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by TranscendZac
Sat May 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7763

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

It is my understanding that the A32X are more efficient at longer ranges due to higher bypass engines and the 737s more efficient at shorter ranges due to the lighter airframe.

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by TranscendZac
Thu May 17, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10 MAX LEAP-1B Thrust Rating?
Replies: 0
Views: 456

737-10 MAX LEAP-1B Thrust Rating?

I’ve read rumors of a thrust bump to 31,000lbs, which would be inline with an airplane this size, but I’ve seen nothing officially reported. Can the LEAP-1B be bumped that much? Not that Wikipedia is the most trusted source, but it shows the LEAP-1B rated up to 29,317lbs which is the highest I’ve fo...

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by TranscendZac
Thu May 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 59
Views: 8198

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Stealth aircraft have significantly reduced radar signatures from the side and rear aspect, if designed correctly. They also must be manufactured carefully as well to exacting tolerances, and all indications is that the Russians struggle mightily in getting tolerances perfect Because you can spot s...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 59
Views: 8198

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

To me, the Russians always have a ‘lipstick on a pig’ approach to their fighter jets. They bring them to airshows in the most stripped out configurations, do some impressive maneuvering, make bold claims against the West, and somehow they have the superior jet? Rubbish. The Su-57 is more of a 4.5 ge...

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by TranscendZac
Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 3746

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

I assume we are also ok with selling and developing a new aircraft based on F-22 tech because we are well underway with design studies for the F-22 replacement that would likely EIS in the mid 2030s? I’ve already read reports of 6th gen designs to have lessons learned from both F-22/F-35 programs an...

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by TranscendZac
Tue May 15, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 3468

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

I don't see why not, they are almost there anyway. If I recall correctly the first serial production jets will enter service next year while the new engine is probably 3-5 years away from operational use. Russia aren't in a hurry to acquire them, having only ordered an initial twelve, but that is a...

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by TranscendZac
Tue May 15, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 59
Views: 8198

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Reading the article, the style, words, assumptions, this article seems more we vs them patriotic than factual. As far as I can tell, this a fantastic fighter with a lot of export potential, just like it's SU30-35 series predecessors. http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/media/02/01/2375752630.3.jpg Are you ...

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by TranscendZac
Sun May 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 59
Views: 8198

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

I just read an article about the recent Red Flag F-35 success and they talked about the Su-57. It is no more stealth than the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. If the Super Hornet had the upgraded GE engines proposed for it, it would be a formidable fighter. It has extremely good low speed maneuverability. Ob...

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by TranscendZac
Sat May 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 159
Views: 19129

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Still beggs the original question I posed, if as it has been claimed “Given how efficient and successful 787 series are” why do they need to do anything ? I know the answer, as no Airbus aircraft can fill all market segments, except for the 787. IBs MSN 219 is out of the paint hanger feTuring the n...

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by TranscendZac
Thu May 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8296

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. The US is far from alienated. Contrary to the particularly left bent on this website, the US is earning back some needed respect. We’ve be...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22289

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Sorry guys, but the number one contributor of state sponsored terror, Iran, should not and can not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. You guys don’t get it. Iran won’t use it themselves. What they’ll do is sell or give a weapon to radical group and let that group claim responsibility. Iran does...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22289

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

source. For? Iran today announced continuing their pursuit of ballistic missles. You think they stopped development of platforms to carry a nuclear weapon without also continuing enrichment for said nuclear weapon? Come on, they basically got to cherry pick where and which facilities inspectors wer...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22289

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

source. For? Iran today announced continuing their pursuit of ballistic missles. You think they stopped development of platforms to carry a nuclear weapon without also continuing enrichment for said nuclear weapon? Come on, they basically got to cherry pick where and which facilities inspectors wer...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22289

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Judging by Iran’s statements today, they have been violating the turd of an agreement all along. source. For? Iran today announced continuing their pursuit of ballistic missles. You think they stopped development of platforms to carry a nuclear weapon without also continuing enrichment for said nuc...

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by TranscendZac
Wed May 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22289

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Judging by Iran’s statements today, they have been violating the turd of an agreement all along. Trump made the right call, and Iran’s statements alone support that. Airbus and Boeing, while may lose money in the short term for loss of airplane sales probably never legitimately banked on Iran actual...

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by TranscendZac
Tue May 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5160

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

In some ways I wish Boeing would have made the painful and expensive structural changes necessary for taller MLG when they went from the Classic to the NG 737 in the 90s. Had they done that, we’d not be having a conversation about 737-9/-10 catching up to A321, because quite frankly, the only real a...

