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by soyuz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 38773

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

For some reason inbound flights to South East Queensland from the south are taking a non standard routings avoiding the area between Ballina/Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. Taking them further west than usual. SYD-BNE traffic is routing BANDA DCT VEGAH DCT GAMBL DCT CG instead of taking the H185 airwa...

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by soyuz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 38773

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/alliance-airlines-buys-five-fokker-100s-spares-from-459560/ Five more F100s for Alliance. Average age 26 years but knowing the Swiss, I assume they’ll be in pretty good nick. It’s really good to see these older birds getting a second chance here in Australi...

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by soyuz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9219

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

No. You can't just scale things in aviation. It has been done before. In the USSR they just made a 80% sized Tu-104 and called it the Tu-124. Almost everything was 80%, it was 4 instead of 5 abreast, smaller tail and wings, smaller engines, of course things like seats and doors were not shrunk. It ...

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by soyuz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13439

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

It looks as if the center main gear is not touching the ground. As it flys passed the camera, the landing lights appear under the wheels but the mains are still planted on the runway. Years ago I read in the tech ops forum that this is pretty normal for an A343 under light loads. The centre main ge...

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by soyuz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-225 Flight Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Re: An-225 Flight Schedule

If Flightradar24 get wind of the Mrija potentially doing some flights, they usually publish a schedule. She has been sitting dormant at Gostomel since the South America flights she did some months ago. Only used ad-hoc for single pieces of cargo that are too heavy for the 124s.

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by soyuz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61043

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas plans limited 747 domestic flying, most likely all linked to Antarctic charters, SYD-BNE, SYD-MEL and SYD-ADL https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284681/qantas-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-service-in-nw19/ Thank you so much for posting this, qf789! I took advantage of the sale...

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by soyuz
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7614

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

With regard to Russian aircraft, the SSJ has too many Western components. Same case with the MC-21. Sanctions prevent these from being sold to Iran. The only options would be the TU-204 or IL-96 (or the embattled Ukrainian AN-148) as new builds but Iran simply don’t trust these aircraft. This mistru...

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by soyuz
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread
Replies: 109
Views: 36422

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I think it's no coincidence that CU-T1251 hasn't flown since 12 Feb according to FR24. I wonder if they had to cannibalise some of its components to get CU-T1254 to a state in which it could potentially cross the Atlantic. It must be in a woeful condition after 6 years sitting in the Cuban elements....

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by soyuz
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95030

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I'm just at BNE domestic and am watching VH-QPJ (A333) parked at gate 20 having tyres replaced on both MLGs. Didn't think they do that kind of maintenance at the gate. Hard landing perhaps? Its most recent flight was QF512 SYD-BNE today.

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by soyuz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23365

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I loved flying in CSA's A310s back in the 90s between Singapore and Prague, always with a short stop in the Middle East. One time I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I realised that they had started the takeoff roll without extending flaps. I literally sat there in quiet panic as I tri...

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by soyuz
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?

I believe they only replaced the gear on 1 A380. The others are all paint jobs. You'll find all the info you need on Qantas aircraft and any unusual movements on the Qantas Fleet Thread :)

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by soyuz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KE936 /KAL936 (PRG->ICN)
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: Question about KE936 /KAL936 (PRG->ICN)

There are 8 weekly flights between ICN and PRG divided 4 apiece between KE (747-8i) and OK (A330-300). This is the second year that KE has been flying the -8i to Prague over the Northern Summer. Will be reverting back to a 777 or possibly 787-9 soon. Prior to that, it was 747-400s over summer. The O...

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by soyuz
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 6768

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've flown on Qantaslink's 717's several times. Most recent flight was BNE-CNS last week. I've sat right next to the engines and forward of the wings and never have I encountered the noise you speak of. It can get pretty loud on takeoff at the rear of the aircraft but I'd say overall it's probably t...

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by soyuz
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Hi everyone! Two questions: qf789 mentioned at the start of the thread that only 1 of the PER-BNE/BNE-PER flights will retain the A330. Does anyone know which flights QF will keep the A330-200 on? I have done about 7 or so sectors on QF 737-800s in the past 6 months. On every single sector, without ...

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by soyuz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Does anyone know how the new QF trans-Tasman schedule will impact A330-200 flights between BNE and PER? Currently only two of the 4-5 flights each way are A332 with the rest being 737. From BNE it's QF 589 departing at 0845 and QF 767 departing at 2015. Eastbound it's flights 598 departing at 1210 a...

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by soyuz
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 24725

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

I don't think people realize that there are absolutely zero heavy military cargo airplanes in production right now, except the Antonon AN-124. The C-5 is no longer produced, the 747-8F is no military transport. A400, C-130, C-17 (out of production) and other military cargo planes are much smaller. ...

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by soyuz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ
Replies: 15
Views: 7310

Re: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ

So will she load up and continue her journey to Chile or has the flight been cancelled?

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by soyuz
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 12407

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

Haven't had the pleasure of flying on the 787 or A350 yet but have flown many sectors (long and medium haul) with A330/A340 (2-4-2) and 777 (3-3-3 with AF, SQ, KE, TG and 3-4-3 with EK). Invariably by the window. Now I'm quite a thin guy but find the 10 abreast 777 very uncomfortable especially on t...

