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by neutrino
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 57
Views: 8743

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Why are the last rows in premium economy 1-4-1 instead of 2-4-2? I remember Airbus saying that the cabin width of its A350 stays the same the entire length of the plane, unlike the A330's and A340's whose cabins get less wide in the back. From the seatmap, row 42 definitely tapers helluva lot and 4...

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 57
Views: 8743

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I thought that was primarily so the pilots would have sufficient number of takeoffs/landings or whatever on the type. That shouldn’t be an issue for the ULR, as I assume SQ will use the same pilot pool as all the other A350s in the fleet. The A345 was a unique type for SQ. Thats so but the pilots w...

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 28
Views: 3966

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

lydh wrote:
China's high-speed trains are ratchet, pretty sure I'd pay extra to be on a plane.

Are you speaking from experience or extrapolating from hearsay?

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 28
Views: 3966

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Not only HSR, the little choo-choo in remote areas of Northern Xinjiang is the same: (almost) always on time. I know that. I'm just relating my personal experience as a somewhat frequent HSR user. I have also used some normal and fast trains but not as much as the HSR All types I've traveled on are...

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 57
Views: 8743

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I know it is a highly specialised cabin, but any prospects of this aircraft being used on short haul rotations for making the most of it? I suppose it will take after the previous A345's practice of doing Jkt-Sin-Jkt in-between its primary missions, chiefly for the pilots to put in more rotations a...

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 28
Views: 3966

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Does that include the constant delays by China's ATC for unknown or "military" reasons? I have heard and believe that's a wide known issue that flights could be delayed for hours, which probably less likely for trains. If it’s chinese you can guarantee what is written on the box is not wh...

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 62
Views: 1259

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Mine are as follows: 747 SP 3 (IR) 747-100B(SR/SUD) 3 (OX) 747-200B 9 (LH, UN) 747-200B(M) 2 (LH) 747-300 2 (QF, UN) 747-300(SCD) 2 (W5) 747-400 37 (BA, FJ, QF, NZ, TG, LH, OZ, KE) 747-400(D) 5 (NH) 747-400(ER) 1 (QF) 747-400(M) 3 (CA, OZ, BR) 747-800 1 (LH) Grand Total 68 Sorry but i hate you. Tre...

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by neutrino
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post a pic of your passport cover!
Replies: 25
Views: 1103

Re: Post a pic of your passport cover!

I have forgotten how to post my images to the forum so I'll use what I can find from the web. https://remembersingapore.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/100-things-in-80s-part-2-blue-singapore-passport.jpg?w=640 Soon after Singapore's independence in 1965, the red passport was introduced. Back then, most...

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21161

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

lightsaber wrote:
278*10=2,780. A wee bit beyond the certification limit. ;)
Lightsaber

And at that number of bums, not even Ewoks can fit into that cabin, well maybe Porgs.

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 183
Views: 36792

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Maiden flight to be by the end of the year.....hopefully.
This is the latest news Mr Google has on the subject.
https://futurism.com/stratolaunch-systems-launch-vehicles/

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 62
Views: 1259

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Having been on a couple hundreds short of a thousand flights over the past 4 decades, I can't recall all the times I was on the Queen of the Skies. Probably only about a total of approximately 2 dozen takeoffs & landings but I remember most vividly the first two; in mid 1979. Both were SQ's 742 ...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Places to visit+eat/things to do in Seoul, South Korea
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Places to visit+eat/things to do in Seoul, South Korea

Can I safely assume that as an a.netter, planes do pique your interest.....to whatever degree? So, I'll suggest a visit to The War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-dong. Worth at least half a day just to leisurely take in the more than two dozen mostly western aircraft; including a mighty Stratofortress...

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26636

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Confuscius wrote:
Is that a Cebu Pacific A330 seat map?

:D :rotfl:

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26636

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

klm617 wrote:
I am sure you are one of those then that is a favor of the stand up seats..

How come you are so smart?.....errr I mean pretend to be smart. :roll:

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26636

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

What's with the gross misuse of words like torture on modern jetliners' seating? That's a bit too rich. Granted, they can be pretty uncomfortable, borderline tolerable and do cause some degrees of sufferings but we do have a choice, don't we? Pay more for higher-than-cattle-class or get on an airlin...

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21161

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

vahancrazy wrote:
Are there any visible diffrences from classic 777 when flying?
Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -200.

The raked wingtips, for one, is the most discernible.

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21161

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Just as we needed a new term for the A380, big twin doesn’t seem to cut it for this jet. Everything about it is huge. Well, except the fuel burn. When will the official rollout and first flight be? And where is the rollout aircraft in the production process? Can’t wait to see the videos of those wi...

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by neutrino
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21161

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Wow! Impressive. I'm impressed with the length. For sure the 777-9X is the longest twin ever designed in aviation history, if you exclude the A35J ..... Eh??? Are you saying the A35J is longer than the 779? If you are, is your tape measure made in some 4th world country or you are into "altern...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Chair for Backpacking
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Best Chair for Backpacking

You're right Its definitely NOT for hiking.
I have one exactly like that, branded Heineken, given to me maybe twenty years by my beer supplier.
Used it only a couple of times, to the beach.
I'll consider to bring it along for hiking only if I have Chewbacca to lug it along for me.

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 61
Views: 11153

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

dcajet wrote:
behramjee wrote:
their long haul strategy is seriously starting to sound like a complete circus !


Oh please. They cancel one route and that qualifies as a circus in your book?

Maybe his book is itself a complete circus?

