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by bunumuring
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 26241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Hey guys, Like RyanairGuru and others, I am increasingly leaning towards QF choosing A350 over the 777X... I had a conversation with a QF pilot yesterday and he said that he felt that way too, with Alan Joyce's 'moving of the goalposts' about 300 seats in 4 classes being a sign of Potential Airbus f...

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Naming an aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Naming an aircraft?

Hey guys, I love planes being named, seems like a throwback to the golden age of railways! TAA/Australian Airlines also used to name its planes, for example its A300B4s were named after famous European explorers of Australia's colonisation. Also here in Australia, I seem to remember at least some of...

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 1688

Re: Terminated AF destinations

Hey guys, Add Sydney to the list... UTA used to fly into Sydney and when Air France took it over, Sydney was retained for a little while before being dropped. At the time, the UTA colourscheme was one of my favourites flying into Sydney. I remember the AF 747-400 with the experimental colourscheme f...

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Musical Instrument
Replies: 21
Views: 500

Re: The Correct Musical Instrument

Hey guys,
The saxophone...
Kirk Pengilly is THE man...
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20135

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

[*]Well SpaceshipDC10, that is what I clearly stated! Thanks mate! And juliuswong, thanks for the photo... Appreciate the link! As everyone can see, it wasn't in the standard Compass Mk1 colour scheme. I am not sure why, but remember speculation that it was (a) rushed into service or (b) a cost-savi...

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by bunumuring
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best B-52 spotting locations in the US.
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Best B-52 spotting locations in the US.

Hey guys,
Watching in disbelief as a B-52 roared in from over the Blue Mountains at low level was definitely THE flying highlight of the Australian Bicentennial Air Show at RAAF Richmond base in 1988... Still my all time favourite air show!
What a sight! What noise! What power!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20135

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Hey guys,
I well remember my one and only A310 flight on the one and only Australian registered A310... Sydney to Adelaide on Compass Mk1...
So glad I made he effort to book that specific flight!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Peter Gabriel song
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: The correct Peter Gabriel song

Hey guys,
Absolutely definitely "Don't Give Up"....
The only other song anywhere close to it is "Digging In The Dirt"....
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 14641

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

Hey guys, It kinda makes sense .... Viking becomes the new de Havilland Canada in a way, but I hope they can pull it off! I really hope that a neo/MAX style Q200/300/400 eventuates, as I feel the world needs it but I fear that Viking alone wouldn't be able to do it. I wonder what ATR think of this n...

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by bunumuring
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Alitalia terminates A340-500 lease with Etihad
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

Re: Alitalia terminates A340-500 lease with Etihad

Hey guys, With South African still flying A340-600s, wouldn't an A340-500 sold dirt cheap be an easy decision for a SAAF AF1? It would certainly have the hot-and-high capabilities needed! I wish, from a purely avgeek perspective, that our Air Force here in Australia had purchased a couple of A340-50...

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by bunumuring
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 46239

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Ummmm,
The company established to build this plane is called 'CRAIC'?
Obviously the Irish must be involved too...
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 85
Views: 5203

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

Hey guys,
I remember a Boeing proposal decades ago for 747-400Fs (designated C-19s I seem to remember...) to be purchased by the USAF to supplement a reduced buy of C-17s, due to issues at the time with the latter. Obviously nothing came out of it!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 37
Views: 2160

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

In Australia the "c" word is often used as a term of endearment. True fact. Hmmmmm, I've never heard it used like that! And I've lived all of my life in and around Sydney! Very interesting! What part of Australia did you hear it used like that? Cheers Bunumuring PS My contribution was goi...

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by bunumuring
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future CX routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3750

Re: Futute CX routes?

Hey guys,
By Cathay's own admission, Canberra is not likely any time soon despite some speculation earlier this year which led to a statement from the airline denying plans to fly there.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23905

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Hey guys, I agree with smi that Qantas could well order a small subfleet of 6-8 787-10s for Asian and peak transtasman routes. The chances for the -10 would be higher, in my opinion, if Boeing wins Project Sunrise. Adding on the 777-8 and then a possible A350-900 for the gap between the 777-8 and th...

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 26241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Hey MooLor,
I agree with you about the MD-11's noise. I wonder if FedEx (and UPS, DHL etc for that matter) would consider making the move to SWZ and seek 'curfew-busting' flights?
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects
Replies: 2
Views: 904

AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects

Hey guys, The classic Westland/AugustaWestland/Leonardo Lynx family of helicopters has always been a personal favourite of mine. I've been fortunate enough to get 'up close and personal' with a few Royal Navy ones. I know that the 'next gen' of the family, the AW159 Wildcat, is already in service in...

