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by KennyK
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1534259

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Does anyone have any information on the 3 NTU SriLankan Airways aircraft, MSNs 52, 55 and 60 due to go to Sichuan Airlines? The first 2 have already flown (3 and 6 times) and the 3rd is fully painted and due its first flight very shortly. Are the first 2 painted up and ready to be delivered?

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by KennyK
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 187405

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Looks like this farce has back-fired big time on Boeing, will they drop it and act honourably or do they fear loosing face BIG TIME and in these days of litigation where lawyers are paid mega dollars to argue black is white and vice-versa, continue with the farce. Boeing had forced Bombardier into a...

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by KennyK
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1534259

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Airbus managed 10 deliveries this month (https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/deliveries) so another 30 in 3 months would appear possible. Don't forget there are 3 airframes (MSN 52, 55 and 60) the NTU SriLankan Airlines that are due to go to Sichuan Airlines, would be nice to know progre...

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by KennyK
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Noise & routings
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Heathrow - Noise & routings

I'm glad you brought up this topic. I live by the Thames, just outside the M25 and notice that much of the traffic from the east comes in further north and whilst there is a stack north east of the M25 that many aircraft enter, many aircraft fly an 'S' profile on to heathrow, firstly flying east to ...

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by KennyK
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - BBC2 Series City In The Sky
Replies: 9
Views: 7109

UK - BBC2 Series City In The Sky

An interesting <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> series on UK BBC2 starting Sunday 5th June at 21:00 about Civil Aviation, 3 episodes. It will also be available on the BBC iplayer shortly. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07g70j1" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/pr...

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by KennyK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 12
Replies: 205
Views: 89931

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 12

So Airbus, at the last minute get to deliver 14 A350s this year?

6 for Qatar Airways
4 for Vietnam airlines
3 for Finnair
1 for TAM

Plus the first for Qatar delivered in 2014 gives a total of 15 deliveries to date.

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by KennyK
Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 12
Replies: 205
Views: 89931

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 12

FI also report the first flight of TAM MSN24 with a picture in flight.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-tams-first-a350-makes-maiden-flight-419624/

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by KennyK
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Routes For Monarch A300?
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

RE: Final Routes For Monarch A300?

Monarch are considering a farewell flight from and too Birmingham around Mar/Apr next year, hope it happens, would love to fly on Airbus' founding airliner.

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by KennyK
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo - Major-component Assembly Starts
Replies: 3
Views: 4696

RE: A320neo - Major-component Assembly Starts

It's not too early at all to start a thread, reading the above article, the first NEO will be in final assembly in the spring and this project is of massive importance to Airbus.

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by KennyK
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Documentary RR - How To Build A Jet Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 4135

RE: Documentary RR - How To Build A Jet Engine

You can still watch it by going to the BBC web site iPlayer function.

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by KennyK
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual Jumbo Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 17836

Unusual Jumbo Landing

Amazing what some lucky spotter managed to film..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm8FJ8la2VU

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by KennyK
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 13
Replies: 261
Views: 79161

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 13

Is MSN120 for China Southern the next delivery?, #99, if so when, and will that mean MSN114 for MH will be #100?

That will also mean the completion of both these airlines order books with 5 and 6 delivered respectively.

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by KennyK
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 13
Replies: 261
Views: 79161

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 13

Does anyone know roughly what the 30 or so deliveries will be this year? I know <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will be a new customer this year, Qatar was to have been but this has slipped to 2014 due to the wing crack issue and Malaysian and China Southern should have their orders co...

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by KennyK
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 12
Replies: 257
Views: 52072

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 12

Maybe set up another outfitting line purely for EK in TLS and pass everyone else through XFW ?

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by KennyK
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 12
Replies: 257
Views: 52072

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 12

Singapore Airlines have recently received their 19th and last A388 and will hopefully order more. It looks like the next orders to be completed around the middle of next year will be Malaysia Airlines (2 delivered to date, 6th and last MSN114 entered FAL in July 2012) and China Southern Airlines (4 ...

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by KennyK
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 11
Replies: 268
Views: 105186

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 11

Can anyone give an update on what A380 deliveries have been so far this year and what we might expect over the next 3 months? Usual sources are now drying up, I suppose because the A380 is getting mature and it's getting boring, maybe that's why the Wing Issue cropped up just to keep us happy  ...

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by KennyK
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 11
Replies: 268
Views: 105186

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 11

Can anyone give an update on what's been happening with recent deliveries and expected deliveries. A usually good source at <a href="http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list" target="_blank">http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list</a> has gone quiet for 2 months now. Thanks

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by KennyK
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Orders At SIN-Airshow?
Replies: 18
Views: 9853

RE: Airbus Orders At SIN-Airshow?

Singapore still have 6 outstanding options for the A388, be nice if they converted them to orders for the latest heavier A388 that BA have ordered.

