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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 48
Views: 10878

Re: 787 Scrapping

I wouldn't want to offtopic this topic too badly but N787FT got me wondering... Which aircraft has the least days before scrapping? I know there was a accident with Etihad's A340-600 in November 2007 and that aircraft was I believe only about two months old but surely there are others with even sho...

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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 41
Views: 7202

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

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/images/pak-ta-image6.jpg https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/pak-ta.htm The aircraft in that image is completely fictive though. It was created by some marketing students as a school project, but managed to fool a ton of people.

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

Just received more information...apparently, the aircraft originally planned to be used for SQ336 (that would turn around as SQ335 back to SIN from CDG) was struck by lightning, necessitating a change of aircraft that at that time was still operating another flight...hence the delay for SQ336 and s...

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 41
Views: 7202

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

Also, I wonder what the An-124 replacement is going to be. Is it possible for a Russian firm start building copies with all the An-124 tooling under lock and key in Ukraine? The Russians already have a full set of An-124 tooling, and all the blueprints too. The An-124 was built on 2 lines, one in K...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2224

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

The 757 Freighters are a completely different class of capability. Many 757 freighters replaced the much smaller 727 freighters for the simple fact that more suitable direct replacements just didnt exist at the time. A A321P2F would be a better match to replace a 757F. And it will be a very fine lo...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225

A GENx-2B would be the closest thing among the newer engines IMHO. One could dream about gearing up a LEAP (different companies, I know) to get the thrust and spectacular TSFC... Thirdly the russian military could decide to order some new, updated 225s with 6 upsized PD-14 engines. Following Russia...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 116
Views: 3429

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

When they got the UAE as an export customer, a decade after the super weapon was shown, it turned out it is not deployable and the UAE needed to front over 200 Million USD to get it ready, only to find out that the Radar is trash and needed another 66 USD to get it somewhat up to snuff. That was ov...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 116
Views: 3429

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I am curious to know what was used to take out some of the incoming Tomahawks. You are right the the S-200 wouldn't be an ideal tool for that. Likely the Pantsir and Tor systems of which Syria is a known operator, and Russia also has a bunch of deployed in Syria. The Syrians were supplied with at l...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6519

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Not sure if an AT46, even as a ferry flight, is able to do RAI-NAT nonstop It is. Not sure if they use auxiliary tanks but it's not the first ATR delivery passing from Cape Verde to Brazil nonstop. I've photographed a few ATRs here in FOR arriving from Europe on delivery flight. NAT and REC are als...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

tommy1808 wrote:


That part is probably true, but getting the compensation will be somewhat harder than the EU compensation scheme. Unless the airline pays voluntarily for the missed flight under the Montreal convention (doubtful), you would have to go to the court.

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 95
Views: 6929

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

This project will be a prime candidate for European Defence Fund grants too. These only apply on European aircraft and equipment of course, so 737, C-130, Dash-8 and Global 6000 based projects won't apply.

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

600 EUR for the delay plus your new onward flight. NO!! As the onward flight was purchased separately, SQ is NOT responsible! The arrival time is part of the transportation contract, they have to cough up the money for any damage incurred up to 4150 SZR, ~4900 EUR. Airlines already had to reimburse...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13183

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Considering that they aren't even interested in operating anything smaller than the A320 in-house, you would have to wait for a contract operator to order the C-series before it would even be possible in the first place. Reading this makes me think of Widero and the Embraer E2....... Could be, and ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13183

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

A lot of flying is done by the 737-600 and 737-700 on routes that probably don't warrant the A320. How many CRJs are coming in through CityJet? That aircraft could cover these routes, but I think there is significant space for the C series. Just the 22 that have already been delivered. Then the 9 A...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 5760

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

And who will order it? CU don't want any (more). SU is past that phase. Bobby is no longer in charge in Zimbabwe (although family is involved in Zimbabwe Airways). It's too big for JS. The Iranians can get Airbus nowadays. And V0 (Conviasa) has too much widebody metal rotting away already in the su...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225

I think the cheapest option would be to go with the six engines. With six you are still left with 5 if one goes down. With four, you are left with three and considerably less power by ratio and a high chunk of power lost if one goes down. I would agree with this. The engine out requirements are jus...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

And third, I was on their website and saw they transport random items like wind surfboards and stuff. Weird Primera is also a holiday charter operator. This is still a big part of their business, and that involves taking surfboards and skis with them. Other Scandinavian charter airlines also have s...

