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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 83
Views: 38407

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Most pilot contracts don’t allow for any “outsourcing “ of “mainline “ jobs the a380 only can work in a few markets. Like DEL to LHR is it still banned in India ? These strange scope clauses in work contracts: isn't that an exclusive US problem? The Indian _Government_ had banned A380. ( LH uses 74...

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 767
Views: 92938

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://abload.de/thumb/space-cowcmq5o.jpg[/url]
The tea is how they get their colour.
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A beaut in contrast to those square pigs from the "Space Trucker" movie : https://www.propmasters.net/images/spac ... nshotb.jpg
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tommy1808 wrote:
Yup
https://abload.de/thumb/space-cowcmq5o.jpg[/url]
The tea is how they get their colour.
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A beaut in contrast to those square pigs from the "Space Trucker" movie : https://www.propmasters.net/images/spac ... nshotb.jpg

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 63239

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

From what I have read (depending on configuration) the A321NEO LR has all of the range of a 752 (little bit more in fact).But what it does lose is the ability to carry cargo.How important this is depends on the route in question. http://oi57.tinypic.com/5pof8z.jpg via http://www.airliners.net/forum...

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 1034
Views: 178866

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

overcast wrote:
I love a good laugh too! Maybe you share some facts to back this up?


He is too busy laughing. Wait for him realizing he misunderstood something?

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 56
Views: 1129

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

One has to understand that it means service provider willing and able to pay the ISP will get a better end connection than other content providers. So facebook, netflix or amazon will be fast, while a.net might be loading at 56k speed. This is much less about service providers for end customers but...

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 46067

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

ACA345YYZ wrote:
Nice to see things picking up! She is a fine looking aircraft.


Yup. Similar in a way like 787 ( in relation to the A350 ).

Looks quite a bit stubbier than an A320. Why is that?
The slight increase in fuse diameter shouldn't do that, right?

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 767
Views: 92938

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

tommy1808 wrote:
A Tea Cattle


Is that the race of bovines that you cut the T-Bone Steaks from? :-)
SCNR.

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by WIederling
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 76
Views: 14433

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

scbriml wrote:
Replacing 77Es with A359s is bad because AA already has the 789 in the fleet.


A359 is not equal to but one step up over the 789. A more capable ( capacity, payload/range ) plane.
Also more efficient in the outer envelope.

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral deploys new uniform
Replies: 12
Views: 2165

Re: Air Austral deploys new uniform

I really don’t want to be dressed up like a 1920’s mafia boss! What’s wrong with contemporary professional outfits? Far too many airlines are trying to make their crews look like a line up in the West End! There are actually region on this globe that never had the mob or mafia as couture scouts. Ra...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread
Replies: 55
Views: 6159

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

Those CFRP floor beams that helped sell pax 777s are dooming the same aircraft. Cest la vie. You know... I do not know what the 787 or A350 floor beam configuration is. Does anyone know if there is a similar handicap to conversion? There is a video around on what gets changed out on the A330 P2F co...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 56
Views: 1129

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

Tongue in cheek I'd prefer you choke on it. This is not a good move. This allows providers to decide that your IP packets don't have to go anywhere. just drop them. This allows providers to place resources into unreachable black holes ( even if just because your competitor paid more money for his t...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 83
Views: 21248

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

The -9 is indeed not very disruptive. It's the same length as the -900 and not much more than a simple stretch of the -8. The fact that they're allowing switches from -9 to -10 shows that they really don't have much invested in keeping it around, and it gives them something bigger than the -8 to se...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?

Nice try but. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_badge-engineered_vehicles lots of ( sometimes strange ) rebadges. in all directions actually. This is getting more popular by the year. ( And the new e-Smart is a Toyota :-) This was more targeted at "the same basic model sold with slight var...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?

Nice try but. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_badge-engineered_vehicles lots of ( sometimes strange ) rebadges. in all directions actually. This is getting more popular by the year. ( And the new e-Smart is a Toyota :-) This was more targeted at "the same basic model sold with slight var...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 83
Views: 21248

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

I doubt John, Fabrice, Tom nor Kiran will be losing any sleep over the 737-10's arrival. neutral to the contrary. The MAX10 is another product enhancement where Boeing has to do significant spending while airbus makes do with some minor tweaks. What kind of bill will doing the MAX7Mk2 ( straight 8 ...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

I work for a nationwide truck leasing organization and we keep hearing from our customers that due the ELD mandate, they’re expecting their tractor utilization to fall by roughly 30%. Straight trucks will fair better, but it’s important to remember ELD’s will be required in any commercial vehicle i...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

This thread has proven that I am either wrong or that there is just a portion of the population that has no desire to see past what the Russian Government would like for them to believe. Turn it around and you are probably nearer the truth. * After Wiedervereinigung I won some new institutional cus...

