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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 100
Views: 6400

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

This is as much about politics as it is about what the best option actually is. LMXT will still be seen as an Airbus, even though it's built in America, by Americans for Americans as Lockheed Martin states it. On top of that the production site would likely be in Alabama, a red state - instead of Wa...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 2906

Re: All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain

PM wrote:
JetBuddy wrote:
That's a really good looking aircraft.

Congrats Rolls-Royce

It's a modified NXT Racer (hence the registration). The design has been around for well over a decade.


That's probably why it looks familiar.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 603
Views: 114596

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

How bad is SAS? Just curious. Interesting to see the reactions above On short haul better than the competition. Easier to get help if there are any issues. Usually friendly and experienced crew. But often more expensive than the competition. Long haul is quite good, in my opinion one of the better ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 2906

Re: All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain

That's a really good looking aircraft.

Congrats Rolls-Royce

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 603
Views: 114596

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

How bad is SAS? Just curious. Interesting to see the reactions above On short haul better than the competition. Easier to get help if there are any issues. Usually friendly and experienced crew. But often more expensive than the competition. Long haul is quite good, in my opinion one of the better ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50980

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/boeings-delivery-of-new-787-dreamliners-may-not-be-delivered-till-late-oct-wsj/ar-AAO7Xra?ocid=BingNewsSearch Targeting late October. FAA rejected Boeing proposal of 3 aircraft represntative of all 787s parked. Interesting, but I'm not seeing where your linked a...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021
Replies: 85
Views: 47261

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

ET expects RTS by January: https://twitter.com/dominicgates/status/1433974104038645761 Interesting article. Especially the part of the deal that relates to setting up a manufacturing facility for aircraft parts. As well as training in Addis Ababa: "Parallel to the settlement over the MAX, Ethi...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18263

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

It's likely that the FA didn't know about this special FAA rule. She might never have been told about it during her training.

Either way, it's smart to be a bit more humble when in a position like her.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23198

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

It seems strange that Airbus would launch an A330neo freighter right after the A350 freighter. The airplanes would be competing with each other for developmental resources as well as sales. I kind of agree with your logic, but you could turn the argument on the flip side: Develop two different solu...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted

Very cool. I like the shiny black nose.

However, what I don't understand is why they need C-160, C-130 and A400M? I get that they're one notch up insize for each, but operating multiple fleets of aircraft that do almost the same job..?

Are the Transalls being retired?

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by JetBuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

A Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130J Hercules has been operating in Kabul, evacuating people between Kabul and Tblisi. So far 1000 people are evacuated by 13 flights. The last flight was this afternoon. I believe there are still Norwegians running and operating the field hospital at Kabul airport. Sou...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Looks like the show is about to end in Kabul: Afghanistan: UK Shuts Kabul Airport Gates, Airlift To End ‘In Hours’ https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/afghanistan-uk-shuts-kabul-airport-gates-airlift-to-end-in-hours/?source=facebook Seems to me that's the UK ending their flights. They've evacuated 13146 ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7876

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

If it’s not accessible from the passenger cabin what’s the point of carrying it ?! You don't need it unless you've crash landed somewhere. That's the point. The survival suits are for cold weather protection. Yes that’s why it’s called survival equipment, so where is it stored ? If you’ve crash lan...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

According to Bild, the last 4 A400M have left Kabul with all German soldiers on Board. I wonder if they took the two helicopters they brought in. They were brought to Tashkent last night already. The helicopters were not used due to high risk. https://augengeradeaus.net/2021/08/afghanistan-sammler-...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7876

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

I seem to recall reading that either Finnair or SAS (or both) carried “enhanced” Arctic survival equipment on board their long-haul aircraft. I can’t remember what specifically is carried or where I read this (I know survival suits for everyone was one piece of equipment) but the source hinted that...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7876

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

I seem to recall reading that either Finnair or SAS (or both) carried “enhanced” Arctic survival equipment on board their long-haul aircraft. I can’t remember what specifically is carried or where I read this (I know survival suits for everyone was one piece of equipment) but the source hinted that...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://insideflyer.dk/netop-nu-sas-sen ... islamabad/
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SAS is now upgauging one of their evacuation planes from A320neo to A330-300

(in Danish:)
https://insideflyer.dk/netop-nu-sas-sen ... islamabad/

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Apparently one of the dutch Hercules-plane has broken down: https://twitter.com/Defensie/status/1428333119317454849 Hopefully they can repair it is fast as the germans did. Do you know if it broke down in Kabul or Islamabad? The good thing is that there are a lot of Hercules flights going on, so ma...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

MOOSE 22 C-17 Globemaster heading back into the fray.
KC-135R Stratotanker flying back out, just behind an unknown fast mover that was going at over 620 kts ground speed.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://youtu.be/kJkNTLncmWI
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48 second video from the ground at Kabul. They had to use the downdraft from Apache gunships to clear the runway for the C-17 to be able to taxi.

