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by neutrino
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jewel Changi
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Jewel Changi

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/jewel-changi-airport-in-pictures-first-look-11435070 After 5 years of construction.....and hype, the showcase development has opened to the public (11 April) for 6 days of ticketed preview. Opening officially on 17 April, the mini "forest city"...

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by neutrino
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flies what into Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Who flies what into Singapore

No more turboprops into Changi.
They are relocated to Seletar.
Of course the current suspension - to resume on April 21 - of Firefly's ATR flights is another (complicated) story.

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by neutrino
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

Rare in the past 2 decades as about 80-90% of my flights are on LCCs. On legacies, now as was during pre-budget carrier days, I would down anything from 2 to 4 cans of beer an hour of flight time, but not exceeding a dozen a sector. The only exception was on a PR flight from MNL to SIN back in the e...

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by neutrino
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do Boeing / Airbus deliver small planes in remote countries?
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: How do Boeing / Airbus deliver small planes in remote countries?

Do you think this idea would ever catch on? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Maia_and_Mercury%2C_August_1938_%28Our_Generation%2C_1938%29.jpg/640px-Maia_and_Mercury%2C_August_1938_%28Our_Generation%2C_1938%29.jpg Thx, wikipedia Or this? http://historythings.com/wp-content/u...

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by neutrino
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised
Replies: 36
Views: 7382

Re: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised

You are just plain unlucky to have been "served" by the bad crew. I had an almost similar experience last year...on Jetstar too. Though not as bad as your situation, the POS in seat B (seat A was occupied by his very slim travel companion) had managed not to raise the armrest between us, h...

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

jonnyclam123 wrote:
I think that we should also have a thread dedicated to conspiracy theories in general.
[insert political joke here]

Do or do not, there is no "think"..........with apologies to Yoda, 3 ABY.

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3094

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

Also, dutyfree and restaurants in BKK are very overpriced, for example, a bottle of water can cost up to 60 Baht/USD 2, while usually it's 10 Baht outside the airport because they made the rent prices very high. Forget the restaurants. BKK (and DMK too) have reasonably priced foodcourts, and the of...

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3094

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

Also, dutyfree and restaurants in BKK are very overpriced, for example, a bottle of water can cost up to 60 Baht/USD 2, while usually it's 10 Baht outside the airport because they made the rent prices very high. Forget the restaurants. BKK (and DMK too) have reasonably priced foodcourts, and the of...

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by neutrino
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3094

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

Maybe they only looked at T3 (Which is very nice) but not T1? T3 do look nice but its a looooong walk from gate to CIQ. Both times I arrived, I hailed the passenger carts that was at least thoughtfully provided to those who need/want it. As for T1, its more like a messed=up marketplace than a airpo...

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

Can someone please clarify what one earth people are talking about here? 10 replies in and I don't have a clue what's going on. https://i1.wp.com/beahealthygeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/patience_grasshopper.jpg?resize=450%2C299 https://cdn.boldomatic.com/content/post/Wz-_Ww/All-will-be-reveal...

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

alfa164 wrote:
But...but...I thought they were involved in everything...

Everything except A.net.
We are DVD-proof......maybe. :)

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by neutrino
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

Please be respectful and refrain from Ad hominem comments otherwise this thread will face a lock by admin in double quick time.
And no, the DVD won't need to be involved. ;) :smile:

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

The MH theories thread has finally been locked and rightly so. (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1344405) The latter posts had veered off course as the MH incidents discussions petered out. The faithfuls (for whatever reason) will miss the theories postulated whilst the detra...

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by neutrino
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

JayinKitsap wrote:
Only on airplanes do they complain about the windows being too dark.


Some people will always find faults - big, small and even non-existent - to complain about. C'est la vie!

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Dimmable windows are the worst To you. But then you are entitled to your own views. To some others it could be the best thing since sliced bread. Different people have different tastes, otherwise the world would be very boring. Btw have you ever flown on the Dreamliner? I did, multiple times, both ...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Lewton wrote:
Lufthansa likes the number 9!
787-9
A350-900
777-9

In Mandarin Chinese, 9 - being a homophone for longevity - is right up there with 8 as far as auspiciousness goes.
Just saying. :smile:

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 119
Views: 24868

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Carrier itself says idea of national airline is dying. Malaysia Airlines Reaffirms View That the Idea of Flag Carriers Is Dead https://skift.com/2019/03/14/malaysia-airlines-reaffirms-view-that-the-idea-of-flag-carriers-is-dead/ "Malaysia Airlines, established in 1972 after it split from Singa...

