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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10862

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

A ramp agent generally have two choices: Do it by the book and delay the aircraft, or do it as quickly as possible and break your back and passenger luggage. The problem is the environment in which they work, where airlines on one hand discourage passengers from checking in luggage, thereby creating...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7122

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

The RAM aircraft followed the wrong taxiway centreline, simple as that. There are 3 to chose from, and it's not the most difficult of mistakes to make. I have little faith in any investigations carried out by either Morocco or Turkey, and expect this one will result in Turkey blaming the RAM crew, a...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 50
Views: 3561

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Not sure what you're talking about. Firstly, I don't see why it's a problem carrying that fuel. Emirates are carrying that sort of hold fuel all the time. Secondly, RUN is 144 miles away. If you suggest RUN as a suitable alternate to a hub airport, then you probably need to educate yourself a bit a...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5781

Re: Iran sanctions and new EU statement

As an European I find pathetic Germany and France trying to make business against the will of the free world and forward-thinking Middle Eastern countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia with an evil theocracy like Iran. Just for sake of selling some Peugeots or Siemens stuff to the regime of Iran. No...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 34
Views: 706

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Americans in a crowd ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 50
Views: 3561

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Everyone seems to overlook one rather important piece of the puzzle: MRU is located 550 nautical miles off a suitable diversion airport, and that bring all kind of operational issues - particularly if you intend to operate that airport as a high frequency hub. Have a look at every single major hub a...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 103
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Ju-52, Boeing Stearman, Boeing 727-100, Douglas DC-3 and -7, Shorts Skyvan among others. Rare enough for you? Ju-52, Boeing Stearman,Douglas DC-3 and -7, Shorts Skyvan Yes these would qualify as rare to me! :geek: :yes: But let's skip the 727, allright? ;-) can you elaborate on what flying on those...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 61
Views: 1247

Re: The correct dog breed

I am the loyal servant to a female cat, who's the terror/charm of the neighbourhood - actual status depending on you being a bird/bug/dog/cat/mouse or human. Reason I have a cat is that we're not allowed to have dogs. Or cats, for that matter, but that rule seems to be forgotten about as long as nob...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 103
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Ju-52, Boeing Stearman, Boeing 727-100, Douglas DC-3 and -7, Shorts Skyvan among others. Rare enough for you?

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26880

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Far above all else there are these two:

Ryanair in Stansted (40+ based aircraft)
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Easyjet in Malpensa (20+ based aircraft)
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by B777LRF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7831

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

Really? They don't have any bank assets from local ticket sales? No real estate, like a maintenance hangar or customer contact facility? Tickets are sold on a dot com website or via local agents. Who knows where the proceeds end up, but very unlikely to be in a local bank. They have no real estate ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7831

Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

http://nyheder.tv2.dk/samfund/2018-08-04-flyselskab-skylder-danskere-million-fogeden-venter-i-lufthavnen Fair use excerpt: ---------- Since 2014 Vueling has lost 70 EC261 cases in Denmark, but have yet to pay what they owe. They have now been called to meet the Copenhagen Bailiff on the 27th of Augu...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12382

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

1st flight on a Q400: Delayed due to technical problems 2nd flight on a Q400: Replacing an A320, extending flight time from 01:15 to 01:45. Was not impressed with the noise. 3rd flight on a Q400: Delayed due to door sensor warning 4th flight on a Q400: Door sensor warning during climb out, return to...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Santa Ana with Truth
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: From Santa Ana with Truth

Bah, those are kiddo numbers. Years ago I had to do a 2-week stint in Doha in the middle of July. Daytime humidity was in the 80% range, in the evening it rose to 90+. This combined with daytime temps around 50 (centigrade, obviously) and evenings of 40-45 made it utterly horrible. My rented VW reco...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread
Replies: 21
Views: 779

Re: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread

Bottle of blue diamonds + a naked Kate Upton ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Veil, French Auschwitz survivor and women's rights icon, dies at 89
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Simone Veil, French Auschwitz survivor and women's rights icon, dies at 89

