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by Amsterdam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 63
Views: 7368

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

Even if that’s the case, which I think it is, still makes sense towards a future strategy in Europe on reducing short-haul flights by using train feed for long-haul. A combination of feeder flights and trains might be very efficient. You can already see this type of connections in AMS, CDG and to s...

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by Amsterdam
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17932

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Millions of cubicle dwellers, slaving away the days for a measly paycheck and a bleak future, are undoubtedly wailing and gnashing teeth over the plight of these poor pilots that can't make due on 200k/year. I dont know about this argument. This argument can be applied to almost any profession, job...

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by Amsterdam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7381

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

I am no expert on selling tickets.

But its almost july.
Shoudn’t the winter routes already be on sale? Norwegian and JetBlue and whoever one?

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by Amsterdam
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11632

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

That's basically a list of airlines that fell for the Skytrax scam. Ranked by total amount payed to Skytrax, in descending order... Check out this thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937 The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry...

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by Amsterdam
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11632

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Ziyulu wrote:
Do airlines have to pay Skytrax?


Qatar is hosting the World Cup in 2022

They buy everything

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by Amsterdam
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11632

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Qatar Airways has been named Skytrax airline of the year. Qatar Airways was in the 2nd position in 2018. 1. Qatar Airways (2) 2. Singapore Airlines (1) 3. ANA (3) 4. Cathay Pacific (6) 5. Emirates (4) 6. EVA (5) 7. Hainan (8) 8. Qantas (11) 9. Lufthansa (7) 10. Thai Airways (10) 19. British Airways...

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by Amsterdam
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 452
Views: 43224

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Right now, I'm seated at a fast food joint at a random airport in Germany and the guy sitting at the table next to me is flipping through pages of magazine articles about the A380 titled "the queen of the skies." Probably an enthusiast or a spotter. The point is he's not reading through p...

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by Amsterdam
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4996

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

They're very effective at short term scheduling in accordance with demand. Both the longhaul and shorthaul fleets see this. AMS-LHR being a perfect example, everything from E75s to 739s turn up each day. KL1002 has been a varied mix of 737/738/739 recently & KL1028 has been a mix of E75/E90/737...

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by Amsterdam
Fri May 31, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210579

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

I was told only 1 774 will retire in december.

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by Amsterdam
Thu May 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7559

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

What is the soucee for the 744 going to Delhi?

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4872

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

It's beyond me why would anyone from Europe go to Vegas. If one is going to the US, why not go somewhere actually nice. This is like saying why would you go to disney world when you can go to so many other places in the usa. Vegas and Disneyland are hardly the same kind of destination. Of course th...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4872

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

Blerg wrote:
It's beyond me why would anyone from Europe go to Vegas. If one is going to the US, why not go somewhere actually nice.


This is like saying why would you go to disney world when you can go to so many other places in the usa.

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by Amsterdam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 2009

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

Those people could crash the aeroplanes and not get hurt themselfs.

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by Amsterdam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8760

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding. no one said it had to be released. besides. theres literally thousands of videos of people dying that way on the internet Thats no argument to make even more of those videos available. Everything leaks, and will scare people of flyi...

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by Amsterdam
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8760

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding.

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by Amsterdam
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717866

Re: Boeing CEO Message

They have to wait for the reports and conclusions. Boeing is a company.

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by Amsterdam
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5260

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

But who then will shag the stewardesses at the destination?

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717866

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I am starting to lean more and more to this being the reason why MCAS was required and implemented in first place: § 25.203 Stall characteristics. (a) It must be possible to produce and to correct roll and yaw by unreversed use of the aileron and rudder controls, up to the time the airplane is stal...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717866

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Static stability becoming relaxed/unstable has nothing to do with the empennage - so increasing the size of the elevators is not an avenue of escape. Probably nor is any other active alternative to MCAS - as certifiers may deem it susceptible to new issues in a similar vein to MCAS - indeed I think...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717866

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I understand the presumption, however cert requirements for stall characteristics are very very clear, and I afraid that this is what was driving necessity for MCAS and not unified pilot training. Having said that I am not clear how would this still be acceptable since disabling MCAS for various re...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717866

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Another great article by Leeham, this time by Bjorn Fehrm, an aeronautical engineer and pilot. https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/15/bjorns-corner-the-ethiopian-airlines-flight-302-crash/ It goes into some technical details of the possible cause(s) and Boeing's proposed fix. I havent read it yet But gr...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717866

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If it is proven that these two accidents are not the fault of the airplane but crew training issues can AA and WN go back and sue the US government for not allowing them to operate a perfectly safe aircraft. There will always be ace crews that can save an aeroplane that 9 out of 10 crews will not s...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

After 5 years on the 737/8/9 and more than 3000 hours I can see that it has always behaved predictable. Excellent airplane and highly reliable. In 5 years I have only had that Turkish Airlines failure, on a flight at 10.000 feet exactly the auto throttle went to idle after the radio altimeter on the...

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

That is just a theory because previous flight didn't crash. It could be just MCAS trim down did not reach a point of no return and crew could recover. Well true... they didn't wait until MCAS had trimmed full nose down to turn off the electric trim. Doing that would require some expedient hand cran...

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by Amsterdam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11788

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

So... why does KLM still have it... striking

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by Amsterdam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11788

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

Why does KLM still have KLM asia? It was for Taipei right. But still in 2019 it is needed...? No other euro airlines go to Taipei I think so it cant be compared. Do amerixans fly to Taipei? And if yes, do they also have something like KLM asia? I dont want to make a new thread for this. AF flies CD...

