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by B8887
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 3843

Re: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?

No one mentioned LIS yet. All but SEN...

I know some people who would not mind using SEN over Gatwick...

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B8887

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by B8887
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 95
Views: 16190

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

Good question. Only Saudia bought it? The 797 isn't green lighted yet and I would be very cautious to say it will be. Bread and butters are called 737s and A32x series, not risky clean sheet designs. "Regional" by Chinese standards should mean feeder flights of less than 3/4 hours, I think...

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by B8887
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 2686

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

Happened a few tines to me arguably a while ago..

On a 727 in the early 1990's and on some RJ's, possibly a Saab 340 and ERJ 145.

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B8887

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by B8887
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be the impact of a 3rd runway on LHR slots?
Replies: 25
Views: 4602

Re: What will be the impact of a 3rd runway on LHR slots?

Excuse me, but what would the impact on the cost of the current slots be?

Goes up because airlines will pay a bigger premium for LHR? Goes down bcs more slots will be available?

But I agree, this is all a bit iffy and wheny (still)...

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B8887

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by B8887
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier box flying on passenger seats
Replies: 19
Views: 4441

Re: Courier box flying on passenger seats

@stylo777

Is my memory right, or is it possible that I saw a large metal box "traveling" on a seat like a passenger, also many moons ago on my intra-european flights?.

(more than once)

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B8887

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by B8887
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33200

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing I am pretty sure they are needing some kind of psychological support now after their near-death-experience. Agreed. They will most likely have medical follow-up at least for the ne...

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by B8887
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33200

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

It might explain the unusual vectors somewhat, but for those not in the know, the area around Lisbon can get surprisingly hilly, especially the north bank of the Tagus, as with Lisbon itself. The Alentejo around Beja, on the contrary, does have some rolling hills, but it's much flatter. Regards. B8887

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by B8887
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33200

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Does Portugal have a different system of incident reporting and investigation that's more public? I'm almost certain this event will be classified as an "accident", like others such as very severe turbulence, w/ or without damage (airframe and/or overhead bins for example), and will there...

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by B8887
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first plane with a crew rest area?
Replies: 6
Views: 3293

Re: What was the first plane with a crew rest area?

Yep, way before the jet age then.. Did the Stratocruiser have it?..

Since it's not specified, but military planes possibly beat civilian ones.

The B 52 has them, not sure about the B 36 and B 29, but it's very probable...

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B8887

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by B8887
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6079

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Just to add that I'm pretty sure I already saw an airline bragging about SET in an inflight magazine if I'm not mistaken. Not sure which one, possibly U2, and this was easily like 5 years ago, not 5 months ago. They even publish savings figures per fleet due to RETI. Correct. I separately saw the fi...

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by B8887
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5032

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

This will not happen. Although truly inseparable from one another, both benefit from each other being independent. Airframers like A and B are not metal tube makers. They make extremely high tech stuff that requires billions in R&D plus enormous production means. Same for RR in a completely othe...

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by B8887
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6079

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

On my recent intra-european flights, single engine taxi in and out is becoming quite routine, almost a non-event. Much more frequent than say 5 or 10 years ago. I suppose cost and environmental considerations have a much bigger say than before.

Regards..

B8887

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by B8887
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 52
Views: 12159

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

I agree. This particular plane is a piece of living history.
The Triple 7, and - I insist -the GE 90, changed the game for the better.

She will earn a well deserved place in a museum.

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B8887

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by B8887
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ABuUGQW9Uk

Thoughts?

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B8887
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I did not see this posted.

It apparently happened on Sep 29th..

Check the link below, the sequence between 1:15 and 1:30 is particularly impressive...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ABuUGQW9Uk

Thoughts?

Regards..

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 6274

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Are the A330 Regional's and/or the 757s used for Transcontinental services in the US approved for ETOPS ops?... @BravoOne Quite interesting. Can interior furnishings have other influences over ETOPS, such as the kind of fabric in the seats and/or modules for meals or meal preparation for example?.. ...

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by B8887
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel

What about other airports in Germany, like NUE, HAM or DUS, do you have any idea?

Thx..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel

Hi.

Which airports pipe their fuel in? Let's maybe start with the majors in the US and Europe.. All of them?

Or partially? Do you have any info about your local airport?...

Thanks..

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B8887

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by B8887
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10375

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I'm also in for the Constellation and/or the Stratocruiser duo, in terms of regular, scheduled, timetabled service..

