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by ei146
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25555

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

As well-illustrated by this highly-informative exchange: A) Pilots make mistakes all the times... And, this might even happen to pilots from US military forces sometimes... The discussion here has moved entirely into the fanciful and pure speculation, largely devoid of facts (except for those few p...

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by ei146
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25555

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

alasizon wrote:
A) Pilots make mistakes all the times...

And, this might even happen to pilots from US military forces sometimes...

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by ei146
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10509

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

Are all these aircraft undelivered? Is it possible that some of them have already been handed over to their customers but that for some reason the delivery flight is actually postponed? At least in this Facebook post from Erfurt Airport they are still on the German register. But I was told by someo...

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by ei146
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10509

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

...and according to some news outlets there are 15 more in RLG.
Source (German only and behind paywall, sorry): Ostsee-Zeitung

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by ei146
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10509

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

Airbus has been parking A320 from their Hamburg FAL at various German regional airports, should be ~40 aircraft in total. Idk if XFW is already full. I know that ERF is used for storage by Airbus. On a photo from a Erfurt ballooning club at Facebook I count 23 A32X in different airline colours. htt...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4355

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

I assumed oil was something to do with it considering even today it’s their biggest export. For TAP there would have naturally been a market through historical ties but for SABENA and UTA I assume there was some kind of market for them to travel there, and for me oil seemed most likely. Main produc...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4355

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

BTW, the official investigation report blames the crew for not continueing the take off. But after the end of the GDR some ex-Interflug people raised their voices claiming the official report would not give the full picture. They said with 60,5t TOW the plane was overloaded for the actual conditions...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4355

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

I don't think that oil was that much of a business in that time. At least the activities of Interflug did not have that much to do with oil. East Germany had some military aid and development aid activities in the region in the late 70ies and 80ies. They supported the MPLA-government in Angola as we...

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by ei146
Wed May 13, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7792

Re: What happened to Antonov?

...You should not believe everything the media reports about Russia in the free world... I do not believe in media reports. I gather information, if possible from different sources. I assess those information according to my knowledge and my past experience. And then I form my opinion. Which may ch...

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by ei146
Wed May 13, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7792

Re: What happened to Antonov?

It is just "Ukraine". There is no "the" preceding it. Thanks for the correction. I apologise. My first language is German. Here we use "die Ukraine", even in official government documents. We also say "die Slowakei" for Slovakia or "die Mongolei" fo...

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by ei146
Wed May 13, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7792

Re: What happened to Antonov?

Antotov had the misfortune of being on the wrong side of the border when the Soviet Union fell apart, left in the most politically corrupt nation on the planet. I'd have a hard time to decide on which side of that border there is more poltical corruption. Corruption indices of independent organisat...

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by ei146
Tue May 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17421

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

The original opening plan... Dear ua900, You are a moderator. You should set a positive example. You may be fully correct in the financial and operational aspects you describe. I can even understand if you are disgusted by the whole Berlin airport story. So am I. But please think about the wording ...

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by ei146
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27878

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

I would expect the NZ flights are taking home people that had an booking with NZ/SQ. NZ had allot of connections to Europe via USA/Aisa which most of those transits aren’t doable right now. I was under the impression the NZ flights to Frankfurt were contracted by the German government, and therefor...

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by ei146
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRA Braathens Regional Airlines under administration
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

BRA Braathens Regional Airlines under administration

Swedish regional airline BRA Braathens Regional Airlines goes into administration to avoid bankruptcy and applied for reconstruction. They stopped flying and let go most of their 600 employees. They want to start flying again after the summer. I wish them all the best, but I have my doubts. Sources:...

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by ei146
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27878

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

Who actually pays for these repatriation flights? Pax themselves or the government organising the flights? Translated from the webpage of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt): Nobody has to make an advance payment. However, those affected will have to bear a share of the costs stipulated in...

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by ei146
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27878

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

https://wellington.diplo.de/

There is nothing on the LH webpage yet.
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According to the German embassy in Wellington 6000 Germans registered for repatriation flights from Auckland and 4700 from Christchurch. First flight to start tomorrow afternoon with NZ. Source: https://wellington.diplo.de/

There is nothing on the LH webpage yet.

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by ei146
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI freighter "hard" landings
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Re: CI freighter "hard" landings

No, it is just that in some countries certain English words used in a certain context, have a completly different meaning then in others or to what a foreigner would expect. And sometimes there is very little awareness in these countries that their use and interpretation of the English language is a...

