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by B777LRF
Wed May 05, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 311
Views: 52178

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Ryanair will either sign a CBA with a Danish union for the staff based at Billund (cockpit and cabin crew), or they will find themselves without any ground handling, fuelling or catering services. My money is on them doing the usual, which is de-basing the aircraft.

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by B777LRF
Sat May 01, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18628

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

You can spin it anyway you like, and financial engineering certainly makes some interesting spins, but fact remains that if you spend 100 USD on designing, marketing and building a product, expecting to sell 11 of them at 10 USD each but only sell 9 of them at 9 USD each, you're looking at a loss. A...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3251

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Its where it is now, it was not always this big, let's not downplay the role satellite TV and internet has played in the global popularity, it can be replicated elsewhere if the will is there. As more and more countries around the world watch their stars doing well in the Europe market, nationalism...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3251

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

So a question, does anyone think the greedy foreign owners actually have a plan? 1. The European Leagues attracted "foreign" ownership to allow the massive spend that we saw / see taking place, players salaries, marketing, stadiums etc. 2. Greedy foreign owners decided they want a bigger ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2298

Re: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?

GA: Cirrus SR-22
Heli: Sikorsky S-76
Biz: Falcon 8X
Piston: Constellation
TP: Dash-8
TF: A340-500
Mil: Su-27
Top of the tree: Concorde

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship orthodox and secular Jews in Israel
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Relationship orthodox and secular Jews in Israel

I've been to Israel more than a few times (always on business), and have made a couple of friends there. They're all secular, and the feeling towards the orthodox is either resentment, apathy or disgust - sometimes a combination of all three. Think it's fair to say that the orthodox are tolerated, b...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3251

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I've read several articles (including one in the New York Times) pointing out that France was a huge maker of players for Europe, without really profiting from it. From an American perspective, I suppose "profiting" means making money. But football, and sports in general, is ultimately ab...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3251

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

There's a few people here who don't understand football, but it seems like sanity is starting to prevail among some of the clubs who signed on this stillborn idea. It is certainly not outside the realms of possibility, that UK clubs have been told of the possibility of introducing the German ownersh...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3251

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

The above poster displays a remarkable lack of understanding of what football is, its history and its fanbase. Football fans support their local club, and perhaps a big foreign club (e.g. Barcelona and Liverpool has a very large foreign fanbase). But those fanbases are founded in the history of the ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3251

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Let's get one thing straight from the start: UEFA is the association of European football associations, governing the CL and EL as well as the European Cup (amongst other things). FIFA is the global association, running the World Cup. This is primarily between UEFA and the SL founders, and UEFA seem...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 81
Views: 4928

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

For more than 2.000 years nobody has successfully invaded and occupied Afghanistan, which leads to the logical conclusion that it's simply not possible for outsiders to come in and tell them how to run their show. Arrogance, however, will usually prevail over something as mundane as facts and, well,...

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by B777LRF
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 40
Views: 2135

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

5 continents, 87 countries. Best: Southern Europe. Worst: Sub-Saharan Africa.

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 2968

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

Paying for a 300/50MB line, receiving 337/72, 10ms latency, fibre, USD 40/month with no limits to download/upload, Denmark. Will shift provider as of May 1st, which will lower cost to USD 30/month for a 1000/300MB line.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 132
Views: 10610

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

For mere mortals, it would probably be a toss-up between the upper-deck on a BA -400, seat 1A on a LH -400 or 1K on a SAA -300. But I'm a lucky SOB, so for me the best 747 ride ever was on a Kalitta -200F.

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Myanmar Military Killing Civilians With Indiscriminate Strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Myanmar Military Killing Civilians With Indiscriminate Strikes

Attempting the solve internal conflicts by way of direct outside influence rarely, if ever, produces a good result, and history is littered with examples of monumental failures. More than 40% of Myanmar's exports are almost equally split between mineral fuels and clothing, yet those 40%+ amount to n...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 104
Views: 5843

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Good: Someone else than Mercedes taking the pole. AlphaTauri finding a lot of pace Above average: McLaren looks to be able to keep building on the momentum they found last season Medium: Ferrari have improved, but probably not enough to be serious podium contenders Below average: Having fought for 3...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4340

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

Aaron747 wrote:
Just observationally, some of the worst violent crimes the last couple years caught on camera have been by teenagers.


