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by StTim
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 52
Views: 9048

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Never work will it. All governments (at many levels) find ways to support sectors they believe important. Hard to stop.

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by StTim
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 52
Views: 9048

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Wouldn't a better ruling be to prohibit both Airbus and Boeing from receiving any sort of government subsidies or loans? It would need to be wider ranging than that. Govt, State, city etc. One argument I have heard is that the State tax reductions Boeing get are not government subsidies but state o...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I think the crackeed wing ribs were not related to the final load test issue. The testing that should have picked it up was the fatigue testing - not the ultimate strength testing. Yup. my understanding too. But the fatigue test would not have exposed it either as it does not do temp cycles that we...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I think the crackeed wing ribs were not related to the final load test issue. The testing that should have picked it up was the fatigue testing - not the ultimate strength testing.

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by StTim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 373989

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

minilinde wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 352 (JL#4) flew to XFW for paint #AIB02NP


Are all A350's painted in XFW? Interested in MSN358 (SK #1). Any updates on that frame?


Most are painted in TLS but some go to XFW

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by StTim
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I have a question, I believe the 777X changed the window size from the 777, what effect would this have had and would it be related? Since this was a cargo door, the windows would have no effect. Neither would the thinner sidewalls since the cargo door is below the floor and the windows and thinner...

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by StTim
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yes. Due to the ongoing trade dispute with the US, we can't be sure it was purely due to safety concerns. If the FAA approves the MAX in October, I'd bet the October trade talks have a lot to do with how quicky China follows. Nope. Let's no twist an uncomfortable truth. CAAC asked Boeing for additi...

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by StTim
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11617

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

Must be a mistake

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by StTim
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I believe if you research it - that you will find that all the most recent court rulings protect passwords for general data/File review under the 5th Amendment if you are withing the USA (Border protection for someone entering the USA and not yet in it has had mixed legal results to date). It is tr...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What line did Boeing cross? They allowed a system to be designed tested and certified that went rogue on the failure of a single sensor. To compound this they argued successfully to most certification bodies that the system was such that the pilots did not need to be informed. If the MCAS had been ...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What line did Boeing cross? They allowed a system to be designed tested and certified that went rogue on the failure of a single sensor. To compound this they argued successfully to most certification bodies that the system was such that the pilots did not need to be informed. If the MCAS had been c...

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by StTim
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8892

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

The must work bully culture is a root cause of a lot of this problem.

Yes it is difficult. We want pilots to report but if they do they may lose their jobs. Ok so what is the support structure after that? Nothing? Well they won’t self report then. We must support people who are ill. End of!

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by StTim
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8892

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Mental health issues are just that - health issues. No one is immune from potentially getting them. Until the public see them as that rather than stigmatise them we will not move forward in people being able to self report. Pilots know that self reporting mental issues especially suicidal ideation ...

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by StTim
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8892

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Mental health issues are just that - health issues. No one is immune from potentially getting them.

Until the public see them as that rather than stigmatise them we will not move forward in people being able to self report.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I was the FAA I wouldn't give two hoots what Boeing might say. Boeing are a private company - not an arm of government. The FAA has an obligation to the public (including Boeing) to allow this plane back in the air as soon as possible (safely of course). You can bet that they are close communica...

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by StTim
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yep. By announcing their fix release and hiring plans, they're putting bounds on the time needed for FAA review. They can try to influence the FAA - I suspect that the FAA this time will not be influenced by pressure from Boeing. But the pressure is being applied through the media. It will pit the ...

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by StTim
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I was the FAA I wouldn't give two hoots what Boeing might say. Boeing are a private company - not an arm of government.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Can't believe that Boeing is making these plans public without any definitive timeline from the FAA. If I was the FAA I would not be pleased.. Yep. By announcing their fix release and hiring plans, they're putting bounds on the time needed for FAA review. They can try to influence the FAA - I suspe...

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by StTim
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We expect old ladies and old men (me) to do fairly complicated things with their car in less than 4 seconds. People die when they don't. And most of us expect them to quit driving before they cause an accident. Contrary to popular legends most people do quit driving at about the right time. Relevan...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78658

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

They changed the 358 to be a simple shrink. That was when it became uncompetitive

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by StTim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 64
Views: 9287

Re: A320neo vs B737max

With each passing year (even before the MAX crashes), it seems more and more unlikely that Boeing will regain its dominant position in narrowbody aircraft. I would think the Max 10 is pretty competitive and probably has better availability, once actually available, than the A321. But when was the l...

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by StTim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78658

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I am sure I read at the time that the ULR used the same tank volume as the -1000 and that it was not maxed out.

Of course I cannot find that now.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273822

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Now that language sounds like it comes from a Boeing source. For a Qantas source to use compelling would imply they are sold on it and for an insider that would be a huge leak to give.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Also remember the training regime for the MAX was devised by Boeing to not require hands on simulator training AND MCAS was effectively hidden from most operators and pilots. Now when the accident reports come out the will be many recommendations including pilot training, fault reporting, maintenanc...

