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by Noshow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1105
Views: 66667

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money.
But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1105
Views: 66667

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Looking back: Boeings supertough mode versus Bombardier must have been their first reaction to Airbus rumors.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1105
Views: 66667

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If Airbus builds the C Series in Alabama they eat into their own market of A319 and A320. Which leads to my speculation that their narrowbodies are set to grow way above A321neo sizes. The next single aisle familiy can start bigger (like from 180 to 200 seats) and better counter the upcoming middle ...

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 111
Views: 19614

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

Some low approach, gear down and some VFR pattern for a landing. All banking within limits, tower in the loop no problem at all.

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by Noshow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1105
Views: 66667

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Big surprise to me. I had expected China to invest there.
Expect the A319 to face tough times - and at least the MAX7.

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 176
Views: 21687

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Quite the opposite. See above point please.

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 176
Views: 21687

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Germany needs a nuke capable aircraft as one of the Luftwaffe's wartime NATO-roles is to carry and drop a few US owned and US guarded B61 bombs to their targets in the unlikely case those are needed. The Tornado is certified for that mission the Eurofighter not. US-Certification would require to ful...

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 113
Views: 11639

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Airbus und Boeing don't need the CSeries. They have their own established families. It must be somebody else.

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by Noshow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 113
Views: 11639

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

To me Boeing's aggressive mood towards Bombardier signalled from the beginning they don't fight against Canada itself but against somebody bigger possibly taking over the CSeries. Like their next competitor. The only serious bidder must be China. However all the ongoing subsidies fight might just ha...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 1605

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Exactly. Check for the foes not for their bags.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *VIDEO* Cessna 172 Crashes Into Tree In Connecticut
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: *VIDEO* Cessna 172 Crashes Into Tree In Connecticut

Quite a short landing.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

Re: German registration question

Great knowledge coming together. Thanks to all.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8983

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Wouldn't this be the exact thing they look for? What needs to be updated compared to some 787-3?

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 23
Views: 7272

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

Sad news. I took this flight and back and Cathay is quite nice.

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 1605

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Primary Flight Displays and Navigation Displays on request on any IFE screen.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 6165

Re: North Korea and nukes

How much radiation fallout does an underground test of this size generate for the neighbouring countries?

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5091

Re: More of the same at BER

It would have helped very much. It would have been "their" Hub making the oneworld-membership working better for them. They had the whole southern BER pier plus a lease for some strategic corner lounge with separate VIP-entry.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to serve new airport: Munich
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: Ryanair to serve new airport: Munich

Or Nuremberg South

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 833
Views: 118698

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

OT

The BER desaster ... was known within the industry before it became public.


No it wasn't known to this extent.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 159
Views: 17614

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

The looks are not making it more costly. It's the special equipment deep inside, made by military custom request and under secrecy that makes it expensive. The looks inside will be Air Force no-nonsense style. You could put in golden or pink plastic covers without making a difference too big if you ...

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 12896

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

I'd say there must be room for some bigger regional airlines? So many areas out of major population centers are bypassed by both legacy airlines and lowcost airlines. Grab some ATR 72 and off you go. Look at the US and what they have all over their country. Regionals going everywhere and feeding the...

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

Re: German registration question

I think in Germany you could opt for a European Union flag as well. Or even both at the same time.
Switzerland has a similar rule requiring the swiss cross on their tails.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

Re: German registration question

As an informal company style Lufthansa uses the third letter after D and A to show the aircraft manufacturer. B stands for Boeing and I for airbus (International) for example. Third letter M stands for "Megaliner" on Lufthansa A380s. German airplanes must have their flag on the tail. If a ...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 127
Views: 29074

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Will it get a heavy check in any case? Even if it finds no new lease and might get disassembled? So does the check prove there is a next customer?

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 11711

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine

How can this take so long to get sorted out? New technology, new problems, that's fine with me so far.
But if things don't work out some improvement must come faster.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 11711

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine

Time to open up about how and when they will have this under control. With planned rates going up this starts to hurt big time.

