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by sassiciai
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 6872

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Even if nothing else changes at EY, the day they replace the A330 with the B787 out of Brussels is the day I stop flying with them. I have plenty of hours logged on these 330s, and do not wish to be subjected to 9-abreast 787 if I can at all avoid it! I'm just off the phone with Etihad. They said i...

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by sassiciai
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 6872

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Weren't there rumours also that the A330 passenger fleet is on the way out too ? Apparently leases will expire on the A330 passenger fleet. Lots of 787s inbound for EY, which should replace these. Even if nothing else changes at EY, the day they replace the A330 with the B787 out of Brussels is the...

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by sassiciai
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2693

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

I would frankly be horrified if A and B are not already collaborating. At the very least, each will have reps at all necessary and appropriate standards bodies, where they will sit together - with many others - in order to draw up industry-wide standards. I would also suspect that there are fora loo...

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by sassiciai
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8644

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

I'll bet that a comparison of the snow/ice equipment available at Boston, Amsterdam and Brussels would make an interesting read, and go a long way to explain why one copes better than the others

Investment cost? Annual operating cost? How is the cost recouped?

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by sassiciai
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 46
Views: 11480

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

Condolences to the families, friends and collegues of the victims. I doubt that they are reading this let alone that they would take it to the heart from an internet anonymous. Sorry but this internet emotion outpouring is just trivializing emotions as such. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by sassiciai
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 9599

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42527530

6 dead in seaplane crash today near Sydney

2017 has yet to finish
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42527530

6 dead in seaplane crash today near Sydney

2017 has yet to finish

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by sassiciai
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84529

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

With LHR getting a third runway and DWC likely being online by the time the last a380 rolls off the production line - there isn't much need for the 380 anymore for the major operators. several growth countries are building huge airports to avoid an issue such as LHR and being slot constrained. The ...

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by sassiciai
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84529

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

With LHR getting a third runway and DWC likely being online by the time the last a380 rolls off the production line - there isn't much need for the 380 anymore for the major operators. several growth countries are building huge airports to avoid an issue such as LHR and being slot constrained. The ...

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by sassiciai
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I "The formalising of a structure was really to make sure we have our best and brightest taking a hard look at what our customers want, and what are the economics for them and for us in doing this airplane," McAllister says. "We're listening to our customers from around the globe on ...

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by sassiciai
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 112
Views: 15608

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

When the circumstances following the loss of the South African Airways B747 Combi over the Indian Ocean in late 1987 became apparent, Transport Canada was going to restrict Combi passenger/freight operations. "Combi" aircraft were going to have to be either totally cargo or totally passen...

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by sassiciai
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

For better or worse it seems the 797 is now as good as launched.They are now fighting over the 'where'. Either way it's late very in the day.Cant see many 757's ( or 767's for that matter - other than US3 perhaps) still being around when this aircraft gets into full production in nearly a decades t...

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by sassiciai
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The B747-8 passenger version is no longer in production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4266

Re: The B747-8 passenger version is no longer in production?

How sad that within 15 posts of a new thread, there are posters who use phrases like "hardcore A fans" and such childish rubbish, and that many threads these days on a.net are immediately subject to these juvenile pissing contests I wonder what topic I could raise on this site that would a...

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by sassiciai
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The B747-8 passenger version is no longer in production?
Replies: 17
Views: 4266

Re: The B747-8 passenger version is no longer in production?

The real question is the other way around, is Boeing still actively selling the 747-8I? they came out and basically said no. They said they may have a handful for VIP and government but see the VLA quad market to be dead. Is that correct? I would like to see some reference to that. I doubt that the...

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by sassiciai
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.

Central and all of southern UK is predicted to have heavy freezing fog tonight. And lasting well into tomorrow. So are you prepared BA ( and others of course ). Journalist are right now no doubt sharpening pencils ready for their usual negative stories of operational chaos, stranded passengers and ...

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by sassiciai
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SIA to charge for advance Y seat reservations for the cheapest or "Lite" fares
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: SIA to charge for advance Y seat reservations

OMG! This is a bit of a shock! This leaves me feeling extremely disappointed, until now I had always believed SIA to be the standard bearer for all things traditional in a quality-conscious legacy airline. The quoted article says "Fans of SIA will lament this decision" - well, I think the ...

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by sassiciai
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 16733

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Thank you, 727 200, for your objective opinions! Quite refreshing to meet someone with such new and revelatory views Here on a.net, opinion is discredited as childish fanboy-ism, unless it is backed up by some evidence and/or facts. So I invite you to either provide justification for your claims, or...

