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by VSMUT
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

Elevating news! This must lift the stock price!

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by VSMUT
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 29
Views: 4202

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

Back to Zambia Airways. I am confused that the Minister seems to think that it would be a great idea to launch with turboprops, Boeing and Airbus aircraft would be a wise choice. Turboprops are the most sensible for an African startup. There are few passengers, so you want something small, or you w...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Types
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: 737 Types

As a note: Boeing discontinued customer codes recently, after a certain L/N on 737, 747, and 777 aircraft, (all 77W will be officially 777-300(ER)s), and the last two digits have been dropped entirely on the last 747s, MAXes, 777X, and 787s. Same with Airbus, although they did it a bit earlier. In ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 2905

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

And the LCC driven free market means that there are at least some non-stop flights from Italian regional airports to cities elsewhere in Europe year round. The state-subsidised alternative involves compulsory connections in Rome or sometimes Milan. Some . If you are not going to and from a place no...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 2905

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

So why do the Italians need a state airline. It should go bankrupt, so its carcass can be picked clean. Then there will be space in the market for new airlines to come into the market. It's like Air India but worse. No one wanted to buy Air India, because the new buyer would be required to retain a...

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by VSMUT
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift loss caused by spoilers
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Lift loss caused by spoilers

Hello everyone! I been trying to search for information about how much lift is lost when spoilers are deployed with not much luck. I know there's no universal value for this but what could be an approximate number for a commercial aircraft? thanks Using simple logic, wouldn't the loss of lift corre...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Incorrect Transit System
Replies: 22
Views: 832

Re: The Incorrect Transit System

-One that is underfunded despite the majority of the public demanding better service. -Unmaintained stations, vehicles, and infrastructure. -Infrequent and unreliable service. -All routes going to only one hub, requiring every transit trip to go through that hub even if it means a lot of backtracki...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9814

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

This has always been fascinating to me. Did users of this type of B747 find it economically viable for their respective markets? I know IR, CA had them. The market was very different in the day. Most airlines were state owned. Many state airlines were permitted to run at a loss, and were subsidized...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 119
Views: 11192

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

It looks like there may be some evidence that the Airbus A319 based MPA is actually cheaper than the Boeing P-8: https://www.janes.com/article/82243/india-s-cag-criticises-purchase-of-p-8i-aircraft In a report tabled in parliament on 7 August, the CAG revealed that the MoD had “incorrectly” declared...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

Well, there is a 757-sized airliner in production in Mobile... ;) The A321LR could be a candidate. Since the belly-space isn't really needed for cargo, you could fill it up with additional fuel tanks. If modern equipment can be miniaturized, the A320neo could also be an option. The ACJ320neo is alre...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2370

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Don’t know, those large freighters like the MD-11 and 747 when operating heavy weights would be up around 155-160 kts. Your probably being asked to slow down to get the wake separation in a slow ATR. Nah, we had them on the TCAS, and typically in visual sight as well. The 747s were never a problem,...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8844

Re: Airbus and Southwest

This thread was never a fanboy type discussion, its a shame someone brought that into this. It would be really interesting to see if Airbus or Boeing does try every year to get an airline to switch from one to the other. Imagine the types of deals they would get. Airbus would have to practically gi...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2370

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

The second significant factor that affects the MD-11s landing performance is speed. In order to compensate for the MD-11’s higher operating weight and reduced rudder authority, its approach speeds can be substantially higher than other comparable commercial jets. This is due to the higher Vmca of t...

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by VSMUT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

Perhaps there is some kind of simulator ditching training for ATPL pilots or other similar commercial pilots? Simulators are pretty poor at training anything other than IFR procedures. Apart from running the ditching checklist, you wouldn't learn anything really useful from it. The water in the sim...

