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by Raptormodeller
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 94
Views: 19252

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Personally I have more faith in the French than the other parties who have already tried, having more experience with AF447 for example. Secondly, along with having 4 frenchmen on board, the flaperon was found on a French island. They are also much more rigorous in accident investigations than other...

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3469

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

Well... this happened to a friend of mine... don't exactly know what happened but they diverted the plane to Kuala Lumpur to deplane her body.... instead of going all the way to Perth. I once read that singapore airlines have a special locker for this sort of situation and that BA once covered the b...

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by Raptormodeller
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 188020

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

A failure that big isn't a mechanical defect on all engines, otherwise other airlines would've already caught acute engine cannibalism. Either an individual defect in construction or laziness from the ground crew, who replaced used compressor shafts with surplus TSR2 ones :D

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 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: 684
Views: 188020

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Short answer: Engine was starving and it ate itself.

Long answer: AF mechanics got bored and found that surplus TSR2 LP compressor shafts fit on GP7200. TSR2 LP compressor shaft did its job perfectly.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 45383

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Slightly off topic here, but another reason for Airbus trying to keep A380 alive is the unions. I'm probably blowing this out of proportion, but a388 final assembly is in France. In this neck of the woods the unions are still strong, too strong the way I see it. Airbus will be very red in the face w...

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by Raptormodeller
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81820

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx 4000+ nm ✔️ Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️ Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️ Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators) Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️ This is the future of MoM. I guess sh*tposting i...

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by Raptormodeller
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81820

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx

4000+ nm ✔️
Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️
Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️
Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators)
Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️
This is the future of MoM.
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https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx

4000+ nm ✔️
Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️
Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️
Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators)
Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️
This is the future of MoM.

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by Raptormodeller
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 12366

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Ka-ching. BBC world news is saying it's worth 22.5 billion dollars or something.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81820

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

With all this talk on Boeing launching 797/MoM soon, would investing in Boeing and shorting Airbus be a good idea? Also, I think any Airbus response is basically the TRUE MoM, a 757 replacement, Boeing know this, which is why they're putting the 767 on steroids. Any A322/A321-neo-plus would decimate...

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