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by c933103
Sat May 27, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 52
Views: 3652

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

so given B748 have ETOP330 and A350 have ETOPS370, A350 can fly further away from diversion than B748? The longest EDTO in the world is CHC-USH and that is EDTO 300min +-. In reality both aircraft are equal except the EDTO calculation for the B748 with 4 engines is less restrictive than the A350 wi...

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by c933103
Sat May 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5989

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

From my understanding the best way (the only way ?) to get FAA or EASA certification is to have it in mind before you even get the drawing board out. Some years ago COMAC said they weren't pursuing those certifications, so we can presume they have not done the design and test work needed to get the...

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by c933103
Sat May 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 52
Views: 3652

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

so given B748 have ETOP330 and A350 have ETOPS370, A350 can fly further away from diversion than B748?

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by c933103
Sat May 27, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5989

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

I see a lot ot pessimism on this order really happening. I look at it this way. China will become the worker's largest aviation market by 2024 and we know that it is still restricted. If the Chinese government can incentivize Airlines for preferrential treatment on new high yielding lucrative route...

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cute girl characters from warship game painted onto livery of Japanese LCC aircraft
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Cute girl characters from warship game painted onto livery of Japanese LCC aircraft

http://flyteam.jp/registration/JA816P/photo The Japanese airline Peach Aviation have painted one of their A320 with characters from a flash-based browser game about turning world war two warships into cute girls in their latest collaboration effort, but as the game involve lots of Japanese warships ...

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilion C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: New civilion C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

anshabhi wrote:
high altitude destinations in India and Himalayas ​need a sturdy Regional aircraft...

...It is a cargo aircraft

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS & SF Express form China JV
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: UPS & SF Express form China JV

While there are quite a few express delivery companies in China, SF is probably the brand with best brand image... Whenever I want to send things to mainland China I was always recommended by people to use SF..

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5989

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

As COMAC finds FAA certification too complex, chances to obtain EASA certification are slim. I doubt the C919 will ever fly at BA. It seems pretty clear it won't happen before EIS, but I'm under the impression Comac and the CAAC are still going to pursue it over the long term, even though it presum...

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5989

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

LondonCity wrote:
Successful LCCs operate only ONE plane type. Maybe it's more of a political statement (to please the Chinese govt) rather than any serious intention on Air Asia's behalf.

How about Air Asia China?

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight between South America and Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Flight between South America and Central Asia?

That list also have load factor for North Asia-South America 72.17% Which wouldn't be possible to have nonstop flight so I guess they have counted direct flight with stops... for instance ICN-LAX-GRU and PEK-MAD-GRU...but still, that does not solve the question about central asia Probably that is w...

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 134
Views: 27572

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

with UA also droppinig NRT-ICN, seems like KE will become the only legacy remain on the route?
Edit: OZ also have some frequency

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Amiga500 wrote:
c933103 wrote:
although i don't think that would be a game changer either...


Exactly. It'll cost at least a billion and I'm not sure it'd return even that figure in profits.

I don't think that cabin redesign program would cost billion...

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight between South America and Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Flight between South America and Central Asia?

That list also have load factor for
North Asia-South America 72.17%
Which wouldn't be possible to have nonstop flight so I guess they have counted direct flight with stops... for instance ICN-LAX-GRU and PEK-MAD-GRU...but still, that does not solve the question about central asia

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?
Replies: 31
Views: 3193

Re: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?

Another thing is that, if you're re-engining old 340 instead of acquiring new 787/350s, how much time can those reengined plane remain flying?

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption table
Replies: 41
Views: 6395

Re: Fuel consumption table

The Appendix C of this ICAO document have some fuel consumption data for different aircraft at different sector length.... https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/CarbonOffset/Documents/Methodology_ICAO_Carbon_Calculator_v9_2016.pdf Some deviation from data posted by OP include for example the...

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by c933103
Fri May 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight between South America and Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Flight between South America and Central Asia?

