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by diverted
Thu May 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13451

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Very interesting, how long did it take to do these cabin configuration changes ? I imagine the airline had to have seat pallets prepositioned throughout this unique network? It actually took no longer than loading/unloading cargo, as everything was on a pallet. In my example it was done in YYT, whe...

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Sun May 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13451

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Seems like C-130 is the logical answer. Might need some work in terms of passenger seats, but it would clearly handle the cargo. 7F actually had two for a period of time and divested themselves of them again a couple of years ago. I believe L2 picked one of them up and does the occasional run that ...

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Sun May 13, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13451

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Wow so cool! By far my favorite and the sexiest 737 in my opinion. Does anyone know the stats on how many 732’s are still active today for pax ops? Canadian North, Air Inuit, Nolinor, Air North, I assume a few other northern Canada airlines. You will also find a few down in Mexico, the Bahamas and ...

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Sat May 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13451

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

They just purchased a very low hour -200 from Angola, as well as pretty much every -200 specific part they could get their hands on. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they're the last -200 operator in the world, as they require the gravel capability. Articles are behind a paywall unfortunately

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Sat May 12, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where all this got started
Replies: 22
Views: 806

Re: Where all this got started

The real issue here is the religion. Which one is it that we always see mucking up the world? Backwards society, covering up women, rampant incest, cutting people's heads off in the street, absolutely no fun of any kind. Too bad if you're gay. Forget about being trans. The world would be a better p...

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Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5182

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

What happens to the Q400s that are retired from Horizon? Are cycles so high that they are scrapped or will they have a second life with another carrier somewhere? 2 ex-Chang An Airlines Q400s that went to Horizon in 2006 were subsequently scrapped about 5 years ago in Toronto. The recent retirement...

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Fri May 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 178
Views: 3869

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

This is a true testament to Trumps power and influence as a world leader. Obama could not get them freed during his time in office. Here Trump got it done, and is bringing peace to the Korean peninsula, again something Obama couldnt get done. Well, it's not like Trump's the first Republican preside...

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Fri May 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 52
Views: 5390

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

As always, the passengers are the ones who get the punishment during fights between the employees, unions, and corporate. That is why when I hear of passengers yelling/swearing/treating front-line employees badly, I yawn. We pay for a service, we should get it. I yawn every time a self entitled pas...

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Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 52
Views: 5390

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Nobody strikes to hurt the passengers. They strike because they have exhausted all other options. That's how I see this chain of events. The Westjet pilots don't want to strike. They don't want anything outlandish, they just want the opportunity to negotiate. It appears that option has been continu...

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Fri May 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 52
Views: 5390

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Nobody strikes to hurt the passengers. They strike because they have exhausted all other options. That's how I see this chain of events. The Westjet pilots don't want to strike. They don't want anything outlandish, they just want the opportunity to negotiate. It appears that option has been continu...

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Thu May 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5182

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Currently there are 13 E175's, with an eventual total of 33 I suppose. Are the Q400's that will remain the Next Generation as I believe it is called? I've noticed some Q400's having w...

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Thu May 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5182

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

“Most” Q400s are remaining in the fleet; they’re just moving to an almost equal number of Q400s and E175s in the QX fleet as some Q400s are retired and E175 deliveries accelerate. Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Cur...

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Thu May 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8283

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Found on Reddit, so take it as you will... Friend of mine watched the whole thing from liftoff. A few hundred feet off the deck, he saw the #1 prop feather and stop rotating. Pitch attitude remained the same until small roll started, then got exponentially worse until it rapidly departed to the left...

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Wed May 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3845

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

These people have no freaking idea what they are talking about. Agreed. Especially when some of these incidents are "engine issues." There's tons of things a crew could elect to air return for, something as simple as an MEL that they need mtce for. Many times its prudent to return to base...

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 72 Apron Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: ATR 72 Apron Safety

The ATR has a strap that connects the left propeller to the fuselage to prevent it spinning in the wind. Maybe this strap wasn't installed, so the propeller was spinning with the wind. They don't normally get used during short turnarounds, and would typically be removed as one of the first things w...

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

Re: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage

There are plenty of jobs in between new commercial rated pilot and flying a jet airliner. Unfortunately many potential pilots think these jobs are below them. Too bad, as they make you into a much better aviator. Some of it may be that. But some it is also that they aren't good at one part of it bu...

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30112

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6 #006 is now confirmed, information is now avialable at HiFly's website. http://www.hifly.aero/en/a380/9h-mip.html Registration 9H-MIP. MIP= Mirpuri, you guess is as good as mine....... Can'...

