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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 40
Views: 6754

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

That's really seriously insulting. Italian tax payers have really no say in how (every) the govt (left or right) always decides in the end to protect their votes bucket and not upset the status quo. Do you really think taxpayers are happy that their money is being squandered like that? In a democra...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

I am hoping the reduced liability will give them some much needed leverage to keep working on an updated (and stretched?) Q400, as well as keep working on the CRJ lineup.....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 24
Views: 3504

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

Thinking about the "Queen" so much lately, I got to thinking about her earliest days. We have all seen (and probably love) looking at the pictures of all the lounges upstairs on the 747 in it's early days. My question is, who had the best ones, who had the most outrageous (some are hyster...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 24
Views: 3504

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

readytotaxi wrote:
I seem to recall that an Asian airline had beds fitted on a 747 that were certified for take off and landing, Philippine Airlines perhaps? :old:


Yes, that was PAL, but I think that was some time in the '90s...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 40
Views: 6754

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

This is a smart move for Italian tax payers. They've shown time and time again that they do not care. Apparently almost all of them have some relative or friend who gets some sort of paycheck from AZ. [quote="ZEDZAG"] That's really seriously insulting. Italian tax payers have really no sa...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 692
Views: 39113

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I don’t think Boeing saw that coming! Would like to know what is being said in Chicago right now... If I typed what I am guessing is being said, it would probably get deleted and I'd be receiving a nasty email from the moderators :lol: Same here. I often get deleted over here for speaking my mind!!...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3847

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

rbavfan wrote:
[...., but lack of comprehension is so annoying I have to leave now. Wish you luck.


Good to see you going. What a relief. You and your arrogant pedantry.
This forum is a better place without people like you.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?

Q wrote:
Maybe they put gallery area to be covered windows.

Q


I really don't recall mid-cabin galleys aft of the wings on the Trident....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA 720B LHR OPERATIONS
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: PIA 720B LHR OPERATIONS

dennys wrote:
Hi guys

I saw some pics taken from LHR T2 of PIA 720Bs in the 80s .. Did they operate their flights from T2 or T3 then ?

Thanks .


Fuzzy memories here, so please bear with me... I could easily be wrong..

I think T3??

Also, B720s...think it might be the '70s rather than the '80s??

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 44
Views: 11469

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Some of the posters here should get a compulsory intelligence check (which they would most likely fail).

Seriously, the level of some comments is so low that it makes me depressed.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 2466

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

Momo1435 wrote:
All Boeing aircraft except for the RR powered 787s of course.


Even the newest RR products are sporting the characteristic high-pitched whine on spool-up.... I love that too!

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 2466

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

I love that rumble! Not as 'mighty' as the one of the gargantuan GE90, but still pretty impressive!
Too bad Boeing have not invested in more effective noise deadening materials for the MAX...I feel this aircraft is still a tad too noisy inside, especially given how quiet the new engines are...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline
Replies: 25
Views: 4669

Re: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline

I am keeping my fingers crossed for Qantas. It would make sense for both, they could create some useful synergies, coordinate schedules and aircraft acquisition and maintenance.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 5470

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

You must be kidding me. London, Ontario. Of all places. With Toronto just up the road.
It's one of the saddest full-of-nothing cities to ever be graced by what they call an international airport. Great example of wishful thinking.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 215
Views: 26222

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Next one who will ail on such a Project will be QR with Meridiana " Agree. Let's sit and take the pop-corn out. Trying to re-shape (or 'shape' actually), or doing anything meaningful with Meridiana will be no joke, trust me. Talking about badly-managed companies..... I love how glitz&bling...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 215
Views: 26222

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Can they actually get antitrust approval to buy AB?


Of course they will. This is all about saving jobs and protecting the German industry at large, and much less so about a monopoly that was virtually always in existence and well-established anyway.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 52
Views: 6969

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Hindsight is a great thing... So, well...yes, I suppose... had they defined a clear, precise, well-focused strategy they might have survived to be what was for a long time defined "second force flag carrier", a bit like BCal were back in the day. Rather than shrinking they could/should hav...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 5619

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

bhill wrote:
Well...the 753 looked LONGER than real life....from the back....in turbulence...."noodley" actually


I know...I've never seen an aircraft wobble that much...side to side, and up and down...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 5619

