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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 9
Views: 1947

Re: Where will UAL fly there 787-10's?

Does anyone know if they'll come with Polaris and the new Premium Economy seating?

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA
Replies: 25
Views: 6279

Re: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA

Any idea when UA takes their first delivery?

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAH - 15L and 15R arrivals
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: IAH - 15L and 15R arrivals

I've seen it on twice in person (I've lived here for 19 years this May) but it does happen. The first time I saw it was in the summer of 2011 with a FedEx MD11. I had to do a triple take. Hopefully this pattern stays until Wednesday because I'm doing a day trip for a job interview in DEN on Tuesday ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737-600's
Replies: 28
Views: 4035

Re: Westjet 737-600's

I've seen them in DFW and once in IAH.

A cool avgeek Euro trip would be to catch a ride on a SK 736 and self connect to an AF A318 or have a layover in whatever overlapping city. BTW, what would be a city both of them fly their respective small planes to? Asking for a friend... ;)

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?
Replies: 34
Views: 2473

Re: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?

Well the way DY are going, they'll probably set up a Norwegian USA. But seriously, without a US airline doing their own version of Air Canada Rouge, I think that niche will be filled by European carriers like DY, Level, Joon, etc. Bigger question is what could happen over the Pacific and if airline...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 6731

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

SumChristianus wrote:
IAH-EYW daily should be next.

Oh dear God I hope so!

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ge fan blade
Replies: 23
Views: 3964

Re: Ge fan blade

When I interned at Southwest, we did a hangar tour and got to crawl all over a 737. The mechanics told us one blade of the CFM56 is worth more than a brand new Honda Accord. I drive a Honda Accord, a 15 year old oe at that, and I can barely afford it, much less an engine blade! I can't imagine how m...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 64
Views: 15548

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

I'm gonna be that guy and say the SR71 holds the fastest NYC-London TATL crossing at 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds :biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 30
Views: 4715

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

The fact that the Embraer presentation specifically mentions Denver means to me that they are trying to lure a certain large US airline...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2314

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

[twoid][/twoid]

Kilopond wrote:
N766UA wrote:
What about Republic? They’re just “Republic Airline.” Like they only go to one place...


:D The same applies to Emirates Airline.

They only to one place, Dubai! :biggrin:

I kid I kid.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2400

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

I'd I can distinctly recall seeing DL, AA, UA, WN, NW, CO, US, and AT at my home airport all the way up until the mergers, and based on this, competition was greater because all 6 were indeed flying to most cities. WADR, if you live in a city that had all of the carriers flying there, you must live...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2400

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

I'd argue that it actually increased competition. You now have at least 3 carriers with near-identical destination offerings from 95% of US airports with commercial service. Back in the days of the US6, it wasn't uncommon to have 1-2-3 airlines at a tiny airport, with the others left out because it ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 186
Views: 11277

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

They better start cranking up their own aircraft manufacturer because I'm petty sure you can make the 737/A320/Q400/CRJ/ERJ totally electric. Actually none of the designs you mention could be made into a successful electric airliner. If you filled the wings with batteries and hit maximum takeoff we...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?

I've queried on here before if it could work on UA with at least a seasonal 752 out of EWR. The consensus was since it's right in the middle of FRA, CDG, BRU, and AMS that it didn't make that much sense. But with UA in full expansion mode, and if the Luxembourg government offers a subsidy, it has an...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 186
Views: 11277

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

They better start cranking up their own aircraft manufacturer because I'm petty sure you can make the 737/A320/Q400/CRJ/ERJ totally electric. And there will still be quite a bit of the 737s and A320s doing domestic flights in Norway by 2040.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next Generation Helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Next Generation Helicopters

There's been talk of heavy lifting (that goes point to point and doesn't call for a fixed wing airlifter like an Antonov) moving toward airships. The UK has Airlifter and there is a photo in the database of a Lockheed-Martin airship meant to do civilian heavy lifting. IIRC it was for jobs such as mi...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 55
Views: 1795

