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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Norwegian B737 Max 8 software update
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Norwegian B737 Max 8 software update

It was my understanding that this issue was not an external computer such as an iPad, but the embedded flight computers as the captain mentioned in one announcement that they are also in the process of getting support from Boeing. That sounds really odd. Software updates on the flight computer shou...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 14
Views: 2493

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

For what's its worth, Irkut believes the MC-21 could sell some 1,000 copies in a period of 20 years. The largest chunk should go to Russia: By 2035 the world’s demand for the Russian new MC-21 single-aisle airliner is estimated at 980 airframes , said Kirill Budaev, Vice President for sales and mark...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 14
Views: 2493

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

Building a good airplane is one thing, success also depends on 1) good financing and after market values, 2) lessor adoption, 3) spare parts pool and maintenance facilities around the globe, 4) crew training, simulators, 5) AOG teams, support and probably much more.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 119
Views: 11565

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

StTim wrote:
I didn't realise the A330 finishing unit was shared with the A320 line.


Both plants are located next to each other, but the A330 uses new and bigger hangars, including a new paint facility.

The only thing they share are the runways.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 119
Views: 11565

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

With all due respect this thread is about Airbus potentially increasing their production rate and some concerns lessors have regarding a bubble. It is not an A vs B, who has the better backlog thread. If Airbus goes up to 70 planes a month and there is a Southeast Asia financial crisis, India has a...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 25
Views: 7267

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

They are a very good airline normally and streets ahead of some of the legacies but they have made a mistake of thinking a top draw personal entertainment system is more important than personal space. Qatar Airways is not the only airline who think this way. Few years ago we had this interview with...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 20931

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. These numbers almost made me spit out my drink, no way in hell these numbers are going to happen unless a massive increase in production occurs. Well, Bombardier does ...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 20931

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BBA532

Maybe delivery will follow shortly.
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Korean Air's 3rd CS300, the one that had smoke in the cockpit, performed another test flight today:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BBA532

Maybe delivery will follow shortly.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7960

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

ap305 wrote:
The first -1000 has entered service on DOH-LHR. Initial cruise at fl380 compared to fl340 for the 77w on the same route earlier today.


And now at FL400 over Iraq, about 1.5 hours into the flight.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 121073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Still no reg on MSN 60 though, one could notice the absence of the registration on the landing gear door last year.

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SIchuan A350-941 msn 060 by dn280tls, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo 747 got its tail fin removed
Replies: 13
Views: 4410

Saudia Cargo 747 got its tail fin removed

So what's happened to TC-ACR, a 15 years old 747-400F?

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Saudi Arabian Airlines, Boeing 747 (TC-ACR), 22-feb-18 (1) by Robin Smeets, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 25
Views: 7267

QR to reveal new economy seat

QR is working on a new economy seats and wants to do "something special". Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is working on a new economy-class product, which could be unveiled as early at 2019, likely at next year’s ITB Berlin. “When you give the best product in business class, then you shou...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 35
Views: 5971

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

I was under the impression that the Lion group was exclusively a Boeing franchise. If the A321 can make it into the line-up at a level of orders for 65 at Batik, then Boeing must be under a competitive challenge... Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft Of which a large chunk will go to Batik Air.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 6697

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

A possible 777-8F should have a similar or less payload than the 777F. A heavier frame, heavier engines, will only be partly compensated by a slightly higher MTOW, 351.5 t instead of 347.8 t. More range yes, more payload, very unlikely. Yes 777X comes with the same MTOW as the current 777. As the O...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 121073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I believe hkcanadaexpat should be able to answer that question.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 20931

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

P&W delivered 374 GTF engines in 2017, which is basically in line with its forecast of "350 to 400" engines. PW1500G is also not affected by the latest engine snags, presumably something else is holding up deliveries.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 48508

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/966765177839411200


Apparently it's a NTU (not taken up), any clue why Royal Jordanian has canceled this aircraft?

https://twitter.com/PSBoeingTstFlts/sta ... 7623887874
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qf789 wrote:
Royal Jordanian 788 JY-BAI getting ready for its B1 flight

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/966765177839411200


Apparently it's a NTU (not taken up), any clue why Royal Jordanian has canceled this aircraft?

https://twitter.com/PSBoeingTstFlts/sta ... 7623887874

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 137
Views: 31540

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

A peek inside the converted A330: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/39513440615_46366fd812_z.jpg ASL - DHL A330-300F EI-HEA at HKG/VHHH by Jaws300 , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/40409069801_b5487d0e20_z.jpg ASL Airlines - DHL A330-300F EI-HEA at HKG/VHHH by Jaws300 , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 2740

Re: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

holcakker wrote:
Share price 5% down today, wtf?


Results are below expectations, thus stock market reacts negative.

