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by Channex757
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Westminster attack and the NHS
Replies: 1
Views: 140

The Westminster attack and the NHS

First off, this isn't the easiest video to watch so be warned. A BBC crew was at St Mary's hospital in London when the Westminster terror attack happened. This is how this major incident unfolded, and how French schoolchildren amongst others were brought in with awful injuries https://www.youtube.co...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whoops Apocalypse
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Whoops Apocalypse

I'm mildly surprised a certain forum member hasn't started a "What are you going to wear for the Apocalypse" thread. I was thinking of a twinset and pearls. If I'm to meet my maker in a fiery Armageddon, I want to do it in drag. Hell, my life has been immoral enough that a quick bout of c...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 15
Views: 2148

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

I don't think you will ever see the AF-1 paint scheme change. The current scheme was selected just after JFK took office and Jackie was the person who actually selected it. So, there is too much history there to make any changes. You reckon? Since when did that stop Trump, the king of bad taste? Ex...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 5991

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

Norwegian have to be looking hard at their UK business. Summer figures are out and inbound tourism to the UK has just broken all previous records for passenger numbers and amount of money spent thanks to the lower value of Sterling. It won't be changing any time soon either with Brexit uncertainty, ...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 44
Views: 10205

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

Can anyone actually quantify the drag penalty of an A310-type fuselage? The laws of physics haven’t changed since the A300 and A310 were built... It is not about the absolute drag value, it's about the drag/weight ratio. For a given volume, a longer and thinner fuselage will have a lower drag than ...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 15
Views: 2148

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

I don't think you will ever see the AF-1 paint scheme change. The current scheme was selected just after JFK took office and Jackie was the person who actually selected it. So, there is too much history there to make any changes. You reckon? Since when did that stop Trump, the king of bad taste? Ex...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 32
Views: 6619

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

ZB has been positioning itself as a competitor to Jet2 of late. Cheap flights with a traditional holiday division attached. BY and MT are definitely in that scheduled space too, but with a much more heavyweight presence including substantial longhaul. Every airline is moving into adjacent spaces if ...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 44
Views: 10205

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

There was some traction a couple of years ago for a shorter bodied, cropped wing derivative of the A350 as a short to medium haul version, possibly using Advance or (if ready) Ultrafan engines. This would have indeed been more in the A300 segment of the market but considerably more efficient. The re...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 4452

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

As embargoes have been lifted there's also a huge opportunity window to sell into Iran. That will stimulate business traffic immediately. Iran also has exports of various types it needs to sell around the world.

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whoops Apocalypse
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Whoops Apocalypse

I remember a couple of years ago some nut from Christian Radio predicted the end of the world. The priest from my church called his radio station and found they were selling advertising time after the world should have ended. He turned it into a nice sermon about how no name knows when rapture will...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 32
Views: 6619

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Also Monarch already having an established brand in the UK holiday short haul market and 5 bases may well be attractive to Norwegian who haven't had great success in market. Plus if Monarch do launch long haul then Norwegian can keep them from stepping on their toes especially at LGW. Monarch got a...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 44
Views: 10205

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

You are all looking at this from the wrong angle. Aircraft design is increasingly driven by engine design and availability. The next generation of aircraft will use more exotic engines than ever before, with new materials and ways of managing airflow. There could even be breakthrough electric hybrid...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 65
Views: 22553

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

Whatever. Yes it's pretty. Now let's see what it can do. A lot of QF's prestige is riding on this new aircraft, and the nonstop routes to be launched. That's what excites me. A 787 finally doing what it's meant to do which is break the boundaries in aviation. It's going to be like a young thoroughbr...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 175
Views: 19361

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

SRT75 wrote:
panamair wrote:

LAX-CDG 3x weekly 77L


Here we go again. An American carrier tries to fly to Paris from Los Angeles with its own metal. All have tried. All have failed.

Go daily or go home. 3x weekly is no use to the business traveller who will be the strength or weakness of the route.

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whoops Apocalypse
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Whoops Apocalypse

Here we go again. 23rd of September 2017, the day the world ends. Planet Nbiru is supposed to hit us http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/21/nibiru-nonsense-planet-x-armageddon-nasa-fake-news-theories/ It's always fun to watch these nutjobs dancing about saying the world will end, it's in the Bib...

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discussion Forums: Politics and Current Events ?
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Discussion Forums: Politics and Current Events ?

Oh how I miss Usenet. I know it's still there but it's like a mouldy old ghost rattling its chains and farting mournfully these days.

It wasn't for the faint hearted at times but it was fast, furious debate at best.

