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by JetBuddy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9632

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

"I will tahke ze entire prahgrahm fahr un euro, s'il vous plait"

- Guillaume Faury

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22893

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Delta is aggressively plugging that aircraft gap between the ERJs and the 737/320 series. I think this is wise for their network. Will enable them to either offer lots of frequencies and/or flights from smaller hubs (of whatever BOS/RDU are). As an aside, I haven’t had coffee yet - did we already h...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7589

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

You could put the top 1% highest trained, most skillful TSA agents behind an X-Ray machine 24/7 365 - and they'll never be able to notice 100% of the illegal items going through the machine.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

The A321 isn't just an A321 anymore: A321-100 A321-200 A321neo A321LR A321XLR And then there are a myriad of varieties within each type - engines, thrust ratings, MTOW variants, wing tips, fuel tank config, cabin config, door config etc. The flight deck is pretty much the same, besides going from CR...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick drone closures

To be fair - until any drones have been found and positively identified - they're Unidentified Flying Objects.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick drone closures

There are incredibly precise target acquisition / tracking radars - some of them can even find an artillery projectile mid air, determine the ballistic trajectory and locate enemy artillery positions. Does the British military have these? Yes, the Army has had such radars since Green Archer entered...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick drone closures

There are incredibly precise target acquisition / tracking radars - some of them can even find an artillery projectile mid air, determine the ballistic trajectory and locate enemy artillery positions. Does the British military have these? They would be able to find a drone within seconds. Maybe thi...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick drone closures

There are incredibly precise target acquisition / tracking radars - some of them can even find an artillery projectile mid air, determine the ballistic trajectory and locate enemy artillery positions. Does the British military have these? They would be able to find a drone within seconds. Maybe this...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 81
Views: 18524

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Interesting lady. I don't think it would be fair to characterize her as mentally ill without knowing why she's doing it. What she's doing is meaningful to her for some reason. If she's mentally ill - then most of the world is also mentally ill. In the West, people who are deeply religious do things ...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Krakatoa Volcano Erupts - Trouble For Air Travel?
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

Krakatoa Volcano Erupts - Trouble For Air Travel?

The Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia has erupted. The eruption caused a tsunami that has so far killed more than 200 and injured more than 800 people. Key points according to Sky News: - Indonesia's national disaster agency say 222 killed in tsunami - Officials say 28 people are missing and 843 injured...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Hopefully the Drone Dome system can find the drone and take it out quicker this time. It seems very suspicious that this is happening right before Christmas when there's a massive amount of air travel - the most disruptive time to do something like this. The British Government is known to instruct m...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Apparantly an Israeli made "Drone Dome" system was brought in to take out the drone. "Six of the systems, which were developed by Israeli defense firm Rafael, were sold to the UK Ministry of Defense in August in an estimated $20 million deal, according to Israel’s Globes financial dai...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Maybe they're holding their fire to counter a NMA launch, but IMHO the XLR announcement isn't going to measure up well against an NMA launch. I agree. I think it would be in their best interest to launch this variant now - and possibly secure some orders before Boeing launch their NMA. The A321XLR ...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 58
Views: 8841

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

Long thin routes like these are a good example of what might be possible with the latest aircraft technology. Who knows if they'll be able to fill the seats, but good luck to them.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 12758

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

VASAviation video with ATC from the incident. Pictures at the end of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fts9u5ND24 Drones are really dangerous. Even a small commercial drone for the amateur market contains lot's of hard plastic, metal parts (motors, gyros, radio) and sometimes glass optics....

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by JetBuddy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 42
Views: 4809

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Great news. Who will jump on this opportunity?

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by JetBuddy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 112
Views: 18234

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Looks really cute. Which is quite an achievement for an aircraft this size.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start direct flight to USA
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: Rwandair to start direct flight to USA

Rwanda has had a great development over the last years.. middle class increasing, living standards getting better, business flourishing. Hope they can make this route work.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Airbus Plans To improve manufacturing automation.
Replies: 125
Views: 17431

Re: How Airbus Plans To Fly Out Of Its ‘Perfect Storm’

Some of these automation issues remind me of the situation with Tesla. According to Elon Musk, some things were just not that suited for automation. They had to hire more people to do things manually, which increased production output.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 24243

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Guys, let's discuss the topic at hand please. Please stop the Boeing vs Airbus bashing and blame game of who said what and when. Seahawk, you mentioned one FA means 12-14 seats to offset the costs. How did you get that number? Doing some quick arithmetic in my head says it should be a far lower numb...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

According to Elon Musk on Twitter, this is what happened: "Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched." Scott Manley then asks him if there's only one hydraulic pump, and Musk answers: &qu...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

According to Elon Musk on Twitter, this is what happened: "Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched." Scott Manley then asks him if there's only one hydraulic pump, and Musk answers: &quo...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 343
Views: 54448

Re: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT

Here is the deleted tweet: (Moderators - please remove if you don't want it here. I understand speculations like these could affect stock prices etc. The screencap is not mine, I take no responsibility for the content or it's legitimacy. The screencap is from @designerjet on Twitter, and the origina...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Wow, looks like the booster started swerving just before landing burn. Apparantly it landed in the ocean right outside Cape Canaveral. My guess is it detected something was wrong after it started swerving and aimed for the ocean instead of land. You could see the gridfins being turned to try to stop...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX with the third launch and landing of this specific booster. What a workhorse!

