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by Revelation
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Sure, but the point was he didn't need a "digital" antenna. If he was getting reception before digital, that same antenna still works. Yes, that's correct, the idea of a "digital" antenna is almost certainly a scam. You may or may not have problems with a traditional antenna if ...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Nope, it's all a sham, any old rabbit ears will pick up a signal, even a paper clip. Not true. Reception still depends on distance from the transmit antenna. There still are path losses to overcome. The difference is a digital signal is either there - or not, no fuzz. Wrong again. A digital signal ...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Bottom line: stop putting the burden of your discomfort on to the mother, they've got more than enough to deal with already. All well and good provided that the mother doesn't expect the passenger next to her to avert his eyes while she breastfeeds. In these days of #MeToo I hope that she doesn't e...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 43
Views: 5008

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Hurricane Katrina did a job up and down the Gulf Coast. For instance at Mobile Alabama: Hurricane Katrina caused more than $7 million in damages to Battleship Memorial Park on August 29, 2005 when it came ashore.[4] It almost completely destroyed the aircraft pavilion and gave Alabama an eight-degre...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

And then we are looking at the differences between optimal working rpms for each section and then the Mach number of the tips of the fan... If I want to reach 55.000lbs with a LEAP, it is not enough to increase the fan so much that the increase in bypass ratio matches the needed increase in thrust....

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 515
Views: 141116

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

You are never going to get specifics about the certification if that is what you want. Even in your first quote he is being very generic about the process. If certification results in delay the most you will get is something along the lines of ‘new certification requirements/procedures is resulting...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 43
Views: 5008

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Thailand flood in 2011 comes into my mind: But I don't know how many of there were actually write offs. I found one article: The aircraft that were left surrounded by floodwater at Don Mueang Airport are decommissioned, but some still usable , according to airport director Group Captain Kantpat Man...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 29
Views: 3651

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

So you are saying since most in the "real" world are being shafted, therefor everyone should just lie down and take it? I'm saying that looking around at what is happening in the wider world gives you at least an idea if what you are asking for is reasonable. A raise well above inflation ...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

CBS trying to squeeze as much revenue as they can to subsidize their football contract. Nothing more, nothing less. Problem is, streaming is squeezing the turnip about as much as it can. AT&T has already said DirecTV via satellite is going away. They’re is chatter they are going to spin the sat...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 202
Views: 38113

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

“The GE9X engine incorporates the most advanced technologies that GE Aviation has developed during the last decade and is the culmination of our commercial engine portfolio renewal,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “While we didn’t set out to break the thrust...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Didn't that change like 5 years ago when the big networks switched to digital transmission, so a traditional antenna would no longer work? Either you needed a cable/satellite hookup, or had to get a higher tech antenna (probably $100 or more, not sure) that could pick up the digital signal. I think...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Nobody "lost access;" they lost convenience. CBS programming is, as it's always been; free over the air with a $10-$15 antenna. Depends on where you live. In my case it was more like $200 for a full sized antenna in the attic, a low noise pre-amp, and all the mounting hardware and cabling...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

And if you look at the KC-767 line of Charleston, in-house does not necessarily mean trouble free. And if the MCAS coding was really outsourced internal policies will have be questioned. All steps of the past and all planes for the future might need to be revisited today: https://www.bloomberg.com/...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

If 6-7B is sort of inconsequential to Boeing, one wonders why they haven't launched the NSA and/or MoM long time ago. The cost of the MAX tragedy doesn't change the fact that the only real way forward for Boeing is to work on getting fixes for MAX approved and for MAX to resume deliveries. If they ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 29
Views: 867

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

In the past two years I've had several parents share with me that exact question. "My kid wants to be a YouTuber...wtf is that?" ...I was thrown at first after hearing that repeatedly, then I thought about it. I returned and suggested that they let it be, don't crush their dreams - if the...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

It's not that people hated it, it's just that the current concept for B797 doesn't really fit the bill yet. And creating this aircraft could be problematic if Boeing didn't recoup their money. With the MAX problem on horizon, and the high possibility that Boeing need to developed B737 replacement s...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I think the fact we have been discussing this for 4 years and the lauch will be next airshow, should indicate how solid the business case is. Meanwhile the situation has not really changed, so.. Oops it has, Boeing is facing one of the worst crises in its history. Time for a reset or live in the pa...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The quote from the end of that article is telling "That would mean the NMA is really part of a long-term two airplane strategy, rather than a standalone program, Michaels said." Now that might mean two barrel sizes - but more likely one. There are huge advantages with program accounting t...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?

