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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11860

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

I see it the other way around, regarding the A338 at HA. Why wouldn't this MTOW not apply to the A338 as well? A 251t A338 is exactly what HA needs/wants. They could server ALL of the Pacific rim and Western Europe, non-stop from HNL: SCL, LIM, SIN, LON. That's what I'm thinking too. If they go for...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 96
Views: 11860

Re: a330neo MTOW increase

Interesting! What kind of range could we expect from a 251tn MTOW A330-900neo?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 23997

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Meters vs feet is an interesting speculation I was on a Piedmont flight into LGW (remember those?) where the first attempt/go around was absurdly high. I wondered at the time if the Piedmont pilots, with little or no experience outside the US, had assumed altitudes were given in meters. That's an i...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 23997

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Looks like two go-arounds after one another.. is there a possibility this could be blamed on something other than the crew?

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1681
Views: 180557

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

I can hardly wait to see ETOPS and what it'll do for sales in the Pacific. I suspect it's an untapped market there. Could the CS100/300 be a good 717 replacement for HA ? I mean just thinking of HA, they could cycle a CS between intra Hawaiian flying while at the same time send them to the west coa...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43022

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

From the interview, it does sound like they have customers lined up for both frames. One year round lease, and one seasonal. I believe Hi Fly knows exactly what they're doing.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 627
Views: 81695

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Anyone with inside info about the alleged big cargo news from OSL tomorrow referred to on flyprat.no? Property development like ARN and CPH presented earlier this week or maybe a new freighter route? I'm not in the loop, but maybe they found investors for the new seafood terminal? Just speculation.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 78002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Another successful launch and landing! Congrats SpaceX and US Air Force.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43022

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Hi Fly may even increase the A380 fleet to 6 aircraft: https://www.airinsight.com/hi-fly-talks-a380-plans/ Dr. Paulo Mirpuri, president and CEO of Hi Fly in Lisbon discusses his company’s bold step in acquiring two ex-Singapore Airlines A380s. These aircraft will be deployed as wet leases to Hi Fly...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34661

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Snip snip.. most interesting bits from United memo: Today we also announced significant changes to our Airbus A350 order, most notable of which is the timing of deliveries. We decided to defer these aircraft until 2022 to align with the replacement of our fleet of 55 Boeing 777-200ERs, which begin t...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5502

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

The article mentions 40-50 short and medium distance aircraft from Boeing or Airbus. So I'm hoping for some A320-series including a few A321LR. I agree with KiwiRob that the CSeries would be a great fit in Norway, but I don't think they'll go for another fleet type at this point.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34661

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

The A350 looks stunning in United livery!

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by JetBuddy
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43022

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

There will be lots of used A380 parts on the market shortly. Like I've said before, I believe that early build A380s heading to the scrapper is a good thing for the whole A380 ecosystem and the viability of operating A380s - not only for the legacy carriers, but for ad-hoc/charter outfits like HiFly...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 5888

Re: North Korea and nukes

And Israel's priority is to continuously expand into other peoples land. Israel created the problem and Israel continues to feed the problem. So touche' to that. Are you Israeli or American? No, I'm not. Now we're going into politics, there's no point in discussing it. And cover themselves in nucle...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 5888

Re: North Korea and nukes

Mortyman wrote:
JetBuddy wrote:
And I consider the Iranians even more irresponsible than the North Koreans.



How did you get to that conclusion ? Total nonsence


Because their priority is to wipe Israel off the map. And they keep repeating their intentions to do so.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43022

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Now HiFly can substitute 777, 747 and A380 flights with no loss of capacity (in most cases). And move half a battalion size of troops in one flight. Opens up a lot of new opportunities for them. I'm pretty sure they've been looking at all the missed opportunities and done some careful calculations b...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43022

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

b747400erf wrote:
airbazar wrote:
HiFly does a lot of troop charters for different nations. I can see how a high density A380 could be good for that kind of business.

How many airports military charters serve have been certified for A380 operations?


Wouldn't many of the troop charters use military apron parking anyway?

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43022

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

This is great news! It will be very interesting to follow HiFly and their use of these aircraft. I've seen them flying for Norwegian quite a lot with their A340s. I wonder what configuration they'll have, the cheapest option would be to keep whatever configuration they have when acquired. Refitting ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 50
Views: 11082

Re: Bombardier Q1000

Interesting proposal! This would probably be the most efficient aircraft in the world on sub 1000nm routes.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 78002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX! Awesomeness. Successful mission in all aspects - again!

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 78002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

That looks awesome! Very futuristic. I actually like that they're trying to make it look cool even though function is priority number one.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 627
Views: 81695

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://finalcall.travel/da/farvel-tak- ... en-boston/
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The Privatair 737 has flown it's last flight on the CPH-BOS route, and SAS flew the A330 on the route yesterday.

https://finalcall.travel/da/farvel-tak- ... en-boston/

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?
Replies: 24
Views: 2893

Re: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?

