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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13215

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

The fact that LAS is in the middle of the city is precisely why nobody will want to use a new facility with a 30 minute drive to the strip. Let me just nitpick a bit. The city of Las Vegas starts north of Sahara Ave. and only the Stratosphere casino is located within its city limit. All the Strip c...

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by Confuscius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14738

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

EightyFour wrote:
Cha bu duo, eh?


Hong Kong assimilating into the PRC?

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by Confuscius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 4006

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

We might never know what exactly happened to Schultz. It seems Airbus could use more women in Top Management. Well in my dealings with both Boeing and Airbus for over a decade, the Airbus teams have always been mixed gender. I have yet to meet a female Boeing medium / high level representative. I a...

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by Confuscius
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 4006

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=analist )


Sounds like he wasn't a good fit, and it led to friction.


Or Airbus is not a well-oiled organization.
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BaconButty wrote:
Revelation wrote:
keesje wrote:
You always have to be careful, sometimes it is personal & few analists apologize later on.

Wut? ( ref: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=analist )


Sounds like he wasn't a good fit, and it led to friction.


Or Airbus is not a well-oiled organization.

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by Confuscius
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 27109

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

neutrino wrote:
Want to know what is true torture in travel? How about:
Image


Is that a Cebu Pacific A330 seat map?

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 52
Views: 8000

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

The thing is, many people do know and they ignorantly ignore the proper pronunciation. I don't know who decided that Beijing should be pronounced with a French J, but it is really annoying. There is no French J in Beijing, or Mandarin for that matter. I cringed on a UA flight to PEK where the pilot...

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1215
Views: 124005

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

FAA has issued a new O'Hare Diagram effective today (9/13): http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1810/00166ad.pdf#nameddest=(ORD) ...shows some interesting changes from the last, including a new taxiway Z the entire length of the field on the west side. Also, 10C/28C lost one foot in length from 10,801 to ...

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by Confuscius
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 18222

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...

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by Confuscius
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12691

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

Does anyone know what he was yelling? What medical condition would make someone act out at just the worst time, and still permit one to fly? Tourettes springs to mind...? Or a panic attack, triggered potentially by the crowd and combined space and combination of other factors(medical history, drugs...

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by Confuscius
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1215
Views: 124005

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

NW ended their service from ORD to NRT about the time AA started. I miss their 747s at ORD, but I'm pretty sure they never flew a 744 on the route, but instead a 742 till the end at ORD. I believe those 742 flights started and ended at MSP, although with a different flight number (The direct flight...

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by Confuscius
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12691

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

flyingclrs727 wrote:
If it were up to me, I'd divert to DXB or SIN and offload the passenger.


A choice between whipping or caning?

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by Confuscius
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19539

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

EvanWSFO wrote:
Enough with the "Airplane" jokes PLEASE. We get it. Pretty sure if any of the jokesters here were among the sick, you wouldn't be laughing. Grow up people.


Lighten up Francis...oops! wrong movie, sorry!

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8588

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

zeke wrote:
Is that part of the left wing I see detached in one of those photos ? Looks like some extensive fire damage to the left wing as well.

Surprised to see the slides open on the left side.


One over wing exit door was opened as well.

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by Confuscius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29277

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

londonistan wrote:
HARPOON???!!!!! Are you mad? I hope you're being ironic..


Perhaps a little. ;) However, whaling is part of the Japanese culture just like the fur trade was part of Canada and the U.S. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to see an Air Canada "club a baby harp seal" paint scheme either.

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by Confuscius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29277

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I wonder why ANA did not go for a whale motif. I think it's very Japanese. The airplane's huge tail would be a perfect canvas for a whale tail (not that whale tail) or a harpoon.

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9751

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

Flighty wrote:
If EK did not know there is a high revenue global market near EWR, then it is a miracle they know anything.


I think they know where Jersey City is...

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9751

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

enilria wrote:
If it weren't for the airport, I wager nobody would have heard of Newark.


