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by Noshow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 6 Seater Single Engine Aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: 6 Seater Single Engine Aircraft?

Now for something truly classy:
Junkers F 13. Available new again from Switzerland.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3692

Re: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

Family? They already said first they integrate, expand the line to Mobile and bring up their rates. There are no current plans for some CS500.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

There is a full brigade visible in the video, but by definition everything in east germany was inproper?? It was certainly not a modern full quality airport fire brigade. Just some truck. Imagine what they could have done fighting a crash, like when they had lost the nose gear and turned over or si...

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean aviation - scandal after scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 2164

Re: Korean aviation - scandal after scandal

Having been to Korea and flown onboard Korean Air and Asiana to Incheon and from Gimpo and Busan as well I can tell you the country and it's airlines are highly developed and high quality. There might be spectacular hickpups like the famous nut rage but overall the onboard service and comfort are ab...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25327

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

I think Etihads A380 marketing was pretty smart. They came late to the party but got the full attention with their apartment suite. I hope they keep it. Must be perfect for long distance travel to Australia.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25327

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Buying non profitable airlines is a risky concept as has been proven here again. The feeder concept was oversized and connecting long range passengers at Abu Dhabi had mixed experiences for some time. Now that might be much improved.

I hope they keep their flagship product and their flagships.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hypersonic passenger flight: How would it work pratically?
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Hypersonic passenger flight: How would it work pratically?

Okay, assuming we had engines for some hypersonic passenger airplane. And assuming we had an airplane and paying passengers on board. How would a flight work? You would need to accelerate to supersonic speed to ignite those SRAM-engines. How would you do that? Rocket assisted? Turbofans? What would ...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

To sum things up: It was very well prepared, they knew the field exatly, the were very experienced with the airplane, they handled the landing as planned and it was still very dangerous and close to disaster. So no glorification needed.

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 75
Views: 13670

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I think from ATR size up turboprops are okay to use. A Jetstream or Metroliner feels to small to me.
Propfans seem to make sens only on longer segements and it remains to be seen where they get integrated at all.

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 75
Views: 13670

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I think that modern turboprops would make a lot of sense. They must be big enough and roomy enough and match small jet creature comfort, including baggage space and cabin noise. It has been a big mistake by the industry to not actively market turboprops as the truly green, quiet and efficient planes...

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by Noshow
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?
Replies: 37
Views: 7193

Re: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?

Before declaring the A321neo as the god-king of all aircraft, it should be very pertinent to point out that the A320neo outsells it by over 2-to-1 Many so called A320neo orders for the "family" are In fact A321neo orders. Airlines clearly go for the big one but don't tell their competitors.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: GE's in trouble?

In Asia conglomerates seem to do well like in Japan and Korea. In the 80s in Germany companies like Mercedes wanted to be like that too. "Build everything from toasters to tankers inhouse". Today the "fashion" is more like focus just on your core business again. Mercedes, as my e...

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: GE's in trouble?

While a good ROI is a fair expectation by stockholders strictly tuning companies to maximum shareholder value like Jack Welch did brutally might not be the best long term strategy.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15813

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

If a flight attentand requests the passengers to put their phones in air mode, one should just do it. If the FA wants to check a phone to be set correctly that is okay. Having seen how some airlines let you phone all the time and others are still in panic mode I'd suggest the rules should be softene...

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: GE's in trouble?

Sad to see them decline by market value. Maybe today we see the outcome of that overly aggressive Welch style back then? Everybody tried to copy him back then.
Their aero engines are still top notch.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45334

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

They tune up their A321-rate again so production should become cheaper and they can -from their perspective- eat Boeing's lunch before Boeing is ready to fire. As any new aircraft will need it's time.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113558

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

The engines are leased on for some time already and then sold separately.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 145
Views: 16094

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

LH02 would be the right fligt number.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 64
Views: 8323

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Shouldn't crews and frequent flyers note all those doses they receive over the years? Monitoring equipment could be installed on board and measurements be displayed in the cabin and send to Crew and passenger personal electronic devices for storing them. Have flights ever diverted due to locally str...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45334

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

So what went wrong with the 787-3 back then? Isn't this the aircraft they finally want?
Now that they build more 787 and have optimized details a cheaper production cost must be possible. Even adding another new custom wing should be cheaper than building some 797 from scratch?

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft concept
Replies: 32
Views: 9688

Re: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft

Hypersonic is nice and in the military world it is possible. But having yet to see engines for big commercial passenger aircraft applications I'd say we should wait for them first before we debate the "next Concorde". This speed hype has no point until the basics are available. And expect ...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3783

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

Isn't Boeing building something big at Shanghai?

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!
Replies: 19
Views: 4349

Re: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!

Both Tempelhof and the ILA site at BER seem perfect. Schönhagen is way too small for 40 Daks. Up to four of them would work maybe.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Watch the video again. See the cloud going upright? And this entire landing was pretty non standard. That's a fact.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

I'm talking about stones and gravel being sucked through the engines and blown anywhere. Have you seen the "dust cloud" when they came to a stop?

