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by terrificturk
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 8712

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

VS11 wrote:
par13del wrote:
-25% fuel burn in comparison to ??????


The A333. See the range box above.

Which airline is getting it first?



TAP Air Portugal.

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA launch LCY-MUC from Feb 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

Re: BA launch LCY-MUC from Feb 2019

Bongodog1964 wrote:
Reading another thread, why are they bothering ? According to the doom mongers, this route will cease, as will all other flying to the UK on March 31st !!!


erm, that would be 29th March already, since the 24 months gestation period are over on 28th March at midnight...

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 35
Views: 8141

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

The airline is a microcosm of the country. And that puts the entire discussion in one sentence.... most airlines, infact, are such a microcosmos of the nation they represent. The country always forgot that the catch-up game with their tiny island brothers is flawed from the start, as one is a city ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11593

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

With an unemployment rate of 6.8, the above is highly exaggerated. Germany has an unemployment of approx 5,2-5,3 % at the moment... it is a booming time... The prime states such as Bavaria (2,9%) and Baden-Würrtemberg (3,3%) are doing exceptionally well here.... 6,8% is near bottom of that list at ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11593

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

With an unemployment rate of 6.8, the above is highly exaggerated. Germany has an unemployment of approx 5,2-5,3 % at the moment... it is a booming time... The prime states such as Bavaria (2,9%) and Baden-Würrtemberg (3,3%) are doing exceptionally well here.... 6,8% is near bottom of that list at ...

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by terrificturk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 4997

Re: Skywork goes bust

It isn't the first time they bite some dust, right? I remember they had a fleet of Dash 8 Q400, Dornier 328... and a colorful blue/green livery. These were all gone, and they got some Saab 2000s. They didn't 'go bust' then, but merely returned the Q400s as they were initially too large. They did ea...

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by terrificturk
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11593

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

It’s interesting how many people tend to forget the economic “might” of the north western region. Specifically Düsseldorf and the Rhine Ruhr region, it’s an absolute economic powerhouse. Yet DUS doesn’t really have a whole lot of TATL service that it could easily support. I will agree with you on t...

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by terrificturk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11593

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Other companies are pushing their way to the worldstage, too. And beside the start-ups, more and more legacy companies are moving their German or European headquarters to Berlin to get close to the government of Europe’s wealthiest nation. Nike, eBay, Amazon and Pfizer are four of them. German insu...

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by terrificturk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11593

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Remember too that from 1945 to 1991 Berlin wasn't the capital of the Federal Republic - until 1949 there wasn't one, and for the rest of the time it was Bonn. Meanwhile Frankfurt became and has remained Germany's de-facto economic "capital", while the unique limitations on air service int...

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by terrificturk
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 48
Views: 9153

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Ok it might fly fast but its still a 25 year old design. Your nonsensical excuses do not become any better. The designs of the Dash8 and ATR are both from the early 80s, so the Do328 is a decade younger in design. MRO people can also tell you that the built quality of the Do328 - esp. the corrosion...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101857

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I believe enthusiast day is on Saturday and Sunday. For aviation people Friday is relaxing day, and meeting other exhibitors, drinking bubbly, and relaxing.... watchng fly-bys and so on... weekend is public day, i.e. oppossums day or 'hunter-and-gatherer' day..... thats when you get rid of old pens...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9692

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

With the exception of Lufthansa's score, they all actually look reasonable. Why LH is suddenly a 5-star, #7 airline is beyond me... People always forget that a large portion of the marking also comes from ground service, i.e. airport terminals. LH is certainly providing an outstanding and rather se...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9692

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

I had an interesting experience with this survey in the past. I was flying Singapore Airlines on two legs from Australian to Europe. On the first leg the level of service was outstanding. There were loads of staff on the flight, the catering was excellent and they were regularly offering extras. It...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 60
Views: 17004

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Brussels Airlines has much bigger problems than their SSJ ops., I guess they will also get the axe soon. The main problem for the SSJ right now I guess is due to 2 things mainly: the first of them is getting someone to fix even the smallest issue outside of their mx bases, the second one is their c...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6655

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

How much of these losses are attributable to the nonsensical approach to save idiocies such as AZ, AB and such like ? Not the stuff you are looking for but this is enough to make you fall off your chair...... "Air Berlin, which Etihad has a 29 percent stake, posted a record loss of €781.9 mill...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6655

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

How much of these losses are attributable to the nonsensical approach to save idiocies such as AZ, AB and such like ?

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by terrificturk
Mon May 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31588

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

It was one of Lufthansa's new designs that got rejected... not sure why it pops up on certain websites... propably some kind of gossip monger. :roll:

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by terrificturk
Thu May 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 5002

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

So why cant France force other EU members to match their cost / benefits, this principle works well with countries outside and within the EU so.....whats the problem? By ensuring that all member nations pay the same France would be ensuring that the playing field is level, no race to the bottom and...

