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by CrimsonNL
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5470

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

gia777 wrote:
I think Garuda Indonesia and Saudi Arabian Airlines are the best candidate to buy A380-800 because they need to transport tons of hajj.


Yeah, because that turned out so well for Malaysia!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 33
Views: 5062

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

I own a 1997-issue MD-11 production guide as handed out by MD. Had to go through a lot of dusty old boxes so I hope they are of interest to someone! I scanned both the AZ Combi and the MP Convertible. Unfortunately there are no drawings about how the Combi is supposed to look, but there are some con...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6673

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

If you think the current interior is bad, you may have forgotten about the interiors before they were refurbished! It was a complete embarrassment. And this was well before there were any plans of retiring the 767! I will sorely miss these aircraft however. They are comfy and just a nice change of s...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 37
Views: 7001

Re: No A380 for KLM?

AMS currently has only 2 suitable A380 gates, not counting remote stands. And that likely will not increase anytime soon because there is no space for it.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12426

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

They were probably at about a 3 mile final when they started the go around. Hopefully they will be hanged, drawn and quartered to serve as an example to other pilots. Almost making a big mistake will not be tolerated. That would really promote a safety culture and get to the root cause. I think you...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 13
Views: 4252

VLM airlines bankrupt (again)

Belgian media are reporting that VLM airlines has once again declared bankruptcy. They made massive cuts across the route network just a month ago. It's hardly the first time that VLM is in trouble, and I wonder if they will try another startup or finally give up. Personally I'm quite sad as I have ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6406

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

Every time MOL or FR announce something controversion, the Anet Anti-FR squad starts screaming that THIS time it will surely mean the end of them. It never does, and it won't this time either! I don't understand why people here get so worked up about them. Just don't fly them if you don't like to. C...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3209

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

I see it every now and then, sometimes even continuing when they are well on the taxiway too.

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 26017

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Thanks for the updates David!

I suppose rule 2 makes sense. Rule number 3 is a bit of a bummer, that means no more cockpit visits! I'm not sure about rule 1..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 8
Views: 3008

Re: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol

nordikcam wrote:
CrimsonNL wrote:
I'm sure they had fun in BRU with the numerous KLM diversions!

Martijn


No problem at all ! One QR Boeing 77W, One DL Airbus A333 too and 8 KL Boeing 737 or E195...


Awesome! The Skywork too, and I saw at least one KLM going to CRL of all places!

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 8
Views: 3008

Re: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol

I'm sure they had fun in BRU with the numerous KLM diversions!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: AF flight numbering

I've never been able to find a logic in UA's international flights!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Auburn alumni or fans here?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Any Auburn alumni or fans here?

My friend was enrolled in one of their courses involving flight training. I visited him there a few years ago! Seemed like a really nice place. We did some flying out of the University airport too. Good times! :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash of Dragon Rapide at Abbotsford Airshow
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: Crash of Dragon Rapide at Abbotsford Airshow

Wow, classic aviation can't seem to get a break this summer. Hoping all the injured will recover soon!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3718

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Can you even begin to comprehend the logistics of an operation like this? At my local airport AMS there are already thousands of people with airside access, and we're hardly the biggest airport in the world!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

Skytrax should not be taken seriously. Though I can not comment on LOT Long haul, I would say their short haul product is perfectly adequate. The service is basic, free coffee/tea and a chocolate bar. However their BOB prices are very reasonable I think. The cabin crew is always friendly and WAW is ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94130

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Why would a possible shoot down be covered up? I think anyone can agree that it would have been sensible to do so. What could the Air Force possibly gain from hiding it? On a different note, I do feel for the guy. He was clearly not out to hurt anyone but himself. The ATC recordings are very telling...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9551

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I feel bad for the little girl but not for the mother. In fact I'm willing to bet that all this would have never happened if it weren't for the "I've a camera phone so I'm better then you" mentality, that a staggering number of air travelers seem to have these days. She was probably alread...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 26017

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Would 20 tourists be allowed on a 75 year old vintage aircraft in the UK? I think not. Allowed to fly through a mountain range? Probably not. Accident avoidable. Probably. You know, ALL aviation accidents would be avoidable, if we would just ban people from flying on airplanes all together! Also it...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

Does anybody know what kind of issues are affecting Vueling's operation? They made a mess a couple of summers ago, when they planned more flights than they had planes for. You would think they learnt their lesson and have improved since. This is the same mistake they make every summer, alongside sc...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 26017

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

AvHerald has posted that here are likely no survivors.. There's also an interesting NOTAM since yesterday about a cable that has been suspended between two points along the route. Also a translated Swiss news article; https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=nl&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 26017

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

I am shocked! Horrible, horrible news! I flew on her sister ship just last month. The Ju-Air operation looked very professional, and I was very impressed with the immaculate state of the aircraft.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

It's indeed very intriguing. They were all the rage when they first started flying. The Anet trip report section was flooded with reports about how fantastic they were, and everyone was going out of their way to fly them. It was supposed to be THE premium airline around Europe. Then just the other d...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7741

