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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 21240

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

A3801000 wrote:
'It is ok for us to suffer, as long as the rest f the world thinks we are a great, mighty, powerful nation'


strangely that is the impression one gets from the US.
Especially those that get the shitty end of the stick defend their system fervently ( for what reason, I don't know. )

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 181
Views: 3436

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

aviationaware wrote:
I abhor conventions.


I don't think that your stack of problems bottoms out there. :-)

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumour: New £50 note
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Rumour: New £50 note

The reason many especially smaller shops will not take them is that should a fake be passed it can mean losing close to £100 thanks to the fake note plus the dispensed change, Change and product value together make up those 50 quid. if the £50 note is not a fake it is quits :-) If the £50 note is f...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increase in MTOW
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Increase in MTOW

Small hardware changes, fiddling with FBW, flight data on cyclic loads that indicates bigger available margins, ..
Look into specced service life and extension efforts too. Max loads and max cycles/max hours interact.

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 873
Views: 114771

Re: A400M Update

Yes, a commemoration of the battle of tannenburg is all that is left to the future German mobilization/militarization against the Russian or American threats. LOL. Battle of Tannenb e rg Lots of US armor has been funneled into the small baltic states. And they are not defensive. I wouldn't be too s...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 282
Views: 42555

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

It's possible, but that engine out scenario would need some serious computerized fly by wire assistance. Afaik you already have that. Airbus FBW copes transparently with engine out conditions. QF 32 didn't switch of the AP till they went in for the final landing. No idea how B handles those things....

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 64
Views: 10959

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

YYZLGA wrote:
The French approach of offering non-stops on various city pairs definitely speeds trips.


France ( like Britain) is more or less Monocentric. Everything hinges on Paris or London.

Germany is Polycentric. There is no central place. It is a mesh.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three killed after caravan-towing car driven wrong way on M40
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Three killed after caravan-towing car driven wrong way on M40

readytotaxi wrote:
Perhaps there is a case for every driver over a certain age to have an eye test and reflex test once a year?


ossification in the brain.
no recourse.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 64
Views: 10959

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Apart from the generally higher speed in France (usually more than 300km/h) the TGV only stops once between Lyon and CDG and that stop is very close to CDG. The ICE from Hamburg to FRA stops in Hannover, Göttingen, Kassel and has to change direction in Frankfurt. On top of that the max speed isn't ...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 64
Views: 10959

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

YYZLGA wrote:
It shocks me how limited long-haul flying is from German cities other than FRA and MUC. I compare it with Canada, where cities like YOW, YHZ, YEG all have long-haul flights even though they're far smaller than HAM.


High Speed Rail and Roads. ... and a thick carpet of Nimbys everywhere. :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three killed after caravan-towing car driven wrong way on M40
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Three killed after caravan-towing car driven wrong way on M40

They probably thought they were on the "right side" of the road That can't hold when every other vehicle goes the other way. Senior drivers are a fast growing issue ( here too.) They drive in the middle of the (small rural) roads with a car too big for their small minds and show no intent...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 84
Views: 12757

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

musman9853 wrote:
the 787-8 has 50 times the orders. let me posit that your statement is more ridiculous than mine.


I'll counter with 14 times less commonality (30%) of the 788 vs 787 family. I'd guess the A338 A339 are about 95% common.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5079

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

I think Airbus Canada may even be a risk sharing partner on the 787 with the rear pressure bulkhead. Airbus site in Augsburg ( afair ): https://www.compositesworld.com/news/boeing-787-aft-pressure-bulkhead-passes-fatigue-test-for-certification http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-co...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 21240

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Scorpius wrote:
In ten to twenty years, this could lead to a war on a religious basis.


That is intentional. Religious conflict is the one easiest to leverage.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5079

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

I think Airbus Canada may even be a risk sharing partner on the 787 with the rear pressure bulkhead. Airbus site in Augsburg ( afair ): https://www.compositesworld.com/news/boeing-787-aft-pressure-bulkhead-passes-fatigue-test-for-certification http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-co...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5079

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

euroflyer wrote:
WIederling wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Someone check to see if the temperature is dropping in Hell...


Are the French greedy enough to go into the cost squeezer for Boeing?


