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by WIederling
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Forces Sniper makes world record kill shot....
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: Canadian Forces Sniper makes world record kill shot....

photopilot wrote:
That's how you take the bad guys out.


A gun is completely agnostic as to good and bad.

A sniper, be he employed by the military or some other group
is nothing more than a paid killer unthinkingly doing some even more remoded persons bidding.

So better stop the festivities.

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 52126

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

This is where I see a MOM taking over since the A330 is heavy and has too big of a wing to be optimized in my opinion for high capacity routes under 2500 miles. A proposed shorter A330-100 ( ~ A300 capacity ) would have been +6% more fuel efficient on typical A300 routes. The conundrum: more struct...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 377
Views: 95767

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Yes I believe it is the T1000 TEN I just don't bother with the TEN part :lol: The change delta from the original T1000 (EP1,2,3) as flown on the 787 in the past to the T1000 TEN is rather large. Lot of details back ported from the XWB. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Trent_1000#Trent...

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 52126

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

oooooh - thats interesting! Its hard to see, but it looks like there is no distinct pylon after the LE of the wing. Where did you dig that up? Any more info? The engine nacelle has engulfed the pylon. Obviously there still is a pylon inside reaching down and forward. ( attachment points on the core...

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 106973

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Isn't there also a certification difference in required obstacle clearance capability on one engine out? Due to the higher takeoff rotation speeds and higher thrust engines usually on a 737-900ER, the airplane often has better initial climb performance on shorter sectors operating below MTOW than t...

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 106973

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

The 737-900ER can take a full passenger load from a 7,000ft runway for a 1 hour flight. Maybe it is the definition of "full" that is different? "Full" generally means all Y @ aircraft exit limit in Europe. Remember there is usually the same seats at the same pitch in European bu...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 83
Views: 13635

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

I wonder if this is where they got their inspiration from: http://www.asstr.org/~Vanessa/Amy8.htm Warning: 18+ content (text only, no graphics). This fictional story describes persons having sex in the cabin of an aircraft bound for Ibiza. Extremely similar to what happened here. Might they have re...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: why do people consider christians bad?
Replies: 70
Views: 4105

Re: why do people consider christians bad?

I was taught christianity was all about loving and caring for others, and in my church there was some of that Funny thing, Christianity as an organized Religion probably only exist because early Christian did just that and offered some social security in a failing Roman empire. Different from what ...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8382

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

ElPistolero wrote:
For what it's worth, action/consequence is rooted in science. It's not an article of the Hindu faith.


Some ( few ) faith actually are in contact with reality.

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very Large Aircraft and Airports/Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Very Large Aircraft and Airports/Gates

quintinsoloviev wrote:
From what I know the new 777X will have fold-up wings to be able to fit in those gates, as there wings are going to be very long


that is to snitch on airport dues. ( ~65 folded (group V) versus ~72m full span ( group VI) )

A380 is group VI @ 79.25m. you'd have to fold down 7.5m on each side.:-)

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8382

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

ElPistolero wrote:
To the extent that they have to grab it from others?


Why shouldn't they follow the US example ( at a comparable window in time ).
Pressing for IP rights and trying to hold the rest of the world hostage came up when
the US was finished "borrowing".

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 52126

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Imho he has a point that single aisle economics for nearly single aisle price but with a twin aisle design and 500nm+ range, looks like a huge challenge. Because so far most established production methods mostly mean, you either trade in some weight for a lower price or accept a higher price for le...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 52126

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

https://www.electroimpact.com/Products/Fastening/A320E4320/Overview.aspx "Electroimpact’s latest LVER machine for the Airbus facility in Broughton, Wales is the second machine on the A320 production line, hence the designation “Single-Aisle #2” or “SA2.” The first A320 LVER has been producing ...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and Trump
Replies: 328
Views: 6973

Re: NATO and Trump

It was a fantastic speech by trump at the NATO HQ, as he clearly showed the new focus of the USA, which is the interest of the US and only the US. That hasn't changed at all. ( .. and the US does not spend much on defense, it is all Ministry of War outlay.) What has changed is going there by all me...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 52126

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

And as a lowly instrument pilot on small piston airplanes, I don't know what MoM is. Good gracious. MoM stands for "Middle of the Market" : an aircraft between big single aisle & small twin aisle aircraft.Hopefully it won't be a niche market. Though this overall market is bifurcated b...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8382

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

The U.S. is also responsible for 25% of the world's GDP. We are disproportionately cleaner and more productive than the rest of the world. We aren't the problem. ROFL LMAO. Lawyers obviously make more money than factory workers. varmin. The US has externalized most of their manufacturing pollution....

