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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39122

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Sorry I know this is OT, but what sort of real world range could be expected from a 247t/251t A339? Do you have more information on the 252t MTOW A330neo? OT: The A339 is currently being offered at an intermediate 247T MTOW. Presumably, Airbus and the certification agencies have agreed on this tenta...

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by Armodeen
Sat May 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154451

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I counted 15 seconds for the gear to come up and the gear doors to close. That's a long time to be floating before contact with the runway on the nacelles. It kinda' looks like the MLG doors hang well below the engine nacelles during cycling? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4DjtMwGV38 https://youtu...

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by Armodeen
Sat May 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7016

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Deepgreen wrote:
Thanks. Was the reg. a coincidence then, as the sticker looks fresh from the photo on FR24 accompanying the flight details?


It will be deliberate. It came in from Tianjin this morning, presumably with medical supplies.

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by Armodeen
Thu May 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21528

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

Don’t worry they took money from the UK government too, and THEN made all the job cuts anyway!!! https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/05/07/has-british-airways-taken-a-government-bailout/ IAG have got a god damn cheek haven't they. Take state aid from Spain, don't do anything in the UK, put 12,000 sta...

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by Armodeen
Sun May 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh Canceled: EAA Cancels 2020 AirVenture
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Oshkosh Canceled: EAA Cancels 2020 AirVenture

Makes sense. All non essential mass gatherings will be cancelled until after the summer at least.

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by Armodeen
Sun May 03, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8159

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

In the majority of the world healthcare workers are salaried and haven't had their wages cut. I don't doubt we will be flying again by Christmas, but a significantly reduced schedule and with lower load factors. Personally I would probably take flights again by then. And what if a vaccine cannot be ...

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by Armodeen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71389

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

lightsaber wrote:
Obviously, the current crisis will delay. We will see the purchase renegotiated later, the only question, is will Airbus negotiate seriously?


A more pressing question is, will IAG need those aircraft in the short/medium term? Probably not.

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12307

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

Also, aircraft seats cannot in any way be used as hospital beds for anything other than a few hrs at a time. ICU beds are complex pieces of equipment, even the mattress is specific to long term use. Not to mention the great difficulties in adequately cleaning a business class bed including the mecha...

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12307

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

Generally the problem is not suitable space, but staff and equipment. At least in developed countries.

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 812
Views: 102194

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz was one of the best placed airlines in Europe financially before this, with plenty of liquidity compared to many of the others. If anyone will survive this it is gonna be Wizz. And what happens once all this passes and when they have to face their competition which got state aid? They will be ...

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 812
Views: 102194

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz was one of the best placed airlines in Europe financially before this, with plenty of liquidity compared to many of the others. If anyone will survive this it is gonna be Wizz.

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by Armodeen
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Wizzair (W6) en route to TSE
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: 3 Wizzair (W6) en route to TSE

HA-LVH (one of the A321neos in this group) flew the same route last week, stopping in TSE en route to Beijing.

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by Armodeen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175747

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Persuading the UK to prop up a company owned by a tax-dodging expat sitting on a £4bn pile and a US major with shareholders hungry months to feed, will be difficult. This opinion is popular but a little grating. While SRB had a before crash net worth of £4bn, it is certainly significantly less now....

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privately owned IAI1124A Westwind overshoots runway at Manila Airport, Philippines
Replies: 20
Views: 5585

Re: Privately owned IAI1124A Westwind overshoots runway at Manila Airport, Philippines

Urgh. Wonder if they were overloaded or had COG issues? Terrible tragedy to add to this awful situation in general.

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by Armodeen
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough airshow 2020 cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Farnborough airshow 2020 cancelled

Expect RIAT to be cancelled too.

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: U.S. Airline Industry Request $50 Billion Dollar Bailout

Bail out everyone. This is an unprecedented situation and one that is impossible to mitigate through planning. The implications of the whole industry (and many many others) all failing causing mass unemployment are wide ranging, and threaten the very fabric of society as we know it. The governments ...

