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by SR380
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 11781

Re: Airbus unveiling three hydrogen concept plane today at 2pm CET

It still amuses me how people are sure that "this is impossible" and "it will never change". This reminds me when I was still studying mechanics. I was the only one believing that EV would take over, and sooner or later all major car companies would embrace that energy. Fortunate...

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by SR380
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 11781

Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

Hey guys, Today Airbus will held a press conference where they will show some first sketches of three new planes they ambitions to fly by 2035: A regional turboprop for up to 100 passengers. A medium haul airliner for up to 200 passengers. And what seems to be a flying wing for long haul journey. Th...

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by SR380
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to start flights to Pakistan
Replies: 84
Views: 16307

Re: VS to start flights to Pakistan

Does VS still paint the "Flying Lady" or "Flying Penelope" on the forward fuselage? They now paint “Flying Icons” which are a more diverse set of men and women. There are several different ones that they use. I've seen it now. And Pakistani Authorities don't have an issue with w...

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by SR380
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to start flights to Pakistan
Replies: 84
Views: 16307

Re: VS to start flights to Pakistan

Does VS still paint the "Flying Lady" or "Flying Penelope" on the forward fuselage?

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by SR380
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One
Replies: 8
Views: 2249

IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One

Good morning guys, Today I wondered what types of presidential aircraft are and were used in Iran. I knew about the current A340, A321 and falcon, but I wanted to know if they used entering elsewhere than their 707 back in the days. So as per this article (with good pictures), it seems the Shah plan...

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by SR380
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New route to Riyad
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: KLM New route to Riyad

Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)? I have come to realize that Roman Catholicism in Saudi Arabia is officially barred from being practised. ...

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by SR380
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New route to Riyad
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: KLM New route to Riyad

Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)?. The KLM logo is a crown, not a cross. The crown is removed entirely in the KLM Asia livery. BTW The Neth...

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by SR380
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New route to Riyad
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: KLM New route to Riyad

Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)? I have come to realize that Roman Catholicism in Saudi Arabia is officially barred from being practised. I...

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by SR380
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10407

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

The two Tu-204 are now wearing the SkyKG airlines livery. They are both still stored in Mineralnye Vody.I believe these are just stickers and can be removed easily. what are you though on this. Did the deal fall through because of COVID-19? Or was it never intended for this airline to sell the aircr...

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by SR380
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10407

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

I would love to see Air Koryo one day as they are a rare sight for many spotters. A bit off topic, but can't Air Koryo afford to pay for the new Russian MC-21 as replacement for their TU204 fleet? I guess the Chinese new generation aircraft (ARJ21, C919) are out of the question? A388 They have mana...

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by SR380
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10407

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

According to NK News the 2 Tu-204 are still on the ground at Mineralnye Vody. Good article about the opacity of the transaction with many companies involved: IFC, S7 Technik, SkyKG airlines, etc... https://www.nknews.org/2020/06/north-korea-may-have-planned-to-acquire-two-russian-planes-despite-sanc...

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by SR380
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings SSJs -Return with an Amazing Livery
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: Red Wings SSJs -Return with an Amazing Livery

Aeroflot777 wrote:
Literally some red wings on those birds! Cool livery indeed.


Amazing! How many airline beside BEA (red wings) and Balair CTA (yellow wings) had wings painted other colors than grey?

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by SR380
Sat May 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 56437

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Cubana was uncharacteristically candid when the fleet was grounded in 2018: I seem to recall reading that an agreement has since been signed with either Russia or what remains of Antonov back in Ukraine to get the fleet to an airworthy condition again and that some work was being carried in HAV. ht...

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by SR380
Fri May 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 56437

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Hey guys, So this morning I came to realize that CU seems to had problems with the An-158 from day one. It seems that all aircraft needs maintenance, but also that fatigue failures have been detected (similar to what the A380's program experienced at first). Are CU's An158 the only to experience su...

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by SR380
Wed May 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 56437

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Hey guys, So this morning I came to realize that CU seems to had problems with the An-158 from day one. It seems that all aircraft needs maintenance, but also that fatigue failures have been detected (similar to what the A380's program experienced at first). Are CU's An158 the only to experience suc...

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by SR380
Wed May 06, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25373

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Interesting article about the CORONA impact on aviation industry, and what government COULD request in exchange of these huge bailout: https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/05/five-ways-governments-green-airline-bailouts/ Do you think the CORONA crises will be a turning point, such as the diesel...

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by SR380
Sun May 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 31047

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

According to Air Plus News that's for storage.

