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by AApilot2b
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15037

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. What about all those passengers that currently have no desire to look outside and close the window shades as soon as they can? Will they be forced to look at screens with projected images of the outside worl...

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by AApilot2b
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15037

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787... Understandable, everybody should. Aside that, I don't understand the surprise, windowless transport was not already introduced centuries ago in boats? http://www.joserodriguez.info/bloc/wp-content/themes/mimbo2.2/images//BenHur07.jpg Hey.... you are on to something here. ...

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by AApilot2b
Mon May 28, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16649

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Neither the 757 or 767 were "dead end" designs. The facts prove otherwise. They were game changers offering unparalleled safety, comfort, efficiency and performance. The 767 opened up ETOPS and the 757 is an airplane for which no one has yet to find a suitable replacement. Sadly the 767-40...

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by AApilot2b
Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19060

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

A lot of speculations made here with no clear facts. Apart from the first news article, no one has stated a valid source for their opinion....

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by AApilot2b
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 3886

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

The first commercial airliner to circumnavigate the globe... a great story that should be told, but is often missed. I once read a brief account of this. I really enjoyed this more detailed series of articles. As the author concludes, "The California Clipper and her crew did something utterly r...

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by AApilot2b
Sun May 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19123

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Sounds like an article from the 90s. This is a joke when you think of it with Amtrak in mind.

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13537

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

;) What was that lady doing texting when the plane is on approach? Wait a second...... that's a good point :shock: In her defense Southwest has gate to gate wifi and also sells a discounted tier at $2 for messaging services only. If she had purchased it earlier in the flight then she would be able ...

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13537

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

ODwyerPW wrote:
I don't blame the passengers for being scared.

I do however blame the media outlet for blowing it out of proportion.


Agreed.

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13537

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Only one passenger vomited... couldn’t have been that bad. :scratchchin: This article might have more credibility if it wasn’t from MSN.

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4081

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

All said, hub and spoke just works for this. I’ve been on that flight and I can say that without a doubt there are more than just Mercedes Benz folks on that plane. Out of Atlanta, that flight catches all the additional traffic that would not be possible in Alabama. Love the 767-400 that flies this ...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/03/28/aggressive-passenger-may-have-to-pay-plane-s-gas-bill-after-causing-emergency-landing.html According to the article, an aggressive passenger on a Sunwing flight back in July of 2017 caused a divert. “Nassios allegedly began making threats and acting “aggressi...

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by AApilot2b
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 14064

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

They should stop all road traffic in and around the city as well. :cheeky: A truck or bus driving by one’s house makes more noise than a modern commercial airliner overhead.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16136

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

Eight minutes in the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n858nw#106bffb2 Can't wait to read the sensationalized news articles that will come out of Nigerian papers tomorrow. Nigerian papers? I’m sure the media will sensationalize it everywhere.... CNN, MSNBC, etc... Near death apocalyp...

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by AApilot2b
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 91
Views: 27569

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

We have an American MD-80 every evening here in Pensacola right now. I relish every chance to see her as I know her days are numbered. I always loved the Super 80s and already have begun to miss them before they’re gone.

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by AApilot2b
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8784

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

That is an extremely low blow. Silverstein is the lowest of human depravity... a disgusting individual. If he feels that someone should be sewed he should sue Saudi Arabia.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 39413

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

I really do wonder why it seems Airbus invest so much more into improving their product line unlike Boeing. Sure they ecoDemonstrator by we have yet to see any of that hit production lines. It seems like they just rely on engine PIPs. Regardless it will be interesting to see how quick the can get t...

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by AApilot2b
Mon May 22, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5459

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

https://boomsupersonic.com/
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This is similar to the Boom concept that recently rolled out a prototype (non airliner version) to test.
https://boomsupersonic.com/

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by AApilot2b
Sat May 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 10714

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

As much as we love four engined (and even three engined) aircraft, there is no chance this is going to happen. One just has to look at the historically low sales of four engined airplanes in recent years to recognize that a four engined A350 doesn't make a lot of sense for the airlines.

