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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

You guys are getting way ahead of yourselfs.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?
Replies: 16
Views: 2088

Re: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?

Bigger airplane, probably same volume of air. Just wait for the -10...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: 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 :?: You might make it, but any checked bags might not.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

3% of the airplane painted and people think they see a change. Apparently nothing major. The belly will stay blue, but not extend all the way to the nose.
The outside picture probably has a reflection from the stabilizer.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can someone explain this video? (737 Manual Start)
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: Can someone explain this video? (737 Manual Start)

CCGPV wrote:
So if there's a flame-out or other cause for engine shutdown in flight they are just out of luck on that engine if they try to restart?


If the speed were high enough, an airstart would be possible. But at lower speeds, you are right, no cross-bleed starts.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 5577

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

so what is the real pitch and leg room of these Gol 737 MAX 8 ? http://ri.voegol.com.br/download_arquivos.asp?id_arquivo=ADCD6E9C-D00D-4E15-8E92-93DFBA2AD785 The 737MAX8 is going to be payload limited on both BSB-MCO and FOR-MCO. I don't see this lasting. Are you sure? AR will operate EZE-PUJ with ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 5577

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

The 737MAX8 is going to be payload limited on both BSB-MCO and FOR-MCO. I don't see this lasting.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15657

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

Not a chance it goes to an A350, for one they said it could be in upguaged in 2019 and they don't get the A350s until 2020. 2. They don't need to run a 300+ passenger a/c on that route. The quote was more than likely referring to it being upguaged to an A321LR once they are delivered in 2019 . How ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15657

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

Doesn't EI have slightly less than 180 seats on their leased 757s, the A321LR will probably have at least 185 seats (probably closer to 200 though). More seats in a shorter cabin? Anything above 180 seats will begin to affect range of the A321LR DY is planning on using the 220 seat configuration on...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15657

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

Not a chance it goes to an A350, for one they said it could be in upguaged in 2019 and they don't get the A350s until 2020. 2. They don't need to run a 300+ passenger a/c on that route. The quote was more than likely referring to it being upguaged to an A321LR once they are delivered in 2019 . How ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15657

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

SumChristianus wrote:
At least they proved there was a market.



Rrrrrriiiiight.... Interesting conclusion.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?
Replies: 29
Views: 5314

Re: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?

airberlin2017 wrote:
KEF-STL with 3.201mi is the new longest route for the A321ceo, first flight 05/17/18.


Can we stick to NM for aeronautical distances please? Use miles on the road.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?
Replies: 29
Views: 5314

Re: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?

Here is an old thread on the same topic: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=703277 It appears this might be a record: Now the similar length routes seem seem out of service: AB flying STR-AUH at 2579nm There is another entry (I haven't confirmed), GF flying BAH-CDG: which is close at 26...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air A 321 stored in LJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 4569

Re: WOW Air A 321 stored in LJU?

4 months! Did they convert it to freighter as well?...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11633

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

william wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Bingo. 15 kt xwind limitation on many types. Also limited with runway contamination.


Why land to the south with a tail wind when they can land toward the north and still not interfere with LGA?


You don't get the wind, do you? 190/18G24...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5715

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Up to now the 767 has been used mainly on the slot constrained airports for capacity, rather than for longer distance flights. When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IA...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11330

Re: MCI announcemtn 1/9-International?

DeltaRules wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
Prepare to be surprised. First announcement of a few new routes from this carrier if my sources are correct. Major network changes coming.


Was this (Icelandair) your card?


Lets call this phase one.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11330

Re: MCI announcemtn 1/9-International?

Prepare to be surprised. First announcement of a few new routes from this carrier if my sources are correct. Major network changes coming.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28817

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

SIA going to SWF and Norwegian into ALB is piss poor planning by the airlines and/or incompetent captains. During a major snow storm, you want to divert to an airport that can handle both the aircraft and the people especially if the flight crew times out waiting for the weather to clear. SWF and A...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11083

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

wedgetail737 wrote:
No...I don't think the early flight is a mistake. FI had a morning arrival on 3 or 4 times per week last summer.


17 flights pr week in July, 3 morning flights.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 4587

Re: BHX and TATL

RJNUT wrote:
I thought FI might switch out their Boeings with a Q400 much like ABZ and BFS, just to stay in the market but they may not have the spare equip. for that type rotation


Too far for the Q400. Poor yields for years apparently.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11083

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

*FI SEA-KEF MAY 1.7>3 JUN 1.8>3 JUL 1.9>3 AUG 1.8>3 SEP 1.7>3 I suspect with this add we will see Delta reduce capacity in the SEA Europe market as yields are going south with this much added capacity. I think it's more likely that DL is going to retaliate, by adding SEA-KEF, to send a message to F...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline? 707 at DTW, 1970's
Replies: 18
Views: 3502

Re: What airline? 707 at DTW, 1970's

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
Seeing the wing from that vantage, the -8 must have been fun at approach speeds with no LE devices.


The DC-8s, IIRC the 50 and 60 series, had leading edge "slots" that opened automatically with the flaps. At flaps 50, the approach speeds were in the same region as a 757/767.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair drops Edmonton?
Replies: 27
Views: 4430

Re: Icelandair drops Edmonton?

Some routes are very seasonal, especially the really cold places. Demand falls off a cliff after the Christmas/New Year rush. Why waste money on flying a full program? Picks up again in March when temperatures head north past the freezing level...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3134

Re: Airlines with either only male or only female crew

Really? An Indian airline so progressive it will hire male F/As? What next? Female pilots?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6419

Re: Same mess at WOW air like last year?

