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by prebennorholm
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7997

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

And then there's of course the fact that Barack Obama is planning to visit Denmark a few weeks after Trump was schedule to . Let's not pretend that the Trump administration didn't know that and consider that the reception between the two would be absolutely humiliating for Trump. Absurd to compare ...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7997

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

People need to STOP BEING TRIGGERED all the time by Trump tweets. If someone tweets something silly, often the best thing you can do is to ignore it. Not immediately jump on it and "feed the troll". And even if the Danes wanted or needed to respond to Trumps tweet, they could have said so...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7997

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

I feel really sorry for our American friends. Every country deserves a leader, president or PM, with at least an average IQ. To figure in 2019 that a country can be bought or sold is of course absurd. Then to figure that discussion of buying Greenland can be done with the Danish PM Mrs. Frederiksen,...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7997

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

You really mean to tell me that we cannot allow Greenland to open itself up to Russian or Chinese mining and development, but we should be more than happy when a Russian company is the main shareholder of a Kentucky plant (which Moscow Mitch was instrumental in allowing since he blocked sanctions a...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

And as I said Irish border is already electronic and had been for a number of years and I posted a video not long ago of Automatic Number Plate Recognition System at the border on the M1. Why do you mention number plate scanners? All you need is automatic cargo scanners, automatic customs certifica...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We had two Lion MAXs. One crashed. One survivded the same situation that caused the other to crash. Edit add: What's the difference between the two? Answer: What the flight crew did or did not do. Wny should that not be part of the discussion? The difference between the two is in fact very, very sm...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 70
Views: 4017

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Lots of things went faster than 2000 mph at low altitude. A minuteman warhead impacts at 10.000 mph plus.... Best regards Thomas … and it spends like one single second at low altitude, and during that one second air drag reduces its speed from like 15,000 mph to 10,000. If it spent a few seconds mo...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7997

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

If Trump really has expressed intention to buy Greenland, then it is likely one of the cleverest moves he has ever made. In Greenland there has been politicians who seriously talked about selling mining rights to Russia and maybe China. Including right to build support facilities such as shipports a...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I personally find it incredible that the FAA and Boeing would argue against the need for simulator training. What would there be to train in a sim? If MCAS v2 is safe, then a MAX will fly as an NG. When a sensor fails, then you will get an appropriate alarm telling just that. MCAS will be disabled....

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by prebennorholm
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 143197

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

JetBuddy wrote:
SAS had the best July in the airline's history last month. And June was the highest number ever for one month.

With multiple competitors (especially Norwegian) hampered by the 737 MAX grounding, less that record figures for SAS would be very disappointing.

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by prebennorholm
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A new report puts the lost revenue at $4.1 billion loss by airlines due to the 737MAX grounding https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2019/08/10/new-report-puts-impact-of-boeing-737-max-grounding-at-41-billion/#346b3e491fdf That's only one side of the story. MAX-free airlines are having a field day....

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by prebennorholm
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Britain does not have the capacity to feed all of its population from its own resources. What happens in this instance? Is civil unrest seen as an acceptable outcome, in NI and other places? No problem whatsoever. After Brexit Britain will have even greater opportunity to import food, as they may c...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Ever thought we could be grateful the 737 was not full FBW, this would be it, imagine rewriting that much code for deployment and testing in 3 months. The 737 isn't even a little bit FBW. And if the MAX was FBW we wouldn't even be having this discussion. Actually, the MAX had a little FWB wire adde...

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by prebennorholm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And do you honestly believe the US travelling public will accept flying on an aircraft that's grounded in the rest of the world? Many will, and those that won't accept it won't know what plane they are flying. Yes, many will. But that doesn't mean that it will be viable for US domestic airlines to ...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Thank you for the heads up. I saw it gliding through the sky this afternoon. Apparently the entire flight was done at 20,000 feet and 300 knots. Flaps 1 to keep MCAS out. With Flaps 1 it would not have been at 300 kts. Flap 1 and IAS 200 kts, at FL200, and add the southerly wind bringing today's he...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What's the deal with the rudder cables? Is it the same on the NG? Or is something different on the NG in terms of cable routing away or more armoring? "The deal" is lack of redundancy. And yes, it is the same on the NG, but it should have been corrected on the NG 20+ years ago. Non-redund...

