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by aviatorcraig
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20843

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Question: Is there any oversight of the de-icing operation by the authorities in the US? As in, would the FAA issue standards and proceedures for the de-icing operation and check competences, or is it just a free-for-all? I was thinking of setting up in Nashville, I've heard there is a gap in the ma...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11608

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

And, any aircraft system that's capable of being taken over by ground control can also be taken over (hacked in) by terrorists. In such case, you're talking about 9/11 over and over again, at least once a year... Cool! I'm thinking about taking the latest Mars rover for a drive around the crater to...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 544
Views: 156778

Re: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread

Well that's one way to cool the brakes down after an RTO! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41500

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

So no more Edinburgh to Newburgh Stewart on 737s then? Maybe someone else will pick up this vast, now untapped market. :duck:

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22205

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

Travellers don't know what they want. They want nonstop flights to everywhere they want to go from an airport small enough to allow them to arrive 45 minutes prior to the flight and not have to walk more than 20 feet or take a tram. They airport they want cannot exist. That's not really true and th...

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to partner with hydrogen aerospace startup
Replies: 32
Views: 2869

Re: British Airways to partner with hydrogen aerospace startup

British Airways + ZeroAvia + Hydrogen = Hot air

Greenwashing of the purest kind.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 148
Views: 34217

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA incident

I have video of it right after it happened https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w3sahpr7gn8g0o/Video%20Apr%2012%2C%204%2001%2035%20AM.mp4?dl=0 Without wanting to pass judgement on the crew as none of us were in the cockpit that night, this does raise a few questions: 1). Could you sustain this amount of dama...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?
Replies: 68
Views: 12034

Re: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?

The two aircraft were designed for different roles. The A300 was designed for high desity short haul routes e.g. London - Paris (before Eurostar tunnel was built) and was really where the name "Air-Bus" came from. The DC-10 was designed to be the next generation on from the 707 and DC-8 on...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where there any orders for the L-300/500 and MD-17?
Replies: 39
Views: 7826

Re: Where there any orders for the L-300/500 and MD-17?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
None for any of them. The L-500 never achieved, and could not have achieved, FAA certification..


It would be interesting to know why the L-500 could not have been FAA certified, even if enough money had been thrown at the problem?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 3175

Re: The C141 Starlifter

Iirc one airframe in the overall fleet was not stretched and was retained by NASA operationally for some time after the AF ended their use I remember seeing the NASA example at Moffett Field in the early eighties. It operated as an airborne observatory. According to NASA historical summary, the air...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri May 15, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 166546

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Great thread, very interesting. Thank you
Not SoCal but close, are there any airliners being stored at Kingman, AZ? I'm from the UK but I visited there many years ago and there was considerable boneyard activity going on.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4881

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

The MAX will fly again. There is no issue remaining that could permanently prevent recertification. The final engineering flight was completed at least 5 days ago: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/18/boeing-making-steady-progress-on-737-max-software-update-ceo.html “We are making steady progress toward...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2376

Re: US3 seats to LHR

xxcr wrote:
UA has no connecting partners in LHR,

There is no Star Alliance connecting partner based at Heathrow but so what? Star A airlines like Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT, TAP, Turkish etc. etc have multiple flights to LHR each day to serve the O&D market but of course can also take through ticketed UA pax.

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20033

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

When Concorde smashed the civil record did it also benefit from fast moving jetstreams ? Did it not traditionally fly higher than those ? The jetstream is much less prevalent at the altitudes that Concorde flew at. The main thing that limited Concorde's cruising speed was kinetic heating of the air...

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 315
Views: 17883

Re: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights

Chasensfo wrote:
This is standard at airlines that fly into dangerous areas, such as Atlas Air in the USA.


Is the USA really THAT dangerous? :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 50302

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

I really, really, really don't want to feed all the A vs B crap, which so detracts from A.net as I believe both companies make excellent products, but...
given those variables, Brake to Vacate would basically say "You are having a laugh mate!" Does B have any plans for a similar system?

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If it’s not NAT HLA equipped and has HLA approval, yes. And likely not as when would they use it?


Good call, HLA starts at FL285

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor

https://fr24.com/RYR800P/23b8e1b1

Anyone got any ideas why?
I doubt FR are ETOPS certified so its unlikely to be a pax charter.
Their arcraft are too young to be heading to the desert so I'm guessing either end of lease or maintenance?
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https://fr24.com/RYR800P/23b8e1b1

Anyone got any ideas why?
I doubt FR are ETOPS certified so its unlikely to be a pax charter.
Their arcraft are too young to be heading to the desert so I'm guessing either end of lease or maintenance?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 11329

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

fanoftristars wrote:
I thought the “Proudly All Boeing” had more to do with a nod to their hometown of Seattle and less to do with “buy American” type mentality.


For the non-Americans amongst us, how long has Seattle been in Alaska? :lol: Maybe they should rebrand themselves as Washington Airlines or something.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Adopt an Airline

You guys are not taking this seriously!

So here's mine without all the fantasy...

Norwegian, make long haul ops turn a profit.

Oh, wait...

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: This looks dangerous!
Replies: 28
Views: 6118

Re: This looks dangerous!

https://youtu.be/XUtYlR28Yb4
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timh4000 wrote:
The Russian pilots play a game of chicken with each other. Both pilots have their hands on the yoke they hold the rotation speed to what it is supposed to be. The 1st one to pull back on the yoke loses.


