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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident
Replies: 16
Views: 5607

Re: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident

Also full thrust take offs can be fun/scary if the aircraft is light, I've seen video of an empty A32x on a position hop being TOGA'd rather then FLEX'd at a major UK airport and it was off the ground before the piano keys and climbing at 5000ft per min.

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by FabDiva
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48943

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Couple of bits from Channel 4s interview with Jacob Rees Mogg, leader of the hard Brexit faction in the Conservatives - https://www.channel4.com/news/ways-to-change-the-world-a-new-channel-4-news-podcast-jacob-rees-mogg-mp When asked if he'd resign if Brexit turned out not to be a success he refused...

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit
Replies: 57
Views: 5964

Re: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling makes sense, given at the moment the Home office is refusing to answer FOI requests about how many customs officers they have and whether they are hiring more. Also holding areas for trucks heading for the ports are unlikely to be ready. I think even the staunchest Brexiteer will admit t...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Donald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate, she has told the BBC. The US president said on Friday at a joint press conference that he had given her a suggestion but she had found it too "brutal". Asked by the BBC's Andrew Marr what it was he had said, she re...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Also with Stephen Yaxley Lennon - (Tommy Robinson is just one of many pseudonyms) - he was jailed because he was already on a suspended sentence from previous public order offences, if you get in trouble with the law while on suspended sentence then it's off to jail you go. Also filming around UK co...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 5030

Re: GE's in trouble?

airtrantpa wrote:
Arent they trying to spin off their locomotive business as well?


Yes - I believe it's been sold to Wabtec (Westinghouse)

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by FabDiva
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal

No need to - the codes are public domain. 7500 is listed in public documents online - I'm sure someone googling would find those before these forums.

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by FabDiva
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Commission to EU27: Prepare airports for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit Countries will have to hire customs officers and expand airports to deal with post-Brexit air traffic. EU countries should prepare their airports and aviation sector for a “no-deal” Brexit, the European Commission told diplomats at a brief...

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by FabDiva
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Today will be fun: GENERAL AFFAIRS Council (Article 50) Tuesday 26 June 2018, Luxembourg The Council, in EU27 format, will be informed by the Commission's Brexit chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, about the progress made so far in the Brexit talks with the UK. Ministers will discuss the state of pla...

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by FabDiva
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11929

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

Well this exonian just spat drink all over her monitor!

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smart House Owners
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: Smart House Owners

I'm a bit behind the curve here, but I do have one TP-Link smart bulb in one room. It's very similar to Philips Hue (which I have in the lounge) but operates without the need for a hub. It also uses the Wi-Fi in the house and a smartphone app. I do like the Hue, but don't like the cost of expanding...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smart House Owners
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: Smart House Owners

I have nothing yet but plan on building a new home, that would at least be "smart ready". I have no plan to use a Google Home (just launched in France) or similar as to me these devices are way too intrusive. I'll wait for something that can provide similar services while not sending anyt...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2909

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

That said there has been an increase in young people voting (including the referendum) but from a very low base. It doesn't help that most parties have targeted the voting older generation and ignored the younger generation so you end up with a cycle where Young people don't vote because politicians...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2909

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

They don't but as things stands the CAA is going to have to take over supervision that it had delegated to EASA, the issue is what if a country refuses to recognise the CAA as the regulator in an attempt to extract concessions from the UK in other trade negotiations. (I'd have said this is unlikely ...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4757

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

Not helped by some Airports taking a cut of premium public transport fares at the same time. A few I've enountered Edinburgh Trams - £1.50 for any journey up to the airport perimiter - £6 to be dropped in the airport grounds. Nice: €4 for a day ticket valid anywhere except the airport - trips to/fro...

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by FabDiva
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

OK, so what is Channel 4? I always thought it was commercial as its programs [such as Time Team] are 48 minutes and have program breaks just like commercial channels Gemuser Channel 4 is state owned, but run as a not for profit (so funded through adverts) - it's remit was to offer more challenging ...

