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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia + China = New Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Russia + China = New Engine

Russian and Chinese partners have reached a preliminary agreement on developing an engine to power their proposed joint long-haul aircraft. The memorandum of understanding has been signed by United Engine Corporation and China's commercial aircraft engine firm AECC. Under the proposed schedule the ...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11853

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

But that is redesign whereas the increase in operating weights is a much simpler process of reanalyses of an already designed component or system of components. Fred True, but you wouldn't try to reinvent the wheel. You'd limit the changes to reducing the thicknesses of flanges and/or webs where ap...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Amiga500 wrote:

Was the last quarter not the one where they screwed their suppliers over and pulled in a load of payments?


I don't understand. Can you please explain?

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Basically, the production rates look a bit sporty to me, even assuming the assumption both companies have been making that the traffic growth trends continue unabated at roughly the same pace they've been following for decades. Yes, very sporty, considering what lightsaber wrote about the commitmen...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Do you understand what is behind those numbers? I can explain you, if you don't. I used to work over ten years as portfolio manager and I really think I know litlle bit more than you how market works. Obviously fanboys didn't notice smiley in my comment. :) I want to be clear. You claim that you we...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I disagree with you, especially regarding deferred cost being sunk cost. Sunk cost have no influence on the future. Here are several points. - Deferred cost are booked as assets. Assets are by definition recoverable. - Deferred cost are looked at, from the way how program accounting works, as futur...

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by kitplane01
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

So to summarize : - deferred costs are NOT sunk costs as they have been paid but not accounted for in the P&L, and therefore any future decision-making would have to take them into account - I disagree with these points. Deferred costs ARE sunk costs. The definition of sunk cost is "In eco...

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by kitplane01
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Deferred costs ARE sunk costs. The 787 cash flow might be free cash flow. Most of what you say is correct, apart from: The 787 cash flow ..... can be used to reduce the deferred costs The deferred costs have already been paid on a cash basis. The only things that can be used to reduce the deferred ...

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by kitplane01
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

So to summarize : - deferred costs are NOT sunk costs as they have been paid but not accounted for in the P&L, and therefore any future decision-making would have to take them into account - 787 delivery cash flow is not directly convertible into free cash flow as a large chunk of it is earmark...

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by kitplane01
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 4632

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

Anyone have any news on the Upper Peninsula? That's the part of Michigan by Lake Superior. The ocean that's unsalted and shark free.

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by kitplane01
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Now look at EADS. The stock has underperformed as the market waits to see about the real world performance of the new 350, 321NEO and 330neo. It's not clear what you mean. If you mean sales performance of the A321NEO and A350, that's quite clear. They are doing well (A350) and great (A321neo).

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by kitplane01
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3619

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

I believe this is the common consensus: 4) The 1,500 hour rule has increased starting pilot pay (over what it was before) I fail to see how the rule was determined to be the cause of higher pay. If Colgan crash was responsible for a bump in average pay of regional pilots, it may be due to heightene...

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by kitplane01
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3619

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

I believe this is the common consensus: 1) Given training to a reasonable standard, the 1,500 hour rule does not add additional safety. (see many studies) 2) Lots of other nations with very safe airline systems have thing like the 1,500 rule. (see Europe) 3) The 1,500 hour rules has added costs to t...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

The 787-8 will become a big problem for Boeing. The 787-8 has the least commonality in the family. As the orders dry up the economy of scale reduces. The cost of production will exceed the larger 787-9. Boeing will be better off ending production and giving free upgrades to the larger variants. Thi...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

As a result of the humongous deferred cost, combined with the slow learning curve on bringing production cost down, the initial Accounting Block became more and more laughable . . . I don't think you know what the Accounting Block is. Its the number of aircraft Boeing expects to sell. It's a number...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

The increase in accounting block has been predicted by many because it is evident that Boeing is not going to be able to cover all the deferred costs without making the 787 selling price uncompetitive. My gawd I'm sick of seeing this on airliners.net. The price that maximizes Boeing profit (or mini...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

Depending on your definition of efficiency, this simply cannot be true in absolute terms. We're talking about concentrating flight paths into a very specific corridor versus fanning them out in a comparatively small radius. The savings or efficiency gained in terms of fuel saved, time saved, whatev...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

The fact that planes are quieter now compared to decades ago does not negate the massive increase in noise frequency people under the NextGen flight paths are having to deal with. The implementation has been an utter failure from a PR perspective. I plead major ignorance here, since I'm not familia...

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by kitplane01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

A fair bit of ignorance here from the STFU brigade as to the effect that subtle changes to historical flight paths can have on adjacent airport communities The concentration of noise, even at modest levels, can have a dramatic effect on quality of life even on communities that have lived for years ...

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by kitplane01
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

The fact that planes are quieter now compared to decades ago does not negate the massive increase in noise frequency people under the NextGen flight paths are having to deal with. The implementation has been an utter failure from a PR perspective. I plead major ignorance here, since I'm not familia...

