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by vahancrazy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 13922

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Can we sum up to: - landing gear needs space and the wing-box has already the space + it is already robust enough - With low-wing you have less drag than with high-wng because you do not need both wing-box and MLG box - fuselage internal space is optimized - Any positive aspects of high-wing are not...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 98
Views: 4002

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

ARN is 20min train with rides every 15-20min.
HEL is 30min train with ride every 5min.
Cannot recall OSL and MUC travel time but both are good too.
MAD is ok.
At VNO rides are not often but convenient.

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by vahancrazy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11474

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Early September 2001 MIA-LHR on BA. 747-200. 3-3 cabin on the upperdeck... For me to be upstair was the once in a life time!
Still amazing memory and the pilot welcoming us with "surprised supreme, it will be sunny in London".

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24533

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Wow! One week only is really mean! Someone in BA deserves a full month sitting on the toilette. Similar to a move it made in Singapore, British Airways axed its entire Hong Kong crew on Wednesday ahead of the closure of its local base next month, replaced by London-based crew. 85 flight attendants w...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3303

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The ME3 and their home airports are for all practical purposes government owned and controlled, yet are generally considered to be well run. Then uou have airlines like Alitalia and Air India that are examples of the worst of government and political control, more worried about keeping patronage jo...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 114
Views: 22631

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Where did we get the “BA also rebranding” soon from? Link please? Don't know about that. But if you google images of BA livery you come across this one: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EX1iNjiQd7g/V-qFC5tAKnI/AAAAAAAAD0U/5FWoRDHaLBUkk_uv73sAWiu-gmKdAcBPgCLcB/s1600/BA%2B2017%2BLivery.jpg That's going way...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 74
Views: 12564

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

At the very least they could become one world connect partner. BA and QR would be likely sponsors, but they need one more. Air Italy could be part of the solution to one world’s position in Europe. Why should IAG need Air Italy (not only BA part of IAG), when they can already use Level? (Or maybe V...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

Zoedyn wrote:
This really makes perfect sense. Just wish those students the best of success in pursuing their dream to fly


If unexperienced pilots will be directly captains of an unproven airplane, I wish them to stay alive until retirement!

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by vahancrazy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

Ohhh, I can so see some sun-baked ARJ-21s with faded titles gathering dust in some remote and forgotten corner of some African airport in a few short years from now... they will make for an interesting and exotic subject for photographers! caption under the photo will read " this rare Chinese ...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 7179

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

With Istanbul South and Helsinki north as edtablished Europe-Asia hub + similar goal from Aeroflot, it look crazy but amazing for us avgeek. I don't know if transit in MOS an ld IST are easy but you can expect Europeans to prefer a transfer within the Schengen area if the price is the similar (or be...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 2839

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

ExpatVet wrote:
Do you think any frequent fliers 'collect the set', so to speak?


I am sorry I never thought it! ...luckily I am not a frequent flier lol

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo has opened Pyongyang-Dalian
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Air Koryo has opened Pyongyang-Dalian

Good to see more international economic and cultural ties with DPRK despite all the pressure and drama from the world's bully. Hope to see more flights not only to China but to other countries as well, including RoK. Oh gosh, no, I know we are talking about aviation here but we can't forget the atr...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21721

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -200. The wing will look totally different. The -8 is closer in length to a -300 than a -200 (although a bit shorter). And Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expe...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21721

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

What a beauty this will be in the SQ colors! https://mainlymilescom.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/acft-b779-1.jpg?w=1200 Love it! Are there any visible diffrences from classic 777 when flying? Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -2...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China reportedly interested in acquiring Alitalia stake
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Air China reportedly interested in acquiring Alitalia stake

Chinese company buy just for buying. They just have too much cash on hand. Someone should share with them the feeling that if you have too much cash on hand, you can reinvest to make the world a better place like helping poor or protecting the environment... it might even result in better profit (o...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine over the fuselage question
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Engine over the fusulage

Wow! So cool and clear info. Thanks a lot folks! That's how this forum rocks!

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine over the fuselage question
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Engine over the fuselage question

Hei all, This is maybe a noob question for many of you but I am not an engineers.... and I failed to find the reply by research function. The engine are normallly located near the centre or gravity due to structural reason + (if I am not wrong) it's easier for fuel intake system and some how better ...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3286

Re: The ecological point of view

Hei I am quite a green person, however I must admit for flight traveling I do not consider this point if view for flight ticket. First criteria is flight schedule compared to my needs. Then: I prefer to depart from nearby small airport rather than traveling 2h by car to the big airport (which is a H...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 13089

Re: Finnair long haul routes

is HEL - PER do able? Connect pax via PER to OZ/NZ. Why not KUL? Oneworld hub? Connect pax to Southeast Asia and SYD, PER, Darwin, AKL, etc Even if doable, it is too long and not enough premium when compared to competition. Least but not last, it does not suite neither QF nor AY model. In My opinio...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 13089

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Hello everyone! Recently, I noticed that Finnair flies a lot of long haul routes from/to Helsinki. How do they achieve good load factors and maintain these routes since population and tourism in Finland aren't that big? Also, do you have any suggestions of future destinations? Thanks for your respo...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 127
Views: 25648

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I don't mean to be pedantic, but you did not state that "there is no reason I can imagine." You stated "there is no imaginable reason." Opinion vs fact. My a.net friend, in my opinion you were not pedantic in pointing a grammar correction. Since English is not my mother language...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 127
Views: 25648

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway. Because you've committed suicide and have first-hand knowledge of how the suicidal mind thinks? No, I don't. That's why I said there is no reason I can immagine about to fly so faraway. First asdumptio...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 127
Views: 25648

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Is there any reference to previous accidents where an airplane got something broken and subsequently had hours of flight? If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway. If it exploded / was shot down in the air, it would have just disappeared there ...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

1- at 3:50 you see a pilot doing a touch-and-go on the fuselage (landing gear was not done). Considering the airliners tail-strike tests and possible damages cause a later crash, the pilot in the video should not have just stopped the airplane instead of climbing up? I doubt the pilot had enough ti...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

thanks also to VSMUT and CosmicCruiser for the info!