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6787

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

Stolen? Why even bother correcting those who persist in regurgitating their Alternative Facts ? Its such posts that are pulling down the quality of a.net contents, and the perpetrators won't see the light . Should have reverted back to previous subscription-only-members policy as the culprits are m...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6787

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

VSMUT wrote:...They didn't just come across the plans by incident...... tphuang wrote:...You simply show very little knowledge of their entire MIC based on everything you wrote...... Amiga500 wrote:...Anyone that knows anything about aero engineering know they are unique and standalone products.......

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain. C'est la vie. In this instance its the latter. Ultimately it will all balance out. It happens to everyone. Me too in this and other goods/services. I'll try to make right once or twice, then leave as is if not remedied should my gains or losses are not substa...

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92963

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Structure wrote:
neutrino wrote:
A quick question. Which is wider? MC-21 or C919?

MC-21 4.06m
C919 3.96m

So 10cm. Not much and readily discernible, but still a little wider.
However, will make a huge difference versus the 737 & A320 if it all end up in the aisle.

Thank you.

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14404

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

The non-expert here says, for a few inches more, a single wide aisle to comfortably allow 2 pax to move along makes more sense. Less wasted expensive real estate and even smoother pax flow than twin aisle, pax' dislike of middle seats be damned.

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92963

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

A quick question. Which is wider? MC-21 or C919?

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How SQ handles delays.
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Re: How SQ handles delays.

Sounds like a sale fare with tons of restrictions, catering to those who would otherwise fly LCCs. But go check the prices for full fare flexible Y, or J, and it's a different story. I know and, and did all that somewhat often. The sales fares do happen quite relatively often. Booked for a friend s...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How SQ handles delays.
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Re: How SQ handles delays.

Is Manilla a lucrative destination in SQ's network with good revenue (hence the importance of keeping customers happy?)? Not sure about that but my February '18 SQ economy SIN-MNL-SIN flights cost me only SGD168 or roughly USD123. That's lower than the LCCs' no frills fares at the time. Couple of w...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain. C'est la vie. In this instance its the latter. Ultimately it will all balance out. It happens to everyone. Me too in this and other goods/services. I'll try to make right once or twice, then leave as is if not remedied should my gains or losses are not substan...

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by neutrino
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 31527

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

LAX772LR wrote:
That's just plain incorrect. You could simply pull the 77L's performance manuals on Boeing's site and see that for yourself.

You can bring a horse to a trough/stream/whatever, but you can't force it to drink.
No point wasting your breath to debunk dead-set-on "alternative facts".

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by neutrino
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19039

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

......still building the B748F at a loss ( so you say ). Preposterous! How dare you to even so much as voice a doubt? For all you know, he could very well be more informed on such matters than all a.netters, maybe as much as BA bean counters themselves. Don't belittle self-professed armchair experts.

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19039

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Andy33 wrote:
When did you actually ask Boeing Sales?

And pray tell, when did you?
Honest question......well, sort of.

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by neutrino
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6492

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Aesma wrote:
I would certainly not call any kind of business Genghis Khan.

The owners of the many Genghis Khan restaurants around the world, for one, will never agree with you.
Perhaps you are very much smarter than them but they are laughing all the way to their banks.

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6492

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Just curious. Are/were there any other airlines named after very famous historical figures?

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by neutrino
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SST Project
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: SST Project

as a german, i dont read further than chapter one. because left out of the story ;-) Yes, a glaring omission, inadvertent or otherwise; Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain, designer of the first operational jet engine that powered the Heinkel HE178 in 1939. Sir Frank Whittle's engine within the Gloster E....

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Zeke, Have a look at the photos in post 34 above - one of them shows the left main gear being extracted from the mud. It seems to have dug in, and been broken off That detached mlg appears too clean to have just come out from immersion in the mud. Looks more like the excavator's is being used as a ...

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by neutrino
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

trpmb6 wrote:
......there are too many armchair wannabe engineers here.......

Fixed that for you.
You're welcome.

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Daylight photos now published. Taken from a distant point, but I think severe damage is visible in the left wing / fuselage área. The smell of a damaged beyond economical repair aircraft is stronger. :checkmark: An intelligent measured statement of opinion. A nice change from some other's declarati...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Not totally uninformed at all. Landing gear ripped off. One engine ripped off and other clearly severely damaged. Most likely damage to at least the left wing. There is no way this plane flies again. Hear hear! A (self-believed) very well informed top expert has spoken, period. Let no other a.nette...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

This is almost certainly an aircraft write off. how in the heck do you substantiate a totally uninformed comment as that???? I know it's a A.net thing that every mishap is a write-off.. that is simply not the case. The AOG repair teams used to brag that if they could find 4 fasteners and 3 sq ft of...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

buzzard302 wrote:
You can fix just about anything. It's just a machine.

A certain airline from down under comes to mind. :smile:

buzzard302 wrote:
The question is whether it is cost effective or not.

That's moot to we know who. ;)

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28319

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

DWC wrote:
Airbus or Boeing are no idiots.

They are no idiots but they do exhibit idiotic traits at times.
Suffice to cite just 2 examples: A380 CATIA screwup and 787 Potemkin rollout.

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by neutrino
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 2553

Re: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel

And some folks insist its only Chinese companies that are wayward.

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 360081

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Actually, it looks like you are the one trying "to rewrite a bit of history" or maybe you are just plain forgetful, or something else..... That slogan originated from Airbus. Virgin simply adopted it. Hope this is now clear to you. If not, Mr Google can help further. Cheers. I was asking ...

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by neutrino
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19290

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

So much talk of the airplane being so dirty.
The reason for the filth is simply that the cleaning work is subcontracted out to Air France. :duck:

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by neutrino
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 360081

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It also reminds me of 2003 when Airbus was focused 4 engines 4 long haul with the A340 and A380 and took years to conclude they needed an all new twin engine airplane rather than refreshing their existing planes to respond to the 787. Wasn't that the Virgin Atlantic slogan? You seem to either want ...

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