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by oslmgm
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17465

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

seahawk wrote:
In the end it is interesting that he also mentions the MoM which makes LH the first European airline to do so.

Well, he said "They (Boeing) are talking to all major airlines".

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by oslmgm
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22240

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

chunhimlai wrote:
I was questioned how ANA operate white whale in HND as A380 is banned there

No problem, because they will be camouflaged as a turtles. :mischievous:
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by oslmgm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Nami wrote:
MOW would have been much closer but as it's not the first time such a diversion occurs I'd like to ask why airlines tend to avoid diverting to Russian airports?

Maybe it's visa related? No such issue going from MAD to HEL.

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by oslmgm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4965

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Paro, in Bhutan would have to be a contender. Its population is only 15,000 and there aren't a huge number of flights, but I believe the terrain around the field necessitates 100% jet ops. Happy for this comment to be deleted if I'm mistaken. Maybe similar situation to Svalbard: Population 2100 and...

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by oslmgm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4965

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

I think most small cities in Norway have a higher rate of flights/population than Juneau.

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by oslmgm
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Flight With 84 Plumbers Onboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: DY Flight With 84 Plumbers Onboard

LoganTheBogan wrote:
My question is how the hell do you end up with 84 plumbers on board at the same time, with 65 being company employees......

The article says "one Norwegian company", but that company wasn't the airline, it was a Norwegian plumbing company called Rørkjøp.

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by oslmgm
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13146

Re: Origin of Airline Names

I suppose I could mention Fred Olsen.... who also took over Sterling Airways, which then allows me to fetch out this classic photo from the database. 1681894,114371 If you think that Fred Olsen looks familiar, you have plenty of company. His narrow aquiline visage and bald pate give him an uncanny ...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58961

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Terminal 7 at JFK can't handle the A380. No A380 capable gates. If they could send it there, there probably would have been a one off by now. I doubt they'll ever be an A380 gate etheir, a complete dump of a terminal that pratically needs knocking down and re building. Some stands require aircraft ...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58961

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Terminal 7 at JFK can't handle the A380. No A380 capable gates. If they could send it there, there probably would have been a one off by now. I doubt they'll ever be an A380 gate etheir, a complete dump of a terminal that pratically needs knocking down and re building. Some stands require aircraft ...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15301

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

(...) in Norway, the focal point of this discussion, the biggest symbol case of enviromentalist movement in the 70’s and 80’s was the effort to stop building the Alta hydro power plant! It is unbelieveable. Thankfully it has matured since then. The Alta controversy wasn't really a fight against hyd...

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by oslmgm
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15301

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

You're expecting much of the world's population, facing some combination of stagnant wages, rising automation making their jobs redundant, rising prices (especially assets such as housing), declining purchasing power, are gonna just take massive, massive energy and transportation cost rises lying d...

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by oslmgm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15301

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

I also doubt that the figures account for off-grid power generation, as is the case for smaller towns and settlements across Norway. I've never heard of any off-grid small towns or settlements in Norway*. Can you give us an example? *As far as I know, Longyearbyen, the world’s most northerly city, ...

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by oslmgm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 10086

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

Interesting development. Finally, SAS may have a streamlined narrow body fleet. Not counting CRJ that are outsourced flying. I do hope their order will fully replace their 737NG. They have stated that they intend to replace all the 737s with this order. So it looks like their intra-european fleet w...

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by oslmgm
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13721

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

if you want an idea of how DY think about life, their podcasts are well worth a listen. first one was with the CEO, but the latest one is with their head of revenue management. Insiders will probably say not a whole lot truly being said, but to us layman, definitely an interesting view. About 15 mi...

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by oslmgm
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 177
Views: 33927

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Article from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation about the search, equipment etc, including links to several other sources: https://www.nrk.no/urix/norsk-skip-skal-lete-etter-mh370-1.13841363 Rough translation based on Google Tranlate: Norwegian ship will look for the disappeared passenger plane Dece...

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by oslmgm
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 233010

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

The second delivery for Lucky Air today: Airbus A330-343 1838 B-1059 Lucky Air delivery 27 Dec 17 TLS-CGO ex F-WWCZ With an amazing light ! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4690/27557410559_809ec9e21f_b.jpg http://www.xmwallpapers.com/wallpaper/vehicles/airplanes/57fc17b42a29c82cf48c1ac0b8d6cf48.jpg ...

