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by ThePointblank
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2388
Views: 342943

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Delays are piling up at Hong Kong's air cargo terminal due to a COVID outbreak there, leading to delays of 2-3 days to handle cargo: https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/hong-kong-air-cargo-terminal-delays-covid-china/608361/ Dive Brief: ⋅  Transit times at a Hong Kong International Airpor...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 11146

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Flair continues to prove they have absolutely no understanding of airline network planning in Canada. They must have a very ratty dartboard in what ever passes for their HQ. Maybe they have a new way of doing things? They may have lucked out with some really low/decent Max-8 acquisition costs? I su...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

Two of Starliner's valves have been removed and sent to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama for further analysis, per what was reported in a media briefing between Boeing and NASA: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/boeing-removes-valves-from-starliner-delays-flight-to-first-half-of-202...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 11146

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Those with money on the line should have the ability to influence the future of a company. Jim Scott put almost nothing into Flair: why should he get to hold it back? The other company that filed suit regarding Flair's expansion plan, Prescott Strategic Investments LP, is also a major shareholder a...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 11146

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Their main creditor owns most of their fleet. I’m not sure I understand the rationale of pushing the airline into liquidation. There’s a lot of room between forgiving a loan and calling it. Their main creditor is currently subject to a lawsuit from a major airline shareholder saying that the credit...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 11146

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

I'm sure most of us here agree that Flair deserves kudos for taking a serious shot at being a legitimate player in the Canadian marketplace. It's a tough task but hopefully they can carve out a sustainable niche. There must be ways to slash costs that Air Canada and Westjet are unable to do (keep a...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

The focus on Starliner's valve issues is focused on environmental moisture interacting with the propellent, which corroded the metal: https://spacenews.com/starliner-valve-investigation-continues-to-focus-on-moisture-interaction-with-propellant/ HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner was with...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 11146

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

I'm sure most of us here agree that Flair deserves kudos for taking a serious shot at being a legitimate player in the Canadian marketplace. It's a tough task but hopefully they can carve out a sustainable niche. There must be ways to slash costs that Air Canada and Westjet are unable to do (keep a...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 186
Views: 11138

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I am amazed by the speed of its development. Or is this normal in bioscience these days? It's definitely not normal for Merck. One of the most conservative players in big pharma. Legitimately surprised they're ahead on this. But, sounds like Pfizer and Roche aren't really that far behind, and appar...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 186
Views: 11138

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck needed a win after going 0-3 on their first three attempts at getting into the COVID game. It'll be interesting to see what demand is really like for this. I wonder how it'll be identified, prescribed, and administered reliably in the time frame needed since I guess it needs to be started qui...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35173

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

It appears NASA has no confidence in Starliner's ability to launch with crew any time before 2023, and they've reassigned some crew that were scheduled to fly in Starliner to fly with SpaceX's Dragon: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-astronaut-changes-for-upcoming-commercial-crew-mi...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4963

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Eric Berger with yet another well written article about how Blue Origin hired a consultant years ago to evaluate SpaceX's strengths and weaknesses and to determine where was Blue Origin struggling in their attempts at competing with SpaceX: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/revealed-the-secre...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 186
Views: 11138

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

AstraZeneca is moving towards asking the FDA for approval for their COVID antibody treatment: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/astrazeneca-asks-fda-authorize-covid-antibody-treatment-n1280847 AstraZeneca, the drugmaker that developed one of the first Covid-19 vaccines, has asked the Food a...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 11146

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

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Oh dear this is not good

On a reported $140 million dollar loan of 18% interest as well...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4963

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Eric Berger with yet another well written article about how Blue Origin hired a consultant years ago to evaluate SpaceX's strengths and weaknesses and to determine where was Blue Origin struggling in their attempts at competing with SpaceX: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/revealed-the-secret...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 14060

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

bikerthai wrote:
The US Airforce will want something that has a ramp. Any cargo capacity that can be done by the KC can be hauled by contract operators.

bt

Unless the intention is for the tanker to also carry cargo to support a large fighter drag across the ocean.

