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by Channex757
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 44
Views: 6646

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Can't people think this through before posting? a 747 is useless for heavy plant and machinery. It requires roll-on and roll-off ability, which besides the C-5M is only really going to be possible with an Antonov. The Il-76 and C-17 are too small, and the turboprops way too small. Using a 747 would ...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 505
Views: 77342

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

With all of the bickering that occurs amongst fanboys here, it's nice to see the AA stair truck and buses out assisting. I'm certain WN would return the favor at BWI or DEN. The "bickering" is among people who, for some reason decide their preferred carrier is the best and the rest are do...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2214

Re: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018

A lot of the 734F technical work will be easily grandfathered into the 738F and I expect it'll be the 757F replacement of choice as well. The 757 Freighters are a completely different class of capability. well let's hear your opinion then What can replace a 757 in today's market? Don't say "an...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 44
Views: 6646

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Antonov Airlines could be approached, they are Ukranian.

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by Channex757
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 135
Views: 18897

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

Final decision on future fleet could equally mean exercising or bettering that launch pricing and increasing the A330NEO order. As these would presumably have available dates attached then Air Asia X would need to see what Airbus is offering. Cancelling the A350 about now might coincide with the sta...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8799

Re: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France

I have never been able to work out why Assad went so bad. Until his father died, he was an opthalmologist. An eye doctor, for the love of God, not some Uday Hussein character going round raping women and smoking Cuban cigars. He got put into power as the natural successor to his strongman father but...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7717

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

There is also belly freight. All 3 have substantial freight operations (Etihad's is a bit iffy at the moment....A330F fleet up for sale) and freight doesn't travel well on ultra longhaul as the fuel cost mounts up. There will always be a strong traffic path of people and cargo via the Gulf. The new ...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27772

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

Except price. The deal that NW got on its order won't be repeated at this stage and I am positive if they tried to get that price, Boeing with such a huge back order would tell them to go pound sand. Not going to happen. Delta are perfectly happy with their current fleet renewal. Their TechOps divi...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 222
Views: 29455

Re: MAN news - 2018

Is the Cityflyer Head Office still in Cheadle?

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 5738

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

Comparing these two might seem like a good idea, but both aircraft fit in their respective niches. The Q400, for instance, isn't carrying heavy GTF engines on its unswept wing. It's light, manoeuvrable and will have those applications the E175-E2 is just too heavy for. Short runway applications, for...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 973

Re: Your most favorite car?

I'm not too sure about all that to be honest, I just know how to drive cars, not their inner workings! I just know it's a joy to drive and much more economical than all my previous cars. I know that the Focus features the Ecoboost engine too and I've seen some rave reviews. I'm going to look into a...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 973

Re: Your most favorite car?

I'm not too sure about all that to be honest, I just know how to drive cars, not their inner workings! I just know it's a joy to drive and much more economical than all my previous cars. I know that the Focus features the Ecoboost engine too and I've seen some rave reviews. I'm going to look into a...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 222
Views: 29455

Re: MAN news - 2018

The AirTanker A332 that LS use from Manchester positioned back to Brize Norton yesterday, presumably ready for checks and decals prior to heading here. It's been on lease to Eurowings.

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last outing of the Tornado
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Last outing of the Tornado

14/04/2018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43769322 The RAF confirmed that their part in last night's bombings was conducted by the Tornado aircraft, using the StormShadow stand-off weapon. The Tornado is due to stand down next year, so let's hope this is the last time they need to roar out of RAF Akro...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 973

Re: Your most favorite car?

I actually own an ecoboost version Me too. Mine is a 1L Ecoboost but pulls just as well as my old 1.6 Megane and smooth and comfortable even at high speed. This is my first Ford, I wish I bought one sooner. Is that the one with the 3cyl engine that can shut one cylinder down in the cruise to save f...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 79
Views: 14710

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

TL;DR Let's see. This AD supposed to come out Friday. Where is it? Lots of quoting an unnamed "person" too. Hack journalism of the worst kind. If a source cannot be corroborated then it would not go to print, in the days when news organisations had integrity. Who is this person? Head of so...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 79
Views: 14710

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Lots of hysterics as usual. Try reading an article not behind a paywall so exaggerations can be avoided https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/expanded-trent-1000-inspections-set-to-disrupt-787-o-447672/ RR is instituting a program of inspections. Those take time and money. RR is acting to get a...

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by Channex757
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 210
Views: 25953

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The plane has the same halo effect that the original 747 had for Pan Am and TWA. It's a huge change from the preceding generation of airliners and as it's both big and exceptionally comfortable, that halo effect draws in passengers. Even if the route is actually a 777 operated one, the A380 still ha...

