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by WIederling
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 933

Re: German elections: exitpolls

Who could possibly have thought that effectively abolishing border and emigration controls would result in massive election gains for extreme right/neo Nazis? I am shocked, shocked I tell you! You can stuff being shocked as there is no (real) connection. What you see is lesser educated people think...

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by WIederling
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 55
Views: 12948

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

In the mean time. It does seem that Airbus have cracked the black art of blended winglets (it's hard). Wichtig: Bespoke for their type of wing design.! They might look at the wing body faring as another area of low hanging fruit. They seem to have made a lot of progress there recently (A350). You a...

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by WIederling
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?
Replies: 44
Views: 8187

Re: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?

what I mean is that how can a small regional jet from the 60's be making trans-atlantic flights? To me that's like saying an Embraer 145 can go from ORD-EDI it is a "my grand, grand, grand fathers ax" thing. We've replaced the haft 4 times, the head 3 times but it is still "My g³fath...

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by WIederling
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 4983

Re: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?

Oh...I see. So the 787-3 was not the first variant? Interesting that changed my whole view on this topic... The -3 was a bespoke version for the Japanese market fitting their 767 gates. ( by clipping the wings.) Not much in the department of "being lighter" or otherwise otpimized for the ...

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by WIederling
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

$16 million per plane last quarter and that number per plane is increasing. That's not scratching the surface any more. Perhaps, but even at $16m per plane, the amount owed by each frame remaining in the block increases with each delivery. It's expected to get even bigger when 787-10s start deliver...

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by WIederling
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1001
Views: 166373

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I don't recall there ever being a further shrink. It exists in the overworked mind of a man called Ishtvan Udvar-Hazy. But then a lot of things do. It's a spacious mind. :-) What ever Udvar-Hazy has in his mind. An A380 shrink it is not. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B41-ObbIAAAmHw4.png

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by WIederling
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Was the last quarter not the one where they screwed their suppliers over and pulled in a load of payments? I don't understand. Can you please explain? In recent time Boeing has * moved customer prepayments to the right ( i.e. earlier payments ) * moved payment of liabilities ( parts delivered, serv...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

seb146 wrote:
Not to mention the import tarriffs this country pays to Canada and Russia and Middle Eastern countries to import oil and oil based products. How does that make the United States energy independent?


you seem to have misunderstood something?

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin
Replies: 18
Views: 2039

Re: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin

If you think that's all they'll be doing, just screwing in the seats and popping in the windows, well good luck. My personal feeling is they'll be reverse engineering every aspect of both planes and everything you think is proprietary and took decades to develop will be on Page 1 of the C919 sales ...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 739
Views: 96194

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Frau Merkel gets four more years to rule, alles ist in Ordnung... With the Merkel and Schulz meet up more of a Kaffeeklatsch than anything else ... what do you expect. Schulz initially got a lot of up lift from the media for to better let him crash land later on, i.e. now days ahead of the election...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Sounds like Trump briefed himself on the crisis by watching Team America: World Police :mischievous: http://www.trbimg.com/img-54930feb/turbine/la-et-mn-team-america-to-screen-in-place-of-the-interview-at-texas-theater-20141218 Outch, outch, outch! problem is some are tone deaf to satire. ( Same ef...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin
Replies: 18
Views: 2039

Re: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin

That was the point I was making Karel. They're willing to trade literal design theft and know how of their most advanced product in exchange for orders that I think the 350 is competitive enough to win on its own. It's vastly different in my opinion than putting a 737 center there. Airbus will be g...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24129

Re: EK A388 go around being 400ft AGL at 8 nm off runway

BREECH wrote:
It was North Korean communists working together with the CIA to damage the reputation of an Arabic airline for religious purposes. And zombies, too, of course!


Please use your turn indicator when leaving the main road. :-)

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

So because Trump was elected, Iran was no longer bound by the deal and it is Trump´s fault? That is a bit one sided imho. What about the general political stance and consumate language from the US against Iran? From day one after signing that treaty the US has moved to retreat from promises made. A...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Words do have consequences. So what is the world going to do about this rogue president which makes the world less stable? Vote for the Democrats in three years. Ms. Killary would have been more elegant but in no way less destructive to the globe. ( My projection was that Trump would more hurt the ...

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 82
Views: 35286

Re: Russian Military Crashes

sovietjet wrote:
However, some are still flying without RF- numbers. And some RF- numbers might now be stored. So yes, based on the RF- numbers and google earth count, I’d say around 60 are active.


Hey! thanks for collecting that detailed info.

