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by Lilienthal
Thu May 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 8673

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel. What we might see in the future is a crackdown on very short air travel of about an hour of flight time or less, since trains can pretty much match the overall time needed to get...

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by Lilienthal
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

Looks a lot better for sure. I always wondered about the blue titles...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42308

Re: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing

I wish there was a numbers breakdown in this, but I have a feeling that Garuda got a sweeeeeeeet deal to stay Why? - Brand new MAXs fall out of the sky - Garuda threatens to cancel their MAX order - The MAX fix is taking time, grounding expected to last until late August at least - Garuda agrees wi...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1718
Views: 333090

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks a lot better in it's natural element. I'd get rid of the blue line above this swoop though...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1718
Views: 333090

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's ok... could be worse, I guess... But there's something off about it. The swoop doesn't harmonize with the bold and strong "UNITED" lettering. The globe is refined nicely but it seems kinda outdated to "cut" the tail off when it meets the fuselage. The swoop almost seems like...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25533

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Here's todays "The Daily" podcast with an interview with one of the whistleblowers. Quite damning... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/podcasts/the-daily/boeing-dreamliner-charleston.html I'm surprised by some of the reactions here. With multiple sources reporting similar issues at CHS, i...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18810

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Ridiculous...

This is where the struggle for equality gets ridiculed and perverted into pure virtue signaling. It is absolutely possible to become a more inclusive company while still keeping the iconic flying lady.

Utterly ridiculous...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24020

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

They got an extra flight on the Jumbolino out of this, so I'd say overall it's a positive :lol: Although I believe WDL flies it in the high density 3-3 config.... I've been on D-AMGL last autumn when they were wet-leasing for Easy. Total shitbox.... The cabin looked like it was from the late 90s, m...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her
Replies: 47
Views: 3556

Re: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her

Heinkel wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
1989worstyear wrote:
If she was a year older this wouldn't have happened (16 is an adult).


18 is an adult.


How can you call yourself an adult, when you are not allowed to drink a beer (not to mention liquor)?



Probably in a place where alcohol consumption is not used as a measurement for adulthood.

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by Lilienthal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9265

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

Another order from another ambitious but unproven airline. Question marks all over the place until the frames are actually paid for and flying... Oh well, good luck to all!

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by Lilienthal
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 15853

Re: Apparent launch of A220-500 with launch customer

VirginFlyer wrote:
Hash tagging it with #ET302. Classy.

V/F


Disgusting.

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by Lilienthal
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53676

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The photo at this link (and in the press release) shows the 787-9 in Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss colors. To me, this would seem to mean that the 787 has been chosen as the group-wide airframe for that category. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1105808261100523523 https://pbs.twimg.com/me...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46416

Re: Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

325i wrote:
I would say it was out of respect to the souls onboard. Well done Boeing. 325i


sure... that's what their public relations people will say.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2465

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

vhtje wrote:
Oh for heaven's sake. It's parody - as such, it is meant to amuse through exaggeration, whilst at the same time, make a point.



And what kind of "point" were they trying to make here?

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by Lilienthal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12490

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Tell me again how a wall, without any of the other things mentioned above, will work? The actual wall doesn't make much sense and even Trump knows that. It's just a symbol for his base. He runs on fear, paranoia and anger and he needs to build that thing as a calming lotion for his supporters if he...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13045

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

I did read the article, and here are some of those instances; In one, sent in November 2012 as union reps organised a Christmas pub lunch, Captain O’Neal asked: ‘What food you want n****?’ So, is that designed primarily as an insult? Or is he asking a friend what food he would prefer at an event wh...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13045

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

The first example may or may not be intended as an insult; it could be a friendly salute albeit using a word that is not PC. While the comparison by Speedbird was indeed ridiculously over the top, the issue at hand is clearly not a "friendly salute". Please read the article in the opening...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13045

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

hypersensitivity Bingo. What basically happened: I'm going to go with this because it's great, until it fits my agenda about playing the race card. And poof. Another snowflake born. FYI, some of the biggest racists I know are not white people either. Some of them others are, but racism isn't only w...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 463
Views: 64780

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman
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Very interesting Episode of NPR's "How i built this" Podcast with Neeleman:

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46091

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Slug71 wrote:

Dont really care what they say. That poll was mostly like bombarded with leftists. Regardless, Fox is also MSM. Part of the problem.




Go watch Info Wars. Alex is probably still saying what you want to hear...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Sorry to be so blunt, but that has to be one of the worst liveries i've ever seen...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25017

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

eamondzhang wrote:
Here we go again, another A vs B thread.


Not really. After your comment, maybe...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7562

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

http://www.lh-taufnamen.de



Not sure about that. It has the LH A350 D-AIXL marked down as the first A350 with the upgraded new colors but it was delivered with the old version a month ago. Still hasn't been corrected.
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TheSonntag wrote:
usually well informed site "Lufthansa Taufnamen" http://www.lh-taufnamen.de



Not sure about that. It has the LH A350 D-AIXL marked down as the first A350 with the upgraded new colors but it was delivered with the old version a month ago. Still hasn't been corrected.

