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by Natflyer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-104 Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4417

Re: TU-104 Restoration

Great thread, looking at the TU-134, brought me to this:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Aeroflot_Tupolev_Tu-124_Neva_river_ditching

So the russians had their own river ditching long before the Hudson river. For different reasons though. But interesting.

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by Natflyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7868

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Storm in a teacup much?

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by Natflyer
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29022

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

DenverTed wrote:
It's a two engine 720.


Even closer to the 707-120B in length. Can we have a two engine DC-8 as well please?

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by Natflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller
Replies: 24
Views: 8742

Re: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller

Reading the link, it sounds like the plane was ultimately running with NO ONE at the controls. Pilot gets out to see why he couldn’t taxi, she gets out and is hit by prop. Why anyone who is in charge of a plane would NOT shutdown the engine, then investigate the problem is beyond me and shows eithe...

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by Natflyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139502

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Flashy16 wrote:
Is this enough of an issue that I should change by flight from a 737 -800 to a CRJ900 on Wednesday? Is there any chance inspections will have started by then? Also, is a 737-900ER considered a NG? Thank you!!


Yes, I suggest you just walk, or take a boat. :roll:

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by Natflyer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 69
Views: 12514

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

Dieuwer wrote:
Jetty wrote:
SierraPacific wrote:

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The Dutch economy could in fact be in danger of overheating. Especially with the insane low interest rates...housing market already is going nuts.


Don´t worry, that will fix itself eventually...

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by Natflyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

Re: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers

Boeing hasn´t paid a single MAX customer one cent yet according to public knowledge. I am sure they won´t until the absolutely have to (court order?). At some point they might consider Chapter 11 bankruptcy and let a bankruptcy judge sort it out. That would guarantee it to take a long time.

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by Natflyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair's TF-FIW converted to temporary cruise-jet
Replies: 18
Views: 6120

Re: Icelandair's TF-FIW converted to temporary cruise-jet

https://www.flightradar24.com/ICE1904/220a6c2f


What is so special about this trip? Loftleidir/Icelandair have been doing this kind of charters for about 15 years.
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AirbusOnly wrote:
Flight ICE 1904 is now returning from her first cruise to some African destinations to Hamburg via Larnaca:
https://www.flightradar24.com/ICE1904/220a6c2f


What is so special about this trip? Loftleidir/Icelandair have been doing this kind of charters for about 15 years.

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by Natflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

So creating a US-HQ’d airline, while I guess still using KEF as a hub with onward 5th freedoms like another defunct Indian carrier used to employ the AMS scissor hub? No 5th freedom rights applicable. In order to start up service that quickly, I'd assume they'd either need to buy a cert from a U.S....

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by Natflyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

HP69 wrote:
I’ve heard Iceland is really struggling since WOW went down.


Well, then you heard wrong!

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by Natflyer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8319

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Where is our friend Mortimann these days? He has given us a lot of Norwegian news in recent years, granted mostly when they were positive. It would be interesting to hear more of what Norwegian media says.

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by Natflyer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8319

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

'Payment delays' from credit card companies reduced working capital by US$ 439 mill in 2Q 2019 over 2Q 2018. Compared to the US$ 380 mill in repayments due in December 2019 and August 2020 So the funds quarantined by credit card companies would more than cover their upcoming debt payments? If so th...

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by Natflyer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22302

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Anyone have more info on what the pilots are asking for compared to what they rejected. The article is short on a lot of detail other that BA apparently offering an 11.5% increase over 3 years, and the union rejecting it and that they're 5 million pounds apart. Found that BA has around 3900 pilots,...

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by Natflyer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670996

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At what point can airlines just return an unusable jet to Boeing for a full refund? Airplane is unusable through no fault of the customer, but entirely the manufacturers fault. Return, refund and go find something else to fly. May take a while, but there is no end in sight for this bs.

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by Natflyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 27864

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

I've flown the 753 on TCX a couple of times and couldnt wait to get off. Cramped and a nightmare to deplane if you are sat at the back. I'm sure they are great for the bean-counters but not much fun to fly on and i say that as someone who goes out of his way to take 757s if there is a cdhoice as I ...

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by Natflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 5490

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

"MCAS" in the 737 MAX exists only to make it handle similarly to the 737NG in certain regards while hand flying. So it really depends on what you mean. "MCAS" specifically serves a very limited fact scenario which is unlikely to be found on any other aircraft. The 737 is uniquel...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670996

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A B737MAX is flying today! Today Saturday 27 July, TUI Netherlands is ferrying a stranded B737MAX from Sofia back to base in Amsterdam. Thank you for the heads up. I saw it gliding through the sky this afternoon. Apparently the entire flight was done at 20,000 feet and 300 knots. Flaps 1 to keep MC...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 11572

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

GCT64 wrote:
I'm sure I remember seeing Icelandair F27s operating KEF-GLA back in the day (1980s), is my memory correct?


You are partly correct, the routing was Reykjavik (BIRK) - Vaagar, Faroes - Glasgow. And same way back. This had to do with connecting the Faroes and Scotland.

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by Natflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 118
Views: 34712

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assign...

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by Natflyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11484

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

This appears to be the correct website:
http://www.oasisaviationgroup.com

Still does´nt say much...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451007

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

glideslope900 wrote:
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Has there been any more info on this? CVR transcript would be nice.


Exactly how would that be “nice”? This beats your idiotic comment on another thread.

