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pilotguy1222 18th Jun 2017 16:04

A380plus winglets
 
http://www.airlive.net/breaking-airb...-the-a380plus/

Sorry, didn't bother to check it after starting the thread.

springbok449 18th Jun 2017 19:44

Maybe this one will be able to carry the passengers bags....?

Alright I will get my coat....

glofish 18th Jun 2017 20:23

it's like putting two feathers on the little arms of a T-Rex.

Let it die in dignity, please ....

atakacs 18th Jun 2017 20:45

Ok is this for real?

If so any chance for a retrofit on current aircrafts?

J.L.Seagull 18th Jun 2017 22:17

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...nglets-438319/

atakacs 18th Jun 2017 22:57


Originally Posted by J.L.Seagull (Post 9805961)

Thanks. Seems genuine enough....

The non retrofit is puzzling... And what technology enhancements made this all the sudden possible (vs being part of the initial design)?!

TURIN 19th Jun 2017 00:02


They could make it even more efficient by chopping the top deck off and losing 2 engines.
......aaaand making it really noisy and uncomfortable. :rolleyes:

A6EchoEchoUniform 19th Jun 2017 00:56

Wonderful news. I can't wait to hear how many we are buying.

Schnowzer 19th Jun 2017 02:27

42 apparently.


Originally Posted by A6EchoEchoUniform (Post 9806020)
Wonderful news. I can't wait to hear how many we are buying.


BlankBox 19th Jun 2017 02:44

... nice website...got this as a take-away...


The optimised cabin layout based on the ‘cabin enablers’ presented at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), allows up to 80 additional seats* with no compromise on comfort: redesigned stairs (a ladder), a combined crew-rest compartment (you get to sleep conjoined to your steward), sidewall stowage removal (since PCs are verboten ), a new 9-abreast seat configuration in premium economy and 11-abreast (fat pax get two but must share knees if needed) in economy.

Rwy in Sight 19th Jun 2017 04:23


allows up to 80 additional seats
Does that also mean additional evacuation trials must be carried out?

donpizmeov 19th Jun 2017 04:53

Evacuation tests were carried out with over 800 pax. So still a way to go yet.

ironbutt57 19th Jun 2017 09:58

whipped cream on dog doo-doo

Dropp the Pilot 19th Jun 2017 12:16

"World's least profitable airliner, now with added pointy things"

You don't know whether to laugh or cry.

puff m'call 19th Jun 2017 12:34

Just laugh it's the best way.

The heap of junk won't be around it ten years time and EK if they are still afloat will have a mixed fleet of short, medium and long haul a/c.


Now there's a novel ideas:*:D

Rule3 19th Jun 2017 15:47

puff m'call

Mate you and I and everyone else in the ME Knows that, however:

Those that must have the biggest, newest, blingiest, fastest whatever are still involved in a Willy waving exercise with the other contenders, in the race to the bottom. The sky taxis being the next joke in Dubai.

donpizmeov 19th Jun 2017 17:20


Originally Posted by puff m'call (Post 9806502)
Just laugh it's the best way.

The heap of junk won't be around it ten years time and EK if they are still afloat will have a mixed fleet of short, medium and long haul a/c.


Now there's a novel ideas:*:D

B773, B773er, A380......wouldnt this fill your wish? Oh no! Gloie's head is about to explode.

You don't get shares. You don't get pay rises so why do you care? The fleet that best serves staff travel gets my vote. And that little twin can't fill it's seats and fly far enough away from the sand to where I wanna go.
I am however an advocate for the Boeing doing more flying. So let's hope this new folding wing one works a bit better.

donpizmeov 19th Jun 2017 19:24

Aw a person who still believes he works for a benevolent organisation.

donpizmeov 19th Jun 2017 20:13

Have you got one for the 77x? Same same. (Please shake head when reading the needful).

atakacs 19th Jun 2017 20:19


Does this graph look at all sane?
To ANYONE??
Well someone is clearly taking a big gamble... If they manage to have it working props to them!

To be honest as SLF I love the 380


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