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by Lilienthal
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26069

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:02 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

How is that even supposed to work for Lion Air? They're pretty much an all Boeing airline with flight, cabin, ground and maintenance crews plus all the equipment trained, designed and optimized for 737 operations. The investments needed to shift all that to the A32Xneo, the only real alternative, mu...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage

https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html

"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson
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https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html

"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson

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by Lilienthal
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33993

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing. German Aerotelegraph says the reasons for them being taken to a hospital were "stress symptoms", not physical injuries. Which is understandable when you just spent 120 m...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12022

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Few things are as weak and unmanly as men trying to spin this push for more gender equality and freedom into some kind of "social engineering" or an "attack on men". Seriously, the self-victimization is pathetic. Show us some real numbers about women being "less qualified&qu...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49082

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

I think it's pretty much inevitable that a third major airplane manufacturer will emerge from China. They have the money, the people, the ambition, the demand. The only question is when and how long it will take them to get to the same level as Airbus and Boeing. What part Russia will take in it rem...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7124

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

The greens are making inroads in elections in Germany at the moment. Last time that happened Germany shut down its nuclear power plants, burning more dirty coal instead. Yes, quite the irony. It's just another strain of populism. Ironically, it's also wrong. Germany's nuclear plants haven't been sh...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34205

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Probably delayed due to the events in Indonesia today

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by Lilienthal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery
Replies: 28
Views: 7076

Re: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery

What did Ryanair get from this that they couldn’t do themselves? Slots at TXL and DUS. They are effectively buying a part of Air Berlin in their ongoing effort to increase their presence at major airports, trying to get away from their classic "runway with a shed" type of airports out in ...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34205

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

kh1 wrote:
I think it will be A380 in new livery



Yeah i remember reading that the first A380 is due for repaint in October... So it's about time...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13086

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

This is bullshit Because on the road you can get away. An aircraft is a closed environment. You are condamned to each other. Completely different situation. You dont seem to underatand that. Meeting each other at the toilets again can be terrifying for that woman. This guy even literally threatend ...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

So his reply Why let facts destroy a good narrative? was not for me but like speaking to President Trump. Why let facts destroy his propaganda talking. That’s how I see it. I may be wrong, of course. As in "My dear leader please don't look at the facts, just feed us more of your BS because we ...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

I think the liberals are just shocked, because Trump says things no other president said before. He is totally free of old fashioned diplomacy and facts. Being "free of old fashioned diplomacy", as in backstabbing, disrespectful, short-sighted and incredibly egoistic. Kind of like him cla...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

seahawk wrote:

Why let facts destroy a good narrative?


I don't think you understood his post...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

N14AZ wrote:

What would you think if Ms. Merkel would ask Texans, in front of the UN, to buy German beef instead of local steaks?!?!



She would be ridiculed as a complete moron in Germany. That's for sure.

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by Lilienthal
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

Only true friends, that would support America, not false friends like Germany, who gladly sell their cars but refuse to buy American. They are enemies and should be treated as such. We buy very few American cars because they are mediocre. But we do buy iPhones, use American web-services, the freaki...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

This. Other countries want us to lay down and write them a check. We get the last laugh. No matter if foreign aid or military interventions, if the US spends money, time and resources on other countries, they do it to secure geopolitical influence and access to local markets with direct benefit to ...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6557

Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfoRDgJPCAg


Someone should tell him that they are laughing at him, not with him...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfoRDgJPCAg


Someone should tell him that they are laughing at him, not with him...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 10867

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

This proposal is to capture the Chinese tourists. Eastern Europe has not reaped the benefits/ onslaught of Chinese tourism money currently being spread through Western Europe. I'd love to see the business plan that justifies building a major airport to capture Chinese tourism. Air China (4/7, A332)...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 628438

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

StTim wrote:
These are the second and third test frames .


aaaaah, of course... totally forgot about that.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 628438

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What's going on with the 3rd 35K? Production list says they're doing rework and it's going to Virgin but without a delivery date. Further down they marked another 35K as "VS#1". Is the list not up to date on that one, or are the needed rework so extensive that this frame has to spend anoth...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 30483

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Interesting coincidence to see this post on top of the forum... I just finished watching the Oscar winning documentary "Icarus" about the Russian state sponsored doping program and can't recommend it enough. You can find it on Netflix. Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 202522

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Lufthansa A320neo D-AINM named Freising was delivered yesterday Isn't that the older version of the new livery? I thought they enlarged the logo after the revision... And if so,... why? Sure, the tail might have been painted months ago (before the revision), but why wouldn't they fix it during the ...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 60630

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

george77300 wrote:

Maybe a mod can edit title and my original post?




While there's a decent chance the order will look like that, let's not get ahead of ourselves here. "A pilot" is quite thin for confirmation of... pretty much anything...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 20426

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

georgiaame wrote:
I'm really surprised that so few were built - had assumed over 1000! Clearly it was not a particularly successful design for Boeing. I wonder how much money they lost on the variant.



It was the most successful variant by far... What are your conclusions based on?

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by Lilienthal
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26069

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

DABYT wrote:
AirbusOnly wrote:
D-AIHD arrived at Malta on Monday morning for maintenance. Maybe she will get the new colours now too.

Next A346 to receive the new livery seems to be D-AIHH in October.



Do you know when the first A380 is due?

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