they manage to screw this up..... should be interesting. The politics must be difficult for you, but the UK is a representative parliamentary democracy. It took us some centuries to get here. Our first Parliament was in 1265. We finally introduced voting for women in 1916, but they...

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by Egerton
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17466

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

As the problems were caused prior to the EIS, that puts these results being caused by the engineers prior to about 7 years ago. It was only in July 2015 that the current CEO got started in the job. About first thing he worked out was that RR had an insane number of folk having the authority to comm...

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by Egerton
Thu May 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17466

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

I don't have lightsabers inside perspective, but just looking back at history, engines seemed always at the maximum of the limit of technology available at the time of their debut. The 747 had to move EIS back, because the early engines could not be delivered fast enough. And also they were under t...

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by Egerton
Mon May 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 7603

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Pearl engines "real" name is BR700-710D5-21 https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/EASA%20TCDS%20E%20018%20issue%2011.pdf https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/17/03/84/59/pearl210.png My, you have been busy, well done. But the name is Pearl 15, the certification number is just that? ...

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by Egerton
Mon May 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 7603

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Pearl engines "real" name is BR700-710D5-21 https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/EASA%20TCDS%20E%20018%20issue%2011.pdf https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/17/03/84/59/pearl210.png My, you have been busy, well done. But the name is Pearl 15, the certification number is just that?

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by Egerton
Mon May 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 7603

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Rolls Royce Pearl engines... Ok, a River in China? Am I dating myself recalling RR engines were named after rivers? 9% more thrust. https://airinsight.com/bombardier-launches-global-5500-and-6500-at-ebace/ That has always been the case, going down the Chinese named route is like Manufactures puttin...

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by Egerton
Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5786

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Most of the posters on this thread have not understood the position, or choose not to understand. There is only one superpower, there is only one reserve currency. The US has the power to shut down any bank which does not observe to the letter on its sanctions against Russia, North Korea or Iran. I...

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by Egerton
Fri May 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5786

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Most of the posters on this thread have not understood the position, or choose not to understand. There is only one superpower, there is only one reserve currency. The US has the power to shut down any bank which does not observe to the letter on its sanctions against Russia, North Korea or Iran. I...

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by Egerton
Fri May 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5786

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

There is only one superpower If that's what you believe then for gods sake act like one. It irritates me that this well considered US action, which has been explained to French, German & UK government, is not receiving support. These nations has been badly effected by terrorism, along with othe...

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by Egerton
Fri May 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6297

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

During the London Olympic Games, we had a great deal of protection for all at the games. No fly zone with armed Typhoons instantly ready, plus ground to air missiles ditto. Aircraft Carrier on the Thames river with helos full of SAS soldiers. Undisclosed on-site armed plain clothed folk, etc etc. I ...

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by Egerton
Fri May 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5786

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Most of the posters on this thread have not understood the position, or choose not to understand. There is only one superpower, there is only one reserve currency. The US has the power to shut down any bank which does not observe to the letter on its sanctions against Russia, North Korea or Iran. It...

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by Egerton
Tue May 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 874
Views: 115341

Re: RAF A400M long-range air-sea rescue operations

The UK also late last year concluded a series of flight trials to assess the A400M's ability to participate in maritime rescue operations. The activity involved deploying specialist rescue apparatus including container-housed inflatable life-rafts and survival equipment from the transport's rear ca...

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by Egerton
Tue May 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 3890

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

This was actually a big problem with the early PW JT9D engines on the 747-100 and it caused many delays in delivery of the 747. At some point, resulted in thirty aircraft being parked outside the Everett factory with concrete blocks hanging from the pylons, awaiting redesigned engines: https://www....

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by Egerton
Mon May 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3879

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Aeroplanes have to be funded by banks. Banks have been put on notice that if they fund for a sanctioned party from now on, then those banks will be shut down. The US Dollar is involved as the world's only reserve currency. The world wide reach of the US on sanctions can be taken as a given. Therefor...

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by Egerton
Sat May 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22274

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Trump always talks about making deals. So if the EU follows Trump in his foolish endeavours, what's in it for us, Egerton ? Where is that great deal ? Thanks. I am a Brit, and I live in England which is part of the UK. if you care to advise us your nationality and location please, then I can respon...

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by Egerton
Sat May 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22274

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

I don't understand why so many contributors still do not understand that banks are needed to fund aeroplanes. All of the banks and bankers world wide are well aware that if they fund a sanctioned party from now on, then those banks will be shut down and the individuals will be sanctioned. The world ...

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by Egerton
Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22274

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Aeroplanes have to be funded by banks. Banks have been put on notice that if they fund for a sanctioned party from now on, then those banks will be shut down. The US Dollar is involved as the world's only reserve currency. The world wide reach of the US on sanctions can be taken as a given. Therefor...

