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by Miquel787
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46416

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Wow,what a beauty! The 777 always looks right..76.7 metres long. Man that.s one hell of a big machine..40 cm longer than the 747-8...It doesn.t look so in the picture..And those engines..Now you can actually see how massive they are.Love to see it parked next to a 300ER and the 747-8.And of course l...

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by Miquel787
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So much opinions here, so much speculation about the cause of the accident.I am very sorry for all the victims from the crash and if there is a problem with the 737 MAX Boeing should fix it very promptly. But i also feel sorry for Boeing.These events will ruin and haunt the company for a long time....

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by Miquel787
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So much opinions here, so much speculation about the cause of the accident.I am very sorry for all the victims from the crash and if there is a problem with the 737 MAX Boeing should fix it very promptly. But i also feel sorry for Boeing.These events will ruin and haunt the company for a long time.B...

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by Miquel787
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Armodeen I’d agree with you, IF the program is rigorous and aimed at transport operations. That is NOTHING like that in US Part 61 or 141 training programs., which is why there’s this gulf between US and others on training. Like most military programs, they’re structured, have stringent checking st...

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I.ll fly it anytime..The MAX is well tested and certified.All those comments about Boeing rushed it into service..B.llsh.t..Let.s wait and see what the investigation brings.Grounding is the last option if they will find a design flaw. maybe not? This NY Times article from February gives a lot of in...

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I.ll fly it anytime..The MAX is well tested and certified.All those comments about Boeing rushed it into service..B.llsh.t..Let.s wait and see what the investigation brings.Grounding is the last option if they will find a design flaw.

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is the silliest thread I have seen in a long time. You have an aircraft take off, climb apparently-slowly, go into mountainous terrain, be at an altitude reported to be thisclose to the terrain height, and crash. Members use FR24 as some sort of authoritative source where provider itself admit...

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is the silliest thread I have seen in a long time. You have an aircraft take off, climb apparently-slowly, go into mountainous terrain, be at an altitude reported to be thisclose to the terrain height, and crash. Members use FR24 as some sort of authoritative source where provider itself admit...

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709743

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

A lot of conclusions already here..Let,s wait and see what the investigation will bring up. R.I.P to the victims and hopefully the investigation will bring light on this tragic event. I don.t write the MAX off..We don.t know what happened.

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by Miquel787
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 828
Views: 117754

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

U turn Al ( Qatar) said that he wasn.t interested in the NMA..Didn.t he say that also about the 777X and ended up ordering 60 of them?Lol

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by Miquel787
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 92061

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Roll out of the first 777-9 is planned to take place on the 13th of March.I saw the article but i can.t find it..Sorry no link.

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by Miquel787
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10391

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

The days of the four engined are over..Period..End of story.We can discuss this till the end of days..It won.t change anything.Airbus gambled and gambled wrong..It was nothing more then a moneyguzzling European prestige project.Technicaly ok but a commercial disaster.What is gonna happen with all th...

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by Miquel787
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10391

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

like the A380 destroyed the 747... It did. The last EVER passenger delivery of a 747 was almost two years ago. With 36 sold to airlines the A380 outsold the 747-8i 7 to 1. No it didn.t....It didn.t destroy the 747 programm...Outselling is true but that.s completely different from destroying a plane...

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by Miquel787
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137292

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

Boeing will not sit on their hands till Airbus put the Ultrafan on the 350 in 2025...I guess Rolls would put it also on the 787..And GE will be not sitting still...Plenty of new action in the future..Boeing will reengin it.s Dreamliner..So let.s see what happens the coming years..The 777X will be th...

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by Miquel787
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10391

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

A350-2000 with Ultrafan engines will absolutely destroy the 777-9 and give Airbus the monopoly on the VLA market (insofar as such market makes any conceptual sense - it doesn't). Except this time the Airbus monopoly will be profitable, unlike with A380. In your dreams....like the A380 destroyed the...

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by Miquel787
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34002

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Did EK cancel the 787- 10? Is it official or still a rumour? I bet Boeing is not happy with this situation.They changed the Airbus order but EK is very quiet about the Boeing Mou...This is surprising.. It was never an order. Never on the books. Simply an MOU. I think it will lapse with no firming o...

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by Miquel787
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34002

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Did EK cancel the 787- 10? Is it official or still a rumour? I bet Boeing is not happy with this situation.They changed the Airbus order but EK is very quiet about the Boeing Mou...This is surprising..

