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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 20972

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Samrnpage wrote:
So what is the final config?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXpBX1Gp9p8

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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 20972

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Any additional news on the 10Max development? Seems premature to start asking about it in the Production/Delivery thread as we haven't even had roll-out / first flight. How is the landing gear progressing? Is Spirit building the first fuselage yet? Is CFM testing the boosted Leap-1A for durability ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun May 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7599

Re: European expansion in SFO

Just to correct your point no.13, I believe Wow Air is 3x weekly to KEF on A333. In addition Icelandair (FI) is relaunching SFO on June 1st, with 4x weekly 76W.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun May 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4304

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Naples (NAP) has grown an astonishing +46,1% in Q1 this year. It must be one of the fastest growing airports in the world. http://www.assaeroporti.com/statistiche/ Naples has been growing very fast in the last few years notably due to Ryanair: 2013: 5,444,422 passengers (−6.2%) 2014: 5,960,035 pass...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat May 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6066

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

    flyingturtle wrote:
    I've just checked on FR24. No flights over the city. Approaches are from the west. Departing aircraft zoom away to NE or SE.


    David


    You do know that Windsor castle is to the WEST of Heathrow? Pretty much right on the final to 9L.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Russia blocks Iceland's airlines from Siberian overflights
    Replies: 6
    Views: 2446

    Re: Russia blocks Iceland's airlines from Siberian overflights

    While I don't have the access to the paywalled article at ch-aviation, but I think they just rewrote the original publication from the Icelandic website: https://turisti.is/2018/05/islensku-flugfelogin-komast-ekki-til-kina-og-japan/ without actually investigating things further. At the same time, t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu May 17, 2018 9:21 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1541

    Re: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports

    Well if you go to their website, you could either find the schedule or make dummy bookings to see arrival and departure times. Once you have, perhaps you will let us know?

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu May 17, 2018 8:14 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian at IAD?
    Replies: 10
    Views: 1263

    Re: Norwegian at IAD?

    Norwegian officials visited IAD late last fall. IAD offers them something BWI probably can't: Immigration and Customs throughput. They're coming to one of the two airports, that's a near certainty, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they choose IAD. Assuming they stay solvent, that is. Rrrriight...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed May 16, 2018 10:46 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: 737 overheard panel
    Replies: 11
    Views: 1626

    Re: 737 overheard panel

    Ancient setup in the stalactite cave that is the 737 cockpit...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed May 16, 2018 2:09 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
    Replies: 33
    Views: 5232

    Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

    Well if they want to be true to their (former) name, the next iteration will operate jets...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu May 10, 2018 7:20 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
    Replies: 42
    Views: 6362

    Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

    Where I work around 10-11% of pilots are women. And currently a fifth of them are pregnant, or in maternity leave. They tend to jump on the baby train once settled in the job. And come back part-time. Most of the part-timers in our pilot group are women. I know of one that has been here 10 years. 3...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
    Replies: 42
    Views: 6362

    Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

    Where I work around 10-11% of pilots are women. And currently a fifth of them are pregnant, or in maternity leave. They tend to jump on the baby train once settled in the job. And come back part-time. Most of the part-timers in our pilot group are women. I know of one that has been here 10 years. 3 ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Tue May 08, 2018 8:23 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
    Replies: 15
    Views: 1766

    Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

    AirbusOnly wrote:
    WOW was the first Icelandic airline on this route - and now FI try to copy their success.... ;-)


    Actually no, Icelandair has flown to DUS in the past. Probably on the 734. I you wanna talk copycats...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon May 07, 2018 2:17 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
    Replies: 40
    Views: 2804

    Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

    Great thread, a trip down memory lane. Most of the DC-8s I flew had the Litton/ Carousel INS. A few had Omega (ONS) which was a lot less reliable (specially during sunrise). And like others have mentioned we did get “INS pay”. These DC-8s had an AUX NAV selection on the autopilot so they could fly t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon May 07, 2018 1:15 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
    Replies: 26
    Views: 5156

    Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

    I don't believe there has been anything official about the 737 MAX-8ERX. Someone thought that, as there is a 737-800ERX (which became the basis for the P-8), there should be a 737 MAX-8ERX. Well Boeing went around with a slide show shortly after the A321LR was introduced a couple of years back. The...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:26 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
    Replies: 81
    Views: 12469

    Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

    Cramped seats? I'll take WOW over Air Canada any day (on longhaul). Air Canada is just an example. No need to focus on that. Like I said on the rest of the post, I can find the same price (i.e. $900 range) on Delta, Hainan, China Eastern, Air China, American or even EVA, etc. from time to time, as ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
    Replies: 81
    Views: 12469

    Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

    How about WOW air showing some profits before further expansion? Or is Mr.Mogensen bent on emulating Norwegian all the way?