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 85
Views: 5203

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

Hey guys, I agree with the general consensus about no-need-to-restart C-17 production BUT I bet if the US did Saudi Arabia would buy some and perhaps, just perhaps, India and Australia might top-up their fleets. The last Australian defence policy document (or whatever it was called) talked vaguely a...

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia accidentally leaks image of future high-speed helicopter
Replies: 18
Views: 2818

Re: Russia accidentally leaks image of future high-speed helicopter

Hey guys,
I think that the design looks good and agree with VSMUT that it appears to have Kamov design inspiration.
I'm curious to find out more about it...
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 33115

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Hey guys, 'big things are coming our way'.... - use of the plural... So may be more than one 'thing' or change? - 'big' specified... - 'coming our way' suggests something coming towards Lufthansa as an airline, or could that be its A380s? Any speculation of a new interior or overhaul of a particular...

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A6-AOS/ Air Arabia New Livery (Pic)
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: A6-AOS/ Air Arabia New Livery (Pic)

Hey guys, I like it as well and a definite improvement over the current livery. I love the use of the colours and the way that the bird's 'wings' stretch the entire height of the fuselage/tail fin. Not as effective as the last Canadian ('proud wings') tail arrangement, but a great design nevertheles...

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by bunumuring
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct ice cream brand
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: The correct ice cream brand

Hey guys,
Here in Australia....
Magnum or Streets Blue Ribbon.
In particular, Magnum white chocolate with splinters in a tub. Plain vanilla or butterscotch Blue Ribbon in a tub (though the latter was discontinued years ago).
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Austral will replace their E-190 with 737s
Replies: 32
Views: 5457

Re: Confirmed: Austral will replace their E-190 with 737s

Hey guys, Mitsubishi isn't on the list... Is the MRJ too small to be considered or just too far away from EIS for this competition if they new planes are needed sooner rather than later? I'd be curious too to know if the Airbus submission(s) included A220s alone or in conjunction with A32Xs. Cheers,...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 3614

Re: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers

Hey guys, I agree that Emirates and Qatar are the leaders for the foreseeable future, with Etihad challenging but appearing to fall by the wayside. Turkish is in a position of its own, being part ME and part Euro in my opinion but worthy of being in the same 'class' as Emirates and Qatar. I can see ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 6357

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

Hey guys,
I like the ad, simple and clear message. Hopefully Australia & NZ may feature in upcoming ones!
I believe too, like many posters above, that it's time for United to introduce a new livery/branding. I absolutely loved the previous 'rising' multi-hued blue colourscheme.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Want To Know When You'll DIe?
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Want To Know When You'll DIe?

Hey guys, Out of he blue, with no warning, I was once told I had six weeks at best to live. That was ten years ago this year. So yes, knowing the exact date I was going to 'die' did mean a lot of things happened. I was told there was an 80% chance that I couldn't be revived after the surgery require...

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by bunumuring
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 64
Views: 6649

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Hey Ozair, I really appreciate the Qatari information. It does raise interesting questions as to why the deal was not consummated. Are there any other countries seriously looking at the E-7 at the moment? And while we are at it, what's the status of the P-8 negotiations with Saudi Arabia? Cheers, Bu...

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by bunumuring
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 68
Views: 13650

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

Hi guys,
I think that its inevitable that Korean will end up operating 787-10s, A350s of some description and probably 777-9s...
But when? I would saw the 787-10s first...
I would love me to order some more 747-8s bit it won't happen now unfortunately.
Take care,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blood sugar thread
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Blood sugar thread

Hey airstud, I was diagnosed with diabetes out of the blue about 18 months ago. Major change of diet necessary (Hello Coke Zero, my new best friend!) and increased exercise required but not much else. Medicate morning and night and blood test 4-6 times daily. I had it added to my frequent flyer prof...

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by bunumuring
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 24403

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Dear EChid and juliuswong, I suggest you two study up on Virgin Australia, lol. No less than John Borghetti himself has stated that they'll be in the market for a new wide bodied fleet, after reportedly deferring decisions on a new single-frame, expanded widebody fleet in recent times. He clearly ha...

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by bunumuring
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 29
Views: 2192

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

Hey guys, Part 2 of my list.... VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: part 2 -worst airline website: QF often gets my business purely because on my iPad the Virgin Australia website fails to operate properly and is VERY frustrating... 100% of my hotel bookings (5 in the past month alone) go through QF website purely be...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 29
Views: 2192

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

Hey guys, Here's some opinions.... JETSTAR: -faulty seat flown on despite notifying FAs three times -poor inflight service -flies A32Xs versus my preferred 737s -worst Aussie airline livery despite featuring my favourite colour (silver) QANTAS: -can be cheaper 'overall' than JQ or TT or (especially)...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 24403

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Hey guys, I wonder if Etihad's part-owned Virgin Australia could end up with 'something' from any potential shake up of Etihad's order book? VIrgin Australia arguably needs more wide bodies even though it isn't the best financial shape and Singapore Airlines and HNA group would also have to approve ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu Vaccine or No?
Replies: 73
Views: 2979

Re: Flu Vaccine or No?

