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by keesje
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 9946

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

IIRC Chinese Airlines hasn't made orders for A330neo yet, they are still taking ceos. In the end they are going to order plenty of neos too and both of them Why? By what logic will people running A330CEO necessarily buy NEO’s? They will replace the aircraft at some point but what with is very much ...

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by keesje
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34197

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I think the biggest worry for Airbus is the fact they couldn't move Hawaiian to A330-900s but they bought 787-9s instead. Bright shining Hawaiian Airbusses at Honolulu probably has been hurting in Chicago for a long time. Sending out all the wrong messages. Getting that back to Boeing probably was w...

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by keesje
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34197

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Makes sense, who wants be ~sole operator. Hawaiian probably got another very sharp deal here :bigthumbsup: Agree with Astuteman, this creates extra space below A350-900 and 787-9 Boeings intentions are clear & Airbus doesn't have a track record of sitting on their hands. E.g. 600 A333-200s, 500 ...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11461

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

https://i0.wp.com/aeronauticsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/763PolarisUnited.jpg?resize=1024%2C576 United Polaris https://cdn.businesstraveller.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/A350_CAL_Shot_07_f_0000_700.gif China Airlines Business I think the Polaris price, service and food better be very go...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11461

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Maybe International, objective travellers rate the old seat better, or the same. Then you have situation in the boardroom.. :drool:

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11461

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I worked on similar interior / product upgrades and we pulled a sizeable WB fleet to the ground to complete fleetwide implementation within 4 months. All was communicated thouroughly to manage expectations during the launch campaign. Additional groundtime was included in the business case. I never f...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 2845

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

A new platform should be able to support UN kind of missions, piracy, UAV's, terrorism threats and be fully connected. No need anymore to bring 14 blokes with plotters to the place itself. Go COTS: https://www.aerodata.de/en/surveillance/about-surveillance.html The electronics stuff is shrinking al...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 2845

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

It appears there are multiple countries interested in a joint development for a new MPA: https://www.defensenews.com/smr/munich-security-forum/2018/02/15/poland-canada-join-nato-members-in-potential-maritime-surveillance-aircraft-buy/ France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and now, Poland a...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5330

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

Embraer has been selling the E-Jets, Tucano's and ERJ all over the world. They dominate the segment around 100 seats with 1400 E jets delivered. There's no reason the E-2 & KC-390 wont be as successful. This year the E2 will ramp up & hundreds will enter various markets supplementing / repla...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5330

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

The E-jets could potentially replace the 737-7, but I don’t see them replacing the larger 737 models. I do see NSA growing in size though, with a base model around 190 seat (two class), a shrink at 175, and a stretch out to 220. If MOM is a success, I could see Airbus responding with a A330 replace...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 2845

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

I guess the P-8 is indeed the only dedicated type now one. No doubt mind bogling expensive.. Budgets have shrunken, using existing platforms reduces risks and maybe long range / endurance requirements have been reduced. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4254/34915198813_2d3f234ea8_c.jpg This concept ha...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5330

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

I think Boeing wants the KC-390. But Embraer wants to keep it seperate. They know they (incl. government) have invested into something strong at the right moment. No need to share the rewards with parties that avoided the riksk / consumed profits earlier on. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5JkuPVJ0CJA/WD...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 2845

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

I one point there might be a market for a fully optimized MPA adding capability & efficiency a airliner based MAP couldn't.

https://flic.kr/p/VcktmD

Did this sketch a decade ago when 2020 was far away ..

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by keesje
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5330

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

What would Embraer bring Boeing in this partnership? With its experience developing the 787, Boeing would want to take the lead in engineering. I could see a role, but I suspect Embarer would very much be the junior partner in any joint venture for a new aircraft to replace as successful a product ...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 28331

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A capable freighter / MRTT could come out of the A330-800 basic MTOW / Range specifications.

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by keesje
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5330

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

I gues that might be a longer term strategy. I think there is a medium term requirement for a super efficient 130-160 seat aircraft up to 1500NM that can also do 199 seats in an ultimate stretched payload range restricted version. Today's NB's being able to do 3500NM with 220 passengers is a clear i...

