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Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2005, 18:33
Replies: 12
Views: 5,081
Posted By SLuca

A380 stress tests uncover unexpected problems

FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) -

Engineers at European planemaker Airbus are battling problems in stress tests for the new A380 superjumbo, Germany's Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.
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12th Dec 2004, 05:14
Replies: 27
Views: 5,197
Posted By SLuca

A380focal: Airlines usually pick the...

A380focal:



Airlines usually pick the airplane based on the number of passengers they hope to carryand therefore, an A330-300 carrying the same pax number as a 767-400 will not be more fuel...
11th Dec 2004, 06:30
Replies: 27
Views: 5,197
Posted By SLuca

767 is more fuel efficient than the A330

This is probably another urban myth about the A330.
The 767-400, which has about the same pax capacity as the A330-200, is much lighter (OEW 103T versus 120T for the A332).
One would therefore...
15th Nov 2004, 00:23
Replies: 152
Views: 24,092
Posted By SLuca

Pontious, The 767 is the best tanker because...

Pontious,

The 767 is the best tanker because it matches the USAF size/weight requirements.

The A330 is 50% heavier than the 767 and would be a replacement for the KC10.
The USAF has never had...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2004, 18:58
Replies: 118
Views: 24,013
Posted By SLuca

Airbus: A380 has a weight problem

Overweight superjumbo won't guzzle, Airbus vows
July 5, 2004
Associated Press WorldStream


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Airbus SAS conceded Monday what aviation watchers have long suspected: The European aircraft...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2004, 10:30
Replies: 10
Views: 2,400
Posted By SLuca

BW: Airbus'megaplane has a weight problem

Business Week online,
JUNE 28, 2004

EUROPEAN BUSINESS



Airbus' Megaplane Has A Weight Problem
The giant A380 must keep pounds down to meet fuel-efficiency targets, making it hard to...
15th Jun 2004, 10:12
Replies: 51
Views: 13,094
Posted By SLuca

I think many of you miss the point. Airbus is...

I think many of you miss the point.
Airbus is feeling the heat, there less interest in the A380 than expected and much more for the 7E7 than Airbus thought.
Additionally, Airbus is faced with many...
14th Jun 2004, 17:01
Replies: 51
Views: 13,094
Posted By SLuca

Airbus: 7E7 is rushed and ridiculous

From The Engineer, 11 June 2004

Rushed and ridiculous

By Richard Fisher

Airbus has attacked the high proportion of composites used in
Boeing's 7E7 Dreamliner, branding the aircraft's ...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Dec 2003, 16:50
Replies: 26
Views: 5,631
Posted By SLuca

ROTORNUT How about supplying some Air...

ROTORNUT


How about supplying some Air Transat A330s instead ?
Forum: Tech Log
7th Dec 2003, 01:23
Replies: 26
Views: 5,631
Posted By SLuca

Zeke

I don't think the numbers you provided for pax capacity are meaningful : you have to make the capacity comparison using similar density ( square area per pax) When you do so, you get about 25% more...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2003, 03:27
Replies: 26
Views: 5,631
Posted By SLuca

A346 Economics

THISKIWICANFLY


<Not only does it use 20% less fuel than a 744, but it has double the underbelly cargo capacity and the economics of that advantage must be huge - carries slightly less pax...
2nd May 2003, 21:13
Replies: 59
Views: 10,647
Posted By SLuca

Hi Dr Dave & brabazon, IMHO, the FSC tax...

Hi Dr Dave & brabazon,

IMHO, the FSC tax regime was in fact implemented to level the playing field between the very favorable tax regimes we (in Europe) have benefited from since World War II....
1st May 2003, 20:16
Replies: 59
Views: 10,647
Posted By SLuca

Hi 320DRIVER, Airbus lost money for 30 years...

Hi 320DRIVER,

Airbus lost money for 30 years so what are you trying to infer in bringing up Boeing's loss for a 1/4th of a year ?
So far, EADS & BAE's performance is even worse than Boeing as...
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