It still amazes me that such odd route couples can gain these loadfactors. We're talking just O&D, there are very few connections on either side. Such long routes also takes up just about all of the aircraft's timetable.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9140

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

Clearly what happened is that someone heard "Oakland" and thought "Auckland" since the two sound familiar. SK launching OAK would make a ton of sense since their biggest competitor DY has multiple flights to OAK and SK's recent US expansion to LAX and MIA has really been to catc...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 44
Views: 4373

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

The best solution would be a surprise attack by China from the North-west. Steamroll the entire country in a flash maneuver under the cover of military reinforcements, arrest the leadership and maintain law and order. Then slowly transition to a market economy, using the experience China has had the...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 5888

Re: North Korea and nukes

No pre-emptive strike. Not necessary and too subject to unpredictable reactions elsewhere. Should North Korea actually attack though I would prefer to see a counter attack so overwhelming (read apocalyptic) that no one would ever dare think to try such a thing again. (hint Iran). Pronounced lack of...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 44
Views: 4373

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

The main problem is the 10-20,000 artillery pieces hidden in caves north of the border. Upon initiation of any attack, these would be pulled out of their caves and start shelling Seoul, which would cause mass casualities. They would be shelling for a good while before they could be taken out by US /...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 636
Views: 78002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Successful mission again. Always so amazing to watch the Falcon 9 land.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8653

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

New York City really shines at night, and it's a different atmosphere. I'd recommend staying a night or two in a hotel if anyone's considering this. A day trip will be very stressful.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 15628

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

How do they plan to recoup these costs? Will they get a big discount on rent, slots, gates and everything else? Will they rent out these things to other airlines? I've read others talking about this, but I don't quite understand it.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 49
Views: 7037

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

In Norway and Sweden, most smokers have either quit or started with "snus" instead. Sometimes people do both.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force awards contract for two 747-8s to be modified as future Air Force One
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Air Force awards contract for two 747-8s to be modified as future Air Force One

Max Q wrote:
Anything to do with russia is loved by chump !


Come on, let's not do politics here. Your statement is ridiculus.

I'm glad they're one step further. Saving money on white tails instead of buying brand new off the line is probably a good idea. I'm sure Boeing is happy with it as well.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10865

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

steveinbc wrote:
Seems par for the course for French hospitality. :rotfl:


It sure does. Been to Nice once, never again.

That being said, I doubt we know the whole story of what actually happened here.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again
Replies: 24
Views: 2112

Re: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again

Maybe some armed Super Tucanos or T-6 Texan IIs would be sufficient. They would provide a unique contribution to NATO as well. Not good for air policing though.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Overbooks 144 seat aircraft by 50 pax, all 194 pax show up
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: Air India Overbooks 144 seat aircraft by 50 pax, all 194 pax show up

It's not nice, should not happen, can't change it, at least they assisted the stranded ones, can happen to any airline - thats it, next story please..... But things like this and other PR nightmares happen more with AI than just about any airline on the planet. Or is it that India is a democracy wi...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Osprey single-engine takeoff??
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Osprey single-engine takeoff??

Interesting answers, thank you for that. The Osprey is a very unique and fascinating design.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 76
Views: 14525

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

I've been far too optimistic about A380 orders in the past. I really want the type to survive. So while I'm very hopeful, I daren't predict any of this coming to fruition. The fact that Leahy is delaying his departure to try to secure these sales is a good sign though.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 3859

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

What is driving the traffic there, is it all about tour groups to see the wildlife? Kenya and many other African nations are enjoying an economic boom. Last year's economic growth was 5.9%, and 2017s economic growth will slow to 5.7%. Those are numbers EU and the US can only dream of at the moment....

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Osprey single-engine takeoff??
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Osprey single-engine takeoff??

Eyes were playing tricks. The prop-rotors are cross linked to to make sure both stay turning in an engine out situation. Does this mean the RPM will stay similar on both rotors if there's an engine out? What about prop pitch, is that different on each engine? If there's an engine out, does the rema...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1720

Re: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?

I believe that in 50 years, things will have changed somewhat. I predict that Boeing and Airbus are still huge aircraft manufacturers, but I also believe Embraer and Comac will have grown much larger than they are today. Bombardier and Irkut I'm not so sure of. End of the line 737MAX and A320neo wil...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 627
Views: 81695

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Norwegian salmon is the largest single cargo product in Europe. What does single cargo product mean precisely? Is crude oil not a single cargo product? Or coal? The port of Rotterdam processes ten of thousands of tons of those commodities daily. He should have said "transported by air" Ye...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 4172

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

I really wonder what causes the flaps to get "stuck".

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4005

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

I think it's time to put CCTV in the cabin of airliners. It's the only way to get the facts straight. It shouldn't be a big issue considering it's already normal on buses and some trains.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female ramp agents
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: Female ramp agents

Welcome to the forums! :) I'm not sure which country you're in, but in Norway there are several female ramp agents. Not much discrimination here, which is a good thing. If you work hard and determined, I'm sure you'll be able to find a job. Being a small person can be beneficial as a ramp agent, the...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RIAT 2017 UltraHD/4K video
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: RIAT 2017 UltraHD/4K video

Thanks for the video! Clear, sharp picture and some great footage in there. Enjoying it on a 1440p monitor.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4143

Re: What is next for KEF?

The growth in KEF is fascinating and mind boggling. What's the percentage of transfer pax in KEF?

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12947

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

This is the director's cut, not the safety video itself. That being said, I find it pretty funny.. :D Mr. Bean is always funny, without even saying anything. Cheers to Rowan Atkinson.

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