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by soyuz
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 24725

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I think every aircraft enthusiast would love to see a second Mriya in the skies. The reality is that even just the sole example spends much of its time patiently waiting on the ground in Kiev. It is a super niche aircraft. To say that this p...

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by soyuz
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CSA Czech Airlines Doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: How is CSA Czech Airlines Doing?

Over the past decade or so, we've seen CSA go from 4 widebodies (A310s) and a total fleet of 50 aircraft to a handful of A319s, ATRs and the mentioned lone A330. Oh, and an odball leased 737-400 this year. The reasons for that are multifaceted and have been voiced on a.net many times before. Mismana...

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by soyuz
Mon May 16, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-225 Australia Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

RE: An-225 Australia Tour

The 2nd Mriya is highly unlikely to ever be finished due to the breakdown in relations between Russia and Ukraine and the economic situation. Many of the components are Russian. Even the much talked about restart of <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym> 124 production is now highly unlikely...

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by soyuz
Wed May 04, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 140
Replies: 201
Views: 20930

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 140

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qf789" class="quote" target="_blank">qf789</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for providin...

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by soyuz
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.
Replies: 64
Views: 7689

RE: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.

KE is to fly the 747-8I into <acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> from 1/7 until 30/9/2016. Great news for <acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> spotters together with <acronym title="Emirates ...

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by soyuz
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 10026

RE: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airzona11" class="quote" target="_blank">airzona11</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>So you mean to tell me they need to fi...

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by soyuz
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 10026

RE: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016

I must say that I'm a little skeptical about the feasibility of this route. With such a glut of A380 traffic between the ME and <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, who would want to sit in a 77W for 14 hours unless...

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by soyuz
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye
Replies: 200
Views: 25741

RE: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye

Wow, some very strong opinions. I have encountered this pest of an issue on essentially all of my flights between Europe and Australia in the past 10 or so years. The Asian carriers do tend to be more "militant" about it, particularly <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym>. Both sides bring valid ...

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by soyuz
Sat May 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RA-96011 IL96-300....?
Replies: 14
Views: 3632

RE: RA-96011 IL96-300....?

<a href="http://russianplanes.net/planelist/Ilushin/Il-96" target="_blank">http://russianplanes.net/planelist/Ilushin/Il-96</a> According to the above link, it looks like it's headed for Cubana just like one of her sister ships who is now registered <acronym title="Cubana de Aviacion (Cuba)">CU</acr...

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by soyuz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 242 Tonne Mtow A330 Begins Final Assembly
Replies: 72
Views: 25588

RE: First 242 Tonne Mtow A330 Begins Final Assembly

I also find the shortening of the flap track fairings interesting. I always wondered why on earth do A330s and A340s need those giant, bulky canoes jutting back goodness knows how far when those on a 777 are so much more petite and do just as good a job. It surely must create a little bit of unneces...

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by soyuz
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G20 At Brisbane
Replies: 15
Views: 6879

G20 At Brisbane

Am lamenting not having driven to Brisbane. Would've loves to hear Soloviev's Symphony overhead.

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by soyuz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Lease Two 737-800 From Travel Service
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

CSA Lease Two 737-800 From Travel Service

In yet another perplexing move, CSA now have leased two of TVS's 737s (OK-TVO and <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>-TVT) to do runs to the few western European cities, which the severely depleted <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> still serve (Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, C...

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by soyuz
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Been On An Aircraft That's Gone Down?
Replies: 164
Views: 24621

RE: Have You Been On An Aircraft That's Gone Down?

My second ever flight, and first widebody, was in April 1990. It was an Air Lauda 767-300ER called Amadeus flying <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Phuket (HKT / VTSP), Thailand">HKT</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith Internationa...

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by soyuz
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow! Emirates Cancels Entire A350 Order
Replies: 297
Views: 67791

RE: Wow! Emirates Cancels Entire A350 Order

Holy Moses! What a colossal blow for Airbus! Although I couldn't fathom how EK would utilise all those birds they have on order, I still did not at all forsee this! A boost for the 777-X no doubt.

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by soyuz
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev And CSA Long Haul Fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 9364

RE: Malev And CSA Long Haul Fleet

In the 90s, CSA flew as far as <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> via a stop in the middle east (anything from <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acronym> to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OM...

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by soyuz
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 79
Replies: 184
Views: 24622

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 79

I was at the current <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym> spotting area to watch the first A380's visit back in 05. Couldn't believe how quiet she was when she took off. FINALLY we get a regular whalejet <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.n...

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by soyuz
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire At Nairobi (NBO) Airport
Replies: 58
Views: 21875

Fire At Nairobi (NBO) Airport

Quite an inferno. I had the (mis)fortune of a 10 hour layover at <acronym title="Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta (Embakasi) (NBO / HKJK), Kenya">NBO</acronym> last year and it reminded me of an old Soviet built train station. Heaps of people crammed in a narrow corridor, terrible decor, nowhere near enough ...

