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by OlafW
Mon May 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: fire suppression system malfunction at LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: Incident: fire suppression system malfunction at LHR

Nearly all airports will have to deal with that at one point as basically all foam used up until a few years ago contained these fluorosubstances. Frankfurt Airport just had to dispose of 400,000 cubic metres of soil from the Terminal 3 construction site which was so heavily contaminated that it cou...

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by OlafW
Mon May 04, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: fire suppression system malfunction at LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: Incident: fire suppression system malfunction at LHR

What's the procedure for clearing all that corrosive stuff up without causing environmental issues ? Usually airports have a containment system for extinguishing water, similar to large industrial facilities. Either it's pumped off and disposed of directly from there, or led into the regular waste ...

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by OlafW
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different flights, unusual visitors.
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Different flights, unusual visitors.

Right now, Qatar is on its way back from Shannon on rotation QR8307/8308 with a 77W. Don't assume it is a repatriation, but what could be the purpose there?

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by OlafW
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different flights, unusual visitors.
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Different flights, unusual visitors.

There were some flights by UX from BGI to FRA the last weeks, arriving anywhere between 2 and 6 am. Another one I saw noticed quite often: Zimex Aviation shuttling between FRA and BHX with and ATR72F. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hb-all Does anyone know if this is a regular flight or ...

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by OlafW
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3743

Re: Most Complicated Livery?


I could imagine this was not the easiest to paint. Although at least it doesn't have any special metallic colours or such

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by OlafW
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12881

Re: MEA new livery

I do struggle to understand the blue line. IMHO, Lebanon is situated at the Mediterranean Sea, maybe they want to express some connection to that with it. On the other hand, the current livery already features a blue line above the red, maybe it's supposed to symbolize the sky. They obviously tried...

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by OlafW
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?

PhilipZ wrote:
Anyone interested in flying this baby in coming summer?

my plans for February changed, so now the possible final attempt for me moved to August. Hope it's still flying by then, I didn't see any logs over the last weeks...

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by OlafW
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Diverted at RMI
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

Re: Iran Air Diverted at RMI

now on ground IR 720 from FRA to IKA equipment 300-600 strange to see they are using the 300-600 again, usually FRA is served by a 330. Could explain why they have to stop for fuel, but then again, what's with the 332s serving mostly Istanbul and Karachi over the last days and having the 300s/310 p...

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by OlafW
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wind Rose Aviation Livery
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Wind Rose Aviation Livery

The paint scheme was taken over from the previous owner, Ukraine Aviation Group, in which Donbassaero, Dniproavia, and Aerosvit carried such a livery in blue/white and yellow/blue instead of green/red. But it seems the recent acquisitions don't get the full colours anymore, but a rather bland Eurowh...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nickname for the Embraer positions in AMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Nickname for the Embraer positions in AMS?

A thread more for fun than anything useful. When KLM still had lots of Fokker 70/100 on the ramp, I heard that part of the ramp was called the "Fokker Field". That stuck in my head and got me thinking if maybe somewhere else there might be some "Airbus Acres" or "Airbus Alle...

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qeshm Air Engine Fire in Northern Iran
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Qeshm Air Engine Fire in Northern Iran

Can't really see from the picture, if it is a A300 or A320. Both don't seem to have the same engine mount on other pictures, and also none of their planes featured white engines recently. Anyone with better eyes than me?

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Crash Landing on Runway and Skidding Onto a Major Highway in Iran
Replies: 24
Views: 8885

Re: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Lands in Iranian Street

bennett123 wrote:
But Caspian is all MD80.

If they can get another MD80, make things a lot simpler.


Unfortunately they are not. 1 MD-82, 5 MD-83s, 3 737-400, 1 737-500
Wanted to take a MD-83 flight on them but it was changed to a 734 last minute...

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Crash Landing on Runway and Skidding Onto a Major Highway in Iran
Replies: 24
Views: 8885

Re: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Lands in Iranian Street

First issue is do they have a crane available to lift it in one piece?. If so, is it repairable. If not, I suspect that the US authorities will be watching the ex AA and DL MD80’s closely. I doubt there's much to watch. The Mad Dogs are on their way out also in Iran. Some years ago quite some were ...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2108

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

spud757 wrote:
If you’re feeling especially brave (political tensions) there’s Qeshm Air [QB] out of Tehran.


