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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 8783

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

From what I read on a bigly pilot forum, these 1000 pilots will be sent to take up non-flying positions, releasing active pilots from desktop work to do more flying. Nasty way to have your commercial career sidetracked for up to 3 years if true. That has got to be the worst trade deal in the histor...

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88916

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

The US, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes all fly single engine jets inside the Arctic Circle. Denmark doesn't fly single engine jets inside the Arctic circle. The only Danish AF aircraft in Greenland are the Challengers, C-130s and shipborne Lynx'. We never had single engine aircraft up there apart fro...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Butter shortage in France as global demand grows
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: Butter shortage in France as global demand grows

Butter shortage? Is there some rule in France about butter that limits it? I'm guessing that the Christmas seasonal demand might play a part in it. Scandinavia (and also Germany) go absolutely nuts with butter in this period. Scandinavians are also richer and more willing to pay higher prices, so g...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 8783

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

They can recall me—I’d love to fly the new C-5M. Pity I’m too old GF They can start opening pilot slots, I'd sign up in a heart beat (in fact I plan on doing so). I'd love to fly the C5! From what I read on a bigly pilot forum, these 1000 pilots will be sent to take up non-flying positions, releasi...

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painting your aircraft questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Painting your aircraft questions.

Always wondered what is involved when painting up a craft. Do they paint over an existing paint scheme or do they have to strip it down to the metal and start again? It depends. Sometimes they strip and sand down the entire aircraft like in the Corendon video posted by unimproved. Other times they ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18503

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

I think the LH group makes good sense. Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and Austrian have a combined fleet of 60 A319s, for which the CS300 would be pretty well suited as a replacement. The CS100 could also eventually replace the 78 E-jets and CRJs of Dolomiti, Austrian and Cityline. I think Eurowings w...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 12866

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

1. BER will not open for some time to come. 2.After it opens it will be too small, not operate at full capacity and be unable to be expanded 3. laws can be changed as assumed pax numbers were way too small Let's wait and see when or if Tegel closes. No airline from Tegel will move to BER without br...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 448
Views: 54465

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The way I read it is that they want to sell the 767 at cheap prices, not re-engine it. You’d think replacing the 737 would be a higher priority than the MoM The 737 MAX is rapidly closing in on 4000 orders and should have many more thousand in her so there is no real urgency to replace it, especiall...

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by VSMUT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Project Idea Plz! 737 Cargo Net
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Project Idea Plz! 737 Cargo Net

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by VSMUT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Project Idea Plz! 737 Cargo Net
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Project Idea Plz! 737 Cargo Net

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by VSMUT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 11173

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

TK is not serving "most of Africa" from "Europe", but more precisely the part down to Tanzania from IST. LON, AMS, PAR and other markets in Europe that could be interesting for KQ cannot be flown from NBO in a meaningful way with a 737. So do a fuel stop. TK passengers already h...

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by VSMUT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 1827

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

I'll have the opportunity to ride on one myself next month for the very first time. I'm very much looking forward to the experience, though I'm not sure exactly which ICE Variant it will be. Where are you travelling to/from, and what is the number of your train? Stuttgart HBF to Frankfurt Flughafen...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 6902

Re: Circling on approach

In a calm wind situation the outbound leg would be a minute just like the inbound leg. If the inbound leg took 45 seconds (due to a tailwind) then you do the outbound leg for 1 minute and 15 seconds. So the first hold will always be off. Just as I thought, a mess. As opposed to ALL the legs being a...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88916

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

KarelXWB wrote:
And while the C919 outlook is better, it's prospect is mainly limited to China as Comac has no clear path towards FAA certification.


It is getting EASA certification. You of all people should know that an EASA certification opens just as many doors as an FAA certification does.

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 1827

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

I'll have the opportunity to ride on one myself next month for the very first time. I'm very much looking forward to the experience, though I'm not sure exactly which ICE Variant it will be. Where are you travelling to/from, and what is the number of your train? Curious, what sort of catering is th...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 11173

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

I don't think swapping the short-haul fleet is going to help Kenya Airways. Intra-African flights should be extremely profitable, competition is virtually non-existant. Africa is underserved on internal flights. It's on the long-haul flights that Kenya Airways has major problems with the ME3+TK unde...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 6902

Re: Circling on approach

The AIM states that the inbound leg is flown at 1 minute (1 1/2 minutes abode 14000) with the timing of the outbound leg adjusted so that the inbound leg is flown at the correct time. The reason for that is because the inbound leg has a defined end point. ICAO versus FAA holding is where you time—i...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88916

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

All of that is true, and has been true for a long time. But while the plane is selling great, has a huge backlog, and has no new competitors on the horizon is not typically when you make a new wing. "Has no new competitors on the horizon" : I count 2 or 3 direct clean sheet competitors on...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4255

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

TWA772LR wrote:
How about a Boeing/Embraer next gen regional jet?


