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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

uhoh wrote:
This is the proposed route with an estimated date of arrival on the 24th/25th. Will be flown by Cobham pilots back to Perth.


You're half right. I'm not really at liberty to say much else.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Is this for sure what route the aircraft will take or just what similar aircraft usually take ? What is the situation with crewing ? Does one crew fly the whole flight, and how long does a journey like this usually take ? I assume that the crew would then be flown back to Europe after having droppe...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Cobham's first Q400 has just ferried to SNN for painting, expect it to arrive in PER before the end of the month. Three year old frame, ex D-ABQS of LGW/Air Berlin. What kind of a routing would that take on it's way to Perth ? Would seem like quite a long journey with quite a few stops en-route. Sa...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/48272504301/
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Here's the first Cobham Q400, now painted in full livery. To become VH-IYJ.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/48272504301/

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

openskies88 wrote:
There's three:

Domestic and Short Haul International (VAA) - B737 and A330
Regional (VAA) - ATR72
Long Haul International (VAI) - A330 and B777


Don't forget the F100 and A320 that also fall under Regional.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

qf744fan wrote:
I'm sure this is the charter that brought the Man Utd soccer team, but would be great to know more about the flight.


That's correct. It's P4-XTL, the Crystal VIP 777.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 5960

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

SimProgrammer wrote:
Cebu Pacific on several occasions invited me to occupy an exit row seat.

The crew require all bags to in the overhead bin and not under the seat.

They explain how to open the door in an emergency.


This is stock standard stuff for any occupied exit row at any airline.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 30358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Cobham's first Q400 has just ferried to SNN for painting, expect it to arrive in PER before the end of the month. Three year old frame, ex D-ABQS of LGW/Air Berlin.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK
Replies: 13
Views: 4653

Re: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK

Door/slide is supposed to disarm when the outside handle is opened. Either this was a failure or it was opened from the inside (most likely the case) and the person forgot to disarm, or didn't know how to Or, somehow, the cabin crew forgot to disarm/crosscheck that particular door. Since the aircra...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60971

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sorry if it's already been asked, I have seen the posts re: flight cancellations and a damaged aircraft, but not much else. Anyone know what the actual deal is with VH-VPH? I see she positioned to VCV a week ago.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7360

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0s-8clA1 ... CLpmW6EBRg
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It needs to be a link to the photo itself, not to the site the image is hosted on, between the IMG tags.

For anyone curious, OPs photo can be found here:
https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0s-8clA1 ... CLpmW6EBRg

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8967

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

The majority of aircraft door mechanisms take quite a determined shove to move the handle or lever, so you do have to wonder how the passenger didn’t wonder why it was so difficult to open a toilet door. Exactly. And the power assist feature that most doors have doesn't take over as quickly as some...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17496

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Certainly goes against the conventional wisdom that pax don't know what aircraft they're travelling on. Remember, there's a tendency for people to evaluate the kind of aircraft they fly on thanks to incidents like this. It's relatively accurate that most people wouldn't know, nor care, if they're o...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11075

Re: New Russian SST

The main problem with SST's wasn't economics or reliability in my opinion, but ecological impact and the sonic boom throughout the whole flight where you are above Mach 1. This isn't adressed here . There's nothing to be addressed in regards to the sonic boom. It's all to do with an object travelin...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 taking off from Paine Field today.
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

Re: Southwest 737 taking off from Paine Field today.

redcap1962 wrote:
I wonder why they didnt cancel visitor tours at all right after those accidents...


There's really no reason for them to.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue May 28, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8566

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Odd, since airfleets.net states it's still active. Not at all, really. It's not as if FedEx has to report the plane's impending retirement/storage to Airfleets.net before taking action. *snip* "Hey, a plane moved to VCV yesterday. I wonder why it did that." "I think it has been retir...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu May 23, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59767

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

VH-ZPT still remains in JetGo colours, but has had the Cobham titles painted onto both sides of the fuselage. It makes me wonder whether this aircraft is here temporarily. It's on an initial six month lease. Unlike the previous E190, this one isn't contracted to a specific client so Cobham is tryin...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri May 17, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59767

