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by brianK73
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13335

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

The pilots seem to be navigating through the insolvency process by dead reckoning.

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by brianK73
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5011

Re: More of the same at BER - A modest proposal

I humbly propose that they test the effectiveness of the fire suppression / smoke abatement system for the terminal by actually setting the building on fire. If it works, we know it works, and, if it doesn't work, well, it doesn't work, and we should let the fire to consume it completely. Either way...

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by brianK73
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 32
Views: 5029

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

Thanks for the great points.

If a potential customer does not need a rough field performance nor high-threat operational capability, a simpler cargo jet equipped with a pair of ubiquitous CF6 engines may be easier to maintain and support, with a hot-and-high performance as a bonus.

I get it now.

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5334

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

There seems to be an undeclared "limit the Korean influence" policy in China right now as well as a diplomatic wrangling between South Korea and Japan causing South Korea's industrial output (auto and shipbuilding) and tourism to actually decline. For example, BBC reports that China has ba...

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 32
Views: 5029

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

Kawasaki C-2 is more of a long-distance, medium lift, peacetime transport that happens to be capable of hauling some military equipment to intact airports in low-threat environments. As such, I do not see the C-2 as a direct competitor to the A400M that is meant to be a robust military transport to ...

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by brianK73
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 32
Views: 5029

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

Just stumbled upon this news item reporting a talk between UAE and Japan on the possibility of sale of Kawasaki C-2s to UAE. Japan in talks to export defense aircraft to UAE TOKYO -- Japan could be on the verge of exporting its first piece of finished defense equipment. The government is considering...

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse
Replies: 30
Views: 2948

Re: Monday's Full Solar Eclipse, Impact on Aviation?

Unless you are a fighter pilot with a heat-seaking missile on your tail, or a student pilot on a final approach without night-time landing training, there probably is not much additional risk.

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: Njppon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...

I expected a porcine flight to BER happen first.

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by brianK73
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa
Replies: 27
Views: 3669

Re: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa

Alitalia deserves stiff penalties.
However, if "all roads lead to Rome", the converse is also true.

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by brianK73
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3364

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

mysterzip wrote:
I don't look forward to the day when I have to wait 30 mins each time I have to go airside.

I don't look forward to the implication that an airport employee, in theory, can bring a hand gun without being checked, onto the airside and hand it over to a terrorist.

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by brianK73
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 757 built is flying again
Replies: 16
Views: 5228

Re: First 757 built is flying again

I wonder if there are pitch control issues with this "canard" during landing, especially at flare.

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by brianK73
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 84
Views: 9567

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

According to an engineering estimate, the hollow tubing with internal diameter of 3m that can withstand the pressure differential of 1 atm has to be made of high tensile steel skin with at least 2" thickness. Otherwise the tubing would buckle under pressure differential. You can make the skin ...

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by brianK73
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 84
Views: 9567

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

1) powerful electromagnets will have free electricity from Solar panels installed over the tubes=cheap to operate. 2) Not vacuum, but low air pressure. 3) that is still a problem as far as i know. 4) again Low air pressure, not Vacuum. 1) Where does this "free electricity" come from befor...

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by brianK73
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 84
Views: 9567

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

It's much simpler than you are describing. 1. There will be 1000km long vacuum tube, there are low air pressure tube. 2. Tubes will be separated at certain interval, (Let's say 10KM) by some sort of valves, so a re-pressurization can be prevented from spreading into the whole system. 3. In case of ...

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by brianK73
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 84
Views: 9567

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the ...

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by brianK73
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 84
Views: 9567

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the t...

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by brianK73
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 81
Views: 11569

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

Perhaps I am completely mistaken, but I thought they were merely expanding the existing facilities at Berlin Schönefeld Airport with new runways and terminal buildings, and rename the expanded airport complex as BER. As I understand, the 2 runways meant for BER are already in use as a part of Schöne...

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by brianK73
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27458

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

The jet blast is not the problem here. It is the concrete lane dividers on the road. They are dangerous. There are several videos on Youtube of women being sent flying head first into them. Likewise, a fall from the top of a building does not kill a person; a sudden meeting with the ground does. We...

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by brianK73
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27458

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Something called "a turbine engine failure, where fan and turbine blades detach from their anchors, and exit through the exhaust" is known to occur at take off on occasion.

Let's be careful out there.

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by brianK73
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 11666

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

MIflyer12 wrote:
brianK73 wrote:
State of Delaware comes to mind.


PHL, with 30 million passengers a year and ~500 scheduled flights a day, is within an hour's drive for a majority of DE's population.


Actually, even Rhode Island with its comparable size and population and comparable proximity to Boston has its own airport, PVD.

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by brianK73
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 11666

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

State of Delaware comes to mind.

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by brianK73
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19683

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

To combat the fear of prospective passengers to get restrained and dragged off the plane, the re-branding should use "Untied" as the new name.
The transposition of two letters in the logo is all that's needed minimizing the needed expenditure.

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by brianK73
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 17127

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Since the headroom while seated is not a problem for most passengers, why not raise the height of the seats by, say, 3~4 inches? That increases both the legroom and under-seat storage space without increasing the seat pitch. What do we have to lose by adopting this simple high-rise seat configuration?

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by brianK73
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 78
Views: 21919

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

The COMAC ARJ21 just received the First Foreign Certification from the Republic of Congo! Congratulations! Now international sales can start! What a milestone! :praise: http://english.comac.cc/news/latest/201612/19/t20161219_4653745.shtml Since the distance from China to Republic of Congo is somewh...

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by brianK73
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 32
Views: 5029

Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

I have not seen this news item elsewhere in the forum. I would have thought P-8 and A400M are shoo-in for these roles. http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Japan-in-talks-with-New-Zealand-for-defense-aircraft Japan in talks with New Zealand for defense aircraft TOKYO -- Japan is in negotiations with ...

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by brianK73
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Flight from ICN to JFK delayed due to pilots brawl in cockpit
Replies: 22
Views: 7699

Asiana Flight from ICN to JFK delayed due to pilots brawl in cockpit

Just read this news item: https://www.reddit.com/r/flying/comment ... _new_york/ Asiana Flight from South Korea to New York delayed one hour due to pilots physically fighting in cockpit ENGLISH SUMMARY: An Asiana flight preparing to depart Incheon for New York City yesterday (Dec 2nd) departed over ...

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by brianK73
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?
Replies: 55
Views: 7402

Re: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?

Entering rabid pedant mode... They could NOT care less. It's could NOT - not "could care less". If they could care less then that means THEY CARE! And rabid pendant mode off. Thank you, thank you! And this is one of the issues nobody should never refrain from caring less about!

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