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by CrimsonNL
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 12954

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

I had to see it to believe it, but after two and a half years, she's finally flying again! On the way now to VCV!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11561

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

I'm quite amazed that in 2021 we're somehow still talking about a Fokker 100NEO/NG/SuperMAX. Say that hell freezes over and KLM expresses interest in 50 of these new jets, plus a surprise order for 30 from Air France. Where are they even going to manufacture them? There's no production line anywhere...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 12954

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

VT-JEW has been moved to a hangar! The first sign of activity in 2021! :smile:

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 improvements coming soon?
Replies: 40
Views: 5838

Re: ATR72 improvements coming soon?

Nobody wants them apart from a few being used in small numbers. While they may be dependable, passengers don't like them, they even look old. They are slow, noisy and can't fly above bad weather. The old -200 series (or 42-300) were indeed pretty lousy for passenger comfort. Noisy and vibrating lik...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 17305

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

An engine change, see UA 777 cases, would be quite a challenge on Midway. My squadron did a trip in there when the USN left. I very much doubt any cranes, lifts, etc for an engine change are positioned there, just in case. Very easy to fly all that in on a cargo plane I’ve loaded a 747 with an RB21...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 23481

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

AS and CO did 739 ops without tail stands for years without putting any on the bump..... what's changed? I'm also a bit confused about this. At AMS we have our 5 resident KLM 739's (non-ER), plus we get visits from PS, TK and LY. Tail stands are literally unheard of. I have ground handling experien...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 479900

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial ... f_Alitalia
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Quite interesting to see that there is a dedicated (lengthy) Wikipedia article, specifically about AZ's financial situation!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial ... f_Alitalia

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 12954

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

I really wonder at the mechanical state of VT-JEW at this point. I don't believe she's been moved at all in 2021, nor have the engines been running. In fact the engines and landing gear aren't covered at all and are subject to the Dutch climate..

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform
Replies: 25
Views: 3759

Re: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform

I think it fits the airline brand. Not bad, but kind of anonymous and not very noteworthy either!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 14073

Ilyushin 112 prototype crash

The prototype of the Ilyushin 112 transport aircraft has crashed today in Russia. A horrifying video (below) shows the right engine (Klimov TV7-117) on fire.. https://twitter.com/Defence_blog/status/1427562277956464644 https://defence-blog.com/russian-air-forces-newest-transport-aircraft-crashes-nea...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most and least comfortable pilot seats
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Most and least comfortable pilot seats

I've always wondered at the lack of headrests on some long-haulers, like the DC-10, and of course older piston designs. Doesn't that get annoying, not being able to rest your head against it, after flying for several hours?

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mongolian Airways Fokker 50 Ferry Flight through The Bahamas
Replies: 6
Views: 5937

Re: Mongolian Airways Fokker 50 Ferry Flight through The Bahamas

Very interesting! I thought all Fokker 50's had been retired in Mongolia years ago.. Plus it's a rare -120 variant too!

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3628

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

The M in BMB, in current ULD standards, implies a base plate dimension of 96x125 inch. It's hard to tell if it's that big from the pictures.

Maybe its a custom container only used by CP Air?

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SiLA AN-28 crash in Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

SiLA AN-28 crash in Siberia

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4ea5e328&opt=0

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RA-28728, an Antonov 28 of SiLA (Siberian Light Aviation) went down today on a flight to Tomsk. Incredibly all occupants seem to have survived!

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4ea5e328&opt=0

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 121
Views: 18427

Re: Af/KLM Narrowbody order 2021

So which is more efficient? Containerised or non-containerised? Well, if an AKH container shows up at the aircraft with 35 bags preloaded, they will be on board in just a minute or two. When instead a bulk loaded cart arrives and 35 bags have to be manually loaded, well, you can imagine.. With carg...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 121
Views: 18427

Re: Af/KLM Narrowbody order 2021

I always thought KLM would benefit a great deal from having containerized A320's, for the hub operation at AMS. So much more efficient bag loading! However for obvious reasons I think it will be a MAX order..