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by kitplane01
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

What NextGen has done is to concentrate air traffic into much narrower but denser corridors due to advances in navigation technology. So instead of approaches and departures (and their noise) being more scatered, they now generally operate in much more narrow corridors, which regretably has caused ...

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by kitplane01
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

The increase in accounting block has been predicted by many because it is evident that Boeing is not going to be able to cover all the deferred costs without making the 787 selling price uncompetitive. My gawd I'm sick of seeing this on airliners.net. The price that maximizes Boeing profit (or mini...

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by kitplane01
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25441

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Working on clearing out the backlog so Boeing can get cracking on the 787MAX? :-) Similar thoughts, too. I don't think about entirely new engines but I think we will see a revised 787 down the line, with an much lighter 787-8 and a bit lighter 787-9. Maybe with some updates incorporated from the MO...

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by kitplane01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7487

A350 Stumbles as Cathay Latest Switch

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. switched a contract for six A350-1000s to the smaller -900 variant and deferred delivery of five more by a year. The model switch, announced by Asia’s biggest carrier on Wednesday, follows a decision last week at United Airlines to swap on order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 -...

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by kitplane01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37836

Re: Future of 777X

Who needs folding wing tips? Imagine taxing out with tips folded, hold short of the runway, and wing tips refuse to open or lock. Back to the gate. I would not be surprised if the majority of the time the wingtips remain extended during airport operations. Imagine taxing out out with the flaps up.,...

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by kitplane01
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 5916

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

Did you know SkyWest is GE's largest customer...??... How can SkyWest be GE's largest customer? Larger than Emerates, with 130 777-300ER, and 150 787s on order, all flying huge GE engines. because they have more engines than EK? Couldn't tell you if they are the largest GE customer but they are lar...

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by kitplane01
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: Competition in the US Market
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Data: Competition in the US Market

There is significant data that suggests that the American airline industry is highly competitive. As for output restrictions, here is the DOT series on aggregate miles flown. No doubt, there are problems around the time of 9/11 and also the Great Recession, with 2008-2012 being a period of slight qu...

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by kitplane01
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 5916

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

amcnd wrote:
Did you know SkyWest is GE's largest customer...??...


How can SkyWest be GE's largest customer? Larger than Emerates, with 130 777-300ER, and 150 787s on order, all flying huge GE engines.

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by kitplane01
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 50
Views: 11082

Re: Bombardier Q1000

Are you just making stuff up? Please provide some reason to think that regional airports cause more wear. Also, the other stuff you wrote (see post #12) was bonkers too. With shorter runways there is more pressure to land at the TDZ. In wet weather or with a tail wind it's often safer to slam down ...

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by kitplane01
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 50
Views: 11082

Re: Bombardier Q1000

RJMAZ wrote:
Regional airports would most likely cause more wear so the stronger CS100 parts may actually be perfect.


Are you just making stuff up? Please provide some reason to think that regional airports cause more wear.

Also, the other stuff you wrote (see post #12) was bonkers too.

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by kitplane01
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Top 10 topics on airliners.net
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Top 10 topics on airliners.net

AFter reading this site for years and contributing over the last year. I thought I would start a thread of top 10 topics on airliners.net. Here is my top 10 10) Snide remarks on Spirti/Allegiant/Frontier 9) Airbus vs Boeing 8) anything around the 757 and possible new versions 7) Weekly OAG updates ...

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by kitplane01
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25115

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

Boeing has got to realize that its campaign against DL and Bombardier has got to be hurting its chances for a much more lucrative order for 737MAXs I would be very surprised if Delta did not order the plane best suited economically as told by their accountants working with data from maintenance and...

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by kitplane01
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25115

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

Boeing has got to realize that its campaign against DL and Bombardier has got to be hurting its chances for a much more lucrative order for 737MAXs I would be very surprised if Delta did not order the plane best suited economically as told by their accountants working with data from maintenance and...

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by kitplane01
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultimate fate of Air Canada's three Combi 744s
Replies: 9
Views: 3509

Re: Ultimate fate of Air Canada's three Combi 744s

Would the Bedek conversions have changed the weight problem the Combis had due to heavier landing gear and heavy fixed bulkhead between the main deck cargo and passengers? I'm sorry I'm uninformed. Why did they have heavier landing gear? Was their a gross weight increase, and was it available to pa...

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by kitplane01
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 50
Views: 11082

Re: Bombardier Q1000

The CS100 is carrying too much dead weight outside of just its wings (to support higher MTOWs and larger variants) to make this viable. Actually the extra strength in the wing box and landing gear that you consider dead weight would be extremely useful in a turboprop variant. Higher approach angles...

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by kitplane01
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This week 50 years ago ...
Replies: 0
Views: 369

This week 50 years ago ...