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by Egerton
Tue May 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22785

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

President Trump is withdrawing from the Iran deal, whilst the other parties have not. The President has also given 90 days notice of exceedingly strong sanctions being imposed to any firm who fails to comply. This will put these sanctions on Russian firms, Chinese firms and all others including Euro...

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by Egerton
Tue May 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce partners with Airbus for UltraFan flight tests
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Re: Rolls-Royce partners with Airbus for UltraFan flight tests

Yes, LH707330. From my memory and from Wiki, Superfan was in the mid 1980's IAE's version of the UltraFan. P&W and RR were way ahead of the game but with the technology of those days it was an impossible dream. Thank goodness it was cancelled, it would have broken P&W, RR and Airbus. kurtvre...

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by Egerton
Mon May 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38401

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I wonder if Etihad might sensibly sell their A380's to IAG?

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by Egerton
Sun May 06, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce partners with Airbus for UltraFan flight tests
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Re: Rolls-Royce partners with Airbus for UltraFan flight tests

The propulsive efficiency is better with a larger and slower rotating fan with the same core. Separately the hotter the core, the more energy it can extract from the fuel. These are both desirable objectives, but have to be considered along with other issues including installation in the aeroplane, ...

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by Egerton
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16025

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

How is the "power by the hour" engine leasing service affecting RR? Doesn't it mean they have to provide working engines no matter what? Who carries the cost of grounded aircraft then? The engine leasing company RR? Power by the hour is not a leasing operation. It is a business separate t...

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by Egerton
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?
Replies: 69
Views: 9014

Re: Boeing more agressive under new CEO ?

What do you mean by aggressive? In this side of the Atlantic that hints to unethical or even illegal actions. As a Brit, I hold a different view on the meaning of 'aggressive pricing' in this context. But perhaps a better choice of wording might be 'keen pricing' or 'very keen pricing'. The Boeing ...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6423

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?

DoesGTF gear box scale well with power? To some large extent I an guessing, but I guess that there may be 3 basic gearboxes, aligned to small, medium and large engines. Within that, the large seems to me to be the most difficult, it is transmitting enormous amount of power, and in doing so it is ge...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: UK has moved clocks forward 1 hour, new posts are shown as an hour old
Replies: 1
Views: 573

UK has moved clocks forward 1 hour, new posts are shown as an hour old

I have not noticed this on previous occasions when we change clocks? I appreciate that UK is a pain in the neck on this.

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16025

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

The article of Bloomberg implied, that the T7000 had all the problems of the T1000. Instead the T7000 will have a subset of the T1000 problems. A known problem, that will not affect performance nor safety, but durability. That problem is worked upon and only the first production T7000 will have the...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Fake News, Trolls etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: Fake News, Trolls etc.

Thanks, I have made my thoughts known. On my item 2, some folk do not get it that in the case I mention, the initial and the update from Bloomberg were damn lies, intentionally aimed to damage the share price of RR. This is an increasing tendency from them. The thread name should be changed to add a...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Fake News, Trolls etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Fake News, Trolls etc.

I am concerned with the fake news, the trolls and the like. In particular these issues have affected the thread “Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330”. May I suggest that these issues need attention from the Mods, failing which the owners of A.net may find themselves in the Courts (in ...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16025

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws by KarelXWB » 07 Mar 2018 12:40 » in Technical/Operations I wrote: "I think that it was said at the 2017 Accounts Presentation that RR would be done with these problems by 2022. So they will take roughly a similar charge in each of the four year...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16025

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Looks like this cat is out of the bag: Glitches with Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines that have dogged Boeing Co.’s 787 wide-body jet are also an issue for the rival A330neo model from Airbus SE, people with knowledge of the situation said. Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 turbine, the only one available o...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6423

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?

It depends on how easily the OEMs can take structure out of the airframe for lower MTOW, without significantly affecting payload-range, as any re-engine of the A350 or 777X will likely have to make do with less engine thrust than the originals, due to ground clearance issues, reducing max MTOW (i.e...

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16025

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Is all this hoo-haa due to a mis-understanding that the T1000 is an old design, and the oldest with the most hours and cycles are having these issues?. Point 1: From my recollection, the T1000 TEN has 70% of its component parts of new design. At the recent RR 2017 Accounts Presentation and Q&A, ...

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6423

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?

It depends on how easily the OEMs can take structure out of the airframe for lower MTOW, without significantly affecting payload-range, as any re-engine of the A350 or 777X will likely have to make do with less engine thrust than the originals, due to ground clearance issues, reducing max MTOW (i.e...

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