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

According to yesterday's Economist podcast, Trump gets the credit because he didn't wreck the economy as much as he would have because he didn't do as much as he said he would when he was on the campaign trail. We'd have to see what's going on at the end of this year to really see Trump's effects on...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-12B just landed in DTW
Replies: 17
Views: 2309

Re: AN-12B just landed in DTW

They come in to Houston every once in a while.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in Facebook News Feed
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Changes in Facebook News Feed

I hate how Facebook changed its policy to seeing post from your rinds that you have liked most recently. I literally see the postings of no more than 20 friends, targeted advertising, and political memes, and nothing more.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JANET Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: JANET Airlines

Ozair wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
I applied and got denied in 24 hours.

They reviewed your posting history...? :duck:

I'm not that abnormal. :biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JANET Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: JANET Airlines

I applied and got denied in 24 hours.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea's Moon credits Trump for 'big' role in North Korea talks
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: South Korea's Moon credits Trump for 'big' role in North Korea talks

I always love madman tactics. Think of it in a real life where you get so angry with someone that you wanna hit them, and then they rip off all their clothes and then tell you to throw the first punch. No one wants to fight a naked guy, and the naked guy is the US. And now NK has come to the table.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 19
Views: 2962

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

Going further, did the Il76 score any kills with it's tail gun? Why did the Soviets add a tail gun to a strategic airlifter? Are there any photos from that position?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 34
Views: 2330

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

Santiago and Rangoon

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is motion sickness common on planes like a Boeing 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Is motion sickness common on planes like a Boeing 777?

Sit as close as you can to the wings and take some tryptophan to help you sleep.

Anywho, you hardly feel motion on big planes. On the 777 you only really feel it on takeoff and landing. When I flew on the A380 if I wasn't looking out the aindow, I wouldn't have known we were taking off!

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?
Replies: 50
Views: 4569

Re: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?

Gosh now I am curious if a person like Cher, Madonna or Vanilla Ice actually need to use their full names on their tickets? It would have to match what's on their government ID/passport, so unless they got a legal name change to their stage name, then they'd have to use their legal name. The retire...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 897

Oprah 2020?

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/media/o ... index.html
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Word on the street is it may happen.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/media/o ... index.html

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Modesto (MOD) May Give Up Part 139 Certification For Commercial Ops
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Modesto (MOD) May Give Up Part 139 Certification For Commercial Ops

I visited Modesto once. The gas station next to my hotel was being robbed by the same biker gang staying in the hotel.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politically Homeless
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: Politically Homeless

3. Because of demographics, it is nearly impossible to both win a primary and then the general election in a state as a moderate anymore. I've said it once, I've said it 36 times, my country will only prosper with the abolition of political parties. Term limits is a great start, it will help facili...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5498

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

Eh, different business cases. The LAS add from JJ is only for a few weeks, and entirely oriented around O&D to and from GRU. Also, part of a broader strategy on LATAM's part to be more aggressive with new route planning. They've added SCL-MEL, LIM-BCN, LIM-IAD, LIM-SJO, and GRU-JNB in recent mo...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline: problems and possible solutions
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Airline: problems and possible solutions

Expressjet Problem: Crew shortage (FA's and pilots) Possible Solution: Strengthen pilot pipeline with UA or offer early retirements to older crew members (yes they are there), renegotiate contract to include larger aircraft and increased pay Skywest is trying to let Expressjet die on the vine. Unit...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?

FlyingSicilian wrote:

However, I am needing and seeking a list of the current shortest mileage-wise.

My I ask why? Just curious.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline: problems and possible solutions
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Airline: problems and possible solutions

Expressjet
Problem: Crew shortage (FA's and pilots)
Possible Solution: Strengthen pilot pipeline with UA or offer early retirements to older crew members (yes they are there), renegotiate contract to include larger aircraft and increased pay

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commutair dash 8 flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4601

Re: Last commutair dash 8 flight

NYPECO wrote:
It's sad to see that turboprops are pretty much gone from US main airlines.

