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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: 369
Views: 31595

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: 369
Views: 31595

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: 1488
Views: 103086

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: 99

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: 369
Views: 31595

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: 369
Views: 31595

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: 369
Views: 31595

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: 369
Views: 31595

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: 129
Views: 28446

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: 129
Views: 28446

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: 129
Views: 28446

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: 129
Views: 28446

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: 8011

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: 129
Views: 28446

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: 66
Views: 9675

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: 66
Views: 9675

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: 3572

Re: Broom de-icing

https://youtu.be/5GIU94dg1ek
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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: 3978

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: 3978

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: 6901

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: 3978

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: 3978

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: 2686

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: 104
Views: 28066

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Not weighing in. Just posting a better version of the image.
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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49269

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

As a Canadian, I think you overestimate the collective memory regarding this particular affair. People may vaguely remember this affair but I haven't seen a SINGLE comment, editorial or new report (other than on aviation sites like this) that make any mention or suggests any connection whatsoever t...

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by aerolimani
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49269

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the new livery, elegant and simple. Never liked the current one, made me feel cold to the bone to look at it. Off topic but... has Airbus done something to piss off AC? The Canadian public still remembers the Airbus scandal. Whether avoiding Airbus is intentional or not, it plays well to the p...

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by aerolimani
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 6901

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

When I think bus, I think local transit or Greyhound; both things which have negative associations for me. You get better travel comfort in a Greyhound bus than 10-ab 777 or 9-ab 787. A bus through the mountains is worse than the worst turbulence. Plus, to go the same distance, I have to spend almo...

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by aerolimani
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 6901

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 Gre...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10401

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

In this case, it's unreasonable to expect people to have a different wardrobe just for 6.5 hours on an aircraft. It's going from a warm warm; LAS - HNL. I understand that the crew are working, and their temperature needs are different from the passengers. Still, either the aircraft needs to be kept ...

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by aerolimani
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd FlyBe Dash 8Q400 with landing gear issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: 2nd FlyBe Dash 8Q400 with landing gear issues

Sad to see the Q400 have these issues. SAS had these issues back in 2007, and now Flybe is having these issues. Hopefully it gets solved soon. A nose-gear steering issue is very different from the SK issues. If you read that site which reports aviation incidents, you will understand just how common...

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by aerolimani
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6158

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

Indeed, yes, that is what I mean. Most Canadians and Americans are woefully ignorant of how great Mexico City is, and thus our flights to MEX are primarily VFR and business. Now that the visa requirement has been lifted, there is definitely increasing tourist traffic with Mexicans visiting Canada, ...

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by aerolimani
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6158

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

There is a quite a bit of widebody traffic into MEX every day. LH with a 748, KL with 2x daily 744, BA with a 744, IB with an A346, AM with 788's going all over the place, and so on… When does KL operate 2x daily MEX-AMS? Haven't checked it in a while. I should have looked it up before posting. It ...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6158

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

Those of us who live within narrowbody range of Mexico, have direct flights to all the holiday locations. In fact, it can be more challenging to get to MEX than to somewhere like ZIH. For travellers from overseas, the widebody flights come primarily to MEX, though there are some holiday flights to ...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6158

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

Those of us who live within narrowbody range of Mexico, have direct flights to all the holiday locations. In fact, it can be more challenging to get to MEX than to somewhere like ZIH. For travellers from overseas, the widebody flights come primarily to MEX, though there are some holiday flights to b...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 83
Views: 4593

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I'm sorry, I mean no disrespect with this, but shouldn't it be pretty obvious that if it could support a few weekly flights then there would be? I mean, airlines are after one thing - money - if there were money there then they would be there. Every time someone starts a thread about possible new r...

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by aerolimani
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 83
Views: 4593

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

Winnipeg has about 60k Filipinos living in the city. Surely that could support a few weekly flights. I'm sorry, I mean no disrespect with this, but shouldn't it be pretty obvious that if it could support a few weekly flights then there would be? I mean, airlines are after one thing - money - if the...

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by aerolimani
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Topics that you wish would just die already!
Replies: 36
Views: 2618

Re: Topics that you wish would just die already!

