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by TheRedBaron
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6023

Re: Windows in the 787

On my flight MEX - NRT it was 15 hours of darkness, but the crew elected to dimm the windows all the way, so I could not see the stars or the aurora over Alaska... it was a moonless flight.... hate the windows on the 787.... and then on the descent they put them in normal, and the landing lights rea...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 2835

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

Routes that could use a A380 profitably: MAD-MEX MAD-GRU FRA-MEX EZE- MAD Who will use them? Who knows, even LHR-MEX is a table route.

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3096

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5KTQGuXSQ

Best Regards
TRB
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Tcas has made a lot easier to avoid such tragedies ...you can see in this video the alert at 0:49 secs the jumpscare of the first officer ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5KTQGuXSQ

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28636

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

mxp wrote:
I Will on board inaugural flight on 12th from EWR in Premium economy. I paid around 900euros one way


WOW such a deal, looking forward toread that trip report...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28636

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I wish them luck, and a huge success its nice to see this kind of routes and the aircraft that can do it. Love to see photos of the interior.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 7052

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

As much as I loved the A310 (used to fly Pan Am MEX-JFK back in the 80´s) and Aerounion has 3 converted to freighters, there is no way to bringing it back in a economically viable way, hence Boeing has shelved the 797 and Airbus is making the A321 like tortillas. Airbus already has the A330-800 NEO ...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11908

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Its a Pity, because I would have changed the Market to Spain forever.... weird enough Turkish just announced Cargo flights to México ... Some things do not add up, but It´s México so anything can happen for no reason at all.

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3459

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

If the Aircraft never went above 11 000 feet there is some missing information, either the PAX were not affected as much, or the cabin depressurized rater quickly giving the PAX a headache due low oxygen and ear and nose pain due to decompression. On the PAX that did not use the mask, that is simply...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18592

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

I hope they survive, they need to cut some routes and put more realistic fares, paying 130 USD one way from Texas to Iceland is ridiculous.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17793

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

The firing of pilots and support crews is true has been announced and a friend of mine told me so a few hours ago. The rumor here is that they will downsize the fleet because there are simple too many grounded SSJ100 for MX problems. (engines). They told them that their are going to get rid of them ...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29720

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Why would they focus on a new narrowbody when the 737 is sold out for 6+ years with around 5000MAX commitments/orders? Because it will take Boeing 5 to 7 years to put the new narrow body on market and in production....so they can begin replenishing the thousands of 737´s that will be retired.... he...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29720

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I think that Boeing should focus on making a next generation single aisle aircraft in a modular fashion so it can use the 100 to 200 pax capacity and wings to accommodate such TOW and capacity. This middle of market won't happen because its a niche aircraft than even if they sell 2000 copies the inv...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 103
Views: 16848

Re: Mexico City new Airport

KrustyTheKlown wrote:

Rioboo says his plan is shovel ready and will be built in 2 years :lol:


Those guys can't make a decent Mall .... let alone an airport.... corruption as always.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43862

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

xwb777 wrote:
If the Etihad A350 cancellation is true, would BA take the delivery slots?



Never underestimate the power of availability...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43862

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

They eventually order more A350K and a midsize order of A380, Iberia could use at least 6 to 8 of those and BA could use those to Latin America and the far east. Idon't think they will order 779´s and Airbus will eventually bend its back to accommodate a big order from the consortium. I´d love BA to...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4968

Re: Punchiest airliners

Mexicana A318 were amazing... they really felt like a Fighter jet...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16323

AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

So It seems that training is failing in major airlines, specially if they allowed the cello on the previous flight, the article sadly does not specify what kind on aircraft was used. Maybe the Cello did not fit...but bad communication and attitude is so prevalent in this days. https://www.nbcchicago...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48420

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I agree that this accident had a lot of luck, and a lot of things conspired to make it happen, and a lot also to allow everyone to survive. Ill wait for the report, because quite frankly a lot of the experts here on crash investigation and aircraft knowledge are gone, and the ones who post useful in...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts Air Cargo 727?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Everts Air Cargo 727?

Somebody wanted to fly inside an airplane and experience fake antigravity.... I´d love to do that....dressed as Superman

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48420

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Mandala499 Pihero Captain Barney etc, and countless other great contributors of knowledge and information left due to rude and ignorant armchair aviation judges.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36424

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

IB could have 8 A380 and fly them to LatinAmerica and have them filled.... To me IAG should have already bought or leased as much A380 as they can...but the logistics and fear of expenditures, have made them very cautious. Now we see Hifly get a very good deal and they will surely keep those frames ...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36424

Re: Thomas Cook the first to lease HiFly A380

Weird that given the current hot climate, the people at Oslo will go to Palma de Mallorca to Cool Off....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48420

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Just seeing the video posted before one can see how bad visibility goes from start of take off till the accident.....It goes from Bad to Holy Cow in span of 15 seconds...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy
Replies: 39
Views: 9785

Re: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy

MEX is at 2400 meter ASL and yesterday it was 30 celsius ....I used the calculator for altitude....3466 M ASL holy cow and me in a 21K race... Aeromexico had lot of trouble in the northern desert states with Embraers (the small ones) Even Mexicana Back in the day had issues with 722 ADV due to weigh...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13189

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

When I see the MEX-CUN-MEX airways on Flight radar I want to puke, it looks like a highway, all flown with SA aircraft, and tons of cities in North America are the same for the sake of "frequency", why the government gives you incentives for using a darn electric car, but can't in the case...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4627

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

Belize Airport is only 40 kms south of Chetumal Airport... for me it makes no sense..but heck more power to Aeromexico if they can make a good Business case.
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13125

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

When AS used to fly to MEX, they used 738´s and the wingleted 739´s...you don't know how it feels to roll for AGES to take off at 2400 meters ASL with a full cabin, luckily the flights to LAX are 4 hour hops so I guess we were not close to MTOW, but I got used to it....rolll roll..and then up like a...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?
Replies: 23
Views: 4879

Re: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?

