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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 57
Views: 9407

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Literally nobody in Germany has ever heard of JetBlue. They'd need a ton of advertising and lots of patience to eventually succeed. Is that valid? In times of ticket search sites and meta^n search sites and other derivatives is that still a holdback? IMU you only need being listed at a search site ...

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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 24
Views: 4236

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

Smart. Toulouse and the region has lots of excellent suppliers and it'd be stupid to dismiss them due to geography. It also puts some pressure on Airbus, or rather gives their suppliers a better negotiating position, if their favorite suppliers get busy working for Boeing. They wouldn't be able to r...

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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 57
Views: 9407

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I was just thinking about this---but what about B6 if they get the A321LR and have TATL ambitions? They obviously can't immediately break into primary Europe, but they could do secondary destinations with strong brand recognition in the USA [...] Literally nobody in Germany has ever heard of JetBlu...

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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: UA Threatens Individual Customers with Collections/Bad Credit RE: Skipplagging

I can't wait to hear people justify the behavior anyway. UA is clearly doing this to generate publicity about it - to prevent people from doing it. It's not about the money or debt collections. Someone broke the rules, gets caught, and there are consequences. That's how life works, no? You commit f...

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching a high wing aircraft-would it roll inverted?
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Ditching a high wing aircraft-would it roll inverted?

Probably one of the most awkward questions I have seen posted here, but I guess the answer to your question is here?? I say that with a question mark too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuninter_Flight_1153 Very interesting. Never heard of that crash until now. Among many other excellent points rega...

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

You'll have around 11 hours outside the airport. The MRT takes a bit less than an hour to take you downtown, so around 9 - 10 hours to spend there. Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands certainly are the must-see items. Sadly, your next flight leaves too early so you won't see the light shows ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 71
Views: 5214

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

How about Merlin? Small, agile and it'd be the first military airplane to bear that name. Also a reference to the Merlin engine that powered the early Spitfires.

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by mxaxai
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian Gunsmith destroys an F-16
Replies: 20
Views: 1901

Re: Belgian Gunsmith destroys an F-16

Another article on the incident. The commander of the Florennes base, Colonel Didier Polomé, has returned urgently from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania. He supervised the participation of the Belgian F16 in the NATO air policing mission called "Baltic Air Policing". He explains his inc...

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by mxaxai
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8072

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

Wait, maybe I’m going to sound dumb here, but Lufthansa’s regional airline operates widebodies (the A340)?! So did Swiss' until April 2018. Swiss "Global" Airlines - initially Swiss "European" - operated the ERJ-145, the Avro, the CSeries and the Boeing 777-300ER for Swiss. Simi...

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by mxaxai
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort
Replies: 33
Views: 2359

Re: Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

From NASA twitter:

returning to Earth via a ballistic descent, which is a sharper angle of landing compared to normal.

Doesn't the Soyuz always do a ballistic descent? It doesn't have any lifting surfaces.
Anyway very glad that the crew is well.

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by mxaxai
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3601

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Here is a good (IMHO) article; http://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/Article/577555/theater-airlift-modernization-options-for-closing-the-gap/ Brilliant article! I'll just ignore your ridiculous comparisons to commercial aircraft a few posts back and comment on the article: As the MVM vision has matur...

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3601

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

There probably are some special cases (e. g. special ops) where the shorter runway, lower speed, greater maximum range and extra engines of the C-130 might be preferable but the number of aircraft needed for that is totally covered by the current fleet. So I see 2 primary arguments not to buy it: 1...

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by mxaxai
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3601

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Armored vehicles form only a very small part of a transport aircraft's typical payloads though so there remains a large number of missions that a C-130 sized aircraft can effectively operate. Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq showed how useful the C-130 remains working in the hub and spoke model o...

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by mxaxai
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3601

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

As already discussed in the KC-390 and A400M threads, future US Army vehicles will be significantly heavier than existing ones. The AMPV, the initial M113 replacement, is too heavy for the KC-390 and right at the limit of the A400M while the US Army will at some point try again to replace the Bradl...

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by mxaxai
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to Dubai
Replies: 10
Views: 3812

Re: BA A380 to Dubai

What?! How is this possible, I thought Dubai had no O&D traffic to speak of! BA don't even send the A380 to JFK, how could they ever fill it to DXB? Or is this a vanity project to finally match EK's product?