Well, yes, if one choses to disregard ISIS members beheading people with dull knives or setting them on fire after locking them in a cage.

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18310

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Interesting twist on this story: When the brass in KLM found out about they accident, they tried to get hold of Captain Van Zanten to lead their part of the investigation ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 16718

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Some American thinks it's fair game to shoot a guy who breaks into their house to steal a TV, and that to have the opportunity to carry out a death sentence is worth the lives of +10K people a year.

I'll just do the logical thing and stay the hell away from that place.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 59
Views: 3664

Re: Will there be a new Royal yacht?

No, Dannebrog is doing just fine.

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by B777LRF
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 3864

Re: Fast food you avoid

Speaking of ... SWMBO purchased some very nice minced meat yesterday, and this morning has made some equally nice brioche buns. Which means that, by lunch time, I shall be making home made burgers of unsurpassed quality. Now that's proper fast food, which will put every single burger you can buy any...

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by B777LRF
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 3864

Re: Fast food you avoid

All of them. The large American chains, that is. If I'm in the mood for junk food there are plenty of locals, offering anything from pizza over chinese and thai to burgers. My favourite by quite some margin is Gasoline Grill which, truth be told, does have around half a dozen outlets. They have exac...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78200

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It would also make for an expensive development, test and certification effort for something IMO that does not have a huge market in front of it. Seems to me far more likely that Airbus will go with a "cheap and cheerful" A359F with perhaps a bit of strengthening, and even that could die ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78200

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

The "ideal" A350F would encompass the landing-gear, centre wing box and stronger wings of the -1000, in a fuselage one frame longer than the -900. Based on that, the weights of a A350F could be roughly as follows. OEW: 140t MZFW: 230t (+7 tons over the -1000) MTOW: 310t (- 9 tons over the ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!

So Faux News are finally admitting what a lot of us have known all along: They don't have reasonable viewers.

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 20540

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. Secondly they need to recognise that they're an engineering company first, second and last. Their mission should ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 94
Views: 15181

Re: Airbus A220 sales campaign thread 2021

There's literally only one market which presently works, sort of, and that's the Chinese domestic one. If any orders are coming in 2021, there's your most likely source. I've no idea which Chinese carriers, if any, might benefit from taking the A220. In the end the aircraft may prove to be either to...

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by B777LRF
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 74
Views: 8425

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Beethoven - 7th symphony, Opus 92 - II. Allegretto
Beethoven - 5th piano, Opus 73 'Emperor' – II. Adagio un poco moto
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Billy Joel - Downeaster Alexa
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Democrats win in 2022/24?
Replies: 61
Views: 2272

Re: How do the Democrats win in 2022/24?

Can we please have just a couple of days devoid of US politics?

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck

Well, if a woman marries a king she becomes a queen. But if man marries a queen he doesn't become a king but rather a "prince consort".

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: North Pole / South Pole / Antarctica Routes?
Replies: 17
Views: 2678

Re: North Pole / South Pole / Antarctica Routes?

I'm pretty sure there's a rule banning scheduled passenger flights from venturing further south than 60S. As such, any route from Australia to S. America will be taking a somewhat longer routing to avoid breaking that rule.

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copenhagen: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months
Replies: 10
Views: 3143

Re: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months

Copenhagen was already plagued with overtourism for a few years, and I do wonder why anyone would like to go back to that. Copenhagen was neither plagued nor burdened with over tourism. Back in 2019 I had a job in downtown Copenhagen and, sure, there were quite a lot of tourists. But it was nowhere...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41616

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

All these suggestions of which airlines may have a need for a batch of 787s is academic at best, but in the current environment it's more theoretical. Very few, if any, airlines currently have a need to increase their fleets or have the money to do fleet replacements. As the aircraft are owned by le...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 94
Views: 18314

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

sevenair wrote:
Where do things stand with LGW shorthaul?


Presser says they will concentrate on the Nordic market, so it's probably safe to assume bases outside of the Nordics will be closed. LGW will, I assume, continue being served out of the Nordics (ARN, BGO, CPH, HEL, OSL).