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternatio ... ndows.html
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777X will come with optional improved second gen dimmable windows. (Not sure whether it will be a standard feature by EIS).

Edit to add this link:
https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternatio ... ndows.html

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by neutrino
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

777Jet wrote:
Awesome looking plane! Thanks for sharing the pics...

Miquel787 wrote:
Wow,what a beauty! The 777 always looks right..76.7 metres long.


1 more meter and its length would be 77.7 :)

Make it 1.2m and it would be 77.9 :smile:

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 119
Views: 24868

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Maybe SIA could buy MAS like the pre-1972 era? SIA is in need of narrowbodies anyways and MAS has loads of them. Even the widebodies are of the same types operated by SIA (A330, A350, A380). This way MAS don't loose their dignity. You have absolutely no idea of the "Abang/Adik" (big broth...

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by neutrino
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 660
Views: 62154

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Heck, if you are down that many frames, maybe it would be better to have the frames that can carry more ordinance :fight: :pessimist: bt You mean ordnance, don't you? :smile: Ordinance: decree or law promulgated by a state or national government..... Ordnance: guns, cannon, artillery, weapons, arms...

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by neutrino
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many helicopter types have you flown on
Replies: 18
Views: 716

Re: How many helicopter types have you flown on

1974: Bell UH-1B- 2 flights; purely joyride.
2015: Robinson R66 - one flight; aerial photography.
2018: Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma - one flight; observation of multiple aircraft formation flypasts.

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by neutrino
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70944

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Guys, be nice.
The (international) New Year is just over, and the Lunar New Year is looming round the corner.
Wishing everybody happy and safe flights.

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by neutrino
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently
Replies: 28
Views: 2458

Re: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently

The "what if" & "why do" et al threadstarters are mainly the "monkey see, monkey do" crowd who do not know what else to do to stamp their self-presumed 5 seconds of fame. All these and other frivolous posts started proliferating AFTER A.net made away with paid membe...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29724

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

Another case of a clueless general reporter. To these ignoramuses, all planes are jets. Maybe trying to be too smart. Not the first and certainly won't be the last. Sigh! Cardiff City football player Emiliano Sala may have flown back to France to farewell former teammates before boarding a private j...

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

I wasn’t aware Singapore was looking at additional larger Endurance vessels. Not additional. They will be replacements, the 3rd generation of the Republic of Singapore Navy's largest ships. The first 4 were the exUS County class LST s, in service from the '70s to the turn of the century. The curren...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

Those public roads; the East Coast Parkway and Lim Chu Kang Road close to Changi and Tengah respectively present a good option for emergencies and exigencies. As demonstrated in exercises held, they could be prepared and ready within 24 hours for conventional fighter take-offs and landings but such ...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 592457

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

And there are those who would jump and point all digits including their toes at an OEM if the plane happens to be from not their favored manufacturer, so.....

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

All of the RSAF's helicopters are based at Sembawang air base, which actually has decent runways, albeit perhaps too short for modern fighters (the longer is some 1900 m in length). With Singapore being so densely populated, I think noise could be a larger issue. The F-35 seems to be louder than th...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

I actually think the B model might get purchased. The initial purchase of a "few" (could be any number from 4 to 8) is very likely to be that of the Bs. The highly probable follow-up batch/batches could possibly be a mix of Bs and As, with a higher A ratio. Singapore currently have to tra...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

Hey guys, Yes, I fully expected the choice of the F-35 and I do remember speculation a while ago that Singapore might go for the B model in a mixture with the A model if the F-35 was chosen. Singapore definitely could do with dispersed F-35Bs in the case of conflict with so few airfields available ...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25081

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

Then why not go for the B777-9? Because that airplane does not exist yet, and the fuel inerting modification on the 747-400 fleet was not done (this was a factor in the whale's retirement). Thus, the 77W fit the bill. The 747 is not the whale jet! The A380 is called the whale jet. Why let real-worl...