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly
Replies: 21
Views: 1813

Re: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly

I wouldn't call 30 degrees a high bank angle turn. On a published departure or arrival you will never see more than 30 degrees. So, I am not sure exactly whay you are referring to when you talk about high bank angles. Low-bank vs high-bank mode on the ATR ADU (autopilot/FD control panel). On an ATR...

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Seriously? You're talking about a beloved member of my family here. Yes, seriously. It's a dog (or cat, rabbit, snake or something else), not a family member. Not 2 days will go before your "beloved family member" will have settled completely in with its new family. It won't even take tha...

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

c933103 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Sure there is, just take the train. Or car. Or boat.

What if you're travelling TPAC?


If you are going on a holiday, leave it at home with friends, family or at a kennel/professional dog-sitter. If you are relocating permanently, find the pet a new home.

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly
Replies: 21
Views: 1813

Re: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly

I've flown cargo and passenger on the same type of aircraft, varying from one day to the next. In the operation I was in, the aircraft were flown more or less the same way, although there were minor differences: During the taxi out, we check the brakes by taping the pedals. This was done much more s...

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13183

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Yes, apparently so after being Boeing customer since 1971 when their first Boeing aircraft, a B747-283B arrived at CPH. There was a gap between the retirement of the 747 in 1986 and the introduction of the 767 in 1989. Yes indeed. Before the 737 arrival, SAS has always been moderate Boeing user. Th...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Sure there is, just take the train. Or car. Or boat.

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2734

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

This wasn't because they lacked the ability to do their own jet, but because they didn't have the resources to do a new project from scratch: Just as a point of order, wouldn't lack of resources mean they lacked the ability? Or maybe the finite resources were needed in other areas, rather than just...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13183

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

juliuswong wrote:
Yes, apparently so after being Boeing customer since 1971 when their first Boeing aircraft, a B747-283B arrived at CPH.


There was a gap between the retirement of the 747 in 1986 and the introduction of the 767 in 1989.

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 3788

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

Funny thing is that’s not a customs requirement it’s likely a silly policy of WOW. FYI, it's a silly policy of all EU airlines, and something the European Commision has been quite aggressive on halting this practice. It is nothing but a way to extort money from luckless passengers who make mistakes...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 95
Views: 6929

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

The P-8 is going out of production soon, and with the recent turn taken by the US government, If by soon you mean 5 to 10 years from now, you will be right. If they were to fulfill the current US requirement of about 117 frames and add to that the international orders, you will reach the 5 years th...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

A single engine piston with a nice cockpit, a hangar and enough fuel to last me a lifetime. With that budget I might even stretch as far as a 180 hp variant with fuel injection. Probably a Cessna 172S or something similar. I would consider modding it with a 3-bladed propeller and a GPS, but would k...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 3788

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

If the ID has the middle name, so does the booking. Not controversial at all. Funny thing is that’s not a customs requirement it’s likely a silly policy of WOW. FYI, it's a silly policy of all EU airlines, and something the European Commision has been quite aggressive on halting this practice. It i...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 95
Views: 6929

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Imho it only makes sense if all these countries are involved,there is a need for scale.Otherwise the P8 seems to do the job perfectly well -no? The P-8 is going out of production soon, and with the recent turn taken by the US government, American products are (luckily) going out of favour in the EU.

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

A single engine piston with a nice cockpit, a hangar and enough fuel to last me a lifetime. With that budget I might even stretch as far as a 180 hp variant with fuel injection. Probably a Cessna 172S or something similar. I would consider modding it with a 3-bladed propeller and a GPS, but would ke...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Now, that is well preserved. It is such a shame that airliners don't seem to carry the same level of importance when it comes to preservation. Duxford is a good case in point, where some classic airliners have to languish outside in all weathers! Because you can fit 10-20 fighters into the same spa...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Better way to load freighters

IMO, "full load turns" could go from an average 120+ minutes to 30 minutes with hydrant refueling and a "cargo jetway". The additional block hours would pay back the infrastructure investment. Except that rarely happens, and operators don't need it. Those full load turns are mos...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 95
Views: 6929

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-france-military/germany-france-to-develop-new-maritime-patrol-plane-against-russian-subs-idUSKCN1HD29A German navy officials were not immediately available for further comment on the program, or how it will tie into an effort by eight NATO allies, ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2734

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

I really don't think the Chinese are likely to unveil their new bomber in a magazine... When will the Chinese create their own indigenous technology for once instead of stealing it from the West? They have been creating their own indigenous technology since the 40s. Stealing or buying from other nat...

