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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 43
Views: 6205

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

texl1649 wrote:
Why would Boeing be paying what they are to give up on the primary product line’s anchor product?


Because the product wasn’t what they were after.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11346

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

psolk wrote:
Silly question but is that the wingtip position or is it in the "folded" position... Almost looks like it is folded up.


It is folded.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 24
Views: 4422

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

Are you sure you landed “in a field” and not just at another airport?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348830

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

https://www.airliners.net/photo/United- ... LL/5560595


Looks fine, except that the "EXPRESS" titles are very low contrast. Maybe that was the goal, to de-emphasize the express?
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jworks158 wrote:
What do you think of the E175 in full colors? https://www.airliners.net/photo/United- ... LL/5560595


Looks fine, except that the "EXPRESS" titles are very low contrast. Maybe that was the goal, to de-emphasize the express?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 29
Views: 8590

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

Will Boeing keep the 737-800 in production longer to address plane shortages at airlines affected by the 737 MAX grounding? There is a market for some additional 737-800's at airlines such as WN who are facing plane shortages resulting from the 737 MAX grounding until the 737 MAX safety issues are ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 29
Views: 8590

Re: Last Ever 737 NG Rolls Off The Line

In the UK's case they will be replacing the 707 based E3 Sentry delivered in 1991-2 (ref: http://www.armedforces.co.uk/raf/listings/l0026.html ) because they felt it was better to move on to a more modern aircraft with more modern systems then continuing to invest in the 707 aircraft. Veering off t...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14751

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

sargester wrote:
They didn't unless it was HNL or LHR or similar tier business cities


HNL is a business city?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: American to order A321LR
Replies: 164
Views: 27350

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

1989worstyear wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Replacement for the 757 indeed, those planes are getting old.


Unlike their A320's or 772's from 2001-02. :cheeky:


Or their 737-800s from the same timeframe. What’s your point?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1276
Views: 239805

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Are the new ExpressJet 175s going to be in the new 70-seat configuration, or the old 76-seat config?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 63763

Re: Stratolaunch

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-stratolaunch-exclus/exclusive-space-firm-founded-by-billionaire-paul-allen-closing-operations-sources-idUSKCN1T12FD?fbclid=IwAR2powjLJbbmaqe_93oV64lruOiQh4YIowuOI50R534z2Uh8BRsYm6MgjPw The end? If true, that really sucks. But its being proved tha...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15552

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

No it's called fiction. You do know that this thread is about UA and DL right? Yes I know but for the sake of putting this debate rest, I'll just ignore your comments. Give it a rest. You can ignore someone’s comments, but you can’t ignore the fact (which should have been blatantly obvious) that th...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 256
Views: 37090

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I know this absolutely is not going to happen, but my one request anyway: Hang onto the A310s a little longer, and fly them on some domestic Canadian or transborder US routes so I can fly on them and get *A credit.

You can retire them the next day, and proceed business as usual from that point.

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 9251

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Mexicana went bankrupt almost 10 years ago (before the neo was even launched). How are their orders still on the books?

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19591

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Why on earth was this approved? It hasn't been approved yet. Shareholders and government regulators still have to approve it. Are Westjet in such financial turmoil that they had to accept this? It has nothing to do with financial turmoil. Onex is offering a 67% premium over Friday's closing share p...

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4396

Re: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon

Curious how the "these things always come in threes" people in the Challenger 600 crash thread account for this one. Is this the start of a new 3? I was actually curious which "three" they were referring to. I mean, is there a fixed timeframe to which the count of three applies,...

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65907

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I know I'm probably sounding like a broken record at this point, but I really still don't understand why no one bothered to save 9V-SKA, either to preserve it for display, or at least to operate it. I mean, surely being the plane that operated the first commercial A380 would have given it some valu...

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by hOMSaR
Sun May 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Re: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May

Clue is in … where is SNU? Look it up: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/IATA_Codes/IATA_Code_S.htm Remember when this forum had all the IATA codes stored so you could just over over the code and it would give you them??? Good times Except for those of us that primarily visit the site on mobil...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5263

Re: United expansion in FRA

They haven't flown that in quite some time. I see NZ001 as a daily flight on LON-LAX. Not sure where you got your information from, that NZ is not flying this route. If that comment is for me, I think we said the same thing... You said opposite things. You said "they haven't flown that in quit...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12437

Re: DL, why no B77W?

How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"? Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost. Definition of obsolete, per Merriam-Webster: no longer in use or no ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4139

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Baade 152? passenger jet that never entered service Avro C102? ditto If we're counting stuff that never entered service, there was the Dornier 728. One plane was built (maybe a second was under construction? Don't remember), then the company went bankrupt and the program died. Also, if we're counti...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 69
Views: 11670

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

No such thing as a 777-322ER. Boeing hasn’t used customer codes since 2016. UA never took delivery of any 77Ws before that date. 22 was CO’s old customer code which was transferred to UA post merger. Between the 2010 merger and the 2016 discontinuation of customer codes, UA DID take delivery of -x2...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709516

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Ok, so Boeing's stock tanks, then what, they use the dreaded Chpt.11 to clear pensions, union contracts, other debt, re-organize then start selling all their a/c at even greater give away prices, and the aviation industry is better because they start increasing their market share by selling a/c at ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 26
Views: 16632

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Are these positions for a certain term length, or just until someone somehow decides it’s time for a particular member to no longer be a mod?

How often do new mod positions get posted?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14600

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

How do they know a plane has dents from hail in the first place? I mean, obviously, you might see some of them, but do they have to do a full thorough check of every plane on the ground during a hail storm to find out if there were any dents in the first place? Do they have to check the whole fusela...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709516

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes, with 5 sensors, each of which has a 20% failure rate, the chance of any one of the sensors failing is 100%. That does not mean that you will get a failure every time, because sometimes you will get multiple failures and sometimes you will get zero failures. You get it wrong. Sorry. 100% probab...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: 737MAX performance display, in retrospect. Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: VIDEO: 737MAX performance display, in retrospect. Questions.

