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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 107
Views: 20920

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Congrats to HiFly for this decision, I sure hope a secondary market can actually buid up. Regarding the livery though, it's a bit like the "smoking kills" sign on cigarettes. The kerosene burning beast you paint that on is litteraly part of the killing... Talk about greenwashing nonsense ...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 75
Views: 7176

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. They will have years after the build the pax variant to sort out the logistics of ...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 75
Views: 7176

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

Boeing has to have a business case to launch the passenger version While WN and Ryan are not interested in buying now, it also needs to fit into their business plans Likewise this plane needs to be able to replace the 767 freighter, which while have upwards to 9 lives, is not immortal. Not only by ...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 75
Views: 7176

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

The freight issue is not limited to FedEx. It has been said that some Asian airlines want 10t of cargo capability for a MoM aircraft. If those airlines can be convinced that 10t and 5000 nm range is not a good idea, then perhaps Boeing relents on the limited underfloor space, ups the max structural...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2162

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

Per another thread CAN airport say link to CMN will be launched in a year or two

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SF

With the growing traffic from the USA to the 'stans, HRB might - might - be able to build itself as a connecting point for traffic to Western China, Bishkek, Almaty, Tashkent, etc. Right now, most of the travelers I know get there through Western Europe, Turkey, or one of the ME3; a route via North...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 75
Views: 7176

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

And so... passenger version alone cannot justify the launch of NMA, and now freighter version is needed to make the business case? Or as the headline says, "Expand the NMA business case." Boeing has 3 models currently produced that are very successful passenger and freight, why would they...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 151
Views: 23878

Re: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

DJ/XJ can order all the planes it wants, but it's still a trash airline. I tried their "business class" for the first time last week, and while the seat was more comfortable than I expected, their service is absolutely deplorable. First and foremost their premium product isn't a business ...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 75
Views: 7176

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

And so... passenger version alone cannot justify the launch of NMA, and now freighter version is needed to make the business case?

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by c933103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 75
Views: 7176

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

There is no such thing as international law. Lol. Yes, there is. Lol, No there isn't. Anywhere. Period. The ICAO, like many UN organizations, has voluntary membership. In the case of the ICAO, it's members consist of pretty much every UN country. But any member country that doesn't like it's regula...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SF

How many airports in China are now saying they will get up to or close to 100M annual passengers in next two or so decades?

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by c933103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 107
Views: 20920

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The Hi-fly A380 in its new ‘Coral Reef’ paint job is flying into Farnborough today (Thursday) She is due to land in next 4 minutes, having flown in from Luqa Yes, it says "Not too late for Coral Reefs" on one side, and "Coral Reefs gone by 2050" on the other side. I don't like h...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 151
Views: 23878

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

I'm often ignored. ;) It should all be numbers driven. DL has such a blue Chip credit rating, they will not have an issue financing their A330NEOs, but AirAsia will. The market has stalled for financing A330NEOs. AirAsia needs help. Tony's tweets are... abrasive but screen of a customer having fina...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 184
Views: 20440

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

LAS? Why? Its notorious for low yield flights. BA and VS fly their from their LGW leisure gateway. Why go to Las Vegas to gamble when Macau is close to Hong Kong? For someone who are not a casino player to comment on their behavior is irrational. Casino players tend to travel to have fun, gaming in...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 417
Views: 35808

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

On certain Chinese forum, I read that a 737 Max 8 flight from Southern China to Australia with flight time longer than 7 hours will be launched. (Not SZX-DRW which only have ~5 hours flight time). If it is true then which route would it be?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 60
Views: 11956

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

ap305 wrote:
As far as performance is concerned AAB already stated that aircraft is beating spec and CX will shortly introduce it on a 17:30 hr mission.

Does that mean we get an answer on which destination in the instagram crossword puzzle are they going to launch?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 46
Views: 8792

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

How much better would the A221 be compares to the 717?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 82
Views: 11280

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

If "A Total of 60 A380/747 sized aircraft will be sold over the next 20 years" Then shouldn't Boeing worry about 777-9 which is clearly 747-sized?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3405

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

Here's just a few French destinations that do not have dedicated HSR lines and yet get MULTIPLE DAILY TGVs: Grenoble, Chambery, Annecy, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Bourg-en-Bresse, Geneva, Evian, Brest, Saint-Malo, La Rochelle... The ability of high speed train to go "off track" is a MAJOR advan...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airlines oriental vegetarian meals choice of vegetable restrictions
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: airlines oriental vegetarian meals choice of vegetable restrictions

Prost wrote:
It starts to get ridiculous when passengers want gluten free non root vegetable vegetarian meals. And that is just one example.

The thing is it was not what's wanted

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airlines oriental vegetarian meals choice of vegetable restrictions
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: airlines oriental vegetarian meals choice of vegetable restrictions

konkret wrote:
My guess is that elimination of root vegetables makes the diet suitable for the followers of Jainism (?)

