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by a36001
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60915

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I do wonder if the extra paint on her may be a factor from a payload point of view as during the northern winter ZND was confined to BNE-LAX for most of it I did hear somewhere that the extra paint on Wuluba dreaming restricted its use. Something like 600kg (or 6000kg, not sure) extra paint i was t...

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by a36001
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens if an emergency slide deploys during take-off
Replies: 42
Views: 4889

Re: What happens if an emergency slide deploys during take-off

BravoOne wrote:
The door handles lock on the 777 and 787 during the takeoff roll. Nuff said abut that stupid thought.


Can we please have a like option on this forum:-)

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by a36001
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70346

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I could be wrong, but from my understanding the 717 that RONs at MCY isn't based at MCY. Generally the crew that does QF1578 is put up for the night in accomodation near MCY (not sure if it's Coolum or Mooloolaba) before reporting the next day to operate QF1579 the next morning. Correct, there is n...

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by a36001
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70346

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the 717 utilisation were higher, then QF could not only maintain ASP-DRW, but also keep the recently announced increases on SYD-HBA and SYD-MCY. There is so much slack in the MCY, SYD, and HBA based aircraft that I had assumed further expansion for NS19 would be announced, but it appears too lat...

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by a36001
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Sydney domestic terminal last night was chaotic to say the least! Amazed at the way Qantas ground staff and cabin crew handled it! Total professionals in what was very high pressure situation! Wish I could say the same about the passengers behavour at luggage claim but alas no I can't. I landed from...

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by a36001
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Ok what's the Opal trick? PM please lol

As a daily commuter of Sydney trains and having travelled extensively and living and working in Tokyo, Sydney trains is a total disaster! Everything about the train network in this city is just plain awful.

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by a36001
Wed May 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5643

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

I thought the friction started over CX reneging on selling their 777's to QF in order to return the A340-600 and keep the 777's for themselves. I remember reading that here. The cold shoulder each give each other just got colder over the years. But I think it's a case they don't need each other so e...

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by a36001
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Canberra Airport is offering a cash incentive to both QF & VA for reducing cancellations on SYD-CBR route In a letter sent to Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia, Canberra Airport has committed to paying AUD100,000 per month for the next six months to the airline that successfully operates the ...

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by a36001
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71507

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This flight is amazing! Since it left Perth last night. I have been out to dinner, drank at a pub, danced a little, fell over broke my toe spent 3 hours in RPA....AND this flight still has 5 hours to go! Currently approaching Erzurum LTCE at 40,000 feet 772 Km/h...simply amazing

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by a36001
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58500

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Tigerair by the looks of it have very quietly dropped the HBA-OOL route from the end of April 2018. There is no mention of it happening, and nothing has been released by either HBA or TT but you can't book flights after the end of April. Wasn't flagged as a seasonal service: http://australianaviati...

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by a36001
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58500

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Why did OQD need a gear change? Was it the entire gear or part of?

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by a36001
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14717

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

A great achievement! Congratulations to Boeing and the magnificent men and women who are part of the 737 program!

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by a36001
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211505

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Please no more wavey gravey crap!

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by a36001
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40239

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

VH-ZNA I am going with Great Southern Land! Its such an iconic name and is a perfect description of our...well great southern land!

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by a36001
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 32332

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

Ahhh so that's what a Qantas aircraft looks like on the Boeing flight line! Been such a long time since I saw one I'd forgotten!
But what a looker! I've said many times here that the QF livery will rock the 787! #iwasright!

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by a36001
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371470

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

No not yet, someone else said last week it would roll out of paint on the 14th however with first flight scheduled for this Friday I would expect we see it in the next day or so This is becoming a conspiracy! I have gut feeling QF plan to roll out -ZNA under complete darkness to unveil a special li...

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by a36001
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371470

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

First Qantas 787-9 rolls out https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EE1ynT-SzDo/WZ5dmQIln5I/AAAAAAAAEwE/iuouM9mNE-8FUROnA17m4VlU4Bi57hwgwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_7637.jpg https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZebBY7KcrgY/WZ5dnDU1V3I/AAAAAAAAEwU/FBR0CJYMOmMRDRi94rGdkPNgyMvaAF5QACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_7667.jpg https://3.bp.blogspot.co...

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by a36001
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9569

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

Something doesn't wash with this. I'd love to know the load on this flight! Find it hard to believe it took two days to find seats on the multiple flights a day on QF or EK or CX or MH etc between Dubai and Australia via wherever.