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 168071

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Oslo Airport named Airport of the Year by CAPA's Aviation Award. "CAPAs Aviation Awards for Excellence is presented to airlines and airports that not only demonstrate success and good operations, but which have also proven to be industry leaders in terms of adapting to new and future-oriented s...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20138

Re: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel

If cooling is an issue, would running the smaller aircraft of a family help? I get that the 737-300 had trouble, but is just assuming all newer aircraft really a problem? The 737-300 was the largest of 737-3/4/5 so the engine was working the hardest of the three. For example, a 737-6/7/8/9 all use ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Progress Launch caught by ISS HD Cam
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Progress Launch caught by ISS HD Cam

Wow that looks really amazing! A space ship launch seen from space. Very very cool.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24715

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

The most interesting part of the article is this: "Before embarking on the new aircraft, Airbus would first introduce two narrow-body upgrades, the job advertisements say. One would be a version of the long range A321LR able to fly 700 nautical miles further with the aid of a redesigned fuel t...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

We now know Airbus is hiring designers and engineers for a an all new narrowbody and A350neo upgrade. The same article confirms Airbus is planning both an A321XLR and A320 Plus before launching the new narrowbody. I thought this is relevant to the current thread, so I'm mentioning it here. Link to o...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24715

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

The most interesting part of the article is this: "Before embarking on the new aircraft, Airbus would first introduce two narrow-body upgrades, the job advertisements say. One would be a version of the long range A321LR able to fly 700 nautical miles further with the aid of a redesigned fuel ta...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 49
Views: 12496

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

This makes no sense. Wouldn't it be easier for the captain (or other crew member) to withdraw cash from an ATM at the airport and pay the guy? Trying to collect cash from pax just moves the issue from the airline to their customers. Very unprofessional.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I re-watched the Es'Hail-2 launch video that SpaceX put on Youtube, and at the 21:00 mark exactly, on the left pane where you can see the booster falling back towards the atmosphere just prior to its re-entry burn, you can see a near miss with an unidentified object of respectable size... https://w...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Airbus has a 4 bogey setup they used on some earlier 320's which they can probably use if they need to. That's a persisting A.net myth that I'm surprised you are still (involuntarily) propagating, given you've been on this forum for a while. These gears were developed for low runway loading operati...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think the 6000 backlog is less of an issue than it's made out to be. Airbus seems to have the ability to expand plants and production lines fairly rapidly with demand. If the A321XLR would be a sales success, I'm confident that Airbus would be dynamic enough to increase the production output acco...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think the 6000 backlog is less of an issue than it's made out to be. Airbus seems to have the ability to expand plants and production lines fairly rapidly with demand. If the A321XLR would be a sales success, I'm confident that Airbus would be dynamic enough to increase the production output accor...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.
Replies: 30
Views: 4414

Re: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.

Doing business with an authoritarian communist state with a history of not paying airlines. Wow, that certainly won't backfire in the future.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 48066

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

China is about 50 years behind the West in space technology. They're at least 30-40 years behind in aviation technology. Their "best" product so far is a refurbished 1980s American design. Or 1960s, depending on how you see it. I think they'll catch up relatively quickly if they put the re...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 14619

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

Congrats Kuwait Airways and Airbus. Finally some A338s.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3868

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I always assumed Gardermoen was a brand new airport when it opened. Just now I discover that the first flight on this location already happened in 1912. And that Gardermoen had been used many decades for charter and intercontinental flights before its official opening. So what was exactly new back ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9045

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

I know of a Qantas pilot who flew the A380, but bid for the 737 due to family reasons. He wanted to be able to come home every night.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 43335

Re: HiFly A380 after a successful Summer

Does anyone know if there are more flights lined up for this bird on the horizon?

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by JetBuddy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7582

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

When I worked at OSL 15 years ago, I saw a guy showing up too late at the gate. He then jumped over the counter, grabbed a radio and started yelling at the aircraft to stop so he could board. The plane was already pushing back.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Amazing news and I'm surprised at so many civilian pax going on a first flight. Or did I miss that there will be trials before the actual "tourist" flight? Now put a realistic price tag on it and then shut up and take my money :D I believe they are going to launch trials before launching ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 164
Views: 50146

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Seems like the Il-20 and it's crew got caught in the crossfire, so to speak.

War is messy, and incidents like these are exactly the type of thing that could be used to escalate a conflict.

Do we know what type of SAM was used to shoot down the plane?

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1829
Views: 185525

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Zo Zo, is planning to fly to the Moon in 2023 on BFR/BFS. 6 to 8 invited artists will accompany him. I like the consideration of adding artists to the launch. Even as someone firmly in the STEM industries I appreciate the value that art brings us as people and cultures. I...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 5050

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the B...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20103

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Will be interesting to find out what really caused this. It's likely just H3N2.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20103

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

mdavies06 wrote:
Coughing and experiencing high temperature seems like air born transmitted disease. If it is food poisoning coming from say 1 out of 3 main courses, why only 10 people?


I agree with this. If it was food poisoning from bad catering, almost everyone who ate that food would get sick.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 14429

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going to operate but were going to sell to make a profit...something smells fishy. We recall the Ryan Air issue with Boeing, how come this one has just slipped under the radar? I agree, I thought all the vendors put provisions into the...

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