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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 9718

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Jouhou wrote:
Is there something unusual going on in the Earth's atmosphere right now? There seems to be a dramatic increase in "severe turbulence" incidents lately.


Also a dramatic increase in passengers recording everything.

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by LaunchDetected
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 102
Views: 19955

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

This pose concerns regarding the delivery slots. As much as i would love a huge A220 order (Big fan of this bird), the deliveries would happen in a lot of time, even more if the ramp up is delayed for some reasons. I would add that the article is cautious, and mentions a potential A223-A320neo 50/50...

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by LaunchDetected
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 10297

Re: SAS new livery?

The current livery is boring. The tail won't change but i hope they will stop this ugly orange and this sad grey. Maybe add some yellow in it. I would love to see the flags

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4527

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

tjwgrr wrote:
If you can still edit, remove the "the" from in front of Concorde before Concorde purists flame you... It's Concorde, not the Concorde :)


Sorry, it’s LE Concorde :)

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19219

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

To counterbalance the discussion, the last KE crash occured 20 years ago, i'm sure the comments about safety issues are based on something but KE management seems to do something correctly. I was not in the aviation world before 1999 so i don't have the same opinion about them. But nonetheless, this...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10257

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Looks like a Great Old Ones artefact, i wouldn't touch that thing.

Congrats to the BEA and everyone involved, the technical report of the previous researches is really interesting:

https://www.bea.aero/uploads/tx_elyextendttnews/F-HPJE_TECHNICAL_REPORT_05.pdf

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by LaunchDetected
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it necessary for 5-star airlines to have first class?
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

Re: Is it necessary for 5-star airlines to have first class?

It's easier to bribe the Skytrax guys with first class ticket than with business ones.

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3313

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

So JetBlue almost trademarked the word "Blue" (FrenchBlue renaming), and now it's the "Jet+Color".

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by LaunchDetected
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2533

Re: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario

Never heard before of this kind of aircraft.

The concept of an enhanced and remanufactured DC-3 is beyond cool.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12800

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

So the uncertainties are:

- Fuel cost evolution (green taxes)
- Noise impact (they are waiting for the X-59 study results, by 2022 at least)
- New engine (that no manufacturer wants to design and produce)

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123931

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Reinforced MLG with single stage shock absorber, new wheels tires and brakes and a reinforced NLG (new forging manufacturing process) and a new actuator for retraction. From what i heard from a well-informed source. New tires? So does this give pavement loading some relief or is it just to withstan...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123931

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Lewton wrote:
Have they clarified what the "modified landing gear" is?


Reinforced MLG with single stage shock absorber, new wheels tires and brakes and a reinforced NLG (new forging manufacturing process) and a new actuator for retraction.

From what i heard from a well-informed source.

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3579

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

filipinoavgeek wrote:
Not its first Airbus, it used to operate A300s for several years after its merger with JAS. Thread title should probably be edited to remove the parentheses.


Technically JAL never took delivery of Airbus aircraft. No need to be this picky.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

It wasn't launched and had no industrial implications. The frame displayed was fitted with winglets mock up.

It was supposed to be launched if 2 customers ordered it. The only potential prospect was British Airways but they didn't take it.

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5354

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

LAX772LR wrote:
LaunchDetected wrote:
And i find this dumb in all cases.

No one cares.

And I don't mean that in a personally dismissive manner: in this case I'm speaking more in the context of corporate marketing.
Highlights of those such situations have an audience, seems you're apparently not it.


That's exactly my point.

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5354

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

We've seen similar for all-female, all-veteran, all-African American, etc operations at several airlines over the years; why would this one be different. And i find this dumb in all cases. I have no doubt that those marketing event are making most of the gay people happy and it's already a good rea...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5354

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

In a perfect world, the crew would be a mix of LGBT and non-LGBT people, and no one would care about it because it doesn't matter.

The "LGBT-only" nature of the crew doesn't show a good inclusivity. But hey, it's part of the marketing strategy.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Qatar wants to be launch customer for the 797. I guess Boeing doesn't want Diva-Airlines Qatar to become the launch customer. Would be like asking a horror clown to organize a children's bithday party... But seriously, there are other airlines with a long history of working together with Boeing suc...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13507

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

There is "deal of the century" every year. And the same deal is announced 3 times: 1 - When the MoU is signed 2 - By the president during diplomatic visit 3 - When the real order is finally signed And when it's a chinese airline you can even add another one annoucement by dissociating &quo...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12810

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

There's something bizarre about expensive, sophisticated machines that will be bought after careful consideration by aviation professionals, being given the sort of branding you'd expect on products sold to consumers. Superjet... Space Jet but then Boeing and Airbus are just as bad with the 787 and...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30441

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

Buying the program for a symbolic dollar and closing the lines to supress a Spacejet competitor?

Maybe i am overthinking

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Can't wait to see MoU announced as "orders" as it's now the norm to announce the same deal 3 times.

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4886

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

Good PR stuff, some mainstream medias will publish non-technical articles about it and voilà. KLM advertising, TU Delft will gain some student. I'm not qualified enough to talk about the aerodynamics, but i think that the design will be a challenge in term of cabin pressurization. That's one of the ...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu May 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 300
Views: 69804

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

mxaxai wrote:
petertenthije wrote:
Waterbomber2 wrote:
What is the purpose of this visit? A mini European tour ahead of PAS?
It is going to be repainted at Maastricht for the PAS.

Just because or is it getting a new livery? Perhaps of a new customer?


Probably to erase the "MRJ" and put a big "Space Jet" on it.