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Cobham Aviation Embraer ERJ-190 VH-ZPT (ex VA and JetGo) is currently on it's way to Perth from Cairns. It arrived into Cairns wearing the JetGo livery (minus titles) on 15th May flying Nashville (BNA) - Van Nuys (VNY) - Hilo (ITO) - Cairns (CNS). Close - the routing is BNA-VNY-ITO- MAJ -CNS- ASP -...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue May 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139755

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Someone please find the specs - as others indicated a smaller jet in the western world does not have the ability to dump, the 737 and A320 cannot, did the Russians incorporate it into the 100 ? No. It's been mentioned numerous times, the SSJ does not have dump capabilities. I always laugh at the au...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri May 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59767

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

HM7 wrote:
Isn’t VH-OEB supposed to be gone already?


Yes, but she has had a brief reprieve due to both VH-VKJ and VH-EBP being out of action.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu May 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59767

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Captdasbomb wrote:
Speedbird011 wrote:
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.

Is it the same E190 they had back in the boom days?


That one's long gone, now in service with BA as G-LCYZ.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59767

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year. E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146. It's possibly been delayed a week or two. It was due to begin its delivery flight yesterday but still appears to be at BNA. ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9030

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Seriously, though, vomit happens all the time on airplanes. I'd like to hear from other flight attendants what standard procedure is when a passenger-contact location like a seat is covered in spew. It has to be reported, right? Was that the case here? Or did the flight crew before not notice? Or c...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12814

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

As many people have stated, it's the customer code. For example, Continental's 737-800's are 737-824's, Southwest's 737's are 737-7H4's and 737-8H4's, Delta's 737's are 737-832's and 932ER's, and so on and so on. So, what was the point in repeating it yet again since you've already admitted that ma...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9194

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

Every FA I know (4) has thier bar stocked to the hilt with Airline mini's! It doesn't make it right, though. The airline I work for has it as a specific policy about under what circumstances items can be removed from the aircraft. Everything that is unopened, and those that are opened but would be ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67221

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... -customer/


Very delayed announcement as the contract has been flown for around 2 months now already.
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qf789 wrote:
Cobham winds new FIFO customer, PER-KGI 2 weekly

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... -customer/


Very delayed announcement as the contract has been flown for around 2 months now already.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330s paint scheme
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: American A330s paint scheme

Another question I have is why AA didn't chose a more metalic paint instead of that sickening grey? As already noted above, the new livery debuted an entire month before the AA/US merger was announced. Parker was inherited from US, he's not responsible for the introduction of that livery like you a...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713857

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://twitter.com/BEA_Aero/status/1106221599735332864


That is in decent shape. Can someone explain the emojis in the tweet?


The flag is for the language of the tweet. They use a UK flag when posting in English. I take the exclamation point as denoting importance.
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dtw2hyd wrote:
flee wrote:


That is in decent shape. Can someone explain the emojis in the tweet?


The flag is for the language of the tweet. They use a UK flag when posting in English. I take the exclamation point as denoting importance.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat diversion to EWR due to smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 3885

Re: Emergency at EWR?

Air Transat 942 (YUL-FLL; 738 C-GTQG) has diverted and is currently on the runway.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75623

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

qf789 wrote:
Does anyone have any idea why there was a QantasLink parked at T1 at Perth, its was parked at parking bay 161B


VH-VQU positioned PER-XSP (Seletar) this morning. The flight number (6682) and destination makes it seem it's been sent for maintenance.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385736

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

GSOflyerDL wrote:
To what incident are you referring?


Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8297

Re: British Airways B77W

ba319-131 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
JFK in the summer.


- And winter, flow on in Feb.


Mate, can you edit your signature into a few different lines? As one continuous line of text, it causes us other users to have to scroll across the page to read any thread that you post in.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70374

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

rtav wrote:
According to planespotters.net, VH-ZPH will be heading over to Swiss airline Helvetic.


