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by keesje
Tue May 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 69
Views: 10690

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Planeyguy wrote:
If people are saying how bad the 787s and 737max are why did AC even bought it in the first place?


Not exactly clear to me. But AC was just out of Bankruptcy when they ordered a large 787/777 fleet. They had a brand new Airbus WB fleet in service / on order.

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by keesje
Tue May 22, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50880

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Resources and ports determined most large cities... The eastern side actually has useful land and access to food and fresh water always takes precedent over minerals... Well they are upgrading Port Hedland International, but a hub is something else I guess. http://airlines-airports.com/wp-content/u...

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by keesje
Tue May 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 69
Views: 10690

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Qantas did it too. Just like AC a big A330 operator. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-holds-line-on-firming-787-options-446113/ Maybe we should launch "In a fresh blow to Boeing 787, Air Canada and Qantas dropped ...." header somewhere. Just joking :wink2: . It's probably ...

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by keesje
Tue May 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50880

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

You aussies mostly live on the wrong side of the island. :shhh: Anyway a big dedicated hub on the NorthWest would put Europe under 8000NM. Enabling most WB's to by pass hot & sandy places. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=PHe-SYD,+PHE-MEL,+PHE-LHR,+PHE-MAD,+PHE-FRA,+PHE-BNE,+PHE-PER,+++PHE-HKG,+PHE-A...

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by keesje
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Based on what I see, cutaways, specification this Su-57 seems an impressive platform. No doubt it will have weakpoints, like F22, but I think we shouldn't be carried away by old generalizations, anecdotical evidence, patriotism and selected photo details. The extra side looking phased array radar ca...

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by keesje
Mon May 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33417

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Keesje has been promoting the idea of an A322/A323 to respond to a 797/NMA/MOM for over a year. From March 2017: That's incorrect, I've promoting a re engined A321 stretch from 2010, before NEO launch, and re engined A320 plus from around 2006. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=392177 ...

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by keesje
Sun May 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33417

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Everybody is absolutely free to believe that the folks doing wintunnels tests, CFD modelling, simulations dystem development and FEM models on new wingboxes, wingconfigurations and long term market studies stopped because PW can't deilver some engines and the boys & girls are flown over to help ...

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by keesje
Sun May 20, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33417

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

having worked on gate design and engineering at several airports, my personal opinion is that fitting the next generation aircraft within existing 737-900/ A321 gates would be a huge win for the manufacturer that can do it. In the US, the reduction in the 767 fleets spawned “re-gating” to allow for...

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by keesje
Sun May 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33417

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

having worked on gate design and engineering at several airports, my personal opinion is that fitting the next generation aircraft within existing 737-900/ A321 gates would be a huge win for the manufacturer that can do it. In the US, the reduction in the 767 fleets spawned “re-gating” to allow for...

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by keesje
Sat May 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Where do you think this Su-57 might be superior to the F22? I'm not sure much is. Some areas may be comparable but again this comes down to the issue of cost. The SU-57 appears to have grabbed all the stealth low hanging fruit but not taken the refinement to the level of F-22/35 and it is that last...

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by keesje
Sat May 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 126
Views: 3383

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Trump made the president saying things that are objectively not truth a normal thing & people have as reference he apparently gets away with it. Forget what mom learned you about behaviour.

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by keesje
Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4365

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

It seems when it can be used by a government instead of a WB the cost / operational advantages are clear. But you would have know what the typical requirements are for a government long haul aircraft, how many passengers, what facilities are required. Since many heads of state travel on commercial ...

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by keesje
Sat May 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4365

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

Having looked at the interiors, weights, ranges it seems in most cases an ACJ320 would be large enough. Let's not forget an A321 is more than 7 meters longer than an A320/ 5 metrrs than BBJ2. I wonder what added value an ACJ321LR could offer. It seems when it can be used by a government instead of a...

