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by gregpodpl
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The voice @ 200 airports
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: The voice @ 200 airports

lightsaber wrote:
The Red zone is for loading and unloading only.

And in the future it will be like this: https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/1b023a63-a47a-4672-9c59-2afffcc3f341

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by gregpodpl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155083

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I think this is new: "Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic contr...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 38025

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

A couple of days ago, Poland didn't let a Russian aircraft fly over it's airspace on a flight between Russia and Italy to carry medical aid. AFAIK that is not true, and this is only Russian propaganda. https://www.polygraph.info/a/russian-senator-falsely-claims-poles-closed-airspace-to-coronavirus-...

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by gregpodpl
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11222

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

Confirmation of cuts: "European planemaker Airbus is looking to slash the production rates of its A320 family of narrowbody aircraft. The A320, currently produced at a rate of 60 planes per month, could see production cut by as much as 50%, with no ramp-up expected until at least the end of the...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11222

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

As far as I know, central banks lend money to banks, which then lend it to companies. This also dictates the interest. Even when the central bank has 0.0-0.25% rates, lending from the bank has a higher interest that actually reflects the risk for the bank to lend. Now for airbus it seems that due t...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11222

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

Interesting quote from Financial Times: "Thanks to the acquisition of a small German lender in 2014 that has since become Airbus bank, the group also has access to central bank facilities to ensure liquidity." Curious how it works exactly. source: https://www.ft.com/content/35da9db0-6d11-1...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73689

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing-stock-panic-selling-coronavirus-fallout-capacity-airbus-737-max-51584392984 (Note the picture they have chosen.. duh) It shows in Getty under "Boeing" - https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/british-airways-plane-comes-in-to-land-at-heathrow-...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11222

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

That is interesting and I wasn't expecting it. A's business model isn't a mirror of B's, yet the stock performance is a mirror. But that value loss is related to external factors - and whole sector is affected the same way. Also B lost more than A here. In last month B: 338 -> 124, and A: 131 -> 63.

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by gregpodpl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164477

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Number6 wrote:
According to the French doctors, anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can suppress the bodies own immune response. That’s why they’re recommending Tylenol as it’ll bring the fever down without affecting the immune system.

For everybody not in US, Tylenol is a brand name for paracetamol.

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by gregpodpl
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337655

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Bradlee102896 wrote:
LDRA wrote:
Delta is parking A339s and A350s?

I guess so. They are scheduled to arrive in BHM tomorrow and have 9000 flight numbers.

Can someone explain that to me - why would they park them in another country?

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by gregpodpl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 38025

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

konrad wrote:
pdp wrote:
LOT buys Condor. So they'll be an Airbus customer as well now! Interesting...

Not exactly LOT but the owner of LOT.

And the owner of PGL (who owns LOT) is the government of Poland.

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by gregpodpl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 automated take-off using a vision-based system
Replies: 1
Views: 840

A350 automated take-off using a vision-based system

Interesting development for (future) A350: Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. The initial departure with the test system was carried out at Toulo...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191357

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

PepeTheFrog wrote:
FAA: please have a GOOD look at the 777X certification.

Also: EASA, please have a GOOD look at FAA and the 777X certification.

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by gregpodpl
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 213
Views: 314520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

A moment ago in Financial Times: Airbus: fight risk If Boeing scraps the 737 Max, it could be the worst-case scenario for both manufacturers https://www.ft.com/content/6a6d665f-a2f1-4882-a01b-fa790afad3bc (paywall) Main point of the article: if Max is scrapped Airbus will have to spend a lot on R&am...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
Where are they finding the free slots to add more long-haul flights? I though WAW was maxed out?

AFAIK WAW is maxed-out at peak hours only.

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by gregpodpl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I have not seen this posted - based on hearing and documents released today: "U.S. regulators decided to allow Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX jet to keep flying after its first fatal crash last fall even after their own analysis indicated it could become one of the most accident-prone airliners in decade...

