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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 96
Views: 8596

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

If only there was some kind of precedent for a system on an aircraft, something which would be raised and lowered once per flight like these wingtips, and which was critical to the operation of the aircraft; then maybe we might all have confidence that such a system could be reliable and safe. </sa...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 24, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6648

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

Another predatory pricing deal for Boeing? Indeed. They call it business as usual , why even bother to pretend they don't do it?. At least they are not suing anyone yet meanwhile... Are you trolling or do you think 737MAX are being sold using predatory pricing? From what I know both the 737MAX and ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 83
Views: 14987

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Air Canada originally ordered 14 787s and 18 777s in 2005. They previously exercised options to grow their 787 and 777 fleets beyond the initial order.

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 22, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 50
Views: 5422

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Male has no taxiway at all. Airplanes pushback onto the runway. Probably one of the only airports in the world that has multiple widebodies on the ground at the same time and no taxiways

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10044

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Berlin's airports had around 33 mio. passengers last year, out of which hardly any were transfer passengers (around 2 mio. only). This is very unusual for an airport system this size to have almost exclusively O&D passengers, actually Berlin has a lot more O&D then Frankfurt, Munich or othe...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 83
Views: 14987

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Qantas did it too. Just like AC a big A330 operator. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-holds-line-on-firming-787-options-446113/ Maybe we should launch "In a fresh blow to Boeing 787, Air Canada and Qantas dropped ...." header somewhere. Just joking :wink2: . It's probably...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 22, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 57
Views: 11823

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

The folding wing tips on the 777-8/9 will only be 3.5 m long each. I would say flaps are bigger and more complicated. Flaps have to move in flight under high loads, the wing tips have only to move on the ground. I do not imagine a lot of trouble in use. I fully agree. Flaps take much higher loads a...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite materials % in 737-800 and 737-900
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Composite materials % in 737-800 and 737-900

There also are composites in the interior. Nothing unique to the 737 but the cabin floor, cabin dividers, lavatory and galley walls, flight deck panels, etc are often composite materials. They may not be carbon fiber reinforced plastic, but composite just refers to multiple materials joined together...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon May 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33443

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Keesje has been promoting the idea of an A322/A323 to respond to a 797/NMA/MOM for over a year. From March 2017: That's incorrect, I've promoting a re engined A321 stretch from 2010, before NEO launch, and re engined A320 plus from around 2006. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=392177 ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon May 21, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33443

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Everybody is absolutely free to believe that the folks doing wintunnels tests, CFD modelling, simulations dystem development and FEM models on new wingboxes, wingconfigurations and long term market studies stopped because PW can't deilver some engines and the boys & girls are flown over to help...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33443

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Everybody is absolutely free to believe that the folks doing wintunnels tests, CFD modelling, simulations dystem development and FEM models on new wingboxes, wingconfigurations and long term market studies stopped because PW can't deilver some engines and the boys & girls are flown over to help...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33443

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think we shouldn't read too much in this rumoured to be shelved plus study. Airbus for now is the market leader, with 321LR soon entering service. A moderately upgraded A322 could be ready in 4 yrs. Most probably way cheaper and lighter than any 797 and with a karge commonakity with 6000 NEO's cu...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Empty 737 Fuselage on Train Weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 1389

Re: Empty 737 Fuselage on Train Weight?

Here is an example for those who haven't seen it. Luckily I live not far from this photo and get to see the 737 trains from time to time. 1151556 A standard OEW for 738 is 91,300 lbs. The fuselage on the train is missing engines, wings, APU, rear surfaces, interior, avionics, etc. I would estimate....

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 21
Views: 2710

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

I wonder what's the case for LA's 1 weekly SCL-IPC-PPT, TAAG's weekly Luanda-Havana. I can picture TAAG's crew staying in Havana for a week after such a long flight, but a whole week in Papeete for Latam? These airlines serve no other destinations in the vicinity for the crew to serve. Or Latam's c...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

There is only one thing that counts and nobody is bothering to talk about it. Which company makes the most money per plane delivered? Whenever we talk about that. The conversation goes down the same ugly repetitive program vs unit accounting debate Average it out over a ten year period. Those conve...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

mham001 wrote:
There is only one thing that counts and nobody is bothering to talk about it. Which company makes the most money per plane delivered?


