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by ThePointblank
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 337
Views: 36870

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Was notified by my freight forwarder that Lufthansa Cargo has cancelled all transit freight via their FRA hub due to a COVID outbreak at their facility. It has caused some disruptions where I work, as a number of regular shipments connect using Lufthansa Cargo in FRA.

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 6537

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

"Flair is providing FREE* base fare on all routes for travel in the month of February! *Limited seats available for a limited time. Offer valid until Jan. 27 or while seats last." https://flyflair.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9GKCsWQVVT45DRsnffWSgnefhDqCcDSE8HkkLVAn2MEiVvNpO7LPTRoCi...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 331
Views: 16019

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

The FDA has rescinded EUA authorizations for two monoclonal antibody treatments made by Regeneron and Eli Lily due to ineffectiveness against the Omicron variant: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zacharysmith/2022/01/24/fda-rescinds-authorization-for-covid-antibody-treatments-by-regeneron-eli-lilly/?sh=...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 205
Views: 21079

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Leeham is saying Lockheed Martin is going to reveal more details about the assembly plans of the LMXT: https://leehamnews.com/2022/01/24/lockheed-near-announcing-location-for-lmxt-tanker-final-assembly-line-in-us/ The tidbits so far is that Mobile, AL or Marietta, GA are the lead contenders. LM will...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 100
Views: 18214

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

Icelandair makes good money on freight. From Iceland it is mainly fresh food, very time critical goods. The last years it was mainly cod, now fresh salmon from Iceland is getting moved by air too.The 757 and 767 have belly freight capacities, the 737 less so. I assume the decision if a 737, 757 or ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final Operational Flight of The CC-115 Buffalo
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Final Operational Flight of The CC-115 Buffalo

The final operational flight of the CC-115 Buffalo has been flown, with the aircraft now retired from operational service: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2022/01/final-operational-flight-of-the-cc-115-buffalo-aircraft.html The final operational flight for the CC-115 Buffal...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best ASW Helicopter?
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

Re: Best ASW Helicopter?

Are you sure this is true? Because the Swede's apparently think they can operate MH-60s as ASW helicopters directly from shore. How would that work? https://corporalfrisk.com/2021/12/29/enter-seahawk-exit-whitefox/ How integrated is it? Is the ship telling the helicopter things like where to go and...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best ASW Helicopter?
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

Re: Best ASW Helicopter?

USW is a team endeavor. A MH-60R is a sensor platform which is an extension of the ship. The helo can do limited USW independently but the ship provides most of the processing capability. The USW team on the ship is doing the USW plot and uses the helo as an organic sensor in concert with the ships...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best ASW Helicopter?
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

Re: Best ASW Helicopter?

Helicopters like the SH-60R or the Wildcat Lynx are much more tethered to their ships; they rely on the ship to process sensor data, ... I really thought a SH-60R and a Lynx could both read and process anything coming from a connected sonobouy. Is this false? The MH-60R offloads data from its senso...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best ASW Helicopter?
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

Re: Best ASW Helicopter?

Its really defined by the operators. I'd put a solid team in an antique Kamov or Seasprite ahead of the "latest and greatest." ASW is shorthand for "Awfully Slow Warfare." ASW is a team sport. So, the helos are really just one component of team effort to prosecute and kill. The ...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40476

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

China is now fast tracking development of their own domestic mRNA vaccine, due to issues with efficacy with their domestic inactivated virus vaccines: https://www.ft.com/content/5213b69e-607c-4121-8668-9f9302eb390d China’s race to develop its own messenger RNA vaccine has gained greater urgency as B...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100874

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

What are they going to do when their Auroras come due for replacement? A319 based MMA with Canadian electronics fitment. That will be cheap... They are life extending the Aurora's right now, with consideration for replacing the T56 engines with new engines: http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol21/no2...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100874

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The "sanction" will not impact the pricing of the P-8A if Canada decides to buy the P-8A, given that it will be FMS and get USN pricing. Really I think it is good for Boeing to be "removed" from the competition so they can move on with other business opportunities instead of get...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 34
Views: 5591

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

Important quote (translated) "In addition to these constraints, the Su-35 has also stood out for its difficulties since the signing of the partnership in 2016. Only 5 aircraft have officially been delivered to Egypt, while 22 aircraft should have already joined the Egyptian fleet in 2020, part...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

Do they need a SLEP... I doubt the Kuwaitis have flown them as much as comparable little bugs in other places, or to as much consistent G. This is Malaysian Air Force we are taking about, they are used to equipment that doesn't work all the time and in need of repair. If they got 33 bugs from Kuwai...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

They are operated from Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base where, if you look at satellite imagery, you can that the few HAS's are still damaged from GW I bombing in 1990. There are, however, plenty of sun shelters on the ramp for all the F-18s as well as large, presumably environmentally controlled, hangars. ...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

