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by amstone17
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 58
Views: 7368

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

I feel like the idea around this would be more interesting if they went somewhere interesting, not just giving people a taste of flying. Like when Qantas and ANZ were doing occasional Antarctica tours (just don't repeat what happened to that DC-10) I miss flying, but if I was going to pay a bunch of...

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by amstone17
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 103
Views: 11672

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Delta is currently taking delivery of an A350 N514DN the plane is flying now (DL9975) you’d expect this to go from TLS to ATL right? No, it’s going to NRT instead. This seems very unusual and uneconomical unless there’s a benefit for DL, is this a way to get around the tariffs or is there a genuine...

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by amstone17
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JZA8615 TSB report released
Replies: 47
Views: 6223

Re: JZA8615 TSB report released

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54016277 The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released its report on the Jazz Dash 8 that collided with a fuel truck at YYZ last year. Of note is the fact that many passengers ignored the crew's instructions to remain seated and pressured the FAs to...

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by amstone17
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 12873

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

https://simpleflying.com/easyjet-sued-passenger-moved/ Good luck to her. I'm a regular Easyjet passenger and a big fan but it's the 21st century and they should have had a clear policy on this sort of nonsense (if you don't want a woman sitting next to you, get off the aircraft) instead of apparent...

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by amstone17
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9047

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Great clip.

Il-62s were rather under powered for their size. I think even the VIP ones would have trouble climbing at any sort of reasonable rate

Love the comment under the clip "We paid for full runway, we use full runway!"

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by amstone17
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5313

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

BBD got out of the commercial aerospace sector, selling off all its programs in a very bold move and in a very short time span, right before this crisis hit. Did they get lucky or was it just a smart business decision? Will they get back in given that all the others are in trouble while they've got...

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by amstone17
Fri May 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3819

Re: air canada / airtransat

LMFNINJA wrote:
Anything is better than Rouge. Undoubtedly the most hated Canadian airline.


Uh, you seem to have misspelled Swoop/Flair. Rouge has been a huge success for AC and was doing very well before the pandemic hit, taking a lot of business back from Sunwing/Transat/Westjet on the leisure routes.

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by amstone17
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A318 Lands on St. Helena
Replies: 29
Views: 13289

Re: Titan A318 Lands on St. Helena

Can anyone explain why st Helena airport has an air traffic control tower. Probably same reason Barra Airport in Scotland has one. Typically airport operators, even if they have ridiculously low traffic, like having something like a tower where they can see the full airfield for operational and eme...

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by amstone17
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6724

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

Manufacturers continually do all sorts of work on existing models, including software upgrades, structural fixes for problems that crop up, training tweaks, all sorts of things. Some prime examples include things like the high profile battery issues 787s had early on, requiring fixes and changes in ...

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by amstone17
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 extra seats for the taking on A220
Replies: 29
Views: 4928

Re: 3 extra seats for the taking on A220

Airbus has become very good at making galleys and lavs just big enough that the UN will not classify them as inhumane torture devices to make more space for seats... Then again, I suppose this is what the airlines want. Boeing has been at it as well, the 737-900 being notorious for having one of th...

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by amstone17
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN - Changing cruise altitudes could cut climate impact in half
Replies: 14
Views: 5570

Re: CNN - Changing cruise altitudes could cut climate impact in half

Please stick to aviation discussion here. Discussion about climate change should occur in the Non Aviation Forum. ✈️ atcsundevil Odd statement to make, this is an aviation story that happens to have a climate change factor. It belongs here just fine. People want to discuss a proposal to change crui...

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by amstone17
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30342

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

I can't imagine...circling for hours on likely one engine. Surprised they just don't land overweight? But if the gear is damaged you want those tanks as empty as you can get them. You typically don't screw around landing overweight if you already have reports of damage to landing gear, especially i...

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by amstone17
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27937

Re: A321 P2F first flight

A320/A321P2F will be a game changer on on the narrow bodied jet freighter market, especially since B737F and B757F do not have containerised lower deck capabilities. Considering how popular the 757 has been as a freighter, that point appears to be irrelevant to freight haulers. It's not irrelevant....

