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by uta999
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 170696

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First painted A320neo for Air New Zealand featuring the All Black livery: http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=13320 My apologies for linking to another forum. I'm currently unsure how to link pictures in etc. Don't worry. Only about ten regulars on this site have any ide...

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by uta999
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 6940

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

It annoys me that the likes of EZ, FR and others are clogging EU skies and major hub airports with 1000s of 738 and A319, when at least some of them could be WB like the old days, when L1011, DC10 and A300/A310s were around. Remember LHR-CDG in a TriStar or A300. SH needs to go back there.

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by uta999
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4140

Re: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight

https://earth.app.goo.gl/NHkRLv
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Sadly the French memorial to UTA772 is being overtaken by the Sahara desert. Not sure how up to date this is, so it might have all but disappeared by now.

Fort Lamy - Paris The route I have flown many times.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/NHkRLv
#googleearth

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by uta999
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4140

Re: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight

Fort Lamy was my home for a year in 1969, then we spent every summer there for the next five years. It was a wonderful magical colourful place back then as a child. I could even speak French. It was renamed N’Jamena, gained independence from France then fell apart. Religion is a wonderful thing! My ...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 6940

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

It would need a new wing and a modernized systems architecture since many of those components are all out of production and with obsolete designs. If Airbus is going through that effort, it might as well be clean sheet. There is no point trying to preserve a 40 year old aluminum fuselage design tha...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 6940

Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

With Boeing getting close to their new 797, should AB jump the gun with a new A330NEO based (shortened) A310-300 model, called an A330-400NEO perhaps?

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by uta999
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3099
Views: 366351

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The 747-100 took just 34 months so the legend goes. Shame no-one mentioned this to PW.

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by uta999
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19289

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Is the RR Trent XWB too big for the 787? I think RR need to sell that model to Boeing. Why is there such a problem with the 787 version vs the A350?

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by uta999
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

LHR - New ATC frequencies

A reminder for pilots and spotters alike, overnight tonight (Wed 12th) @HeathrowAirport will be changing it's Delivery, Ground and Tower frequencies. LHR - Position Air North 118.705 Air South 118.505 GMC1 121.905 GMC 2 121.705 GMC 3 121.805 Delivery 121.98 Arrival ATIS 128.080 Could these frequenci...

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by uta999
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5866

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Seems an awful long way to evacuate to, only to fly back next week. Why not a big commercial airport somewhere in the middle?

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by uta999
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6045

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

I am surprised EZY and Ryanair haven't tried this to cut a few minutes off their turn-around times. Imagine deplaning in under a minute. Last one out re-folds the slides.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 4822

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

For the Americans out there, the word in cheque. A check is a pattern on a golfing shirt and trousers.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 4822

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

This is deliberate to get some free advertising on TV and news websites. It worked. Everybody's happy.

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by uta999
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16404

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Kind of sums up what's left of the UK aviation industry. We can paint anything as long as it's simple and white. I bet the blue bits were flown in from Germany.

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by uta999
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident
Replies: 16
Views: 5584

Re: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident

I understand they took off with not enough in front of them but my concern is As per the article.."The aircraft therefore took off with a lower thrust than needed" I don't get it, why not use all the power you have all the time? Just to save a bit of fuel and a bit of wear and tear on the...

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by uta999
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93424

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I think the first casualty will be the many Youtube videos detailing a 'cold & dark' engine start.

You could literally memorise most of it or have it on an iPad. Should cockpit doors be locked on the ground too?

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by uta999
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - Delays
Replies: 0
Views: 882

LHR - Delays

Interesting weather related delays at LHR, with some now holding at cruising levels out over the English Channel. Diversions possible soon.

Thunderstorms passing through London.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 13823

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

So RR can't supply BA with 2 new engines five months later! There are also 2 new 789's on the ground for two months, (G-ZBKK & G-ZBKN) There's also a LA 788 on the ground since late last year. It's probably cheaper to ground one or a couple for a longer period and keep other frames flying. The ...

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by uta999
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 13823

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

So RR can't supply BA with 2 new engines five months later!

There are also 2 new 789's on the ground for two months, (G-ZBKK & G-ZBKN)

There's also a LA 788 on the ground since late last year.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 13823

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

Anyone know what the problem is with BA 788 G-ZBJE ? She has now been on the ground at LHR since 7th March 2018, arriving from Chennai (MAA). It can't just be RR engine issues. Did she suffer some ramp rash? DATE FROM TO FLIGHT FLIGHT TIME STD ATD STA STATUS 07 Mar 2018 London (LHR) - (G) - - - - Un...