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 32
Views: 6619

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Why would AC mainline serve MAN when they only operate a token Summer seasonal Rouge service? That's a pretty open question, which leads to a pretty philosophical issue of why would any airline upgrade any service anywhere. I don't think that's what you mean. What I think you are getting at, is tha...

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 32
Views: 6619

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Associated Press is reporting, or rather speculating, this afternoon that Norwegian is in negotiations to buy, the whole, or parts of Monarch. Norwegian declines to comment. Why would they do that? Surely buying 30 737MAX-8 straight from Boeing would be cheaper than buying 30 undelivered 737MAX-8 p...

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19681

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

This should get me a load of hate.... I can see a situation where TK signs a deal for the A350 AND the A330NEO. Turkish have an ability to do deals and buy at the right price. If there are two scorching deals on the table then just as they have done with A330 engines and the A320/737 families, they ...

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 50
Views: 4644

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrFk-H6Ai0M

Rolls is to bid with the BR725, or F130 as it's known locally, with a US finishing and test facility to be built.
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Interesting video report (annoying voiceover though)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrFk-H6Ai0M

Rolls is to bid with the BR725, or F130 as it's known locally, with a US finishing and test facility to be built.

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19681

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

The 789 is a good replacement for the A333 coming off lease. TK have a mix of them with all three engines, however the oldest are GE and RR. Going to a replacement with just one type would save them additional cash.

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by Channex757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 7749

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

A huge shame. The Jade Cargo planes were all 744ERF models, some of the last off the line. They must have very few hours and cycles on them, but after five years (and good luck finding complete maintenance papers for them too) will they just go for scrap value? They seem to have had a major problem ...

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by Channex757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11860

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

The A330-NEO is fresh out from a weight saving program anyway. Airbus want to keep it broadly weight neutral over an equivalent CEO, despite the larger and heavier Trent 7000 engines.

Just a shame the new composite fan isn't yet available as that with a composite fan case would save a useful amount.

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by Channex757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8382

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

It also mentions using them on the domestic network so the shorter, lighter aircraft could be just what they need. In addition no delivery dates mentioned except the airline wants them in the fleet and working "by 2020". Could these four be 788 cancellations or deferments from another car...

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by Channex757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8382

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

It also mentions using them on the domestic network so the shorter, lighter aircraft could be just what they need. In addition no delivery dates mentioned except the airline wants them in the fleet and working "by 2020". Could these four be 788 cancellations or deferments from another carr...

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by Channex757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8382

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

I'm surprised they didn't opt for the 787-9. Not much of a seat count difference but that could also be a reason they did order the -8 Things such as size, weight and various charges come into play too. It could be worth their taking the 788 if the costs of operation are lower for them. There are a...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11860

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

The MTOW increase for the A330NEO would also benefit any future frames built as tankers and freighters. Both use the A332/338 fuselage.

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 50
Views: 4644

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

If a B-52M project was undertaken, then maybe some of the best examples (stored or not) could go through a remanufacture with a composite upper wing skin treatment as well as engines. There are certainly better Al-Li alloys out there now if composites are a stretch too far. I would compare it to the...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 — who operates them and how many?
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Re: An-124 — who operates them and how many?

The biggest problem with getting stored ones flying again is going to be engines. Ivchenko-Progress engines are a Ukranian product, so if Russia wants to restart production as well then an alternative to the D-18T would be needed. I don't think they have anything certified as yet in that range as i...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 — who operates them and how many?
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Re: An-124 — who operates them and how many?

The biggest problem with getting stored ones flying again is going to be engines. Ivchenko-Progress engines are a Ukranian product, so if Russia wants to restart production as well then an alternative to the D-18T would be needed. I don't think they have anything certified as yet in that range as it...

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?
Replies: 44
Views: 906

Re: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?

Looks a bit like a Tesla Model X
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and it's another good looker from Skoda that will apparently make it into production looking a lot like this. The Vision E

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 32
Views: 6619

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Can't see where the TOW tankers would come from. Thomas Cook has two and Jet2 a third, with no signs that their leases are going to end. They would need to be new builds or taken from RAF stock. This to me sounds more like prospectus padding. If ZB were to re-enter longhaul, then to and from where? ...

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by Channex757
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black project about to be outed?
Replies: 41
Views: 3994

Re: Black project about to be outed?

I doubt it is that either. More likely it is one of the technology demonstrator aircraft that has been flying around for a while or heaven forbid, the B-21 if there is a demonstrator for it, which there most likely is. I mean if it was just an SU-27, who cares? It's a known aircraft type and everyo...

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by Channex757
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black project about to be outed?
Replies: 41
Views: 3994

Re: Black project about to be outed?

