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by prebennorholm
Thu Oct 06, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 660
Views: 124499

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

DAT to end their route between Karup / Midtjyllands and Copenhagen - last flight on 09 Dec 2022. After this, Karup will not have any regular scheduled flights. The real thing which killed the KRP-CPH route was the closure of Terminal 1 - the domestic-only terminal - at CPH. At the old Terminal 1 ch...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does the "JM" in PW1100G-JM stand for?
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: What does the "JM" in PW1100G-JM stand for?

The J means that Japanese Aero Engines Corporation particioated in producing the engne.

The M means that Motoren und Turbinen Union (MTU Aero Engines, Germany) participated in production.

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by prebennorholm
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2300

Re: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage

There are no cabins. More than $200M work, mainly interior build up, is still missing. The only thing with some value is the engines, They can only be taken out and reused in a useful ship when the hull has been taken apart. Cruise shipping is getting outdated. Is was mainly a thing of second half o...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country
Replies: 51
Views: 13657

Re: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country

I guess the President of the United States won’t be welcome What about HM Queen Elizabeth II? Has her BAe 146 - the world's quietest jet airliner ever - finally been retired? After 36 years of good service for the Queen two of them should be replaced by slightly more noisy Falcon 900 three-holers s...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which countries make jet engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 4090

Re: Which countries make jet engines?

An Saab Really build an F404 engine by themselves? Saab never built jet engines. Saab fighters used engines produced by Svenska Flygmotor AB, later renamed Volvo Aero, and ten years ago sold to British company GKN Aerospace Engine Systems. I would be super surprised if Switzerland can build a whole...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Older NK A320 Cabin Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Older NK A320 Cabin Question

Seats of the last four rows are slightly narrower. That gives a little more shoulder room in the aisle where the lav queue is more or less constant throughout the flight. Where slim people, and not so slim people, must pass each other on the way to and from the lav.

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 302
Views: 54656

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

Maybe it's time for factual cabin widths on various 10ab planes: A380: 654 cm - 257.5 in 747: 608 cm - 239.4 in 777X: 596 cm - 234.7 in 777 Classic: 586 cm - 230.7 in A350: 561 cm - 220.8 in A350 with similar wall trimming like 777X: 571 cm - 224.8 in A couple of dacades ago the A380 fuselage cross ...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 302
Views: 54656

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

Had my first 10-abrest 777 experience recently, flying to LHR-JFK on BA. I paid to upgrade to premium economy on the way home. Don't think I'd want to try an A350 at 10-abrest. The woman next to me was spilling into my seat- she was a larger lady, but it would have been much better on the old 9-abr...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 105
Views: 20275

Re: SAS pilots go on strike

If SAS went bankrupt and closed, the following might happen: .... Finnair would likely be interested in the A320 fleet. Norwegian and Flyr might be interested in the remaining 4x 737-800. .... If SAS goes bankrupt the planes will be returned to the owners - the leasing companies, and join their sto...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 105
Views: 20275

Re: SAS pilots go on strike

Even though SAS has the largest turnover in Norway and its head office in Sweden, the company is still most important for Denmark. SAS important for Denmark? SAS is very important for CPH, but CPH is at least as much Swedish. Half of Denmark's population - those living on the western 80% of the are...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 183
Views: 27726

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

Next will probably be.... Österreichische Luftrederei GmbH

:o

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8897
Views: 636669

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Dunkirk was not really defended. It was Hitler's stupidity to halt the tanks and believing that Luftwaffe will do the job (what it didn't). Nah, modern day research indicates that Hitler didn't really halt the tanks before Dunkirk. Instead his panzer ran into the "Pervitin-Wall" Pervitin ...

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by prebennorholm
Tue May 03, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8736

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

Huh, in times of summer the airlines also fry their paying passengers in order to save fuel for the APU. Why should bees have it any better?

At least the bees don't pay for being mistreated.

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by prebennorholm
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165256

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news ... dLocale=en

They might be participating in "Cold Response 2022".

That's way up north in Norway. There is no NATO exercise here.
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Vintage wrote:
There are exercises going on in the north right now.
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news ... dLocale=en

They might be participating in "Cold Response 2022".

That's way up north in Norway. There is no NATO exercise here.

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by prebennorholm
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165256

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Being a Dane, having lived at multiple locations, but always near a military air base, I had in fact never seen a Lockheed P-3 Orion, except on pictures. Until now. They are busy. Around the clock. They are not in our inventory. I haven't been able to see the nationality, but they can be from any NA...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 52930

Re: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread

The U.S. Taxpayer will eventually be covering the bill for all of those airplanes. You know it, and I know it. The CDS markets will not be allowed to fail, no matter how many billions of dollars have to be printed. One of the major leasing companies involved is BOC Aviation, a subsidiary of BOC = B...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia: sanction could crash the International Space Station
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Re: Russia: sanction could crash the International Space Station

bennett123 wrote:
Also two of the three up there are apparently Russian.

