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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: 13620

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: 3567

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: 56
Views: 7044

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: 280
Views: 36458

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: 7149

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: 1636
Views: 157652

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: 48504

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: 1636
Views: 157652

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: 4859

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: 19398

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: 19398

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: 25
Views: 8242

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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by JetBuddy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14480

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

In theory, Boeing could continue to develop the 737 in perpetuity. I think the real question is: 1. When will the authorities say "Enough is enough - you've been tinkering with this design for 50 or 60 years, we won't grant you commonality with previous models any longer." Or 2. When Boein...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15748

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

I think they'll go for an A320 series MPA. The A220 series is too new, doesn't have the spare parts or support functions that the A320 series has.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9724

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Farewell, Super 80. I always get a bit sentimental when a DC-9 or MD-80 is retired.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94150

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

To illustrate what I'm talking about, he is already a hero to a lot of people. Look at the video in this tweet from "Eddie G": https://twitter.com/EddieGBabylon/status/1028286584381210625 Now, is that a good thing or bad thing? I don't know. But I really do understand the sympathy for this...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 72
Views: 5130

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Both Neil Degrasse Tyson and Michu Kachu have positive things to say about the Space Force. Space has been militarized for decades already.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94150

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I am curious to see how much they end up blaming all of this on sim training... Some of those twitter “reporters” are saying that the majestic software needs to be removed and banned because of this That's really ridiculus. Reporters that don't have any clue about the subject making suggestions lik...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94150

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Such a tragedy. I feel sorry for the guy, even though he endangered a lot of people by doing this. He wanted to go see Mount Olympus, see the orcas and do a barrel roll before killing himself. In his own words: "I got a lot of people that care about me. It's going to disappoint them to hear tha...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 128210

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Someone83 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
A new cargo airline and destination from OSL is being annonced tomorrow


Announced now: Ethioian Cargo will start OSL-CAN with 77F


Wow that's interesting. CAN as in Guangzhou Baiyun airport? Clearly a fish haul route. Where does the 77F arrive from before departing to CAN?

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 16458

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

ATC audio and accompanying visual graphics are now available on YouTube. Source: https://youtu.be/U1bL7rBT8zw VASAviation 2018. Thanks for that. Great channel. From the audio it's clear that they were using "alternative law" and were asking for ground speed from ATC. The air traffic contr...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

More than costs, I think that availability at the peak of the summer explains why the A380 is in high demand right now. Wait a couple of months and matters will cool down. The A380 will probably even be put in storage for the winter. That is the advantage of having a big plane with low capital cost...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Just heard it on the radio “Rednose Super” :-) That is a pretty funny callsign. I wasn't aware Norwegian Air UK's callsign was "Rednose". HiFly Malta's callsign is "Moonraker", but they probably only use that when flying charter or repositioning, not when covering another airlin...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23 Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the p...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

It's really great to see the aircraft doing business again. Both the CPH-LCA, LCA-CPH flights seems to have went well. The aircraft repositioned CPH-OSL this morning, and left OSL for PMI just half an hour ago. Everything seems to go as planned. These initial operations means a lot for a small airli...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48457

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Glad to hear that everyone made it out alive. Hopefully the injuries aren't too bad. Kudos to the crew for making sure everyone survived.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 128210

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

HiFly's A380 will be flying to Larnaca from Copenhagen today on behalf of Thomas Cook Scandinavia, quite the upgrade! https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester-med-a380-fra-koebenhavn-2/ (in Danish) https://onemileatatime.com/hi-fly-a380-thomas-cook/ And tomorrow OSL-PMI Yes. OSL-PMI with 238 pax, and...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/
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Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27515

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

And we have a new contender in the Oppression Olympics. I don't think any airline would bump a gay couple because they're gay. If they got bumped, there must have been a legitimate reason for it. People need to stop playing whatever victim card they've been told they have. The airline industry is pr...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11445

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

The flight attendant might have been a bit direct in the answer, but it was the truth. I don't understand why this Lua Dipa character thinks this is world news.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 16458

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

I'm guessing the pitot tube covers melted due to the pitot heat?

Another question. Wouldn't they notice something already during the take off roll? The airspeed shouldn't be working correctly and they should have aborted take off before V1.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO
Replies: 25
Views: 8187

Re: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO

A really weird story. If true, that dog was stressed out. Poor dog. The cargo hold is not a good place to be sitting for hours for an animal.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4408

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

It's funny how people are saying Lockheed will f*ck it up, since their last offering nearly 50 years ago only sold 250 frames, which wasn't actually that bad for a 70s widebody. (DC-10 sold 386).