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by keesje
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16952

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I know on the RR site the T900 are slightly compromised to meet the stringent LHR nght noise restrictions. Anyway I guess it is less relevant because the A380 is mostly about capacity & CASM and has little competition. Even the 747-8 (with GENX engines) proved incapable of matching that. All th...

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by keesje
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

Free email from AvWeek provided "Next-Gen Core Demo Boost For Rolls-Royce" by Guy Norris which says: Stein notes that aircraft manufacturers continue to be briefed about the Advance and its UltraFan follow-on engine. “ Each of them may or may not modify their airframe plans as a result of...

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by keesje
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

If Airbus wants to have answer to a NMA 3 years earlier then that NMA, they still have 4-5 yrs to have PW and CFM to fix the engine issues. Enders said it would need 2 months however and he said they’ll meet their 2018 targets. There might be some hope in there, but relating engine issues and NMA re...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16952

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

GENX built on evolutionairy GE90 technology. Pretty much all technology in aviation can be viewed as being evolutionary these days, but GE90-115B was the best engine available for a decade or so, which is a pretty remarkable run. No wonder Boeing wanted to keep it all to itself! https://www.geaviat...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16952

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I know on the RR site the T900 are slightly compromised to meet the stringent LHR nght noise restrictions. Anyway I guess it is less relevant because the A380 is mostly about capacity & CASM and has little competition. Even the 747-8 (with GENX engines) proved incapable of matching that. All the...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11736

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

SEA wrote:
The armchair parenting in this thread is worse than the armchair piloting in other threads!



:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by keesje
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

No, I don't check three months / hundreds of posts back to see what you wrote. And I don't intend to do so :spit: I did you a favour and checked on your behalf. Everyone including myself said it wouldn't work. :lol: Maybe the reason & feelings why it wouldn't work weren't very solid & convi...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

If 2-3-2 is the cross section selected, good use should be made of the cargo deck because it is shorter than a typical 3-3 AKH cargo deck. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xLTg0IhbaHM/WgLinjG-zQI/AAAAAAAADPE/i7VKHyBMtu0Ix_OkpQxEw3ZozLL5rJDAgCLcBGAs/s1600/Extendable%252520AKH%252520LD3-45%252520Co...

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by keesje
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11736

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Smookhood, strap on jumpseat & close door.

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by keesje
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

If 2-3-2 is the cross section selected, good use should be made of the cargo deck because it is shorter than a typical 3-3 AKH cargo deck. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xLTg0IhbaHM/WgLinjG-zQI/AAAAAAAADPE/i7VKHyBMtu0Ix_OkpQxEw3ZozLL5rJDAgCLcBGAs/s1600/Extendable%252520AKH%252520LD3-45%252520Con...

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by keesje
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

parapente wrote:
Flying goat.I think there is only 2 of us (7ab) ......oh and perhaps Boeing ;-)


and Airbus..

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by keesje
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

Let average a couple aircraft details. A310-300: 79T empty 164T MTO 5150nm range 767-200ER: 82T empty 179T MTO 6550nm range 797-8: 82T empty 171T MTO 5850nm range The A321NEO LR weighs <50t empty. New wings, range, stretch etc. maybe 60t for an A322. That's a though benchmark & Boeing knows. Wo...

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by keesje
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

I get flash backs here, 2011 Boeing contemplating the NSA, talking to key customers, fully understanding the market, making sure they get it right . This was a few weeks before the forced (fully undefined) 737 MAX launch : https://youtu.be/rJzRsodeYes?t=36s I see the chances growing Airbus will pre...

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by keesje
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

I get flash backs here, 2011 Boeing contemplating the NSA, talking to key customers, fully understanding the market, making sure they get it right . This was a few weeks before the forced (fully undefined) 737 MAX launch : https://youtu.be/rJzRsodeYes?t=36s I see the chances growing Airbus will pre-...