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by oslmgm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12410

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

Well the actual link is just to Flightaware, the follow on link was to the New Zealand Herald and their ultimate party anthem poll. That's bigger news in N.Z. anyway, far more interesting then KE's troubles with filling planes :yes: Well, NOW it leads "just to Flightaware", but originally...

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by oslmgm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12410

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

I did follow the link. Sure there wasn't much there and it may well turn out to not be true, however, I'm not prepared to right it off as FAKE NEWS just yet. When the KE CEO gets onto the media and denies the reports, then I'll agree, till then I'm prepared to keep an open mind. You followed that l...

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by oslmgm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12410

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

I realise it's only a news paper, but isn't the New Zealand Herald reputable enough for you ? I don't care about New Zealand Herald's reputation when the linked article is this: (did you even follow the link??) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11963...

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by oslmgm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12410

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

How reputable is the source...? http://www.airlive.net says the source is https://fr.flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/24_hours/new/64320/Korean_air_to_store_it_s_first_A380_at_Roswell_2018 fr.flightaware.com leads to http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=1...

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by oslmgm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12410

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

How reputable is the source...? http://www.airlive.net says the source is https://fr.flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/24_hours/new/64320/Korean_air_to_store_it_s_first_A380_at_Roswell_2018 fr.flightaware.com leads to http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=1...

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by oslmgm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12410

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

How reputable is the source...? http://www.airlive.net says the source is https://fr.flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/24_hours/new/64320/Korean_air_to_store_it_s_first_A380_at_Roswell_2018 fr.flightaware.com leads to http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11...

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by oslmgm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2243
Views: 280607

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

*Assumption based on the higher number of A320s produced the past 15 years. (Around 575 more A320s than 737s since 2003.) My spreadsheet of deliveries shows Last 29 years: 737- 8317 A320- 7672 Last 19 years: 737- 6826 A320- 6920 Last 10 years: 737- 4533 A320- 4702 Last 5 years: 737- 2793 A320- 2725...

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by oslmgm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2243
Views: 280607

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The 737 currently has a 60/40 market share in Boeing favour in terms of aircraft in service. Both manufacturers will have equal production rates for many years to come. So Airbus will not actually gain any market share at all. Where did you find that 60/40 number? I just had a look at http://www.pl...

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by oslmgm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 704818

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

If you care to read my several posts on the A380, I show that both Airbus & EK need the A380 from an Economics point of view ( not financial ). One of the things that I appreciate about your field - the reason I always enjoyed my classes in it - is that economics requires some numerical argumen...

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by oslmgm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14628

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Oh yes, I mixed up DU and D8.
Thanks!

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by oslmgm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14628

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

How weird...
DU = Irish Norwegian
DI = UK Norwegian
But then I never understood DY either.

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by oslmgm
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94501

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Bobloblaw wrote:
Yes a trade bully with a $600b annual merchandise trade deficit.


Exactly!
Or are you trying to say that a the trade deficit is proof of no bullying?
Bullying is about tactics. The size of the country makes that tactic possible. The deficit is irrelevant to the bullying question.

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by oslmgm
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14385

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

The bigger question is WHY people think we need fewer airlines? Pax have so few options, and the airlines know it. Perhaps a better question would be why you believe that parroting this will somehow make it true? Thus they get screwed. Please explain how having more people fly than at any time in o...

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by oslmgm
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

Will this give them permission to fly over Russia? Or what are the new benefits for Norwegian? How do you equate a permission by the US DoT with permissions to overfly Russia? Or, put it another way, if Russia relinquished its overflight restrictions for Scandinavian carriers, would Scandinavian ca...

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by oslmgm
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

Will this give them permission to fly over Russia? Or what are the new benefits for Norwegian?

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by oslmgm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 101956

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Nean1 wrote:
The recent rallies of the leaders of Canada and the United Kingdom have only shown that there is a lot of public money at stake.


It shows more than anything that there are jobs at stake.

