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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens with international delayed checked baggage?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: What happens with international delayed checked baggage?

Uh... Heathrow and BA are notoriously bad about this. But others too, many times. Qantas/Jetstar... if only one could avoid flying these guys. I've lost dozens of luggages. It is an amazingly lucky case if you get it later the same day, that has never happened to me. And very unlikely the next day. ...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 36
Views: 3616

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

I'd also have to go with Concorde. There'd be really no comparison for those slow other world leaders...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8359

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Why did they remove the tail fin during the reparations???

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 96
Views: 34982

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

I saw nice photo of runways complete http://www.kokpit.aero//image/data/3.%20havalimani/ucak-indir-2.jpg It must be an optical illusion because it doesn't look like there is enough separation between the runways. The left one is the actual runway, the right one is the taxiway dubbling as an extra r...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7063

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

FlyHappy wrote:
As someone else mentioned, a large boat could have ended everything.


Even a small sailboat would have a mast hitting them. Perhaps a mast would not bring them down though.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7063

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Great YouTube of the incident both inside and out to refresh memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ Wow. That is low. We don't need to discuss how well the passengers understood that they were low (I think this was clearly too low even from untrained passenger viewpoint). But the *pi...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun May 27, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70686

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

The video describes a stall / loss of control situation. But the important event happened earlier, when they entered the stall. Because in wrong configuration? Lose and engine and turn off the wrong one? A mere piloting mistake of flying the aircraft to a stall? Mechanical control problems? Weight b...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun May 27, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

Yeah. A very sad accident. The pilots did everything by the book, sadly the book was wrong. And given the loss of warning mechanisms, they didn't have the information they would have needed to realise they needed to do anything different. And they didn't have the altitude to recover when things went...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat May 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70686

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It only seems low speed because the aircraft is moving toward the camera. The downward movement is still significant. Impact will have killed more than smoke on this one. Still looks like stalled right wing. Indeed. And falling flat in ground also gives very little space for any slowdown to occur g...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed May 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Can someone link to the airport maps? I'd like to understand the situation and where they came from.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed May 23, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

http://www.laprensa.hn/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=KhJTDcg7u2ngTcZ$stiWjs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs7Pa2TZTYqFPeY4VPSHSft6FB40xiOfUoExWL3M40tfzssyZqpeG_J0TFo7ZhRaDiHC9oxmioMlYVJD0A$3RbIiibgT65kY_CSDiCiUzvHvODrHApbd6ry6YGl5GGOZrs-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg The very mo...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25607

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

This thread has had too much cost (and accounting) discussion, when the primary question was about price, which in my mind is largely determined by what the customers are willing to pay. Sadly, we don't have exact information about the real prices either, because list prices are not the truth, and b...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri May 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19222

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I've flown in similar seat locations in both planes, and I think both planes are significant improvements over crappy old junk like the 777 :-)

I do think the 350 is a tad quieter than 787, but all in all, not worth starting a fight (or thread) over it :-)

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by AirlineCritic
Thu May 10, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prototype off runway at Gavião Peixoto test facility
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: Embraer KC-390 prototype off runway at Gavião Peixoto test facility

Seemed to have run over the end of the runway, skidded sideways and hit a fence?

But why indeed run over at 16,000 ft? Late abort? But even so...

(It would seem to have some information, given that we're talking about publicly traded companies.)

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14361

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Capitalism. If a resource is in short supply, you have to pay more, and ultimately (at least after some years) supply will better mach demand...

Get over it.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5293

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

First, unreliable witness statements warning! We often get reports of "was on fire" and similar statements in early stages, only to find out that they were completely wrong or even that no such statements were ever made. That being said, losing an engine + overweight or losing an engine + ...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1531
Views: 145696

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

It probably makes sense to hedge your purchases to different providers, even if one is better than the rest. That way you can play the competition, and hope to have a non-monopoly situation also in the future.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 97
Views: 15768

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Single engine? I'd love to see that as a picture!

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 12524

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

FWIW, the fleet does not feel dated. Certainly the A321 is also young in numbers. A replacement at some point is probably but not urgent at all. However, I'm sure they are also thinking about up/downsizing, and route structure. Is this about an updated of 15+ year old A320s, and getting rid of the A...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26713

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

That was a very odd transcript. Wonder what was going on, just confusion, or do bad quality radio connections + bad language skills (on either) end contribute as well?

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6870

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

Well, TBH we don’t know, AsiaFlyer. Just because cargo may have at occasion been left, doesn’t mean transporting it even that instance would have been profitable, let alone flying all those years with much heavier plane. I’m sure they also occasionally run out of seats and tickets for passengers, bu...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17691

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

This isn't really news, A321LR goes far, but not insanely far. There's a market for a MOM plane that goes further. The question, of course, is how big is that market between first of all the market for A321/A321LR type of a plane and then true widebodys? I don't have the answer, but that's the cruci...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian transport plane down in Latakia, Syria
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Re: Russian transport plane down in Latakia, Syria

Tragic.

