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by uta999
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7798

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

All LHR spotters, the first A350-1041 (A7-ANA) is due in this evening at 19.55

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by uta999
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 7044

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

KarelXWB wrote:
These days everyone can be named "analyst" or "expert" I guess.

At least he got himself on selfie with Al Baker.

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What a couple of terrapins!

Both are living on another planet, and at someone else's expense.

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by uta999
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 5797

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS)

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by uta999
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

The codeshare system has done little to cut hub airport capacity issues. All it has done is increase frequency, using smaller a/c, such as 747 replaced by 787. Thought should be given to encouraging airlines to share metal, on some routes that have high frequency and capacity problems at both ends. ...

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by uta999
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Incident at LHR Terminal 5
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: Ground Incident at LHR Terminal 5

One man has died after going into cardiac arrest. BBC News

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by uta999
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 5719

Re: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)

Would it fly non-stop to CDG, or need to refuel on departure?

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by uta999
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7440

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

I don't buy all this environmental crap whenever airport expansion is mentioned. If the wildlife like it so much being next to a busy, noisy and polluted airport, that implies the effects on the environment are plain wrong. By expanding into the Bay, you are simply creating a new habitat, not destro...

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by uta999
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7440

JFK / SFO bay development

Have there ever been or will there ever be future expansion at both JFK and SFO, by reclaiming land from the Bay area surrounding them both?

Considering how important both airports are, I am very surprised by the lack of future planning. It would have been a lot easier decades ago, than now.

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by uta999
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1083
Views: 194826

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Paint the doors green and its basically UTA

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by uta999
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 14944

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

The world population was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion as of December 2017. The United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.8 billion by the year 2100. Global warming, climate change, sea-levels rising is all a nonsense with this level of population growth. Aviation is literally ...

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by uta999
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35396

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Joe Patroni: Who do ya think you're talking to, some kid that fixes bicycles?

I know every inch of the 707! Take the wings off this and you could use it as a TANK!

This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot. Capt.

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by uta999
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14474

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

As a matter of interest, when will A & B both decide they cannot stretch these tube designs any further? and go for a full double-bubble 12 or 16 AB fuselage. Would it generate enough lift, or would the span be too great?

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by uta999
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

It was a practice run for the AF A320 flight into the trees a few years later. What could possibly go wrong? Accidental touchdown on the grass, followed by speed-brake deployed, veering off to the left on the uneven ground while the engines take an age to spool up.

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by uta999
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 11829

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

I don't get the talk about Gatwick effectively having a second runway available if the main one is obstructed. In the real world, 3 years ago, a VS 744 carried out an emergency landing after the MLG failed to deploy properly. The Aircraft stopped slap bang in the middle of the runway (ie not obstru...

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by uta999
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35396

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Joe Patroni would back that right up, using only reverse thrust on the one remaining 'good' engine.

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by uta999
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 20180

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It's an A380 NEO

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by uta999
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13712

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Perhaps the plan now is to tow her inside the enlarged T5 or even T2, once T1 finally gives up the fight.

It doesn't need to hang from the ceiling. Just elevate her on 3m legs with public access from an 'air bridge' as if at the gate. Perhaps a 'Concorde Experience' inside.

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by uta999
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7631

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

I wonder how successfully Boeing will address this with the 777-X, both inside and outside the aircraft.

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by uta999
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms
Replies: 22
Views: 8307

Re: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms

Lucky it wasn't a VC-10, or the sh*t really would have hit the fan.

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by uta999
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6150

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

This is a good idea. They should also shorten the 3rd runway, so it does not cross the M25/M4 slip roads too.

Ultimately, I think T3 and T4 will be demolished, in favour of a complete 'toast rack' of new satellites over the central area. Cars having been banished to outside the perimeter fence.

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by uta999
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13511

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

A quick Google of return fares between London and Boston, for the 6th February 2018. On Norwegian the Y fare on a brand new B789 is £220 return. London (all airports) to Boston, USA (BOS) American American 7h 40m from £2,039 Finnair Finnair 7h 40m from £2,039 Iberia Iberia 7h 40m from £2,039 Britis...

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by uta999
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13511

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

A quick Google of return fares between London and Boston, for the 6th February 2018. On Norwegian the Y fare on a brand new B789 is £220 return. London (all airports) to Boston, USA (BOS) American American 7h 40m from £2,039 Finnair Finnair 7h 40m from £2,039 Iberia Iberia 7h 40m from £2,039 British...

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by uta999
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4810

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

Arrivals use the four stacks most of the day down to 070, where they are vectored back over London in a Z pattern from the north or south. All departing aircraft have to stay low, except those flying west. Most however head east, so have to fit in with arrivals before climbing. They also have to fit...

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by uta999
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4810

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

There must be a better way to get departures climbing and arrivals descending, without conflicting with each other. Take LHR as an example. There are four holding patterns around Heathrow, which means departures are boxed in before they even leave the ground, then spend 30 miles at 5800' to stay bel...

