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by neutrino
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready
Replies: 23
Views: 1883

Re: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready

Tugger wrote:
The canopy seems to have an issue, it appears to not be crystal clear. Looks a little like my old skylight after they got old. Maybe they forgot to use the UV resistant material...
Tugg

They are using Dreamlineresque technology. Electro-variable opaqueness. ;)

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by neutrino
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skyscanner, momondo, Trivago, etc... What do you think?
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Skyscanner, momondo, Trivago, etc... What do you think?

FlyingSicilian wrote:
L'ho fatto. In bocca al lupo.

Google translate: "I did it. Good luck".

You are welcome!

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by neutrino
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 310
Views: 14169

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Dutchy wrote:
cheers mate, but no ice :D


True connoisseur of heavenly poison, eh? Here you go:
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by neutrino
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 310
Views: 14169

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Dutchy wrote:
Hey, I still want my wisky, my good fellow, won it fair and square :D


Here, have a drink with me:
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by neutrino
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you identify this aircraft type?
Replies: 15
Views: 5407

Re: Can you identify this aircraft type?

Please allow me to piggyback on this thread since the original query has been answered. A week ago, I asked for help to identify a surveillance drone in the Military Aviation Forum but has got no reply as yet. That's probably due to the much lower traffic there. So, please bear with me for this litt...

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready
Replies: 23
Views: 1883

Re: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready

Dutchy wrote:
But this a/c seems to be underpowered then.

Maybe not, They could have used some exotic material for the frame, like Durasteel or Adamantium. ;)

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 48
Views: 911

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Its quite a common occurrence if one flies often on the same routes. I never keep track on the reg. no. but there are a bunch of TigerAir, JetStar and CebuPacific's A320s that I had flown, and still flying on, in the SIN-MNL-SIN sector. Also the now defunct Sempati Air's Fokker 100s on SIN-JKT-SIN i...

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 130
Views: 28574

Re: Why not Circular runways

VirginFlyer wrote:
doug_or wrote:
Just takeoff and land from treadmills and be done with it.

How many birds will they be able to fit inside the aircraft?

V/F

Don't know about the avian flock but probably many thousands of squirrels.

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4228

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

SIN definitely deserves to be #1. My only major beef with Changi is public transport connectivity. Unlike HK's round the clock (albeit reduced quantity & frequency during the unholy hours) buses, SIN's stopped operating totally just after midnight for more than 5 hours. Obviously the ranking do...

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4228

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

I don't even understand how Jakarta airport receive the world's most improve airport.... I guess that's because with T3, its really really a big improvement over the overcrowded chaos of T2 though as you said, T3 is a "joke" (I'm not really agreeing with you on that) by itself. Put anothe...

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners
Replies: 52
Views: 1465

Re: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners

., just like London is Londres and English speakers say "Parisssss" when the s is in fact silent in French. That brings to mind the Thai alcoholic beverage; Singha Beer. Non natives mispronounced it as "sing ha" but its really "singh" in a rising tone with the "a&...

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 cabin configuration and dimension
Replies: 14
Views: 2258

Re: MC-21 cabin configuration and dimension

And to digress a little, the C919 is supposedly 3.9M or 12'10"=154" so more possible options here.

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4228

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

Iluvtofly wrote:
Montreal is behind Lima ? Please explain !

Short answer.....$$$?
A bit longer answer.....the truth is out there.

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by neutrino
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38793

Re: UA won't orderinxg additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The only A330s with 3-3-3 I can think of ATM is Air Caraibes which shuttles people to French Caribic islands. There are a few others such as AirAsiaX and CebuPacific. I had been on the latter's once, soon after they took delivery of their first bird. It's fine for my 200mins flight. Not the most co...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43969

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

For that matter, the 779 wing which Boeing touts as its "biggest ever" -composite or otherwise- is a flat out lie. The 748 wing is a full 1000 sq ft/ 20% larger in area. The span has nothing to do with the size. That's no flat out lie. I'll grant you that its at most, I repeat; at most us...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43969

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Hang on - remove the staircase? I know there is another one at the back, but I thought the staircase also acted as an emergency evac route which legally allows passengers in the front bit of the upper deck with no door in front of them. Perhaps they will install a ladder... Read again: it's "m...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 6902

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

This reminds me of that amusing line, "Every Airbus is delivered on the wings of a Boeing", back when the Super Guppies were used to airlift Airbus sub-assemblies to Toulouse and Hamburg for a quarter century from 1972.

