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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 44
Views: 7110

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Maybe some teen gamers stole it to pay respects.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of 787 engine split fleet between GE and RR
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Feasibility of 787 engine split fleet between GE and RR

While it can be done you need both the pylon/engine set. That is a rare combination to have on hand for more than a few engines. As a planned evolution pylons can be ordered likely 3-6 months in advance. I'm not sure of the lead time or availability of the engines. The software update is trivial on...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of 787 engine split fleet between GE and RR
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Feasibility of 787 engine split fleet between GE and RR

First, you’d have to find a bunch of spare GE engines lying around. Good luck with that.

Second, swapping engine types on an already-built plane isn’t an easy or cheap job.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8081

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Ziyulu wrote:
Unfortunately, I think airlines use 9/11 as a scapegoat. 9/11 did not end meal service. 9/11 did not make you charge for baggage.


Did airlines actually blame 9/11 for charging for bags or cutting meal service?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12473

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

Can someone explain how a Saturday delay on PER-LHR causes a Monday MEL-LAX flight to cancel? Are they stealing a crew and/or plane in order to get things back into normal rotation sooner? The way QF rotates their 789's go as follows MEL-PER-LHR-PER-MEL-LAX-MEL The MEL-PER-LHR-PER-MEL rotation take...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12473

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

Can someone explain how a Saturday delay on PER-LHR causes a Monday MEL-LAX flight to cancel? Are they stealing a crew and/or plane in order to get things back into normal rotation sooner?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 84
Views: 16218

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

A lot of talk about problems with the 320neo engines, but how are the Pratts holding up on the 220 and E2? Or are there not enough in service long enough for these issues to surface yet?

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19239

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

RogerMurdock wrote:
Huh?


Hey, wait a minute, I know you! You're Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12149

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The competition came down to 747-8 vs. A380, and A380 won.

Evidently, "JFK" wasn't reason enough to go with the 747.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4589

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

Back in my YYJ days, I took that a few times. Mostly CRJ200, but once, briefly, it was upgauged to a 700.

The route must really be struggling, because it's not as if UA has a lack of CR2s.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 52
Views: 3077

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

MIA-PAP on Air France. Iberia had a small hub/spoke operation at MIA for a bit of time form the 1990s to 2003. They have narrow body airplanes based at MIA to fly to places like SJO, PTY, MEX. I don't remember the specifics. Lan flew for some time from MIA to Punta Cana. Maybe my geography is off, ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3068

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

I was in Milwaukee today and happened to be checking FR24. I saw the AA 787 from CDG heading northwest after doing what looked like several loops worth of holding over the lake. Also looked like LX, EK and AY on the ground at MKE. Unfortunately I could see none of it because visibility was pretty lo...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28675

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

My point about the B747-8i stands. It`s not my imagination the plaudits given to -8i compared to negativity re A380 even in a thread dedicated to the imminent delivery to a well run & respected airline of the type Then perhaps you can point out the post in this thread that does so? Since it's n...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28675

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

The fact is a well established airline has taken delivery of 3 of these birds Actually, that’s not a fact. The first plane has only just rolled off the assembly line and, other than the tail, hasn’t even been painted yet. Delivery of the first one, let alone all three, won’t be for a while yet. I c...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29243

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Same story different day. There is no new information here. Keesje and Scott Hamilton have something in common: they regurgitate old news hoping to get clicks. I'm not sure how it benefits either of them to do so, but the pattern is clear. Not sure, either, but I feel like I should get my flyswatte...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7987

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

I can't speak for ALL Airport Customer Service Agents (like you did since you seem to be everywhere every time), but when I was one I made sure to explain what was wrong during Irregular Ops. The problem would be that there was always that ONE person who wouldn't believe anything said. A month ago ...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7987

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

I can't speak for ALL Airport Customer Service Agents (like you did since you seem to be everywhere every time), but when I was one I made sure to explain what was wrong during Irregular Ops. The problem would be that there was always that ONE person who wouldn't believe anything said. A month ago ...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10679

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

And for the lots of folks wondering where the hell ORH is, it's Worcester, MA.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7987

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

Thanks, jay, for a detailed explanation. My main thought was on crew timing out, but wasn’t aware of the TLV curfew contributing. Can you (or anyone) confirm that piece of paper that someone wrote on is an actual slip that UA would hand out to delayed passengers? I’ve never seen such a form on my de...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7987

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

There’s so much that doesn’t make sense in that article. But if the flight was due out at 22:50 and didn’t board until 01:45+1, on a long flight like EWR-TLV, the crew (which has been on duty since before 22:50) could time out. Then you have to deal with finding a crew at 2 am.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9569

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

lightsaber wrote:
The MRJ engines will have quick turn times. Much cooler than the similar PW1500.


Is there a reason that this particular engine, or at least whatever design philosophy allows it to run cooler, couldn't be adapted to the A220 or E2 series?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9569

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

Wasn't the FL order actually a J7 (ValuJet) order for 50 planes? This was transferred to FL after J7 shut down. ValuJet bought out AirTran and took the name (because the ValuJet name was permanently tainted after flight 592). From a branding point of view, you're correct, but from a corporate entit...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6908

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

xxcr wrote:
any news on that 737, any major damage? or just a cowling replacement



Write off?

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19025

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I'm really surprised that so few were built - had assumed over 1000! Clearly it was not a particularly successful design for Boeing. I wonder how much money they lost on the variant. Over 600 built and your claiming it was an obvious money loser? You do realize this plane was a modification from ea...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13117

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

I hate to bring up this reference, but it seems like the Q400 is like the 757 of the regional airplane world. It’s great at what it does, but the operating profile where the Q400 is the best choice compared to a slightly less capable but considerably less costly option (ATR), or a slightly more expe...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16909

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

The title of this thread is ridiculous. Nowhere in the article does it suggest AA is about to go under.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will the 797 be lauched?
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: When will the 797 be lauched?

