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by aviationaware
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 84
Views: 8848

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

It’s absolutely ridiculous if Boeing is still trying to figure out if there's a business case for an NMA. It's obvious to anyone with a pulse that a clean sheet NMA is badly needed and there is clear evidence for it. I am sure Boeing's shareholders are more than happy to shell out billions of dolla...

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by aviationaware
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3187

Re: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines

LH Group has the better chances. They should get some staff who worked for the old LTU / Ar Berlin and with DUS s the main base they can build on an decades old Operation with a proven market base and litttle direct competition. The Backbone will be Carribbean and Far Eastern Holiday routes whereas...

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by aviationaware
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 69
Views: 6718

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

Current look is pretty classy. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-new-air-force-one-paint-job-b3ff40b3-f8da-448e-9023-a1ea73067488.html This is a horrible idea, it's super tacky like he had the Fox News graphics arts dept design this.. It's an 'artist's rendition, n...

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by aviationaware
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 69
Views: 6718

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

Who cares what Trump wants. By the time the new AF1 is done Trump will have been replaced. As prebennorholm already mentioned, these military procurement projects take ages. The next president will get to decide on the paintjob. As others have mentioned, Trump has full jurisdiction over the Air For...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

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

DarkKnight5 wrote:
Ugh apparently they learned no lessons from Iran’s 2013 debacle. The only thing they didn’t do was put a full sized man in comically small shell.


At least the Brits didn't pretend this one was airworthy :lol:

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by aviationaware
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odyssey Airlines launch still a possibility...
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Odyssey Airlines launch still a possibility...

Any news on this? I read their latest available financials and they are definitely not in a position (or were as of March 31 2017) to launch an airline operation. Considering they are paying 15-16% on their loans, they also will not be able to raise further outside funds unless they find an idealist...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?
Replies: 25
Views: 2493

Re: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?

People misunderstand this entire p2p business. Almost all of those new 787 and A350 routes that are commonly presented as an example of a rise in p2p still have a hub on one end. This is simply expanding the networks at hubs.
That's not hub bypassing.

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by aviationaware
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1566
Views: 150190

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Ok, like I said no idea how much the fairing weighs and very limited knowledge of maritime engineering (none). Just thought that the ship might become imbalanced if the fairing hits, but I guess smarter people than myself designed that ship and considered all obvious eventualities. Would love to see...

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by aviationaware
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 66
Views: 6673

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

hooverman wrote:
AMS is not full. It’s capped due to politics.


Well by that definition any airport with a curfew is "not full" by default.

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by aviationaware
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3291

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

This is a surprise. Coming from K-dong, I was thinking he has an affinity for Boeing as long haul and Airbus for short haul, judging from BR purchase history. Does this mean B77W is no longer coming? This is not a surprise at all. I doubt Boeing wanted to get near Starlux given Boeing's relations w...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok Hearing before Congress
Replies: 103
Views: 2035

Re: Peter Strzok Hearing before Congress

I thought Strozk belonged in prison, but after seeing his "testimony", I am more convinced that he belongs in a nuthouse, locked in a straitjacket. That psychopath has no business being on the streets in America, let alone being in charge of anything at the FBI.

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by aviationaware
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1566
Views: 150190

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Isn't there a danger of the ship capsizing if the fairing comes in at the edge of the net? Not sure how much a fairing weighs and how much force it lands with...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31282

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Bricktop wrote:
So BCS1 = A221 and BCS3 = A223? A225 is already taken though. ;)


Well frankly, all chances of a CSeries stretch died anyway when Airbus took over.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 957

Re: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition

The Eurofighter Typhoon isn't built by Airbus alone. While it has production lines in Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy and different manufacturers from each nation have geographical responsibility for production and export the overall program is managed by Airbus. In the case of the Swiss contract...

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by aviationaware
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11417

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Considering one of those "Wave" seats takes up aprox. 3x as much space as a convential First seat, the pricing for those is too low. Very uneconomical use of space. This kid has a business degeree? Either way, who is paying for the refit of the planes? Refitting even a CRJ with this kind o...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11417

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Economics of this thing look sketchy at best. A 100$ subscription model to halve flight prices? That doesn't make any sense.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3254

Re: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?

conaly wrote:

LG-Walter is NOT owned by Lufthansa, the planes are just wetleased for Eurowings.


Untrue. LGW has been a fully owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Commerical Holding GmbH since January 2018.

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by aviationaware
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future strategy
Replies: 21
Views: 3950

Re: Cathay Pacific future strategy

HAM was a failure for MU when they flown there via FRA. True, but that was MU and it was also a half-assed attempt with low frequency and it was also not non-stop. I still think that Hamburg can sustain a daily flight to China. Maybe not comfortably and by a mile, but it should be able to make it w...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9988

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

usairways787 wrote:
racking up $25 billion in debt


Not sure what you have to complain about, the balance sheet is completely in order. The debt is more than fully covered by PPE assets and judging from the interest expense, it's also not expensive debt.

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by aviationaware
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for MIA (route wise)?
Replies: 46
Views: 3397

Re: What's next for MIA (route wise)?

Good grief, another MIA-TYO thread...

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by aviationaware
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21174

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

They have, read my post again.

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6193

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

I for one would love to see them merge Eurowings and Norwegian. 2 unprofitable directionless vanity projects merging... What could go wrong? Eurowings is not even remotely in the same league as Norwegian financially. They have a way better footing. Norwegian is a train wreck waiting to happen. Zero...

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 60
Views: 1748

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Angela Merkel has abandoned her oath of office and is now reaping the rewards. She brought this on herself.