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by Channex757
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5414

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

The most obvious has to be Virgin Atlantic and Skyteam. That's a marriage waiting to happen. Why? Simple. 49.9% Delta, 31% Air France/KLM. It's practically a Skyteam affiliate already so the join-up would be a no-brainer. Skyteam would also like a strong longhaul brand resident at LHR. waiting for ...

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by Channex757
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 47
Views: 8757

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

Airbus need to make very little effort here to be part of the project. They already have the designs available and certified for main deck access via the downstairs lav modules (LH and MT) as well as crew rest module options. Obviously they have data, power and even grey/black water hookups designed...

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by Channex757
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?
Replies: 30
Views: 3054

Re: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?

When exactly did the practice of reduced thrust takeoffs originate? Was it in the 1960's with the early turbojet airliners already or later? Those early jet engines were not that powerful to start with... Faro Laker Airways pioneered them with the Spey-engined BAC 1-11. Rolls Royce used to remark o...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 973

Re: Your most favorite car?

Citroen C4 Picasso (the first version). Great little bus for doing literally anything and everything in. It returned a steady 50MPG as well on diesel and although the single-clutch autobox was occasionally irritating it wasn't a bad drive at all.

I still miss that car, 8 years after trading it in.

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7864

Re: BA 747 AUS

One issue to the good is cargo lifting capacity. I believe AUS does well for BA World Cargo.

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5677

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

The biggest issue are fixed costs. They are there no matter what you do to try and take costs out of your lowcost operation. Crews, maintenance, fuel etc. Those exist no matter what you do. These do not scale well. As you reduce seat count and aircraft size, those costs do not drop in proportion. He...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5414

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

The most obvious has to be Virgin Atlantic and Skyteam. That's a marriage waiting to happen.

Why? Simple. 49.9% Delta, 31% Air France/KLM. It's practically a Skyteam affiliate already so the join-up would be a no-brainer. Skyteam would also like a strong longhaul brand resident at LHR.

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shopping preferences
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Shopping preferences

Our local Amazon delivery service for Amazon Prime Now is getting pretty decent. They are partnered up with a major supermarket (Morrisons) and a boutique smaller chain (Booths), as well as supplying the big brands and a wide range of other Amazon merchandise. Spend more than £40 and it's delivered ...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7895

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

What’s that thing hanging underneath the front of the plane? It was some kind of testing pod, atmospheric research if memory serves. Measuring pollution which is ironic considering it was strapped to a Caravelle! Hey now this one has efficient JT-8Ds, it IS the re-engined one! Look closer. Avon sil...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5993

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

One big problem (you could say elephant in the room...sorry) is the operational headache of crews. Most of those African routes (if not all) are not capable of being flown out and back by the same crew. That means you have to overnight them somewhere, possibly for several days if it's a once-or twic...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7895

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Good idea. There are lots of them just laying around waiting desperately for a new lease of life. Oh wait... 1952900 What’s that thing hanging underneath the front of the plane? It was some kind of testing pod, atmospheric research if memory serves. Measuring pollution which is ironic considering i...

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by Channex757
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69055

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

It will be interesting to see where this all leaves Rolls Royce. Airbus might have been accommodating with the cancellation, but what about contracts with RR for engines?

There isn't another RR engined aircraft in the back orders to use as negotiation.

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by Channex757
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3829

Re: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery

You can bet that QR will be bidding for the Manchester United shirt sponsor deal when Chevrolet's deal finishes in 2019. That would be expensive but have huge publicity value, and logojet(s) would presumably follow. Aeroflot's official carrier deal might complicate this but I can't see any issues wi...

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by Channex757
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6521

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

This honestly doesn't surprise me, B6 and P&W have a big partnership, and I'm surprised that they even considered the CFM. Why? JetBlue also have a relationship with GE due to their CF34 engines on the Embraers. I would assume for purely business reasons they competed the selection between PW a...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1369

Re: The green future

Well I'm going to do my bit and go for a hybrid when the lease on this car is up. Might as well save some money too. Had the boiler replaced two years ago with a multipoint one that operates without a tank and recovers waste heat. My gas bill dropped drastically. Lots of little things, like only usi...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2512

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

TL;DR Yeah, no. I did not "miss the point" of your post. I follow JP Spears and Anwar Jawabi on YouTube and I can watch diving and wrestling videos, too. So what? People can find what they want on YouTube or any other social media platform, as has been pointed out by other posters here on...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2512

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

I'm not surprised someone has shot up YouTube. Not one bit. It's not the YouTube of a few years back that supported small creators and nurtured new talent. Nowadays all sorts of rules and advertising withdrawal is making people lose their livelihoods, and some are indeed starting to look on this as...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2512

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

I'm not surprised someone has shot up YouTube. Not one bit. It's not the YouTube of a few years back that supported small creators and nurtured new talent. Nowadays all sorts of rules and advertising withdrawal is making people lose their livelihoods, and some are indeed starting to look on this as ...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.