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by TranscendZac
Mon May 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5160

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

The 737-8 itself is currently making some seriously long flights. GOL is using them to connect Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO) with Brasilia (BSB) and Fortaleza (FOR) with ORD-BSB approaching 3800nm. WestJet and Norwegian are also deploying the 737-8 on TATL missions of around 3000nm. As such, the ne...

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by TranscendZac
Mon May 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5160

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

The 737-8 itself is currently making some seriously long flights. GOL is using them to connect Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO) with Brasilia (BSB) and Fortaleza (FOR) with ORD-BSB approaching 3800nm. WestJet and Norwegian are also deploying the 737-8 on TATL missions of around 3000nm. As such, the ne...

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by TranscendZac
Mon May 07, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 7427

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

Astonishingly the B-2 is still totally ahead of its time and way ahead of anything the Chinese or anyone else has. And yet, you can be sure the B-21 will be yet again, significantly ahead of anything else now or projected for decades to come. I’m convinced that we are at a point technologically wher...

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by TranscendZac
Sat May 05, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 23
Views: 4175

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Is it not possible for CFM to PIP the Leap-1B and bump thrust 1,000lbs to help the -9/-10 takeoff performance? I’ve often wondered why if that is indeed possible, would that sway more carriers to consider the -9? It actually seems like a good size flexibility-wise.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders 40 737 MAX
Replies: 15
Views: 3473

Re: Southwest orders 40 737 MAX

Probably more 737-8s is my guess. I didn't see the model type in the link. Would be cool if they pulled the trigger on the 737-10 just for the sake of variety.

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by TranscendZac
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290322

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This could potentially be a massive homerun in for Boeing. If they indeed bring out a 7 abreast with a containerized single aisle cargo hold a la A320, this could prove unbeatable in overall economics, however, what if Airbus decide to stretch and rewing the A321 while placing the engines designed f...

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by TranscendZac
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24624

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

I hope they convert these cancellations into the A350-1000. Would work well to replace some of their A346.

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by TranscendZac
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6264

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

I think the sheer level of production numbers for these new engines has proved to be quite challenging for both CFM and PW. I can only imagine the QC measures in place on mass producing something so incredibly advanced and vital to safety.

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by TranscendZac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 135
Views: 14319

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

As I pointed out last year, 2018-2020, OEM sales staff will spend as much time negotiating cancellations and deferrals, as writing new business. And apparently, Boeing and Airbus are making good money out of deferrals and cancellations. A Paris Air Show player offers some brutal home truths for air...

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by TranscendZac
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 7965

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

The A321LR is a perfectly timed aircraft. I expect Airbus to continue to capitalize on it for years. Boeing is too little too late with the 737-10. Maybe the MoM will be successful on the upper end. The 321LR can basically cover all existing narrowbody flights being flown today range wise and at a s...

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by TranscendZac
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6949

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

What an absolutely stunning aircraft. Congrats to Airbus and QR.

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by TranscendZac
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290322

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

I guess it will be a battle as to whether the MOM market is mainly at the bottom end or the top end - unless of course it's both. If the 797 is launched this year I really don't give the 338 much of a chance in the marketplace. But if a 250 seat (simple stretch)322 'plus' is launched I am not sure ...

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by TranscendZac
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11427

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

I would rather fly a 321NEO/LR across the pond than a wide body. Less people on board, and the A32X family cabin is plenty spacious, and certainly on most airlines who will be operating longer 321LR flights.

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by TranscendZac
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 9979

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

I cannot understand the desire to win in the courtrooms. The infinite stupidity of mankind is impossible to understand my friend. History is full with examples. Reminds me of Albert Einstein’s famous quote: “Two things are infinite; the universe and mankind’s stupidity, and I’m not sure about the f...

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by TranscendZac
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41511

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

I love the raccoon look on all of Airbus’s airplanes. As others have noted, makes the nose look modern and sleek. It gives the illusion of all glass. Now that the 321LR is in the air, really curious to see its utilization.

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by TranscendZac
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41511

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Congrats to Airbus. The livery and cockpit windows make and already great looking plane look even better. What's the longest scheduled flights planned so far for the 321LR?

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by TranscendZac
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 36892

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

We can all say what Boeing ought to have done in hindsight. But I believe the number of orders Boeing has in its back log for that “old dog” of a 737-MAX says Boeing didn’t make a bad decision. It’s hard to argue when you are approaching or have passed 4,000 orders. The flip side is that the 60s des...

