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by zkojq
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

For Earth Day, here is our agriculture minister planting the first of one billion trees that the government plans to plant over the next decade. http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/04/shane-jones-plants-the-first-of-one-billion-trees-over-next-decade.html I'm getting more into it the older I...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands

France is wonderful. Needs to get more credit.

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

Is there no way to genetically modify the seeds to make them germinate under different circumstances? Though i suppose that would take a lot of money and Mauritius is a poor country with more pressing spending priorities. I ironically just finished building a fence today. It was a 6.5 foot treated p...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 26631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Given the DC10 grounding (McDonnell Douglas is now part of the bigger Boeing legacy), the massive delay of the 787 and now this... I really hope NZ seriously looks at the A350, not just because it's a great aircraft but it seems Boeing is not capable of delivering new technology. Airbus led the way...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

One of the last photos of him, taken a week ago. https://i.redditmedia.com/LAC03NPJenq2QUlECMmcucrjY7heCFcjZxOJBcG5jK4.png?w=773&s=cc745b16744cbdda829a6c3be31f95f9 At least he looked happy. I don't take that as angry or inflammatory, the fact is he had a long battle with alcohol, that can cause ...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most dangerous democrat in the USA
Replies: 37
Views: 1098

Re: The most dangerous democrat in the USA

Nice to see that the hard-right is already scared of her. :rotfl:

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 26631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

What a mess. My thoughts are with all the Air New Zealanders who have had an absolute disaster of a day. Really sad to see the airline's long haul network collapsing like this. Thoughts in particular with Aerorobnz who is no doubt under a lot of stress to try and keep the airline's network "wor...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

DeltaWings wrote:
He knew he was killing himself and yet didnt care about it. In the end he deserved what he got.

So why did he retire from touring then? He was fairly blunt about the reasons why at the time.

The irony in all this is that Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have somehow made it to their 70s.

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

Sad. I think I watched that documentary about him. That lifestyle (jet setting DJ) seems to involve a lot of implicit constant drug use. The whole music industry is like that, unfortunately. It collectively promotes and normalises their use, so this is not a surprise. He was one of the smart ones w...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43841194
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By far my favorite musical artist. News seems to have come through within the last hour or so that he just died in Oman. Certainly unexpected, though he has had his battles in the past few years. Only 28 years old. Will be missed, RIP


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43841194

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 9220

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

The font is awful. I particularly hate how it says "AUSTRIAN" rather than "Austrian Airlines". AA does the same and that bothers me too. The only airline that really pulls off using the collective noun on their livery is Swiss.

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by zkojq
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 26631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Every year AC/AT spend more and more on consultants to the point where consultants are a significant part of their annual budget. A lot of this used to be done in house by people who had good working relationships with each other and knew how to get things done. These days a consultant will be paid...

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by zkojq
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crisis Actor Conspiracies
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Crisis Actor Conspiracies

What a sad age we live in. I guess that the calling of anything "fake news" because it doesn't agree with one's worldview made this kind of thing inevitable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To91BJGKr5I What's the solution to these issues? Closing down their facebook page is only going to ma...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 7217

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

Should be an easy win for the 330neo, but nothing is guaranteed. Most of MEA's A330s fly relatively short routes of only a few hours, so the 789's cruise fuel burn advantage won't be so noticeable.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 26631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Regarding the Light Rail debate, how many stops would there be on the way from central Auckland (Britomart, presumably?) to the airport? Because that's far more of a time constraint than the actual speed that it operates at. I was on a tram to the airport at Bergen last year and whilst the speed its...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2018: Bahrain, China, Azerbaijan
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: F1 2018: Bahrain, China, Azerbaijan

A calmer Verstappen would probably have won the race, but damn he needs to judge when to go all-in on an overtake. In his fourth season there's little excuse for his 'over-enthusiastic' driving. He's had three poor races so far this season. As per most of last season, Ricciardo picks up the pieces ...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1574

