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by WIederling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 104
Views: 2563

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

Do I personally believe intelligent life exists outside of our solar system? Yes. When it comes to contemplating other worldly life and the universe, I like to think about the following: How do you universally define intelligent life? ..... does it require to recognize each other (intelligence and/...

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 91
Views: 14522

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

lightsaber wrote:
Leeham has a history if shortchanging the value of Boeing innovations. By a cost of about 4%.


In an environment of Boeing overstating their numbers by 8% ? :-)))

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

seahawk wrote:
They should get FN90 weapons, grey uniforms and a patch showing a pyramid and a circle.


A matured MacGyver Canuk lead wouldn't be en vogue in this MAGA environment.

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Francoflier wrote:
If he wants to spend money the US doesn't have on an ego-boosting space project, why doesn't he fund a moon research base?
That would give him the credit he so craves and be helpful to humankind as a whole...


The US wants to be (global) Dom not Scientist.

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 91
Views: 14522

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

But the 779 should save about 7% or so versus flying a passenger on the A359. I'm curious about the 7%. If I read the OP's post correctly Leeham say the 779 might have a 3-4% advantage. Are you basing your figure on a different analysis? I am a bit surprised. Earlier Leeham numbers had the A35K and...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 61
Views: 19267

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

keesje wrote:
I heard it is nearly 30% cheaper to fly an A321NEO than an 757.

Pfffft. Just NEO the 757 to retain its throne.

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18734

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Dutchy wrote:
Gross oversimplifying what happened. Russia played its part in the beginning of WWII, it would be good to acknowledge that fact.


Nothing to acknowledge as I added information that made it more complex. ( OK, it less fits your agenda now.)

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

The U.S. Definitely launched a woman into space... she just didn't make it in one piece. I don't understand. To which woman/which flight do you refer to? Hmm: Judith Resnik and Christa McAuliffe died in the Challenger disaster ( STS-51-L, they never reached space ) but: first US woman in space was ...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17011

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

Chemist wrote:
You could call it the XLB for extra little baggage.


STO ? Swim Trunks Only :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14352

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

What happens to the thousands of American companies and hundreds of thousands of American workers than depend on making parts for, or even assembling, Airbus products? Most of Boeing's sales are overseas. Without those customers...what happens next? First order change would be producing for Boeing ...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 56
Views: 1208

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

aviationaware wrote:
Angela Merkel has abandoned her oath of office and is now reaping the rewards. She brought this on herself.

Interesting. How so?

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104634

Re: A400M Update

Aaaah, the sabotage and conspiracy theories are being raised again :biggrin: That is a first approximation obviousness that comes with "a nation invariably proud and boasting that they have stuck it to some other party in an underhanded way or other." boasting obviously limited to how it ...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 250
Views: 8268

Re: Is "god" a myth?

I find it funny that even very liberal Muslims follow the Ramadan jiggery-pokery, but even faithful christians often don't do their 40 days ... A time of feasting. Who would avoid that? Ramadan today is 40 days of late night feasting. ( Such that the kids can't keep their eyes open over the school ...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18734

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

This is in no way comparable to Stalin's plotting with Hitler to divvy up Poland between them. In 1939, Poland was invaded by both Russia and Germany.. you can make most any statement appear valid by way of keyhole views. Look into not only Polish expansionism in the interwar period: https://en.wik...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17011

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

BWIAirport wrote:
How long can we keep extending the fuselage and changing the wing before it becomes a new aircraft type?

Pffft. Ask Boeing :-)

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104634

Re: A400M Update

A real question; could The A400 been profitable if EU countries met their forecast? No, as the engine problems alone delayed it too much. In the end it is something Airbus has hopefully learned. If you enter a commercial contract, the whole program needs to be managed in a commercial way, which mea...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 39
Views: 5607

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

vhtje wrote:
Hmmm bidding war with IAG, anyone?


Just boost Norwegian shares into being too expensive for IAG ?

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39678

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

If I'm not mistaken, Tesla (BEV manufacturer) learned this the hard way. Tesla like Boeing with distributed manufacturing tried to go the Cargo Cult way. Make the visible moves ( B: outsource to no end, T: buy and install robots ) and fall short on what capabilities/solutions are under the surface.