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 76
Views: 11043

Re: boeing787-1000 range vs a350-900

Several leading customers ( who Boeing did not say ) said they wanted maximum fuel economy and would sacrifice some range to get it. So the 78J is the same MTOW as the 789, and has the same undercarriage. Sure. I've yet to see Boeing 'fess up to the real reasons for some decision or other. Always c...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 76
Views: 11043

Re: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900

SFC on the TrentTEN should be similar to the XWB due to the all electric architecture which is more efficient than bleed air. So the advantage of the 787-1000 in CASM should be more around 4-5%, which is a clear advantage. RR says tsfc differences are more or less below measurement noise. i.e. all ...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 72
Views: 5056

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

But again why something with a weapons suite not compatible with current stocks, not compatible with their neighbour to the South ... That might not be an overriding consideration in this case and some differentiation also has advantages in terms of capabilities, dependency & predictability. Yo...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative

This statement is misleading.

What turns negative is the price on the spot market. i.e. (very) shortterm energy transfers.

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NSA contractor busted for leaking documents by yellow dots on the documents
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: NSA contractor busted for leaking documents by yellow dots on the documents

KLDC10 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
And there's an easy solution


Well in that case the leaker is not only a felon, but an idiot to boot. She's exactly where she deserves to be. No one is above the law, no matter how "moral" they perceive their personal crusade to be.


There are laws that are incompatible with being human.

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 76
Views: 11043

Re: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900

Still doesn't answer Polot's question. Can you provide a consistent definition of DOW so we know what the terms of your proposed comparison are? With (airline)OEW to DOW delta primarily dependent on consumables as provisioned by individual airlines DOW appears to be of a less desirable metric to co...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 100
Views: 8874

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

mjoelnir wrote:
P&W is of course from the USA.


GTF is a cooperation. Afair the EASA certification shows IAE as holder ?

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 212
Views: 30664

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

reidar76:
Remember that 1 t = 1000 liter of water, but jet fuel is lighter than water, so 1 t is approximately 1754 liters.

specific weight of Jet fuel ranges from .75 to .84kg/l. i.e. 1t of jetA represents about _1,250l_ volume.

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 781
Views: 116480

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Didier Evrard, Airbus’s commercial programs chief, said studies into the winglets are progressing and stem from technological advancements as well as the need to make the A380 more efficient. “ Ten or 15 years ago we were not able to design winglets with the right balance or drag ,” he said, adding...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 212
Views: 30664

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

777X bigger wing comes with a significant increase in OEW ( ~~20t? ) thrust requirement was smaller initially but seems to have grown back quite a bit. Still lower than 115klbs of the 77W though. Thin wings ( like 787, 777(x) ) are intrinsically heavier than the higher thickness profiles Airbus uses.

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies
Replies: 26
Views: 2754

Re: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies

IMO the US should exit the WTO and be free to set whatever sanctions it wants against foreign aircraft manufacturers. The WTO is a machine to protect Airbus and their representatives should be imprisoned for life without trial. WTO, always US led, is there to overcome trade barriers from smaller co...

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies
Replies: 26
Views: 2754

Re: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies

Doesn't Russia & China give subsidies to their aircraft builders to help compete with Airbus and Boeing? Everybody does. Only the US egged on by Boeing thought that they could tilt the tables to their advantage by way of kicking off a juicy WTO litigation against Airbus and the EU. On the compe...

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by WIederling
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 212
Views: 30664

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

The promising GLARE option was there with the other two but was assassinated by dirty internal politics. I wasn't aware of that. I remember Al-Li was the proposal but didn't know GLARE had been considered as well. Last thing I read in that context was that GLARE price did not devolve as expected. i...

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by WIederling
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 52126

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

It will be, if Boeing achieves what they said they are aiming for. Massively cheaper composite structure construction will be a revolution and if they achieve it the first victim will be the 787... Beyond what they say: will they finally match up to Airbus in working plastics? The 787 was an beyond...

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by WIederling
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: astronauts fake story
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: astronauts fake story

The left guy is Jim Kelly "Space Shuttle Discovery pilot Jim Kelly smiles to NASA workers as he leaves the crew quarters to load into the astronaut van and be driven to launch complex 39-B at Kennedy Space Center July 26, 2005, in Cape Canaveral, Florida." see: http://www.gettyimages.de/er...

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by WIederling
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 151
Views: 44496

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

Germany is in the market for some A330 MRTT aircraft: https://twitter.com/HelenHaxell/status/873143835068698624 Given that Germany seems to want to find significant issues with anything it buys, does Airbus want to sell MRTTs to Germany...? AFAIR going back in time the A310MRT and MRTT versions wer...

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by WIederling
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P&W to cut PW1000G fuel burn by 5-7%
Replies: 20
Views: 2091

Re: P&W to cut PW1000G fuel burn by 5-7%

LEAP gets hotter, then does more work in the turbine section. As evidenced by the 7 LPT stages in the LEAP versus 3 LPT stages in the Pratt 1100. LPT turns at fan rpm on the LEAP. ( i.e. rather slow for best power extraction.) LPT turns @ 3 times the fan rpm on GTF. ( nearly same rpm as HPT ). you ...

