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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 52
Views: 11175

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Flew a 763 out and 764 back last year in eco and the difference was night and day. Glad DL is putting in the effort with these rare birds.

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 87
Views: 13511

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Finally a sensible post! Thanks FlyHappy. Personally I wouldn't get anxious in such situations, but I can understand how someone might. Plenty of ways to attract attention, or just arm and deploy a slide :slaphappy: Lots of people off the rails, apparently without reading the linked article it seems...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38434

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This is a huge order for both Boeing and IAG. Like the other posters, I see this as a very opportunistic purchase by IAG, at what is likely Ryanair bargain levels.

Fair play, most people will have forgotten about the issues it has now by the time any IAG airlines operate any.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122238

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

Seriously this! It’s really tough to filter the actual announcements from the chaff. Can the discussion perhaps go to the discussion thread please? Children, children, can we keep the thread to orders and not speculation about specs or who may buy what to fly where? FFS, there are enough threads to ...

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 91
Views: 16077

Re: Flybe update

I wonder how quickly the Flybe brand will disappear. I know Flybe have three liveries at the moment, and seemed in no hurry to paint aircraft, but at least they were for the same brand. I cant imagine Virgin would want the Flybe brand hanging around. After all, they are a very brand conscious busin...

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 30999

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

What a beauty

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13681

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Prices went mental for MAN. I'm glad I didn't book it in the end if they intend to yank the 747 off the flight.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 68
Views: 11099

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

This is an important sale for the E2. BACF have a good number of E170/90's at the moment and the E2 could use a boost. Embraer must have the upper hand as not only are they an existing customer, but they also operate the smaller version too, while the A220 is much larger.

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by Armodeen
Fri May 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95131

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial

Can’t wait to fly on a BBC-195 next month :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do they not think about how it sounds before they implement these things?

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by Armodeen
Sat May 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 57989

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Wow! At the risk of sounding like a Liverpool fan, it's our **** year :P I will definitely be looking to use the TG service in the future so long as the aircraft type isn't too terrible. We need a better word than rumours now for Thai! This is a lot more significant as looks like this is our year. L...

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by Armodeen
Thu May 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6341

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

All this talk of LHR. LHR is slot restrained. Maybe get in but good luck getting out of LHR. MAN is the most sensible TATL diversion point; brilliant facilities of the NHS; Hospital no longer then 5/10 minutes away, practically its own paramedic service and a quick swift turn around and EH will be ...

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by Armodeen
Tue May 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22644

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Wow. Even as a negotiating tactic that is pretty hardcore.

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by Armodeen
Sat May 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41389

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft? And another one in the USA landing with a tailwind in heavy rain on a short (ish) runway. Thank god for those 1500 hour minimums eh! :roll: I’m glad everyone is ok, a...

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by Armodeen
Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 57989

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Ah gotcha, an air livery job then. Thanks!

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by Armodeen
Thu May 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 57989

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Qatar cargo A332 in this morning. Is this a regular thing that I’ve aomehow missed or a one off?

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by Armodeen
Wed May 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8541

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

What types are the new flights operated by?

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by Armodeen
Wed May 01, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3289
Views: 326426

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Except we don’t do we? The road casualty rate has plummeted in modern times, levelling off at what is probably near the minimum possible without greater automation. This has been made possible by massive public campaigns (seatbelts, drinking and driving etc) and ever tighter legislation on safety fe...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe B762 at JNB on Apr 28th 2019, engine surges, engine recovered
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Plane catches fire at JNB!

Looks like a compressor stall *shrug*

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 284225

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Is it just me or are the Virgin Atlantic and British Airways A350's taking forever to roll out??? I was in TLS 2 weeks ago and frames from both operators were parked up near the A380 area with no work ongoing. The VS example has engines. It seems complete but delivery is not for a bit yet, so I gue...

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR7411 FAO-EIN diverts to BVA
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: FR7411 FAO-EIN diverts to BVA

My kid loved it when we had 2 rejected takeoffs and the flight was swapped to another frame when flying FR last year! But then I suppose she is an aviation nut like her dad 8-) :lol:

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by Armodeen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20234

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

And yet LHR ATC manages to be polite, courteous and professional the vast vast majority of the time? Being busy is in no way an excuse for being rude etc. Sometimes I feel really sorry for the foreign pilots flying in to JFK. The controllers are often flat out rude to them. Indeed it is, that's some...

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8824

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

The 787 got over its bad public image and it even kept the annoying 'dreamliner' moniker, despite the widely used comedic twists of 'screamliner' and 'nightmareliner' at the time.

MAX is a stupid name, but I presume they will keep it.

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30639

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

When we are talking about SQ, EK et al you are really talking about bringing the aircraft down to BA standards. Their A380 config is really poor compared to most carriers. Still, shame they won’t be getting more, it seems like an idea they flirted with more than we’re really serious about. Btw I don...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 284225

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 303 (PR#6-last on order) RTO this morning; first flight could be as early as this afternoon


First flight this afternoon indeed. Did a neat touch and go on it’s return also.

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9224

Re: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"

My FlyBe flight MAN-TLS on 07/04 was swapped to the dash instead of the usual E75 with a few days to go. Pilots on the day blamed crew shortages (flight crew for the Embraer fleet presumably) for the swap.

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by Armodeen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.
Replies: 28
Views: 4765

Re: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.