I saw some timetables of that not long ago..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9921

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

The point about the possibility of being a mini EK is a valid one though.. LIS is indeed a strategic location and it's a pity they do not take more advantages out of it. On the other hand, Portugal is not the UAE and there are more differences that may explain that. TP in the US is really surprising...

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by B8887
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9921

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

@Blerg

You are correct. The problem at LIS is space, and more specifically aircraft parking spaces.

It's almost a miracle the airport handles 26 million pax in such a tight environment.

Macau will not happen..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 6274

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Interesting question. Is it all about the maintenance program? (!) Is there some kind of physical or software difference? Like you can order a car ( say a VW ) and you have two states of tune of the same engine? How much does an ETOPS 737 cost over a "standard" 737? Thx... Regards B8887

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by B8887
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9071

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

Operating temperatures on ground, -55C to +55C, rather amazing...

I've checked other types certificates (777) and I can't seem to find the operating temps there.

Anyone has them at hand?

Thanks.

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B8887

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by B8887
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7458

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

I'll put the question another way as I think this topic has not been covered that much. How does the cargo market differ from, say, the early 1990's before the e-commerce boom as we know it today? A lot? A little? I mean, passenger aviation is well covered on these forums, but cargo... Anything you ...

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by B8887
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 15008

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Because the performance of twins made trijets themselves quickly obsolete as they are now.

I've started a thread many moons ago called "Not Enough Credit Given To The GE90?"... as I also think this is an interesting question.

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B8887

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by B8887
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 109
Views: 18828

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Apparently, Brazil is one of the top destinations for Israelis leaving military service, the others being India and Nepal. When I was in Israel, plenty of Brazilians everywhere, quite high yielding. I could see TLV working very well for TP. IAH? How come? I see YUL happening ages before that.. Regar...

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by B8887
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 11316

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Interesting, this puts it on par with the ME3 on the one-stop-close-to-Europe route.. With the new airport coming online basically now, they can maybe attract a fair share of the premium market on the Kangaroo.. Would the TK product be attractive to this public who would want to avoid DXB or fly som...

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by B8887
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7458

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

Thank you for your answers so far.. Secure documents? Didn't know about that one.. For example? Contracts?.. One thing I find curious is the lack of info about this issue. We know how many millions of passengers are flown each year down to the very last one and almost nothing about this. I still do ...

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by B8887
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7458

What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

It's pretty much self explanatory. Which kind of cargo do freight planes carry the most? For example those rows of tails at Memphis or Cologne? Foodstuffs? Smartphones? Microwaves? Clothing? I would say by number of items (small or lighweight items may be carried on large numbers) and by tonnage. Ar...

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by B8887
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 7911

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

From top of my mind, LIS (full to the brims), PEK, SYD (almost), (SHA), I was going to say ATL, but already mentioned (what's exactly the situation there?)...

Probably more elsewhere..

Please correct or comment if necessary.

Thanks..

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 17613

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

EK still uses remote stands at DXB for some flights. Quite a different experience from the air conditioned terminal....

Not sure about Fly Dubai. Does QR use remote stands at DOH?

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3684

TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/pmeua-c ... 51127.html

Regards.

B8887
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Portuguese PM is in the United States and made the announcement there.

No info on frequencies.

https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/pmeua-c ... 51127.html

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10806

Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

Highlights: Ex SQ Aircraft. No buyer after negotiations with BA, Iran Air and Hifly Engines are still fine and will be sold back to RR. Work will be done at Tarbes, France. http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2018/06/05/97002-20180605FILWWW00143-deux-a380-vendus-en-pieces-detachees.php Regards. B8887

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by B8887
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 194089

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Yes, the return of the Airliners.net Blue to the forums is welcome. I am still very cautiously optimistic that a.net can be saved. A few comments. As Viscount 724 briefly spoke about it, the return of the old small drop down menu at the top right of the forums so you can jump quickly from forum to f...

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by B8887
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!
Replies: 47
Views: 5312

Re: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!

JetMatt. A.net was with me almost daily for the last 10 years. A.net, and the AV Herald for that matter, was an unofficial source for major media outlets around the world for debate about aviation. A.net was fun, informative, a trusted platform where posters and photographers were proud to post and ...

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by B8887
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 31119

Re: New Site.

I suppose it's the end of an era. The new site just looks and feels just like thousands of other sites on the Internet ranging from cat care tips to pine tree appreciation.

At least PLEASE BRING BACK THE BLUE BACKGROUND, PLEASE.

Good picture quality though.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Longhaul:Attracting Business Passengers?
Replies: 15
Views: 5815

Norwegian Longhaul:Attracting Business Passengers?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">Pe@rson</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Around 27 million a year at the mo. </i></...