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by ThePointblank
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18678

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It's only 8 boats, but the extra costs of doing it in Australia (Adelaide) are worth it. The extra infrastructure built, the skills learned, these are the types of things needed here to broaden the industrial base in Australia and is usually money well spent. Yep and the government gets a % back th...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 186
Views: 11138

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

In France this is mandatory. All unvaccinated healthcare workers are either on leave, vacation, or already fired. So far the healthcare system is coping (but the COVID wave is low). About the Merck drug, I'm reading the US government ordered it for $700 for a 5-day course, I have my doubts it will ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 186
Views: 11138

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck is moving to seek a EUA for their oral antiviral COVID treatment after a Phase 3 study showed “compelling results”, prompting the halt of the study and the quick move to seek approval: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/01/merck-to-seek-emergency-authorization-for-oral-covid-19-treatment.html Merck...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 186
Views: 11138

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck is moving to seek a EUA for their oral antiviral COVID treatment after a Phase 3 study showed “compelling results”, prompting the halt of the study and the quick move to seek approval: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/01/merck-to-seek-emergency-authorization-for-oral-covid-19-treatment.html Merck ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4963

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

More drama at Blue Origin, with a letter written by a former communications director and signed by 20 current and former employees alleging a toxic work culture, with safety concerns, sexism, stifling of professional dissent: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/former-blue-origin-employees-decry...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1460

Re: Favorite SSD

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. Comes with the option for a 4TB capacity drive, plenty fast, and well priced for a PCI-E 4.0 SSD. But I also like Samsung 980 Pro's, and WD's Black SN850's.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 2755

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2021

Rumours are floating about that COMAC might be running into more delays with production and certification with the C919 due to US export restrictions after being a no-show at the Zhuhai Air Show this week: https://news.yahoo.com/u-export-tightening-slows-advance-040613195.html ZHUHAI, China (Reuters...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 307
Views: 63476

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Personally, I think this is a mistake on the basis of pedigree. Such a huge pool of spares and widespread maintenance for the PW and GE CF-34. With all the troubles RR has been in the last decade, is this going to affect the program? The Rolls Royce BR700 series engines are also very widely support...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 307
Views: 63476

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Judging by the current pics, I think all the G models have been cut into sections to comply with START. I don’t have intimate knowledge of this, though. See the link for a list of all BUFFS, and their status. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B_Un_zzkhX5eifi94KHrajQaBmxqN0imaej1mmTEIZc/edit?f...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18678

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I would agree; the French are being disingenuous. They've known for over a year and a half that the Australians had issues with the progress on the contract, and that the Australians were looking at possibly going to a contingency plan if they could not work things through with the French.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 14060

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Aesma wrote:
Because LM wants to bid on many other programs for decades/centuries to come. And to keep Boeing honest.

Lockheed Martin has historically bid on every available project as they have the technical expertise to do so.

It's when they decide NOT to bid is when eyebrows should be raised.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14475

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

“Some Australians wanted to ring up one week and say we’re so sorry, we’re putting out the diesel submarine contract, and ring up the next week and say we just want you to know that we found a better submarine and it’s British,” the defence source said. From the Guardian article linked above. If co...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18678

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

but burns the ethanol with compressed oxygen, making vapor to run a turbine. What do they do with the exhaust vapor? They would have to manage that system without leaving a trail. Why ethanol? Wouldn't you want something with higher energy density? What dose the M-1 turbine runs on? You would also ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18678

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What I don't get is why the Attack-class didn't have an air-independent propulsion system, when this is well developed technology, that France offers on the Scorpène-class. Maybe because of the size of the boat, too big ? JayinKitsap : are you willing to bet that whatever Australia will get will be...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14475

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I think from France's POV this is the main point. Even the US admits that when they say they told France in advance, they mean they called the Elysée palace a couple hours before the announcement ! If Australia changed its geopolitical stance and instead of going with relatively neutral France want...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14475

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

This could have been handled much better by the US and especially Australia. France has every right to be angry. France also is a major player in the Indo Pacific area and it would be wise of the US and Australia to have good relations with France . This was not helpful. I think from France's POV t...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18678

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Let's sum it up ... - US cannot build enough boats for themselves and don't have any boats to spare so cannot use existing USN production or boats If I understand, you're saying that by 2028 or so the US cannot build more submarines that we're building now, even if someone else pays for them and us...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14475

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To be honest, these kind of games between the big boys with nukes, makes the case why those without nukes who can build them, should. And to hell with non-proliferation because you cannot trust no one anymore. The only trustworthy nukes are the nukes you own and can hit back with. The only trustwor...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14475

