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by BOAC1966
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1171
Views: 414031

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN228 homeward to MNL

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by BOAC1966
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 21312

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

B-LRX now returning from Dublin

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by BOAC1966
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Yes similar pattern to yesterday but looks like a Brest rotation this afternoon.. looking positive reflecting medium haul airline schedule.

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by BOAC1966
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Third flight today AIB353 ready for tonights departure ...line up and hold ...cleared for take off!

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by BOAC1966
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 184012

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Is QR still using leased equipment from JJ?

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by BOAC1966
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Looks as if they are simulating an operational couple of days. Now scheduled back to TLS then further rotation later tonight.

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by BOAC1966
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN65 doing a night shift ....route proving in earnest! Over Scotland in the eye of a storm!

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by BOAC1966
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I wonder if it will be as extensive as her older sister involving a RTW and 14 cities? Given the exemplary EIS of her sister probably not really required to be as exacting yet a great PR opportunity if well handled! Aside from route trials are there any other certification hurdles to be completed?

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by BOAC1966
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4424

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

The company British Airways was incorporated back in 1935 according to wikipedia

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by BOAC1966
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Test pilots on -1000 today probably rather dizzy after seven hours going round in circles!

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by BOAC1966
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Yes nice to see -1000 flying ...spent most of flight on 11h doing calibration at 10000 and then today similar pattern at just under 18000 ....hopefully final phase before certification?

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by BOAC1966
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 29
Views: 18846

Re: A340 To be scrapped

Many thanks for link ....makes great reading on the BLADE laminar flow wing research.

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by BOAC1966
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 29
Views: 18846

Re: A340 To be scrapped

See today on FR F-WWAI believe MSN 1 of 340 active in Bay of Biscay! Flying lab still at work after26 years!

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by BOAC1966
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Re the -1000 yet another week with very little flying ....seems to suggest a few issues or reworking before the route proving can commence. Remarkable that absolutely no information emerging or comment especially given launch customer and EIS stated for December.

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by BOAC1966
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Well slow week in -1000 test programme a couple of circuits in SVQ(a/c been several days wonder why?)and short trip in France ... need to step up pace!

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by BOAC1966
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

So little test flying by the 3 test aircraft -1000. Very few hours over the last month ...trust all is going well and no unexpected issues have arisen.

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by BOAC1966
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Assume flutter tests have been completed. Does AB announce the route proving schedules? I see that that F-WLXV, I believe with full cabin, has been more active suggesting route proving in coming weeks?

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by BOAC1966
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Where are we on the -1000 certification? The RR -97 engines certificated and route proving said to be in near future .....other milestones? Will November delivery to Qatar happen?

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by BOAC1966
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 captain confronts pax on flight to Ibiza
Replies: 18
Views: 6019

Re: Jet2 captain confronts pax on flight to Ibiza

Great move by this Captain. Too many flights are being spoilt by threatening behaviour fuelled by booze. One dares not think about a major inflight incident with people totally drunk. These people put themselves and innocent others in real danger in the event of evacuation of the aircraft let alone ...

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by BOAC1966
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20286

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

I wonder if BA might be tempted back into SYD with the 380 on a seasonal basis intially?

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by BOAC1966
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thanks SirTim as unaware of this application ...assume it is a well proven method although surprised as an issue it has only surfaced after four years flying. Anyway pleased quickly actioned by EASA.

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by BOAC1966
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_AD_ ... 7-0154-E_1

Hope the AD issue quickly resolved. Seems odd to use fuel tanks as cooling source given vulnerability ....assuming I understand it correctly. Could result in some major design/ configuration changes aside from checklist changes!
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https://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_AD_ ... 7-0154-E_1

Hope the AD issue quickly resolved. Seems odd to use fuel tanks as cooling source given vulnerability ....assuming I understand it correctly. Could result in some major design/ configuration changes aside from checklist changes!

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by BOAC1966
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 193606

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Encouraging news QANTAS today announced an upgrade programme for the A380 fleet which will see the aircraft reconfigured from the current 14F/64J/35W/371Y to 14F/70J/60W/341Y. First Class will be refurbished and will remain at the front of the lower deck. Business Class will switch from the current ...

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by BOAC1966
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Excellent news Karl and hopefully our lead customer will accept without issues!

