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by Natflyer
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tui 763 squawking 7700 (TOM5GM)
Replies: 15
Views: 4622

Re: Tui 763 squawking 7700 (TOM5GM)

Pretty sure 767s cannot dump fuel, but they can land at takeoff weight. They could have burned off fuel to avoid overweight landing inspections, but only they know. As usual here, plenty of erroneous info. Most B767-300ER can dump fuel. That said, an overweight landing inspection takes two mechanic...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tui 763 squawking 7700 (TOM5GM)
Replies: 15
Views: 4622

Re: Tui 763 squawking 7700 (TOM5GM)

Pretty sure 767s cannot dump fuel, but they can land at takeoff weight. They could have burned off fuel to avoid overweight landing inspections, but only they know. As usual here, plenty of erroneous info. Most B767-300ER can dump fuel. That said, an overweight landing inspection takes two mechanic...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7238

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

As someone that has flown regularly into LHR for a long time, I think mixed mode operations would be great. Assigning the departure runway based on which direction the flight is heading to would make sense. Minor restrictions for rwy 09L for some types (Link 56 restricted to code D aircraft).

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by Natflyer
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

And with todays fuel prices, how long is any startup going to last?

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by Natflyer
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 19911

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2021

I would be great to see an update, but perhaps things are to volatile right now.

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by Natflyer
Mon May 30, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weather Issues at DEN Today (29 May)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2887

Re: Weather Issues at DEN Today (29 May)?

DEN is a weird weather place. As spacepope says, summer weathers can be worse than winters.

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by Natflyer
Wed May 25, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Malaysian A320 start-up MYAirline
Replies: 12
Views: 3970

Re: New Malaysian A320 start-up MYAirline

WHOSEAirline is MYAirline again?

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by Natflyer
Sun May 22, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787
Replies: 36
Views: 8399

Re: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787

The tail number on the photo is D-ABPA. According to Flightradar24 it’s a 2 year old airplane. Isn’t the airplane age supposed to start from the factory delivery date? My understanding is that it starts on the day of the very first test flight. Since the aircraft is an ntu plane (originally ordered...

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by Natflyer
Fri May 13, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 37
Views: 3918

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

The ERJs. Horrible things.

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by Natflyer
Mon May 02, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79441

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Looking at Great Circle Mapper, SYD-LHR will need Russian airspace for optimum routings. That might not be available for decades.

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by Natflyer
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 20094

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

Everybody should be paid from the minute they clock on to the minute they clock out. Not disagreeing, but this isn't how FA's or pilots work, at least in the US. So pilots do the briefing and walkaround on their own time? Think not. It’s included in the hourly rate I guess. Once you check in for a ...

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by Natflyer
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439810

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

My first guess is CFIT. CFIT doesn't make sense given the FR24 data. Looks like a pretty steep descent straight from cruise altitude. Unless they were performing an emergency descent and forgot to stop. I was only taking into account the smoothness of the descent, and figured they were landing and ...

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by Natflyer
Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 50229

Re: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread

Interestingly the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority has said that all Russian based Bermuda registered aircraft are having their Certificates of Airworthiness withdrawn as the BCAA cannot oversee them properly https://www.bcaa.bm/international-sanctions-press-statement Which would then require a “Pe...

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by Natflyer
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinema Shooter Acquitted
Replies: 25
Views: 2554

Re: Cinema Shooter Acquitted

Aaron747 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:

You are supposed to put your phone away in the movie theatre once the lights go dark.


It’s a free country - you can’t tell me how to act/what to do in a public place :knockout:


Nah. It’s anything but a free country.

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions
Replies: 105
Views: 27532

Re: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions

Aircraft lessors want their planes back: Hundreds of Irish-owned planes to be ordered back from Russia in days Aircraft lessors to take unprecedented step to recover tens of billions worth of aircraft within days as part of ratcheting up of EU sanctions Irish leasing companies are expected to be te...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?
Replies: 228
Views: 46723

Re: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?

Surprised Norway has not closed their airspace, Russians still have a way out to the Atlantic via northern Norway.

