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by pylon101
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19297

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

It is all about transportation security.
Though the probability of sanctions on airplanes seems to be low today, it can change.
The Russian government creates an emergency fleet to secure domestic market in case of nuclear sanctions.

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by pylon101
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 50546

Re: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft

For Russia, it is all about R&D and transportation security.
To re-start development and manufacturing of the whole line - from IL-114 turboprop to what is now called C929 - would be a huge achievement.

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by pylon101
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19622

Re: Mexico City new Airport

Looks nice. However, with all that huge space it needs travelators. Lots of them. I don't see it in CGI.

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by pylon101
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 177254

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Attaturk is close to great neighborhoods with hundreds of hotels and restaurants. They are within 10-15 taxi drive.
The beauty of staying overnight (or longer) is important.
Would you enlighten me about the location and the infrastructure in the location?

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by pylon101
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16251

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

It was coming. With high-resolution cameras and screens, it makes sense.
But the quality of the visual must be really good. Way better than in today's IFE system.
It worked with "Enterprise" and "Voyager."

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by pylon101
Sun May 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 25817

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

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Dave Majumdar of the National Interest has finally uttered what many people were thinking.
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-bu ... 2s-f-25996

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by pylon101
Sat May 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6294

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

I have been there. It is the regional resort. Promoting San Andres is like saying that Ocean City, MD or Virginia Beach, VA are international resorts.
Colombia mainland is a miraculous country though.

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by pylon101
Wed May 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14589

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

I agree that it would be fair and polite to give city name.
Some of us know IATA or ICAO codes. And they can sound quite different.
Say, Moscow Domodedovo airport is DME/UUDD.

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by pylon101
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 9686

Re: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

I see the logic here. It would take years to build a clean-sheet widebody.
However, the sanctions may affect the aviation.
There is a need for a temporary solution. It's a matter of national security for the country stretched for nine time zones.

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by pylon101
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: HX to start Moscow
Replies: 11
Views: 2687

Re: Rumor: HX to start Moscow

In this business model, the airports are the key.
People flying from SVO rarely use DME and VKO, and vice versa.

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by pylon101
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dubai suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Dubai suggestions

Dubai is a great place. Stay positive and free of any stereotypes. It depends on how long you stay, but I would recommend renting a car. The beauty of the place reveals to you when you are moving and seeing it like in 3D. It is very diverse. However, it is a sort of diversity that is natural and sui...

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by pylon101
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New weapon. Russia.
Replies: 78
Views: 6535

Re: New weapon. Russia.

The cognitive meltdown of Russophobes here in this forum is truly entertaining.

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by pylon101
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 4458

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

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The fourth airport Zhukovsky (previously known as Bykovo) also becomes a player.
Onur Air and many carriers from the former union's republics fly there.
So Moscow has four international airports.
http://zia.aero/en/

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by pylon101
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8666

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

It is a good question.
Moscow has three airports (SVO/UUEE, DME/UUDD, VKO/UUWW) and now they have added Zhukovsky (ZIA/UUBW).
So it makes four.
The traffic is close to 100 million pax. However, four international airports seem to be excessive.

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by pylon101
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 6233

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

Maybe he meant TU-154B2/M? That one is iconic.
TU-204 is a good airplane. But I don't recall Aeroflot having or leasing them.

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by pylon101
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 89301

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Emirates will cease to exist without A-388. What are you talking about? I got absolutely addicted to the 380th. I fly to from IAD to DME via DXB. When I am not in haste. I prefer to spend a day or two in Dubai before going to Moscow, or Bangkok. I think there are many people who will abandon EK if t...

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by pylon101
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US
Replies: 69
Views: 8455

Re: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US

It is obviously ORD. The history supports it in many aspects.
Chicago was the destination for rangers.
Chicago was the center for all trans-continental rail projects and later for interstate road projects.
One just needs a good globe to see how close Chicago to elsewhere.

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by pylon101
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

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by pylon101
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17467

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Gays are not welcome in Malaysia. But I didn't see any protests anywhere.

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by pylon101
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

What matters: it is 11 cm wider than A-320 and 27 cm wider than B-737.
It means that we will walk while food is served.

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by pylon101
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

In 2019.
Thanks to KarelXWB and Wayfarer515 for the updates.

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by pylon101
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30168

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Hm... I flew both #131 and #133 for years. Never experienced anything like this.
Things happen. EK is still my favorite airline.

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by pylon101
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 11456

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

EK/QR to HNL? Why would they fly to HNL? Be serious, guys. Thailand alone had 32 million visitors in 2016. I love Hawaii and I love Florida (Key West). But these are not international resorts. In Thailand, $200.00 a night can buy you a boutique hotel. Unimaginable architecture. Unique service. Absol...

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by pylon101
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14938

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

I have doubts that the project with COMAC will go well.
We Russians need a 10,000 km range. It covers all domestic and international route needs.
Chinese want an aircraft with a much longer range.
However, these are going to be two different airplanes.

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by pylon101
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Re: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted

I used to start my day with Yahoo. So I see the developments through the left wing prism. It doesn't require much education to sort out fake news from anything worthy. As to Internet-based outlets associated with particular individuals, very few of them are really relevant. Even the best of them hav...