When the predecessor to the Blue Line opened as heavy rail, it only went to Maverick. Upon expansion, given the proximity to the ocean, catenary was chosen to avoid ice build up on the third rail . There are no grade crossings on the Blue Line. Yes, that seems to explain things far better than corr...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

You would think building a wide body with narrow body economics is a goal that a.net would get behind, but instead we see the rotten tomatoes fly. True, but there's also a school that prefers to seperate non-binding marketing ammo from aircraft specification and design. Specially if the source of t...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Cable TV itself is a dead man walking. Cable TV vendors no longer fight to keep your TV business: if you call up and say you're going to satellite they do not offer any inducement to stay. They are making more money selling their bandwidth to Internet users for the very reason this thread highlights...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 29
Views: 867

American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/american-kids-would-much-rather-be-youtubers-than-astronauts/ says: On the eve of the Apollo 11 anniversary, LEGO asked The Harris Poll to survey a total of 3,000 children in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom about their attitudes toward and kno...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The product design is wrong – I think that is a mis-representation of the debate. Some people's opinions of what the product design might be are likely to be wrong – Boeing themselves are fairly tight lipped on this one. But we have posters who variously think the 797 will be:- A 787 lite A reincar...

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by Revelation
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Given the posting history here, maybe we should call this the anti-797 thread?

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by Revelation
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

Yes, just think, if they'd stumped up a bit more they could've had a new NSA instead of this mess. The problem with NSA wasn't just development cost; it was also time to market for NSA versus another revision of the 737 and the relatively limited benefits the NSA could deliver over 737-MAX. Indeed,...

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by Revelation
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 87
Views: 9664

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

strfyr51 wrote:
So? Now they've gone to Trump.. Ain't this something? So ? How much did the Emir offer Trump to set this UP? And? What's Pence's Take in this?

I'd say at least ten percent, same if not more for Kushner.

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

If I read between the lines, the 4,7BN is for the 2nd quarter (first quarter of grounding) only, and only represent what Boeing "think" they might stand to lose. Extend the grounding for another 2 (highly likely), 3 (probable) or 4 (unlikely but possible) quarters, and the picture may ver...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130903

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

5.6B can't possibly include losses for Q3 and Q4. You are partially correct. BUT you are absolutely wrong to say this is part of the money that Boeing have just set aside. I never said that. I only showed that 5.6B figure can't possibly be the final bill . Perhaps not the final bill, but the market...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Leeham: Bjorn’s Corner: Airbus’ A321neo has a pitch-up issue says: The AD makes clear the issue is connected to a software version of the A321neo Elevator Aileron Computers (ELACs) , the Fly-By-Wire computers used for the A320 series control of pitch and roll. .... It’s this function which has defi...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5423

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

I could have sworn I read somewhere here that there was a proposal to put them on an Airbus aircraft (can't remember if it was the A330 or the A340) and either Airbus or GE themselves said no. John Leahy said in his post retirment interviews that GE offered to pay the cost of putting the GE90 V1 (i...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5423

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

What I meant was, didn't GE & Boeing sign an exclusivity agreement that the GE90 would only go on the 777 (or maybe other Boeing aircraft), and that it could not be offered to any other aircraft manufacturer? Having a family of engines on different platform is rather common (see the LEAP with t...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130903

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

But such position is based on the premise, Boeing and Boeing-employed FAA reps interpretation and implementation of said rules is 100% correct and accurate. And that no influence, duress or coercion existed between Boeing and Boeing-employed FAA reps and FAA employees. The acid test of this, will b...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

zckls04 wrote:
Well steered......

