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2nd Nov 2020, 13:00
Replies: 58
Views: 16,415
Posted By procede

I can see two reasons: 1 - To build the access...

I can see two reasons:
1 - To build the access road to the terminal, without needing an (expensive) tunnel.
2 - Noise and safety. Bohnsdorf is/was very close to the landing threshold.
28th Oct 2020, 15:18
Replies: 125
Views: 39,845
Posted By procede

What limits the belly cargo amount mostly is the...

What limits the belly cargo amount mostly is the large center wing box and the large sloping empennage. While the latter has a lot to do with the double deck design, the first one is mostly due to...
9th Oct 2020, 16:02
Replies: 125
Views: 39,845
Posted By procede

Actually, the main problem is the design of the...

Actually, the main problem is the design of the low pressure turbine, as it needs to spin at the same rotational speed as the fan (which will be very low with such a large diameter). We have geared...
8th Oct 2020, 12:57
Replies: 16
Views: 4,981
Posted By procede

Aircraft, especially supersonic ones, do not...

Aircraft, especially supersonic ones, do not scale very well. The full aircraft will basically have to be complete redesign.

Main issues with supersonic aircraft, if you do manage to design and...
4th Oct 2020, 10:48
Replies: 125
Views: 39,845
Posted By procede

MichaelOLearyGenius The square cube law...

MichaelOLearyGenius

The square cube law really hurts larger aircraft when it comes to empty weight per seat. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square%E2%80%93cube_law

From that perspective, the...
1st Oct 2020, 11:27
Replies: 31
Views: 17,483
Posted By procede

I think the direct problem is not the limited...

I think the direct problem is not the limited number of flights, but the abysmal load factor (and yields) on most the flights that are flying.

On a sidenote: KLM is saying that the percentage of...
30th Sep 2020, 18:54
Replies: 125
Views: 39,845
Posted By procede

Hartington The fuselage has an oval shape...

Hartington

The fuselage has an oval shape and the upper deck floor basically keeps it that way...
30th Sep 2020, 18:49
Replies: 125
Views: 39,845
Posted By procede

Actually, the target for the A380 was mainly...

Actually, the target for the A380 was mainly runway capacity constrained airports where an airline cannot get any additional slots (which ended up being mostly limited to LHR). A side market was high...
23rd Sep 2020, 10:57
Replies: 37
Views: 23,691
Posted By procede

More positive than rock bottom isn't really...

More positive than rock bottom isn't really positive and I think the rest of my story illustrates that it doesn't really matter at the end of the day. Both companies are too fundamentally important...
23rd Sep 2020, 09:42
Replies: 37
Views: 23,691
Posted By procede

Airbus and Boeing were extremely eager to get...

Airbus and Boeing were extremely eager to get orders in the books, so I doubt it. Also many banks and other companies are involved in financing aircraft, depending on the type of financing. In any...
23rd Sep 2020, 08:29
Replies: 37
Views: 23,691
Posted By procede

There are basically a whole bunch of aircraft...

There are basically a whole bunch of aircraft standing around that nobody can use. The problem for Airbus is that you cannot pluck feathers from a bald chicken (you cannot extract money from a near...
4th Sep 2020, 14:02
Replies: 39
Views: 17,435
Posted By procede

It is true for the larger and well designed...

It is true for the larger and well designed ones... ;-)
4th Sep 2020, 06:23
Replies: 39
Views: 17,435
Posted By procede

This is why the service roads in Europe are...

This is why the service roads in Europe are between the terminal and the aircraft stands...
4th Aug 2020, 09:58
Replies: 166
Views: 240,092
Posted By procede

I think you mean RHO (Rhodos).

I think you mean RHO (Rhodos).
25th Jul 2020, 07:29
Replies: 47
Views: 17,127
Posted By procede

The F-15 probably caused a TCAS alert.

The F-15 probably caused a TCAS alert.
23rd Jul 2020, 14:29
Replies: 49
Views: 26,579
Posted By procede

Or they have found a way to make beer and...

Or they have found a way to make beer and chocolate catch fire.
5th Jul 2020, 07:14
Replies: 354
Views: 194,241
Posted By procede

Something doesn't look right. If the average life...

Something doesn't look right. If the average life expectancy is 80 years, then the average death rate should be around 12. An average rate of 9, would mean a life expectancy of 111...
1st Jul 2020, 14:18
Replies: 1,976
Views: 1,583,192
Posted By procede

The problem with this is that a lot of tax, like...

The problem with this is that a lot of tax, like council and road tax, is not based on income and higher incomes also have more deductibles. A fixed percentage will thus effectively lead to higher...
30th Jun 2020, 13:07
Replies: 22
Views: 21,173
Posted By procede

The problem is that due to the delays airlines...

The problem is that due to the delays airlines are contractually allowed to cancel their orders. Due to Covid-19, they also want to...
15th Jun 2020, 19:42
Replies: 20
Views: 10,118
Posted By procede

My guess: He was on his way to his weekend home,...

My guess: He was on his way to his weekend home, which is frowned apon during the epidemic. He went with Southwest so his employees, who would surely recognise him, would not find out he is setting a...
11th Jun 2020, 12:15
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,453
Posted By procede

Your angle of attack basically decreases with the...

Your angle of attack basically decreases with the velocity squared and then there is the ground effect, which increase lift for a given angle of attack close to the ground. As you slow down, your...
10th Jun 2020, 12:35
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,453
Posted By procede

Maybe aiming for is a more accurate description...

Maybe aiming for is a more accurate description...
8th Jun 2020, 18:53
Replies: 131
Views: 69,354
Posted By procede

Semi. It is a so called Zelfstandig...

Semi. It is a so called Zelfstandig Bestuursorgaan (Independant governing body). It has no shares, but is economically self sufficient and remains under some limited regulation and review of the...
8th Jun 2020, 06:51
Replies: 131
Views: 69,354
Posted By procede

The current head of the dutch air traffic control...

The current head of the dutch air traffic control organisation (Michiel van Dorst, LVNL) is a former KLM board member and pilot. I have no idea what the conflict of interest could be.
26th May 2020, 15:43
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,453
Posted By procede

It could be that le Bourget was not open for an...

It could be that le Bourget was not open for an aircraft this size, due to limited firefighting capacity. They'll probably now transport the CVR and FDR by road.
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