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by AApilot2b
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6901

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

My first flight on a 737 was from ATL to MKE on a Delta 737-200. I sat just aft of the wing and had a fantastic view of that beautifully tucked engine. Since then, I've flown all models with the exceptions of the rare 100 and 600. It's a great airplane and I still love flying on them. I remember bac...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16304

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

When will it stop. Southwest is now the luxury airline with perks.

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by AApilot2b
Tue May 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet Receives First Sukhoi Superjet 100
Replies: 37
Views: 20361

RE: CityJet Receives First Sukhoi Superjet 100

...and suddenly realizing they should have ordered the CS100.   

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 20, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Train Vs Plane Feat Eastern Airways Saab 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 7607

RE: UK Train Vs Plane Feat Eastern Airways Saab 2000

Great report! How would you compare the Saab 2000 to the Q400? I've flown Q400s several times, but have never been on a Saab 2000. Just wondering?

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 20, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was The A321 Such A Late Bloomer?
Replies: 70
Views: 19316

RE: Why Was The A321 Such A Late Bloomer?

Because Boeing stopped producing the 757 years ago with no viable replacement. Now many 757 are quite old and need to be replaced. While not the perfect match, the A321 is the closest 757 replacement on the market today.

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by AApilot2b
Sun May 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 747 By Any Other Name
Replies: 23
Views: 6951

RE: A 747 By Any Other Name

I use to think the same as you that, "the A380 hasn't really caught the public eye in the way the 747 has, and even the 787 and A350 seem to be just one more aircraft," but having heard the recent discussions of friends who got to fly on 787s , I'm starting to change a little. The fact is, I have ne...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Next Big Thing?
Replies: 78
Views: 20217

RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Re-introduce DC-4s to the fleet.   

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by AApilot2b
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 45 Year Old Active 747 Gets A New Paintjob
Replies: 33
Views: 19942

RE: 45 Year Old Active 747 Gets A New Paintjob

Thats a great point NWAROOSTER.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I guess even <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> has to respect that it was Pratt that powered the first 747 in to the ...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 242t A330 In Mojave
Replies: 61
Views: 23685

RE: DL 242t A330 In Mojave

Overhead taking a look at potential 744s that can be bought for spare parts.   

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 15, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad: US Carriers Received Benefits Worth $71bn
Replies: 24
Views: 5762

RE: Etihad: US Carriers Received Benefits Worth $71bn

This whole thing has gotten a bit silly and ridiculous. Its almost like a childish "name calling" contest... hardly worth my time to read these silly accusations.

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31140

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

Yes... because all airline paint schemes are extremely accurate to the detail, like this purple Oryx... <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Qatar-Airways/Boeing-787-8-Dreamliner/2475294/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Qatar-A...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31140

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

Yes... and the globe on United's tail only has lines and shows no countries, the Speedbird on British Airways doesn't actually look like a bird, the stripes on Air France's tail are far too many to actually represent the French flag, the Shamrock on AerLingus is too big, the colors on Emirates tail ...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31140

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

No. There is nothing wrong with the the paint scheme.

This topic has been beat to death on a.net.   

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Boeing 737 Prone To Problems?
Replies: 62
Views: 18690

RE: Is The Boeing 737 Prone To Problems?

Newsweek is not a credible news source and like much of the media, fails miserably in the aviation department. The 737 has incredible dispatch reliability and an excellent safety record. I have no time to waste on a topic like this. Enough said....

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by AApilot2b
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

RE: The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better

I should also add the article shows a historic photo of the aircraft as well as one demonstrating the horrible condition that the museum had allowed this majestic plane deteriorate to.

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by AApilot2b
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better

It looks like RA001, the first Boeing 747, is coming a long in her restoration. I've visited the Museum of Flight a few times and was horrified to see how poorly the museum had maintained the aircraft in the airpark. RA001 was looking dreadful. She is starting to look a lot better. I just hope that ...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Groundhugger
Replies: 51
Views: 20217

RE: 787 Groundhugger

I don't find the 787 to be a ground hugger at all. Instead of sitting up on spindly, tall landing gear, it has an aggressive stance that makes it easily identifiable and uniquely beautiful. It is easily one of the best looking airliners ever built.