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by StTim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28840

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

Luck and skill played their part. Pleased to hear all survived.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134917

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

no. 350 series is too costly. EK hasn't been at all interested in this frame, and only took a handful of them because of their deposit situation with the A380. If the 380 hadn't gone through this discontinuation, EK would not have these airbus widebodies. Adding extra range via reduced payload *doe...

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by StTim
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 527
Views: 130642

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

It also gives the opportunity for line upgrades as well as maintenance- without disrupting line operations.

Plus you get line staff who are properly refreshed as well. I know that in an anathema to many people in the USA but most of the world looks after their staff.

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by StTim
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 11971

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

Do we know it was a wide body flight?

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by StTim
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20895

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Wasn't there an A350 that aborted its take off (and I mean the plane rather than the crew) as it identified they were starting from a different point than the calculated position due to a late ATC request to do an intersection departure?

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by StTim
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility
Replies: 19
Views: 4064

Re: Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility

Still a long way from Q3 2020 though.

Airbus doing their normal steady, find issue, analyse, resolve, continue approach. Not spectacular but hopefully less rework and better long term quality.

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by StTim
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 166
Views: 25819

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

this is all internal accounting and accounting for Tax Purposes. Boeing hasn't lost a public DIME. Not true. What the Programme Accounting did is allow Boeing to declare profits in the early years when the huge deferred cost was being run up. Now however as the deferred cost is being wound down the...

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by StTim
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So they are going to check the the flying FCC against the standby one - and if there is a disagreement auto switch over? What if the standby FCC is the one that has developed a fault?

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by StTim
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air
Replies: 15
Views: 2360

Re: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air

There is also the issue of failure in a pneumatic vs hydraulic system. As air is compressible should say the accumulation break when at high pressure you have an explosion. With hydraulic systems a similar situation results in a leak only.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9680

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

The supply chain for an aircraft is vast and complex.

The ceo cannot just state I want to go from rate 5 to rate 25 in a year and it will be acheived.

Go too fast and quality will suffer.

I am sure Airbus are working hard to improve the production rate.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15903

Re: Tower Air

The misfortune to fly them when they were wet leasing a classic to Zambia Airways. Very very late so missed connection in Lusaka to Harare. Next flight was 27 hours later...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

So it is standard practice for Boeing to start building airplanes destined to customers even before the prototype makes its first flight? of course. Same for Airbus too. They don't just wait for certification to be complete and say 'ok, now let's build some of these' Of course they do but I cannot ...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

CX Flyboy wrote:
StTim wrote:
How long and how costly was the rework on the terrible teens?


But that was an unusual event and not the standard to which normal and future certification programs should be scheduled to.


Agree - unusual and I doubt this will be anywhere near as bad. But we do not know what testing will show.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

How long and how costly was the rework on the terrible teens?

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by StTim
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208004

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

How many will they have produced before certification completes?

A lot of inventory with potential rework required.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It is also a dangerous game for the FAA to certify if the other agencies are not ready to also certify. I do not think (at least from EASA) that there will be pettiness but I also do not think they will be bullied into certification.

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by StTim
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X high lift system
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: 777X high lift system

(...) On ailerons - the stiffer Airbus wings allow just out board devices as you do not get roll reversal. The Boeing wing has both outboard and the flaperon inboard because of the potential for roll reversal. Dear StTim, I have one question about "roll reversal" and the need for inbord a...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Too much gloom and doom imho. If there is one firm on the globe that can fix this quickly it is Boeing. To be honest this is not getting better for Boeing. I originally expected them to have resolved the issues by now and even with the long lead times in aviation be flying or close to flying again....

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by StTim
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X high lift system
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: 777X high lift system

I think we are confusing Flaps and Ailerons. The 777X is does have a split on the outer flap that I do not think was there for the 777. This may well be a factor due to the different design philosophy on Boeing wings which leads to a more flexible wing and so as hitower3 postulates the change may be...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X high lift system
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: 777X high lift system

There must be significant benefit to the 777X to split the outer flaps into two sections - adding additional flap tracks is not good for the overall aerodynamics so the benefit must be somewhere....

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by StTim
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3682
Views: 479667

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I sometimes wonder how many on here have ever read through an accident report produced by the NTSB or the AAIB (the ones I have read are from these two agencies). They are factual dry documents. They produce many recommendations and these are usually spread across the spectrum of those involved. I h...

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by StTim
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 6959

Re: BA using remote gates

Had a remote gate at AUH for an EY flight to Hyderabad.

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by StTim
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 113599

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I don’t think even Boeing are saying they will clear the backlog in 2020 and they still think the Max will be flying in October.

It will fly again but my money is on the grounding lasting around a year give or take.

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by StTim
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 6959

Re: BA using remote gates

BA use remote stands at T5 as part of normal operations.

It is no big deal really.

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by StTim
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 373989

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Kindanew wrote:
marcelh wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 326 (BA#1) on its delivery flight as BA9151. #294. #59 in 2019. #6 in July

And heading for Chateauroux. Some additional crew training?


Range maxed out already?

You win post of the day with that one. :D

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