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by Amsterdam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11788

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

Why does KLM still have KLM asia?
It was for Taipei right. But still in 2019 it is needed...? No other euro airlines go to Taipei I think so it cant be compared.

Do amerixans fly to Taipei? And if yes, do they also have something like KLM asia?

I dont want to make a new thread for this.

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I was thinking that as I was typing :lol: - wouldn't the aircraft have to be trimmed the same way regardless though? Otherwise you'd disable AP and MCAS would suddenly start playing with the trim? Seems weird. I guess in the situations where MCAS would enable, your AP would disconnect. :confused: N...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

From what I recall, MCAS is capable of commanding extreme trim inputs VERY rapidly. If you're on autopilot climbing out, reaching for a coffee or something, looking at a chart, changing a radio frequency, etc, and that thing slams full trim on you, it's tough to know how you'd react and if you woul...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Also there hasn't been an accident like this with a European and American commercial flight for a very very very long time. Better training and maintenance? Ethiopian has a maintenance and safety standard that is on par with European countries. It could be argued that Europe and North America have ...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

interested I flew LS recently. When I selected my seat the Seatmap showed a plane with 30 rows of seats. Therefore a B737-800, not a B737-300. On a wider point, I note that the FO only had 200 Hours TT. Also that pilot radioed asking to return. Would be interested to know who was flying, especially...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Listen gentlemen Its really easy If you are Boeing and one of the big guys in the top of Boeing, then for sure you have the grounding option on the table. Whoever is saying grouding the fleet is crazy or whatever show that they should never be in a high position in Boeing. Of course, Boeing is now i...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Please stop this discussion about zero flaps config during take off, it is ridiculous. If there is an issue with the max then this has to do with speed sensors malfunction. Exactly. Every scenario is possible, but on a 737 taking off without flaps and also at the same time the “take off config” ala...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I didn't even think it was possible to take off without flaps. Pretty much always thought they would get a takeoff config fault. For sure, the cause of Lionair and this new incident need to be investigated in an expedited manner. Of course they will get a loud alarm. Like i said before, the moment ...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I didn't even think it was possible to take off without flaps. Pretty much always thought they would get a takeoff config fault. For sure, the cause of Lionair and this new incident need to be investigated in an expedited manner. Of course they will get a loud alarm. Like i said before, the moment ...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Of course the big guys at Boeing are thinking about a grounding. Thats their job. They have to keep all options on the table. You can be sure they have a serious crisis meeting right now with all options on the table.

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Groundings are usually done as result of lack of evidence. See the DH Comet crashes. It was only after the fleet had been grounded that they found the cause of the crashes. STOP referencing the comet. The failure rate of those aircraft was MUCH higher than the max. The max is probably flying 1000 s...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Ethiopian has just confirmed the Captain had 8000 total hours but the FO only had 200 total hours. That’s one inexperienced FO. Maybe they meant the FO had 200 hours on type, or 2000 total hours... You need 200 hours for a commercial pilots license, so if he had 200 TT that means he went from Cessn...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719730

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Putting the thrust levers forward on the runway for a take off will trigger the “take off configuration” alarm. Thats a very loud alarm. Almost 0%chance they would ingnore that and continue with the take off without flaps. Its an almost deafening alarm sound. The chance they forgot to selecy flaps A...

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by Amsterdam
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals
Replies: 29
Views: 3830

Re: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals

Why no hamsters? Hamsters dont do anyone harm and are small. I dont understand why only dogs and cats and not also hamsters... strange rule

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by Amsterdam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 16801

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Given KLM’s current AMS slot portfolio, I am sure they will be able to expand by reducing frequencies to small cities and upgauging aircraft. Also I think the Dutch govt will eventually squeeze more slots. AMS is an economic driver. Slots given for AMS-MAN can not be used for AMS-JFK i think. I rea...

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by Amsterdam
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10809

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

This list has more holes than a swiss cheese, 2 minutes research can blow most of them out of the water, Yes the BA centenary is much contrived involving about 5 name changes, nationalisation, privatisation, and a number of mergers along the way, but so are most others Absolutely! :checkmark: This ...

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by Amsterdam
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10809

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

In 1921 Qantas will become the first airline to fly continuously for 100 years under their original name. That IMHO will be the first centenary that really means something. Honourable mention must go to KLM who would almost certainly would have served 100 years continuously under their original nam...

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by Amsterdam
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10809

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

KLM did not stop flying during WWII.

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by Amsterdam
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9536

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

No Dublin

And what about all the tropical VS destinations

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7935

Re: Tax on kerosine

What is tax on kerosine supposed to benefit? I understand gas/petrol tax is used for road repairs/maintenance, but what will kerosene tax be used for? repairing the air? Airports already collect fees for their services and there is already a tax in your ticket to cover other government functions in...

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by Amsterdam
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7935

Re: Tax on kerosine

http://www.vhemt.org
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Nothing beats not getting children.
If you are serious about climate change etc begin there. Also stop eating meat then.
These two things are in a total different order of polution.

http://www.vhemt.org

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by Amsterdam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 16801

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Putting aside the usual french/dutch bashing, there is something I still don’t get. We are being told by french specialized medias that, unlike CDG, AMS is close to being full with no remaining slot capacity. The supposed strategy was to transfer activity to KLM for financial purposes of course (so...

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by Amsterdam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 16801

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Putting aside the usual french/dutch bashing, there is something I still don’t get. We are being told by french specialized medias that, unlike CDG, AMS is close to being full with no remaining slot capacity. The supposed strategy was to transfer activity to KLM for financial purposes of course (so...

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