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by Noshow
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 226
Views: 39416

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Airbus needs to settle it's franco-german rivalry fast. It might not be allowed to paralize the company again. Macron and Merkel must get along. Looks like a top level issue to me.

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by Noshow
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 13211

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Build some bigger 737-follow on that is based on 787 technology and the 777X production robots. Optimize the narrowbody-diameter by using CFRP to carry cargo containers. Maybe provide modular wing sizes. Not everybody needs to go transpacific all the time.

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by Noshow
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

AFAIK nothing before Tranche 2B is upgradedable as they changed the data bus and much more beyound that.

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by Noshow
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order
Replies: 12
Views: 3822

Re: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order

Usual fleet rollover. Especially at Singapore Airlines. They prefer a very young fleet.
Ryanair must be even more extreme. They retire almost new aircraft and sell them second hand and take factory brand new ones all the time. One every work week IIRC.

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by Noshow
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families
Replies: 26
Views: 12907

Re: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families

One would need a new engine generation to gain at least 15 percent operating cost advantage over the latest current aircraft. That is when investors break even on credits and stuff. New engines take their time (and a lot of money) and might mean new aircraft configurations. (like tail mounted open r...

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 17
Views: 10584

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

I'd be expecting Leahy to have some farewell order down his sleeves. Let's say Emirates taking another 100 somethings or similar. He will go with some positive bang that's for sure.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Airbus needed something in the top size to compete with Boeing in offering a full spectrum. This was a major reason they invented the A380. I can't see it not needed with all the growing traffic. Just wait until chinese airlines grow into widebody operator sizes. International travel FROM china is a...

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 21972

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

How about a Bear bomber as a private aircraft instead? It has some nice long range cruise speed, endurance and that wow factor at Aspen or Cannes? Not to roomy inside I have to admit. Maybe one could still order some Il-18 (Il-20) for beginners as they seem to be still build in military ELINT and su...

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz to become new Airbus sales chief
Replies: 21
Views: 10333

Re: Eric Schulz to become new Airbus sales chief

Schulz seems to be a very good choice but Leahy is a legend. He has sold more by value than many nations earn over centuries. And he has been loyal to Airbus over many years through rain and sunshine. He must be really demanding to work for but he became aviation history by himself. Not many senior ...

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 37219

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

So we will have the engines and generators inside the fuselages -out of the airflow- and just tiny electric propellers left outside?

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 22043

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

The federal government nor any federal minsitry had any say in this.


It's a co-owner. Sitting in the board.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 22043

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Sounds like a plan.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 22043

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Good points. But the fire protection issues could be used as a "comfortable" cover up for deeper problems below the surface (layout, capacity, build quality, lack of documentation and such) that prevent the airport to be opened anyway.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 22043

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

This has nothing to do with 'German politics', but merely the continuous incompetence and arrogance of the local lefty-loony Berlin government


BER is co-owned by the Bund (fed government) and two federal states, so the problem is way beyound being local.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 22043

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

There is no capacity elsewhere to close Tegel. The actual passenger numbers are way higher than Schönefeld plus BER (22 million a year IF it opens one day) can handle. So Tegel will have to remain open for many years if not forever. Tegel is some perfect shuttle airport (think LaGuardia) and will ha...

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 22043

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

They problem is not that they messed it up the first time, the problem is that they are still unable to turn around and sort things out. Thery are still not talking open about what the problems are. They seem to be lying about the status and completion. From a pragmatic point of view tearing it down...

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by Noshow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 20934

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

All their Berlin-Traffic from Frankfurt is planned to become A321. So a bigger A321 might be needed next.

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by Noshow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

Re: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

They specialized in engines (RR) and wings and are doing well as far as Airbus is concerned. Not sure what BREXIT means to industrial cooperation. Given that they have not much industry left, aviation is doing excellent compared to the rest.

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Thanks for the Bloomberg link. So Brégier sounds like Airbus is ready to commit to not only build the A380 for at least ten more years but to modernize it for the next "wave of updates" as he put it. Airbus sounds more decided than before to me to go on with the A380. Sort of good news for...

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

OT: Concerning the -800 wing size: The wing was sized for both -800 and -900. However the -900 variant of the wing would use a more elaborate high lift system and therefore be slightly heavier.

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Well one could say as well modern business class seatbeds waste a lot of cabin space so the bigger the aircraft the more high yield customers fit onboard. Lastest A380 configs are with full upper deck for premium classes. This time the A380's "too" big floorspace is a big advantage.

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

that was stupid. Did the A318 teach them nothing?


The A380-700 was planned as a possible ultra long range variant.

