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by JetBuddy
Thu May 26, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 122
Views: 15303

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

GDB wrote:
Transporter 5, with 59 rideshare sats, lifted off today from the Cape, on it’s 8th mission, the previous being last month’s rideshare, landed back at the Cape.
22nd Spacex launch this year.


The cadence this year has been really impressive.

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 26, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8571

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Congrats Boeing!

Very interesting to see how different it is compared to the Crew Dragon.

I agree with BEG2IAH, the camera views including the infrared and heat signature was 10/10.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 24, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8571

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Thanks Avatar2go and Flyingturtle for your answers on cost. The figures were along the lines of what I thought. I have a follow up question as well. I heard that Starliner has the function of correcting ISS flight by using it's thrusters. The same as Soyuz can (but on their own docking ports). But ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 24, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8571

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Thanks Avatar2go and Flyingturtle for your answers on cost. The figures were along the lines of what I thought. I have a follow up question as well. I heard that Starliner has the function of correcting ISS flight by using it's thrusters. The same as Soyuz can (but on their own docking ports). But S...

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by JetBuddy
Sun May 22, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8571

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

What is the cost per launch comparison? What is NASA, ESA or private companies paying for a seat / launch?

I mean SpaceX Crew Dragon vs Boeing Starliner.

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 19, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 23061

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

Excellent news and much needed for Boeing.

Can't wait to see the 737-10, hopefully in BA livery.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 10, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 55620

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

That's great! Congrats to FedEx and Textron

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 07, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15457

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

Maybe Boeing should copy General Electric and divest the company into three companies: space, military and commercial in three different companies to focus on core products? I've been thinking about that scenario as well. The military and space divisions changing name into something else. Basically...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25736

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Still, in my opinion I think the A320neo might be the last generation for the A320 series. Maybe, but keep in mind that the A32xN is still on a 1987 wing. Airbus could re-wing it, re-gear it, put a stronger box on it... and you'll have one hell of a "new" narrowbody aircraft, with more or...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25736

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

I think the A321XLR and 737-10 MAX will be the last versions of these families. These grandfathering rules are working against safety and innovation. I think FAA and EASA have realized that. It's hampering innovation, it's creating an artificial duopoly because any new developed aircraft would cost...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25736

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

I think the A321XLR and 737-10 MAX will be the last versions of these families. These grandfathering rules are working against safety and innovation. I think FAA and EASA have realized that. It's hampering innovation, it's creating an artificial duopoly because any new developed aircraft would cost...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25736

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

I think the A321XLR and 737-10 MAX will be the last versions of these families. These grandfathering rules are working against safety and innovation. I think FAA and EASA have realized that. It's hampering innovation, it's creating an artificial duopoly because any new developed aircraft would cost ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 05, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9270

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

I wonder how they found out. If the crew noticed it while in air, or if company realized the error and relayed it to the captain. Either way I'm sure the decision to turn around was taken after some back and forth communication.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 02, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 109182

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

With today's cargo prices, no wonder they want to fly to main airports.

One of their greatest assets is the fact that they fly a proper widebody aircraft with tons of capacity for cargo. It would be wasteful not to utilize that.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 02, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8456

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

Why is someone bringing a non-native species to an area? Maybe you should not be allowed to leave your country either :) Not all non-native species are bad. No, but most are: a lot of non-native species have no natural predators, ensuring an explosion of their population and they, in turn, turn int...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15427

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

I disagree with the title.
The accident wasn't caused by the pilot smoking.
It was caused by the oxygen leak.

Any source of fire would have ignited the air.
The pilot smoking did nothing wrong.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 122
Views: 15303

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

I thought the bilge pump noise was interesting. That was quite loud, never heard it before this mission. Maybe part of it failed.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 65073

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

Is Finnair doing this because they have extra capacity from the Asian cuts? They must do it to avoid bankruptcy. Asia was their bread and butter. Now they have no means to exist. The closed / denied airspace over Russia must be hitting Finnair really hard. I know SAS is struggling with it too, but ...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 8571

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

Starliner launch coming up in about a month. I know the two programs are different, but if the Artemis wet dress rehearsal is anything to go by, I'd say this second attempt at Starliner is doomed too! https://vacation.events/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/marty-the-black-jack-dealer.jpg (Hey NASA),Here...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 43630

