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by VSMUT
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 55
Views: 1792

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Just wait until this time next year, when the health of the US economy will be even better! Unless it doesn't. The economy is overheated, and there are more and more indications that the next global economic crash is approaching. This will affect the lower classes in the US too. And honestly, givin...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Selecting airplanes for the flight
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Selecting airplanes for the flight

I watched my favorite aviation show called "Ultimate Airport Dubai". In one of the episodes they showed a person who was selecting planes for the coming flights. He had a screen in front of him and he pulled airplanes from the list and put them up for the flight. And he kept talking about...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Steel Cables between Mountains as Anti Aicraft Measure ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1919

Re: Steel Cables between Mountains as Anti Aicraft Measure ?

So cables to keep low-level aircraft away is certainly effective if you have nothing else. The deterrence alone probably makes it worthwhile. Better than randomly firing your AK into the air.... Yep. Just knowing that the cables are there is enough to deter any sane pilot from trying his luck. Bein...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Aircraft for PPL(A) Flight Training
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Best Aircraft for PPL(A) Flight Training

What the others said, go for the cheapest you can find. If you just want to rent a plane for flying in private once in a while, the 152 is fine. Should you ever need something bigger once you are done with the training, getting retrained on a C172 or PA28 is easy. If you are going down the modular r...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1539
Views: 71678

Re: Brexit - EU position

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
I think the Yugoslavs tried that too.

Remind me how it ended?


With all the Yugoslav states scrambling to join the EU?

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by VSMUT
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 44
Views: 7771

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

You're wrong about that. Used Dash-8-100s and -200s are in high demand. In the same way as the 717 - "high" demand from 3 or 4 airlines. Lets face it, the 100 and 200 only sold 400 planes, and todays short field operators that absolutely need these types account for less than 100 aircraft...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 44
Views: 7771

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

If they make a new turboprop, that better be anything but 70 seater, not to compete head-to-head with ATR and Q400. That is, either 20-40 pax or 90-140 pax. IMHO The Q400 isn't selling, and the ATR is a 35 year old product where the airframe hasn't been updated at all, and the current engines are 2...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 55
Views: 1792

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

The Economist, a newspaper, suggests that the upturn in the US economy is linked more closely to lucky timing with a general upturn in the world economy, and not so much Trumps own policies. They also point out that fiscal stimulus in the form of tax cuts are the last thing an overheating economy ne...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?
Replies: 18
Views: 3837

Re: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?

Italy and Albania had a long relationship, dating right back to the creation of Albania in 1912. The current relationship is mostly grounded in the fall of communism, where Albanians immigrated to Italy, and Italy helped develop Albania. There are also a lot of Italians in Albania. I never knew Ital...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 66654

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I really hope it doesn't involve wavy lines or the term "my" in front of "Lufthansa".

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7027

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Has there ever been a proposal / experimental for nuclear powered aircraft? I know nuclear is a big boogeyman in public's mind and would likely not gain any traction. But, on a pure technical point, is it feasible? Yes, it has been tested. The flying prototypes only tested the feasibility of carryi...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

They do it in Berlin Schönefeld / Brandenburg all the time. The RNAV seems to be standard for approaches to 07L for some reason.

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?

Thanks for the help, it will be useful. I have been through AMS many times, but always intra-Schengen. On a few occasions I had to transfer from the schengen D gates (those on the upper floor) to the B gates (or vice versa), and it was always extremely tight on the short 45 minute connections. At le...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Viking owns the DHC-5 Buffalo cert and couldn’t find a market for a new production series.

GF


Then again, the Buffalo was unpressurized, which hardly made it attractive.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?

Flanker7 wrote:
D6 does exist and is a non schengen bus gate. So if you arrive from a schengen destination you will need to clear immigration and depending on the day that could be busy.


Thanks. Does that mean I have to pass through the passport control under the Park Cafe?

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Holiday hotspots for 2018 from a European POV
Replies: 35
Views: 1217

Re: Holiday hotspots for 2018 from a European POV

Cunard wrote:
Croatia has become a 'new' travel hotspot because of it not being in the European Union


You surely mean because they are in the European Union?

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 123
Views: 16907

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

And somehow this move will magically make airlines want the A380? This is not the same business case as the C-Series. The Chinese market is heavily regulated and restrained by the state. Airlines can't just open new routes or add capacity as they see fit, and the government has curbed the number of...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 61
Views: 4078

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

Have the Danes considered the cost of replacment aircraft and calculated the cost of that into their Budget ? By replacmenmt Aircraft I mean in case a Danish F-35 crashes or is written off. In Norway, the government has included the cost of 5 replacement aircraft during the lifespan of the F-35 fle...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?

Is it realistic to make a 45 minute connection in Amsterdam from the B concourse (almost certainly from a bus gate) to gate D06 (the bus gate for flights to the UK)?