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Boeing miss out? Success of Embraer E-175
Replies: 10
Views: 2541

Re: Did Boeing miss out? Success of Embraer E-175

The original CRJ is said to have had some Boeing input. Then Boeing decided to not compete in this segment and moved away from Bombardier.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

I agree with KLDC10.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41491

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Leaving aside the whole A380 topic for a moment. Aren't really big aircraft needed? I mean look at congested airports. Could a twin be built big enough to cover the upper end? I feel a need for more very big airplanes. Traffic is growing, big cities get bigger, China and India grow out everybody els...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Just look a the video and stop that nonsense please.

(talking to the guy behind me)

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

I think they had a certain "can do" attitude back then that's not so common today anymore for safety, cost and image reasons. A lesson learned the hard way.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

If stones and gravel rip up your fuel line all the fun is guaranteed. Especially on a small airfield in east Germany without proper fire brigade. It's fair to say it was pretty dangerous. I remember some east german communist TV report back then where the mayor of the tiny Stölln village started to ...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

That nose high roll out must be meant for aerodynamic braking. It think those guys knew how to handle the Il-62. It's not like they "could not get the nose down" or similar. True it's a very tail heavy aircraft. On takeoff you just reduce the elevator from full nose down to neutral and you...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13889

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

You can visit that very Il-62. It's a museum. https://www.otto-lilienthal.de I think they were very lucky with the landing. While it was well prepared (almost empty tanks, a lot of cabin interior removed before, field prepared) it looks dangerous how all the sand gets blown up through the engines. A...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41491

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The 747 took several generations with seriously improved engines to become the 747-400 success we know today. It could compete with the 767 and 777 back then. The A380 will need the same improvements (and investments) while the market grows to need aircraft her size more than ever. We haven't seen C...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

The view from the maindeck is way better than from the upper deck. Plus the sidewalls are nice upright on the main deck and there is a lot of shoulder room next to the window. I'd go for maindeck window seat.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 194
Views: 34714

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Below the line all tugs should get some foam fire supression system that is strong enough to fight any tug-fire. Just imagine some fully fueled and fully booked plane being ignited with the nose doors blocked next time.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 88
Views: 17562

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

I think it is a little unfair to Lufthansa who have spent so much of their money on the project. They just got carried away. Technically they would be capable to have done it but the costs just skyrocketed beyound anything. Triple digit million dollars. No surprise: New cockpit and cabin, commercial...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earliest "special" livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Earliest "special" livery?

How about this one? A newspaper from Hamburg: https://www.google.de/search?q=Ullstein+flugzeug&rlz=1C1GGRV_enDE749DE749&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbp-mq39LbAhXSEVAKHWSRBJIQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=868#imgrc=rjtDmWGtXgDTDM: Or one from Berlin: https://www.google.de...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15561

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

There will be no incident investigation so nothing serious happened.
Did they really encounter A380-vortex or other light chops along the route?

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earliest "special" livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Earliest "special" livery?

Ju 52 Olympic Games Berlin 1936 https://www.google.de/search?q=Olympia+lackierung+Ju+52&rlz=1C1GGRV_enDE749DE749&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=lWZcd2CCShTihM%253A%252C0ydS_4tRSqJBKM%252C_&usg=__AJWydFyNfS75yem8cFTBpN2FYQQ%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwitnbn9ydLbAhXIJlAKHW26BvAQ9...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9794

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

How about Moses Lake for a new site? A lot of space available,Washington State, and not far from Everett where I expect the CFRP-wings to be build.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 16081

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

So Cathay wants to donate it and the museum refuses? Why not? This is in fact some truly historic aircraft especially for the Pacific Northwest. Worth to be taken as long as it can fly to KBFI.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7402

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

No more A380s is the only new thing to me.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 6985

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

You receive seriously more radiation up there as much of the lower atmosphere buffering lies below you. So flying very high for too long might be unhealthy. Strong winds blowing from the back and more direct routes within less congested skies might be the main advantage of flying so high.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13546

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

They have dozens (more like 100?) pre-produced neos that just need their updated engines. As soon as they get those they can deliver.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11484

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

I think the airport construction project must be taken away from the airport operating company. They are neither qualified nor capable to build a new airport as has been proven. (But they are quite good at operating airports and developing the business to be fair) So select a pro building company an...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113558

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Singapore Airlines has a history of not keeping aircraft for too long in order to keep their fleet young. So the fact that they prefer brand new delivered A380 over their oldest five is no surprise. However the difficulties to remarket those used but young birds are surpising to me. I hope there is ...

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force 1 trip to Singapore flight plan
Replies: 17
Views: 4306

Re: Air Force 1 trip to Singapore flight plan

Is AF1 ever refuelled inflight when the President is on board? In another thread here it was claimed that President Carter had been onboard some E-4A in 1978 that received fuel in flight. Callsign should have been AF-1 shouldn't it? Somewhere else I read a rumor that one flight by President George ...

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