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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continued enlargement of OSL underway
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Continued enlargement of OSL underway

This expansion is really needed.

But I don't like the somewhat "brutal" architecture of the expansion. It looks like 60s architecture, while the rest of the terminal is much more organic looking.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10217

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Excellent news. If they change the name of the aircraft, I hope it will be A360-100 and A360-300. It would match the rest of the commercial airliner designations. (And no, higher numbers doesn't mean larger aircraft).

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Maybe they'll get to a solution where you could re-use the outer shell of the fairing, and swap out the material on the inside after every use.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14432

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Excellent news for Bombardier, Airbus and airBaltic.

I also wonder if this was the expected order mentioned a while back. The rumor back then was that it was a new operator though.

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 26, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AT-6 Light Attack Experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: AT-6 Light Attack Experiment

Another interesting article on this topic. Not much new information yet. "On March 22, Operation Resolute Support reported that Afghan A-29s attacked a Taliban compound in Farah with a GBU-58 laser-guided bomb, marking the first time Afghan pilots dropped a laser-guided bomb in combat." ht...

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11973

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

There are a few requirements from the FAA: - There must be multiple alerts for the cockpit crew if the folded wingtips are not unfolded before takeoff - The wingtips must be mechanically isolated so that no hardware or software malfunction can release them and fold them in flight. - Boeing has to pr...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 60
Views: 10207

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

Here is a more detailed report of the incident 川航20分钟奇迹备降 副驾驶:短袖上衣长裤都被撕碎Sichuan Airlines' miraculous 20-minute landing . Let's get a closer look at what Mr Liu Chuanjian, captain of Flight 3U8633 in an interview by local media Huaxi Daily, got to say as the key figure during the whole incident Mr L...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 60
Views: 10207

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

luchtzak wrote:
Copilots clothes ...


Wow, some strong forces in play there. The damages to his clothes almost look cartoonish. Just frills.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23285

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

The front of the A321 moved several meters sideways in just a couple of seconds. If anyone was on their feet inside the cabin or cockpit, they would certainly be slammed against the wall. Even if you're buckled down that one would have been rough.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 60
Views: 10207

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

https://twitter.com/TACGAirSafety/status/996007955333111808 Alleged video from the plane I believe that's another incident. In the original photo it looks like the autoflight panel nearly got sucked out of the window together with most of the F/O side glare shield. Good crew being able to take cont...

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX with another successful mission. The Block 5 is really distinctive with the black painted landing legs and adapter. According to Elon Musk, SpaceX expects flying around 300 missions with the Block 5 before retiring it. Musk also mentioned that each booster should be good for about 10...

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship
Replies: 11
Views: 2412

Re: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship

The gunship option works well for slower aircraft like the C-130 Hercules, which an circle for hours around a target.

But attaching cannons to a B-1 seems like a waste of resources.

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB

cranberrysaus wrote:
Florida Man strikes again!


This. What's in the water down there? :lol:

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 622
Views: 75730

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

One more A330-300 to SAS. To replace Tr A340-300 LN-RKP that will be scrapped next year https://www.sasgroup.net/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/04/sas-sas-orders-one-airbus-a330e-to-replace-one-airbus-a340-180412.pdf (...) The A340 that is being retired, is it being sold back to Airbus or being...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10352

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

Just to clarify, by "degrees" - what do they mean? Their flight school training? If that's the case, it is truly shocking.

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by JetBuddy
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 41
Views: 12322

Re: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments

I don't see this as remotely possible frankly. I tend to agree. There is too little time to experience weightlessness outside the seat. That said, It's still a hell of a ride. Weightlessness would be the least interesting part of the experience to me. The thrill of experiencing an actual rocket lau...

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25203

Re: F-35 news thread

There is growing pressure to halt sales of F-35 to Turkey, due to erratic behavior by Erdogan. The Turks are behaving less and less like allies. " A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress are speaking out against the sale of 100 fighter jets to Turkey, Greek newspaper Kathimerini said ....

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8703

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Hoping for the best. But it certainly doesn't look good.

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by JetBuddy
Wed May 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 41
Views: 12322

Re: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments

Really great video of Blue Origin Blue Shepard 8th launch and landing: https://youtu.be/MAEfOg5r2r4 And an even more interesting video from the inside of the Crew Capsule 2.0 https://youtu.be/6ZJghIk7_VA The sounds are really erie! I've never heard what the insides of a space ship sounds like. Parts...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20495

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

A360 sounds much better.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 155
Views: 42107

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

That looks like a really nice configuration. I wouldn't mind flying Premium Economy in that cabin.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12520

Re: ‘Sad ending’

I find it strange having to explain why people find it sad when an airliner goes to the desert to die. An aircraft like a 747 or an A380 are incredibly complex machines, put together by thousands of parts, many of them moving. Thousands of people put their blood, sweat and tears into creating each a...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37305

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

How is this relatated to Airbus shelving the A320plus? Is the decision on cross section for the NMA so important that Airbus Decided to shelve the A321plus? Airbus has a good idea of what the NMA will be: 220-270 seats in a 2 class configuration with a max range up to 5000nm. Given that information...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I noticed a lot of grid fin motion as the first stage approached the ASDS. I’m guessing crosswinds - any official explanation? The grid fins become less effective as the booster approaches the ground because of the slower speed through the air. Therefore they have more exaggerated motion as they ge...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9672

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

I flew the LHR-DAR route back in 2010. Was a 767 and it was packed heading south. Was about 60% full on the return a month later. I believe BA operated twice weekly back then.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30243

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6 That would be excellent news. Hoping it's true. There was talk about up to 6 A380s for HiFly in the longer run. If they already have customers lined up, I wouldn't be surprised if they took...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18452