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by Miquel787
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 71649

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hello everybody, is there an exact date or week when will KLM receive their first 787-10? I know it will be in June or July, right? A388 Hi, KLM gets it,s first 787-10 in June with reg.number PH-BKA and they will have a total of 4 in the fleet by the end of 2019. Thanks Miguel787. I'm asking this b...

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by Miquel787
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 71649

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

A388 wrote:
Hello everybody, is there an exact date or week when will KLM receive their first 787-10? I know it will be in June or July, right?

A388

Hi, KLM gets it,s first 787-10 in June with reg.number PH-BKA and they will have a total of 4 in the fleet by the end of 2019.

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by Miquel787
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17406

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Imo KLM is a poorly run airline. Poor product, poor service, low salaries. They can make a profit in this low fuel environment but nobody is happy. Not the customers, not the staff. Their operations lack the slack. There just isn't anything great with it. AF is losing money due to poor management. ...

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by Miquel787
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

Re: Corendon 747(ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

And no there is no way to make it easier. Remove wings plus vertical and horizontal stabs. It’s been done before and makes move much simpler. Apparently not required in this case. Yeah you are absolutely right..It has been done before with another KLM 747 here in Holland. They removed the wings etc...

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by Miquel787
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

Re: Corendon 747(ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

Tonight starts the transport of the Corendon 747 from AMS Schiphol to the newly build Corendon hotel nearby.It will be placed in the garden of the hotel.Dutch heavy haulage company Mammoet has the huge task to do this awesome opreation. It has to cover 16 fields, they had to build bridges and they ...

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by Miquel787
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 6541

Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

Tonight starts the transport of the Corendon 747 from AMS Schiphol to the newly build Corendon hotel nearby.It will be placed in the garden of the hotel.Dutch heavy haulage company Mammoet has the huge task to do this awesome opreation. It has to cover 16 fields, they had to build bridges and they h...

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by Miquel787
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137292

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

First EK ordered the 350..but the order was cancelled.in favour for more A380.s..Clark then pushed Airbus for the 380NEO..It.s not gonna happen said Airbus..After that the battle between the 350 en the 787 started..Big surprise! The MOu for the 787-10 was there..The right plane for us said Clark. Th...

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by Miquel787
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 92061

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The beast has engines..Holy smokes, they are huge..awesome fanblades with those curves. This is gonna be a hell of an airplane..The 777 was and is Boeing.s masterpiece but this machine will be their finest hour.Sorry for all the Airbus fans but this is a real airliner.. Just joking..I.m a huge tripl...

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by Miquel787
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29752

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

First of all, 189 people died in this crash.So it.s vital to find the cause.But to yell to the press to cancel the 737 Max orders is so childish because the reputation of Lion air ain.t the best in the business.. What i don.t understand is why Lion Air but the plane in the air after so much problems...

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by Miquel787
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8253

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Stunning video! And the 787-9 is an absolute beauty!

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by Miquel787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49082

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Did they cut off a nose section of a 787? Better call it Comac 787...Not very creative from the guys at Comac.. But the main thing is..Who.s gonna order it? Are they trying to beat A and B on price? Will they build an engine to compete with Rolls and GE..Or is it gonna be a Brabazon project? A huge...

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by Miquel787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49082

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Did they cut off a nose section of a 787? Better call it Comac 787...Not very creative from the guys at Comac.. But the main thing is..Who.s gonna order it? Are they trying to beat A and B on price? Will they build an engine to compete with Rolls and GE..Or is it gonna be a Brabazon project? A huge ...

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by Miquel787
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18130

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

It still is an amazing machine..Thank god KLM does fly them for a couple of years, 2021 they will be gone. A masterpiece of engineering, Joe Sutter did a tremendous job designing and building it. He always said that the 747 will last long because the design was right. Unfortuantly I never flew on a ...

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by Miquel787
Wed May 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19379

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

If the 787 is all that bad why do airlines order it? Give me a break..Another thread to trash the 787? A littlebit sick and tired of those comments.

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by Miquel787
Fri May 04, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7976

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Unions can kill a company..see what they did in GB in the seventies.Why can KLM this week get a agreement with the pilots for a 4 % raise in payment? So the French pilots rejected a 6% raise? What the hell are they doing..Give me a break..This is completely derailed in France.What the the hell do th...

