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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

As expected, the proposed deal was defeated in parliament just now. And by a quite large margain. And Corbyn has called for a vote of no confidence in the government. A slightly bigger defeat than most were predicting (most I saw had around 410-415 voting against). As for the Motion of no confidenc...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 43
Views: 6294

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

One concern: Airlines have a rough time making a profit. This has been noted for decades. Delta is one of the healthiest airlines in the world but it is earning, in an economic up period 10% profit. I think most observers (and airlines) would like that figure to be 15% in boom times. Cranky Flier ha...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

That was in response to do we want the Brexiters in the EU, sounds more like several members want a comrade Stalin’s Great Purge of 1936/39 so the EU can rule with an iron fist The stench of Stalin and Putin is apparent Brexiteers have used the word “destroy” to express what they would like to do w...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The UK has already decided to leave, no need to kick anybody out. The people of the UK have already chosen freedom and control. That was in response to do we want the Brexiters in the EU, sounds more like several members want a comrade Stalin’s Great Purge of 1936/39 so the EU can rule with an iron...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

So we're not going to leave the EU. What a surprise! Do we still want those toxic Brexiteers be a part of the EU? How about we form a new United Kingdom of Great Britain and Europe, comprising Northern Ireland, Scotland, London and the South East, plus a handful of regions around other large cities...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas
Replies: 22
Views: 1313

Re: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas

In Seattle one of our high end restaurants 'got the disease'. They did a high end clean up, checked the staff, all seemed well. Well it wasn't. Second time around one of the cruise lines worked with them and they re-opened about a week later. Cruise lines do know how to handle this virus, but it is ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24543

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Small planes get bigger. Biggest planes get fewer. A continuing and ongoing trend.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 20935

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I keep imagining not a merger of Alaska and JetBlue, but a strategic alliance. I think such a thing would not violate any federal monopoly laws. Each would do some competing on long continental legs, but mostly they should go back to their original niche of super-regional (A, west and J east) modest...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 5762

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

smartplane - thanks for the further explanation and history. I am speculating then that templates allow a great many options, but those options then always occur on the same page, so to speak, and neither side needs a raft of lawyers as to what the document specifies.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 5762

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

smartplane - Outside the fact that the Leasor (lessor) is going to want to make a profit with a lease that does that and, and the Leasee (Lessee) wants payments as low as possible, and certain tax benefits, outside these two constants a lease can be constructed in almost infinite ways. We seldom get...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 231
Views: 31589

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

A and B sell a particular model of a plane. Five years later the airline decides to wants a different model of another plane. If negotiations result in the airframe maker earning the same total profit margins or better there is little reason for A or B to be unhappy and refuse the change.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 5762

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Very much enjoyed reading the responses to my question about leases, esp. the Delta MD11 story. And it confirmed my suspicion that it could be complicated.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting sick on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 1523

Re: Getting sick on the road

There are a number of issues, in a country without effective water supplies and sewer systems there are higher probabilities of infection. And in such a place there are different bacteria/fungi/amoeba than your system is used to. Also time difference had screw up your digestive tract or make it more...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 5762

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

At a minimum, AA will gather and review the maintenance records and inspect and rectify certain discrepancies, if any are found. There have often been assumptions that if a plane is returned just about the time a major overhaul/heavy check is needed that the airline is responsible for paying for it...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 4026

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

The basis for labeling is that consumers overwhelmingly want it. That is enough. Most of the fears are that DuPont and Monsanto have given the world very little reason to trust them.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

There are maybe hundreds of issues which need to be settled and new treaties arranged. But limited numbers of skilled negotiators available. GB needs to expand all of the civil service workers for all the agencies which heretofore have been done in the EU. In case of Brexit a time schedule for all o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I had mentioned this earlier, but here are my reasons in more detail. This is a divisive issue, and GB is truly closely divided. Hence the PM and Parliament need to build some confidence and consensus. This requires minimal cooperation of the two major parties. May has come up with the best deal pos...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 4026

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

The main thing wrong with GMO (and I am otherwise greatly in favor) is Monsanto (and maybe DuPont). In their own way they are anti-science and deniers of evolution. In just a several years weeds have evolved to resist Roundup. That is a result I anticipated when the first GMO main crops were announc...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded
Replies: 31
Views: 7999

Re: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded

I would grumble about a 4 hour bus ride finishing my air trip. But were it done moderately expeditiously only a grumble. I've had it happen on a train trip. Annoying, did not ruin my day.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 102
Views: 5250

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Mid-Atlantic English is a somewhat neutral accent. And TV broadcasters, especially news during the golden age of broadcast somewhat standardized American English.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23280

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing (and every airframe maker) operating in a high tech, high cost, highly competitive environment has to make money this year and also ten years from now. (stock price is somewhat an expectation of future earnings) It is reasonable to doubt that the existing line of planes will be adequate to co...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3290

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

Rolling average, projected a year or two to the future would tell us a whole lot more. And I suspect it would show Airbus maybe a little short of its goals of a couple years ago. Not significant. Also breakdown by models, perhaps also rolling average would be real information.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018, sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4456

Re: 2018, sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017

But then one could analyse in 5 minute intervals. 'During Flight' is then composed of a huge number of such intervals. Landing and takeoff are largely completed in one interval. If an accident happens it is more likely in the five minute interval for takeoff and for landing. Such are statistics. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 172
Views: 7671

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

It is likely that we and other blogs are infiltrated with agents dedicated to misinformation. Agreed... question is what side infiltrated whom now? I've been on this forum for over 12 years. Now who are you or where it is you came frim is a big question.... isn't it? Or do I smell a troll here? :ro...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 34
Views: 4033

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

Very much appreciate posters on this thread. It is difficult to follow Indian politics although I have worked at it since the late 50s. Thanks

ps - anyone have a blog recommendation they would recommend?

