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by trijetsonly
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd time to start a new airline in Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 2566

Re: Odd time to start a new airline in Germany

And in the same time the new regional airline Lübeck Air is about to start operations from Lübeck to Stuttgart and Munich.
Indeed odd times to start a new regional airline and Germany has two of them.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?

It might just be easier to stick to the far more common 1:500 - even though it's slightly smaller.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 3787

Re: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?

Frankfurts takeoff-only runway 18 is the same way:

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Wizz Air base in Germany! (Dortmund)
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: First Wizz Air base in Germany! (Dortmund)

OZH is quite interesting as a destination from Germany.
Finally the first direct flight for aviation geeks from Western Europe to do some Motor Sich action :cloudnine:

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's going on with N91011
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: What's going on with N91011

The Caption of this picture reads: "Ex-TAP waiting to be painted with TWA colors and to be moved to Kansas city." Is that still going to be the case? Would be awesome to see it in TWA colors! 2639575 This was reported to be the plan back then. They switched it to N910TE as the Tristar to ...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4121

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

There's a company in southern Germany, that is specialized on rebuilding and maintaining classic planes.
https://www.meiermotors.com

Usually, they're dealing with fighters and smaller bombers but rumor is that they won a contract to rebuild the Swiss Super Connie.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58076

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Air Canada’s 77W recently removed seats now loaded with cargo https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EV7MXGQXkAEEPSd?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/aircanada/status/1251665817021952000?s=21 What about a mandatory 9G rigid barrier or a 9 G safety net , when carrying main deck cargo. I think it's...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Restaurant in Concorde in Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Restaurant in Concorde in Germany

Hi everyone, I have a question and I hope anyone can help me out. I remember as a kid about a decade ago I went to Germany with my parents and we visited some kind of aviation museum. Back then I didn't yet have much of an interest in aviation so most of the types on display there were lost on me, ...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27814

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

According to various sources there are 4 LH 747-400 scheduled to fly to Christchurch via BKK this weekend to repatriate.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1614

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

I was told once that a really full bladder could bring up a "finding" in the body scanner around that area.

Did you compare your bladder states during the occurrences?

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines 77E flying VIE-SYD nonstop!
Replies: 23
Views: 6795

Re: Austrian Airlines 77E flying VIE-SYD nonstop!

Apparently the flight was four hours late on departure from SYD: https://www.flightradar24.com/AUA1028/244c81fc Why is it refueling in PEN? KUL or SIN seems like a more logical/normal stop-over destination. Has that to do with the restrictions imposed by governments? Yup - No more transiting via SI...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27814

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

There is also a direct flight to LIM on the way
https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9914/

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by trijetsonly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A340-600 Tegel 20 May 2016.
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Lufthansa A340-600 Tegel 20 May 2016.

I don't know about the 20th but on the 22nd May 2016 D-AIHD picked up the Munich soccer club from TXL after the DFB Pokal finals.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Lights Usage at AA
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

Re: Wing Lights Usage at AA

From what I know the wing lights are preferably used during icing conditions to check ice build up on the leading edge of wings and engine.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7742

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The stabilizer tank in the 747 is not supposed to be used as a trim tank.
It would be awesome to have that feature enabled.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8379

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

Probably lower than 950hPa cannot be selected on the altimeters. Have seen that on a number of airplanes. In practice, how much would 4hPa affect runway performance? Negligible in regards of performance I'd say. But you'll get a ~100 ft mismatch on the altimeter. This could affect a couple of proce...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Bush Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Coolest Bush Plane

I'd go with the original bush plane, the Fieseler Storch

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by trijetsonly
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An epic journey off to an... interesting start: OSL-MUC on Lufthansa's A321 [Part 1]
Replies: 11
Views: 3509

Re: An epic journey off to an... interesting start: OSL-MUC on Lufthansa's A321 [Part 1]

What a cliffhanger to end this episode :thumbsup:
A really nice read, I'm looking forward to the next one

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by trijetsonly
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?
Replies: 40
Views: 3980

Re: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?

Ref the B747-400 Stab Fuel Tank. When I worked at ARN i used to refuel the MH B744 for its 12 hr flight to KUL, and we sometimes used the stab tank. Now the MH and the BA B744 refuel tables were different. MH started using the stab tank at a much lower figure than BA. I seem to remember that MH was...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?
Replies: 40
Views: 3980

Re: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?

I am familiar with the alternate foward CG option. It does indeed take credit from the lower drag associated with a more aft CG and lowers the Vspeeds a bit, but it is not specific to the 747 or its tail tank. It is also available on other models which do not have a tail tank. Whether it can be use...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?
Replies: 40
Views: 3980

Re: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?

For the 747 the stabilizer tank provides huge advantages in takeoff performance, not so much in fuel burn. The required pitch up moment with fuel in the stabilizer tank is much lower and therefore the required elevator deflection and trim setting results in less drag. Overall the takeoff performanc...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de A310 10+23 departed CGN around 12:00 local with the callsign GAF213 to evacuate 90 German...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de A310 10+23 departed CGN around 12:00 local with the callsign GAF213 to evacuate 90 German...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?
Replies: 40
Views: 3980

Re: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?

