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by Gingersnap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25341

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

I guess we will be forced to believe one side of the story or the other untill some official investigation will be launched. I'm just wondering about that altitude change JanEejit mentioned earlier. 600ft isn't much in a space of 5min, even asuming they climbed 600ft within 2.5min (that gives less ...

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by Gingersnap
Tue May 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 3150

Re: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer

I don't see why any manufacturer would bother offering up a tender?

The T-7A will be the chosen platform regardless.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7574

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

Looks like everything has stopped at MDW. All SWA flights cancelled into tomorrow.

So I guess no flying until tower can be up and running.

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by Gingersnap
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336835

Re: Rumour:AF-KLM about to get state injection of cash?

Dutchy wrote:
Gingersnap wrote:
Would that break EU state aid rules?


There are exceptions to rules and we live in exceptional times.


Sure.

I mean it's not like most of the EU ever paid much attention to the rules that didn't suit them.

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by Gingersnap
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336835

Re: Rumour:AF-KLM about to get state injection of cash?

Would that break EU state aid rules?

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by Gingersnap
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15774

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

VNAP and VWIN are still in service are they not?

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by Gingersnap
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146950

Re: DY about to go bust?

The NAX share price has taken a beating today. Down 18%.

Shares now valued at 1 Euro.

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by Gingersnap
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 4501

Re: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2020

Stitch wrote:
flee wrote:
Prospective USAF order was in my mind...


Current USAF planning is to use the KC-46A Pegasus for KC-10A Extender replacements.


With or without FOD included from the factory?

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by Gingersnap
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112260

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

If only Exeter committed to those 6 runways.....

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by Gingersnap
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112260

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Hearing all BE flights at BHX have been cancelled.

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by Gingersnap
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112260

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Seeing that they have been rejected for their £100 million loan.

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by Gingersnap
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

Nope. The 5 airlines serving SFB have no presence at MCO.

And two (TUI UK and TUI NL) of those at SFB are moving to MLB IIRC.

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by Gingersnap
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11452

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

I believe the 787 beacon (along with other types) has a failure mode which forces the beacon to remain a steady red. Although sometimes it remains a steady red but also brighten as per the normal cycle as seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ipI5HqaKfY I've not seen a 787 where that happens, ...

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by Gingersnap
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11452

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Having seen many 787s go into and out of Heathrow, I've noticed that several have not had the ventral red beacon flashing (as I am looking up at them I can't tell if the dorsal light is flashing), whilst others have not had the white tail lights (one on either side) flashing. Although I've noticed ...

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by Gingersnap
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19405

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

That won't do the MLG any favours.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 40194

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

It is the Daily Star so take this story with a healthy dose of salt but apparently the Tempest program is looking at building an aircraft capable of hypersonic speeds…. Additionally a wearable cockpit by potentially removing many of the cockpit controls and having them virtually displayed via the h...

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by Gingersnap
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18987

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Clackers wrote:
BA from Geneva has diverted to Lyon and declared an emergency... ?


They've declared a fuel emergency.

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by Gingersnap
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49470

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

I've seen a few rumblings of at least 1 deceased passenger so far.

I'll try and find a reliable source.

Edit: The Turkish Health Minister has announced the death supposedly.

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by Gingersnap
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211162

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

PLM8471 from Wuhan just touched down at BZZ this minute.

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by Gingersnap
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293318

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://twitter.com/bellingcat/status/1215352457972404226?s=19

Video claims to show the impact of the missile when it struck the aircraft.

Unconfirmed for now.

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by Gingersnap
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Forbes magazine has hinted that the FAA will recertify the MAX but as a separate 737 type. They also said that once it starts safely flying again that the whole fiasco will be forgotten. That doesn't make much sense. - The MAX is already a seperate 737 type. It's certified as a 737 MAX, not a 737 N...

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by Gingersnap
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7573

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

I love the 757 L2 boarding. I wish the A321s would do it as well. As someone who seeks out the DL 757s where possible. I wont lie, turning left is an ego boost lol But it is also nice for boarding and deplaning. So much nicer not having 150 people walk by crowding up the aisle. And getting off is a...

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by Gingersnap
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12282

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

NYPECO wrote:
Can I just watch the video please? Why does clicking the play button bring me to "Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 27"? I can't tell if the fuel truck clip is in there somewhere because the thing won't load.


There's an instagram vid further down which has it.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245919

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I’ve been sent a photo from a friend, of various TUI Airways registrations from their engineering department at LGW. TUI are set to receive their final two -9s this month, (G-TUIN and G-TUIO) However there is also a G-TUIP registration... Does anyone know if this is a new aircraft hasn’t been annou...

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by Gingersnap
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

N480MC diverting to SNN seems confirmed now. Unknown as to why.

Edit: reportedly a technical issue of sorts.

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by Gingersnap
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The Atlas 747 seems to have hit a snag on it's way back from MAN to MCO. It's currently doing circles just west of Ireland. Must suck to be a TC customer stranded in MCO and then when there's finally hope of a ride home it get's hit with new issues. Looks to be headed back and descending west of Ir...