Latest buzz? The TR-3B has been the holy grail of the conspiracy theorist since the 1980s, it's nothing new on that scene. The buzz of late is that it's about to be made public officially, like the F-117 was. Watching the tin foil hat brigades is interesting. Alex Jones used to be a fringe characte...

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black project about to be outed?
Replies: 41
Views: 3994

Re: Black project about to be outed?

There's always chatter with the fringe types pointing at supposed black projects. What we do know (from the director of SkunkWorks himself) is that Lockheed Martin and the USAF in general is always decades ahead in development work from what is known about today. Look at the B-2 Spirit. That's early...

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 455
Views: 59452

Re: A400M Update

This current spate of operations will help show just how desirable it is to have a mixed fleet of capabilities. ALL the transport aircraft, working together. The bigger, long ranged C-17 and A330 Voyagers, to shift in bulk. A400M and Hercules to get the supplies and capabilities into needed location...

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

Advance yes, Ultrafan NO. Now at 214/kWh (lm2500+G4, probably comparable, no mt30 data around?) sfc still has to come down quite a bit to match the diesel faction ( now at ~165g/kWh for the larger 2stroke engines. Even the medium rpm 4 strokes go down to 175g/kWh. i.e. gas turbines will remain a sp...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?
Replies: 44
Views: 906

Re: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?

Got me eyes on a Renault Zoe for next year. It would suit me perfectly. The new Nissan Leaf looks great but i can see there being availability issues for a while, even though it's built in Sunderland. If I had the cash I'd be all over a new Jaguar i-Pace which is a stunner and priced well below an e...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

This work is also going to feed into RR's marine and power applications. Just as the Trent core now powers some of the biggest and newest ships, eventually the Advance and Ultrafan will lead to high efficiency marine turbines. Quite a lot of future work going on at RR at the moment, especially in Ge...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10958

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

One bit of possible interest is the GE BGA H85 turboprop has specifically been certified by GE in Brazil and Argentina. Maybe Embraer will be taking a look at this rugged little motor for a new smaller aircraft. It's a next generation update of the Walter M601 family with parent company GE's input a...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation billionaires?
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: Aviation billionaires?

Richard Branson (Virgin Group) is certainly up there and he's not Asian. It's estimated he owns about 5 billion. Yeah, but how much of that profit is from aviation? He owns plenty of stuff outside of aviation. '902 VS isn't worth that much; Delta only paid about $250m for their just under half shar...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?
Replies: 26
Views: 2291

Re: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?

One visible difference is that the GE is a "clean" burning engine, whereas PW motors tend to produce visible soot/smoke. As engines age, they all do this eventually. But if you do regular compressor/turbine washes this can be minimized. Pratts have always tended to be a little more smoky ...

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Irma`s long term effects on Florida
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Irma`s long term effects on Florida

I would like to think that utilities in Florida start looking into some investment to take powerlines underground. Wires on poles just make more and more work when they get brought down by storms, and there seems to be a lot of wiring about that could do with hiding away safely under the street and ...

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44596

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

I would not be surprised if MH is kicking the tyres soon on those AerCap lease returns from Air Berlin. Pratt engined A330s are just what MH likes, and the deal would involve AerCap who they also deal with.

Some cheap, fast availability widebody lift for them?

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?
Replies: 26
Views: 2291

Re: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?

One visible difference is that the GE is a "clean" burning engine, whereas PW motors tend to produce visible soot/smoke.

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 4929

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIZhIzmU3x4
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gunsontheroof wrote:
Do leasing companies/Banks keep pilots on payroll for repossession flights?

If it comes to that there are specialist agencies who can do the job. The most famous is Sage Popovitch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIZhIzmU3x4

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11545

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

History lesson. This is nothing new. Pan Am and TWA both had actually roped-off sections of the 747 cabins across the Atlantic for a basic walk-up and no frills fare. They brought this product in to compete with Laker Airways and Skytrain. Want something? Pay for it or bring your own, but the fares ...

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Replies: 31
Views: 691

Re: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy

More or less the same here in the UK. A couple of years doing a Masters, then off you go for the Doctorate. It's called a Doctor of Philosophy as it's more research led than just reading and regurgitating stuff. A British Professorship is still quite a rare thing. The rank is only awarded to those w...

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 37
Views: 13903

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

Airbus should have this repaired quickly as their experience with composites goes right back to the A300. They introduced them as part of major structures like the tailplane quite early on.

If anything it'll be a good learning experience for the DL maintenance crews.

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 78002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The good thing about those military launches is that all the attention remains on the first stage after the second stage separates and goes merrily onwards to its secretive mission... One thing that will never cease to amaze me is how the rockets plunges engine firsts towards the ground at several ...

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