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by mxaxai
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3601

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Meanwhile three home nations of that newfangled Airbus transport have cut back A400M orders and added C130J orders. Go figure. You should rather compare this to Germany preferring end-of-line Eurofighters over the shiny new F-35, just to keep the line running. It's understandable from an economic s...

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by mxaxai
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3601

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Because it isn't as advanced is the argument the OP is pushing. OK so lets run with that. Lets stop producing the B737, the 767, the 747-8, and any other Boeing plane that isn't as advanced as what Airbus or whoever else is producing. Meanwhile three home nations of that newfangled Airbus transport...

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by mxaxai
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 1791

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

I imagine it will be very different IAG opening a new long-haul destination in the Americas or Asia than Ryanair throwing darts into a board. In any case, opening a route is not any different to other kind of investment. And a lot of outsiders think that investments are very sophisticated and scien...

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by mxaxai
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Looking to Offload EuroHawk UAV to Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Germany Looking to Offload EuroHawk UAV to Canada

I’m struggling to see how they are going to sell them for anything other than spare parts, considering it sounds like they have been stripped of pretty much all control systems How many did Germany receive for that cost, I’ve looked and cannot find a number, for that price I sure hope we are not ta...

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by mxaxai
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another one in the dust
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: Another one in the dust

No, just a stationary probe. Also doesn't have solar panels, so 16 h operation max. Lets see what it managed to find out.

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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 6383

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

Seems a bit odd to shut in the height of summer, but this is Italy, Alitalia will still be around probably by the time it all ends, :D All such projects that use concrete or asphalt are usually done in summer because these materials don't like low temperatures during construction. I think rain, whi...

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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?

Only one way to find out: Step aboard yourself! And add it to your list of flown aircraft.

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by mxaxai
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug and their A310s
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Interflug and their A310s

Well it wasn't totally out of the ordinary as LOT and Malev had ordered Boeing aircraft before the end of Communist rule and not to mention TAROM operated 707s for a number of years. Yes, but it was East Germany, the place where idealized communist proaganda was displayed, hence my surprise regardi...

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Re: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes

EIN is a large base. How many planes do they have there? Transavia is going to be very happy. I wonder if this will mean Wizzair opening a base in EIN. They have 4 with +- 155 destinations, they are going to move back to 130 destinations (with planes from other bases). Already cancellations have be...

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 33
Views: 4316

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

You'd be surprised some horses (race horses I'm talking about here) are frequent flyers, those cargo planes look like a stable inside. The animals also need to be fed during the flight, and made sure they're allright. Do the horse-configured a/c have horse lavs? [/humour] Lots of smelly freighters ...

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 3642

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

flipdewaf wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
Just had a huge ping
Surely that sort of content would be banned in flight?

If you're thinking about online gaming, it might have been. He didn't try. The stats came from an online bandwidth / ping checker.

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by mxaxai
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Re: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?

All engines do work based on the temperature difference between the engine core and outer chamber. Thus, the hotter the core the better. There will need to be material breakthroughs to greatly increase efficiency. Cremarics are one idea being explored. A problem with cremarics is that while they to...

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by mxaxai
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 3642

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

I'm just thinking of what may happen if I actually need to get real work done and 160 other people are using all the limited bandwidth on YouTube. Until bandwidth manages to get better on planes, I actually think a paywall helps keep traffic clear for business travelers for whom wifi is a deciding ...

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by mxaxai
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21909

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Air Niugini has issued a press release that says one male passenger is unaccounted. "Additionally as of 12:30pm today, we are unable to account for a single male passenger and are working with the local authorities, hospitals and investigators to locate this passenger who was aboard our flight...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 98
Views: 27304

Re: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

I'd rather expect this to be due to budget issues. Germany could currently pay development, entry into service and acquisition of a heavy lift helicopter from the budget surplus of the first 6 month of this year alone, which was 55 Billion USD. This time money isn't the problem. It's not a lack of ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 98
Views: 27304

Re: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

I'd rather expect this to be due to budget issues. It is unreasonable to insist on a hypothetical future european helicopter when perfectly fine products already exist. There is no risk to lose any fundamental knowledge. The chinook will be built well into the 2020s and be operated for another few d...

