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by Dalavia
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 15577

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

It seems strange that the SkyTeam logo is so much larger than the airline's own logo.

Overall, it's one of the better liveries, although on balance I prefer the current (now previous) one, which really stood out and looked great in every way.

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by Dalavia
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 703519

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Any chance Boeing could simply buy the MC-21 program?

It could be a good and economical way to get what looks like an excellent airframe into their line-up quickly - and provide the program with the worldwide support system it would need to succeed.

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by Dalavia
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 243263

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

As a passenger who cares about the comfort levels of the flights I take, and who chooses my flights accordingly, I'm thrilled with this announcement. Versus which other option? All the airplanes in the running offer the latest tech with minimal comfort differences. Versus the 777X. Every 777 I have...

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by Dalavia
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 243263

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

As a passenger who cares about the comfort levels of the flights I take, and who chooses my flights accordingly, I'm thrilled with this announcement. And more than a little relieved. Now I need to start saving up for the premium price that Qantas is talking about charging. Fortunately, it seems as t...

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by Dalavia
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13632

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

The cashed up inner city elites can also be spectacularly offensive when they’ve had too much alcohol and/or taking illegal substances. Yes, they wear expensive clothes, drive a nice car and have a respectable job title and live in a respectable location, but that’s all they can claim. I’ve seen a ...

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by Dalavia
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13632

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

Thanks, it does show up on flightaware https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA2904 Oh, very nice. Thank you for the link. Understandably there's no detail as the flight approaches Antarctica or is over Antarctica. The seat-back video screens showed a very low-resolution map of the flight path, and ...

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by Dalavia
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13632

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

Does anyone know flight numbers for these flights? I’m interested to see if I can find flight plans etc on flightaware. I was on the flight that started and ended in Sydney on 17th November this year. My flight numbers were QF2904 (first half of the flight) and QF2914 (second half of the flight). I...

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by Dalavia
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13632

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

My experience of the flight was far more positive than the descriptions above, but to be fair, I was in Business Class because I wanted good window access for getting photos to use in a book I'm writing. The views were fabulous. I've also flown over other snowy areas such as northern Canada and Gree...

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by Dalavia
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13632

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

Seem kinda silly anyway ... really only the people who sit near the windows can see anything . . the ones on aisle and in the center cabin seats see nothing ... whats the point ? The way the flights are organised, everyone changes seats mid-way through the flight to double the number of people who ...

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by Dalavia
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13632

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

I was on an Antarctic flight a few weeks ago and overheard a long conversation between the manager who organises the flights and one of the passengers. The manager said that plans are already in place to use Qantas 787s when the 747s are retired. That sounded strange to me because of ETOPS restricti...

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by Dalavia
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 8794

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

Soviet aircraft in general did not have a worse safety record. The people saying this here really need to open up and actually READ the statistics. The reason these manufacturers more or less disappeared is the economic crisis in the 1990s and 2000s. Their designs from before 1991 were not optimize...

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by Dalavia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 25641

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

QF is for Qantas Flight (followed by the number), e.g. QF123

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by Dalavia
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 77341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just wondering if QF would ever enter into a code sharing arrangement with Samoa Airways. Would be similar to their other south pacific codeshare routes with Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Fiji Airwarys. Apart from Fiji QF would never fly to these destinations with their own metal. The only current opti...

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by Dalavia
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 5766

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Paris (CDG) ...N.American airport: Los Angeles (LAX) ...S.American airport: Rio de Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ...Asian airport: Bangkok (BKK) ...African airport: Dar-es-Salaam (DAR) ...Oceanic airport: Sydney (SYD) ...aircraft: Douglas DC-9-30 (TN) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-200...

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by Dalavia
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 9505

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

So I guess the real question is - why wasn’t the (second) 717 called the 787, which would have meant what is now the 787 would have been the 797? In other words, why recycle the 717 label?

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by Dalavia
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting Subjects for an Essay on Commercial Aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 2744

Re: Interesting Subjects for an Essay on Commercial Aviation?

In which subject are you doing your EE? To get a good grade for an EE in the IB, you have to meet the general criteria plus subject-specific criteria that vary from subject to subject. You can't just pluck an essay title and use it randomly for any subject. If you can share which subject your EE wil...

