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by seb76
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3944
Views: 509611

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
So Boeing is on track, nice.

A broken clock still displays the correct time twice a day...

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by seb76
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bobby Brown kicked off Jetblue flight...cops called to the gate
Replies: 11
Views: 3824

Re: Bobby Brown kicked off Jetblue flight...cops called to the gate

Don’t know the full story here but I can’t be the only one who feels that things are getting out of control with these “people get thrown off plane stories”. I mean is that a thing in America ? As far as I know we never hear them over here in Europe. I have seen people drunk af, high, wearing nothi...

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by seb76
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 8724

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

I take the Eurostar (Midi station to St Pancras) a couple of times a year. It's much more convenient than taking a plane to heathrow since it connects you from city center to city center. It's definitely more relax than flying but ... out of ten recent trips, 5 were perfectly on time, four had 10-20...

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by seb76
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3944
Views: 509611

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

More on the potential rudder cables issue.. worth a read https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/07/737-max-ruder-control-does-not-meet-safety-guidelines-it-was-still-certified.html F.A.A. managers conceded that the Max “does not meet” agency guidelines “for protecting flight controls,” according to an ...

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by seb76
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3944
Views: 509611

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Does 737 MAX prove the inherent problem of twin jet ground clearance and the inevitable development of quad jets due to their wing design and ground clearance? This won't be a problem. It's just a matter of making the legs of the landing gear long enough and a bay that can accomodate it when the ge...

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by seb76
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3944
Views: 509611

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Moore Aerospace is arguing on Twitter that a grounding was not required, that it is a political act and that all that was required was an AD stopping CAT III landings. https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/status/1154145702152478720?s=12 Credible? No, it's not credible? You cannot increase the securit...

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by seb76
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3944
Views: 509611

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The big question that remains open is how will consumers treat MAX past grounding? This group is making its position clear. https://extra.ie/2019/07/22/business/irish/ryanair-boeing-737-max-boycott Sorry, but that must be a joke. Rynair customers avoiding the airline because of safety concerns abou...

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by seb76
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3944
Views: 509611

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The big question that remains open is how will consumers treat MAX past grounding? This group is making its position clear. https://extra.ie/2019/07/22/business/irish/ryanair-boeing-737-max-boycott Sorry, but that must be a joke. Rynair customers avoiding the airline because of safety concerns abou...

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by seb76
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7481

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on! It’s not comfy in their configuration! :checkmark: Which speaks to the ridiculousness of referring to any given aircraft model as "comfortable"... yet for some reason, it continues. No, there is actually a real difference fo...

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by seb76
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 16874

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

It's incredible how much people on this forum can speculate on the intentions of IAG, A or B based just on nothing more than their own assumptions. "They god huuuuge discounts", "They will cancel the LOI since they did it just to get a better price for Airbus", "buing planes...

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by seb76
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387815

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So too large for fuselage or overall layout suffered? I believe A320 fuselage is about same size and handles same size engines as MAX without extra issues. So starting statement plane with engines too big for the fuselage becomes questionable. Which doesn't bring extra credibility to the rest of it...

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by seb76
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718190

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Where does the conspiracy end? How do you know Boeing doesn’t secretly own Airliners.net via a secret subsidiary? Maybe some of the more vocal members here are being tailed home by private investigators? They must get tired of masterminding these schemes all day every day. American corporations are...

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by seb76
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718190

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Are we sure Boeing paid for the adwords? Is it possible that the public relations firm Boeing hired to do damage control paid for the adwords? Having experience in working at global corporations social media department, I can assure you they do. Heck, some of a.net members may even be on their payr...

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by seb76
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719967

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No, the trim wheel did not work. From the report: I am not sure the term "manual" here means the trim wheel. I read the report now and my interpretation is that it was about the manual input to the electric trim (in lieu of the automatic trim). Obviously it didn't work since the switch wa...

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by seb76
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719967

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What's the story with Boeing management, has something changed in the last decade or so ? Is a "management class" in charge now, with little engineering understanding ? Boeing culture and management changed with the merger in 1997, this is well known. But the company itself has a long his...

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by seb76
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 24053

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

In aviation safety coursework, the first thing they teach you is that any event involving not getting from gate a to gate b or ramp and to ramp b is an incident. Accident is what happens to the machine and the people as a component of that incident. The reason for that is the investigation is to de...

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by seb76
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719967

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If the reports are true that the NTSB was "pressuring" Ethiopian official to give them the FDR and CVR, then the only incompetence I'm seeing right now is from the NTSB. Upon being told that they didn't want it read in DC, the NTSB should have done everything it could to facilitate delive...