As a procurement manager working for A, I can assure you our suppliers are already quite familiar with the cost squeezing process ;)


Morbus Lopez.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo engine model swap
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: A320neo engine model swap

Aernova talks about pylon design and Leap 1A exclusively: http://www.aernnova.com/en/stories/cfm-leap-1a-engine-pylon-design-for-the-airbus-a320neo/ Elsewhere I found that Airbus wanted a unified pylon. so the pylon might be the same but the engine interface may be different. 787 went from engine co...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 181
Views: 3436

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

Warren, at 1/64th NA would be less than the .18. 1/64th would be 1.5625 % about 3 times the average non euro genome percentile. And claiming to be native American on that basis is still an outrage. Which she seems to not have done anyway. Warren: some A native heritage. and afaics she even qualifie...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5079

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

Someone check to see if the temperature is dropping in Hell... https://leehamnews.com/2018/10/16/boeing-expected-to-lay-out-new-contract-terms-for-suppliers/ This could have some relevance to 797 by putting the heat on the incumbent vendors by planting the corporate flag in France. Are the French g...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 181
Views: 3436

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

trpmb6 wrote:
Warren, at 1/64th NA would be less than the .18.


1/64th would be 1.5625 % about 3 times the average non euro genome percentile.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 64
Views: 10959

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Literally nobody in Germany has ever heard of JetBlue. They'd need a ton of advertising and lots of patience to eventually succeed. Is that valid? In times of ticket search sites and meta^n search sites and other derivatives is that still a holdback? IMU you only need being listed at a search site ...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 64
Views: 10959

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/750-000-eur ... n-31426550
( for Emirates A380 beginning end of October )
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Strange coincidence: HAM just finished getting "A380 comfy fitting" ready and added a third jetway to one gate.
https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/750-000-eur ... n-31426550
( for Emirates A380 beginning end of October )

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton's Me Too Problem
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: Clinton's Me Too Problem

The whole Pound Me Too movement just needs to go away, along with the awful people who started it. Why? Afraid you'd go to prison one day? Afaics the problem with these drives is that there are more Bandwagoneers than real victims. ( who tend to not come out of their closet anyway. ) Like "Thi...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton's Me Too Problem
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: Clinton's Me Too Problem

trpmb6 wrote:
Eh, if we are being totally honest I probably wouldn't care much, but I'd still say he needs to go.

Mostly because I think it'd be fun to see pence be president.


.. arenn't vice presidents chosen for their unpleasantness to make killing the president unattractive?

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 595
Views: 43343

Re: F-35 news thread

Some very interesting comments from Adm Winter. LM have been behind on delivery targets and the US Gov has now changed the contract structure to improve LM's performance. As I indicated earlier in the thread LM is still learning how to build the jet and their continued improvement will further redu...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8787

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

LAX772LR wrote:
WIederling wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Remember, an A359ULR can't do anything a high-MTOW A359standard couldn't, without taking a significant payload hit in exchange for fuel tankage.


That is a misrepresentation.

There's no "misrepresentation"... the statement is accurate as presented.


OK, alternative facts then.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 282
Views: 42555

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

seahawk wrote:
They will retire them quickly if there is a more economic plane.


That would require an A380-900 .. -1000 being offered by Airbus. :-)

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 38
Views: 1640

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

L410Turbolet wrote:
From the perspective of a Russlandversteher it most certainly was.


I bow to your intellectual prowess and eloquence.

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8787

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

Remember, an A359ULR can't do anything a high-MTOW A359standard couldn't, without taking a significant payload hit in exchange for fuel tankage. That is a misrepresentation. correct would be: "today's high-MTOW A359 ( 12t more than the type was originally offered with ) can _now_ do anything t...

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 282
Views: 42555

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

http://a380.boards.net/thread/1639/a380 ... wsm?page=6
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lowbank wrote:
Wind back about 3 weeks and have a look at Flightradar24 and MSN249 on the Tuesday. Then the week after it flew again same pattern on the Monday, both for 7.5 hours over Germany.
Huh go figure????


What does it prove?
http://a380.boards.net/thread/1639/a380 ... wsm?page=6

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4507

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

Pellegrine wrote:
I'd laugh at that sorry president every day of my life. He has no standing to be in the place he is in, except for voters as and more ignorant than he is.


Only he is more like Nero exponentiated: Doing trash talk, playing the fiddle while burning the globe.

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 81
Views: 2644

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

The United States is the top oil-producing country in the world, with an average of 14.86 million b/d, which accounts for 15.3% of the world's production. Still they are not a net exporter, are they? All burned at home to allow a life in luxury ( or not actually, but burned it is.) LNG they want to...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Hubble refurb' mission possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: New Hubble refurb' mission possible?