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by FabDiva
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7182

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

I seem to remember on the ITV series Airline (which began airing around 1999/2000) easyjet had flights between LTN and LPL? I'm assuming there was some demand not necessarily from (central) Londoners but from people living in northern London and surrounding towns like Milton Keynes or Stevenage. Al...

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by FabDiva
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 8559

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I've managed the same Easyjet A319 twice in a day a few times. At the time it seemed they were using the same aircraft on the Early and Late BRS-GLA rotation (with it doing a couple of European rotations inbetween)

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by FabDiva
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Same for my MP (one of the labour rebels) - he got so many threats from people for "not respecting the will of the people", many from outside the city when his constituency voted for remain (the only one in the area to do so) Of course if the MPs were to reflect the will of the people accu...

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by FabDiva
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

That's only their joint UK transport operation moving to Wales from London. Kelois and Amey will keep their French and Spanish HQs. Kelois is planning to move it's Rail HQ to Wales, with other operations remaining in France.

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

"Compromise" and "raising questions" - all fair and good. Cancelling Brexit and overturning the vote is neither of those things. There is no compromise in Brexit. Out means out - and that means fully and completely out and free. Ok so what next? If there is no compromising how i...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

You did win, most of us respect that. Thing is though you won so you need to deal with it. And not just by brushing off people who raise questions about what happens next, and how potential obstacles will be overcome. With a 52/48 there were always going to be compromise, but as is obvious from the ...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

TBF it would be stupid not to have plans to deal with the worst case scenario. Especially given the incompetence of the current government. The Mad Max thing probably comes from David Davis, who previously said the UK won't be plunged into a Mad Max Dystopia - though was that before or after he admi...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4766

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

Buy Now Saved Later?

I wouldn't really say Televangelists are Christian, they claim to be but they act more like a cult. The money that jet would cost could fun a lot of charitable work. But that's not what these "Churches" are about is it?

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by FabDiva
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Was that the same single market of the European Union that stopped the Welsh government bailing out Port Talbot because of subsidy rules? There were proposals to counter the Chinese steel dumping at an EU level which might have helped. The UK vetoed them (Probably because at the time the UK was des...

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by FabDiva
Fri May 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Why would you. Let the French deal with the problem. Thing is French checks take place before boarding on the UK side, this was something set up so the UK could vet those crossing from France before they board the boats/trains - Think US Preclearance but in both directions. In reality as an EU-EU f...

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by FabDiva
Fri May 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Speaking of borders, is there any plans to deal with the queues when the French start doing full checks at Dover (For those that don't know the Dover/Folkestone to Calais Ferry/Train uses a form of pre-clearance where passport/immigration formalities are carried out prior to boarding the train/boat...

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by FabDiva
Thu May 24, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Olddog wrote:
The sad part is that if the Uk government members were not so busy fighting between them, the negotiation would be so much easier.


I could understand battles with HM Loyal Opposition (after all that's the opposition's job), but the Tory party is busy fighting with itself

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal marry and Heathrow airport
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Royal marry and Heathrow airport

So, tomorrow is the date of the Royal marry in UK in Windsor, that is underway to Heathrow airport. So, what do you think it Will be going to happen on this moment, the airport Will close, because no airplane can fly into Windsor air space (the notices says it) and the long haul flight Will be affe...

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73796

Re: 737 down near HAV

On pprune "A photo on a latin tv channel shows the plane at a standstill with the left wing on fire,. The plane seems intact and not collapsed or broken but with a major fire around the engine. Hopefully the passengers are safe. " Can anyone confirm/second source this? pprune is usually a...

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73796

Re: Plane down near HAV

Now being reported as a Cubana domestic flight

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Speaking of borders, is there any plans to deal with the queues when the French start doing full checks at Dover (For those that don't know the Dover/Folkestone to Calais Ferry/Train uses a form of pre-clearance where passport/immigration formalities are carried out prior to boarding the train/boat)...

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by FabDiva
Thu May 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress on Post Brexit Bi-laterals?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Progress on Post Brexit Bi-laterals?

Does anyone know if any progress has been made with negotiating the replacement air traffic treaties for when the UK leaves the EU and if they are likely to be more restrictive. I know the UK-US one seemed to be taking issue with ownership (which could be an issue for IAG but a bigger issue for Virg...