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

It’s not business, it’s a once in a generation global catastrophe. Businesses can not mitigate for this. They will need propping up with public money to avoid untold damage to the very fabric of society for the next decade! Do you want 50% unemployment? Mass defaulting on mortgages etc? The threat t...

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by Armodeen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11282

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

But Monarch are dead and gone, and he did say first rate airline. The only other airline in the world to attempt to fully switch to from A320 fully to 737 MAX is long gone. Can you please let me know which was the other airline which switched from A320 to B737MAX? Silkair (MI) also converted from a ...

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about Royal Jordanian and Middle East Airlines operations and flight
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: Questions about Royal Jordanian and Middle East Airlines operations and flight

I recently visited both Jordan and Beirut using Ryanair via PFO for about €50 all in ... my take on MEA and RJ is that they’d rather fly empty, charge ridiculous airfares and take big subsidy kick backs from their governments to protect their employee pay and terms than actually compete or stimulat...

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by Armodeen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37950

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Problem is, the solid routes are/will be gobbled up by Loganair/Eastern before VS have even come close to a decision, let alone pressed ahead with it. They have the ability to expand to fill gaps and they are doing just that. The reality for VS is that any expansion in London is going to be incremen...

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by Armodeen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet

No worries. I already trawled the schedule looking for the fokker so I could catch it :P Some rarer types (i.e E145) will be making more regular visits to MAN in the future with all the changes, wonder what else I'll have the chance to bag? (J41 is on the to do list). It will be on a leased Fokker 1...

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by Armodeen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet

EIEIDW wrote:
It will be on a leased Fokker 100


No way!! Leased from whom? I was about to book this route when BE collapsed for early April. I have never flown on the F100 and had frankly given up hope of ever catching one. What are the chances?! My lucky day!

*edit* it shows as embraer 170 on my dates, gutted!

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by Armodeen
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24666

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

Airlines are gonna be massively hurting this year and probably the next. Rate cuts are gonna be happening across the board. The exception I guess will be the 320neo.

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by Armodeen
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112282

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Southampton today were scheduled to have 39 flybe and 4 non FlyBe departures. You don’t think they risk closure?! I think 6-7 flights total will operate from SOU today! Im wondering what the impact would be on the airports that had services from flybe such as southampton, cardiff, belfast etc. I pre...

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by Armodeen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112282

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Please do. Get a video if poss. The last dash into MAN just flew over my house on its way BHD-MAN.

The absolute last flight looks to be BEE3BU into LHR though.

SEU wrote:
BEE9DV looks to be the last one if reports are true. Hanover to MAN. I live near man, might nick out to see it.

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1437

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

https://flights.app.goo.gl/8CH2H
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Why don’t you look at cheaper options? Play about with google flights etc and see what you come up with? Quick example that took me 2 mins to find

https://flights.app.goo.gl/8CH2H

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1437

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

Just go for it. I've done a few day trips with Ryanair when they have sales on (I was one of the lucky ones who grabbed the £0.02 round trip fares around 10 years ago when they were doing crazy promotions) and I've done an out and back return from LHR to DUS when I had an 8hr layover at LHR...I used...

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by Armodeen
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12801

Re: MEA new livery

Oh my days, what have they done?! Lost the classy look of the previous livery.

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by Armodeen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13647

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

A lot of us who don’t live next to Heathrow are pretty exasperated by this whole situation. Just build the damn expansion already.

I can understand those living next door to LHR being against it though.

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by Armodeen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13423

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Obvious 789 order tbh. They made a mistake going for a split fleet and ordering 77Ws, and they seem to know it. 787 is the only one size fits all’ choice.

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by Armodeen
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 extra seats for the taking on A220
Replies: 29
Views: 4921

Re: 3 extra seats for the taking on A220

BA’s ‘densified’ A319s are exactly like that already. This was not on the list of the Bombardier team PIPs for the A220, the engineers were already working on. If the story was real (and not the just the wet dream/anticipation of someone else, "if an A321 get the air flex cabin than the A220 mu...

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by Armodeen
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12664

Re: *Triggered*: Bamboo Airways plans $5 billions order for 12 777Xs

Or they could just use the 789s they already have? If they really wanted to try their hand at ULR flying it would probably be cheaper and more prudent (in the short term) to source some used -200LRs for cheap (not exactly hot product) rather than convince lessors/financiers that an airline founded i...