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by a36001
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 7546

Re: First El Al 787 painted

What's wrong with painting Proudly all Boeing? Maybe they're ummm I dounno proud of their fleet! If El Al wanted to buy Airbus they would! And they would be proud of their Airbus fleet just as much!

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by a36001
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 29080

Re: Qantas Fleet Repaint Thread

I'm really liking the winglets! Four airplanes painted in like 7 months?? Bit slow but at least it proves good fleet utilisation I guess.

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by a36001
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QFA93 Circling Near SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 3292

Re: QFA93 Circling Near SYD

The worst thing is that the media have access to planefinder.com! They think they are all aviation professionals. I love the student returning home to Alaska saying “She says the trip to Alaska is always long anyway — at least this added some excitement,” quoted from news.com.au Aircraft back in the...

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by a36001
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12591

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

I'm embarrassed to say before this I'd never even heard of a Quokka much less seen one! OMG hope this particular plane is not a hanger queen, coz there is a very similar name we Australian's like to use to call something when it goes wrong! It rhymes with fokker! :shock:

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by a36001
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 13584

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

Still better than American Airlines new livery... Having seen their 787 a few times in person it's vastly better than hilariously dated polished metal. I'm not saying the new AA livery is the best in the world or anything but agree that the polished metal livery was way over due for a refresh years...

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by a36001
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12591

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

I am so happy Great Southern Land made it! It's a perfect description of our wonderful country! Great choice Qantas! classy as usual!

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by a36001
Sat May 27, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 67
Views: 26253

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

This is amazing news! This particular 707 will be treated like a baby by HARS! And will look stunning next to VH-OJA. Can't wait for it to arrive!

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by a36001
Mon May 01, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 43946

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

a few weekends ago half of Erskineville got a hell of shock when an A380, 77W and a 744 landed on 16L all one after another! Something to do with a hole in 16R. Sitting in my apartment watching them was an amazing sight! I see ANZ 789, 772/3 all the time on 16L not to mention ANA and JAL and CX you ...

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by a36001
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 4059

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

Passengers slamming the seat back while your eating is by far the biggest pet peeve! Yes they have the right to do and all, but it displays rudeness and ignorance and at times it's unnecessary and if i can make your journey as uncomfortable as I can while the seat Back is back.... I will. That's my ...

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by a36001
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 tail shaking on power up
Replies: 19
Views: 3869

Re: 737 tail shaking on power up

If you YouTube KPAE you will see just how much movement the vertical and horizontal tail moves when takeoff power is applied especially on the 777's! Every plane nut must watch these videos they are amazing!:-)

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by a36001
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Aircraft Registrations Question
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

Re: International Aircraft Registrations Question

There was a thread a long time ago that described the meanings of individual fleet rego's eg. the G-ZZZ range was chosen because it looks like 777 (BA777). It was an amazing thread full fascinating and amusing information. But I can't find it anymore. Can anyone find it and post a link please??:-)

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by a36001
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Aircraft Registrations Question
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

Re: International Aircraft Registrations Question

There was a thread a long time ago that described the meanings of individual fleet rego's eg. the G-ZZZ range was chosen because it looks like 777 (BA777). It was an amazing thread full fascinating and amusing information. But I can't find it anymore. Can anyone find it and post a link please??:-)

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by a36001
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 23736

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

[quote="log0008"]VA to launch Hong Kong flights mid year - tipped to be MEL-HKG. PEK flights to follow (No talk of which Australian city yet but likely BNE or MEL) https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-australia-to-launch-australia-hong-kong-flights-mid-year This is very good news! And about blo...

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by a36001
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 23736

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

Does anyone living close to Sydney airport (I live in Erskineville) heard the Toll 737-300 take off late at night? Its usually from 34L at around 930pm. The reason I ask is because for a 733 it's has the most unusual noise. Almost like it's flying with its RAT out (yes I know 737's don't have ram ai...

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by a36001
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71619

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I'm a fan of the eurowhite craze! It allows the sleekness of the design of the aircraft to shine through. As a matter of fact I love the Japan Airlines livery they introduced a few years ago. And that's about as eurowhite as you can get! However the current AC livery is a standout classy livery that...

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by a36001
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 19753

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Very sad for all concerned. She was too young to go! Hope she did not suffer any pain and knew all those around her were fighting the best they could for her survival. A couple questions relating to the days events for the fellow passengers, crew and aircraft 1) Was the actress suffering any illness...

