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by workhorse
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 53
Views: 5281

Re: SAS growth in the future

I agree with SASViking. I would also add CPH–ICN to the list. I'm not sure about BKK as Thai Airways and Norwegian already operate on this route. The same goes for DEL as Air India already flies to CPH and ARN. CPH–KIX? Maybe. SAS flew this route in the '90s so presumably, there's some demand. Unfo...

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by workhorse
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 52205

Re: SAS new livery?

I don't mean to be rude but shouldn't a company prioritize things that are quick to refurbish and drive shareholder value? Just providing an alternative thought. Let me give you an example. You are inviting your colleagues for dinner. Maybe they wouldn't be your best friends if they weren't your co...

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by workhorse
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 52205

Re: SAS new livery?

This thing hasn't even been released and people are judging it. Perhaps because we all know that it will be another beancounter-driven-two-colors-predominantly-white-quick-to-repaint-good-for-shareholders-value-streamlined-and-optimized crap? Because over the past years, we have been so used to be ...

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by workhorse
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 11938

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

Nothing really new here TBH.... The big news to me is this is happening from Brussels Midi and not Brussels Main (Centraal). I mean, has anyone realized JUST HOW SHADY the station and surrounding neighborhood is??? I'd think about going there alone whilst having to drag my cases along, and [obvious...

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by workhorse
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 11938

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

LYS is a good example of airports whose transport options seems good at first sight but are really not if you look further. It has an high-speed station where trains are mostly coming from Paris or further south in the Rhone valley. So, few people would use them to catch flight as they have airport...

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by workhorse
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 87
Views: 23361

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

bevan7 wrote:
Has anybody spoken to her or the guy in the car to find out their story?


...and, most importantly, what does she think about the new LH livery? :duck:

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by workhorse
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14904

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

chunhimlai wrote:
They should purchase an UK airline and rebrand as Jetblue Europe
And start their business to Europe


I see a bit of a problem here.

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by workhorse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)
Replies: 13
Views: 6034

Re: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)

HAWKXP wrote:
Will this force Aeroflot into bankruptcy? And then force all airlines worldwide to follow? Downfall of all civilization?


No, but you can fully expect the entire world's fleet of 77Ws to be grounded. :devil:

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by workhorse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 24161

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

1. Basically every airline with 777s is taking them to 10-abreat, aside from Delta and 1 or 2 Japanese carriers I believe To be totally precise, only one Japanese airline operates 777s in 9-abreast (JAL) and even they do have some 10 abreast non-ER 777s that they use on domestic flights. ANA has tu...

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by workhorse
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8332

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

cedarjet wrote:
workhorse wrote:
Greta Thunberg is a great example to all of us and all Swedes should be (and are) super proud of her.


Yes, right. Proudly taking the train to Kastrup to catch a flight from there. Amen.

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by workhorse
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8332

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

These last years, there are so much things that Denmark got right and Sweden got wrong. It's a great country full of great people, but they definitely have to do something about the image they project to the world. Who would want to have a hub in the land of Greta Thunberg?

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by workhorse
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18345

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Why do we never hear about such incidents in Switzerland and on LX? They have FOUR official languages and yet somehow get around it.

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by workhorse
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 10032

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG

I can also see both sides involved if this was a case of sabotage as well You've got a problem when your act of terror / sabotage can be interpreted both in your favor and the adverse camp's. Hey, after all, maybe they did it together?! I can imagine it: "Hi guys, we want to sabotage CX's plan...

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by workhorse
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 10032

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YVZ to HKG

The reason this made the news is apparently this IS an act of sabotage by some of the pro-HK independence CX employees I suspect this is sabotage by pro-Chinese ground crew at YYZ. :scratchchin: I think we have a bit of a problem here. :idea: Maybe the first plane was sabotaged by pro-independence ...

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25443

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I think you answered your own question. You basically described the 757 as an entirely different aircraft from the 737. (Different wings, engines, landing gear, nose)... You also missed: Different philosophy, different fuel systems, different hydraulics, different cockpit, different empennage, diff...

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25443

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

For a cfrp folding wing for the A32X is that a clean sheet or a product development? It's a bit of a philosophical question. Is the 757 a clean sheet design or a development of the 737? After all, it has the same cross section, the same configuration, but a longer fuselage, different wing and engin...

