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by aw70
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11761

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

It really comes down to who the leaders of a corporate group are. And Carsten Spohr... when was the last time you heard that chap deliver a speech in which he outlined, calmly, precisely and without too many buzzwords, what the strategic way forward for LH group is? You know, a statement by which on...

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by aw70
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 25953

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been ...

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by aw70
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13584

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

Further to what other posters have said about keeping the A380 jigs in moth-balls, that the cost of maintaining idle factories and underemployed manufacturing staff is high, would not the jigs themselves need to be regularly updated to keep up with general technological changes that would have to b...

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by aw70
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13584

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

That's not feasible. You have probably never been to any aerospace production site by the sounds of it. I strongly recommend doing that, many of them offer tours. Both Airbus and Boeing and some parts suppliers. It's really interesting. I have seen how jets are produced, and have actual first hand ...

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by aw70
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13584

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

This is basically the same thing that we saw with the 757 fifteen years ago: Airbus has spent the last three years essentially scouring the world looking for anyone who'll take an A380 by some means.... and other than EK and NH, they've essentially come up dry. Your posting came up while I was writ...

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by aw70
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13584

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

Something I don't understand about this whole mess is why AB doesn't try to freeze the manufacturing capability, instead of completely shutting the line down. Freezing, as in: no more new builds for some years to come - but the line could be re-started with two, three years advance warning, if someo...

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by aw70
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 27243

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

What surprises me most about the braced NASA / Boeing design is the fact that they deem it worthwhile to attach struts to the thing. Sure, these allow them to make the main wing thinner and lighter. But the attachment point of the struts to the main wing also creates a really nasty interference poin...

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by aw70
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70368

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

What I find hard to believe is that no-one in the military and police seems to have given this prior thought. And has procured, for precisely this sort of occasion and scenario, and at least in small numbers, the sort of beefed up shotgun which can take out drones at sufficient distances, while not ...

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by aw70
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37826

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Low altitude tight turn, inner wing stalls. plane flips over and down. crash.? Pretty much that, I would guess. And the final culprit (apart from turning too tightly, and being too slow and close to the ground in the first place, at least for high alpine flying) might well have been an unexpectedly...

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by aw70
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37826

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

https://ibb.co/h0T83z

David


Telling in which regard? Also, did the press conference mention that there was a video of the actual crash?
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flyingturtle wrote:
There is a telling picture: https://ibb.co/h0T83z

David


Telling in which regard? Also, did the press conference mention that there was a video of the actual crash?

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by aw70
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 20126

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

The A350ULR is basically a payload restricted A 359 with a few minor modifications. True ULH flights are niche and right now the only true ULH frame now without payload restrictions is the 77L. Right, but the A350 being payload restricted DOES NOT MATTER MUCH for ULH flights. You cannot coop up peo...

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by aw70
Fri May 25, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21775

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

As I already said earlier, my concern with this new development is that those who don't believe that Russia is responsible still have plenty of wiggle room, in several areas. The warhead design. The Dutch investigators claim that shrapnel and warhead fragments found in the aircraft wreckage unequivo...

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by aw70
Thu May 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21775

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

I just wish they had found a different way to publish their findings, and that they had involved investigators from some non-western powers which clearly have no interest in the matter either way (South Americans? Chinese? Japanese?). As is, the Russian side can still very well claim that this is a ...

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by aw70
Thu May 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11100

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

OS has been in LH s hands for a while. Give them the budget and they'll get equipment and products sorted. So when you fly a crappy OS B777, you are flying a crappy Lufthansa group product. The OS managers are just LH puppets. If you look at how the SN CEO was kicked out and replaced by a German, y...

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by aw70
Thu May 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11100

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

As someone who has to fly long haul from Vienna occasionally, I usually make a point of flying LH, not OS. Take LAX, last year. On the way to LAX, I used the direct OS flight. An old clapped out 777, no internet, not particularly friendly staff. Back, a LH 346 to MUC, with a connection to Vienna. Te...

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by aw70
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35671

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I suspect this livery disaster partially has its roots in the Austrian Airlines re-brand of a year ago. Then, the design bigwigs in the LH group already got away with reducing a livery to "all white plus a few logos". But crucially, the Austrian livery is still sort of balanced, as it has ...

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by aw70
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 97
Views: 20933

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Every effort must be made to safe aircraft like the Starlifter. I applaud Lufthansa for taking up this challenge. I've seen great airplanes all over the world eventually sent to the crusher. The worst incident? The beautiful Aeroflot Tu-114 located at the entrance to Domodedovo Airport at Moscow - ...