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by VSMUT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

With larger capacity and turboprop type fuel consumption the Q400 can make a better case for itself against an ATR72 and smaller jets... And in the cargo world, that isn't going to count for anything. Acquisition costs are whats important there. Some of those turboprop feeders fly no more than 2 ho...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7149

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

It took a lot of effort on the part of the crew to screw this up, given that there were NOTAMS about the new taxiway, which of course has signage, marking, lighting and size consistent with a taxiway rather than a runway, and is visibly-shorter from the departure point. Not trying to defend this cr...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 26734

Re: United 757s

Actually they ARE running a MOM/797 - I might be wrong on my "feelings" as you say but this is a certainty. That's why the endless debates and blogs about it. YOu made a great point on the situation of those B757s on DL and UA's fleet but maintenance and, most of all, fuel costs do offset...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

A simple stretch would open the freighter market back up as it would have a much larger capacity than the ATR72 which matches it capacity wise now. When the likes of FedEx or DHL order they order in quantity. I wouldn't count on it. FedEx, UPS and DHL are the last operators that require the extra p...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 26734

Re: United 757s

Why are Delta and United still holding on to their B757s, then? Why haven't them ordered the more fuel efficient A321LR yet? Why is Boeing running a B797 project (and why many - myself included - feel that this is going to be a replacement for the B757)? The US airlines are holding on to their 757s...

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by VSMUT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5732

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

For comparisons, how many routes, flights and passengers does DL fly to AMS and CDG? According to wikipedia, 10 routes to Amsterdam and 11+2 seasonal to Paris. I am by no means an expert, but I would think that Amsterdam tends to be more for connecting passengers, while CDG leans more towards origi...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

Well, that would be a better example if Vueling actually had any MD83s, obviously airline B isn't Vueling but the post may leave people unfamiliar with their fleet thinking it is. In fact Vueling is an all-Airbus airline, and have taken delivery of 11 factory-fresh A320 series planes in the last 18...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

Australia and New Zealand are pretty much closed off to foreign pilots. Getting into the US or Canada isn't easy either, but in the case of the US, I think the airlines would love nothing more than to open up to unemployed European pilots. Australia does permit foreign pilots to work In Australia t...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

That made me wonder, are there any other airlines where only nationals of that airline's country are hired??? Lots. In the EU, it is forbidden to discriminate other EU citizens by nationality, but there are often language requirements that more or less achieve the same. You will almost not find any...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

Well, that would be a better example if Vueling actually had any MD83s, obviously airline B isn't Vueling but the post may leave people unfamiliar with their fleet thinking it is. In fact Vueling is an all-Airbus airline, and have taken delivery of 11 factory-fresh A320 series planes in the last 18...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

SAS is always very quick + prompt to pay delay compensation. It's not fair for one of their competitors to be able to consistently shirk their legal responsibilities in this area. Glad to see the Danish government getting tough on this. There is more to it than that. SAS has a new and modern fleet ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

The Q's air conditioning system is superior to the ATR's. In hot climates running the packs on the ground using hotel mode is useless, Not completely useless, but the air conditioning system is garbage. and the airplane has to be parked nose into the wind lest you overheat the nacelle. You can't re...

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by VSMUT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7827

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

The Danish government recently launched a campaign against airlines that fail to pay the delay-compensation charges. This is the first airline to be hit with it, it seems.

IMHO, good thing that someone finally holds the airlines feet to the fire over this.

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by VSMUT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

As the Q400 flies faster, obviously it will perform more rotations per day than the ATR. (Or similarly, it will obviously rack up many more miles per hour) Can you provide the stage length used for the above, and the speed used ? That should allow us to calculate the CASM. (If we know the maintenan...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

This 90 passengers version has now equivalent CASMs to the ATR72 No, no it doesn't. Says whom? I'm genuinely interested to know your source. (comparing similar configurations, ie @ same 28in pitch and @ same payload/passenger) From actually flying the ATR myself, and having access to a QRH and vari...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1105
Views: 19013

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

More scaremongering Richard :roll: Fancy getting behind the country and backing brexit? If Brexit is going to be such a success, why do you need the backing of a "national traitor" such as Richard? ;) Come to think of it, why are you even bothering with all these posts? It's going to be a...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

This 90 passengers version has now equivalent CASMs to the ATR72 No, no it doesn't. It doesn't even have better CASM than a 68 seat ATR 72, much less the new 78-seat versions. much safer one engine out performance. This should be irrelevant. If you can't do it safely, you won't be doing it in the f...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5051

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Because ERJ-170/175/190/195 is still the official designation on the type rating certificates. From an official point of view, ERJ-1xx is more correct than E-jet, just like it is not the ATR 72-600, but ATR 72-212A. How can type rating certificates be more accurate than the labelling done by the ma...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 164
Views: 49297

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

What if you are connecting overnight through Istanbul? Will they transfer you? What about those who need visas, will they be exempt from that?