Plenty of Chinese tourists visit Palau, stopping them would be painful for a small nation such as that which heavily relies on tourism.

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by Armodeen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Great post - I agree 100% It was a combination of many factors. Boeing and Pilots. BTW - The FO of that plane had less hours than I do (he was at 98 hours(or 154 the report is a little unclear) - I got to about 110 total before stopping 10 years ago)before he was made a FO of an 737. If you don't t...

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by Armodeen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Also worth noting, given how he was slandered on here, that the FO seems to have performed well throughout and it was he that called out 'Trim cutout'. One poster who had said some particularly nasty things about him on another popular flying forum has already issued a Mea Culpa and acknowledged he...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4338

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

As for comments about Hamas rockets: an Israeli fighter jet flying at high altitude faster than the speed of sound is the real threat here, not a stray rocket that can hardly make it off the ground. And still, neither of those are the reason a flight would avoid Israeli controlled airspace. In case...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2181

Re: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?

Well, my family and I are returning to the UK from the EU on April 13th, so I shall let you know how it goes lol.

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4338

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

Don't want to risk a stray missile?

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by Armodeen
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 57989

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Also to stop with 3 days notice points to carrier problems rather than anything else.

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by Armodeen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 57989

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

AI wrote:
9W have cancelled their MAN-BOM flight effective 23/03/2019. I hope 9W has proved the demand for this route & some other airline picks this up.


I think it says more about 9W than MAN tbh.

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15074

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Is there any silver lining for Boeing? As a Boeing fan it hurts to see that some airlines might cancel their orders especially after how well they did last year There is no silver lining, however medium term this has no major effect on the company. Any cancellations will be replaced down the road, ...

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 15137

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any idea which frames are currently being assembled?

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 384976

Re: Rumor: Jet Airways to pull the plug on AUH in high stakes battle with Etihad; could deny Etihad 10% of its traffic

In a battle between 2 carriers on life support, I’d bet on the one funded by a rich nation state personally.

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia mulls new wide body order plus expansion plans.
Replies: 22
Views: 5218

Re: Saudia mulls new wide body order plus expansion plans.

Saudia will order what they are told to order by the government. They really need to keep the US on side after all their trifles recently, so it’s fsirly clear where the order will go, IMO.

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by Armodeen
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31217

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Norwegian is just "crying", they want Boeing to "pay" them since they are loosing $ and have 787 engines problems with Rolls Royce. Norwegian has plenty of 737-800NG and A321 getting delivered. They could lease surplus planes to others airlines. They have reason to 'cry'. They s...

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by Armodeen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710196

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One of the best posts in this thread. Welcome to not being silent anymore! Been a long time silent reader, but finally decided to start posting. As a former 737 pilot, I can tell you that, from what I read about MAX pilots not receiving additional training from the NG, it is an extremely irresponsib...

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by Armodeen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710196

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Gingersnap wrote:


This is big news, lots of maxes flying in and out daily.

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by Armodeen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Armodeen I’d agree with you, IF the program is rigorous and aimed at transport operations. That is NOTHING like that in US Part 61 or 141 training programs., which is why there’s this gulf between US and others on training. Like most military programs, they’re structured, have stringent checking st...

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Eu hrs haven’t change and neither has their accident rates. Whereas the US has a perfect record the last decade. Many (many) airlines use ab initio training including some very large airlines and some 'blue chip' ones. They don't have planes constantly falling out of the sky. Also note that your 'p...

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710196

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Call me cynical but if a MAX aircraft came down over Manhattan or London it would be a different story... But haven’t you heard? It is only developing world airlines that are crashing the Max, which means the Max is fine, as long as it is flown by an American, Canadian, European, Australian, or Jap...

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

But it’s precisely WHEN you do not know the cause that the greatest risk is present. That's all fine and dandy, but it's also not something authorities will ground a world or even national fleet over. Nor should they. Why should carriers incur millions in losses, and travelers face disruption, or w...

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

....jump the gun much? Tbh in this case knowing what we know about this incident right now I don’t think he is jumping the gun. Wait, what? ...what exactly do you "know right now" about this incident other than the operator and the aircraft type? And you want to ground a fleet worldwide b...

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by Armodeen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713548

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

LAX772LR wrote:
JQ321 wrote:
all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined

....jump the gun much?


Tbh in this case knowing what we know about this incident right now I don’t think he is jumping the gun.

RIP to those involved.

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by Armodeen
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15429

Re: Last VS A340

So the A340-600 has been an elusive type on my flight log. I am flying to LHR in September. Based on the experience of those who regularly fly Virgin, how solid is the schedule from now to then? I would like to purchase my tickets now, but I don’t want to take a chance of buying a ticket if the air...

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by Armodeen
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport Old House
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Manchester Airport Old House

How have I never noticed that?!

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by Armodeen
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132365

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW9172/1fbeb516


Dunno but they took her straight up to 45,000ft on the way over!
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qf789 wrote:
Also 744 G-CIVB has just departed LHR as BA9172 to DUB, is this the fourth retro jet?

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW9172/1fbeb516


Dunno but they took her straight up to 45,000ft on the way over!

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by Armodeen
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Airbus' Ro-Ro naval fleet
Replies: 23
Views: 5122

Re: Future of Airbus' Ro-Ro naval fleet

Turnhouse1 wrote:
[apologies if off topic] The British Government are looking for some spare ferries.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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