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Nova Ushuaia seeks airplanes for its flagship airline

Nova Ushuaia
25-05-2004, 06:36
The nation of Nova Ushuaia is seeking passenger airplanes for the creation of its flagship airline, Ushuaia Air.
Any nations or companies interested in leasing or selling their jets, let us know what model of jet it is and how much the cost will be.

1)We are looking primarly for two-engine transports for regional and international use. Airplanes used for international use have to be wide-bodies with twin aisles.
2)We are looking for passenger jets that seat approximately 86-110 passengers for regional and local use.
3)We are looking for twin-aisle, twin-engine passenger jets for international and long-range flights. The airplanes have to seat aproximately 220-390 passengers with comfort features such as extended-length seats with padded comfort.
United Korean Nations
25-05-2004, 07:01
our Latest Short-Range Airliner, the AL22 Orca Whale fits your needs.

Name: AL22 Orca Whale
Powerplant: 2 35,000 lb thrust "Taurus" Turbofans
Length: 79 Feet
Capacity: 2 Crew, 92 Passengers
Range: 2,100 miles
Speed: 615 Miles Per Hour
In Servive: 13 with Air Korea, 2 with UKN Coast Guard
Price: $110,000,000


Name: MP22 Combat Whale
Powerplant: 2 35,000 lb thrust "Taurus" Turbofans
Length: 81 Feet
Capacity: 19 Crew
Range: 3,000 miles
Speed: 602 Miles Per Hour
Weapons: 12 19" Torpeadoes
In Servive: none
Price: $150,000,000
Nova Ushuaia
25-05-2004, 07:15
We are impressed with this modelof jet. Not only does it serve our short to medium range needs, but it will be helpful for our long-haul flights.
The question is why is each jet valued at $250 million US dollars?
United Korean Nations
25-05-2004, 07:17
United Korean Nations
25-05-2004, 07:18
edited. look at my above post
United Korean Nations
25-05-2004, 18:47
United Korean Nations
26-05-2004, 01:56
26-05-2004, 02:03
ShredsofMetal have a Boeing Business Jet available for sale

The Boeing Business Jet or BBJ is a member of the 737 family of airliners, one of the most successful and reliable jet aircraft in the world. The BBJ engineering and operations are based on the safety and reliability of the 737 aircraft, which logs more than 14,000 take-offs every day, i.e. one take-off every 6s and has completed over 100 million flight hours. The delivery of the first Boeing Business Jet BBJ was in October 1998 and now more than 83 have been ordered and over 70 BBJ aircraft are in service worldwide. The BBJ has accumulated more than 90,000 flight hours. Two BBJs are in service with the Royal Australian Air Force, one with the government of South Africa and three with the Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight. The US Air Force has also ordered the BBJ.

The BBJ can fly more than 6,000 nautical miles non-stop, for example Johannesburg to London or Los Angeles to Paris and provides interior space nearly three times larger than other comparable long range executive jets. In April, 2002, a BBJ flew a record 6854nm from Seattle, USA to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at an average cruise speed of 0.78 Mach.

The spacious 807ft² cabin can be customised to meet individual or business requirements for 8 to 149 passengers. The interior configuration installed by completion centres with interior designers can include an executive office, conference rooms, private offices and bedrooms. Personal environments can be created for example with a living room, dining room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Fresh air is constantly circulated throughout the cabin. There are two temperature control zones for the passengers and crew.

The BBJ is self-sufficient at airports with reduced ground support and limited facilities. The aircraft has built-in airstairs and easily loaded cargo holds.


Boeing Commercial Airplanes with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, provides the aircraft to Boeing Business Jets, which delivers them in a green configuration (no paint or interior) to the completion centre selected by the customer for interior installation and painting.

The design of the fuselage is based on that of the proven Classic 737-700 combined with the centre section, strengthened aft section, wings and landing gear of the 737-800.

Optional winglets from Aviation Partners Inc yield a typically 5% increase in range through an up to 7% reduction in the turbulence-induced drag at the wingtips.

The glass cockpit incorporates many features of the Boeing 777 cockpit. The cockpit is being fitted with a Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics HGS-4000 head up display and six Honeywell flat-panel liquid crystal flight displays. The HGS-4000 has improved low visibility takeoff guidance, runway deceleration cueing and advanced display features. The flight deck includes an integrated dual global positioning system and a flight management system based on dual flight management computers supplied by Smiths Industries. The main instrument panel is equipped with six Honeywell flat panel liquid crystal displays.

The aircraft's communications suite includes triple VHF and dual HF systems and a Coltech selective calling unit. L-3 Communications supplied the 120min cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder (FDR).

The avionics is based on the Rockwell Collins Series 90 avionics suite with a dual automatic direction finding (ADF), TCAS II traffic alert and collision avoidance system and a predictive windshear unit.

The flight systems include dual Rockwell Collins navigation receivers incorporating a global positioning system (GPS), instrument landing system (ILS) and a VHF omni-directional radio range navigation aid with data from the distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME). The enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) is supplied by Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) and the airborne navigation data recorder, the digital flight data acquisition unit and a quick access recorder are supplied by Teledyne. The Honeywell/Thales MCS-7000 satellite communication system has been certificated for the BBJ. Flight Dynamics is developing an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for the BBJ.

The aircraft has two CFM International CFM56-7 turbofan engines, each providing 117.4kN. The wing tanks hold 26,025l of fuel and optionally from three to nine auxiliary fuel tanks (belly tanks) can be installed providing a total of up to 40,480l of fuel.

The BBJ is certified and capable of 180mins extended range, twin engine operations (ETOPS) providing access to more direct and shorter routes.


The Boeing Business Jet Company provides maintenance and warranty agreements with 24-hour customer support worldwide. Routine parts are provided by a next-day shipment service and a two-hour shipment for aeroplane-on-the-ground (AOG) orders. There are three service centres in Europe (Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany; and Jet Aviation in Basel and Geneva, Switzerland), two in the United States (Associated Air in Dallas, Texas and DeCrane Aircraft Systems Integration Group in Georgetown, Del) and one in the Middle East (Alsalam Aircraft Company of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) for authorized service and warranty work.

The interior configuration is chosen by the customer in consultation with interior designers and completion centres.

26-05-2004, 02:07
26-05-2004, 02:10
26-05-2004, 02:10
26-05-2004, 02:16
Well, a refitted pelican can be arranged. The pelican does not fly very quickly, but for those passengers who would like a flash cruise over the atlantic ocean, this is just for them.
The vast cargo hold of the pelican could be modified to hold (does some quick maths) 1400 passengers (two decks, the upper can hold 700 troops + equipment, the lower holds tanks, but they are the same size) giving the perfect compromise between speed, comfort and passenger amounts. Due to the immense stability of the WIG effect, passenger amenities can be installed, and there is likely room for several passengers cars (obviously, at the reduction in some passenger space.

Stats of a pelican

Designed by: Jordaxia
Function: Passenger WIG
Propulsion: 4x turboprops
Crew: 20
Length: 180m
Height: 30m
Wingspan: 551m
Cruise height: 5m
Max Speed (cruise): 350 mph
Range: 20,000km
passengers 1400

This would be designed for international use, and could easily seat the 1400 in perfect comfort.

Anything else you would like to know, ask and I can tell you.

Price negotiable, depending on amount ordered.