And speaking of which, where is D06 even located? It doesn't appear on any maps :?:

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: civil crashes at air shows
Replies: 27
Views: 3051

Re: civil crashes at air shows

Well, even though this wasn't an airshow, the SSJ crash in Indonesia may fit somehow in your categorization: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Salak_Sukhoi_Superjet_100_crash The A330 prototype also crashed during a customer demonstration. The crash of an A332 during take off in TLS in 1994 occur...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Steel Cables between Mountains as Anti Aicraft Measure ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1919

Re: Steel Cables between Mountains as Anti Aicraft Measure ?

that would be an expensive and stupid way to down a/c, but certainly possible. Better and cheaper to use a manpad. It doesn't look that stupid actually. There is what looks like 2 cables strung across the valley at different heights, with additional cables hanging down from them. It would make a re...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4772

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

I think Lufthansa could be the sole brand for LX/OS, given they are german speaking countries and lufthansa is literally translated as like "flying port/harbor/commerce" and not air germany or anything of the like. ? It doesn't mean that. Hansa refers to the northern trade cities that wen...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Holiday hotspots for 2018 from a European POV
Replies: 35
Views: 1217

Re: Holiday hotspots for 2018 from a European POV

aviastephen wrote:
Fon't forget about new born hotspot Croatia, Sven.


Croatia is hardly a new-born hotspot. The country (and whatever it was in the Yugoslav years) has been very popular with western tourists since the 1970s, only interrupted briefly by the civil war.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10456

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

Indonesia was a Dutch colony, relations between Indonesia and the Netherlands are important, even Garuda Indonesia its main market in Europe is Amsterdam, the demand is very large and if it needs capacity the Boeing 777-8X could fly without problems Amsterdam - Jakarta - Depansar, even may include ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 61
Views: 4078

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

WHO is complaining about having jets at Luke AFB to train with? Err, the taxpayers who are paying for the aircraft to defend the country and its interests? Upwards of a third of the fleet will be stuck 9000 km away from where they are needed. The article clearly says the decision on how many aircra...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: civil crashes at air shows
Replies: 27
Views: 3051

Re: civil crashes at air shows

trijetsonly wrote:
Well, even though this wasn't an airshow, the SSJ crash in Indonesia may fit somehow in your categorization:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Salak_Sukhoi_Superjet_100_crash


The A330 prototype also crashed during a customer demonstration.

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by VSMUT
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10456

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

KLM can replace its B77E with B77W, thus giving space to the Boeing 777-9x for its high density missions of Southeast Asia such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore among others, could opt for the B777-8X version for direct flights toDenpasar & Jakarta and even direct flights to Australi...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A railway’s role in the modern Smart City
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: A railway’s role in the modern Smart City

I haven't yet looked for whether things like this exist for air travel; Deutsche Bahn's app could do that ages ago, it isn't really groundbreaking stuff. As for aviation, it does exist, and you won't see it in personal apps because seating capacity is a lot more regulated and limited than in trains...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 61
Views: 4078

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

New criticism of this ongoing trainwreck: https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/politik/kritik-af-nye-danske-kampfly-sendes-til-usa Due to increased training demands, a total of 7 F-35s will now have to be based permanently in the US. This is an increase of two compared to initial plans. Assuming that the gover...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4772

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

In any case "Lufthansa Italia" folded just after two & half years, feb. 2009 to oct.2011 But was that because Italians refused to fly them because it was a German airline, or was it due to other failures? :scratchchin: Did you not read the link I provided, for a reason ? ;) I did read...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4772

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

In terms of aviation this means that certain airlines got very strong historical ties with their countries. In America the name of an airline is just a name, in Europe it's more than that. A foreign airline might do well, but it'll never become the national airline because it's foreign. And that th...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3639

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

As far as I am aware, "used" fuel isn't allowed to be returned for reuse in aviation due to the risk of contamination. The number of transfers fuel undergoes from refinery to reaching the aircraft is kept to a minimum for the same reason. The same goes for deicing fluids BTW. At all of my ...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 66
Views: 10397

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

It's hardly rocket science, and just requires the tiniest bit of thinking ahead. Of course if there genuinely are people out there who arrive at Toronto in mid-winter still in shorts & flip-flops, then I refer you to Darwin's theory. I see tons of people doing it all over Scandinavia and German...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10833

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

Dutchy wrote:
737-8/9/X + A320/1NEO


It wouldn't surprise me if it ends up being more or less 737-8 + A321NEO only. The current fleet composition and orders already indicate that they are aiming for this.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 2964

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

JoKeR wrote:
Many people claim that the over-engineered 928 of the time is today's SSJ... similarities are evident...


...but when an almost completely identical design comes out from a Canadian manufacturer, nobody bats an eye... :roll:

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by VSMUT
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 2964

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
As for how it would perform compared to the E-Jet...was this to be a rear-engined jet or with wing-mounted engines as the E-Jet is?