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

I don't want to make another 737 MAX thread, so I'll just add some relevant information here. India has grounded 90 737 MAX pilots due to faults in the 737 MAX simulators provided by Boeing. Apparently there's an issue with the flight controls and stick shaker. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 life extended
Replies: 23
Views: 5744

Re: Dash 8 life extended

Great to hear there will be another life extension. Widerøe was a partner in the first life extension program as well.
These aircraft fly in very rough conditions, and to and from very short runways. People in the north of Norway absolutely rely on their continued service.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 133
Views: 25736

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Will be the testing long? Maybe for the load and ACT? the frame is not too innovative compared to the NEO... Rumours on various 737-10 and 777X threads that the XLR is also going to be impacted by the fallout on the MAX. Personally this makes no sense to me and whether it would be just for FAA appr...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 41600

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

Pre pandemic it was easier to get a good deal on financing on the A350 rather than the A330neo because the A350 had much better projected residual value.
I don't know how that looks now.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet B737 hits pole during pushback
Replies: 15
Views: 2780

Re: SpiceJet B737 hits pole during pushback

Luckily it's a garden variety 737-800. Spare parts won't be that difficult to source.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 66829

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

SAS will be flying both their own E195 E1 machines this summer, but also two Air Baltic A220-300. They'll look at the performance / price, everything. So the door is definitely not shut for the A220 for SAS. One of them will be chosen to replace the aging 737-700 and A319-100 models. translated to E...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 87318

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

Totally understandable.. the MAX10 should be a fine plane for the trunk domestic routes Delta currently flies the 757 on.. If they do proceed with the MAX order, I wonder will they convert some of their A321NEOs to the XLRs.. I'm surprised they still haven't jumped on board.. They need something to...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How do NATO states keep Soviet era aircraft operational?
Replies: 14
Views: 4043

Re: How do NATO states keep Soviet era aircraft operational?

It's probably cheaper to buy a new F-16 than upgrading the engines on a MiG-29 with all the work that would have to be done on avionics, flight control systems and so on.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?
Replies: 49
Views: 5292

Re: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?

AN-124 has been in a lot of use for a long time now. Usually for military cargo missions. The C-17 and the C-5 are not in production any longer. There is no replacement, not military, not civilian. The last C-5 Galaxy rolled off the production line in 1989, 33 years ago. The C-17 Globemaster III sto...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125797

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

art wrote:
Why cannot the air force attack the column of Russian vehicles (reported as 60km long) heading for Kiev from the north?


It's a good question. Lack of resources, or lack of SEAD capabilities maybe. It could be that the Russians learned after the TB2 drone blew up two of their BUKs.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125797

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Reports from pro-Russian sources on Twitter are saying the MiG-29 transfer will not happen. Bulgaria said no, they didn't have enough to guard their own airspace. Slovakia categorically said no. Poland might happen, but they're not saying yes or no at this point. Bulgaria: https://www.novinite.com/a...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions
Replies: 105
Views: 27331

Re: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions

77west wrote:
Disabling the FMC's remotely would be a good start.


I don't think disabling or tampering with civilian airliners would be a good idea.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 65073

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

[ - Continue focusing around one narrow-body aircraft: Airbus A320neo fleet …. - Keep the newest A330-300E widebody aircraft. The Enhanced (E) model is basically the same as the A330-900neo with all the upgrades except for the engines. . On the first point, this is what they do, but there are quite...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 65073

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

I would like to give some praise to the former CEO at SAS. He managed to show a few positive results before the pandemic. He helped reduce the number of airplanes in the SAS fleet. The long haul fleet product was nicely upgraded. There where less strikes in SAS. When it comes to their onboard produ...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 65073

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

SAS will launch ”SAS Forward” according to their interim report. http://www.sasgroup.net It states that the longhaul fleet will be redistributed. More leisure destinations like Phuket, Rio de Janeiro etc? Or will they combine CPH with ARN ( and OSL) like they are planning with YYZ ( CPH-YYZ-ARN-YYZ...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week
Replies: 45
Views: 10777

Re: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week

The Business Class seats really look promising. I'm struggling with back and neck pain, so this seat might make it possible for me to travel long haul again. I need to be able to sit up, change positions, curl my legs up, change the angle I'm sitting. I just can't sit in the same position for hours,...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus cancels two A350-1000 for Qatar Airways
Replies: 76
Views: 17381