The Kuwaiti jets were kept outside for the majority of the time they've had them. I'd be shocked if anyone actually wanted them... Amazing that the Kuwaiti’s wouldn’t shell out the dough for some AC’d shelters for their fleet(s) of $70+ million aircraft. Wow. That’s not common for Qatar/Saudi/UAE, ...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

There are structural differences in every market. That’s why airlines are run by teams of people, not robots. If ULCCs can succeed in every other market, I fail to see how they can’t find a way to carve out a piece of the Canadian market. I guess there are probably a lot of AC and WS employees that...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

Hot and sandy desert operations in Kuwait to hot and humid conditions in Malaysia. Will premature corrosion be a potential problem? About a year ago The Drive said "Of all the ‘legacy’ Hornets, the surviving Kuwaiti F/A-18C/Ds are among those in the best condition, and in the past, both Canada...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

What’s so special about the Canadian market? Is it impossible to be successful running a reliable, low cost and low fare airline like in every other country in the world? Several of the tricks used by low cost carriers don't work in Canada. The are a few major cities. They don't have great "se...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

What if they partnered with Spirit or Allegiant or Frontier? Established operators have no interest in partnering with outfits that will cause them nothing but commercial grief. Flair has absolutely no strategic planning. They have no clue, nor the pockets, nor the patience required to develop a su...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Its true lost of people will, but they will need their name out there (on both ends) and amazing promotional fares. I mean I don't think many people realize that C6 flew YYZ-MDW, loads were atrocious - but of course there was not a lot of name branding out there. I remember C6 flying YYZ-MDW as I w...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Lots of expansion lately, but I don't know if it's going to work out. I feel like they're expanding too fast. They should focus domestically first and once built up a bit more start US expansion. Especially with COVID still lingering about, many Canadian provinces starting to lock down again, and t...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40476

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Pfizer's new COVID drug treatment, Paxlovid, seems to be holding up well in trials, with a 89% reduction in hospitalization in high risk candidates, with no change in effectiveness if 5 days after initiation infection versus 3 days: https://www.statnews.com/2021/12/14/pfizers-covid-pill-remains-89-e...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 9895

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

We can all breathe again... No boo-boo. https://spacenews.com/jwst-undamaged-from-payload-processing-incident/ Launch's back on. December 22nd. Launch has been delayed again, to the 24th due to a electrical interface issue: https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1470906247503396868 Ariane5/JWST: ...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 53
Views: 6676

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

Hearing Spain is going for Eurofighters: https://twitter.com/SchoellhornMike/status/1470804159544926213?t=HgD-tUhpq3GcvEQVWW7QSA&s=19 Great news from Madrid! We are grateful for the strong endorsement by Spain of the #Eurofighter programme & are looking forward to signing the Halcón contract...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waterloo Airport Locked Down Due to Bomb Threat
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Waterloo Airport Locked Down Due to Bomb Threat

The Kitchener-Waterloo Airport is in lock down due to a bomb threat against a Flair Airlines flight that was scheduled to depart from the airport to Vancouver. Local police have one man in custody: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/waterloo-regional-airport-bomb-threat-1.6284223 The ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

I don’t see an S-76 today. https://www.gfs.gov.hk/eng/aircraftmenu.htm I imagine the Airbus/any S-76 will be replaced with the “Chinese Blackhawks” in the future (Z-20’s). Or Z-8, or Z-9’s. I am not sure why they are simply procuring more H-175’s for the time being, or how (many) will be allocated ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100874

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Confirmation that Boeing has officially been eliminated from the competition: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/canadian-press-newsalert-boeing-officially-out-of-canadian-fighter-jet-competition OTTAWA — Canada has officially narrowed its decade-long hunt for a new fighter jet to two choices as...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 147
Views: 43024

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2021

A vote of confidence from JAL of the 767 sticking around that is signed up to upgrade its 767 fleet cockpits with LCD flight displays https://www.journal-aviation.com/en/news/46313-japan-airlines-to-upgrade-its-boeing-767-fleet-with-thomas-global-s-lcd-flight-displays Seems the deal covers the enti...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100874

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

In the meantime, the CF18s and Halifax-class just keep getting older and older along with the CP140 Auroras. Don't forget the P-3Cs not in the distant future. What with the Arctic sea ice melting, maritime patrol in that vast northern coast line will be come more important, no? bt Those are the CP1...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40476

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck's Molnupiravir anti-viral drug has now been recommended for FDA approval by a panel of 23 experts, albeit narrowly after later analysis shows that the drug is only 30% effective at preventing hospitalization and death from COVID-19 in people at high risk of severe disease, and carries the risk...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 12930

Re: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread

One thing lost in the C-130 buy was how much of that was supposed to support the Stryker brigades mobility. It was a terrible concept, borne from a flawed idea that future US ground combat efforts would like Bosnian peacekeeping. The combination of speed of mobility and the -130 as the prime mover ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Don't forget that Swoop and WestJet have deep pockets thanks to Onex. Flair and Lynx are limited by foreign ownership and investment laws, meaning there is only so much their foreign investment partners can pump in before they run afoul of the laws.