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by Gingersnap
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217888

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

9M-MNF has touched down at MAN just now.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 34
Views: 7797

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

N14AZ wrote:
lhrnue wrote:
KliptWings wrote:
Its dreadful........


The air traffic controller was gorgeous tho ...

You know, this forum usually works with pictures to support a statement. So? :scratchchin:


Since you asked...

Image

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by Gingersnap
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 3113

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

Not sure what the Typhoons are for in the case of a bomb threat.. Simply put, to take the aircraft out to sea and put a missile up its rear if the threat is deemed real. And how would they 'take' it out to sea? With a big rope? They could threaten to shoot it down over land if it didn't comply... e...

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by Gingersnap
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 3113

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

FabDiva wrote:
Not sure what the Typhoons are for in the case of a bomb threat..


Simply put, to take the aircraft out to sea and put a missile up its rear if the threat is deemed real.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21073

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Well you what they say. Aim high.

It's not a totally unreasonable demand. The last thing we need at LHR is for IAG to receive the lion's share of the extra slots (which is probably the most likely scenario).

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by Gingersnap
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 7047

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

pabloeing wrote:
¿VS A350 first destinations?


EWR (VS001) is it's inaugural IIRC.

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by Gingersnap
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 22038

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Reminds me of when VS operated to LGW on the 742 out of BOS in the early 00s.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746365

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

THY4TW was en-route IST-LGW.

Appears to have done a u-turn just southeast of Prague. I guess they're headed back.

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by Gingersnap
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746365

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

UK just grounded all MAX 8 aircraft. I really think this is a bit premature. What if the ET plane was improperly configured (e.g. flaps not deployed)? The FO was extremely junior. This is a possibility. Well there are guys and girls with less than 300 hours flying airliners in the UK/EU. So let's n...

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by Gingersnap
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140419

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

As per https://twitter.com/British_Airways/status/1104086906109865985 G-BNLY is leaving DUB tomorrow sporting her old Landor livery. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1KaWIKWwAAK0xN.jpg:large Photo credit via Mike Thorn on Twitter https://twitter.com/supermikey11

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by Gingersnap
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140419

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

It appears BNLY will be painted in Landor rather than Negus as originally thought. I assume CIVB will now receive the Negus livery.

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by Gingersnap
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24876

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall. Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit..... Far too easy for doubters to dismiss Brexit as a valid reason for a company to go under. Surely they would be in best position to know, and if they h...

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by Gingersnap
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Shutdown: DRONES
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: LHR Shutdown: DRONES

Incompetence? I guess that's why the airport resumed flights soon thereafter?

Also it wasn't about an hour, it was barely more than 40 mins.

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by Gingersnap
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72321

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Yeah they're firing them out now. Departures seemingly back to normal.

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by Gingersnap
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72321

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

I guess only arrivals are at a 0 flow right now. I guess if they can get departures out where possible, they will.

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by Gingersnap
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tui to offer direct flight from UK to Cabo San Lucas
Replies: 26
Views: 5108

Re: Tui to offer direct flight from UK to Cabo San Lucas

TUI increasingly targets other markets. For instance, TUI in Belgium (I know that TUI UK is a legacy from Thomson Holidays, so not exactly the same thing) flies many VFR routes and increasingly opens more. I have flown TUI (or Condor) a few times and many of those flights are not very different tha...

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by Gingersnap
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25591

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Why EUPV ? It's far from the oldest 319 in the fleet. Was a particularly troublesome hanger queen ? Probably an expensive lease that wasn’t going to get renewed. EUPX has also been WFU and EUPW is expected to be WFU in January 2019. You sure? EUPX flew to GVA this evening apparently on a scheduled ...

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by Gingersnap
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 15977

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Ziyulu wrote:
If I go to a museum, I don't expect to see a 777. I can easily fly on a 777 on numerous routes today. I would not be surprised if this "museum" will get a 787 in the near future.


It already has one. A 787-8 ZA002 (N787EX).

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by Gingersnap
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KTEB Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 4071

Re: KTEB Emergency

canyonblue17 wrote:
Tail Number ??


Supposedly N101CV.

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by Gingersnap
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 12837

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

Yeah as a Brit who's done the Mickey Mouse run a few times, we've always made a point to stay a week somewhere along the Gulf Coast prior to our return home.

We've never just visited solely for the theme parks etc.

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by Gingersnap
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 77W damaged at FCO
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

CX 77W damaged at FCO

A CX 77W was damaged under tow after striking a light pole this morning/afternoon. Reg is B-KPY. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/39270431_1024215034427169_3121549700650500096_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=24adff3f2356adda03b3d38d190e6d24&oe=5BF4DA7F As per https://www.facebook.com/romeavi...

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by Gingersnap
Sat May 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6610

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

It's late at night and maybe my brain isn't working... that legislation document says: In relation to regulation 3, the term ‘aircraft’ includes aircraft as classified by Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Air Navigation Order 2016. It also includes, by virtue of article 23 of that Order, any small balloo...

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