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by WIederling
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.

Elshad wrote:
Presumably the CPUs have been updated as well. The early aircraft used Intel chips with just a few megabytes of memory


More like a couple of hundred KILObytes. If even that.

Only Windows machines need memory to no end to allow faster idling :-)

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 16
Views: 3683

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ ... #Aftermath and onwards.

That crash seems to have had quite the choking necklace of faults lined up.
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An improved ground proximity warning system apparently:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ ... #Aftermath and onwards.

That crash seems to have had quite the choking necklace of faults lined up.

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Woman Charged with Election Intereference
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Russia Woman Charged with Election Intereference

......... is to sow discord in the U.S. political system and to undermine faith in our democratic institutions.'" What naive soul ever believes that the US political animals can't do that on their own? They are singlemindedly hacking away at the system foundations and with great success at that.

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388089

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

seahawk wrote:
New technologies can overcome conventional wisom and Boeing has the skilled engineers to achieve the impossible.

yeah, sure, a Kelly Johnson clone in every cubicle.

yawn.

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 56
Views: 9752

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

especially when the 779X can easily fly as many pax as KE's existing A380s which are getting long in the tooth. Seriously? The A380s were delivered between 2011 and 2014, so are 7-4 years old. Remind us again how old the A380s were that SQ recently relieved of their duties? And how old will KE's A3...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increase in MTOW
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Increase in MTOW

When I flew for a now defunct UK airline, the CAA allowed us to operate the A319/320 under a flexible MTOW scheme. One sector we may be flying at 73.5t and the next may be upped to 75 or 77t. Great. Never heard of such a practice before. Isn't that what the Airbus "Flex" VVs ( handoff bet...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 110
Views: 14793

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

Airbus tried to sell it to major freighter operators, but without success. There was a time when UPS showed interest in it. UPS was thinking of buying it but decided not to so Airbus aborted the A380F project. You are making up history here. not unusual for some posters. But still not the way it ha...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Early 787-8 differences
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Early 787-8 differences

"The 787-8 is only roughly 30% common with the 787-9" How is that even possible for a stretch? What kind of major changes were implemented? Was the 777-200 that much different than the -300ER for example? the 788 is the Mk1 ( never buy one of those ) the 789 is the Mk2 ( and in a simplist...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388089

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

.. yet the same people will talk about MAX being "warmed over 60s" technology, despite it having a newer wing than the A320. Newer isn't worth much. You'd have to show that it is better :-) AFAIK the NG wing still is hampered by its grandfathered foundations. NASA once wrote that the NG w...

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arianespace launches
Replies: 32
Views: 1478

Re: Arianespace launches

https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-televi ... ce-tv.html

Tugg

Bepi Colombo came up when I worked on Rosetta.
These projects are nearly generation spanning.
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Tugger wrote:
So the BepiColombo mission to Mercury launches tonight, in less than 2 hours.

You can watch it here:
https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-televi ... ce-tv.html

Tugg

Bepi Colombo came up when I worked on Rosetta.
These projects are nearly generation spanning.

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by WIederling
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 56
Views: 9752

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

musman9853 wrote:
according to lightsaber, a 787 can be had for not much more and is a generational leap in terms of fuel efficiency.


I'd be surprised if lightsaber tagged a near match as generational leap. :-)
highly surprised, actually.

IMHO you have to rethink source and/or content of your "fact".

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by WIederling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Prophecy - in a theater near you!
Replies: 27
Views: 1171

Re: The Trump Prophecy - in a theater near you!

"A new movie proclaiming Trump was chosen by God ..............."

One of the seven plaques.

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by WIederling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gap in the windows on 787s, why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2544

Re: Gap in the windows on 787s, why?

Thanks Dan23, so i guess my follow-up question is why don't you see this in other plane types or do they position the joins where the toilet or galley sections are mid-plane thus not impacting the seating areas? Missing windows appear in all types. But since most other types are not built as barrel...

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by WIederling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 194
Views: 38855

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

QuarkFly wrote:
Stitch wrote:
I am assuming Stratolaunch Systems is still a viable operating business concern even with the passing of Mr. Allen.


I don't think Stratolaunch would be a viable operating business even with Mr. Allen alive and well.


Just another CargoLifter.

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by WIederling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48074

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

I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. If enough passengers felt the way you do, the A380 wouldn't be circling the drain. -ir You'd have to prove that load factors on A380 are significantly lower than on 777 to make that true....

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

lightsaber wrote:
I honestly cannot understand the worry.


How are they going to cope with the broken surfaces aerodynamically?

I'd have expected a design that only shows one surface seam all around
preferably following prevalent airflow in the area.

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs of 1kg extra / year for NB, WB, on average.
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Costs of 1kg extra / year for NB, WB, on average.

I suspect that the best metric to do this is 50KG for 1000 and 5000KM, and it would be interesting to know. Possibly a better weight could be 35 pound, the maximum in the US for a person to be lifting. why 50kg when the question was 1kg? ( If you've got one number you've got any other small, relati...

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48074

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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/16/with-the-first-a380-on-the-scrapheap-after-just-11-years-airbus-bad-bet-can-now-is-obvious/#670a82a78a51 Worse, for the A380, airlines can fly three Boeing 787s on a typical long-haul route at a lower total cost than flying two A380s a day on that ...

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48074

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

I keep hearing everyone talking up this RR "Ultrafan" as if they have some Holy Grail engine technology, yet these same people are blissfully unaware that RR can't even get the Trent 1000 right.......after multiple tries. I seem to have missed that the 1000 TEN continues the line of RR du...

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 324
Views: 48074

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

Flew out of Tarbes in France yesterday.I imagine that is the airport the above article is referring to.There were 3 A380's there.More impressive was the 'fleet' of A340's of all different types.-perhaps 20 odd.Also passed an A380 in a sort of lay by in 6 different parts about 20 miles inland. A380 ...

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 874
Views: 115351

Re: A400M Update

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/0 ... to-europe/
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tommy1808 wrote:
"Lots of US armor" is a ridiculous overstatement.

Best regards
Thomas

not a small deployment ( and currently only accompanied by caretaker personnel).
https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/0 ... to-europe/

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by WIederling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: 787 vs A350 range

According to Boeing and Airbus websites, the A350 has more range than the 787. 787-9 has a range of 14,100km while the A350-900 has 15,000km and the A350-1000 has a range of 15,557km. So why is it that the 787 is praised as a game changing aircraft that opens up the ability for ultra long routes (s...

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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: 21599

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: 216
Views: 4547

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: 712

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: 13
Views: 870

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: 874
Views: 115351

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: 324
Views: 48074

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: 69
Views: 12349

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: 9
Views: 538

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: 69
Views: 12349

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: 69
Views: 12349

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: 9
Views: 538

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: 82
Views: 13616

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: 5183

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: 21599

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: 5183

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: 5183

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: 352

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: 216
Views: 4547

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: 5183

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: 216
Views: 4547

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: 69
Views: 12349

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: 69
Views: 12349

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 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching a high wing aircraft-would it roll inverted?
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Ditching a high wing aircraft-would it roll inverted?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Pel- ... d_ditching
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Not a "full" highwing aircraft, but .. :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Pel- ... d_ditching

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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: 1456

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: 1456

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: 600
Views: 43820

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: 8853

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: 324
Views: 48074

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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