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by Armodeen
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 69279

Re: MAN news - 2018

I feel it’s suited to Thomas Cook, especially if they could do a deal with Bangkok airways (etc) at the Thai end for local connections.

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by Armodeen
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 69279

Re: MAN news - 2018

BKK has stupid numbers, surely someone can make it work?!

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 468709

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 243 (PR#4) new engine run Thanks. The A350 Production List shows this frame had its first flight on 9/11/2018. Any issue which might have necessitated the " new " engine run? A swap from Airbus owned engines to the final customer engines? This sort of practice has been mentioned a few...

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 13970

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

vhtje wrote:
I had heard CX was removing F from some of their 777s


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Armodeen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5864

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Im one of the only local photographers here, check my bio. I was just at the airport and heard ATC ask one of the Boeing pilots what their plans were. BOE pilot said they are trying to get as many 787s out asap. Efforts to move the planes out started just after sunset here. Flightaware shows Boeing...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4460

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

IMO sitting in the front of the Y cabin is overrated. I've now started trying to pick seats in the back with the greater chance of getting an empty seat next to me. So far, I have a pretty good track record — better than when I bought or had access to E+. Exactly, the front seats aren't any better,...

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by Armodeen
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

I didn’t think that civilian operators do touch and gos for training with civil airplanes. Boeing does them during test flights sometimes. I've done touch and goes in a CRJ for training before. Its not common much anymore but it is done. It's something that's very common for locos here in Europe wh...

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by Armodeen
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 60
Views: 10903

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

:lol: I’m up for chipping in! 8-)

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11849

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

SCQ83 wrote:
BA should deploy that capacity in friendly, progressive and peaceful countries and cities in the region like TLV, JED or RUH.


I see what you did there :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15002

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. that "extensive screening" let...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15002

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing.

It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding.

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11874

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

Yeah as a Brit who's done the Mickey Mouse run a few times, we've always made a point to stay a week somewhere along the Gulf Coast prior to our return home. We've never just visited solely for the theme parks etc. Same. We do a week around Orlando and a week on the Gulf coast. I have a friend at w...

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by Armodeen
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.
Replies: 23
Views: 8771

Re: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.

Main deck PE is entirely between doors 1&2, it would be difficult and inefficient I guess to partition the already relatively small space. It’s probably easier to partition the upper deck. Why does Virgin Atlantic split the upper deck on the 747 between coach and premium? From a passengers persp...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Codeshare Agreements
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: MEA Codeshare Agreements

Seats on MEA are pretty cheap though even last minute on a lot of routes.

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12587

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

Hey guys, This flight is absolutely top of my aviation bucket list : I love using LCY and have never flown On an A318. I just have to get from Sydney first....d'oh! Cheers, Bunumuring Do it sooner rather than later, just in case. I did it and had a ball! I also reviewed the whole thing on airliners...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11874

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

We had a thread like this last week?

UA and AC also have large presences at LHR.

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12587

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

I note this was split from another thread to form this new one. As others have mentioned this flight takes a break every year at this time. Nothing to see here. Hey guys, This flight is absolutely top of my aviation bucket list : I love using LCY and have never flown On an A318. I just have to get f...

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7044

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

AirCalSNA wrote:
Makes me miss the good old days when people had a modicum of common sense and the crazy cat lady down the street wasn't allowed to bring her "emotional support animal" on a public conveyance.


This

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4890

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

With Trump in office? Never. And remember the US does what Israel says so probably will not happen for quite a while. No need to bring politics into this, regardless of if or how true that statement is. JFK has non-stop flights to AUH, DOH, DXB, KWI, JED and RUH so BEY should not be any different f...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9286

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

* Arrives without a visa (note British passport holders are visa on arrival for the UAE, I presume from the article she is Swedish passport holder). *Argues with the official and causes a scene *Attempts to film the altercation - a really big no no. Only after it kicks off are they interested in the...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4718

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

That's all that happened? That's all? :rotfl: Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience. In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (emplo...

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 69279

Re: MAN news - 2018

David_itl wrote:
VLM now off the menu as they are dropping all scheduled flights apart from Antwerp to London City and Zurich


Glad that I didn't end up booking with them. I was seriously looking at catching a ride on the F50 to Antwerp.

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7879

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-appeared-to-threaten-canada-with-a-911-style-attack-2018-8 The Saudis and Emiratis have spent a lot of money on PR in the west trying to mask the less savoury aspects of their countries. Largely it has worked; many people don't know that some of the 9/11...

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by Armodeen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25740

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

7673mech wrote:
Why does it need international coverage? Oftrn air show crashes are only local news events.
Thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost.


Because 20 people died? It's a major accident. Very sad all around.

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 34788

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

I think we need a dedicated HiFly A380 operations thread. Posting a new one everytime it operates a new route or lands in a airport is getting a little excessive and makes it really hard to follow discussions about the aircraft since it gets splintered so much. Honestly. Has any aircraft ever garne...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Re: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds

One or two landed on the southern runway too... a guess an issue with 27R forced a temporary closure.