What are the potential savings when using it for CoG control? If the A330 trim tank CG control is inop, fuel burn increases by 1%, so that would seem a reasonable measure of the savings from the system. The 747-400 airfoil is an older technology than the A330's supercritical airfoil and doesn't hav...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 36065

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

According to planespotters.net, D-AAAU & D-AAAV have been scrapped in August 2019 at Schwerin (SZW). Those were the last 2 of 5 that were parked there. The other 3 were ferried to TEV & AUH. Does anyone have pictures of the scrap process? Was not able to find something... Better than pictur...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

A website has been setup for the first flight

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/first-flight

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

No airline within the responsibility of the FAA has ordered a 777X. Therefore a FAA certification has no value at all for any airline that has ordered the 777X as long as their respective CAA doesn't accept the FAA TC. And we all know UAE and QR will not do certification from scratch, they simply d...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I did not say that the 777X does not need the certification by the FAA. I did say, that the 777X does need the certification by EASA to do it's EIS. As there is no 777X ordered by an USA airline an FAA certification by the FAA only, does not do much in that regard. For the EIS with Lufthansa the EA...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Help identifying aircraft seats
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Help identifying aircraft seats

Hey everyone, I'm looking for help identifying a pair of seats and the huge knowledge here in this forum might do that. https://scontent.fham5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/82174102_3674974695876135_5123469244767404032_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=fRqSCuCWr9YAX8PHkC3&_nc_ht=scontent.fham5-1...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the US after North Korea
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Visiting the US after North Korea

I applied for an ESTA travel authorization after I've been to North Korea. I was asked for further explanation about my visit of North Korea which I provided. Nevertheless, my travel with ESTA was not authorized. Now I have to apply for a visa or I have to wait for the time when this might change ag...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 36065

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

According to planespotters.net, D-AAAU & D-AAAV have been scrapped in August 2019 at Schwerin (SZW). Those were the last 2 of 5 that were parked there. The other 3 were ferried to TEV & AUH. Does anyone have pictures of the scrap process? Was not able to find something... Better than pictur...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18131

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

There really isn't a single reason to justify those flights took off to IKA at all. There have been relatives of those who died in the crash on board of that particular flight LH600. How do you expect them to travel to the crash site to say good bye to their beloved ones? Might not be the best reas...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293272

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What would be the possibility that this was a USA/Western missile targeting a close by Iranian military site that instead accidentally hit an airliner, rather than the other way around? Are there any possible target sites in the vicinity of where the aircraft was hit, assuming/speculating a possibl...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3001

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

why does any airline still order A350s with the 787-10 performing so much better in every aspect?

That question pops up from time to time, gets answered and pops up again with the same arguments.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 7517

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

There is a story floating around about a GII that has been set on fire after trafficking drugs around in Central America earlier this week. So one GII less. https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/1207054458758352896 https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20191215-0

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by trijetsonly
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 767 freighter
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: Boeing 767 freighter

Can somebody explain to me what all these letters mean. I know that ER is extended range . I am not sure about the other letters. Here are some examples. 767-323ER /BDSF (W) 767-39HER (BDSF) 767-35EER (BCF) 767-33AER /BDSF Thanks,nesho 767-300ER /BDSF (W) Bedek converted Special Freighter (BDSF) wi...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4906

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

Believed the 777 is the safest twin for past 23years - although think there are 3 hull losses but these are totall unrelated to the aircraft itself - as for the 2 Malaysian 777, one was shot down while the other was supposedly a rouge pilot who flew it till it ran out of fuel and the 3rd which was ...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Article: how to get a free drink on board
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

:idea: Or you'll just choose a decent airline.
Or pretend a special medical condition :confused:

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by trijetsonly
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 28
Views: 4165

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

aumaverick wrote:
Here me out here, but what if this ends up being the official reveal of the SR-72? The military worked closely with the filmmakers on both films, and this would certainly be a helluva reveal!


It would be awesome to have the next generation skunk works aircraft revealed by a Hollywood movie.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2139

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 - by far The 747 is more quiet engine noise wise. Wind noise is only in the upper deck inferior. Both airplane are equipped with 10 abreast seating in economy class. The 747 has 6,08m interior width for that while the 777 hast only 5,82m. That is exactly 1 inch per person wider seats in the 747....

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by trijetsonly
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1631

Re: what if there had not been aircraft delivery problems

Many aircraft programs have had problems with delivery, A380,B787,A33oneo,N777X and of course with narrow bodies the A220,A320neo B737MAX. If all these aircraft would have been delivered in time. Airlines would have increased productions far beyond demand. Of course some of these new aircraft would...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370204

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Will the Antonov deliver all the Genx engines for the 777X program moving forward? I guess it depends on whether or not the fan of a GE9X will fit in a 747 freighter. It fits in a 777F, detachted though. But I don't see why it shouldn't fit in a 747F. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0n-Z-nIv-V/

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by trijetsonly
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 ditches off Nassau (Bahamas)
Replies: 30
Views: 9341

Re: DC-3 ditches off Nassau (Bahamas)

DC-6s were pressurized, it’s the -4s that weren’t The pressurization systems were taken out of these DC-6s years ago. Why were the pressurization systems removed? Isn't a pressurized cabin more comfortable? Only when flying above a certain altitude that could be avoided. But it adds a lot of comple...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Payload Airbus A319NEO
Replies: 6
Views: 8043

Re: Payload Airbus A319NEO

Thanks Greg85. How much range would the A319 gain from one ACT? The first and second each hold 3.100 liters of fuel, which is approximately 2,5t, which is pretty much what an A319ceo needs per hour on average for a maximum range flight. So for an A319neo you could say that each ACT provides another...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 5078

Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

I actually like that question and think it's an interesting thing to think about.
But I have no valuable contribution.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11405

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

So no chance of them flying on 3 engines across the USA to say NYC to allow easier connections for their pax to MUC? Lufthansa has done such things in the past. http://www.avherald.com/h?article=452374ea&opt=0 But there might be other issues preventing it, like performance wise, unknown conditi...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370204

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Maybe it's early to ask, but is there a publically available 777x production list anywhere. Some a.net folks did a fantastic job of these for the 787 and A350. There has been one here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=5 But it seems like i...

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