FYI: twitter video isn't up any more, or at least not viewable here.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 5646

Re: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian

Isn't the 15% vs. 30% mostly a question of what value the engines have at the end of the life of the aircraft? If the aircraft continues to operate for 25 years, even at the end it needs to have well-serviced engines, which can then be taken from the plane and used elsewhere. 15% sounds about right ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14355

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Amazing! Congratulations!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3561

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

I think it would be helpful for the ICAO, FAA etc to pass a rule that sets expectations on passengers being promptly united with their belongings when possible. That, and a fine/making it crime to take luggage in case of *slide* evacuations would help in with a carrot and a stick. However, nothing w...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14180

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Thanks for the information, a300!

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14180

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

The aircraft had been out of service from 2010 until 2017. Really? Uh, if true that's interesting... could be a factor. But, statistically, almost all accidents are due to pilot error (combine with a number of other issues, like otherwise survivable equipment failures). Here we have bad weather, mo...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuala Lumpur to be Finnair's next Asian destination?
Replies: 12
Views: 3343

Re: Kuala Lumpur to be Finnair's next Asian destination?

Here's hoping this will happen. I'd love to see more routes, and AY can run them from a route-and-great-circle perspective very efficiently. qf002: yes, Finnair flies to destinations that are far away and require more than one aircraft. However, SIN is a very profitable and common route. It remains ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11616

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Sadly, the airlines are simply doing what benefits them, screw the passengers. All airlines do this, and there aren't too many regulations around to curb their behaviour. Basically, if you honestly would tell the customers that the plane isn't going to leave in the next hour or that it might be canc...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50053

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

No deicing? Hmm. But remember that early reports can be faulty. And there might not have been any ice on wings at that point.

But, no deicing => contaminated wing => flies fine with flaps => draw in flaps as the plane ascends => no more lift => crash?

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 231
Views: 23974

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

https://www.statista.com/statistics/261 ... in-the-us/

And I don't even remember what cars that company makes. I do remember what Musk makes, and I'd love to buy their products...
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Yeah. GM for instance spent 3.7 billion USD in advertising:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/261 ... in-the-us/

And I don't even remember what cars that company makes. I do remember what Musk makes, and I'd love to buy their products...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15485

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

That is ambitious, and impressive. Congrats to Norway!

(Although one has to wonder about banning oil-using vehicles in one's own country, while exporting two million barrels a day elsewhere...)

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59583

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Wow, although somewhat expected. Very glad to see this. Hope to be able to fly more A380s in the future! There's only one thing though that I want to say: Come on AY, go for it. They'd be cheap now. Please. PLEASE. TAKE THEM! ORDER 10! (This armchair CEO definitely would go big and order more planes...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 36736

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Quite believable, mafaky!

And interesting.

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 36736

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

https://twitter.com/HavaSosyalMedya/sta ... 0284972032


THIS is the reason why we need cockpit video. I would give anything to see when an engine rolls past the airplane and onto the sea. And crew expressions.
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KarelXWB wrote:


THIS is the reason why we need cockpit video. I would give anything to see when an engine rolls past the airplane and onto the sea. And crew expressions.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 27685

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Yeah but 3.4 billion NOK is still 300MUSD. That's not the right number either.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's official! Boeing is in talks with Embraer for tie-up.
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: It's official! Boeing is in talks with Embraer for tie-up.

Game on!

But it is interesting how both the Airbus and the Boeing tie-ups with the smaller jet manufacturers will turn out finance-wise. It is not at all clear that these things are profitable. But who knows, maybe they can find a way to turn the programs into future 737/320 cash cows.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 140
Views: 32328

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

It does look very, very weird. I wish them luck. Would be great to see this actually take off (in the business sense, too).

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 15342

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

If no parts were shedded and no disks or turbines went flying... a bit of a boring incident, if you ask me. Daily occurrence around the world. QF and even AF does better!

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 64164

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Boeing aircraft, and especially the 737 MAX retain for me that purity, good looks and performance that a true aviation enthusiast longs for, while by contrast I find the Airbus A320 NEO (or CEO) family to be among the most dull to look at and dull to fly on aircraft on the market today. So, as this...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 17102

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

727200, And while you are at it do a little more research in order to have a clear understanding of what the 350 structural composition is. Pretty obvious AB just took an old plane design, added a few upgrades and resold it. So much for AB technology. That's a pretty one-sided view, if you don't min...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35852

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Besides the repair-or-not question, shouldn't we discuss how on earth this fire got so bad? I worry that the same equipment could similarly burn while on flight...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15419

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

Yikes, regardless of which measurement is correct.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 10534

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

The opening premise is wrong, apart from the VLAs. In the single aisle and the twin jets widebodies the trend is to bigger planes. Right. And somebody upper in the thread noted that price will rise before planes get larger. That seems wrong on the face of it. The equation is complex; customer have ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 90318

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

The way I see it: - The hysteria about the contained event is over the top. - The hysteria about the original uncontained events was entirely warranted - Fire onboard, to my mind, is something that should always be reported and investigated - I find it very odd that this is not a requirement... esp...

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