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Bangkitkan Produk ‘Lama,’ Mungkinkah Airbus Rilis A340NEO?

first_imgAirbus A340 milik Air France. Foto: Wikipedia Meski tak terlalu sukses di pasaran, namun pesawat angkut jarak jauh empat mesin Airbus A340 dapat dikatakan legendaris, lantaran pamornya pernah sukses dan kemudian terjepit karena munculnya rival Boeing 777 series yang menawarkan lebih efisien dengan daya angkut dan jarak jangkau relatif sama. Meski begitu, A340 populasi masih cukup besar sampai saat ini, yaitu mencapai 370 unit yang sebagian besar digunakan maskapai Jerman, Lufthansa.Baca Juga: Airbus Rayakan Ulang Tahun ‘Emas,’ Digdaya Hampir di Semua LiniBukan saja kondang di segmen maskapai, A340 series juga dipercaya sebagai pesawat VVIP (Very Very Important Person). Sebut saja pesawat resmi perdana menteri Jerman, pesawat sultan Brunui Hassanal Bolkia, dan pesawat Emir Qatar, kesemuanya mengguanakan varian A340. Pesawat dengan teknologi fly by wire yang kecanggihannya setara A330 ini resmi terbang perdana pada 25 Oktober 1991 dan diluncurkan pada 15 Maret 1993. Jika Anda masih ingat, pada Indonesia AirShow 1996, Airbus pernah mendatangkan A340 ke Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, saat itu A340 berhadapan langsung dengan rivalnya, Boeing 777. Tidak ada masalah serius pada A340, namun proyek pengembangan A340 terpaksa dihentikan Airbus pada tahun 2011, sebab utamanya A340 tak mampu melawan efisensi yang ditawarkan rival-rivalnya di segmen pesawat jarak jauh. Dan melihat kondisi saat ini, muncul pertanyaan, mampukah Airbus ‘menyulap’ dan membangkitkan kembali pamor dari A340?Sebagaimana diketahui, strategi Airbus untuk tetap bertahan di jalur persaingan adalah dengan cara menciptakan kembali pesawat yang sebelumnya sudah mereka rakit, dimana mayoritas pesawat yang mereka ambil ini merupakan varian terlaris. Setelah itu, pihak Airbus akan melakukan eksplorasi lebih lanjut, menambahkan sejumlah fitur terbaru, dan menyematkan embel-embel “NEO” pada bagian belakang varian terkait.Kendati saat kemunculannya sempat menggoyang singgasana Boeing 747, namun bukan berarti Airbus tidak memiliki kendala dengan varian A340nya ini. Ya, beroperasi dengan empat mesin jet membuat varian ini sangat boros bahan bakar. Hal ini semakin diperparah dengan daya angkutnya yang bisa dibilang sangat tanggung – hanya 375 penumpang dengan konfigurasi standar.Jika dibandingkan dengan lawan sepadannya, Boeing 747 mampu mengangkut hingga 416 penumpang dengan pembagian tiga kelas. Jika hendak dibandingkan lebih jauh lagi, varian Boeing 787 Dreamliner saja yang menggunakan dua mesin jet mampu menangkut hingga 335 penumpang. Padahal, Dreamliner masuk ke dalam kategori mid-size wide-body aircraft, tidak seperti A340 yang tergolong sebagai pesawat wide-body.Baca juga: Alami Masalah pada “Ventilasi,” Airbus A340 Air France Terpaksa Mendarat Darurat di Iran Diwartakan KabarPenumpang.com dari laman simpleflying.com (1/7/2019), tentu saja masalah borosnya bahan bakar dan kapasitas angkut dari A340 menjadi masalah utama bagi Airbus yang harus diselesaikan terlebih dahulu sebelum merilisnya kembali dengan embel-embel “NEO” pada bagian belakang namanya.Secara hipotesis, diperkirakan akan ada dua varian dari A340NEO, dimana:1. A340-700NEO – varian A340NEO yang memiliki ukuran lebih kecil, berkapasitas 340 penumpang, dan mampu mengudara hingga ke kisaran 9.700 nmi (17.964 km)2. A340-800NEO – lebih besar dari A340-700NEO yang mampu menangkut hingga 400 penumpang dengan jarak tempuh mencapai 9.000 nmi (16.668 km)Menimbang masalah kenyamanan penumpang, nampaknya sudah tidak perlu dibahas lagi karena Airbus sudah pasti akan memberikan pelayanan terbaiknya, sehingga penumpang yang menunggangi armada buatannya akan kerasan.Lalu, kapan rencananya Airbus akan mengeksekusi ide brilian yang akan menjadikannya penguasa angkasa? Jawabannya adalah nyaris tidak mungkin. Karena secara spesifikasi, Airbus sudah memiliki A350 yang hampir menyerupai kembangan dari A340 ini, punya kemampuan serupa dengan hanya menggunakan dua mesin. Namun sepenuhnya keputusan ada di pihak Airbus, akankah pabrikan pesawat yang bermarkas di Leiden ini menghadirkan varian A340NEO? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedKendati Produksi Dihentikan, Airbus A380 Tetaplah Fenomenal04/01/2019In “Featured”Boeing 767, Pesawat Widebody dengan Lebar ‘Terkecil’ di Dunia31/08/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Airbus Rayakan Ulang Tahun ‘Emas,’ Digdaya Hampir di Semua Lini27/05/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