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by mxaxai
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC

Goddamn that's 3 write-offs already and the plane isn't even out of testing. I hope this was pilot error. Only the first crash, and there's more than 300 built. That's a pretty good safety record so far; the F-16 had numerous crashes during the testing and initial introduction into service. It's a ...

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by mxaxai
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 door configurations
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: A321 door configurations

The overwing doors need less room than the single door up front, so you can put more seats in. I think all new A321's will feature this layout, not sure if customers can ask for the old one. I believe Airbus originally included a proper door so that you could (de-)board from both front doors but it ...

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by mxaxai
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21909

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I remember reading about a JAL DC-8 which was put back in service after landing in San Francisco Bay. Wonder if the same could happen to this 737? Although the repair must be really pricey. That DC-8 was practically brand new, with a years long wait-list on a replacement ... it was cheaper to fix i...

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by mxaxai
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12680

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Scary stuff indeed. One has to wonder if the actions of the PR pilot saved the day. That sudden burst of bright light would definitely grab their attention! Come to think of it, the illumination would have created a pretty epic, in-your-face, silhouette of UA001. Per the NTSB, the pilots did not co...

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by mxaxai
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3300

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

Re UK railway privatisation: While nominally a ‘private’ company Network Rail's financial viability has depended on government guarantees to underwrite its bonds. [...] growth in the debt burden shouldered by Network Rail to fund infrastructure improvements – from just under £9636m in 2002/2003, to ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intellectual Property Theft in Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: Intellectual Property Theft in Aviation

Well, I don't think Airbus decided to build a chinese A320 FAL and an A330 outfitting center out of good will, and just happened to entirely independently receive large orders from the CAAC. I don't know about aviation specifically but a lot of other industries have complained that they cannot use s...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3300

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The industry has gotten better, not worse, with the removal of those heavy handed regulations of the past. We have more competition, lower fares and more innovative models than in the past. The influence of the significant government backed players today is one that makes life difficult for the non...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3300

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The aviation industry has a history of heavy government market distortions through ownership of airlines AND heavy handed regulations that had/have nothing to do with safety, but rather merely with power and control. Take that away and yes, you can expect significant turbulence while readjustments ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 15850

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

If it doesn’t work, the plane takes off due to the failure of gravity. The plane lifts off, the gear extends due to lift and the gear extends and locks into the longer position until the shrink link unlatched it. If the oleo was required to get airborne; it would be hard to imagine a failure warnin...

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by mxaxai
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 189
Views: 12139

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

This would mean that parts manufactured and certified by organisations approved by the CAA could not be installed on EU registered aircraft. [...] maintenance organisations approved by the CAA could not perform maintenance on EU registered aircraft EU-licensed airlines would lose the ability to ope...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe

AFAIK, the EU legacies are not as constrained by scope clauses and many regionals already operate the E-195. So what gives? Are they abandoning anything smaller than an A320? Will "regional" flying come to an end in europe? Scope is not the issue. In Europe both the train and bus offer re...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe

So far, the only european legacy to order any of the next-generation small jets is Swiss/Lufthansa. One could argue that the SSJ flying for Brussels Airlines is next-gen as well. But that's all. Despite probably over 500 small and large regional jets and turboprops in operation today all over europe...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Re: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?

Some areas of possible improvement: - Temperature tolerance of the turbine components. The higher the better. The hottest turbine bits are actively cooled by circulating cool air through them. Even so the temperatures are immense and producing blades that can take a higher temperature would have an...

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is fewer fan blades better?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Is fewer fan blades better?

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by mxaxai
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings changes the strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: Eurowings changes the strategy

Interesting to see that they're getting rid of the 3 youngest Q400's (LGW, ex-AB). I wonder who bought them.

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by mxaxai
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Diversions Today (Germany)
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Weird Diversions Today (Germany)

There was a storm passing over Germany and other parts of central Europe today and I spotted these flights with IMO "weird" diversion paths. They both were scheduled to arrive in FRA around 17:00 local. The China Cargo Airlines 77F stayed aloft for more than 90 extra minutes. But they didn...

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