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by aerolimani
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 11508

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

@ILUVDC10S What's amusing me is how you've hijacked/sidetracked your own thread. Perhaps you were hoping to hear about an airline that lost business because people were afraid to fly on twins? I think you'll find that your lack of faith in ETOPS puts you into a very small category of people, especia...

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by aerolimani
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 11508

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Also shocking that I was the first to bring up UA 1516 here on Airliners hmm. :shakehead: Nope. Not shocking. It's such a non-issue. The ONLY reason this made "news" is because some passengers were looking for their 15 minutes of fame, and some "journalists" were looking for cli...

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by aerolimani
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 63
Views: 10082

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

No one is going to purchase (or lease) ten aircraft to finish off a non-airline (New Leaf). I don't think anyone here assumes that New Leaf (and possibly Canada Jetlines) is the only reason WS would do this. If WS didn't see a market, it's safe to assume they would not spend the money. It is debata...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 63
Views: 10082

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

The whole point of a ULCC is you pay for the seat (and maybe the space under the seat in front of you) but that's it. You could easily introduce a basic economy-type fare where you get… Why not just introduce a new fare category? These flights will probably operate on completely different routes an...

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by aerolimani
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 112
Views: 11796

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

Dr Dao, after being suspended as a physician for 10 years after his conviction for abusing his prescription rights re: pain killers and selling drugs for sex, was suspended from one hospital due to repeated complaints regarding angry outbursts. The idea that this was a meek, harmless little old man...

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by aerolimani
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 112
Views: 11796

Re: Yet ANOTHER UA story...gate agent wont allow Segway

By law, airlines are required to offer transport of battery-powered mobility aids, which the DOT even specifically says can include Segways. As to their battery type, UA's own literature says that such devices can use li-ion batteries, and provides rules as to their acceptance. The problem, in this ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110592

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The [unproven] character assassination of Dr. Dao really needs to stop. Even if it was the pope, in a hurry to get back for mass at St. Peter's Square, it shouldn't make any difference.

(yes, I know the pope doesn't fly commercial)

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by aerolimani
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things that USED to take up room in your bag
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: Things that USED to take up room in your bag

I miss being able to carry home bottles of precious liquor/wine in my carry-on. It was so much simpler than the lengths I now go, to protecting bottles for travel in checked bags. There's not much high-end mezcal in Canada, and definitely none at a decent price. :drunk:

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by aerolimani
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110592

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

United are now unleashing scorpions upon their passengers :-o http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39599859 I think the media may well have reached the bottom of the barrel! The scorpion story...is it true? It appears to be, and UA is fair game on the news. When I fly, probably the last thing ...

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by aerolimani
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110592

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

To all of you that vehemently support UA and the ORD aviation security and feel that Dr. Dao was a trespasser, belligerent loon and a security threat, Yeah...you're talking about me right there. This guy deserves NOTHING.......Allow me to spell that N-O-T-H-I-N-G "Just kill me, just kill me......

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by aerolimani
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things that USED to take up room in your bag
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: Things that USED to take up room in your bag

Somewhat bulky, plug-in computer speakers for the hotel room. The sound quality now available in little rechargeable bluetooth speakers in pretty impressive.

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by aerolimani
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3653

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

I've had the pleasure of watching many a show where the guy playing upright bass, and the rest of the band, probably were buying half their everything secondhand. Some of these turn into big acts, more into the "musical middle class" who e.g. might do an overseas tour but travel completel...

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by aerolimani
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 11996

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

Again, the EMJs have their place but are very special aircraft... Aside from the fact you're veering off-topic, it would really help to include some specificity in your post. Exactly which model(s) of Embraer jets are you referring to? E90 and E95. E70 and E75 don't compare to the SSJ and the CS Ye...

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by aerolimani
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 548
Views: 59873

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

To me, it's interesting how the rondelle looks less out of place on the CRJ900, with the EXPRESS title next to it.

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by aerolimani
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3653

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Well if the value is high enough ($100,000 and up?) then it would of course be worth it. And whoever would own such an instrument would definitely be able to afford two first class tickets (likely the cost would be in the contract for the performance). You are making a very large assumption, and in...

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by aerolimani
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 11996

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

Ty134A wrote:
Again, the EMJs have their place but are very special aircraft...

Aside from the fact you're veering off-topic, it would really help to include some specificity in your post. Exactly which model(s) of Embraer jets are you referring to?

