Author Topic: Airbus  (Read 5686 times)

Offline raafif

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 07:05:28 AM »
or just stick the whole sub halves on the A-340's fuselage !! :o

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2014, 08:14:21 PM »
From Eurosatory 2014


Offline nils

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 01:54:49 AM »
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 02:28:48 AM »
From Eurosatory 2014




Quote heard from cockpit seconds before photo taken:  "what's this button do…." ;D
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2014, 01:37:07 PM »
Notice above button:  "Australian Bushfire Starter"...  ;D

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2014, 06:59:02 PM »
Maybe we should go halves in a purchase and take two engines each...maybe turn the remaining kit into a glider...or fit it with jets as per the early FLA ideas:


Inspired by that image, I clipped a bit of plastic material from the wings on one of my 1:144th scale A-400M kits.  The undersides of both wings have physical features that stand proud from the wing surface to support the engines so I removed that material in order to try and position some engines from a Zvezda Boeing 747.  It looks to be possible to use the jet engines with the shorter trailing edges and situate the engines a bit further forward of the wings in order to make them fit.  The other option might be to use the wings from the 747 (or 787) on the A-400M.  Not sure I want to do that much hacking on the kit though.  Now what to do with the turbine units from the A-400M...
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2014, 10:14:42 PM »
From Eurosatory 2014




Quote heard from cockpit seconds before photo taken:  "what's this button do…." ;D


Now dump fuel! :icon_surprised:

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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2018, 11:47:46 PM »
Airbus officially renames Bombardier-developed C Series the A220

C Series 100 will be known as the A220-100, while the larger C Series 300 will be the A220-300



Story here http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cseries-airbus-1.4740345
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2018, 11:32:28 AM »
Only fair as I understand there's a growing tie-up between Boeing and Embraer.

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2018, 07:29:07 PM »
Yes there is. The dance competition is now finalized. A + B vs B + E.


Boeing to take over $4.75 billion Embraer unit, targeting Airbus-Bombardier. 80-percent stake.

Story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/boeing-to-take-over-4-75-billion-embraer-unit-targeting-airbus-bombardier-idUSKBN1JV1D2
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2018, 06:23:34 AM »
Sigh...yes it is the Merger/Acquisition season again (I'm even doing some of it...).  In addition to these, there is the UTC-Rockwell Collins merger plus a rumoured Honeywell-GE one...
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2018, 08:29:26 AM »
I read yesterday the founder of WestJet and the founder of JetBlue have form an alliance to form a new start up airline in the States. They've just placed an order for 60 A220's

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2018, 09:02:18 AM »
I read yesterday the founder of WestJet and the founder of JetBlue have form an alliance to form a new start up airline in the States. They've just placed an order for 60 A220's

I read that too. Is the airline to be called JetJet or WestBlue?
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2018, 09:12:07 AM »
I read yesterday the founder of WestJet and the founder of JetBlue have form an alliance to form a new start up airline in the States. They've just placed an order for 60 A220's

I read that too. Is the airline to be called JetJet or WestBlue?

I don't think WestJet will have anything to do with it. Mind you, I did here today at YYC (WestJet's home base), that WestJet and Delta have signed an agreement to work together. And it's Delta that's at the nub of the A220/C Series quarrel (I thought it was them that ordered the C Series that got Boeing all in a snit)

Anyway, I got to sign off, I'm going to the Cold Lake Airshow tomorrow and Sunday.
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