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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute
Replies: 78
Views: 13642

Re: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

The quality control of that paint/process gives me 100% confidence in the quality control of the structural carbon-fiber resin/process.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri May 20, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lost decade of the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: The lost decade of the world?

c933103 wrote:
How to prevent the world from repeating experience, extending the lost decade to become lost decades?

Roll back the increasingly-draconian and commerce-prohibitive environmental regulations.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6411
Views: 430093

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10575179/Russian-troops-fire-Ukrainian-civilians-protecting-Europes-largest-nuclear-plant.html Considering that the winds could easily blow radioactive material back into the Russia you have to wonder what the hell are they doing ??? Making use of a "di...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 341
Views: 86684

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

Just like every other thing that video literally shows nothing. It’s a 6 second clip that shows a little smoke in the back ground and a truck on fire. Edu2703, what are you seeing that I’m not in this quick clip? Look at the state of hangar and closely at the aircraft, from where the black smoke co...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6411
Views: 430093

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

blacksoviet wrote:
When will the American people finally understand that Putin will not allow Ukraine to ever join NATO?


If he loses this, it's all but certain that they will join.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car carrier ship fire in Atlantic Ocean with VW, Audi, Porsche cars
Replies: 47
Views: 4425

Re: Car carrier ship fire in Atlantic Ocean with VW, Audi, Porsche cars

Glad everyone made it out.

Not too often such a favor for 2,500 potential VAG Group vehicle owners works out at one time.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost: do you love their music and theatrics, or hate it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1558

Re: Ghost: do you love their music and theatrics, or hate it?

Tobias Forge is a talented musician, but I just can't get through his singing and lyrics...It's as if Michael Stipe of R.E.M. decided to take up metal.

My brother is a huge fan of Ghost, the "band".

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ancient Rainforest Discovered in Antarctica
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Ancient Rainforest Discovered in Antarctica

Did they find any coal-fired power plants or internal-combustion engines?

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago

Did I miss any major trends for the last ten years? Thank you! In the US, the Race to the Bottom: Airlines like Spirit and Allegiant have thrived, with "less than zero" frills included at Greyhound prices while at least assuring customers that if they need to be somewhere, "We'll get...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11930

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

its always comical when a team like a football team says its so hard to travel. You have 8 away games a year. so rough :) but we all know it will be way more comfortable than the Atlas 744 they were using. It's amazing that owning and operating a 77E for a few uses per year is more cost-effective t...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1569

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

When they did their combined webcast from their homes for the COVID concert (or whatever they called it) last year and played 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', Mick with his acoustic guitar was clearly the *one* who still had any performing mojo left in the group and singlehandedly carried the s...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5475

Re: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report

I am shocked that I may be forced to put Allegiant higher on my "fly" list now than AA...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 59427

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

Forget efficiency, better engines, and weight discipline...It turned out that the world just didn't need the per-flight capacity and preferred frequency/options over a party barge.

You could build a thousand-seater CASM monster, but it doesn't mean it's going to make money.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 136
Views: 25110

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

Coldest month of the year for the first all-up test. :ziplip: Naaah, no O rings this time. 0 rings. Even though most, if not all of the SRB segments are sourced directly from previously-flown STS missions? https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/22/sls-booster-segments-arrive-in-florida-but-stacking-wil...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 136
Views: 25110

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

Coldest month of the year for the first all-up test. :ziplip:

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Dumps Human Waste On Man and His Yard
Replies: 28
Views: 5887

Re: Plane Dumps Human Waste On Man and His Yard

When it rains, it pours.

One bit of advice I received prior to visiting England several years ago: Always carry an umbrella.

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 166
Views: 18731

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

In this age of instant YouTube combined with the firestorm-like spreading in this nation of both the actors and the viewers proudly wearing their false victimhood and lack of personal accountability on their sleeves as they down the "oppressors" in the court of public opinion, the time for...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 195460

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

a total of 6,000 US troops[...]will be in country soon. Their primary mission is securing Kabul's airport.

Chaos is unfolding in Afghanistan. Here's what you need to know. "Updated 6:57 PM ET, Sun August 15, 2021"

What's gonna be left when they get there?

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 26913

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

You can take the pilot out of the Navy, but you can't take the Navy out of the pilot...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 65739

Re: Spirit operational challenges

spinkid wrote:
Sun Country and Frontier would have extra planes around (or would they just say no thanks because they are competitors?) If not them, there are still carriers like Eastern who would take the work if asked.

Is there a company now that would willingly take on Spirit's passengers?

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1555

Re: Weird car issues

I have a 2009 Camry with 115K miles I take pretty good care of it with all required maintenance regularly performed It runs well with decent fuel economy but there’s one issue that bugs me and no one seems able to address successfully Despite several 4 wheel alignments at different facilities it is...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed May 26, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 7338

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

UA857 wrote:
Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s? I figured that if Boeing offers 77W trade-ins they can sell more 779s and at the same do more 77WBCF conversions.

Airbus could also do the same to sell more A351s and re-sell the 77Ws for conversion feedstock.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun May 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 4032

Re: Sonic Cruiser : a Boeing con ?

They're not exactly in a position now for it to matter anymore.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.

