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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Branson Duck Boat tragedy
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: Branson Duck Boat tragedy

Like with many airplane accidents, a mix of factors came into play here. Sudden severe weather, an amphibious vehicle originally designed for military use perhaps improperly used for commercial purposes, possible poor or lack of full use of safety (life vests) equipment, questions as to the trainin...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 73
Views: 6384

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

How much longer can the E2-195ish model be stretched? It seems to me that having the ability to close more of the gap between 100 and 150 seats will help justify the mainline operational costs. I would think the closer an aircraft is to the 76 seat cutoff, the more I'm going to defer to outsourcing...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helvetic Airways signes MOU for 12 Embraer E190-E2
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Helvetic Airways signes MOU for 12 Embraer E190-E2

This is a very interesting order for the E2, in my opinion. Particularly since Helvetic operates four of their E190s for Swiss (a CS100 operator) and presumably will do the same for the E190E2s. Congratulations to Helvetic and to Embraer. Wikipedia says they operate 5 E-jets and 4 Fokkers for Swiss...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8161

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

I don't see a short term switch to used 330-300, as these aircraft don't have the range to serve far East and US west coast routes. Austrian doesn't have any west coast US routes left. Hong Kong is the longest, and is ending soon. Of the remaining, none will be longer than 4600 nm. By comparison, S...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 35
Views: 2608

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Slug71 wrote:
Interesting that Germany and France have partnered for a fighter and now Brits and Italy.


Leonardo ≠ Italy.

Leonardo has a sizeable presence in the UK, through the former Marconi, GKN and Westland. With 99% certainty, that is why Leonardo is in on the concept, not because Italy is interested.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8161

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

My prediction; at some point in the next year or two LH orders new A330-900s for Swiss. Swiss's existing A330-300s get moved over to Austrian (maybe some to Brussles too). Likewise, another five years into the future I could see them doing something similar; some new A350-1000s for Swiss. Some of S...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13251

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Would someone be so kind as to explain what "MEL" is? thanks Minimum Equipment List A list of equipment on the plane that has to be functioning in order for the flight to go ahead. As long as everything on the MEL is working OK, the flight is good to go. If anything on the MEL isn't worki...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge
Replies: 16
Views: 3207

Re: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge

Hopefully ShityJet gets wiped from the face of the earth. I don't hold high regards for Air Nostrum, but the way the Irish treat their employees, CityJet in particular need to disappear. Hopefully the administrative staff in Swords get fired, right down to the last rat.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12203

Re: Why did Bombardier do that!?

Since it was officially (re)launched as the "CSeries" it has never been marketed as a regional jet. And I would not consider it even in the same category as the CRJ-1000 capacity-wise or any other way. It was designed as a regional jet. Marketing does not make it any less so. Same goes fo...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12203

Re: Why did Bombardier do that!?

Where does anyone get the false impression the CSeries has ever been positioned as a regional jet??? It isnt a false impression. It was launched and designed as the Bombardier Regional Jet. It was initally related to the Fokker 70/100, and was put on hold for a while in favour of the CRJ-1000, beca...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1430

Re: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

Long term, Embraer and Brazil might stand to lose if Boeing treats them the same way they treated de Havilland Canada back in the day. On the other hand, they stand to huge gains if Boeing decides to outsource other products to Brazil. I don't know that story. What did Boeing do to DHC? Care to sha...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1430

Re: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

Simple, Airbus and Embraer won. Airbus got a brand new clean-sheet design for nothing, and one that slots perfectly into the Airbus portfolio. Embraer sold a slightly poorly selling program for a minor fortune. On the other hand... Bombardier had to give away it's massive investment following a bitt...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Cargo Pilots

There aren't too many pics of cargo planes rest areas around and I understand there are thousand of different configs and amenities available. Please share with us if you can. Just another day at the office for you gentlemen means a lot for us mortals! :bouncy: Always got jealous about those big up...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS experience question
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: SAS experience question

I'm flying in September with SAS to Poland (via CPH) from the US. This will be a new airline for me, what can I expect in terms of service, food, entertainment, free or pay for alcohol, etc. So far I've only flown long haul with Delta and KLM, is it more or less the same? I'm flying economy with th...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16711

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Newbiepilot wrote:
KLM has more widebodies than narrowbodies.


