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by sciing
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46842

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Bricktop wrote:
Excellent boost for the program. Interesting they didn't save this for Farnborough. I expect big things from Airbus there now.

According Airbus Tweet it is an MoU, so still something for Farnborough to firm.

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by sciing
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17294

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Why should this be an airline which usually disclose their orders already in LOI/MoU state to use the publicity. I guess 90% of all undisclosed orders are Chinese ones, so I see no reason that this one is not another one from China.

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by sciing
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13908

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

If stones and gravel rip up your fuel line all the fun is guaranteed. Especially on a small airfield in east Germany without proper fire brigade. It's fair to say it was pretty dangerous. There is a full brigade visible in the video, but by definition everything in east germany was inproper?? But I...

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by sciing
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: China ­shows high-bypass CJ-1000AX demonstrator
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: China ­shows high-bypass CJ-1000AX demonstrator

Isn’t the BR700 built in Germany ? Yes, but it is made by Rolls-Royce and BMW is not a major partner any longer. Only four countries – Japan, Russia, the UK and the USA – have high-bypass turbofan engines in production]. I recall that Ukraine also makes them. What should be the metric for this quit...

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by sciing
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 9768

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

If you accept the ‘terms & conditions of carriage’ you know you need to print your boarding pass and bring it to the airport. https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions Boarding card re-issue fee €15 / £15 Airport check-in fee €50 / £50 A Ryanair passenger who wa...

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by sciing
Mon May 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why engine design partnerships?
Replies: 27
Views: 3068

Re: Why engine design partnerships?

Pratt invested how long in figuring out the cooling of the gearbox lightsaber, why is gearbox cooling such an issue? I've also seen quotes from RR engineers say that's a difficult issue. There's a big fan pumping huge amounts of air around the engine, and warming it up a little with a gearbox coole...

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by sciing
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393108

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

India's DGCA identifies new gearbox issue on PW1100G https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/indias-dgca-identifies-new-gearbox-issue-on-pw1100g-434808/ Wow, "great" article. 42 engine swaps, but FG puts the one as headline which was a single issue. Another Pratt engine in A-320 Neo de...

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by sciing
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing expects $70M profit per a 787 frame in the future orders
Replies: 117
Views: 14252

Re: Boeing expects $70M profit per a 787 frame in the future orders

So will Boeing will be able to keep the price level or will it below the planned cost. So in the end they account for example -30 mill. loss per frame but get 40 mill. cash or 40 mill. non-GAAP profit. This will be fun for the sales team especially with the pressure to fill the line. BTW: The thread...

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by sciing
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 21288

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

It sounds like the crew eats at the buffet and then takes away another large amount of food to be eaten later. I am not aware of any hotel that likes this behaviour. It is allowed in the hotel I will stay in my skiing holidays. It is called lunch packet and they even provide material to take away:-...

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by sciing
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10369

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Wow, amazing pics, thank you all for sharing!

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by sciing
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393108

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

If you take the 23 number serious, it was not said engine shortfall in the tweet, but coordination issues.
You can of course not deliver engines if there are no frames for it.
I do not see the 11 frames that were near ready for delivery in 2016.

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by sciing
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Issues an AD for the 767-The most expensive ever?
Replies: 26
Views: 6535

Re: FAA Issues an AD for the 767-The most expensive ever?

@Wacker1000
You are absolutely right. I had some issues with "whichever occurs later". The whole wording was quite logical for me in the way "whichever occurs ealier".

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by sciing
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Aerospace acquired by Safran
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Zodiac Aerospace acquired by Safran

Sorry, but using a likely passive phrase without "to be" in the thread title confuses me. Who aquirers who? Also how many Zodiacs are there? I just thought there is one? And I doubt that they publicized their problems well. Usually companies have very small lips. Do struggles or deliveries...

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by sciing
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393108

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

I will not post the P&W data as comparision because it would make you very sad. Ignoring the QR aircraft, most of the old P&W inventory was delivered in Q4 2016. PW is still in the low 73xx, this is 100 MSNs lower e.g. 2 months delay to CFM and 3 months to standard. Of course we can ignore ...

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by sciing
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393108

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

I guess the "one month delay" says it all. There is no real issue. CFM is nearly catched up. Nearly all CFM with MSN below 7400 are delivered. Only the test frames and MSN 7181 (seems to have a special issue) is left. The 1st Air Indias are MSN 7459+7475. MSNs you would expect to be delive...

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by sciing
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Issues an AD for the 767-The most expensive ever?
Replies: 26
Views: 6535

Re: FAA Issues an AD for the 767-The most expensive ever?

Sorry, but you were all quite confusing and even wrong, if and when the AD has to be done. Every frame above 37500 cycles has to be done in the next 3 years. Every frame above 60000 cycles immediately. "Before the accumulation of 60,000 total flight cycles, or within 36 months after the effecti...

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by sciing
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1517962

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

The main question is what is the conclusion. AB had 3 issue to tackle. SriLankan NTUs, Qatar deferring of any new frame as long as possible and the not fully solved seat issues for CX. 8 frame (MSN 47, 51, 55, 60, 63, 69, 70, 72) were not getting ready for issues not really controllable by AB. But t...

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by sciing
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 56033

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

plane:employees ratio is widely used as an efficiency indicator, not sure why suddenly a.net changed the tone to it as irrelevant metric. Sorry, I'm an engineer not an MBA. So of course I challenge any stupid metric which makes no sense. Managers and especially consulters are great presenting metri...

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by sciing
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 56033

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

plane:employees ratio I do not understand what this figure should be good for. I would understand an employee per seat or per million seat mile, but per plane? Who else should be high for this value than a VLA only carrier, but what else does it show that it is VLA only carrier. Strange, very stran...

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by sciing
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16684

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

flyingturtle wrote:
the planned opening in 2017 is impossible, and now opening is planned for early 2018.

Exacactly this was said how often this year? 5-6 times? Every 2 month the same "news".

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by sciing
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Delivery - Why Toulouse & Hamburg?
Replies: 24
Views: 3728

Re: Airbus Delivery - Why Toulouse & Hamburg?

Or delivery from site it was made? This is exactly the case. From the over 600 deliveries this year, there were only a few exeption. Some A380s, the ones for BA and QR were delivered from TLS. OZ got its from XFW for the 1st time. EK and EY got theirs from XFW as usuall. As you maybe know the outfi...

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