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

What Cohen is good at is fixing things, which begs the question: what does Hannity want fixed? As they say, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". If Ailes is complicit in sexual harassment (and worse) and O'Reilley is also complicit in sexual harassment (and worse) then it's hardly ...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2018: Bahrain, China, Azerbaijan
Replies: 7
Views: 296

F1 2018: Bahrain, China, Azerbaijan

What an amazing couple of races we've had at Bahrain and China! Lots of drama and some unexpected results - fantastic for the sport. Best of all, noone seems to notice the Halos anymore! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIm2cqy7-AI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiub1DnUnkg Previous thread: http://w...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 204
Views: 28577

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Problem for Boeing: if they try to repeat the AA order again - underbidding Airbus again - you´ll immediately have a whole lot of current and like future 787 clients on your doorsteps threatening to pull a simiarl stunt . Either Boeing lowers their price, or they move to Airbus - it´s quite a hot f...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 204
Views: 28577

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

as739x wrote:
Funny, when I go to Asia I feel the same about the A330. They are like the official bird of Asia.

The fact is that the A330 is the WorkHorse of Asia. It makes a tonne of money for airlines like Malaysia, Singapore Air, KoreanAir, China Airlines, Thai, Cathay, Eva, the CN3 etc.

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline callsigns
Replies: 23
Views: 3075

Re: Norwegian callsigns

You missed off Norwegian Air Norway : Norship. (ICAO: NAN) Can you please explain to me how Norwegian Air Norway fits into the overall "Norwegian" family. I've been trying to figure this out for a while. From what I understand they only operate one 737-8? How about like AirAsia or Virgin?...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 26631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

1: VA Shareholding: Hindsight is such a powerful tool, let's not forget you have this and the NZ Exco team & Board did not. NZ wanted to reenter the Australian aviation market and to support many of their long term growth aspirations. South America, deepening routes into USA etc. It also also a...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Comey for President in 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 1565

Re: James Comey for President in 2020

I want the dem candidate to be a gen xer. No more boomers, for the love of god. Both my countries have young people as head of state/head of government. It is so refreshing in so many ways! https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/media/20946366/jacinda-and-macron-greeting-getty.jpg?mode=crop&width=675&...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 452
Views: 26631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

With NZ getting A321's and able to match aircraft capacity to flights quite easily VA is going to find it very tough on the Tasman especially with QF stepping up it's game also. Does anyone know how much of Air Berlin's fleet is remaining to find an new home? Could NZ pickup a couple of short-term ...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 66
Views: 1965

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

The latest being that McClatchy is now reporting that Mueller has evidence placing Cohen in Prague in the summer of 2016 to meet with Russians, despite his claims to the contrary of having "never been" there. This confirms at least in part the Trump dossier. I personally believe that the ...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8934

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Good. I don't like war, but these kind military actions should me standard retaliation against any army/government who uses chemical weapons. There's so much disinformation around now. https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-trolls-denied-syrian-gas-attackbefore-it-happened?ref=home There is a rumor a...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA buys stake in DY, considers full takeover
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: BA buys stake in DY, considers full takeover

I don't like further consolidation towards the EU3.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1985

Re: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?

Delta is flying their Chairman's Club Winners from 2017 to take delivery of ship 3509, the next A359 off the line. The Chairman's Club is Delta's program which honors 100 of the best employees in the company annually for their contributions to Delta and the community, who display Delta's core value...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13221

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Excellent. Sounds like the A320neo has been a real winner for them so far. I wonder how many will be converted to A321neos? Makes sense that they wish to transition to a single fleet type, but it's a shame to see the 737 disappear from another major European carrier's fleet. Agreed, especially SK. I...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3839

Re: QR 777 loses BCN livery

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Is there going to be a Bayern Munich livery now that QR has switched its sponsorship to that football club?

Eh? Lufthansa just repainted an A340-600 into the Bayern Munich livery.

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Re: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order

So they can afford to buy new planes but not to pay their staff? If that's not a sign of mismanagement, i don't know what is.

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 23084

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

I wish they could have made the seats look a little more intune with the Wideroe brand. Maybe a green headrest or a green stripe on the headrest? Looks rather bland as is.