I count 99 E-jets and 737s, and 66 widebodies...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12629

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Also an RJ that can do short transatlantics too? So can an ATR, the A220 is hardly unique in that regard. Yeah but can a fully loaded ATR fly BOS-DUB nonstop? An A223 can. If you want to get really ridiculous like the ATR example, a C172 can fly transatlantic on ferry flights too. A full volume car...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46841

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

IMO trying to replace the A320neo with a A220-500 will be difficult. To match range, payload, cargo capabilities, there would be a lot of changes needed. There would be no containerized cargo on the A220-500. Which is why a two-pronged approach is needed. It is hardly any secret that the A320 isn't...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12629

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Dominion301 wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
An RJ that can do transcons?


Also an RJ that can do short transatlantics too?


So can an ATR, the A220 is hardly unique in that regard.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Cargo Pilots

Having just watched an Air Clips video about a cargo flight from the flight deck, it got me to wondering...Do the pilots of the airlines that have both cargo and passenger operations flying the same equipment ex: EVA 744, Air China 744 and CX 744 both passenger and cargo variants switch pilots arou...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46841

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I feel here Airbus has one up against Boeing into building a true narrow body successor to the A320Neo family line for the 2028-2040 time period whilst Boeing hasnt come up with anything yet. Through Airbus's stake in the BBD C Series program, it can just use the new fuselage and avionics/engineeri...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17627

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

The Air Tanzania order for 2 CS300 is as good as dead as well. Got caught up in a political fallout between Canada and Magufuli. Bombardier delivered a new Q400 to Air Tanzania only 3-4 months ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Viye_mwLSc This was a few months after this incident in November 201...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4341

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Train cars require resistance to buff forces i.e. longitudinal, when the slack in the coupling runs in at a stop, or God-forbid, a head-on-collision. (current FRA regulations call for a structure capable of resisting around 800,000 lbs of force for a passenger car) A/C do not need to resist buff fo...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9122

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

FriscoHeavy wrote:
This seriously pisses me off. Gosh, how did people survive 50 years ago?


They probably didn't.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up
Replies: 45
Views: 8914

Re: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up

Do you really think Airbus would allow the US Army to blow up an A380?. Can they prevent that? if the plane is paid for, it is the property of the owner. Manufacturer can refuse supporting the exercise and revoke future support for (whats left of) the plane, so it cannot be returned to service.. Bu...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

Any numbers regarding fuel consumption? I have no idea if it is correct, but one website states: Fuel consumption with both engines operating varies from 2, 100 lb to 2,755 lb (950 kg to 1250 kg) per hr and the manufacturer claims that this figure is about 30 per cent better than its competitors on...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46841

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I’m surprised this order wasn’t saved for Farnborough. My feeling is there could be a European order at Farnborough & they want to milk every announcement on it for all they can - so want to make it a big event. It will almost certainly be "re-announced" at Farnborough. Same with the ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap

PlymSpotter wrote:
Quite a win if its the B767-300 - nice!


Not just that, but the seating will almost certainly be better. Thomas Cook stuffs their A321s with 220 seats. The Titan A321s only seat up to 212 in full economy, the 757s only up to 202 while the 767 will seat 265.

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

northstardc4m wrote:
RJMAZ wrote:
Where do you put the luggage?

It makes more sense to have luggage below the floor.


Most commuter props don't have underfloor luggage... it's fore and/or aft the passenger cabin on the same level.


Yeah, but this isn't a commuter sized aircraft. It is the same size as an A319!

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55426

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The end of Brexit, welcome back mates. It will save the UK from a lot of troubles. Hopefully not. The EU needs to decimate Britain. If we halt Brexit now, their romanticist nationalists will be let back into our parliament. The nationalists need the punishment of having an entire country despise th...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 43
Views: 2520

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

trijetsonly wrote:
What about the Boeing 377? I mean a passenger plane, not the C-97 freighter.


Some Guppies are converted from 377s, and plenty of those still exist. At least the Mini Guppy was originally a 377.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Thomas Cook - Titan Airways swap

Flightradar24 shows that it is normally operated by an A321, so it would likely be either an A321, 757-200 or 767-300. Titan operated the flight a few days ago with a 767-300.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P-8 Poseidon raked wingtip
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: P-8 Poseidon raked wingtip

My understanding is for the long range flights that the P-8 is designed for the raked wingtips are of more benefit than the more traditional wingtips. Plus given they won't be using gates like normal 737s they've got more room to play with. The blended winglets are superior, even for longer flights...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition

I’d pull for the Saab here. It would be interesting to see if a package with cargo/tanker with kc390 might even make sense. They already decided to go for a lease arrangement with the German Luftwaffe for A400Ms, although the deal hasn't been concluded yet. Most probably they will just be buying fl...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17627

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

Based on the list of customers, these orders seems to be very shaky: Commitment only: Air Arabia Jordan- 2 AtlasGlobal- 10 Falko Regional Aircraft- 20 flymojo- 20-> definitely goner....the airlines never started and their AOC expired on 30 May 2016 without any extension sought. Zhejiang Loong Airli...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11164

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Bigger planes operating less frequently. The 70-76 seaters are a good bet. For the very shortest routes, turboprops, or the airline will pull out and leave it to trains and cars. I'm not sure if CRJ200s are still available, they're not on Bombardier's website, so I'm guessing that that they aren't a...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.

gtargui wrote:
If I can't make it to the city centre what things can I do in CDG besides planespotting?