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 6902

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

I wish Airbus had used one of the consortium partner's names. Aérospatiale would have so much more 'flavor' or identity. Aerospatiale would make it too French, which I don't think the Germans would like that much. I would think they compromised on the Airbus name because it's in English which do no...

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 6902

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Then Airbus would not be called Airbus but "Eurobus" or whateever .... From what I understand which could be wrong, the name Airbus was finally chosen because of some one-upmanship over Boeing. As such, the letter A is a must. If the Airbus name was already trademarked by someone else the...

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone know what is this RPV?
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Anyone know what is this RPV?

I visited the Singapore Air Force Museum recently. Not much to see as there are only a handful of retired military aircraft. Two drones were hanging from the ceiling, one of which is the IAI Scout. The other of a conventional front single-engined propeller-driven high wing monoplane planform got me ...

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 133
Views: 31157

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

jumbojet wrote:
.......than I have a bridge to sell you.

Ok, where and how much? This is so cliched and very yester-decades. Besides, too many sellers.
Try purveying disused space stations instead. You will probably stand a better chance.There are some around somewhere, both derelicts and unused backups.

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 5444

Re: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017

3rdGen wrote:
How does switching airframes make a difference its still the same engines

A320NEOs come with CFM LEAP and P&W GTF options. Qatar's engine order is of the latter. 737MAX is exclusively powered by LEAPs.

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39166683

Also as reported earlier, effective on Monday North Koreans will no longer enjoy visa-free visits.
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The diplomatic spat has reached another level as Malaysia expels the North Korean Ambassador.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39166683

Also as reported earlier, effective on Monday North Koreans will no longer enjoy visa-free visits.

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Shanghai Y-10 relic be restored as private aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Can the Shanghai Y-10 relic be restored as private aircraft

I remember reading in the mainstream papers (no internet back then and so no outright fake news in fashion) that "someone forgot to calculate its CoG" so the engineers had to add in heavy balancing ballasts to ensure a smooth takeoff. Can't recall whether there was an aborted run before fi...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mouse Delays BA London-to-San Francisco Flight for 4 Hours
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Mouse Delays BA London-to-San Francisco Flight for 4 Hours

Sure it was not a RAT? Could be deployed later.....in flight.

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pineapple on pizza?
Replies: 41
Views: 1189

Re: Pineapple on pizza?

That's funny.... Giordanos in Australia is a chain of fashion / clothing boutiques. I have also shopped in them in Hong Kong and I believe that they are a Chinese originating company ... no pizza there! Yes and no. Giordano, established 1981, is from Hong Kong, not China. Then again Hong Kong is no...

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline to offer 11 abreast on a 777X?
Replies: 31
Views: 6179

Re: First Airline to offer 11 abreast on a 777X?

To make things simpler I'll add 10 abreast to this post as well. A350 @ 10 Abreast - 18" aisle and 1.5" armrest - 16.5" seat width A380 @ 10 Abreast (Main Deck) 20" aisle and 2" armrest - 19" seat width 777 @ 10 Abreast - 18" aisle and 1.5" armrest - 17.4&quo...

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline to offer 11 abreast on a 777X?
Replies: 31
Views: 6179

Re: First Airline to offer 11 abreast on a 777X?

My experience in the Philippines is that, people do not mind when a 6th person squeezes into a seat designed for 5 on the MRT. That's still ok compared to 5-abreast on its public buses. The MRT rides are short and with pax movement very dynamic, that 6 into 5 are tolerable...especially when your bu...

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by neutrino
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32042

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

It's direct at the earlier poster, not you.

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by neutrino
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32042

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

rotating14 wrote:
Not a Large market?

Sour grapes?

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by neutrino
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roll out of the Boeing 787-10 (last week)
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: Roll out of the Boeing 787-10 (last week)

oldannyboy wrote:
Me neither :-) And actually, there's a thing as 'too long'. A bit of girth helps both visually and functionally :shock:

Sounds like you are writing porn.....ok, airplane porn! :duck:

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 6757

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

I was a young adult when I board my first commercial flight in 1979. Was asked at check-in "Smoking or non-smoking"? Of course I chose the latter, being a non-smoker. I remember looking for a separate "smokers' compartment" upon boarding and was surprised not to see any. I then a...

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by neutrino
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 50
Views: 11908

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

You are welcome!

