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by musman9853
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines firms order for 10 787-9's plus 10 options
Replies: 46
Views: 8162

Re: Hawaiian Airlines firms order for 10 787-9's plus 10 options

Aptivaboy wrote:
Odd that Airbus is usually so good at deciphering and planning market sectors and plane sizes, and yet missed predicting proper demand levels for both the A338 and the A358.



the fact the a380 exists is proof that what you said isn't true.

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by musman9853
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 82
Views: 8093

Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-deve ... ness-case/

Really liking what john ostrower has been able to do in only a few weeks running
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https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-deve ... ness-case/

Really liking what john ostrower has been able to do in only a few weeks running

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by musman9853
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23365

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

kitplane01 wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
Embraer in my opinion is the current winner of the show. They are doing really well right now.


That's not obvious. They are selling 127+100 of E1s, and only 46+24 E2s. Make you worry about the E2, and therefore Embraer.



There's enough e1 orders that they can bide their time and get e2 orders.

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by musman9853
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81806

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

15 B787-9 more for 2 costumers One is a new customer while the other is adding to an existing order, once these deals are finalised the 787 will surpass 1400 frames sold http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-19-Boeing-Announces-New-Commitments-with-Two-Airlines-for-15-787-Dreamliners So does that mea...

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by musman9853
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW air lost $23M in 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: WOW air lost $23M in 2017

With how much oil spiked this year i'm surprised it was only a 20million dollar loss.

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by musman9853
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 5914

Re: AA 757s in old livery

airtrantpa wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
IIRC there's only one AA plane in the old livery and thats a 737 with a heritage livery



Arent there stilll M80s around those are in the old colours.


d'oh, thought they were all retired by now lmao

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by musman9853
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9122

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

For God sakes, so because a few people have peanut allergies, the rest of us get punished. Typical. What about the person that brings their own snack mix on board that includes peanuts? The truth of the matter is people with allergies have to be careful. There will always be a risk, so they should ...

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by musman9853
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any 748i's still stored/whitetails?
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

Are there any 748i's still stored/whitetails?

Ran across a thread from a few years ago about stored/undelivered 747-8i's, wondered if there was any update on these frames

viewtopic.php?t=594899

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by musman9853
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747-8 @ SOF
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

Re: Air China 747-8 @ SOF

chinese premier is visiting

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by musman9853
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17294

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Geoff1947 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Both orders will probably turnout to be a chinese airline...


Good call, Undisclosed orders are often for China.

Geoff



why is that? does the chinese govt order and then distribute the planes to the airlines?

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by musman9853
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12863

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Your fears are like stating you fear serving a car crash at 100kph impact, you won't. If the crash exceeds 9G, you cannot be saved. Only G trained individuals in G suits in very specific directions can. Lightsaber sorry to be a bit nitpicky, but the human body can sustain many times 9gs, as long as...

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by musman9853
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26452

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

I’ve heard that many of the 330’s are heading to Eurowings Swiss and SN. Some of the the 777 may be heading to Swiss and Austrian. The 320, 787 and 350 will form the backbone of the new fleet. I’ve also heard that ADAC are in total panic mode over the midfield terminal. Their debt covenants are bas...

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by musman9853
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26452

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

hongkongflyer wrote:
PerfectGriffin wrote:
Premium economy is a good idea but the question is, which of the ME3 will be first to enter this growing yet potentially profitable market?


EK I believe, they already have detailed plan long time ago



iirc ek's new build a380s will have prem econ

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by musman9853
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3909

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

While i think that new and profitable routes will emerge, isn't it a bit exaggerated? IIRC boeing claimed the 787 could open up thousands of new city pairs, and while it has been fairly successful at that, the number of new routes is a far cry from what boeing claimed. don't see why this would be an...

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by musman9853
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45567

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Looks like the 797 is coming soon. Very soon. Maybe even within a month, if it follows the 787 timeline. Exciting! Very exiting!!!!!!! I’m glad to always see Innovation from all aircraft manufacturers! I think Delta is gong to be a large operator of this, as they have the most 757/767s, but we’ll s...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45567

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Revelation wrote:
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However, Lufthansa is not interested in any more A380 superjumbos even though they are available cheaply, Spohr said.


so i guess airbus is done losing money on the 380 even if it means losing face cancelling it

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45567

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

StTim wrote:
If the RFP's are due back this week then the question is how long does Boeing take to do a final appraisal of the responses before picking a winner (or winners)?

I suspect that is not a two week turn around.




For the 787 it was less than 3 weeks from engine proposal to unveiling

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45567

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Fingers crossed for 797 :) By the way, I think it is the perfect time to launch the program. Airbus is not at a position to counter this program due to the recent changes at the management level. Do they need to respond to 797 is another topic. Time will tell. Airbus is in a very good position to c...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 11975

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

I'm going to predict some white tails and or cancellations. For an airline that doesn't exist yet, operating out of a smallish airport (only 1.5 Million in 2017), to suddenly expand to the size of a relative large airline with the market it needs to survive in a couple of years, I'm going to be ver...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 11975

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

Honestly everyone is out here talking bout the 787 and I'm sitting like ''This is a startup. From Vietnam. And they have ordered 46 planes before they launch. AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO FINDS SOMETHING WRONG HERE'' AFAIK they're owned by a large conglomerate that are looking to expand into the rapid gro...

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 11975

Re: Bomboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

bigjku wrote:
I feel one should keep in mind that it would have been easy to save this order for the airshow. That they aren’t should tell people something.


ooh, good point. really looking forward to farnborough now

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 11975

Re: Bomboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

787 is beating the a330neo badly. Airbus desperately needs tons more orders for it to even compete with the 787.

