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by boerje
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40030

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

Airbus has made it clear that they are considering bumping up the range of its most powerful version of the A321 and call it an A321XLR. The new 'A321XLR' will be un upgraded version of thr A321LR that will be equipped with extra capacity and range and will be targeted for the American carriers as ...

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by boerje
Fri May 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10464

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

I always wonder what the other side of the story is on these. He was given a business class seat to lay down in. Obviously that means that they did something to help take care of him. The link on the first post reports the man being curled up in a fetal position due to severe pain. UAL has to have ...

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by boerje
Tue May 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Issues Emergency Order of Suspension for Island Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

Re: FAA Issues Emergency Order of Suspension for Island Airlines

So now, after 5 months from November 2017, the FAA is grounding USVI. What took them so long considering this all started in March 2017?

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by boerje
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 21161

Re: 787 Scrapping

lots wrote:
Why does it have ballast hanging on the wings? It's propped up under the tail so I am wondering what's the reason for that?


I believe the ballast under the wings is there to emulate the weight of removed engines.

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7788

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

So why wasn't the idiot's computer protected by a up-to-date anti-malware program capable of preventing the infection? We are talking about a malware known since May 2017. Yes, the idiot could still click the link but the malware would not be able to run. Because almost all virus and malware progra...

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7788

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

This virus was in outbreak for 4 days and was patched a year ago. Why in the world is Boeing not updating their computers to be protected from these kind of things? So there was some idiot in South Carolina who clicked on an e-mailed link, which they know they're not supposed to do, and it apparent...

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7788

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

Darn... If only Boeing would have some knowledge and tools against these things. It's not like Boeing has a "comprehensive suite of solutions for customers looking to protect their networks". :lol:

http://www.boeing.com/defense/cybersecurity-information-management/

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34391

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

4920879,4809645 The sad part is, the individual who was responsible for this horrendous rebrand probably got promoted. This is probably the ugliest A350 out there. What a sad, missed opportunity. This new Lufthansa livery reminds me of black armband. As if LH is in mourning. Why on Earth was the cl...

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by boerje
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59692

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

JAAlbert wrote:
boerje wrote:

At list prices this is "only" an US$ 16 billion order. :eek:


Is the $16 billion order cover all 36 frames or is that just the 20 confirmed?


Airbus 2018 Price List Press Release

36*445.6=16,041.6

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by boerje
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59692

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

JAAlbert wrote:
Just 36? I thought they were negotiating for a much larger number of aircraft. Or perhaps, I'm just used to Emirates ordering in the triple digits!


At list prices this is "only" an US$ 16 billion order. :eek:

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by boerje
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3969

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

Jet A/A1 is quite a bit lighter than diesel fuel. Fuel oil is ranked from #1 to #6. #1 is kerosene / stove oil, #2 is common heating oil / diesel fuel, #4 is ship fuel and #6 is "bunker", almost road tar. Jet A/A1 is close to #1, with the only difference is that Jet A/A1 is "cleaner&...

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