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by YIMBY
Sun May 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9105

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

Help me in my ignorance. What is a "SCRUM"? Thanks folks for educating an old man. Scrum is a project managing protocol commonly used in software development, instead of PRINCE2/PMP etc that are more commonly used in hardware development. Their main purpose is to give middle management a ...

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by YIMBY
Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7403

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Lilienthal wrote:
Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel.


Globally, it isn't. Most flying is for fun.

How important of an economic factor is that scientists gather together to discuss science?

Is there anything more important?

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by YIMBY
Tue May 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 37
Views: 6782

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

Eurowings has a cheap LCC image, they are to compete with the likes of EasyJet and Norwegian. They are not a legacy airline like Brussels Airways, they are not a premium airline. Belgians that are loyal to Brussels Airlines won't be loyal to Eurowings even if behind the screen it's the same airline...

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by YIMBY
Tue May 07, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12563

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Is it for political or safety reasons?

We may not enter the discussion which are politically correct countries to fly over.
There are quite many other countries that launch missiles, too. At least North Korea is not targeting foreign civil airplanes.

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by YIMBY
Mon May 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4788

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Take-off thrust would probably give visible hints for exhaust fumes and distorted light trajectories, so must be landing.

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by YIMBY
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 7617

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Imho the first bag in the hold should always be free, but the carry-on should be strictly limited. It is not only fire or evacuation, those heavy bags in the cabin are also a huge risk in turbulence. That is something authorities should regulate. This is another important issue. And not only turbul...

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by YIMBY
Sat May 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2599

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

As for safety, how well can a quad or tri fly with one engine, worst case? On a quad, that engine will take to the accident. On a tri, you’ll land somewhere, if the sums are done right and crew does their job. GF Can I thus conclude that three engines is the optimal and the fourth just increases th...

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by YIMBY
Sat May 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2599

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

As for safety, how well can a quad or tri fly with one engine, worst case?

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by YIMBY
Sat May 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 905
Views: 221081

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

This thread is two years old.

Should it be treated like other continuous threads, i.e. a new thread every year or so?

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by YIMBY
Fri May 03, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17757

Re: SAS on strike

Danish public broadcaster DR is reporting that a pay rise has been agreed to: 3,5% this year, 3% in 2020 and 4% in 2021. At the rate that the Euro has been dropping versus the dollar and other currencies, this doesn't even cover inflation. Inflation rate at Euro area was 1,7 % (April) though Scandi...

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by YIMBY
Fri May 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 26554

Re: Lufthansa looking to (re)acquire Condor

Said also this controversial claim:

"sources recently told Reuters that it was also eyeing Scandinavian carrier SAS and Brussels Airlines. "


Any credibility on the article?

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by YIMBY
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17757

Re: SAS on strike

Just to put some numbers to it. There are around 1500 pilots in the SAS Group, earning an average of around DKK 66.5K per month + pension. A pay rise of 13% would cost SAS around 175M DKK a year, which is almost 20% of their profits. That's not realistic, not by a long shot Sharing 20% of profits o...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

The OP apparently refers to the case where some passengers pay for their preferred seat and others are seated in unallocated seats? Have note experiences in flights, but was usual in trains. Such should not happen. I have had many cases where someone is sitting in my seat, with allocated seats for a...

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17757

Re: SAS on strike

They don't want a ridiculous amount. They just want to be paid the market average for a pilot job in the same geographical area, do you think that's to much to ask? It is too much to ask because it is multiple times of average salary in the same geographical area. But they're not doing an "ave...

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17757

Re: SAS on strike

13 % sounds like a lot ... ? They don't want a ridiculous amount. They just want to be paid the market average for a pilot job in the same geographical area, do you think that's to much to ask? It is too much to ask because it is multiple times of average salary in the same geographical area. And t...

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by YIMBY
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8151

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

If I interpret that correctly: - EBIT -2,263 is worse than ever [excl other losses/(gains)-net] - net loss -1,489.4 is 3122 % more than last year and more than last year cumulatively - they paid negative taxes - other random gains and expenses complicate comparison - unit cost seems improving signif...

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by YIMBY
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 68
Views: 24670

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

What would the hypothetical range of a straight stretched A220-500 look like? I’ve always thought that was a natural addition to the A220 family and now that Airbus has taken on the program, would be curious if they would actually stretch the A220. I would guess initially the A220-500 would be some...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

In the case of LHR, while fire damage to a terminal would be extremely serious, the terminals are sufficiently far apart (in some cases extremely far apart) for there being no risk of fire spreading between them. If you want a relatively recent example of fire damage and the reaction to it, Rome FC...

