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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54545

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

tullamarine wrote:
I do believe there are still a few BAe146 flying for Cobham which are active so they constitute the last active 4 engine planes in AU.


Indeed, Cobham has 7x pax and 4x freighter 146/RJs in active service. Pionair also has a small fleet (of which the above photo of -SAJ is a part).

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 118
Views: 20118

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Cointrin330 wrote:
Had the pleasure in flying VH-OEF (the oneworld plane, which was built in 2005)


I apologise, this is the pedant in me, but -OEF was built in 2002. QF's youngest, -OEJ, was built in 2003.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54545

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

EK413 wrote:
According to sources the 1st of 12 QF A380’s is set to depart Australian shores on the 6th July


Last I checked, half the fleet is already outside of Australia (3x at LAX, 2x at DRS, 1x at AUH).

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Boeing 747-8???
Replies: 16
Views: 4855

Re: Qantas Boeing 747-8???

If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t it sometime prior to the GFC that QF were considering buying one or two 744Fs and use those in lieu of the Atlas Air wet leases? Circa 2012/13, Qantas was due to take a white-tail -400ERF but the deal ended up being cancelled. I think it was LN1416 which subsequently wen...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3658

Re: AA and QQ vs. AA and JI

For anyone else who was confused by the OP using IATA codes from two decades ago, JI was the second Midway Airlines and QQ was Reno Air. Sorry you were confused. Did they have other codes? It's not necessarily that the airlines you are talking about may have had other codes, but that those codes ma...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 5260

Re: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?

KFTG wrote:
Which "end" are you referring to?


I think we all know it's referring to the end of the first/most well-known iteration of Pan Am.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4849

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Lastly - FDR and CVR provide data and audio. An image is worth 1000 words. Not really, especially in aviation. A CVR transcript is worth its weight in gold. It is fair and impartial. Plus, where is the need for a CVR? I presume here you refer to Cockpit Video Recorder? Yes, CVR is industry standard...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun May 31, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

eamondzhang wrote:
IIRC they had a reconfig around that time but I can't remember the exact details now.

Michael


From memory, it was to bring the 747 product closer in line with the A380.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed May 27, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

AVB wrote:
QantasLink 717’s are leased. Should Qantas decide on more 717’s they’ll lease them.


QF now owns their 717s. They are listed as the registration holder (ie: owner) on the CASA register, if they were leased this field would show the lessor instead.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue May 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

QF has acquired the 717 NJS operation for which it was the only customer; not too sure what happens with the remainder of the Cobham AU bisiness which included Dash 8 Coastwatch services and some FIFO operations using RJ45s. National Jet Express ("Cobham" branded 146/RJ/E190/Q400 ops) and...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu May 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNL is Undergoing Final Assembly. Thought AJ put a pause on new frames or it's already paid for? It's a delay in delivery, not production. The production order for aircraft is worked out well in advance, AJ hit the pause button only a couple of weeks ago which is far too late f...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed May 20, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

No link yet, but Qantas has agreed to fully acquire the Airline Services (B717) division of Cobham.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri May 15, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117354

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

tullamarine wrote:
Realistically the new owner of the ex-DL 777s is likely to be Coke.


Except for the fact that the aluminum from old aircraft is not suitable to be used in can production ;)

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by BAeRJ100
Sun May 10, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8976

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

These home made birds are getting older. This is what the topic is all about, what will replace them in 15 years from now? Air Canada mentioned crj on some routes but not all routes are big enough for the crj according to contris in this topic. Viking is planning on making a shortened Dash 8-400 (a...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I've noticed VA only seem to be utilising the VH-YIx and VH-YFx registered 737 aircraft at the moment whilst in Administration. Any reason for this? YIx and YFx registered 737s are quite a bit younger than the remaining VOx registered aircraft and many VUx. Possibly indicative of which 737s will be...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Ishrion wrote:
So around 8-9 hours ago? I’m not seeing anything on the playback in Planefinder


The original poster forgot to include the info that it wasn't appearing on tracking services, eg FlightRadar24, hence the photo and question.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Heard from a friend that QF9 on 12/4 was cancelled at late notice for passengers and operated with freight only, supposedly due to a change in quarantine restrictions for crew. Anyone know any more details, and if it might cause problems for the scheduled QF9/QF10 flights between now and 6th May? W...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

ACA772LR wrote:
Just to clarify, the 744s are just parked for now right? Qantas hasn’t announced they are retired have they?


