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by bunumuring
Tue May 22, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 39
Views: 1650

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

We could always do one of the old " would you hit it" threads 1 for the str8 and one for the gay people on here. But alas I think the mods would shut them down due to the lefty softy's that would complain about them. AN767 Hey mate, I agree with you. There're used to be so many great thre...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 58
Views: 11383

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

Hey guys,
Wow! Does anyone know if it has Alliance titles on the fuselage at all?
Where is it based? Brisbane, I assume?
Thanks,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Tue May 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

Hey guys,
That is a truly awful colourscheme....
Why do some governments choose awful colour schemes?
I hope that whatever the RAAF chooses for its VIP-configured A330 won't be as bad as this!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed May 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s
Replies: 20
Views: 4680

Re: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s

Hey guys,
I hope this speculated expansion includes a route to Australia! It's discussed every now and then, and I think it just might work!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Mon May 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiers for department stores
Replies: 51
Views: 1604

Re: Tiers for department stores

Hey guys, A downunder twist on this thread.... High end: David Jones (except the new-style Macarthur Square store which is just awful) Almost high end but beginning to slide: Myer (except the fantastic new Shellharbour store and refurbished Rundle Mall and Canberra Centre stores which are definitely...

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by bunumuring
Mon May 07, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27793

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Hey guys, Etihad has a stake in Virgin Australia, who will need a new widebody type to replace their 777-300ERs and A330-200s in the medium term. VA have publicly stated that they'll more than likely choose one type of WB to replace both types, but won't be seriously looking for a little while yet a...

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2468

Re: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

Hey guys, It's okay. I prefer it to the QF 'Planes' special livery from a few years ago. To me it seems that Alaska is pumping out more promo/special liveries and faster than any other airline at the moment. Some are hits ('More to Love') and some are misses (that SF Giants one) in my view. This is ...

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 146
Views: 11848

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

I hope all crew members are okay.
Looks like it dragged the starboard engine or wingtip along the ground judging by the marks across the grass/dirt parallel to the 'main' drag marks.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, I seem to recall reading here ages ago that Thai wanted to keep F seats into Sydney and thus the 747-400 would stay on the route for the time being. I too remember the discussion about the A350 starting BKK-SYD. Thai have however over the years switched plans easily and suddenly. I have fl...

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?

Hey mate, A intersting find. I haven't seen that photo before. The RAAF operated 707s and BAC 1-11s in the VIP role at the time, but the 707s' primary role was AAR and transport, with VIP as secondary. I believe that the 707s' VIP fit out was fairly basic but I have only seen a few 'close up' photos...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline do I fly while in Cambodia?
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Which airline do I fly while in Cambodia?

Hey mate, My family returned last week from a three week Vietnam and Cambodia trip, having flown on Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air within and between those two countries. They raved about Vietnam Airlines, said that Jetstar Pacific was okay and described the flights in Cam...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey Zeke, What doesn't add up? I was in a window seat, which I prefer, sitting with my family, which I prefer, and I didn't feel endangered or inconvenienced in any way.... And therefore preferred to stay in the seat that I was in. Simple. if you read my account, you will understand that I did not s...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33010

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Hey guys, I suspect an order for some end-of-the-line 777-300ERs. Maybe, perhaps, possibly an order for a dozen or so 777-9s but I think unlikely at this time (though I hope to be proven wrong). Like others in his thread, I just can't see BA ordering 777-8s. As for 787s, I remember BA switching from...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Vietnam Airlines in its current (April 2018, page 155) inflight magazine features an article on the chef Luke Nguyen. At the very end of the article, it states that while currently VN flies direct routes to Sydney and Melbourne, it will be 'in the near future, increasing flight frequency a...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Yes, an A320 would definitely be all that was needed for a daily (cheeky grin) service AKL-CBR. Virgin Australia would now be at a disadvantage on such a route post-Kiwi divorce ... Little or no onwards transfers possible while Qantas would only be able to offer Jetstar domestic NZ flights...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement
Replies: 8
Views: 3335