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32226

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

Some thoughts: 2. What about some kind of ‚new‘ 737? Same fuselage and cockpit section , but new wing, new engine, fly-by-wire, new electronics, new type rating (similar to 787)? The 737 fuselage itself isn’t that bad. Of course it would be expensive to design, but maybe it would be cheaper compare...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32226

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

Leeham just puplished a article about the new Boeing Clean sheet: https://leehamnews.com/2022/02/15/hotr-consensus-that-boeing-must-launch-new-airplane-in-2023-or-2024 Details: - Could be launched in 2023 or 2024 - Single aisle - 225-240 passenger aircraft (two-class) - Followed in a couple of year...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ B789 fleet going back to Boeing for repaint
Replies: 14
Views: 7752

Re: NZ B789 fleet going back to Boeing for repaint

Flew on a few LATAM 789s recently. All had a lot of “patches” on the wings. Doesn´t look good.

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Fleet Refurbishment
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: LATAM Fleet Refurbishment

I flew on LATAMs 787s a few times this Winter. Both their biz class layout and service is pretty poor. Even an old UA 767 with Polaris was far better.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

How many ACTs do the SAS A321LRs have?

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Play Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 8429

Re: Play Air announcing New York

So a combo of WW and DY. Where could this go wrong? I guess WW is the IATA-code for Norse Atlantic Airways?! Play Air issued yesterday this statement:"PLAY will fly to New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) and will be the only airline to operate international flights from the airport. &...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Play Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 8429

Re: Play Air announcing New York

Well Play has certainly made sure they will only attract diehard bargain hunters to this route, which require no connecting flights. So basically only o/d traffic to/from the NY area. Probably works in summertime, forget october-april.

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by Natflyer
Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arctic Circle "Bump"
Replies: 21
Views: 6134

Re: Arctic Circle "Bump"

It’s been known to happen crossing the Equator on charter flights.

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 118
Views: 29070

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

The 737MAX only works to SEA and MCO from KEF due to one thing: Poor loads due Covid. So flying 50 pax to MCO in 50 kt headwinds, and 120 back in nice tailwinds will never be profitable. Savings in fuel vs. the 757, but the MAX is an expensive airplane to have sitting around an outstation for 20 hr...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 118
Views: 29070

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

The 737MAX only works to SEA and MCO from KEF due to one thing: Poor loads due Covid. So flying 50 pax to MCO in 50 kt headwinds, and 120 back in nice tailwinds will never be profitable. Savings in fuel vs. the 757, but the MAX is an expensive airplane to have sitting around an outstation for 20 hrs.

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by Natflyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71531

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

So after all the fuss this issue seems to have fizzled out, on day 1. My company sent out restrictions for about third of the fleet yesterday, all cancelled this morning.
Reminds me of the Y2K issue, anyone remember Y2K TIBA?

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by Natflyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71531

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Why can’t the airlines just defer cat 3 approaches to these airports. Or is there something else that’s affected? Plenty of planes fly commercially without auto land It´s far more complicated than that. Not only low-vis, but flying over a 5G tower may (and I emphasize may) have the Radio Altitude d...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 4308

Re: Ryanair to leave FRA

Article in German: https://www.aero.de/news-41644/Ryanair-gibt-Basis-in-Frankfurt-auf.html In short: Ryanair will close its FRA base on 31MAR due to high airport costs.FRAPORT has recently raised again the fees for departures and landings. They are currently building a new Terminal (T3) which was s...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 4308

Re: Ryanair to leave FRA

Article in German: https://www.aero.de/news-41644/Ryanair-gibt-Basis-in-Frankfurt-auf.html In short: Ryanair will close its FRA base on 31MAR due to high airport costs.FRAPORT has recently raised again the fees for departures and landings. They are currently building a new Terminal (T3) which was s...

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by Natflyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 13303

Re: Strong eastbound headwinds causing problems over the US this week.

Is flightaware correct showing the DL BOS-LAX flights clocking at 8 hours on December 26th? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL458/history/20211226/2339Z/KBOS/KLAX Altitude graph is all kinds of weird, too. Perhaps they were trying to stay under the jet stream? They started off at FL 260, then ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 17959

Re: CPH-IAD on A321LR

Nothing exceptional about this.

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by Natflyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia

There are groups of people in this World that are hellbent on living in the past. Based on perceived nationality, ethnicity or religion. The Serbs are one of these groups. And no end to the troubles these groups make is in sight.