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65366

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Wow.. I'm usually pretty pro-employee, and even that they're responsible for safety first before service. However I just think her tact here is horrible. I don't think shes is horrendously wrong in some of her comments, (especially on the food thing, if an FA hasn't eaten due to a flight delay etc,...

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14741

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Durban has no chance of happening. Ever. Durban does have 6 international airlines among the 12 passenger and 4 cargo airlines that serve it...so you never know... Cape Town already isn't the most stellar performer in LH's network, and Cape Town is infinitely more appealing to Europeans than Durban...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14741

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Durban has no chance of happening. Ever.

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by aviationaware
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

Aesma wrote:
To those who are saying nothing will change : then why repeal the rules in the first place ?


Because it was unnecessary regulation, and regulation sucks per se.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7085

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

The UN is a joke at this point, as was clearly visible in the Security Council chamber days ago when a ludicrous proposal made by Kuwait got 10 votes while the reasonable US proposal got none but its own. If the Iranian's are going to rely on the UN to get their will, good luck. They will have no le...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7085

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Not a fan of Trump, but Boeing shouldn't have done deals with an evil regime like Iran. Hilarious - so you don't want Boeing to do business even though the US Government said it was OK? And I think the US government should sanction Airbus and all those EU companies supporting the Iranian regime, li...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7085

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Iran? Pumping billions into terrorism?? What a joke! Some members here really need history and politics crash courses...pronto!! So what are you saying? Are Hamas, ISIS, Hezbollah, PIJ, Al Quaeda and Taliban not terrorist organizations? I am absolutely disgusted to see several people here seriously...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

I would say it's pretty damn well his right. You are using more data if you stream, so why do you expect not to pay more? You are rather spoiled by your flat rate it seems.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7085

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

I simply love to watch the politically uneducated and biased Americans jumping up and down on any Iranian matter. These guys could never accept the fact that Iran is the strongest country, has far more educated people and much deeper history than any other countries within the region. The educated ...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

It *could* never happen. People would be outraged and take the streets with torches and pitchforks and the guns that the same people who are most outraged about the end of net neutrality want to take away from the law abiding citizens of this country.

America is not China.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

This entire end of net neutrality panic is absolutely ridiculous. There will be absolutely no effects on sites like this. Not even a little. The worst that could happen is ISPs changing their fee structure so you have to pay extra for streaming site access. If you think they will censor specific sit...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 11622

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Not only would Hillary Clinton not have achieved this outcome, but she would never have gotten the meeting in the first place. Just saying.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7085

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

They ordered the planes based on a deal that was not ratified by congress. The Republicans in congress even wrote a letter to Iran stating that they would disable that deal as soon as they could. The Iranians should sue themselves for stupidity.

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

The US so far has walked out of TTP and TTIP which would have brought respective tariffs to near-zero because they want to "win" not a free trade deal. No, the US has walked away from those deals because they want a fair deal. A deal which does not include conditions in which manufacturer...

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

The US so far has walked out of TTP and TTIP which would have brought respective tariffs to near-zero because they want to "win" not a free trade deal. No, the US has walked away from those deals because they want a fair deal. A deal which does not include conditions in which manufacturer...

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by aviationaware
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Well the news were predictable. In real news, the US has fewer tariffs than the other G7 countries. Actually, this is simply not true. Here are the average tariffs of each of the G7 countries (per the World Bank): USA 1.6% UK 1.6% Japan 1.4% Italy 1.6% Germany 1.6% France 1.6% Canada 0.8% Those num...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

It's not impossible. If it were, no country would have more than one trade deal. Example: The US is part of NAFTA, along with Mexico and Canada, but Canada and Mexico have different trade agreements with other countries. It's all about the provisions you put in. The only problem is the EU trying to ...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

But is that actually true? The US walked away from TTIP. I can't prove it because I didn't research it, but an educated guess is that these trade deals and tariffs even out between the EU and USA. If you have other information, please share. TTIP would have included poor & cheap labor countries...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

By doing that, Trump tossed the ball to the other G7 countries, and they clearly didn't like the idea of free trade. That's good to know. To anyone with a brain, it was the EU countries and Canada who crashed the G7 summit, not Trump. To the news media, of course it was Trump. This is no surprise. ...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

"Anyone disagreeing with me is a bot and/or Russian troll." - reasons why you will lose both the midterms and 2020.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5045

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Well the news were predictable. In real news, the US has fewer tariffs than the other G7 countries. Trump made an excellent suggestion for a tariff free G7 zone as he left. That would be beneficial for all, as the G7 are on a similar level of prosperity and there is little potential to export labor ...

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by aviationaware
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 2004

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

I am gay, so there's that, but dropping the swimsuit competition renders the entire Miss America thing pointless. It's like doing Mr Olympia in hoodies. Whoever made this decision is a dumbass. PS: It's probably a smart business decision, because Miss America is mostly watched by women, and they pro...

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by aviationaware
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15057

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I will always chose a real window if given the choice. I think it's one of the stupidest ideas ever. Introducing artificial windows where there can be no real ones, okay. But replacing real windows with screens is beyond dumb.

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by aviationaware
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8129

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

A350 would certainly be a solid choice, but ANZ already operates 787-9 and they should be able to check all boxes as well. AKL-NYC is a bit shorter than PER-LHR so it should be able to make it, although I am not familiar with the differences of prevailing winds on those routes.

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by aviationaware
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11493

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

When I drive through that city, the federal buildings / areas are a bright spot compared to the blight that is present in so many other parts of the city. In my view the federal government of Germany is still way more capable than the red idiots in the Red City Hall. The federal government in Germa...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1566
Views: 150190

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

This was still a block 4, am I right?

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