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by soyuz
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia To Europe Nonstop On TK
Replies: 38
Views: 15190

RE: Australia To Europe Nonstop On TK

Just to stir the pot somewhat, would it be inconceivable for <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> to buy/lease a handful of unwanted A345s to do this hypothetical route? If it is as they say in the article, which mentioned that they can't do the route sooner than 2014 because they don't ha...

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by soyuz
Sat May 04, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Build World's Longest-range Airliner
Replies: 175
Views: 43429

RE: Boeing To Build World's Longest-range Airliner

IMO, a big selling point for the new 777 will be its (paradoxically) wider body than the XWB's. The A350-1000's fuselage width pretty much precludes 10 abreast seating (given how tight it is already on the current 777) and will make 9 abreast somewhat less comfortable for the ever increasing extra w...

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by soyuz
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air And Czech Airlines
Replies: 35
Views: 14178

RE: Korean Air And Czech Airlines

Just saw CSA's winter schedule. Looks like they'll be flying the A-330 to Russia and Kazakhstan on weekdays. I'm really hoping from a personal point of view that by the time the next winter schedule comes around, they'll start flying it to <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMA...

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by soyuz
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air And Czech Airlines
Replies: 35
Views: 14178

RE: Korean Air And Czech Airlines

Thanks for all that info! Very detailed. You mentioned 49% minority stake. I thought that was 44%. From a Czecho-Aussie's point of view it's quite a shame that they aren't code sharing on their Aust routes. I have flown between <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queens...

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by soyuz
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Bye CSA B737s
Replies: 14
Views: 4561

Good Bye CSA B737s

Source in czech: <a href="http://www.planes.cz" target="_blank">www.planes.cz</a> After over 20 years of service, Czech Airlines is today operating its last revenue Boeing 737 flights with its four remaining 737-500s. One more positioning flight is scheduled for tomorrow 14/1 and that'll be that. It...

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by soyuz
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway
Replies: 254
Views: 90031

RE: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway

Czech media also reporting that the aircraft was attempting to land a second time. My sencerest condolances to the families of the deceased.

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by soyuz
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Emergency Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 12135

RE: QF Emergency Landing

Video on this link shows damage aft of the rudder. Thought it could have been an APU fire but the APU is whistling away happily in the video report. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-04/qantas-plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-darwin/4296616" target="_blank">http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-...

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by soyuz
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Czech Airlines To Axe More Routes
Replies: 23
Views: 9813

RE: CSA Czech Airlines To Axe More Routes

Oh dear. Czech aviation server letectvi.cz is quoting Czech media (Mladá Fronta Dnes) that The Cz govt is in a dialogue with Russia to void an agreement from 1966 which stipulates that air transport between any two airports in the respective countries can only be served by 1 airline from each side (...

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by soyuz
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New CSA Retrojet
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

RE: New CSA Retrojet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shamrock321" class="quote" target="_blank">shamrock321</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It's not ...

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by soyuz
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplaneski-A Look Into The Fall Of Aeroflot
Replies: 25
Views: 16338

RE: Airplaneski-A Look Into The Fall Of Aeroflot

I feel that this documentary depicts quite accurately and without bias the desperate state of affairs the immediate post Soviet aviation industry was in. It has come a long way since then albeit at the expense of the classic soviet metal so many of us love to see and so many of us will never get to ...

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by soyuz
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev Nearing Bankruptcy, Privatization Disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 9687

RE: Malev Nearing Bankruptcy, Privatization Disaster

Hmmm, shonky directors with no experience of aviation business management appointed thanks to their political allegiances, sale of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> slots, sale of the long-haul fleet, sale of almost every asset apart from a few aircraft......

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by soyuz
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines New Retro Jet
Replies: 16
Views: 6789

RE: Czech Airlines New Retro Jet

It's about time! Can't wait to see the real thing. I wonder what they will do with the titles given that, strictly speaking, Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie is an airline of a non-existent country. I hope for nostalgia's sake they keep things original. It would be quite befitting, given that this aircraft ...

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by soyuz
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are Window Shades Asked To Be Down?
Replies: 82
Views: 44382

RE: Why Are Window Shades Asked To Be Down?

Wow, such divergent and strong opinions! I must say that the cynic in me does feel that the shades are asked to be lowered so the crew have less to do and the aircon can be turned down to cut costs under the guise of comfort for the majority, even tho this is probably not the case. I cannot stand ha...

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by soyuz
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 28-DEC-10 Russian Air Force An-22 Crash
Replies: 5
Views: 7459

RE: 28-DEC-10 Russian Air Force An-22 Crash

This is a tragic incident. 12 lives lost. My deepest sympathy and respect to their families. Also a beautiful, rare aircraft destroyed. According to planes.cz the Russian defence ministry has temporarily grounded all <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-22 and <acronym title="Tunisair (Tun...

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by soyuz
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Goodbye F-111
Replies: 26
Views: 7480

Goodbye F-111

Well, the day has come. 37 years after arriving at the RAAF's Amberley base in Queensland, Australia and well over 40 years since the first prototype took to the skies, the venerable "Pig" has flown its last mission: <a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/faithful-f-111-jet-ready-to-roar-past-o...

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