There's still Cape Air's ATRs flying for UA out of GUM.

If it's 2 things the US needs more of it's passenger 747's and turboprops. The public really needs to be educated about turboprops.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4659

Re: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?

so what would be the ideal Brazil-Japan route with 1 stop? Or there is not no good option, this is simply a flight that would work financially? When JAL operates flights to GRU, they stops at JFK (NRT-JFK-GRU). It's right on the Great Circle path and has demand to fill both leg (Tokyo<->NYC is self...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 64
Views: 7740

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Has DFW finally remove the old Airtran line? Parts of it is still standing and DFW stated they were working on removing the last vestige of the 70s transit system. Since they put a DART station in DFW, I think they should've kept some kind of dedicated-lane, non-sterile area transport system to con...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

Whether they do or not, one thing that’s for certain is that “reputation” and “national pride” will have zero to do with the decision. Maybe being Naive, but I was under the impression that a lot of people would be very upset if boeing took the Airbus approach. People can be upset all they want. Bo...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 64
Views: 7740

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Has DFW finally remove the old Airtran line? Parts of it is still standing and DFW stated they were working on removing the last vestige of the 70s transit system. Since they put a DART station in DFW, I think they should've kept some kind of dedicated-lane, non-sterile area transport system to con...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8455

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

rj777 wrote:
1)AS hasn't finished merging with Virgin America yet
2)Hawaiian is too much of an icon to disappear
3)JetBlue.......same as Hawaiian

What if they merge under a holding group while keeping the brands alive but streamline the FF programs? Horizon could be the regional for the combined airline.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4773

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

You hit the nail on his hea. I love hearing that, but why couldn't the same hold true with the US mergers? I.e. DL and NW remain separate brands but owned by the same holding company? Is it because theY are in the same country and therefore easier to merge and eliminate a brand in favor of the other?

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4773

US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

The different airline merging styles between the US and EU perplexes me. When the merger mania in the US happened, 2 entities met and one came out. In Europe, the various airlines airlines are owned by a handful of holding companies for the most part. Would the US model work in the US and vice versa...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner with the most crashes
Replies: 17
Views: 2626

Re: Airliner with the most crashes

If you look upon it has fatalities per million passenger miles flown, then the Concorde takes the cake.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7324

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

Didn't TWA have 50 on order?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps Nuclear Button Bigger Than Kim Jong Un's
Replies: 55
Views: 1690

Re: Trumps Nuclear Button Bigger Than Kim Jong Un's

I remember the "my nuclear button is bigger than yours" game. Classic middle school hallway banter.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4550

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I believe that we'll see AUS-Tokyo over Seoul. Yeah Samsung is there, but Tokyo is like London, LA, and NYC on that it has near-limitless demand to places all over the globe.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Roscosmos - How is Russia's space program doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Roscosmos - How is Russia's space program doing?

What the Russian space program achieves with its miniscule budget is a glaring indicator of the levels of incompetence and corruption in the American space effort led by NASA. Billions of dollars in return for NOTHING. American space industry needs a radical shakeup. Roscosmos is essentially the wo...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15107

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

I took a flight from ONT to PHX when WN was getting the first few -800's. The plane went SEA-DEN-LAS-ONT-PHX. When i got on the flight from ONT it was at 9 PM and there were 25 of us on the flight. We were all invited to sit in First Class! First Class on WN? New to me. But maybe they will launch b...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: AVIC cuts first metal on MA700 turboprop

LOL --- yea because that MA60 was such a blazing success (how many crashes?) ... who in their right mind would buy this mess ? State-run Chinese airlines would by from this state-run manufacturer as well as airlines from nations like Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and smaller African nations that can't aff...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinions On A New Cell Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Opinions On A New Cell Phone

My friend loves the OnePlus 5.

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