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by tjcab
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed
Replies: 34
Views: 12182

Re: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed

Didn't they once mention that they felt they ordered too many 777's?

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by tjcab
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45123

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

The early sales were due to the delay in the 787 program and were A330ceo's, not A330neo's. Some companies switched because they needed capacity. You can't make the sales case of A330neo vs 787 by mixing ceo models that sold due to production & certification delays. So the A330neo did not outse...

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by tjcab
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 6934

Re: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019

It is amazing to think that the 787 reached this milestone faster than even the A320, if we start counting from first flight. If you want to compare a similar time in aviation, the A320neo family did 1000 frames delivered this month. Not quite similar though, a cleansheet vs re-engine are really tw...

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by tjcab
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 used in Audi TV Commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 7245

Re: L-1011 used in Audi TV Commercial

Yes, wide body plane on the outside and narrow-body on the inside (maybe 737-200). Just like most movies. FAIL.

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by tjcab
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7204

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

:D :D :D I can't wait to check it out. Hopefully we'll be seeing fewer low-floor buses. They're becoming a bit too common for my liking at PVG and SHA. After boarding US-bound 787s from remote gates multiple times at PVG in recent years, I agree. It's one thing to use buses for an A319, but for a 2...

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by tjcab
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110927

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

AA. Just make the announcement when you are ready. I can't stand all this "about to make..." what's the point?

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by tjcab
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9072

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Yes, KLM made a fuss over the nursing. BUT at the same time we don't have to make a fuss over KLM's actions a week later. Seems like the disproportionate outrage. Yes, they heard the complain and likely will tread carefully going forward. Everyone just needs to let it go already. There must certainl...

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by tjcab
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 15901

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

So people are getting up in arms about a puny 30 aircraft order and forgetting the 200 potential ones they got at the Paris Air Show? Sounds like Airbus.net, I mean Airliners.net. Not sure when an order for 30 737-sized aircraft became puny" A 200 aircraft order IS an very large, yes, but does...

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by tjcab
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27763

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Actually, there were serious quality issues with the NG, just didn't get much attention. Parts from suppliers not meeting spec; then falsified, for poorly corrected and still installed. there was a whole documentary on this. If i remember, they said there were 3 (I can't remember the exact number) ...

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by tjcab
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27763

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

I really like Boeing, but in the last 6 months they've showed themselves to be extremely petty. Actually, there were serious quality issues with the NG, just didn't get much attention. Parts from suppliers not meeting spec; then falsified, for poorly corrected and still installed. there was a whole...

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by tjcab
Tue May 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8763

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

boeingguy1 wrote:

In the end, 99% of the flying public can't tell what type of plane they are flying on without a safety card or announcement.


Are there studies to back this claim? I am actually curious.

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by tjcab
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25294

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I wonder if the lack of use of remote boarding in the US also has to do with our ADA laws that require persons with disabilities to accommodated. A wheelchair passenger simply cannot ascend/descend the stairs. I myself sometimes have difficulty walking, and I can tell you those stairs to a 777 can ...

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by tjcab
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49355

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

I wonder what Air Canada's 737 pilots are doing now? Forced vacation?

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by tjcab
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 741203

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Because despite Ethiopias long and documented storied history of government corruption including very recent events, they are beyond reproach, because racism. I've neither blamed nor absolved anyone and certainly not claimed that anyone is "beyond reproach". Blame is not the purpose of th...

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by tjcab
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 19003

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Hmm, lots of people here seem to know a lot about strip clubs. I think these two colours look great. How dare they be different?

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by tjcab
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7343

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Sikhs are a very peaceful group of people , what a joke I guarantee she thought they were Muslims. Seems like most bias towards Sikh people is because ignorant folks don't know they're not Muslims. I mean, come on, if you're going to hate a whole group of people, at least know who those people are ...

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by tjcab
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 4193

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

It is cute...but I've never seen an airline talk about the green exit symbol so much...and talk about it twice (once in the middle, once at the end). WS replied to someone who said this in the video comments and they said it's an FAA requirement. Is this true? I believe so. When I flew the DL A321 ...

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by tjcab
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 17290

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

I think a more gradual curve such as Eva Air's new livery would have worked well

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by tjcab
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14961

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

These threads are just all so sad. There are now 5+ threads open and more opening every few hours to mostly $hit on Airbus. Is all this really necessary? And very little facts are presented along the way. Mostly personal opinions, and in many cases provable falsehoods (some clearly intentional). It...

