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by achace
13 May 2009, 05:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Status
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: 787 Status

PYX wrote:Most of what Bernstein had to say is old news.
The only thing new was, in their opinion, it will take longer to certify the plane than Boeing has scheduled.
I think almost everyone except Boeing subscribes to that view.
Intereting to compare with the XWB test schedule released yesterday.
by achace
07 Mar 2009, 02:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: "Qantas suffers fuel system problems on all three A380s."
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: "Qantas suffers fuel system problems on all three A380s."

Fungus in the fuel has been around in Australia for decades.
Biggest problem is filter blockage, and by-passing filters is not a good idea.
In the past, an additive has worked, but minimizing water content is always best although with condensaion, this is a problem.
by achace
24 Feb 2009, 02:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Delay, again
Replies: 27
Views: 4853

Re: 787 Delay

Just been reading the latest 787 progress report in Fleetbuzz, very much a Boeing fan club. Choice of words very interesting. First flight in second quarter of 2009 and entry into service first quarter 2010 are now rather disingeniously worded as "tentative" Havent seen anything from Boein...
by achace
23 Feb 2009, 09:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Delay, again
Replies: 27
Views: 4853

Re: 787 Delay

Problem is that Boeing have shot themselves in the foot so often, even de-luxe Nikes wouldnt cope with the stress.
by achace
07 Feb 2009, 10:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Delay, again
Replies: 27
Views: 4853

Re: 787 Delay

Good to see that you are getting at least some of your faith back RC!
Have to admit it gets a bit of a worry when the industry starts quoting timings which are way past my "use by" date.
Cheers
:(
by achace
06 Feb 2009, 01:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in order talks for 400 jets with Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Re: Ryanair in order talks for 400 jets with Boeing and Airbus

"BIDDING WAR: FAIL Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SAS Chief Commercial Officer John Leahy said the aircraft maker is not in discussions to sell Ryanair Holdings Plc hundreds of short-haul planes..." http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/ I think this time O'Leary (or is it Leery?)...
by achace
02 Feb 2009, 01:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Delay, again
Replies: 27
Views: 4853

Re: 787 Delay

The following is very interesting http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/397548_dreamliner27.html So, they aren't replacing all the bad fasteners, the strike added maybe two months to the program (though stuff was still going on) and its delayed until June (and I am not taking any bets!) No Dreamli...
by achace
02 Feb 2009, 01:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing hints at possible reassement of 747-8 programme
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Boeing hints at possible reassement of 747-8 programme

Sadly I think the writing is on the wall! No current sales campaigns for the 748I says it all. The big surprise is that the 748F may also suffer the same fate, although in my view, Boeing would just defer the freighter for a few years as absolutely no alternative is on the horizon once the 744's sta...
by achace
17 Jan 2009, 03:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Are you a Romantic or Analyst?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Are you a Romantic or Analyst?

Very well put RC20. I agree with most of it, but I feel you are a bit harsh on the A380. Without the wiring SNAFU it would have been fine. The MOU signed this last week with Austral for two birds with 840 seats is interesting, although I certainly wont be planning to be on them. It proposes or perha...
by achace
17 Jan 2009, 03:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways A320 ditches in Hudson River - pax and crew OK !
Replies: 72
Views: 15822

Re: US Airways A320 ditches in Hudson River - pax and crew OK !

The engines have a shear pin in the pylon so that if there was a catastrophic failure like thrown fan blades, the engine would break free to avoid any damage to the wings primary structure. Speaking of glider pilots, therre was a famous incident in New Zealand with a DC3 which hit a mountain in a fl...
by achace
16 Jan 2009, 09:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways A320 ditches in Hudson River - pax and crew OK !
Replies: 72
Views: 15822

Re: US Airways A320 ditches in Hudson River - pax and crew OK !

So the pilot is now rated for a Grumman. Fantastic achievement, maybe the Collier award for airmanship is possible and deserving in my opinion. Amazing that in the last three months or so we have seen four "totals" or almost, without a single loss of life. RyanAir 737 (Birds). We have seen...
by achace
05 Jan 2009, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Fatal crash plane hits rail line (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Fatal crash plane hits rail line (UK)

Thank you for the news, which rather saddened me as I grew up in the area and know it well.
by achace
03 Jan 2009, 02:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 Design Freeze Delay
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: A350 Design Freeze Delay

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/aw010509p7.xml&headline=Airbus%20A350%20Completes%20Milestone%205%20Review Most of the design freeza has been announced just two days late, so not too bad. Aboulafia, although amusing to read has long been a critic...
by achace
30 Dec 2008, 12:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 Design Freeze Delay
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: A350 Design Freeze Delay

There is a major presentation of the XWB to existing and potential buyers in March, 2009, so IMHO it will be finished before then. Bear in mind the design has been frozen for quite some time, the so called "design freeze" at the end of 2008 is detail features only to make it all go togethe...
by achace
22 Dec 2008, 13:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A380's for PAL
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: A380's for PAL

Probably just LAX which is always full and waiting lists.
by achace
22 Dec 2008, 10:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A380's for PAL
Replies: 2
Views: 837

A380's for PAL

Strong rumour here in Manila that PAL will take two of the Kingfisher A380's.
Fantastic if true! :D
by achace
22 Dec 2008, 01:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Continental flight veers off Denver runway, injures dozens
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Continental flight veers off Denver runway, injures dozens

A very lucky escape, but were all the media at Christmas parties?
Absolutely no meaningful reporting at all.

By the way.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS from Manila :D
by achace
14 Dec 2008, 00:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.

This de-lamination scare is gaining momentum. Should be possible to overcome if it is just a manufacturing fault but something is seriously amiss. The A380 incidentally has a composite set of elevators, which are pretty substantial, and they seem to be ok so we may be just looking at manufacturing p...
by achace
13 Dec 2008, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.

No it wont fix it but it will hide it.
Think second hand cars. :twisted:
by achace
13 Dec 2008, 02:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: Boeing 787 Delayed An Additional 6 Months.

According to a blogger on James Wallis, the wing of the static test plane has started to de-laminate. Wonder if this contributed to what IMO was a strange move to take the plane out of the testing rig for repainting. I hope for all concerned this is nothing more than a mischeivous rumour. Its the la...