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by BOAC1966
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Delta #1 en route to ATL

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by BOAC1966
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Re -1000 in June 2016 Airbus said first delivery had slipped slightly to the fourth quarter of 2017. It is therefore basically on schedule and it would appear the test programme has progressed smoothly with airframe and powerplants performing well. All three test aircraft have been regularly flying ...

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by BOAC1966
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Hot climate testing completed in AAN .....F-WLXV on way home for weekend!

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by BOAC1966
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Seems a marked slow down in the amount of test flying on the three -1000. Are they ahead in the certification programme or on hold sorting out a few issues? Any informed news forthcoming?

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by BOAC1966
Tue May 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

The amount of test flying of the three -1000 much reduced in last couple of weeks ....close to certification? Look forward to route proving phase and EIS in autumn?

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by BOAC1966
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 184012

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

SMJ just back in SIN ...it would be interesting to know cause of both this and SML extended turnarounds in SFO ...must play havoc with crewing

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by BOAC1966
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Interesting test flight with -1000 XL with what appears to be a 30000ft high speed descent in four minutes or so....flutter testing?

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by BOAC1966
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 184012

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

SQ 3 days AOG in SFO now en route home as SQ31D

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by BOAC1966
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 184012

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

SQ 9V-SML still seems to be AOG in SFO ....

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by BOAC1966
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 184012

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Firrst major delay for SQ31 ex SFO ...any details?

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by BOAC1966
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

F-WLXV has just completed over 12 hours of circuits at OZP and now positioned to Seville. Although likely to be related to noise measurements and associated noise footprint on take off and landing is anyone with knowledge of certification aware of any other aspects that would be covered ...autoland ...

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by BOAC1966
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

One has to admire the test pilots, I have just been looking at FR24 trace on last nights noise trials in Seville. They lasted 4hours 29 minutes of intensive low altitude precsion circuits numbering probably close to 40 or more! And all night flying, completed in the early hours. Thse threads place v...

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by BOAC1966
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Nice to see MSN59 back at work with her two sisters!

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by BOAC1966
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Looks as -1000 noise footprint test have started this evening in Seville OZP

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by BOAC1966
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thank hou for updates Karel. Any indications where MSN59 is currently located in TLS?

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by BOAC1966
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 34018

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Surely a company has every right to determine the dress code for staff passengers. With my carrier we are regularly reminded it is a concession with conditions. Over the years it has been made more current. It is their policy not ours!

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by BOAC1966
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

-1000 in Istres over last three days and the other now down in Seville .....wet engine ingestion and noise tests? MSN59 still remains out of the programme ....now 17 days? Interesting to know when AB give an update.

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by BOAC1966
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Of the -1000 only MSN65 doing much work ...her two sisters the heavily instruemented test frames not active and nearly two weeks since MSN59 airborne following VMU tests. Mid term design and software tweaks and hopefully nothing more. MSN65 with cabin fit certainly buzzing around and that is a healt...

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by BOAC1966
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 71 on her way home from BAQ ...hope all went well .... Middle East getting nice a warm for next stage of hot trials! MSN59 has had a week off ..time to get back to work!

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by BOAC1966
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Given AB have announced VMU, cold conditions and high altitude test success it would seem nautral to have confirmed the flutter test phase. Suspect this is the next main task for MSN59?

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by BOAC1966
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

BAQ looks ideal hot, humid and 3000 metres of tarmac ....nice location! Encouraging the progress being made and hope MSN59 will be back soon ....assume tail skid being removed after VMU very successful tests last week.

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by BOAC1966
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 71 leaving La Paz heading north ...now a few days in the climate lab in USA?

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by BOAC1966
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN71 in La Paz final stages of high altitude trials? Spent a good deal of time on the ground st CBB. Any indications on progress towards cerfication ....

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by BOAC1966
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 59 spent early morning circuits at XCR .....tail skid time? Sister in CCB low activity over last two days.

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by BOAC1966
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Has anyone logged the total hours completed by the three -1000 aircraft? I believe around 1600 hours was the estimate for certification and between them they must be close to 300 hours to date. The standard versions of FR restricts retrospective calculation ...anyone with the full version could go b...

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by BOAC1966
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519527

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Interesting that MSN65 is spending time in Hamburg on test flying ....believe it has cabin fit .... is anyone aware why not TLS based ....TLS too busy with day to day production?

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