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/35684936976_e72b313591_b.jpg 149t OEW assumed. What is the estimation on the A350ULR OEW? 130..2.. something ? Significant highter than A359. The 3 bogey landing gear, heavier engines, pylons, overall structure. I could distract the meters fuselage from an A350-1...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold

keesje wrote:


149t OEW assumed.
What is the estimation on the A350ULR OEW? 130..2.. something ?

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18734

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

JIT is a reputable independent organization, ... The JIT is a purpose created entity ( by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine ) with no existing trail of reputation or assigned legal standing. More of a "political pressure tool" than anything else and definitely not ...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

Lastly it is an insult to all of us who are working 18 hours days with no food and no place to sleep while we try to save people’s houses and animals and you sit at home telling us what is best. I slightly dislike this kind of reverse argument. It is the "because we are Heroes what we do must ...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14352

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The US Banking System is not that necessary. The Swiss banking system can easily step in for international commerce - and is accepted worldwide without any political issues. Currently there is an expansive move by the US to claim any transaction in US-dollars to be bound to US legal constraints.

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39678

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Laser welding seems to be passé. There are still concepts using friction-stir welding to create very large, very thin metal sheets to increase panel size. A318 laser welding was mostly used for attaching stringers to skin, wasn't it? ( not making seamless larger panels ) I expected that if successf...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39678

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Laser welding seems to be passé. There are still concepts using friction-stir welding to create very large, very thin metal sheets to increase panel size.


A318 laser welding was mostly used for attaching stringers to skin, wasn't it?
( not making seamless larger panels )

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19229

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

787 sales were sluggish until Boeing unleashed their offensive. Would Airbus bite the bullet and do the same? When were 787 sales sluggish? from 2008 to 2017 ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/11f3509379c84d12c5a5fa55a7f8f38c.png ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_7...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is fewer fan blades better?
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: Is fewer fan blades better?

Florianopolis wrote:
Balerit wrote:
Just look at how the aspect ratio has changed.


Isn't a high-aspect airfoil better, though?


open ended yes ( wing or propeller blade.)
different for an arrangement that sports some kind of endplate ( here the fan shroud.)

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone ever hear of Leonid & Friends from Russia?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Anyone ever hear of Leonid & Friends from Russia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKhbI2XUob4

Local Instruments well known tunes.
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Hit the Road Jack" cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKhbI2XUob4

Local Instruments well known tunes.

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14352

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

This is exactly why they should do it. Creating the appropriate supply chain would take a while anyways, and would give them independence from US whims. They could use their already established suppliers for what gets built in mobile, and create euro-fied aircraft back in Toulouse. Well, somehow th...

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by WIederling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96022

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

...but look at the early 787´s, the first two are already retired if I´m not mistaken! No customer-delivered frame has been retired. There are a few VIP models either undergoing interior fitting or for sale and the Trent 1000-powered fleet is being rotated in and out of service due to engine replac...

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by WIederling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Medium Transport Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: A400M Update

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an_Y ... timated%29

66t max payload ( 220t MTOW )
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jupiter2 wrote:
To me it looks a little smaller than an A400, but looks as though the cabin height should be fairly high.


if that really is the fuselage of the y-20 looks appear to be deceptive:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an_Y ... timated%29

66t max payload ( 220t MTOW )

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by WIederling
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104634

Re: A400M Update

I guess just in civilian aviation it is up to MoI, LoI and Firm order ;-) How would that pan out? LoI 73 Units, MoI 60 Units, Firm 53? big difference is that with airlines buying less really has a chance to save money. ( you lose a minor bit of rebates from "not buying more". Mengenstaffe...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17972

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

jagraham wrote:
OEW rule of thumb is 1/2% fuel consumption improvement for every 1% weight reduction. 3% fuel consumption reduction is a big hurdle to achieve with weight reduction - especially for a new plane being modified for the longest flights.


The cabin layout choosen should reduce OEW significantly.

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6640

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Bigstud69 wrote:
The only solution with Iran is regime change. Anything else is unacceptable.


In the US ? most certainly yes!

