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by Theseus
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 139
Views: 11069

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

Forcing workers to live right above the production/office floor and limiting hot showers to once a week are two more major things to consider. For the first point (forcing workers to live right above the production/office floor), it has been in serious consideration this year in the most places, ex...

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by Theseus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122974

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Has there been anyone lined up to buy the fleet of 777’s? There is some ongoing work for P2F conversion of 777-300ER; if it is doable for 777-200LR too, these frames would have a logical use there. Not sure the overall number of 777-200LR that were delivered is sufficient to amortize such a program...

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by Theseus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 10080

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

AC used the A319 to fly to LHR, so it did happen, but as far as I know that's the only one. Why? Maybe something to do with the poorer economics compared to the larger siblings, but I couldn't explain. I was about to mention this flight. I think it was departing from Halifax. Not sure the 319 could...

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by Theseus
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57617

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

That article didn’t bring any news to the table. It says that the AF 787 most likely will move to KL. I read it slightly differently: it says "KLM will likely be receiving the remainder of Air France’s Boeing 787-9 order", so I guess that means new deliveries go to KL. Not sure about alre...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)

I am having this pop up every day now, which is getting quite frustrating. This was not the case even recently. I think a week ago, it was not the case.

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by Theseus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 44214

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

1472 Airbus A330-202 Afriqiyah Airways 30. Dec 2013 y.DiConflict wfu.14jul.[email protected] 3 ferried4repair(16), tail removed I am a bit puzzled by the fate of this frame (5A-ONP). I thought it was destroyed during the attack of the Tripoli airport, but it seems it was ferried to Hamburg for repair...

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by Theseus
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would a stretched A330neo have fared?
Replies: 60
Views: 7000

Re: How would a stretched A330neo have fared?

What do you think the OEW would need to be at for an A33K to be competitive? An A333 is roughly 130T, an A345 is roughly 168T. I can't believe a 3m stretch would take the A33K anywhere near that, the 4.85m from the A332 to A333 is under 10T, and the A338 to A339 is 132T to 137T. I would be curious ...

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by Theseus
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 148827

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

You can't (and won't) check everything when plane is ready, it would cost much more to check (time) and fix (more time). If true, then that's a pretty piss-poor QC philosophy/model. No wonder the customers react in such a manner. Toyota won't retail the first 70 vehicles produced on either (1) a ne...

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by Theseus
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 333
Views: 97784

Re: Cathay switches 2 A350-1000s to A350-900. Reiterates 777-9 deferral preference

The A350-1000 has just had a very rough...14 years since it was launched. It's only sold something like 170 and has been in service since early 2018. It was partially re-designed specifically for Cathay and the transpac market. It is interesting that CX is changing models rather than deferring. Eit...

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by Theseus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155084

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Preliminary report in full https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/SIBReports/AAIB-431.pdf Am I reading this right? They deployed LG, later retracted it and continued the landing to the point of use engine reverse and braking while A/C was scrubbing the runway on its engine ? :eek: This is so surpris...

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by Theseus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155084

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

SpectralK wrote:
AIB1889, carrying the CVR/FDR, currently en route to Paris-Le Bourget for analysis, as per FR24 notification.


Indeed. Flight done on an A330-800.
Any idea how long before news from the CVR/FDR analysis emerge ?

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by Theseus
Sun May 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155084

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Nevertheless.. some kind of "miracle" that this plane got airborn again.. Indeed, but a sad miracle. If it did not happen and the plane stayed on the runway, we would probably only be looking at a W/O A320 but with everybody inside alive and mostly unhurt. I am speechless seeing that the ...

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by Theseus
Sat May 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10831

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

Is it just the angle of the photo or is it real? Seems that the 787 is closer to the ground than the A350? It is. But, like you, I realized 'thanks' to these pictures that the difference was greater than I thought. In fact the picture up-thread (accessible via the twitter link) seems even more impr...

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by Theseus
Sat May 02, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10831

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

cskok8 wrote:
Now where to find spare aircraft while the two lovebirds are being repaired?


Nowhere, there are no passengers anyway...

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by Theseus
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30243

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Ryanair has sucked many millions out of local airport and municipals and has been convicted in several countries for recieving illegal subsidies. This was my first thought as soon as I saw the thread title. Ryanair is probably the airlines that has received the greatest amount of "aid" in...