What game were they playing here?...

https://youtu.be/XUtYlR28Yb4

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic boom over London
Replies: 10
Views: 5396

Sonic boom over London

The UK news media are carrying reports of a sonic boom heard over Hertfordshire, Essex and North London this morning at 04.20 People were woken with the "sound of an explosion", which the Ministry of Defence (MoD) later confirmed was the somic booms caused by two RAF Typhoons from Coningsb...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7816

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

Find a copy of Skunk Works by Ben Rich. The author worked with Kelly Johnson developing the U-2 and SR-71 and various other "black" projects. Turn to the chapter "Blowing up Burbank" which details the massive problems they encountered when a hydrogen powered spy plane had seemed ...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN
Replies: 14
Views: 6036

Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71210750_10215309496194662_6788846533233082368_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQlI0Y1w3VRpZHO5NjibEQcN7pk2OhLzTJuJpbTC_8aYiGf8b8MD1UqWFluBieVI3cfYiuMhXu5gXGMvYHrz8nw9&_nc_ht=scontent.ftpa1-1.fna&oh=5f5de923de0dba503a6ad240f4e99f33&oe=5E362F4...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7787

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

I'm no expert on the US Air Marshal program but I understand they are armed with guns. There has never been any suggestion that Air Marshals got involved in any of the four hijackings on 9/11 when the hijackers were armed with fists and box cutters. Although it is obviously such a small sample, can ...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 16
Views: 4165

Re: WN Captain Flys Father Home after being M.I.A.

I'm just getting "Access denied" on the link

Edit: It's a geographical thing, I'm in the UK. It works fine when I VPN to a US server

RIP Col. Roy Knight Jr.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

It's not a entirely a freight company since the two 757s are passenger aircraft. It is still flying. And two A330s on the way! Oh? Where are those coming from? Is there a thread on this somewhere, hadn't heard about it... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421507&p=2137473...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 11266

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

...and the chances of the stowaway being alive prior to the fall after cruising at up to 40,000 ft for over eight hours would have been somewhere no greater than zero. :tombstone:

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3824

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

Three approaches and go-arounds? I'd pay extra for that! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6398

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaWdEtANi-0 Wow... just wow! This documentry, even after large quantities of salt are taken due to the TV company and vested interests involved, appears to uncover an unholy alliance between manufacturer and regulator with no transparency. What a crock of poop!

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by aviatorcraig
Tue May 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 11629

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

Seats can generate revenue, Aisles cannot. 2-2-2 aint going to happen!

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160085

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instinc...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160085

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instinc...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 45376

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

So the plane ends up in six feet of water. Did the pax swim ashore unaided or were there boats available? Are there aligators in the St Johns River?

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 762481

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

remcor wrote:
I'm not saying this is the cause, but just because the crew were able to request a turnback to ADD doesn't mean it wasn't a terrorist act. A bomb doesn't always mean an instant breakup the plane. I believe an E170 survived a bomb blast in Somalia several years ago.


It was an A321

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet returning SS100 fleet to owner?
Replies: 1
Views: 1649

CityJet returning SS100 fleet to owner?

According to an article published by aerotime, Irish airline CityJet are returning their six remaining Sukhoi SS100 aircraft to the owner. https://www.aerotime.aero/aerotime.team/22377-last-european-operator-gives-up-on-sukhoi-superjet-100?v=amp For confidentiality reasons CityJet did not confirm th...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13864

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

Without condoning in any way what they did, I find it remarkable that they allowed themselves to get caught by this. These are supposed to be smart people. Skygod privilege and perceived immunity?

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 LHR-HKG A380 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 937

BA27 LHR-HKG A380 problem

Anyone know what is wrong with BA A380 G-XLEA operating BA27 to HKG tonight? The aircraft departed LHR and routed out over Essex to an area in the Thames Estuary/Southern North Sea where it is currently flying a race track hold at 10,000 ft Given the altitude I would guess a pressurisation problem. ...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 64696

Re: Russian Military Crashes

RIP fellow aviators.

Anyone have any theories on what the flashes are in the smoke plume after the rear part of the plane hits the ground?
Is this "lightning" like you see in a volcano or just artefacts on the video?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1549 10 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 724

US1549 10 years ago today

Today is the 10 year anniversary of US1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson" where Sully and Skiles ditched their A320 in the icy Hudson River without loss of life after a multiple bird strike climbing out of LGA. As no more encounters with flocks of Canada Geese seem to have taken place in the...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39968

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Time and again over the years we have heard the mantra that the Russian aircraft industry does not support it's products and thus it's customers well, especially overseas. Then along came the SSJ. With a lot of good will for the plane to succeed, many people hoped against hope that this time it woul...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11871

Re: Starting a new Airline

Is there a new Xbox/PlayStation 4 game out called "Airline Manager 2019" or something?

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6363

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

In it's earlier days Wizz Air used to fly from Bournemouth and Coventry, but dropped both abruptly during a downturn. Whilst I don't even know if airline operations are viable from Coventry anymore, Bournemouth surely has some potential for expansion for a now much larger and UK based Wizz Air opera...

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Re: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?

Interesting that there are two "10 x plane deliveries" stories in the news on the same day... Airbus A32x in ony day, and COMAC ARJ21 in three years! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 7410

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

If KEF started to offer subsidies FR would be all over it like a rash, but with everyone else beating a path to their door, KEF doesn't need to

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 13367

Re: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

I thought BA had ordered the LEAP engine. Yes, BA's A321NEO G-NEOR has CFM LEAPs S7's A321NEO VQ-BGR has Pratts Excuse me but where does it say that G-NEOR has engine issues? He could have so much more technical issues that could not be linked with the engines. It doesn't. I was just confirming whi...

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