Alaska Among States to Begin Providing Some Mental Health with Background Checks

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska was included in a report identifying states which have not been alerting the FBI to people whose mental health issues would bar them from buying guns. The gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety cites FBI data obtained through public-records requests which identified the six states as Vermont, Alaska, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, and New Hampshire. Jonas Oransky with the gun control advocacy group says he hopes the renewed attention to background checks after recent shootings around the U.S. will prompt the remaining three states to pass laws. The report released Thursday stated Vermont, Alaska, and Oklahoma recently passed laws and will begin submitting records to the FBI identifying people who are involuntarily committed to mental health institutions. The data will be used in the FBI’s National Criminal Background Check System, the program which aims to determine whether individuals should be barred from purchasing guns because of criminal conviction, mental health problems, or other issues.last_img read more

Nadal, Murray post first-round wins

first_img KEYWORDS MIAMI – Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray got their Miami Open bids off to a solid start with straight sets victories at Key Biscayne on Friday.Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-2 in 89 minutes in windy conditions as he began his campaign to finally win the Miami tournament where he has lost in the final on three occasions. Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Miami Open “In general I thought I played a solid match. I played well, I had good movement,” said Nadal. I had to put the balls in and play with no mistakes — that was the idea with very tough conditions. Almagro was not an easy opponent.”Murray had little trouble dealing with American Donald Young in his opening match with a 6-4 6-2 victory.Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscyane, broke left-hander Young four times as he wrapped up the win in 82 minutes.The Scot will face Santiago Giraldo in the next round after the Colombian beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-2 3-6 6-0.Murray is looking for his 10th Masters 1000 title and his third trophy in Miami, having won in 2009 and 2013.Key Biscayne is something of a “home court” for Murray, who practices at the venue during his off-season preparation.“I spend hours, hundreds and hundreds of hours, practicing on that court,” he said.“Each week, when I am here, I would practice 14 hours at least on that court. Over the last seven, eight years, I have spent a lot of time on it.” center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Naomi Osaka reaches No. 4 in WTA ranking, equaling highest mark for a Japanese player

first_img Naomi Osaka of Japan attends a news conference following her China Open women’s singles semifinal defeat to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in Beijing on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI NEW YORK – Naomi Osaka climbed two places to No. 4 in the latest WTA rankings released Monday, equaling the highest-ever standing by a Japanese player.The 20-year-old — who was born in Osaka and raised in the United States by her Japanese mother and Haitian father — started the year as No. 68 but soared up the rankings with titles at Indian Wells in March and the U.S. Open last month. KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Naomi Osaka, WTA She finished runner-up at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo late last month and reached the semifinals of the China Open which concluded Sunday.Two other Japanese players have previously reached world No. 4: Kimiko Date, in 1995, and Kei Nishikori, who most recently held the rank in March last year.The top three players remain unchanged, with Romania’s Simona Halep holding onto the No. 1 position, followed by Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Angelique Kerber of Germany.Earlier this month, Osaka qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals Singapore for the first time in her career.The world’s top eight players will compete in the Oct. 21-28 round-robin tournament with a total prize purse of $7 million on the line. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Anderson promises fit Sunshine Girls