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by TranscendZac
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59257

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

Awesome news and big congrats to Airbus :champagne: I wish these were for the A380 Plus. The aero tweaks looked great. Any chance Airbus and EK worked that out as part of the deal?

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by TranscendZac
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 13980

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

I think the C-Series will gain some traction this year. I would think the IAG group may be looking at the C-Series as well. It’s a fantastic aircraft.

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by TranscendZac
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 39478

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

It always amazes me to see how personal folks on here take an airline’s choosing of an aircraft manufacturer. How do people take that so seriously and personally that they get upset about it? :roll: I tend to agree with seabosdca in how and when aircraft replacements will happen. The 787/350/777 com...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 63127

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

The A321LR does not need to reduce payload over a NEO in order to take the 3rd ACT. That's what the 3.5t increase in MTOW was for. The ACT full of fuel weighs about 2.8t If anything, the LR can take the extra ACT and have fractionally greater payload than the stock NEO. Rgds Hey Astuteman, any down...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 63127

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

For what it's worth I think this analysis is right on the money. The only thing I would dispute is range. From what I've read at mtow both planes are virtually identical. No the A321 has greater range. The A321 has a 10% greater maximum takeoff weight. While carrying the same 230 seat payload the A...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 63127

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

What is the MTOW of the 737-10 and will it receive a thrust bump in addition to the MLG changes?

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by TranscendZac
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 63127

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

I’m sure a similar analysis of the 737-8/A320NEO would reveal a similar conclusion. If the 737-10 can do almost all transcon flights, has significantly better airfield performance than the 737-9 and is cheaper than the A321NEO, it is a serious competitor. What tells you the -10 will have "signi...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290322

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

A "cheap" enhancement for the 767 would be to put GEnx2 engines on the 764. The extra height of the landing gear allows for a drop in installation. The GEnx2 is only 300 lb heavier than a RB211, so the wing should be able to take it. Genx2 is WAY bigger 763 engine - 3900kg - 86" fan ...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 56
Views: 9094

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

MAX 10's for Tran Conn routes maybe? I would assume so, but it has plenty more reach than that. The plane will not be nearly as handicapped as some are saying. Its not a 321NEO competitor on absolute max range, but it has more range than necessary to serve almost all routes currently flown by globa...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13438

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

I’ll be avoiding AA in the future for domestic flying. It’s worth a little more to fly other airlines. A shame really, because the new MAX could be a very pleasant aircraft to fly.

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by TranscendZac
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290322

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

If Boeing were going to do a 2-4-2 or so MOM, why not bring the 787-3 back out. Alan Joyce just gave us the answer: anything based on the 787 is going to be too heavy. It's the same reason the -3 didn't make sense. It's a non-starter. Oh I agree, I should’ve clarified my remark. My point was that f...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290322

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

So supposedly it looks like doing 2-3-2 isn’t something the airlines want because they’re only adding a seat per one extra aisle (as opposed to 2 per extra aisle), or perhaps not being able to make it 2-4-2. Wouldn’t making it 2-4-2 make the 797 more than 220-270 PAX? Or otherwise wider but stubbie...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 254013

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The crazy thing is the fan diameter of the GE90 in the picture above is a 123" fan vs the new 134" fan in the GE9X. Nearly a foot larger still...staggering really. The larger GE90-115B that powers the 77W is 128" BTW. Oh I know, but the picture above is not a GE90-115B. It's the 123&...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 254013

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The crazy thing is the fan diameter of the GE90 in the picture above is a 123" fan vs the new 134" fan in the GE9X. Nearly a foot larger still...staggering really.

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by TranscendZac
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 254013

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Here is a shot of the ‘standard’ GE90, not the larger GE90-115B, next to a 737 fuselage, so imagine what a GE9X will look like? :o http://z3.ifrm.com/46/112/0/p333759/PW4090vs737.jpg I wonder if the thrust rating will be bumped even further? Also, pardon the ignorance, but is the MLG on the 777X the...

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by TranscendZac
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 117
Views: 26418

Re: First Air Canada 777 in the new livery is here

I love the raccoon cockpit look. The new AC livery looks fantastic

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by TranscendZac
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 391653

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

[photoid][/photoid] Volaris' first A321neo emerged from final assembly. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4546/37612653185_052661c51b_z.jpg A321 Neo Volaris N534VL by michelfetzer , on Flickr Most of the recent deliveries I’ve noticed are with the Leap 1A engines. Is that how production played out or a...

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