There's the Aeroville shopping centre over towards Roissy, if you fancy that sort of stuff. At the very least, you can stretch your legs and have some lunch there.

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P-8 Poseidon raked wingtip
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: P-8 Poseidon raked wingtip

My understanding is for the long range flights that the P-8 is designed for the raked wingtips are of more benefit than the more traditional wingtips. Plus given they won't be using gates like normal 737s they've got more room to play with. The blended winglets are superior, even for longer flights...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9528

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

A [soon to be] 737-300 waterbomber! That must be the coolest thing I have seen today!

CARST wrote:
Does Boeing want a plane in a livery resembling their House Colours to fly over burning mountain and forest land?


I suppose it could have been worse. Imagine if it was an A319 instead? :duck:

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunlight *through* fuselage on inflight B767
Replies: 29
Views: 2450

Re: Sunlight *through* fuselage on inflight B767

Could also be a light installation that tore itself loose.

Although tbh, I once flew an ATR where the service door wouldn't close properly, and you could actually stick a finger out through the gap into the airflow. How on earth the pressurization system kept up with that gap is beyond me.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

stretching from ATR42 to 72 is like a 70% increase in available seat and applying a 70% stretch onto Q400 would mean ot can seat 150? If it can carry as much passengers as a 73G with relatively lower fuel burn then it could have its attractiveness? The ATR was stretched from 48 to 68 seats, so only...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

BBD could probably stretch the Q400 to a true 90-100 seater without too much trouble, which would give ATR a run for their money in the CASM department. But also placing it solidly in competition with the regional jets, the latest of which burn no more than 300 kg/hr more than an existing Q400. Str...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What could be around the corner for disruption in the airline industry
Replies: 19
Views: 1504

Re: What could be around the corner for disruption in the airline industry

Now before you say it is a evolution rather than a revolution due to high capital requirements, regulations, and consolidated powerhouse air groups, think TESLA - who disrupted (although success is still tbd) a similarly challenging environment, and to an extent an even more challenging industry - ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Hamburg tour vs VW Wolfsburg tour
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Airbus Hamburg tour vs VW Wolfsburg tour

debonair wrote:
BUT where else in the world can you do today a ramp tour - nearly touching the planes?


In Cologne ;) Or at least they still offered it last year.

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

a shortened Q400 with a 127G would bring the fight to the ATR72 and a stretched Q400 would sell itself to airlines who have routes that can fill it. You would need to do a lot more than just shorten it in order to make it competitive. The Q400 is, as mentioned above, 7,5 tons heavier. Remove a coup...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

A Q400 still burns much less than a jet. True, but then you need to start comparing it to the relevant jets, rather than the ATR. A fast cruising Q400 will burn through 1200 kg/hr. The CS100 only goes through 300-400 kg more, while carrying more passengers at a higher speed, with greater comfort an...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

I don't think China need many planes with <150 seats right now, especially for the populous half of the country. China just changed the rules regarding startup airlines. A new airline must have a fleet of 25 regional aircraft before it will be allowed to move up to mainline jets: But provisions inc...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

While i think that new and profitable routes will emerge, isn't it a bit exaggerated? IIRC boeing claimed the 787 could open up thousands of new city pairs, and while it has been fairly successful at that, the number of new routes is a far cry from what boeing claimed. don't see why this would be a...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10534

Re: A330-800 status

I don't see a 338F also... 332F didn't perform so good, with more and more 767F being sold. IMHO we will have a Boeing monopoly on big (767, 777, 747) and small (738 conversions? A dedicated MAX?) freighters. The 767Fs success is down to just 2 massive customers, one of which was already a 767 oper...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does ground scanning mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: what does ground scanning means?

Perhaps the ground mapping function in the weather radar?

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89663

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So how will this effect the build plate (not sure the correct terminology)? I was in an RCAF C-17 a few years ago...still a McDonnell Douglas plate even though was built as Boeing. Will they still Be Bombardier or change over to Airbus? I would be surprised if they change the build plate/type certi...

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