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by rikkus67
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?





Maybe if you squint real hard.... a few design similarities, but that's about it. The CS100/A220-100 is about half again the size of the D728.

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by rikkus67
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737 Max Grounding the longest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: 737 Max Grounding the longest?

As far as I understand it the Comet does not really count since the original batch of aircraft were either lost or scrapped. The revised Comet was arguably a new plane. The redesign came about due to the grounding of the original Comet 1 aircraft. With three separate loss of life accidents, the air...

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by rikkus67
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2635
Views: 340485

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing even sold 200 to IAG while it was decertified and grounded so selling an aircraft is entirely a choice of an airline or a group that has no outside coercive influence. I am baffled by the continuing idea that this was "new" sales. This deal was at least partially orchestrated to fi...

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by rikkus67
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7034

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Yes, hubris but a lot of family internal politics were involved. Laurent Beaudoin drove a huge success with the CRJ, stock prices soared during the 90s as he had introduced a truly revolutionary idea—small jet airliner. Pierre took over after the market for the design was saturated and Embraer had ...

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by rikkus67
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7034

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Not so fast, the Lear design was closer to the Challenger 300 in size. Canadair enlarged the barrel to accommodate the FDX requirement. Then, GE didn’t get the CF-34 approved for civil sales, so the design was hobbled by the Lycoming engine. Bill Lear never intended his design to be an airliner. He...

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by rikkus67
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7034

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Making the C series with a cross section half way between 5ab and 6ab was their biggest mistake. Airlines want to make profit, not to give passengers an extra inch of seat width. Knock 6inchs off the width off the C series width and you would reduce weight, reduce drag and improve fuel burn. Per se...

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by rikkus67
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23138

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

What I have found interesting about this announcement from the get go, is that it was more or less on the heels of the Jet Airways collapse, and the loss of their 205-ish MAX 0rder. I don't know about all of you, but when it comes to pricing, I am sure that this loss (and the slot locations in produ...

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by rikkus67
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5223

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

I think the DC-10 image was more damaged back in those days than today's MAX damage, in several ways. - And third, because back in those days, I think general public was more aware of aircraft types (especially Jumbos, DC-10, etc.), than they are now. (There were less models, more easily distinguis...

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by rikkus67
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5223

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

Elementalism wrote:
2 years barely anybody in the public will remember nor care. Aviation enthusiasts are not the general public.


Tell that to De Havilland (Comet), and Lockheed (L-188). Although each type did fly again and the military versions continued for long careers, both commercial programs never recovered.

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by rikkus67
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2635
Views: 340485

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Time will tell...but while everyone seems to believe the grounding will eventually be lifted...what if it's not? Then what? The Comet flew again, and the L-188 flew again, both after having multiple major catastrophes. The aftermath was poor sales. It will be interesting to see if the long term eff...

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by rikkus67
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23138

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

JayinKitsap wrote:
I think the real reason is IAG was able to grab some of Jet's delivery positions. Possibly all 200 will be delivered before Airbus completes their current IAG orders.


Bingo. When I looked at the IAG order, versus the lost Jet Airways order, it was a -5 difference in total.

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by rikkus67
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9292

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

Some years ago a Boeing engineer said that the only parts that were retained from the 767 were the cockpit windows and the area immediately forward of them. It turned out that trying to graft a 767 Section 41 onto the 777 resulted in too many small-radius turns that ruined the aerodynamics. Exactly...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9292

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

Only if Section 41 (cockpit) could be grafted onto a narrower fuselage, but that's about it. The 767 Section 41 cockpit was used on the 777. IIRC the "adaptor" section to increase the cockpit diameter to meet up with the larger fuselage section was quite a design challenge, so Boeing had t...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2635
Views: 340485

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

SPEEA engineer breaks silence on Boeing's MAX 737. Read this letter https://www.kuow.org/stories/boeing-engineers-break-silence-on-max-737-read-this-letter Incredible. Truly The Cheapest. A Bombay-Boeing from Walmart. Long gone are the Days of Glory! A Tata Nano might take you cheaply from a point ...

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by rikkus67
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 509
Views: 122102

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Likely nothing to do with shipping and applies to assembly location. Load is crated and well balanced on trailer by the look of things. Would really like to see some new orders though. Current order totals are for 536. Considering the slow start, its good to see momentum growing. Still wish it was ...