The debate over who owns the rights to a womans body, also ended decades ago in my neck of the woods. In less enlightened places there are only two groups who violently disagrees with abortion: Relgious zealots and ultra conservative men. Frankly, neither of those groups should be lend any creditabi...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: Rgds Why not? The value of the C-Series Program just increased dramatically. If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is i...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money. But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something. Boeing said so themselves: 30 years ago yhey underestimated Airbus and 'allowed' them into the US market when, in their wor...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

“questionable deal between two state-subsidized competitors” Is he talking about the 787 deal between Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries? Or does the arrogance really run that deep within corporate HQ at Boeing? Haven't they learned a thing from the takeover of Boeing by McD (using Boeing's mone...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4762

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

If not for Ryanair, Boeing might be completely out of the narrow-body market in Europe. Hmm. Norwegian, KLM and SAS might beg to differ. Boeing still can't make its 737s carry ULDs (the 757s can't either, but the A320ceo/neo family can take the LD3-45). Important to some, but not many, and complete...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18421

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

To answer the original question: No, I do not expect any major orders. The ME3 + TK are not really in a position where they either need, nor can, place large orders. TK recently announced a large order for 787s and are well covered in the NB range too. EK have postponed the 787/A350 decision, QR is ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many cabin crew on Emirates 600+ a/c
Replies: 5
Views: 5050

Re: How many cabin crew on Emirates 600+ a/c

The 615-seat A380s of EK are confined to Europe and India; all destinations under 8 hours and thus requiring no more than 2 people up the sharp end. As for cabin crew, I've no idea, but having been stuck behind an entire crew at the security check-point, I can certainly testify there's a whole lot o...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?

Within reasonable time PSV will hold an action where supporters can win tickets to MEX on AM, but supporters might not be very willing if they have to fly from AMS. Could AM perhaps move their AMS flights to EIN, or add EIN as a second destination? Would be totally cool for the supporters if they c...

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by B777LRF
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8602

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

Any idea on the type they might fly for regional route? Embraer? Air Zim may have plans and wishes to operate this, that or the other. But it's all mute, as they haven't got a US or Euro cent to their name and therefore can't finance their wishes. Only option would be to buddy up even more with Chi...

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by B777LRF
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expects better financial results
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: Emirates expects better financial results

They expect better results in the high season? Whatever next, water is wet and wild bears goes potty in the woods?

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rejected take off after V1
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: Rejected take off after V1

It is always preferred to continue after V1. Right up until an event takes place, which make staying on the ground a better idea. There are, literally, hundreds of permutations which must be evaluated before making the decision. If a single engine lets go, it's an easy job. If you hit something on t...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Double post

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Well, there is an obvious solution to this challenge - go after the producers and retailers of guns and ammunition. Now bear with me for a second, it's not what you think it is. This side of the water, several industries (including travel) are bound by law to have a trustfund to cover for industrial...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 3016

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

SAA could fly magical wonder jets and it wouldn't make a damn difference. Their problems are not the aircraft types used, it's management. Having a 'turn around expert' floating about may sound good on paper and in the press, but reality will be dictated by how much power said expert will yield. Sin...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: maximum speed
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

Re: maximum speed

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... le_k-4.pdf

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Fedric1234 wrote:
Thank you for your reply, I am new to these boards.


Start here: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... le_k-4.pdf

:)

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4572

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

A lot of talk about how upgrades is the only value of loyalt, and if that goes so does the commitment to use a certain airline. If that was anywhere near the truth, loyalty programs wouldn't exist in much of the world outside the US, and certainly not in Europe. But, they do. EU airlines never got i...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: maximum speed
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

Re: maximum speed

What is the maximum speed reached during the flight? Highest speed is reached during the cruise phase, the exact amount of which depend mainly on the aircraft type and how much you work the engines. A 737 Classic, for example, typically cruises at Mach 0,75. An A320 usually does around .78. A 747 i...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96860

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I suppose the following will happen: 1: Canada will dump the F-18E/F order and completely bury the F-35 as well. Both will be replaced by either Rafael or Typhoon orders 2: Canada will impose a similar tariff on all Boeing products, including spares and support, forcing AC to cancel their Max order ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15057