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by terrificturk
Wed May 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22781

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I see Europe calling Trump’s bluff. He won't care. He wants the U.S. to be isolationist, /quote] Engaging the North Koreans to end the Korean war is isolationist? Threatening the Iranian deal is isolationist? Ending ISIS in Iraq (and likely Syria) is isolationist? What about US intervention in Syri...

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by terrificturk
Tue May 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Airports like HKG, SIN, DXB etc etc are able to have 24 hour operations because the countries they are located in have no democracy and as such any opposition is silenced or ignored. Airports (in Western democracies at least) have a responsibility to their surrounding communities, which includes li...

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by terrificturk
Mon May 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 51889

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

http://www.modernairliners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/A320-manufacturing_graphic.jpg IIRC the tailcone is entirely made in Oberpfaffenhofen incl. the pressure bulkhead. The flaps were also made there until they were handed to Bremen for higher frequency, but I have heard they will return to OBF...

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by terrificturk
Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7812

Re: LH A346s on local routes

Every time a frame does not fit to the route it could be hard to fill or not big enough. You seem to be one of the trolls that every time an A380 is mentioned you need to make a negative comment. Emirates flies, 9 A380 a day between Dubai and London, 6 to LHR and 3 to LGW, now show that they are ha...

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by terrificturk
Wed May 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7812

Re: LH A346s on local routes

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Something like between 1974 and 1976 before operating costs forced the airline to park the pair and cancel the three on order..


I thought the PSA L1011s went to DL, didnt they ?

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by terrificturk
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3194
Views: 377136

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I have no idea who these "people at Boeing" are, and I have no idea why they might even have the conversation, because the market has already spoken. Boeing were completely wedded to NSA - it was all they spoke about, "all their customers wanted it", and there was no way that Ai...

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by terrificturk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 12941

Re: New Lisbon Airport

Sure, I'll trow in BA and EK compared to TP, IMHO 2 runways (considering the amount of money needed to get a third) are a good starting point for long time. Then if there's space, when LIS2 will operate at full capacity (60 millions pax per year ... meanwhile FRA will be at 170 and LHR at 150 milli...

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by terrificturk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 12941

Re: New Lisbon Airport

2 runaways are enough. They can serve plenty of passengers just look at Dxb and Lhr DXB will be replaced by DWC which will have 5 runways. LHR runs a 99% capacity. Any disruption can take hours to recover from. Having more runways allows for the possibility of better timing for connections and bett...

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by terrificturk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3997

Re: QR 777 loses BCN livery

qf789 wrote:
A7-BAE

Everyone else in the thread seemed to follow what was being asked. Not sure if the pedantry is needed.

YOWza[/quote]


Yes, indeed. QR and FC Barcelona (BCN for avgeeks) is quite well-known... after all, for some other football lovers FCB could mean FC Bayern... :spin:

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by terrificturk
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 37
Views: 14023

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

Can the A380 park at any gate at MUC or do they have special gates for them?. Both T1 and T2 are A380 compatible for many years... T2 was designed and built with the A380 in mind and T1 (C Gates) was upgraded later for EK... now with teh general revamp of T1 coming, I guess more gates at T1 will be...

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by terrificturk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.

lhrsfosyd wrote:
It's a personal pick of Her Majesty AAB!


... i am convinced that AAB is as good in bitching as most of the queens on the beach and in the bars..................

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by terrificturk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 91964

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Well, it looks like the same size than the A332, huh? surprise! It is the same size. A332 -> +NEO engines, span extension, some other pips : A338 A333 -> +NEO engines, span extension, some other pips : A339 Airbus has taken a leaf out of Boeing's book on how to reheat existing models... albeit with...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 9495

Re: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?

About 3-3-3 on Korean 777s, I twice took a Korean one stop at Seoul because they offer 3-3-3, generous leg space and excellent crew / catering service. Avoiding a 3-4-3 direct 777 flight. Seoul is well situated and it has a efficient clean hub & I saved $600. Slightly underrated airline IMO. I ...

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by terrificturk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20072

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

So the BER airport is your reference ? Agreed it is a joke, but it is just an airport. Aside of the fact I travel to Berlin several times a year & see it thrive with pleasure, you obviously have not been there for cultural sightseeings. Music or Museum wise ( the Japanese love them ), there is ...

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by terrificturk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20072

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

True, but Berlin is changing fast & becoming Germany's biggest cultural capital, by a wide margin : new architecture all over ( the new central station is a landmark, most of the Government buildings are new & stunning ), umpteen world-level museums, 3-4 philharmonic orchestras, parks &...