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second plane for Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Second plane for Norwegian Argentina

dcajet wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Which is their first aircraft?


* LV-HQH Boeing 737-8JP (msn 42278 / 6347) Astor Piazzola

Thanks

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mainstream Racism in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: Mainstream Racism in the UK

Well google it or just watch a soccer game when African Americans are playing, there is a horrible amount of racism in the UL. You just don't hear about it about the UK is supposed to be so perfect. No argument from me mate. The UK football hooligans can be terrible (admittedly not as bad as the on...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1387

Re: The green future

I find it amazing just how many people are having Solar Installations. 10 years ago the only people who ever had solar were very rich people using it to heat their pool and the occasional person using it to heat thehot water cylinder. Now it is ridiculously common. At least 30% of houses in my neigh...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4780

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

They are saying, at the same time, just learn CPR :rotfl: :rotfl: That's an impressive amount of logical disconnect even by the Hard Right's standards. :lol: Are these the same kids who munch on Tide laundry pods and now snort condoms? America is doomed if these kids are our future. :banghead: I di...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 26
Views: 5605

Re: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts

I hope that these aircraft are a real boost for the airline. I wonder if we might see them flown TOS-PMI/LPA/ACE/FUE or other similar Sun routes during Winter months? I hope also that Embraer is able to sell lots of E2. I think they pulled off a masterclass with the aircraft's development, certifica...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1387

Re: The green future

There's about 11,000 muslims living in Norway out of a total population of 5m. The only terrorist we've had was an ethnic Norwegian. We are free of tyrants and bullies, the fiords are certainly idyllic as is the lifestyle that comes with living in a peaceful nation free of people like you. Wasn't t...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1387

Re: The green future

Fossil fuels are way too cheap anyway, lots of external costs aren't included in the price, pollution, earthquakes etc. Ah. Has the green economy accounted for the externalities like child labor used to extract all those rare earth elements used in solar PV and permanent magnet motors? Green techno...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 23084

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7lTTDwNfE

Any idea of the delivery route?
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Acceptance flight landing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7lTTDwNfE

Any idea of the delivery route?

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second plane for Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Second plane for Norwegian Argentina

Which is their first aircraft?

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mainstream Racism in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: Mainstream Racism in the UK

Forgive me if I take accusations of racism from this particular OP with a huge teaspoon of salt. ;)

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234004

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/978912520831406080
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Airbus has certified an automated emergency descent system (in the event of a depressurisation) on the A350-1000.

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/978912520831406080

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4780

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

Oh and btw. when she was at Dartmouth, she outed a number of gay people.who were developing an LGBT club. What a disgusting person do you have to be to do that? Doesn't get all that much lower than that. All for bullying a kid. Which is what the right says will stop school shootings. Not bullying. ...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 234004

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Activity today:
> MSN 192 (VN#11) delivered to @ORY. VN-A896. #17 in 2018


Anyone know why it was delivered to Orly?

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 322
Views: 56951

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Absolute rubbish. The sponsorship sticker on the car is only part of the package. Very important for sponsors is the ability to bring their clients to the races, wine & dine & entertain them. Bringing potential clients/suppliers to the Monaco Grand Prix has closed many a business deal. The ...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4780

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

Ingraham is a vile human being and her original statement is typical of her - but even with that being said, I have to call out Hogg a bit. He asked folks to boycott her show because of her statements - fair enough, he has a right to do so and it was heartening to see people jump in and do so. It c...

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants
Replies: 86
Views: 5171

Re: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants

Another leap towards totalitarianism and 1984! Don't say anything controversial because a state might hold it against you! What's particularly stupid is that they already have XKeyscore to know all they want about you security wise, so this move is probably just about being thought police and trying...

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30022

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

So, how far can a 737-9MAX fly with a similar payload?

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 322
Views: 56951

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Sounds like a load of hogwash.... Sponsoring a team in what is still one of the great sports in the world is not a bad investment or bribe . Fernandes is a major customer and when he comes around asking for sponsorship it would have been stupid of Airbus to say no. 100mill over a few seasons is not...

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