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100874

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Apologies if this thread is too old to be bumped. Sources are now reporting that Boeing was told that their bid to replace the CF-18 fleet was deemed to not meet requirements: https://www.timescolonist.com/national-news/boeing-told-its-bid-to-sell-fighter-jets-to-canada-did-not-meet-ottawas-requirem...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

As I've stated before being charged 18% interest doesn't mean that's what's being paid cash-wise. I suspect it's either all deferred or they're paying in the low single digit range (3-4%?). Nobody pays 18% interest these days. There's trillions of dollars of cash looking for a home right now. A one...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13459

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

The former DA who was sharply criticized for her handling of the Arbery case has now been indicted for obstruction of justice charges: https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgia/2021/09/08/ex-brunswick-da-misconduct-in-ahmaud-arbery-death-investigation-booked-into-jail/ BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Jackie Johnson, w...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

They are backed by 777 partners. It will be interesting to watch Lynx and Flair fight for marketshare. Perhaps the two will merge . I even see Jetlines merging with one of them. Foreign ownership limits in Canada will limit the amount of money 777 Partners can throw at Flair before Transport Canada...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 44077

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Probably just threw it in there to see how many ex-YEG routes they can get Swoop to copy :P. The YEG wiki page is hilarious; seems F8’s aggression in AB has ticked off WS so badly, they’re throwing Swoop on to all types of routes (albeit starting a few months after F8, in many cases). I'm sure Swoo...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 40
Views: 1843

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

For a wireless earbud, if you are on Android, the top picks are the Sony WF-1000XM4 (for their noise cancelling capabilities), the Google Pixel Buds A-Series (decent all around performer for price), and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (good noise cancelling capabilities, and audio quality).

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by ThePointblank
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 9895

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

And it appears that the James Webb Space telescope is cursed, as the launch date has slipped to no earlier than December 22 due to the need for additional testing after a clamp that secures the spacecraft to its rocket adapter suddenly released sending vibrations throughout the observatory: https://...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 152
Views: 20446

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Definitely going to be a blood bath in the air, with how saturated the market is going to be in Canada. Soon we will have: 1. Air Canada / Rouge 2. WestJet / Swoop 3. Porter 4. Flair 5. Sunwing 6. Transat 7. Lynx Air I just don't think the passenger numbers are there in Canada to support this many ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal
Replies: 33
Views: 6459

Re: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal

I was thinking the same. It was many years ago that using excess winter capacity, Westjet operated many Caribbean routes for Transat on a wet lease basis. During that time, Westjet learned where, why and how. Once they knew, the contract with Transat was ended ….. and Westjet started their own Cari...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal
Replies: 33
Views: 6459

Re: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal

This certainly seems to be mostly WS trying to take advantage of the rebounding Translatlantic demand when they'll only have at most ten 787's. I don't think WS will ever merge or cooperate much more with Air Transat. Not even ten, they have only six on property. They only have eight European desti...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 152
Views: 20446

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Sure... there's a giant market in Calgary... great that there's no competition... I doubt they're going to deliver more than 10 of those frames before going bankrupt. Major competition from WJA, even if nobody wants to fly ACA they still have a sizeable presence. It seems like they look south and s...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow
Replies: 24
Views: 3456

Re: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow

Yeah that's the whole MANPADS boogeyman. You remember the ooga-booga after we invaded Afghanistan about the taliban plinking our helicopters with Stingers leftover from the Mujahadeen days which...... never ended up happening. Libya and Syria are an absolute mess but in Syria we've seen some Chines...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow
Replies: 24
Views: 3456

Re: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow

The report clearly shows that the most recent time period has the fewest numbers of MANPADS attacks by far. And that is my deal. If there are so many floating around after Libya etc why aren't they being used or at the very least an increase compared to historical numbers. Yeah that's the whole MAN...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Princess Mako, Komuri Kei leaving Tokyo Haneda
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Princess Mako, Komuri Kei leaving Tokyo Haneda

Mako Momuro was a researcher at the University of Tokyo museum, and her new husband is a paralegal at a large New York law firm. I suspect she'll be able to find a job at an American museum or even a university fairly quickly, considering her background and interests.

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by ThePointblank
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 152
Views: 20446

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Lynx Air has some decent backing, including Indigo Partners, and an experienced leadership team. Their CEO, Merren McArthur was the chief executive of Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Virgin Australia Cargo. I suspect they will last longer than their competitor, Flair will.

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by ThePointblank
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow
Replies: 24
Views: 3456

Re: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow

If that is real where are the news reports of MAPADS being used in attacks? Surly the frenchies in Africa would have had more issues with MANPADS if there were so many on the open market, attacks in Philippines, any other place no smart dude would go on a holiday? This RAND report describes the cur...

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