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by ei146
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 9010

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

Time for that inner tire to be changed anyway, cord is showing badly... Did the engine explosion cut a brake line? What's that puddle of fluid? The worn tire could be a direct result of the heavy braking at RTO. As you can see in the picture it left some rubber on the runway. And do we know if they...

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by ei146
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337794

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

Hi all, from reading the discussions here I have the feeling a lot of people still do not understand the situation. In the end it doesn't matter anymore if one or the other country closes its borders. Or if this or the other flight is cancelled.The demand is not there anymore and the virus spread ar...

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by ei146
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30212

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

For those mentioning rules to get around this: yes, you could ban fluids in the cockpit during ops. You can't ban the cleaning crews from having liquids with them to do their job, the frost melting after after cold soak, etc, etc. I didn't say the those rules should be the final solution, but they ...

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by ei146
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30212

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

... I didn't say what I said for the fun of it. All true and fine and I agree that a better permanent solution should be found and probably will be found. But what I can't understand: Do pilots really need a sip of liquid every few seconds to survive and fullfill there duties? I am an engineer and ...

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by ei146
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211784

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

"Hundreds of British citizens being flown back to the UK from Wuhan tomorrow will be put in quarantine for two weeks." Government has just said. I was on work assignments in foreign places before. I just try to imagine what I would do if I got in such situation, e.g. being a stranger stuc...

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by ei146
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19878

Re: Condor: Investor found?

https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/de/d ... er-condor/
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And it is Polish Aviation Group (PGL), owner of LOT.
Press release here: https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/de/d ... er-condor/

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by ei146
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 44706

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

According to planespotters.net, D-AAAU & D-AAAV have been scrapped in August 2019 at Schwerin (SZW). Those were the last 2 of 5 that were parked there. The other 3 were ferried to TEV & AUH. Does anyone have pictures of the scrap process? Was not able to find something... Better than pictur...

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by ei146
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19878

Re: Condor: Investor found?

Yes, looks like all the major German news outlets share the same message: potential buyers are US Investment company Apollo, British investor Greybull, possibly with additional Investors. But according to unnamed insiders it will be LOT. We will see.

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by ei146
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19878

Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

Hello all,

Der Spiegel reports, that Condor will hold a press conference today to inform about Condor's future "together with the new owner". Should be interesting.

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by ei146
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27986

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Amiga500 wrote:
Possibly - I don't know how the doors would impact on the floor rails to that extent though? [are the doors much thicker than the fuselage frames?]

Are the rails the real problem? How about getting in and out if the space in front of the door is occupied by a Palette?

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by ei146
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27986

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Cool. One question though: Why does it have a German registration? I know that there is a company in Dresden who do P2F conversions but I doubt that they have a second base in Singapore. ST Aerospace owns the majority of shares of Elbe Flugzeugwerke Dresden. The minority owner is Airbus. Source (in...

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by ei146
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt
Replies: 13
Views: 3582

Re: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt

Just don't forget that Sri Lanka is a veritable upmarket vacation destination for Europeans and has been for years. There were daily flights with UL (and LH codeshare) from FRA before until the ME3 killed that business. Great if UL tries again. Some people I know would really appreciate this.

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by ei146
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2107

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe. Yep, I was on one two years ago between GOT and VBY. And they still fly for Braathens, mostly between MMX and BMA it seems. At least I found two active birds on that line a few minutes ...

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by ei146
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14657

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

So where did these more then 2 Mio. passengers come from? Per some statistics, 1.2 Mio. passengers switched from airplane to rail, and 1 Mio. passengers switched from cars & coaches to rail. Railway marketshare doubled from 23% to 46%, while airline market share dropped from 48% to 30%. https:/...

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by ei146
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76319

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

https://fr24.com/DLH9924/23707be9


Amazing to see how she was heavily used until the very last day.
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sciing wrote:
MSN 78, D-AIPE is on its last flight.
https://fr24.com/DLH9924/23707be9


Amazing to see how she was heavily used until the very last day.

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by ei146
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14657

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

I think it's pretty clear what climate change does, but the elimination of domestic flights could lead to at least two scenarios: 1. everyone who took the flight before changes to train service. This is what our politicians would like to believe. 2. everyone who took the flight before changes to us...

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by ei146
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14657

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Below is the average summer schedule for MUC to TXL. 22 flights (one way), with 4 operated by U2 and the rest operated by LH. Similar schedule for the TXL to MUC leg. ... This is the 8th busiest domestic route in Europe and it's on a steady rise since 2011 according to Wikipedia . According to Wiki...