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14526

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

I'm really curious how this was handled on board, and if everyone complied. It seems completely ludicrous.. "Ladies and gentlemen, in preparation for landing we ask that you please fasten your seatbelt, put your seat in the upright position, and fold away your tray table. Also please now put bo...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3853

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

Out of interest, when where the old standard weights first introduced?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3967

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

Speaking from experience I know that Vueling used to carry cargo every now and then, I'm sure they still do it. Also BMI Baby used to take DHL freight on their EMA flights.

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 23239

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Every time with 2 crew when a pilot goes to use the lavatory, it turns the aircraft into a one-pilot operation.. In that case we would still have two crew on the flight deck, one of the cabin crew comes up and straps in. Well that is company specific, there are plenty of airlines out there who don'...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 23239

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

i immediately thought of germanwings 9525. i would not want to fly a single pilot operated plane, and i thought they made it required to have two pilots in the cockpit at all times after that incident... Every time with 2 crew when a pilot goes to use the lavatory, it turns the aircraft into a one-...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3868

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

The Fokker 100 had a customer choice whether the hold doors opened inward or outward! Are you sure there was an inward opening type? I can only remember two types of outward opening types. One was a very narrow door that hinged on the bottom. It opened downwards. If you weren't careful when opening...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Stobart Air ceases operations, appoint liquidator
Replies: 88
Views: 15568

Re: Stobart Air cancel all flights

davidjohnson6 wrote:
British Airways return to Exeter ?!?! So much for the London Airways label...


Maybe that guy talking about the 6 runway Exeter-Intergalactic-Spaceport was onto something..

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peru new Airline "Capricornio Air"...is this for real..!?
Replies: 15
Views: 2793

Re: Peru new Airline "Capricornio Air"...is this for real..!?

Wow, their crew scheduling department must be massive!

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 51
Views: 12954

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

A few months ago there were rumours going around about a possible buyer. She was then towed to the test run area of the airport, and under supervision of the fire brigade they had the engines run for a while (without problems). However after that she was towed back to the remote parking spot and has...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 25, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new york airways helicopter
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

Re: new york airways helicopter

Looks like there was also a company called us helicopter that flew from Newark airport to Manhattan in the late 2000’s https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Helicopter In 2007 I arrived into JFK on KLM, into T4. I remember riding a skytrain to the arrivals hall or something, and seeing two helicopters...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France revised titles
Replies: 31
Views: 7320

Re: Air France revised titles

It's almost like they switched to a "one size fits all" concept for these letters..

"Hey Jean-Pierre! We need new stickers for this 318!"
"We're all out of 318 stickers Louis, just use these 777 ones!"

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19 seaters in Europe
Replies: 59
Views: 7665

Re: 19 seaters in Europe

French Chalair operates the 1900D on some domestic French routes. They also had a short lived ANR-GVA service a few years ago, for which even the 1900D was too much apparently.

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 4335

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Given the exorbitant costs to park a car for passengers at airports. how does it work for employees? Are employee parking lots generally free or do they attract hefty costs for employees? Is there are general rule or does it depend on the type of employer and aspects such as availability of public ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts

Hi NTOR, My Cyrillic skills are very basic. But I can make out the terms Under load / running load 400 (KG?) "For lifting" and "Weight date" I can't find anything with that 11 digit number. That string of 00000's looks a bit odd for an aircraft construction number if you ask me.....

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 15163

Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

Could this not simply be for part-out in support of the existing FX 777 fleet, rather then a conversion? I don't think PAX LR's are in hot demand these days, so they probably got a good deal.

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 171
Views: 46711

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

workhorse wrote:
OK, where do we stand today?

Mahan Air - 1 stored



EP-MNB is currently active!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1895

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

Bosch Aerotwin. On my previous car a pair lasted 100,000km easily. In The Netherlands too where they are frequently used.