There's no violence and it is on topic.

https://youtu.be/kJkNTLncmWI

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

German Luftwaffe has evacuated 225 people with their 5th A400M flight out of Kabul. Now total of >600: https://twitter.com/bmvg_bundeswehr/status/1428023989885091854?s=21 I have to say I'm impressed with what Luftwaffe and Bundeswehr has accomplished so far. Good work. It's also nice to see that th...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Spanish A400M Atlas heading west north of Muscat
USAF KC-135R Stratotanker also heading west north of Muscat
RAF C-130J Hercules just took off from Sharjah heading north east

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

USAF KC-135T Stratotanker 60-0343 heading east north east of Abu Dhabi
USAF KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0085 heading east from Doha
Dutch NATO A330MRTT heading north towards either ISB or KBL.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

PIA6249 just landed at Kabul.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

USAF KC-135 Stratotanker 61-0298 heading due east, north of Muscat at 29,000 feet, USAF KC-135 Stratotanker 60-0343 meeting it heading west at 34,000 feet. They seem to turn on and off their ads-b directly north of Muscat. The differences in altitude could mean the one heading back has delivered it'...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226153

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I think many in this thread are completely missing the point. - Airbus does not have a good foothold in the freighter market with current offerings. Meaning there are opportunities to be had. - Engineering and producing an A350F is as far away from a "moonshot" you could possibly get in av...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

KC135 appeared, looks like it's heading towards Kabul. https://www.flightradar24.com/28cdfcdf and then disappeared..lol Our AC-130J gunship has reappeared and is headed back into action as well, curiously flying under a "Reach" callsign as well. https://www.flightradar24.com/RCH1028/28ce0...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The Turkish Airlines flight could well be last commercial flight out of Kabul for some time. RIP for all those who perished in this nightmare, may Afghanistan returns to peace soon. As much as we sympathise with them, their people would decide their future. Bitter pill...... Was it even commercial?...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Turkish TK706 taxied north towards the military apron.

There are Turkish soldiers helping secure the airport, this might be reinforcements. But it also well could be leaving with civilians. We'll see.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Turkish TK706 has landed.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Two helicopters, 293 and 302 just took off from Kabul, heading north, perhaps to Bagram airbase. As far as I know Bagram is taken by the Taliban.

Turkish TK706 is on final right now.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

I'm seeing reports on Twitter about Kabul airport now running out of food and sanitation supplies. I hope some of the inbound flights have such supplies onboard.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Flying Belgian wrote:
Turkish has sent a B77W. It left IST 15 minutes ago.

Curious to see if it will make it… but rather dubious.


As far as I know, there is a Turkish contingent helping guard the Kabul airport together with US forces. So they might have gotten permission.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187401

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The military doesn't seem to have control over the civilian part of the airport. Civilians, contractors and members of allied forces (field hospitals etc.) are still at the airport, and did not evacuate due to security guarantees from the US. Apparently 82. Airborne forces are on the way to help sec...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67990

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Looks sleek!

Very much following the trend of large titles and the continuing paint on the tail and fuselage.

I also like the viking ship swirl on the tail.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13182

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

Kabul has fallen and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is now reality.

US Embassy is overrun. Helicopters are shuttling people to the airport. Thousands of people trying to get onto military aircraft at Kabul airbase.

Saigon 1975
Tehran 1979
Kabul 2021

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by JetBuddy
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11318

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

I think it's because a lot of time has gone by and a lot of things have happened since the two accidents. The plane was grounded, Covid happened - and nobody cares what plane they fly in.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 13962

Re: Be-200 crashes in Turkey

RIP crew.

The videos show the aircraft flying into the mountain after dumping water, not on approach to Adana?

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by JetBuddy
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 203
Views: 34009

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Starliner is further delayed. "We've determined #Starliner will return to our factory for deeper-level troubleshooting of four propulsion system valves. With @NASA , we've decided to stand down for this launch window to make way for other national priority missions." https://twitter.com/Bo...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67990

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

https://flynorse.com/media-library


Nice Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 screenshots. Livery looks good.
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Oykie wrote:
The livery is very nice! I actually like it with the Oseberg ship on its tail. There was some picture of it earlier, but they disappeared. It’s possible to see the livery here: https://flynorse.com/media-library


Nice Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 screenshots. Livery looks good.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7009

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

Very cool ad. Beautiful and courageous woman. Scenic views. Love it.

The elevator ride would have been enough for me.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321F: Airbus considers new-build freigther program
Replies: 64
Views: 10478

Re: A321F: Airbus considers new-build freigther program

An A321F based on the XLR would have something like 30% better fuel efficiency than the 757F? Just a ballpark guess.

If you buy this freighter and plan to keep it for 20+ years, in a market where fuel prices and taxes are likely only to go up through the years, it might make sense.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18415

Re: 18 Orthodox Jewish Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

Perhaps a silly question, but why does the tread title start with "18 Orthodox Jewish Girls" and not just "18 unruly passengers" or just "18 passangers"? Even if the mainstream media is using this click-bait tactics is that really needed here? I hope we are intelligent...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 223
Views: 44187

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Do the Qatar planes have different materials under the top coat due to the desert heat? These aircraft go from 50 C in the sun to - 50 C at flight level 350 over and over again.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

That's very useful.

Hope it's successful.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25348

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Landings always looks way harder than they are in reality, when filmed with a hand held phone or camera.

I'd love to see footage from a fixed GoPro.

(I'm not saying this was a soft landing by any standards)

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226153

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I actually believe aviation is becoming gradually less politically sensitive, with a few exceptions. But do you guys and gals believe there will be some political pressure / lobbying towards European cargo operators like Cargolux and DHL to purchase the A350F? And if so, do you believe there's a cha...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226153

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I suggest a P2F conversion is more challenging engineering-wise than a new-build, which is one reason why the business case rests on cheap feedstock. Is there any? Will there be any by 2026? I agree. And before the pandemic, the A350 had the highest 2nd hand value of any aircraft type. It's probabl...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226153

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

There's always risk and there's always some courage involved in these things. But desperation, I don't think so. This is not a moon shot project by any metric. It's an opportunity to get their foot in the door in a lucrative market for the next few decades. In my opinion it would be silly not to at...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226153

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I don't get the "desperation attempt" comments on this. 1. Airbus has everything to WIN in doing this. 2. A future freighter variant was always part of the development process of the A350. 3. The freighter variant can be produced on the same production line as the other A350s. 4. The frei...

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