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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: 103
Views: 14492

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: 77
Views: 9224

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: 1793

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: 2020

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: 7304

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: 1832

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: 61717

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: 2729

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: 5185

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: 104
Views: 7365

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: 2650

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: 2265

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: 2265

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: 12519

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: 1161

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: 1340

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: 1360

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: 800

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: 800

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: 800

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: 1282

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: 12404

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: 53003

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: 6439

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: 11374

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: 2174
Views: 272990

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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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2174
Views: 272990

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

Probably they still haven't decided what the MOM will be. 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 o...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2174
Views: 272990

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

I think it's almost certain it will be a narrowbody aircraft. Considering all the talk about a twin aisle from airlines, that is false. And this shows the problem right here: Boeing themselves don't know yet what the 797 should look like or what it can do. (nor do we) The "MOM" market is ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 4430

Re: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

Runway 18 is a pure takeoff runway to the south only for legal reasons. Approaches were never certified. (However at least one small ac has landed there during an emergeny). The reason for this strange utilisation was to guide heavies on takeoff to the south over the least populated areas around fo...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11340

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

The forecasters these days tend to go for the worst case scenario, presumably on the basis that they will get less stick if the weather turns out to be better than expected than if it turns out to be worse! Yes I have seen this trend in forecasting in my part of the world. A bit of a "cry wolf...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 4880

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Flyguy This, to me, is the most logical answer. It’s all about costs and the ability to find decent crew accommodations. Hawaii flying could be supported by any base they already have. Someone mentioned stationing ETOPS pilots at LAX. I certainly can’t speak for how southwest intends on operating, ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28084

Re: Subtle livery change for Icelandair

According to one source on a local aviation group in Iceland, it will go through more painting once in KEF where the full livery will be applied. Sure hope that's the case! I hope that's the case too. Seems like the finer details have yet to be painted like the logo on the winglets and the texture ...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11326

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Dutchy wrote:
The airspeed is quite a bit slower, around 50-80kn. The 757 seems to have the same speed as the WB.


Yep, even slower than a Norwegian 737. Doing maximum range cruise speed? Winds are bad today going west.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11326

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

And all this is pointless without knowing the payload capability on the sector. You can ferry or fly poor loads (as WOW did) long distances. But that does not bring profits.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41269

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

flipdewaf wrote:
76er wrote:
keesje wrote:
RTM


RTM would be a perfect candidate for the LR if it wasn’t for the relatively short 2200m runway.
That sounds plenty, it's my understanding that the A321LR has better takeoff performance than the 752W.

Fred


And your understanding is entirely incorrect.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?
Replies: 18
Views: 5225

Re: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?

Boeing offered some variants too late for them to really make a difference. In addition to the 747-400ER, same applies to the 753 and the 764. 9/11 probably had an effect as well.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 219
Views: 44549

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

PW4000s on 767s had their issues initially. Lots of ADs/SBs. But eventually sorted.
CFM appears to have issues delivering engines in time for the 737MAX. Customers have been warned of potential late deliveries.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest.

arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland).

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18496

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

GamingPolaris wrote:
I believe this thread needs to be locked as Norwegian is doing fine and has actually grown in the month of January 2018. Title is misleading.


Growth does not equal profitability as evidenced by falling yield. Could lead to a deeper hole...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8941

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

IIRC, one poster here stated some months ago that Airbus plans to deliver the A321LR with all plumbing necessary for three ACT installed, and then airlines can customize the aircraft as they wish according to their needs. If true, that makes the A321LR super-versatile. The ACT can be removed before...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight time difference from NYC to KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Flight time difference from NYC to KEF

On 2 February Icelandair took over 6 hours to fly JFK-KEF with a B767 while Delta was 4 hours and 45 minutes with a 757. Is ETOPS really the explanation? Icelandair's 767s are ETOPS, no? Jet stream is not a reason given we're talking about flights operating on the same day. I am quite sure you miss...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 19666

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

......well clearly not; its not a 757 after all. All joking aside, BUD-BOS = 4,185m gcm. Looking at what WOW are getting out of their non-LR NEO's in terms of range right now, I personally think a LR will be able to easily cover 4,200m missions year round at full weight, and clearly the folks at Ai...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 19666

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Can the A321LR even make it from BUD to North America? ......well clearly not; its not a 757 after all. All joking aside, BUD-BOS = 4,185m gcm. Looking at what WOW are getting out of their non-LR NEO's in terms of range right now, I personally think a LR will be able to easily cover 4,200m missions...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More Efficient Takeoff Technique
Replies: 39
Views: 3657

Re: More Efficient Takeoff Technique

You must fly the 737 when you mention a horn. :) All other Boeing models have an EICAS Warning “CONFIG FLAPS” if you advance to takeoff power with the flaps not in a valid takeoff setting (5-20). Also, as an added protection, the Autothrottle won’t engage for takeoff when you push TO/GA if the flap...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13276

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Pretty sure it is fake. For instance there is no engine exhaust which would blur the ground behind both engines due to the hot air.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5018

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

Found it...in post No 7 of the following thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1375321&p=19912777&hilit=Uncontained#p19912777 The accompanying text is as follows: At first you might think the part just barely got contained... untill you realize this is the other eng...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20510

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

First WOW Air-Flights to Spokane are announced :D 01/31 KEF-GEG 3:30pm-3:10pm A321neo 01/31 GEG-SFO 3:55pm-6:20pm A321neo 02/01 SFO-GEG 10:50am-12:50pm A321neo 02/01 GEG-SFO 1:40pm-05:00am A321neo According to the current status, this will be flown in the whole of february. ...the reason is the dam...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28084

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

And of course, for anyone reading this, the previous 'Loftleiðir' is not to be confused with the current 'Loftleiðir', which is a subsidiary of the Icelandair group and provides both charter flights and wet leases. The 757 which landed in Antarctica a couple of years ago was operated by 'Loftleiðir...

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