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by ei146
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF1420 landing with a damaged tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: QF1420 landing with a damaged tyre

Absolutly. Like this.
Where is the problem? :D

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by ei146
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4526

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

A quote from the article: ...and is putting up its lucrative landing slots at London's second busiest airport as collateral. Are the slots so lucrative in the current situation? I'd consider any investment into UK slots risky right now. So probably they are not worth as much anymore as they once we...

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by ei146
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8332

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

Wow, awesome :) What a comparison. Two major flights moved by the flag carrier from a relatively small airport like ARN (LAX and HKG) recently is a major impact to ARN compared to a LH flight moved from FRA to MUC. For ARN this is major problem and loss of prestige especially as they argue for incr...

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by ei146
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3761
Views: 492775

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Because now there attack the EASA as soon as unpleasant (from there perception) information go out of it. Rolling out there perception of the past to justify speculative critics. This tread contain too emotional posts from long term contributors. But frankly speaking, given the epic scale of the dr...

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by ei146
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1999

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

WIederling wrote:
Teleporter Booth!

Nope. As this would happen outside our space-time continuum you cannot call it Aerial Transport.

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by ei146
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3761
Views: 492775

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Why is this thread still open and on page 61 already? We have a small number of very active people repeating again and again their very simplistic view of things: Boeing and the FAA are not to blame at all or only very, very, very little. Basically it is everyone elses fault, that the MAXes crashed....

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by ei146
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8332

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

Jetty wrote:
Sweden is a mess nowadays, with much crime at night and many immigration problems. Makes sense to move this flight elsewhere.

Are you a troll or are you serious? If you are serious, could you please explain where your knowledge comes from?

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by ei146
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8332

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

Interesting how much people can read into this. A flight moved to an other airport is a sign that whole nations fall and others prosper? Would you make the same fuss if LH moved an international connection from FRA to MUC (or ZRH, VIE or BRU)? Or BA from LHR to LGW? Oh, this is airliners.net, you pr...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4526

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

People will still want to travel from/to London if/when Brexit becomes a reality. It would require a significant downturn in travel for slots at places such as LHR and LGW to lose their value. By significant, I mean slots becoming available and then spare slots still available after airlines alread...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1999

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

1) so? any journey starts from first step 2) i know that event funny for you, but please explain in different terms. i dont think you can land on white house and this prevent to create skyways. 3) yes for Robinson, but not for light planes. So may be start to look at STOL planes. anyway such things...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1999

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

there are 3 different point in this one sentence: - pilotless operation - exiting regulations - owning a vehicle (for richmen). 1) is questioned but already started to try: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/28/chinas-ehang-testing-flights-on-autonomous-passenger-drones.html 2) what exactly issue created...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1999

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

OK, on a more serious note: Would be great if you could point to such a report. Because I do not necessarily agree to what you state. There is not one thing, there is a number of things to happen, and all depend on each other. The flying vehicles need to be reliable, cheap, really autonomous and ava...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4526

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

A quote from the article: ...and is putting up its lucrative landing slots at London's second busiest airport as collateral. Are the slots so lucrative in the current situation? I'd consider any investment into UK slots risky right now. So probably they are not worth as much anymore as they once were.

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4526

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

They should have established a solid, consistent short haul market, before thinking of venturing into long haul market Except this is what they did. Starting in 1993 in Norway they slowly expanded their marketshare in Norway. They started flying to other scandinavian countries and added flights to ...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4526

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

For my own understanding I compiled this little table of the different Norwegian branches. Data comes from Wikipedia, so it may not be 100% correct. But I guess it is enough to get an idea: B738 B38M B788 B789 Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norway) DY NAX 47 8 Norwegian Long Haul (Norway) DU NLH 8 13 Norweg...

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by ei146
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed

T2 was also reopened. Probably it will take the rest of the day until everything is back to normal. Good luck to anyone traveling via MUC today.

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by ei146
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed

According to munich-airport.de the affected areas of T1 reopened. T2 clean area still closed.
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by ei146
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed

"Süddeutsche Zeitung" (a reputable Munich newspaper) reports that a man entered the clean area via an emergency exit door. Around 7:30am the terminal was closed. The man was found "relatively quickly" and is questioned. The security sweep of the affected terminal areas is going o...

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by ei146
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Swire continue to be the largest shareholder of CX?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Will Swire continue to be the largest shareholder of CX?