Indeed but I think there are specific meal code for Jainism traveller and I don't think there are many if any at all Jainism followers in East Asia

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9177

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

CAAC issued following punishment to relevant parties for the incident Air China Holding should perform safety improvement in 3 months time Permanent cancellation of pilot's airlines transportation and commercial license Permanent cancellation of sitting co-pilot's commercial license Suspend the comm...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 184
Views: 20440

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

7. Seattle-Too close to YVR What? Are you suggesting people travelling from Asia to SEA should disembark at YVR? Should people also travel to Pyongyang to get to Seoul or Paris to get to London? Seattle and Vancouver are three hours apart if no traffic and border crossing delays. I always think thi...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airlines oriental vegetarian meals choice of vegetable restrictions
Replies: 8
Views: 873

airlines oriental vegetarian meals choice of vegetable restrictions

Is there different implementation among different airlines about what vegetables should be excluded from oriental vegetarian meals? I found a report from some years ago which stated that IATA told airlines to exclude root vegetables from oriental vegetarian diet, however that would also exclude plan...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13234

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

And I guess this thead wouldn't even exist if the Superjets weren't half-Russian... The problem on support is precisely due to them being Russian instead of Boeing or Airbus No it is not because it is Russian, but because the support is bad. I mean because it is Russian so their support is bad. May...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 184
Views: 20440

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

HNL have limited connection to SE Asia which Cathay might be able to tap into but I don't think there's much demand. And other HNL flights to China seems to be underperforming too.

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 60
Views: 11956

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

I would think the A35K already competes very well with the 77W. Range wise I thought it had longer legs, and because of the significantly lighter airframe and newer wing design was close to the same payload, all the while burning significantly less fuel. Am I mistaking specs? Perhaps related to the...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3405

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

Wow. Had no idea it was that much. That said, Maglevs were never going to beat rail for efficiency, which is why they haven't caught on. If you think about it, not only do you need the energy to propel the vehicle and overcome air resistance, you also have to spend energy that supports the very hea...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3405

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

Can any Mandarin speakers translate the other stops on that Airport Express line. I assume it will mostly be interchange stops with other metro lines. From west to east Qibaozhen, Huajing, Sanlinnan, Zhangjiang Qibaozhen station will be able to interchange with Qibai station for metro line 9, as fo...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 184
Views: 20440

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

which instagram account?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 23008

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

I honestly thought Embraer would struggle with the A220 and the boeing tie up not really official yet. It must prove the trust airlines have in their products. True, but it also speaks to the lack of alternatives to the E175-E1. I’m thrilled to see 46 E2 orders, but am holding out for more. PlanesN...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13234

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Take off the goggles 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 ...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11804

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

What’s really odd is the mainline pilots are blamed by the RJ pilots for allowing RJ’s. And mainline pilots are blamed by anet armchair experts for not allowing more RJ’s. Perhaps those two groups could get together and figure who really is the bad guy. What’s next? Blame mainline pilots because yo...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11804

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

This is not a good thing for Embraer actually. It means the E2 is a failure, at least for the regional carriers, which is supposed to be a big chunk of the projected market for the E2. They now rather get more of the old plane than going to the new one. They are getting the E-Jet because there is n...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 53
Views: 7533

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout

[url]https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/hna’s-urumqi-air-wants-buy-comacs-20-china-made-regional-jets[/url]
Urumqi Air signed a letter of intent to purchase ARJ21-700 regional jets at the 51st Farnborough International Airshow
Is this part of the 200 c919 and 100 arj order announced a while ago?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money
Replies: 35
Views: 8320

Re: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money

And yet with HNA's problems, they signed for 200 C919 and 100 ARJ21's --- bravado will only get them so far before the payment is due.. I sometimes wonder if some of the large orders we see are merely placeholders to block competitors expansion.. looking at the 737 rates and backlogs I remain skept...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 23008

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

Total: 176 firm orders ( 127 E1 + 46 E2 ) + 124 options ( 100 E1 + 24 E2 ) = 300 E-Jets Thank you for the summary. So 46 more E2s. That is great news. Lightsaber But is the situation a bit similar to A330 ceo/neo now? New generation of aircraft with new engine launched, but most are still buying th...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 23008

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

[url]https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/hna’s-urumqi-air-wants-buy-comacs-20-china-made-regional-jets[/url]
Urumqi Air signed a letter of intent to purchase ARJ21-700 regional jets at the 51st Farnborough International Airshow
Is this part of the 200 c919 and 100 arj order announced a while ago?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 5495

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

hunmm so something like HKG-DRW, PPT-NAN, SIN-RUN, LIS-FOR, CPT-GIG, MAN-BDA would also be possible?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: le figaro: Emirates wants Etihad's unused French traffic rights for expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 2204

Re: le figaro: Emirates wants Etihad's unused French traffic rights for expansion

How is the UAE bilateral structured for different constituting states?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odyssey Airlines launch still a possibility...
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Odyssey Airlines launch still a possibility...

What's the aircraft program's position on it?

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by c933103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4063

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

This is a message by labor union instead of by the airlines, if I am reading it correctly. It is indeed about aviation it appears My same criticism applies. Labor unions can also rent advertising space. Moreover, if I were part of the airline's PR department, I'd have a serious issue with crew util...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4063

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

They couldn't have gotten a native English speaker to review the translation? Anyway, I have mixed feelings about this. I think that politics and religion should stay out of the workplace unless directly related to the work. If the airline would like to make this announcement, I think it's related ...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 5826

Re: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo

No official reason have been given to the formation of this hole, and report stated that a similar hole was formed on another runway of Haneda airport back in June.

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by c933103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 5826

Re: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo

Faro wrote:
I don’t understand...what exactly is meant by a hole...runway surface irregularity, light concrete ablation or a hole developed on the topsoil adjacent to the runway paved surface?...


Faro

This is the hole Image

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by c933103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17622

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

Looks like Airbus is off to a great start! Just joking, I honestly expected this as this route just made much more sense for GF. Keeps the fleet simple and honestly that aircraft size really isn’t needed for them. The CSeries was just perfect for GF, a very capable airliner that's small enough to a...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12777

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

"The Embraer brand is strong and we want to continue to built on that" - Boeing CEO #FIA18 #BoeingFIA

Is it just wordplay or?

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