We are in the midst of the start of a trade war, problematic relations with Russia (remember those overflight rights) and a lot of things can be unforeseen like a huge epidemic, large catastrophe and such... Id be more cautious in ordering those gigantic fleets, if things don't pan out like they hav...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 47
Views: 61923

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Those darn Plastic Airplanes :old: :rotfl:

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51757

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The paint job is Fantastic... Thanks for the Photos.!

And for those who criticize The leasing of these aircraft.... there is saying in Mexico that says:

Nobody buys an elephant if they don't own a Circus first.


Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4650

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

One word = Kingfisher.

Still John Leahy gets nightmares from the sound of that word.

Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

The westbound leg of this "imaginary" direct flight is on the limit of a 788 can do I bet any kind of headwind would make it divert. Divert= Money pit

Nice codeshare if it happens, direct with AM metal, I don't think so.

Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67029

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

If I PAY to fly in First or Business class, I expect better treatment than Y, after all its my money and I can feel entitled (by my money) to ask for better services, specially if those are advertised and come in the menus... She is right, pretty soon she wont be a FA, so taking her pics off twitter...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 21395

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

how much is Boeing selling its 787 now that production is in cruising speed ? It rumored that they can go lower than 100 million a copy and have still room for a decent profit. (decent as in less than 10 million), but all this is just approximations on economics of scale and the amazing cost cuttin...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 21395

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

With the cancelations they have had, I think any big order will get a great price, specially now that the 787 order book is packed and the price hovers 115 million or a LOT less per copy.... Who will get the bargain?

Things are very interesting now...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70022

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

For a proper A322 or 321XLR a new wing is needed, with additional space for fuel on it and a huge door for faster pax disembarking ....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 7330

Re: Concorde route question

MEX was a regular route, I loved watching it take off it was deafening..... in fact my dog became deaf after 12 years of take offs of 707 727 dc9 Dc8 and the concorde the Dc10 the Trsitar and Jumbo were very quiet...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue May 29, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 31550

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

This new LH CS reminds me of the 90´s Mexicana "darth Vader look" pure unadulterated bull. That can spin it for all they want but I guess DHL yellow CS and LOGO is not classy...LOL

Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat May 26, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8444

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

RetiredNWA wrote:

The L1011's and DC10's are being retrofitted right now for the winter flying to the South and Islands.


Id pay good money to fly any of the big trijets !!!

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by TheRedBaron
Wed May 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14301

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

You could just write the city name and then nobody would have to look things up. But hey, "I'm a pro aviator logic" OK, but do you know where Puebla is without looking at the map? Without that, "Puebla" is as useless as "PBC".. Good lord, this thread has to be satire, ...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed May 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22782

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Now the Sukhoi deal makes more sense.... Those Aircraft will never be delivered and Iran will buy russian Aircraft with no western avionics...

Bummer

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6149

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

Thanks for the link ! I have always loved the Frank Borman story with eastern taking a dozen A300... it was a time when people were a lot more wreckless and adventurous than today...much like Juan Trippe bet on the 747...

Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon May 07, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 8211

Re: Texas International

I Grew up in Mexico City. I remember flying twice MEX-IAH in 1973-1974. Both time daytime flights, both time DC9 (30?). Both times a beautiful Lone Star tail. And that is the other thing I remember living under the San Mateo Approach (Satelite edo de Mex), seeing these Lone Star tails passing day a...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun May 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38399

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

They could do nothing and complain about the carpets and interiors and not take delivery ...

On a serious note...the 777 and the 350 orders would be the logical choices and keep the Dreamliners and 321 Neos.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat May 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5618

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

For me Leahy is a great salesman, and has the Steve Jobs Syndrome, he enjoyed the good times and when things got steady he left, Apple did the same when SJ died, so after his death, apple has not created anything ground breaking...so everyobne pins the success of the company to his leadership. Airbu...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri May 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 51954

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

maybe i am tired and all and i did not see a comment on this but what up with the flys on the pics that was shared? That is Kessje trademark on his graphics.... I have seen em for years and sometimes I laugh at the way they are portrayed.... weird but funny. Back on topic, I agree with Polot and ot...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu May 03, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 65288

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

After seeing the video, I think its miracle they decided to go around... its amazing how close it was. Pure sheer luck, Thank GOD.

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by TheRedBaron
Wed May 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 51954

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

My take on the subject, the A380 will soldier on... (on a comatose order book), Airbus will not respond to Boeing if IF they go 797, there was no case for a 757 NEO whatever, there is no case for a 797, they will keep printing money for a long time because of a healthy order book, the A330Neo will s...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue May 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this even Legal (close flying)
Replies: 27
Views: 5667

Is this even Legal (close flying)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn-WpF ... e=youtu.be

Holy smokes is this legal? the TCAS must be off like crazy

TRB
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Just saw this in you tube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn-WpF ... e=youtu.be

Holy smokes is this legal? the TCAS must be off like crazy

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Post 1st Quarter Financial Results
Replies: 11
Views: 2298

Re: Airbus Post 1st Quarter Financial Results

I hope Airbus can get its act together in the production side of the business...surely it is costing way more than quantified, because all the extras and problems that you incur due to failed date deliveries and on time production of high demand components. Just to think that at 150 seats a A320 fam...

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