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by keesje
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 2845

A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

It seems France & Germany are together looking for a replacements of their aging MPA's. Gemany P3 and France Atlantique II are up for replacement. https://airlinerwatch.com/content/images/2018/02/A320neo_Maritime_Patrol.jpg https://airlinerwatch.com/airbus-considers-a-military-version-of-a320neo/

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by keesje
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195310

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

I think an 8 abreast WB has 8 abreast WB costs. probably without the cargo capability. It would compete against a more capable same price A330 NEO. The NMA has to be as light as possible to be competitive also on the bulk of its flights: 1000-2000 NM. Found this doc on 767 MRO, it shows average flig...

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by keesje
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

M .75 or M. 85 doesn't make much of a difference, unless you fly it for ~7-8 hours. Then it becomes an hour, hurting network and utilization. :beady: Aircraft like the A320 are optimized for mission profiles of ~2 hours. Good low speed handling, low weight, large fleet commonality. That is why the c...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Dutchy wrote:
The airspeed is quite a bit slower, around 50-80kn. The 757 seems to have the same speed as the WB.


Yes the AirLingus A330 EI137 will probably overtake it.

:checkeredflag:

https://www.flightradar24.com/EIN13T/106b2fed

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

I guess we know why they used CFM engines instead if PW engines for the first A321LR since PW equipped A321neos have suspeded all test flights. I wonder who will come out to see the plane land Another A321 at JFK but it ain't Jetblue or AA. Exiting stuff .. :yawn: It reached the UK and is a cruise ...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker

It seems it just took off.

https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB321/106adfde

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft
Replies: 36
Views: 5246

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft

The CFM Leap can't deliver the same max. thrust as the PW1100G, so if you want to get the most out of your A321NLR, you really need the PW engines. That being said, with today's PW engines your NEO LR is going nowhere... IMO, the A321NEO LR is a great concept, but it's not a B752 yet. It isn't a 75...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 58
Views: 4338

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

I think over the last 3 months the chances for the Rafale have not been reduced. The partnerships between US (Trump), France (Macron), Canada (Trudeau) and Germany (Merkel) changed of time. The US decided to focus on their own needs / interest and that's their good right.

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft
Replies: 36
Views: 5246

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft

Of the 6000 NEO's now on order, in the not to distant future half will be A321NEO's. Upping the real A321 backlog by 1000 from the confirmed 2000. At good margins because: demand >> supply and no real competition in terms of payload-range, cargo capability & engine choice. Boeing finally sees th...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6856

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

The 737-10 would be a great addition to the Alaska fleet. Due to the Virgin merger they ended up with A320, even becoming launching customer for the A321NEO. Now that wouldn't be a big problem, as these aircraft could be replaced overtime by 737s. Small detail is that it's A321 though. A type all Al...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 53
Views: 11267

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

I think Randy knows best. What he communicates can be full of half truths / left outs and carefully selected number to create perceptions.
Like e.g. using the number of orders instead of number of aircraft as a measure for success.

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by keesje
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 53
Views: 11267

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Interesting ! Looking from a number of customers perspective, Lion, UA and GECAS converting -9's to -10's is less then 20% of the customers! :checkmark: 416 is great, specially when the -9 order book survived :checkmark: I'd love to see Boeing do a breakdown by model 7 8 9 10, the whole mystery sur...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 100
Views: 26753

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

It's not that clear cut. ATR is a JV, with two 50% shareholders, who openly disagree on this matter. Leonardo sees a market and has been pushing for a new prop for some years now, while Airbus sees it differently and has been repeatedly blocking it. Even for Leonardo shareholders, I still don't get...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 83
Views: 9655

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

The politics forum has been requested by a large number of users, because political subjects have completely dominated the Non Aviation Forum for quite some time. There's a very active group of users who participate in Non Av, but are tired of being inundated with politics. Splitting it into a dedi...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 83
Views: 9655

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

Politics (coming soon) This forum is the ONLY forum on the website in which political comments or discussions may take place, even if they are aviation related. I would prefer a forum dedicated to Helicopter & VTOL and/or UAV over a forum on politics. Because - this is an aviation site - these ...

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