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by neutrino
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 291
Views: 28731

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

I don't understand why you consider EASA's certiffication is possible but FAA's not? They are pretty close, as basically the same standards apply. I doubt EASA certification is possible, al I said was that Comac might give it a try. Looks like the push for EASA cert is on. https://www.flightglobal....

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 70
Views: 18343

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

Flighty wrote:
I think people are being unrealistic. China is at the beginning of a long road. In 75 years, they will be building competitive jets, you wait.

And you wouldn't be proven wrong as virtually ALL of us here wouldn't wait that long. Jeez, aren't you being super mega safe with your prediction?

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84866

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

CAPA reported Vistara will be ordering 50 B777X here. http://aviationindeed.com/vistara-may-place-order-for-around-100-aircraft-by-june-capa/ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Cb4bW14f4YnRDmZm29pqYL/Jet-Vistara-to-order-200-planes--CAPA.html Aviationindeed article appears to have been written by a ...

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2302
Views: 121460

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Just saying, both the owners of Vistara are richer than Dubai govt. (Tata Group and SQ's parent Temasek Holdings). But I suspect EK is far more important to the Dubai government than Vistara is to Tata and Temasek ;) (You have to be careful when looking at groups like Tata. Generally they are repor...

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by neutrino
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6223

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Will we see a "Mine is longer then yours" sitcker on the A321NEO .

No, if they have a brain. The 737's response would be "Mine lasts longer then yours"

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by neutrino
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flashlight in carry-on bag?
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Re: Flashlight in carry-on bag?

.....TSA wouldn't let me proceed with the flashlight. They said "it could be used as a weapon." Yeah, OK. What, am I likely to start clubbing people? By that same measure, any number of items commonly carried in carry-on baggage could be considered a dangerous weapon...... Once, at Manila...

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by neutrino
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13732

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Why on this occasion is there no mobile phone Video? Google is your friend. Here you go: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3765478/shocking-moment-randy-couple-romp-on-ryanair-flight-from-manchester-to-ibiza-in-front-of-stunned-passengers/ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 20777

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Just found this (Roc actually look tiny overall compared to the other four behemoths in the illustration: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/262231A700000578-2971112-image-a-4_1424991890770.jpg .....and the page in which it appeared in February 2015: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 20777

Re: Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Biggest Plane Ever

http://time.com/4800318/stratolaunch/ but it certainly doesn't have the volume of the Hercules or AN-225. The 'Hercules' or C-130 is not even large by any measure compared to most big aircraft overall. An aircraft not even 100' long, with just over a 40,000lb payload and a max take off weight LESS ...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 119
Views: 24819

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

BA or IAG were thinking of buying a few more not so long ago. I get the feeling there will be a few occasional orders by other airlines over the next 20 years. If your feeling does come along, then will Airbus rejig their production for a few occasional orders over 20 years ? And the supply chain w...

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by neutrino
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 10837

Re: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?

Are you for real? You do know he is indeed a pilot, and has been for a long time. What's your real world occupation then? Maths and English academia?? :duck: .....Certainly it's hard to be on any kind of downer about an incident where the actions of the crew resulted in the safe return to earth of ...

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by neutrino
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38014

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I thought there is some kind of funnel and tube plus a bucket near the rear ramp Yes, there is (with the loadmaster always warning guys with long d*cks to be careful of being sucked in, saying; "its quite painful, you know"), but with ceiling-high pallets populating the whole "aisle&...

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by neutrino
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?
Replies: 23
Views: 6355

Re: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?

I had the feeling that Airbus and QR affair was a bit too much wishy washy. Did they really need to make them a first user for all the Neos and A350s? The EGO of Qatar President Plays the Major role here. Not so different with from another new elected Political President with not so different Habit...

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by neutrino
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13890

Re: Rumor: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Better buy some extra. Don't worry, it's always in their plans. ;) Actually, I've just booked a December flight on Thai Lion Air. Hoping it will be a 739 although its seat pitch at 29" is 2 inches tighter than their 738. Reason is I've never been on a -900 and its only a short 1 hour flight af...

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by neutrino
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 27934

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Air India to buy up to 75 frames of either A320NEO or B737MAX families. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-jet-airways-aircraft-idUSKBN18W1EV Umm. You say Air India but your link says Jet Airways. Yeah :blush: Sorry about that. I will repeat what my history teacher said (100 years ago): Don't listen...