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by WIederling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

And the reaction of Iran to Mr. Trump's "brilliant" speech to the UN. Iran president Rouhani says country will increase missile capabilities after 'ignorant' Trump speech http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-president-hassan-rouhani-missile-capabilities-donald-trump-un...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics
Replies: 25
Views: 3991

Re: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics

Boeing is still making planes with the 707 nose and Airbus is still making planes with the A300 nose, so I see no reason why Boeing would need to,get rid of the 767 nose which is better than both of those other noses. Anything beyond "Cleopatra!" on that finding of yours? At a minimum Air...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

It won't directly endanger the company - but when it does happen - short termism amongst shareholders could see stupidly short term decisions made - which *then* could endanger the long term security of the company. For example, say all this comes to a head in ~2025. Airbus decide to strike while B...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 97
Views: 12769

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If MTOW increase is coupled with MZFW increase, it can increase payload and that again increases efficiency. Indeed, but your at the top right of the payload-range curve - which is already well behind the 787 on fuel burned anyway. How do I have to interpret that ? :-) IMO, better to try and improv...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 97
Views: 12769

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

There obviously is. Otherwise they would not be able to increase the MTOW! Not every MTOW increase requires weight reductions though. IMU his argument is : If there is MTOW increase possible without OEW penalty then there should also be room to decrease OEW while leaving MTOW untouched. No idea. Ai...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 82
Views: 35286

Re: Russian Military Crashes

As I understand it, around 500 Tu-22M were build, although a number were inherited by Belarus and Ukraine, the mainstay was within the Russian Federation. Around 500 were built, but a large part of that number were Tu-22M2, only 268 were Tu-22M3. Of those, at least half have been retired, scrapped,...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Also: Taiwan is getting my money???? WTF??? Yeah, sure all those good Americans that lost their work bla, blal. And: Not really. The major price increases in a product happen in the importing country. From the Chinese stuff you buy for $10 ~ $1 goes to China ( if even that much ). Another $ is burn...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 99
Views: 23236

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Reminds me of "Spock's Brain"....will all the soft/firmware have to be re-written for the FMC and other control avionics? I cannot imagine just "plug and play" with 2 more engines..and the weight differences... I'd be surprised if that thing is so complex to entail an FMC. But t...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing sweep at 25% MAC, why?
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: Wing sweep at 25% MAC, why?

The 747 has significantly higher wing sweep (well over 40 degrees) between 25% MAC and the wing root, so that one is skewed a bit. Not sure if any other current aircraft wings have a non-constant sweep angle. How do you figure? If anything, the kink and the reduced trailing edge sweep would reduce ...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 97
Views: 12769

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

It says 138 000l for the A359 (my 135k was a brain fart) The A330-800 carries a lot of fuel for its size. 139,090 l / 109,185 kg an A340 "gift" 789: 126,372 l / 101,456 kg The interesting thing with a 251t MTOW would be a more direct type comparison A339 <> 789. ( ... nobody will do an MT...

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by WIederling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 581
Views: 76777

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

If a critical point of the case is in contention, that doesn't mean the case gets thrown out. It means it proceeds to the next stage, at which point the contention has to be examined in more detail and resolved. The case will be brought forward at all cost. both from Boeing and the US institutional...

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1220
Views: 195747

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
WIederling wrote:
strange stating the "Europe" limitation. Any other bigger "doors" around.


I'm sure the doors of the Boeing factory are bigger.


So Boeing's factory can fly? so much hot air it lifts off :-)

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons

The Taifun, German for Typhoon, was a German WWII unguided air to air missile. IMU unguided ground to air. Katjusha for AA purposes. Then we have Messerschmidt 108 Taifun, single engine GA craft mostly used as Trainer. .. and aerodynamic blueprint for the 109. Zündapp Taifun, a small outboard engin...

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1220
Views: 195747

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

FG: "[It] is the largest aircraft door ever manufactured in Europe," it adds.

strange stating the "Europe" limitation. Any other bigger "doors" around.
( Is the Guppy front or the Dreamlifter tail a "door" or separatable structure :-? )

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to order 789??
Replies: 32
Views: 4840

Re: TK to order 789??

ist2014 wrote:
They need plane for thin and long flies, mia, atl, bog,hav etc
788 is the ideal size


A338 is just a tiny bit larger _and_ has more range AND fits their fleet.

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 300
Views: 6172

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Also: Taiwan is getting my money???? WTF??? Yeah, sure all those good Americans that lost their work bla, blal. And: Not really. The major price increases in a product happen in the importing country. From the Chinese stuff you buy for $10 ~ $1 goes to China ( if even that much ). Another $ is burn...

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?
Replies: 45
Views: 975

Re: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?

einsteinboricua wrote:
The guy I'm dating (same one from my earlier post) showed me pictures of the new Mercedes EQ.