News from this week 50 years ago... IATA by unanimous vote has lowered fairs over the North Pacific routes. Air fares up about 13% in the UK, by decree of the UK government. But passengers from 12-21 years old can travel at 75% of the adult fare. In the UK, no more than 100 hours per month and 10 ho...

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by kitplane01
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Official fuel burn figures
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Official fuel burn figures

Hi everyone, Can anyone tell which load factor /cabin factor is typically used when calculating the official fuel burn/pax of an arliner? http://www.sasgroup.net/en/airbus-a319-100-and-a320a321/ /David Each manufacturer does whatever they want. And what they want is to look better than the other gu...

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by kitplane01
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A VLA Trijet?
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: A VLA Trijet?

I don't know, ask Lockheed. My opinion is that given the rated engines and the size of the two planes (DC-10 / L1011), three was enough. Don't discount fashion in design either. The L1011 wasn't very successful, 284 frames built. Three and four engine airliners are done and dusted for very specific...

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by kitplane01
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automated cockpit voice - male or female
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Automated cockpit voice - male or female

What is the history behind the voice, are certain phrases pitched to be more attention grabbing than others. How many phrases are there? In my favorite seaplane the system either ⋅ In a female voice says "Gear up water landing" ⋅ -Or- ⋅ In a male voice says &...

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by kitplane01
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: VFR Navigation

I just got my private license in late February and I got an account on here because I often come up with questions that I have nowhere to find the answer. Now that I have my wings, I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on this. On a cross country flight in a plane with a gps, how many private pil...

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by kitplane01
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel runways with staggered thresholds
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Parallel runways with staggered thresholds

I was looking for airports with parallel runways separated by less than 2,500 feet that allow simultaneous approach and departure in IFR conditions. Unless I don't know where to look, it doesn't seem there are that many examples in the world. First, the rule as documented in AC 150/5300-13A - Airpo...

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by kitplane01
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A VLA Trijet?
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: A VLA Trijet?

A third engine causes a lot of drag so a lot of power in that third engine is wasted by the presence of the engine itself. Is your claim that a tail mounted engine causes more drag than a wing/pylon mounted engine? If so, what would that be? I would be surprised if a tail mounted engine caused more...

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by kitplane01
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal opinion: Dreamliner break-even remains a moving target
Replies: 17
Views: 3756

Re: Flightglobal opinion: Dreamliner break-even remains a moving target

If we talk about the overall program cost and when that number becomes black, we will be passed the 1.500 delivery mark. The 787 produced nowadays are making money, compared to the production cost, so each 787 helps the bottom line and everything else will be accounting problems. The cost of the pr...

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by kitplane01
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal opinion: Dreamliner break-even remains a moving target
Replies: 17
Views: 3756

Re: Flightglobal opinion: Dreamliner break-even remains a moving target

The article isn't really discussing the deferred cost. It is talking about the supply chain, Boeing pressures on the supply chain and consolidation among suppliers as they fight back. The supplier relationship is what is truly interesting. United Technologies merged with Rockwell Collins would be a...

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by kitplane01
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very Strange Airliner Concepts
Replies: 18
Views: 2102

Very Strange Airliner Concepts

The Yak-40 is a small, three-engined airliner. It is the world's first commuter trijet. The maiden flight was made in 1966, and it was in production from 1967 to 1981. They made over 1,000 of them. It has three engines each producing 3,300 lbs thrust. That's comparable to a small-ish business jet. I...

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by kitplane01
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First stage 3 airliners
Replies: 1
Views: 825

First stage 3 airliners

Does anyone know what the first noise stage 3 airliners were? A Boeing 747-100 with the JT-9D engines was stage 3, and that was 1966?? The Yak-40 was also stage 3, 1968. The L-1011 and DC-10 were stage 3, 1972. The A300 was stage 3, 1974. Interestingly, the 737 did not become stage 3 until the 737-3...

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by kitplane01
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 23886

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

dtw2hyd wrote:
There are unsold B788s going to scrappers straight from the factory.


You write the most amazing things. Over and over. Please provide a reference for a new build 788's being scrapped.

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by kitplane01
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

I have not read the cargo airlines are ordering new aircraft or conversions. Anyone know of cargo aircraft orders?

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by kitplane01
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

PanHAM wrote:
here is too much capacity on the market when a Country that produces nothing but hot air in the form of gas has a larger freighter fleet than their competitor which is based in the 2nd largest exporting Country.


What does any of that mean?

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by kitplane01
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

Re: Atlas Air Results (and cargo in general)

Atlas is growing. Anyone know how cargo in general is doing? Cargo in general, as in general cargo carriers, is suffering. Express cargo, as in integrators, is booming. Atlas' saving grace is their contracts with DHL, AHK and Amazon. That's what I thought. But then I read "Global freight tonne...

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