first_imgWith less than three weeks to go before the start of this year’s INF World Cup tournament in Liverpool, England, national senior netball team head coach Marvette Anderson said she is very pleased with the Sunshine Girls’ fitness ahead of the tournament. The Jamaicans, who are ranked third in the world, are often criticised for their lack of fitness and endurance in the latter stages of international matches. However, Anderson told The Gleaner that this will not be the case at this competition as the Sunshine Girls have worked tirelessly in training to improve their fitness ahead of the championships, which will be held from July 12-22. “We have been working on our fitness, definitely, because in order to compete, you have to be fitter than your opponents, and you have be stronger. Fitness has been a key factor of our preparation, and we continue to work on that aspect of the team,” said Anderson.“I like what has been happening because the ladies have been working hard. We have been working on some tactical aspects of the game, as well, and I think that we are 95 per cent at where we want to be,” Anderson said. The Sunshine Girls, who are ranked below world No. 1 side Australia and second-rated New Zealand, will enter this year’s championships on a high after thrashing reigning Commonwealth Games champions England 3-0 on home soil last October.However, the Jamaicans finished fourth in the last championships, which was held four years ago. But Anderson pointed out that the Sunshine Girls believe that they will win a medal at this year’s championships.“The players are upbeat, and they are looking forward to the championships, and I know that they are confident in themselves,” she said. “They have the opportunity to play for that gold medal, and I am sure that is at the front of their minds, and that is what they are aiming for going into the championships,” she stated. The Sunshine Girls are scheduled to leave the island on June 28 for a week-long training camp in Manchester, England.last_img read more

Report: Colchester United 3-2 Bristol City

first_imgTom Lapslie gave the U’s an early lead from close range, before Macauley Bonne increased their advantage will a well-placed header and Chris Porter made it three on 26 minutes with a smart shot on the turn.Goals from James Tavernier and a bullet header from Aden Flint gave City hope, but they unfortunately came up short.Steve Cotterill made three alterations to the side that cruised to a comfortable victory over Peterborough in midweek as Wade Elliott and Tavernier replaced Marlon Pack and Mark Little, while Jay Emmanuel-Thomas returned for Kieran Agard.The manager declared Colchester were going to be difficult to be and so it proved as the hosts were quick out of the blocks, taking City by surprise.Possession was hard to come by for the visitors as Alex Gilbey and Lapslie allowed the U’s to get a foothold on the game – and it was the latter who opened the scoring after three minutes.Elliott Hewitt collected the ball on the right and luring cross towards Frank Fielding. Under pressure from Porter, the keeper fumbled and Lapslie caught City’s defence ball-watching and tapped home.The side in the relegation zone continued to cause the league leaders problems from the restart and it wasn’t long until they doubled their lead.Former City-loanee Matthew Briggs raced down the left providing a perfect ball in for the lively Bonne to head into the bottom corner.It took a further setback for City make Colchester feel uneasy for the first time in the encounter.Freeman brushed past Gibley and Emmanuel-Thomas retrieved his shot 20 yards from goal but the forward dragged his shot well wide, summing up his side’s disappointing start.City remained on the hunt for that elusive goal to get them back in the tie and it nearly came on the ten minute mark.A sweeping move from left-to-right found Tavernier on the touchline. The wing-back pushed the ball past Briggs and drilled in a low cross to a packed area. The onrushing Elliott greeted it will a finessed effort aimed for the bottom corner, but was denied by the foot of the post.This seemingly reignited Colchester, and coinciding with City’s slack passing, they added another.Hewitt beat Derrick Williams for pace down the left and delivered to the feet of Porter. The big striker swivelled with his back to goal and directed a fierce shot past Fielding at his near post.Cotterill’s response was immediate as he introduced Little to the action for Luke Ayling, who had suffered a torrid half an hour against the pace of Massey.But Colchester attack-minded style progressed going into half-time and a fourth looked a likely outcome.Sean Clohessy’s hopeful long ball fell to Bonne through on goal. The attacker teed up Porter to shoot but his deflected shot fell to Massey who was thwarted by Fielding from close range.The break couldn’t come sooner for a City side that looked out of sorts and Cotterill’s words at the interval appear to give City the boost they needed.A controlled passage of play with plenty of intensity led to a potential lifeline.Tavernier broke down the right and looked up to see half-time substitute Agard lurking on the shoulder of Eastman. The former Newcastle man aimed for his team-mate but misguided is ball and it fortuitously looped over a bewildered Walker into the back of the net.The City of old, one that has put many to the sword this campaign, were back and grabbed the encounter by the scruff of the neck with free-flowing and threatening football and they would not have to wait long to reduce the deficit.Korey Smith demanded the ball from Fielding and turned to produce a delightful diagonal ball into the area, and towering figure of Flint powered a header past the helpless Walker.Rejuvenated on the pitch, and in full voice in the stands, City searched for the elusive equaliser and they thought it had come with 15 minutes left to play.Flint was involved again as he flicked forward into the path of Aaron Wilbraham, who was quick to slot past man-of-the-match Walker but was denied by the offside flag.City pressed for a goal to complete a remarkable turnaround, however a stern Colchester defence lay in wait, refuting the possibility.last_img read more