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by uta999
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 126
Views: 4285

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

BAF Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair (Lydd)
UTA DC-8 series 30/50/60s (Le Bourget)
AF Caravelle (Le Bourget)
UTA DC-10 Series 30 (CDG)
Wardair 741 (LGW)
CalAir DC-10 Series 10 (LGW)
Qantas 742 (LHR)
BA 741 (JFK)
Egyptair 707 (CAI)

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by uta999
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5401

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

Perhaps he meant to say FCO - SYD (or FCO - MEL), but he only got an E in geography. Could the 789 manage Rome - Sydney - Rome?

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by uta999
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25785

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Would 20 tourists be allowed on a 75 year old vintage aircraft in the UK? I think not. Allowed to fly through a mountain range? Probably not. Accident avoidable. Probably.

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by uta999
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds

Virgin 26 from JFK and BA164 from TLV were told to jog on the spot for a while. Would have been an interesting ride.

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by uta999
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds

Don't know what's happening at LHR, but lots of go-arounds and a Virgin 346 is circling Worcester Park, Surrey, in circles. Very unusual.

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by uta999
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6763

Re: 737 Production Delays

Perhaps the next generation of aircraft engine manufacture and assembly needs to be much more automated, akin to the car industry. Then production can be adjusted accordingly and changes made more quickly.

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by uta999
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6674

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Slightly off topic, but 2 weeks ago flew British Airways from Budapest to DFW, connecting in LHR. Connecting in LHR was a nightmare. Even the LHR website says to allow at least 90 minutes. This was my first time in LHR and I figured connecting BA to BA would not be a problem. WRONG!! Landed at T3 a...

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by uta999
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6674

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

There really needs to be a long term plan to move BA Maintenance East, or make it much smaller. Perhaps moving it over to the south T4/VIP area, via a new taxiway near Hatton Cross. T4 does more harm than good and should go. The freed up space would then enable the central area and east to be proper...

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by uta999
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48096

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

In the video the aircraft appears to have turned 90 degrees from the end of the runway. Possibly weather related.

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by uta999
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR this AM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: Problem at LHR this AM?

There was a thunderstorm here this morning that could have had an impact.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181078

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181078

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed.

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by uta999
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:50 am
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: 190364

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

Surely a take-off at empty weight on three engines, with enough fuel to get to Iceland, then Prestwick, and then on to Toulouse is possible? It would just need reduced thrust on engine number 2, to compensate for having no engine number 4. It could probably even take off as a twin at a push at these...

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by uta999
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181078

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Perhaps Airbus might prefer to rename them....

A316 (CS300)
A317 (CS500)

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by uta999
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21417

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

It won't happen, but wouldn't it be great if the UK Government were to buy it, and get back into building aircraft here in the UK again.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521001

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

So did the 787. It too was five years late. Both were launched around 2004 - 2006. Why the disparity?

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521001

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

How did the much delayed and problematic B787 get to 600 deliveries vs around 120 A350s?

I thought they were conceived around the same time.Just interested.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 30349

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

With so many old 744s due for retirement, I wonder if BA will soon donate a complete example to IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A program on BBC4 last night about VX having her D check at BA Cardiff, also showed a white 744 being destroyed and recycled. Lets hope they keep one. http://www.iwm.org.uk/vi...

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by uta999
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

The CSeries is NOT a trend setter. It is a seriously troubled program with little support. Hence the need to dump the product to DL. The A320NEO and 737MAX are trend setters. Well my friend, quite the opposite I think. The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a botherso...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

This is nonsense, 5.5 degrees is not steep, it's 2 degrees more than normal and into the prevailing wind. The only difference is the final 200' and the flare. LCY use it every few minutes over terrain, with more than a dozen a/c types, in most weather onto a very short runway surrounded by water. It...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

London City uses the 5.5 degree mostly to adhere to TERPS (https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1029266 -although this is for US it should be similar for UK since its mostly draw from ICAO annex 10). If Canary Warf wasn't there it woul...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

The reason I ask is that London City use 5.5 degrees quite happily, yet LHR has to stick with 3.3 degrees. This means that 70% of the time aircraft are crossing the city quite low to reach Heathrow on westerly operations. As more pilots are trained on steeper approaches, it makes sense for LHR to of...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

Would it be possible to install two separate ILS (or Microwave) systems on the same runway?

The purpose being to offer either a steeper 5.5 degree approach, or possibly even a displaced threshold.

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