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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nealy 400,000 Gallons of Crude Spill Into Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Nealy 400,000 Gallons of Crude Spill Into Gulf of Mexico

seb146 wrote:
Maybe because it is a United States incident?
Or it is such a common occurrence here it is not worth broadcasting?


No foreigners involved that could be squeezed for "compensation". So, no hysteria. under rug, rinse, repeat.

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 106
Views: 9363

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

And remember, the F-22 has about 1.7 million lines of code to do what it can do. The F-35 has 8 million lines of code. The F-35's simulator requires 10 million lines of code. Lines of code are on occasion more indicative of bloat than anything else. Look at Microsofts OS offering : what do you get ...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 38
Views: 1532

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually. Gemuser They are white, not grey. I ride on them several times a week. They are "RAL 7035 :: Lichtgrau" * ref: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAL-Eisenbahnfarben#RAL-Farben_der_Deutsche...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 101
Views: 15759

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

In addition, the case has just begun. Also something to think about. Let's say you make $100,000 a year after taxes. How much of that $100,000 is truly available to you at any one moment? How much of that $100,000 is already earmarked on the mortgage, car payment and other monthly bills? If you nee...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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Revelation wrote:
WIederling wrote:
What we've been shown is about as much fascistic lockstep you can achieve without adding brown uniforms.

Time to invoke Godwin's Law:


OK, I'll change it to black uniforms. ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

Re: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis

Still the comparison shows that quads aren't necessarily better than twins in all cases - or are only marginally better at best. you overstate a discussion point and then show that that statement is not quite right ( "the overstatement", see ) Folk lore here was that quads are so bad ther...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

they might do something reckless, even if it hurts the interests of Alabama and Airbus Inc. My assumption in the dumping and tariff thing was that Boeing thought there was no short to middle term retaliatory path open. Or was the whole thing nothing more than posturing for the local fin economy. ( ...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Revelation wrote:
Repeat after me:


Pft.
What we've been shown is about as much fascistic lockstep you can achieve without adding brown uniforms.

and,,,
IMU you overvalue the weight of the C-Series in the NEO decision. but that is OK.

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Very simple. Boeing designed the 787 from the outset, then invited manufacturers outside the USA to help finance and build major sections at their expense to benefit both parties. Very different. Boeing had a "design on a napkin" taken from PR and dropped snipets into partner laps all ove...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. quot licet iovi ... ? A320 frames assembled in Alabama are stamped "US - made". ( and MD frames assembled in China were stamped &q...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 2242

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

How will innovation in China stay competitive with innovation from western countries down the road? Like everybody else before: They are standing on the shoulders of giants. They'll get faster, show some synergetic rush ( shorter or longer ) and then will loose impetus. Same like everybody else. :-...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 64
Views: 18008

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

The repair is to re-inject resin and re-cook to pieces together to make them strong again. The process is specific but that's the general gist of it. IMHO: in most cases delamination of a formerly intact piece of fiber layup is not fixable by "some glue and a bit of pressure and heat". Th...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

More like... Boeing (NYSE:BA) is a company which - after chugging along for quite a few years pre-2017, has rocketed from $160 at the beginning of this year to $256.45 at the time of writing. Mostly due to shareholder pundits not understanding "deferred cost" and falling for those share b...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The MC-21 is not a competitor because it's very unlikely to sell a significant number of planes. unclean thinking? :-) A competitor is someone with a similar enough product for the desired task. It is a neutral term for a suitable product. What you tag as (non) competitor is in reality success in c...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Speaking of "fair competition" and "anyone else", Airbus launched the A320NEO in order to use its might to crush the C Series (as they already had the 737 on the run), and its reward is getting half of the program for 1 Canadian dollar! As an added bonus, they get to blame Boein...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It's also an airbus competitor. Why are you guys so sure AB isn't just going to shelve it. There is no "Boeing" in their name :-) ( in hindsight would Boeing still judge recourse-less cancellation of the 717 as a good idea? ) I dunno what was the big advantage of the 717 over the 737-7? 7...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

incitatus wrote:
If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is in BBD's best interest to take it.


