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by humanitarian
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA To Begin Inspecting Airliner Repair Shops
Replies: 34
Views: 7505

RE: TSA To Begin Inspecting Airliner Repair Shops

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Fine. Then stop all US airlines ...

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by humanitarian
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA To Begin Inspecting Airliner Repair Shops
Replies: 34
Views: 7505

RE: TSA To Begin Inspecting Airliner Repair Shops

The fair solution is too rescind the law that was changed during the Reagan Administration by Sec. of Transportation Elizabeth Dole that allowed US registered aircraft to have heavy maintenance done overseas. This change has allowed many A&P jobs to leave the USA and indeed safety and security h...

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by humanitarian
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoke On JAL 787?
Replies: 116
Views: 29333

RE: Smoke On JAL 787?

It was inevitable that this would happen again and it will happen again and again because it is a fact of life that nothing is perfect. That is why we have risk management (two engines, two pilots, onboard fire extinguishers, aircraft insurance, etc.) and the battery fix was a part of that mitigatio...

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by humanitarian
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Crew Work Rules Begin Jan 4th
Replies: 14
Views: 5560

RE: New FAA Crew Work Rules Begin Jan 4th

Will foreign carriers that fly some "N" registered aircraft into and out of the US have to follow these new rules for those flights with the "N" numbered aircraft?

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by humanitarian
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 24
Replies: 271
Views: 70924

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 24

According to FAA records, LN 143 the 787 with registration "N28MS" is now registered to the Boeing Company and not Sky Blue Holdings. It will be interesting to find out where this plane ends up and with whom.

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by humanitarian
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Has Been Sold
Replies: 66
Views: 22786

RE: F9 Has Been Sold

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/roswell41" class="quote" target="_blank">roswell41</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>Franke's first step will be to cut lab...

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by humanitarian
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain Royal Flight Vvip B767 - Airbus Windows?
Replies: 15
Views: 13202

RE: Bahrain Royal Flight Vvip B767 - Airbus Windows?

This aircraft was originally ordered by the US Air Force to be the prototype E-10A aircraft. The program was cancelled after US taxpayers had already paid out $90 million to Boeing in progress payments. Not certain if taxpayers got any of that money back, but Bahrain reportedly got a good deal on th...

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by humanitarian
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Planes For Iran After Lifting Of Sanctions?
Replies: 42
Views: 19490

RE: New Planes For Iran After Lifting Of Sanctions?

It does not allow any purchase of new or even used aircraft. It only appears to allow the purchase of spare parts and repairs for the existing fleet of aircraft. The source for this is the fact sheet found on 'The White House' website. "License safety-related repairs and inspections inside Iran for ...

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by humanitarian
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flying In Helos Into Disaster Zones
Replies: 18
Views: 6843

RE: Flying In Helos Into Disaster Zones

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/solarflyer22" class="quote" target="_blank">solarflyer22</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Is there a disaster unit on...

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by humanitarian
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Could Add 5 New Routes To USA From LHR - Walsh
Replies: 237
Views: 41309

RE: BA Could Add 5 New Routes To USA From LHR - Walsh

About a year ago I was in a discussion where <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s name was mentioned as being interested in <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>. Btw, someone mentioned here that ANA's winter bo...

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by humanitarian
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 @ SAN Next Week For FAA Cert.
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

RE: FedEx 767 @ SAN Next Week For FAA Cert.

It just spent a couple days at SJC

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by humanitarian
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare
Replies: 294
Views: 58942

RE: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BestWestern" class="quote" target="_blank">BestWestern</a> (<a href="#227" class="quote">Reply 227</a>):<br/><i>Quoting humanitarian (Reply 226)...

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by humanitarian
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare
Replies: 294
Views: 58942

RE: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare

I have not read all 225 responses but I do have a front row seat with the ANA 787 operation at <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>. Since they restarted service June 1st, I am only aware of the aircraft staying overnight...

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by humanitarian
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier
Replies: 57
Views: 10657

RE: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier

I was led to understand that Korean will pull out of <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and instead fly to <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>. They also wanted to...

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by humanitarian
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last C-17 Delivery For Usaf
Replies: 20
Views: 6839

RE: Last C-17 Delivery For Usaf

Selling the military version for the civil market is not a cost issue. The DoD is against it and they own the rights to the plane.

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by humanitarian
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier
Replies: 57
Views: 10657

RE: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier

I will repeat again it is Korean Air that is looking to operate from SJC.

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by humanitarian
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier
Replies: 57
Views: 10657

RE: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier

It is supposed to Korean Air and they will operate the 777. They are talking about converting Gates 17 & 18 for International flights.