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

In all seriousness, I have seen this aircraft on Google Earth, at Heathrow of all places. I had always assumed it was a satellite glitch but now I'm beginning to wonder. That would be an extremely low orbit satellite taking the picture, wouldnt it? :rotfl: I'm sorry, but you will have to explain th...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 5619

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

Ah. Interesting topic! Well, I feel that 'size' is very much in the eyes of the beholder. Some of my personal thoughts: 1) some airliners do look bigger than others: the 757 looks positively BIG -much much bigger than what it actually is- probably because of the height, the large diameter engines, a...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 5601

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a bothersome pain in the butt to Boeing. Without the CSeries, there would have been no A320NEO. Without the A320NEO, there would have been no 737MAX. The CSeries may be losing out in the battle, due to the inherent difficulties o...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 5601

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

The CSeries is NOT a trend setter. It is a seriously troubled program with little support. Hence the need to dump the product to DL. The A320NEO and 737MAX are trend setters. Well my friend, quite the opposite I think. The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a botherso...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?
Replies: 14
Views: 3878

Re: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?

I was told by a LX f/a that the A340s are soldiering on as they are very reliable and capable birds (they are late build models), and that long-term LX management is looking to simplify the fleet down to the obvious two types: the A333 and the 773. No mention yet of what might follow this, but the a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 21
Views: 6472

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

....well last I heard was they were sourcing a fleet of not-so-old DC-9-51s to replace both MD-90s and early-build A320s.... :-o)

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4694

Re: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?

Delta. They are replacing their oldest DC-8-71s with these :-) :-) :-)

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37279

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

.... than having to maintain two separate, but over lapping wide body aircraft lines. But, hey they are stuck with them now, it's Airbus' cash they are burning, so in reality it means little to me, except another aircraft type to try and photograph. Oh, really? Just like the 777 and 787, you mean?....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 34
Views: 7102

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

next question is going to be what Greybull end up walking away with. Venture Capital companies always have an "out". . That. That is the BIG question in my book at the moment. I am wondering what they have come out with, for I am sure they have come out with something.... All of the other...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37279

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

That can't make up for having 10% more seats. The "CASM advantage" of the A330NEO must be when using a 9 abreast cabin. The A330 at 9 abreast would use the smallest seat of any widebody aircraft. This is a massive reduction in comfort levels. This could be another reason we are hearing th...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37279

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

.... than having to maintain two separate, but over lapping wide body aircraft lines. But, hey they are stuck with them now, it's Airbus' cash they are burning, so in reality it means little to me, except another aircraft type to try and photograph. Oh, really? Just like the 777 and 787, you mean?....

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by oldannyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16308

Re: AA's new branding

The other day I was flying through DFW and it really hit me how cheap AA's new branding looks. The gate and check-in areas look like an IKEA showroom. Same with the clubs they are remodeling. One of things I always liked about AA was the classic look they maintained over the years (I guess before t...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10040

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

I like FR and thus I frankly hope MOL decides to retire. He has become the joke of the industry and his personality is no longer beneficial to the image of Ryanair. I think he is in fact quite dramatically damaging. Both regular passengers and the press -not to mention FR staff- have had more than e...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 Inaugural with a “Spoiler Alert”
Replies: 11
Views: 3498

Re: Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 Inaugural with a “Spoiler Alert”

Many thanks for a very nice and exhaustive trip report. Can you expand a bit on the flying qualities (if it feels any different from the -800), and particularly about the overall quietness of the cabin? I am hoping the MAX will be significantly better than the -800, as I personally find these quite ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 53
Views: 5296

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

You will definitely 'feel' (the deep vibrations, that is!) and hear the distinct growl of the GE90 on start-up, and when spooling up. The RR Trent conversely has an amazing high-pitched whine when spooling up...love that too! Enjoy your flights mate! :-) I love picking up the good vibrations. It gi...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Narrowbody Services
Replies: 24
Views: 4280

Re: Premium Narrowbody Services

Please forgive me for digressing..... but... I have given this topic some thought, and to me this is a 'careful what you wish for' situation... Given the excellent performance of the new NB jets I think it's safe to assume that these new types will not only open up many more long-haul city parings (...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 NEO / 737 MAX / Crew Rest
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: A321 NEO / 737 MAX / Crew Rest

No need for real crew rest areas for the kind of (long/longer) flights handled by those types, as realistically you'd not be going beyond 8 hours or so, so I suppose a few blocked off seats (with perhaps a privacy curtain around them?) would suffice...There's a lot of (inherently costly) engineering...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH TATL New Economy Light Product from Scandinavia
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: LH TATL New Economy Light Product from Scandinavia

Provided prices are actually consistently cheaper, and do not make this the 'new regular economy' with regular economy being more expensive than before, then this would be a positive addition... Conversely......