VH-OEG exited the fleet last week. It isn't looking good for the remaining four.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

I do remember being puzzled at the time as to the claim that the DC-8-61 was longer than the 63 and could carry a few more pax. Is that correct? BTW, I was living in Venezuela at the time they came out and Viasa widely advertised the stretch 8s as the "Super Coloso" (Super Colossus). The ...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Total noob question... how would the airlines keep their crews type rated? There's an hours-based flight time requirement per year, am I right? In which case, how would that be managed? Or would they just let it lapse and factor in the future cost of re-certifying the crews? Again, I have no idea h...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

From what I have been told from a source of mine The QR PER flights are only operating 4 weekly A388 back in PER tomorrow, also a planned freighter coming in tomorrow as well Next week will see double daily 4 days a week for at least next week It is 2 flights daily. Bookable every day next week on ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QFA8 Flying Nonstop LHR - Australia?
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: QFA8 Flying Nonstop LHR - Australia?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHOQH
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FlightAware shows OQH over the Pacific, operating as normal.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHOQH

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I drove on Princes Fwy between Melbourne and Geelong this morning and noticed about a dozen Qantas and Virgin planes parked at the Avalon airport. It looked surreal and took me a moment to remember what's going on... Are there any other odd places where the planes are being parked? Is the site in A...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-900 or B787_9
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Re: B787-900 or B787_9

The A340-500 and A340-600 are different models. The 500 fuselage is over 7m shorter then the 600. Helps if you properly read what that poster said. They said they flew on a -600, but for some reason IB referred to it as a -500. There is no way it could have actually BEEN a 'normal' -500, as IB has ...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Insist on a refund, they never offer it first - directing people to credits - but if you insist, you can get cash I'm in a similar situation with JQ, my flight PER-SYD next month has been cancelled but I'm yet to receive official notification plus alternate offers. I've searched through both JQ's a...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

FlightAware shows it as heading to BNE.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Qantas at least aren't allowing you to rebook online if your flight has been cancelled and you aren't happy with the reaccommodation option provided. Hi, I have a question about a Domestic booking and I can move it to another forum if appropriate, but may get a quicker answer and resolution here. I...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16011

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Garuda ceased their to Christmas Island (XCH/YPXM) services today. GRH operated the final flight.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Are the A330s on same AOC as B737s ? Same company ? The A330s operate under the International AOC. Not to dissuade conversation, but things like that are fairly easy to look up through CASA's website, which allows searches for AOCs and specific aircraft registrations. Easier than waiting around for...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did ANA choose the A380 over the 747-8I?
Replies: 19
Views: 3485

Re: Why did ANA choose the A380 over the 747-8I?

Because their A380s were originally ordered by Skymark, and only ended up at ANA due to the former's bankruptcy. Neither the A380 or 748 were actually on ANA's radar.

Edit: already answered promptly while I was typing!

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (No) Safety demonstration?
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: (No) Safety demonstration?

Isn’t this actually a safety related issue or am I wrong? How can I follow crew instructions when I can’t hear them? How can I put on an oxygen mask when I didn’t hear how to do it? At the airline I work for, we are told that if passengers are a distraction during the demo to get their attention an...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49819

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

So I guess this means no future QF international flights out of PER for the next 2 years, the longer this takes the more opportunities they are likely to miss, they have already missed the boat when it comes to Tokyo Is there any other secondary airport near PER that Qantas could turn into an new P...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49819

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

South African are selling 9 of their Airbus A340’s as part of their restructuring. Perth will probably see a decrease in capacity and possibly frequency. https://simpleflying.com/saa-a340-sale/ Maybe, maybe not. A quick glance at their -300 utilisation alone shows only 2 frames have flown in the la...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18126

Re: BA retires first 777

That LHR engine out landing one had been retired before. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/British-Airways-Flug_38#/media/Datei:BA38_Crash.jpg Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/British-Airways-Flug_38#/media/Datei:BA38_Crash.jpg Written off does not equal retirement, in no way did BA have a choice i...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293111

