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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines have paid millions to settle safety violations
Replies: 20
Views: 3023

Re: Southwest has paid millions to settle safety violations

Before, during, and after strike at Eastern Airlines, FAA/DOT fined Eastern millions of dollars countless times that ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN aired it every time. Eastern held a record fine for maintenance violation until after 2000. Why did a mechanic at Eastern use duct tape to seal floor hole on 727... Y...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 136
Views: 37650

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Contrary to what FG says 520 seats isn't high density at all for leisure routes. It's a 4-5 class legacy network configuration with bar counters everywhere. Economy is still spacious 10 abreast 18.5 inch & wide aisles. I might prefer this over a 9 abreast Hawaiian 787, but that is personal I gu...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe
Replies: 37
Views: 5565

Re: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe

Destinations like ... IBZ might work. Absolutely won’t. Absolutely would. Maybe you are simply not aware of the amount of upper-higher-end tourism that rotates not only around Ibiza, but the Balearic Island at large. Don't be fooled by cheap&cheerful "week in Mallorca" kind of thing, ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7342

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

Kudos to Oscar. A man who puts the money where his mouth is.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 58
Views: 7855

Re: McDonnell 220

Ran across this interesting promotional film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKcGDJQwTz0 Oh wow... what a gem!!! :o I just LOVE that positive, graceful, rosy attitude of the 'atomic era'!! :laughing: 'bless 'em!!! I sometimes wish I could fly back in time.... oh lord... And that music. Priceless!!!...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New "seats"
Replies: 41
Views: 4173

Re: New "seats"

Looking at the hump in the middle of the seat, would I need to wear a cup to protect my junk in case of turbulence? Mm..yeah..I can see those blessed with a long one or big low-hangers really needing a cup there!. One of my friends (REALLY hung) needs a protective cup for 'containment' issues when ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New "seats"
Replies: 41
Views: 4173

Re: New "seats"

This concept is nauseating. There is something hateful towards humanity in this design . "BUT HEY, IF THE CONSUMER WILL PAY FOR IT, IT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED!!!" ---No, I disagree...Consumers everywhere will pay for lots of things that deplete their dignity (think vice & violence) and on...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New "seats"
Replies: 41
Views: 4173

Re: New "seats"

32andBelow wrote:
Doesn’t Ryanair have the same pitch as all the European legacy’s?


Yes.

Actually, it's better than some, believe it or not. Bear in mind that most 'legacies' operate their equipment at max capacity as well in intra-european flying, so there you go!

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6546

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

I really dislike this trend. It's just becoming nearly extinct to see airlines keep their own behind the counters or on the ramp. Having worked for the actual airlines, I carried a sense of pride, and worked even harder to help make my airline successful. I also have worked for a contractor. Let me...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6546

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

I really dislike this trend. It's just becoming nearly extinct to see airlines keep their own behind the counters or on the ramp. Having worked for the actual airlines, I carried a sense of pride, and worked even harder to help make my airline successful. I also have worked for a contractor. Let me...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 54
Views: 9730

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Nice livery, all in all, and given the times.
It actually looks like pure ART in comparison to the dark, sad, darthvaderish livery of LH....

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7465

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DafuORzX4AAZD75.jpg:large Nice to see the LH Group getting new seats for Intra-Europe flights! They certainly look more comfortable than the current ones.... InnsbruckFlyer The dark [lack of] colour of the Lufthansa seat is so saddening... it's funereal... Goes hand in h...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7465

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

all Airlines are going to non recline in short flts, I already know TP and BA ... the others will follow, no recline means lighter, less parts, less maintenance= less money. the pax will get what they pay for . Not really. More like ALL pax will get the short end of the stick. Lots of business trav...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7465

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

seahawk wrote:
Majority of customers will be happy about no recline.


Well, I wholeheartedly disagree with that. Maybe I'm not in the silent majority.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 5821

Re: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?

I have flown the Q400 extensively, especially in India, and although I quite like their ride, they are slow, noisy and vibration-prone. No comparison to an E-175, and neither to a CRJ-700!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 5814

Re: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

JackMeahoff wrote:
The Cubana Il-96s are sitting at HAV in various states of disrepair. Almost look like they are being parted out. If I remember correctly Cubana was the biggest foreign buyer of the Il-96.