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 57
Views: 9855

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Interesting follow up submittal from Swift Air. NOTICE OF DEREGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME On April 5, 2018, Swift Air, LLC ("Swift"), a U.S. certificated air carrier,' requested that the Department deregister the trade names "Eastern" and "Eastern Air Lines" stating it no...

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 38
Views: 5016

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YUL keeps chugging along. 20 million in 2019 looks doable. For the first time in years YOW had a greater than 1.5% period of growth. Sector / YTD 2017 / YTD 2018 / % Change Dom: 829,474 / 856,359 / +3.2% TB: 187,587 / 210,338 / +12.1% Int'l: 168,266 / 166,609 / -1.0% TTL: 1,185,327 / 1,233,306 / +4...

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 38
Views: 5016

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YUL keeps chugging along. 20 million in 2019 looks doable. For the first time in years YOW had a greater than 1.5% period of growth. Sector / YTD 2017 / YTD 2018 / % Change Dom: 829,474 / 856,359 / +3.2% TB: 187,587 / 210,338 / +12.1% Int'l: 168,266 / 166,609 / -1.0% TTL: 1,185,327 / 1,233,306 / +4...

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Private Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Private Charter Question

Honestly, I'd be contacting the majors for group pricing on F seats... At 20+ people, you've exceed the capacity of most stuff, Challengers, Citations, Globals, Phenoms, etc. Furthermore, operating a transcon, and then coming back a week later will likely involve a fair bit of ferrying the aircraft ...

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Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Northern Saskatchewan
Replies: 20
Views: 9303

Re: Plane Crash in Northern Saskatchewan

TSB just released an update stating the aircraft had encountered icing on the inbound leg and wasn't de-iced prior to departure... Sequence of events On 13 December 2017, an ATR 42-320 aircraft operated by West Wind Aviation arrived at Fond-du-Lac Airport at 1725 central standard time. During the de...

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Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.

A rather dumb assessment to me. It was a very clever expose of the Sinclair Group and their push to control the news and their people. They have created talking heads. Maybe you like that shit, I am bright enough not to. I'm agreeing with you... I was taking a light hearted stab at how "fake m...

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Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classics with 744 engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: 747 Classics with 744 engines

Don't know about any other frames, but the VC-25A's are powered by CF6-80C2B1's which went on to the -400

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.

You know what's dangerous to democracy? Shit like this video. Well, let's all get out our fiddles while Rome burns A rather dumb assessment to me. It was a very clever expose of the Sinclair Group and their push to control the news and their people. They have created talking heads. Maybe you like t...

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: How often do you use SATCOM?
Replies: 25
Views: 2701

Re: Pilots: How often do you use SATCOM?

Not a pilot, but I can add my 2 cents. My employer flies often in remote areas, and as such, SATCOM is used for voice and data streaming. Sometimes for something as minor as figuring out where the hotel shuttle pickup is.... Which system are they using, Iridium, or Inmarsat? Apologies for the delay...

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?

All depends. Typically a frame is offered for sale, and if it's bought by a scrapper, it's ferried and scrapped. Sometimes if it's an older fleet, the airline operating may ferry it for part out and scrap, recycling the frames parts into their stores inventory. A good example of this is the owned 74...

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was there a Concorde flight BA191?
Replies: 21
Views: 2424

Re: Was there a Concorde flight BA191?

Don't take this as gospel, as it's just something I found on FT.. Here are your numbers for 1978/79 Just those ex-LHR: BA 191 - IAD - DTW No idea what the equipment type was source https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1324954-origin-history-ba-s-flight-number-usa.html

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Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2459

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

Eindhoven wrote:
diverted wrote:
TN with PPT


No, TN flies PPT-LAX-CDG so not all operations out of PPT. LAX-CDG is not connected to PPT.


Ah, you're right, completely forgot about the LAX-CDG leg.
Cheers!

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Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18567

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

The reason that Delta doesn't celebrate northwest's heritage is that they began removing special liveries (other than SkyTeam) to try to begin a brand turnaround following the merger. You need to take a look at what Delta was to consumers 10 years ago. Delta had a horrible reputation as an airline....

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Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6122

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

Delta's B717s probably have a lot lower cycles on them, Hawaiian could buy some of the newest from that fleet as DL is introducing the CS100. Honestly, something like that could be a good idea....have HA and DL sublease a few 717's off eachother for a few years, say in between heavy C or D checks. ...

