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by kelval
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 326
Views: 78996

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Yes. Also says that the delivery schedule is also messed up because Delta will have at most 50 copilots for A220 after they are done restructuring the pilot numbers ( thanks to the seniority system, the A220 pilots were the last hired). They will have to train older pilots from other platforms insid...

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by kelval
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14000

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

It's a 7500 NM flight ORY-RUN is more like 5,050 NM, but yes, that's quite a long way for a fully-loaded aircraft operating off a fairly short runway. That makes sense and I'm pretty ashamed that I didn't notice it. I know well that 1NM is a little over 2 km, put 10500km in an online converter and ...

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by kelval
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14000

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

French airline Corsair operated the most densely configurated 747 ever - they squeezed in even slightly more seats than ANA and JAL on their domestic 747s. As Corsair operated the 747 on leisure routes to the French DOMTOM destinations (but, IIRC, during peak season occassionally even to Corsica), ...

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by kelval
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

Why do courts shout down in the south with marginally icy conditions? Courts need jurors, and workers. Many of whom live on small backroads that barely get the gravel graded once a year. Too many people have died trying to get to work or other places in bad weather to waste more lives. I can pictur...

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by kelval
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5222

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ICE1721


It was probably carrying fish.
Fish always weights less.
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mcg wrote:
I randomly input ICE 1721 into flightaware and got a 13:14 return from PVG to KEF. That's a really long flight, I wonder how much payload was carried.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ICE1721


It was probably carrying fish.
Fish always weights less.

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by kelval
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1648
Views: 226839

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Slug71 wrote:
I can see why this decision was made, but I'm a little surprised they didnt go with the Rafale.


I don't think the Rafale was ever seriously considered.

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by kelval
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166113

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Any suggestions why numbers are still going up in the USA. For the most part, people are maintaining social distance, still not making a dent on infections. I wish some big brains at tech giants with enough computing power should have come up with models on contamination points. Few tinfoil theorie...

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by kelval
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern A330 Combi
Replies: 29
Views: 6853

Re: China Eastern A330 Combi

I doubt there would be any interest in making this permanent anyways.
This is a crisis relief solution, not an efficient one.

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by kelval
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 74288

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Yes, but from what I understand here, the due heavy check will greatly reduce the cost of the repairs. This makes the whole thing viable.

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by kelval
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 20683

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

Only AAX and Cebu Pacific have been willing to put 3-3-3 into a 330. Lion Air have been configuring all its A330-300s and -900s with all-economy 3-3-3 seats. Some of the Philippine Airlines' A330 also have 3-3-3 seat configuration. Worth noting, Lion Air is the only airline that maximise the max ca...

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by kelval
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 10853

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

In a a way, this also means the Chinese carriers don't have high hopes for the COMAC products. It was the same story with Russian carriers - they didn’t have confidence in anything local offered. Until recent sanctions that was. Now they do. They bought up all MS-21 slots and want a 70 seater SSJ. ...

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by kelval
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 10853

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

In a a way, this also means the Chinese carriers don't have high hopes for the COMAC products.

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by kelval
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21881

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

That's what I was implying as well.
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.

It boggles me how everyone consider this LOI a deal while nothing's set in stone either way. For now it's just a cunning PR show, not much more than hot air. Isn't there anyone in the press industry to ponderate this? Ah well.

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by kelval
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21881

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Yes, Boeing clearly did what it took to make it happen, but you have to admit IAG's LOI for 200 737s was the shocker of PAS and the most shocking thing was that IAG would go along with it at this point in time. Isn't a LOI not really constraining? Can't Boeing and IAG walk away from this whenever t...

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by kelval
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17548

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

UU (Air Austral) dreamed of turning RUN in a Indian Ocean hub and had a RUN-SYD-NOU at the beginning of the decade, using a 777-200LR that was mostly empty. I remember them marketing the alternate route to Nouméa "down under" back in the days (CDG-RUN-SYD-NOU). As a aviation enthusiast, I ...

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by kelval
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 107
Views: 25067

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Not sure India is really interested in the F-16.
If they build an assembly line in India, this is basically the death of HAL Tejas.

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by kelval
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: High tension on the Indo Pakistani border
Replies: 13
Views: 4175

High tension on the Indo Pakistani border

Since yesterday's India's raid on a terrorist camp inside the Pakistani territory, the tensions are turning into a clash. - Pakistan claims to have downed two Indian fighters over it's territory: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest-stories I'm no expert, but the planes could be two MIG 21 (the papers ...