Also in Iran, most likely also out of Mehrabad, Mahan Air with a number of RJ85, RJ100, and even 146-300, and Taban Air with a single RJ85

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by OlafW
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FD uses ladder to extract pax from upper deck of a380 on med divert.
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: FD uses ladder to extract pax from upper deck of a380 on med divert.

There may be a misunderstanding due to terms being used differently. From what I witnessed, what US Fire Departments call a ladder truck is the one with a 70 or 100 ft. ladder with nothing mounted at the tip. A tower truck also has a ladder but also features a bucket at the tip. Maybe the naming in ...

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by OlafW
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?
Replies: 37
Views: 2082

Re: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?

But, I have a question for the Europeans: Why do most European airports not display the gate for a departing flight until around 1 - 1.5 hrs prior to departure? I noticed that mostly at UK airports and for flights going to the UK. In Frankfurt, you can see your Lufthansa gate already at check-in, s...

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by OlafW
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long layover in Beijing
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Long layover in Beijing

There appears to be a reasonably priced train that runs from the airport to the city taking about 20 minutes. Yes, that's an easy and cheap way to get to the city. At Dongzhimen station you can connect to the blue line circling the inner part of Beijing. I found it not too hard to use and it gets y...

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by OlafW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296815

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Let's consider a few possibilities in what I hope is a "rational"way: 3. Mechanical Accident? 4. Accidental Shoot-Down Going out on a bit of a stretch, but how about this combination of the two: The departing plane has a mechanical failure leading to an engine fire. The military personnel...

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by OlafW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296815

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Link to the article with the picture in it. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7863359/Ukrainian-passenger-plane-carrying-180-people-crashes-near-Tehran-local-media.html In that link you can see photos of both sides of the vertical stab. Under the “silly stories” photo there is a photo of the...

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14658

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

I only find routes where the bus takes at least 2 hours more, comparable times on flixbus are actually the flixtrain.

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14658

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Well, some politicians publicly discuss the elimination of domestic flights in Germany for climate-reasons. I do not think they understand what that would mean/do....? I don’t think you understand what climate change means/does... I think it's pretty clear what climate change does, but the eliminat...

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11716

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tR4jBtdROE
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They are needed to issue smoking tickets as they aren't available for print-at-home ;)

reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tR4jBtdROE

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by OlafW
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes for scrap - window panels on high demand?
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Planes for scrap - window panels on high demand?

Really no idea which forum is the best for this question. Mods, feel free to move if necessary. This picture on the starting page got me wondering: 5796209 Are window panels in high demand as spare parts or is it just coincidence that so many have been cut out on this picture? I have seen that there...

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by OlafW
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16521

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

rbavfan wrote:

I'm personally intreged by what is an E295? I know what an E195 is. Oh yeah and what is a BCS3?


E295 is the code for a E195-E2, only learned that last week myself
BCS3 stands for Bombardier CS-300, in fact superseded by A223

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by OlafW
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

just looking at it from above, with no knowledge of the real situation there, maybe put the new terminal where Car Park 3 is now, and move the car park to the field between train tracks and Southend Road. As they are speaking of a multi-storey car park, this could also go south of the VIP terminal, ...

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by OlafW
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 164
Views: 45604

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

These MD's are pushing 20+ years from when originally made, likely to need heavy mx checks especially for corrosion, are a difficult bird to land, fuel thirsty, and the 3rd engine is difficult to work on. Time to (sadly) move on. Well ;You are right - but FedEx operates a fleet of DC 10:s with an a...

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?

I was hoping to catch on on whatever flight from Novosibirsk in February. Would be quite something to miss it just because it's winter time...

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?

FR24 doesn't show any flights of RA-85757 for the last seven days. Maintenance or early retirement - or just not recorded on FR24?

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by OlafW
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54283

Re: Aegean new livery

Maybe they will change their entire identity to the name „Olympic“ I'd doubt that. The tape over the last windows gives away the shape of a writing that I suppose is their web address (aegeanair.com). For Olympic, the lower line tape at the beginning would match, but there is nothing giving away a ...

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54283

Re: Aegean new livery

That's quite something that the agency created if you scroll down to the "Baggage Service" image on the page that VC10er posted. I pretty much doubt we'll ever see an Aegean A380, let alone as a single deck passenger aircraft :D

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by OlafW
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX
Replies: 20
Views: 6985

Re: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX

00:48 including raccoon eyes, it seems?