No check is big enough for having your throat cut.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 182199

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

If you want to hear those Trent 7000 engine now, just go back up this thread to reply #611, Karel posted a YouTube vid of a recent RTO. They sounded ok to me! I'd be interesting if the 787 with T1000TEN and chevroned nacelle and the clean A330 NEO with T7000 in its nacelle show a difference in soun...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Rest assured the US government won't sit idly buy as Bombardier or AB try an end run on dumping underpriced aircraft in the US market through the front door or back door. We are expecting nothing less. The next hamfisted approach to influencing things. At least it is not about strafing and bombing ...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

32andBelow wrote:
It's also an airbus competitor. Why are you guys so sure AB isn't just going to shelve it.


There is no "Boeing" in their name :-)
( in hindsight would Boeing still judge recourse-less cancellation of the 717 as a good idea? )

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 6373

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

KarelXWB wrote:
Beijing proudly unveils mega airport due to open in 2019:


They seem to do airports in less time than Germany needs to notice anything is wrong ( at a new airport under construction).
( Then in reverse the build timeframe probably corresponds to the Chinese use window in time :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

ytz wrote:
Given that the 787 hasn't been locked out of Europe, it would indeed appear so.....


Isn't there some mutual agreement about no tariffs transport class aircraft and
no crossover ExIm Bank style financing between the US and the EU around?

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 165
Views: 21216

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Wiederling, Competition created the F35.... among many other things. Google, Amazon, Facebook, intel, AMGEN,Medtronic were not created in whatever statist, socialist utopian daydream you seem to think creates anything. F35 is the ultimate game in "offset" mirages. come play with us. We te...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

One important question that's largely been ignored is: why isn't the C-Series selling well? Is it the technology? Airbus can't fix that. Is it the marketing? Airbus can help, but Bombardier already had a large and experienced sales and marketing team. Is it the support? Airbus can help, but Bombard...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today

Brixerl wrote:
2. Splitting the narrowbody-market in two specialised segments may force Boeing to go the same way in the future to keep up. With one big difference: Airbus got the second segment nearly for free, Boeing has to invest billions to only measure up.


Boeing seems to like it that way?

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

incitatus wrote:
What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder.


They did. going by precedence Boeing would expect money from The CAN government coming with that offer.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 64
Views: 12338

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

RalXWB wrote:
If it would be a Boeing, seahawk would be drooling :rotfl:


JFK ATC!

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 40
Views: 6992

Re: LH makes formal offer for Alitalia

it gets worse and worse in terms of competition and choice.... myopic. There is a reason that wonderful competing choice went belly up. The US solution would be to turn the body belly down again and give it another round of going belly up while f*ing all those that sustained damage from the act. ( ...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Lmao, I haven't read the full details of the deal, and who knows a year, 2 years, 3 years from now, it could turn out this was a shitty deal, BUT just on the surface the fact that this is a middle finger to Boeing and is already getting fanboys mad on twitter, is enough instant gratification for no...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 165
Views: 21216

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

2. Developing software IS extremely expensive, and developing the capacity is not trivial. You are grossly miss-understating the complexity of aircraft avionics development, and today's military aircraft are even more software dependent than ever before.... see this NASA paper on the subject: https...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 493
Views: 25640

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

seahawk wrote:
No, it was the Chinese navy with the DVD.


disinterested contract work ? :-)

you think the DVD would careless enough to leave evidence around :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 493
Views: 25640

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

seahawk wrote:
It was on the ocean floor, All larger parts have been salvaged today.


Man, that would present "sh*t in the fan" if it ever comes to light that the crash site was known _and_ filched by some entity.
( With the notoriously sneaky US being the only real suspect.)

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 862
Views: 51519

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I wonder if there is any relation between this (reasonably swift) move by Airbus and reaching an internal point of no return for the 797 at Boeing? You think something like a A330 slogs on due to "787 lessons learned" repeated ? Look at: BCA -> BBD dumping spat vs AB <> BBD joinup : what ...

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 40
Views: 6992

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

dcajet wrote:
Just what the doctor ordered.


Pft.

Lazy Eight squared. unlimited force applied to an immovable mass. -> Boom.:-)

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 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: 704
Views: 121836

Re: Boeing pitches B778 to QF

LAX772LR wrote:
... a 778 can fly just about anything if you short the payload accordingly.


cost would mushroom while paying mass shrinks to "microscopic" vs moved mass.