All of you provided some interesting point of view and knowledge. well appreciated!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

1. Yes, it probably would have made sense to just drag it to a stop instead. However I imagine the pilot might just have instinctively gone around. 2. You mean at 10:35? That fixed gear means massive drag as soon as you hit the water, which would not be the case in an airliner where you'd keep the ...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Lessons every pilot must learn

hi all, first of all, I think my question is for this section on the forum. If not, I apologise and, please, mod feel-free to move it. I just saw the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaxYgHbPjss (same name as thread title), which for a non pilot but av-geek is quite interesting. The video is a ...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5489

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. Exactly my thoughts. Investing in a project where you only own 50% is no...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5489

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. I agree. If Airbus see the product is appreciated, they'll push it. They...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48472

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Since we do not have the full information yet, I cannot rule ouy there was some luck but definitevily modern design of the aircraft and proper runway were determinant factors. I am know intrested to know whether the crew was responsible or not. So that’s my point exactly.....what modern design of t...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48472

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

In regards to some of the posts here regarding lives saved because of technology and engineering and how there have been other similar accidents long ago in much older aircraft that resulted the same with all surviving. So my post here has nothing to do with praying, I don't go there on the interne...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27507

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Samrnpage wrote:
I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR?


Any chance it is Norwegian in some US airports? (Unfortunately I am not familiar with their schedules)

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 389957

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Hei, free speculation from an enthusiast. Since it seems there are two possible markets. Let's say narrow body (not intrested in cargo) and widebody (intrested in cargo). Both need to carry about 230-290 people on 3000-5000nm range (2 family members in n/b or 2 family members in w/b). We 98% speak o...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8007

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

how can 28in seat pitch be legal? 30in as per Ryanair seems to me the minimum to be able to seat there... at 180cm I already touch the seat in front of me but can manage a 2h fly. 28in sounds inhuman! If the seat is 2 inches slimmer then same legroom with smaller pitch. That is how they have to do ...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8007

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

how can 28in seat pitch be legal?
30in as per Ryanair seems to me the minimum to be able to seat there... at 180cm I already touch the seat in front of me but can manage a 2h fly.
28in sounds inhuman!

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by vahancrazy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48472

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

In the Twitter video, you can hear the person praying at about 0:05 in. So they knew something was happening. This definitely wreaks of a downburst/microburst. oh c'mon! There are people who fly even though they are scared of flying and there are people who think praying will help them... there is ...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

I agree that there are some macro gaps (India definitely, Brasil sort of, depending on one's core SkyTeam airline - DL people have Gol for example, though outside of Sky). There are also some micro-gaps or soft points in the system, particularly Scandinavia within Europe. It is possible to get near...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?
Replies: 27
Views: 5633

Re: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?

White I'd like the idea, I fear it might sell low as the A345/6 and the 764 althought timing is better

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28367

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Great thread!

Are there any announcements for new Latin America - Europe/Africa routes?

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4757

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

Hei! Not sure for OUL (2nd airport in Finland) but here even RVN (3rd airport in Finland) is a single (big) room one.

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13609

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13609

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11403

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

Today's news, as usual during Summer times Fridays, a lot of transportation strikes. Air Italy employees also are striking, beside ENAV's and trains personnel. http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/sciopero-trasporti-treni-aerei-bus-metro-a-rischio-f1ddc795-6612-4330-834d-72a3673de4fb.html That...

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by vahancrazy
Mon May 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13609

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

I think a better definition (other than narrow and wide body) is single aisle and twin aisle. it is my impression that the two definitions are identical: narrow body = single aisle wide body = twin aisle ...at least, I never read/heard anything different from this. please, let me know if I am wrong!

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by vahancrazy
Mon May 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10198

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I believe there is still a law on the books that non-military air craft cannot emit a sonic boom over mainland USA. If you take out your potentially largest markets, the economics get very hard to justify. while this might be true (I don't know), I am not sure whether the USA to be the largest mark...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 704
Views: 173733

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's so frustrating to read how miserable Alitalia (and whole Italy) situation is... such situation really drains out all my words. 10 books could be written on how the high majority of Italians are not suited for management positions because they will try to still money, to grant top working posit...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 704
Views: 173733

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's so frustrating to read how miserable Alitalia (and whole Italy) situation is... such situation really drains out all my words. 10 books could be written on how the high majority of Italians are not suited for management positions because they will try to still money, to grant top working positi...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13372

Re: A310 - too early?

If you wonder about it just considering the amount of units sold, I easily say no. Airbus was young and the airline industry was much smaller. Even more, the B767 was already available. If you wonder from a pure tech point of view like I often heard about L-1011, I hope someone with more knowledge w...

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by vahancrazy
Thu May 03, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4541

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

that reminds me of a time I was boarding an EN flight FRA-VRN some years ago. On the seat behind me a guy was trying to look cool with a girl and he said that the Concorde was stopped from flying because it was unsafe due to his nuclear powered engines. ...unfortunately I forgot the other interestin...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?

If you can meet "seat" safety requirment, you have a chance. Then you might be able to pack an A321 in a CS300 if you can give the airplane larger (or more) exits to guarantee everyone can be out within 90sec in such a dense configuration. Considering 2h up in a train is ridiculous, I woul...

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