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Also, BBC has talked with stewardess family and confirmed that there was no call made from an airplane during crash, so it was just a yellow press hoax. https://www.bbc.com/ukrainian/news-51048545 How is this claim even remotely used as verifiable confirmed evidence? This whole tragedy sucks but sa...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49819

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

QR A380 A7-APB went tech on Sunday has departed PER today positioning to Doha as QR3282. Appears to have a stain near the nose cone (unusual for QR as their aircraft are kept pristine) which indicates a bird strike perhaps? It was an issue with an actuator. The blemish on the nose is from the GPU b...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL185 (ATL-PVG) divert to ANC yesterday?
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Why did DL185 (ATL-PVG) divert to ANC yesterday?

32andBelow wrote:
Wonder why they didn’t go to FAI looking at the track


If they had options (ie. the nature of the diversion didn't necessitate an immediate landing), ANC would have better support all round.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4819

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

yyzmdw wrote:
engine stress from full power takeoffs was part of what contributed to the QF32 SIN-SYD engine failure.


What a load of rubbish. The engine that failed on QF32 had a manufacturing defect.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52212

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

Quite serious indeed. Except, not really. Not even close to being in league with something like MCAS. With the issue known, no doubt a fix will be imminent, and as the article notes there's not going to be any danger of the computer overriding any corrective action the pilots may try to take. Fasci...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32140

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

If they has too much cycles, then they are the scrapped. Either you think EK flogs their A380s on nothing but short sectors, or that the A380 has a very short cycle life, OR you simply aren't thinking before posting, because there's no way any any A380 in existence, let along a 6 year old frame, ha...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13466

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Cost of diverting a commercial flight due to pilot incompetence for not using a lid - Priceless I've never seen a lid for hot drinks in any of the planes I ever flew. Every BoB airline in Europe I can think of has lids for the hot drinks they serve. Thomas Cook UK also has lids for hot drinks. It r...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 15870

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

They ought to be spending money on making the cabin quieter for starters. By far the noisiest cabin I hve been in with the exception of the BA146. That’s just not true. The Bae-146 was not loud in the cabin. I was cabin crew on that aircraft. The engines and the slipstream were way quieter than the...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10402

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

Shower gels and bottles of water might be allowed again on board. That would create further complications on the security/airport side of things. You'd either need an airport/terminal to be dedicated solely to those aircraft types, or find another way to segregate those catching pressurised/unpress...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

My understanding is a significant retro fit is required to the fuel tanks, and this is an FAA directive on inertia systems for the fuel tanks. I would hazard a guess this was factory fitted to the 744ER and doesn’t need a retro fit thus why they are staying longer. I’m not a techno guy so will try ...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 11196

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG

Thanks, providing valued insight - was wondering what visible harm half-emptying some o2 bags would do, not exactly the actions of a protestor! As you say, there are certainly some more visible methods of protest... The harm comes when the crew need to access the oxygen for medical/therapeutic need...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7744

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

Those stories are always so strange, but we never hear the FA giving its explanation. And you never will. Because they are bound to confidentiality with these things. Imagine how easy it would be for the company to figure out who it is if there were stories popping up from their point of view. Even...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 73510

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

777Mech wrote:
Take it for what it's worth, but it was due for a heavy check within the next couple of weeks.


Got something else that was heavy instead.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18511

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

Jouhou wrote:
Weird choice to train on an aircraft that doesn't really exist, the 747-dc10.


It's practical, not weird. It allows for people to be trained a multitude of scenarios on a single test aid - eg. fire on a tail-mounted engine, or on an upper deck.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82712

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

No A321 Freighter for QF Cargo they will using JQ Belly space on there NEO'S What are you talking about? Joyce has specifically stated that they are converting some A321s into freighters. https://www.afr.com/companies/retail/qantas-australia-post-strike-1b-parcel-deal-20190809-p52fii ""Th...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8171

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Regarding Air China, their logo is actually a stylised VIP. It's actually both a stylized Phoenix and VIP. I cannot see a VIP in that logo. One needs a lot of imagination. I can see it, but whether it's intentional or wishful thinking on someone else's part, who knows? (FYI you need to be looking a...

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