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Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10250

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

The Governor of OR shroud have called out a small number of National Guard troops to patrol downtown Portland back in May to end the destruction of private and public property. If the Governor did that, the anarchistic activities would have ended weeks ago and President Trump, would have not be sen...

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Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 20805

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Maybe John Travolta will buy this Qantas aircraft too, to add to his personal historic fleet. John Travolta donated his 707 to HARS (aviation museum south of Sydney) last year. It is still being made airworthy prior to being flown back to Australia. Wow...didn't know this as I'd not heard/read anyt...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3661

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

As should everyone's first amendment rights. Like the right to kneel for an anthem. Just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean you get to invalidate people's rights. However, the current Republican administration has pepper sprayed, beaten, and stepped on those rights. But because its' "...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3661

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

The family is the only institution you can't get into and won't ever get involved. Erm, IIRC it's been the conservatives who are the one's involving themselves in family. Attempting to regulate who can and can't marry, who can and can't have kids, because it just might contradict those good old Chr...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3661

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

extender wrote:
Keep the politics out of sports, simple enough.

Sure, get rid of all the anthem/flag/military BS beforehand and let us just watch sports. Sounds perfect to me

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3661

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

My first amendment rights predates government. The government should protect my first amendment rights, not infringe them by telling me how I should raise my kids. All of this are natural and God given rights, not government rights. The government is there to protect me and my family based on the 1...

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Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5630

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

This is a weird move. They have a good leisure brand called Eurowings, they did a lot to make it a bit like the old Air Berlin (route wise) and now that's being thrown away? I always thought LH Group's strategy was - LH + LX premium - OS + SN semi-premium - EW + WK lower cost/leisure I wonder if cu...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32785

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again. The actual saying is "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times shame on both of us"...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2234

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

Any a-political person who cares about criminal justice reform would be opposed to locking up a senior citizen for several years because they lied to a cop. Fortunately justice was done to rectify the disproportionate sentence. Aka "Hey I know I'm in the wrong and I have no good argument so he...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 33
Views: 5118

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

Well, we know where OWG will be flying. https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2020-130 The applicant has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a licence to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, in accordance with the Arrangement between the Government of C...

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Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 113
Views: 5610

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

F1 was an incredible sport untouched by politics and one cry baby, sore loser, ruins the whole sport. Mate, don't let the door hit you on the way out! I don't for a moment believe that any F1 would be so thin skinned that a 30 second presentation would be enough to stop them watching, but if it did...

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Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3492

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

What's the viability of Eastern Europe for the US3? I see only AA doing PHL-PRG/BUD and UA's EWR-PRG/ATH and DL's JFK-ATH. What about WAW? Or is the market so small that only LOT can cater towards it (Poland joined the US VISA Waiver Program recently). (Note: I'm excluding ATH from this discussion ...

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 33
Views: 5118

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

158 seat 737-400’s operating as an LCC/ULCC in Canada. There is no possible scenario, at any fuel price, that makes this a viable business plan. Even Flair figured that out. The biggest difference I see, not just with Flair and Westjet (with a bunch of clapped out -200s), is that Nolinor is already...

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17582

Re: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Nolinor does indeed have a glass cockpit fitted to the -200C, pretty neat but I'm sure the cost was astronomical and you still have the issues of old airframes and thirsty engines. Cool to see as I quite liked the JT8Ds, but I'm surprised it happened. At the airline I worked on the 737-200C for the...

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 3664

Re: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged

Mercedes Stephenson over at Global News tweeted out that it will cost $11 million to fix the damage, and the aircraft will be out of service till January 2021: Hmmn...wouldn't that be enough downpayment for a green A221CJ ? (conceptual design is of an A223 )..... :scratchchin: https://www.businessj...

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Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17582

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

I have often wondered if a VFW-614-style engine mount could be adapted to the "Classic" series 737's, using the highest thrust rating CF34's (over 20,000 lbf)? Obviously another STC, but that would possible solve the issue of high bypass/low clearance... A fleet of HondaJets for Canadian ...

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Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17582

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

The Indian Airlines Airbus A320's with the bogie landing gear. That wouldn’t do anything to help on gravel/dirt. The future of places like YCB and YCO will be DH8s and ATRs. However, 5T’s two remaining 732s still have a lot of life left in them. 5T now rarely use the 732s to anywhere beyond those t...

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13790

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Speaking of AC 767's, does anyone else remember the experimental livery they painted on at least 1 762? I remember being in YYZ in July 1993 and seeing a 762 in the double stripe livery, except instead of a red/burgundy combo, the entire livery was burgundy. In those pre-internet days, I was confus...