Why would Embraer do that? They already have the next gen regional jet completely for themselves, they don't have any interest in sharing the profits with Boeing.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88916

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People! Look at the BIG picture. Airbus isn't killing any CS500. If anything, they've just got CS500 handed over on a silver platter! Circa 2020, Airbus will have to either put a new wing on A32x or design all-new, own "MoM" aircraft, to be able to offer it's own 4000nm product. My money ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 1827

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

Gemuser wrote:
Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually.

Gemuser


They are white, not grey. I ride on them several times a week.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3815

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

A Q400 development might make more sense in the light of US protectionism. That aircraft is less exposed to the US market than the CRJ is.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4255

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

The Boeing and Embraer partnership started around 2011 and has been growing https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2012-04-16/boeing-embraer-explore-new-areas-cooperation http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-07-11-Embraer-and-Boeing-to-Collaborate-on-Worldwide-Sales-Support-of-KC-390-Medium-...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4255

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

While possible, Embraer just doesn't offer the same as Bombardier does. The C-series slots perfectly into the Airbus or Boeing portfolio as A319/73G and A320/738 replacements. The E-jet is just a tad too small for that. Replacing the 73G with the E195-E2 is just a stretch too far IMO. Embraer can h...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88916

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

New cockpit = new airplane with new certification.. Nope, you don´t need to re-certify the aircraft because you change the UI. As long you don´t change the underlying aircraft, you just certify the new Cockpit. Otherwise Cockpits would never see updates. UPS is just about to change pretty much the ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news
Replies: 29
Views: 3403

Re: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news

I for one think that the Bombardier-Airbus tie-up is going to benefit Embraer. I think Airbus will focus on the larger C' variants that seat 130 or more passengers. That will leave Embraer to practically dominate anything below that. What is the E2-175 sales prospect outside the US? Any E170, E175, ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4255

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

While possible, Embraer just doesn't offer the same as Bombardier does. The C-series slots perfectly into the Airbus or Boeing portfolio as A319/73G and A320/738 replacements. The E-jet is just a tad too small for that. Replacing the 73G with the E195-E2 is just a stretch too far IMO.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5940

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

The 737 are repainted TNT aircraft operated out of LGG. May even see A320 & A321 PtoF in the future as an ASL replacement. I don't see an all Boeing fleet any time soon. Nope, they are converting "new" 737-400s and 737-800s for the FedEx contract. The A320/321 conversion is completely...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 6902

Re: Circling on approach

The AIM states that the inbound leg is flown at 1 minute (1 1/2 minutes abode 14000) with the timing of the outbound leg adjusted so that the inbound leg is flown at the correct time. The reason for that is because the inbound leg has a defined end point. ICAO versus FAA holding is where you time—i...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88916

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Wow, didn't see that coming. But I can't wait to see where this leads. With the stroke of a pen, Airbus has just rid itself of the issue of having to replace everything from the A319 to the potential MoM plane with one frame. They can now throw all their development resources into doing an optimised...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

I have heard the same. Once the plane is FAA and EASA certified it will take a major chunk of the orders from Airbus and Boeing as it is not only more efficient, but also cheaper. Wouldnt be surprised to see a major order from Air Asia, Ryanair, Easyjet or even legacy carriers like LH. BA have alre...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6781

Re: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

I think this makes good sense. Dusseldorf has a nice large and modern terminal, while Köln-Bonn Terminal 1 is dated and small. I don't think this is a fair comprison. Airside the Lufthansa terminal A at DUS is extremely crowded and it is easy to feel claustrophobic during peak times. I guess they w...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a "737-5 MAX"?
Replies: 20
Views: 3676

Re: How about a "737-5 MAX"?

trijetsonly wrote:
Isn't Boeing partner of the Embraer E-Jet? With that they have assets in the ~100-seater range.