Hey guys, I missed having a flu shot last year - first time in about a decade - and of course I got the worst bout of flu I have ever had. Lasted on and off for about three months with one brief period of a few days in hospital. Tests proved that I had two strains of flu over that time. I had flu si...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Philippine Air Force might go for JAS gripen
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Philippine Air Force might go for JAS gripen

Hey Devilfish,
Thanks for your information! Your absolute last point is most interesting....
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 24403

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Things could turn out in a very interesting way. EK could end up picking up all of EY's A350 order and cancel their own LOI for 787s, if Airbus and Rolls Royce offer the deal EK cannot refuse. I won't be surprised if the EK's A380 "order at risk" report is just a smokescreen to hide a muc...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Question for photographers

Hey mate,
I use Lowepro bags and belt holders, bought from a camera shop in Sydney's CBD.
Sounds like you are organised though.
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Philippine Air Force might go for JAS gripen
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Philippine Air Force might go for JAS gripen

Hey guys, I wonder how the finances will go with this... The Gripen seems to be a great aircraft but I agree with Ozair that used F-16s might well have been a better choice. Sometimes I guess that buying 'brand new' is a priority.... And the Philippines have just ordered two brand new Wildcats, from...

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Hey guys,
With Kuwait and Costa Rica also ordering some form of ISR King Airs recently, the King Air is obviously the frame of choice in this mission set. Impressive for such an 'old' but well-developed and continuously improved plane!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Hey guys,
With Kuwait and Costa Rica also ordering some form of ISR King Airs recently, the King Air is absolutely killing it!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Imperial Iranian Air Force, pre revolution
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: Imperial Iranian Air Force, pre revolution

Hey guys, I remember reading somewhere a long time ago that the Iranians were interested in C-5 Galaxies at the time of the revolution. Does anyone know anything about that? I wish I could remember where I read it. I vaguely remember reading too that the West Germans were interested as well OR that ...

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by bunumuring
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8983

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

Hey guys, Just a thought.... Qatar has a big interest in AIr Italy ... Perhaps some of these planes are headed there eventually? I know that the stated plan if for 787s to supplement the MAXs, but maybe by the time the 777Xs and A350-1000ULRs come online and QR has accepted enough to initiate servic...

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 57
Views: 4209

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

Hey guys,
Don't know if it qualifies as a 'bad habit' but I always try to sweet talk the reception staff into a free upgrade upon check in!
It works about a quarter of the time : I have stayed in six hotels in the past fortnight and it worked in two of them!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 96
Views: 8652

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

mxaxai wrote:
How about Merlin? Small, agile and it'd be the first military airplane to bear that name. Also a reference to the Merlin engine that powered the early Spitfires.


Hey mate,
Check out the Leonado (ex-AgustaWestland) EH101, known as the "Merlin" in UK service...
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 8983

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

Hey guys, Looks like Qantas' "Project Sunrise" might benefit other airlines as well ... Am I right that Airbus fast-forwarded these developments of the -1000 in response to the QF competition? I can also see AirNZ being highly interested in this as a 777-300ER replacement and supplement fo...

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12476

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Hey guys,
I dislike the new livery and agree with posters above that it looks like two liveries rolled into one!
I liked the old livery with the larger white titles.
The new livery reminds me of easyJet and TNT...
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 10243

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Hey guys, Phew! I have been worried that as a cost-cutting measure, Etihad would 'simplify' it's outstanding livery and that's what I feared had happened when I read this thread's title...., you know, a white fuselage with billboard titles and the same tail or something. I hope that Etihad does NOT ...

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by bunumuring
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 96
Views: 8652

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Hey guys,
How about 'Dreamtrainer' for a name? It was suggested to me by my (non-avgeek) teenage son after we looked at photos of Boeing's successful T-X.
I laughed, told him 'No way' but agreed to at least post it here....
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 96
Views: 8652

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Hey guys,
Any word on the official designation and/or name of it yet?
Cheers,
Bunumuring

EDIT: I see that aumaverick just beat me to it, asking the same question!

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by bunumuring
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 5349

Re: Unusual airline routes

Hey guys, To me the proposed Vietnam Airlines service to Port Hedland, Western Australia was totally crazy... And then it was suggested that the flight would continue on to Auckland, New Zealand! Crazier still! Haven't heard anything about it for a few months ago now... The Jetstar Dreamliner flight...

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