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 913
Views: 24063

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

The Mexican economy, thanks in part to NAFTA, has improved to the point that Mexicans like living and working in Mexico. IIRC, currently the bulk of those coming over, or trying to, are from central America. The most effective way of stopping that is international pressure to improve the economies a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 172
Views: 7671

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

It is likely that we and other blogs are infiltrated with agents dedicated to misinformation.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23280

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Maybe the 797 will be the first to simply assign a bin number along with the seat. And actually it could be done in most planes, not all seats would have an assigned bin - perhaps they could check in a carryon sized bag for a smaller fee. The dynamics for assigned bins is that they are self-enforcin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018, sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4456

Re: 2018, sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017

Given the huge number of flights/passengers and the small number of crashes/fatalities I suspect 5 year rolling averages might do. Statisticians amongst us could speak up and advise.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 102
Views: 5250

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

By the time we get to word games it is time the thread is getting old, and soon to be forgotten.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 913
Views: 24063

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

I suspect that we have a president who will threaten government shutdown on many issues if he gets his way on this one. And of course the House of Representatives is constitutionally privileged when it comes to setting federal spending.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23280

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A term I can't find any other reference for: The bones of a plane Neither Airbus and certainly not Boeing foresaw that the 737 and 320 were really a 1000 to 3000+ nm planes. They are not efficient given modern engines as 100-150 passengers much below 1000 miles. Southwest, Ryan, and Easy may do so, ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23280

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A term I can't find any other reference for: The bones of a plane Neither Airbus and certainly not Boeing foresaw that the 737 and 320 were really a 1000 to 3000+ nm plane. They are not efficient given modern engines as 100-150 passengers below 1000 miles The 330s bones make it a long range plane Bo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Here in the US we can get an enhanced driver license/ID which can be used for Mexico and Canada. I think it costs about $15 new or renewal every 5 years.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23280

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Spending a few billion (guesses are that is what Boeing may have invested in early 797 design by the middle of this year), is a lot cheaper than the disasters both major civil airplane makers have spent on mis-designs. If Boeing can't make the numbers work, it still is cheaper to have spent the few ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37356

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

How about a 'Cruise Ship' version, going around the world with one and two day stopovers, with hotels and for crew rests. I might spring for one such extravagant vacation. Always east bound with the wind. Economy Comfort for us plebeians, varying routes, north and south of the equator, choose a rout...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Yet everybody that matters, says that isn't an option! You're swimming against a pretty strong tide, there. :scratchchin: I'm not swimming against nothing, I've answered a question. Both side would like no hard border but if the rules are different there only two answers and both arnt going to be u...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13280

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

Oops - meant 767. While air to air refueling may have been in mind from original designs I suspect the other combat functions probably weren't.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi 738 blows tire on takeoff at ASU, pilots accused of negligence
Replies: 11
Views: 4253

Re: Flybondi 738 blows tire on takeoff at ASU, pilots accused of negligence

When a tire blows on takeoff is it safer to fly to destination and land, or to land with all that fuel aboard, and possibly overweight?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown
Replies: 56
Views: 2861

Re: The Shutdown

A serious question for the later 20th century and the 21st century: Civilizations may collapse because the degree of complexity and force of population growth is greater than the political system can manage. Democratic republics are dependent upon legislative bodies discerning the will on the people...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16381

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

VOX is, in my estimation, one of the best sources for green energy issues. The article linked in post 243 above is an excellent reporterly coverage of what one company is doing with hydrogen. It fairly covers the promises and has evaluations from other sources. The gist is that developments are happ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4776

Re: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?

I am not sure how legal it is but Atlanta City Hall and Delta have an extremely close relationship/business partnership. They work together on everything since Delta pulling out would mean an economic depression for a large part of the city and state. Rumor has it, that this relationship is what ke...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13280

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

707, 787, and 737 all have had combat versions, the later even to the point of carrying a lot of weapons. "Never" can be used only with quite a few qualifications.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16381

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Fusion power may have other uses (basic science), but there are doubts that it ever will be an efficient or optimal power source.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16381

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

We have an issue here up north in Germany with an abundance of wind turbines but a lacking grid path down south to the consumers. Wind turbines are locked out of the grid in times of overproduction I have often wondered if there were any industrial processes which could use that sort of excess elec...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 102
Views: 5250

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

If anything, native English speakers tend to bear the disadvantage of generally being only proficient in one language. The downside of English being a somewhat universally spoken language is that when you speak it off the bat, there is little incentive to learn another one. I find native english sp...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 172
Views: 7671

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

Sober assessments finger Person1 not as an agent but as an asset. There is some difference. But still not a comforting reality.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 1975
Views: 76015

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I do wonder just how much Russian covert interference there was in the vote, and in subsequent discussions. And has airliners.net been infiltrated? LOL. More seriously we may never know.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16381

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

I am expecting the first commercial electric or hybrid plane to be flown earlier than most people think. I remember when Detroit was panning the early Prius - which cars are probably still being driven. BNSF/GE has already started building electric locomotives for use in LA. Our WA State ferry syst...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36860

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

A Delta 767 from Beijing to Seattle on Christmas Eve landed on a western Aleutian island because of engine issues. I have seen no technical details. Anyone know what the issues were? I dismiss out of hand anyone suggesting 'don't fly this Asian/American/European/Mid-Eastern airline because they are ...

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