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by aw70
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10842

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

These guys can fly, no doubt. As in: they REALLY can fly. My hat goes off to them, all the way to the ground. Masters of their craft. However, from a purely professional standpoint, their judgement in not going around might still be called into question. Long lens telephoto video can be misleading: ...

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by aw70
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rules regarding squicky ill fellow passengers?
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Rules regarding squicky ill fellow passengers?

Dear a.net hive mind, I have a question regarding one's rights as passenger. Suppose one shows up healthy for a long haul flight, and ends up being seated next to a person with a really impressive cold. Runny nose, pulling up all the time, truly disgusting (of course not the person per se, rather, t...

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by aw70
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian Quad Jet For Decade of 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 5289

Re: New Russian Quad Jet For Decade of 2020

Question to the hive mind in this forum: isn't there a chance that this weird looking contraption might actually have a leg up w/r to efficiency due to the strange pancake form factor of its fuselage? As far as I recall, conventional airliner fuselages are mainly only round because that makes stress...

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by aw70
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-engine existing aircraft in 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2192

Re: Re-engine existing aircraft in 2017

Why civilian airliners don't get a re-engine these days has been nicely summarised by earlier posters. One particular case in the military world that I don't really understand, though, is the B-52. Given how long these birds are being operated, and given that the 8 engines that hang off each of them...

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by aw70
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17977

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Great job, and congratulations to AB for finally getting the bird off the ground!

However, these wingtips will take some getting used to. Weird looking contraptions, these are.

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by aw70
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italy: Deadly Air Show crash of an Eurofighter
Replies: 5
Views: 3639

Re: Italy: Deadly Air Show crash of an Eurofighter

From the videos that are available, it seems like a classic case of misjudged altitude/speed for an air show display, with not enough altitude left for "catching" the plane after a loop. He would not be the first extremely experienced pilot to cut his margins too closely, in what seem to b...

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by aw70
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12091

Re: UBS: Pilotless planes ‘could save airlines $35bn’

The difference between autonomous and driverless is pedantic and irrelevant. Nope, it is quite relevant. There is a quite significant difference in competence and sophistication between an autonomous vehicle/train/plane that is developed enough to conduct everyday operations without any human inter...

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by aw70
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12091

Re: UBS: Pilotless planes ‘could save airlines $35bn’

To think that somebody might have actually been paid to do such piece a research is deeply disturbing. To see that it comes from one of the banking giants is plainly irritating. Maybe it's time UBS starts shedding off their own 'human debris' and does away with having all those dull, suit-clad indi...

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by aw70
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14731

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

It might have a lot to do with Austrocontrol (the Austrian aviation authority) being a fairly reasonable and professional outfit.

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by aw70
Wed May 24, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 187
Views: 21701

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

My personal guess is that A will "freeze" A380 production for a couple of years, and develop an updated version, spread out over a few years with R&D capacity that is available due to slack in other projects. The resulting A380+ will use as much trickle-down component and technology fr...

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by aw70
Mon May 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 12927

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

A Boeing 420 would be something for a change - the holiday aircraft of stoners. ;)

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by aw70
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 399983

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Eyad89 wrote:
I just can't express how cute this A319neo is :D


I'm a little Airbus, short and stout - here are my winglets, here is my snout. :)

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by aw70
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 7374

Re: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft

Please, it's an honest question, not trying to bash Russia or any airline, I'm just simply curious. I would guess it's a mixture of stuff expiring while the a/c were parked, and non-essential mx being deferred as much as possible by a cash-strapped previous operator. That sort of environment can cr...

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by aw70
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Has Spent $500m Developing Inflight Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 8528

Re: EK Has Spent $500m Developing Inflight Wines

I'm only wondering why they do not serve pork, as long as they serve alcohol they already crossed the "red line". I've lived and worked extensively in the Middle East. I've met lots of Muslims who drink alcohol, but none that would knowingly eat pork products. Maybe not in the Middle East...

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by aw70
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Islamist saboteurs target AF at CDG
Replies: 23
Views: 4808

Re: Islamist saboteurs target AF at CDG

Okay... I love satirical media and I very much enjoy investigative media instead of any yellow press publishings, but what the hell is a newspaper that writes investigative AND satirical stuff at the same time without marking the articles as satirical content? How is the reader of such newspaper su...

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by aw70
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15330

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

Anyone of high enough rank to be in actual command of a BUK system would know better than to place a launcher in the middle of an insurgency operation shooting at anything coming along while thinking he was "defending" the insurgents. This is not necessarily true. A BUK system is a very c...