The airport is a blessing, otherwise Newark would only be known as the carjacking and chop shop capital of the U.S.

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by Confuscius
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

scbriml wrote:
I assume they'll be off to ROW to join their ex-colleagues?



How far are these planes from where alien spacecrafts are stored?

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by Confuscius
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 8194

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

If I was an FA, I would not show up disheveled, wrinkled and unshaven! Even in today's non-gender specific world, I still would not want to look at a woman with hairy legs and armpits. But that's just me, I'm just an old fashioned, non-politically correct liberal such as Anthony Bourdain, George Ca...

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by Confuscius
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 1570

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Jet Airliners: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde Airbus A310 Airbus A318 Antonov An-148/An-158 BAC One-Eleven Boeing 707 Boeing 717 Boeing 720 Boeing 787 Dreamliner British Aerospace BAe146/Avro RJ Convair 880 Convair 990 Coronado Dassault Mercure 100 de Havilland DH 106 Comet Embraer ERJ 135/ERJ 140/ERJ 14...

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10375

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

So how many delays on adjacent gates when everyone came to gawk? :) They people in the photo aren't "gawk"-ing...Airstairs were brought to the aircraft and the passengers were directed back into the terminal via walking the ramp. The personnel are there to prevent any one from wandering i...

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6576

Re: Best airline call signs

ORDfan wrote:
Image


Straight and to the point. No confusion at all.

Unlike this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw3CeVKUtwE

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6576

Re: Best airline call signs

American
Delta
United
Southwest

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1215
Views: 124005

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

If the location on the old O'Hare Modernisation Plan documents are still valid, it will be East of 4R, Between 9R and 9C, and West of where 36 used to be. I think the current VOR Location is in the middle of where either the high-speed exit taxiway or the parallel taxiway will be. I believe you mea...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1215
Views: 124005

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

But, if you goto Google maps and turn off the 3D (upper left "hamburger" icon), you will see the most recent satellite view. From there you can see what sections of the runway they have built so far. It is being done piecemeal as they have access to a section, they build it... Where will ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 312
Views: 20722

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last February: LAX-PVG MU586 777-300ER PVG-MNL MU211 A321 MNL- WNP DG6117 ATR LGP-MNL 5J ???? A320 MNL-HKG 5J110 A330-300 HKG-PVG MU504 A321 PVG-LAX MU577 777-300ER LAX-MNL; HKG-LAX airfare on China Eastern: $436 MNL-WNP airfare on CebGo: $48.37 LGP-MNL airfare on Cebu Pacific: ??? MNL-HKG airfare ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 45
Views: 1907

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?

Wright Flyer, with new engine option.

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3198

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Covington, Kentucky

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6338

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

MileHFL400 wrote:

Well the short of is that Iran aint getting no more A330's.


So Iran will be getting more A330s? Because double negative equals positive.

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by Confuscius
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6694

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

El País (Spanish most read newspaper) has an article today about Barcelona El Prat airport, calling it "Europe's black hole". According to EP, BCN has the most delays for an airport of its size in Europe. Most of those related to Vueling... Doesn't look good for me, I have two scheduled d...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania begins B787 ops, eyeing long-haul intercontinental routes to BOM, CAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: Air Tanzania begins B787 ops, eyeing long-haul intercontinental routes to BOM, CAN

rutankrd wrote:
Behramjee I’d say since it’s been bough with Chinese money they’ll want to see it moving more crap and mineral prospectors into Africa first and foremost.


Perhaps ivory on the return trip.

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by Confuscius
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 187252

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7BOEING7 wrote:
george77300 wrote:

Right now the 737NG will cease production towards the end of 2019 — there are about 150+/- left to build.


What about the military variants based on the NG platform? Some are scheduled for delivery well into the 2020s.

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by Confuscius
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?
Replies: 23
Views: 4900

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

In the next 5 years or so, more than 10,000 planes will be added to airline fleets around the world... The number of aircraft on order is staggering and unparalleled. That's a lot of airplanes. Slightly off topic (Note: no mention of specific airplane model(s)) How many four-engine VLAs are expecte...

