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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 56
Views: 3054

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

I wouldn't go on a driverless car with a gun pointed at my head, much less so on a pilotless plane. And that's what the majority of the flying public thinks too. The job is simply too demanding to replace pilots.

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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 19702

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Well the S will need just 2600ft to take off so Well yes, but how will they achieve this? More powerful engines? Rockets à la Hercules? Rubber band? Just asking... Yes, they will use the same Thrust for the engines as for the ATR 72 (=no derating, like current ATR 42). In addition, there will be a ...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/19/american-airlines-to-become-the-first-us-airline-to-order-new-airbus-plane.html CNBC is also reporting it. I would expect DL to convert some and place a top-up as well, and considering the NMA seems to be more than a decade away at this point. Regarding the CI order, ...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 70570

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

IAG shareholders haven't taken the news well, stock down 4.5% Probably more related to the overcapacity in Europe as per what LH said earlier this week than the order itself. Absolutely astonished by this IAG order. Absolitely out of nowhere, seemingly. I don't see these going to BA but I could abs...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 19702

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

ATR is planning a STOL version of the ATR-42 and will start with 10 orders by a lessor (Elix Capital) in 2024 "@ATRaircraft is planning to launch a short take off and landing version of the ATR 42 aircraft, launching with ten aircraft in 2024 to Elix Capital, a lessor #PAS19" https://twit...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 76
Views: 10276

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I'm gonna take away the ''we all sleep with our flight attendants'' bit. Let's hope that other pilot's wife doesn't know he gave that interview He said, “Zaharie’s marriage was bad. In the past he slept with some of the flight attendants. And so what? We all do. You’re flying all over the world wit...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to reposition subsidiary China United as an international LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: China Eastern to reposition subsidiary China United as an international LCC

I think they're pulling a Europe. I get that Asia is humongusly expanding, but at some point it's just gonna overfill, and the smaller airlines are gonna have trouble making a profit.

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by OA940
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 70570

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

BA will certainly get some, I assume there will be enough to grow Level substantially. Why Vueling though? They are an LCC and already fly neos. It would be a pretty unique approach to operate both of them. EI will probably use the MAX 8s to replace the A320s. But I wonder if IB will get any, consid...

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by OA940
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 217
Views: 24293

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Ah fanboys. Sometime's I'm really glad I'm not one. Back on topic, this is a humongus order and a huge deal for Boeing. I wonder if that means no more buses for IAG, or if they simply wanted to expand fast and they found convenience in the MAX, with the cancelled orders and Jet going under leaving q...

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by OA940
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Isn't the neo only certified for 440? Good news for Airbus anyway though

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 76
Views: 10276

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I'm gonna take away the ''we all sleep with our flight attendants'' bit. Let's hope that other pilot's wife doesn't know he gave that interview

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

The A220 orders seem to be interesting. If the ALC orders are indeed for airbaltic that means that their planned subsidiary is gonna be big, because there's no way they're gonna take them all up. Also for Moxy 69 planes seems like a lot, but if anyone can launch an airline its David Neeleman so I'l...

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

The A220 orders seem to be interesting. If the ALC orders are indeed for airbaltic that means that their planned subsidiary is gonna be big, because there's no way they're gonna take them all up. Also for Moxy 69 planes seems like a lot, but if anyone can launch an airline its David Neeleman so I'll...

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 19702

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

They definitely could have used an E2 order. Not to sound negative, but an E175 order from a US major is barely news at this point. Let's hope they get some E2 orders before the end of the show

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

That's great to hear. Also the A330neo looks so hot in VS colours. Let's hope we see an airline order for the A220 now ;D

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

MEA has been rumored to be the XLR launch customer with 4 orders. I wonder if they are converts. Interesting one. What routes do they have that require the extra range of the XLR over an LR? Beirut to all of Europe and the Middle East no problem with a vanilla A321, LR maybe lifts a little more car...

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by OA940
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 96639

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

MEA has been rumored to be the XLR launch customer with 4 orders. I wonder if they are converts.

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by OA940
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24705

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Depends on the mission. If they want it for Asia and Oceania, the 78J is most likely. If they want it for Europe and North America my bet is on the A350. Yeah they have 789s but never say never when it comes to KE or TG

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by OA940
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 3965

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

I hope not. The brand is iconic, and it would be sad for many. However it's looking increasingly likely, and the market is hard to make a profit out of, especially when you're going up against the big LCCs

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by OA940
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4015

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

If only they could expand it and let Porter get those A220s

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by OA940
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18356

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Sooner787 wrote:
I've noticed QR is flying their A35J's DOH - DFW.

Is that the longest flight a A35J is currently running ?


Pretty sure. Unless CX is still flying the 35K on the IAD flight, but I do remember them saying they were gonna swap it out with the 359

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by OA940
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1974

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

Why would they fly to all of them? There isn't any demand for such routes. Besides Aegean has stated repeatedly they're not interested in long haul, and a major factor is the seasonality of the market. You can still attract people to go to Athens during off season when the flight costs 100 euros and...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 3111

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

It's a pretty nice livery. Not anyhing that will win any awards, but you could tell them apart. The completely stupid name will help stick too. The point is that people be able to find it though...

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by OA940
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6527

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

I honestly never got this policy. Assuming your tattoo doesn't depict something offensive then there's no need for all this fuss A lot of companies & government agencies here in the states have the same policy. Unfortunately, there is the general idea at the managerial level that tattoos are un...