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22s in Syria
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: F-22s in Syria

How nice of our air force to give the Russian radar operators actual USAF stealth fighters to practice on. works both ways. F-22 is save from S-400 for political reasons. Note: this is the same airforce that "won" both the Iraq and Vietnam wars and is on an extended outing in Afghanistan....

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by WIederling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran deals might be in jeopardy
Replies: 54
Views: 7492

Re: Iran deals might be in jeopardy

DarthLobster wrote:
FlyRow wrote:
Dont we. Get this story every few months, and in the end (rightly) nothing changes?


Yup. Lots of hot air but zero action.


"Sabotaged financing" is "Zero Action" ( I hate this "conservative" style of either you go with us or we sabotage it in some other way.)

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway
Replies: 36
Views: 7376

Re: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway

Aesma wrote:
What about : 5. place a big red button in the cockpit that when pressed would engage the autopilot in "stabilize to stationary flight" ?


you'll never find the time to press it in an emergency.:-)
( bad cockpit lighting: how do you find it?

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

One issue with the Scud missile is it has a tendency come apart in flight. The NYT times article hinted to that fact. The firing solution might have been accomplished shortly before being launched, but due to the disintegration of the missile in the terminal phase, the solution could not be maintai...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12929

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

So a redesigned 757 with lighter weights and CFRP wings...why not? Won't happen though as the 757 is dead but as for a replacement it does show that there are suitable engines available. So you have just designed a "just about coping" copy of the A321 from 1992. Man, what progress for 25 ...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

Do not compare with Europe, no comparison at all. Different roads and much longer distances to cross. Am glad some guys here are really into the issue and know what are talking about. No BS being said, unlike some specialized websites and pages where it's only a childish fight between the pros and ...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the fate of these "doubtful" A380 orders?
Replies: 24
Views: 6029

Re: What will the fate of these "doubtfull" A380 orders?

I wish Airbus would tidy-up their order book for the 380 and not keep these speculative orders live. The QF ones especially can surely be hit on the head now. Existing commercial orders that are not canceled belong in the order book. Content of "Order Books" is not about feel good, feel b...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?

the flaps could then be that much bigger and that much more effective than they are now. That would be slower takeoff and approach speeds and better takeoff performance. Isn't that lipstick on a pig? I once offered that Boeing should copy the US automobile industry and just buy A320 and rebadge the...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Hindsight] GE90 powered A330
Replies: 20
Views: 5705

Re: [Hindsight] GE90 powered A330

Well, considering the GE90-90B (90k thrust variant) weighs 17,400 lbs and the GE CF6-80E1 weighs 11,200 lbs, I can see why Airbus would be rolling their eyes. Only a serious stretch of the 333 could make that weight penalty worth the fuel burn savings. Taller landing gear may also be required... Ev...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 32
Views: 4502

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

BA A318s were modified to allow them to land at LCY I believe. Hardware mods or just software tweaks for the glideslope? Hardware mods: 1 ( in words ONE ) button "go Stuka" in the cockpit :-) remainder is FBW software tweaks: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a318-makes-mark-at-l...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11927

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

PanHAM wrote:
Thousand employees out of Jobs, Several ten thousands passengers stranded or sittting at home with worthless tickets and here liveries are discussed.


all about choice!
;-)

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12929

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Deliveries per year https://images.cdn.centreforaviation.com/stories/2017/jan/03/f6a.JPG ( not your content, I know, but .... What about future orders? Its more than just deliveries - boeing and boeing loyalists need to realise that Airbus have boeing on the back foot now. I'd enhance the graphic w...