Whenever we talk about that. The conversation goes down the same ugly repetitive program vs unit accounting debate

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

I assumed we were talking about wide body manufacturing. I hardly would compare the A350 production to the 737 production. My only question left is, are you making a serious argument here? You made some inaccurate generalized statements about the moving lines that Boeing uses, so I thought I would ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Wing & OS Tail Collide @ EWR 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 5274

Re: UA Wing & OS Trail Collide @ EWR 5/18

https://nypost.com/2016/10/12/planes-co ... aight-day/

The gate that Austrian uses is terrible for taxing in and out in my opinion.
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If so, I don’t think this is the first time a United and Austrian airplane have collided on the ground in EWR.

https://nypost.com/2016/10/12/planes-co ... aight-day/

The gate that Austrian uses is terrible for taxing in and out in my opinion.

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The line concept, Boeing is using, is not the continues movement Ford once pioneered. It is stop and start from station to station. The work stops when the frames all move to the next position in the line. That is not entirely true. It depends on what production line you are referring to. The 737 i...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri May 18, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3477

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

6 of their A330-200s are leased and have long histories from a variety of carriers. I can believe that the maintenance records from some of those planes dating back up to 18 years is rather convoluted. I could see them replacing the older ones sooner than later. The last 4 are very new and should ha...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

keesje wrote:
Maybe the 787-9/10 and A321 are comparable here. Very good aircraft but your are running into significant investment if your customers want to grow with demand.


I think that is a good statement. Every airplane can be made more capable, but it comes at a cost

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

In general a 1 inch increase in tire diameter increases contact area sufficiently to allow about 1,000lbs more weight to be carried while maintaining pavement loading. Source? I cant find wheel diameter mentioned in any of the following links: https://www.civil.iitb.ac.in/tvm/1100_LnTse/409_lnTse/p...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 17, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I recall the original 789 specification was for a lower MTOW, but with the testing done on the 788 they increased the MTOW to its current value basically taking out excess reserve. The -10 was done to have the most commonality of parts with the -9. Until a decade or more goes by and new engines are...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 17, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

The MLG is still the same size and fits in the same space when retracted regarding the 777 family. Is it really so difficult to understand the difference between reinforcing and developing a design regarding a MLG and having to do a completely new one in a different size? I assume the 787 will need...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed May 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The line concept, Boeing is using, is not the continues movement Ford once pioneered. It is stop and start from station to station. The work stops when the frames all move to the next position in the line. That is not entirely true. It depends on what production line you are referring to. The 737 i...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

The move from the 777-300 to the 777-300ER is not comparable to what you have to do to the 787-10 to increase MTOW. Just look at the MLG. The 777-300ER is in principle still the same MLG the 777-200 started out with. 2 six wheel bogies. Looking at the 777-300ER you find simply bigger wheels, overal...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed May 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are all the factors that goes into deciding which airport receives a diversion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: What are all the factors that goes into deciding which airport receives a diversion?

The flight plan will have an alternate airport listed ahead of time. The crew already are prepared to go there in case of inclement weather. The problem arises when the alternate can’t accept the plane. That is when the pilot and dispatch workload jumps.

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8607

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

There are so many ways to modify schedules to minimize the impact of this change that you will not see VX crews filling up hotels around JFK. I disagree; see jfklganyc's post above. Also, since NYC has a tremendous amount of O&D traffic, there are many RON aircraft and thus lots of crews that g...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8607

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

It will almost always be a layover since most the NYC destinations are on the west coast. Back and forth would put you well over 10 hours. There are so many ways to modify schedules to minimize the impact of this change that you will not see VX crews filling up hotels around JFK. As someone that bu...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 15, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8607

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Considering JFK was part of what AS wanted in their merge with VX, evident by the brand new lounge at JFK. I was told access to JFK was in part, why AS wanted VX. AAG must be quite comfortable paying all the extra hotel nights, as all crew are no longer stationed at NYC. I'm more disturbed that the...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

if towing cost that much why don't you mention flying parts from Japan, I'm sure a TPAC flight cost a lot more than tugs ..... The multi billion subsidy the 787 received from the Japanese Government to produce parts in Japan would in my view far exceed the additional shipping costs. The interest al...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 15, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

] That would include engines, apu, avionics, and interior non of which are produced by the OEM, they are not OEM production costs. The OEM can do nothing about those items to improve their manufacturing productivity. People above are making the assertion that the learning curve on the 787 has improv...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 15, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24879

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

A good indicator of the 'right' price for an airliner, would be dollars pr. kilo. Examples (using 2017 average list prices): B737M9: 110M, 82.000kg = 745 USD/kg A320neo: 108M, 79.000kg = 731 USD/kg B787-10: 306M, 254.000kg = 830 USD/kg A350-900 311M, 280.000kg = 900 USD/kg So, yes, the A350-900 is ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon May 14, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23072