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by seb76
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718190

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by seb76
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 7721

Re: 787 style windows

It was just a gimmick used by Boeing. I doubt we will see it in anything new again as it’s not really very popular and adds to the cost of maintenance. Plus it’s a real pain in he proverbial when the system fails and passengers are unable to control them on night to day flights. I don’t think you a...

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by seb76
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3562

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

I flew them often with Swiss and Brussels Airlines, all were retired unfortunately. I hope you'll have the chance to fly one someday. They felt totally different than any boring modern plane. - Sitting very low on the ground for taxi. - A good part of the cabin sees mainly an engine hanging in front...

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by seb76
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student pilot close to flight test
Replies: 18
Views: 4759

Re: Student pilot close to flight test

Examinators know better than anyone else that you can't be an excellent pilot with so little hours. They will not crush you for a hard landing, or for landing a meter away from the centerline. It's your attitude towards flying and safety in general that will be scrutinized much more than the smoothn...

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by seb76
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30527

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. And once again... BA's money-maker on LON-NYC is premium seats, wher...

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by seb76
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10615

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

What a nonsense topic... That Air Transat is not interested in the 797 is by no mean an indication of how good or how bad the NMA is. No one here seems to know what kind of Airplane it will be anyway, will be single or twin aisle? how much capacity will it have? how much range (yes, a lot, probably,...

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by seb76
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6603

Re: Windows in the 787

The 787 is my least favorite airliner of all time because of its windows, they're absolutely the worst! Pax like yours truly who just love to enjoy the views are left with zero control over their windows due to the crew-override feature and nervous flyers get terrified 'cause they can still see out...

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by seb76
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6603

Re: Windows in the 787

When I read the thread title, I was first afraid that the primary flight instruments could end-up showing a blue screen of death after a faulty Windows update, but now that I read your post I freel reassured ;-) Now to get back on the topic, I was on an ANA787 BRU-NRT and I actually quite liked thos...

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by seb76
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hiring an aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Hiring an aircraft

I remember that some 10 years ago, my company (in IT industry) wanted to send 15 of our best customers to Hannover (DE) to visit our stand at the CEBIT (the largest IT fair in Europe). For all the duration of the fair, Lufthansa charged absolutely crazy rates for most of their flights to Hannover as...

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by seb76
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"

First part of the video is an animation that has been circulating on internet recently. Who really spends an effort to make a fake news out of a simulation video ? I cant understand people ... This is what we call in french a "putaclick" (clickbait for the English and more polite version....

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by seb76
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comet 1 destinations
Replies: 16
Views: 1966

Re: Comet 1 destinations

Hello. Curious if anyone knows where BOAC Comet 1s flew to. I know Johannesburg went via Rome, Beirut, Khartoum, Entebbe and Livingstone (Zambia). The Comet 1 also operated twice weekly London to Tokyo and twice weekly London to Singapore, and once a week London to Colombo. Would love it if anyone ...

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by seb76
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 7095

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

BRU-NYC in a Delta 757 was already such a "nice" experience... Am I excited to do it with an LCC in a 737 ? I think I'll invest 100€ more, take Brussels Airlines and get a decent service. But it's true, it's probably going to be a bloodbath. Brussels Airline's tarifs on NYC were already no...

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by seb76
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8072

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Whoever the new AF/KLM CEO is his task will be ENORMEOUS . With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service AF has a market share and loyalty issue, that is clear. But British Airways is certainly not an airline that AF passengers migrate to. BA is financiall...

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by seb76
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8072

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

In addition to the items mentioned above it’s tough turnaround AF given <1% growth in the French economy. Macron is weak and getting weaker and no one else is on the horizon. I fear for the prospects. I think the reason for the <1% growth in the French economy has a lot to do with the strikes situa...

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by seb76
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 17931

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

the engine attach bolts are designed to shear and allow the engine to peal away reducing the chance of fire.. they usually work as designed The engine bolts are designed to shear to protect the wing spars as repairing a severely damaged wing is usually not feasible. Anilv No and no. Engine shear pi...

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by seb76
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29866

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

It looks much cleaner than an Air France for now and the elegant silhouette of the A340-600 never disappoints me. Still, if I see this plane waiting for me at the gate, my thought will be that my plane is stuck in maintenance and that Lufthansa quickly wet-leased that big white thing as a substituti...