I'd love it if Lockheed Martin decided to join the commercial segment again.

*Not counting the LM-100J.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises

I remember flying in a Hapag-Lloyd MD-80 from PMI to FBU during very early 90s myself. The travel agency's charter plane had gone tech, and Hapag-Lloyd was substituting.. Hapag-Lloyd NEVER operated MD80's in the '90s - only the Bobby and A310... My guess is that he/she means Aero Lloyd not Hapag-Ll...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises

Great deal. Probably lucrative for Icelandair.

I remember flying in a Hapag-Lloyd MD-80 from PMI to FBU during very early 90s myself. The travel agency's charter plane had gone tech, and Hapag-Lloyd was substituting..

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1636
Views: 157652

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX and Telstar. Was this the first launch and landing of a Falcon 9 Block 5?

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1636
Views: 157652

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Lightweight space-grade carbon fibre against heavy duty ship-grade steel... It'll be another smashed fairing vs. a small dent and a lick of paint on the boat. :wink2: I'm guessing the crew stays inside during the recovery maneuver. Presumably, this wider net also comes with an improved guidance sys...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 128210

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Looking at only the O&D GOT-DOH and return, market size is approximately 450-500 PAX yearly each way. Clearly this is for beyond traffic from DOH. Thanks for looking up the numbers. I know that basically the whole QR network is built around flowing traffic via DOH, but GOT must be one of their ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51779

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The Hi-fly A380 in its new ‘Coral Reef’ paint job is flying into Farnborough today (Thursday) She is due to land in next 4 minutes, having flown in from Luqa Yes, it says "Not too late for Coral Reefs" on one side, and "Coral Reefs gone by 2050" on the other side. I don't like h...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1636
Views: 157652

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

DarkKnight5 wrote:
Mr. Steven sea trials video with the new net setup:

http://youtu.be/VlCO7gBXWNA


Wow that looks very manoeuvrable. The net still doesn't cover the bridge and bow of the ship though. So far the fairing has missed the net by some distance. What if it hits the bridge?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 74
Views: 6258

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

This is very exciting news. The mock-up looks really nice. Hopefully this comes to fruition.

From Gavin Williamson MP (Twitter):

Image

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 56
Views: 5116

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Very interesting snippet in the Telegraph. I don't have access to the whole article. "Airbus bosses are furious after the Government spurred them to publish a dire forecast of the impact of Brexit before handing a prize £2bn RAF contract to US rival Boeing without a competition. The Telegraph h...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1636
Views: 157652

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Isn't there a danger of the ship capsizing if the fairing comes in at the edge of the net? Not sure how much a fairing weighs and how much force it lands with... I really doubt it will have much impact on the vessel. It seems like a large and sturdy ship. In the past I've wondered what would happen...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70072

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

... it seems we shouldn't be presuming the new CFRP wings will be built in the UK. It could swing both ways. The US might offer a very reasonable trade deal with the UK, far more open and unrestrictive than the one with the EU. At least that's the rumor. This could generate more Airbus parts produc...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

Great choice. The F-16 lives on. The number of aircraft ordered is quite low though. Also kind of sad that the venerable MiG-29 will be retired.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31985

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Have the ICAO and IATA codes been updated for the A220 yet? Wiki still lists them as BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3. Why would the need updating? I'd put that on the nice to have list but hardly resembling anything like a requirement. Especially as there are a bunch out there flying already and all the exis...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31985

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Have the ICAO and IATA codes been updated for the A220 yet? Wiki still lists them as BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31985

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

How many times has an aircraft (airliner or otherwise) been developed/manufactured by one company, flew for a while under its original name, then had the name/brand completely changed without any kind of modifications being made? The only one I can think of is the MD-95->717, but IIRC the first pla...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47774

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

There are around 4,000 A320NEO's outstanding that an A220-500 would directly undermine or cannibalize, the prospect of Airbus launching an A225 in the near term that would jeopardize their bread and butter product is a huge risk and pretty hard to believe as something they'd realistically consider ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47774

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Congratulations Airbus/Bombardier and JetBlue! That is a very nice deal.

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