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Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Better way to load freighters

Re: safety. A cargo ramp is a deserted beach compared to an aircraft carrier deck. Airports have bridges and tunnels among concourses and between concourses and runways. Yes, an elevator or pit is more hazardous that a flat concrete ramp, but risks are managed at all airports. And you can also land...

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Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk co-pilot removed from TAP Portugal Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3632

Re: Drunk co-pilot removed from TAP Portugal Flight

Hey guys, I have flown many times with AC and had bad service on each one. That is what I meant. Regarding the incident from Air Canada, I do remember an airplane (I think in Quebec?) that had a drunk employee on the plane. It was a Canadian airline, but I do remember that the incident did involve ...

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Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.

You know what's dangerous to democracy? Shit like this video.

Well, let's all get out our fiddles while Rome burns

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Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 7224

Re: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ice-446940 tells us their future is TBD: Airbus aims to have all five XLs in service by mid-2022. The future for the A300-600STs has yet to be determined. "They are very young," says BelugaXL programme chief Bertrand George. "We're working ...

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Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4667

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

Keep in mind a good portion of those deliveries post 1988 were 737 classics. While they're good airplanes, there's a reason the 737/A320 parity was only really achieved with the introduction of the 737NG. 737 Classic fleets have been retired en masse from most first line operators (BA, UA, WN, KL, U...

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2904

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

And it's not just Fox, the Sinclair Broadcasting group is in lockstep with Fox in being Trump's mouthpiece; Sinclair is owned by the family of the founder Julian Sinclair Smith. Though Sinclair became public the Smith family still retains a majority financial interest, and all four sons of Julian S...

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4945

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

The left wing violence/thuggery talking point is absurd, and it betrays the fact that those parroting this talking point aren't actually verifying the things they hear on right wing media. Over the last 10 years, far right terrorism has account for 3/4s of all politically inspired violence in the U...

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?
Replies: 19
Views: 4259

Re: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?

From what I’ve been told by contacts at QF there is no love for RR at the moment. The a380 engines were particularly susceptible to sand going through Dubai which caused engineering grief. However others have said the relationship between QF and RR is good. So who knows !! Just curious, is there an...

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Better way to load freighters

I guess my only 2 cents to add is if you're designing a pit or ramp for aircraft, you're limiting yourself as to where and what you can load. Unless I'm imagining this wrong, these ramps or pits will need to be specific for aircraft to provide spacing for wings/engines etc. As such, an operator like...

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?
Replies: 31
Views: 4322

Re: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?

Whenever fuel is removed from an aircraft it cannot be used in aviation again, but is commonly used in GSE vehicles instead. When AKL had fuel shortages QF were tankering in fuel with their 747s and using it to top up their 737s and/or JQ’s A320s, so must be possible. Perhaps the restriction is tha...

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Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise
Replies: 35
Views: 7087

Re: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise

Nothing to see here IMHO, Just them keeping both manufacturers honest. MOL "raped" Boeing in 2001, and made a bit of a business of flying aircraft till their first heavy check and selling them for more than he paid. John Leahy came out and said essentially that he had no interest in workin...

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Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help me identify these 747 seats
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: Help me identify these 747 seats

I think KLM used to have the same type on their widebody fleet. Find a picture of the old 747-300 and compare the two. Winner Winner. Slightly different upholstery, but same seat Some pics of PH-BUK at LEY https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/64538_1510523866.jpg http://www.airport-data.com/images/airc...

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Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: How often do you use SATCOM?
Replies: 25
Views: 2701

Re: Pilots: How often do you use SATCOM?

Not a pilot, but I can add my 2 cents. My employer flies often in remote areas, and as such, SATCOM is used for voice and data streaming. Sometimes for something as minor as figuring out where the hotel shuttle pickup is....

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Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53785

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Just noticing now the scissorlift near the pit.. I wonder if it made contact with the cargo door and whether there's any damage there as well

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Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15536

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

The point of my post is why do so many Americans think "freedom" is limited to them alone? Because we rank #4 in the "stupid" index and #2 in the "fat" index (mostly because of "freedom fries"). But don't get too excited, Canada ranks #1 in the "have ide...

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Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21441

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Did anyone other than KLM ever SUD their 747-200s? I know JAL had some SUD 100's that were unique

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
Replies: 16
Views: 2415

Re: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

Lots of stuff will remain classified and will never, ever be made public. There is no reason for them to have to release these things. Only just now we are getting releases of information on classified research programs from ages ago and even parts of those are still redacted. I think there is a si...

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Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21441

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

I'll have to defer to someone like Longhauler on this one, but AC's 767's were the first to use metric units instead of imperial IIRC.

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