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Just to remind you please they had planned some -700 as the smallest family member as well. So the -800 is no "shrink".

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 5785

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

So where is the engine? They said they had one and now they haven't even decided. If they cannot use military engines like they had planned they start all over again. And they still claim EIS 2023? How serious is this. I support new companies and ideas but at some point they need to prove what they ...

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 16194

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger

The current decision was made by the Landgericht Frankfurt (state court), higher than some Amtsgericht (local court). You can still appeal within a month.

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

EK has a huge A380 fleet so it will need new ones for both fleet renewal and growth. Dubai couldn't be the EK-hub it is without it.
So let's just wait what happens.

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by Noshow
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last true game changer plane.
Replies: 14
Views: 2876

Re: Last true game changer plane.

The A320 was one for sure, Maybe the 737 as well for adaptability. The 747 for size. You could go back in history. Comet, DC-3, F13. Montgolfières.

Coming next: The first commercial BWB, the first autononmous one, the first all electric commercial plane and so on. Hypersonic. Intergalactical.

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by Noshow
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 60744

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Nothing against planned orders but MoUs are no orders. This goes for A and B. This is just vaporware until firmed up.

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 85433

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Mind you the show is still running.

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 85433

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Better make one Dubai thread each for hard fact orders and one for discussions maybe?

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by Noshow
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Can't imagine that this question would come up suddenly during a show.

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

AF one is about two aircraft only. That doesn't matter much. Airbus never competed because developing that very special configuration was not worth it for them,

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by Noshow
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 618193

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Passenger comfort IS very much connected to the aircraft type. If you sit inside a A380 maindeck in economy class on a window seat you have more space to your side than in other aircraft. Say an A330 for comparison. It is a huge difference regardless of the airline. Very low cabin noise is another A...

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by Noshow
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 153803

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

I fully agree.

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 166362

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Might make sense as the Airbus deal seems to include the Mobile production site expansion. So while the deal might harm the 737 MAX it supports US jobs in the south and elsewhere.

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by Noshow
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overweight landing
Replies: 14
Views: 3335

Re: Overweight landing

You can face overruns or hot brakes as well up to brake and wheel fires. It's not just about the g-load on touchdown.

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by Noshow
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday
Replies: 28
Views: 7409

Re: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday

I'd say these gate-check guys are smarter and serious. Different from some of the checkpoint scanning staff. They seem to be hired by the airlines not by the government. (I am talking about US flights from Germany)

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by Noshow
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 106
Views: 27794

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

No need to get too sceptical. These projects seem to progress fast. Quite different from the old bureaucracy of big space organisations with long schedules and enormous costs that avoid risk at any cost. Stratolaunch's issue is that it looks to be too big for modern micro satellites. Maybe they can ...

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 37
Views: 8866

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

Oh no, please? They had a real nice one. No need to change anything. I flew three legs this October.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 4714

Re: Most-missed US Major

Pan Am at Berlin-Tempelhof.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 29422

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

How can airberlin expect others to pay their bill? If this has happened in the past this is one thing. Flying there again and again and expecting to have others pay for you while you are broke seems like overstretching goodwill to me.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Depends on how you look at it.
The US seem at least to be more "Europe aware" than during those pure pivot to Asia days for sure. Just look at those russian maneuvres in eastern Europe and how NATO reacted.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Europe should move closer to the US not away. After the Krim invasion there is a different situation compared to the post cold war days now. We need NATO at full force again.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 29422

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

To me it looks like you drive your Porsche for lunch to some restaurant one day, eat and when it comes to paying you say you have no money. And the next day you come back and expect them to feed you again?

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 29422

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Not sure about that. Iceland is not bound to follow german law.
Why doesn't airberlin just pay for what services they had used before? Must be more expensive to park a jet for some days than to come up with a little cash. How do they pay for fuel? Do they just leave without paying? I hope not.

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I don't see the Germans opting out. This is a long term political commitment with strategic importance for NATO.

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 4884

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

How did that "work"?


Credible threat of mutual destruction in case of any attack. The magic in it is you have many steps and stages to let things escalate (and to force political decisions) before you actually shoot.

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 4884

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

Good decision. This provides a nice way to let things escalate step by step in some controlled way not in chaos. Man the planes, engines on, get airborne or move to forward bases. Just what might be needed if NK gets nasty. Big public dramatic gestures that can take hours and days if needed. This wo...

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by Noshow
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 14573

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

1. BER will not open for some time to come. 2.After it opens it will be too small, not operate at full capacity and be unable to be expanded 3. laws can be changed as assumed pax numbers were way too small Let's wait and see when or if Tegel closes. No airline from Tegel will move to BER wihout brut...

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