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by Confuscius
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which big airlines are not stock-based?
Replies: 14
Views: 2655

Re: Which big airlines are not stock-based?

It's not a big airline, but I'm certain Air Koryo is not stock based.

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by Confuscius
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1215
Views: 124005

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

_AA_777_MAN wrote:
In other news The Rolling Stones just arrived in ORD today from MAN on a 767-300...


I bet they flew on a 707 or DC-8 for their very first concert tour in the US. It's surprising that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have outlived many of their contemporaries.

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by Confuscius
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7908

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

Denver772 wrote:
What airline is this? Just out of curiosity, not to start an argument.


Spirit Airlines. An airline which a lot of people say will not fly again after their initial experience, but apparently do come back because the airline is profitable.

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by Confuscius
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7908

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

It turns out this airline has a 1.7 star rating by passengers as has endless complaints from passengers. An airline like this seems like it may not exist for much longer if it is being this badly managed... There's an airline in the US with similar complaints and star rating, and with lots of Airbu...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3552

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

I completely agree with the post about airspace management (or lack thereof). I have never seen such inefficient operations at any airport like PVG. The spacing between takeoffs and landings are just ridiciulously inefficient. It’s not unusual with minutes between departing aircrafts. In The wester...

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by Confuscius
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3450

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

This just seems nuts! Who is funding this venture? Why would anyone invest in this? How can Taiwan support a third airline? From which routes do they think they can pull market share? Why do they believe they can do better than China Airlines and EVA, both members of alliances that can provide feed...

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by Confuscius
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3528

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

I'd settle for Jerry or Willie Brown. ;)

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by Confuscius
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 5057

Re: GE's in trouble?

Bricktop wrote:
It wasn't Welch, as much as I disliked his style of management. It was Jeff Immelt, who IMO was a total clown. The corporate jet fiasco was only a symptom of his ineptitude.

Would GE been better off with McNerney? McNerney lost to Immelt to succeed Welch, he then moved to 3M and then to Boeing.

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by Confuscius
Thu May 31, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12135

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

With human trafficking I see no problem for them to ask. We want people to be super cautious Yes, and with all the problems with alcohol, in society, agents should probably ask for breathalyzer tests, too. Ask for what, exactly? Oh, you mean the required ID for a child on the lap? Like the valid pa...

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by Confuscius
Mon May 14, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 312
Views: 20722

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last February: LAX-PVG MU586 777-300ER PVG-MNL MU211 A321 MNL- WNP DG6117 ATR LGP-MNL 5J ???? A320 MNL-HKG 5J110 A330-300 HKG-PVG MU504 A321 PVG-LAX MU577 777-300ER LAX-MNL; HKG-LAX airfare on China Eastern: $436 MNL-WNP airfare on CebGo: $48.37 LGP-MNL airfare on Cebu Pacific: ??? MNL-HKG airfare o...

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by Confuscius
Fri May 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13845

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

flflyer wrote:
WN pilots certainly taxi faster than the others. Clocked a flight I was on at 45 mph on the taxiway.


I thought it was just below V1.

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by Confuscius
Wed May 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13845

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Perhaps the extra baggage in the cargo hold?

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by Confuscius
Sun May 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport demolitions
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Airport demolitions

727LOVER wrote:
Old ATL terminal
Most of the vids I'm finding are time-lapse. I was wondering if there are any more INSTANT demolitions?


Probably a few air bases in Iraq during the 1990s and early 2000s.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 83
Views: 15971

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Do Chinese airports ever name a "C" (center) runway for three parallel runways? PEK doesn't as well as PVG.

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by Confuscius
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11726

Re: Major order for the SSJ

Great news for the SSJ - what is the "R" version, is that the new winglets? Per Flightglobal , it denotes " Russified "..... :smile: ..... Cool, perhaps a five-person cockpit crew: two pilots, flight engineer, navigator and radio operator...plus a few more electric fans.

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