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by PYX
05 Mar 2016, 20:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 465895

Re: Boeing 787 news

This is the first I've heard there were passengers aboard, but, regardless, raising the gear on the ground is not an easy thing to do. Next to the gear lever is an a button, which is marked as the gear over ride button. It is meant to be used only by flight crew during an emergency or by qualified m...
by PYX
22 Sep 2014, 18:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2014 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 146
Views: 43766

Re: Trivia : Miscellaneous news

@Passenger & PYX: André is obviously better than the two of you to take a message for what it is worth - ... And here I thought I was being diplomatic in response to your disagreeable, at best, original post. :) You said, "...at least you should do so in a proper way." That is quite offensive. Appa...
by PYX
21 Sep 2014, 18:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2014 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 146
Views: 43766

Re: Miscellaneous news

A bit more creativity, perhaps? At the least, this thread could be called "Trivia". But why not "Celebrities take to the skies" or even "Heard on the grapevine" or "Blue Sky Gossip" ? Not that this is the kind of "information" I am looking out for, not by a long way. But if you do decide to have it...
by PYX
08 Jun 2014, 16:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 465895

Re: Boeing 787 news

Interesting since several months ago one of the Japanese airlines reported a 21% improvement in fuel burn alone vs. the 767 (which the 787 is replacing).
by PYX
15 Nov 2012, 16:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 747-8 news
Replies: 171
Views: 43409

Re: Boeing 787 and 748 news

Exactly!
The biggest competition for the 747 has not been the A380, but Boeing's own 777-300ER.
by PYX
15 Nov 2012, 03:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 465895

Re: Boeing 787 and 748 news

Normally it was foreseen in the planning by Boeing that LOT received their first dreamliner today and that this aircraft would stay in the Us for crew training untill delivery flight on nov 14th to Warsaw. I cannot find any confirmation of this news today,anyone? It is on its way, http://www.flight...
by PYX
12 Nov 2012, 15:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US airlines won't pay carbon tax
Replies: 18
Views: 3991

Re: US airlines won't pay carbon tax

cnc wrote:...fight global warming...
What a crock! Just another group of megalomaniacs that think only they
know what is best for everyone else.
"global warning" or "climate change" = the new communism.
by PYX
10 Nov 2012, 17:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 465895

Re: Boeing 787 and 748 news

Normally it was foreseen in the planning by Boeing that LOT received their first dreamliner today and that this aircraft would stay in the Us for crew training untill delivery flight on nov 14th to Warsaw. I cannot find any confirmation of this news today,anyone? IIRC, the delivery (money changed h...
by PYX
03 Aug 2012, 18:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 360
Views: 113078

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

sn26567 wrote:...Planemaker Airbus was left reeling Friday as a high-profile customer defected to Boeing, prompting European accusations of aggressive tactics amid renewed evidence of a jet price war...
Karma.
What goes around, comes around.
by PYX
04 Aug 2011, 19:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: First Air India B787 flight ends in "emergency landing"
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Re: First Air India B787 flight ends in "emergency landing"

The Air India 787 will be landing in San Antonio in about 6 minutes after a 3 hour, 29 minute flight from Seattle.
by PYX
13 Jan 2011, 17:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing to launch a 737 replacement - rumor or fact?
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Boeing to launch a 737 replacement - rumor or fact?

regi wrote:They will have to hurry up, now that the A320 NEO comes into place - see the Indian order.
A Memorandum of Understanding is not an order. Until the contracts are signed and the deposits paid there is no order.
by PYX
05 Apr 2010, 04:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing Completes Ultimate-Load Wing Test on 787
Replies: 11
Views: 3027

Re: Boeing Completes Ultimate-Load Wing Test on 787

First 19, isn't it? "Production 787 production continues apace with an important milestone taking place yesterday (30 March 2010). LN 20 (ZA175), a 787 for Japan Airlines, started final assembly. This is the first weight optimized 787 to enter into final assembly and is introducing a major block poi...
by PYX
16 Dec 2009, 03:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 Dreamliner maiden flight
Replies: 59
Views: 9834

Re: Boeing 787 Dreamliner maiden flight

earthman wrote:The flight was cut short from 5 to 3 hours. That's not such a great start for Boeing's 'accelerated' flight test programme.....
Poor weather conditions was the reason it was cut short.
by PYX
11 Dec 2009, 18:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Poised to Fly?
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: 787 Poised to Fly?

Weather permitting:

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by PYX
10 Dec 2009, 17:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: United Airlines orders 25 A350s & 25 787s
Replies: 17
Views: 2442

Re: United Airlines orders 25 A350s & 25 787s

Boeing will deliver more than twenty 787s during the first year. So far they have built two static test frames and six aircraft to be used for the certification program and final assembly has already began on number 14, which will be the 6th one to be delivered. At the current rate they will have at...
by PYX
06 Dec 2009, 02:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Poised to Fly?
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: 787 Poised to Fly?

The latest rumors are saying the first flight could be anywhere between the 14th and 22nd, depending on weather. Some are saying the second flight test 787 will also fly before the end of December. For a few days there was a rumor Boeing was also going to fly the 747-8 this month, but January seems ...
by PYX
16 Aug 2009, 04:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: More 787 woes?
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: More 787 woes?

From Randy's Blog: "787 / Alenia We’ve gotten a number of questions and seen numerous media reports about a “stop-work” order involving one of our major 787 partners. So I wanted to clarify a few things about what you might be reading or hearing. The reports discuss work conducted at Alenia Aeronaut...
by PYX
13 Aug 2009, 05:03
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: 787 Flight Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: 787 Flight Tests

You might want to note the date on this news article. It is a long piece so you can read the full story at the link provided. "Preparations begin ahead of 787 wing fix installation, analysts weigh in on expectations By Jon Ostrower on August 6, 2009 10:24 AM "....Supplier sources say that the reinfo...
by PYX
26 Jun 2009, 16:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Delay, again
Replies: 27
Views: 4697

Re: 787 Delay, again

German media reports Qantas has cancelled its order of 15 B787, can anybody confirm this? The reason given is rather the economic situation than the new delay. Yes, that has been confirmed. " Qantas cancels 15 787s, defers 15 others Posted at 6/26/2009 5:21 AM CDT Qantas, the biggest airline custom...
by PYX
23 Jun 2009, 19:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Delay, again
Replies: 27
Views: 4697

Re: 787 Delayed Yet Again!

[quote="PYXThe cancellations will flow like water over a damn and the orders will go to airbust.  !! Is this on purpose?? :evil:[/quote] What? "airbust"? If so, yes. airbust makes a good product, but I don't like the way they do business, especially John "The Mouth" Leahy. I won't get into the why ...