There are currently seven crew members on the ISS, one German, two Russian and four American.

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by prebennorholm
Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?
Replies: 49
Views: 5492

Re: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?

If there was a need, then it would be a nobrainer to develop an unpressurized central fuselage for the Stratolaunch, the world's largest aircraft, just about 100 feet greater wingspan than the An-225. Load capacity 550,000 lb. BTW, the Stratolaunch has now four test flights under its belt, two of th...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 388117

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Just curious, how long do people here think these crippling sanctions will last for ? A few months or are we entering a new Cold War where everything is reset ? It can only be guesswork. My guess is that sanctions will last as long as Putin. Putin has found his place in the history books along with...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 343
Views: 88774

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

The AN-225 (Ан-225 Мрія) was still a useful plane for transporting extremely large/heavy cargo. There was a great documentary from Deutsche-Welle on Youtube on it carrying a generator from Europe to Perth in Western Australia. DB-Schenker chartered the plane if I remember, and for a huge cost. But ...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 343
Views: 88774

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

vlaakko wrote:
How about AN-22, where is she right now?

Wiki now states that the last active civil An-22 (UR-09307) was destroyed yesterday. No further details.

But she was nothing like the An-225. 68 examples were produced, and several retired birds are on display here and there and everywhere.

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by prebennorholm
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8897
Views: 636669

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Fifa not ready to ban /expel Russia from the FIFA World Cup play off qualifying. https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/4605069/fifa-no-world-cup-ban-yet-for-russia-but-team-cant-use-flaganthem Reading the link it could look like FIFA is just slow to make decisions. That wouldn't be unlik...

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by prebennorholm
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8897
Views: 636669

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Have you looked carefully at Putin's face lately? I have, and I am afraid that I am seeing things. We all change look over time, but what I see is a very fast change over the last year or two. Earlier Putin's face looked pretty much "normal" for a man his age. But very fast he has changed ...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cryptocurrency and NFTs
Replies: 34
Views: 2445

Re: Cryptocurrency and NFTs

I'm curious if anyone here has invested in cryptocurrency and/or NFTs. I haven't myself, and I don't really have an interest in doing so. Keep it that way. Now I don't know where you live. But in case you happen to live in a fairly developed country, then....: Either you lose it all. Or you will ge...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7596

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

I heard on the radio that the police are investigating the incident, so perhaps he will not get 'away' with it. Don't think a fine would cause significant problems for him, don't think Germany has an income-dependent fine, do they? It was on the news here in Denmark as well. They said that German l...

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by prebennorholm
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7596

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

I heard on the radio that the police are investigating the incident, so perhaps he will not get 'away' with it. Don't think a fine would cause significant problems for him, don't think Germany has an income-dependent fine, do they? It was on the news here in Denmark as well. They said that German l...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Feb 04, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 660
Views: 124499

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/112287-norways-flyr-appeals-for-state-aid It says for Q3: Total revenue: $4,65m 15-16 flights per day average = 1426 flights +/- That makes average revenue per flight = $3,261 Average loss per flight = $11,767 If the B738 planes are Y189 configured, then reve...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 13167

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

In India, old cars are to be scrapped and even new ICE vehicles cannot run for more than 2030. So if anybody buys an ICE vehicle now, they will have to give it for scrap in what 8 years. You cannot resell those cars, you can't do anything. If you buy it, you can only use it and then put it into a s...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 13167

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Norway is an exception, the govt provided massive incentives for people to adopt BEV's they completely upended the market. When toll roads, bridges and ferries are free, allowed to use bus lanes, there no 1 off purchase tax and in the early days free parking you would have been mental to buy anythi...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belarusian Government Officials Charged With Aircraft Piracy
Replies: 20
Views: 2554

Re: Belarusian Government Officials Charged With Aircraft Piracy

What does the US Govt really want to achieve on this ? They want to tell the air pirates - and any potential future air pirates - that they forever will have to live in their own "prison", since if they happen to visit a country in the developed part of the world, then they will be crucif...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 4722

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Europe marks 20 years of the euro..... It might have been better if it had been 10 years instead of 20. That would have given a string of southern countries a chance to adapt to the budget discipline needed to share currency with other countries, instead of bending or ignoring all rules and keep on...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ancient Rainforest Discovered in Antarctica
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Ancient Rainforest Discovered in Antarctica

Nothing special, and nothing new either. Fossils of palm trees have been found at many places in Greenland many decades ago. It doesn't need to be related to a "greenhouse" or anti-iceage period. It can be related to continental drift or wobble of the earth rotation axis. Or a combination ...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years today since SAS MD-81 Dana Viking crash
Replies: 12
Views: 32448