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 34788

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Since Hi Fly kept the Singapore interior if you purchase Premium on DY you'll get a lie flat bed OR a First Class Suite assigned to you. I'm seeing prices of about $1,000 USD one way on the late night departure from JFK. I may just have to book myself a little getaway and hope the airline gods don'...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4725

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

If you haven’t seen the Lego movie you won’t get it I think. As a dad who has seen said movie at least a dozen times I love it, personally. Kudos TK.

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2777

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

I see this as an excellent idea. Builds on the existing process at many airports with aircraft under <19 seats that don't have screening. Simply raise this limit to include 50-seaters now. This would allow TSA to concentrate and fund resources at large airports. Because it's ok to murder only 50 pe...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 34788

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

You can see from the number of folks out to see it that the 'A380 effect' is still a thing.

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

https://twitter.com/Enel_Aire/status/10 ... 5755368448

Greetings


Seems to have been taken down?
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xaapb wrote:
Video from onboard the aircraft, weather looks really nasty.

https://twitter.com/Enel_Aire/status/10 ... 5755368448

Greetings


Seems to have been taken down?

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 34788

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

See also: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/thomas-cook-revealed-as-hi-flys-first-a380-customer-450833 "The leisure operator tells FlightGlobal it is using the widebody for a one-off flight today between Copenhagen and Rhodes, to collect customers who have been delayed by IT problems ...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If it does turn out to be the result of a RTO after V1, the captain is going to have to justify why he aborted the takeoff when he did. It has to be something pretty serious or extreme post V1 for a pilot to abort instead of continuing the takeoff when you get to that speed due to the risk of an ov...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

This video seems to show a flattened trail leading back towards the runway and the aircraft sitting perpendicular to that trail. Looks more and more like an overrun. * edit Clearly not as it's too far from the airfield as pointed out below, thanks. https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/10244060427156...

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22203

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

I was appalled to see the way they kind of dragged that poor man who had to jump for dear life. I hope he didn't sustain serious injuries because of that "help". I also expected a more immediate action against the fire itself. That is a major fire, no doubt it's better to get them the hec...

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by Armodeen
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5097

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

I can tell you as a resident of the UK that it's big bad Boeing/the USA who has been getting a trashing over here about all of this. I imagine there will be some warplane cancellations but that's about it. It's not like the government can instruct BA not to buy Boeing next time to teach them a lesson.

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by Armodeen
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail

The article suggests they may go to Australia. Quite the difference between 9 abreast 777s and 787s :shock:

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by Armodeen
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

skipness1E wrote:
They're also the only airline at Heathrow using remote stands for every flight, so every single flight is BUSSED.


A necessity with the Q400 no?

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A.T. and Thomas Cook sign a 7-years agreement to exchange aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

Re: Transat A.T. and Thomas Cook sign a 7-years agreement to exchange aircraft

TS's A330s are 9 abreast though right? Doesn't exactly fit with the newer, more mainline experience that TCX are promoting on their long haul ops. I sort of suspect the TS 330 will be a short haul tourist bomber?

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Wow. I can't believe it, despite all the last minute reprieves I didn't actually think they would end like this. I've enjoyed many flights on Monarch over the years, and flown on almost all of their post 1990 fleet. After the last crisis I went out of my way to support the airline and book with them...

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by Armodeen
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 52
Views: 8139

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

The B777 & A330 are noisy aircraft in the cabin. Of the newest generation it's louder 787 -> A380 -> A350 quieter IMHO.

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 8104

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

Agreed. The fact this was a freight flight and the FO was completely on his own and unable to help the Captain is traumatizing to imagine. To clarify, I'm not referring to the ability of the FO to get the A/C safely on the ground - they do that every day. But to helplessly watch as your co-worker p...

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by Armodeen
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60088

Re: MH orders 787s

I'm kind of surprised the A330neo did not win. Cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, lots of trained pilots around, lots of spare parts, etc. Good range, good capacity, good economy. What am I missing? Well a new a.net narrative appearing to be forming is that it's a move to get the US Departme...

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by Armodeen
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40671

Re: Future of 777X

As mentioned up thread the existing 77W fleets are still young. This is going to be a slow burner, but will sell well in the end. The situation is similar to that of the A330neo tbh.

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to Madrid?
Replies: 25
Views: 3575

Re: MEA to Madrid?

I have often thought that MAD was an obvious hole in the MEA European network. I suppose A320 operates. Is it daily?

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 35433

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwrrAOTuPCI


A little bumpy? :lol:
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LGWGate49 wrote:
lolder wrote:
Airlink E190 landed at HLE on runway 20 this AM on ETOPs proving flight from WDH to HLE.


Thanks for posting, there is some video now uploaded. Seemed a little bumpy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwrrAOTuPCI


A little bumpy? :lol:

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 57673

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

The A350 arrived at DTW today from ATL! It was / is doing extensive pattern work at CVG both before arriving at DTW and after leaving to head back to ATL. I hope they will through in some domestic revenue runs before the inaugural October 30 run from DTW-NRT. It seems crazy they would not do that i...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8819

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

Thanks Sir Tim. Totally captain obvious stuff, but maybe it doesn't seem that way from inside the US?

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 18805

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

The reason? EI says it is sticking with 330s, which is a fine aircraft no doubt, but with its hub at Dublin growing, it doesn't seem to make sense to stay with an aircraft of the same capacity they've had for the last 20 years. My guess: the case made by IB for these aircraft was better than that m...

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