I would not be so sure. In the current situation every serious investor will have a very close look at his activities in Hongkong. And the problems are not protests or strikes. This is the price of democracy and every company should be able to deal with it. More of a problem could be the legal certa...

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by ei146
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair received €62.5M in subsidies from Catalan authorities at Girona airport
Replies: 32
Views: 4415

Re: Ryanair received €62.5M in subsidies from Catalan authorities at Girona airport

Is this not, what Ryanair always does? Use subsidies in underdeveloped regions to test or create a market. When subsidies end and the market is not there (or as in this case is better served from another airport) - leave. Saw this in my neigborhood in Erfurt ERF, Altenburg AOC, Leipzig LEJ and Cochs...

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by ei146
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DL15 at FRA delayed today
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Delta DL15 at FRA delayed today

According to Frankfurt Airport Webpage it is currently boarding (13:40 local time). This would be a roughly 2h delayed departure. According to flightradar N183DN operates this flight. It arrived ~2h late with DL106 from JFK.

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by ei146
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31121

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

https://twitter.com/racporter/status/1161198878848241664?s=20 They are blocking passengers from accessing the gates, that is why the airport is shutdown today. With my American passport and Chinese visa, I have the right to do go to Shenzhen or Macau, but not everyone has the right to simply go to ...

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by ei146
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31121

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Right now the protesters are blocking passengers from accessing the secure area in Terminal 2. At a certain point, order has to be maintained, they are essentially holding foreigners (such as myself) hostage, who need to leave Hong Kong. I am not a resident here. I support the protesters, I am very...

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by ei146
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31121

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Authorities should ban all persons without tickets from terminal buildings. In addition, there should be checkpoints on the roadway leading to the airport to verify identity or persons and what business they have at the airport. Big failure in letting thousands to mill around the airport for no pur...

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by ei146
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

Hi @Pudelhund I apologise if this may sound rude or impolite. This is not my intention. But I don't get your question. Or to say it better, I don't get why you ask it. Half of what I would answer was discussed in this thread already. For the other half of the answer I would look into the differences...

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by ei146
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

Regarding ERF plesse see again my comment regarding status symbol of Thuringian government. The Rostock cruise terminal can handle 2 to 3 ships at the same time, depending on size. It is really busy during the season. Sometimes additional capacity in the trade port is used. Having only one cruise sh...

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by ei146
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

The current departure board of Rostock airport: Fri, 11:50 MADRID IB2913 Fri, 12:15 MADRID IB2903 Fri, 13:30 CATANIA Via: VENICE AZ8911 Fri, 14:10 MILANO NO531 Fri, 14:15 VIENNA VK8071 Fri, 14:55 ROME AZ8929 Fri, 15:00 VALENCIA YW2601 Fri, 16:10 BARCELONA 5O542 Fri, 18:50 MUNICH LH2761 All but the l...

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by ei146
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

Erfurt is a railway junction in the middle of nowhere. And the state capital of Thuringia. The airport ist a status symbol of the local government. It was heavely subsidised by the rather conservative Christian Democats (CDU) when they run the office, and it still subsidised nowadays as a coalition...

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by ei146
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird rumor: Pilots bribed to land on another airport?
Replies: 4
Views: 2899

Re: Weird rumor: Pilots bribed to land on another airport?

To spin your urban legend further: Not an airport, but individual travelers would do it. Kaluga has some serious car industry, e.g. factories of Volkswagen, PSA and Renault/Volvo trucks and their suppliers like Continental. So if one of the big shots flies in and wants to avoid the commute from Mosc...

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by ei146
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 5415

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

So where are the "late" gate announcements actually used? I saw it in LHR, LGW and MAN. I can't really remember EDI anymore. I think the gate was announced relativly late, but we went to the right part of the terminal in advance. LH typically uses the same small number of gates in that are...

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by ei146
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 5415

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

It is because the Brits are special. I gave up long ago trying to find some sense in what they do. ;) They do the same with their trains: At the station a large crowd waits at the departure board until the platform of their train is announced. Here in Germany the platform number is printed in the ti...

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by ei146
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6097

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

xwb777 wrote:
Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised Sir Tim Clark landing rights once the new BER airport is open.

So finally we know the real reason behind all the delays. ;)

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by ei146
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124
Replies: 17
Views: 5974

Re: Ukraine issued arrest warrant for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124

Lame example indeed. A more relevant example is if you get your hands on some second-hands planes (for the sake of the argument, let's say Boeing 727) and decide, that a better way to operate them is to remove aluminum wings and install new composite ones that you fancy. Helpfully, the registration...

