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by kitplane01
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 60
Views: 9466

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

At the most basic level, it's just hard to see a compelling case for larger versions of twin-aisle, twin-turbine longhaulers. We know that fuel burn is a matter of weight, SFC, and L/D. There are only very slight economies of scale for SFC (tip clearance factors) and L/D (Reynolds number effects). ...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

[twoid][/twoid] There is no bankruptcy for federally guaranteed government entities You change laws, which would be needed anyway for clean disposal of assets and entities to new owners, and to protect politicians, civil servants and consultants/advisers involved in the process. There is no need to ...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

The question was: can Air India go bankrupt? DTW2HYD says no. But reputable sources say yes.

dtw2hyd wrote:
Right, Times Group says so.


Correct. Over and over you post things that are just factually wrong. And yes I believe the Times Group over you. I imagine most people do.

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Few myths need to be busted. Bankruptcy is not an option for sovereign entities, even US chapter 9 is limited to municipalities. I wouldn’t want people to be confused. Bankruptcy is an option for Air India. Indian law allows this. https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.economictimes.com/opinion/et-view/et-...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 21
Views: 3723

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

do dn't need to worry about pairing a young spare if the remaining engine was past halfway in the overhaul interval (a twin must always have at least one engine with less than one half of allowed use since an overhaul). Lightsaber I think I misunderstanding. Could I buy a twin engine jet like an A3...

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation vs Brazil or Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Chinese Aviation vs Brazil or Japan

These ideas are from a recent Aviation Week article. There are three ways to start an aviation industry ... 1) Japan has many companies that supply to the international aviation industry. They make parts to put on Airbus and especially Boeing aircraft. This generates good revenue, and seems like a g...

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Many airplanes have nose gear brakes to this day Errrr no. Not true. Can you name a few examples? Errr yes. Very true. KC-135, 727, 737, 757........ How do you think the nose wheels stop spinning after retraction ? And Boeing does call them Spin Brakes. Can't remember what Airbus calls them, someth...

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3475

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

32andBelow wrote:
C-17


I give. Why do I want to make my presidential plane be a C-17? Also, tractor for presidential limo seems wrong too.

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3475

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Have to be the Concorde I like the Concorde idea. Completely awesome. Except all those idiot countries that won't let you go supersonic over their cities. But really, what can they do. Give me a fine? Although one can go further. The X-70 had a proposed airline version, with a passenger compartment...

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3475

Coolest Presidential Plane

I've decided to start my own country. I need a presidential airplane! Something both functional and a head turner. I could go 747. It's classic and distinctive. The AF1 color scheme is awesome. But that's been done before, so I'm not so sure. I could go A380. It's bigger than those losers with mere ...

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by kitplane01
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16497

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

As long as they aren't breaking the laws of the land ...If an airline Can ban someone from flying due to their religion or sexuality then there is no reason to stop them using sharia law to ban them. Fred Errrr. And airline banning someone flying based on religion or sexuality *would* be braking th...

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by kitplane01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

AISATS should be split off. Most bidders do not want to buy it, so those employees should be part of another sale. If the new package is a good deal, Air India will sell and there might even be a bidding war. If the sale fails again, I doubt there will be interest at a fair price for the 3rd attemp...

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by kitplane01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16497

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Let people decide who they want to fly. As long as people aren't denied passage, they can choose to serve - or not serve - whatever they want. They just need to be clear up front about what their mission is if that's the case. I think, under British law, you cannot deny service to someone just beca...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners for Kim Jong Un's Singapore Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Airliners for Kim Jong Un's Singapore Trip

Air China supplied an A330 for the advance team. Air China supplied a 747 for Kim Jong Un himself (the Chinese Presidential 747). A NK IL-76 flew carrying a limo and other such. The NK IL-62M (The NK Presidential plane) also flew to Singapore. It refueled on the way. It didn't carry Jim Jong Un. htt...

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by kitplane01
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Oh, AI also asked for 2,000 crore more subsidy. I'm past words. This needs to end: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/air-india-seeks-rs-2000-crore-addl-funding-from-govt-2586355.html/amp Read it properly - funding != subsidy. Not always. This time ... yes. These are subsidies to keep a failin...

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by kitplane01
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4452

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

Simple fact of the matter is, expanding bilateral rights with China would favor Chinese carriers a lot while giving almost nothing of value to Indian carriers. Offering of flights to Indian flyers is already competitive enough. I also do not believe for a second that Chinese carriers would use thei...

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by kitplane01
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Government selling part of Ethiopian Airlines
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Government selling part of Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition announced on Tuesday that the state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines would be opened to private domestic and foreign investment, in a major policy shift that will loosen the state’s grip on the economy. ... "while majority stakes will be held ...