First Cricket Facilities Enhancement project pitch unveiled at UPNG

first_imgCricket The first pitch of the Cricket Facilities Enhancement Project was unveiled at the University of PNG (UPNG) Field yesterday in Port Moresby. Representatives from UPNG including Acting Vice-Chancellor, Vincent Malaibe, International Cricket Council Development Manager East Asia Pacific-Jane Livesey, Australian High Commission Counsellor Benedict David and Cricket PNG Chairperson- Helen Macindoe and chief executive officer Greg Campbell were all present at the historic unveiling. “We would like to welcome everyone to the University (UPNG). We have in fact played cricket on this particular field in the past but due to funding, we were unable to maintain/upgrade the fields,” Malaibe said at the unveiling of the new pitch. “Credit should go to Cricket PNG who has been very active in upgrading the facilities with the help from the ICC and the Australian High Commission. We are looking forward to cricket being played here again with this new pitch being built.” Campbell also thanked the ICC, Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket, the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby and UPNG for coming on board in making this project a reality. “I would like to thank the Australian High Commissioner, Bruce Davis who had a chat with me last year about the ICC Cricket World Cup Community Facility Fund. He backed us (CPNG) 100 per cent with this project, which will help with the development of cricket in this country. “This will be one of the 48 cricket pitches built across PNG over the couple of years as a part of this Cricket Facilities Enhancement Project which is jointly funded. This is arguably the biggest project that Cricket PNG has done over the years,” said Campbell. The Cricket Facilities Enhancement Project is funded by the Cricket World Cup Community Facility Fund and the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, PNG which will see 48 pitches being built across PNG over a couple of years. The Cricket World Cup Community Facility Fund is a joint legacy project by Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket and the ICC following the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia to help address the need for more facilities and significantly boost participation rates in cricket.last_img read more

Faf du Plessis blasts Chennai into IPL final

first_imgMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) marched into the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after Faf du Plessis smashed a blistering 67 not out to fashion their thrilling two-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday.Chasing 140 to reach the final for the seventh time, Chennai were gasping at 62 for six when South African du Plessis mounted a spectacular counter-attack to see them home with five balls to spare at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.The opener scored the winning run with his fourth six, which must have pleased skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who had sealed India’s victory in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the same venue in similar fashion.Hyderabad can still make Sunday’s final, for which they will need to beat the winner of tomorrow’s eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.Table-toppers Hyderabad had made it a habit of defending low totals in the group stage and once again their bowlers blew away the top half of Chennai’s batting order quickly to give them the upper hand.Siddharth Kaul (2-32) dismissed Suresh Raina (22) and Ambati Rayudu in successive deliveries to force Chennai onto the back foot in the fourth over.In-form Afghan spinner Rashid Khan (2-11) deceived Dhoni (nine) with a googly and dismissed Dwayne Bravo for seven to further peg back Chennai.Watching the meltdown from the other end, du Plessis then took the onus on himself to put Chennai’s chase back on track and he got good support from number 10 batsman Shardul Thakur who made 15 not out from five balls.Wary of the dew factor later in the evening, Dhoni had earlier opted to field against 2016 champions Hyderabad and paceman Deepak Chahar gave Chennai a perfect start by dismissing opener Shikhar Dhawan for a first-ball duck.Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson, lone foreigner to lead an IPL team this season, hit four crisp boundaries in his 24 but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.Yusuf Pathan contributed 24 but it was Carlos Brathwaite’s 43 not out from 29 balls that helped Hyderabad post 139-7. However it was not enough in the end.last_img read more