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by uta999
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion finalizes AS2 design
Replies: 56
Views: 7815

Re: Aerion finalizes AS2 design

That thing is ugly! What was it designed on? Microsoft Paint.

It looks like they got the front off an old Bullet train.

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by uta999
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not a shortened 787-8 for MoM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Why not a shortened 787-8 for MoM?

A far better and cheaper option would be to scale down the entire 789 design. Literally shrink it by 30%, creating something like a large A321 with 6/7 abreast and 200-250 seats.

It would recoup some of the 787s $32B development costs too.

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by uta999
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 15791

Re: Chinese Farmer Builds A320

New Bombardier CS300 AL site found. Very similar production rate too.

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by uta999
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the fate of these "doubtful" A380 orders?
Replies: 24
Views: 7954

Re: What will the fate of these "doubtfull" A380 orders?

Why doesn't Airbus offer BA a lease on 12 new build A380s, possibly taking some EK deliveries over the next two years.

BA still using 744s on East Coast US is a little embarrassing.

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by uta999
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 10103

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

It would be a brand new plane and not a stretch anymore. You are in effect asking for a 757 competitor, Airbus will not move unless Boeing does go ahead with the MoM and if demand is there. They've been burned once with the A380. I don't see the comparison. The A380 is an outsized aircraft. It was ...

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by uta999
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 14827

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

Ryanair has far more offensive advertising and comments from its CEO than this. For BA this is another public relations fail coming on top of other and more serious issues from staff, financial, treatment of passengers. "Public relations fail" Why? Not everyone in this world is easily off...

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by uta999
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 14827

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

People will only get offended if they are sad and lonely enough to have to use 'Social' media.

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by uta999
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200
Replies: 28
Views: 7877

Re: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200

It just needs a clean and a swap of title to Air France.

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by uta999
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 16563

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

It's now up to the UK, US and EU to throw the Zimbabwe leadership a lifeline, in terms of investment, construction, tourism, and trade (both ways). The country should also drop its Visa requirement to encourage this. If it remains a safe place to travel, and they can fill the shelves in shops, touri...

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by uta999
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 251428

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

As a matter of interest, what would be the aerodynamic and control effect (if any), of one breaking off in flight? Would the crew need to retract the other one, or could it just be left down? Wouldn't it then generate too much lift, especially during the approach?

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by uta999
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 25071

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

They could always set fire to it, see if the fire suppression works, then give the all clear or not!

Kill two birds with one match.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 22091

Re: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December

I would probably take a trip if it were a 748. LH should sub a few 744s to get more of us lot on-board. Do you see what I did there?

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by uta999
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 3617

UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

Today, is the 40th anniversary of Concorde entering service with BA & AF in 1977. The UK had a long history of great aircraft design and production, both civil and military, but what went wrong? We seem to be going backwards. Even Canada still has an aircraft industry. Here are just a few types ...

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by uta999
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8785

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

LHR every morning 6am till 7am, though they still stagger them for some unknown reason. Apparently 4750' is just too close!

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by uta999
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8785

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

What exactly is the problem with the environmental lobby, about land filling a few hundred meters of the Bay? Surely they know there is one of America's busiest airports there already. A new runway further out, would simply close an existing one. What damage would it do to the Bay floor? and think o...

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by uta999
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 61019

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

How many Cseries could Montreal build per month? If orders continue to trickle in, who will make the decision about a second production line, and where will it be?

I presume the US (Airbus), is not an option under this administration. Perhaps Northern Ireland backed by the UK Government?

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by uta999
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1159
Views: 197373

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

If Boeing need some 'new' design ideas and inspiration, then look back to the Vulcan and Victor. We are soooo bored of a tube with two hairdryers attached.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19572

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

You will upset the Greens with all this talk of flying these very short distances. They would much rather (UK) we all spend £36+ Billion on a new High Speed Rail line (HS2), so the few that can afford it (top 2%) leave their cars at home. It will also take 15 years to build phase one. Probably 25 ye...

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by uta999
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 388416

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

But in a ditching, 4 main doors could be underwater! See US Airways Flight 1549.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 388416

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

MSN 7877 has been moved to the next phase of assembly. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37895453022_9a708d499a_z.jpg A321neo Airbus Industrie D-AVZO by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr What are the reasons behind the deletion of door L2? What is the consensus of opinion as to whether it is a good idea s...

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by uta999
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 184850

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Is AF any nearer getting this bird back to France for repair, or will some of the repair be carried out at Goose Bay? What is the latest plan, and has any work been done yet to remove the engine?

It must be costing AF quite a bit just sitting there getting cold.

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by uta999
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19572

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

http://www.silvercityairways.com/aircraft.htm
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We used to fly the Lydd Airport (Kent) to Le Touquet (France) car ferry air service, back in the late 1960s.

It was a 15 minute flight with the car. Now it's a 2h 35m drive through the hole.

It would have been a struggle for a car back then.

http://www.silvercityairways.com/aircraft.htm

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by uta999
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers
Replies: 45
Views: 8217

Re: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers

The L1011 nearly took out RR, or was it the other way round.

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