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by prebennorholm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5848

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

Really big people, who have to buy two seats to accommodate their butt, they will have some extra fun if this becomes the norm.

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by prebennorholm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Dank... the treasury got it wrong.... The pound has fallen 14% against the euro since 23 June 2016 They only predicted 12%....... That's only part of the story. The pound fell right after Cameron announced the referendum on 16 December 2015. It kept on falling over the six months up to the referend...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 22
Views: 1244

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

Half a mile from my home there is a gas station where the roof over the gas pumps was made by the same architect Mr. Jørn Utzon, looking not entirely dissimilar to the Sidney Opera House, and made with similar plywood structure. A few years ago that roof was feared to collapse, if snow covered, or t...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How will this affect future reengining of the twin jets? What is being gleaned from here? The future: When airliners will be updated (reengining or otherwise), then they will be made to aerodynamically naturally fulfill all FARs without the need for add on systems to compensate for adverse control ...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

UK got trapped by its "closest ally" at a time while not having a functioning government. Spain was smart enough to avoid the trap, probably because they have a functioning government, or maybe because they are smarter. Or both. If only the UK had talked it over with the EU, then they mig...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The British Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker last week in accordance to #EU Syrian sanctions. #Iran have now captured 2 #British tankers against international law. Not one word from the EU denouncing this action only support from our #American cousins. And yet some deluded EU cheerleaders wil...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

Has anyone here actually gotten their car stuck in the mud with the tires spinning in place due to their GPS taking them down a muddy path. If so, what make and model were you driving. If you misprogram your navi (for instance "shortest route" in the settings menu instead of "fastest...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Did you actually just say that in a fair world Airlines with nothing to do with the MAX should be paying Boeing for having designed a plane that killed over 350 people directly due to its design? If coke changes its manufacturing processes and as a result starts poisoning people, should Pepsi pay c...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2708
Views: 352162

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I find it rather strange that BOEING has only publicly stated they have set aside 1 billion for this fiasco... it will be in the several billions It can wait. For the time being Boeing will fix the plane and have it certified so they can deliver planes again. $1B is plenty of money for that. At som...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next revolution in air travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: What will be the next revolution in air travel?

What will be the next revolution in air travel and how far are we from it? Next major invention for air travel will be a lightweight foldable carbon fibre chair to rest on in airport queues - baggage drop, security, bag retrieval, delayed departure, ticket change (missed connection) etc. Chair will...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3776

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Despite it's totalitarian nature that included exterminating Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other undesirables, Nazi Germany was a big tourist destination before World War 2 began and even held the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Factually wrong. Nazi Germany was not a big tourist destination. At ...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

That a select group of idiots show this sort of disrespect for the EP, that is one thing. But the fact that it didn't trigger an outrage among sensible people back home in the UK, that shows how deeply the UK has sunk into the trash. Once upon a time Brittons were generally considered to be gentle a...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

No, the key is in both sides need to sit down and re-enter negotiations, and they need to sort the future relationship at the same time, which will most likely solve the impasse on the Irish border in the WA. This is exactly where UK misunderstood the situation completely. RE-enter negotiations? We...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2173

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

No question the crew did a good job but I dont see the logic of awarding medals for this, as transport pilots, civil or military this scenario is just part of the regular job description In the military medals are a substitute for overtime pay. (...assuming nothing changed since Ieft the air force ...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: One global currency?

Greece got to where it got to because of corruption and incompetence. Regardless of if they had or hadn't adopted the Euro they would have been in this mess. If Greece had kept the Drachme instead of joining the Euro, then they would have been in a different sort of mess. More like present day Vene...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 143197

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Airlineroute.net reports that Atlantic Airways based in the Faeroe Islands will extend their recently launched route from Vagar to Paris, to be twice weekly throughout the winter 2019/2020 season with an A319 Not sure what to make of this apart but it seems like a lot of seats to fill when the weat...

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by prebennorholm
Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 9150

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

But, to be fair, KLM has proved that the MD-11 CAN be operated safely. They have flown probably more passenger miles on the MD-11 than any other airline, and never had an accident. Yes, thank God KLM never bent an MD-11. But imagine that they had had one accident. Just one. And that was a statistic...