In this ICAO document https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/CarbonOffset/Documents/Methodology_ICAO_Carbon_Calculator_v9_2016.pdf Appendix A, it listed average load factors for flights among/between/within different regions in CY2014. One of the listed pair is "Central Asia-South Americ...

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by c933103
Thu May 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

although i don't think that would be a game changer either...

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by c933103
Thu May 25, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I think most cargo being transported by air would not need the nose loading capability and for those that do they can also be transported via Antonov freighters... Hmmm - its a useful differentiator in favour of the 747. The A380, as it currently sits, is essentially dead in the water. If it hasn't...

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by c933103
Thu May 25, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I think most cargo being transported by air would not need the nose loading capability and for those that do they can also be transported via Antonov freighters...

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by c933103
Thu May 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

A flight to Perth is a long flight from the east coast of a Australia. It will never be the kind of hub that Singapore and Dubai are. East Coast - Singapore is even further away than East Coast - Perth? Not to mention Dubai. Of course there are no other type of connecting traffic there and thus the...

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2454

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

Os there any plans between the two countries to discuss new bilateral? Or when will the current bilateral need renewal?

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320neo with mood lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: First narrowbody with mood lightning

Golden hue for business ....?

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB in Asia
Replies: 44
Views: 5308

Re: IB in Asia

MAD-MNL seems to be almost as faraway as MNL-LAX... Can that be done by 332?

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Btw, how many ME3 passengers are Indian? I am not sure if it is correct to assume ME3 primarily depend on Indian traffic .... Or woth another more measurable metrics, how many seats have ME3 sent to India compared to their overall capacity?

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3921

Re: Proximity of major airports

SAN-TIJ?

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

You're ignoring that fact that new, smaller aircraft (hello 787, hello A350) are not only more economical but some versions of them fly much further, increasing the ability of the airlines to offer more convenient point-to-point flying. This change in market shift - which is happening right now - a...

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by c933103
Wed May 24, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

There is no reason that the Airlines cannot maintain the A380's for decades if they are indeed economical and work. It will be a lot easier and cheaper for Airbus to support that than to keep the production line open or design and build a new version. How long did the DC-9 last... and I suspect the...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?
Replies: 31
Views: 3193

Re: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?

Well, I don't think such a plane could match the economic of latest fresh design twins either, but I think it would be interesting to know how far such design would be behind

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3921

Re: Proximity of major airports

MCO-TPA?

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

While twins are favored against quads, but not much twins offer enough capacity to match A380 and usually two planes would be needed. Most of those routes those A380 operate in are suffering from restrictions like slot that would prevent them from replacing a 380 with two twins. So other than those ...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?
Replies: 31
Views: 3193

How about...343neo with LeapX/GTF engines?

While it's not going to happen...not even remotely ... but as a thought experiment... If someone think they have too much money and dunped their money into making such a plane... what would be the capability and economic of such a plane? How much cheaper than 330/350 it need to be in order to attrac...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 336
Views: 78821

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=558967
Would second generation GTF engine be a better choice on 330neo? (btw what's the current estimated EIS date for the new engine, the thread say 2019-2021 which isn't too different from what we have now...)
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Reading through some old threads...
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=558967
Would second generation GTF engine be a better choice on 330neo? (btw what's the current estimated EIS date for the new engine, the thread say 2019-2021 which isn't too different from what we have now...)

