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by AirlineCritic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 69
Views: 15166

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Well, in the Air Canada case the airplane thought they were landing, so presumably EGPWS wouldn't have said anything, so it was down to another safety net (the ATC) to notice the problem in that case. With EK, they were far out so EGPWS did work as a safety net (although ATC could have as well, but ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 69
Views: 15166

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Very scary incident. Qantas744er, can you point us to some of the other incidents of similar nature? I'm sure there are plenty. But it is scary that (for instance) a unit conversion mistake can proceed this far undetected. Basically GPWS may have been what saved them.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8759

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

There is always sales to cannibalize. The smaller and the larger planes than the intended new plane.

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 3566

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

I made some searches and couldn't find direct flights from HEL to LAX at least not on some days in Nov-Dec. That doesn't mean there aren't other days when there are flights. Finnair's own webpage says about Los Angeles destination that flights there have a connection. But, I think this will possibly...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 455
Views: 59232

Re: A400M Update

Let's talk A400M! What a concept, in a A400M thread? Have you gone totally crazy? Delivering agreed capabilities and hitting agreed cost points highly challenging. Looking at production cuts due to building inventory. Cost projections presume export sales, which aren't materializing. That is worris...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black project about to be outed?
Replies: 41
Views: 3665

Re: Black project about to be outed?

It could of course be that F-35 becomes classified as soon as it crashes...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 8924

Re: Airbus Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017

Are there ejection seats?

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 6932

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

I'll just note how good buys the MD-11s seemed to be. Even after their long service at Finnair, they indirectly served the company for the cargo operations of Nordic Global Airlines, who flew the converted cargo versions from two Finnnair MD-11s until 2015 on a contract from Finnair.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WiFi Fuselage Top Casing- Fuel Penalty?
Replies: 15
Views: 2498

Re: WiFi Fuselage Top Casing- Fuel Penalty?

It is surprising that even on newbuilds there needs to be such a box. I realise it probably holds a directional antenna that needs to see in several directions, but... you would think there's a better engineering solution. A320-NWBO (New Wifi Box Option), anyone? Or 737-MITR (Minimal Internet Tumor ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine
Replies: 25
Views: 4423

Re: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine

Tonystan: many of us do have appreciation! Thank you. (And this is completely separate from what we think of the airline company in question.)

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine
Replies: 25
Views: 4423

Re: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine

I flew BA in business once, and my seat was full of breadcrumbs, not vacuumed or cleaned after previous flight. Not comparable to the urine story, but .... frankly this fits a pattern on BA. I've not had a bad experience with their FAs though, they have all been nice.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 88
Views: 19984

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

jetwet1 wrote:
The 346 was a good design, the problem is the 77W is a great design...


The 346 was a good design, the problem is the 330 and 777 were great designs... and improved as time went by.

(fixed it for you)

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 44
Views: 4327

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

This is a silly thread. I hate to agree with Bannon, but he was right on one thing: it would be very difficult to eliminate North Korean's artillery quickly enough, and as a result any war would be devastating for Seoul. We're talking about hundreds of thousands or millions of victims. And even that...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 639
Views: 83856

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Strength for the employees and creditors. May it work out well for you in the end.

But, I'm also feeling sorry for us poor OW flyers. AB was an important component of the network in Europe.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Battery fire on LH440 FRA-IAH - No damage caused
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

Re: Battery fire on LH440 FRA-IAH - No damage caused

It is scary. Unfortunately, those incidents are likely to increase, given more and more devices with batteries on travellers.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 137
Views: 15016

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

kanban wrote:
Let's hope the interior will be as utilitarian as the current planes and not a "trumped" up cross between a bordello and a gold plated Renaissance ballroom.


Sir, you win the Internet today!

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 46
Views: 4091

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Thanks for that LightningZ71! It does seem like a good fit. Is there a power difference?

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 7502

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

Business is strong; load factors are good; geographical location is good; there are a number of major cities left in Asia to fly to. I'd say they know what they are doing, and that Asia - Europe channel clearly has the potential to fill A359s on the main routes. (I'd ask whether A350-1000s should be...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 77802

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

sigh

filler
filler
filler

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017

Wow. Very impressive!

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA
Replies: 14
Views: 3958

Re: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA

Do we know that there really was only one person fainting? I count 10 emergency vehicles (visible) on the picture in reply 3. Why would even the organized & well prepared Germans send 10 vehicles to take care of one person? Something doesn't add up....

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 4171

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

Regarding carrying return fuel: Yeah, possible, but that would seem very odd.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?
Replies: 15
Views: 3000

Re: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?