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

With the Submarines, France offered nuclear submarines, Australia wanted them redesigned to be diesel electric. Then they kept changing their desired specifications (with an the expected effect on budgets and completion dates). Then they did want nuclear after all. Is this true? I can't find any co...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 14060

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

It's official: Lockheed Martin is partnering with Airbus to offer the A330 MRTT as the Lockheed LMXT tanker: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/afa-air-space/2021/09/17/lockheed-reveals-new-lmxt-refueling-tanker-firing-the-opening-salvo-in-us-air-force-competition/ WASHINGTON — Lockhe...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 14060

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

It's official: Lockheed Martin is partnering with Airbus to offer the A330 MRTT as the Lockheed LMXT tanker: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/afa-air-space/2021/09/17/lockheed-reveals-new-lmxt-refueling-tanker-firing-the-opening-salvo-in-us-air-force-competition/ WASHINGTON — Lockhee...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14475

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I feel that France is really over-reacting. "Drama queen" kinda stuff. And dragging on the USA for it? Any problem is completely between France and Australia. And with their "agreement" being 5 years along and Australia doing this, something tells me the agreement wasn't as agre...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4689

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

How were the aircraft disabled? Short of blowing them up, I wouldn't be surprised to see some fly again. Iran is still flying some F-14s from the 1970s with zero US support. Avionics and anything remotely sensitive were smashed, structural elements had holes cut into them, landing gear were deliber...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2388
Views: 342943

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Had an enlightening presentation and briefing from one of my freight forwarder account managers about the current state of the air cargo market and the immediate future prospects. From my notes and the general tone of the briefing, air cargo in and out of Asia-Pacific, particularly China is badly s...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2388
Views: 342943

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Had an enlightening presentation and briefing from one of my freight forwarder account managers about the current state of the air cargo market and the immediate future prospects. From my notes and the general tone of the briefing, air cargo in and out of Asia-Pacific, particularly China is badly sc...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208163

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The US is moving towards a mandatory vaccine or weekly testing requirement for any employer with more than 100 employees: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/business/osha-vaccine-biden-mandate.html New federal safety regulations that call for businesses with more than 100 workers to require vaccinat...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208163

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

But if it's for variants, will there have to be jab #5 a few months later to reinforce jab #4? I expect we will get a combined flu/coronavirus booster soon, perhaps two initially. Moderna and NovaVax are developing combined doses, for 2022 flu jabs: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6169305 The CDC noted de...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4689

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Interestingly, most of these aircraft seem to belong to the (effectively defunct) Afghan Air Force. The US would likely not have flown these back to the US or anywhere else in any case... They didn't belong to them. I suppose the Afghan Air Force either lacked the crews to fly them out like the res...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 118
Views: 46263

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

The IAI production line in Israel for F-16 wings has been reopened for the renewed demand for F-16's: https://www.aero-mag.com/f-16-wing-production-08092021 An assembly line originally established in the 1980s for F-16 wings for Lockheed Martin has resumed production at Israel Aerospace Industries (...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4689

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Here's a list based on photos on what's left behind and is supposedly disabled. Currently 70 aircraft accounted for https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/09/list-of-aircraft-and-helicopters.html Interestingly, most of these aircraft seem to belong to the (effectively defunct) Afghan Air Force. The US ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: 757 Survival

They briefly considered the 757 as a P-3 Orion replacement under the P-7 program. The alternative were a modified P-3 or a variant of the MD-90; in the end, they chose the modified P-3, before the program was cancelled due to cost overruns.

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow criticises Border Force for 'unacceptable' queues
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Heathrow criticises Border Force for 'unacceptable' queues

It is likely that the UK Border Force also reassigned their airport staff to help other sections with enforcement, such as port screening, mail room screening, road screening, etc during the early phases of the pandemic, and they will need to reassign staff back to the airports.

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement 747 Supertanker expected enter service in 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 3904

Re: Replacement 747 Supertanker expected enter service in 2022

Not bloody likely. The issue is with the system, not the aircraft. The retardant drop mechanism for the 747 Supertanker is a pressurized system, not a gravity drop system. This means that the aircraft can't disperse retardant effectively under certain conditions, and it can't make use of it's entire...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 27486

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

Virgin Galactic has been grounded by the FAA until further notice as they busted their ATC clearance during their July 11th flight: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/02/faa-grounds-virgin-galactic-spacecraft-branson-launch-investigation.html The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Virgin Galactic on...

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