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chinese passports not accepted for domestic flights at some airports
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Chinese passports not accepted for domestic flights at some airports

Apparently the government department have just posted an update onto their site to "clrify" that passport is also acceptable

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 4345

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

Continually being made does not mean continually being used... how many 1976-made aircrafts still flying? My point is that one is the by product of the other. Aircraft do indeed wear out. All things do. But if Concorde had been profitable, and there was still a market for it, doesn't it stand to re...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Chinese rule stop accepting passport as identity document for domestic flight
Replies: 1
Views: 876

New Chinese rule stop accepting passport as identity document for domestic flight

According to Chinese law and old regulations, there are quite a few different type of documents being accepted for identity verification purpose when flying domestically within China. However, it was reported that starting from this month, only identity card would be accepted as valid travel documen...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3025

Re: International growth stalls in China

500usd are like 3000cny... seems rather expensive among those zero dollar tour... i believe there were some zero dollar tour that really cost zero to join or even negative, as in if you join the tour, not just you don't have to pay, but also you can get some cash for joining it, although Chinese gov...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1922
Views: 181195

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

... which Japanese LCC will be getting A320neo? The Japanese browser game I'm playing claim they'd collaborate with a LCC on an A320neo but so far aren't there only ANA and Peach ordered the aircraft? But ANA is not LCC and Peach won't be getting them till 2019 which I don't think the game would ann...

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by c933103
Tue May 23, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 4345

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

As if other planes at the time have been continually used.... Well.. Concorde was introduced in 1976 after the project was started in 1969.. During that same time period, we have seen the 737 introduced in 1968 which is still in service, the 747 introduced in 1969, also still in service (though I w...

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by c933103
Mon May 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 4345

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

As much as I would love to see something like this succeed, they lost me at "small SST"... Concorde was what you would call small, only having about the capacity of a 717 and didn't make enough of a profit (if any if I remember correctly) to warrant continued use. Not to mention as you fo...

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by c933103
Mon May 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet differences cargo vs. passenger airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Fleet differences cargo vs. passenger airlines

What are some new passenger airliners that are getting freighter variant orders? Those orders shall be made at a pricr similar to passenger variant to make manufacturers willing to sell them. What's the commonality behind those freighters being ordered as new compared against P2F planes?

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by c933103
Mon May 22, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 336
Views: 78821

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

What do they mean that is will be developed from both -800 and -900

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by c933103
Sun May 21, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3062

Re: Cities with alternate airports

A strange definition for alternate. I think here it works only as the North American version to alternative (alternative, other, another, second, different, possible, substitute, replacement, deputy, relief, proxy, surrogate, cover, fill-in, stand-in, standby, emergency, reserve, backup, auxiliary,...

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by c933103
Sat May 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3062

Re: Cities with alternate airports

ORY is major? Orly is indeed a major airport just like Charles de Gaulle and therefor doesn't count. Beauvais is the alternate airport for Paris. A strange definition for alternate. I think here it works only as the North American version to alternative (alternative, other, another, second, differe...

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by c933103
Sat May 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11616

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

khinstorff wrote:
I don't see the value in starting another airline with the same name and branding. VA's value was its assets, not its brand.

Well, from statements he have said, seems like he think otherwise

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by c933103
Sat May 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3062

Re: Cities with alternate airports

Aliqiout wrote:
CDG/ORY

ORY is major?

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by c933103
Sat May 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3062

Re: Cities with alternate airports

Tokyo - Chofu, Ibaraki
Nagoya - Komaki
Osaka - Kobe
Sapporo - Okadama
Beijing - Nanyuan
Guangzhou - Foshan
Fukuoka - Saga, Kitakyushu
Hiroshima - Iwakuni

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by c933103
Fri May 19, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Silicon Valley’s Airport Narrowing the Gap in Passenger Volume Among Bay Area Airports"......really?
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: "Silicon Valley’s Airport Narrowing the Gap in Passenger Volume Among Bay Area Airports"......really?

If SJC is growing at a faster percentage rate then yes they are "technically" narrowing the gap. Realistically, though, that's just not how the English language works. Decreasing the rate at which you fall behind is not generally regarded the same thing as actually closing the gap. "...

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by c933103
Fri May 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 10374

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

Was Pan Am using same livery from DC3 to 747?

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by c933103
Fri May 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market

So, if one day, let say in year 2025, when bombardier have freed their hand from whatever they were developing and decided to release a new q400x, how long would it take from the moment they started to actually invest and work on it, to the moment it get delivered and EIS?

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