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by tjcab
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 17290

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

Mortyman wrote:
I love KLM, but sorry I just hate the wavy line. Nicer with the old one.


Me too. Looks budget airline-ish

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by tjcab
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22622

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

BR AFAIK is not a company who considers their flight attendants to be outright slaves to passengers (like many Middle Eastern airlines such as QR/EK). Here we go again! Have you been a flight attendant at those companies? Do you have insights on their SOP's? One could make such wild claims against ...

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by tjcab
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 69
Views: 10249

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

What are you talking about. That is one of the best liveries in the air. Agreed :checkmark: :checkmark: "like" They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but I absolutely agree - great livery!! Not me. Not everything old is good. IMO hideous with no creativity that should have remain...

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by tjcab
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 11090

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

seabosdca wrote:
drdisque wrote:
Iran's current government is a bad actor, but so are many others with which we're all too happy to do business, and the sanctions just serve to entrench the current regime in place.


hope you are including the US in there. We shall not elaborate as this is not a political forum.

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by tjcab
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Aircraft built in Asia
Replies: 15
Views: 2405

Re: Commercial Aircraft built in Asia

Aviation building a global affair. I'm tired of reading comments like "...but it incorporates many western..." When it comes to China and/or Russia, why do we always have to make it a point to say that it's not really Chinese because it has western components? So what? Seems like we are al...

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by tjcab
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3610

Re: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air

toxtethogrady wrote:
Why do I think this is another 404 scam?


You mean 419.

Well, they are free to try. One never knows.

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by tjcab
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3172

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

If you have seat 33D, and have paid to have 33E and 33F empty, that's what you get. If you move to 40A to look out the window, you cannot transfer your blocked seats as well That's not how I read the question, though. Suppose he's on an A340 and selected a window seat and successfully bids to have ...

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by tjcab
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 50524

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Not really so tough, as long as the sales stay in the family. Not only does Airbus make a bunch of new sales, but they get an upgauge bonus by JetBlue switching their current orders from 320's to 321's. Any play of A320 vs. A220 isn't a good thing for Airbus. Competing against yourself is never a p...

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by tjcab
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17803

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The real danger of the embargo on the sales of commercial aircraft with any USA content to Iran, that while politically popular here puts - and has put - persons in grave danger. The lack of USA content systems caused in part the USA Navy shoot down of an Iran Air A300 over the Persian Gulf killing...

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by tjcab
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 8029

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Not a fan of Trump, but Boeing shouldn't have done deals with an evil regime like Iran. And I think the US government should sanction Airbus and all those EU companies supporting the Iranian regime, like they made recently with ZTE: https://www.techradar.com/news/zte-reaches-billion-dollar-deal-wit...

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by tjcab
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 8029

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Bigstud69 wrote:
The only solution with Iran is regime change. Anything else is unacceptable.


Correct. US Regime change. Stop watching Fox News and educate yourself. That being said, this is an aviation forum, not a political one.

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by tjcab
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 11282

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

According to AllAfrica.com, guards for King Mswati III of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been fined for leaking photos of his new A340. Honestly, I am surprised it took this long for them to surface. I know when I was still in the country several months ago, pictures were circulating among what...

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by tjcab
Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Express : Cabin refresh soon?
Replies: 25
Views: 3664

Re: Air Canada Express : Cabin refresh soon?

I wonder why in Canada both Embraer and Bombardier products are in service while in Brazil it is only Embraer? Canada and Brazil are both large countries with many remote towns and cities that are suitable for 50 to 90 passenger aircraft. I would think that the economics of operating each product a...

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by tjcab
Sun May 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25864

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

THis is insanity! Why wasn't there a marshaller out by the tail, since the A321 was clearly sitting in the active thru way? Asiana was cruising too, seems way to fast for that congested zone, at this well known over capacity airport. Doesn't seem that fast to me, then again, I cannot draw conclusiv...

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by tjcab
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 126521

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

They test these engines for failure. But it seems like when they fail in real life they are uncontrolled more often than not. That was a detonation. Lucky there wasnt more structural damage to the wing and fuselage. My anecdotal guess is that if it was contained it would be a non-event and we'd nev...

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by tjcab
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 10261

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

dazwalsh wrote:
Would the cargo doors be openable in the event of an emergency exit?.


I doubt one would be allowed to occupy during take-off and landing. So that should not be a requirement.