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by keesje
Sat May 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

seahawk wrote:
SC430 wrote:
If Boeing secures the United order this year, the 787 will have may well have secured more orders in the five years (2014 - 2018) than all (3) Airbus WB programs combined. Unbelievable!!!!


In the end quality always wins.


Indeed, look at the backlogs! Agree!

:bored:

788 +321 seems likely.

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by keesje
Fri May 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus is the worlds largest commercial aircraft maker. United is a big Boeing customer - perhaps the Lufthansa of the US but in reverse. They already have the 787 in their fleet vs 0 A330s. Why, then, are the Airbus guys going on the offensive with their defensiveness (so to speak)? Indeed, they m...

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by keesje
Fri May 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Using radar is something that makes you visible. Maybe one of the platforms is less dependent on using it's radar for some missions.

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by keesje
Fri May 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-united-aircraft/airbus-loses-ground-in-bid-to-sell-jets-to-united-sources-idUSKCN1IJ1SK?il=0 Sounds like prospects aren’t good for the A330neo at United. :rotfl: It seems some of the US press is out for good news. UA is a big 787 operator. Why order an additional ...

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by keesje
Fri May 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 81
Views: 17366

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I wonder if this is really a smart strategy, maybe it's a first step in a new strategy? SQ has managed to keep up a high quality image passengers are willing to schedule / pay extra for. The Silkair part of this brand has now to compete with the AirAsia, Lionair and Jetstar LCC's. That could easily ...

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by keesje
Fri May 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Where do you think this Su-57 might be superior to the F22?

The YF-22 is almost 30 years ago, time flies!

Image

I always wonder what's so stealthy about the F22's huge tail.

Obviously it had to be so big at the time.

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by keesje
Fri May 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

An interesting RFQ. A.net is almost in mutual agreement that Boeing will win this. Not so often we see this. Lets wait for the outcome Ithink most feel this is a Boeing order by default, because UA committed to the 737MAX, has lots of 787's and more on order. United ordered every Boeing type availa...

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

UA is not going to order Airbus, even if they were free. UA has already announced they want to be the launch customer for the 797 and Boeing will cut them a deal to take both which means Airbus has no shot at this regardless of what they do. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when Airbus offered U...

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

With a dozen lessors, an eager Airbus, Norwegian, Lionair, 3000 in the backlog, 70/month and a few bankruptsies, a few dozen slots should be doable.

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Fuel is rising / interest is still low, so hanging on to their 757s / 767s becomes less attractive.

If UA wants some progress within 5 yrs a bunch of 787-8 & A321LR's seems practical.

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Maybe the 787-9/10 and A321 are comparable here. Very good aircraft but your are running into significant investment if your customers want to grow with demand.

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

I'm amazed by the two large side looking EASA antenna's on the sides of the Su-57 next to the big one in front. The amount of data that comes in from those and it's target acquisition, tracking and jamming capability must require huge computer and data integration power. Has this configuration been ...

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 162
Views: 19286

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Total sales are now circa 150,and the entire program is almost certainly in the Black. And at 6/year, the program continues that profitability. It can be safely assumed that Boeing lost money on the 747-8. There was already a write off, because there was no way to recoup the deferred cost. Sources?...

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

At some point you have to ask yourself if the added value of details justify the costs. If lobby's, industry, fear & patriotism allow to spend $60 Billion on 200 aircraft, maybe there to an incentive to go for perfection, to harvest the budgets. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-amer...

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by keesje
Thu May 17, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

"a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?" Why would you do that? "..to compete withA359?" Why would you do that? To sell aircraft, pay salaries and other bills, invest a bit. It's what they do. https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/market/current-marke...

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Stealth aircraft have significantly reduced radar signatures from the side and rear aspect, if designed correctly. They also must be manufactured carefully as well to exacting tolerances, and all indications is that the Russians struggle mightily in getting tolerances perfect Because you can spot s...