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by neutrino
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-f-35-fighter-jet-replace-f-16-rsaf-lockheed-11139654 Fully expected though a long time in coming. Given the glacier pace of the evaluation and final decision (though "considered", the China Stealths were never seriously in the mix),...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 195
Views: 48933

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

sonicruiser wrote:
Don't ever become a pilot.

Too late! He's already one.
Maybe you are advising your ownself?

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 592457

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I saw a picture of the CVR on twitter with the Pinger sitting next to it so I'm not sure if the Everest Crew was instrumental in narrowing the search area or not? I didn't mean to downplay their contribution to the search effort. It would be nice if Lion Air got SOMETHING for the $2.5+ Million they...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 27040

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

Folding 1/3 of such a high aspect ratio wing will be interesting. It could require something like the C-2/E-2 mechanism. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/E2C-Hawkeye01.jpg/640px-E2C-Hawkeye01.jpg Should be simpler than the Hawkeye's twist-fold, as the TTBW aircraft has less...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 592457

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Much respect for the Indonesian dive team that lost a "buddy" earlier in the search. I've been diving for fossilized shark teeth where a muddy river bottom met the ocean and can assure you stirring up that mud destroys visibility very quickly. Diving among metal debris is dangerous for ob...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18183

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

As perfect as a crash landing onto a rooftop could be. So nicely perched. Straight and level. When the house was renovated/restored, was the plane left as is? Would make an interesting beyond-attic upper floor, with some additional truss support. I think this is an optical illusion. It’s a DC 3 lan...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3563

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

How many longhaul flying, free-cabin-roaming, jet-setting birds have there been in recorded history? Whatever, its surely SQ's first such pax, and in premium class too. Deserves at least a commemorating plaque/certificate. And a mention in the Singapore Book of Records (maybe even Guinness too) for ...

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by neutrino
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18183

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/aaca54377f828a7ad6ba29e75b9dd90107bbe9ad.jpg If I remember correctly, the house is still there, and the name on the gate is still "Dakota Rest", 46 Angus Drive, Northolt. As perfect as a crash landing onto a rooftop could be. So nicely perched. Straight ...

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18183

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Looks like some here are either confused or too young to know that the KC-135 is the original 717.

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3563

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Will it be applying for asylum or will it be deported back to point of origin? :lol:

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by neutrino
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception
Replies: 19
Views: 4687

Re: Ethipoian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception

airevents wrote:
Maybe somebody cares to correct the spelling in the thread opener?

When you ask somebody or everybody, you'll get nobody.
Just use the report button right beside the reply one and you will have a mod's attention.
You're welcome.

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 27040

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

I don't know why you think the A320 wing is the best. I would imagine the A220 and the 787 were both better. The A320 wing is very span constricted. That poster's gimmick is to claim that nothing has improved in commercial aviation, or at least narrowbodies, since the day the A320 entered service. ...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 56
Views: 14076

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

How much were those bragging rights worth? A few million USD of free publicity doesn't make up for buying the wrong aircraft (which A380 was for CX) They just can't bear having their "expelled little brothers" down south having bigger toys than them. See my 2 sens (Malaysian cents) upthre...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32055

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Fixed that for you. Obviously, EK need the A380. Fixed that for you. You're welcome. ;) I have a new insight. < Obviously, EK may or may not need the A380, depending on the engines. > Could the engine issue be a surrogate hedge about how real EK's need is? EK need the whale and still do, but at thi...

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32055

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

moyangmm wrote:
neutrino wrote:
WPvsMW wrote:

Fixed that for you. Obviously, EK need the A380.

Fixed that for you. You're welcome. ;)


Shouldn't it be "needs"?

The airline entity can be considered as both a singular and a plural, so either way works. :smile:

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by neutrino
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32055

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

WPvsMW wrote:
Kindanew wrote:
Personally I think they will kill it after all the remaining orders are filled. Hopefully they will improve their product strategy teams and come up with something the [broader] market actually needs


Fixed that for you. Obviously, EK need the A380.

Fixed that for you. You're welcome. ;)

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