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by AApilot2b
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CL415 Airtanker Drops On Highway Crash
Replies: 20
Views: 10046

RE: CL415 Airtanker Drops On Highway Crash

Very cool video. Does anyone know where this plane was flying out of (where it was based)?

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by AApilot2b
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers In OZ214 Crash Sue Boeing
Replies: 141
Views: 26000

RE: Passengers In OZ214 Crash Sue Boeing

Two words say it all.... "GOLD DIGGERS."

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by AApilot2b
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: "My Flight Training Experience In Korea"
Replies: 57
Views: 25049

RE: Op-Ed: "My Flight Training Experience In Korea"

I simply remember the string of KAL accidents in the 90s that lead to scrutiny of their training practices, bad pilotage, etc.... I thought that the issues had been resolved until Asiana destroyed a perfectly good 777 on a wonderful weather summer day. Enough said....

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by AApilot2b
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2
Replies: 257
Views: 130548

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2

The media reporting of this crash is absolutely stupid. The sensationalism and jumping to conclusions is ridiculous. It seems that at some point they would get an aviation expert to discuss this rather than some twit who knows nothing more than how to apply makeup properly.....

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by AApilot2b
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing To Name New 777X The "777 Next"
Replies: 76
Views: 22192

RE: Rumour: Boeing To Name New 777X The "777 Next"

Love your comments aerokiwi (reply 3).  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I'm so tired of these silly marketing skeams. My most hated name right now is Airbus naming the winglets on their A320s, "Sharklets." Se...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busted!: The Truth Behind The New AA Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 37540

RE: Busted!: The Truth Behind The New AA Livery

I'm biased, but I like the new scheme. I will miss the polished aluminum, but we knew that would have to go some day...

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by AApilot2b
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The 1st AA 77W Rolled Out Yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 15034

RE: Has The 1st AA 77W Rolled Out Yet?

Max Q that makes no sense. Red, white, and blue stripes on polished aluminum is definitely a color scheme. I would argue it is one that has more character than the many bland white fuselage schemes.

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by AApilot2b
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Begins Int'l Economy Meal Pay
Replies: 95
Views: 23430

RE: US Airways Begins Int'l Economy Meal Pay

Another reason to not fly with US Airways just added to my long list.

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 25, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Wider Seats For Obese On A320
Replies: 62
Views: 13744

RE: Airbus To Offer Wider Seats For Obese On A320

This would be a point worth mentioning if they offered a couple of treadmills per row.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/sarcastic.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  However, a wider seat for obese passengers while the seat is narrower for non ...

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777s With 2-5-2 Seating
Replies: 94
Views: 19706

RE: 777s With 2-5-2 Seating

AA has 2-5-2 on its 777s. I, like many of the folks here, prefer that configuration and wish more airlines did it. No one wants to be that 3rd person stuck in a window with two strangers to climb over, or that middle person stuck between two strangers. As much as it is used, the 3 seat configuration...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Certified
Replies: 28
Views: 13207

RE: Boeing 747-8I Certified

Hey Archer... I think your spelling is mostly correct but I believe its spelled "scairbus."  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I agree with everyone here, while I will make an exception amongst all those twins f...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Receives Certification
Replies: 75
Views: 17081

RE: 787 Receives Certification

I agree with TomB. That is a nice gesture.

I'm really excited to see these birds enter service with the airlines. Up here in Seattle we get to see the 787 and the others pretty often. It really is a beautiful design and it will be a wonderful airplane to see at the world's airports.

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by AApilot2b
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Receives Certification
Replies: 75
Views: 17081

RE: 787 Receives Certification

... and might I add a great big congratulations to the folks at Boeing!

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by AApilot2b
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Receives Certification
Replies: 75
Views: 17081

787 Receives Certification

I was surprised no one had posted this yet, but its official now.

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1903

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