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by KennyK
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 11
Replies: 268
Views: 105186

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 11

Can anyone give any details of expected deliveries over the next quarter, just so happens I see F-WWSC, <acronym title="Madison - Dane County Regional / Truax Field (MSN / KMSN), USA - Wisconsin">MSN</acronym>-076, SQs 15th is flying over Germany at the moment on a test flight and she must be due de...

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by KennyK
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 11
Replies: 268
Views: 105186

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 11

Any chance Airbus could sneak out a 27th out before years end ?  

If so, which MSNs could be in the frame ?

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by KennyK
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 9983

RE: Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day

What an utterly brilliant day and not quite over yet. A332 flight brilliant, visit around Monarch hanger at Manchester superb and now boarding A321 back to Gatwick, thank you Monarch for a great day, lots of memories and a success despite the severe weather  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.n...

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by KennyK
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 11
Replies: 268
Views: 105186

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 11

Deliveries so far this year 24 for a total of 64 with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> getting their 19th, MSN090 on Dec 2nd. Possible deliveries this year include EKs 20th, MSN086 may be the 16th Dec followed by <acronym title="China Southern Airlines">CZ</acronym> gett...

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by KennyK
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Prototypes Production Thread Part 1
Replies: 254
Views: 106474

A350 Prototypes Production Thread Part 1

Looking at the photograph of the newly mated Cockpit and Front Fuselage sections, that fuselage looks a bit on the thin side or that guy is 9 foot tall, it's not an A32x series photo by mistake is it ?

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by KennyK
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 11
Replies: 268
Views: 105186

RE: A380 Production Thread Part 11

Airbus to deliver 25 to 27 A380s this year and the same next year as production increases to 3 a month an Airbus executive is quoted as saying and sales of about the same, the article suggests it's <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> who is also hinting at adding 150 extra seats by 2020 whi...

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by KennyK
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

November was a slow month for deliveries, then 2 deliveries the same day, November 25th, the 61st, <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OQK, <acronym title="Madison - Dane County Regional / Truax Field (MSN / KMSN), USA - Wisconsin">MSN</acronym> 063, Qantas' 11th and the 62nd, A6-ED...

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by KennyK
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

I think it refers to individual wings watching it, so 4 wings would be 2 pairs.

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by KennyK
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Government To Unveil New CAA Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 2921

RE: UK Government To Unveil New CAA Bill

No matter how the Government spins this out they still wont face reality and build more runways. Typical British fudging, dithering and another 20 years of public enquiries will go hand in hand with this. Yes passengers interests will be the top issue.... just so long as you don't want more runways....

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by KennyK
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Air Force A330 Mrtt
Replies: 35
Views: 19367

French Air Force A330 Mrtt

Looks like France will become the lastest customer for the A330 MRTT, in my mind it was never a case of if but when, the how may be intersting. A shared fleet with the UK Royal Air Force, one fly in the ointment would be the Rolls Royce Trent Engines, surely France would go for <acronym title="Trans...

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by KennyK
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Wing Documentary BBC2 13th Nov
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

RE: A380 Wing Documentary BBC2 13th Nov

Very good program, timeline jumps around a little and it's made for joe public so may be a bit simplistic but very good all the same. Still available via the BBC iplayer at: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017ld03/How_to_Build..._Series_2_A_Super_Jumbo_Wing/" target="_blank">http://ww...

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by KennyK
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 9983

RE: Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day

Got an e-mail today from Monarch confirming my booking, and got my models ordered, the guy I spoke to told me the A332 should be G-SMAN, makes sense as G-EOMA is being leased out to Garuda at the moment for Hajj flights. He also said there was a great deal of interest from people who would have like...

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by KennyK
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2011 Airbus - EADS Orders
Replies: 138
Views: 52375

RE: Dubai Air Show 2011 Airbus - Eads Orders

Not finished yet, just seen on Flightglobal, I'm not sure if this has come from Dubai or Toulouse but Volaris has signed a provisional agreement for 44 A320 family aircraft including 30 A320neo, the first for a Mexican carrier. <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/volaris-places-provis...

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by KennyK
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

It looks like QF will be getting their 11th MSN063 and KE will be getting their 5th, MSN075 this month, is that correct and are there any more possible deliveries this month ?

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by KennyK
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2011 Airbus - EADS Orders
Replies: 138
Views: 52375

RE: Dubai Air Show 2011 Airbus - Eads Orders

There are a number of flamboyant characters heading airlines and it makes life so much more interesting what with the likes of Al Baker, Michael O'Leary, Richard Branson and Vijay Mallya, some seem to like to throw their teddies out of their cots with frequent abandon. But you do need aircraft to op...

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by KennyK
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 9983

RE: Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day

Booked and car park sorted out too, pretty easy to do and passport is needed.

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by KennyK
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

Deliveries seem to be picking up, September saw 3 deliveries, on the 7th September <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> took their 4th (MSN068), <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> took their 13th (MSN071) on the 14th and their 14th (MSN065) on the 29th. October may also see 3 deliv...