The single one?..

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-32 commercial operators.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: an 32 commercial operators.

Aerogaviota perhaps?

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9478

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

PEK777 wrote:
Why focus on a market that does not have any potential, much less a lack of runways? Does BA have any bush planes to fly into this wasteland?


Shut yourself in the box again, do us a favour.

And don't forget the safety pin please.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20909

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Oh wow, this is so bad. I am hoping they seriously get ripped by the media. They fully deserve this.
Time to shut the business maybe for SY?

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 4507

Re: Passenger IL-76?

JayBCNLON wrote:
As far as I recall there were more than 250 OS X killed in the Algerian Air Force IL 76 that crashed last week. How were those seated / were they seatf?


I was thinking the same... maybe it was fitted with the two-decks mentioned in one of the posts above??

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 216
Views: 29568

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming? I kinda hope not. TBH I really get sick of the 787. Too many of them flying around and they're way too over hyped. I've been on them heaps of times and don't really notice a difference between them and other aircraft, or anything they've been advertising ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with a childhood memory
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Help with a childhood memory

VCP...pretty sure it was that. In 1970 -whilst not being hacked out of the jungle literally- the area must have been really rather rural and quiet....

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 3969

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

Yeah, after reading that crappy article I conclude that Kim might as well be an embarrassment to himself and his country, but that article is an embarrassment to the Washington Post and to the USA.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28208

Re: IAG Looking into buying Norwegian

This is definitely a surprise development. Helpful for their UK AOC for activity after Brexit. There might be some serious competition issues, particularly within Spain. It could also be a bit of a shot across the bow at the Finnish government saying that if they won't let IAG buy AY, then they wil...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 2892

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

Safety standards are very good in the region. Most airlines fly very new and reliable aircraft, and can rely on pilots with good training standards. I have travelled through Asia extensively, and have flown multiple times on all the airlines you mention, plus many other more. Never had a moment of h...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1167

Re: Your most favorite car?

My favourite cars are four of the 5 I own: Volvo 480 Turbo Rover P6 Jaguar XJ40 3600 Abarth 595 They are an absolute joy to drive. Pure unadulterated joy. The 3.6 XJ40? The wife started the rot with a 2.9 XJ40 bought in haste, which I hated from day one because it was an absolute dog. From memory t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1167

Re: Your most favorite car?

My driving history is quite boring, lots of company cars. I have only owned two cars: BMW 316i and a BMW 118i. Both really good driving cars, I liked them a lot. In the next two years I want to convert a first generation Porsche 911 to an electric vehicle and use it as my daily driver. That one sho...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1167

Re: Your most favorite car?

My favourite cars are four of the 5 I own:
Volvo 480 Turbo
Rover P6
Jaguar XJ40 3600
Abarth 595
They are an absolute joy to drive. Pure unadulterated joy.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2837

Re: BA Goes Basic

[twoid][/twoid] I wouldn't call it race to the bottom with two pieces of hand luggage, blankets, headphones, drinks and meals at no extra cost. With a weekend bag and a backpack you can fit in clothes for up to 10 days. This is a better product than the long-haul LCC's I reckon :checkmark: :checkmar...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guard who dragged Dr. Dao sues United, et al.
Replies: 29
Views: 5637

Re: Guard who dragged Dr. Dao sues United, et al.

He may have a point. I am pretty sure he was instructed by UA to 'physically remove' Dr Dao. I think UA is at blame here. They asked for his intervention in what they deemed a security issue, and then they try to blame him for being physically aggressive..?

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cabin Class in Cargo Hold?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: New Cabin Class in Cargo Hold?

Well, that would be because they could make extra revenue with the otherwise unused cargo hold space, and not *I believe* because they necessarily want to better the inflight experience... I'd personally be very happy to sleep quietly for a few hours in a nice, dark, secluded downstairs berth away f...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing

Mm...that's nice and cheap. I could get me a nice second hand 777-200 with whiney Trents!!! Sweet!
#whineyrollersforever

:-)

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.
Replies: 14
Views: 3892

Re: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.