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by B8887
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 24568

31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box

Cool story.

Pardon my ignorance, but are they going to send the tapes to the NTSB?

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner
Replies: 47
Views: 9002

RE: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner

Well, it turns out that indeed Boeing does not seem to have a 1-800 number, but you might want to try one of these, and I am sure they will direct you to the adequate sales department... <a href="http://www.boeing.com/contact-us.page" target="_blank">http://www.boeing.com/contact-us.page</a> Regards...

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by B8887
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner
Replies: 47
Views: 9002

RE: Could The Average Joe Buy An Airliner

Yes, you can buy an airliner if you are average Joe, however, there are a few points worth pointing out: -buying a 45 to 300M USD airliner is not exactly like walking to your local Ford leadership and driving out in a F-150, as there are not many Boeing or Airbus dealerships around. It will typicall...

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by B8887
Mon May 30, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Suspends CCS
Replies: 30
Views: 10876

RE: Latam Suspends CCS

@lightsaber I think the country is run by a mafia. "Isolation" is a word I see often in the headlines about it. Leaders in Venezuela are behaving in the same way N. Korean leaders do. They are obsessive, compulsive, neurotic and paranoid. The only population that suffers is theirs. Regards. B8887

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by B8887
Mon May 30, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Suspends CCS
Replies: 30
Views: 10876

RE: Latam Suspends CCS

Honestly, I think that country might seriously want to start to think about asking for outside help. For the astronomical crime rate alone, some kind of peacekeeping force might come in hand. They have problems of their own making that only affect themselves.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Sat May 28, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Expansion Plans: New Terminal / New Runway
Replies: 33
Views: 13218

RE: AMS Expansion Plans: New Terminal / New Runway

Which orientation would this new runway have?...

How many new "jetbridged" parking positions would the new terminal add?...

Thx...

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Tue May 24, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Receives Its First 787
Replies: 37
Views: 9270

RE: Air China Receives Its First 787

I have to say those interior shots do not look particularly fashionable. Elegant and classic on the outside though.

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon May 23, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB
Replies: 23
Views: 13069

RE: Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB

What a cool aircraft to have... Can't wait to see the different liveries on that. I suppose a few oligarchs, plus a few Middle Eastern customers mixed with a few leasing companies, might be interested...

Regards.

B8887

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by B8887
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Leave Hahn For Luxembourg?
Replies: 28
Views: 7843

RE: Ryanair To Leave Hahn For Luxembourg?

Although it's not impossible to reach <acronym title="Frankfurt - Hahn (HHN / EDFH), Germany">HHN</acronym>, getting there is a real pain in the backside as there is no motorway from <acronym title="Luxembourg (- Findel) (LUX / ELLX), Luxembourg">LUX</acronym>.. Scenic if you do it once, seasickness...

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by B8887
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Receives First A320neo, Becomes Launch Operator
Replies: 158
Views: 37330

RE: LH Receives First A320neo, Becomes Launch Operator

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>will receive a total of 52 new airc...

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by B8887
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decision On A350-1100 In 2016; If 380 Neo EIS 2025
Replies: 240
Views: 24692

Decision On A350-1100 In 2016; If 380 Neo EIS 2025

Link in French: <a href="http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2016/01/12/97002-20160112FILWWW00276-airbus-decision-sur-un-nouvel-a350-en-2016.php" target="_blank">http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/201...ion-sur-un-nouvel-a350-en-2016.php</a> Judging by the tone of the quote about the A350-1100, it may lo...

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by B8887
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prague: Hainan, China Eastern & Sichuan
Replies: 10
Views: 4006

RE: Prague: Hainan, China Eastern & Sichuan

Tour operators. These flights are almost certainly offered in coordination with Chinese travel agencies. Chinese tourism in Europe is increasing at a very fast rate, and the Chinese almost never travel independently. Passengers on these flights will in all likelihood do a tour of Central Europe, vis...

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by B8887
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...
Replies: 18
Views: 13153

RE: Supersonic TU-144 In A Russian Backyard ...

"Slightly" off topic, but I think it's relevant, the first and the most well known test pilot of the Concorde, André Turcat, has passed away today, aged 94. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a hr...

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by B8887
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Reveals Redesigned Cabin Interior
Replies: 37
Views: 16009

RE:

Karel, I think the new interior is the second photo in the article you posted, and the first photo on this one, which also has a pic of the new uniforms. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/12080319/Ryanair-reveals-its-new-plane-interiors-and-theres-a-distinct-lack-of-yellow.html" ...

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