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5th May 2021, 11:38
Replies: 232
Views: 77,332
Posted By Lord Bracken

"In 2002, Aboulafia co-authored with Aaron...

"In 2002, Aboulafia co-authored with Aaron Gellman a Boeing funded report on the Airbus A380 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380), released in 2004."
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26th Apr 2021, 10:21
Replies: 232
Views: 77,332
Posted By Lord Bracken

Where does the A330 Neo fit into this? IIRC one...

Where does the A330 Neo fit into this? IIRC one of the original sales points was that it wasn't quite as efficient as the 787, but much much cheaper to buy. It would also seem not to have as many...
9th Mar 2021, 10:28
Replies: 96
Views: 36,355
Posted By Lord Bracken

Meh. It's a 321LR with a bit of extra range.

Meh. It's a 321LR with a bit of extra range.
4th Mar 2021, 13:14
Replies: 96
Views: 36,355
Posted By Lord Bracken

Huh? A 321XLR is the same length as the first 321...

Huh? A 321XLR is the same length as the first 321 that rolled out of the hangar in 1989. The wing is almost identical apart from returning to a single-slotted flap (similar to the 320, amusingly)....
25th Feb 2021, 13:21
Replies: 84
Views: 31,811
Posted By Lord Bracken

tdracer; This is not strictly true, the...

tdracer;

This is not strictly true, the Boeing marketing people made lots of commitments to airlines that the 787 would deliver a particular seat mile cost at 8-abreast in Y. Airlines bought the...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Feb 2021, 10:09
Replies: 16
Views: 4,305
Posted By Lord Bracken

Surely a camera at the top of the fin would be...

Surely a camera at the top of the fin would be unable to see the main wheels at all, rendering it pretty useless for anything other than pax entertainment?
7th Dec 2020, 12:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,972
Posted By Lord Bracken

Interesting recent interview with John Leahy,...

Interesting recent interview with John Leahy, former head of sales for Airbus: https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airbus-supersalesman-blames-engines-a380-failure/

Essentially, the A380 was so...
5th Nov 2020, 22:44
Replies: 70
Views: 26,413
Posted By Lord Bracken

If you read this article you’ll see that the best...

If you read this article you’ll see that the best way from BER into Berlin is to take the “regular” train which is a combination of standard Intercity services, regional services and the new FEX...
2nd Nov 2020, 13:10
Replies: 70
Views: 26,413
Posted By Lord Bracken

Less Hair The original plan was to have a...

Less Hair

The original plan was to have a LHR-style "toast rack" with underground people mover, from the latest Masterplan documents the closest satellite will be joined to the main terminal...
29th Sep 2020, 14:37
Replies: 232
Views: 77,332
Posted By Lord Bracken

A real shame, from a passenger perspective pretty...

A real shame, from a passenger perspective pretty much the nicest ride out there. So quiet and smooth

BA - in F to/from HKG - proper modern compartments and in the early days, a better menu - far...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Apr 2020, 16:18
Replies: 72
Views: 10,311
Posted By Lord Bracken

Aren't the fact the sidesticks are not linked a...

Aren't the fact the sidesticks are not linked a matter of principle, not complexity/weight?
2nd Apr 2020, 09:18
Replies: 61
Views: 25,926
Posted By Lord Bracken

Up there with the A380 in terms of pax...

Up there with the A380 in terms of pax experience, which for a 50 year old design is a tribute to the people who designed and built it in the first place. Always enjoyed 1K on the BA models, heading...
12th Mar 2020, 10:01
Replies: 28
Views: 16,527
Posted By Lord Bracken

Dearie me. The reason big widebodies are operated...

Dearie me. The reason big widebodies are operated in Asia is not always due to expected pax loads...have you seen the state of some of the road haulage in that part of the world?
11th Feb 2020, 18:55
Replies: 93
Views: 55,576
Posted By Lord Bracken

When a sub 1k consumer smartphone can survive 30...

When a sub 1k consumer smartphone can survive 30 minutes submerged entirely in water, is it too much to ask for a splash resistant cockpit?
5th Feb 2020, 10:02
Replies: 37
Views: 5,763
Posted By Lord Bracken

BA are operating 747-400s and 777-200s from the...

BA are operating 747-400s and 777-200s from the late 1990s and they make bucketfuls of cash, despite (especially in the case of the former) their relative inefficency. A properly maintained, bought...
30th Dec 2019, 17:34
Replies: 22
Views: 13,217
Posted By Lord Bracken

Indeed - and I think "full business class load"...

Indeed - and I think "full business class load" mentioned actually means around 30-40 pax.
11th Nov 2019, 14:44
Replies: 211
Views: 143,567
Posted By Lord Bracken

When flying in Club Europe yesterday on a certain...

When flying in Club Europe yesterday on a certain Big Airline, the seatback pocket included 1x Highlife 1x BusinessLife 1x HighLife SHOP 1x M&S Buy on Board Menu 1x Safety Card 1x Wifi Brochure 3x...
16th Oct 2019, 14:21
Replies: 37
Views: 24,571
Posted By Lord Bracken

The argument for a 767X is the same one Airbus...

The argument for a 767X is the same one Airbus uses for the 330 Neo - it's a little bit more expensive to operate than its competitor, but it's far cheaper to develop and build and therefore to buy,...
14th Oct 2019, 13:47
Replies: 60
Views: 47,296
Posted By Lord Bracken

Boeing panicked when AA went for the A320 Neo in...

Boeing panicked when AA went for the A320 Neo in July 2011. The Max is the result.
4th Oct 2019, 09:15
Replies: 21
Views: 13,503
Posted By Lord Bracken

The Anglo-French Concorde that proved the concept...

The Anglo-French Concorde that proved the concept of large scale industrial cooperation between European nations was a viable way of producing aircraft?
6th Sep 2019, 13:39
Replies: 28
Views: 11,665
Posted By Lord Bracken

This commercial is from 2011.

This commercial is from 2011.
28th Aug 2019, 08:53
Replies: 81
Views: 91,575
Posted By Lord Bracken

No fan of BA's current incarnation but let's be...

No fan of BA's current incarnation but let's be realistic here: The Super Shuttle style of service (and the fares) were killed by Easyjet and Ryanair.
13th Aug 2019, 13:51
Replies: 43
Views: 28,571
Posted By Lord Bracken

Already in use in Hong Kong, which is why the...

Already in use in Hong Kong, which is why the protestors have been using lasers during protests to disrupt the cameras.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2019, 13:57
Replies: 48
Views: 10,222
Posted By Lord Bracken

I first flew into Madeira in the late 1980s (TAP,...

I first flew into Madeira in the late 1980s (TAP, 737) and not only did the cabin break into applause on landing but a good many of the local pax crossed themselves more than once on final approach....
18th Jul 2019, 10:40
Replies: 75
Views: 75,470
Posted By Lord Bracken

As ever, it is worth rewatching the official BEA...

As ever, it is worth rewatching the official BEA animation of what the pilots were presented with on their PFDs.

https://youtu.be/n-hbWO0gL6g

It should have been abundantly clear to everyone...
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