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by rikkus67
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385551

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing should consider buying Embraer and turn the E-Jet into a real competitor of the A220. We need more competition, not less. Boeing must not be allowed to buy or influence its competitors. ...or bring them to their knees. But that's all in the past, now. It will be interesting, long term, to se...

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by rikkus67
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53729

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Once again the jealous Tealaid people of the world are whining. They're going "oh boo hoo the competition is gone now" but then would be the ones celebrating if Onex bought Transat or Porter and merged them into WS or WEN. :lol: :roll: Less to do with Tealaid, and more to do with the decr...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43826

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 05-449724/
You win some (IAG)...

So.... the net total is -5?
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Likely already been posted, but...
You loose some:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 05-449724/
You win some (IAG)...

So.... the net total is -5?

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by rikkus67
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

Oh wow...an older Austrian plane took off too quickly, and its blue belly ended up on its tail!

Kidding aside, the livery is simple, clean, and somewhat unimaginative. With the vague exception of Edelwiess, isn't that what would expect?

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13920

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

A great idea by BA just wish they’d bring it to my home airport as it’s just over 2hrs to Manchester for some pics. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Living in Canada, that is a typical drive between larger centers! But I hear you. I always hoped that YQL would see the big birds fly in, but Y...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37786

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

vfw614 wrote:
crjflyboy wrote:
From a passenger standpoint, the CRJ far surpasses the ERJ planes.


Can I get some of the stuff you are smoking :-) ? I think your view is quite exclusive....


CRJ vs 135/145, definitely. (these were the original direct competitors, and most seem to forget that)

CRJ vs 170 and on? No.

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max: Fix the aerodynamics, rather than software? Possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: 737Max: Fix the aerodynamics, rather than software? Possible?

I should also clarify, that the "Whitcomb bumps" would be an extention of the nacelle.....

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max: Fix the aerodynamics, rather than software? Possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

737Max: Fix the aerodynamics, rather than software? Possible?

I posted this on the 44 page main Max thread, after reading the NVT article. This paragraph really stuck with me: From the NYT article, this tidbit from one of the Test Pilots: "...Mr. Craig, who had been with Boeing since 1988, didn’t like it, according to one person involved in the testing. A...

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by rikkus67
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385551

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

From the NYT article, this tidbit from one of the Test Pilots: "...Mr. Craig, who had been with Boeing since 1988, didn’t like it, according to one person involved in the testing. An old-school pilot, he eschewed systems that take control from pilots and would have preferred an aerodynamic fix ...

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by rikkus67
Thu May 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

First delivery, as I mentioned above, was C-GKTA to Time Air (now part of AC Jazz o/a AC Express - still flying). That frame was delivered in February of 1989. It would be interesting to see how many of the 267 built were labelled as a Boeing-DHC build, between '89 and '92. Not a huge time period, f...

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by rikkus67
Wed May 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

I am still curious:

How many Dash 8-300's ended up being manufactured under the joint Boeing/DHC program?

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by rikkus67
Wed May 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

Would love to see if the dataplate still shows that information!

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by rikkus67
Wed May 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

Thanks WayexTDI. I figured it would be simple enough to verify the manufacturer, but didn't think to check the TC website. Appreciate the help!

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by rikkus67
Wed May 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

Hi everyone, Rik from the Time Air Historical Society, from YQL & YYC in Canada. With the recent ground incident, which caused substantial damage to Dash 8-300 C-FJXZ, the aircraft has been declared a write-off. I have been doing some research into the actual frame. This was one of Time Air's ea...

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by rikkus67
Thu May 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10595

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

[photoid][/photoid] I'd like to see a 2-2-2 aircraft with a few more rows than the 753 at 185' long. A bigger wing, bigger fan engines. Exactly replicate the nose of the 757 at 1.15 scale, as that is the defining feature of the 757 for me. ...which, had it not been for Southwest, and commonality, th...

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by rikkus67
Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37549

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

That is a huge increase in range. For reference the 737-300 was 2,255nm. 737-700 is 3,000nm. Honestly the CS300 seems like a better deal than the 73G Another good reason why Boeing wanted to kill it. yea I wish they would just compete against it.... They have been negating the lower end of the mark...

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by rikkus67
Tue May 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37549

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

speedbird52 wrote:
That is a huge increase in range. For reference the 737-300 was 2,255nm. 737-700 is 3,000nm. Honestly the CS300 seems like a better deal than the 73G


Another good reason why Boeing wanted to kill it.