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by Miquel787
Fri May 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7976

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Unions can kill a company..see what they did in GB in the seventies.Why can KLM this week get a agreement with the pilots for a 4 % raise in payment? So the French pilots rejected a 6% raise? What the hell are they doing..Give me a break..This is completely derailed in France.What the the hell do th...

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by Miquel787
Fri May 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7976

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

This is nothing new..These issues at Air France are ongoing for years and years.KLM is making money and Air France is throwing it out. People here in Holland are sick and tired of these ongoing strikes and other issues.KLM is dutch national pride and the majority says Don.t mess with KLM. A whole bu...

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by Miquel787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35386

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Typical conservative Germans..Nothing wrong with Lufthansa and the A350..Don.t do something crazy...but why the hell not...It. the same with a VW Golf...it looks the same for decades..Don.t overstyle it because German buyers don.t like that. Why not a competition for a new livery? Get new idea.s...d...

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by Miquel787
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71242

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I'm sure my opinion will be corrected haha, but has anyone noticed that the 787 has been getting a lot of glory? It's credited with opening up secondary US cities to international traffic, opening up secondary Chinese cities; it did SIN - SFO first, and still has the LAX route to itself, now this P...

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by Miquel787
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71242

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

QF 9 on route again...VH-ZNC..the first flight was a real happening..Now it.s just an ordinary flight.Picking up pace.Was thinking maybe this is a new route for KLM here in Holland..Amsterdam-Perth..It.s a while ago that KLM was flying to AUS.

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71242

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 thanx for all the background info! I don.t work in the industry but for a airplane enthousiast like me this is easy to keep an eye on all the info.

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by Miquel787
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71242

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Congrats to Qantas!! A historic day in aviation.And also to Boeing,this is proof of the tremendous potential of the 787.I followed the flight on flighttrack and it looked like a normal everyday flight..

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by Miquel787
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71242

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Are there Boeing people as well on this inaugural flight? I guess this is also a big deal for Boeing to witness the tremendous potential of the 787.. Anyway good luck to Qantas.Very exciting to see..

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by Miquel787
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787-10s role in Singapore Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 6446

Re: The 787-10s role in Singapore Airlines

They are betting heavily on the efficiency of the 787-10 ..Word goes that SQ wants to grow at least 20% in the Asian Pacific region..I guess that.s why they placed a big order for the dash 10..It will be a challenge to fill all those seats..First destination is Osaka.

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by Miquel787
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 32666

Re: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR

Let.s see what happens..both Boeing and Airbus are still working on the Qantas case.They will order a plane that will fit best..Both planes are cutting edge technology but the 777-8 is bigger than the A350 ULR. Next month Qantas starts with Perth-London with the 787-9..The performance of the 787 on ...

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by Miquel787
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 259494

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

What i really like to hear is the sound of the GE9X..GE posted some video.s testrunning the engine but always with stupid music under it..I want enginesound! I bet it won.t be that different from the 115B..Still hope for that deep massive sound like the 115B..One of the finest enginesounds in my opi...

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by Miquel787
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 69
Views: 11676

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

Can.t he lease a Saturn 5? Lol..He has a temper and was a big alcoholic but mellowed the last years..But he still got my deepest respect for being part of the Apollo 11 crew.A legend in my opinion.

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by Miquel787
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166483

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Boeing thinks about producing the 767-300ER again because they can sell 50 or 60 to probably UA..For a good price and with low fuel prices a good deal..In basic the 767-300ER is a very good plane..There is no time for a new wing and new engines..And to expensive if they only talk about 50 or 60 fram...

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by Miquel787
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161636

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

No KLM is switching another 787-9 for a dash 10 so they will get 8 instead of 7 dash 10.s..They need more capacity..
Source: Up in the sky.nl

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by Miquel787
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 18670

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

The Germans should call Bob Bogash...he will fix the 737......

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by Miquel787
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ultimate 747 song...
Replies: 0
Views: 571

The ultimate 747 song...

https://youtu.be/b8Z0SOLCsyo
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A Dutch band called "The Cats" made a nice tribute...

https://youtu.be/b8Z0SOLCsyo

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by Miquel787
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 82276

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

KLM is switching one 787-9 for a 787-10..So they get 7 dash 10.s instead of 6.

See Up in the sky.nl.

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by Miquel787
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 7209

Re: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016

Thanks Joe for your wonderful flying machine,the beautiful and iconic 747.You were and are an an amazing engineer. I.m so sad...Thank you very much,rest in peace.

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