Mercedes EQ:
So it turns blue in the face :-)

great.

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900
Replies: 99
Views: 20880

Re: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900

Airbus might need to increase the MTOW to 323,000kg to account for the ACTs and their fuel to preserve the 30,000kg payload that represents 300 seats. A350 seems to have potential but I don't think that another 7t MTOW bump beyond the "beyond" is easy. With the "simple" bump in ...

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by WIederling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 20
Views: 3135

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

For a ship with a propeller driven directly by the gas turbine a reduction gear would be needed. But the RR gearbox for ultrafan will have a 3 or 4 to 1 reduction ratio which will not be enough to get down to the 70 to 120 rpm of a ship propeller. The dominant gearbox design parameter is torque, th...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons

Taifun / Typhoon probabl doesn't ring too much of a bell. Enough products around here with that name. For those war participants ( military, civil ) I am/was acquainted with nobody ever mentioned an airplane type. though they differentiated by airforce. Ground strafing refugee treks is much more con...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 20
Views: 3135

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

Do we know that this gearbox has marine applications? I'd have thought weight would be no where near as important either for mechanical or alternator drive. Case in point, the MT30 weighs 6.5 tonnes, but 30 tonnes when packaged. The MT30 allows 2800 to 3600 shaft rpm ( from spec ) The Trent800 base...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 7374

Re: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

readytotaxi wrote:
Well Trump stood up at the UN and said Iran is corrupt dictatorship, and he is going to let Boeing sell them aircraft after that?


Man, what remarkable sphincter control.

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons

bigjku wrote:
I could see reasons why the Germans may not love referring to it as the Typhoon.

Lead me! :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Terrorist Explosion on London Tube Train
Replies: 31
Views: 1271

Re: Breaking: Terrorist Explosion on London Tube Train

I still have the hand print over my eye from the size of the face-palm i did. Ah, I see you are revitalizing a medieval tradition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellant :-)) As long as terrorism is not a significant cause of death the best thing probably is a stiff upper lip and going for fixing...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

In this sector Bombardier was a company that when I look at their financials absent the government bailout it should likely have gone under. It had real ongoing losses, was hemmoraging cash with a negative net worth. That is the kind of balance sheet that frightens me. Only difference is real money...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons

It's quite simple, this name thing, Eurofighter is the consortium formed to develop the aircraft. The aircraft being named Typhoon later on. And there is a precedent; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panavia_Aircraft_GmbH After the Panavia project was named the Tornado no one called it 'The Panavia' a...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Otherwise companies could raise capital By owing all stocks themselves. Boeing has also been itself last years only big buyer on the market and owns now about 40% its common stocks. MY understanding is that buying your own stock makes it "vanish". i.e. for the same company "value&quo...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

".. next 565 units, which is about m$43 per unit. .... which is 125 units after increasing accounting block. (m$45/unit).." 43 increasing to 45. not much of a learning curve anymore, isn't it? ( and is it for 12 or 14 per month production rate? What was the reduction in this position in t...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 670
Views: 115964

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

And EIS is getting in sight now. Believe or disbelieve. But that is what GE is saying. Thanks for the link. Open from there : performance of a contemporary engine as in TXWB( which one)@2020 to GE9X@2020 or EIS datum like TXWB@2017 to GE9X@2020 :-) Potentially they could push for the promised delta...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25574

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

".. next 565 units, which is about m$43 per unit. .... which is 125 units after increasing accounting block. (m$45/unit).." 43 increasing to 45. not much of a learning curve anymore, isn't it? ( and is it for 12 or 14 per month production rate? What was the reduction in this position in th...

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by WIederling
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Qatar signs statement of intent for 24 Typhoons

I find interesting that not a single UK media I have read publishing the note uses one single time the word " Euro fighter", I thought I was being quite clear :) Few if any German news outlets use "Typhoon". Usually it just "Eurofighter". Some use "Eurofighter Typ...

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by WIederling
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US to stay within the Paris treaty?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: US to stay within the Paris treaty?

Would be good news if they do, but there can't be any renegotiations. But they do want that. ( not quite clear why they want it. The Paris accords moved responsibility to the individual nations reducing the objectives down to some squishy feel good statements.) If they leave they have no further di...

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by WIederling
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 14201

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

I can't figure if Herr Colbert is saluting Antifa, BLM, or the Rainbow Flag... http://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/c_crop,d_placeholder_euli9k,h_1440,w_2560,x_0,y_0/dpr_2.0/c_limit,w_740/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1504895945/170908-colbert-hero_ta4gm9 Well, Sir, the guy was bigger than me, about that s...

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