Re: Airbus cancels two A350-1000 for Qatar Airways

There must be something specific contractually which enabled Airbus to cancel these two. Its most likely for defaulting on payments for aircraft ready for delivery. This. Most likely Qatar withheld payments to put pressure on Airbus and this allowed Airbus to cancel the contract. Could be, but thei...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS from CPH and ARN to YYZ
Replies: 35
Views: 8924

Re: SAS from CPH and ARN to YYZ

Good news indeed. "In the coming summer season, SAS will fly to a total of seven destinations in the United States and Canada: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Toronto." Not bad considering the circumstances. https://insideflyer-dk.translate.goog/ny-...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 122
Views: 15303

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

SpaceX is not done with Dragon capsule parachute problems: https://spacenews.com/nasa-and-spacex-investigating-delayed-dragon-parachute-opening/ The fourth chute does not always open as planned. Nasa is looking into the issue as well, as it involves both the cargo and crewed versions of the capsule...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF jets scrambled to track 'unidentified aircraft' north of Scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 8281

Re: RAF jets scrambled to track 'unidentified aircraft' north of Scotland

I think they were tracked by Nato radar in Norway, then Norwegian F-35s were scrambled to identify and escort, then one group split and continued towards the UK where they were met by RAF Eurofighters.

Why is this in the Civil Aviation forum?

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to order up to 50 777-8 Fs and signing MOU for up to 50 737-10 MAXs
Replies: 252
Views: 44858

Re: QR to order up to 50 777-8 Fs and signing MOU for up to 50 737-10 MAXs

Excellent choice when you don't have a choice.

Congrats Boeing!

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by JetBuddy
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 334
Views: 44772

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

If LMXT wins this competition, I wonder if the Lockheed Martin / Airbus joint venture will open the doors for further cooperation in the future.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.
Replies: 38
Views: 9000

Re: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.

Topped out at FL 340. But man, that's a long flight. How he managed to stay alive... I'd be interested in more details if they should become available. Doc- I don't get it, I mean, I know there are quite a few docum/ented cases of this, but isn't fatal hypoxia guaranteed at FL340 for even a small %...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 435
Views: 62386

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

big important observation for me thoough is at 19 seconds where the video is showing the crown of the fuse. Just before it pans to the next image you can see a very clear line were the cracked paint stops, indicating a fuselage join. Surely this points squarely to issue lying with whatever producti...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 435
Views: 62386

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

A bit left field, but if QR really wants the A321s is there anything stopping them from order some from a leasing company? Alternatively, IAG or Cathay Pacific could order them for Qatar and sell the orders or the planes straight to Qatar. There are lots of ways around this. Airbus would want to kn...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 435
Views: 62386

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

hope Boeing takes full advantage of this with their 737 asking price when QR comes knocking. If QR becomes an all Boeing fleet, what makes anyone think the relationship wont be different then Southwest or Alaska? Those two airlines seemed to have figured how to deal with just one maker. br I don't ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 112
Views: 24982

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

I always say you can lose the least money by flying the cheapest aircraft it takes to cover your daily network. That is your decision baseline. Some "conventional wisdom" that you need widebodies is not the baseline. The baseline is the cheapest solution. People have this prejudice that l...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6975

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems

A good Warzone article on this: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43895/fedex-wants-to-equip-airbus-a321s-with-anti-missile-laser-countermeasures I find it interesting that they've specifically chosen the A321-200, not an A320 or 737. Especially since FX doesn’t have A321s? Obviously. That's wh...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6975

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... ermeasures

I find it interesting that they've specifically chosen the A321-200, not an A320 or 737.
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A good Warzone article on this:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... ermeasures

I find it interesting that they've specifically chosen the A321-200, not an A320 or 737.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12984

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

He probably stepped on the lever when trying to climb out the window. I think it's a bit weird that AA declined to press charges. AA probably knows pressing charges in a 3rd world country for this is a waste of time and resources and they would be fighting a loosing battle. AA has an army of lawyer...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12984

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

He probably stepped on the lever when trying to climb out the window.

I think it's a bit weird that AA declined to press charges.

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