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by Natflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451007

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Well, the silence is deafening...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11484

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

So... sticking with the transatlantic Spirit airlines model, or are they going to change to a transatlantic Allegiant model? (Side note: a 737-500 is capable of making a JFK-KEF run, and costs only $2.5 million for a 1997 model. By airline standards, it’s still got up to 10 years left in it!) Of co...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11484

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

So... sticking with the transatlantic Spirit airlines model, or are they going to change to a transatlantic Allegiant model? (Side note: a 737-500 is capable of making a JFK-KEF run, and costs only $2.5 million for a 1997 model. By airline standards, it’s still got up to 10 years left in it!) Nah f...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

I’ve always been a fan of boarding through 2L on the 757, especially when I get to turn left. However what a passenger prefers and an airline prefers can be very different. Did airlines believe 2L/R on the 757 and 321 were an inefficient use of space? Works well on the 757 (and 767) for faster boar...

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by Natflyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3717

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

So you still use towbars??. Nearly all the tractors here are TBL. A TBL can handle nearly all aircraft up to its weight limit. Get a big one and a small one and you handle anything. That will be the day in that part of the world. Few and far between and called “supertugs”. But quite ridiculous is t...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12836

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

I would be surprised if they chose to go via KEF. Costs are high and the weather, particular during their long winter season, is quite bad. I would think they would pick a lower cost market in Europe, with higher traffic volumes. N.E. United States to Ireland may be a route that they could pack sol...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12836

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

You do realize that I didn’t write the quoted article? Having said that, I don’t think it’s crazy at all. They just need a market big enough to fill the plane. Coupling it with Wizz is interesting. With F9’s 2/week model they are using I think a lot more things start to work. Yes but it’s still not...

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by Natflyer
Mon May 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 7117

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

I’m surprised Banjul isn’t more popular with Europeans looking for winter sun. It’s weather from Oct to March looks pretty decent with temps in the low 30 c . I wonder if we will see more tourism coming here especially from the he uk which is seeing a rise in non eu travel It is one of the poorest ...

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by Natflyer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 41
Views: 11224

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Is it possible for them to just snatch 9W NG immediately to cover the max? The lessor is probably happy to have paying customers for a month or two rather than just having their assets sitting and not making money. Interesting question. Can AC and FI ground ops handle NG? Ground Ops would never be ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC8 55F main cargo door
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: DC8 55F main cargo door

Hello, I am looking for a person who could inform me about an old aircraft the famous DC8 serie 50, and where I could find information about electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic circuit. For the moment, here is my question. My question is about the function of the main cargo door on DC8 55F. Is it p...

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by Natflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5666

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

[threeid][/threeid]

CALTECH wrote:
This is what we hide inside the airplanes, our Type IV-I Chemical Mixer. The whole fleet is equipped with them now.....

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Ssssshhhh! You are letting out industry secrets!

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

I think you answered your own question...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 8348

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D391OoOWkAELVI3.jpg


Ah, sans moteurs not going very far...
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mercure1 wrote:


Ah, sans moteurs not going very far...

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Icelandair has walked away again. No deal.

http://www.ruv.is/frett/vidraedum-icelandair-og-wow-slitid

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

I wish them luck..... Taken from https://wowair.is/investors/media/ Reykjavik, Iceland – March 21, 2019 The proposed investment of Indigo Partners LLC ("Indigo Partners") in WOW air has been cancelled by Indigo Partners. Therefore, all negotiations between WOW air and Indigo Partners have...

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW air’s TF-NEO ferried where
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: WOW air’s TF-NEO ferried where?

Dupe

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752585

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Thanks RickNRoll and Jshank83 for your comments and insights. My sentiments are exactly like yours. I've ridden on the MAX on WN 3 times and once I had my sister along last September on a flight from MDW-LAS. IMHO I personally like the aircraft and I trust our pilots here who are highly trained and...

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by Natflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451007

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

AirlineCritic wrote:
mzlin wrote:
1. toga button hit by mistake
2. plane suddenly accelerated and pitched nose-up
3. pilots startled and experienced somatogravic illusion of high pitch up
4. pilot pushed control column forward to command pitch down


Plausible.


No it is not.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals
Replies: 29
Views: 3970

Re: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals

USA TODAY: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/03/08/american-airlines-cracks-down-again-emotional-support-animals/3103710002/ About time, this seems to be a well-reasoned response to what has become a good intention run amok. Guess I'...

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 11
Views: 2455

Re: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Nice sunny beach destination...

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by Natflyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4744

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

And I thought the Douglas DC-9 was a twin jet...

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by Natflyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451007

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

So what does “conversations consistent with loss of control” mean to you? To me, it means they literally lost control of the airplane for some reaason. Could a catastrophic shift of cargo cause such loss of control? Follow-up questions: do we know what was the cargo? Are we sure this was a more or ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 48
Views: 14099

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

I think the main focus will be to modernize the today underused T1 before building a new terminal. It is not like the airport lack gates right now. With just the existing terminals the airport could handle over 90 million passengers, so it is more a question of just modernizing existing facilities....

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by Natflyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX - Pilots complain of fast landings?
Replies: 40
Views: 5577

Re: 737 MAX - Pilots complain of fast landings?

The 737MAX is the fastest airplane in our fleet.
From Outer Marker to the runway.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

No good news from Iceland... While the parties have not reached an agreement, Indigo Partners and WOW air continue to work in good faith to negotiate terms while working toward closing an investment by March 29th. A new written procedure will be submitted to the bond holders in the coming days. No ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Desperate for cash? 1000 seats at $45 (with strings attached),

https://simpleflying.com/wow-air-continued-struggles/

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184829

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

Re: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash

Weird question...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3423

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

The bigger question is if the crew had the engines stabilized prior to hitting TOGA. If not, the 737 can have uneven engine acceleration and there are lots of documented incidents of this. Add in the slippery conditions and this looks like this will be the case. ILL Correct. And not just the 737, a...

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