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by Strato2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33268

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

The 777-300ER can fly almost as many passengers as 748 for similar distances with more efficiency, and the A380 can fly far more passengers with similar efficiency. You displaced "more efficiency" and "similar efficiency". It's an apples to space shuttles comparison if you put 1...

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 417
Views: 45622

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Fantastic news for the flying public, Emirates and Airbus! Also the reaction of certain posters did not disappoint. :mrgreen: Gotta love that this will make few heads explode also in the blogosphere. :hyper:

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by Strato2
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 44
Views: 9702

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

mercure1 wrote:
Articles talk about USED frames, not new.


Any purchase would be from "the used market because it presents value for the airline," Forson said.


Maybe they'll buy the Lufthansa 747-8i frames and convert them.

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by Strato2
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Jayafe wrote:
Expenses clearly caused by the A380 arrival and its operational infrastructure, indeed. This should not be tolerated! We were going to keep a crappy old terminal, and the European whale didnt allow us to!


Game, set and match. Well played!

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by Strato2
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Why not, if one needs one. All air frames will see the end of production. If you buy one, you can expect the airframer to be there the next 20 years if you need spare-parts or service. Same reason EK is hesitating if not refusing to buy new ones without concessions: the price of those spare parts g...

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by Strato2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's. Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (a...

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's.

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by Strato2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

It's pretty audacious of EK to demand that Airbus deliver them a plane with ~820 passenger capacity that is so efficient that they can put ~520-615 into it instead. That worked for a while but then the 77W reset the bar economically. You do realise 77W preceded the A380 and it's economics were full...

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by Strato2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

And between October 2007 and October 2017, 654 773ER's were delivered. So what? 773ER is a lower capacity plane. One could also then argue that Airbus sold thousands of A320-series planes during the same timeframe. A smaller plane will nearly always sell better than the bigger one. Almost the only ...

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5265

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

ElroyJetson wrote:
The fact the 787 has outsold the A350 2:1 makes my point.


That is a lie. 787 1287 orders. A350 858 orders. Figures from Wikipedia.

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8284

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

Carlos01 wrote:
Well, personally I would prefer short connection and one ULH. I hate these 6-9 hour flights, not enough time for making yourself comfortable.


6-9 hours is plenty of time to make yourself miserable when flying in Y.

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8284

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

747-8i is dead. Nobody in their right mind would invest in a plane which has a global fleet of ~50 and which last example was delivered half a year ago.

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by Strato2
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/archiv ... f_p2p.html
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Matt6461 wrote:
The whole P2P thing was just MSM-speak for the real phenomenon: market fragmentation (the term Boeing actually used).


So Randy is not Boeing

http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/archiv ... f_p2p.html

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by Strato2
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

But in the end passenger comfort boils down to how the airline chooses to configure the aircraft. If the airlines thought they'd make more money with their 787s, 777s, and A350s by not cramming in as many seats, they'd configure the seating to be less tight. Don't know if you're serious or joking w...

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

~868 is a theoretical limit, an upper bound, but not reality. It's just another number that shows us where Airbus's mindset was when they designed the A380. Creating the best possible double decker they could with the tech available in 2000 that is not some crazy flying saucer form factor, no cargo...

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

WIederling wrote:
779X is not a better A380 at all. vice versa neither.


The 779X will be a POS compared to the A380 as far as pax comfort is concerned especially in Y.

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 6994

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

Buying the XWB when it was still defined as the old A350 has been a masterstroke. They got the launch discounts and as I understood from their then CEO speaking at the time the upgrade to XWB was essentially free. So they got a vastly better plane for the price of the original A350. This has been sh...

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by Strato2
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Seems another calculated news story to take the focus off the 747 which is really the plane these questions should be asked about.

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by Strato2
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 8 Abreast 787 vs 8 Abreast A330neo Economics
Replies: 21
Views: 3982

Re: 8 Abreast 787 vs 8 Abreast A330neo Economics

Thankfully Airbus doesn't make aircraft which gives airline such a choice else they would be stuffy and cramped as well, like their Boeing counterparts Indeed. I just took my first flight on a 787 and while the aircraft is otherwise very impressive (relatively quiet, big windows) everything good is...

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505555

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

BOAC1966 wrote:
Nice crosswinds in MLA for F-WMIL A35K today up to 30mph and several test runs and circuits. Hopefully another box ticked!


The A350-1000 has been certified as to my understanding so I think all the boxes have been ticked?

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by Strato2
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The B747-8 passenger version is no longer in production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

Re: The B747-8 passenger version is no longer in production?

This is what Boeing's Randy Tinseth actually say in reference to the A380, “We don’t see significant demand for passenger 747-8s or A380s,” Good old Randy. Trying to make it appear like the A380 and 747-8i are somehow comparable when in reality the A380 has outsold the 747-8i something like 6 to 1.

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by Strato2
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 181985

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Stitch wrote:
not sure if this is related to the Yellow system issues noted up-thread.


Even though English isn't my first or even second language surely it is claimed instead of noted?

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by Strato2
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82541

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

sxf24 wrote:

Trying to say the A321 won at Delta because the A321 is a better plane is false. The A321 won because Delta received better commercial terms from Airbus and PW.