Re: 30 years today since SAS MD-81 Dana Viking crash

31 years ago I was on a domestic flight KRP - CPH on a SAS MD-81, early Monday morning (7 a.m.) with a pretty tight international connection at CPH. Waether was pretty nasty winter weather, and the plane - parked at KRP overnight - looked pretty awful. We boarded on time, and then nothing happened. ...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 7144

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

Oh and yes, I presume a convoy of Sunclass fleet will be making its way across the North Sea to my local (GLA) today and tomorrow, with both players and fans aboard ? There was certainly no shortage last time. ;) 3000 Danish fans yesterday made that convoy to Glasgow spending a few hours watching t...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 wing design question
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: B-52 wing design question

Good observation, that the engines are placed further out than on the average quad. I am pretty sure that it is for obtimizing the load distribution taking into account that an engine failure only makes half the power asymmetry of a quad. Since the original designs were possibly hand calculated or c...

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by prebennorholm
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 6335

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

TK sold tickets to some travellers with legal traveling documents. TK did not lower ticket prices or gave away tickets for free. It was a legal business activity. Nobody ever said it was illegal. Doing business is more than doing legal or illegal things. It's also about doing clever or stupid thing...

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by prebennorholm
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 7144

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

I think that's hysterical cult nonsense. I think you a right. I have a much better idea. Instead of restricting the players' travel mode we might just prohibit spectators. With no spectators a lot of petrol and diesel fuel will be saved from private cars, trains and coaches. Also when my national (...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week

One year from now... :D This might warrant a separate thread due to the significance of this event. Last week marked the 136 year anniversary .... Huh, in a year like 2021 when statues are broken down by the dozens all over the world, then it is time to celebrate every time a statue makes it standi...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 6335

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

...I'm not pesimistic about the outcome. I may doubt that Erdogan even becomes involved. TK is a commercial business which lives by selling tickets. They can make a lot of business selling domestic tickets to Turks within Turkey, but they will try hard not to exclude 500 million potential European ...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 6335

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

Let's keep in mind, that Erdogan has the upper hand. Thanks to Merkel and her dumb deals with him. EU has outsourced the control of illegal migration to Turkey. EU is bribing Erdogan to keep them in Turkey. Threats to slam TK is nonsense. Should the EU try it, Erdogan has ways to retaliate. Yeah L4...

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by prebennorholm
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5980

Re: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane

Their website boasts a 2MW electric motor that performs similarly to an A320 engine... count me skeptical, but it sounds promising. Beware of the English language here. "Similar" and "equal" are two different words with two different meanings. A CFM56 or V2500 engine on an A320 ...

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by prebennorholm
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 6329

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

LAXLHR wrote:
It's disgraceful the way they treat humans. Say no.

Yeah, but it is only because it is humans. Had it been pigs being transported to the slaughterhouse, then they would have gone to prison for animal abuse.

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by prebennorholm
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 159294

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://check-in.dk/great-dane-airlines ... g-konkurs/


Did they have any scheduled flights by the end of their existence?

They did only charter work with three E195, mostly for tour operator Bravo Tours.
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Blerg wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
Great Dane has declared themselves bankrupt and will cease flying

In Danish:
https://check-in.dk/great-dane-airlines ... g-konkurs/


Did they have any scheduled flights by the end of their existence?

They did only charter work with three E195, mostly for tour operator Bravo Tours.

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by prebennorholm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 8023

Re: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore

The A380 is certified to carry up to 185,000 lb payload. That is 10% less than an MD-11F - 202,000 lb. The A380 is a very long range pax plane. Fuel capacity is up to 560,000 lb. That mass is distributed over many wing tanks, and structure i designed accordingly. The proposed A380F was planned to be...

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by prebennorholm
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 11269

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

But all you needed to do was "apply for a religious exemption" suggests to me that these individuals are very much making a point, as there's going to still be lots of unvaccinated staff around. It will be slightly more complicated than that. Some unvaccinated staff will need to change jo...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Danair a proper airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Was Danair a proper airline?

Careful here not to mix up Danair and Dan-Air. (Dan-Air was indeed a real airline in the UK, but it was sold to British Airways in 1992 for £1). Danish Danair on the other hand was a strange construction of the monopoly days 1971 to 1995, today it would probably have been called a virtual airline. I...

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by prebennorholm
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 159294

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I do have to say that I like the E-jet more than the CRJ. Flown on both. The E-Jet cabin is a perfect fit for me. The CRJ felt a bit crapped when moving in the aisle when boarding and deboarding... Your observation is correct. The E-Jet cabin is exactly 9 ft wide, which is 7.5 in wider than the CRJ...

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by prebennorholm
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 47850

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Where is the Taliban going to get fuel? No oil reserves, no refineries and no hard currency. It will have to be smuggled in but they will probably trade arms for fuel. Hard currency...? Afghanistan has the hardest currency in the world. They "print" it themselves. It is called "opium...

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