Great news! Wow, another 16 jets. Amazing. I am a big fan of the A380....SO SO SO comfortable. It takes comfort onto another level altogether. Personally I find their cabins perfectly fine as is. That is not to say their J product should not be improved, but flying the super-smooth, super-quiet whal...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 5th freedom - Athens to Tel Aviv
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Alitalia's 5th freedom - Athens to Tel Aviv

Surely it’s not 5th freedom given the its one EU nation airline flying from another EU nation to a a destination and thus is covered under EU free trade agreements You almost got it right. Free trade agreements usually have nothing to do with traffic rights. Israel does have an open skies agreement...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA first A320NEO on way home - LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 2590

Re: BA first A320NEO on way home - LHR

Love those BIG engines!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

Ned's Kids is the reason NK is Spirit's code. This is what the official version (internally) that has been stated during the past 20+ years... Ned would throw nice X-mas parties at the end of year for all employees and give out bonus checks, something that changed very quickly when Ned was joined b...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

Why do these headlines mention the boy had down syndrome (which isn't even relevant to the story) instead of highlighting the fact that the airline removed them for safety reasons? What SAFETY??? Are we being serious here? Vomiting doesn't transform you into a terrorist. It just blows my mind how e...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

Why do these headlines mention the boy had down syndrome (which isn't even relevant to the story) instead of highlighting the fact that the airline removed them for safety reasons? What SAFETY??? Are we being serious here? Vomiting doesn't transform you into a terrorist. It just blows my mind how e...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

I am just genuinely wondering whether someone who does not have down's syndrome would have been deplaned under the same circumstances.... I am saying this with just a little bit of hindsight... Fact: barely two weeks ago I boarded an international flight together with a friend who was visibly ill, ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

I am just genuinely wondering whether someone who does not have down's syndrome would have been deplaned under the same circumstances.... I am saying this with just a little bit of hindsight... Fact: barely two weeks ago I boarded an international flight together with a friend who was visibly ill, a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4370

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

Yeah, next week it's Ozark, Piedmont, or Republic. The US are obsessed with aviation corpses! Maybe the lack of long-term history/artifacts in that country actually does something to the self-perception of their recent past [perceived] heritage?? (I am being serious). Remember the latter two still ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7911

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Fat chance of a re-engined Caravelle. Instead someone please invent time travel so I could go back to the early 60s and see/hear radial engines, straight turbojet engines and, 707s, VC10s, DC8s, 880s/990s, Viscounts, Vanguards, Stratorcruisers, Connies, DC6s and 7s, C46s and DC-3s, Britannias and a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7911

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

In the spirit of similar threads waxing on about the possibility of re-engined DC-10s, and 1011s. I have been wondering about the chances of the caravelle getting a new life?? Maybe the BAC-111?? You put a couple of GTFs on that thing maybe DL can start up a super hub out of MIA and really penetrat...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4370

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

Yeah, next week it's Ozark, Piedmont, or Republic. The US are obsessed with aviation corpses!

Maybe the lack of long-term history/artifacts in that country actually does something to the self-perception of their recent past [perceived] heritage?? (I am being serious).

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by oldannyboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6529

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

Bold decision, but then again they will need PW commonality for their new CS100/300 huge order..... ;-) Hope your crystal ball has fresh batteries! Or ... Source:https: //thepointsguy.com/news/wideroe-delivery-of-first-e190-e2/ Excerpt: "With the United States being one of Embraer’s largest ma...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6529

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

Bold decision, but then again they will need PW commonality for their new CS100/300 huge order..... ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils new cabins for the 787
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Gulf Air unveils new cabins for the 787

Lovely looking colours on that 787! and that J-cabin ain't bad either!!! Well done GF!

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5048

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

I honestly suggest locking this troll-ish thread....

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: Interesting article about a DL workhorse: the 717!

Excellent analysis. Very informative and well balanced between the technical and the operational. And -for once!- not biased or 'influenced'.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious safety incidents at OTP caused by runway wear
Replies: 1
Views: 1651

Re: Serious safety incidents at OTP caused by runway wear

On March 25th 2018 TAROM CEO Werner Wollf compained about the poor state of the runway at OTP - their hub. Apparently the state of the runway is causing multiple incidents and extra costs for TAROM. Post release here (Romanian only): https://www.agerpres.ro/economic-intern/2018/03/25/directorul-tar...

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