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by kitplane01
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10571

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

I did say I think women could run an airline, but evidence is plain for everyone to see they prefer to run other business, usually human sized. Also they by far prefer positions with more relatedness : not just as FA or Purser, look at the women in key positions at EK ( I watched all the 30 episode...

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by kitplane01
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10571

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Akbar has apologized for his remarks regarding women as airline CEOs https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-iata-capa-qatar/qatar-airways-boss-apologizes-for-remarks-on-women-ceos-idUKKCN1J134X "Quite frankly I think the press took it out of context. They all blew it out of proportion. It ...

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by kitplane01
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10571

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Judging by the audiences reaction, and his own backpedaling, yeah, it's pretty safe to say these comments were very unnecessary. The whole thread was unnecessary, only the immature public will hop on it as a "sexist" comment. Frankly, how many CEO women do we know running big airlines ? N...

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by kitplane01
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10571

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Hey admin: Can you please fix the title? That’s not what he said (but it is what he meant)

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by kitplane01
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10571

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Speaking the truth i'm afraid. Im all for equality but it needs to be across all professions. What? No one has said that women are incapable of being ramp workers or refuse workers. If someone did say that, I'm sure you'd see a similar reaction as you see with AAB's quote. You're making up a strawm...

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by kitplane01
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Indian tax payers pay on average $230M to AI and get back $600 Million every year. Shutdown AI, both will go. Gosh that's false. (1) The Indian government has given AI 28,000 crore since April 2012. That's over $600 million per year. Plus additional significant loan guarantees.. Give details for 28...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

I presented more data than anybody on this thread. I am not going to spoon feed someone who will in turn argue with me. That's exactly it. When you post numbers, they are often wrong. Instead, what you write is contradicted by people like the Hindustan Time and the Government of India. And when I a...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Indian tax payers pay on average $230M to AI and get back $600 Million every year. Shutdown AI, both will go. Gosh that's false. (1) The Indian government has given AI 28,000 crore since April 2012. That's over $600 million per year. Plus additional significant loan guarantees. (2) Shut down AI, an...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Again, debt guarantees are the same as subsidies. The GoI is on the hook for that debt. Or are you stating that AI is no longer receiving debt guarantees they were receiving? If that has stopped, I can retract my statement. Otherwise, every penny of AI debt is in reality GoI debt effecting GoI bond...

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by kitplane01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

... Can you provide a link to something that says what you said? I did read "per CAG recomendation" but that's not a source I can use. Did they write some document that says that spending $1B would save $3.3B? Which document? Where? There are only a handful of CAG/PAC reports on civil avi...

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by kitplane01
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2012

Re: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet

Why is it that in piston aircraft, full throttle is used commonly for takeoff and climb, but when flying a jet powered aircraft (and I think turboprop as well,) you never use full throttle except in emergencies? Lets assume you want full thrust. On a large turbocharged piston engine, throttles all ...

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by kitplane01
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Had GoI given just ONE Billion USD in 2009 per CAG recommendation, GoI wouldn't have wasted $3.3B AI wouldn't have accrued $8.1B debt. You write things about this subject that are false. I do my best to ignore you (and I wonder how many others have that policy). Buy against my better judgement I'm ...

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by kitplane01
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 37
Views: 4223

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

I don't think that's right. The core provides all the energy. It provides 20% of the thrust, and provides the energy to spin the fan for the other 80%. A core with more energy would spin the fan faster, and provide more thrust that way too. (Assuming lots of things like nothing brakes, melts, etc)....

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 37
Views: 4223

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

I'm probably less of an expert that Stationblue, but it seems to me that in high by-pass turbo fans, water injection into the the hot section would provide little in the way of additional performance. The fans provide up to 80% of the thrust and getting the other 20% coming out the end to produce a...

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by kitplane01
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Had GoI given just ONE Billion USD in 2009 per CAG recommendation, GoI wouldn't have wasted $3.3B AI wouldn't have accrued $8.1B debt. You write things about this subject that are false. I do my best to ignore you (and I wonder how many others have that policy). Buy against my better judgement I'm ...

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by kitplane01
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

One has to remember, with todays latest engines, with their very high bypass ratios, reverse is even more effective than ever before. Airplanes such as the MAX and NEO rely less on wheel brakes. Then you add the latest in carbon brake technology. The main wheel brakes are effective enough.... In th...

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by kitplane01
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

CALTECH wrote:
Many airplanes have nose gear brakes to this day


Errrr no. Not true.

Can you name a few examples?

