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by Raptormodeller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 7061

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

JANET

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

If it wasn't a mid air collision then the pitot tubes probably iced, but if they did, why the speed fluctuations? Speed didn't fluctuate like that if we take a pitot tube related incident like AF447 iirc.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

1TV Rus just showed some pictures, apparently only smaller pieces were found and reports say, there have been falling burning parts in the sky. So it seems the airplane blew up mid air. I'll post a source, once I get one on the net. If the aircraft blows up mid-air you would likely find much larger...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40570

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

ucdtim17 wrote:
What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel?

Less weight, more pax, more $$$ for airlines.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

VSMUT wrote:
Raptormodeller wrote:
I know, and as I have said above, I have no problem with that, my problem is the attitude of security and their flexibility with the rules.


What flexibility? 12 kg is 12 kg, not 12.9 kg.

Read the original post.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

First of all, it is NOT the security staff, it is AF staff. This procedure might be new for you, but it is common practice worldwide. EUROWINGS is doing exactly the same at their hub in Cologne, but most often I have this seen in Malaysia (but I have to confess at the old LCCT). Ok then, explain wh...

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

While security should generally treat you in a nice way, the 12 kg limit is a limit . You aren't supposed to go over it, even if the official policy is a 0.9 kg discrepancy. If you plan to take more, buy the ticket with a checked suitcase in the first place. Take less than 12 kg, and nobody will bo...

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by Raptormodeller
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

B747forever wrote:
That is why I love flying with BA. They must be one of few airlines worldwide that do not care about the weight of your carry on. The limit is 23kg!

Yeah! Also why I fly AF, but I need to reconsider my options when flying from CDG. They simply don't care at all other airports.

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by Raptormodeller
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

If hand luggage is overweight by a small margin, you can always put something from your bag in a pocket... Also, some carriers accept a separate camera bag and such. Rules ARE rules, and they’re there for a reason, but of course, agents should be polite. One thing that may make the Securitas agents...

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by Raptormodeller
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

A word of warning to all passengers flying AF from CDG, (my experience is from 2F only but is probably the same in other terminals). As you probably know, following numerous terrorist attacks in France, airport security has been heightened, this can easily be seen with the employment of private secu...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia plans new "Concorde"
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

Re: Russia plans new "Concorde"

Pure dreams, however Boom has circa 70 orders... or almost 4x the amount of concorde's aver made, including the 2 prototypes and pre-productions examples. I hate to interfere with your little fantasy here but it's worth noting that Concorde's order book numbered above 100 for some time, and as of f...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 98
Views: 10863

Re: MAN news - 2018

T3 has increased its security lines by 3 gates ready for next summer. Previously only lanes 4/5/6/9/10/11 were in full operation. Lanes 2/7 and 8 are being brought into full use. Lane 2will be fast track only, but just awaiting a new body scanner to be put in. It’s also put in more info boards, mor...

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29665

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Taking things a bit off subject but will Boeing do something about A350 ULR, I know it's a niche area, but it'll replace the 777-200LR pretty well I think and give even more, range is to be 9700NM according to Airbus, 777-8 will have 8700 IIRC.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 98
Views: 10863

Re: MAN news - 2018

Good for MAN, however they should really do something about security lines and border control. More flights are great but it means if you don't plan that passing through security at MAN takes anywhere in between 15 to 45 minutes you're probably not going to be on time. Same goes for border control, ...

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by Raptormodeller
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 184735

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

A failure that big isn't a mechanical defect on all engines, otherwise other airlines would've already caught acute engine cannibalism. Either an individual defect in construction or laziness from the ground crew, who replaced used compressor shafts with surplus TSR2 ones :D

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 184735

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Short answer: Engine was starving and it ate itself.

Long answer: AF mechanics got bored and found that surplus TSR2 LP compressor shafts fit on GP7200. TSR2 LP compressor shaft did its job perfectly.

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by Raptormodeller
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 45156

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Slightly off topic here, but another reason for Airbus trying to keep A380 alive is the unions. I'm probably blowing this out of proportion, but a388 final assembly is in France. In this neck of the woods the unions are still strong, too strong the way I see it. Airbus will be very red in the face w...

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by Raptormodeller
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 80409

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx 4000+ nm ✔️ Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️ Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️ Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators) Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️ This is the future of MoM. I guess sh*tposting i...

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by Raptormodeller
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 80409

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx

4000+ nm ✔️
Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️
Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️
Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators)
Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️
This is the future of MoM.
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https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx

4000+ nm ✔️
Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️
Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️
Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators)
Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️
This is the future of MoM.

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by Raptormodeller
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 12257

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Ka-ching. BBC world news is saying it's worth 22.5 billion dollars or something.

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by Raptormodeller
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 80409

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

With all this talk on Boeing launching 797/MoM soon, would investing in Boeing and shorting Airbus be a good idea? Also, I think any Airbus response is basically the TRUE MoM, a 757 replacement, Boeing know this, which is why they're putting the 767 on steroids. Any A322/A321-neo-plus would decimate...

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