I live in the NYC area in NJ. I rarely watch local TV news unless there is a major weather event. As to this mandated statement at Sinclair stations, it should have been announced and with a 'crawler' at the bottom of the screen 'Editorial - the opinion of Sinclair management' and would have to giv...

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by Channex757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 775

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

All the posts above just show that this new tech push in the car field is evolving constantly. There isn't a winner or a loser so far. Lots of different models are evolving and whoever comes up with the model that is profitable from day one will reap the pot. Others will also be developed but just a...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mainstream Racism in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Mainstream Racism in the UK

As for the anti-semitism, it is indeed on the rise around the world, often under the umbrella of "Palestinian rights", or "anti-Isreali". Sorry but that is not the fault of Donald Trump. And that's the big failure there; not being able to distinguish between anti-Semitism and an...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6326

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

Airliners.net charges a fee for a member ID. It's time to start charging a fee to start new threads, to filter out some really inane postings, foolish hypotheticals, and lazy inquiries. Not anymore. I would propose instead they charge a fee for every rude, disrespectful, snarky, or stuck up post. T...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6326

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

There are other reasons but you get the picture: it's hard to build an efficient LR small plane. That won't be true forever. As tech continuously improves both L/D ratios and engine efficiency, the "penalty" for greater range continuously shrinks and the fuel portion of operating cost shr...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mainstream Racism in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Mainstream Racism in the UK

Thanks for the snidey little ad hominem dig there. This issue over Jewdas is being trumpeted by the Tory owned media. Otherwise it's totally typical of Corbyn; someone who literally risked his life talking to Sinn Fein in the dark days of the Troubles. Fortunately I'm politically mature enough to un...

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mainstream Racism in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Mainstream Racism in the UK

Corbyn has a history of wanting to hear all sides of the debate and this left wing group meeting is pretty typical of that. Total non-issue being thrashed out in the Tory press. As for the wider issue of anti-Semitism in Labour, this to me looks to be the opposition to Labour and Corbyn using politi...

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by Channex757
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 15752

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The capbility of the B787 is wasted on east coast transatlantic flying. You’re paying for a platform you use a fraction of, remember how odd it was to use the B744 on LHR-JFK once. Airbus actually put out publicity materials at one stage showing that in certain configurations and operating midhaul ...

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by Channex757
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 7987

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

MAN-BKK needs someone like TG as the leg onwards is going to be key too. There needs to be a good connection to HKT for example. Same goes for services around the region and into Indonesia. The fare crack on the route is very polarised. There's a strong front cabin demand, but the back cabin is ult...

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by Channex757
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 7987

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

About time MAN was served. It’s in the top 5 unserved long haul routes worldwide, so was only a matter of time... Dropping down the ratings... used to be top 3!! It is still number 3 but didn’t want to over egg it for fear of a certain somebody taking offence lol Funny routing that. I saw an analys...

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Update on me
Replies: 50
Views: 2572

Re: Update on me

Time to dust this thread off and ask our friend fr8mech how things are...? Not heard from you for a while so hope all is going OK.

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A350 vs Formula E: Which will win? (A350 wins)
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Qatar A350 vs Formula E: Which will win? (A350 wins)

I don't care much nowadays for Formula One, but Formula E excites me. It's so new and raw, and as batteries get better will only hit new performance levels. Good for QR to be supporting it.

Formula E is also much more compatible with urban race circuits too.

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 29957

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

It's an impressive performance, but the one I am looking forward to is the Pratt engined LR once the engine difficulties are sorted. This flight was with a LEAP engined model, and the PW motor is supposed to be able to stretch its legs even further thanks to a lower SFC. It's a whole other debate bu...

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by Channex757
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9806

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

For those criticising Norwegian....look up "The Bezos Doctrine". They are following that exactly. Get Big Fast. Wail Street (no typo BTW) was down on the company Bezos founded, calling it Amazon.bust at one point. Now look at it. The Bezos Doctrine is grow fast, aim for volume and the pro...

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