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by terrificturk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 14460

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

worldranger wrote:
EY are just too niche now - both pax and freight. Gulf Air 2 in the making.


Wasn't James Hogan at GF before.... :scratchchin:

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by terrificturk
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 60099

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Rolls Royce almost caused the demis of the Lockheed 1011 aircraft as its engine had problems and the British government had to bail Rolls Royce of out of bankruptcy. Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines ...

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An it arrived after just about 1h 40min flight time in typical Hamburg weather :yell: :hissyfit:



typical HAM weather ? it looks dry to me....... :scratchchin:
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MaxiAir wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 182 DL #7 on the way to XFW for paint: https://fr24.com/AIB02FW/101570ce


An it arrived after just about 1h 40min flight time in typical Hamburg weather :yell: :hissyfit:



typical HAM weather ? it looks dry to me....... :scratchchin:

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by terrificturk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3454

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

Many people claim that the over-engineered 928 of the time is today's SSJ... similarities are evident... ...but when an almost completely identical design comes out from a Canadian manufacturer, nobody bats an eye... :roll: Is the CSeries really "almost completely identical" to the 728/92...

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by terrificturk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3454

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

It's interesting that Crossair didn't consider the Dornier 728/928 and now (as Swiss International/Global Air Lines) they were the launch customer for another 5-abreast aircraft in the CS100. As for how it would perform compared to the E-Jet...was this to be a rear-engined jet or with wing-mounted ...

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by terrificturk
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 18269

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

I've been saying for years that EY is trying its damnedest to be SR-2.0 ( No clear market strategy + "me too!" expansion + home market too comparatively limited to support said expansion ) x ( investing in airlines with even shittier prospective outlooks than your own ) = Swissair for the...

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by terrificturk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 17136

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

What a basket case of an airline. They make Air India look like professionals. Indeed ! If you know Malaysia as a country, with all its politics and social tensions and their 'wise leaders.... you will understand that MAS (or MAB as it is for now) is a perfect mirror: good potential, miserable exec...

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by terrificturk
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41885

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Finally an active 19 seat airframe. Can it be a combi of 9 pax and cargo with one crew member? There is the TwinOtter and the Dornier 228NG, both carry 19 pax, the 228 a bit more comfortably as it is more of a plane.... both are very active indeed. It helps to get out more often. Both are good airc...

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by terrificturk
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41885

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

dtw2hyd wrote:
Finally an active 19 seat airframe. Can it be a combi of 9 pax and cargo with one crew member?


There is the TwinOtter and the Dornier 228NG, both carry 19 pax, the 228 a bit more comfortably as it is more of a plane.... both are very active indeed. It helps to get out more often.

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by terrificturk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35317

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

The planning authority was with berlin (state) and Brandenburg (state) correct. Both are socialist run and mismanaged. It was their decision to NOT have a professional airport project management team, as it was deemed too expensive. It was left up to the local governmental planning & constructi...

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by terrificturk
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35317

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

The planning authority was with berlin (state) and Brandenburg (state) correct. Both are socialist run and mismanaged. It was their decision to NOT have a professional airport project management team, as it was deemed too expensive. It was left up to the local governmental planning & constructi...

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by terrificturk
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35317

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

This has nothing to do with 'German politics', but merely the continuous incompetence and arrogance of the local lefty-loony Berlin government BER is co-owned by the Bund (fed government) and two federal states, so the problem is way beyound being local. The planning authority was with berlin (stat...

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by terrificturk
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35317

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I assume that the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin has jurisdiction for local planning? If so, then it is time for the German Federal Government to step in an override the local planning laws. This is an asset of national importance. This is what happens routinely in the UK for strategic initiatives of n...

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by terrificturk
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3639

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Another swiss regional airline bites the dust. Maybe a good opportunity for Darwin to serve some destinations from BRN in case Skywork doesn’t survive. Looking at all the previous airlines operating out of BRN and all folded, I doubt that Darwin ( or Adria Switzerland ) could make any money. It loo...

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by terrificturk
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16194

Re: The end of the A380?

If you have to quote crooked aviation-clown S.Ahmad, you are lost from the very beginning.... :pessimist:

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 394791

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

KarelXWB wrote:
D-AING was delivered after D-AINH, so G becomes #8 from a delivery point of view.


Thank you ! that explains it.... so, D-AING was the one that had some technical issue which needed fixing. :checkmark:

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by terrificturk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 394791

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Lufthansa #8 has been delivered. Airbus A320 -271N 7588 D-AING Lufthansa delivery 11sep17 XFW-SXF ex D-AUBG Erm.... considering the german inbred gift for details, precision and rule of physics, how come #8 is D-AING ? G is the seventh letter... it ought to be a H... so D-AINH would be #8, correct?...

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