The lower deck lavs were also good because of queuing theory. If you concentrate all the service points in one place, waiting times will be shorter and their variation smaller.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38528

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

It would be idiotic to announce that you're going to buy from vendor X in a competitive situation. I don't know if this guy is an idiot or if there's more to the story, like wanting for some reason to pressure Airbus or be nice to Boeing. For sure, 319s will need to go in today's route structure. An...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Altitude Sickness v Cabin Altitude
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: High Altitude Sickness v Cabin Altitude

I'd argue this is really the altitude. In a majority of cases you'll start feeling something or getting symptoms only above 3000m; for me only above 4000m. The inside "altitude" in planes is just 2000+ m so not such a big effect.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2

Nice. (Fingers crossed that some government idiot isn't going to sell this fine airline in the interest of "creating a bigger unit" and short-term payoff. It has happened so many times before in Finland. I'm already having bad dreams about all a BA merger... a flights go via LHR first... l...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 54
Views: 10024

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

Akflyin2, thanks for your very interesting story!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 56898

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Wow that was close. 51 feet, or about 17 meters. I also wonder how you can not see waiting aircraft. I'd like to understand something though. Is it correct that the waiting aircraft were nose to the direction of the landing aircraft? Which lights would they have had on? Not their main (landing?) lig...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9405

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

I saw somewhere a toothbrush making rounds in the conveyer....

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 56898

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Scary situation. Is there ATC audio available?

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

Re: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video

I have not seen it either. If this was discussed before, I'd appreciate a link to the previous thread. Thanks!

(Scary takeoff!)

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 54
Views: 10024

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

ZeBrAmEaT: I don't think this site should be only about condolences, we should discuss technical issues and facts and reasoned speculation about what has happened. But, I also don't think it is appropriate to pay no attention to the human side. Real people died, and they had real friends and family ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5861

Re: Plans for Buenos Aires 4th airport and changes at AEP

Dcajet, thanks for your story about the AEP changes.

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5861

Re: Plans for Buenos Aires 4th airport and changes at AEP

Nice. I didn't realise there were more airports to use. I also recall some stories about odd government anti-competitive measures in the past, relating to who can operate and where ... don't remember the details, but Argentina probably isn't an easy place to operate in, for all those new airlines. S...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9711

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Clearly, TXL needs to be closed. Berlin has only one park where one can stroll on an abandoned runway, and a major city should have at least two. Also, if TXL is closed, there's a chance that an entire mountain range can be built in Berlin. Now there is only the Berg: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s6QkA...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6922

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

So is it ok to shoot your gun at an airplane for fun as long as it doesn't crash? Point your laser at the pilot as long as one of them is able to land the plane? Carry a bomb on board as long as you don't detonate it? If you read more carefully what I wrote, I said nothing about what the outcome wa...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6922

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

This thread is full of people willing to hang others for crimes that didn't involve malicious intent, intent to profit, or intention of violance. I get that this was a serious incident, but lets have some perspective.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 82919

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Matt6461 wrote:
Yeah this was an attempt at satire/humor.


Sorry. I guess my humor detector malfunctioned. Have a nice day!

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 82919

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

It also proves that Boeing and USA are the best because I assume the supplier is American and would never work with Airbus - but I skimmed over the part of where Norske is from. Huh? You are usually making technical, solid arguments. But this is just odd. Since when isn't airplane parts business a ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2477

Re: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?

I really don't know how NAI can survive long term. Their business plan only makes sense for 5 or so years. Low cost carriers within Europe and the US survive because you can travel cheaply, stay with family, eat at McDonalds etc. You can have a cheap vacation for people who cannot afford to spend m...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8716

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

One Finnish newspaper released TOP 10 list of destinations where Finnish people traveled to spend their autumn holiday in 2016. There were three US destination in the TOP 10 and Atlanta was the 3rd among the US destinations. This isn't a non-goal for Finnair, but the travel preferences of the Finni...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 77802

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats on the dragon landing!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?
Replies: 25
Views: 14006

Re: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?

Q: Who Controls? A: Sadistic nazis, based on evidence of sitting on thousands of airplane cabins Really. So many times the temperatures are way off. You have a widebody with the main cabin, 80% of the occupants dressed in their jackets *and* covered by blankets, I'm still cold, and I presume others ...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 82919

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

ElroyJetson: future is unpredictable. We'll see. But you do seem to be missing the fact that MoM is targeted on a new market segment, and that in particular is a big unknown for everyone. Is this a tiny few hundred planes segment? Is it a thousands of planes segment? Is it a no-need-to-sell-any-smal...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 77802

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Re: Karel's pictures. Wow. That thing is leaning very badly. Surprise that it stayed upright. Congrats for SpaceX for taking it to the limit, exactly, not a millimeter beyond!

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow Cockpit Video: Midnight Hawks/Finnish Air Force
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Airshow Cockpit Video: Midnight Hawks/Finnish Air Force

Nice!

Seems somehow scarier with the other planes turning around a bit and wings moving near the plane that is taking the video etc. In other words, in the short distance the small movements of the planes seem almost like they might easily touch each other.

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 82919

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Regarding the discussion of the 250 passengers and how whether current models can cover that sufficiently or not: Obviously, there are questions about capability... you can always find needs not fulfilled. And there's a significant question about technical viability (e.g., lower costs *and* capabili...

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