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by bgm
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11713

Re: Delta at LHR

https://static.routesonline.com/images/cached/upload-19809-standard-868x560.jpg https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2012/11/07/10/amsterdam.jpg Heathrow’s third runway is here in Amsterdam, says Schiphol airport DL operates around 150 weekly rotations to Heathrow's Third Runw...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 1226

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Max Q wrote:
The A380 is without question the biggest commercial failure in civil aviation


By what metric did you come to that conclusion? It’s sold more than the 747-8, and several others on the list.

OP, please explain your reasoning for the ordering the aircraft on your list. It makes no sense.

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 289
Views: 33549

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The 737 MAX illustrates exactly what is wrong with Boeing’s safety culture.

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 97192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. There i...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 289
Views: 33549

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Nothing wrong with their Safety culture other than letting "Bean counters" Determine they can get the SAME safety with Low PAID personnel by Out sourcing it! You're contradicting yourself there, by saying there's nothing wrong with their safety culture, except what is precisely wrong with...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 97192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Today marks 4 months since the FAA grounded the MAX. It was one of the last agencies to do so.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

TTailedTiger wrote:
I have no use for such backwards nations. Who wants to go to a country where you are in constant fear?


Why are you bringing up the US? This topic is about Saudi Arabia.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 68
Views: 3460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few ...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 68
Views: 3460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

DL717 wrote:
T18 wrote:
So Flash mob at Area 51. Got it. Also are Flash Mobs still a thing in 2019?


Probably more like a rave.


Rave? Are we back in the 1990s now?

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2636

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

Yet another 737 runway overrun.. shocked, I tell you, shocked.. :duck:

Looks like the runway was quite wet. Wonder if there was a strong tail/crosswind?

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 97192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So it seems likely that the MAX won’t be flying for the remainder of 2019? Ouch.

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 130
Views: 18201

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX. Indeed. To order such a dubious aircraft would require some serious discounts. The A320NEO is currently flying all over the world. The 737 MAX is just filling up parking lots with lots of angry customers. Not so long ago, Airbus had quite a glider collect...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 130
Views: 18201

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

enilria wrote:
Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX.


Indeed. To order such a dubious aircraft would require some serious discounts.

The A320NEO is currently flying all over the world. The 737 MAX is just filling up parking lots with lots of angry customers.

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 89
Views: 12363

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Nothing happened to the passengers. Therefore there are no damages to claim. How many times does this need to be said for you to believe it? Good grief. Just because no incident happened that’s A-OK? They put passengers AT RISK. It’s all about intent . At least in the legal sense. Then the plaintif...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 89
Views: 12363

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Even if one was to accept this most straw-clutching reach of logic, can you point out the damage caused to these plaintiffs in this action? Sure. They continued to allow an unsafe aircraft to fly, even after the rest of the world grounded it. They were putting profit before safety. Doesn’t take a g...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 89
Views: 12363

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

The $1m per aircraft penalty for sim training was pretty prohibitive, don’t you think? Not that I’m denying Boeing’s culpability, but to say that Southwest had no effect in the mess the MAX is in now is being either obtuse or dishonest. Even if one was to accept this most straw-clutching reach of l...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 89
Views: 12363

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

WN have had a huge influence in the development of the various 737s, which has resulted in the extreme grandfathering/limitations implemented by Boeing. The most obvious one being the prohibition of sim training resulting in the need for MCAS. WN did not prohibit sim training, they just reflected t...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 89
Views: 12363

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Probably brought by the same people who are going to storm area 51 in a few days. They have about as good a chance of seeing some aliens as they do being taken seriously on their collusion allegations. Why are you in so much denial About Boeing’s obvious negligence? WN have had a huge influence in ...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 97192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You only need to ask one simple question: Would those two aircraft have crashed if they were NGs. The answer is obviously a resounding NO, which leads us right back to the point of Max airworthiness. It stands to reason the Max with MCAS V1.0 should never have been certified to operate commercial s...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 184
Views: 12854

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

The Nanny State claims another victim. That was one of the redeeming qualities about flying through ATL. Victims are those who have to deal with smokers. :checkmark: This. And anyone around them. Go move to Tunisia or China. I have a friend who always says, "There is only one good thing about ...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 184
Views: 12854

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Super80Fan wrote:
It's 2019 and people still voluntarily smoke?


Exactly. Disgusting habit, which has no place in an airport.

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by bgm
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 56
Views: 11122

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don’t forget in the US, they have the added bonus of allowing people to put their luggage under the seats at over wing emergency exits. No other country permits this. You made this same declaration in a thread in 2013 https://www.airliners.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=21497375. He...

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by bgm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

Florida Man, is that you AGAIN?

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by bgm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 56
Views: 11122

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don’t forget in the US, they have the added bonus of allowing people to put their luggage under the seats at over wing emergency exits. No other country permits this.

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by bgm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3312

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

This is like fining a bank for being robbed at gunpoint - effectively robbing BA twice. And let's be honest, if whatever government bureaucrat decreed this fine actually knew how to protect a network better than BA, who they accused of being incompetent, they would no longer be a government bureauc...

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by bgm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Magog wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
If our current President is cheering for other than the USA, that is wrong.

He isn’t. The video is a parody. What isn’t a parody is that Trump has more women family members as top advisers than Obama, Bush, or Clinton.


Fixed that for ya. You're welcome.

