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by zululima
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101124

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

rrbsztk wrote:
Although i am fearing that the orange window trim and that orange line on the front of the wing are the airplane equivalent of painters tape. But i love garish orange trim so hopefully it stays :)/


It's almost certainly masking. The inlets are also blue, which is a huge no-no.

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by zululima
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 116
Views: 24144

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

What a bloody joke this 'competition' has devolved into... I think India and Canada should team up for a joint-RFP so that multiple hundreds of planes could be endlessly bid, cancelled, and re-bid all in one easy-to-follow farce. The endlessly-potential cost savings could possibly be enormous, perh...

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by zululima
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last flight of the Avianca's E190
Replies: 19
Views: 3578

Re: Last flight of the Avianca's E190

Are we talking Avianca proper (Colombia) or the whole group? I was doing dummy bookings to SAL and GUA for December a few hours ago and the E190 was shown on most flights.

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by zululima
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 49
Views: 3607

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

mxaxai wrote:
Nuclear weapons remain a weapon of only theoretical use.


Japan on line one for you.

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by zululima
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

tvarad wrote:
Great video of wingtips unfolding on the move:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cImfFHPQT7s


Looks like it took 8-9 seconds to fold down. Very slick; can't wait to see one!

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by zululima
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10206

Re: Delta A220 route additions

SteelChair wrote:
What other 5 abreast aircraft are being built?


Sukhoi Superjet, which is also a sweet ride.

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by zululima
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9367

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

Six down, seven to go!

Image

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by zululima
Sat May 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9895

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

I would be interested in having the magnitude of change from the original 777 to this explained. In the early 90s the 777 was hailed as the first all-digital design airliner, where a 3D model was used and could be manipulated to check clearances, the ability to fit MX tools and hands, etc. all befor...

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by zululima
Tue May 07, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60979

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

A United 787-10 (N16009) came into DFW for a few hours today. Looks like a weather diversion en route LAX-IAH. First 787-10 visit? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2361/history/20190507/1732Z/KLAX/KIAH http://i63.tinypic.com/2ptcxdv.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/6j37ty.jpg

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by zululima
Mon May 06, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It is where the thrust reverser mechanism is I believe. If this is a translating sleeve TR, then the actuators 6 per nacelles are further up. What you are seeing may be the faring for the track on which the translating sleeve will slide. Just a guess.... One can verify this by the absence of these ...

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by zululima
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14664

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

This happened once before that I can recall, in May 2011. Over 40 American Airlines jets were damaged due to a spring storm that hit DFW. I was flying from LGA to ORD and back on the same day the following morning from the storm and heard announcements about this repeatedly. The next day I flew JFK...

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by zululima
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane. You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail. And I think that nicely sums up the quality of airline we can expect FlyAristan to be. Who's ready for that frequent flye...

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by zululima
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60979

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

DART is starting (or may have already started) construction of work on the former Cotton Belt RR line from Plano to DFW... They are planning completion by 2022 and it will use the same type of equipment as Tex Rail's route from Fort Worth to Terminal B, and, in fact, will arrive at Terminal B at th...

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by zululima
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 110
Views: 16050

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

So they're just copying the Ruston product line verbatim? :scratchchin: Actually, it's worse than that. Like the US, they're just recycling their own legacy fighter names from WWII. It took a lot of brainpower to come up with "Lightning II". :roll: I wonder though, why have the UK skipped...

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by zululima
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9677

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

I can't believe any of you are enjoying or even tolerating that new livery. It's the single most horrendous thing I've seen this year. Vomit green belly, really? This is coming from someone who likes both S7 liveries and is ok with Spirit.

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by zululima
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104650

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

jworks158 wrote:
This article claimed that they are still pushing for BA to order a few more A380s


BA are too smart for that. When they are ready for more A380s, they will just pick up used frames for cheap.

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by zululima
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9677

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Was "Fail Airlines" already taken?

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by zululima
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47702

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think the 738 has the range to go HNL-DAL nonstop. The trip is listed at about 3800 miles and the range for that plane is only about 3400 miles. You were wrong about everything in that post. 1. The trip was filed at 3394nm planned (it's only 3297nm direct) 2. Thi...