English may be the language of the skies, but French is the language of the airplane.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 8559

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut. It's not possible to "unscrew" the nose wheel by tiller movement. There is a mechanical stop on the tiller, the nose wheel movement is limited. No authority would certify an aircraft that could suffer a nose gear collaps...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 8559

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

hic787 wrote:
Looks like the plane was doing a 180 turn at the end of the runway for takeoff when it happened

If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 50721

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Uhh...why not just sew or attach a non-flammable thermal layer to the underside of the rear cabin carpet, or stick a thermal layer to the cabin floor before putting the carpet down?

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320
Replies: 53
Views: 8964

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

It's amazing how light those structural components in the video look, for the amount of forces they can endure.

I wonder how heavy the largest individual structural components on the A319 would be...say, the wing box?

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?
Replies: 23
Views: 6386

Re: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?

If the horizontal stabilisers trim were not touched on Alaska flight 261, would they have not crashed as I did read that the horizontal stabiliser being freed caused it to pitch down or would it have failed any ways regardless if the trim wasnt touched and the pilots avoided trying to free it? The ...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 218303

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

DocLightning wrote:
Right. So.

1PM PST tomorrow I am getting my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I'll let you guys know how the 5G reception in my skull is after. ; )

Completely voluntary, or mandated for continued employment?

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14758

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

That's why they buy them in bulk.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Objections to protected designations of origin
Replies: 33
Views: 1825

Re: Objections to protected designations of origin

I'm French so that's probably why I don't get it. People/countries opposing them say that something like "Champagne" is a generic name and shouldn't be attached to a specific product. Yet the reason Champagne has this name is because it was invented in the Champagne region and has been ma...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2849

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

What does this mean here? It means that her marketable beauty will be no more, and she will begin aging quickly like milk. Which is really only relevant in Hollywood's domain of Silicone stuffed "beauty". Which she said she is "done". in other regions you can be a successful act...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2849

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
KFLLCFII wrote:
She's at most about 5 years from hitting the wall.


What does this mean here?


It means that her marketable beauty will be no more, and she will begin aging quickly like milk.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2849

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

She's at most about 5 years from hitting the wall.

Hope she planned accordingly.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 250kg bomb found during construction in Dhaka airport
Replies: 26
Views: 5769

Re: 250kg bomb found during construction in Dhaka airport

Sadly, this is almost routine in countries that suffered a war. Ask people in German cities. Had the German ability/will to fight in that war gone on much longer, the individual thousands of bombs and resultant unexploded ordnance dropped upon their cities would have shortly evolved into single uni...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC recommends cabin crew to wear nappies
Replies: 17
Views: 4200

Re: CAAC recommends cabin crew to wear nappies

Saves a couple kilograms of water too. Don't need to take as much onboard.

The fuel savings would add up.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2021 cancelled
Replies: 25
Views: 4524

Re: Paris Air Show 2021 cancelled

They should move the Paris Air Show to Victorville.

The business is booming there.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 8373

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

I've found multiple stories that talk about only Hong Kong. Is this a specific issue there or has it been seen elsewhere? IF only/so often at Hong Kong, has there been any look at what is different about the ILS there as a possibly contributing factor? I'd imagine the signal could be reflecting off...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First plane that needed software?
Replies: 56
Views: 5834

Re: First plane that needed software?

As zeke pointed out, a computer need not be digital. Mechanical and electromechanical computers were both been widely used. The word "computer" predates either, and refers to a human performing calculations. I know that, but the question is software, which is by definition immaterial, and...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 7473

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

A hundred different vendors on Amazon who hawk "SUPPORT ANIMAL" labeled vests, harnesses, and other pet paraphernalia just saw their incomes go up in smoke. Why? They'll just change the wording to "SERVICE ANIMAL" and the passengers will sign whatever silly attestation form the ...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 7473

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

The DOT covered Every angle on this new ruling and worked with every ADA official group to set forth new regulations. Good riddance to the Scammers and abused ESA BS system. Flyguy A hundred different vendors on Amazon who hawk "SUPPORT ANIMAL" labeled vests, harnesses, and other pet para...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5237

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

DALMD80 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Well, might be hard on the crews because if the cargo is at -40, so are the crews and they’re breathing O2 besides.

Good point.

There's also the temperatures at the departure and arrival points to consider too.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 55801

Re: Emirates confirms future A380 deliveries

Taking the remaining 8?

Yeah, I guess it's more cost-effective to ship all those spare parts as 8 complete sets.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK
Replies: 65
Views: 12413

Re: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK

So many of these comments are just unbearable.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst civilian procurement
Replies: 44
Views: 3610

Re: Worst civilian procurement

Concorde.

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 197865

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/sidyoutwit/status/1319964122725949440?s=21

RR seems quite keen to hop on this project.


Please God, for the sake of Boeing...no.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binoculars in the cockpit
Replies: 20
Views: 4229

Re: Binoculars in the cockpit

Are binoculars standard equipment in a cockpit? If so, what are they used for? With the appearance of Jet Pac Man and drones, I would think they're useful in spotting potential danger. Also wondering if you've ever used binoculars on final to investigate fod on the runway. Would like to hear some a...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery
Replies: 74
Views: 11398

Re: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery

Cue the people who say the A340 numbers should be combined with it in 3, 2...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Sun Country article
Replies: 13
Views: 3523

Re: Interesting Sun Country article

32andBelow wrote:
They charge survive just as a cargo airline if the keep the amazon contract. But obviously a cargo airline doesn’t need flight attendants, gate agents, res, etc.

True, but they will need sorters.

Solves that problem.

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