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

So the problems are the engines, which is no surprise - and cabin functionality and wear issues on the A321neo? Do these neos have the "Cabin Flex" option?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39466

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Excellent, this almost certainly means more A330neo.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37305

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

So we have various theories on why Airbus made this change. We know they want to increase production and are focusing resources on that. 1. One theory is that Boeing is getting cold feet about the MOM - and Airbus decides to delay their Plus/Plus-Plus project and focus on ramping on production of ex...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 622
Views: 75730

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

One more A330-300 to SAS. To replace Tr A340-300 LN-RKP that will be scrapped next year https://www.sasgroup.net/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/04/sas-sas-orders-one-airbus-a330e-to-replace-one-airbus-a340-180412.pdf According to Flightglobal, SAS will get another A330 to replace on A340. https...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47679

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

This acquisition would result in various benefits for IAG: - Access to brand new aircraft - both widebody and narrowbody - Elimination of LCC TATL competition, meaning increased revenue on existing long haul network which is the bread and butter for IAG - Establishing a foothold in the lucrative Sca...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47679

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Surprising news for sure.

If the acquisition goes through, I believe the long haul branch would be dismantled and aircraft moved to BA.

The short haul network would stay intact together with the Norwegian brand, helping fight Ryanair.

But those are just guesses.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.
Replies: 14
Views: 4018

Re: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.

A new order for the A380 might be on the horizon. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airline/emirates-to-exercise-airbus-a380-options-sooner-rather-than-later-idUSKBN1HI272 Wow that is huge news and probably deserves it's own thread. Awesome if it turns out to be true, which I believe it is.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13408

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Good move, can they use 321lr to expand tatl routes. If they can this could be a really good move. Anyone know how much commonality exists between the 321 now and lr models? I guess there must be s thread that discusses all that so if someone could point me too it, much appreciated. I don't know of...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 622
Views: 75730

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SAS placed order for 50 additional A320neo aircraft. Deliveries from spring 2019 to 2023 and will replace Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft. Thus, SAS fleet will consist of A320neo, A330-300, A340-300 and A350-900 aircraft in the future. news.cision.com Great news! But I'm a bit disappointed that there ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13408

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Congratulations SAS and Airbus. This was expected, but great news. Solid results for A320 program, but does this deal boost the chance of a SK CSeries deal or decrease it? I don't think we'll see the C-Series in SAS colors unless CityJet or another partner starts operating them. SAS is heading towar...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37305

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think some people are missing the essence of the article. The programs have been shelved. That does not mean they have been cancelled. The amount of R&D that has gone into this is not wasted. The first program was nearing presentation to customers. Airbus has chosen to divert resources to ramp...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30243

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Why does this thread still have a questionmark in the topic? I'm certain there would be a lot more discussion and interest in this thread if it wasn't a question, but a statement. The HiFly A380 saga has gone from maybe to certain, to uncertain, to probably not, to certainly not.. to for sure. Anyon...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30243

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Congrats HiFly! That is quite the achievement. I was still hoping this would come true - and it did.

Excellent news for the whole A380 "ecosystem".

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by JetBuddy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!
Replies: 10
Views: 2556

Re: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!

A very good read indeed. The 717 remains one of my favorite aircraft - mostly because of it's DC-9 heritage.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

No fancy pants landing on this one either? Are they expending the last of the Block 3 boosters that won't be upgraded? And if so, why are they launching them with landing legs and gridfins (expensive), only to do a simulated re-entry procedure? Why not land them? In the stream it was said they were...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

No fancy pants landing on this one either?

Are they expending the last of the Block 3 boosters that won't be upgraded? And if so, why are they launching them with landing legs and gridfins (expensive), only to do a simulated re-entry procedure? Why not land them?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPQHG-LevZM
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Everyone ready for Falcon 9 SpaceX CRS 14 today?

Launch from Cape Canaveral at 4:30 PM EDT / 20:30 GMT.

Live coverage here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPQHG-LevZM

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by JetBuddy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5333

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Why is that a shame?! Pathetic. Finally CX joins the rest of the world. I wonder if we’ll ever see SQ, GA, D7 or MH etc do the same? I prefer the more feminine look of the classic skirt and fitted jacket. No not in some boorish, male chauvinistic, sexist way, so please don't respond in that way. I ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30531

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

11 hrs and 4,750 nm is something that is over the design goal, isn't it? Maybe they were trying to test its endurance with the flight and push it to the limit. Perhaps this is the maximum. Perhaps, there is more to come? It was not 4750nm . It was 4750NAM = 4750 miles = 4130nm NAM = North american ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Due to restrictions from NOAA, SpaceX is interrupting the live broadcast and will resume for Iridium sats placement. US Law (National and Commercial Space Programs Act) requires that remote sensing space systems (of which NOAA defines the second stage camera as being) requires a license and said li...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30531

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

The actual route flown was 7994km or 4316nm. However, per Airbus, they flew an extra 10% air distance due to headwinds. Apparently it equates to 4,750 nm without wind. Even if it's without bags that's pretty awesome, and suggests to me that city pairs up to 3800nm apart should be realistic contende...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1529
Views: 145238

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Launch successful, second stage separated and on its way. Due to restrictions from NOAA, SpaceX is interrupting the live broadcast and will resume for Iridium sats placement. Does anyone know what that is about? See also https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/979720608492683264 It's tinfoil hat time...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30531

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

I have never heard the expression North American miles. There are statute miles (as used in UK and USA) and nautical miles. I thought everything in America was measured in either Olympic Swimming Pools, School Buses or Football Fields. But seriously, another milestone reached for Airbus. Impressive...

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