On a personal note, I would perfectly understand if states would request some counterpart for those huge financial support.

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by SR380
Fri May 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

Re: East African Federation's national airline

eta unknown wrote:
It's been tried with EAA and if they tried again it would result in the same fate as Air Afrique.


So, same should then apply to LATAM?

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by SR380
Fri May 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

Re: East African Federation's national airline

I just checked their fleet by curiosity. That would be quite an odile to merge all these airlines. If merger today, the fleet would comprise the following:

1 Fokker 50
8 Dash
6 CRJ-900
15 EMB-190
4 A220
2 A330
4 A330neo
18 B737s
10 B787s
3 B777s

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by SR380
Fri May 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

East African Federation's national airline

Hey guys, I was browsing through YouTube today, and I came to realized that six east African nations, which are South-Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda are set to create a Confederation from 2023 onward. I am not going to details this in here, but there is some articles you can find...

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by SR380
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65996

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

If a new national airline is created, why would they sale the very expensive LHR slots? Which routes would they still operate, and which what aircraft?

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by SR380
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 7266

Re: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV

scbriml wrote:
fcogafa wrote:
F-WTBW CN871 was a cancelled MRTT conversion and arrived at TLV March 2019


Not completely correct. It was built as a tanker for USAF when Airbus won the tanker competition, before Boeing objected and won the rematch.


You mean the current 767 tanker? It should have been A330?

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by SR380
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 8556

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Ethiopian airline has lost $550 million to the pandemic from January to April and have confirmed that they can survive off of cargo until July. Thats actually strong but still very short. I really hope these airlines make it. If an airline giant like Ethiopian can't make it 3 months(with cargo oper...

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by SR380
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia flights still operating
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Belavia flights still operating

Talking about Belavia, did they ever envision to enter (again) the long haul market from Minsk. They actually use to lease an Il-86 for charter flights to the US and China. What is the most popular destination from Minsk and where do passengers connect usually?

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by SR380
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is that the first plane in OAK (UAC) livery?
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Is that the first plane in OAK (UAC) livery?

Hey folks, I came across a picture of a Tupolev Tu-204 wearing an OAK (United Aircraft Corporation) livery: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_MOfM2BT2b/?igshid=qkslhdg0kia8 For once, I find it very modern. Is that for real? Does anyone know if this will be rolled out to all OAK line up product such as t...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 8556

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

@sr380 any link to that? Hey, if you talk about the twitter page, here it is: https://twitter.com/IamJerryHaas/status/1108443636637884418 Thank you! What a complete vanity project that ended up costing millions :-| When leased, these two 777s could make some 400k a month. This might allow UH to ren...

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by SR380
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 8556

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/IamJerryHaas/status ... 6637884418
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qm001 wrote:
@sr380 any link to that?


Hey, if you talk about the twitter page, here it is: https://twitter.com/IamJerryHaas/status ... 6637884418

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by SR380
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 8556

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Hey guys, Maybe you can help me out. I have some issue following Air Zimbabwe's 777 fleet info (who doesn't)... So Zimbabwe Airways took delivery of an ex MH 777, reg.9M-MRP, then reg.Z-RGM on Apr.2018. This aircraft has been stored in HRE since then and now seems to be registered to Air Zimbabwe. ...

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by SR380
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 8556

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Hey guys, Maybe you can help me out. I have some issue following Air Zimbabwe's 777 fleet info (who doesn't)... So Zimbabwe Airways took delivery of an ex MH 777, reg.9M-MRP, then reg.Z-RGM on Apr.2018. This aircraft has been stored in HRE since then and now seems to be registered to Air Zimbabwe. W...

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by SR380
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

Re: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

It seems more and more that such a move would be like SU of years past. There were so many carriers in Russia at one point but that seems to have found a natural path of consolidation over time. How many "Babyflots" are left? Wikipedia 's "Babyflot" article states that there wer...

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by SR380
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

Re: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

I have to admit I don't understanf how they are doing to merge 3 airlines with 3 different business model.

I always thought Rossiya could be the launch customer of the new Il-96-400 as a 747s replacement. I guess that this won't happen neither....

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by SR380
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... iya-report
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So is it the end of the low cost Pobeda and the leisure Rossiya? Maybe we will finally see a 744 in SU colors...

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... iya-report

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by SR380
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6594

Re: Question about KLM Asia

Thanks for the update. What bugs me is that KL is not fully state owned. The government only holds about 14%. I guess they rely don't want any issues with the PRC.