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copenhagen: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months
Replies: 10
Views: 3143

Copenhagen: 50 Years of Growth Lost in 10 Months

The numbers are staggering; in 2020 CPH was back to the passenger numbers of 1970. That's 50 years of growth wiped out in a period of 10 months, and is evidence of the gruelling impact Covid-19 has had on aviation. https://check-in.dk/cph-tabte-50-aars-trafikfremgang-paa-blot-10-maaneder/ (LInk in D...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Spox Says Trump “Most Masculine President Ever”
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Re: White House Spox Says Trump “Most Masculine President Ever”

Kiwirob wrote:
So if there was a most masculine president who would it be?


Idi Amin springs to mind. Amateur boxer, Sergeant Major, Dictator, father of countless illegitimate children and feeder of alligators with live humans. All pretty manly, if occasionally antisocial, acts.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 8863

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

It is of particular interest to observe Trumpists saying the next 4 years will be tough on Biden, because of what the Democrats did to Trump. They must have the attention span of a gold fish, having seemingly forgotten how the Republicans treated Obama for 8 years.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 8863

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Twitter and Facebook should start banning everyone from the GOP. Taking away peoples' rights is only going to incite the crazies more. If you want to work on stopping so much division this isn't a good move. Having a social media account is a privilege, not a right. Same as having a drivers license...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines named routes like trains used to
Replies: 24
Views: 2456

Re: If airlines named routes like trains used to

Anywhere in EU to IBZ: The Ecstacy Express
DXB-KIH: The Night Fighter

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4003

Re: So far, which year is worst?

People generally have a very poor grasp of history, and are likely to portray events happening in their lifetime as "the worst" or "the best". A Danish newsoutlet published a story today on the very topic of "worst year ever", and unsurprisingly 2020 doesn't make the cu...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7499

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sterling Airways
Cimber Air
Maersk Air
Conair of Scandinavia
Helicopter Service AB

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 28785

Re: Other country's anthems

Whilst the German unification was undoubtedly long over due and brought great progress, freedom and democracy to a once oppressed part of the world, it sadly also spelled the end for what is, without a shadow of doubt, the most beautiful national anthem ever; Auferstanden aus Ruinen. https://www.you...

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3792

Re: Burger Wars!

Burgers from the big chains usually leaves me cold and dissatisfied. BK used to do some rather good burgers, but over time quality has plunged. McD is more consistent, but then again it's not that hard to be consistently shitty. Carl's JR is acceptable, but really nothing to write home about. So if ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2539

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

A well phrased reply, DSN, and you seem to have some insight into that sordid industry. But your tirade leaves out one very important fact, namely choice. The desolate mother living in the slums didn't chose to live there; the person contracting a debilitating illness did not chose so and; the unemp...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone's worst type of hangover
Replies: 31
Views: 1786

Re: Everyone's worst type of hangover

My worst experience involves aviation, go figure! Was jumpseating back from Dubai to Brussels, where I would have a few hours before grabbing another jumpseat to Lagos. So far, so innocent. As it turned out, the flight from DXB had a crew of 2 and 7 passengers, self included, each of which (the pass...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."
Replies: 31
Views: 2539

Re: Emma Watson "Done with Hollywood."

Let's not get carried away. Moviestars gets paid obscene amounts of money for getting 20+ chances in every scene to pretend they're someone else. Real acting takes place on a stage in front of a live audience, and requires real and tangible talent. Having 20 or more attempts to get a single scene ri...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?
Replies: 21
Views: 3791

Re: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?

How can a seat cost 100.000 $ ? In aviation terms, that's not far off 'peanuts' territory. I've just reviewed an order we placed with a parts supplier, and it's eyewatering expensive. These are engine parts, but still, 75K for a surge control valve is a fair amount of money. Or how about an engine ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm in the Northeast
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Snowstorm in the Northeast

'The Northeast' of what? Nigeria? Saudi Arabia? Thailand? Anywhere where this would be even remotely interesting or unusual this time of year?

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16701

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

I think integrators are also using commercial airlines though right? Yes, it happens on a daily basis. One example is freight which, for whatever reason, failed to connect to the integrators flight gets transported on a passenger airline, which usually departs later in the morning. Hmm it seems lik...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16701

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

Are we expecting most vaccine to be transported by commercial airlines in belly capacity or will it be dominated by dedicated freighter airlines? Are couriers like UPS, Fedex better equip to handle vaccines in general etc? The vast majority will be carried by cargo carriers and integrators. Integra...

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