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by amstone17
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16500

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

100/1 outsider SuperJet with 125 seats. Now hear me out...They're geographically close to Russia and all the other components are easily accessible in Europe nearby. maybe make it 1000/1 outsider. Problem with the SSJ is just a terrible lack of support once an aircraft is sold to an operator. there...

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by amstone17
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 16148

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Please stop with the 757. The program was shut down and it would be far from simple or relatively inexpensive to produce it again. It would also be too heavy. Why 'too heavy'? The 757's fuselage is the same as the 737. Converting the 737 line in Renton to 757, and stuffing 737 electronics into the ...

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by amstone17
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 16148

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Here's my armchair CEO offer for Boeing product line up: - 757 next-gen (will easily accommodate LEAP and future engines) - 767 next-gen (love how light that frame is) - 787 - 777X Simple and relatively inexpensive. Comments? 757 can never be re-built. Boeing got rid of everything they need to make...

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by amstone17
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A A380 wouldn't work for outsized cargo would it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: A A380 wouldn't work for outsized cargo would it?

Since nobody has suggested it I'm assuming it wouldn't be viable to remove the floor between the upper & lower decks to use a A380 for oversized freight by cutting a large door in the side? I imagine too much reinforcement would be needed to make it a economically sound idea? Just throwing the ...

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by amstone17
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Russian military aircraft always featured on front page
Replies: 9
Views: 2680

Re: Russian military aircraft always featured on front page

Is there some Airliners.Net requirement that there must always be at least one photograph of a Russian military aircraft (usually a fighter or helicopter) in the Top 5 and/or Photographer’s Choice at any given moment? Don’t get me wrong, the pictures are generally superb, and no I’m not arguing wit...

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by amstone17
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: Plane identification

Well there's no link to what you're talking about, or the screen shots didn't load properly, so not sure.

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by amstone17
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 6902

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

As we all know, the 737 max 8 and Boeing have suffered a huge PR black eye over the entire way the crashes, investigation, grounding and implementation of a potential fix have been mismanaged. It brings to my memory the way the disasters the DC-10 suffered and the subsequent investigations that rev...

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by amstone17
Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

No, they aren't designed to have winglets. Boeing has been very clear about the difference between the raked tips and winglets, and their applications. For the 777 and 787 they will always be raked wing tips that are better suited for long haul fuel savings Winglets will remain on the shorter haul p...

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by amstone17
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5422

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Mostly you see this from airlines that have a mixed source for their fleets. Many airlines purchased a set of aircraft, then wanted more but couldn't get any from the manufacturer for any list of reasons, and looked to other sources, picked up what they could. Some airlines also have a lot of leased...

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by amstone17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia FD528 360 degrees circle en route today and yesterday
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: AirAsia FD528 360 degrees circle en route today and yesterday

Looks like they needed to hold here and there to adjust to a very busy arrival schedule. Look at all the Kunming arrivals right now, there is a very busy lineup of aircraft coming in, and the airport is experiencing significant arrival delays, so when they do get a window to land, everyone has to be...

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by amstone17
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A320 NEO “Bandit/Racoon” Cockpit Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 3371

Re: Iberia A320 NEO “Bandit/Racoon” Cockpit Mask

AC has it with their new livery. Even the Boeing aircraft. It's not the same thing. OP was talking about the black framing that Airbus introduced on the A350, then the A330 Neo, and now seems to be applying it to everything https://noticiasaereas.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/primer-airbus-a320neo...

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by amstone17
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A320 NEO “Bandit/Racoon” Cockpit Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 3371

Re: Iberia A320 NEO “Bandit/Racoon” Cockpit Mask

Airbus is moving ahead with this on all their aircraft. Saw something about not having to deal with various airline paint schemes for trim pieces when replacing glass units. First displayed on the A350, then it ended up on the A330 NEO, now it's showing up on just about everything. Every parts wareh...

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