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by neutrino
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38014

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I truely take my hat off to people who can do that in Y. :bigthumbsup: Then standby to take every stitch of your clothing off.... to me! :mrgreen: You see, I have flown quite a number of times on bench webbing "seats" for 4 to 8 hour sectors, with my knees locking my legs at a 90 degree a...

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by neutrino
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 10837

Re: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?

.....Certainly it's hard to be on any kind of downer about an incident where the actions of the crew resulted in the safe return to earth of 466 passengers. Color me pedantic but if you want to put in figures, please don't pluck them off the ground or from the air for that matter. Also, don't dump ...

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 389
Views: 19011

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Dutchy wrote:
I would like to end this with a glass of whisky ;)

Singleton? ;) :smile:

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 389
Views: 19011

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

I think it's getting to the stage now where we can stop feeding the troll. Let's draw a line under this thread. With due respect to both you and your opinion, the purpose of this thread, as the title clearly stated, is for Spyhunter to expound his theories on the MH incidents however far out it mig...

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 20777

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Yeah elsewhere I read that only 1 fuselage will be pressurized. Whether the other side has ballast or systems is a question. To fly it in the sky seems doable from one side. However, takeoff and landing would need to rely on a video monitor from a camera that is on the aircraft's centerline, just m...

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by neutrino
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 20777

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

According to the render in this pic posted a year ago by the OP, the port fuselage's nose is quiet different from that of the starboard's. So what's the reason for the change? Make economic use of the otherwise discarded nose of the second 747 and save a few dollars on designing and fabricating a ne...

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by neutrino
Tue May 30, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Star Wars Fans

jetwet1 wrote:
Trump = Vader.....Errr no, more like Jar Jar Binks

That's an insult to Jar Jar; idiotic as he is, was and ever will be.

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by neutrino
Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetstar A320
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Jetstar A320

I've been travelling regionally to over ten cities on the A320s of JetStar, TigerAir, CebuPacific and AirAsia for the past 15 years; averaging about 14 flights annually. Not much difference in comfort level or lack thereof in all four LCCs with their common cramping in of 180 pax in single class. Mo...

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by neutrino
Tue May 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

1337Delta764 wrote:
.... those letters be skipped?

There's your own answer.

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by neutrino
Sun May 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for Full Can of Soda
Replies: 25
Views: 1993

Re: Asking for Full Can of Soda

How about beer? At times when I was given only a cup of it, I'll ask for a full can and I was hardly ever refused. . . . I didn't actually want it all and ended up pitching probably 1/3rd of the can. Good call. I mean with a name like IPFreely you probably shouldn't be drinking too much soda. :lol: ...

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by neutrino
Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

jeffrey0032j wrote:
The Boeing 929 exists, and is a passenger carrying model.

Touche :mrgreen:

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by neutrino
Wed May 17, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

How about this wrench being thrown in..start recycling the 7x7 again. With the variants being out of production for so long, why can't they be reused? Granted we are enthusiasts on here, but will the majority of the public know they are on a "707" again? Based on their decision to appeal ...

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by neutrino
Wed May 17, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

I thought they already announced they are going straight to the 9x9 names? I can't remember where I read that, but it's on here somewhere. I believe that won't happen as I explained previously: there are lots of 9 they can use. I doubt they care at all. The Boeing 808 seems pretty much the same thi...

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by neutrino
Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9922

Re: The death of the A345?

I was fortunate to do two flights on Thai's A345 from BKK to LA and back more than 10 years ago (also Thai A346s to Frankfurt a few times). Very comfortable and enjoyable even in the Y class that I was on. And I was still in the air an hour or so from BKK on the day, hour and down to the minute of m...

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by neutrino
Fri May 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 183
Views: 32321

Re: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights

So all expectations will be built on Hope.
They must be Rogue One fans.

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Boeing could always switch to letters: 7A7, 7B7 etc...and keep the X-Y-Z letters for planes in design mode. The world will probably end or we'll all be teleporting by the time they get to 7W7. :cheeky: The 7E7 was early name of the 787. It's already established internally. They will just use letter...

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

there are lots of 9 they can use. I doubt they care at all. The Boeing 808 seems pretty much the same thing they make the 797 which doesn't seem like it will be anytime soon. I'll bet there won't be any Boeing 9x9 planes. COMAC seems to have "trademarked" that series. The single aisle 919...

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

johns624 wrote:
Zudnic wrote:
I'm mostly a lurker, be gentile... :)
Yes, most of us are Gentiles, but there are also Jews, Muslims and Hindus, along with a few atheists. :)

....and some agnostics too.

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 221
Views: 41009

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

mig17 wrote:
Pretty sure there will not be a 777-10X.