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Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13790

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

My favourite aircraft by far. Flown on -200 within Canada and -300 many times to Hawaii and London. Preferred mainline 767’s. I was disappointed with the Rouged 767s. I never had the misfortune of flying a Rouge 763, but I've got a number of segments on the mainline birds, mainly back and forth bet...

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Sun May 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4219

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

DelSolAaron wrote:
I heard a rumour they had hangars with hundreds of Tutor jets to use but maybe someone with more knowledge can answer more specifically.


Don't know about hundreds, but it's pretty well known they kept some in reserve for activation as Snowbird aircraft. No idea on exact numbers

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Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8981

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

What is going to replace the dash on these routes?? Nothing for at least the next 15 years. Why not use brand new ATR42/72s? Canadian North, Air Saint Pierre, Northstar Air and First Air use them in Canada, without a problem. One minor detail - Canadian North and First Air are the same company now,...

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Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65694

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Lufthansa to decommission all A340-600s https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/04/16/lufthansa-to-decommission-all-a340-600s = Barely two weeks ago we reported that Lufthansa was retiring many aircraft from its fleet, including seven A340-600s. Now the carrier says that it has decid...

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33893

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

The facts are, AC's loads are very poor across all three cabins and across the entire network. I personally wouldn't be surprised to a further reduction in the flying program announced next week. Some of the routes are simply unviable as per the latest schedule. I see a contraction to just a few tr...

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Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19467

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

Taken from a reddit thread on the subject, for what it's worth

The rain shorted the fire suppression system for the new hangar, possibly incorrect installation. No single persons fault. B777 was parked inside during this time, potential dual engine change.

Source: Myself, Delta TechOps LAX 250 AMT

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112149

Re: The WestJet Thread

It won’t be WS probably as there are a lot more connections in YYC for passengers. I think Link is full in the west and they are looking for CPA in east. If I were to guess about an East Link partner, I could see PAL getting picked. It seems like Air Georgian is a no-go. Every other option seems li...

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Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian ATC
Replies: 22
Views: 3117

Re: Canadian ATC

They are not the only ones doing it, but you can bet that if an accident ever occurs because two planes did not know what each other were doing due to different ATC languages being used, it'll stop right quick. Couple of years ago I was with a buddy who was doing his CPL and building time, so we to...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22582

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

According following link Cargojet Airways is adding more 767 freighters and is keeping IAI busy with several P-F conversions. 767-244ER(BDSF), L/N 815, C/N 30431, VT-BAQ, ex UTair, converted TLV March 13th 2019 - Jan 24th 2020, re-registered C-FHCJ 767-244ER(BDSF), L/N 811, C/N 30430, VT-BAB, ex UT...

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Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 309967

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

That’s an early one so the total hours will be interesting. Looking at the equally old PH-BFG retired two months ago BFH likely has accumulated north of 135.000 hours/18.000 cycles. Its certainly among the dozen aircraft with the highest flight hour count ever, no matter what type. And likely all o...

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Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7742

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The overhead bins on the A350. An overall great aircraft, but Airbus, even in their newest plane designs, can't hold a candle to the overhead bins of the Boeing planes (737 Sky Interior, 787, 777, 747-8) regarding spaciousness and size. I flew the A350 a couple of weeks ago and an otherwise wonderf...

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Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft
Replies: 26
Views: 5937

Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft

Just seeing this on CBC. Looks like someone tried stealing a Turbine Otter and collided with another one of their aircraft https://www.citynews1130.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/9/2020/02/21/Damaged-seaplanes-attempted-theft.jpg https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/harbour-air-float-plan...

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Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz 8851 Nose Gear Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Jazz 8851 Nose Gear Issues

Just listening on LiveATC and watching FR24, QK8851 YQM-YOW currently holding over YOW, nose gear that won't lower.

Edit: AC is a Dash 8-300 C-FADF

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Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 309967

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

It is essentially impossible to accumulate this sort of flight hours unless you are flying high-utilization, long-haul commercial service. Short-haul airliners rack up cycles but their utilization in hours tends to be lower. Military, tourist, and most freight aircraft are operating far, far less. ...

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Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45586

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

If a route consistently goes to 50 people then you need to get the 150 seat jet off of it unless the return trip is consistently worth a 150 seater. To do so at the last moment will cost you more than sending the 150 seater. Nobody said anything about last minute changes. On the contrary, as noted ...

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Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The private Jet pilot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3648

Re: The private Jet pilot?