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by ei146
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124
Replies: 17
Views: 5974

Re: Ukraine issued arrest warrant for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124

... Hi zeke, what you write is absolutly correct if you have regular business between companies in countries with normal bilateral relations. If these are gone you can throw most of it out the window. With the state of relations between Ukraine and Russia companies on both sides can not or want not...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124
Replies: 17
Views: 5974

Re: Ukraine issued arrest warrant for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124

You might be confusing matters. Type certificate holder (Antonov) finds an operator in violation of airworthiness rules (forgery of paperwork). Operator refuses to comply with type certificate requirements, and operates in breach of TC. Type certificate holder, unable to enforce amicably, sues to o...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124
Replies: 17
Views: 5974

Re: Ukraine issued arrest warrant for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124

To paraphrase the article as I understood it: Volga-Dnepr contracted An-124 maintenance to a German company, and Antonov is saying that company isn't properly certified to do the work. So Ukraine, at request of the manufacturer, is taking action against the airworthiness of the aircraft. This could...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124
Replies: 17
Views: 5974

Re: Ukraine issued arrest warrant for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124

The article says: It is specified that the aircraft were arrested at the request of the Ukrainian Antonov Concern, which claims that the airworthiness of the aircraft was renewed with a violation. According to the lawyers, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency illegally certified the German compa...

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by ei146
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7423

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

The A380 is capable using any 150ft (45m) wide runway. Maybe on its final landing. Can it take off after that, or need at least 2 new engines. May I point your attention to this topic from 12 years ago? Or could you please have a look at this . Page 4 should be of special interest for you. Yes, The...

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by ei146
Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 3861

Re: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

From my personal experience: A company I worked for had a small sales office in Hongkong (~3 permanent employees), but R&D, logistics and production facilities in Shenzhen (~400 employees). So the real work was done in Shenzhen and most regular international travel from our other facilities in E...

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by ei146
Thu May 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

Yep, happened to me once years ago in the USA with Alamo at DFW. It was not even the car I rented they said I had damaged. And as it was a business trip with a company card no problem for me. The lawyers of our officce in Dallas really enjoyed ripping them apart. Plus we changed our preferred rental...

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by ei146
Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13507

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Amazingly FR have this figured out. If travelling with a minor you are forced to pay for seat selection for the adult at booking ($5 or something IIRC). The child is then assigned the adjacent seat free of charge. You leave feeling you got a fair deal and are happy. Again this is FR !!! I still don...

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by ei146
Wed May 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13507

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

FlyingElvii wrote:
Want your kids with you? PAY FOR IT....

Child abduction is a crime in most societies.
Requesting extra money to not be seperated can be seen is a threat of child abduction, coercion, also a crime in most societies.

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by ei146
Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13507

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

All that needs to be said, really. This problem is 100% the airline's own doing. If there's a child whose age is less than say 12 or 14, then passengers on that reservation can pick any 'basic' economy seat or pay for a premium offering. The airline is in the position to avoid seating mishaps while...

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by ei146
Wed May 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

Don't know if this helps: In Germany you cannot register a car if you don't show prove that you have liability coverage. Rental car companies are no exception. Problem is the coverage required by law is much to low in many cases. Just imagine you cause an accident and as result someone becomes disab...

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by ei146
Fri May 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4746

Re: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

Looks like the ordeal is not over https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/24-hour-counting-ordeal-flyers-of-paris-mumbai-air-france-joon-nonstop-now-stuck-in-dubai/articleshow/69247293.cms AF has left the passengers stranded at DWC Come on, now your put your personal twist to it...

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by ei146
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK-TVW (SmartWings 4110) ...very odd flight history
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: OK-TVW (SmartWings 4110) ...very odd flight history

A while ago in the St. Helena thread this topic was discussed. If I remember correctly there were some conditions for such flights. Somewhere a long the way you will reach a point of no return. Means with your remaining fuel you will only be able to reach your destination, but no alternative airport...

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by ei146
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718026

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

They do have such a system. Unfortunately, it uses the same actuators that MCAS does, so it had to be disabled in order to disable MCAS. You just switched of the power assist to stop the automatic trim from trying to kill you. There is electric trim, but both you and the automatic can use it. There...

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by ei146
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718026

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

A stupid question regarding the manual trim wheels from a layman: As I understood it it may be possible that after the cut out of automatic trim (MCAS or whatever) the pilots may have to deal with a completly untrimmed plane, requiering countersteering. Depending on the situation this might result i...

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