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by humanitarian
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For Delta DC-9 Retirement By Ship Number
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

RE: Looking For Delta DC-9 Retirement By Ship Number

Will any of the aircraft have good times remaining at retirement (i.e. "D" check etc) and not be run out?

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by humanitarian
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Increases OAK Service With LIH And KOA
Replies: 42
Views: 6754

RE: HA Increases OAK Service With LIH And KOA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n471wn" class="quote" target="_blank">n471wn</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>How will the 767-300ER handle LIH-<acronym tit...

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by humanitarian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Vehicle Behavior At SJC Right Now
Replies: 3
Views: 11880

RE: Emergency Vehicle Behavior At SJC Right Now

It may be a training exercise but I have seen this before involving an aircraft that had a fire at the gate. These emergency vehicles stand by when they have an alarm that might overwhelm the airports equipment.

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by humanitarian
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 763 At SJC All Day
Replies: 13
Views: 3796

RE: HA 763 At SJC All Day

I'm surprised no one noticed the ANA 787 that went out of service at SJC on Sunday. I know it was still there as of yesterday afternoon.

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by humanitarian
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 787 Diversion: UAL94 IAH-DEN
Replies: 75
Views: 25895

RE: Another 787 Diversion: UAL94 IAH-DEN

I am able to observe the ANA operation at SJC up close. So far the flights have come and gone without a problem. In fact, lately they have been arriving early and leaving early.

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by humanitarian
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds B787: Part 14
Replies: 275
Views: 45496

RE: FAA Grounds B787: Part 14

Even the Secretary of Transportation is now sounding positive. "Boeing has "good" 787 battery plan fix: official" <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/05/us-boeing-dreamliner-lahood-idUSBRE9340LN20130405" target="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...liner-lahood-idUSBRE9340LN201...

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by humanitarian
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds B787: Part 14
Replies: 275
Views: 45496

RE: FAA Grounds B787: Part 14

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pugman211" class="quote" target="_blank">Pugman211</a> (<a href="#88" class="quote">Reply 88</a>):<br/><i>Has ZA005 done its test flight yet?</i...

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by humanitarian
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Engine A/c At SJC Tonite 3/25
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

RE: 4 Engine A/c At SJC Tonite 3/25

There was an E-6 sitting at Moffett Airfield Saturday afternoon. Probably the same aircraft.

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by humanitarian
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Grounding: Tech/ops Thread Part 2
Replies: 114
Views: 17271

RE: B787 Grounding: Tech/ops Thread Part 2

Installing the vent should be routine for an experienced sheet-metal mechanic trained in CFRP. Speaking generally: drill a hole, install a doubler with sealant and then rivet. From what I have read the batteries will be a simple change out using the existing footprint and hardware. They should be ab...

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by humanitarian
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744 At SJC This Morning (3/1)
Replies: 26
Views: 9299

RE: UA 744 At SJC This Morning (3/1)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Barney+Captain" class="quote" target="_blank">Barney Captain</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i> Does anyone recall how long...

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by humanitarian
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744 At SJC This Morning (3/1)
Replies: 26
Views: 9299

RE: UA 744 At SJC This Morning (3/1)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flySFO" class="quote" target="_blank">flySFO</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>There was an Air Tran 737 that landed around...

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by humanitarian
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log
Replies: 30
Views: 6012

RE: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log

The IPC can be used 'for reference only' purposes but I have never seen it used as a legal reference for work accomplished in returning an aircraft to service. Unlike the AMM, the IPC does not provide step by step instructions for replacing that part or component you found in the IPC. For example, w...

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by humanitarian
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log
Replies: 30
Views: 6012

RE: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Nope, it is what is acceptable to the FAA, which...

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by humanitarian
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 13
Replies: 236
Views: 62680

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 13

The Google founders 767-200 (N2767) is owned by Blue City Holdings, LLC and their 757 has been for sale. I seem to recall reading they were buying a 787. <a href="http://gawker.com/318708/google-ceo-sells-a-jet-++-and-eyes-two-more" target="_blank">http://gawker.com/318708/google-ceo-sells-a-jet-++-...

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by humanitarian
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log
Replies: 30
Views: 6012

RE: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log

Some items are covered in the airlines FAA approved GMM.

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by humanitarian
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787, Thread 9
Replies: 225
Views: 34534

RE: FAA Grounds 787, Thread 9

From what I am reading here and elsewhere is that any modifications may be done within the exisiting footprint of the battery boxes. The only change would be in exchanging the unmodified batteries with newly modified ones. I suspect any other 'possible' airframe modifications would be minor and done...