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by zululima
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 144
Views: 32097

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

A minor prediction: there will never be any "exercise" area worthy of the name on an airliner. With exercise comes the need for a shower, and this is the last plane that would be carrying around excess water. Why not just give everyone what they truly want - more personal space? A small lo...

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by zululima
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CRJ1000 1:200 scale
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: CRJ1000 1:200 scale

Thanks... But in history there were few CRJs (200 - recently Delta, 700 & 900) made at this scale so why not a 1000 variant ? Even if this type isn’t so popular... Because unpopular types don't have enough demand to cover development costs for manufacturers. There are only about 10 liveries tha...

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by zululima
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2422

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads

Please allow me to disagree! I am interested in these numbers BUT I am NOT interested in the minutia of an airport that those threads (particularly from the USA) often get bogged down. Greg, please keep the number in THIS thread. Maybe a good compromise would be an ongoing LF thread instead of each...

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by zululima
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2422

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads

Hey Greg, friendly suggestion: I think these monthly updates would be more appropriate in the ongoing DFW thread so we could keep all the discussion under one roof as it were. Oh, and I flew QF8 in november and 'twas packed except for some blocked-off middle seats, so I'm surprised to see those load...

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by zululima
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CRJ1000 1:200 scale
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: CRJ1000 1:200 scale

None of the major manufacturers has made a 1:200 CRJ-1000 mould. From searching around, it seems like there really aren't any in any scale, either resin or diecast, except one or two cheap 1:100 models. Not likely to be for a while either, since there are quite few liveries to be done and little int...

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by zululima
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Every British Airways 747-400 Livery
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Every British Airways 747-400 Livery

If you want to be pedantic, the current livery comes in both brilliant white and off-white versions. Or is that the same as the "with crown" subset?

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by zululima
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60979

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I drove by the TexRail DFW North station on E Dallas Ave in Grapevine today. Very nice parking area. Seems like a good place to park and then only pay $2.50 each way to get to the airport. The problem is that TexRail only runs once an hour. Drove by it too and must add it is a OUTSTANDING spotting ...

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by zululima
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 106
Views: 15613

Re: 787 family future prospects

TTailedTiger wrote:
Well then why aren't the leasing companies buying up A330neos if they are as profitable as you claim? Could it be that there is little to no market for them?


Market size and profit amount are two completely different things, that's why.

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by zululima
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52357

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

RJMAZ, It's unbelievable the amount of rubbish you post sometimes. Try using the words "maybe", "I think", or "my opinion" instead of stating wild speculation as fact. The 777X will flop just like the A380 and 747-8. I expect only 500 maybe 600 777X's to be produced. Fi...

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by zululima
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-87 F-HEVE?
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: MD-87 F-HEVE?

Wouldn't this be the only operating civil pax MD-87?

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by zululima
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60979

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Sounds about right for public transit in Texas. DART per mile ridership is just a disaster. DFW has the largest light rail network in the US and the ridership is just pitiful. A little bit of extra planning would've gone a long way. True, but things are getting better....slowly. Look at the current...

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by zululima
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60979

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Why are there no South American carriers to DFW? Surely LATAM could make a flight work being a One World member. They prefer MIA as the gateway, but I've always thought DFW could support at least a 767/787 once daily to take advantage of AA's massive feed west of the Mississippi, but I guess they w...

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by zululima
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60979

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Let me ask. There seems to be lots of space between 35C and 35R. Can that space allow a satellite hall, connected by Skylink, to hospitalize low-cost and short haul flights? There are plenty of space to make a satellite terminal, and TF’s space can be kept as the parking lot, too. 1. No, because th...

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by zululima
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37215

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

It may work well for passenger connections, but AA says their operating costs at DFW are now climbing higher than hubs like CLT. The layout of DFW is partly to blame And how high will AA's operating costs be after the ~$50 billion realignment is finished? Freaking massive. Yes, I expect the board o...

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by zululima
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37215

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

As far as I'm concerned, they are going to need to do the last option, even though it will likely cost a ton of $. The terminal design is holding DFW back from its full potential, and if they could rebuild it into a more efficient design like ATL, DEN, DTW, etc, DFW could probably challenge ATL as ...

