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by bunumuring
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75362

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hey guys, Has anyone seen or heard Alan Joyce talking up Project Sunrise in the media again in the past week? My father says that he read a report about it and could even recount from it that AJ said that bunk beds were now unlikely to happen.... But Dad can't remember where he read it: he reads all...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA & KLM
Replies: 25
Views: 4161

Re: BA & KLM

Hey guys, I remember reading lots about this at the time in specialist aviation mags like Air International and Australian Aviation... This 'talk' was earlier than 2000 I seem to recall, predating the existence of the current 'big 3' alliances. I think however that KLM and NW were deeply entrenched ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?

'Splash' sounds like something they would avoid at all costs, especially flying over bodies of water.... 'EastWest' was the name of a historic and well-regarded Australian airline as well as a completely separate Indian airline... Both currently unused and certainly not related to the US airline ind...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Coast Guard looks for MH-65 replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 4256

Re: US Coast Guard looks for MH-65 replacement

Hey guys,
I had forgotten about Bell's 525 : how is its development going?
As for the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101, a great helicopter but I agree it would be too big. I think it had its chance of entering US military/paramilitary service and for various reasons, blew it!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75362

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hey guys, With the seemingly never-ending drama between Qantas and Perth Airport, and before then Qantas and Canberra Airport, it will be interesting to see how things go between Qantas and Sydney West's management team. Apparently John Borghetti came out again recently in the Sydney print media sta...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternate Pan Am story
Replies: 16
Views: 2713

Re: Alternate Pan Am story

Hey guys,
A question : when Pan Am sold the Pacific network to United, were there any other airlines interested and who approached who first?
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternate Pan Am story
Replies: 16
Views: 2713

Re: Alternate Pan Am story

Hey guys, I was just old enough to get into aviation photography when Pan Am sold off the Pacific network to United so I never did get to see many Pam Am jets in Sydney, sadly. I remember the United -SPs in hybrid colours. The amazing thing is Pan Am would still have some 'memory' in the Australian ...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

Hey guys, Yes, I fully expected the choice of the F-35 and I do remember speculation a while ago that Singapore might go for the B model in a mixture with the A model if the F-35 was chosen. Singapore definitely could do with dispersed F-35Bs in the case of conflict with so few airfields available o...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

Re: Finally. Singapore announces F-35 as F-16 replacement.

Hey guys, Yes, I fully expected the choice of the F-35 and I do remember speculation a while ago that Singapore might go for the B model in a mixture with the A model if the F-35 was chosen. Singapore definitely could do with dispersed F-35Bs in the case of conflict with so few airfields available o...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Coast Guard looks for MH-65 replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 4256

Re: US Coast Guard looks for MH-65 replacement

Hey guys, I second the suggestion of the AW139 as the perfect low-risk, fast-delivered option, especially with Boeing building the Army's version. I agree that the SB>1 would be a great idea as well, but cost and time would seem to be against it. A development of the MH-60 would seem to be low risk ...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11415

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Hi guys, Yes, I believe that the RomBAC 1-11 and the MD 'Trunkliner' projects were the only two jetliner-types built under licence but there would be lots of turboprop and piston engines planes I'd imagine. The Hindustan Hawker Siddeley 748s and IrAN 140s would be a couple of examples from different...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11415

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Hey oldannyboy, You mentioned the VC-10... Are you aware that the Chinese wanted a similar deal for VC-10s as the Soviets wanted for the TriStar? Apparently the Chinese wanted five VC-10s built in Britain and then licence-build an additional 30. Politics stopped that deal too, I believe. Cheers, Bun...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11415

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

It's not really much of a revelation since the story is right there in the middle of the Il-86 article on Wikipedia... Anyway, from Flight at the time: https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1974/1974%20-%200416.PDF One of the delegation onboard was UK Undersectretary for Trade & Industr...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11415

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Found it! This is probably more information than you needed. Wow mate! Thank you so much for is link! I thoroughly enjoyed the article and the information in it. I really enjoyed the photos and diagrams as well. Some parts of the article are echoed in the Airliner World article that I highlighted. ...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AW 600 Tiltrotor
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: AW 600 Tiltrotor

Hey mate,
I have no idea how many have been sold or who to. I would be keen to see such a list.
I hope that this radical design does find much success.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11415

Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Hey guys, In the current edition of Airliner World, there's an article on Ilyushin's wide bodied jets. In the article, the author mentions that Lockheed sent a TriStar to Moscow in March 1974 to demonstrate it to the Soviets. According to the author, the Soviets were impressed and wanted to order 30...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a new vacuum cleaner lately ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1728

Re: Anyone buy a new vacuum cleaner lately ?