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by sassiciai
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8644

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

I am not an expert in ICAO regulations or other regulations on airport operators (there will be local national regulations that cover some/much of this). There are regulations, I am sure, about many aspects of airport equipment and its performance, such as ILS, autoland capability, fire fighting equ...

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by sassiciai
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8644

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

Thanks for the comments, airbazar. I don't want to get into any further argument with you, so I will take a step back instead This is an obvious problem for many airports where there are occasional severe weather conditions that impact operations. Maybe the problem is that the impact of the conditio...

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by sassiciai
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8644

Re: BRUSSELS: WHY SUCH A BIG CHAOS WITH SO LITTLE SNOW?

I wouldn’t say ‘so little snow’. Yes, snowfall in the low countries was only about 20cm over 2 days. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the most accumulation in such a short period I have seen locally since I was a kid. And I’m 52 now... AMS has 2 full sets of snowclearing equipment but just co...

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by sassiciai
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8644

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

BRU closed yesterday at about 10am, AMS was quite a bit later (if it actually shut completely). Yesterday's weather had an unusual conjunction of snow, wind, and air temperature of just above freezing! So it was much more than snow ploughs moving snow - the runways were iced! The aircraft were iced!...

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by sassiciai
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe

BRU just reopened for arrivals. First in was a domestic Belgian flight from CRL!

An 11-minute repositioning flight of an SN BA A320

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by sassiciai
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe

Most airports have websites with arrivals/departures info updated in almost real time. FR24 can also help answer such questions!

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by sassiciai
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe

I live 20km south of Brussels. This morning just as the rush hour got going, Brussels and Flanders were hit by a snow storm, with 10cm of snow falling in double quick time - here near Waterloo there was a flurry of snow, but nothing to worry about. BRU was closed before 10am, and has only just reope...

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by sassiciai
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

This thread title is the following: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans A Program Office does not define what is produced, that is the responsibility of the "797 Project Team" or whatever title Boeing uses for such a team The Program Office (PO) is tasked with the...

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by sassiciai
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: Snowfall hits Europa and the U.K.

I see for the first time on FR24 vehicles at BRU sweeping the runways, with call signs like WINTxxx, SUPPxx, INSPxx. Quite unusual!

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by sassiciai
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It's really quite amazing to see that this (latest) thread has almost reached 700 posts, and it is still just full of the same wild speculation (at best) Outside a very small core within Boeing, no-one knows with any degree of certainty what the company is preparing to commit to. A commitment that e...

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by sassiciai
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703493

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I call foul on the status of this thread! The title is "Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380", and I visit here expecting some discussion or even news on the Airbus - Emirates joint efforts on this For the last few days, this thread has radically departed from the ti...

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by sassiciai
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

You two are clogging up this thread with your pedantic bullship competition. Can you take that elsewhere, please

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by sassiciai
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Picture Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 3708

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Picture Thread

F & Y look okay , but that Business cabin ... to much polished wood effect and leather trim for my like , maybe if it was toned down so its not so in your face it would look okay my 2 cents worth AN767 I agree 100% with your remarks about the Business cabin. I would be royally pissed off to sit...

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by sassiciai
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Derelict CS100s at CYMX
Replies: 24
Views: 8953

Re: Derelict CS100s at CYMX

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
They don't look derelict to me. Not finished, yes, not painted indeed, but not derelict. They might even be considered as white tail if they were part of a previous order that was canceled.

Agreed! I would urge the OP to amend the thread title, as it is worse than misleading and inaccurate

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by sassiciai
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160412

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

[twoid] [/twoid] So would a MAX'd up 767 have raked wing tips like the 764 or blended winglets like the 763 ? I'm all for a new take on this fine bird. It's another step towards a 'MOM'. Hey let's call it the 767-STEP-MOM ! ;-) Given how much some here love the idea of a MAX'd 767, maybe it should b...

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by sassiciai
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160412

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So would a MAX'd up 767 have raked wing tips like the 764 or blended winglets like the 763 ? I'm all for a new take on this fine bird. It's another step towards a 'MOM'. Hey let's call it the 767-STEP-MOM ! ;-) Given how much some here love the idea of a MAX'd 767, maybe it should be called the 767...

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by sassiciai
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21657

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Well, the cynic in me reacts when the poor injured guy is helped away by his colleagues. They take him away from the inferno at the back of a 777 being loaded to go, so probably already refueled, and leave him "at a safe distance from the flames" under the fuel tanks in the wings Oh well, ...

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by sassiciai
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 64293

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Earlier in the thread various posters were discussing the use of Qatar registered aircraft (& others) brought in because there wasn't any spare capacity here in the UK. Nonsense; there are plenty of "spare" aircraft and crew sitting at UK airports as we speak, all of them with yellow ...