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by SR380
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6594

Question about KLM Asia

Hey guys, I came to realized today that some of KL 777s still had the KLM Asia logo. Now I know most airlines that did serve Taipei, such as BA or QF that use to have such subsidiary are not flying there anymore. Is it still forbidden for national airlines to fly to both the People's Republic of Chi...

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by SR380
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19050

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

mark1484 wrote:
So is YK-AZB the old Olympic 300 or the Mahan 600?


At first it was claimed to be a 600 series from Mahan, but seems to be an A343 from Olympic Airways.

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by SR380
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19050

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

That it is, but when the country, which isn't all that small population-wise only has like 4 operational airliners and no foreign airlines flying to them yet, if they play their cards right they can make it work. Use narrowbodies for feeding pax to DAM and then use this bird on routes to DXB or MOW...

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by SR380
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19050

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

At least they got the 600 and not the hairdryer variant The hairdryer variant uses less fuel and is much easier to fill. The A340-600 is a big plane. I think it is almost as big as a 777-9 therefore it is less versatile. That it is, but when the country, which isn't all that small population-wise o...

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by SR380
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19050

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

keesje wrote:
Good cargo capability from Russia and China, looking like a passenger flight.


With many Syrian living abroad and trunk route like DXB it's "also" "maybe" to serve those?

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by SR380
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19050

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

Saad2004 wrote:
I'm a syrian
It shows up as an A340-300 now


Showing up where?

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by SR380
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: Question about King Mswati III International Airport

Maybe the hangar has been built in the old airport but Google earth is not up to date yet.

Cheers for your messages

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by SR380
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: Question about King Mswati III International Airport

Would the third area in the middle be an old passenger terminal under redevelopment? There appears to be construction going on there. The northern location looks to be a new Passenger terminal and the southern one looks to be a new terminal of smaller scale. Perhaps a corporate or government termin...

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by SR380
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Question about King Mswati III International Airport

Hey guys, Going through the news lately I came to realize that HRH King Mswati III of Eswatini had a R2.7Bn hangar built for his private A343 (that already costed R700M) in King Mswati III International Airport. I wanted to check on Google, but I cannot see anything close to a hangar that could acco...

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by SR380
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10407

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

So I don't know how the current situation will impact JS, and SkyKG Airlines's plan, but according to this article, the 2 airframe now registers EX-20401 and EX-20402 are suppose to enter service this summer: https://centreforaviation.com/news/skykg-leases-two-tu-204s-for-deployment-in-summer-2020-r...

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by SR380
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6036

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

Very impressive indeed. How much does a full loaded 747 weight? How can it be push by hands? More impressive, how none of the staff think of the pushing back before parking a 747 there?

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by SR380
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 31047

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

I can add that at some point the region where this airport was planned was viewed as a potential transport hub. I remember (but can't find a reference) that some of the latest project for Canal d'Entreroches ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_d%E2%80%99Entreroches ), linking lakes of Geneva (Lém...

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by SR380
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 31047

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Hey guys, Hope you're all fine. I just came across this article that I found very interesting. I knew at one point there was a project of an other airport close to Bienne (more a 60s-70s project), but I never knew that, at some point, some people planned to built an airport (other than La Blecherett...

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by SR380
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Tu-154 follding seats
Replies: 15
Views: 2535

Re: Question about Tu-154 follding seats

Absolutely ....Exactly that reason. Was also useful to stretch your legs out, on a lightly loaded flight. Thanks. Must habe been very comfy fly when you could stretch your legs! I can now see also how EgyptAir did cargo flight with their Tu-154 before the crash. Not so fast, comrade! Aeroflot Tu-15...

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by SR380
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Tu-154 follding seats
Replies: 15
Views: 2535

Re: Question about Tu-154 follding seats

TUGMASTER wrote:
Absolutely ....Exactly that reason.

Was also useful to stretch your legs out, on a lightly loaded flight.


Thanks. Must habe been very comfy fly when you could stretch your legs! I can now see also how EgyptAir did cargo flight with their Tu-154 before the crash.

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by SR380
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Tu-154 follding seats
Replies: 15
Views: 2535

Question about Tu-154 follding seats

https://www.knaviation.net/museum-budapest/

Thanks
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Hey guys,

going through tu-154 cabin pictures, I realized that the u-154 could fold into an unusual manner (for a westerner point of view). What was the reason of this disign? What it meant to transport cargo as well?

https://www.knaviation.net/museum-budapest/

Thanks

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