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by WIederling
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

Re: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis

3: your argument misses the point. No engines available for a twin with A340 range. ( Superfan coming to fruitition would have changed the environment for 2 vs 4 engines even more.) No, my argument is very much to the point. Your claim was that the FAA rules or lack of them blocked Twins from flyin...

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

Re: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis

WIederling wrote:
[quote="OldAeroGuy"
1) Airbus has often pointed out that ETOPS began with the 90 min extension granted the A300. The FAA approved this extension.

1: IMU the A300 flew under ICAO 90 minutes rule _not_ available to operators under FAA rules.
[/quote]

To add ( and counter your assertion) :
FAA earliest extension granted for twins was for TWA flying 767 ( STL to FRA) to 90 minutes. i.e. not before fall 1982.

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

Kiwirob wrote:
But this appears to be a mass layoff, employees terminated without any prior warnings, something that’s not allowed in most countries.


You err, Sir.
This is the US. The best of the best of the best places for everything. .... when you are rich, powerful or have big t*ts :-)

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Crisis, Part 3
Replies: 225
Views: 12149

Re: Ukraine Crisis, Part 3

As for imports, because of high inflation and overall economy, imports are expensive for Russians. A ball perfectly placed for Putin. It forced the RF to kickstart internal production, getting away from that bloodletting import "most everything". Super. Couldn't have been better arranged....

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

Re: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis

how ETOPS would be pushed or hindered in the then largest market ( US, FAA blocked extensions for Airbus offer as long as Boeing did not have a comparable twin.) An interesting view of history. Fair use from the History section of the Wikipedia article on ETOPS: "Airbus A300 twinjet aircraft h...

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 28
Views: 7448

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

The line rate has been increased because they believe they can sell all the airframes they are producing as they are produced - they aren't looking to generate negative cash-flow to produce more quickly to build inventory at a lower per unit cost. The 787 delivery rate is currently LOWER than their...

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:18 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: 584
Views: 117352

Re: WIRED: How Air France will rescue its A380 with a shattered engine

Why ship an engine there? Ship a weighted slug to mount instead. That is what AF is doing and this weighted slug has the correct aerodynamics built into it. What will they use as a "weighted slug"? Another "real" engine? ( Building a bespoke concrete engine probably would be tim...

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by WIederling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

Re: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis

Why was the IAE V2500 not an option on the 343? IMU the core was. As the IAE Superfan. But Pratt botched that. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAE_SuperFan Not much chance for a reward after that? The A330 A340 combo actually was a rather well thought out spread to go with the vagaries of less th...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 385
Views: 47092

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

As has been pointed out many times a Composite barrel in this size class has excess strength due to have to account for impact loads. It may have the extra strength needed for an oval. ".. pointed out many times a Composite barrel .." oh, sure. Hoop stresses are of no importance here. ( t...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 70 Years Ago - 14 October 1947 - First Manned Supersonic Flight - Bell X-1 flown by Chuck Yeager
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: 70 Years Ago - 14 October 1947 - First Manned Supersonic Flight - Bell X-1 flown by Chuck Yeager

There have been some assertions that George Welch was actually the first to successfully fly at supersonic speeds. There’s even a book about it. The XF-86 was capable of supersonic flight before the X-1 flew its famous mission. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Welch_(pilot) https://en.m.wikip...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 385
Views: 47092

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

Here is a good graphic of what the 797 cross section will more likely be - compared to those above and below. I think this is pretty much on the money. https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/iaCbn.xvLeMXbRHkUN0vPA--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9MTAyNDtxPTk1O3c9OTk5/http://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/0...

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 161
Views: 25844

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

mjoelnir wrote:
The 235 t A330-200 tanker uses all the tank volume.

probably with a bit to spare.
i.e. even if you NEO the MRTT all tankage can be used ( for flying, for offload.)
The 251 t A330-800 tanker would be volume limited without an ATC.


Bravo! you've got it!

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by WIederling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

Kiwirob wrote:
I guess this is what happens when you have a workforce who aren’t unionised, makes it easy to can them.


Unionizing does not increase worker competence. More like the reverse.

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