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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

On a side note, a lot of the lectures about "mass killings" seem to come from Germans on this forum. Not really sure you guys should be doing any lecturing on the topic. Quite the contrary. We know about it from our past. ... and we've gone beyond that. So you could learn from German expe...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

Dutchy wrote:
Should you be allowed to protect yourself by any means? Does this right to protect yourself extend to your belongings?


Ones "rights" reach about half way to any body else and not any further.
How much does his "self defense" endanger others?

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

It took two years before the US took an interest in the problems of Hitler in Europe. Hitler was Times Man of the Year in 1938. That after money was funneled to Germany in the 20ties to prop up an Austrian painter turned politician. Add the views held by Henry Ford as a taste byte of the time. Germ...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Luvvies Lament
Replies: 21
Views: 346

Re: Luvvies Lament

If Harvey W was always known as a bad one then why did the liberals in Hollywood adore him and promote him? Even those who lecture us on a wide range of topics held him up as a role model knowing full well that young females were allowing themselves to be abused just to break into the industry. Soc...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus concerned about German coalition's tougher stance on arm sales
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Airbus concerned about German coalition's tougher stance on arm sales

Revelation wrote:
Seems his pleas for more defense spending are futile, no?


Don't despair, Lügen Ulla the transatlantic prostitute is here! ( lousy rhyming, I know.)
Guess why no German A400M is in flying conditions.

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 581
Views: 17032

Re: From Russia with truth

Dutchy wrote:
You are forgiven and let's see if you truly mean it and change your tune..... Forgive me to being a sceptic ;)


Scorpius made an offer. Not an invitation to jeering.

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 9496

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

RIP to all onboard. Sad start to the aviation safety year. The ATR seems to have its fair share of incidents, featuring in 5 or 6 fatal crashes in the past few years? http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/atr.htm sandyb123 unsurprising. ART42/72 ~~1400 built more than 1000 still active mostly in sho...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 9496

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

That's really unfortunate, damn. I believe this airline still operates 727 aircraft, so yeah, they're quite old school... not sure how old the ATR in question is, but I'd be willing to say it has a few years on it at the very minimum. ATR 42/72 EP-ATS 391 Iran Aseman Airlines Serial number 391 Type...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

I have a hunch a good 80% of us would pass the final hours logged in to a.net, arguing over whether Airbus was better than Boeing, and betting how quickly Delta could get it's ops back up & running again after the "big bang". ja, ja, ja, ja,ja ,ja ... :-) how would the "reborn C&...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR triple spool
Replies: 48
Views: 3381

Re: RR triple spool

LH707330 wrote:
I was referring to the weight of the nacelle with mixed vs. unmixed, not the overall chevron versus no chevron.


hehe.
I was looking more to sfc effects. :-)

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

I'm not convinced either society has found a way to identify its unstable members and protect the public. dumb objective. What you do is reduce the pressure that breaks people. Some break earlier. some are less susceptible. You try to solve a major societal issue by looking only to the effect it ha...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

DfwRevolution wrote:
They are both mass killings by deranged people. Why obsess over the murder weapon?


planes are essential to transport. guns are about essential for nothing.

so having a pilot go bonkers is a necessary risk while saturating the environment with guns is not.

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 96
Views: 8701

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

With all due respect this thread is about Airbus potentially increasing their production rate and some concerns lessors have regarding a bubble. It is not an A vs B, who has the better backlog thread. If Airbus goes up to 70 planes a month and there is a Southeast Asia financial crisis, India has a...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

US Americans seem to go for psycho pharmaca and prescription opiates as a way to "ascend" . 2016 55,000 death, 18 per 100k ? That is quite a number! Europe: 3 per 100k, I know skies are fallin here. There have been 150 Americans killed in school shootings over the last 30 years. Andreas L...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swing Wings: How Did They Die Off?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Swing Wings: How Did They Die Off?

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for- ... 2Feb12.pdf
interesting read.
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mmo wrote:
I think you might want to do some research on the SR-71 and the A-12. Both designs were heavily influenced by the drive to minimize RCS.


https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for- ... 2Feb12.pdf
interesting read.