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25443

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

My :twocents: . The next Airbus aircraft will have the fuselage cross section of the A320 in order to be assembled on the existing 32S lines. It will have a longer fuselage than the A321 (somewhere between the 757-300 and the DC8-60). It will have a new composite wing that will have a significantly ...

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7787

Re: SU / KL IL-62

I noticed the IL-62 seemed to have more toilets than American designed aircraft of similar capacity. Do Russias Design Engineers consider biological needs to be more important than American design engineers. Or are America’s lavatory designs more user friendly to get in and out of quickly than the ...

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by workhorse
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19276

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

What is sure is that their ORY-PEK flight, which was supposed to restart in May, never came back.

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by workhorse
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

As AeroMexico made MEX-ICN non-stop HU should do the SAME to their PEK-MEX flight instead of stopping in TIJ. Surely they can weight restrict is west-bound out of MEX (ICN & NRT are nearly the same distance and the ICN flight flies over China sometimes before turning into ICN). If only you both...

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

If this happens, I would think CA would want to avoid stopping over in US or Canada, given the current relationship between China and the two countries. Stopping over at MEX seems to be an option? MEX is a bit off route and CA already flies there. Maybe PTY? PEK-PTY is 110 miles shorter than PER-LH...

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

raylee67 wrote:
If this happens, I would think CA would want to avoid stopping over in US or Canada, given the current relationship between China and the two countries.

Stopping over at MEX seems to be an option?


MEX is a bit off route and CA already flies there.

Maybe PTY?

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by workhorse
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

What about the future "Project Sunrise" aircraft (whatever it will be)? Would an aircraft capable to fly SYD-LHR-SYD non-stop, be also able to do PEK-BOG-PEK (taking into account winds, air routes and BOG's altitude)?

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by workhorse
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 2191

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

Indeed, only a couple driving hours from the stunning Pyrénées or the Mediterranean coast, with the douceur and joie de vivre under the soleil du midi, beautiful old streets of Toulouse, vibrant cultural life, warm chocolatines, fine wines... who wouldn't like that? Hamburg isn't a bad place neither.

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by workhorse
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 9670

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

As someone who have recently started a helicopter thread in Tech/Ops, I can only support this idea.

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by workhorse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

For storage, especially on a carrier, 2 blades have some advantage as well. Else you need a folding blade - which has of course been done, but adds complexity and hence weight. Rotor inertia is NOT about weight. It is about weight distribution. A solid disk that is 1 inch thick and 12 inches diamet...

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by workhorse
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

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

The best airport I have ever connected in is Atlanta. Airports don't necessarily need to be pretty, they just need to be functional and intuitive. Detroit, as far as I am concerned. You can't get more simple and more efficient than that: one looooooong terminal building with gates all along on both...

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by workhorse
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3740

Re: Bamboo A330?

Now, THAT is a sure way to beat the CFRP on the 787!

:mrgreen: :duck:

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by workhorse
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10320

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

This is an incredible recovery effort. Side note: I've always assumed part of the reason Air Greenland paints their aircraft bright red is to help locate parts easier if they end up on the Greenland ice. Exactly. In USSR/Russia, the northern division of Aeroflot had a special livery too, where the ...

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by workhorse
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 17548

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

AY081 HEL0045 - 1335PKX AY082 PKX0155 - 0535HEL The heavens have blessed us (well, me at least)! I have been dreaming about this for years. Thank you, AY, thank you, I mean REALLY THANK YOU! I will fly on AY081 on the way there and on AY086 (PEK1055 - 1415HEL) on the way back. Not arriving in the w...

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by workhorse
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs

BUD-PEK, BUD-ICN Oh, man, that would be SO great! There was the Finnair CEO quote in the other thread saying that the cost of Russian overflight rights makes smaller planes such as the A321 unprofitable on routes to East Asia, but who knows, maybe what's not good for Finnair is good enough for Wizz...

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by workhorse
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public notice
Replies: 19
Views: 3054

Re: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public no

Slot restrictions? They couldn’t get a better time? Or am I wrong and Chinese carriers aren’t affected by those. Well, slot restrictions are definitely a thing in China, but one could think that CA should be able to find a couple of slots in the afternoon for such a high profile route (especially n...

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by workhorse
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public notice
Replies: 19
Views: 3054

Re: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public no

Pfff. And again a schedule with arrivals in the wee hours.

When will they understand that not anyone fancies arriving at 04:55 after an 11 hours fight?

Sorry, CA, I like you (route grabbing described by the OP notwithstanding), but I will rather connect in CDG or FRA or ICN or anywhere else.