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 10829

Re: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?

If half the wing was missing like that Cargo A300 that got hit by a missile, or a major fire, then yes, landing ASAP would be better. QF32 was not in this situation. Even those pilots did the "cortical thing". First access the damage, think about how you can fit your objectives into the d...

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380
Replies: 55
Views: 7288

Re: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380

The fact they haven't had a very significant order in many years speaks to how difficult this is to do, IMHO. Beyond other reasons and probably some "enemy action" how much of that is due to the currently running game of chicken? Everybody knows Airbus needs A380 orders. So it is the &quo...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380
Replies: 55
Views: 7288

Re: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380

Which raises the question of whether ABus should have plugged the fuselage to match the wing from the outset... or were powerplants not available? Airlines have enough trouble as it is finding routes to support the size of the aircraft. An even larger aircraft would do nothing to help that. Lufty a...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 10829

Re: QF32

As far as I know the ATSB never addressed why the crew did not follow the FCOM procedure for the IR fault to turn it off. They saw the fault light on the IR, it should have been turned off. The ADR 1 should have also been turned off. The external sensors like the pitot, static, TAT, AOA go via the ...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 630
Views: 120773

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

MaverickM11 wrote:
How can the country support both ISIS and Iran?


Facts no longer present an obstacle.
( SA under the auspices of Wahabism is a much more influential promoter of terrorism in the region.
maybe Qatar and SA had a clash on terrorism objectives? )

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 10829

Re: QF32

http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/the- ... w26ae.html


That is a pretty juiced up article, isn't it?
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Sydscott wrote:


That is a pretty juiced up article, isn't it?

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 20757

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

What was the business case for airplanes prior to the Wright Flier? Did anyone at the time envision the global network of today or was it just faster mail service? At the time airships looked to be more capable. thus the first airline DELAG "drove" airships. But the ideas existed. ( shipp...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s
Replies: 24
Views: 17417

Re: RE: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s

What does Qatar actually use these frames for? As with the C-17s operated by Kuwait and the UAE, they're part of the Gulf Cooperation Council transport fleet . OK. For the general process of laying waste to the region while not getting any traction on pushing back Iran. Brilliant. .. and have been ...

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s
Replies: 24
Views: 17417

Re: RE: Qatar Orders 4 Additional C-17s

bunumuring wrote:
4 x Qatar


What does Qatar actually use these frames for?

Moving Racing Camels ?

Weapons to ISIS in Syria?

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 12473

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

OP here. The ultimate question - you are trying to tell someone who is not an aviation nut how to tell the two part. I guess this extends to all 321s in a sense - how to tell the two apart if they are just looking at the aircraft. For instance, the above photo, to someone who does not know what fla...

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by WIederling
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 33990

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

Polot wrote:
SQ have done that before with the A343.


Wasn't that done on a Boeing offer that was "too good to pass up" ?
( .. and a bit of a trespass on commercial good manners.)

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by WIederling
Wed May 31, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 3824

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

<quote> You cant even fly a plane at midnight into your airports because your fellow citizens care more about some butterfly pollinating a forget-me-not and you think you will be successful in setting up a nuclear deterrent force? You should start your posts with "Forewarning - I live in a Disn...

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by WIederling
Tue May 30, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 3824

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

With Germany it's only high end stuff, expensive, that people buy on quality (or perceived quality), that's what trading is all about. Consumer products are the smallest part of German exports. Majority of goods exported is production machinery and other industrial specialities. Germany dominates t...

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by WIederling
Tue May 30, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 3824

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

So if Germany is not our ally, then who is at this point? Besides Saudi Arabia, which Trump railed against until he saw what beautiful gold trimmed palaces they had, with subservient women and a non existent press... Russia................. Turkey............ At the very least, two strongmen he adm...

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by WIederling
Tue May 30, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 25159

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

The wingspan of the 777 and A350 is the same, but the A350 wings needs to lift much less out of JNB, and JNB has a long runway. I once looked into this: While the A340 with its "earth curves away" setup can gobble up runway to get to sufficient speed for a hot and high takeoff a 777 invar...

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by WIederling
Mon May 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 656
Views: 81387

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

TheOldDude wrote:
So the conclusion is based on a "murmur"? :smile:


Operator info passed via Leeham at the time. no names mentioned, nothing written. :-)
IMU quantum leaps more reliable than anything from "seeking alpha" or comparable sources.

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by WIederling
Mon May 29, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alien: Covenant - what to expect?
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Re: Alien: Covenant - what to expect?

Another example of the law of diminishing returns like all most sequels and all franchises. Loved the original, proper horror movie in space, great characters too, didn't care for 'Aliens' which I thought was a 'Vietnam Movie' set in space (in the mid 80's there were a lot of movies set on that par...

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