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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 48
Views: 6118

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

feeet? Meters? Inches? yards?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 91
Views: 3005

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

⋅  Hawkeye - M*A*S*H https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DUrE_8vEpA ⋅  Hyacinth Bucket and the rest of the cast of Keeping Up Appearances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUoO_YwQRh0 ⋅  Father Ted, Father jack and Father Dougal - Father Ted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 84
Views: 8120

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Knock the place down and build somewhere with 8 parallel runways north of London. And buy up all the land for miles around. 24 hour airport. Close stansted and Luton and merge into London North. Keep Gatwick as London South. Links to M1 and M25. Connected to rail north and south east coast and west...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Nami wrote:
TK's website seems to show A332/A333 for one of the two daily flights to HEL for S18.

Same aircraft for OSL&ARN, but I'm not aware if TK uses A330 already for these routes?


The TK A330 can be seen at ARN every now and then. I don't know how often though.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10767

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

http://www.gcmap.com/airport/LIS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Airport
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Kadish wrote:
Maybe the fact of having a longer runway in MAD helps too although is not at sea level like LIS


Lisbon airport is actually located at an elevation of 114m above sea level.

http://www.gcmap.com/airport/LIS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Airport

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43907

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Remember when Boeing was a respectful manufacturer and didn't go for the low blows? Seems so old now... The thread covering the demise of Monarch Airlines reminds us that Monarch, in the midst of all it's financial problems, ordered a large number of B737MAX from Boeing. A number of contributors wo...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

The expansion process of Landvetter started today. The expansion consists of a new passenger terminal south of the current one, new gates, a new airport city (basically a shopping center) and a new hotel next to the domestic terminal. http://www.gp.se/nyheter/ekonomi/pigg-40-%C3%A5ring-expanderar-st...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

https://www.facebook.com/ArlandaAirport/photos/a.10150346627305873.386536.156915200872/10155453352800873/?type=3 https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter/air-mediterranean-airlines-oppnar-ny-direktlinje-mellan-stockholm-och-aten/ Air Mediterranean Airlines starts a new route between Arlanda and Athen...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Monarch Airlines operated routes from ARN to London-Luton, Birmingham and Manchester. As far as I know the airline didn't operate to CPH, OSL and HEL, so this will affect Stockholm Arlanda the most among the big Nordic airports. I think there is/was some over capacity anyway with Monarch, EasyJet, ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13497

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

If an allergic person shows up, guess what. You may not be medically able to come to our place. Many people are too sick to do things, nd that's sad. But it is not really something we can solve for you. That works in both ways though.Why are people who need emotional support animals (esa) higher pr...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

China Eastern wants to start 4 weekly A330 flights between Shanghai (ZSPD/PVG) and Stockholm Arlanda.(ESSA/ARN). https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caac.gov.cn%2FXXGK%2FXXGK%2FTZTG%2F201709%2Ft20170928_47043.htm...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188820

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

.@Airbus says 1st test #A330neo has been handed over to Flight Test and should fly "in the next weeks" @RollsRoyce (so not in Sept then!) https://twitter.com/MaxK_J/status/913748140225912832 Our 1st #A330neo test aircraft has been handed over to the Flight Test team, paving the way for a ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29455

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I am sure DL legal is scouring over the case to find a loophole. Just tow it across the border and complete the assembly in the USA. :rotfl: Even better, do it in Seattle so that Bombardier is eligible for some of those cold, hard Washington State tax dollars which Boeing has had all to themselves ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Cover songs

I also despise people covering Queen, with two exceptions Metellica Stone Cold Crazy and George Michael Somebody to Love. George would have been a much better stand in singer for Queen than Adam Lambert. I agree to a general extent but I do think the Helloween version of Sheer Heart Attack is a goo...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 23196

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

What do we think the name will be? Are we out of Queens or is/are there any left?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Örnsköldsvik itself is not a leisure destination but more of a gateway to the high coast region.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Cover songs

Blind Guardian - Spread your wings (Queen)
Blind Guardian - Surfin' USA (Beach Boys)
Alien - Only one woman (The Marbles?)
Slaptones - Please don't

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread Q3 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2364

Re: Non-Av pic thread Q3 2017

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Cover songs

U2 - Unchained Melody (Todd Duncan) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1j_vyQrWO4 Helloween -Sheer Heart Attack (Queen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyyM_klkDa8 Metallica - Stone Cold Crazy (Queen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mVsOf4UT2E Meat Loaf - Rock´N´Roll Dreams Come Through (Jim Steinm...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crack Found In Puerto Rico Dam Leads To Emergency Evacuation
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Crack Found In Puerto Rico Dam Leads To Emergency Evacuation

it seems that the dam's failure is imminent now. "A failing dam is causing "extremely dangerous" flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the "imminent failure" of the Guajataca Dam was a "l...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you
Replies: 33
Views: 932

Re: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you

https://youtu.be/Zat9CRfUr-E?t=80
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This one https://youtu.be/Zat9CRfUr-E?t=80

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 273
Views: 8619

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Saved by Senator Superman yet again. John McCain has said he is voting NO! Now if the other Senators with insight and integrity hold strong Americans will be safe from the horrors of what the GOP is proposing. A link to NYT about it: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/politics/mccain-graham-cass...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100% Power Failure In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria
Replies: 30
Views: 1292

Re: 100% Power Failure In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria

More about Puert Rico: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-power.html There is also a risk that a dam could collapse: All or part of three towns in the northwestern part of the island — Isabela, San Sebastián and Quebradillas — were being evacuated Friday because of fea...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Cover songs

Gotthard - Mighty Quinn (Bob Dylan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iG7r9HBNeU Miss Li - I See A Star (Mouth & Mac Neal) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O4DT_S_7NU Veronica Maggio - Il ragazzo della via Gluck / Lyckliga Gatan (Adriano Celentano / Anna-Lena Löfgren) https://www.youtube.com/watc...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Cover songs

https://youtu.be/r534TLlvPSg
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notaxonrotax wrote:
Joe Cocker was big in covering too!
"Unchain my Heart" is probably the best example.
Nicely done!