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12472

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Not the perfect thread but still impressive picture of the formation flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=t38eaM8_MW0 Unfortunately the formation flight above Toulouse was cancelled due to bad weather. We waited 1h30 and the sole aircraft we saw was a Ryanair 737! (and the P...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

MrBren wrote:
I have recently flown from Paris to Bangalore on an AF 777. This was so noisy. I hope AF will order more A350s to get rid of these 777.


It would be a big loss for the 777X.

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

- 777X progress, first flight That would be great! - A380, will it be in the flight program, static Show That's a very good and interesting question. Not from the point of view of an aviation enthusiast or plane spotter, but from the point of view of a hobby psychologist Signed, N14AZ, hobby psycho...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon May 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53838

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The A350 lover that i am is a little bit sad but 78J is the most coherent choice.

The biggest information is on the engine-side

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS and Airbus to reseach hybrid and electric aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: SAS and Airbus to reseach hybrid and electric aircraft

If we follow the sad current trend of market consolidation, i don’t think that SAS will still be in service by 2030.

But an interesting project, i’m waiting for the first flight of the Airbus E-Fan X next year.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue May 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 242
Views: 39302

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

What were the ACJ deliveries last year? Last 5 years? Heck, I cannot recall shipments in double digits. The A319 ACJ won't pay for the costs to flight test the A319NEO, much less engineering. A319neo could also be used as the Airbus D&S Maritime Patrol Aircraft project platform (even if it’s an...

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by LaunchDetected
Tue May 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17874

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Airbus is working on it with the help of Thales. It’s the logical next step and it will be a game changer.

We just have to wait for the pilot strikes.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11428

Re: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings

Brand integration is a logical decision.

But seriously, Eurowings brand is so bland and boring. Brussels Airlines at least tried to produce a belgian-themed airline.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue May 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19787

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Some of us are even doubting that Airbus can ramp-up the A220 production and now the MRJ is well positioned, with 0 aircraft in service and multiples delays? I cannot talk about scope clauses, but on the industrial side there is a lot of work to do. We can also have concerns regarding the customer s...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri May 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10681

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Originally the decision is to be made between A320/NEO or MAX 8/MAX 9, but the recent crashes of the MAX has led to the NEO winning. Sorry, I do not believe this. A professional organization will not be led by feelings of temporary problems with the MAX8/9. It could perhaps more likely to be a cove...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri May 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7999

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

mfranjic posted a lot of good insight in the Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411835&start=550 … In the recent issue of the type-certificate data sheet (TCDS) of the http://imgup.nl/images/2016/11/23/ABlogoSL.png . A350 aircraft: h...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri May 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10681

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Besides, the semi-commonality with A330 and A350 would definitely helps a lot. Bigger question: will they use the same exit layout as their other Airbuses or use the cabinflex? Airbus Cabin-Flex is an option for now but will be the new standard door configuration for all A321neo from 2020. Given th...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu May 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7133

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

A220 is a lot more Canadian before being an Airbus a/c !! I understand what you are trying to express but for the people working in the Mirabel Plant and for the other Airbus employees, the A220 is a part of the family and is considered as such in the official communication. And you can be Canadian...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 10
Views: 2588

Re: A321LR question

I have heard that some airlines prefers boarding from Door 2 so that the entire passenger load doesn't walk through first on their way to their cabin.

Never saw that on a Single-aisle though

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by LaunchDetected
Thu May 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7133

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

Noshow wrote:
Should be over Toulouse or Hamburg.


My guess is it was just a friendly message for everyone in Airbus. A220 is an Airbus aircraft and this is a part of a good integration.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu May 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 10
Views: 2588

Re: A321LR question

Cabin Flex, only on A321neo

Image

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by LaunchDetected
Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

Second, while the link says new A319, are these factory new or new to Volotea? With how badly the article is written, I suspect it is inherently trying to imply the first, but is instead the later. That's the most official source i can find, Volotea is too small to bring attention from the newspape...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

Are they still going to phase out the 717’s? Are there any viable rumors as to who will be taking the 717s? In this french article from Feb. 2018, Carlos Munoz, cofounder of Volotea said that the fleet will be A319-only in 3 years, so in 2021. https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-tra...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

https://www.volotea.com/en/press-room/news/news/volotea-increases-its-fleet-with-six-additional-airbus-a319-to-reach-36-aircraft-this-summer/ " Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, continues its growth with the expansion of its fleet up to 36 aircraft in summer 2019. The...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3673

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

They don't have to be worried, a lot of pax are offended by airlines everyday, whatever their religious belief.

But hey, they are jews so the FA is clearly antisemitic.

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by LaunchDetected
Mon May 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5535

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Well that's a poor job. The idea behind the colors I can understand: blue for the sky, turquoise for the sea and sand color representing the beach. But why the grey for the upper part of the tailfin and winglets? The execution could have far more elegant. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/05/06/...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon May 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5535

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

I think that the livery doesn't do justice to the whole rebrand work. The website (https://caboverdeairlines.com/) shows a real new brand identity that i find really refreshing and suitable for an island like Cape Verde. But this livery is just meh, the tail looks like it have been cannibalized from...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon May 06, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

flipdewaf wrote:
if logic isn’t what is driving decision in these circumstances, don’t try to logic them out.


That's the point of a whole discipline named "cognitive ergonomics".

The same work is done to design aircraft cockpits and improve the awareness of the crew during emergency situations.

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by LaunchDetected
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

I don’t think locking the bin would really work, people would still try to open them and likely spend longer trying to open a locked bin than just getting a bag from an unlocked one. Remember people don’t act logically in a panic. Good point, but at least there will be no baggages in the alley. We ...

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