These videos also give a very distorted view of the airplane’s angle. The telephoto effect makes it look like the plane was nearly vertical, but in reality, the plane was within its normal operating envelope. Maybe close to the edge of it, but still, for a lightly loaded plane, there’s probably no r...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6135

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

At the time, WN's model was based around operating aircraft mostly of the same size so that frames could be easily swapped. They did depart from that a bit by ordering the -500. But the -700 was about the same size as the -300 it replaced. It was only in the last few years that WN started ordering ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended
Replies: 13
Views: 3537

Re: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended

Russian transcons ... can overfly Siberia without ETOPS. This is actually a minor misunderstanding of ETOPs, as there are many overland routes in sparsely populated regions where ETOPS rules must be applied. Even over the Australian outback, for night time overflights ETOPS rules are applied due to...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 9478

Re: Was this Joey's last flight?

ScroogeMcDuck wrote:
Ok, I'll bite: why is it named Joey?


And does he like movies about gladiators?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35047

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Lufthansa would be plain stupid to downgrade to the MAX for one simple reason: containerised luggage. Their operations heavily depend on flexibility. For instance, passengers missed their connection, bags have to be unloaded. Then the pax still make it at the very last minute and bags have to be re...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1276
Views: 239805

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Can United bring some 757s out of storage to replace the 737 MAX 9? I don’t think UA has any flyable 757s in storage other than, maybe, the one PS frame they retired last month. Everything else has been gone for years and either sold off (Fedex bought a bunch for freighter conversion) or probably i...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.

This news is what, 12+ hours old and there's already a thread discussing MAX groundings by regulators. Is there? I see a thread asking if regulators should ground it, and the thread already has 1200 posts in it, far too busy to give anyone meaningful info (I stopped reading that thread after page 1...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712894

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

You... Don't... Yet... Know... What... Caused... This... Crash. That would actually be the main reason for a grounding. If not knowing what caused the crash is the main reason for grounding, then I guess we better ground all 767s. One crashed two weeks ago and we don’t have the first idea yet what ...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 10989

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

While the answer to the question in the thread is clearly “no,” I can’t help but notice that the same OP also asked a similarly worded question about UA moving it’s EWR hub to JFK. In other words, he seems to think airlines should up and move their NY operations across town just because...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 10989

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Austin787 wrote:
BA could fly LCY-LGA on Saturdays, when the perimeter rule doesn't apply.


And when business travel demand to Manhattan’s financial institutions is somewhere bordering on nonexistent.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21076

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

A decade ago WN was standardizing around the -700, it was a big jump into the unknown when they started buying the -800. Now the feel the pain of a mixed fleet to them, they have -700. -800, MAX 7's, and MAX 8's. This kind of "mixed fleet" isn't new to WN. In the 1990s they were flying -2...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21076

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

Now with everyone but WN bowing out of the MAX7 Maybe WN has leverage get a lower price point to place a big order to keep the Line alive. That wouldn’t make sense because there is no “Line” dedicated to the MAX 7. There is just the 737 line, which could build any variant from the 7 through the 10....

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 118
Views: 28037

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

mga707 wrote:
BrianWilkes wrote:
Any aircraft that finds the water would be an instant right off!


I know it's a special case, but the last Boeing 307 Stratoliner that wound up in the Seattle-area lake was repaired.


Wasn't there a JAL DC-8 that was repaired after landing in the water?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 118
Views: 28037

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Armadillo1 wrote:
offtop: it will be pretty nice to have date of incident at all topics head


Agreed. Especially when topics get resurrected several months later, and/or when they have references like "today" in the title.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes
Replies: 31
Views: 4949

Re: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes

fcogafa wrote:
Doesn't a quote from the Lufthansa CEO that the 787 is being considered count as fact?


“Being considered” and “on the verge of a bulk order” are two very different things.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104237

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

How does ANA have anything to do with whether or not Delta is awarded a slot at HND to operate HNL. Unless I’m completely misreading the HND thread, there are (currently) twelve Haneda authorities up for grabs, and those awards are at the discretion of The USDOT. Japan, and ANA for that matter, don...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8285

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

Why not rename it “Orange County” airport and stop this silliness of needing to name big facilities after people.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
Replies: 65
Views: 10759

Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

It's extremely windy in Chicago today. That might be part of the issue.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 49
Views: 7241

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

There are videos of the moving of the Corendon Boeing 747 (former KLM I believe) all over YouTube. I am just curious as to why they did this? I am not questioning their reasoning, I'm just curious why a company would spend all this energy, money, and other resources to move this beautiful air frame...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AS doing with its Airbus's?
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: How is AS doing with its Airbus's?

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There's a thread discussing that here: viewtopic.php?t=1412239

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by hOMSaR
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50337

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Well, that doesn't do it for me. I understood that Google Maps for FRA was so up-to-date that the burned A340 was visible (Post 222) The link from ei146 does not show any A340, maybe it just shows the area as photographed some time ago, well before the burned aircraft was towed there. The aircraft ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Time stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Forum Time stamps

Hovering the mouse over only works if you have a mouse. When checking the forum on a mobile device, that doesn’t work.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Reasons for deletion in dropdown
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Reasons for deletion in dropdown

In the old forum, I recall there used to be options that were associated with many of the site-specific rules (e.g. A vs B flamebait, double posts, etc). Now, two of the four are essentially never applicable to posts I report, so it’s either “off topic” or “other” followed by me having to write up t...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms
Replies: 31
Views: 6820

Re: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms

Is the GP7000 still being built?

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