Operating profit of €3,015m failed to live up to expectations of €3.046bn in the year to 31 December 2017.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 38177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

At least there has been one delivery this week! Airbus A320-251N 8113 TC-NBP Pegasus Airlines delivery 22 Feb18 XFW-SAW ex D-AXAA And one more for today: Airbus A320 -251N 7880 VT-TNH Vistara delivery 22feb18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDE And we also missed the latest Azul delivery: Airbus A320 -251N 8105 PR-Y...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13933

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

If this thread has an inbuilt assumption that the A330neo will mean that there will be no more A330ceo, then I think that assumption is wrong. Assuming that Airbus and RR have not gone mad, they will continue with all four models of the A330 (-200, -300, -800 and -900). Why? Because this extends th...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 121073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 201 (TG#12) has rolled out to the flightline today. MSN 200 JJ #8 too has emerged from cabin/engine fit and has been parked nearby the A380 halls, presumably waiting for paint entry. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/40317647172_da888b3fdd_z.jpg Msn200 19/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 2740

Re: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... et-446161/
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LHRFlyer wrote:
Looking through the slide presentation LEVEL is clearly set for significant growth:


IAG is also in talks with Boeing and Airbus for additional planes.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... et-446161/

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 83
Views: 18452

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Lessor ALC has converted 4 A350-900s to 2 A330-900, 2 A320neo and 4 A321neo aircraft. The document can be found at http://services.corporate-ir.net/SEC/Document.Service?id=P3VybD1hSFIwY0RvdkwyRndhUzUwWlc1cmQybDZZWEprTG1OdmJTOWtiM2R1Ykc5aFpDNXdhSEEvWVdOMGFXOXVQVkJFUmlacGNHRm5aVDB4TWpBM05qYzBPQ1p6ZFdK...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 44
Views: 13793

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

NZ engine issues should be resolved by April: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-nz-expects-trent-1000-issue-to-be-resolved-by-ap-446110/ Air New Zealand expects that the issues plaguing the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9s will be resolved by ar...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 141
Views: 21970

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Here's a nice close-up of the aircraft:

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 Icelandair TF-ICE LN6792 by Huy Do, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 48508

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... very-dates
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EgyptAir's first 787-9 is due in June 2019:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... very-dates

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 20931

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... very-dates
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EgyptAir is due to receive its first CS300 aircraft between November this year, and January 2019:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... very-dates

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius outlines A330neo plans
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Air Mauritius outlines A330neo plans

Air Mauritius has outlined its early A330-900 deployment plans. The first two aircraft will arrive on property in September and October this year and will be used on the following routes: According to ch-aviation analysis of schedule data, the Indian Ocean carrier intends to deploy its A330neo into ...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 93
Views: 21814

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

First aircraft is LN 517, ex- Rossiya, registered UR-GOA.

The second aircraft will be LN 359, ex-Asiana, and is currently undergoing conversion at TPE.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 102
Views: 16568

EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

Emirates warns the US to not open Pandora's box by even trying to renegotiate the Open Skies agreement: Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) CEO Tim Clark has warned American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines not to pursue a renegotiation of the Open Skies pact between the United States and the U...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13933

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Funny you mention the A300 actually... it was ranged at around 4000 nmi, which kinda makes it the pioneer domestic widebody in Australia, and also the last thus far that was actually reasonably suited to the role. And more optimized for quick turn around times, unlike long "devil's bowling all...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 35
Views: 5971

Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

CAPA made an analysis of the potential impact of the A321LR. On the sidelines, it claims Batir Air will convert (or already has) its entire A321neo order to the A321LR. The A321neoLR will ultimately account for a much larger share of total A321neo deliveries. There could be more than 20 A321neoLR op...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 38177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
At least there has been one delivery this week!

Airbus A320-251N 8113 TC-NBP Pegasus Airlines delivery 22 Feb18 XFW-SAW ex D-AXAA


And one more for today:

Airbus A320 -251N 7880 VT-TNH Vistara delivery 22feb18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDE

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1300
Views: 122234

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The second half is not yet equipped with GPS and chutes. This will happen once SpaceX is able to recover the first half.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4284

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 1849 has been ferried to TSN for cabin fit & paint.

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F-WWYE Airbus A330 Tianjin Airlines by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 38177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Continuing on the PW1100G powerplant, P&W explains that the knife-edge seal was one of 17 changes the OEM made to improve overall reliability: "We have gone back to an earlier design on a knife-edge seal on the eight-stage compressor," Hayes told attendees at an investor conference. Th...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 84
Views: 14118

Sneek peek at United's upcoming international premium economy

https://twitter.com/BrianSumers/status/ ... 4395158528
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Someone leaked some photos of UA's upcoming premium economy seats:

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https://twitter.com/BrianSumers/status/ ... 4395158528

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 8234

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

INFINITI329 wrote:
I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay.


If I may ask, why is that? What is wrong with Rouge?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 16781

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

SonOfABeech wrote:
I guess they were considering a Mariners special livery, but the plane kept going tech all the time.


I guess that must be the reason why N924VA was delivered few months after N925VA?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 38177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hmmm... Everything Pratt says they will do to fix their issues, you usually report as-is. But everything CFM says they will do, you question it. Why the double standard? :?: I guess you haven't visited Specsavers lately: there is no question mark in my post, it was just an observation. This CFM sho...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 16781

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

https://twitter.com/annabelrchang/statu ... 1539833857
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robt760 wrote:
It looks like they ferried the aircraft to SFO base tonight.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N924VA


Apparently there was a small party:

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https://twitter.com/annabelrchang/statu ... 1539833857

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 121073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 197 VN #12 has just rolled out in SkyTeam livery.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1300
Views: 122234

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/sta ... 4652383232
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First pic of the fairing:

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/sta ... 4652383232

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 121073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 193 BF #2 made its second flight today.

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AIB02GX msn193 22/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1300
Views: 122234

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966692641533390848
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Missed it:

Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.


https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966692641533390848

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