CL club have contacted Leicester City star – Foxes unlikely to…

first_imgArsenal and Manchester United have been linked incessantly with the Belgian over the past few weeks, and should a transfer happen, the Ligue 1 champions will need a replacement.According to Yahoo! Sport France, the man they have in mind for the role is Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira.The Portuguese defender was voted both the club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, shining up and down the right hand side of both Claude Puel’s and Brendan Rodgers’ sides during the 2018-19 campaign, and already knows French football.Embed from Getty ImagesA success on loan from Porto for Nice in Ligue 1, it isn’t all that surprising to see a club willing to bring him back to France, and after last year’s performances, it would have to be a rich one, as we all know the Foxes aren’t just going to hand him over in exchange for a button, some pocket fluff and a packet of crisps.Yahoo! Sport France state Paris Saint-Germain have already ‘made contact’ with Pereira about a possible move, although little is said beyond that.After all, they can talk to him all they want, as Leicester will be the ones deciding if they want to cash in on the defender or not, and if the past is anything to go by (e.g. Riyad Mahrez and Manchester City), they won’t make it easy.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo Hardly the happiest customer last year at Paris Saint-Germain, Thomas Meunier could end up leaving the French capital this summer for more game time elsewhere.last_img read more

Man Utd star Paul Pogba and Spurs ace Ndombele test positive for coronavirus and omitted from France squad

first_img DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels REAL vs FAKE GOLD Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4center_img PAUL POGBA and Tanguy Ndombele have tested positive for Covid-19.The Premier League pair tested positive for the virus after being selected for France’s upcoming Nations League fixtures next month.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updatesPaul Pogba tested positive for coronavirus after being selected for France’s upcoming Nations League fixtures next monthCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe news was confirmed by international manager Didier Deschamps in a press conference, who has brought in 17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga as one of his replacements.He said: “I’ve completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.“So at the last moment he had to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”As the World Cup holders prepare to play Sweden and Croatia, United wished their record singing a speedy recovery.I’ve completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.Didier DeschampsA statement read: “Pogba has been replaced in the squad after testing positive for Covid-19.“The midfielder will be unable to add to his 69 caps and 10 goals for his country in the games next month.“Everybody at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery ahead of the new season.”Pogba was this pictured having dinner with pregnant partner wife Maria Zulay Salaues in London days before the positive test.But he will now be required to self isolate. Barcelona this month confirmed incoming signing Miralem Pjanic had tested positive for the virus.The new Premier League season is set to get underway on September 12 – eight weeks after the last was finished following an unprecedented extension.Players are now returning to pre-season, having had time off for a short break.But The Telegraph reported club officials fear cases could continue to rise after players partied together on holiday with pals from rival clubs in the past few weeks.Chelsea have Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Christian Pulisic quarantined amid a Covid-19 outbreak at Chelsea.All four went on holiday to the Greek island of Mykonos before pre-season training began last weekend.After the Premier League restarted in June, players and staff members were following strict coronavirus guidelines and tested twice a week. But they were since been released by clubs to enjoy time off during the short gap until the new term gets underway.All top-flight clubs have undergone testing since returning to training and anyone to have tested positive will have to self-isolate for at least seven days.Players are expected to be tested only once a week when the new season starts – half of what was required after the restart in June.Tanguy Ndombele also tested positive for Covid-19United wished their record singing a speedy recoveryPogba was this pictured having dinner with pregnant partner wife Maria Zulay Salaues in London days before the positive testCredit: Getty – Contributor Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more