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I actually think the A321 is at fault here seeing that they weren't suposed to be stopping where they stopped. The A330 was taxiing by as it should with or without looking for wing clearance. The A321 definitely shouldn't have stopped where it seems to have done. Like someone already told, a bit di...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR729 B77W DOH-DFW double divert 13 May 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3434

Re: QR729 B77W DOH-DFW double divert 13 May 2018

Given how long they were on the ground in Ukraine, there is no way they would have enough duty time to get to DFW. AMS was likely for crew. The ground time in Ukraine also tells me they had to wait on maintenance. If it was a medical diversion, they may have taken out the defibrillator, first aid ki...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23072

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

As a 330 pilot I can state for information that both in the A330-200 and A330-300 the respective wingtips are clearly visible from each pilot’s side of the flightdeck. If they didn’t notice the A321 was holding short, would you expect the first officer to be actually watching the wing or would they...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 13, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23072

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Another reason that ISTANBUL needs another airport. Now I get that this could happen anywhere, but IST is just way too congested. Every possible space is now a parking stand or gate. There is little room for error when taxiing. There is also so much congestion that pilots and ground crews need to ke...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Still the route is flown by the 787. Yes...no fault of the a350 that Qantas does not have it in their fleet. Note that I am talking about a specific aspect of performance in my post and not the suitability of either aircraft to the larger fleet requirements of a particular airline. Thanks for that ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

In my opinion any A330-300 route being operated is a potential route for the 787-10. I have may helped cause the discussion to veer into the ultra long haul conversation. In reality, that is a pretty small market. The 787-9, A350-900/1000, and 777-8/9 offer plenty of options for that segment. Airlin...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I'm not of the 787-9 "small is fine" believers in a growing markets. I just don't see airlines downscaling from the 772ER from Asia for the next 20 years. I remember you sharing that opinion a number of times in the AA 777-200ER thread before they cancelled the A350 order and selected the...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat May 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

The 787-10 is a simple stretch of the 787-9. It did not only exchange just range, but also payload for a higher passenger capacity. If one looks at LCC or ULCC the 787-10 has the same max passenger numbers as the A330-900. Are you referring to the 787-10 and A330-900 having the same exit door limit...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri May 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18583

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

A higher MTOW would add to empty weight and thus make the airplane burn more fuel on short to medium range flights.

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by Newbiepilot
Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo

https://www.pegasus-europe.org/Pegasus_ ... ulouse.pdf

The conclusion is that it depends on many factors for whether using containers or not is more profitable. The cost of ground equipment is important in the calculation
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Here is an article comparing costs

https://www.pegasus-europe.org/Pegasus_ ... ulouse.pdf

The conclusion is that it depends on many factors for whether using containers or not is more profitable. The cost of ground equipment is important in the calculation

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Handling cost / container VS non container cargo

When looking at cost, the higher fuel burn due to the added weight of containers should be factored in. The reduced cargo volume limiting space should also be factored in.

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by Newbiepilot
Thu May 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in talks for widebodies with Flynas
Replies: 13
Views: 4635

Re: BOEING in talks for widebodies with British Airways,United and Flynas

Flynas is an all Airbus operator with many A320neo on order. They are the type of airline where the A330neo would likely fit if they expanded in the widebody market. They have used HiFly A330s before

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 08, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5156

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

In some ways I wish Boeing would have made the painful and expensive structural changes necessary for taller MLG when they went from the Classic to the NG 737 in the 90s. Had they done that, we’d not be having a conversation about 737-9/-10 catching up to A321, because quite frankly, the only real ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue May 08, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 8956

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Plenty of 777-200 and 767-400 jobs that the 787-10 can fly. LHR, CDG, FRA, BRU, MXP, GRU, HNL, SJU etc from EWR

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27825

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see larger A350s and 777s deferred or cancelled, but from Airbus and Boeing’s perspective, they would likely be more flexible with A321neos and 787s. 787s and A321neo slots are popular and easy to move around. Production slots will be easily reassigned and they have strong...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun May 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5156

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

We already have 3 airlines flying the MAX 8 transatlantic. It would be interesting to see who needs more range. There are already optional MTOWs so i dont knkw what the ERX designator would really mean. It was an aircraft that was pitched to airlines but no one bit on it. No demand for such an aircr...

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