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 96
Views: 8701

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

It isn’t most orders will be cancelled, deferred, etc. The reality is that Airbus has had a 17% cancellation rate over the past three years when looking at net in year of cancellation. (I averaged three years since last year’s 23% cancellation rate was a bit of an anomaly and some may want to look ...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

I think countries like in Eastern Europe where guns are practically illegal should set an example to the US. Eastern Europe is not an example to follow. Gun ownership is much higher than the official numbers show. It isn't without coincidence that violent crime with weapons vastly increased in West...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 24
Views: 613

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

I try not to discuss politics at work. Not worth the hassle to argue one's opinions with people who can't accept differing opinions without kickback. :checkmark: No upside and potentially a lot of downsides. Depends on how politics is viewed in that environment. rational or religious. It is bad tas...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 24
Views: 613

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

In retrospect, there probably should have been more workplace badgering going on in 1930s Germany. Just like in the US today that was more introduced top down than anything else. First there was derision for the "Braune Horden" then percention wise it was "suddenly" no longer wi...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 116
Views: 1975

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

You also make a lot less money and have less opportunity. You can have your 4 day work week. I will take the USA over your model any day. GDP PPP per working hour is virtually identical to the US in Germany. We work less because we chose to, and can afford it. Even without taking our children's mon...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 55
Views: 3746

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

I don't think this assumption holds much water given that the 779 has at least 5% improvements in both SFC and L/D, the only way for such a figure to pan out would be for the 779 to be significantly heavier than the 77W at takeoff, which would imply something like a 10% OEW delta between the 779 an...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR triple spool
Replies: 48
Views: 3381

Re: RR triple spool

LH707330 wrote:
Versus an unmixed bypass duct in general, chevron or not.


noise reduction via chevrons takes about .5 ..1% more fuel. so it is not a wash imu.

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR triple spool
Replies: 48
Views: 3381

Re: RR triple spool

LH707330 wrote:
I think the weight for the T700 includes the full mixed exhaust assembly, which is why it's quoted as being heavier. Incidentally, the mixed exhaust accounts for a roughly half-point reduction in drag.


Versus the chevroned 787 nacelle?

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 96
Views: 8701

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

jeffrey0032j wrote:
Its already happening, young 10-12 year old A320s are being scrapped so that newer A320s can take their place.


Show me! ( beyond some A318 being worth more in parts than as an intact airframe.)

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Replies: 61
Views: 1241

Re: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

A kangaroo's courtship ?

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 23
Views: 1524

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

flipdewaf wrote:
Maybe the European governments should fund a new wing that can hold more fuel so that it can increase it's loiter time at an increased weight?

six ACT! look ito what the A319ACJ can do.

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feasibility of high altitude commercial aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Feasibility of high altitude commercial aircraft

Well the boom is where the shock cone ( initially rather flat gaining conicity with speed )
intersects the ground ( resp. the listener. :-)
My guess would be that FH shock cone never touches populated areas.
the initial ascend is vertical and only later turning slowly towards horizontal.

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 23
Views: 1524

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Seeing that A320 so low without slats and flaps is a bit concerning ! This is clearly photoshopped! :) Wouldnt the Flight control software have to be modified in the real world for the A320 to be able to do this sort of thing? Why? Higher speed flight in ground proximity. no high lift needed. ( Loo...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 9819

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems (subjectively) to me like new MAXes are flying out the doors (pardon the pun). Could part of Boeing's motivation for keeping an elderly design alive this long with assorted updates is that the marginal cost increase for producing a new version is virtua...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 184729

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I check R-24 daily and the aircraft has not yet returned to service. Presume final repairs are still ongoing? Maybe it got dirty sitting on the ground so long at YYR and AF is still looking to find the expert technicians who can perform the 'washing' procedure? any delays will probably be due the e...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193202

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

The A300 is roughly 70% of the mto weight of the A332 yet is nearly 90% of the capacity. This would definitely match the lean and mean definition so it would not be a hard target for Boeing to make what would be a carbon A300 and A310. A330-500 resp A330-100 was to be a A300-600 size shrink of the ...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Tu-160 first flight
Replies: 37
Views: 3014

Re: New Tu-160 first flight

neutrino wrote:
WIederling wrote:
any nucular ordinance.