Re: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement

Just a thought .... 15 (or was it 10?!?!) was the number of A380s supposedly ordered by HNA for Hong Kong Airlines and then mysteriously changed to 'unannounced customer' or 'unconfirmed order' or something a few years ago at an air show, wasn't it? What is the current status of that order? It's unl...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys Re : Canberra QR and Singapore Airlines flights.... I think you are all quite right. My perception is that the Qatar flights are of interest to the Canberra catchment market only for ME and European flights, and possibly some African destinations. SIngapore Airlines seem to be favoured for ...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement
Replies: 8
Views: 3335

Re: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement

I always took HNA to be part of a C4 grouping ... HNA and its subsidiaries are pretty big here in Australia, and I wonder if we will get to see some of these A350s here eventually. But I must say, in light of all the media reports about HNA and its so-called troubles, I am surprised to see the compa...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey guys, To clarify a few things.... I DID inform the FA as soon as I sat down upon boarding, while other passengers were still entering the plane. There would've been a good ten minutes before the doors were shut. There were empty seats on the plane I believe, only a handful. I went to the toilet ...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Chances of AR and AV starting services are remote. AR have NZ, and AV barely have a long haul fleet. Hey mate, I read on a.net just recently that Aerolineas Argentinas was looking for new long range aircraft with the range to restart Sydney services in the medium term. Likewise, late last year ther...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey fr8mech,
Yep, I hear you.
Couldn't find a number anyway, lol.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey guys,
Thanks for your quick replies.
I am going to contact Jetstar management just to let them know.
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5696

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes (CR9)

Hey guys, I'm hoping that these rumours are correct if only to edge the CRJ series closer to the magic '2000' sales mark (including the Challenger 800). I believe that the current sales tally is around 1890? I know it's overtaken the 727's sales tally but is obviously well behind the #1 and #2 weste...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

Hey guys, Due to medical requirements I always take a 'meal' (or two) onboard for me plus snacks as, even on a full service airline, I cannot rely on suitable food being available, and being available at the time I need to eat. I can usually find something suitable in airports to buy and simply ask ...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey guys, A few days ago I had my first flights on Jetstar A320s. On the last flight, I discovered upon boarding that my seat back flopped back into the 'recline' position as soon as I put any weight/force onto it. I tried numerous times to correct it but it simply wouldn't stay in the upright posit...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8187

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Hey guys,
RIP to all involved.
The Twitter video reminds me of a video of a B-52 that crashed in the 80s/early 90s. I can't remember any details beyond that it was a B-52 and that it final moments looked very similar to this Herc's final moments.
Thanks,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 81
Views: 4353

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Hi guys, I haven't seen one yet with my own eyes but I agree that the CSeries looks great! Especially the nose. The A350 is the first Airbus that ranks in my consideration of good-looking aircraft. Generally speaking, I prefer its looks to its nemesis, the 787. The A350-500 did however, have its cha...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

[s[/s] I wonder how SCL yield is? Or where connections are too? If this route becomes a 789 after going daily - perhaps we can see another South American route opened? SYD-GRU, or MEL/BNE-SCL? I remember Alan Joyce speaking about Sydney-Rio/-Sao Paolo flights around the time of the Project Sunrise l...

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by bunumuring
Wed May 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thanks, qf789.
That's an informative website indeed.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed May 02, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Re : 787 top up order... No surprises with this order. I suspect that while the 787-10 is looked upon with interest by QF, no decision to purchase will be made until the outcome of Project Sunrise is known. Perhaps a decision to order A350 super dooper long range planes for Project Sunrise...

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by bunumuring
Wed May 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23677

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

Hey guys, A completly expected order in terms of timing and number. I would expect further small incremental orders for QF and possibly JQ like this moving on. Like all others, I will be very sad to see the 747 go, and hope that QF begin organising farewell events and flights for 2020, like KLM with...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 01, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 55
Views: 14846

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Hey guys,
I agree, a fantastic video! I hope the new livery does use the motifs and the colours shown in the video. if so, it could be as impressive as Fiji Airways.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue May 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 81
Views: 4353

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Hey guys, CIVILIAN: For me, #1 above all is the Super VC10 in the last BOAC colour scheme. The most beautiful thing of any kind to grace the skies, in my opinion. Tied for #2 are Concorde (any colourscheme...) and 757 with winglets (especially Air Niugini's stunning example). Close behind in #3 posi...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 11117

Re: McDonnell 220

Cheers Jetstar,
I'm curious if Boeing, Convair or any foreign company submitted bids.
Thanks,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 33
Views: 1171