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 833
Views: 118698

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Current federal financial support is said to be bridging airberlin ops to november but who knows? I would book back up flights just in case. Sep 24th is parliament election day in Germany expect owner changes to happen before the elections.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5262

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

So how long are their hedging contracts running please?

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200
Replies: 19
Views: 5116

Re: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200

To me it looks like LH didn't want to be associated with it anymore. So they moved it most far away sort of. FDH is the very southern edge of the country.

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didnt air launched ICBMs catch on?
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Why didnt air launched ICBMs catch on?

A bit like a flying nuclear submarine. No idea if precision targeting worked at aircraft cruise speeds back then. Subs are less visible have longer endurance and can come closer to their target region. With launches of jet powered cruise missiles submarines acquired some aircraft bomber capabilities...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 84
Views: 2356

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

DC-10-30 were quite common with Lufthansa for some time. I seem to remember I had one from FRA to BOS back then.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today

I know in Germany a russian open skies flight went right over a certain german military installation at the very moment they had an internal parade going on down there to take pictures. They must have known precisely in advance when that parade was planned.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today

During US overflights there are US officers on board AFAIK.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6843

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Boeing 367-81.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7371

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I am not opposing computers in any ways. But if done right humans are some additional safety layer that might think out of the box. As a passenger I would prefer to have a pilot in the know as a backup on board (actually two of them) who could take over if let's say a lightning strike knocks out all...

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 84
Views: 2356

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

TriStar?
Around 1985 AMS-JFK and back with Alia, Royal Jordanian. I remember they seemed to have Sky Marshalls on board back then.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7371

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Remember the A380 with the uncontained engine failure? The crew got flooded with computer generated warnings. For irregular ops you need humans to react and solve things in nonstandard ways. To cruisefly ten hours straight ahead a computer might be better.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7371

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Just think about the tesla accident with a truck crossing the road that got interpreted by the computer as "horizon". Imagine cloud formations and computers pulling up suddenly to avoid terrain collisions while hitting other traffic doing so. Computers are far away from being perfect so wh...

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 159
Views: 17614

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

What would be wrong with a new tail or new wings? Is there any political issue like a non destroyed laser plane could be violating any treaty or something?

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7371

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

There is nothing wrong with technical progress. But getting rid of pilots means leaving the redundancy concept all together. This is what has made aviation safe. This is why we don't have single engine passenger airplanes (except for limited local use). Maybe long range enhanced crews get reduced to...

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7371

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

These bankers just claim it would be cheaper to fly without pilots. Given all the military drone experiences and reliability issues and high accident rates I doubt that claim for any commercial operations.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 159
Views: 17614

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

The almost new laser 747 (-400F) that had parked in the desert has been cut to pieces violently. Why is that? Wouldn't this make for some great spare parts supplier for it's sister 747s?

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 3397

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

Do passengers have to strictly follow the crew's "order" to absolutely positively close the shades and keep them closed? Is this really safety related? Opening them might be required for takeoff and landing for safety reasons but not closing them is it really required in cruise? Being a go...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5091

Re: More of the same at BER

That is the same gentleman that successfully built both Tegel airport and the Berlin railway main station before. He has a proven record so the BER problem must be something else. I think they messed things up by changing the plans over and over again while they were already working on building the ...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5091

Re: More of the same at BER

But they had years to sort that one out? I think some new ventilation got moved on the rooftops now. But it looks like they don't make ANY progress anymore. In the meantime what they need changes by passenger numbers (beyound maximum expected) and type of traffic (way more lowcost). It seems there i...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5091

Re: More of the same at BER

I fear there is something basically wrong with the building or concept? Otherwise anything should be repaired and ready after several years and billions more. Maybe this is the politicians soft way to say it will never open for some -unknown to the public- major reason? Practical building pace and p...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: Best Flight Sim?

Is there any nice "eastern block" sim? I seem to remember some professional DOSAAF L-39 PC-sim back then that was simple but elegant.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7281

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

I like the old Boeing transcon seats for their comfort. FR had them all over their fleet.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 36620

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Any order is an order and a business success. This is why A and B both go any extra mile to win it.

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