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by neutrino
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 50
Views: 11908

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

I bet they spent billions ¥ and thousands manhours on the latter. Its called building organisational culture. Every single organisation does it albeit in a slight different way. Soemhow I doubt a Chinese state-owned company would be spending yen instead of RMB, Japan is not their best friend after ...

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by neutrino
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condolences to Sweden
Replies: 76
Views: 2505

Re: Condolences to Sweden

einsteinboricua wrote:
And Obama is the one that made the US look like a fool?

If Obama made the US look like a fool, Drumpf is making the US a fool.

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by neutrino
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers
Replies: 49
Views: 11315

Re: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers

Company rules are cast in stone. That's what people are brainwashed to believe but its generally true. However, how many realize that stones can be broken up and even smashed to smithereens? Of course that might come with a price. My belief is just do what one feels is the right thing to do, rules &...

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by neutrino
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers
Replies: 49
Views: 11315

Re: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers

I honestly do NOT believe you would voluntarily pay a couple of thousand bucks in pizza FROM YOUR OWN WALLET because your company isn't going to do it. From the article: "Samms said four or five pizzas were ordered." I like good pizza as much as the next person but I've never ordered a $5...

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by neutrino
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75561

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Revelation wrote:
I'm not great at origami either! :biggrin:

But you are great at yoga, no? ;)

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by neutrino
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 94
Views: 16114

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

IPFreely wrote:
After all someone who could crash-land the Millennium Falcon safely at lightspeed can certainly land a small airplane in daylight at SNA.

There, fixed it for you.
You are welcome!

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated

And let's not forget that Kim Jong-Un is not an only child. He might have been favored for succession but he does have another older half brother within the elite. I would be more concerned with those in my inner circle than those who are outside. At least I know where they stand whereas those in t...

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated

VSMUT wrote:
He was pretty much cut off by them when he attempted to sneak into Japan in order to visit Disney World.

Gentle point of correction: Japan does not have a Disney World. She got a Disneyland.

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated

This is one of the two suspected killers: http://www.todayonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/photo_gallery_image/public/photos/43_images/kim_jong-nam_killer_1502.jpg?itok=w-tnpk9N http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/15/clearer-image-of-killer-caught-on-cctv/ And according to this tweet,...

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next Big Thing, passenger drones in Dubai.
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Re:

Correction: 8 motors 8 safety as drones are powered by motors, not engines.

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by neutrino
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next Big Thing, passenger drones in Dubai.
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Re:

BartSimpson wrote:
What I am more interested in is - what happens when an engine fails? Are they still flyable? And will we see a revival of the "4 engines 4 long haul" slogan?


Nah, 4 engines is history. Drones need more. It will be 8 engines 8 (aid/add, take your pick) safety.

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by neutrino
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32042

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Even Singapore Airlines which has ordered 67 A350-900 has now ordered 59 787-10 plus another 20 787-8/9 flown by Scoot. Just a little correction: SQ ordered 30 -10s in 2013 and will soon firm another 19. Total for SQ's 787-10 will be 49, not 59. Grand total of Dreamliners for the SQ group is 69, St...

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by neutrino
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Kim Jong Nam, half brother of Kim Jong Un assassinated

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's elder half brother Jong nam was killed today by female North Korean agents at Malaysia's KLIA. Who ordered the killing? The bet is on the brutal Kim regime, likely Jong Un himself. Would be no surprise given that the latter had gotten rid of his uncle who was his de...

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by neutrino
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32042

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

The first of the 2013 order of 30 787-10s will start to be delivered next year whilst the 19 soon-to-be ordered birds will initially be ready for revenue service in 2020. The question is; does that mean the earlier batch of 30 will all be in the hands of SIA group in the two or almost three year pe...

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by neutrino
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32042

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

I believe the first batch of -10 ordered in 2013 will likely all be operated by SQ as Scoot still have 4 each of -8 and -9 on the books. Note that as the last delivery to Scoot's was a 789 on 09-Oct-2015, they are currently not in urgent need of more planes, (Alright, maybe, just maybe a few of the...

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by neutrino
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32042

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Current SQ orders; -57 x A350 -49 x 787-10 -5 x A380s (111 aircraft on order) This LOI: -20 x 777-9X -19 x 787 SQ currently has 30 787-10s on order. With this LOI they will have 49. Won't these 787 go to Scoot? They ordered 787 before, and sent them to Scoot in high-density layout. To be clear, SQ ...

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