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.
Replies: 79
Views: 11104

Re: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.

MrHMSH wrote:
pabloeing wrote:
This year Boeing is on fire ¡¡¡¡.....and one month until Farabourgh


The visitors at Farnborough are going to be disappointed when Boeing doesn't show up...


There's no reason to assume that both A and B won't book massive orders at farnborough

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4933

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

Yes, more routes to MCO!

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2744

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

When are the people who would call me a Brexiteer going to understand it isn't about hating the EU or not wanting to be in the single market or any of that? It's about seeing our country change massively over the last 15 years - yes, mass immigration - without having had a say. I don't blame the fo...

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by musman9853
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 6853

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

All dogs are inherently dangerous. Unless they're verified support animals that are well restrained they should ride in the cargo hold.

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by musman9853
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2744

Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-brit ... SKBN1JH3EV

Great article from reuters about potential hangups of brexit on Airbus
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https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-brit ... SKBN1JH3EV

Great article from reuters about potential hangups of brexit on Airbus

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9140

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Wacker1000 wrote:
Don't blame them - I wouldn't want to be responsible for transporting known law breakers.


They're kids ffs. I understand they're here illegally but that doesn't mean they're not human...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for 797F Variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Potential for 797F Variant?

Does anyone think that a dedicated 797 freighter is a possibility? After all, the major shippers have hundreds of 757s all together, and a one to one replacement plus growth is a potential gold mine for boeing imo

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19558

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

In a couple of years time Boeing could be producing more 767's than 777's. Quite possible. I imagine the airforce will allocate more funding for additional tankers. And don't forget that other branches of the military (including national guard units) all operate tankers as well. And of course there...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19558

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

I wonder if we're gonna ever get another 748F order... Or maybe just that Amazon 76F lol

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 342
Views: 46592

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

I thought they shelved the study b/c it wasn't viable?

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 539
Views: 40272

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

@ lightsaber, how much would air india's planes be expected to sell for at auction? If boeing sells new 789s for like 120 million, will buyers expect a massive discount off that price? or would it be near what it would be worth had AI sold airframes normally

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187123

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I wonder why purple/magenta was chosen over something within the existing UA color pallet? The economy and Polaris seats are a darker blue. A lighter blue like what is found on the website would look nice. 77H I wonder if the color choice could be a peek into future branding.. :stirthepot: As long ...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16775

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I just don't get the point, it's not as if Muslims aren't able to fly to on conventional airlines. If you're flying BA or VS there will be a Halal meal and you just don't purchase alcohol. Segregation isn't a way forward. This. I'm Muslim and failing to see the point of this airline. Just ask for w...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6528

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Combi being combined pax and freight? how does that work The main deck is truncated at the rear and there's a cargo area between the tail and the pax cabin. There's also a larger cargo door towards the tail of the aircraft on the main deck. There were few takers and I believe the FAA will no longer...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17066

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

This is the year the 797 becomes a reality. No way Boeing waits another year for Paris next year (as satisfying as it would be to see it announced on Airbus's turf.) Look for several launch customer orders and a firm configuration announcement. No 797 launch until there is a firm engine plan, and I...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Potential MOM Customers

So if Boeing decides to go ahead with the MOM/NMA, which carriers do you think would buy them? How many, and to what destinations? Curious what you guys think.

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6528

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Combi being combined pax and freight? how does that work

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7657

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

If Airbus or Boeing actually create a new type for project sunrise would BA pick up a few frames for these kinda routes? Seems like they could stick a premium heavy frame on the route and make a decent amount

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 671
Views: 160726

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

What's the rate for the -10 right now?

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by musman9853
Wed May 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11917

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

You guys are really defending this? This is a clear example of bias and discrimination.

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by musman9853
Fri May 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to allow supersonic overflight of land soon?
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: FAA to allow supersonic overflight of land soon?

IIRC they were planning to do that after the joint NASA/LM low sonic boom demonstrator program was finished

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by musman9853
Fri May 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13235

Re: A310 - too early?

FatCat wrote:
B757 can be replaced only by B757


This is an unpopular opinion, but I personally can't wait till every 757 is scrapped. They're really old birds and they're showing their age. The sooner they get replaced the better.

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by musman9853
Thu May 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20269

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Wow, if this is true, then it means a state actor, Russia, committed an act of war on an innocent civilian target. Sanctions should be placed on Russia, but no one will for political reasons and of course President Putin will deny it. At the least, some sanctions must be imposed on Russian based ai...

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by musman9853
Wed May 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12073

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I guess they have the AD ready recommending not to use this fancy feature unless it is absolutely necessary. If line mx need to test folding tips with gates on both sides occupied, do they have to drag it to a hangar/remote stand? ... lmao. navy planes have had folding wingtips for decades, this is...

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by musman9853
Wed May 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12073

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Am I wrong in assuming most clean sheet designs in the future will have some type of wingtip extensions? It seems to me a relatively easy way to squeeze a bit more efficiency out of a wing for not that much more cost. I would imagine that the 777X will be the litmus test for it, like the 787 was fo...

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by musman9853
Wed May 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12073

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Am I wrong in assuming most clean sheet designs in the future will have some type of wingtip extensions? It seems to me a relatively easy way to squeeze a bit more efficiency out of a wing for not that much more cost.

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by musman9853
Wed May 23, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12073

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

FAA must be in Boeing’s pocket. We all know that folding wingtips are a security and operation risk and that planes are going to fall out the sky and passengers going to die because tip of the wing can move up and down. Do you realize how close to the fuel tanks it is too!? lmao. navy planes have h...

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