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by Armodeen
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13434

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

Ionosphere wrote:
What a horrible name for an airline! Sounds like some sketchy Asian charter.


Nigerian you mean!

ACMI operator...yeah maybe! They could do ok out of it. Aircraft were cheap enough!

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by Armodeen
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12664

Re: Bamboo Airways Is Interested In The 777X For Vietnam to U.S. Flights

I give bamboo 2-3 years tops. 77X? Maybe try to carve out a niche before ordering the expensive Gucci toys guys.

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by Armodeen
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Nobody is debating the cause of the accident, clearly the decision to push the landing in the prevailing conditions is the primary cause. That the aircraft failed to protect its occupants as well as other frames (from the same manufacturer even) is a separate issue. What’s more interesting than the ...

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by Armodeen
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

How many million safe landings have 737NGs seen? You can bust up any plane when flown improperly. See Asiana 214, or WN 345 https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/southwest-pilot-fired-laguardia-crash-article-1.1474479 or AA 1420. https://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/03/us/9-dead-and-80-are-hurt-as...

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by Armodeen
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

Another week another 737 over run. This one looks absolutely destroyed though, fingers crossed everyone is ok. Amazing if there are no casualties from that!

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by Armodeen
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80452

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

The wife and I are watching! How exciting! Love a good first flight.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112282

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

APD should never have been a thing in the first place. Get rid, thanks!

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by Armodeen
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to start producing A321neo in Toulouse
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: Airbus to start producing A321neo in Toulouse

This is the obvious move. The A380 FAL is absolutely massive and could have multiple uses.

I expect this will pave the way for a future rate increase once the supply chain is sorted out.

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by Armodeen
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14859

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

scbriml wrote:
HIA350 wrote:
the 200 is too good to be replaced yet


It's getting on towards 22 years old and will be older when they eventually get their -800. I think the existing frame is leased.


He means in general.

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by Armodeen
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe on verge of collapse again?
Replies: 8
Views: 3061

Re: Flybe on verge of collapse again?

Such big news that it deserves its own thread/new thread to separate it from the takeover and near collapse last time IMO. Can call this one, FlyBe near collapse (2020 edition) :? Already under discussion in the 'Flybe update' thread. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420683&a...

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by Armodeen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190554

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

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, more and more shocking revelations are released. I’m stunned that Boeing would discourage customers from buying sims purely based on how it would look to other regional airlines, and thus effect their chances of further sales. If this was Lion, and one of ...

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by Armodeen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293348

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Who wants to take bets that Iran will say the FDR and CVR are damaged and no data can be downloaded.... I have a feeling Have you seen the photos of the FDR/CVR being recovered? They are smashed. I don't know which pictures you saw, but they look completely fine. Memory module on one of them seems ...

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by Armodeen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293348

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Who wants to take bets that Iran will say the FDR and CVR are damaged and no data can be downloaded....

I have a feeling


Have you seen the photos of the FDR/CVR being recovered? They are smashed.

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by Armodeen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28748

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Oh god are we going to have this discussion again. It’s like a net Groundhog Day.

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by Armodeen
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293348

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This. Calm people, knee jerk reactions are going ape here right now. RIP to those who undoubtedly lost their lives in this crash, if those videos are legitimate. Wow Iran I sure hope this isn't a terror attack or shoot down of an miss ID aircraft. Why would they shoot down an airplane legitimately t...

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by Armodeen
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28620

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Urgh. Go away BA, we don’t need you operating spoiler services at a loss for a couple of seasons and then disappearing and leaving us with nothing, again. Virgin seems to be making a genuine go at a long haul network from MAN and that is who needs to be supported for the benefit of the folks who liv...

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by Armodeen
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 31
Views: 8459

Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

You are probably spot on, I would say. I wonder if fatigue was an issue. It is a red eye 7 hour flight that departed three hours late that night. The pilots would have been at the edge of duty time limits and landing with their body clocks at 5am. Most likely the pilots had never been to Port Harcou...

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