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by seb76
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Mainly because it's in Belgium.... What's your point? Belgium is small, has very little economic power and the only thing Brussels has going for itself is the EU apparatchiks who live there, which does not translate into a lot of transatlantic passenger traffic, especially to destinations without p...

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by seb76
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10371

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

ANA 3rd place..really? I have flown their Y product and I must say, it was one of the worst, if not the worst! Very narrow and uncomfortable. Very shoked to see CX falling down the rankings, they have always been the best airline I have ever flown with, their Y product is possibly the most comforta...

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by seb76
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger
Replies: 19
Views: 4325

Re: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger

As homsar said, It is not a merger. Airbus only took over the complete CSeries program, other than this, Airbus and BBD still remain competitors on the other products. Airbus is filling the gap in it's product offering between the ATR-72 and the A319 capacities. All sales for jets in this capacity n...

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by seb76
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39811

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I'll leave the A380 out here, as it is in a class of it's own, but I used to find that Airbus planes of comparable size were usually more silent than their Boeing counterparts. Especially between 737 and A320 families or 747 vs A340, the difference was so obvious. It's not so the engine noise, but e...

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by seb76
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Routes and Hubs Worldwide
Replies: 12
Views: 2906

Re: A380 Routes and Hubs Worldwide

Didn't Air France fly the A380 CDG-LHR back in 2009 or 2010 when they introduced it? That was the shortest A380 route in the world, as far as I knew. It didn't last very long. You are right, they did this for about two months (and only a few days per week). It was meant as a way to present the plan...

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by seb76
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10978

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

To me all those pictures looks like CGI. The lighting seems very unrealistic.

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by seb76
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4174

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

in reality if an airline operates a route daily and the average load factor is 85% the daily load factor will likely vary between 100% and 70%. The variation will depend very much on the type of route , holiday routes see greater weekend demand, business routes see greater outbound demand at the be...

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by seb76
Wed May 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 10697

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Would it resonate well with his voters, so I would not rule that out. It surely would resonate with the voters working for the numerous American suppliers Airbus relies on... Hardly a good idea. We seem to forget that Trump is not all that enamored with Boeing. Wasn't Boeing the first major U.S. co...

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by seb76
Mon May 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 26683

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

After so many years here, I still have the feeling that everybody on this forum has a very strong idea about how much A or B discounting all the frames below production costs while on the other hand, we never get the chance to see any real figure or figures that be verified (they are confidential an...

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by seb76
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4955

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

Doesn't that perception of Airbus being less sturdy than Boeing also come from an evolution in accounting practices and assets management in Airlines (leasing etc...) more than from the technology itself? The first 737's and DC9's were introduced at a time when companies were willing to put lots of ...

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by seb76
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35665

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

At least the tires are not white.

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by seb76
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 110
Views: 26968

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

Does anyone else feel bad for the A380 project? Such a marvelous bird... Honestly the A380 program was dead from the start! the only airline that's able to make it work is EK. That's absolutely not true. For destinations where you can sell lots of business seats, they work great. Every time I flew ...

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by seb76
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3700 job cuts planned at Airbus due to slow A380 and A400M programs
Replies: 1
Views: 563

3700 job cuts planned at Airbus due to slow A380 and A400M programs

Le Monde just posted a new article on their website. Airbus plans to suppress about 3700 positions (470 in France) to compensate for the reduction in capacity for the A380 and the debacle of the A400M programme. The decision apparently surprised many people in France, given the strong profit of Airb...

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by seb76
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3874

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

Yes but the p2f deals will also mean that airlines like allegiant will have to pay more for their used a320s. Good for the residual values but bad for pax airlines looking for a bargain. Pax airlines looking for a bargain have the chance to sell their used A320 for a very good price and use the mon...

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by seb76
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7818

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

Plus ... they were ridiculous looking ... The look is quite OK as long as you don't assume that if a longer A319/320/321 fits in it a hangar, the A318's can enter easily. Shorter often needs to be compensated by taller. And being unpopular, it depends on which side you are: - As a traveler, you can...

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by seb76
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4997

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

Welcome to die neu deutschland. Everyone is offended by everything. Unfortunately, this is a general trend that you can see everywhere, like here in Belgium for instance. I think in some regard, social medias also play a role: people can team-up together quite easily about futile causes and start t...

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by seb76
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 196006

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Airbus needs more orders to sustain a rate of 6 per year. Geoff When Airbus initially started the A380 (A3XX) program, they were building some of their assumptions that countries like China & India will benefit the most from a huge aircraft that can move people domestically or internationally. ...

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