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by Theseus
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision on pushback at DXB
Replies: 18
Views: 4861

Re: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision at DXB

From the pictures, at least one of these was being pushed back... :)

It also seems the pseudo of the original poster is very well suited to the topic. :twisted:

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by Theseus
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13987

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

According to Wikipedia this payload advantage is gone in the -800. However why would the maximum payload change? Were there changes in the fuselage? Wiki further states that the OEW has increased 12 t. I believe that's a calculation based on a customized plane for United. Anyone knows the OEW of A3...

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by Theseus
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12157

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Without even trying to predict the future, it is not very hard to decide production cuts now. Most suppliers must have their activity messed up. Transportation of goods, hence the delivery of the parts that still gets produced is messed up too. Airbus (and other OEMs) facilities are messed up. And l...

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by Theseus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337655

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Although we did load only 16 bags on an A319 yesterday...yikes. If you think this is bad... I flew from East Asia to Europe during the week-end. There were maybe 30 passengers on a 12h flight with a 777-300ER. I felt so bad for the flight crew and all the ground staff who were all doing their work ...

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by Theseus
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9193

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

boerje wrote:
M-YWAY or the H-IGHWAY.


I also found the picture with the registration number absolutely priceless! :bigthumbsup:

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by Theseus
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296672

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

The evidence seems to point to the first missile hitting the plane just below the cockpit almost certainly killing the pilots. That would also correspond with losing ADSB at that point. The plane continued to fly until hit by the second missile. Indeed, but in any case, we should hope for a fair an...

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by Theseus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296672

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Someone on Twiiter posted a picture of a Surface-to-air missile wreck, claiming it was taken from the crash site. Reverse search did not find any other similar images that were previously posted, so the image may be recent, but it has not yet been confirmed that it was taken near the crash site. Ca...

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by Theseus
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535535

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

This is shocking to me, I do not think this website was hosting any private data, was it ?

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by Theseus
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16174

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

xwb565 wrote:
The a350 has started flying to ICN this week.


I have just seen that, which, to me, is wonderful news. I may have the chance to try it out in the not too distant future then. :)

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by Theseus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16174

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

AF has received three A359 so far. As far as I can see, they should be deploying them to Abidjan, Bamako and Toronto.
Not sure if they have enough experience with the type already, or should we see in this order a sign that they are pleased with the performance of the type so far ?

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by Theseus
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 12934

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

French Bee is putting 488 seats in theirs and Air France was talking about their own 480 seat A350-1000 plans recently (along with 440 seat -900s). I am not aware of Air France having any A350-1000 on order, only the -900 variant. New order or version swap ? Is there a link for this ? Exactly. Weir...

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by Theseus
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 12934

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

VSMUT wrote:
French Bee is putting 488 seats in theirs and Air France was talking about their own 480 seat A350-1000 plans recently (along with 440 seat -900s).


I am not aware of Air France having any A350-1000 on order, only the -900 variant.
New order or version swap ?
Is there a link for this ?

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by Theseus
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745451

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

As more and more automation is expected it would have been prudent to move on to more capable processor. 68000 is a dead-end architecture after its mainline customer Apple dropped it. BAE seems to have several high-end hardened processors. I think that the processor is about the last concern here. ...

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by Theseus
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 95201

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I predict that in a short few years that is what "Basic Economy" is going to look like across multiple airlines, for TATL service. I think the first time I read this prediction was when 777s started to become 3-4-3 on non charter airlines, about ten years ago. It may have come up before. ...

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by Theseus
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26540

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

Take the A330-300 i.e. Average utilization. AF: 14 hours KL: 15,4 hours (+10%) Seats AF: 275 KL: 292 (+6%) Loadfactor: AF: 88,4 KL: 90,1 (+2%) Thus the same plane carries 18% more passengers at KL. Not sure where the numbers come from, but AF does not have A330-300. They have A330-200 (specialized ...

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by Theseus
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60951

Re: SAA Leasing A350

On which route will they be used first ?

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - Flying the A320
Replies: 28
Views: 7002

Re: Video - Flying the A320

I just tried to watch the video, and it says it is private. Not sure if that is the intended result.

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by Theseus
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535535

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Very beautiful, as expected!