Purrhaps they could use them, but at the moment, there is neither planning nor funding to use them. The Trumpists are working towards "space superiority". no room for science there. This is MIL. ( I don't think they will succeed. the "like air superiority" paradigm standing in t...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4507

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

I don't know where you live but, in the Untied States, politicians play to the lowest common denominator and know that mud slinging gets them votes. Not long ago burning witches and members of minorities was politically opportune and got the cheers of the masses too. Nonetheless that was rather dys...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 873
Views: 114771

Re: A400M Update

https://tradingeconomics.com/germany/government-budget

But that may not carry over into the coming years.
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Now swimming in money.
-> https://tradingeconomics.com/germany/government-budget

But that may not carry over into the coming years.

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9443

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Well, they are designing a new wing: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/14/airbus-brexit-warning-wing-production-bristol-wales?CMP=twt_gu Link appears to be broken. What's the title? Link is OK. Your browser is broken :-) title: "Airbus ‘in a holding pattern’ waiting for the nuts an...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 38
Views: 1640

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

It was Reagan’s “posturing” that gave heart to the Eastern bloc to throw off the Soviet yoke. They knew from bitter experience in Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 that the West wouldn’t challenge the Soviets, but Reagan came and said, “there’s a new sheriff in town”. Reagan tried to kick of the...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 28
Views: 2246

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

IIRC Boeing got the 737 to do US (and other) transcontinental several years before Airbus, put the fancy tips on wings several years earlier, and built a lot of sales momentum on that. Winglets were added to stay competitive versus A320 with just those endplates fitted. When Airbus finally added th...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Hubble refurb' mission possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: New Hubble refurb' mission possible?

zanl188 wrote:
My understanding is that ground based telescope technology has advanced considerably since Hubble was launched 28 years ago. To the point where Hubble would not make sense to build today.


Most of those improvements can also be applied to a space based telescope system.

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8787

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

sibibom wrote:
Does Qatar really need longer range A350-1000 with B777-8X coming in a few years?

I can see the Auckland/LAX and South America routes needing them, but why 2 different types to do a similar job?


ONE type :-)

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3226
Views: 380347

Re: TUI wants the 797

SFOtoORD wrote:
Well you’ve authoritatively proved this plane will never be built.

Thank you.
Now I have to bend reality to fit that template. :-)

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 282
Views: 42555

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Aircellist wrote:
Thanks for letting us know that you know what we don't know but won't let us know what you know we don't know :-D


Take it easy. people that make this kind of big statement traditionally are not privy to special information.
It is a fib.

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3226
Views: 380347

Re: TUI wants the 797

Newbiepilot wrote:
I’ll take that as a good sign instead of a bluff, but some will always look at the glass half empty.


and some have better connection to their wallet than their brain :-()()

NSA was Boeing's method to compete against the A320.
And it was a bluff. injecting FUD into the market participants.

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 282
Views: 42555

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Yet the primary reason STC is balking about taking more A380s with fuel burn shortfalls has to be fear of being undermined by more efficient competitors. Sure? very much up front primary reason may well be : he paid for better sfc. It is in the contract. ... and probably was decisive for going with...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3226
Views: 380347

Re: TUI wants the 797

Boeing is showing the airplane to Airlines. They have a whole lot more information than the photoshop images posted on this website. ............... I don’t know what they are doing for the 797, but if they have talked with 60 Airlines, I assume the concept is fairly well defined and is technical M...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 873
Views: 114771

Re: A400M Update

So that's about the opposite of what you were trying to make us believe. Less than fair arguing technique. ( and nobody else than you stated anything about used frames. You should be more careful with alleging other posters to be lying by way of producing your own lie. Planning now is to use them d...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 38
Views: 1640

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

Soviet Union was drowning in debt from financially supporting the Eastern European states. Except that it was exactly the other way around. That was the whole purpose of the COMECON.: :checkmark: What killed the USSR was spending too much money on the military and not on productivity improvements i...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 873
Views: 114771

Re: A400M Update

According to the answer of the German government to a parliamentary question, several nations showed interest in aquiring A400Ms (from Airbus, not from Germany) as of July 2018: Indonesia (3), Saudi Arabia (14), Peru (3), New Zealand (2). http://dip21.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/19/036/1903609.pdf There...

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