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by zululima
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29975

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

The real game changer would be Fort Worth opening Meacham to commercial service. ULCCs heading there and a possible Southwest sandwich would be very interesting. My wet dream would be UA heading back to Love with more service than IAH (hoping DEN also as Im both a WN employee with UA parents) but a...

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by zululima
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20165

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Braybuddy wrote:
Of course. My point being that novelties are something best appreciated, and enjoyed, temporarily. They wear off VERY quickly.


As opposed to standard liveries, which provide unlimited hours of rich, meaningful viewing pleasure both at home, and abroad.

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by zululima
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20165

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Braybuddy wrote:
Novelty liveries are just that: novelties. They go stale VERY quickly. Such a shame: the standard ANA livery would've looked VERY smart on the A380, IMHO.


Kind of like the Hello Kitty and Pokemon specials. Not like those have been used for decades with increasing popularity...

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by zululima
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94987

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Flyerqf wrote:
Is OJU now retired?


Of course not. It's scheduled to JNB in 6 minutes.

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by zululima
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TW Express ATR flights
Replies: 22
Views: 3891

Re: TW Express ATR flights

IINM by the merger, the only props left at STL were the Jetstreams, mostly or wholly operated by 3C. FWIW, departedflights has a 1999 OAG that shows ATR flights. TW/AA still had ATR-42s after the merger. STL-BMI,MEM,SGF,PIA,MLI,SBN had them on a regular basis. I worked at STL as a fueler following ...

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by zululima
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20165

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

So this blue one is named "Lani", but it doesn't look like they put the name anywhere on the aircraft, unless it's hard to see. Also curious to know whether green or orange will be next. The renderings didn't show registrations; anyone have info?

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by zululima
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137547

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I don’t think you can say it’s more cost efficient as an air to air fighter. It’s cheaper. But efficiency has a performance metric to it. In combat against a relative peer (say someone with SU-35’s or any other advanced Flanker variant) I would expect the EF to come off better but on something like...

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by zululima
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28709

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

JAMBOJET wrote:
...the worst legroom/plane in the industry...


You know AA, UA, and DL don't constitute "the industry", right? There is worse seat pitch than Delta, even in the USA.

Seat Pitch is also a somewhat useless metric, as it doesn't account for the thickness of the seats themselves.

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by zululima
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4703

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

Speaking of "Janet", I think it's funny how similar their livery is to the new retrojet. Must be a 737-600 peer pressure kind of thing. Tunisair wants to sit with the cool kids at lunch.

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by zululima
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94987

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

The 8th A380 to be repainted in Silveroo ferried to DXB on the 7th, VH-OQD.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6011/history/20181107/0215Z/YSSY/OMDB

That's good news for me; trying to catch a ride on the new livery on QF8 in a few days. 7/11 isn't bad odds!

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by zululima
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19145

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

I flew NZ during the summer IAH - AKL. The flight was full. I assume IAH - SYD doing well! Wow, an assumption based off of an anecdote from a totally different flight. You should go into route-planning. Also, "summer" is ambiguous. Pick a hemisphere. For those who live in Houston and have...

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by zululima
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 127880

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Everyone will interpret the tea leaves differently, but it's definitely a good thing that this didn't drag out. WOW wasn't coming back one way or the other, but now that Icelandair is unopposed in their home market/business model there is at least the possibility that they could start service. It wo...

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by zululima
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154646

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Anyone that thinks FI is going to keep the WW brand around long-term is smoking some bad stuff. WW customers are not profitable customers - why would FI be worried about serving them? This buyout is about rationalizing the Icelandic market - WW, long being the irrational actor in the market place, ...

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by zululima
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 166004

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

For a supposed mega-airport, I've got to say, it looks damned small. Do they intend a second terminal in the opposite block of land? Rough count shows maybe 110 gates for narrowbody sized planes. I can't tell how many planes they actually intend per boarding pier.

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by zululima
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137547

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhVhE-TWsAAf_Az.jpg That concept looks good from a first view. Flat, thrust vectoring, lots of internal volume (spare volume between the engines). Flat? - Poor stability and maneuverability. This is a fighter, not a bomber. Can you imaging having to land this on a carrie...

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