My employer was chartered to fly a band (won't say who, but one of them has appeared with Johnny Depp in a movie, I'll let you deduce for yourselves) and IIRC the crew was all invited to the concert. Not sure if they went or not.

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Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia (JU) Set for another major expansion in 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 11364

Re: Air Serbia (JU) Set for another major expansion in 2020

santi319 wrote:
Good thing! I love Serbia, such and underrated destination!


Any additional service to BEG is good news...I fly there roughly every 6 weeks non-rev, so additional options are always good. Especially AC/Rouge rumours....But for now, Lufthansa has been my go to via MUC or FRA

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Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4906

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

Dear a.netters, One of the most striking progresses that have been in the commercial aviation over the last decades is in the area of safety. The accident rate has been dropping continuously to the point that tragedies have become a very rare occurrence. This leads me to the question whether we hav...

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Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?
Replies: 13
Views: 5661

Nolinor Acquiring 777's?

Morning folks, Saw on instagram that 9V-SCO, now N508BC is headed to Nolinor in Quebec. Anyone able to confirm, or shed any light as to the plans? I've also heard a rumour that a second 777 will follow. Link https://deskgram.co/p/2186074294067770951_12358834553 Also another post regarding a new spec...

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Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2139

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 without question.
Got LH's D-ABTK on Friday 06DEC FRA-YYZ. Always a good ride

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Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13582

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

I've heard as well (unofficially) that this was done as an exception because of their normal choices in Holland and Europe were not available. Here is a question though. When the phrase 'no choice' is used; I can understand that means no choice in venues, however, why can't an airline delay the rep...

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Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12708

Re: F50 Questions

And to answer 6 for those by seating capacity at 31" pitch smallest to largest standard fitout for galley, toilets and exits: ATR42 46 seats (44 more commonly) It is 48 at 31 inches. I don't know where you saw 46 or 44 seat non-combi ATR 42s, I have never seen one that wasn't configured for 48...

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Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204125

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

So I see AC's first 220 got painted...except the roundel is backwards! Edit: just realized there's another thread on this...woops
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Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Guilin Air pilot gets lifetime flying ban for allowing internet sensational girl into cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6887

Re: China's Guilin Air pilot gets lifetime flying ban for allowing internet sensational girl into cockpit mid-flight

That was a very expensive cup of tea for the pilot lol. I don't know many French expressions, but I am familiar with "femme fatale". And of course there's the Adam and Eve archetype that has been around for centuries now. My friend's dad had an old Yiddish saying: When your <sex organ> st...

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Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoky A350!
Replies: 45
Views: 13236

Re: Smoky A350!

No they're not. Engine failure practice is reserved for the simulator, not for base training. So why is the #1 engine fan stationary? You can see the blades clearly. If the engine was shut down it wouldn’t have an exhaust trail. It's not stationary. Expand the photo and look at the other engine, sa...

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Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames
Replies: 16
Views: 7790

Re: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames

What's up with the differences in the sensors on the nose? The Virgin 350 has three directly above the nose cone, the British Airways bird has none. Different options? https://simpleflying.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Virgin-A350-Zadie-700x391.jpg https://simpleflying.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/0...

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Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)

I'm looking for the identities of two B-737-200's currently stored at Ottawa International Airport (YOW) 1. B-737-200 with "Training/Formation"-titles - engine-less - all white col. (prob. ex First Air) 2. B-737-200 with wings removed - stored at the NRC-facility next to the airport - als...

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Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3679

Re: How often does an engine come off?

Here's some interesting info from CFM regarding CFM56's 3C engine holds the all-time world record for initial time on wing. In September 2003, the engine was removed after reaching 40,728 hours and 17,504 cycles without a single shop visit, surpassing the previous record of 40,531 hours set in 2000....

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 50
Views: 2508

Re: Best coupe under 65k

So far the only correct answers are the F type and GT350. :lol: The RS5 is a bit over 65K, but deals can likely be found. Wayyyy nicer interior than your Vette, or, honestly, any American car. And the Audi virtual cockpit is amazing https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bd/83/97/bd839744e893d5728a0e3a62d0f...

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved

https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/att ... 32&lang=en

Will retain the Canadian North name, though it appears to be an acquisition by Bradley air (First Air)
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On mobile, just dropping the link, but looks like the 7F/5T merger is approved

https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/att ... 32&lang=en

Will retain the Canadian North name, though it appears to be an acquisition by Bradley air (First Air)

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Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2585

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL No problem, as long as we also attach and asterisk next to...

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