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by aerolimani
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3653

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Straight from the AA site: If an instrument is too large to fit in the carry-on baggage space, an additional seat may be purchased. In this case, an instrument must travel in a window, bulkhead seat, with the customer in the adjoining seat. Due to their size Bass Fiddles are not accepted in the coa...

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by aerolimani
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3653

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

The crew could have been preoccupied that they didn't have the time to rifle through their belongings to find their phone & start Googling stuff. Granted they could have handled it better, but we're judging with the benefit of hindsight. In the heat of the moment who knows how we'd react. When ...

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by aerolimani
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3653

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

You learn the difference in primary school. It's not even 1/3 the size. One of them is a lot smaller than a person, one of them slightly larger. It's like not being able to see the difference between a dog and a horse. It's just common knowledge. Airlines needs to be a lot more humble and attentive...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 11996

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

We will still have to see how the E2 will perform. The normal EMJ is a piece of crap, the only airliner you can overload with normal bags. It has no lashing points for additional cargo and if somebody poops in the rear lavatory, you might be out of trim. If the E2 also has to leave behind constantl...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3653

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Trying to identify an instrument that you don't see everyday can be like trying to figure out a riddle, so I feel bad for the crew. Why on earth would you feel bad for the crew? They chose to disbelieve the passenger, and to not even investigate. They chose their own ignorance, rather than even won...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 45
Views: 6425

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

Is finding pilots trained on the type an issue preventing further orders? It is easier(not saying easy) to find 737/320 pilots. As for maintenance; Are Boeing and Airbus like the Ford and GM of planes where you know there is a service centre around the corner but Bombardier would be somewhat exotic...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board
Replies: 51
Views: 8493

Re: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board

As nearly everywhere in Europe and in the non rural US regions, the solution ultimately can only be found in a drastic reduction of short and intermediate distance air traffic. Planes are not any good means of mass transportation, even if one may build large planes even for short distances. One sin...

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by aerolimani
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 548
Views: 59873

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Tyler Brule is also revamping ENROUTE magazine and creating a new monthly magazine called NAVI which is an information booklet all about the latest news on Air Canada. I believe it will replace the airline's information pages (now called AC 360) at the back of ENROUTE. https://www.aircanada.com/ca/...

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by aerolimani
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 548
Views: 59873

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Tyler Brule is also revamping ENROUTE magazine and creating a new monthly magazine called NAVI which is an information booklet all about the latest news on Air Canada. I believe it will replace the airline's information pages (now called AC 360) at the back of ENROUTE. https://www.aircanada.com/ca/...

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by aerolimani
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9609

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

Would it be more attractive to business people if the route is made LCY-LGA? Granted, LGA's parameter rule and domestic status would prevent this, but what if the flight makes a stopover at YHZ? Then it can use pre-clearance at YHZ for westbound and the service stays "domestic" and within...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36855

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

Imagine a policy like this being applied to all flights. Unless the flight comes with a free checked bag, you're going to be paying extra if you want to bring your electronics with you.

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by aerolimani
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36855

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Once upon a time, most people would have just trusted their government, believing that it was acting in their best interest. How much the western world has changed in the last 20 years. :worried:

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by aerolimani
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1517
Views: 114182

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I think it kinda looks better that way. "Outta the road, no PR bull here, we're working." I also thought that ;) LX' HB-JBA (first BCS a/c in commercial service) doesn't have any special text like "SWISS - First to fly Bombardier CSeries" on its livery neigther. Not sure - but c...

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by aerolimani
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: are Li-ion devices/batteries safe in checked baggage?
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Opinion: are Li-ion devices/batteries safe in checked baggage?

So… in another thread (http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358311), I got educated pretty quickly about how many airlines do allow some Li-ion batteries in checked bags. I've flown mostly AC in the last while, and I'm used to their policy which essentially doesn't allow any Li-io...

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by aerolimani
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36855

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

IATA is a trade organization, not a legal authority. Things like US DOT, Transport Canada, UK CAA, etc are the ones that define that is permissible or not. Personally, I am not aware of such restriction for check luggage. Airlines cannot accept such shipments as cargo on passenger aircraft, but not...

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by aerolimani
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36855

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I know how dangerous they are. I'm saying, if they're too dangerous to be inaccessible on a passenger plane, they're too dangerous to be inaccessible on a cargo plane as well... They are regarded as dangerous cargo, and they cannot fly as cargo on passenger aircraft. While they can fly on cargo-onl...

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by aerolimani
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36855

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

If they're that dangerous, ban they from flying period, passenger plane or cargo plane... A quick search for "phone fire site:avherald.com" will reveal quite a few incidents. And that's just the reported incidients involving phones. There's also laptops, wireless headphones, bluetooth ear...