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by workhorse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 125019

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

lightsaber wrote:
The xLR will have 3800nm to 3900 nm of still air range:


Are you sure? Didn't the LR already have 4000nm still air range?

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by workhorse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

A rotor blade operates in the wake turbulence of the preceding rotor blade, which reduces efficiency. The more blades in a rotor, the closer the blades will be, hence more wake turbulence for each blade. Makes sense. I guess that as the helicopter becomes heavier, this benefit becomes less relevant...

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by workhorse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern starts Vienna
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: China southern starts Vienna

URC could be an ideal hub for Europe-China links. It is just close enough to Europe to be able to make rotations to any European city with one aircraft (7-9 hours). Also, it lays on the Southern track between Europe and China (anywhere in Europe <-> Moscow <-> Shumerlya <-> Bazarnye Mataki <-> Oktya...

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by workhorse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

auto-rotation capabiliies also needed "stored" torque moment (dont know how to say in english) may be some point here I see what you mean. Logically, the heavier the rotor, the more inertia you get (of course within reasonable limits). Also, having more blades may help to alleviate eventu...

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by workhorse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

What are the benefits of a 2 blade rotor such as used, for example, on the Bell UH-1/204/205/212/etc, other than being cheaper and producing the iconic "Hollywood helicopter" sound? The auto-rotation capabilities must be worse than with 3, 4 or more blades, aren't they? Rotation speed must...

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by workhorse
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28100

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

during the turn, the airplane climbed up to 40,000 feet, which was close to its limit. the reason for the climb was to accelerate the effects of depressurizing the airplane, causing the rapid incapacitation and death of everyone in the cabin. With all due respect, hasn't this been debunked on this ...

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by workhorse
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2515

Re: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?

The Havana flight is not only a leisure flight, there's quite a bit of business ties between Russia and Cuba.

PUJ and CUN, on the other hand, were 100% leisure destinations, so bad yields and the fact that these last years there's a trend in Russia for domestic holidays have sealed their fate.

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by workhorse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7026

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Is that inconsistency something you have noticed within one airline on one type? Yep. And even one flight. For example, there was a year when I flew the same ORY-NCE on Tuesdays and NCE-ORY on Fridays every week on EZY so overall I have cumulated more than 40 of them. The flap retraction occurred a...

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by workhorse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7026

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

There is NO aerodynamic "drag" at taxi speeds. There are no aerodynamic forces acting on ANYTHING at taxi speeds, period. I would be most curious to know where on EARTH Cathay777300ER is getting this notion. The only "drag" on a taxiing jet, if you want to call it that, would be...

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by workhorse
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7026

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Another interesting question is why there is an inconsistency on when the flaps are retracted. Some pilots retract them immediately after leaving the runway while others (within the same airline) taxi with full flaps almost all the way to the gate. Shouldn't there be a checklist saying something lik...

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by workhorse
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?

When I first saw the title I thought it was about flight safety regarding the SFO crash. Which brings the question: does anyone know what has been done at OZ following that unfortunate event? Any changes to the training system? CRM? Corporate culture? They brought a safety professional from ANA to ...

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by workhorse
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?

When I first saw the title I thought it was about flight safety regarding the SFO crash.

Which brings the question: does anyone know what has been done at OZ following that unfortunate event? Any changes to the training system? CRM? Corporate culture?

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by workhorse
Thu May 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3304

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

I am struck with awe by the amount of brainpower that went into finding that name.

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by workhorse
Sat May 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 39
Views: 9327

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

Unpopular opinion but IMO the barcode livery, both the old and new versions, are rare examples of an all-white livery that actually seems to work somehow. It used to work before they added the totally unneeded twist to the barcode on the tail, changed the company name from Air France to "airfr...

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by workhorse
Sat May 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19592

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I am sure they only did this because of the price.

Pepsi has agreed to sell them their products at a loss (all subsidized by the leftie NY government, of course).

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by workhorse
Thu May 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A340?
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A3

Also, you have to take into account that in the 90's Russia, the Il-96 was simply too big.

What was the main long haul aircraft of Aeroflot at that time? The A310. Only in the 2000's they started switching to 330s and 77Ws.

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by workhorse
Mon May 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16534

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

As someone who regularly flies to/from/in China, this is good news for me. Maybe it's the only good news about what's happening, but still a good one.

Less of those Crampliners in the skies... Now, if only we could do the same in Europe...

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