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

The whole branding in the digital world is outdated and the overall brand feels old, boring and tired. That really, really doesn't matter for the overwhelming majority of European (German included) holiday makers. All that matters is price. If you really believe that the average German youth cares ...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 8563

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

I don't think the controller was unprofessional. Annoyed for sure, but he accommodated the '104 as well as he could. No one can blame the 104 crew for not flying into conditions they deem unsafe of course, but I don't think that last remark about the "bosses" was called for.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

I'd say a minimum of 2 hours for the museum, it's a fantastic collection!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR ATC tower evacuated
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: LHR ATC tower evacuated

BA10 BKK-LHR ended up in AMS, the GYMME.

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9700

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

I suppose Etihad's financial difficulties prohibit them from buying a place in the top 10 this year.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 875

Re: Turkish democrasy

Careful now, you guys will get Anet blocked in Turkey. All this talk is clearly a terrorist conspiracy in the making!

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5304

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

The majority of the AA Fokkers are still active today with various airlines. Helvetic and Carpatair have been pointed out. Trade Air is another operator with two ex-AA frames. A vast part of the Austrian Airlines Fokker fleet were all transfers from AA. They have in turn, now been sold to Alliance A...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft data and registration help
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Aircraft data and registration help

http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/

Martijn
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This website should help you out for AMS, going back as far as 2010!

http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New typeface
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: New typeface

I noticed it too, I think it might be some sort of glitch. When I open a forum page it shows the normal font for a fraction of a second, and then switches to this "compressed" look..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happens when the checked baggage of a PAX already onboard *volunteers* to leave the plane for a later flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: What happens when the checked baggage of a PAX already onboard *volunteers* to leave the plane for a later flight?

UALFAson wrote:
The checked bag has been through bomb screening or whatever it is the TSA does, so why can't it just go ahead?


Exactly, the TSA screened the bag. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11931

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

Well at least this time you got the IATA code of the airport correct for the proposal, keep it up!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?
Replies: 29
Views: 5151

Re: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... tion/OjMFX

Martijn
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FatCat wrote:
If I remember correctly, LH flies the oldest A320 still in service, built in 1988...


Jordan Aviation's JY-JAC has that honor, number 29 off the line!

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... tion/OjMFX

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4482

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

Does anyone know where they will get the E90 from?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines

I'm sure the copilot is very happy to be named on a public forum, in a story like this..

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16962

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I've been following them on Facebook for a while. It's quite interesting, though most posts are about them seeking investors. That J31 looks gorgeous though, but I don't think it made any flights just yet. Also I'm amazed by how crazy people on Anet go when they are presented an airline that doesn't...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8965

Re: What airliner is this?

Avianca A318 is the best guess. If it's indeed Avianca I think you're right that it's a 318. If I could right it should be 3 rows of Business and 3 rows of Eco ahead of the emergency exit, as is evident by the lining on the floor; https://seatguru.com/airlines/Avianca/Avianca_Airbus_A318-100.php Ma...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13942

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

I see they removed the music when receiving the aircraft :duck:

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport special services for Chinese Passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Re: Airport special services for Chinese Passengers

MSQ has every sign in Chinese. AMS is getting there slowly with some shopping flyers and tax-return services being available in Chinese.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa: Named Aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Lufthansa: Named Aircraft

It's the 343 - DAIFC, which is still active!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon May 28, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Passenger's rant on Southwest's FB page backfires
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Passenger's rant on Southwest's FB page backfires

So I figured this one was interesting. Some lady complained on WN's Facebook page after being denied boarding because she was too late. She readily admits she was late too, but still somehow it's Southwest's fault. What's remarkable? In this day and age where everyone always blames the airline, peop...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons quote thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Simpsons quote thread.

"I don't even believe in Jebus!" - Homer "I'd like to send this letter to the Prussian Consulate in Siam by aeromail. Am I too late for the 4:30 auto-gyro?" - Mr Burns "The Japanese? Those sandal wearing goldfish tenders?" - Wainwright Montgomery Burns "Come to Fra...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 JT8D
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: Boeing 707 JT8D

The government of Iran has a JT8D powered 707, I've no idea what kind of conversion this is 4453181 Martijn That fan spinner looks like a JT3D3B, you sure that ain't the long-duct retrofit that N88ZL got? Really? Hmm, I was sure I was told JT8D at some point, that's why I remembered it when reading...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73798

Re: Plane down near HAV

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/RWgphGbA

Martijn
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Blue Panorama's I-BPAC has been active around Cuba on behalf of Cubana. 734, apparently active as recent as two days ago.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/RWgphGbA

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 JT8D
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: Boeing 707 JT8D

The government of Iran has a JT8D powered 707, I've no idea what kind of conversion this is



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

Meh, needs more orange! But I'm glad it's a BBJ and not the Lineage, which still would have required a stopover on flights to the Antilles.

Martijn

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