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by prebennorholm
Sat May 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385746

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In the updated software, what is the max travel of the stab? As I undertand it, it will neither be the original 0.6 deg, nor the implemented 2.5 deg. Or some fixed value in between. Instead the new software will use available data to calculate a max stab travel to be whatever value which still allo...

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by prebennorholm
Thu May 16, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385746

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ive heard the Max10 will not have MCAS. Is this true and why? Thanks No idea if it's true, but it is technically possible. There is no need or wish for the MAX-10 to be identical to a 737-1000 since the latter doesn't exist. Therefore the MAX-10 may be certified with narrower CG limits, that will b...

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by prebennorholm
Wed May 01, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10864

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

This story was clearly written by an attorney and a fake news reporter. Right! The only thing, which really matters - the capacity of the battery - appears nowhere in the article. Why does the article not mention that? Really poor journalism. It does, however, mention the price of the battery - $20...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716446

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

In case the Boeing CEO tried to convince people to fly with the MAX again ... well he failed me. It is not needed that he convinces you. He only needs to convince the authorities and the airlines that he has solved the problem, and that doesn't happen at press conferences. Boeing is at present in 1...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18193

Re: SAS on strike

1 200 flights for Monday and Tuesday are cancelled. 115 000 passengers affected. 115,000 booked passengers affected. Plus an unknown number of passengers who would have booked for Monday/Tuesday if they could. Now I have retired, but for forty years ahead of that I didn't always have the preveleage...

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by prebennorholm
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12yo boy flies alone and unticketed from CWB to CGH
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: 12yo boy flies alone and unticketed from CWB to CGH

Was his name Kevin McCallister?

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by prebennorholm
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716446

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Don't know if anyone has any good information of who else is on the panel and what the protocols are? Ray Joint Authorities Technical Review Team is being prepared. Chaired by former US NTSB chairman Chris Hart. CAAs are invited to participate, as is NASA. At least the following are expected to par...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716446

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

An engine nacelle is not normally a lift-generating surface, and I dare say the AOA at which the nacelle begins generating lift is variable (thus the nacelle does not generate lift in a predictable manner, like 'normal' lift-generating surfaces). What part of that is normal? The fact that the syste...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2976
Views: 143582

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Just let them leave! The EU can only do two things: Either extend or not. The UK has asked for an extension. Whatever happens it should be entirely a UK decision, not something which directly or indirectly has been pressed upon the UK by the EU. Is the EU this weak? It is not a question about stron...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 14315

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

Why would FBW have prevented this? Bad MCAS logic is bad MCAS logic. I get a more modern system could deconflict inputs better in theory... but FBW in and of itself might not be a guarantee. There will never be anything like MCAS on a FBW plane. On a FBW plane the pilot commands a roll rate and a p...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716446

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The MAX-8 is supposed to act exactly as a 738. The MAX-9 is supposed to act exactly as a 739ER. But the MAX-10 is all its own. Boeing doesn't need to look at another plane when defining certification criteria. One thing they could do: Move the aft CG limit a little forward. That would limit the need...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716446

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Add to that group the fund managers that still pick up BA stock on every dip because they exist in a duopoly and nothing can seemingly devalue that in 1, 2, 5, or 10 years. Boeing stock at the close today was still around 10% higher than the day before Lion Air 610. I haven't followed the US stock ...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108898

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Klaus wrote:
The BER opening one is a trick question. We all know that's never, ever going to happen...! 8-)

OK, I see your point. I was imagining that BER might open in 500 years time (as a local glider airfield of course, when this planet has run out of oil).

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by prebennorholm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108898

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Kilopond wrote:
Please sort the following upcoming events into the correct chronological order:

- BER opening
- Brexit
- Men on Mars
- Royal funeral

No need to re-order. You already put them in correct order (assuming of course that Lizzy stays with us for at least a thousand years).

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by prebennorholm
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4937

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Norway has lots of advantages compared to other country. The renewable energy is largely hydro-electric which is reliable, consistent and quick to react to different loads in the grid. It also has a good capacity to store energy, through the water levels in the dam. IN addition the distance from pr...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15824

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

akb88 wrote:
Didn't Canada close their airspace for the MAX until July?

Yes, that's right, and EASA and CAAC in principle did it until the end of the world. These are all dates which are going to be changed when appropriate.

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