Then it will be one her sisters, it's definitely one of the ones that was sent to Nashville.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70374

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Expect one of the former VA E190's to return next month on delivery to Cobham. My understanding at this stage is it will be VH-ZPH as she has recently been undertaking test flying in the States.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces US$290 million annual profit
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

Re: Cathay Pacific announces US$290 million annual profit

But the "focus on customer service" as a main factor of profit is a good joke. When I think of CX "customer service", I think to my flight with them in the not-too-distant-past where a FA very clearly had a cold and was coughing both on her hands and onto the cart when undertaki...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 5158

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

ro1960 wrote:
Same goes for NOU. Not sure about the routing, though. Must be via Australia, I guess. 10,366 mi (great circle).


No airline operates the entire way between mainland France and NOU. It wasn't a difficult search to find that info.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7767

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Calpe wrote:
Aren’t emirates somehow connected to Dnata


Yes, Dnata is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates Group that has arms in both catering and ground ops.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 11987

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

It's funny isn't it. It's always 'because I'm black/muslim/jew/gay/free-spirited asexual demiboy/fat' It can pretty infuriating, and I say that as one of the kinds of people you listed. I was connecting off an international flight at LAX and there was one particular other person in front of me who ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question re Delta's A350s
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Re: Question re Delta's A350s

Gang, in looking at Delta's A350 fleet, it seems some have the curved winglet and some have the straighter, thinner winglet. But I'm not led to believe any are the XWB version. Did Airbus change the winglets mid-production. I'm thinking I should know this but can't figure out why the difference. Th...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 49
Views: 12693

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

It seems it won't even have wings, which isn't real surprising, but I don't see any other details, on the frame that was apparently trucked in: https://www.aviationbusinessme.com/aviation-services/18230-uae-denies-social-media-rumours-of-747-landing-on-fujairah-corniche It's standard to remove the ...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?
Replies: 53
Views: 6325

Re: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?

N766UA wrote:
Dude, seriously, enough of these threads.


blacksoviet has a thing for a the 747-300. It's funny that even though this is the first thread of theirs in a long time regarding the 743 (that I've seen), I still gathered straight away who had posted it without even looking...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14633

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

If the window developed a hole and broke out you can be sucked out. It happened on a BA flight 5390 and a Sichuan also. Other crew members held on to them. BA5390 was due to improperly sized screws being used to hold the windshield in place. It was NOT caused by a hole in the windshield like you ar...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines' charters to Argentina
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Re: Austrian Airlines' charters to Argentina

Anyone know what was the total flight time from Vienna? FYI, FlightAware is a pretty good resource for this kind of stuff. For example, this is the aircraft that operated the flight on Jan 2/3: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OELPB The entire journey, VIE-GIG-USH, was approximately 17hrs9m of f...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 27129

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

This design will have an issue common to all high-wing passenger aircraft: where do you store carry-ons for passengers sitting directly under the wing box? Also, for a narrowbody, how do you ensure there is enough headroom in the aisle under the wing box for passengers to walk safely? I suggest Boe...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75084

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines. This has got me intrigued. All I can think of is Cobham. Don't forget how it worked out for Jetgo.. But seriously would be amazed if VA picked ...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75084

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13053

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

Is “The Spirit of Canada” and the proudly Canadian flag new with 787 or do they use it in all their marketing? I like those additions to the livery. The flag and slogan are both part of the new livery and also feature on the 737 MAX. The other side of the aircraft has the slogan in French ("L'...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1988: poignant piece from the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1998: poignant piece from the BBC

The title might need a little tweak, as obviously PA103 was in 1988 (as per your post, 30yrs ago), not 1998.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13981

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

Disaster of a airlines, 34 planes grounded at the same time makes one think their is some serious oversight taking place . And all Boeing 737s . How is this airline even running with so many problems ? Such a stupid and ill-informed comment from someone who knows nothing about airlines in America. ...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest safety rating 3 out of 7
Replies: 32
Views: 6636

Re: Southwest safety rating 3 out of 7

As soon as I saw the title, I thought "I bet it will be an AirlineRatings.com link"... The founder of that site - Geoffrey Thomas - is touted as an Australian "aviation professional" but is nothing more than a glorified enthusiast. 7 West Media loves to parade him around in our n...

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