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by tjcab
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK pushed out of top 20
Replies: 14
Views: 3726

Re: JFK pushed out of top 20

JFK has EWR serving international locations and LGA for domestic. So combined NYC may still be the busiest for air travel. And most of the passengers from the 2 NYC airports (except EWR) are O & D passengers. DEL has only one airport and no city close by which has an airport (within 150 mile ra...

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by tjcab
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates April's Fool
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

Re: Emirates April's Fool

Wait till you find out AA eagle employees make less than $10/hr. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387447 Do they get to keep their passports? EK employee's don't. They absolutely do. I have friends who fly for EK and the company does not keep their passports. That's a rumor t...

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by tjcab
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12628

Re: Aeroflot threatens to deport US CITIZENS to India

http://www.newsweek.com/russian-airline-threatened-deport-transiting-asian-americans-back-india-867094 Apparently, Aeroflot thought just because they had the same skin color, and was coming from Delhi, their nationality was Indian and not US. Bizarre. Won't help Russian reputation when it comes to ...

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by tjcab
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31735

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Most people only remember the ANC has freedom fighters and forget the hardcore Marxist ideology that was at the core of the group. God help SA Exactly. Hating the white man became the national pastime but what they didn't realize was that he kept the country together. Really? Wow, what a simplistic...

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by tjcab
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 15303

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

william wrote:
Bose QC35II headphones................."What screaming child?"



Lol I was just about to say the exact thing.

Anyways, this is life. Things happen. Can’t always be perfect. It’s not ideal but making a fuss about it will accomplish nothing.

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by tjcab
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India has a New 77W Cabin
Replies: 34
Views: 7635

Re: Air India has a New 77W Cabin

Wonder why they decided to keep 3-3-3 in Y when most of the others are sticking with 3-4-3? Even CX is moving towards 3-4-3. And its not like 3-3-3 can't do almost all their routes. They are leaving money on the table when the oil prices are going up. Oh come on now! There is just no pleasing the a...

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by tjcab
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AC Express Q400 in the new livery
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: First AC Express Q400 in the new livery

looks very smart indeed! its almost like the livery was designed for this bird. Engines being at the same level as the fuselage, I guess, explains the rationale for the white cowlings?

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by tjcab
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69198

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

Richard28 wrote:
Wow! thanks for the update!

The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?



LOL. The whole plane looks odd due to its function, generally.

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by tjcab
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10678

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Canuck600 wrote:
Would have looked better if they had kept both Flair & Airlines on the same row, having them split by the windows is too jarring & disrupting but thats probably just me.


Yes indeed, plus the whole thing makes the [large] 737 tail look tiny. I don't like it. Over-styled, IMO, of course.

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by tjcab
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH/UA AMS-LOS-ORD: Nigeria, Twins, the Slave Trade and a Witch Doctor
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: LH/UA AMS-LOS-ORD: Nigeria, Twins, the Slave Trade and a Witch Doctor

What an excellent trip report. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you kindly for sharing. If i had to guess, that plane flying above and in the opposite direction would be Arik Air.

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by tjcab
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 8309

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Northwest1988 wrote:
...t-tailed rear engine aircraft...


IADCA wrote:
Perhaps, but that wasn't what the OP asked. He specifically asked about rear-engined T-tails in both the title and the opening post...


Not sure why we are still discussing aircraft without rear engines. Seems like a very straightforward question.

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by tjcab
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 196545

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

2 engines out on a 4 engine passenger plane could spell doom, especially if its two engines on the same side of the wing. From what I understand and from what I've read, it depends on weight, altitude and a number of other factors. 4 engines doesn't necessarily mean your more safe than a plane with...

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by tjcab
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 7054

Re: Swiss Avrojet tribute video

Lovely! CS looks to tall and large next to the Avro.

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by tjcab
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11817

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

c933103 wrote: A310 to A346 is like 60%? It's a 61.5% increase. Using the same method, the 737-100 to 757-300 is a 90% increase. But thats a bit of a stretch Though similar cabin cross-section width, the fuselage is different. I always thought the 737 more like 707/727 double bubble as opposed to t...

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by tjcab
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 10256

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

Wow, no matter the situation, I would never embarrass myself, or make act unprofessional in public, let alone an airport. Freaking a-hole, scum of society.I have never flown Ryanair, but even I know this rule. Inexcusable behavior, even if someone is in the right, this is no way to behave. Verbal bu...

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