No, Embraer doesn't have any deeper partnership with Boeing. Airbus/EADS, however, was (is?) a stakeholder in Embraer.

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6781

Re: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

I think this makes good sense. Dusseldorf has a nice large and modern terminal, while Köln-Bonn Terminal 1 is dated and small. The A330s can't even park at the gates, but have to use the bus stands. If Eurowings is to take up the slack from Air Berlin and at the same time prevent competitors such as...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

On the subject of financial viability, both Airbus and Embraer generated massive losses for the first many years of their existence, but are both highly profitable today. Developing and maturing commercial aircraft is a long and really expensive process, and it would practically be impossible to sta...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5940

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Same with ATRs, what would FedEx buy to operate in place of them? FedEx is replacing a large proportion (if not all) of their contractor operated ATR fleet in Europe with freshly converted contractor operated 737-400s. If my sources are correct, they will be joined by some of the first 737-800 conv...

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5940

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Same with ATRs, what would FedEx buy to operate in place of them? FedEx is replacing a large proportion (if not all) of their contractor operated ATR fleet in Europe with freshly converted contractor operated 737-400s. If my sources are correct, they will be joined by some of the first 737-800 conv...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 4017

Re: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

I’ve only flown once with a lower-deck toilet — Lufthansa A-340-600. To my amusement (and horror), the flush is so powerful that it’s a good thing I stood up before pressing the button. If you’re male, you could lose some very important equipment! My friend, you just used the equipment incorrectly!...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 82
Views: 7699

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

MD-80 - Rear-mounted engines look weird and outdated. Will be missed: 727 Aren't you kind of contradicting yourself there? If you don't like the rear engines on the MD-80, what is it that you like about the also rear-engined 727? Oh it isn't about the looks with the 727, it's the flying qualities o...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 82
Views: 7699

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

Aircraft that most certainly won't be missed: 737 - Absolutely despise those uncomfortable old junkers. 767 - Just boring. Like ugali without any side-dishes. A320 - Same as the 767. CRJ - Hardly need to explain why. ATR - Noisy. Dash-8 - Even more noisy. 757 - Hideous. MD-80 - Rear-mounted engines ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6337

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

I would expect that the Peters group is aiming for contract operators with this concept, rather than FedEx or UPS themselves. Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me... I agree....

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 5639

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

Without the CSeries, there would have been no A320NEO. Without the A320NEO, there would have been no 737MAX. The CSeries may be losing out in the battle, due to the inherent difficulties of breaking into a duopoly, but it is the only real innovator here. Don't forget without the Cseries there would...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: If you won the lottery

I would take the flying club Cessna 172 on a very long trip. And upgrade to business class rather than economy whenever I go flying or take the train. And get a helicopter license for fun.

I would never want to own a plane, that stuff is just too messy with all the paperwork and servicing required.

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 6179

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

You can be pretty certain that UPS and FedEx will be among the last to adopt this technology. They operate fleets of predominantly old aircraft designs that are in no way compatible with this new technology, and besides that they have a lot more lower-hanging fruit that they can utilize if they nee...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 27
Views: 12583

Re: A340 To be scrapped

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... fligh.html
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BOAC1966 wrote:
See today on FR F-WWAI believe MSN 1 of 340 active in Bay of Biscay! Flying lab still at work after26 years!


Thats the one that recently received the wing modifications:

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... fligh.html

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 1827

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

KLDC10 wrote:
not to mention dirty in a matter of days - white is a poor choice here.


The Germans seem to manage pretty well regardless:

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 6179

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Yea... that's what they said about the radio operator , navigator, flight engineer, and single pilot IFR + any number of unthinkable practices. Not sayin I agree with it, but it's coming our way regardless and to think the FAA, EASA is somehow going to block this is foolish/ Single pilot operation ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot flies right over Hurricane Nate
Replies: 13
Views: 5426

Re: Pilot flies right over Hurricane Nate

There is never an issue until there is an issue with the plane! Airlines never fly over extreme weather events, why? What if you cannot fly over FL30? Yes the plane could physically fly through a hurricane but it is not really a good idea. Flightaware shows that it was filed at FL450 which should b...

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3892

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

I absolutely love that airline. But with such a small widebody fleet, I don't feel that a mix of 330/330neo/350 or Boeing/Airbus makes any economic sense for them. Also, I think you guys suggesting that they replace a 767-300 with an A339 are crazy- that's a big leap in capacity. And don't suggest ...

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