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 6089

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

[

oldannyboy wrote:
Anyone here has an opinion on the ram's horns yoke design of the HS Trident?... (I am being serious, and NOT feeding the trolls)


Have a look at the controls of an Armagnac. A mechanized hoe operator would feel right at home :)[/quote]

OMG :shock: what are those spooky things???

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_31

..an interesting German cousin... fascinating bird!
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_31

..an interesting German cousin... fascinating bird!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus

Love old plane concepts like this from the 60's, always makes me hark back to planes like the vfw 614, now everything is lean managed and streamlined and generic to a point. I'm on with you on this. :-) I love how the '60 were a hopeful, positive period of phantasy/vanity projects... a very space-a...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 4751

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Nothing much, BCN will continue to see constant growth. Vueling will become Catalan airline (rather than Spanish) Vueling is an IAG subsidiary, and very much a pan-European airline, not really a "Spanish" airline, and even less so a Catalan entity... I think that in all likelihood, with a...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 52
Views: 12343

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Also, Tel Aviv is becoming a big Gay destination too. All my friends love going to the beach. So, I am off myself this Nov on the UA 77W, in Polaris. I'm so excited. . It's one AMAZING gay destination. And the men are steaming hot and sooo friendly. You will love it, I promise! ;-) Flying the 77W i...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana
Replies: 15
Views: 6288

Re: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana

Qatar Airways plans to overtake Alitalia and aims to place A330s, 787s and 737 MAX aircraft at Meridiana to support a big growth plan. According to al-Baker, Qatar Airways will "massively grow" Meridiana to overtake ailing Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) and become Italy's "real nation...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 4751

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Nothing much, BCN will continue to see constant growth. Vueling will become Catalan airline (rather than Spanish) Both Air Europa have centered their operations at MAD and the few routes that they have to/from the rest of Spain will all probably continue. You must be kidding. Let's hope for the sak...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 15685

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

The only place the A388 could work for Virgin is with the LGW/MAN beach fleet. Even then, it's a lot of dough to invest. By necessity it would need to be a 600+ seater at least, plying the Orlando route and maybe an occasional Vegas. ...well last I heard is they are going to be used to EDI/GLA out ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 43
Views: 7993

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

At IATA event to celebrate appointment of SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong as the new IATA Chairman, the CEO discussed his airline and shared its future vision. o SIA Group focus on 3 brand portfolios: > Scoot focus on rapidly growing regional and longhaul budget travel segment = I get the feeling based on ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What if Boeing 777 was wider
Replies: 15
Views: 2220

Re: What if Boeing 777 was wider

...What if the cabin of the 777 was quieter?? They could use the extra diameter to finally increase the insulation! I am dreading the new 777X with thinner walls...

Now this is something more relevant to the argument of comfort quality when flying the big B twin... ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What if Boeing 777 was wider
Replies: 15
Views: 2220

Re: What if Boeing 777 was wider

I find 10 abreast to be just fine on the 777, Flew on a newer AF 77W and a refitted 772 and flew one of the newer DL A330s also. Didn't notice a difference at all between them. I am with you entirely, but I suppose we say this in a discreetly low tone here on A.net, lest we get stoned..... I for on...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What if Boeing 777 was wider
Replies: 15
Views: 2220

Re: What if Boeing 777 was wider

You seem to have forgotten it wasn't Boeing who went to 10 abreast, but the individual airlines. Boeing originally marketed the 777 as 9 abreast. Well, not really - not quite. Boeing designed -and certified- the aircraft with a ten-abreast higher density layout option from day one. What the airline...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 28
Views: 2388

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

The crazy haze hovering above runways subsequent to some 1-11s and 707s take-offs was quite memorable, so I think this would be seen as a safety hazard these days, and quite rightly so...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 47
Views: 7745

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

Oceania is a region not a continent. New Zealand is part of Oceania, it is not part of the Australian continent. As originally stated for EZE to qualify for serving all 6 continents it would require having a direct flight to Australia such as SYD, MEL or BNE. Well, actually, to be exact it is Ocean...

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