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by VSMUT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6032

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

I think if HA goes turboprop, they will wait for the next generation. There has been lots of talk recently about a new turboprop from Embraer, and an upgraded or entirely new ATR. Most estimates suggest that the next generation will feature a slightly higher capacity than that of current turboprops...

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by VSMUT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

The aerodynamics of a new design will always be better than that of a design that's decades old... Ironically, the nose shape of the Caravelle (Comet) is now being emulated by almost everyone else, with the 787 and C-series being the most notable ones! :D The fuselage itself would probably have bee...

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by VSMUT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-8I efficiency (better than 777X/A380?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Boeing 747-8I efficiency (better than 777X/A380?)

IIRC, the 380 came in a little better than expected, and the 748 not quite as good as expected. This reduced the niche in which the 748 might have been superior to the 380, enough so that only a few airlines do really well with the 748 and only on particular flights. The 748 is a good plane, just n...

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by VSMUT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-8I efficiency (better than 777X/A380?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Boeing 747-8I efficiency (better than 777X/A380?)

Did I do something wrong when counting it? Or is the 748 really that much better than the rest? It's pretty safe to say that you did something wrong. If it was really true, then airlines would have ordered more 747-8s than they did, and the 777X would have made almost no sense. What figures did you...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU 767 completes its last commercial flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

Re: HU 767 completes its last commercial flight

Thank you for sharing. Sad to see such a proud airplane starting to be retired in greater numbers. That being said - the B787/A330/A350 families are definitely more efficient. It'll be fine for a while. According to the 767 threads here, there were more in service at the end of 2017 than the beginn...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Better way to load freighters

How much time would it even save, and do they really need to save that amount of time? My own observations are that FedEx and UPS aren't really in a hurry to load and unload at the hubs. It's a simple matter of having to send practically the entire load from all the incoming aircraft into the cargo ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4356

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

JoKeR wrote:
Is the aircraft considered a territory of the state of origin?


Not in commercial aviation. We have to abide by the laws of whatever country we are in.

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by VSMUT
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7662

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

And you know this for a fact? Cite credible sources please. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EternalBlue Our tax dollars hard at work. :checkmark: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/15/microsoft-slams-us-government-global-cyber-attack/ Microsoft slams US government over global cyber attack...

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by VSMUT
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 24
Views: 3001

Re: So........when will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

I love the aircraft graveyard that they have at their hanger in Havana. Like 15 aircraft with all parts missing. Good luck getting FAA certified. Why would having 15 aircraft grounded in a hangar be an impediment to getting permission to fly to the US? IMHO, it would be far more worrying if those s...

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by VSMUT
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft runs over mans foot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2789

Re: Aircraft runs over mans foot.

Or is it just one walk out agent as in other european countries e. g. Germany? Probably just the single agent, that's all I've ever seen in Europe. Maybe it was even the agent himself who got run over. Translation : the fire dept freed the man using tools and equipment at hand. And likely (and quit...

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by VSMUT
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7662

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

TWA772LR wrote:
Wasn't WannaCry launched by North Korea?


Thats what the US government claims. The virus itself was created by the NSA though, and stolen by hackers in 2017.

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by VSMUT
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4406

Re: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!

Goodbye wrote:
BlatantEcho wrote:
Time is way more valuable than money!


Sure - when you have plenty of money! But for those of us who don't, money is more valuable than time :-)


This :checkmark:

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by VSMUT
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 11972

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

My point was the fact that the C-Series is now the only aircraft proposing this style of seating. Why no other maker is coming to the same idea? It's just a matter of the optimal fuselage width compared to the capacity. 2+3 seating in an 180-240 seater would result in a fuselage that is way too lon...

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by VSMUT
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Consumption Rate For Different Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Fuel Consumption Rate For Different Aircraft

I know that pilots and technical people use liters per minute or gallons per minute to measure the fuel consumption of different aircraft. Us laymen know that is a lot but what about miles per gallon or kilometers per liter? It would probably be more like feet per gallon on something like an A380 b...

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by VSMUT
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4406

Re: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!

It's pretty common. I've done Copenhagen-Riga-Amsterdam with Air Baltic, and several times with SAS to/from Copenhagen from various places in central Europe via Stockholm or Oslo. One of the more crazy ones was when an employer wanted me from Nantes to Bordeaux via Amsterdam. 270 km directly became ...

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