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:55 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)
    Replies: 6
    Views: 2113

    Re: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)

    Maybe they have to land overweight due to some real trouble? Maybe I'm wrong, but if that was the case and the plane did indeed land overweight wouldn't inspections have to be carried out before the aircraft flew again? Yes. While I do not know about the 380, an overweight landing inspection does n...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:37 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
    Replies: 39
    Views: 4497

    Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

    peterinlisbon wrote:
    Aren't most of these "losses" just the expense of acquiring new aircraft?


    Hardly the EBITDA.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:00 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
    Replies: 39
    Views: 4497

    Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

    Sounds like they're willing to play with IAG. Will probably be another EI situation with 3 rounds of bids or so, but that could be a pretty good exit strategy. Worth remembering that Q1 for the industry (at least in Christian dominated countries) will be better this year over last just because of t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:01 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
    Replies: 195
    Views: 30111

    Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

    It's worth pointing out that "Carrier imposed surcharge" is a fancy way of saying "more money" and artificially reduce the fare value. In other words: it's a bookkeeping scam. It started as a "fuel surcharge" when oil prices ballooned to nearly $100/bbl but then when o...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:17 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: McDonnell 220
    Replies: 84
    Views: 11125

    Re: McDonnell 220

    Ran across this interesting promotional film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKcGDJQwTz0 Took a look on a.net...BOOM...4 pics....SWEET 4388791,0392994 1141374,0486324 Looks like only 1 was built. Apparently, as of last year, it's still intact. Is it airworthy? Wonder what it sounded like Broader qu...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:03 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
    Replies: 195
    Views: 30111

    Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

    Cseries order and BOS transatlantic service at some point to AMS, CDG, DUB, LGW, and MAD I think ORY would be a better option than CDG because it might be easier for them to get a slot there. CDG sees a lot more traffic than ORY does so it probably is slot restricted. I don't think any airline has ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:51 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
    Replies: 109
    Views: 14137

    Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

    I just took my first flight US to Asia, on a US3 carrier, and by the time we landed I used a bathroom that was absolutely disgusting, would have easily been closed had the plane had a department of health. The garbage was overflowing with beer cans and other non bathroom related garbage, , the floo...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly
    Replies: 21
    Views: 2039

    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 arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:34 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Nepal Airlines selling 757 Combi
    Replies: 10
    Views: 2059

    Re: Nepal Airlines selling 757 Combi

    Any thoughts where it may end up? FedEx presumably. https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/nepal-airlines-corporation-to-sell-boeing-757-aircraft/ [threeid][/threeid] What makes you think this is a Combi? Nepal Airlines had the only two 757 Combi's in the world. Last year they put it up their other...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:52 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
    Replies: 32
    Views: 7415

    Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

    The FBI has put up a $10,000 reward and has renewed the search 22 years after the horrible fire and crash of Valujet Flight 592, for a fugitive mechanic for SaberTech, the company that obscenely mishandled the packaging of O2 Generators that caused that loss. It is possible that the mechanic, Ociel...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH mixing up gauge to SEA
    Replies: 3
    Views: 1849

    Re: LH mixing up gauge to SEA

    I've been on that flight. I've booked it just to fly 747 and was really disappointed when they changed to A330 5 days before departure. But even the A330 was pretty empty so I guess the change was due to low demand. A 747 would have been a waste that day. To me it felt like half of the passengers w...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:14 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
    Replies: 241
    Views: 63063

    Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

    Thanks 51 t that's still quite light. I've flown the A321 for around 10 years and never had a DOW/OEW in excess of 51t. Here's something from the web (courtesy of Turkish Airlines) where the DOW/DOIs for THY's entire A321 fleet is documented: https://ahm.thy.com/Files/AHM560/A321.../DOW-DOI_TABLE_A...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DC8 T/O extremely late - near miss.
    Replies: 15
    Views: 2786

    Re: DC8 T/O extremely late - near miss.

    Oh, I don´t know. I am guessing a 12 flap take-off. Most of my DC-8 take-offs (it has been a long time) at warm places with 12 flaps felt like this....

    Agree with posters on Youtube re the music in the last video. Sounds like a 70's XXX video...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:57 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
    Replies: 62
    Views: 5280

    Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

    My airline started allowing female CC to wear pants 10-15 years ago. TBH some of them should never be allowed back in skirts...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:48 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
    Replies: 127
    Views: 9126

    Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

    Just returned from a MCO trip, something I very much avoid generally. I first operated into MCO back in 1986. And generally the place has only gone downhill. 50 min from on blocks at airside 4 (with a very slow and grudgy CBP officer) to the curb, where the crewbus was nowhere to be seen. Departure ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:13 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack
    Replies: 8
    Views: 2677

    Re: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack

    ZuluTime wrote:
    Blimey, that's a heck of a structural issue. I'd be surprised if that was foreign object damage.