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 99
Views: 24822

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Again, the crew mistook AMS-PBM for a leisure route, instead of a VFR one. With the former, assuming each passenger only has 1 bag is accurate. Not so with the latter. Silly mistake by the crew, but then again, maybe PY should have given EuroAtlantic all the info required ref. the average baggage l...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 99
Views: 24822

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Without them KLM would have a monopoly on Europe to PBM....and would nodoubt charge monopoly prices. Maybe an opportunity for Corendon Dutch to fly to PBM with smaller B737-800? CND already operated to Natal in Brazil, so why not Suriname? :duck: They would have to fly an additional 737-800 behind ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 99
Views: 24822

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

'TCU is headed for VCV today. Guess they did get that engine working.

SLM took delivery of the aircraft in December 2019, but only operated it commercially from December 2020 through February 2021. What a waste of money and resources..

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21984

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Does anyone have a link that includes the pictures? They don't seem to be in the link in the OP. Thanks!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!
Replies: 30
Views: 8556

Re: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!

Given the episode around FlyArmenia and a 737 ending up in Iran has appeared on a number of aviation websites, I imagine that every major aircraft leasing company knows about it as well. Thus, FlyArmenia and the people involved can presumably forget about obtaining any more Airbus or Boeing aircraf...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 99
Views: 24822

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Luchtvaartnieuws is reporting that SLM is already looking to get rid of the 777, and wants Boeing to take the plane back, possibly as soon as next week! I wonder how much money they wasted to operate this plane for a mere two months.. The saga continues! In Dutch only: https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/ni...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Airport (BHX) Step ladders left on runway as 3 planes land.
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: Birmingham Airport (BHX) Step ladders left on runway as 3 planes land.

The way the ladder is loaded looks, well, interesting... It has some sort of cord to lock it in place apparently, but that clearly wasn't sufficient. I also kinda wonder how you don't notice the ladder departing from the truck bed when you're driving, but maybe the guys were distracted when it happe...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)
Replies: 16
Views: 10911

Re: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)

Dutch Luchtvaartnieuws reports that about 200 engine fragments have been recovered in the town of Meerssen! Apparently one lady suffered a headwound from being hit by a fragment. The other injury is a child suffering burns from touching a smoking hot fragment, after it came down.. https://luchtvaart...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)
Replies: 16
Views: 10911

Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)

A Longtail Aviation 747-400 (VQ-BWT) had a pretty bad engine failure out of Maastricht Airport today. Departing for JFK they blew up engine 1, causing a shower of turbine blades to rain down on a residential area. Dutch news report that two people on the ground received light injuries, and it appear...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2955

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Apologies for the delay, but for the 24th March 2000 United 15 Mar 1999 UA947 AMS-IAD UA0947 N781UA 12:53:12 15 Mar 1999 04 Apr 1999 UA946 IAD-AMS (Arr. 05Apr) N770UA UA0946 05:51:12 05 Apr 1999 Canada 3000 14 Jun 1997 2T339 YYZ-AMS (Arr. 15Jun) If 2T340 is the return flight then the Reg is C-FXOF ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3515

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

I'm still in denial and consider this a temporary livery. Any day now they'll introduce a new real livery which will their aircraft will proudly display! :white:

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320
Replies: 53
Views: 8206

Re: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320

In the back of my head there is a memory of a video of airbus doing some very careful measuring with a ruler on an A320 wing and then going at it with a circular saw!! It made me wince as it looked like the Makita one I have in the shed! Hah! I remember that video, I really cringed when they sawed ...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 83392

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

I spend a lot of time this weekend reading the report and most of the annexes. Absolutely shocking, and I'd go as far to call it horrifying..! I know the plans were to re-engine the two remaining ships with the PW1340 Wasp engines and resume flights. However after reading this, I doubt that we'll ev...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 3192

Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition

Hi all! I realized to my shock that we didn't have our yearly Alphabet thread in late 2020. We could always count on Airstud to start it, I hope he's doing ok! I suppose there hasn't been much flying for most of us. For me, I managed to get one Scotland trip in before COVID hit Europe. A few new ent...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?

She continued to TLS after the fuel stop in AMS, so I guess they gave up on going to Hamburg all together..

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 83392

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

In view of these numerous technical inadequacies, it can be concluded that, prior to the accident flight, the Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e aircraft registered as HB-HOT was not airworthy in either a physical or a formal sense. Wow, that's a shocking conclusion! Though it follows up by saying that it probab...

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