What is nuclear law?
Or do you mean ordnance?
nah, the law thing obviously :-)

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bash Israel
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Bash Israel

That's not the story the Palestinians tell. Especially when Israeli forces bulldoze their homes and businesses. WHAT? I totally thought Israel would have done everything to give every person the same rights and the same dignity, and would have enacted a rock-solid constitution and formed a constitu...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?
Replies: 20
Views: 4088

Re: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?

So mixers are not subject to patent protection whereas chevrons are...or have been previously patented by Airbus/Embraer for their designs...such mixers do not figure on any Boeing engine core exhaust nozzle...this is the logical conclusion...is it correct?... Out of curiousity, who would hold the ...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bash Israel
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Bash Israel

Dutchy wrote:
And that kills every discussion. Critical of Israeli policy --> antisemitism......
.


guess the purpose :-)

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bash Israel
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Bash Israel

On how to ruin a gift.

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 53
Views: 3543

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

Planeflyer wrote:
Up above in several......................to end the conflict.


Thank you.

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 169
Views: 23178

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley
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Polot wrote:
evank516 wrote:
I swear I'm not as dumb as I look, but what is MOM?

Middle Of Market.


Actually the dip between 2 peaks ( "NB optimum" and "WB optimum" )

Something like the uncanny valley in aesthetics of human image robots:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 169
Views: 23178

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

DL747400 wrote:
It isn't exactly a secret that AA isn't happy with the operating economics of their 787-8s.


In absolute terms or in comparison to some competing airframe?

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7418

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Well... if it were really reliable, it shouldn't need to wait on spare parts. And if the spare parts weren't so unavailable... it would be more reliable... So there is something of a "Catch 22" there... ?? That does not compute. you loose parts all the time. do they have defects more ofte...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo
Replies: 37
Views: 12041

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

DDR wrote:
Boeing totally screwed the pooch. They should have upgraded the 757 rather than just cancelling the program. Now the ball is in Airbus’s court.


::deflated::
A NEOed 757 would have been an expensive ( to buy, to use ) fanboytoy.

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Tu-160 first flight
Replies: 37
Views: 3014

Re: New Tu-160 first flight

Wouldn't the P-8 or more commonly known as the Boeing 737 fall into this category. Or the P-3 / Lockheed Electra. if they carry or did carry nukes.. yup. best regards Thomas this is only for bombers then? any nucular ordinance. afair there was controversy about re purposing slbm boats for (nonnuke)...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8933

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

"RLI has cost Airbus at present much, much more than getting the finances on the private market." That is "blindered" out. RLI moneys received and the conditions are "cut free" of their environment and used for litigation. Next misdirection is showing as illegal advanta...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7418

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Id love some new SSJ100s in the Sky. I'd love it, too - if the all actually stayed flying. Right now 4 of Interjet's 22 SSJ100's are on the ground, being taken apart for parts to keep the other planes flying. These aircraft may - one day - turn out to be great planes. For now, reliability - and the...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: France to buy more Rafales, A330 tankers

Might as well built two, CdG is a dog, might as well retire her early. Do you have anything to substantiate on that? Or is it a dog, because it aint Russian? It isn't long enough for a start, reactor design is poor, history of engineering issues. An opinion not held up by everyone: http://nationali...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7418

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

blueflyer wrote:
Dutchy is suggesting that to get around the current impasse, Iranian airlines make a lump-sum payment on delivery.


ROFL.
Nigerian Scam. Only for more money.
One thing is certain: The US has a knack for getting funny ideas ...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7418

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Dutchy wrote:
Ah ok, well then I would make a slightly different deal with Iran if I were Boeing or Airbus, just price it in, ask a premium because of this risk and airplanes, except for the interior, are in basis quite a generic right.


The risk is produced by the seller side. Why should Iran pay more?

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