I'm pretty sure that I'm not sure whether there will or will not be a 777-10 in the future.
Boeing might or might not be sure of it at this point and they will be the one to decide whether or not to pull the trigger. We shall see.

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 221
Views: 41009

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

According to reports, SIA is/was interested in a potential A350-2000/777-10X stretch, which indicates they want something larger to help bridge the gap between the 77W and A380 (or possible eventual A380 replacement). The A350-1000 would fit the exact same number of seats as their 77W (especially s...

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by neutrino
Wed May 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 212
Views: 31015

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

It's not like you can use the other aisle on a widebody to get to your seat anyway. When the FA's is doing meal service, both aisle will be blocked. Though you are generally correct in these statements, I beg to differ a little here as there are always exceptions. On a WB with a 3-seat centre row, ...

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by neutrino
Tue May 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to operate COMAC C919 on Shanghai-Beijing route
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: China Eastern to operate COMAC C919 on Shanghai-Beijing route

Quality article there, not mentioning that the C919 is years away from certification ! I like this gem in particular : Last year, COMAC displayed a 280-seat model of the widebody aircraft with a range of 120,000 km (74,565 miles) at China’s Zhuhai Airshow. 120,000km is crazy and you'v multipled the...

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by neutrino
Tue May 09, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 221
Views: 41009

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

This order is still hanging in the air?
Didn't see it reflected in Boeing's O&D yet.
Its been three months.

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by neutrino
Tue May 09, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to operate COMAC C919 on Shanghai-Beijing route
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: China Eastern to operate COMAC C919 on Shanghai-Beijing route

I like this gem in particular : Last year, COMAC displayed a 280-seat model of the widebody aircraft with a range of 120,000 km (74,565 miles) at China’s Zhuhai Airshow. Perhaps the journalist is giving a hint of some secret performance specs. Soon it will be revealed that the C919 is meant to ulti...

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by neutrino
Sat May 06, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced
Replies: 30
Views: 5308

Re: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced

Pretty cool feat for the 787. I think this is the first time that 1 airline will have operated all 3+ variants of the widebody (if going by length) family. UA, NH and BA soon will. And maybe Scoot too. They are currently operating both the -8 and -9. Parent SQ has 30 -10s on the books, with 19 more...

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by neutrino
Wed May 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 291
Views: 28731

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

That's tomorrow as it is now 2am on May the Fourth, Shanghai time. May the Force be with it.
Not important except for perhaps bragging rights for some, if it goes to plan the C919 will fly before the MC-21.

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by neutrino
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 389
Views: 19011

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Sure, send you a PM with my address, looking forward to receiving it. I will make the first toast to your health. And the second to me. ;) Spyhunter, I'm joining you in the ranks of published author pretty soon. :) Two years in the making, including more than a year of production delays due to spon...

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by neutrino
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114391

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

ytz wrote:
I would love to see how the bootlickers react to that.

They'll become bootswallowers?

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by neutrino
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 199
Views: 14781

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Chaostheory wrote:
I recommend Asimov's The Dawn of Robots too. A fantastic read.

The Robots of Dawn is the book you mean.
I have read most of Asimov's SF and all of his robot stories.

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by neutrino
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 291
Views: 28731

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Has the MC-21 flown yet? If not, could the C919 possibly take to the air before it?

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by neutrino
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114391

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Now, now, let's be nice to UAL747422. Since he just became a member he hasn't had time to read 2,000 posts. He could very well have read them all as a lurker and just registered to let off his accumulated steam. Either way, why let the truth cloud his misguided Alternative Facts. Leave him to his d...

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by neutrino
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 7412

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

To mark the start of operations, Norwegian intends to offer one-way Singapore-to-London fares starting from S$199 for economy class, and premium-class tickets from S$839, inclusive of all fees and taxes, according to the press release. Saw this on the local Channel New Asia site and went to check i...

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by neutrino
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114391

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

BravoOne wrote:
Are you an attorney?

If he is, it begets the question of whether he is a better one than Thomas Demetrio who is reportedly known as “the everyman’s lawyer.”?
If so, then United better throw away all of their present legal counsels and deploy him against Demetrio .

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by neutrino
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114391

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Some facts here.....they weren't United Crew members who were deadheading....they were United Express Crew Members who work for an airline called Republic Airlines. Not United. They fly for under contract for United as United Express. Another thing.....United employees didn't beat the Dr. up. It wa...

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by neutrino
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114391

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

What Messiah! I'm parodying Anakin.

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