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by OA940
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5790

Re: European LCC

I have no source for this so forgive me if I'm wrong, but afaik all 3 are making good profits. To be honest for the health of the market I believe they're all necessary. There are many tiny countries in Europe where the largest city is one of just a few hundred thousand people, and a flag carrier ca...

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by OA940
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6527

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

I honestly never got this policy. Assuming your tattoo doesn't depict something offensive then there's no need for all this fuss

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by OA940
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 10864

Re: New Russian SST

Leaving aside some mebers' desire to kickstart a mini cold war 2 on these forums, this is just not gonna happen. It's not 1960. We don't need to impress everyone with unique planes anymore. The TU-160 was designed, as someone already said, to fly subsonic. And it certainly wasn't designed with pass...

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by OA940
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9093

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Will this be a completely new brand with a different livery etc, or will it be like what Sun was? Also with Buzz, and now this, FR sure is expanding its reach.

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by OA940
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 10864

Re: New Russian SST

Leaving aside some mebers' desire to kickstart a mini cold war 2 on these forums, this is just not gonna happen. It's not 1960. We don't need to impress everyone with unique planes anymore. The TU-160 was designed, as someone already said, to fly subsonic. And it certainly wasn't designed with passe...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 68346

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I wonder who/if orders A220s at Paris. Let's hope that, with the production mess being sorted out, more airlines will start ordering them. It sure needs more orders to justify the 10/month production rate.

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by OA940
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18749

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Why are so many comments on this site just not even remotely contributory to the conversation and always negative? Y'all must be fun at parties. Back on topic, this is actually a pretty good move. Of course Mitsubishi was never interested in the CRJ itself, but this way they get to learn from it, an...

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by OA940
Sun May 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53299

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I never expected to see the words ''long range'' and ''787-10'' in the same sentence :P Jokes aside, it'll be interesting to see how much they extend its range by. It should also help compete with the A350-900 more and could potentially attract more customers. But the question is what will they use ...

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by OA940
Sat May 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VASP accident at SDU, 1973?
Replies: 0
Views: 441

VASP accident at SDU, 1973?

So I was looking at the history of Santos Dumont and there was apparently a VASP YS-11 that aborted takeoff and overran the ruway in the 70s. However there is almost no information about this accident (only a very short description on ASN based on a news article from around that time) and I was wond...

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by OA940
Fri May 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3585

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

Yeah about everything the FAA does nowadays (and actually ever) is lousy. No surprise here. Also the US is not the safest in the world. There are statistics to back that up. Add in a substandard safety agency and that's not the best combo. The FAA is substandard? Because some inspectors got to cozy...

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by OA940
Thu May 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3585

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

Yeah about everything the FAA does nowadays (and actually ever) is lousy. No surprise here. Also the US is not the safest in the world. There are statistics to back that up. Add in a substandard safety agency and that's not the best combo.

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by OA940
Thu May 23, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14926

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

Yes must mean that every single EY flight is going out empty. Jesus Christ.

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by OA940
Thu May 23, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10380

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Let's wait and see if Boeing decides to even go ahead with the 797 considering they've put it on hold for now

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by OA940
Tue May 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 105
Views: 16721

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

If I got this right (which is very likely not the case) they wanna fly to both big and small cities out of MKE. In that case the E-Jets would be the best fit. Specifically a couple of used E190s or 195s for larger markets (LAX, SFO, NYC, BOS, IAD) and some 175s for smaller markets. Alternatively a s...

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by OA940
Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 36679

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Amazing news. If Airbus can get the production fixed then I can see major orders rolling in to replace 737-700s and A319s.

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by OA940
Tue May 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1706

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

What a legend. My condolences to his family.

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by OA940
Mon May 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 12314

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Do we know how far Azul's first is from delivery? Aren't they supposed to take the first in Q3?

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by OA940
Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53299

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

Honestly a 777X order for NZ will actually shock me. I don't see many markets they can dump a plane with its capacity on.

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by OA940
Sat May 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19569

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Honestly considering there's no next-gen aircraft that meets scope clauses the MRJ70 (or a refreshed one or whatever) could be the next big seller. I would assume either DL or UA would be the first to move along with it. Unless EMB can come up with a way to cut 15% of the E175-E2's weight MITAC have...

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by OA940
Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Athens flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 8402

Korean Air Athens flight?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ke9931 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAL9931 It appears KAL flew a ICN-ATH flight. From the flight number I would guess it's a one-off, but flightaware also lists a second flight on May 10th. What is the reason behind this flight (or flights I really ...

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by OA940
Sat May 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 21991

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

April 1st is long gone but this is a better joke than all of them

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by OA940
Thu May 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18900

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Someone revoke their AOC

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by OA940
Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16679

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because all airplanes have small issues that can be fixed easily like the pitot issue of the A330. All the pilots of AF447 had to do was keep the plane flying level for less than a minute. Also considering the 737s weren't grounded after the rudder issues I don't think this would warrant a global gr...

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by OA940
Tue May 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381015

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Ok you can all judge the pilots very easily while sitting on your chairs and typing away at your computers, but in the cockpit it's a vastly different environment and it's easier to make a mistake and miss it. The whole ''pilot skill has degraded'' BS is just that. There have been much more severe c...

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by OA940
Fri May 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6488

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

How they haven't managed to fix the fire detector problems after 7 years is beyond my comprehension.

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by OA940
Thu May 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7026

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

Congratulations to them!

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