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by gregpodpl
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

just not to give any ground for accusations that it treats BUD as a "worse" hub. Looking from WAW perspective - it should be "worse" hub... as this month LO had at one moment as many as 4 out of its 14 787 grounded due to RR issue. And I've noticed few days ago there were using ...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Yes, this was already posted some months ago. I also found curious that those points don't seem to be handled by the re-certification process. I wonder how a return to service could be done without proper public explanation to each of those points. If FAA will not look into those issues again, and ...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

in NYTimes today: "Before Deadly Crashes, Boeing Pushed for Law That Undercut Oversight With a few short paragraphs tucked into 463 pages of legislation last year, Boeing scored one of its biggest lobbying wins: a law that undercuts the government’s role in approving the design of new airplanes...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4661

Re: How could airbus get around the 10% WTO Tariffs?

Politics? EU can apply retaliatory tariffs, based on historical WTO rulings which were not executed? That will go well...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

lowbank wrote:
I will be clear, I want the MAX back in the air as soon as those given the job of judging it’s safe agree it is.
Not before.

"those given the job of judging it’s safe" - are those the same ones who had this job before?

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by gregpodpl
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

kalvado wrote:
EU may be a bit less forgiving, though.

Do they have any angle to do that, other than not allowing the plane to fly before it's properly fixed?

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by gregpodpl
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Diesel gate gate has so far costed VW around Euro 100 billion and forced VW to make truck and bus Traton public owned Company. How much will Boeing Max gate cost before this is over? I think USD 100-200 billion like dieselgate. I don't believe you can compare those in real life. VW is non-US compan...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN
Replies: 11
Views: 5950

Re: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN

I have to say I'm used to seeing larger firefighting equipment at airports...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

'Letter to the Editor Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger http://www.sullysullenberger.com/my-letter-to-the-editor-of-new-york-times-magazine/ Can we just paste this every time certain posters come back with the same drivel from now on? Last time Sully was mentioned here the argument was (paraphrasing): he ...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745443

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Kikko19 - 737 market is a duopoly. The point is even if you could cancel right away, you cannot just walk over to the next manufacturer and replace your acquisition frame by frame because there will be none available. You will have to get in line potentially no less than ~7 years (very generous) if...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19632

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

I understand that LO wanted to take them from WAW - cheaper and not taking WAW space. But knowing where this whole thing is going they should send them somewhere nice and sunny for winter - like Spain. Lublin is not a nice winter destination.

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by gregpodpl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Check the days you're looking for WAW-HNL via LAX. Only when LO arrives in the afternoon can it connect to UA's last LAX-HNL flight of the day, usually around 5 or 6pm. Tried that (arriving 2:25pm, last UA is at 5:50pm) - and it's showing nice 28 hours layover at LAX. But you are right - sometimes ...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

SFO being a major UA hub, will LOT have any codeshare agreement with them to provide connections to other cities in that region? I know UA and LOT don't codeshare on TATL, but perhaps they have some agreement about regional flights? There are some CS flights from ORD or NYC - but I have not seen an...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

SFO being a major UA hub, will LOT have any codeshare agreement with them to provide connections to other cities in that region? I know UA and LOT don't codeshare on TATL, but perhaps they have some agreement about regional flights? There are some CS flights from ORD or NYC - but I have not seen an...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT is part of the Partner Plus Benefit AFAIK it's not. LO is only a part of Miles&More. LO has it's own corporate program. They are a partner airline of the Partner Plus Benefit programme meaning you can earn miles by flying on LO. I looked around and you are partially right - interesting. It ...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
LOT is part of the Partner Plus Benefit

AFAIK it's not. LO is only a part of Miles&More.
LO has it's own corporate program.

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by gregpodpl
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17576

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

MIflyer12 wrote:
Does this establish legal precedent in other Lander or EU nations?

Definitely not in other EU countries.