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

Hey guys, I have a very rare surname here in Australia. When I was registering the birth of my first child many years ago, the data input operator told me that there was a man with the same first and last name as me living in a different part of Sydney. We even shared the same first initial of our m...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8971

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

Hey guys, The Virgin brand is doing okay here in Australia. Obviously the airline brand is the most prominent but there are some much smaller sub-brands that are still around. Virgin Atlantic never developed to its complete potential in the Australian market, I believe, and definitely did not levera...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 11117

Re: McDonnell 220

Hey Jetstar, Great information, thanks for sharing it! One question for you : regarding the USAF light transport airplane requirement that you mention above, which other companies designed proposals for it besides Lockheed (the eventual Jetstar I presume) and McDonnell (the Model 220 I presume...)? ...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2360

Re: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!

Hey guys, I believe that Turkish Airlines was bragging in the media a year or two ago that it was the airline serving the most international destinations from its home country.... Or was it the airline serving the most countries by any one airline? Alas, Turkish still hasn't 'tagged' Australia yet! ...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20289

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Hey guys, Think about the A400... Wasn't it the 'AM400' and the 'A400M' at various points with the 'M' obviously standing for 'Military'? Following on from this, would Airbus care to differentiate the CSeries as 'C' for 'Canadian' IF it did decide to rename the CSeries and integrate it into its mark...

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by bunumuring
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 11746

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Hey guys, If Qantas publicly feels it can make a go of nonstop Australia-Germany flights at some point in the next few years (probably with the second tranche of Dreamliners arriving), I'm sure that Lufthansa would be looking closely at their business case for flights likewise. Perhaps some of their...

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by bunumuring
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Ahhhh, at least the Chinese managed to miss Australia, unlike NASA with SkyLab when I was a child!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Hey guys, Re CRJs : yes, the intro was botched. Yes, Ansett ended up not using them to their full potential due to distracted management etc. Yes, I agree with Obzerva that many people - including me - did not like flying in them. I flew them often Melbourne-Hobart and return, and they were simply a...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Update on me
Replies: 50
Views: 2639

Re: Update on me

Mate, And all others in the a.net community in a similar situation, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm about to do (reluctantly) my first public speaking gig to an audience of around one hundred explaining my ongoing medical battles to stay alive. 'Educating others' is the way 'they' got me t...

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by bunumuring
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8774

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

Hey guys The idea of Eurowings flying to Bali is intriguing. I DO see a possible market Germany-Australia on a German airline, and Qantas repeatedly has mentioned Frankfurt and Berlin in its longer range forecasts so obviously they feel that there is a market too. Eurowings flying some kind of Germa...

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by bunumuring
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada looks to replace ageing VIP Transport
Replies: 37
Views: 5221

Re: Canada looks to replace ageing VIP Transport

Hey guys, Could some of the Air Canada A330-300s be bought and converted into some form of MRTT/VIP? Or Air Canada 767-300ERs be likewise purchased and converted? A couple of nations have already done the latter and we here in Australia are converting two ex-Qantas A330s (albeit the -200 model) into...

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by bunumuring
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 113
Views: 9610

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

Hey guys, NZ is kind of looking for P-3K Orion replacements, with some kind of offer/approach for P-8 Poseidons on the table and speculation over a possible Japanese P-1/C-2 joint purchase .... Perhaps an A320MPA offer has/will be made to NZ? With Air NZ's expanding A32X fleet of ceos and neos, an A...

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by bunumuring
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2938

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

Hey Ozair, I read in the current issue of 'Air International' magazine that one Y-20 was offered to Bangladesh recently in a package of military planes from China, so I guess the Y-20 is now available for export. I agree that NZ looks likely to be the first export customer for the C-2. I just can't ...

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by bunumuring
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 146
Views: 11848

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

Hey guys,
Re: the Skytech order.... Could some be headed to Antarctica?
This is certainly an interesting order.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 146
Views: 11848

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

YuriMG2 wrote:
The prototype that had a incident back in october will fly again tomorrow after some structural repair. Source is a user in the PoderAereo website.


Thanks for that information.
Wonder if any modifications were made?
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203931

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage.... I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/39878030001_e6ac009149_o.png *LH's brand team suddenly scrambles and contacts lostsou...

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