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by FabDiva
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9188

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I think a lot of under 40s probably have a less rose tinted view of virgin. Virgin Records were bought into EMI, Virgin Megastores were rebadged as Zavvi and went bust, Virgin Trains are nothing special on the West Coast and East Coast has failed, Virgin Media (cable/phone/internet) isn't great, Vir...

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by FabDiva
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

Re: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance

You know I thought similar when seeing a DC-8 BJ at Nice a few years back, I was trying to work out what it was for a while (not helped by it being parked behind other aircraft so I couldn't get a clear view)

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by FabDiva
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12731

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Cardiff is probably a bit too far for much of the SW, because of the need to loop around for the bridge at Bristol and double back. It's only another 40 mins drive to Heathrow for much greater choice. If travelling by Public transport then Heathrow is much more accessible (either by direct coach or ...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 14673

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Something to point out is that is rarely are complaints from residents of the areas directly around the airport, as a lot of them will work at the airport. The complaints tend to come from the more affluent areas further along the approach paths, and these are the people with the contacts to reach t...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25034

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

https://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/pdf ... 228708.pdf - This is Lufthansa's new A320 config - 180 seats including a business class - the seats at the back look very cramped.
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https://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/pdf ... 228708.pdf - This is Lufthansa's new A320 config - 180 seats including a business class - the seats at the back look very cramped.

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25034

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Isn't Lufthansa doing the same, I'm sure I saw they are now putting 180 seats in their A320s (same as Easyjet but tighter in the back). The majority value price over comfort, I've seen that from my job where people will happily choose convoluted itineraries that are double time of the direct service...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7341

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

I see. So Brits can drive in the US. Australians can drive in the UK yet the EU are going to stop us from driving there? Oh that's hillarious! Brits can drive in the US because the US & UK have mutual recognition of licences. This is something that's been negotiated between the UK & US . I ...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages
Replies: 18
Views: 5942

Re: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages

The short haul leasing is because of Monarch's collapse, they need extra capacity at Gatwick fast, hence the hire ins.

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by FabDiva
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3331

Re: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?

Generally flights work better where the ground transport take longer then 3-4 hours. As said Limerick is the nearest city to Shannon (about 15 miles from the airport) and you can reach it from Dublin in 2 hours by train, 3 hours by bus or 2 hours by car. With Check in and Security requirements air c...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 7025

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Lets not get hung up on what " 51% UK owned" is because AA, United and Delta need Heathrow as much as BA and Virgin need JFK. Brexit and the EU have to work together for everyone sake, the EU is just trying to "screw" the Brits. I love how every time some issue with Brexit or th...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17896

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

And talks could mean "Hi, I'm from Boeing and we were wondering if you'd like any input in our proposed MoM model" As for the A321LR - I'm not surprised, Germany to US using 757s used to be notorious for diversions in the case of strong winds over the Atlantic. If the LR is similar in perf...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 7025

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Not really known by the British at this stage (incredible as it may sound!), but estimated at some 70 bilateral (sub)agreements with over 40 different states and/or entities, as estimated by the British Parliamentary commission overseeing Brexit. According the the British Government however, who's ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 7025

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

I wonder if you are aware that the FT is a high priest on the Remain side of the Brexit debate. The voters decided to Leave That they did, but the vote has consequences and surely the good and bad points should be reported. As PM May said, things are going to change. Should the details not be repor...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8835

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Expect to see a lot of companies that do a lot of cross border trade making more noise as it's becoming more and more obvious how ineptly the UK government is handling things. Unless Border Force gets a massive expansion in personnel and facilities there are likely to be disruption at the ports (jus...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9432

Re: A321 delivery problems force HA cancellations

Forgive me, I’m not much of an engineer my results are too technical - in simple terms what’s the new tech involved, and why can’t the get it right? The GTF has a gearbox between the core and the fan rather then having them directly connected. My understanding is that means the core can run at high...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?

It used to state flight times, airline and aircraft type in the back of the brochures, but I've not looked at one for ages!

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