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

Obviously it is a corporate culture issue and the hiring managers need to be replaced with female managers quickly. Lightsaber You know we're talking about male Pakistani nationals here, right? You're only correct insofar as the corporate culture is an extension of the national ditto. They are simp...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339674

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Engines are important to get the desired efficiency, but you must assume the same efficiency of the engines when looking at the fuselage and wing design. It is true that engine improvements usually holds the highest contribution to the overall efficiency of airliners, but that does not mean we can ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339674

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Boeing can form all the study groups it wants, but, the wing and fuselage are the least of their challenges. The keys to the next generation jets lies with the engine manufacturers. It's therefore of much more interest to follow the developments at RR, Pratt and GE; whatever they come up with will b...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5427

Re: Private A350 ?

Flying huge government jets is a trick used by tin-pot dictators to impress other tin-pot dictators.

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF
Replies: 45
Views: 5716

Re: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF

itchief wrote:
MCO is located close to the 'Happiest Place on Earth'.


Yup, roughly 4151 nautical miles as the crow flies. I do admit to never having heard of crows crossing oceans before, but that's for a different debate.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9430

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

And if they kneel for the US anthem, would they do the same for "God Save the Queen?" Playing the national anthem is, generally speaking, not done at sporting events in Europe. It is done at the NFL games in London. Both the US and UK anthems are played. Hence the caveat 'generally speaki...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9430

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

And if they kneel for the US anthem, would they do the same for "God Save the Queen?" Playing the national anthem is, generally speaking, not done at sporting events in Europe. It only happens at medal ceremonies, e.g. at the end of a F1 race or when an athlete is handed a medal for winni...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3212

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

Will this give them permission to fly over Russia? Or what are the new benefits for Norwegian? How do you equate a permission by the US DoT with permissions to overfly Russia? Or, put it another way, if Russia relinquished its overflight restrictions for Scandinavian carriers, would Scandinavian ca...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 41679

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

(-) short and stubby is not good for your aerodynamics. Eh, actually, that's exactly what it is! No, you get a bad ratio of drag to cabin space. Drag to cabin space ratio? I suppose that's one way of looking at it, but aerodynamically a short/stubby fuselage is still more efficient than a long/slen...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 41679

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

seahawk wrote:
(-) short and stubby is not good for your aerodynamics.


Eh, actually, that's exactly what it is!

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?
Replies: 23
Views: 6639

Re: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?

My guess would be no: operators of such aircraft fall under different FARs, so rest requirements vary greatly than what you'd see at a part 121 carrier. It is entirely possible that FA's and pilots can be required to work more hours in a single day than those of a scheduled carrier. Guessing will o...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27839

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I have a FR MAN-BCN booked for the weekend. Should it be cancelled and I can't get hold of FR, I will book on Vueling. Am i entitled to the money back if I book without speaking to Ryanair first? If so, am I entitled to 225 Euros, and the cost of the Vueling flight? I take it I wouldn't get the mon...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 9907

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

KarelXWB wrote:
And for the first time A330-900 lease costs have been revealed.


Truth be told, we only know what the price is from this particular lessor to this particular customer. You may safely assume no other airline will be paying the exact same; some might pay considerably more, some a fair bit less.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2152

Re: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I'd be amazed, and like to see the data, that a B757 has anywhere near enough drag to fly a 7.5 degree glide path. Yes, it's 5.5 degrees, but the certification standard is 7.5 degrees to handle exigencies, poor technique, etc.

GF


It doesn't. At least not without liberal use of speedbrakes.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2152

Re: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?

I ask mostly because I want to try flying in and out of EGLC in X-Plane 11 Martin I don't know anything about the fidelity of that sim, but rumours has it to be not too far from the truth. Anyway, I've landed a 757 there in real-life full-flight (Level D) simulator. 'Twas a bit sporty, and it was n...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4483

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

DXB airport was efficient enough to go through, but I'm not sure if I really wanted to see the city. Unless your idea of fun is huge, overpriced, malls you haven't really missed anything. Burj Al Arab? Eyes need washing with bleach afterwards, and it takes 'overpriced' to a whole new level. Wild Wa...

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