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by Natflyer
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Re: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?

I believe gloves on military aircraft are for flash protection in the event of fire. There is nothing about a civilian pilots uniform that is safe in a fire. I.e synthetic materials that have a low melting point Cheap airlines provide cheap junk uniforms. Others do better. Why have flame retardand ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 33444

Re: Icelandair new livery

In my opinion, Iceland has one of the most interesting flags in Europe, with well-balanced colors, and yet, they never used it to showcase the colors. The livery is just another billboard title with "something" on the tail. Icelandair could have been the Fiji Airways of the North, design-...

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by Natflyer
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4892

Re: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

It depends. If SFJ - or even YFB - can't be used as an alternate, you're sh*t out of luck. Flying from North America to KEF without ETOPS is doable, but you need your alternate airport in Greenland to be usable. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=den-kef,+sfj,&R=389nm%40sfj,+389nm%40yfb,+389nm%40yyr&am...

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by Natflyer
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4892

Re: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

Since the diversion wasn't a "land immediately at the nearest suitable airport" situation, I'm guessing it had to do with something ETOPS related. Some equipment probably failed that wouldn't allow for a legal ETOP flight, so off to BOS. There were so far north, they could have just flown...

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by Natflyer
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1712

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

I´ve done both Cabo and Hawaii. Really liked Cabo. Did not like HNL, you can pretty much cover everything in 2 days. However I really liked the Big Island.

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by Natflyer
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 757 experiences an APU Fire at BOS
Replies: 5
Views: 2794

Re: UA 757 experiences an APU Fire at BOS

The 757 APU has both automatic shutdown and automatic fire bottle discharge on the ground with both engines shut-down. So of course the FD was called but probably did not have to do much.

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by Natflyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5952

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Rerun Monty Python and the holy Grail and yoy see where it is headed…

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by Natflyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1737

Re: Menopause, need some help

stl07 wrote:
One thing that everyman man needs to realize is that his happiness should not be controlled by that of his wife or gf, no matter the age.


Yeah, good luck with that…

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by Natflyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1737

Re: Menopause, need some help

readytotaxi wrote:
My best friends wife has started and he is not best equipped to deal with as a guy. He says that the moods swings are bad and not sure what to do. He is looking for
help but understands little about the problem. Any suggestions welcome.


Asking for a friend eh? :?

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by Natflyer
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321neo PW1130 and Leap variants
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: A321neo PW1130 and Leap variants

Okcflyer wrote:
Natflyer wrote:
IIRC thrust bump versions. It’s been awhile since I studied these versions (pre Covid). May negatively affect engine life (time between overhaul).


LoL. May? More accurate is *does*.


True dat.

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by Natflyer
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321neo PW1130 and Leap variants
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: A321neo PW1130 and Leap variants

IIRC thrust bump versions. It’s been awhile since I studied these versions (pre Covid). May negatively affect engine life (time between overhaul).

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by Natflyer
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

Buy Consumer Reports used car guide. They can tell you which types to forget (pretty sure the Equinox is there).

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by Natflyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 24692

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Patroni1 wrote:
No tail stand on the MAX.At least on the -8.


I don’t fly the MAX, but my airline has warned that tail tipping is a possibility on both MAX 8 and 9.

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by Natflyer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?

Early eighties flying the Fokker F27 with no autopilot we used to quantify the cabin attendants in hundreds of feet per minutes. A petite lady maybe only a couple of hundred feet as she moved up and down the aisle. Others far more…

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by Natflyer
Tue May 11, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Relaunch & Michele Ballarin - Scam?
Replies: 25
Views: 8904

Re: WOW Air Relaunch & Michele Ballarin - Scam?

Great thread by Texasaircorp. Here is a piece on Ballarin from 2013: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2449177/Michele-Ballarin-claims-key-Somalias-prosperity.html It ends on an appropriate note: Geoff Whiting, a former naval intelligence officer who worked with both Ballarin and Hebert, ad...

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by Natflyer
Tue May 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 69
Views: 5239

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

An easy problem to solve: pay them more. Hmmm to bad freight rail is not considered more. Sigh. Rail is important but it’s slow (stops along the way) and it’s got less capillarity to get the cargo where it needs to go. I’ve heard from an auto plant manager that rail can take a week to deliver equip...

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