I find the seat width debates really annoying because they essentially block any interesting discussion from happening. Very few threads about either the 787 or 777 last more than 20 or 30 posts until someone mentions seat width and then the discussion becomes worthless. I will confess to engaging ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing subsidiary ILS posts amusingly incorrect infographic
Replies: 40
Views: 6372

Re: Boeing's Promotions Company Makes Unfortunate Error

Wow, someone will be in trouble. It's hard to understand how something like this can happen. Did they maybe outsource this work to an IT-expert from abroad? The thread title is a bit misleading. People keep thinking that this was done by a "Promotions Company" owned by Boeing. Rather it i...

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by aerolimani
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing subsidiary ILS posts amusingly incorrect infographic
Replies: 40
Views: 6372

Re: Boeing's Promotions Company Makes Unfortunate Error

It's CLEARLY not a professional design. No professional graphic designer worth their salt would put so many different fonts and colours into a design. Definitely NOT Boeing approved. I can't imagine why ILS would want to create this. I hope it was just some well-meaning, devoted Boeing fan who works...

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by aerolimani
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 26
Views: 7824

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

https://youtu.be/WluOZq-RJik
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Back on topic, here's another video. It's interesting to see this angle and the decent frame-rate slow-mo: https://youtu.be/WluOZq-RJik

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by aerolimani
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 26
Views: 7824

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

I don't believe Q400 is an unsafe aircraft to fly on. But like others have stated - sitting right next to the props on any dual engine turboprop is something I'd avoid. Looking forward to more info on this one. Like this incident on an AC Express DHC8: http://i.imgur.com/4nVLOhR.jpg

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by aerolimani
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4053

Re: MEX getting Rouged

AC has been waaaay too slow in responding, and AM is aggressively trying to dominate these markets. Out of YVR alone, AM is now running 10 flights/week on a B738 as compared to AC with 7/week on an A319. AM is even opening up a YYC-MEX direct 7x per week on a B738. AM is doing YUL-MEX 7 days/week y...

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by aerolimani
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4053

Re: MEX getting Rouged

I was under the impression the Rouge serves leisure/tourist destinations and MEX seems more like a business market. There's plenty of affluent Mexicans who can now visit Canada with relative ease. There may not be that many Canadian tourists going to MEX, but there's plenty of Mexican tourists inte...

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by aerolimani
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4053

Re: MEX getting Rouged

MEX is the most populous city in North America. With the elimination of the visa requirement for Mexicans visiting Canada, traffic between MEX and Canada is increasing quite a bit. AC has been waaaay too slow in responding, and AM is aggressively trying to dominate these markets. Out of YVR alone, A...

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by aerolimani
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?

Interesting. In the brochure photos, the stripper appears to be white, which is consistent with what you see being sprayed over the Air Canada titles on the 787 in the video. Isn't that just the "broken up" paint layer? (pages 2 and 5 from the pdf) The pictures on page 5 are horribly low-...

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by aerolimani
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?

PPG (aircraft coatings supplier has a good brochure on the process. http://www.ppgaerospace.com/Value/Sustainability/Coatings-Selectively-Strippable-System.aspx http://www.ppgaerospace.com/getmedia/2f5ac92b-1b96-4796-aa7f-864f1ed9a7d6/PPG_AS_SSS_10-2013.pdf Interesting. In the brochure photos, the ...

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by aerolimani
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?

I'm not knowledgeable about the specifics of paint/repaint/decal/paint removal, but I've always understood that the prevailing logic in the airline industry is to save weight wherever possible. As I understand, the paint on the toothpaste AC livery was actually quite heavy, due to it being polychrom...

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by aerolimani
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Stripping paint from a large composite aircraft… how?

Recently, in the Civil Aviation thread on the new AC livery, someone asked about the video AC posted of their 787 getting the new livery. At first glance, it appears that the old livery is simply painted over. Of course, I'm certain that is not what is happening. Surely, they wouldn't want all that ...

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by aerolimani
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49269

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I didn't think you could chemically strip composite materials? Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong (which in this case I hope I am). I just know that on older aircraft the composite parts (such as flaps, parts of engine nacelles, etc.) were protected from the stripper and were simply sande...

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