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by a36001
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 32511

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

I love this new livery! It's an even more sleek version of the previous one that retains the most recognisable features of the last, which is important. Mixing the old font from the 70's is a nice touch as is the old old old logo under the flight deck windows. As for the Kangaroo having no arms, it'...

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by a36001
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Gatwick Cancellations
Replies: 145
Views: 51472

Re: WestJet 767 diverts to Iceland - Emergency

I'd be interested to hear how OGJ performed when flying for Qantas. Maybe this bird is having trouble acclimatising to the northern hemisphere and wants to come home! I don't seem to remember the 767's giving Qantas this much trouble.

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by a36001
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21094

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's tomorrow

How does retiring 20 aircraft in one day effect the airlines schedule? Does AA have aircraft spare to cover the routes that would have been operated by the MD's?

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by a36001
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 65355

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

Jet fuel in itself is not explosive I appreciate that, however if I am on a plane with a burning wing and very probably hot breaks, I'd feel a lot more comfortable getting off than staying on! and I'd also imagine you would also :) In fact I am surprised the cabin crew didn't initiate an evacuation...

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by a36001
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK Refuses to Honour Low Fare Glitch
Replies: 14
Views: 6318

Re: EK Refuses to Honour Low Fare Glitch

Where ever the fault lies, those customers brought the tickets legally and in good faith. I'm glad Emirates "accepted responsibility" for the "technical error".
Your never too big to go under Emirates!

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by a36001
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 65355

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

:shock:Obviously there are valid reasons why they didn't evacuate. Question is what in the hell were they? I would think having half your plane on fire would warrant an evacuation! Wings are great things up until the point they are full of fuel AND on fire!! EVACUATE!! :shock:

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by a36001
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 31802

Re: New Site.

I love it! With the old blue background of the old site my boss knew when i wasn't working when i was reading the forums.

With the new white background it blends in beautifully with my other "work" items...

So I like it it....thanks Airliners :lol:

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by a36001
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 30697

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777ER" class="quote" target="_blank">777ER</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" al...

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by a36001
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 30697

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

In regards to the <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> <acronym title="Canberra (Fairbairn) (CBR / YSCB), Australia - Australian Capital Territory">CBR</acronym> service, will the tech and cabin crew layover in <acronym title="Canberra (Fairbairn) (CBR / YSCB), Australia - Australian Cap...

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by a36001
Sun May 29, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Gatwick Cancellations
Replies: 145
Views: 51472

RE: Westjet Gatwick Cancellations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkncj" class="quote" target="_blank">zkncj</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Friendly question -...

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by a36001
Wed May 18, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Take Delivery Of 1st A359 On 27 May 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 19837

RE: CX To Take Delivery Of 1st A359 On 27 May 2016

This is great news! I am travelling to Korea and Taiwan in late October this year, does anyone know if the A350 will be used on these routes. OMG I hope so! FYI my route is <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>><acron...

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by a36001
Mon May 02, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Livery U-turn
Replies: 73
Views: 13411

RE: Airlines Livery U-turn

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I agree! <acr...

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by a36001
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pic: G-VIIO (BA 777 @ LAS) Reconstruction Begun?
Replies: 57
Views: 22615

RE: Pic: G-VIIO (BA 777 @ LAS) Reconstruction Begun?

Oh man I hope they make a documentary or some type of film about the repair. I suspect we would all love to see pic's of the repair process. I however don't think so <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Are there ...

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by a36001
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Receives 6 B737-800s In 1 Week!
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

RE: Ryanair Receives 6 B737-800s In 1 Week!

How many staff do <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> have at Renton to manage so many deliveries. My understanding is that airlines have their staff stationed at the factories throughout the entire build process of their new planes. Could one <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acron...

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by a36001
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Nose Job
Replies: 79
Views: 22435

RE: 737 Nose Job

Off topic a bit - apologies - but what would be the difficulties ( ie: designing, engineering and certification) in changing the cabin door(s) type to the 777/787 and dare I say it Airbus type. I know from personal experience cabin crews would love a new modern door opening/arming arrangement. I've ...

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by a36001
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Confirms A380 Order
Replies: 172
Views: 37733

RE: ANA Confirms A380 Order

Congratulation to Airbus and the A380 program. Hopefully I can see ANA dipping their toe with three for <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> services, then will place top orders for their other routes th...

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