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by pylon101
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Re: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted

I used to watch Fox News. Tucker is No.1 show in America in terms of viewership. Sometimes I watch Hannity, who is No. 3.
The news feed is quite good on OANN, One American News Network.
The rest is liberal brainwash.

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by pylon101
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem
Replies: 44
Views: 1829

Re: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem

Unfortunately, health care is not a profession here in the States. It is the business. For-profit entities, not much different from airlines.

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by pylon101
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3614

Re: Trump's Speech

To take the nick DDR is great by itself! If die DDR is meant.

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by pylon101
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3614

Re: Trump's Speech

I am not sure about Afghanistan. It needs thinking.
But Donald has just finished his 1.15-hour speech in Phoenix. And it was fabulous.
He is going to crush liberals openly, without lies and tricks.

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by pylon101
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

I am a little bit concerned by teething issues with PW engines mentioned here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/airbus-profit-drops-27-as-superjumbo-production-rate-cut-again?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo The iss...

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by pylon101
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 4406

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

There are a few simple but absolutely mandatory rules in dealing with police in all the states. If one calls 911 - stay inside until the police officers enter your place. If one is in the car - hands on the wheel and follow the instructions. No jokes, no friendly talk in the initial contact. Respond...

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by pylon101
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We may dream: worlds mega projects
Replies: 39
Views: 2288

Re: We may dream: worlds mega projects

I just don't see any sense in going to Mars. With essentially same propulsion technologies? No. However, I think that assembling a big orbital station positioned further from Earth would be a formidable task. The station would be a revolving wheel, with gravitation. It could be a place where parts o...

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by pylon101
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3328

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

Nice news, really.
And SSJ operational outside temperature is up to +50C. I am referring to the recent LH turnaround while going to Erbil.

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by pylon101
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honda City in North America?
Replies: 12
Views: 4044

Re: Honda City in North America?

It is quite a good car. I drove it in Thailand. They assemble them there. Along with Civics.
CITY seems to have simpler suspension (and much softer one). There are fewer whistles and bells.
However, it is considerably less expensive.

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by pylon101
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece
Replies: 21
Views: 1392

Re: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece

There are countries and places where people still don't understand the beauty and the bliss of inter-racial breeding. Yet.
That's okay. Soros & Merkel Co. has been working day and night to make them understand.

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by pylon101
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 8202

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

Vantaa is a perfect hub for Europe - Asia flights. And for East Coast USA flights to Asia. It is especially true at the time when Moscow hub is split between DME and SVO (and VKO to an extend). Plus, politics plays for HEL in this respect. However what seems to be feasible not always translates into...

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by pylon101
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pictures of my new JFK model airport
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: Pictures of my new JFK model airport

This is an amazing hobby. The model is so realistic.
I am a big fan of MS FSX. And I should tell that even the best payware KJFK scenes are far from your work.
Thanks for sharing.

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by pylon101
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150509

Re: Qatar crisis question

As I am frequent in the region due to business, I wouldn't be dramatic. These are GCC countries, most of them. These are virtually the only real monarchies in the world. This family feud is overblown, in my view. This is true that KSA, UAE and Bahrain asked Qataris to leave. But there are only ca. 3...

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by pylon101
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 62615

Re: Russian Military Crashes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UbjnrS61LY

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Still I decided not to start a thread.
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I loved this:

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I always disagree with the thread starter. I don't even believe he is a Belgian.
Still I decided not to start a thread.

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by pylon101
Tue May 30, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

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This HD video appears to be the best available.

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by pylon101
Mon May 29, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Oh...The wings look so thin and fragile. I think I will wait for a year until I fly on the 21st.

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by pylon101
Sun May 28, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

I believe we should wait when PD-14 is certified and appears on the wings. Then UEC-Perm will deal with derated PD-10 and PD-14M and possibly PD-18R. What really matters: will our industry be able to develop a reliable and perspective engine? Hopefully it will. I went actually here to note that I di...

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by pylon101
Sun May 28, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Great news. I am very happy.
As to PD-14, it has just finished Phase II tests. Phase III will include domestic certification.
All serial MC-21 starting from the #4 will be equipped with PD-14, the Perm-based engine manufacturer stated.

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by pylon101
Sat May 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

Its fuselage is just 11 cm wider than A-32X. But it somehow looks wider.
Well. Waiting for the First Flight.

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by pylon101
Sat May 13, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 137610

Re: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

The Russian twinjet will feature composite wings and empennage and an aluminum fuselage. The fuselage is 25 percent wider than that of a 737 and 11 percent wider than an A320, and will still be lighter than either aircraft. The question most often asked about the design.... is why the MC-21 doesn’t ...

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by pylon101
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suggest the best option.[Car[
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Suggest the best option.[Car[

I would still opt for Honda W-RV. It appears to be close to H-RV here in the States. H-RV is also based on FIT. It has larger engine here. I drove my 1st Generation H-RV in Russia for 15 years. There is no better investment. It should be said that your choice should also depend on your household. If...

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by pylon101
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3450

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

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by pylon101
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3450

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

I was flattered that someone took time to go through my irregular postings here and accused me of inconsistency. Thank you. However, many Trump's supporters can not understand his foreign policies. Some explain this turn by Jewish circle of Trump. Probably. Others believe that Trump should have prio...

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by pylon101
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14430

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

This is quite odd. Arabs also used to use water in restrooms. However I have never seen an inoperable lavatory on Emirates.

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