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 218
Views: 51606

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Taking everything into account, probably the favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85PgkMW_F1o&list=UURcDxIgXwpSQGF-9ctjOu6g&index=295

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 5645

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

You can do a hot refueling (engines running) and cool the breaks. http://fuelforthought.org.nz/sites/default/files/Hot%20Refuelling.pdf https://www.safran-electrical-power.com/ventilation-systems/our-brake-cooling-solutions For civil passenger aircraft, you just have to convince the authorities I gu...

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

A distinguished business like look.

:arrow: Good job by who ever designed / approved it.

More up to date than the F70 / original design.

And that's from someone who actually pays for it :wink2:

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

VV wrote:
"a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?"

Why would you do that?


"..to compete withA359?"

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73953

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

While this article is nothing new in the sense the french feel they should be in control and their government will pump in money to support that, it touches the experience on big pan European programs over the last decades. I think the Germans have drawn the same conclusions. European integration is...

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I think DL and the big 3 in the US will have a preference to have fleet from all 4 big OE's. It guarantees longer term buying power and the opportunity to right size across all segments. Looking back, Boeing's BBD/Delta trade case trying to sail on protectionists sentiments in Washington was an erro...

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by keesje
Wed May 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 518
Views: 58378

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

We are seeing lots of big and huge mergers, take-overs. It's an art to make sure everybody remains happy, motivated sees new chances & the best guys don't jump ship within a year, their loyalty being exhausted. I've seen excellent companies simply vanish after take-overs, with an order-book and ...

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Isn't the AA order for 767/A330 replacement? There will probably be another order for 777 replacements.

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Isn't the AA order for 767/A330 replacement?

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 711
Views: 97595

Re: A400M Update

I guess the C-17 and C-130J are the greatests & the army must make sure everything fits in those and everything will be just fine.

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

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They lack the refinement in the man-machine interface and data collection and processing capabilities Western fighters have enjoyed for decades. I see a lot of the pre occupied cold war generation classics coming by. Being there when things changed, I can tell you a different story. Shortly after t...

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 711
Views: 97595

Re: A400M Update

Maybe a Northrop Grumman C-43 could be considered as a locally build alternative.

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26338

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The CFM56s proved maybe the most durable engines ever produced. Maintenance intervals were extended several times over the years. CFM would take a fully used (cycles, hrs) engine apart and see everything was ok and work on another time on wing extension. Now put four of those on one aircraft. Far ab...

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Indeed Boeing has a majority of all civil aircraft in service.

They probably have an average 65% marketshare.

Over the last 40 years.

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 58
Views: 7802

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Mine is best because I identify with it. :bored: The Russians never had a problem developing original powerful fighters. Dismissing them was part of the cold war culture we were raised & educated in, as part of that cold war. No doubts; they are bad, we are good, we need to defend ourselves, eve...

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by keesje
Tue May 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 711
Views: 97595

Re: A400M Update

I'm not interested in anyone aquiring the A400M, I'm not related.
I find interesting to see how people deny, distract and create workarounds
for the obvious when something doesn't fit preferences :veryhappy:

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by keesje
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

The A340 sold "just" 400 and shared most costs with 1400 A330s and 800 A330/310s. Not keeping anyone awake I think. IMO 777-A340 is mostly just a sweet memory for some cherishing the past where Boeing was dominant on WB's. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mUi8Fnw173s/WvoSo-PvL_I/AAAAAAAA...

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by keesje
Mon May 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 711
Views: 97595

Re: A400M Update

We didn't have it in the past, not from here, so it can't be much / important :bored: The Army / Marines over the years have given many specs, RFI's under different names. They they want some bigger, too big for an C130 to places an C-17 can't operate. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15609/the-...

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by keesje
Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Stitch wrote:
So it's disingenuous to claim that Boeing "lost" those carriers as a customer since they clearly didn't.


Ok I won't use "lost". Boeing used to have 80-100% of the WB's of a carrier and now 30-50%. Something "changed". Feels better?

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by keesje
Mon May 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

What will those A350s replace? Say it! :wink2:

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