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17972

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

kurtverbose wrote:
5% on a still quite new design seems like fantasy to me.


IMU Zeke attributed this "5%" to the A350-900ULR.
this could come about as:
1+% aero, 1+% engine sfc, couple percent via OEW reductions?

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33741

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Not sure this video has been posted earlier in the thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvjHCrop6G0 Obviously judging by the hole and the way framework is hanging down there is no way this aircraft will fly again. doesn't the Airbus way of assembling aircraft provide for fully plugged interconne...

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by WIederling
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The simplicity of aircraft tires
Replies: 15
Views: 2445

Re: The simplicity of aircraft tires

I meant to say NOT needed as a source of friction for movement. aircraft don't have brakes? ( SCNR ) I was referring to the tires as a source of friction for forward acceleration. In other words the tires do not produce the force to move the aircraft forward. There is no physical difference to rear...

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10858

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

zeke wrote:
It is an all premium cabin, their premium economy seat is of the same style that is marketed in North America as first class, and elsewhere as regional business.

They have no 7 kg EY seats installed.


Any idea about their dead weight ( per monument.)?

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by WIederling
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104634

Re: A400M Update

Hate? A plane that a huge maintenance problems and an abysmal readiness rate. Luftwaffe has zero bespoke mil stuff that works. ( only aircraft that flies with some reliability is the civil derived Helo they have.) Which is unsurprising. If you are not allowed to order spares with a bit of head way ...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104634

Re: A400M Update

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PKs3jbLdZ0o Nice french lady manager talking about how long it took to put all the extra protections on the aircraft just to land on an unpaved but otherwise totally prepared runway doesn't build a lot of confidence, does it? Ever seen one of those longwinded commercia...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 1811

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

Jouhou wrote:
We don't take care of mental health in the US. It's as simple as that.


Isn't the US the country where everybody and his(her?) pet has a shrink?

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4447

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

einsteinboricua wrote:
That's why it's called FREE.


And by intention that "FREE" never went beyond unhindered US access to foreign markets.
The reverse was never expected to work out.

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The simplicity of aircraft tires
Replies: 15
Views: 2445

Re: The simplicity of aircraft tires

amishfarmer wrote:
I meant to say NOT needed as a source of friction for movement.


aircraft don't have brakes?
( SCNR )

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4447

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

MaverickM11 wrote:
If you want to look pretty, stand next to Sarah Huckabee.


"Look pretty" :: So that is how Ms. Merkel does it. ( sit next to Peter Altmaier. :-)

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 1811

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

And I just made an effort to verify the numbers and find myself proven wrong. Hello mouth, insert foot. There is a caveat in that you have to overlay the regional rates with the rise. http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/cause-of-death/suicide/by-state/ Looks like the high increase states are als...

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by WIederling
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10858

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

LAX772LR wrote:
Which is rather academic here, considering that this aircraft is already "blocking" by being equipped with 100+ fewer seats than is typical of its capacity.


You are comparing capacity for different seating. 168 business ( lie flat too? ) seats take more room than 300+ economy seats.

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR 787 Engine retrofit
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: RR 787 Engine retrofit

Tedd wrote:
T-1000-TEN is being supplied as quickly
as possible, ....


Will be interesting to watch if RR ratcheting up T-1000 TEN production doesn't create new issues.
( Look at P&W rather carefully botching up the industrialization process for the GTF.)

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 250
Views: 8268

Re: Is "god" a myth?

You do realise that there were religious nut bags running around murdering "non believers of their god" (unfortunately they still do) long before America existed ? continuing to do so doesn't make it any better or elevates its moral quality in any way. Or are you implying that "god&q...

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by WIederling
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10291

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Kiwirob wrote:
I doubt they will be able to call them the A200 family, Mercedes already own this.


cars ~= airplanes ? i.e. different namespace?

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by WIederling
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 35411

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

kanban wrote:
Never seen Boeing join a section missing the crown skin. it's just too wobbly..
any comments?


new idea on how to install the big cabin monuments?
( Junkers F13 and onwards configured as freighters had a big hatch ( full width, near full length )
in the cabin top to load large freight pieces :-)

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