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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: 325
Views: 15443

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: 2117
Views: 109751

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: 122
Views: 10424

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: 252
Views: 19447

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: 2117
Views: 109751

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: 7104

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: 2117
Views: 109751

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: 2117
Views: 109751

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: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

What Messiah! I'm parodying Anakin.

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by neutrino
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

For the past 30 odd years passenger's rights and privileges have been eroding, legal fine print and policies has become more and more anti-consumer, and this incident will be the tipping point to rebalance the airline and passenger relationship. Dr David Dao is the Chosen One. He is bringing balanc...

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by neutrino
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Meanwhile:; http://www.cbsnews.com/news/united-airlines-pilots-infuriated-by-grossly-inappropriate-dragging-of-passenger/ "They say they are “infuriated” by what happened and blamed the debacle on the “grossly inappropriate” actions of the security officers. “This violent incident should never ...

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by neutrino
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

http://nypost.com/2017/04/15/former-bea ... ight-suit/
“It’s about the culture of United,” Carmen Maria Montiel said. “They treat the customer as the enemy.”
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More stories are being dug out, this one from 2013:
http://nypost.com/2017/04/15/former-bea ... ight-suit/
“It’s about the culture of United,” Carmen Maria Montiel said. “They treat the customer as the enemy.”

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by neutrino
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 325
Views: 15443

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Oh dear, did I promise a bottle? May I take the unsolicited, self-granted liberty of chipping in as a follower of the exchanges between you two fine gentlemen? The bet was agreed circa five months ago and as we are not getting any younger, (I am assuming all three of us are above fifty), details of...

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by neutrino
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Gentlemen, hope this helps: A law enforcement officer (LEO) is any individual who is sworn in as a police officer, sheriff deputy, state trooper, or a federal agent to enforce the laws of the jurisdiction he or she serves. Some other careers that are considered LEO positions include: Air Marshal AT...

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by neutrino
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

NorthTerminal wrote:
Why do people keep saying this?

Because they are clueless parrots.

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by neutrino
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Its getting more complicated. According to the two links below, it looks this United Dr David Dao is the same as the Dr David Dao with a record after all. If so, he has paid his dues and has been re-instated. Please read the articles if you want to know more and form your own conclusions. It might n...

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by neutrino
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

By the WAY? WAS he a Licensed Doctor? REALLY?? I've heard he was "Defrocked". Hmmm! This bears close Scrutiny! Something Isn't smelling right.. By the WAY, ARE YOU humanr? REALLY?? I've heard you were sodomized and traumatized. Hmmm! This bears close Scrutiny! Something Isn't smelling rig...

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by neutrino
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

dc9northwest wrote:
Can we call this debacle Gategate?

Unitedgate or Unigate would sound better.
Next in line: Daogate or Davidgate.
Bronze prize: draggate.

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by neutrino
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I was referring to travel industry salaries, which have been in relative decline for the last 20 years and will have an effect on staff quality, but I do like where you went with the analogy :rotfl: My bad for not paying attention, thereby hitting my head on the seat rest and dragging myself down t...

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by neutrino
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Alas, pay peanuts, get monkeys :-( That's fine unless like Dr Dao, you get more than you paid for.....ending up with three gorillas knocking you out and dragging u away. I was referring to travel industry salaries, which have been in relative decline for the last 20 years and will have an effect on...

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by neutrino
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

NorthTerminal wrote:
Alas, pay peanuts, get monkeys :-(

That's fine unless like Dr Dao, you get more than you paid for.....ending up with three gorillas knocking you out and dragging u away.

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by neutrino
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

"Two different folks. David Anh Duy Dao is the person in Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure letters. The UA victim is David Thanh Duc Dao". The above is from the comments section of this article: http://heavy.com/news/2017/04/david-dao-united-doctor-airlines-louisville-kentucky-passenger...

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by neutrino
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I thought nobody volunteered, and those were just the three of the four that were picked? 3 volunteered Actually, no. Nobody volunteered. 4 were picked "randomly" but now we learn that by freudian slip UA have admitted that the passengers chosen by UA were the ones that paid lowest fare, ...

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by neutrino
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 14032

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

jbs2886 wrote:
:lol: :lol: These "facts" are not even close to facts.


They are Alternative Facts. ;)

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by neutrino
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2117
Views: 109751

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Clearly a PR catastrophe of epic proportions.The department head and his immediate team should be replaced. Hire someone with proven competence to repair the damage. This guy Rick Clements had impressed with his handling of the Mi186 and SQ006 disasters. He left SIA in 2009 after 24 years of service...

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by neutrino
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hard to pronounce city names
Replies: 37
Views: 1677

Re: Hard to pronounce city names

Lucky for us, the world's longest place name was shortened, albeit erroneously, to a very pronounceable Bangkok. That's actually the name of a hamlet and not the Thai capital but it has stuck, so..... Anyway its correct pronunciation is "bun(as in bundle)-kok", not "bang-kok" but...

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by neutrino
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rekkof Finds Creditor
Replies: 12
Views: 2232

Re: Rekkof Finds Creditor

Yeah, and China has launched the nextgen SST, seating 300+ pax and zipping around at mach 2,8.
Lame!

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 60
Views: 9225

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

Varsity1 wrote:
"Proudly All Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer"

Why so long-winded?
Make it short and sharp: Proudly all jets. ;)

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The return of Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

The return of Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

The notorious auto self-combusting Note 7 look set to make a comeback, Will the reincarnation rise from its battery ashes like the proverbial phoenix? If/when its on the market, after regulatory approval, will you buy it? I will in a heart beat if the price is low and I mean crazy low, otherwise no ...

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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: 46
Views: 5187

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: 22
Views: 1073

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: 325
Views: 15443

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:
Image

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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: 325
Views: 15443

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:
Image

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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: 5454

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: 46
Views: 5187

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: 74
Views: 2265

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: 141
Views: 31439

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: 4363

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: 4363

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: 1578

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: 2347

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: 4363

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: 419
Views: 67551

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: 411
Views: 58355

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: 411
Views: 58355

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: 6993

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: 6993

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: 6993

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: 581

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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