Hey guys, After using a Dyson for years and years, and being very happy with it, I let myself be talked into a Miele by my mother when the Dyson got run over by a removalist's truck during a house move a few years ago. The Miele is NOWHERE near as good as my old Dyson... And regularly has minor issu...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93483

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Hey lightning12, I like eurowhites as well, S long as they have the correct 'details' with the tail and font etc... Plus, I don't like eurowhites replacing highly coloured colour schemes like EI's. My understanding from graphic designer friends is that the digital domain determines so many rebrands,...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22552

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Hey guys, I said only yesterday in the EI thread that Singapore (and United) should be next to overhaul their colourscheme and branding in general. The SQ livery is dated : reeks of late 80s to me especially with the font. I've always hated the clash of the orangey stripe on the vertical tail with t...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93483

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Hey guys, I would've put a large shamrock on the forward fuselage and made the titles much bigger.... The new livery looks so much like a copy of Qantas, Lufthansa etc etc.... Anyway... Which airline is next to change livery? Anyone know? Care to guess? I'm hoping for United and Singapore Airlines t...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 52234

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Hey guys, 'Seoul to Darwin' shown on the ETOPS graphic? I doubt that there would be a market for that but Seoul is where A220 operator #3 is based.... I'm sure however that at route was displayed just to 'fill in' at part of the map! The 'Auckland to Papeete' route also shown on the graphic is much ...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany choosing NH90 for Sea Lynx replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 5000

Re: Germany studies market for Sea Lynx replacement

Hey guys, I believe that Australia's experiences with the NH90 hasn't been very positive but is improving. I don't recall the specific issues - maybe Ozair knows? I hope that Germany do choose the Wildcat! It would be great to see a fantastic helicopter chalk up another export client! Cheers Bunumur...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93483

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Hey guys,
Don't mind the apparent new livery, but I don't love it.
Like some others here, I wished that Aer Lingus could've retained the upper fuselage green a la KLM.
Funny how the Qantas colourscheme has set such a trend!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135337

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Hey guys,
I don't believe that the 'proposed' Welsh livery pictured on the Trident is 'authentic'.
No Tridents were in World Tails and the dragon is facing the wrong direction, away from the direction of travel (as mentioned by others up thread).
I do like the design, however!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips

Hey guys, Just stayed again at Rydges. Awesome as always. The cocktail bar tends to get crowded, especially the open air bit. I was jostled by a few kids but no real drama. The drinks are great and some food is available too, but remember, successful spotting there really is dependent upon the time ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Collection Disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: Model Collection Disposal

just curious.... How did you display your models?
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Collection Disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: Model Collection Disposal

+1
I'd love to look at your 1/400 list please!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian International Airshow 2019 (Avalon Airshow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Australian International Airshow 2019 (Avalon Airshow)

I picked up a cheap fare on Jetstar and will make it a day trip from Sydney. The last time I went down was 8 or 6 years ago Hey mate, I'm likely to do that too. I unexpectedly have four others who've indicated interest in traveling down with me and I've suggested a Jetstar day trip to and from Aval...

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by bunumuring
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135337

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Hey guys, I loved the World Tails and collect them in 1/400 scale diecast models. Cheers, Bunumuring I don't believe you, unless I see some pics. Wow! Personal attack or what? i don't upload photos here and definitely won't start because of you. For tho interested, I currently have 16 of the 28 'ma...

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by bunumuring
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian International Airshow 2019 (Avalon Airshow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Australian International Airshow 2019 (Avalon Airshow)

Hey mate, Great to hear that you are volunteering : I congratulate and thank all those that make all and any air shows possible by volunteering their time and effort! I haven't made the trip down to Avalon for the air show for a number of years however. I got fed up with being underwhelmed by the wh...

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by bunumuring
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135337

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Hey guys, I loved the World Tails and collect them in 1/400 scale diecast models. As for four retro designs, is it possible that there may be four BA-only designs, not necessarily BOAC, BEA, Cambrian etc? Landor, Negus 'British airways', Negus 'British' and possibly Chelsea Rose as the four? Of cour...

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by bunumuring
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 back flips without trusth vectoring ... ( video )
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

Re: F-35 back flips without trusth vectoring ... ( video )

Hey Mortyman,
A great video: thanks for sharing it!
I enjoyed it and was impressed.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 4356

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

Hey melpax, Wow! I had forgotten about the Pulsar and the Swift.... And didn't know about the Ford LTD! A mate of mine bought a second hand Reebok Pulsar and it was stolen shortly afterwards : he was devastated as he was very much a 'brands boy'! To that list we could add the gold-coloured Vittoria ...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA A380 - will there be route proving flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 6313

Re: ANA A380 - will there be route proving flights?