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by aerolimani
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36855

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags.. This is also the FIRST thin...

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by aerolimani
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31468

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Not sure if this was mentioned, but the entire touchdown zone (with regard to an approach path) would essentially be the single point on a circle at which a tangential line touches it...There would be almost no tolerance whatsoever for overshooting or undershooting the touchdown aiming point by eve...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31468

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

There is a strong tendency I've noticed for a.netters to analyze everything like an engineer; in a very linear fashion. Some money does need to be spent exploring wild possibilities. Until you go down a road, you don't know where it leads. The world needs people who think and work like scientists a...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31468

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

There is a strong tendency I've noticed for a.netters to analyze everything like an engineer; in a very linear fashion. Some money does need to be spent exploring wild possibilities. Until you go down a road, you don't know where it leads. The world needs people who think and work like scientists an...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31468

Re: Why not Circular runways

An interesting aspect of the concept is how the aircraft landing, rounding a banked corner, would be pressed down into the runway by the centrifugal force. This would significantly increase the effectiveness of braking. Less reverse thrust would mean less noise and fuel burn. Idle-only reverse is a...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 8330

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

The US Presidential jet apparently must be a four holer, other than that I doubt it. Outsize cargo birds maybe... For military transport, the concept will likely continue. After the 748 version is built, perhaps the following US presidential transport will have to be built out of something like a C...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31468

Re: Why not Circular runways

On a banked corner, the passenger would not feel anything all that different for what they experience when a plane turns in the air; the feeling of being pushed down into your seat. As to ILS, for the times you might need it, I would think that capability for ILS approaches from 6 directions would b...

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by aerolimani
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 16230

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Of course low cost will be important, but value for money will remain. Business class exists for a reason. I'll tell you one cost that you could not keep down: advertising. First, you would have to make a massive sales pitch, educating people as to what you're offering. Beyond the initial thrust, I...

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by aerolimani
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 16230

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

I think the numbers actually interested in Y+, at time of booking, are not that great. I think a lot of current Y+ flyers are paid last minute upgrades when checking in. Trying to sell a whole plane of it means it's pre-sales only, no upgraders. I think there's generally a pretty solid split in pass...

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by aerolimani
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3649

Re: Broom de-icing

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That's a step up from this one: https://youtu.be/5GIU94dg1ek

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by aerolimani
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's B738 paint job
Replies: 20
Views: 4061

Re: Air Transat's B738 paint job

As stated above, this has been standard practice in Canada for the winter season for as long as I can remember. It doesn't make these planes any less safe or airworthy, If anything it provides some pretty different, unique and interesting hybrid liveries every year! That's sure it doesn't make the ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's B738 paint job
Replies: 20
Views: 4061

Re: Air Transat's B738 paint job

Here's a product (Orajet) which includes some nice photo examples. 3M also makes films suitable for aircraft markings/graphics. http://www.therichworks.co.uk/more_info.asp?current_id=2533 http://www.orafol.com/gp/europe/en/products/inkjet-printing-solvent-based-product-details/items/orajet-3967ac-ai...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 6998

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

As much as I like their planes (and I do), I still think the name Airbus is strange choice. The first time I heard it, I could hardly take it seriously. The last thing I would think any aircraft manufacturer would want is to be associated with is a bus. When I think bus, I think local transit or Gr...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's B738 paint job
Replies: 20
Views: 4061

Re: Air Transat's B738 paint job

Just a vinyl these things are very temporary, :checkmark: A significant number of European 737s spend November through to March in Canada and even a few below the 48th . Carriers include Travel Service , TUi Group and Transavia going west , whilst the same carriers receive Canadian planes from Sunw...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's B738 paint job
Replies: 20
Views: 4061

Re: Air Transat's B738 paint job

In the winter, when Transavia is less busy, they lease out some of their planes to Air Transat, who use them to take Canadians to holiday destinations; the Caribbean, Mexico, and so on. The plane will return to flying for Transavia come spring. It would be incredibly costly (and wasteful) to strip t...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Flipping their 787s
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

Re: Air Canada Flipping their 787s

Can someone fill me in on this? I have a vague memory of Ryanair buying from Boeing, just after 9/11, and getting a VERY good deal. Did they then sell a bunch of them for a profit, after the market recovered a bit? I seem to remember something like this happening, and that the fallout was that the m...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33226

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Not weighing in. Just posting a better version of the image.
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