OK then two out of three. Thanks for taking a keen interest.

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130903

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/busi ... harge.html
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If anyone asks how much of a financial hit Boeing is taking over MCAS, it seems $7.3B is the current figure:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/busi ... harge.html

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130903

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At that time (Mar 12th 2019) Boeing was confident hat it could provide the fixes en close the story quickly. There did not realized that the required actions was not only the fixes the deliveries but to analyse and fix how a such failure could happen in the first place . There did not realized how ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5423

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Development cost by far outweighed the potential return due to the limited market. While there can be reasons for doing things that knowingly loose money. T here was clearly insufficient customer demand for the A380 NEO. Most companies refrain from doing that for very large and expensive projects. ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

That is drawing direct parallels with the 737 instead of focusing on the A321neo. It's about industry standards for requiring sim training, inspired by the 737 situation, but obviously not a direct parallel. We can talk about whether or not sim training is needed to deal with "excessive" ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Hopefully not another case of a big aerospace corporation trying to avoid sim training. Where is this conclusion based on? It's not a conclusion. The question/issue I raise is (repeating from #48): Yet as I wrote we have an example here where putting more words in a manual is enough to deal with ' ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If I am Airbus and I want to make the market for NMA as unattractive as possible for Boeing I sell the A330 at cost if required (as part of a larger deal including A321XLR of course) to avoid them ordering the NMA. IMO some airlines will see that like being offered 737MAX10 and a hypothetical 767MA...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Oh just let mums do what they have to do without forcing your idea of what's acceptable on them. It's a breast feeding a baby. If you're getting all quivery abd shakey at the sight or thought, you've got issues that are well beyond this forum. Odd of KLM. If there are mums who are able to cover the...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Seems like most people either didn't read the article or even if they did, didn't comprehend it. Airbus has issued temporary revisions to the aircraft's flight manual incorporating operational limitations. Airbus knows exactly when this problem could happen, tells pilots to avoid those conditions. ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Neither of us are breastfeeders, right? I'm getting my info via text from my brother's wife, how about you? Bottom line: stop putting the burden of your discomfort on to the mother, they've got more than enough to deal with already. I've actually tried the poncho myself - though not to breastfeed.....

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

What's wrong with wearing a nursing poncho/cover? My sister does it all the time when breastfeeding my nephews and it's hardly a hassle for her or the baby. One more thing to bring along, difficult to manipulate in an aircraft cabin, and quite often makes baby too hot and thus uncomforable and so h...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1123
Views: 153086

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I think that there is no need for the 797. The 787 covers the MoM just fine. Boeing would do better to dedicate all their resources to the MAX. Ummm... I haven't seen Boeing pitch the 787 vs. the A321XLR in any competition. The 787 has at least 40% more range than needed for the medium length route...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

What's wrong with wearing a nursing poncho/cover? My sister does it all the time when breastfeeding my nephews and it's hardly a hassle for her or the baby. One more thing to bring along, difficult to manipulate in an aircraft cabin, and quite often makes baby too hot and thus uncomforable and so h...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Its FBW. All day long. So easy fix. With a keyboard. Unlike trying to put FBW on a 1960s design. Er, the revisions to MCAS are also apparently software fixes. So basically fixed with a keyboard. One would assume that any revisions to the A32Xneo FBW software to eliminate this anomalous situation wo...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7435

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

People need to get ahold of themselves. The ask was to cover up a little during feeding. Completely reasonable. YOWza Not really. The mother knows best on how she and her baby would feel most comfortable and eat best during a feed. If covering up would help the baby eat better, great. If not coveri...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 88
Views: 23503

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As we don't see any A321's flying themselves into the ground, or pilots reporting fighting with their aircraft to prevent such events from happening it would seem attempts to draw false equivalence in this case serves little purpose. Just sayin'. No grand "false equivalence", my only comm...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130903

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yep, and what we can say for sure at this point is that an unsafe product ended up on the market. Then inevitably we end up back at the question that has been leading discussions in circles for months, is it unsafe because of training practices or because of the design (does it lie closer to one or...

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