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by gregpodpl
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - Flying the A320
Replies: 28
Views: 7001

Re: Video - Flying the A320

I guess I'm "MTV generation" and I've really enjoyed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuPlgjznvz0 Thanks Stefan! Re: GoPro. Polarizing filter should remove the reflections of the dash. And maybe you can mount it closer to the windshield? So less (best - none) of the dash is visible, also it...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35655

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

I have to say it's impressive how quiet this thread is - especially in context of Airbus-made plane (not - for example - Russian made) crashing.

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by gregpodpl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670848

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some month ago it sounded better as Boeing talked about putting safety first but now it all seems like a race to get the 737MAX up in the air a.s.a.p. again. if you think about all the costs, another crash is probably a cheaper option compared to continued grounding. Yes, lives are priceless ($5M/p...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670848

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

XRAYretired wrote:
I was replying to gregpodpl, who in my opinion makes a false association.

And I was commenting on "will be the safest plane in its class" - which is another version of "we are making the safe plane safer" nonsense.

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by gregpodpl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670848

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
The FAA will test all this and the MAX will be the safest plane it its class when it returns to service early October.

Is the class "planes that killed 300 people in last year" ?

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by gregpodpl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17836

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

news from 3 days ago: The Czech aviation watchdog said on Tuesday it was looking into an incident in which a Smartwings plane flew on one engine for more than two hours instead of seeking a nearby airport to land. (...) “We are shocked, it is unprecedented in our view in terms of the crew behaviour,...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

pdp wrote:
I know it's The Sun, but...
Anyone fancy a job as Cabin Crew Director at LOT?

Looks like The Sun is correct here.

And to be precise - she was an executive director of "LOT Cabin Crew" - separate company, responsible for hiring cabin crew for LOT on the cheap, mostly in b2b model.

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by gregpodpl
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
Where is LO getting all the slots for these winter increases? I thought the airport was maxed out or is it only in summer?

I think it's maxed out only at the certain times of the day.

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by gregpodpl
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 10742

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Polish government just approved 300M PLN (70.47M EUR) for pre-project phase of the new CPK airport. More railroads planned, and 200km/h and 15 minutes long train from Warsaw Central station.
Still no word on who and how will pay for the new airport.

(source in polish)

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by gregpodpl
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Dedicated Business class inside Europe is effectively dead. [...] As a user of business class intra-Europe I'd like to add that because of how horrible the pitch is I'm avoiding LH and BA. And for that reason I'm also avoiding connecting on long haul on LH and BA. On both of those airlines there is...

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by gregpodpl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 10742

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

2 euro cents from WAW - my home airport. I hope this project will never happen, and will get cancelled. They have huge and ambitious plans: big airport, 1600km of new railways and hundred of kilometers of new highways. And this is Poland - where almost all infrastructural projects are delayed for ye...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10634

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Impressive effort, and great pictures. This is how it should be done. I'm also interested in who was funding it. Quote from: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/air-france/researchers-find-salvage-missing-air-france-airbus-a380-engine-part/ "That part will now be sent to the...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Airbus 50 Years Family Flight, behind the scenes
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Video: Airbus 50 Years Family Flight, behind the scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6w-DXiZpk

Question: at 55sec mark - what plane are they getting into? Beluga XL?
https://youtu.be/JS6w-DXiZpk?t=55

thanks
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Runway28L wrote:
I've now edited in the full video that was just posted on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6w-DXiZpk

Question: at 55sec mark - what plane are they getting into? Beluga XL?
https://youtu.be/JS6w-DXiZpk?t=55

thanks

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by gregpodpl
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122408

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Tiny correction for WAW-MIA: it will be (as on other routes) mix of -8 and -9. -9 is already schedule for June 5th.

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by gregpodpl
Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7630

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

opticalilyushin wrote:
The jet is otherwise as reliable as it's western competitors.

And how do we know that ? There is a limited number of planes in the air, not flying that much, I don't think there is enough data in to make this call.

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by gregpodpl
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FR24 not available
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: FR24 not available

https://twitter.com/flightradar24

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