No Tax On Rotax


He also did a very good version of Come together for the Across the universe film.
https://youtu.be/r534TLlvPSg

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Cover songs

Motorhead & Girlschool - Please Don't Touch (Johnny Kidd & the Pirates) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PtwL3C7LA Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 Brian May & Kerry Ellis - Parisienne Walkways (Gary Moore) https://www....

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

SAS is starting Stockholm-Örnsköldsvik from April 8 2018. Up to 4x daily with ATR-72 http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-oppnar-ny-linje-mellan-ornskoldsvik-och-stockholm/ Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines. Well, Nextjet have had their ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

IR used to serve GOT-IKA once weekly with the very outdated A300 and a tech. stop in PRG. But last April they upgraded the service to the new A330-200, flying nonstop both ways. And starting now in November, the airline will double the seats by introducing a second weekly service to the route! Thus...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 16402

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

zkojq wrote:
It takes a lot to make a plane as beautiful as the A330 look awful...but Air Canada has done it. :/


I totally agree. This livery is beyond awful.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 3558

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

what happened after is the real tragedy. Looks like its time to leave Syria. It was fun while it lasted.. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syrian-war-ending-bashar-al-assad-won-robert-fisk-syria-middle-east-israel-british-troops-a7933966.html For once the chance for an end of horrors and not the...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]
Replies: 68
Views: 2534

Re: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]

I only have 6.01 on my phone so I don't know how newer version work but that sounds like a PITA.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 7712

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

NATO airlift wing on behalf of the RNLAF. As said on the previous page, it is not an NATO aircraft but rather a C17 from the Strategic Airlift Capability which was mentioned by me and Duchy on the previous page. They are based at HDF Pápa Air Base in Hungary. SAC offers 3165 total hours/year of whi...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]
Replies: 68
Views: 2534

Re: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]

My wife's texts don't make any sense even when they're spelled correctly. Funny that. So based on the OPost Android doesn't offer spellcheck or predictive text? . It does offer both predictable text and autocorrect but you can turn off both and also turn off autocorrect but keep predictable text. Y...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 7712

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNCwj35OwmI
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Live stream from Key West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNCwj35OwmI

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 7712

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

- C-17 with supplies. Since the Dutch don't have a C17 , I guess it must be a UK RAF C-17. They do or rather they are joint owners of 3 C17 together with the 11 other members of Strategic Airlift Capability. I don't know but I would assume that the C-17 they are using are one of the SAC C-17s. http...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teaching children a second language
Replies: 28
Views: 1021

Re: Teaching children a second language

I think the general consensus is that it is easier to learn new languages as a child then it is as an adult.
I think it has to do with that children in general are more receptive to learning then someone that is 50-60 years old,
that they are are biologically programmed to learning mode.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50310

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/landingsbaan-luchthaven-sint-maarten-met-hand-opgeruimd https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.luchtvaartnieuws.nl%2Fnieuws%2Fcategorie%2F3%2Fairports%2Fl...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 56
Views: 10212

Re: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP

Samrnpage wrote:
How about the Crj-900/1000NG? Thats been overlooked in this thread.


It was mentioned by oldannyboy quite early in the thread (reply #13) .

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

According to Wikipedia, SAS tried (unsuccessfully however) to merge with KLM, Star Alliance partner Austrian Airlines, and the now defunct Swissair, in a project called Alcazar in 1993. What kind of airline would it be today if the merge happened? I don't know but you can read about it here http://...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 7712

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

bmacleod wrote:
Those images of dead palm trees are painful to see.

How long will it take for new palm trees to grow back?


it will take decades for trees to grow back to full size.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50310

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

The island of St. Maarten/St. Martin and SXM have taken a direct hit of one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever to make landfall, with sustained winds of 185 mph / 295 km/h and gusts up to 225 mph / 362 km/h. https://s26.postimg.org/wiuyzg3q1/St-_Maarten.jpg https://s26.postimg.org/65koe51p...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188820

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

KarelXWB wrote:
The first A330neo (MSN 1795) is currently outside undergoing engine runs at the engine test area.


That's great. How long until first flight?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 835
Views: 100970

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.facebook.com/ArlandaAirport ... 5280955873
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Stockholm Arlanda have opened a new self-service boarding gate today.

https://www.facebook.com/ArlandaAirport ... 5280955873

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 861
Views: 123384

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-3083_en.htm
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Press release http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-3083_en.htm

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 5050

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seUVjv00VlI
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Hurricane Irma "Live" Tracking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seUVjv00VlI

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 8827

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

I think we might see more complex liveries due to the possibility to print directly onto the airframe rather then doing it by hand.

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