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northstardc4m wrote:
It's fin 326, C-FJXZ

https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1 ... 98689?s=09


Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk


Originally delivered to Time Air:

https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/abpi ... -large.jpg

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by rikkus67
Fri May 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 8079

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

Fin number 311 in former Air BC, C-FACV. Fin number 321 is former Time Air plane C-GETA.

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by rikkus67
Thu May 09, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines repaint progress discussion thread
Replies: 63
Views: 10704

Re: Spirit Airlines repaint progress discussion thread



Bare Fare taxicab paint has been cleaned up...no more "scratched" lettering, or "Bare Fare".... So technically, it's 4 schemes.

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by rikkus67
Wed May 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twinjet podded engine ferry?
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Twinjet podded engine ferry?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/08/ba ... 4a649a.jpg (no cigar, though)
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...or how about this:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/08/ba ... 4a649a.jpg (no cigar, though)

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by rikkus67
Wed May 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twinjet podded engine ferry?
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Twinjet podded engine ferry?

Howdy. Have airlines ever ferried (or do they currently ferry) engines under the wings of twinjet aircraft? I've only been able to find pictures of 3- and 4-engine aircraft doing this. The 747 is more than capable of doing it, there is a couple of Qantas 747's doing it. I know the 737 had it as an ...

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by rikkus67
Wed May 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Re evacuation / hand luggage: How about 1) Mandating that a disposable Essentials Bag (essentially a marked mid-sized zip loc bag) be provided in each seat back pocket. 2) As part of the safety briefing, stating "We recommend you place essential items such as your passport, wallet and phone in...

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by rikkus67
Wed May 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://i1.wp.com/www.util21.ro/relaxare/poze/avioane/boeing-707-100-i.jpg https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Icelandair-737-MAX-4.jpg Same fuselage cross section, 60 years apart. Top picture is nothing more than a hat and coat rack. Seeing some of the bag sizes being dragged off the ...

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by rikkus67
Tue May 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Dutchy, to let you know.... a member of our Society is a former Dutch resident who volunteered at the Aviodrome.... so a slight bit of direct Dutch influence...

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by rikkus67
Tue May 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 4006147072 ...also, if not already posted, here is the landing sequence, showing the two bounces, and subsequent MLG failure.
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https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 4006147072 ...also, if not already posted, here is the landing sequence, showing the two bounces, and subsequent MLG failure.

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by rikkus67
Tue May 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

From the Ukraine News Agency, comes this article: "...."According to preliminary data, from a survey of eyewitnesses it follows that when the plane hit the ground and caught fire, some passengers began to get their belongings off the shelves in panic. This made it difficult for people to e...

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by rikkus67
Tue May 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Well...maybe we need to talk to the Argentine F.A.A. ....would be nice to have a flyable display model.... hmmm.... I've found an article (spanish only) that shows the T-03 at Morón, this is from 2015, I don't know the current state of this plane. https://aerospotter.blogspot.com/2015/06/el-t-03-ya...

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by rikkus67
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37786

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

Q400 has been sold to Viking Air, which already has the type certificates from DHC-1 through DHC-7, and the CL-215/215T/415. With all previous DeHavilland Canada products now under one roof, I believe the plan is to revive the historic name. The Q400 will continue to be built at the Downsview plant....

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by rikkus67
Fri May 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Good for you. Hopefully you will succeed and indeed it would be great if this example will be put on display after 50years of service. It deserves that. Wikipedia has the following on display: 11009 - F28-1000 registered LN-SUC at the Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodø, Norway in Braathens SAFE livery....

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by rikkus67
Fri May 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Up here in Canada, we are working on acquiring one of the former Canadi>n Regional fleet, for permanent display in YQL (if anyone is interested in helping u$$, please contact me). Not too many F-28's are displayed. At best, and if we get ours, there will be a total of 4 on display worldwide. I do h...

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by rikkus67
Fri May 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Up here in Canada, we are working on acquiring one of the former Canadi>n Regional fleet, for permanent display in YQL (if anyone is interested in helping u$$, please contact me). Not too many F-28's are displayed. At best, and if we get ours, there will be a total of 4 on display worldwide. I do ho...

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by rikkus67
Wed May 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10863

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

As a Canadian, I am disappointed as to what has transpired. As a regular traveller, and someone who follows CBC, I am also aware of the dangers of travelling with Li batteries... especially after multiple Li battery incidents. My question is, does (did) United and Westjet have in place clear documen...

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