    Eh, it is a fairing. Which by nature is not a structure.
    Hence it is not a structural issue...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:06 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: ILS Category III
    Replies: 23
    Views: 2337

    Re: ILS Category III

    [ Autothrottles are not a requirement for Cat III approach insofar that they can be MEL'd. That said, doing a Cat III with manual throttles adds quite a bit to the workload. No hand flown Cat III in EASA land AFAIK, Cat II only. If I understand you correctly yes A/T can be MEL'd but so can A/Ps jus...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:33 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: ILS Category III
    Replies: 23
    Views: 2337

    Re: ILS Category III

    Interesting. The 727-200s that I flew had the AT selector on the panel next to the fire switched (handles), but no ATs installed. I briefly flew a 727-212 ADV that had A/L with functioning AT's, but I don't recall ever being brave enough to try the AL capabilities of the airplane. Also had auto bra...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:45 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
    Replies: 72
    Views: 12735

    Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

    Hello! First post from a long time lurker! ... May i ask people in the know if there is any similarities between EWR and LAX regarding landing profiles? Reason for asking is: Norwegian delayed and ultimately cancelled their flights from CPH/LAX some days ago due to "restrictions"! Could t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: March 12/13 Nor'easter's Impact On Aviation
    Replies: 9
    Views: 1183

    Re: March 12/13 Nor'easter's Impact On Aviation

    gatibosgru wrote:
    More than 700 flights already canceled to/from Boston.

    Discuss the impact in the Northeast here.


    Forecasting a max wind of 37 kts.... sissies...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:38 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: M in flight number
    Replies: 12
    Views: 1400

    Re: M in flight number

    I assume BA285 is the flight number per schedule and distribution systems. BA11M (or more accurately BAW11M is the callsign.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:02 am
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity
    Replies: 14
    Views: 1492

    Re: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity

    7H4 wrote:
    kamast wrote:
    Thank you very much everybody, so if I understand around 40 bags per bin ?
    How many on bin F for instance ?

    Around 30 in A, 15ish in B, 50 in C, 75-80 in D, 15ish in E, and 20ish in F.


    Whoa, 6 “bins” in such a small airplane? How many will the MAX 10 have?

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:47 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: KSSU
    Replies: 15
    Views: 841

    Re: KSSU

    BravoOne wrote:
    XMS3200's comments regarding the flight deck configuration strikes a chord simply because there must have been more to this than galley furnishing?


    Probably. I flew both ex KLM and ex SAS DC-8-63s, no special cockpit commonality there IIRC.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:05 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: KSSU
    Replies: 15
    Views: 841

    Re: KSSU

    arcticcruiser wrote:
    ATLAS vs KSSU refers to galley standards.
    http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=774163


    There were other aspects such as spares pooling and engineering/maintenance IIRC. But the legacy of those are the galley equipment standards.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:01 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: KSSU
    Replies: 15
    Views: 841

    Re: KSSU

    ATLAS vs KSSU refers to galley standards
    http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=774163

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:01 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: 737 Altitude Question
    Replies: 12
    Views: 1337

    Re: 737 Altitude Question

    This AA 737 from DFW to PSP cruised at 34,000 for the first half of the flight, and 24,000 for the second half. Is this a pressurization problem, losing one pack maybe? If you lost RVSM and ATC didn't want to deal with you, would you end up that low? Also, I'm sure their fuel burn was atrocious, bu...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:53 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
    Replies: 47
    Views: 12489

    Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

    N14AZ wrote:
    chrisp390 wrote:
    A320NEO seems like a given. Has finnair ever operated Boeing planes?

    Yes, B757 as mentioned above but even B737s, somehow: :-)


    That was an Air Atlanta wet-lease

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    by arcticcruiser
    Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:23 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
    Replies: 35
    Views: 53745

    Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

    Tarp or something covering the forward right fuselage. Was the R1 door ripped off?

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:43 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
    Replies: 53
    Views: 6487

    Re: Norwegian and Seattle

    bluefltspecial wrote:
    jumbojet wrote:
    ... the Korean 748 is excellent and these are the only birds, if I remember correctly, that have casper vents....


    You mean Gasper Vents?


    I don’t want to sit anywhere near Caper’s vent...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:29 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
    Replies: 137
    Views: 11484

    Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

    This one at IAD seems really rough. Even the pilots got sick: http://www.wbaltv.com/article/pretty-much-everyone-on-the-plane-threw-up-during-united-flights-rough-landing/19063383 This is one instance where full landing cockpit automation needs to be activated/integrated into cockpit system - I mea...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
    Replies: 2302
    Views: 290083

    Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

    Then why don't we have any general specifications on the seating capacity, MTOW, range, payload, etc? It was about 12 months elapsed from when Boeing first strung together the characters "7E7" until we had some general definition of the major models. Even if you go back to Project Yellows...

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