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by ei146
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A380 non stop (ferry) flight
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

Re: Longest A380 non stop (ferry) flight

https://dresdenmutti.com/2018/12/20/str ... n-dresden/


Fine, but fresh it doesn't taste well. It needs to mature for some weeks for full flavour.
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Noshow wrote:
It will deliver the freshest Dresdner Striezel christmas cake speciality ever to Australia for sure.
https://dresdenmutti.com/2018/12/20/str ... n-dresden/


Fine, but fresh it doesn't taste well. It needs to mature for some weeks for full flavour.

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by ei146
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation trails Turbobprop
Replies: 20
Views: 4003

Re: Chemtrails Turbobprop

https://youtu.be/JaKBZLEBgK4
https://youtu.be/BD8tUUOASoE
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Yes, they do everytime the Chemical Agent Dispersal System is switched on. :-)

In case you asked about contrails:
https://youtu.be/JaKBZLEBgK4
https://youtu.be/BD8tUUOASoE

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by ei146
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22154

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

The FAA press release says: The FAA alleges Lufthansa operated the flights into and out of San Diego International and Philadelphia International airports when it knew it lacked FAA authorization to do so. Foreign airlines can only conduct scheduled flights into and out of airports that are listed i...

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by ei146
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22154

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Maybe I live in a dream world. But somehow I just can't imagine that Lufthansa operated these flights knowingly violating FAA regulations. So either someone really made a bad mistake and overlooked something important in the paperwork and those flights were operated in good faith that everything was...

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by ei146
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95810

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Anybody can explain why the customized structure (on the photo below) carrying the empty remaining body of the dead SKA aircraft has been granted that many wheels (72 apparently) vs the original aircraft which I guess was much much heavier ? Strange no ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/...

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by ei146
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95810

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Not only the production of an A380 seems to be a huge challenge, even dismantling an A380 needs some additional efforts.. as one can see from this vehicle under MSN 003's fuselage... :-/ That's just a SPMT or Self Propelled Modular Transporter, the industry standard for moving heavy and oversized l...

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by ei146
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?

You are correct that Germany has in fact generated a large amount of wind energy... they also found that you cannot have more than about 20% of your energy from wind due to the way its output changes as the wind changes. I am in a dilemma somehow. I don't want to further derail the thread, but I al...

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by ei146
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?
Replies: 64
Views: 7830

Re: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?

When cars and everything else goes electric, how can aviation compete? in 10 years around half of the cars will be electric and super cheap to drive, why would anyone pay to fly under 500km? Where is all that electricity going to come from. The only substantial environmental waste gas emission free...

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by ei146
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17704

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

But on board a ship, all the crew have defined safety duties in the event of an incident requiring evacuation of the ship, not just the deck crew. Cabin stewards, chefs and so on do have duties in connection with issuing lifejackets and handling lifeboats. There simply wouldn't be enough people on ...

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by ei146
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week
Replies: 76
Views: 14144

Re: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week

Yes, one can choose to blame the conditions and likely not participate in that market. I worked for a German company producing telecommunication devices supposed to be operated in a controlled environment. The devices of our customers in India had a much higher failure rate than those of all other ...

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by ei146
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17704

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

The guidance of the law is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aircrew-crm02/aircrew-crm02 It's pretty clear that it's just for actual working safety based cabin crew, it's more surprising that it's been overlooked until now. Easiest solution is just to get UK (or maybe for awhile EU) ...

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by ei146
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 25199

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

The lakeshore limited and the Capitol Amtrak trains run across the top of Ohio to Chicago every evening. We do have rail option Amtrack in the USA just people don’t like them. The Cardinal runs Cincinnati to Chicago 3 days a week. Come on, that is not a transport option, that is a sightseeing tour....

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by ei146
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 25199

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

I read recently that the leisure cruises docking at Barcelona port cause more pollution to the city than the millions of cars in the city itself! So why isn’t nobody targeting leisure cruises? (Which are largely unnecessary). Aviation is a necessity so it is easy to target/tax. On top at least in E...

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by ei146
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20825

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

BRG the airport is capable of handling the 787. What perhaps wasn't made clear is that UA does not allow people who have not been trained/certified by UA to handle their 787s. Has nothing to do with the airport and everything to do with requirements set forth by UA. Way to go to make your lifes com...

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by ei146
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7952

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

If I looked correctly the cheapest prices for flights to the islands start at around 45€ for the shortest trips, with prices around 100€ more common. Do you really think anyone wanting to take the plane will stop doing so because of an additional 5€ tax?

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