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by oslmgm
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 221
Views: 25196

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Wasn't this done on a Chinese Government aircraft? bt It was on one Boeing 767-300 that the Chinese government, through China United Airlines bought directly as a VIP bird. The aircraft was fitted out with VIP features in Texas, and when the Chinese took delivery, they discovered 27 electronic bugs...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26758

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

The connecting fee I was referring to was the Norwegian connection fee, which is 13 USD per person, per leg or 25 USD per person, per leg for flights connecting via London Gatwick https://www.norwegian.com/us/booking/booking-information/connecting-flights/ Oh, I never noticed that fee before - than...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26758

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

How much connecting is really going on in BGO? If passengers are connecting it would make much more sense to connect in DUB/EDI Why would DUB/EDI make more sense than BGO if the price is about the same? EDIT: Norwegian has 82 destinations from DUB, 88 from EDI and 112 from BGO. EDIT again: That was...

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by oslmgm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26758

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

If you're self connecting to a different airline, I can see DUB having more options. Probably EDI too, but maybe you have to pay that UK tax?
If you're going to a Schengen country, BGO would be easier.

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by oslmgm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 26758

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

How much connecting is really going on in BGO? If passengers are connecting it would make much more sense to connect in DUB/EDI Why would DUB/EDI make more sense than BGO if the price is about the same? EDIT: Norwegian has 82 destinations from DUB, 88 from EDI and 112 from BGO. EDIT again: That was...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 233010

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Great pictures! It looks a bit flattened at the top - not circular. Is only the cockpit pressurized?

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by oslmgm
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1513079

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Let the speculation about Delta's A350 cabin configuration / layout end... the official seat map has been published: http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/Aircraft/airbus-a350.html I'm confused by the tapering at the back of the cabin in Delta's drawing (tho...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

The gear design is interesting. In the "MadMAX" threads we were discussing the gear, and most of us believed it would not be much taller, but reach further back on the fuselage to leverage the rotation angle. This new gear design seems to be taller, but not much further back? Or is it a m...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

The gear design is interesting. In the "MadMAX" threads we were discussing the gear, and most of us believed it would not be much taller, but reach further back on the fuselage to leverage the rotation angle. This new gear design seems to be taller, but not much further back? Or is it a m...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Another exit door so 6 more seats for which Ryanair and other LCCs can charge extra legroom money. Hmm. They don't really need exit doors to increase the seat pitch and charge more. They could do that on every seat row if they wanted to - but they typically don't, it's not their modus operandi. The...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

leghorn wrote:
Another exit door so 6 more seats for which Ryanair and other LCCs can charge extra legroom money.

Hmm. They don't really need exit doors to increase the seat pitch and charge more. They could do that on every seat row if they wanted to - but they typically don't, it's not their modus operandi.

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

According to the video linked below from CNBC, the 737 Max 10 will be the most profitable single aisle airplane ever. http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/?video=3000628687&play=1 That sounded like CNBC was the source of the statement, but it's just a quote from Kevin McAllister, CEO of Boeing Comme...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 3852

Re: Airlines in Europe

(...) There's hardly an airport to be found anywhere in Norway that isn't served by Norwegian. (...) There are lots of airports in Norway not served by Norwegian, but those are smaller airports, of course. I got curious, so I compared the destinations (in Norway) served by Norwegian and SAS: - Norw...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 191446

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

:D I did your work for you. Note that the table to which your referred in ASK , not RSK. The "pax volume" (without stage length) is a different metric and tells a different story. My first post was directed to ROUTES, and my second post was directed PAX VOLUME. I provided the links. The e...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

https://imagr.eu/up/FZ8nb_DBzSmLuVYAAqnXL.jpg An interesting claim that three models (Max-8, -9 and -10) all have lower "fuel use per seat" than the A321. The seat fuel use difference between those three Boeing models is also very small. Edit: What's the difference between "fuel use ...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 60626

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

https://imagr.eu/up/FZ8nb_DBzSmLuVYAAqnXL.jpg An interesting claim that three models (Max-8, -9 and -10) all have lower "fuel use per seat" than the A321. The seat fuel use difference between those three Boeing models is also very small. Edit: What's the difference between "fuel use ...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 11076

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

Potential safety issues aside (about which I don't know enough to say one way or another), that was really cool. The sound after the jet passed reminded me of Star Trek. Alexander Courage, composer of the original Star Trek music, explains how that sound effect was made: https://youtu.be/BvftpMe97_...

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