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Osaka Kansai is growing again
Replies: 44
Views: 10699

Re: Osaka Kansai is in the BOOM again

It is great news that KIX is getting new flights and seeing increased interest. Osaka and the area deserve a major entry point without a connection in Tokyo.

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by Theseus
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373185

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

In fact, what makes me the most sad about this is that I do not expect much details to be ever released. Am I wrong ?
Pictures and full stories would be fascinating to read, as about all engineering issues.

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by Theseus
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 77W vs A35K capacity
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: 77W vs A35K capacity

The first 9 & 10 abreast 330's and 350's are already popping up. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot more get "upgraded" to this config on their first D/C04 check (just like what happened to the 777). Low cost airlines have used 3-3-3 configurations on A330s for a very long time, and I d...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21752

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Do you know that?? Never worked A380, but A320 and A330 have a small handle for each gear to open the doors for maintenance ( and B777 B744), but there is basically nothing in the nose gear bay. I am surprised that the A380 has no door handle, and has a multitude of aircraft systems in there. I hav...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21752

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Forgive my ignorance, but why would you select gear retract if the pins don't allow the gear physically retract? So that the gear doors open and allow you to perform maintenance on the multitude of aircraft systems components housed in the gear bays. Interesting! I was wondering the same thing actu...

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by Theseus
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9169

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

StudiodeKadent wrote:
Only issue is how inefficient the A330-800s would be.


Is it a solid fact that the A330-800 is inefficient ?
(first flight was last year, but I do not remember reading much about the specific data of this variant and its performance in actual use).

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by Theseus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119224

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

You are right. But with almost an 8 year backlog, the A32x family isn't of worry. I personally think the xLR is great for AF's network, it is just when could they be delivered? Lightsaber Indeed, I am not worried for the A32x family, but for AF. While their A320s are on average 9.3 years old, both ...

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by Theseus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119224

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

According to the below article: - AF to confirm the A220 order this Tuesday for about 50 to 70 frames + options - Smith to provide details about the strategy for the fleet https://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/commande-geante-pour-air-france-va-acheter-une-soixantaine-davions-3911796 That is great news? An...

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by Theseus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30039

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Can someone help me understand the basic differences between the 787-10 and the A350-1000? Are they both of a similar size, but the 787-10 has much shorter legs than the A350-1000? I think I read somewhere we'd likely see a 787-10 in Boston, but never an A350-1000. Thanks. To add upon the previous ...

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by Theseus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670858

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Just some perspective. The max had been flying for over a year without incident. By the time it was grounded there were nearly 400 taking to the skies. After the grounding, pilots didnt start coming out of the woodwork stating what a horrible plane it was to fly. I think the number that you cite sh...

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by Theseus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670858

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

# Joint venture with COMAC .. the C-919 is already flying.. a bit far fetched.. but desperate times means desperate measures. How ironic would that be. A US company teaming up with China's aircraft corporation, with the current, not exactly great, political situation between China and the US about ...

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by Theseus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 19770

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Interesting conclusion by the witness in the article, who reports she wished the airline would have given free alcohol to everybody to make up for the delayed departure. Let us see. Heated situation, nerves breaking loose... Let us add a bit of liquor on top of that... :eek: :banghead:

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by Theseus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4641

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

I flew many times to and from Seoul and always observed flight paths would avoid North Korea, even though I have recently read here that the North Korean airspace is not closed to other aircraft. I feel bad when I think about all the extra flight time, fuel burn and CO2 emission just on that detour....

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by Theseus
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21639

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape...

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by Theseus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 30
Views: 5801

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Even though the flight lengths / routes are different, I am a bit surprised by some of the differences. In particular, I see the A330-200 burns much more than the much, much larger A350-900, although its data is on a much shorter flight (and it seems to me that longer flights incur a penalty, as a l...

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by Theseus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10634

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Amazing story and pictures! Thanks a lot for sharing. I hope we will hear more on the root cause thanks to this recovery.

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by Theseus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 27083

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

He never said it's a bad aircraft. You guys are all flaming him. He simply said it's not worth it for his airline. A standard NEO will do just fine. Maybe he needs to step a side and let the ANet experts run his airline. Indeed, I do not see A321 XLR helping LH much, as the range increase over the ...

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