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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: 128
Views: 27152

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: 3705

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
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4411

Re: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights

catiii wrote:
voxkel wrote:
In fact, there is no better high and hot aircraft than the 757.


Pretty sure the VC-10 would still hold that honour 40/50 years on.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 51
Views: 7206

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

Of course this ignores the fact the North Koreans would see them coming and the plethora of AAA present would make short work of low slow firing A-10s. Low and slow, it's a tried and tested technique, mainly by the RAF, i recall that it worked quite well for them and their antiquated banana bombers...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6724

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

Not at all surprised, we all know how the ME3 gets their money to avoid losses. Only now they're no longer pitching in to avoid the losses. XD

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by Raptormodeller
Tue May 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 13978

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Here's my useless opinion on the T50/SU57. Is it as good as or better than the F22 or F35, who knows. Is it no more than a box of bolts made to look good? Again who knows. Why? Maskirovka. Anyone talking and claiming facts about this aircraft or any other russian aircraft/russian military 'thing' wi...

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by Raptormodeller
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 31
Views: 7554

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

Looks like they took the YF-23 and F-111 and let them mate. Nice result.

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by Raptormodeller
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 49
Views: 13406

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Does anyone know how long the A359ULR flew for today, was it a routine flight or did it also stretch its ULR legs? you'd have had to Wait Another Day ( i.e. what is the ULR endurance with full tanks (165kl ) and no payload : 20++ hours?? :-) ( hmm, time for a new record: Jets: hours flown without r...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 14971

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Aint gonna happen.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?
Replies: 58
Views: 13599

Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Right now you can buy one of the internet for 20 million USD, if there are any family minded multi millionaires... form a queue.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 52982

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

If Boeing NMA plans become clear and the product gets launch a t Farnborough, I think Airbus might go for a two step approach. https://airlinerwatch.com/content/images/2018/03/2.jpg :arrow: Do a bigger A321NEO subfamily, bigger wing etc. and make it hit the market around 2023 :arrow: Around 2020/21...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 52982

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

1.) Thes CS500 as a A319+ sized plane opimized for short-haul (2500nm) 2.) Rewing the A320neo for medium-haul (5000nm) 3.) Rewing the A321neo to give it medium range (5000nm) without tanks in the cargo-hold 4.) A A322 optimized for the Boeing MOM suitspot (270seats/4500nm range) The positioning of ...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 285
Views: 71636

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

That is one seriously large engine. The normal 744 engines look so tiny. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-technologie/general_electric_boeing_747_c_ge_1280.jpg Source: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/18/technologie/gig...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 32087

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

*Slow clap* Well done UA.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 8103

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

JANET

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50655

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

If it wasn't a mid air collision then the pitot tubes probably iced, but if they did, why the speed fluctuations? Speed didn't fluctuate like that if we take a pitot tube related incident like AF447 iirc.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50655

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

1TV Rus just showed some pictures, apparently only smaller pieces were found and reports say, there have been falling burning parts in the sky. So it seems the airplane blew up mid air. I'll post a source, once I get one on the net. If the aircraft blows up mid-air you would likely find much larger...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 42485

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

ucdtim17 wrote:
What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel?

Less weight, more pax, more $$$ for airlines.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

VSMUT wrote:
Raptormodeller wrote:
I know, and as I have said above, I have no problem with that, my problem is the attitude of security and their flexibility with the rules.


What flexibility? 12 kg is 12 kg, not 12.9 kg.

Read the original post.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

First of all, it is NOT the security staff, it is AF staff. This procedure might be new for you, but it is common practice worldwide. EUROWINGS is doing exactly the same at their hub in Cologne, but most often I have this seen in Malaysia (but I have to confess at the old LCCT). Ok then, explain wh...

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

While security should generally treat you in a nice way, the 12 kg limit is a limit . You aren't supposed to go over it, even if the official policy is a 0.9 kg discrepancy. If you plan to take more, buy the ticket with a checked suitcase in the first place. Take less than 12 kg, and nobody will bo...

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by Raptormodeller
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

B747forever wrote:
That is why I love flying with BA. They must be one of few airlines worldwide that do not care about the weight of your carry on. The limit is 23kg!

Yeah! Also why I fly AF, but I need to reconsider my options when flying from CDG. They simply don't care at all other airports.

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by Raptormodeller
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

If hand luggage is overweight by a small margin, you can always put something from your bag in a pocket... Also, some carriers accept a separate camera bag and such. Rules ARE rules, and they’re there for a reason, but of course, agents should be polite. One thing that may make the Securitas agents...

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by Raptormodeller
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

A word of warning to all passengers flying AF from CDG, (my experience is from 2F only but is probably the same in other terminals). As you probably know, following numerous terrorist attacks in France, airport security has been heightened, this can easily be seen with the employment of private secu...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia plans new "Concorde"
Replies: 31
Views: 6898

Re: Russia plans new "Concorde"

Pure dreams, however Boom has circa 70 orders... or almost 4x the amount of concorde's aver made, including the 2 prototypes and pre-productions examples. I hate to interfere with your little fantasy here but it's worth noting that Concorde's order book numbered above 100 for some time, and as of f...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 96933

Re: MAN news - 2018

T3 has increased its security lines by 3 gates ready for next summer. Previously only lanes 4/5/6/9/10/11 were in full operation. Lanes 2/7 and 8 are being brought into full use. Lane 2will be fast track only, but just awaiting a new body scanner to be put in. It’s also put in more info boards, mor...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 32829

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Taking things a bit off subject but will Boeing do something about A350 ULR, I know it's a niche area, but it'll replace the 777-200LR pretty well I think and give even more, range is to be 9700NM according to Airbus, 777-8 will have 8700 IIRC.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 604
Views: 96933

Re: MAN news - 2018

Good for MAN, however they should really do something about security lines and border control. More flights are great but it means if you don't plan that passing through security at MAN takes anywhere in between 15 to 45 minutes you're probably not going to be on time. Same goes for border control, ...

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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: 687
Views: 191464

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: 687
Views: 191464

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: 45715

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: 82368

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: 82368

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: 12469

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: 82368

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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