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by YIMBY
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 53
Views: 9374

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

An interesting Finnish news article where it is explained that the JASSM is not part of the requirement set for the fighter competition. The useful life of the missile, the fact that Finland doesn’t want to pay integration costs for the new platform and that all the entrants will have a long range ...

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by YIMBY
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9875

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Would it be a jointly owned and jointly operated, or jointly designed for different navies? If it is a common carrier, would it be under EU, WEU, Nato or a smaller club of countries? What would it be used for? If would be less easy to deploy the carrier in alien waters when you need that to be appr...

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by YIMBY
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9875

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Would it be a jointly owned and jointly operated, or jointly designed for different navies? If it is a common carrier, would it be under EU, WEU, Nato or a smaller club of countries? What would it be used for? If would be less easy to deploy the carrier in alien waters when you need that to be appro...

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by YIMBY
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 536
Views: 82654

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

To reply to a few posts above regarding NRT, the current curfew kicks in at 11pm which will soon be extended to 12:30am by 1.5 hours. However, the curfew is a hard curfew which means the last regular scheduled departure time is currently 10pm or so, to be extended soon to around 11:30pm. KIX is a 2...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2358

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

All attempts to force aviation into 'carbon offsets' and such should be firmly squashed by governments. Environmental extremists must be told to look elsewhere for carbon reductions. Until there is a quantum change in technology, combustion-based engines are the only way for aircraft to fly. Increm...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2358

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Responding: 1. Deserts and swamps are not suitable for planting trees. It takes a fortune to make them suitable and maintain them. Deserts have poor soil and bring high water requirements and pest control will be difficult. Swamps have too high moisture content and will stimulate root rot, while pe...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2358

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Before you read what's below, I would like to emphasis that I run my own carbon offset project at a family scale. 2 hectares planted, trees growing, trying out different species of fast growing trees, etc... So I know a thing or two about it. ... As for aircraft, the best contribution the industry ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2358

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

This is nothing but an excuse for an extra tax, as if there weren't enough taxes on aviation already. As for making any particular industry sustainable, there's no business on earth that is sustainable. The most sustainable thing that anyone could do is to not have any children, because for each ch...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2358

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Furthermore, environmental protection is a luxury good. Your concern for the environment is directly proportional to how much money you have to spend. Therefore, the best way to protect the environment is to make all people richer, faster. Air travel is not only a sizable piece of today's GDP, it f...

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by YIMBY
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?
Replies: 16
Views: 2644

Re: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?

Wynnster8 wrote:
What would be involved in changing an aircraft engine from one type to another?

Example: Rolls Royce Trent 900 to Engine Alliance GP7270
Thanks!


Typically a dictator or alike to tell you to do so and to arrange the required (probably insufficient) resources.

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by YIMBY
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3778

Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

If Ryanair is pulling people (who would travel anyway) out of cars and buses which pollute more (on a per capita basis), you could argue Ryanair reduces pollution, not creates it. Ultimately, the real polluters are the individual travellers themselves. Ryanair is merely providing a service which ge...

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by YIMBY
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 6255

Re: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?

It's maybe worth noting as well that the UK government is considering abolishing ownership rules, though doing so unilaterally won't mean anything, only if other countries/blocs do the same https://mlexmarketinsight.com/insights-center/editors-picks/antitrust/europe/uk-to-relax-aviation-ownership-r...

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by YIMBY
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 23993

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Once my plane was late because the pilots had embarked in a wrong plane. They apparently noticed their errors before they flew it away and came apologizing to our plane. Well, the cabin crew had had us laugh before that. That was SK. Another flight was delayed because one flight attendant was missin...

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by YIMBY
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 50
Views: 6456

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

A modern prop, with a jet-like cabin, and boarding by propbridge, . I doubt if "propbridges" would make the slightest difference to passenger opinions outside North America. In the rest of the world passengers are used to a proportion of flights involving A320/738 sized planes and even la...

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by YIMBY
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 50
Views: 6456

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

But I think this is all a bit theoretical, as I guess the chances that we have long haul prop traffic returning are close to zero, even though there might be a tiny niche market for low cost carriers (A400 pax version?). I think there would be a huge amount of people who could take the time penalty...