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by OlafW
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10141

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

P.S. I believe there was also an airport closer - Yarmouth, I believe. considering that the report states Halifax was not really reachable as the plane would have been either too high or too fast, and in addition with many critical items not functioning, aiming for an airport with a runway half the...

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by OlafW
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28921

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Trying to find some connections here ⋅ GS: Tianjin Airlines - was Grand China Express before, that could explain the G ⋅ HO: Juneyao Airlines - Shanghai Hongqiao is one of their hubs, maybe their intial home? ⋅ HV: Transavia - some combination of Holland (Netherlands) a...

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by OlafW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 40193

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

DI7017 10:00 - New time 21:40. Not sure if i would call it "lucky". Its better than cancelled! so yeah, i'd consider lucky! The flight is covered by EC 261, so with a delay of that time you are entitled to the full €600 compensation. I could imagine that quite a number of passengers did n...

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by OlafW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8550

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

The problem is, the approach to 14 crosses German airspace (the threshold is less than 10km from the German border), and residents there don't care for the noise, so politicians have agreed to no arrivals from the North until 8am. An investigation some years ago found that the north approach has th...

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by OlafW
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27066

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

For the love of God, get off your insane environmental tangent. The world and human race isn't going to cease to exist because we are flying and driving instead of walking. ... Some large cataclysmic event (volcano or asteroid) will take us out before anything humans do. There's just thing about yo...

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by OlafW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

Going East from London I'm always stuck at the end of Europe. There seems to be no way to get into Russia on a prop plane, not even via Kaliningrad. I went from Helsinki all the way down, but the furthest I managed was Zaporizhiye in Ukraine by Motor Sich, Istanbul on a one-off ATR from Bucharest or...

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by OlafW
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2982

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Flights from HEL and RIX to IST, OTP, KBP will cross Belarus which is on Moscow time rather than its neighbors to the North and South which are on Eastern European time

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by OlafW
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 79600

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

By now, German building code has changed significantly and the people at BER have been playing catch-up for the past years. And every additional delay runs the risk of raising even more issues. For comparison: Safe to say that even the modern airports currently operating in Germany would never meet...

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by OlafW
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 10857

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

That Tesla burning is a sign of things to come. Should be interesting how FDs handle Lithium Ion batteries. They provide their own oxidizer. As the youtube video noted. They doused it with water but it still burned for 4 hours. Imagine when these EV start burning up at a couple a day in major citie...

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by OlafW
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 14481

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

Talk about curvature of the earth... Not sure what you mean by that. The 3 engine takeoff performance is predicated on the failure of another engine, that is why they would have stopped in HNL as they would have reduced fuel load out of PPT. The A340 can fly on just one engine. I guess mrpippy was ...

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by OlafW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30301

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I'm gonna take away the ''we all sleep with our flight attendants'' bit. Let's hope that other pilot's wife doesn't know he gave that interview He said, “Zaharie’s marriage was bad. In the past he slept with some of the flight attendants. And so what? We all do. You’re flying all over the world wit...

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by OlafW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131080

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Good point about the Russian overfly cost. But they don't need it for India. I think they could add a few more destinations in India and be a gateway to Europe. Using narrow body on both legs would give them cost advantage and therefore better price than others while still making profits. India rou...

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by OlafW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17356

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

I remember Uzbekistan Airways flew TAZ-RIX-JFK on their 757/767 with traffic rights between Riga and New York. Certainly not the airport you would immediately think of for a connection to JFK. Also, while not crazy on its own, I found it interesting to be at Auckland airport and see three Emirates 3...

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by OlafW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 12060

Re: New Russian SST

hmm, reactivating a 1980s design, and planning to deliver 70 of them (military only) in the next 16 years, when in the first 32 years only 36 were built, including nine prototypes - yep, that sounds like success in the making...

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by OlafW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 42265

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

fraspotter wrote:

All this "concourse/terminal 0" makes zero sense.


I could imagine it would unofficially be called Termi-nil after some time...

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by OlafW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47421

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

berari wrote:
Ethiopian Airlines is starting 3x per week service to Amman, Jordan in July.


would be a great chance as I'm going to Jordan later this year. But seems it's not loaded yet.

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by OlafW
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24760

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

N14AZ wrote:
today Avianca flies from/to FRA every day, just as an example.


they are just codesharing on a Lufthansa flight

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by OlafW
Fri May 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 40193

Re: HiFly A380 in the air currently

seems to be descending into JFK right now

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