Did you write to your congressman yet?

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82541

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

This could just be a ploy to cause another black eye to Airbus. Until confirmed I remain sceptical.

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by Strato2
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160503

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/prices
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What does this restart actually mean? 767-300ER is listed on the Boeing price list so presumably you can go and order it straight away if needed? No?

http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/prices

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by Strato2
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 23226

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

This sounds almost as realistic as SmintAir did.

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by Strato2
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703616

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

So we're on page 18 of a thread supposedly about Airbus working with EK on another A380 order. On this page 18, "EK" and "Emirates" get a combined 9 mentions (thread titles and user names excluded), of which four are only in quotes. "China" gets 11 mentions and indeed ...

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by Strato2
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification
Replies: 64
Views: 20180

Re: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification

A 77W in 9 abreast Y config, yes. According to EK, the difference with their (10 abreast Y) 77W is around 14%. Which is in the same ball park as the 787/A330ceo difference IIRC. Does your number assume the normal 9-abreast 787 seating? If so then it's not a very good achievement by Boeing when they...

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by Strato2
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification
Replies: 64
Views: 20180

Re: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification

What Leeham says is that when fuel prices return to their normal higher level the 777-300ER is dead.

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by Strato2
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703616

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

par13del wrote:
if they had placed an order for 40 748i rather


Can you even order 747-8i anymore? The last one was delivered in July and there are no more orders for the variant. Surely the supply chain specific for constructing the 747-8i is breaking down? No?

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by Strato2
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703616

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I don't think Airbus is too unhappy. They just sold over ten times as much A320neo's than this order would have been and in the process stole the headlines from Flydubai(EK) order.

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by Strato2
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87211

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

jumbojet wrote:
If Emirates was smart, they would just go with the B777-900 as the A380 replacement.


777 would destroy the Emirates brand. Fleet consisting only from noisy and cramped airliners is not a wise move.

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by Strato2
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 49883

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Totally expected. If they were serious about the XWB they would not have cancelled the order in the first place.

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by Strato2
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share
Replies: 26
Views: 9882

Re: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share

CARST wrote:
Also the NEO had a big head start over the MAX.


Not really. It has been calculated here before that Boeing was only little closer by orders/day than total orders.

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by Strato2
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703616

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Great news! Especially makes one giggle with the thought of the resident A380 haters here squirming because the damn thing just refuses to fade away. :D

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by Strato2
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160503

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So far, it's been working since they have not sold a passenger 767 in almost six years compared to 60 787-8s. Looks like a lot of trouble when they could just disc...

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by Strato2
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160503

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Updating the 767 would be a master stroke By Boeing engineers and would be a smash hit I'm sure. I hope they go ahead!

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by Strato2
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160503

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

strfyr51 wrote:
CEO Glen Tilton whom it is suspected got prime gratuities from Airbus to buy that airplane.


You mean bribery? Got any proof? You know what the word "libel" means?

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by Strato2
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Revelation wrote:
If you think this is a wonderful deal, you should set up an aviation enterprise in Washington State, they'd be glad to have you.


It does not matter what we think. The stock market has already decided that this is an very good deal for the participants.

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by Strato2
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15262

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

Good riddance. The Hunchback of Seattle had it's best before date expire a decade ago so finally some progress for civil aviation.

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by Strato2
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11275

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Other European Boeing customers must be mad that their business partner has been giving their aircraft money to their competition and distorting the competition.

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by Strato2
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 43873

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Varsity1 wrote:
It goes without saying that the 787's wing is 30 years newer than the A330's.


A330 was designed in the 70's?

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by Strato2
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 15935

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

Matt6461 wrote:
A380 is bleeding cash and will only continue to do so.


That is simply not true for the moment.

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by Strato2
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 43873

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

jupiter2 wrote:
But, hey they are stuck with them now, it's Airbus' cash they are burning, so in reality it means little to me, except another aircraft type to try and photograph.


Hint it's not Airbus whose cash is burning because of the existence of A330NEO.

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by Strato2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16109

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

jayunited wrote:
According to Kirby AA pay a pretty penny for their Airbus's


So another a-net myth that Airbus only ever sold any planes because they were almost free is busted.

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182771

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Because flying for 2 more hours in an abnormally vibrating plane with the engine blown off, was a soothing event for them? I can understand AF's desire not to put down in a remote place; but as pax, I'm actually sorta partial to the idea of getting to the nearest airport no matter what, when there'...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182771

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Yes, the failure occurred over Greenland. However judging from the screenshot you posted in your opening message, they continued from the point of failure all the way to Goose Bay for what appears (per your screenshot) to be a more or less straight in approach. That implies that the pilots were abl...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 19137

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

Or possibly VS may have sufficient contractual flexibility to force return of the deposits if Airbus cancels the program in future at a time before VS is willing to accept delivery (i.e. Airbus ends the program in 2025 but VS says they cannot possibly accept delivery before 2035). Gee those stupid ...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 53
Views: 6151

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

sgbroimp wrote:
A380 beats all I have tried (never flew A350, though).


Hear hear. During the takeoff there is a phase after they retract the gears and before aerodynamic noise sets in that you need to look out of the window to know you are airborne and moving.

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