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by YIMBY
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 50
Views: 6456

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

I would take a prop any day, but not sure about the others. It is not only fuel consumption but having lower emissions is much more important. I could even cross Atlantic with a long range turboprop if there were any modern ones (well, I would even try Tupolev Bear for fun but that's another impossi...

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by YIMBY
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31101

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

wexfordflyer wrote:
YIMBY wrote:
Unlikely.

A much greater danger looms around the corner


Care to elaborate?


Not really. Has been discussed ad nauseam here and elsewhere and is the first news in TV before MAX, but I dont't want to start a political fight here.

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by YIMBY
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31101

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Unlikely.

A much greater danger looms around the corner

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by YIMBY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland
Replies: 30
Views: 4267

Re: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland

While longer is better for safety, would be nice to compare with realistic runway requirements for typical existing or putative flights from given airports. While City and Antwerpen are clearly runway-constrained, are there other airports where the runway length is the critical limitation? And is th...

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by YIMBY
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 10918

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Is there any currently valid logical reason for the perimeter rule or is it just a political choice or ancient relic?

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by YIMBY
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10601

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

Then what about acquisition? Where is the line between merger and acquisition? Acquisitions shouldn't count. For example, Braniff consuming Panagra or TWA being acquired by American. The point is there is no clear difference between merger and acquisition. Most mergers are technically realised as a...

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by YIMBY
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10601

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

I'm curious... if an airline is formed by the merger of different airlines AND adopts a new name or corporate structure, when would their age consider to start? From the earliest date of any one of the component merged airlines, or from the date of the merge and new name establishment? Personally, ...

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by YIMBY
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16572

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Given that both airlines were profitable on their own in the last fully reported fiscal annual results, why not divorce and each go its own way? I'm sure they can find other partners. Random examples: KLM could merge with Virgin Atlantic (depending on what the final Brexshit deal will look like) an...

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by YIMBY
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16572

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

The AF/KL board apparently consists of 10 French directors, 5 Dutch directors, and 1 American. No wonder things are as they are. The French can just easily vote themselves goodies paid from the pockets of the Dutch. The directors of a PLC are obliged to pursue the best of the enterprise and are for...

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 133
Views: 31734

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

It seems to be around the wing, (also for 330-lite). - How much tweaking they can make in the wing without entering into the process of redesigning the wing completely? - How much weight does a new carbon fibre wing save? (same size and optimized) - How big aerodynamic benefits a new wing can give? ...

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by YIMBY
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next
Replies: 42
Views: 5724

Re: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next

I'd bet there will be nothing new but derivatives for Airbus jets by 2025. At best there may be rewing, in case carbon wing will give substantial benefits, i.e. 322 with larger wing or 330 with smaller wing. However, if ATR counts as Airbus (50 % true) a new turboprop is the most likely next greenf...

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by YIMBY
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next
Replies: 42
Views: 5724

Re: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next

I'd bet there will be nothing new but derivatives for Airbus jets by 2025. At best there may be rewing, in case carbon wing will give substantial benefits, i.e. 322 with larger wing or 330 with smaller wing. However, if ATR counts as Airbus (50 % true) a new turboprop is the most likely next greenfi...

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by YIMBY
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1203
Views: 131041

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Deterrence is required and stealth is a powerful measure of this. Nothing deters warmongers like the the threat of their strategic assets and even personal safety put in harms way. The only russian assets threatened by the nuclear-sharing bombs are in Kaliningrad. And even that is just barely withi...

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1203
Views: 131041

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Well the Russian sponsored gangsters in the eastern Ukraine would comb through Germany in no time. Germany would be absolutely helpless if they were on their own. That's the sad reality. Those gangsters will run out of fuel before half way to Germany. Russian military is much less capable to defend...

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 536
Views: 82654

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Given that their growth of ASK was mostly squeezing more seats to existing planes (their newest plane was built in 2017) they indeed carried more pax per plane even though PLF decreased.

This years' capacity growth while smaller includes at least 2 new widebodies - who knows about new narrowbodies.

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13431

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

ScottB wrote:
Why would they offer "firesale" prices to drum up a few new orders when they already lose money at current prices?


Do you know that most jets are sold at loss? Namely inkjets. Airliners are inkjets, though A380 may be beyond that.

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by YIMBY
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1203
Views: 131041

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Still the Growler fills another role. And apart from that we are talking about Germany, military usefulness plays no part in their decisions. The German Armed forces are the most useless in the western world, they are not meant to win in a conflict, they are meant to play no part in any conflict. T...

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