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by aw70
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15330

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

A.net has changed, there used to be a few pro Russian posters here that would instantly reply with their talking points. Maybe the funding cut back on the troll factory stories are true after all. You spoke too soon... :roll: What I personally find most annoying about these talking heads is that an...

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by aw70
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15330

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

In Ukraine we see a situation where an air defense system was put in place with nothing to defend, the TELAR was not defending the Russian border, it was not protecting the "rebels", it was being used in an offensive manner. Whatever target it was after, it was on offense, not defense. On...

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by aw70
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15330

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

This was no accident, this had to have been an intentional act, at least at the Brigade level. Let's assume, for argument's sake, that you are right. What sort of motive could Russia have had to down a Malaysian plane in such a manner? This being an intentional act would require a motive, you know....

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by aw70
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37186

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

There is a fundamental problem with the wreckage found off East Africa: it suggests an aircraft break-up, either at altitude or on impact with the water. How can that be reconciled with the lack of wreckage in the SIO search boxes? In contrast to your shoot-down theory (which has insurmountable iss...

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by aw70
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37186

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

Actually, this could be an important development. It will also discredit the latest SCS shoot-down scenario presented by Spyhunter. That shoot-down scenario is not even worth discrediting, IMHO. I only replied to his posts in the other thread because I was a bit bored, and found it funny how someon...

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by aw70
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68170

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

1. 121.5 - International Air Distress (IAD) They would need to jam this frequency which is monitored by every airliner, radar station, tower,... Imho it is next to impossible that the jamming would not have been picked-up by other planes. This. THIS. Jamming 121.5 - perfectly doable. But jamming it...

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by aw70
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68170

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

The jamming was clearly localised. The kill-zone, on the boundary between two ATC zones, was well-chosen. Few other aircraft were in the area at the time. Except this is not how jamming works. You can't localise a RF jamming attack that well, at least not if you want to also make sure your victim c...

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by aw70
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68170

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Responding to 777 Jet, jamming can be problematic - garbled or interrupted radio calls are entirely consistent with jamming, which is not always 100% effective. Sometimes the jammer is slow to follow changes of frequency, indeed rapid changes of frequency is one way to defeat it, if only temporaril...

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by aw70
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China rolls out AG600 amphibious aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 6578

Re: China rolls out AG600 amphibious aircraft

Given the shenanigans with their airport, I think that the island government of St. Helena might be interested in a reasonably priced amphibian or two. :)

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by aw70
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Re-Engine.......really stupid question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3804

Re: 737 Re-Engine.......really stupid question.

This is not such a stupid question - don't be harder on yourself than you have to be. :) But if you look at a 737, you will notice that exhaust from turbines on the top of the wings would directly hit the horizontal stabiliser, if you just swapped the engine position. And the exhaust directly hittin...

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by aw70
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Fly A380 Dot Com
Replies: 18
Views: 3771

Re: I Fly A380 Dot Com

That's exactly it. With all other things equal (style of the interior, cabin service), there's no difference between an A380 and any other aircraft from a passenger's perspective. Oh, but there is. On a 14 hour flight (say, FRA-LAX), the noise level in the cabin can make a huge difference to how re...

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by aw70
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?
Replies: 71
Views: 16367

RE: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?

If you are looking for something that survives arctic conditions and unpaved runways, the obvious place to look for a replacement would be Russian a/c, no? These chaps have been mounting tractor tires on airliners since forever, because at least in terms of % of landmass, most of Russia has conditio...

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by aw70
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walsh: EI A380s For New York Route
Replies: 69
Views: 27443

RE: Walsh: EI A380s For New York Route

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/winterlight" class="quote" target="_blank">winterlight</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i> </i></font></td></tr></table> Loo...

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by aw70
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Drop In Turkish Tourist Arrivals In 17 Yrs
Replies: 34
Views: 11034

RE: Biggest Drop In Turkish Tourist Arrivals In 17 Yrs

The repeated terrorist attacks in tourist areas (like the one today) cannot do anything to help, either.

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by aw70
Wed May 04, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A B747 Two Holer?
Replies: 37
Views: 13823

RE: A B747 Two Holer?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Say you still want to build a two-...

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by aw70
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 211 DXB-IAH A380 Diverting To Oslo?
Replies: 12
Views: 8325

RE: EK 211 DXB-IAH A380 Diverting To Oslo?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">hiflyer</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Trondheim - Vaernes (TRD / ...

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by aw70
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 For The Likes Of EasyJet Et Al.?
Replies: 36
Views: 10603

RE: A380 For The Likes Of EasyJet Et Al.?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Matt6461" class="quote" target="_blank">Matt6461</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>According to Amedeo, the A380 has basica...

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