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by kitplane01
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5045

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

Another point. Airbus has an interested in making sure these planes are not sold below a certain price point - especially while trying to secure new orders. I would expect Airbus to get involved in a plane marketed for scrapping. Airbus would prefer to buy themselves and keep in storage in exchange...

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by kitplane01
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5045

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

I also expect that the first A380 to be scrapped soon, because of the high costs of desert storage for such airplane, and because there's no aftermarket demand (apart from the tentative HiFly deal for some of them) for that kind of used airplanes. I give. Why would the boneyards charge much more fo...

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by kitplane01
Thu May 31, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5045

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

Basically they are saying the market demand for A380 parts is not large enough to justify the current tear down prices. Bingo. That's totally it. It's also quite a statement about the real value of an used A380. Have a great day, Or their saying that the cost of the airframe plus the cost of the la...

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by kitplane01
Thu May 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9761

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

P&W or RR do you think? The Great Wall Sing-Song Cherry Blossom XP13-DQ7V-9, would be my guess. The Chinese have suck a knack for catchy names! The less American parts the better. Totally. We agree that the Russia and Chinese governments are better. Now some might say that the Russia government...

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by kitplane01
Thu May 31, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale? What next?

I'd love to know the business case side of the no bids. That is a loud statement. Since other Indian airlines avoid operating loans, I suspect that was a huge issue in combination with the bloated workforce. Air India divides their fleet into three types: Owned/Leased (88 aircraft), Sale and Leaseb...

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

I read that the Convair airliners had nose wheel braking too.

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Interesting.. so the left pedal operates the left brakes and the right pedal operates the right wheel brakes... how does the nosewheel brake come on/off? bug I read that it comes on if the combined brake effort exceeds 50%, or either brake exceeds 70%. I also read other numbers. But I imagine that ...

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Lease vs Buy
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Air France Lease vs Buy

Talking about other big carriers, I have noticed that US3 own almost all their aircrafts. I wouldn't go that far. Delta's site actually breaks down the number of owned vs. leased planes. 22% of DL's mainline fleet (196 frames) is leased. And that doesn't include the regional operation. I'd say UA h...

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Lease vs Buy
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Air France Lease vs Buy

http://www.airfranceklm.com/sites/defau ... 072017.pdf

I was curious if these ratios are about average for a major airline, and/or about average for a European airline.
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Air France owns 201 aircraft. Has an financial lease on 118, and an operating lease on 236.
http://www.airfranceklm.com/sites/defau ... 072017.pdf

I was curious if these ratios are about average for a major airline, and/or about average for a European airline.

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 470
Views: 35977

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale? What next?

Air India divides their fleet into three types: Owned/Leased (88 aircraft), Sale and Leaseback (24 aircraft) , and Dry Lease (44 aircraft). Anyone know what "Owned/Leased" means? BTW, in March 2017 Air India valued it's fleet net of depreciation at about $2 billion. Total. http://www.airin...

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 Nosegear Brakes
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: B727 Nosegear Brakes

I just read that the Convair airliners had nose wheel brakes too.

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by kitplane01
Wed May 30, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4045

Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Modern airliners seem not to have nose wheel brakes. It seems that adding nose wheel braking would reduce landing distance, reduce takeoff distance (because that distance is determined in part by the ability to stop after an engine failure), but possibly add weight. Those seems like a reasonable tra...

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by kitplane01
Mon May 28, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16522

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The 753 was the most-efficient aircraft per pax of its time. Wider means less-aerodynamically-efficient, and two aisles means the thing has to be wider to accomodate the pax. I really don't follow your logic, unless you're saying that pax don't like an aircraft to be that long. I disagree. The 757-...

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by kitplane01
Mon May 28, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16522

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

wjcandee wrote:
The 753 was the most-efficient aircraft per pax of its time. Wider means less-aerodynamically-efficient, and two aisles means the thing has to be wider to accomodate the pax.



Can you tell more about this? What's your metric and under what conditions? I'm interested.

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by kitplane01
Mon May 28, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16522

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Looking over old posts about why the 757-300 and 767-400 were commercial failures, it seems like the overall consensus is that these two variants came out too late and were already obsolete in 1999. Therefore, I can't help to wonder what makes these two variants different from the 737 NG or 747-8, ...

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by kitplane01
Mon May 28, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72
Replies: 19
Views: 6263

Re: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72

Dear all, Just to put some operator's point of view into the (eternal) ATR72 vs. Q400 debate: http://theflyingengineer.com/aircraft/proud-to-fly-a-turboprop-q400-vs-at <tl;dr>: It's complicated, with so many factors in play, and every operator giving different weighting to each of them. Best regard...

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