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by Dalavia
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4879

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

There quite a few 732s still operating in West Papua, especially between Jayapura and Wamena.

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by Dalavia
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

I flew on the Il-114 a few years ago.

It was a lovely, smooth flight, although the interior was a little rough - it looked to be, shall we say, hand-crafted.

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by Dalavia
Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10748

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Without doubt, BOAC. It always made people look up as it flew overhead as it matched the lines of the planes so perfectly - especially on the VC10.

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by Dalavia
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A comparative look at PEK—GRU services featuring One-stop, Same-carrier option in terms of routing/aircraft type
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: A comparative look at PEK—GRU services featuring One-stop, Same-carrier option in terms of routing/aircraft type

All else being equal, given that one option is to fly on an A380 all the way, I would choose EK without a moment's hesitation.

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by Dalavia
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why so few high wing airliners?
Replies: 28
Views: 4552

Re: Why so few high wing airliners?

Typically, for stability the wheels need to be spaced a certain distance apart or have stiff shock absorbers to cope with roll in side winds on the runway. A high wing has to either have body gear only or veerrry long MLG which are incredibly heavy and mounted way out on the wing reducing fuel capa...

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by Dalavia
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why so few high wing airliners?
Replies: 28
Views: 4552

Why so few high wing airliners?

With the trend for the diameter of airline engines to increase, would it not make sense for new clean-sheet airliners to adopt high wing configurations? High wing configurations are common on freight aircraft, and some smaller airliners. Why don't we see more high wing medium-sized and larger airlin...

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by Dalavia
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 25
Views: 6279

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s

qf789 wrote:
First QantasLink A320 has now been painted



That's a superb looking A320 - beautifully proportioned and balanced paint scheme.

It makes me wish even more that the mainline fleet refurbishment would go A320/A321, although that desire has more to do with comfort than paint.

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by Dalavia
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 61273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

The QF colours look superb on the A320. A beautiful balance.

I wouldn't mind seeing this expanded to the mainline fleet too. ( I can hope).

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by Dalavia
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43650

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Fantastic news for Airbus and the C-Series or soon A315... :stirthepot: I am actually wondering about this. Will they at one point call it A314 and A315, as well as later launch the A316(CS500)? Only if and when Airbus owns 100% of the program, or not? going by history it will be AB314..17 ( Airbus...

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by Dalavia
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14676

Re: Origin of Airline Names

And Aeroflot, once the world's biggest airline (by far), simply means "Air Fleet" in Russian.

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by Dalavia
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14676

Re: Origin of Airline Names

East-West Airlines (which I've always thought was a great name for an airline), which was an Australian airline that operated from 1947 to 1993, was named simply because its first route flew in an east-to-west direction (between Tamworth, Port Macquarie and Newcastle if I'm not mistaken).

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by Dalavia
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 5172

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

Why would they not just extend the HiFly leases if this is so?

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by Dalavia
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 89312

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Bricktop wrote:
Slightly OT, other than EK, who else runs a double-daily (or more) between city pairs and which cities?


SQ runs double-daily A380 flights between SIN and SYD (plus a 77W flight).

When I have made bookings, the A380 flights usually seem to have a price premium on them.

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by Dalavia
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 24996

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

A front page article in this morning's South China Morning Post in Hong Kong is reporting a likely move by China Southern to OneWorld and a consequent reactive move by Cathay to Star Alliance. So it all seems to gaining mainstream credibility.

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by Dalavia
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9932

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

Cheatlines were a popular design motif from an era where airline liveries, and the methods used to mask off and paint the aircraft, were designed and made entirely by hand, without the aid of a computer. I just wonder what was actually the reason to apply cheatlines? Was it just to create a sleeker...

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by Dalavia
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 41944

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

Maybe a silly question, but here goes... Once upon a time, and well within my living memory, long-range airliners could have external wing tanks for extra fuel capacity (think Comet, Constellation, Convair 990, etc). Are external wing tanks a possibility for A or B to produce an ultra-long range air...

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by Dalavia
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 3010

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

Would an add-on leg from SFO to ORD work, rather than LAX-ORD?