Btblue wrote:
Just hope it's not a two engines and a tube


Then prepare to be disappointed. For all of the uncertainty about the 797, this is about the only thing that is certain.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA closed due to bomb threat?
Replies: 1
Views: 875

LGA closed due to bomb threat?

Hotel shuttle driver in NY this morning said LGA was closed due to a bomb threat. Haven’t seen any news on it yet. I hear planes taking off.

Any further info?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7685

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Kilopond wrote:
And let me also note that the Sud Aviation Caravelle was the biggest ever built cross-tailed plane. With rear-mounted engines, that is. :D


The Caravelle is a t-tail. Just a lower-case t.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97511

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Saying that more value gets exported than imported is not the same as saying a plane has 100% US content. Yep, you have hit the nail on the head their buddy. Your statement is 100% correct. Unfortunately your comments are only vaguely related to what Amiga500 & I actually said. :lol: I think I ...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7685

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Is there a reason why we are not seeing this design being used in newer airplanes? I remember watching a documentary once and they said the design is desirable due to the wings have the cleanest surface. Of course with the engines mounted at the rear I imagine the fuselage would have to be signific...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97511

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

No, that's incorrect (and ridiculous to suggest that a plane could have >100% any content). What is important to the US in this argument? Whether the Canadians are dumping raw materials from other countries into the US (how dare they pollute the land of the free), or whether the Canadians are takin...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97511

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Airframer estimates CS100 has 55% US components, 36% just from UTC. I think in dollar terms these percentages will be even higher. They'll definitely be even higher if BBD is taking a loss on the frame (which won't be passed on to those suppliers). Theoretically, it'd be possible for the first CS10...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16419

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

glad to hear this, can t stand working on the airbus planes united has. Dennis - YOU surely jest ! Are you pm-CO ? Have you ever worked the Airbus 319/320 (but especially the A319 - with only 8 in First ) - roomy lavs, brighter cabin. I wanted UA to order more Airbus narrowbodies. When classic Unit...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16155

Re: The end of the A380?

Not that I wish to mix politics with airplanes, in my country we call this "Fake News". Sensational nonsense, easy to write, designed to sell newspapers and advertising, regardless how nonsensical the premise or how false the writing. Not to drift too far off topic, but that's not what &q...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters
Replies: 14
Views: 2526

Re: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters

The only reason 30 seaters are better is when a 70 seater can't be filled. One of the stories here (especially in Brazil one would think) is economic growth. There are more customers now, so no more little planes. What I am trying to say is that yeah, 70 seaters are more labor efficient than 30 sea...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190296

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

keesje wrote:
Sometimes it's good to have 4 engines.


If this had happened to a twin, the single good engine would have still enabled the plane to land safely.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threads not being marked as read
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Threads not being marked as read

Lately, I've come across issues where some threads still show as having some unread posts when I return to the main forum page. However, when I click back on the thread, the newest post is one that I've already seen. After that, returning to the main forum page will show it as having been read. It s...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes
Replies: 26
Views: 5754

Re: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes

I'm late to the party here (I don't browse the Site Related forum much unless I have a bug to report), but I'll add some comments. First, for the really annoying, repeated topics (i.e. restarting/updating 757 production, generic "why doesn't an xxx-yyy nonstop exist?", and any other annoyi...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 32015

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8660214784

And the award for the best 787 livery goes to . . .


. . . the Etihad plane that's right next to the QF one?
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787fan8 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
VH-ZNA has now been rolled out of paint

Image

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8660214784

And the award for the best 787 livery goes to . . .


. . . the Etihad plane that's right next to the QF one?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97511

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

chiawei wrote:
Bombardier has over $5 billion in direct handout from Canadian government since 2000 and has paid $0 back.

It's actually costing every single Canadian tax payer $500,000.


Are you saying there are only 10,000 taxpayers in all of Canada (a country with a population of 36 million)?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?

I'm guessing it was probably a series 40, since it was a domestic turn?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Pax vs. F
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: B747-400 Pax vs. F

Dutchy wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
The 744 pax came from the 743 stretched upper deck and the 744 freighter from the shorter deck 742


Not the upper deck of the B747-100?


The 747-100 and -200 have the same upper deck.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6620

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

The meal changes basically went from two hot choices to one hot one cold. Only domestically. I think yes, they need to increase the paid F rate. And yes, they need to restrict the free upgrades on long haul. I don’t care if the seats go empty, that means they are saving money on food and other cost...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to put A380 on LHR-ORD routes
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: BA to put A380 on LHR-ORD routes

It’s also not true that an A380 hasn’t been at ORD in 10 years. I thought EK flew one in recently (maybe last year?).

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2896

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Here's airline-coded bus service operating today, per OAG: EY 5422 -- AUHXNB AF 312 -- XDSYUL NP 9003 -- AANXHB LH 3757 -- FRAXER 5I 3395 -- MADXJU NP 9001 -- AANXBW KL 305 -- AMSQVX JP 2502 -- LJUZGC AF 310 -- XDSYUL NP 9004 -- AANXHB JP 2522 -- LJUXVY This is when you would wish airliners.net ret...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A359 at ANC
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: DL A359 at ANC

I remember seeing this before with 787 testing. I’m curious: what’s the point of “demonstrating a diversion” as part of the certification/qualification process?

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