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by kelval
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 12132

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

I'm a little shocked at the number of people defending this behavior. Next time you walk into a filthy bathroom on a plane with pee on the floor, don't complain to the cabin crew - it was someone's basic human function. Maybe they couldn't aim properly. I would also remind everyone here that shes b...

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by kelval
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8856

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

ImperialEagle wrote:
Too little under-floor capacity! Forget cargo, you would be lucky to get all the luggage in there


Oh you are right! No fish, no flight!

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by kelval
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 107
Views: 25067

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Can you develop the "Rafale Scam"? On this side of the planet, it's being said that the MMRCA contract was dropped because of Dassault not being able to find Indian partners (quality problems). And that India bought 30some Rafale off the shelf some time later. It would be interesting to ha...

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by kelval
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9622

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

It's not right to lose her job over this, but I would have much more sympathy if she didn't threaten to get the attendant fired by the next day.
What goes around comes around.

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by kelval
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 44048

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Absolutely right. Even 3800nm range brings LHR-PIT/DTW/BDL/YQB/YHZ into play; 4000nm offers LHR-CMH/MSP/IND/SDF and even YWG; and that LR may even bring LHR-Florida into play. A321NEO on LHR-FLL may even give DY some headaches...... Someone in another thread was asking about TATL service from JAX; ...

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by kelval
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 8053

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

- electricity that is 75% nuclear-fueled, at the time of Fukushima and wind turbines - empty TGV stations in the middle of nowhere (and DWC: are 10 min less to Brussels worth 1h more to Amiens ? Says who ?...) - La Défense (no comment needed - if you know, you know ...) Beautiful list indeed, but i...

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by kelval
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 8053

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

TGV Haute Picardie station aka "beet station" Le Creusot TGV Lorraine TGV I may forget a couple other... As I said before, I won't convince you. I was just telling my opinion on a forum about that crappy decision to build an airport without satisfying the needs of the 2 major cities that ...

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by kelval
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 8053

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

To add to the initial post, this project had led to a real fracture between supporters and detractors of the project. IMO, the project was facing several burdens. Here are some reasons on top of my head, with no particular order: - the current Nantes Airport has a lot of room for optimisation, and t...

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by kelval
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 8053

France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

This is a project that was running for almost 50 years to create a new airport close to Nantes in France. It's just been abandoned in favour of renovation and modifications of the current Nantes Atlantique airport, and development of Rennes current airport. Link (in French so far): http://www.lemond...

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by kelval
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot
Replies: 17
Views: 7868

Re: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot

STLflyer wrote:
I was waiting for the pilot to ask the kid if he likes movies about gladiators.

You mean the Gloster Gladiator biplane, of course!

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by kelval
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 169502

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Although I appreciate pragmatism, create thinking and the 767 (segment of the market), I do wonder how serious we are about the enviroment when we want to launch planes with 90's engine tech to fly well into the 2040's? I thought people had woken up and smelled the coffee? Climate change is real an...

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by kelval
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 8003

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

I wonder why people think that? :sarcastic: Like nothing happens in US. Look at our cities, the crime, riots, social issues, etc. Like it or not, France scores high in its quality of life and is a modern and vibrant society that ranks up there with the best in many fields. Hardly the backwater peop...

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by kelval
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 40882

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

There's a scrapping facility in Tarbes (LDE) called Tarmac Aerosave, and I suppose there's something of te kind in Teruel too. No clue if they sell whole chunks of airliners though. Also from what I've seen, airliners without maintenance age very fast, and the ones I saw acting as "flowerpot&qu...

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by kelval
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India claim a new world record.
Replies: 28
Views: 8907

Re: Air India claim a new world record.

Crew rest maybe?

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by kelval
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France union calls for strike
Replies: 23
Views: 4512

Re: Air France pilot union calls for strike

Why don't the employees just go home and stay there? Air France and the behaviour of its employees are an embarrassment to France and an insult to working people generally. What's an embarrassment is the executives behaviour. The company isn't even really in the black and they grow their own bonuse...

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by kelval
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 13722

Re: The Dassault Mercure

I didn't get to fly the Mercure, but my grandfather did. It was said to be damn fast for an airliner, and that the pilots took pride in making the fastest block to block times they could. My grandfather did report a time when he was bleeding from both ears after the flight. Never got to know if it w...

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by kelval
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia to receive first A330 Regional, unveils cabin
Replies: 32
Views: 13931

Re: Saudi to receive first A330 Regional, unveils cabin

YLWbased wrote:
scbriml wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
You can add Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Caraïbes and Lion Air to the list as well.


And Thomas Cook.

And French Blue


And XL Airways; quite a lot of those 3-3-3 configs in french Airlines.

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