Yesterday they even send a non NEO A 321 , TF-DAD A 321-211, nonstop to TLV and back...so seems also a non-neo A 321 can fly this route without a stopover... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tf-dad#fed308d btw: WOW Airs Airbus A 320 NEO is Standing at TLV-Airport for more than 2 days - s...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: W6 to start a base at EIN, start EIN-KEF
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: Rumour: W6 to start a base at EIN, start EIN-KEF

Flew W6 KEF-PRG-KEF this fall. Less than half full each way. For the price I paid, hardly sustainable. Flight as advertised, on time, clean a/c, reasonable cost of food. Not bad.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?
Replies: 27
Views: 2456

Re: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?

Nothing in the 757/767 manuals prohibits using reverse idle during taxi to keep speed in check or if taxiway is slippery.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7054

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

There’s no such thing as an arrival runway and a departure runway. Any runway can be used for takeoff and landing and any pilot can request a runway they need for operational reason. Even LHR with only two runways has one that is pretty much arrivals only (09L). Not really true: https://www.heathro...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7054

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

32andBelow wrote:
And the pilot may always request the runway of their choice. But I think a lot of this is international differences as you wouldn’t find a runway without a threshold in the USA

With a myopic US view you might think so. But the world is bigger and more complicated than the US...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7054

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

There’s no such thing as an arrival runway and a departure runway. Any runway can be used for takeoff and landing and any pilot can request a runway they need for operational reason. You haven't been around much at multi runway airports around the world. Even LHR with only two runways has one that ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre
Replies: 44
Views: 8725

Re: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre

COSPN wrote:
Only French carriers can do “domestic “ flights right ?


Any EEA (European Economic Area) airline.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight controllers of Iceland at strike on Sunday?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Flight controllers of Iceland at strike on Sunday?

Referring to different News of Iceland (http://www.ruv.is or http://www.mb.is) flight controllers at KEF Airport plan to strike from Sunday morning at 6 am unlimited. Icelandair negotiators committees meet at the conciliator after lunch and try to reach an agreement before the strike comes at six i...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 218
Views: 47649

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

If the 737-10 can do almost all transcon flights, has significantly better airfield performance than the 737-9 and is cheaper than the A321NEO, it is a serious competitor. What tells you the -10 will have "significantly better airfield performance" than the -9? Mainly the MLG modification...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 218
Views: 47649

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

keesje wrote:
If the 737-10 can do almost all transcon flights, has significantly better airfield performance than the 737-9 and is cheaper than the A321NEO, it is a serious competitor.


What tells you the -10 will have "significantly better airfield performance" than the -9?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Flights 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Flights 2018

If people think the employment practices of Norwegian are questionable, they should take a look at Primera. Moving from country to country to avoid employment laws, until they found the lowest denominator.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22128

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

I don't mind wearing the hat so much with the winter uniform (jacket). It's cooler outside and it matches and looks like an ensemble. But in the summer the hat is ridiculous and I end up taking it off half the time and carrying it anyway, because it's just way, way, way too hot. Sorry but I'm not g...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to pull off BHX route.
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: FI to pull off BHX route.

[photoid][/photoid] I think Primera Air starting BHX-YYZ/NYC backs up your comment. Maybe there was little o&d between BHX & KEF & people are just choosing the low fare direct flights. I think you nailed it. Low yields, for TATL connections mostly. This has been a long time coming. Me th...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no holiday carriers / low-cost at FAE?
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Why no holiday carriers / low-cost at FAE?

Having operated to FAE for a while decades ago, it is a difficult place to operate at. Even as they extended the runway to 1799m, the weather did not improve. Lots of weather delays, a category C airport ( for most operators) and frankly some very special procedures required. Not your average LCCs c...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 56
Views: 8807

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

Any thrust bump for the -10 would likely be made available for the -9 also.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6213

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

Keep those shades closed! Most biz/first class passengers want them closed. But there is usually one that keeps the shades open the entire flight! Usually infrequent or nervous flyers. I usually read or sleep during flights and bright sunlight is the last thing I want.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 24
Views: 6254

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

Yesterday first time WOW AIR's A 321 NEO TF-SKY was flying NONSTOP KEF-MIA - a flight longer than 8 hours! The KEF-TLV route is currently served by their A 320 NEO TF-NEO, also a route with a duration of more than 6 hours. Are these currently the longest nonstop routes flown by this type of aircraf...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 13678

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

In addition to the WIFI; The first few Fins require installation of the HUDs. Somebody had originally made the decision to order the 37s minus the HUDs :o. A subsequent decision was made to indeed outfit the whole fleet with dual HUDs however it was too late for the first few Fins coming off the Bo...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13213

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

What did you expect? It's another 737.
Flew on an A320neo (GTF) first time this week, for the pax another A320 with a looong startup and strange sounds both on startup and shutdown.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 5828

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

This does happen occasionally, mostly in the last 5-10 years. When travelling on other airlines on standby tickets I have occasionally given the crew a box of chocolates. Just a friendly gesture.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200
Replies: 28
Views: 7846

Re: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200

uta999 wrote:
It just needs a clean and a swap of title to Air France.


Why bother with the cleaning then?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4187

Re: LHR Christmas ad

Well done Heathrow. Liked the retro themes and "human" story.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2965 Incident at GLA
Replies: 11
Views: 5113

Re: BA 2965 Incident at GLA

But why close the airport due to a pushback incident? Is it because of the thoroughly outdated ancient taxiways layout?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Agents BEWARE
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: Ramp Agents BEWARE

Good post. As an airline pilot for 33 years, I am very much aware of dangers on the ramp. Too many people have been lost or disabled in ramp accidents. Look out and look around. Stay safe.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?
Replies: 21
Views: 3443

Re: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?

SAS was also backing up Thai in the 60s and 70s, might have been one of those flights.

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