Hey guys, The JASDF sent a brand new Japanese Air Force 1 777-300ER to Sydney for a training flight... Would be awesome if ANA did the same with Flying Honu... But is extremely unlikely I understand. But wherever the three whales / turtles fly, hey will attract MUCH attention so congratulations to A...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75362

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hey guys, Some predictions to mull over: - QF to order an additional 3 or 4 787s within the next twelve months - Project Sunrise (IF it goes ahead...) to be eight firm, 4-6 options and 4-6 purchase rights of the winning jet : with at least one other airline likely to quickly announce a small order (...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai 747 domestic ops
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Thai 747 domestic ops

Hey guys, I flew Bangkok-Phuket round trip on a Thai 'double 300' set in 1998 : 747-300 southbound and 777-300 northbound, both in business class, dirt cheap! If I remember correctly, the 747 flight I boarded was traveling Osaka-Bangkok-Phuket and I simply flew the domestic leg ...?!?! Cheers, Bunum...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips

Hey mate, Like many a.netters, I could write a book about spotting at Sydney from nearly four decades of doing it! I second the suggestions above from Kent350787 and add that the Rydges rooftop bar IS excellent for spotting as well! The last time I stayed at the Rydges on one of their aviation enthu...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 8048

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

A few years ago on a Guys night we all splashed on the brut33, I have honestly never had so many women complement me on my fragrance before, brut33 and old spice were the go to Father’s Day presents when I was a kid. Hey mate, I have a 'soft spot' for Brut and Old Spice and both have had arguably s...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 4356

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

ESPRIT is not an Australian brand (unless there is another Esprit brand there independent than the one sold in the rest of the world). Hey mate, Perhaps I stand corrected? It has long developed a strong 'australian' based image and I always assumed it was actually an Australian-native brand! Cheers...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 4356

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

Hey guys, Bunumuring Junior #2 and I spent a couple of hours in a factory outlets mall in Sydney today.... It's funny that some of the labels being discussed in is thread featured.... FILA had a shop but junior ignored it, and it was empty of customers in an otherwise busy mall... Glue Store outlet ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019 expectations
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Paris Air Show 2019 expectations

Hey guys, I'm pretty sure Qatar will order something as it seems to be 'what they do' historically at air shows. Ethiopian could firm up their speculated 777X plans : or dump them altogether and order HGW versions of the A350... Thai and Korean's widebody orders that have subject of separate a.net t...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kittens and Puppies
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Kittens and Puppies

Hey guys,
Dogs all the way... Especially kelpies!
I don't mind cats, but I never found one that has 'beaten' a dog in my eyes!
Cheers
Bunumruing

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct A.net Sitcom is
Replies: 18
Views: 2148

Re: The correct A.net Sitcom is

Hey guys,
Being Australian, I guess the correct 'sitcom' is Neighbours. I probably should say Home and Away as well, but I have never ever watched that show, unlike Kylie-era Neighbours!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study
Replies: 26
Views: 3581

Re: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study

Hey guys, A very interesting move! Oneworld would be interested I assume... And Skyteam might see this as an immediate swap-out for China Southern. However, the question remains, with HNA's well-publicised financial issues, can they afford membership of any alliance or would they be looking at a 'se...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3806

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Hey Braybuddy....
All I've been doing over the past fortnight is swim at beaches, in lakes and rivers... But of course I live in Australia and we LOVE nothing more than a hot hot hot Christmas New Year so that we can enjoy getting wet in the great outdoors.
Great photos!
Happy new year,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75362

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hey A350OZ, Yes, that's it! Definitely. The white fuselage has obviously been stripped back to bare metal but the red stripe and a white stripe below it remain. I would say that the fuselage has been severed at the point of the leading edge of the wing. It really was an amazing sight watching it dri...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 107
Views: 15690

Re: 787 family future prospects

Hey frigate bird,
Thanks for your information on the Malaysian 787 deal. I wasn't aware of that. Can you point me in the direction of any threads here on a.net that I might have missed that have discussed/are discussing 'what next' for Malaysian in light of this?
Thanks,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you done a long distance motorcycle / car / bicycle tour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1408

Re: Have you done a long distance motorcycle / car / bicycle tour?

Hey guys, In various cars over the past few decades I've done one memorable circumsnaivgation of Britain keeping to the coast as much as possible, with the far north of Scotland and Devon/Cornwall my favourite parts during the three week trip. We stayed in BnBs the whole way except for one memorable...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 84
Views: 14549

Re: A350 family future prospects

Hey guys, Qantas with Project Sunrise is a good chance of an A350 victory, I reckon. How much 'development' Airbus is willing to do to win that order (eg slight stretch or no stretch, modified wings/wing tips etc) will be fascinating to see. Air New Zealand are a bigger chance of an A350 victory how...

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by bunumuring
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75362

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hey guys, There is the nose, cockpit and most of the forward fuselage of a Shorts 330 sitting on a custom built trailer in the Main Street of Burrawang, NSW, at the moment. It is bare metal with the remains of a curving red and white cheatline on it, that reminded me of the old American colourscheme...

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