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by KennyK
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Orders More A380's, Recieves 100th Plane
Replies: 47
Views: 23937

RE: Qatar Orders More A380's, Recieves 100th Plane

Isn't there also 'that' Chinese order !!

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by KennyK
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

Looks like China Southern are taking delivery of their first A388, MSN031 on the 14th October. <a href="http://a380production.com/" target="_blank">http://a380production.com/</a> Scroll down the above and <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> are due to take delivery of their...

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by KennyK
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

Lufthansa have 5 options outstanding, but may be they will wait and see how the 747-8i works out first before making a decission. On another note, are there going to be any more deliveries this month ? At one point it looked like 4 with Koreans 4th MSN068 delivered on the 7th, Singapores 13th MSN071...

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by KennyK
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

It looks like <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> will be receiving their 19th and last A388, MSN092/9V-SKS around the end of 2012. This will be the first airline to have its current order completed. By then <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> will have had over 5 years of ...

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by KennyK
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65329

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

Qantas are to defer their last 6 A380s by some 6 years to 2018-2021 to replace their last 747-400ERs, they were due delivery around 2014. Tucked away in here: <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/08/16/360774/qantas-acquires-110-airbus-a320s-cuts-jobs-launches-new-lcc.html" target="_bl...

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by KennyK
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tate Britain (Harrier And Jaguar)
Replies: 14
Views: 6087

RE: Tate Britain (Harrier And Jaguar)

Vulcan XH558 did a turn with 90 degrees of bank at Waddington yesterday, now mounting a Vulcan that way would be cool. Also, the guy lying under the Sea Harrier nose, don't you just want to bang it hard and watch him jump..........

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by KennyK
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Ever Shrinking British Royal Air Force
Replies: 10
Views: 7741

The Ever Shrinking British Royal Air Force

Flight International are reporting the RAF expects to cut some aircraft types, so the future looks bleak for the RAF. The budget this Tuesday gone has indicated that whilst on average Government departments will have to suffer massive cuts, up to 30% in some cases, defence spending is unlikely to be...

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by KennyK
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Eyes Narrower C-17
Replies: 56
Views: 19722

RE: Boeing Eyes Narrower C-17

And what is the market for this 'paper' project, and I wonder how much it would cost to develop. So much for trashing the A400, the C-17 wasn't that hot to begin with in those early years.

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by KennyK
Fri May 14, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The End Of Eads Monopoly In Germany?
Replies: 18
Views: 10202

RE: The End Of Eads Monopoly In Germany?

In the UK our defense ministry has a bad reputation for messing procurement up massively. We had Chinooks that were built to such a specification they could not be used and sat in hangars for years. On the plus side we do have C-17s that have proven to be a great benefit. Such a pity the A400 is so ...

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by KennyK
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible Typhoon Order From Oman
Replies: 18
Views: 16923

RE: Possible Typhoon Order From Oman

The BBC are reporting that the Omani Government are wanting to buy Eurofighters. There may be some momentum building towards an order.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8601011.stm

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by KennyK
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inefficient Use Of Military Airlifters
Replies: 3
Views: 4948

Inefficient Use Of Military Airlifters

I have been thinking of the UK use of C130s for almost every in theater air transport movement in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. I am not looking at Chinook or C-17 use as they are more of a short range tactical and strategic airlift capability respectively. What I am looking at is the use of C130...

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by KennyK
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nimrod Mk 2s To Be Withdrawn From Service
Replies: 9
Views: 7477

RE: Nimrod Mk 2s To Be Withdrawn From Service

Why the hell didn't the <acronym title="Modesto - Modesto City-County / Harry Sham Field (MOD / KMOD), USA - California">MOD</acronym> bin the idea of the MK4 nimrod and go with the 737 development the <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym> are getting. Yet again industry sai...

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by KennyK
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop May To Drop Out Of Tanker Competition
Replies: 309
Views: 24079

RE: Northrop May To Drop Out Of Tanker Competition

So many arguments back and forth. I think Airbus should walk away and leave the competition to Boeing, otherwise it will be 2050 by the time the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> gets any new tankers and the $40 billion will all have been spent on lawyers fees. But as an after thought, I be...

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by KennyK
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF To Order 22 Chinooks - Cuts To Pay For Them
Replies: 16
Views: 7304

RE: RAF To Order 22 Chinooks - Cuts To Pay For Them

Found the following article, makes some sense. <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/15/helicopter_announcements/" target=_blank>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/15/helicopter_announcements/</a> Looks like the RAF Merlins are going to the Navy to replace all the remaining Sea Kings, Jung...

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by KennyK
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF To Order 22 Chinooks - Cuts To Pay For Them
Replies: 16
Views: 7304

RE: RAF To Order 22 Chinooks - Cuts To Pay For Them

The BBC are also reporting the purchase of another C-17. My worry is we are going to be all ready and equipped to fight in Afghanistan in 3 years time only to find that mission has ended. What then with 70 Chinooks, end of the Navy Sea King transport fleet and RAF Puma fleet maybe? Then a shortage o...

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