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by AleksW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40034

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

Sounds like the A321 NEO LR with the fourth fuel tank :)

Their marketing team perhaps should call it A321 NEO TANKER. :airplane:

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by AleksW
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2934

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

I was always wondering why don't they simply extend DUB primary runway 10/28 towards the West direction? I've been there ages ago, but looking at satellite images there's just nothing there except some small secondary road and empty fields. Just perfect for the extension. But is there a real need?

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by AleksW
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

I don't know anything about C919, but I tend to think MC-21 has a chance. Russians learned a lot from the SSJ100 program. And the market for A321 type of aircraft is there. Even basic specs of MC-21 are pretty good and at least Russian Wikipedia (yep, not the best source, I know) mentions further -4...

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by AleksW
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?
Replies: 32
Views: 5926

Re: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?

Folks, what is the DOW (empty weight) difference between LR and non-LR A321?

What causes it?

My understading is that the primary difference comes from the extra tanks of LR. Is there anything else, like landing gear strengthening?

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by AleksW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14270

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

The Soviet Union was always a very capable plane maker however they tended to build commercial air transport from a military view. Their airliners tended to be civilian versions of military models or hopeful military models. The aircraft they developed were generally solid, too solid in many cases....

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by AleksW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14270

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

There are some rumors in Russian forums regarding IL-96-400M - an updated and stretched IL-96-300. But it's too early to say anything at this moment. Who knows? MS-21 (mid range) is performing now it's test flights and IL-114 is also being considered for mass productions. As for the reasons why the...

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by AleksW
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14270

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

There are some rumors in Russian forums regarding IL-96-400M - an updated and stretched IL-96-300. But it's too early to say anything at this moment. Who knows? MS-21 (mid range) is performing now it's test flights and IL-114 is also being considered for mass productions. As for the reasons why they...

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by AleksW
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7498

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

Thanks for the replies, everyone, especially on historical aspects. As much I like the looks and 3-engine design of the MD-11, I think the A343 is amazing, despite the fact that it was initially designed with other engines in mind. I heard about proposed MD-11 stretching. Very interesting. I also te...

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by AleksW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: IFR Simulator
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: IFR Simulator

I second Luiz Monteiro for IR training. Easy to understand and use if you need Nav instrument part sorted.
For more complexity and extra realism I would suggest X-plane 11 or 10. But bear in mind - flight sims are very very complex piece of software and takes time to learn.

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by AleksW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7498

Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

Hi folks, This possibly has been discussed already, but I haven't found the answer. This question arose after reading few very interesting threads which compared A343 and B772 fuel consumption and overall operational costs. To my surprise, it appears that A343 burns very similar or even less amount ...

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by AleksW
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17043

Re: Air France A340 issues?

I've read the French language article. It has nothing to do with A340-300 performance, and does not specify what was the technical issue. While A343 can look a bit "lazy" during the climb, compared to B757, it has more potential power in case of an engine failure, which is always taken int...

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by AleksW
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 30450

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

How does ATR 72-600 compares to Fokker 50? I heard many pilots liked Fokker for it's reliability and ease in piloting. As a passenger I find Fokker really quiet.

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