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by sassiciai
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?
Replies: 27
Views: 9261

Re: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?

I thought that the recent preliminary decision on the C-series dumping claimed by Boeing was supposed to wreck all Canadian contracts with Boeing

Is there any sign of anything happening here on the Max 8 contract, or it's full steam ahead?

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by sassiciai
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16065

Re: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline

Challenge to Kirby: Instead of shooting for a meaningless title like "biggest airline", why not shoot for something more relevant like "better airline." What is the point of being biggest when all you are doing is providing poor service at a very large scale? Not really somethin...

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by sassiciai
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16065

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

What's all the focus on "biggest"? Oft stated, "Biggest isn't Best" I have never experienced UA, my flights to/from the USA were mostly only European airlines. I had one return BRU - Chicago with AA, and a number of US domestic flights. Those allowed me to at least understand the...

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by sassiciai
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

This thread has been off-thread in all but a handful of posts. This is about the PO that Boeing has setup for the next possible development, the so-called B797 There have been so many earlier threads about the MOM, and this, unfortunately, has just become the latest. It offers little (or nothing) ne...

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by sassiciai
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Like others, I cant understand the quote function, especially if I just want to quote the previous additional comment, and not the long multiple quote that it contains Stirfry51 wrote: I agree with you!! The B797 is going to be a digital Fly by Wire B767 between the -200 and the -300 with capability...

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by sassiciai
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 19280

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

Is this newsworthy here? Charleroi airport has recently opened a new parking option, effectively the old terminal-level parking, but with a new entry just before the entry to parkings 1 & 2. So rather than plunging into P1 or P2 and struggling with the mayhem in there, you can now drive up to th...

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by sassiciai
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 32
Views: 8546

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

LHR may have a 480k cap, but that is with 2 runways. Surely if AMS (and KL) want to continue to grow they will need to lift the artificial cap. They have 6 runways and plenty of room to expand terminals. . It should be understood that Schiphol is at sea level (or even below!) and close to the North...

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by sassiciai
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Just a passing thought...did B always form program offices and publicise their formation with previous aircraft pre-launches? Just wondering whether this announcement has other, non-technical objectives... Faro In my experience (40+ years in an IT environment in a wide range of business sectors) a ...

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by sassiciai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166931

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Despite the thread title which is about the establishment of a project office, this thread has drifted into version 21 of "what is the MOM". It would be nice if the thread looked back to the opening post, and debated what was stated there. Reading much of the same speculative POVs about so...

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by sassiciai
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 53
Views: 6136

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

Why is the 777 noisier than other aircraft? I totally concur that the 777 is by far the title holder of "noisiest current aircraft today" - and by a long margin. It must be the mighty engines! I try to avoid them as much as possible, but sometimes that is not possible. I have flown in Y q...

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by sassiciai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 29328

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Wow! I vote for zeke in the LH seat. Be careful about not questioning those who talk authoritatively without suspicion. While I believe Zeke means well, a little more circumspection is needed with his kinds of posts on public forums. While earlier he said he didn't refer to 8nm - it was mentioned i...

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by sassiciai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 154
Views: 23491

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Actually, it's a bit premature to call this a 40-aircraft order! It is not an order, but apparently an LOI, and it might be an initial order for 10, with options on 30! Wish these threads were more fact-based, and posters actually read from the first post onwards. If you are going to criticize othe...

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by sassiciai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 154
Views: 23491

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Actually, it's a bit premature to call this a 40-aircraft order! It is not an order, but apparently an LOI, and it might be an initial order for 10, with options on 30! Wish these threads were more fact-based, and posters actually read from the first post onwards. Good luck to TK & Boeing on thi...

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by sassiciai
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17565

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

Tomorrow!

When is this "tomorrow"?

Could the OP amend the thread title and put a date in place of the word "tomorrow" - on such a thread, a subjective word like that looses all meaning in 1 day! And just gets worse thereafter!

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by sassiciai
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11503

Re: Rest of the UK thread

I for one am not really in favour of these "<place> threads" If there is real news, something of interest to many people, hiding it in a <place> thread is not of much use. What content can go into a "UK thread" to keep it interesting if the news is actually in parallel posted in ...

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by sassiciai
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Price of new B767-300F / Freighter
Replies: 11
Views: 2336

Re: Price of new B767-300F / Freighter

Usually depends on the airline and also the quantity of an order. Higher quantity or a highly Boeing customer will get more discount. Usually mark downs for most aircraft are anywhere from 40%-70% of list price. (Airbus is known to drop prices more than Boeing for Market share over value) For examp...

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