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by VSMUT
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would a middle of the market UK based airline compete, survive and be financially viable?
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Would a middle of the market UK based airline compete, survive and be financially viable?

The duo service seemed to be the perfect mix between the two markets by fares being cheap enough to justify the £20 or £30 upgrade from Ryanair/EasyJet while promising much more than you'd get on BA for a cheaper fare (even more so now with BA taking more of a low cost shift.) How? What are you goi...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 151
Views: 27488

Re: Passenger Rights Group Takes Legal Action that Could Block Niki Sale to IAG

There are already several threads on this set of topics. However, those pettifoggers (owning claims of only 1800 Euros) just suck! They harm IAG, they harm Niki employees, they harm future competion - they are just disgusting creatures! 1800 euros is a sizeable amount to many. Thats almost a full m...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR PW127 engine starter generator
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: ATR PW127 engine starter generator

FCOM 2.02.05 page 1, Use of a weak DC GPU: "...a steady current of 300 - 400 amp under 28 volts to insure correct functioning of all electrical services prior to startup. For engine start, the GPU must be able to provide additional starter current of 1000 Amp while keeping more than 12 volts (...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 5193

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Anybody know what is happening with Farnair Switzerland/ASL Switzerland? Airfleets.net has them down to just a single ATR 42 now from a fleet of 13, in just a single year.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR PW127 engine starter generator
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: ATR PW127 engine starter generator

FCOM 2.02.05 page 1, Use of a weak DC GPU: "...a steady current of 300 - 400 amp under 28 volts to insure correct functioning of all electrical services prior to startup. For engine start, the GPU must be able to provide additional starter current of 1000 Amp while keeping more than 12 volts (i...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Etihad Regional be replaced by something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 2292

Re: Will Ethiad Regional be replaced by something else?

And why does Austrian operate the Flight? Can it even, since it is a Flight withing Switzerland by a EU carrier? Swiss lacked suitable equipment to do it, and won't add the Q400 or ATR to its fleet just to serve Lugano. Swiss and Austrian are both owned by Lufthansa, so in practice they are just us...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop

LOL --- yea because that MA60 was such a blazing success (how many crashes?) ... who in their right mind would buy this mess ? State-run Chinese airlines would by from this state-run manufacturer as well as airlines from nations like Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and smaller African nations that can't aff...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies for UK AOC due to Brexit
Replies: 23
Views: 3238

Re: Ryanair Applies for UK AOC due to Brexit

Yes and no. Establishing it on paper should be easy, running it will be a bit more work. They will have to run it as a separate entity, probably with some duplication of the organisation. Crews can't operate across the entire network like today, they will only be able to fly the UK registered plane...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avic-cuts-metal-on-ma700-turboprop-444536/ The AVIC/Xian MA700 is an ATR 72 sized regional turboprop seating up to 86 passengers. It is powered by the same PW150 engine that powers the Q400, and has a maximum payload of 27.6 tons (compared to the 23 tons of...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies for UK AOC due to Brexit
Replies: 23
Views: 3238

Re: Ryanair Applies for UK AOC due to Brexit

I would think that it should be a formality to get the UK AOC. Yes and no. Establishing it on paper should be easy, running it will be a bit more work. They will have to run it as a separate entity, probably with some duplication of the organisation. Crews can't operate across the entire network li...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Etihad Regional be replaced by something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 2292

Re: Will Ethiad Regional be replaced by something else?

Probably the flyers of Lugano will now fly out of MXP,which isn't very far! What are your opinions? They could also take the train to Zürich through the new Gotthard Tunnel. Or fly with Swiss [operate by Austrian]. I doubt the market is there to be honest. Maybe someone like Skywork could try to ma...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidents attacking companies - how often?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Presidents attacking companies - how often?

I don't know if he mentioned them directly in any public speeches, but Bill Clinton attacked Airbus quite hard. He even went as far as using the NSA and CIA to spy on Airbus and provide the gleaned information to Boeing, who managed to sway a few major orders over. He also kicked off the whole WTO ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6193

Re: A New 717?

Where have you been? The 797 was NEVER going to be a 100 seat aircraft. No! 797 is the supposed middle of market. 200-280 seats Nobody knows what the 797 is going to be. I personally find it unlikely that it will be a 100 seater, but until Boeing actually gets around to launching it, nobody knows. ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey (NATO) makes deal to buy Russian-made S-400 air defense system
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: Turkey (NATO) makes deal to buy Russian-made S-400 air defense system

Turkey is interested in buying used Harriers now. Are they planning to jump ship from the troubled F-35 program? It would be a severe blow to Lockheed Martin if they do, since they are planning to be the second biggest customer for the type: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/16759/turkey-is-inter...

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