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by bgm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7769

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

This is what Trump is good at - trolling the left. Trump: “Let’s celebrate our country and honor the military.” Leftists: “Let’s not!” That’ll win us back Ohio. Except Trump isn’t doing that. He’s using the July 4th celebrations as a political rally. Get his fan base all pumped up, while he holds k...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

Okay, forget the quick drying cement controversy... Still assault whether it had cement in it or not. But, besides that, they also bludgeoned a man in the head with a crow bar... Is this funny to you as well? It was a nerf bar - and that is funny... That must be why he needed 25 stitches... The vid...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48852990 The organisers of a so-called "straight pride" parade in Boston have claimed to be victims of terrorism after receiving envelopes full of glitter. Three members of Super Happy Fun America called the authorities over envelopes filled with a "...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7769

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Democrats have been trying to tell the country there is a problem with homeless for years..... Really? I only ever see them advocate for illegal aliens while at the same time we can't properly deal with the droves of homeless people who live predominantly in Democratic cities. Been to Maxine Waters...

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by bgm
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers

I’m sitting the the DTW Delta Sky Club. Most people are respected the quiet of the club. But one gay behind me had a booming voice and was holding a FaceTime conversation on speaker phone. His voice permeated every crevice. I thought to myself: “Let’s see if I can guest what this guy looks like.......

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by bgm
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16981

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Looks great, sadly the old CW will be around a LONG time with the 744 fleet keeping the current seats as they will be around until 2023 or 24. Sadly BA didn't introduce new seats on the 787, they kept the old ones, really recycled from old planes leaving the fleet. They'll be installed on the new 7...

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by bgm
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1787

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

I did, once. It was the same crappy 737 experience we all know and love/hate* (delete as applicable). The only difference was the engines sounded a little different when they spooled up, and the winglets looked a bit different. Cabin noise was as loud as it always is. Seats were narrow as they alway...

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by bgm
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13653

United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/07/01/united-puts-unaccompanied-minor-on-flight-to-the-wrong-country Last night Brenda Berg reported on Twitter that her son had flown as an unaccompanied minor on United Airlines from Raleigh Durham to Newark, intending to connect on to Stockholm on SAS...

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by bgm
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18882

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. I was saying this for 20 years. While I have often defended Boeing here, truth is the company has been so poorly managed for th...

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by bgm
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

Super80Fan wrote:
OK that makes sense, so no voting for Trump or Biden. Leaves a bunch of other decent candidates though.


Who did Biden rape?

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by bgm
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43448

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

What people outside of the US? The people that actually buy tickets that fund these airlines. Anyway, fingers crossed it will never materialize. Thankfully it's not an order, merely a letter of intent. So you’re hoping IAG never takes delivery of these aircraft? Given the seemingly endless issues t...

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by bgm
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43448

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IPFreely wrote:
What people outside of the US?


The people that actually buy tickets that fund these airlines.

Anyway, fingers crossed it will never materialize. Thankfully it's not an order, merely a letter of intent.

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by bgm
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9424

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

Boeing rightfully has deserved a lot of criticism recently, but I fail to see how this is their fault. It’s no shock that deliveries of aircraft are often subject to delays for a myriad of reasons. KLM should have planned this with a larger buffer to factor in any potential delays.

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by bgm
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 25993

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net. You’re probably not wrong, Boeing is under a massive microscope so any little screw up is going to get it’s own article. Kicking someone while their dow...

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by bgm
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4306

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Without a doubt the aircraft I detest is the crappy Boeing 737. That design should have been put out to pasture decades ago. - Narrow seats - Very loud cabin noise - Unnaturally low windows - Noisy AC ducts - Narrower cabin than the A32X (and yes, it is very much noticeable) - The typically God-awfu...

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by bgm
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1317

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

This is exactly why we have the 2nd amendment. The governor is sending the police after representatives in order to force a vote where as those representatives have left in order to halt the passage of a bill that would harm the folks they represent...but of course the leftists in this forum wouldn...

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by bgm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24668

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

It's all about the pitch for me, and I am not sure about going on an LCC for that reason. Don't forget seat width, too. Both pitch and width make for a comfortable, or uncomfortable flight. That's why the 777, 787, 737 are no fun no matter the pitch when you have 16-17" narrow seats rubbing sh...

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by bgm
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43448

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

[ The A220 hasn't had 2 fatal crashes within months of each other with hundreds of lives lost, nor has it been grounded for months. The markets are jittery because IAG ordered a flawed airplane which a less than stellar safety record. You forgot to use the term IMO - because that's all it is. When ...

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by bgm
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43448

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

sorry, what are you talking about? IAG stock is up a few percent since the beginning of PAS Why don't you review IAG's share price. I don't really feel there is anything else I can add to make it more obvious, other than what I've already said: 'IAG's shares dropped quite substantially after the LO...

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by bgm
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382627

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The trim wheel force complaint by APA is interesting. Will MAX hardware changes be required inside the cockpit? What should be done? Enlarge the trim wheel? Not enough space. Bigger trim wheel handle? Might hit the FO's legs even harder. This is what happens when you grandfather yourself into a cor...

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by bgm
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86838

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

Boeing PAS19 order announcement. 200 737 Max 20 B787-9/10 10 B787-10 via lease (so old) 5 B787-9 5 777F up to 6 777F 1 777-200 45 B737-800 freighter conversions (of existing passender jets) https://twitter.com/hashtag/pas19?f=tweets&vertical=news Thank you... wish we could Pin this at the begin...

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by bgm
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21394

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

trpmb6 wrote:
A.net where you can be an armchair Airline CEO, an armchair OEM CEO and an armchair Prime Minister, all at the same time!


But enough about you... :duck:

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by bgm
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18206

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

stburke wrote:
Sounds like a 50th anniversary Apollo 11 something or another. What was popular in 1969 that they could bring back? Tang, fondue, DC-8's...

The flight attendants working in 1969 are still there however...


I'm sure some of them also witnessed the Hindenburg disaster. ;)

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