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by Dalavia
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 11607

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

On a tour through the Boeing factory last year, the guide claimed authoritatively that after 797, the sequence would be 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, etc.

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by Dalavia
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 30721

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

I was hoping that the rumour might be true that the new AF1 would be a conversion from the B-1 airframe. THAT would have certainly made an impact when it arrived at the world's airports!

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by Dalavia
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2715

Re: Planes you have been with

Aerospatiale: ATR-42, ATR-72 Airbus: A300-B2, A300-B4, A300-600, A310-200, A310-300, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, A321-200, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A380-800 Antonov: An-24, An-148 AVIC: MA-60 Avro: RJ-85 BAC: One-Eleven British Aerospace: BAe146-100, BAe146-200, BAe146-300, Jetstrea...

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by Dalavia
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 10373

Re: EMIRATES LAPTOP BAN LIFTED

Great news. I have a flight booked with them to the US next week.

Excellent timing from a personal perspective.

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by Dalavia
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9295

Re: Your longest flight

My longest non-stop flight was from SIN to EWR on 16th January 2008 in Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-500 (9V-SGD). The distance was 15345 km, taking 17 hours 20 minutes. My longest flight was on 17th October 2011 when I flew in Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300 (9V-SWS) from SIN to IAH via DME - 17...

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by Dalavia
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340 loses propeller in flight
Replies: 47
Views: 16707

Re: Saab 340 looses propeller in flight

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/r ... er/8364218
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According to the ABC site (link below), which contains a nice close-up photo, the propeller has not yet been found, adding it will become a significant piece of evidence for the enquiry.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/r ... er/8364218

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by Dalavia
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 28190

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

All my missing registrations are for flights between 1975 and 1990. I'm assuming the registrations of planes for my flights during those years in Burma, China and USSR are gone forever. Does anyone know of a way to retrieve registrations of flights from that period for places like Australia, Japan, ...

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by Dalavia
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global supply chains and strategies - Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Global supply chains and strategies - Airbus or Boeing

Thank you all for these responses.

Basic information on these global supply chains is fairly easy to come by on the web, so what I am seeking is insights, commentary and observations. Your comments have been helpfully insightful - thank you.

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by Dalavia
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global supply chains and strategies - Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Global supply chains and strategies - Airbus or Boeing

Ha ha. My job is to make it not boring. I actually have to write two case studies, and I had already decided to make mobile phone the other one. Anyway, hopefully someone can help with some good Airbus or Boeing related information and photos. There is information out there in the public domain, but...

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by Dalavia
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global supply chains and strategies - Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Global supply chains and strategies - Airbus or Boeing

I am currently writing a textbook for high school geography students (aged 16-18). I need to write about a case study of a company that operates internationally, describing their global strategies and supply chains. As an aviation enthusiast, I would like to use either Airbus or Boeing as my case st...

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by Dalavia
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?
Replies: 49
Views: 6903

Re: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?

Careful, as many nations do teach that "America" is one continent, with no distinction between the north and the south. But even if you count North America as one continent, it's still divided into two countries so technically Canada is in America too. It's on the American continent. Many...

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by Dalavia
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?
Replies: 134
Views: 42973

RE: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?

I guess if the A322 were ever to be built, the marketing folk would insist it be called the A328.

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by Dalavia
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Boeing 747s On US Domestic Routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 7748

RE: Any Boeing 747s On US Domestic Routes?

LAX-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy...

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by Dalavia
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tipping Problems On Tail-Heavy UA 739s
Replies: 132
Views: 44372

RE: Tipping Problems On Tail-Heavy UA 739s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adipasquale" class="quote" target="_blank">adipasquale</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>Well, airlines have ordered hundre...

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by Dalavia
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Time Favourite Livery On Any Aircraft Type.
Replies: 34
Views: 3496

RE: All Time Favourite Livery On Any Aircraft Type

My vote goes to Aeroflot's current livery on their sadly now-departed Tu-154s: <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1973878/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1973878/M...

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by Dalavia
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 5
Replies: 166
Views: 46123

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lancelot07" class="quote" target="_blank">lancelot07</a> (<a href="#145" class="quote">Reply 145</a>):<br/><i> i would feel more secure if my ch...

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