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by humanitarian
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Google Plans To Build New Hangar At SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 11580

RE: Google Plans To Build New Hangar At SJC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/COSPN" class="quote" target="_blank">COSPN</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Why would google want to put planes at <acronym ...

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by humanitarian
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tech/Ops Discussion Of The 787 Grounding
Replies: 238
Views: 29428

RE: Tech/Ops Discussion Of The 787 Grounding

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#134" class="quote">Reply 134</a>):<br/><i>The front EE bay already has an outflow ve...

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by humanitarian
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 5
Replies: 267
Views: 37554

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 5

The NTSB typically takes one year to make a determination in an accident or incident. It was the FAA that grounded the 787 with the <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym> -- not the NTSB. The NTSB can only make safety recommendations to the FAA but it is the FAA that wil...

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by humanitarian
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4
Replies: 269
Views: 33743

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4

They are saying the ANA battery was overcharged. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Japanese safety investigators have determined an All Nippon Airways 787 lithium-ion main battery malfunctio...

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by humanitarian
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 35543

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#215" class="quote">Reply 215</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table bor...

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by humanitarian
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air Leases Ex-Jade 744ERF
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

RE: Southern Air Leases Ex-Jade 744ERF

In China the govt pretty much owns and/or controls many business assets that are not owned by foreigners. I am told a State owned asset is unlikely to be leased out and registered to a foreign entity outside China. Why they haven't put the Jade aircraft to use in China is unclear at this time - they...

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by humanitarian
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air Leases Ex-Jade 744ERF
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

RE: Southern Air Leases Ex-Jade 744ERF

The three Jade aircraft in China are owned by the Govt. The other three in the US are owned by leasing companies and I guess one of those went to Southern.

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by humanitarian
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA B787 Emergency Landing/Fleet Grounding Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 29588

RE: ANA B787 Emergency Landing/Fleet Grounding Part 2

For Immediate Release January 16, 2013 Contact: Laura Brown or Brie Sachse Phone: laura.j.[email protected].gov or brie.[email protected].gov As a result of an in-flight, Boeing 787 battery incident earlier today in Japan, the FAA will issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to address a potential battery ...

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by humanitarian
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Japan Airlines Is Smoking Up At BOS
Replies: 260
Views: 69294

RE: Breaking: Japan Airlines Is Smoking Up At BOS

Interesting comment in the WSJ. Partial excerpt: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>The auxiliary battery, made with lithium ion components, may have been damaged by a fire ax, exacerbating t...

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by humanitarian
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N460AA Stored MD82 On The Move Again
Replies: 12
Views: 9748

RE: N460AA Stored MD82 On The Move Again

Anyone here know how can we find out who actually owns an aircraft when it is listed as a trustee?

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by humanitarian
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: YAL 1 Programme
Replies: 11
Views: 5518

RE: YAL 1 Programme

The airframe and engines have 1043 hrs and 250 cycles. According to the AF the aircraft was placed in permanent storage.

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by humanitarian
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ever Happened To Baltia?
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

RE: What Ever Happened To Baltia?

Once upon a time I worked with this airline to help them get airborne. It was their second attempt. We were successful in obtaining a 747-200 from <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> with the option for others. The aircraft was fresh out of a "D" check and almost ready to ...

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by humanitarian
Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10
Replies: 236
Views: 49671

RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SSTeve" class="quote" target="_blank">SSTeve</a> (<a href="#87" class="quote">Reply 87</a>):<br/><i>@ L/N 1446 - 747-8JA , RC004, serial number ...

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by humanitarian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are UA 787 Deliveries Behind Schedule?
Replies: 61
Views: 11826

RE: Are UA 787 Deliveries Behind Schedule?

It may have something to do with last minutes changes to the cockpit safety/security barrier controversy. See the video after the commercial assuming the link works.


http://video.msnbc.msn.com/cnbc/49571093/#49571093

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by humanitarian
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 9
Replies: 238
Views: 50099

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 9

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#229" class="quote">Reply 229</a>):<br/><i>I'm sure <acronym title="Trans Asi...

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by humanitarian
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Longest Route With Non Stop Ocean?
Replies: 31
Views: 20141

RE: What Is The Longest Route With Non Stop Ocean?

I recall reading somewhere it is from the West Coast to Hawaii. All the other routes have landmass's closer for diversions.

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by humanitarian
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: RA001 "languishes"
Replies: 40
Views: 19307

RE: Seattle Times: RA001 "languishes"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I'm sure Boeing can apply pressure, pr...

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