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5051

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

As far as I understand, "Airbus Industrie" is a legacy name of the company, which has since been renamed several times, e.g. Airbus SAS, Airbus SE. Why does it still appear on the aircraft type name when booking tickets on major airlines? e.g. Airbus Industrie A380 Airbus Industrie A350 s...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4649

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Too long, most passengers won't pay attention for that long. Even worse, they play these safety videos in 2 or 3 languages, so it will take 8 to 12 minutes to get through them. BTW, during my training, we were taught many times that a briefing shouldn't last more than 27-30 second, lest you lose the...

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by VSMUT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Interesting, and somehow the Q400 still has a better safety record than its competitor, the ATR72. The ATR must be really scary then ;-) Truth be told, most accidents for both types have been with non-western operators with shady pilot training and aircraft maintenance. And the lower price and oper...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways pilots suspended after fight breaks out in cockpit at 37,000 feet
Replies: 7
Views: 3793

Re: Iraqi Airways pilots suspended after fight breaks out in cockpit at 37,000 feet

downdata wrote:
CRM at its finest


Captains Resource Management.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 3997

Re: TAROM future fleet

Not sure that I follow. The CEO specifically quoted acquiring up to 13 regional jets. A turboprop would not replace the A318 or B737-700. The MAX's are meant to replace the A318 and B737-300's, the NG's will stay in fleet for now. So I am guessing the new RJ's are for expansion. Did they actually s...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 7547

Re: Circling on approach

In a calm wind situation the outbound leg would be a minute just like the inbound leg. If the inbound leg took 45 seconds (due to a tailwind) then you do the outbound leg for 1 minute and 15 seconds. So the first hold will always be off. Just as I thought, a mess. As opposed to ALL the legs being a...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

KarelXWB wrote:
And while the C919 outlook is better, it's prospect is mainly limited to China as Comac has no clear path towards FAA certification.


It is getting EASA certification. You of all people should know that an EASA certification opens just as many doors as an FAA certification does.

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2535

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

I'll have the opportunity to ride on one myself next month for the very first time. I'm very much looking forward to the experience, though I'm not sure exactly which ICE Variant it will be. Where are you travelling to/from, and what is the number of your train? Curious, what sort of catering is th...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13694

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

I don't think swapping the short-haul fleet is going to help Kenya Airways. Intra-African flights should be extremely profitable, competition is virtually non-existant. Africa is underserved on internal flights. It's on the long-haul flights that Kenya Airways has major problems with the ME3+TK unde...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 7547

Re: Circling on approach

The AIM states that the inbound leg is flown at 1 minute (1 1/2 minutes abode 14000) with the timing of the outbound leg adjusted so that the inbound leg is flown at the correct time. The reason for that is because the inbound leg has a defined end point. ICAO versus FAA holding is where you time—i...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

All of that is true, and has been true for a long time. But while the plane is selling great, has a huge backlog, and has no new competitors on the horizon is not typically when you make a new wing. "Has no new competitors on the horizon" : I count 2 or 3 direct clean sheet competitors on...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

TWA772LR wrote:
How about a Boeing/Embraer next gen regional jet?


Why would Embraer do that? They already have the next gen regional jet completely for themselves, they don't have any interest in sharing the profits with Boeing.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People! Look at the BIG picture. Airbus isn't killing any CS500. If anything, they've just got CS500 handed over on a silver platter! Circa 2020, Airbus will have to either put a new wing on A32x or design all-new, own "MoM" aircraft, to be able to offer it's own 4000nm product. My money ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2535

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

Gemuser wrote:
Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually.

Gemuser


They are white, not grey. I ride on them several times a week.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4148

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

A Q400 development might make more sense in the light of US protectionism. That aircraft is less exposed to the US market than the CRJ is.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

The Boeing and Embraer partnership started around 2011 and has been growing https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2012-04-16/boeing-embraer-explore-new-areas-cooperation http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-07-11-Embraer-and-Boeing-to-Collaborate-on-Worldwide-Sales-Support-of-KC-390-Medium-...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

While possible, Embraer just doesn't offer the same as Bombardier does. The C-series slots perfectly into the Airbus or Boeing portfolio as A319/73G and A320/738 replacements. The E-jet is just a tad too small for that. Replacing the 73G with the E195-E2 is just a stretch too far IMO. Embraer can h...

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