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by WIederling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

These tanks were captured by the militia from storage facilities. Ukraine was the second largest military grouping in the Soviet Union, where tanks were about 10 thousand, you wonder where did it all go? What I never saw mentioned is numbers on Ukraine military personnel going with the separatist m...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 63239

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

My point is that the *market* seems to be robust for a high capacity narrowbody, one that might even be able to fill a high fraction of 757 roles. So the original comments on the *market* being niche were incorrect. Grammar issue :-) 1: The market for a 757 was niche. 2: The market for an efficient...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11927

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Alexdk wrote:
The title looks like as if Lufthansa will cease flying ;)


Some male chickens wet dream :-)

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12929

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

I thought it was the other way round in A.net. At least Boeing supporters accept that the product line has some gaps and deficiencies that can be better filled or replaced, A supporters on the other hand think A is perfect with everything they do. Can I borrow your "warmly psychedelic coloured...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 63239

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

In years past there was a lot of talk about the 757. It was a niche aircraft and there was no reason to upgrade or restart it. It's market was limited. I wonder if the MOM market was so limited why the A321 is doing so well now? Seems that the judgement that the old 757 market was small was incorre...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

scbriml wrote:
They manage to shoot down RAF Tornados ok though. :sarcastic:


blue on blue is easy. unexpected death.

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

AirlineCritic wrote:
Looking for parking space?


just inspecting if they cleaned out the hold properly.

This looks nearer than it really was, right? 30+m nearer and the peel off wouldn't have worked.

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 63239

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2 ... 536938.htm
not an FAL.

comparable to the A330 work delegated to China.
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airbazar wrote:
And ironically, Boeing is building a MAX plant in China.


Painting and dusting off: :-)
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2 ... 536938.htm
not an FAL.

comparable to the A330 work delegated to China.

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?

So would a new flap-slat-system help Boeing and the 737-10? The NG wing already has as a _simplification_ double slotted flaps for all family members. ( The Classic had triple slotted ones.) A321 is the only one with double slotted flaps in the A320 family. closing the thrust gate would help though

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 38
Views: 1087

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

If I had to pick one word to summarise the movie, it's: forgettable . The weird part is, I can not really explain why it is forgettable. I mean, the movie looked great, the acting was decent and a lot of stuff happened, including stuff that clearly should excite any fan of star wars. For instance S...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12929

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Noise wrote:
For starters, the can introduce a newly-designed narrowbody aircraft instead of constantly refreshing the 50-year old 737...


spending ( even large summs ) on astro turfing and opinion formers to guide shareholders
to pressure management boards into the right direction is so much cheaper.

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12929

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

First off i disagree with the statement that Airbus has a dominant position. So far this year Boeing has more orders and for the last few years Boeing has been delivering more planes. So you think the quarterly view on things global is all there is to it? Winning every battle and loosing the war. h...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12929

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

fsxfan38 wrote:
Build a 747 that runs on vegetable oil and BAM! The queen of the skies is back lol!


That would be about as smelly as a Belgian coach :-=)

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 83
Views: 21248

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Despite the 3,050 feet runway and the surrounding hills (Himalaya ranges). I think the AC fared very well. There is no Twin around that looks bad in regular all engines running without fail take offs. The differences come out into the wild open with one engine out. Same for required performance in ...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Tree in the Skies
Replies: 23
Views: 4973

Re: Christmas Tree in the Skies

this was mostly about coniferous trees as christmas tree. This started about the time German forests were planted with this fast growing tree family. ( Same time all that transcendent woing of "Der Wald" started ( as a protective spell?) Charcoal making and heating cooking had taken a heav...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Tree in the Skies
Replies: 23
Views: 4973

Re: Christmas Tree in the Skies

Christian history in the Middle East is significantly longer than islamic. a "Christmas tree" is a rather new "christian" feature. Entered the UK during Victorias reign ( her husband, in Germany it was more or less recent too. combs into the reforestation efforts of the 18th cen...

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by WIederling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 18974

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

I was pointing out that the suggestion this was an event of uneven thrust on the takeoff roll seems to be different what is reported in AvHerald, which up thread seems to have been established as a more likely scenario based on the final position of the aircraft. Are you saying AvHerald's report th...

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by WIederling
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Tree in the Skies
Replies: 23
Views: 4973

Re: Christmas Tree in the Skies

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1379081
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wowlookplanes wrote:
Somehow I think you put that one on a platter on purpose, Wlederling.... :smile:


yup. quite telling about the who's who.

And you don't have to tax your time machine either:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1379081

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by WIederling
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 18974

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

In all three above instances, it was the information from airline/authority relayed verbatim without any analysis. What if those were self-serving press releases.. I am rather certain these where presented as sourced material from $xyz, right? Where is your beef. Contrary to the popular stance here...

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by WIederling
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Next Airbus Productline Formation Flight, A339, A351, A321N, A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 3302

Re: The Next Airbus Productline Formation Flight, A339, A351, A321N, A380?

keesje wrote:
https://i1.wp.com/www.upinthesky.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/A350-1000-qatar.jpg

Its a formation..

Where is U-Turn Al on his magic carpet?
:-)

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