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by jupiter2
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 10791

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

https://twitter.com/AgueraMartin/status ... 0708028416


They dive out so gracefully, then whack, they hit the air stream :wideeyed:
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PepeTheFrog wrote:
Wow, check out this air drop video with a Spanish A400M: https://twitter.com/AgueraMartin/status ... 0708028416


They dive out so gracefully, then whack, they hit the air stream :wideeyed:

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by jupiter2
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10230

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

If everyone read the story, the problem lied with the travel agent who booked the tickets for the ladies in the first place. They should've noted that due to their size, the aircraft type operating and the fact that the business class seats have airbags and extenders therefore could not be used, mea...

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by jupiter2
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

December OTP figures reveal some of the worse ever recorded Arrivals JQ 64.7% QF 70.8% QantasLink 78.7% Rex 80% TT 69.3% VA 73.9% VARA 78% Departures JQ 62.8% QF 71.3% QantasLink 78.7% Rex 84.3% TT 71.9% VA 76.2% VARA 79.8% JQ recorded a cancellation rate of 7.1% of all flights operated https://www...

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by jupiter2
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5829

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

NRT is soon becoming Asia's version of YMX, with the rise of HND again. UTP's upcoming new terminal 3 is probably going to also be under utilized, as it's only a 2h drive from BKK. What is this fantasy about NRT become another YMX ? It has nearly 40 million pax, over 2 million tons of cargo, is ext...

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by jupiter2
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7596

Re: New airport killed the old airport

Looking for some examples how a newly constructed airport killed the old airport and examples to the contrary. Narita is slowly dying while Haneda is growing again. Narita was originally intended to replace Haneda as Tokyo's international airport. In fact, you could say that Haneda did kill Narita ...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Las Vegas Spotting/Photos Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Las Vegas Spotting/Photos Advice?

Rent a car and "borrow" a ladder from Walmart nearby. If "Borrowowing" means purchase, use and return, it is unethical at best, IMO. I recommend renting a ladder for the day from a Home Depot or Lowe's instead. Jehan Very unethical. Rent a vehicle that gets you over the fence an...

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by jupiter2
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

I think a big issue here is long economic stress (for example in Venezuela too) would lead to a breakdown of military and other professional development, including things like medicine, ATC and parts of the military. Certain countries run their aviation system very well, but non-rich countries do n...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

A lot of excuses being offered here for an inexcusable act. Thought the I.R.G. was meant to be the best of Iranian military, best trained, best equipped, so how is a supposedly well trained operator of their best equipment, not able to tell the difference between a relatively slow moving 737, climbi...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used
Replies: 38
Views: 6987

Re: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used

Canuck600 wrote:
It's not just the runway length you also need the facilities-tanks etc for mixing fire retardant. Shocked that there aren't 747 Freighters bringing down more helicopters from North America.


A couple arrived on Saturday an a scheduled QF freight flight.

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by jupiter2
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used
Replies: 38
Views: 6987

Re: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used

I mentioned in a similar topic that we currently have the following aircraft for fire fighting duties : 1 x DC-10 (Very Large Air Tanker, VLAT) 2 x 737's (Large Air Tanker, LAT) 2 x C-130's (LAT) 1 x RJ 85 (LAT) The government has since announced that they have contracted for 4 more aircraft, 2 x DC...

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by jupiter2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10341

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

I think you'd be disappointed if you looked at what was in the cargo most days. I'm not sure it's fair to say it'll avoid European airspace, I think it went over Spain most days last time it operated. Pretty hefty detour to go via Morocco, Algeria etc. Anyway like I say, this is for politicians, &q...

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by jupiter2
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27890

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Millions of people came out for the funeral of Lt. General Qassam Soleimani on Monday across Iran and Iraq from Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf, Ahvaz, Mashhad, and finally Tehran where he was given his final Janaza prayers. https://www.axios.com/qasem-soleimani-iran-funeral-photos-f83662b9-dce3-4a7c-9e92-...

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by jupiter2
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10341

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

So I assume this flight avoids European airspace so there is no possibility for an intercept and escort to a military base to see what is actually on these flights ? Would be an interesting inspection, but do you choose the westbound or eastbound flight ? Decisions, decisions :scratchchin: I think ...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10341

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

So I assume this flight avoids European airspace so there is no possibility for an intercept and escort to a military base to see what is actually on these flights ?

Would be an interesting inspection, but do you choose the westbound or eastbound flight ? Decisions, decisions :scratchchin:

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by jupiter2
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

https://fireaviation.com/2020/01/04/australian-prime-minister-says-four-more-large-air-tankers-will-be-ordered/ As for the DC-10 fleet: Tanker 911 has been down under since November Tanker 912 is in heavy MX and is scheduled to arrive in Australia on Jan 15 Tanker 914 is in heavy MX and is schedule...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

Lots of well deserved enthusiasm over the arrival of the Coulson 737 Air Tanker in Sydney Australia. This joins a handful of other smaller regional size firefighting aircraft from the USA. But where is the DC-10 and 747????? Im also confused as the article titles the others as Large Air Tankers... ...

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by jupiter2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6153

Re: Bushfires in Australia

This article discusses potential further aircraft that ‘could’ be utilised from overseas.. Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/firefighting-aircraft-in-mothballs-overseas-while-country-burns-20191228-p53naw.html From the article: “He said an aircraft worth testing was the Bombardier CL-415, a t...

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by jupiter2
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5637

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

Well that's good at least it wasn't in front of the whole crowd. I too thought it happened during an actual show. Still, that turn he attempted was insane. I know they like to trick up empty planes with just a little fuel so they can do quick take offs, point the nose nearly vertical for a couple o...

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by jupiter2
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6153

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Yes, I'm in Sydney. Not in a particularly dangerous area, but some crazy guy decided to set fire to the local cycleway/reserve this evening. I'm not sure exactly what time, but it was before 6:30pm and seemingly deliberately done to coincide with the gusty winds that have started this evening. :sha...

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by jupiter2
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6153

Re: Bushfires in Australia

It's about the hottest temperatures I've experienced today. I rode a bike today, my Garmin registered a maximum of 50ºC, minimum of 20ºC and average of 36ºC for the 5 hours duration. It was incredibly hot, lots of smoke around too. :( Noticed a lot of Rural Fire Service vehicles on the move too. I ...

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by jupiter2
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges
Replies: 29
Views: 5687

Re: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges

So is this why GA introduced the 77W and First Class during that time? Did I miss something ? Where was Boeing or G.E. mentioned as any of the aerospace or engine manufacturers ? Depending on the home country authorities, I wonder how many more of these RR, Airbus bullshit castle investigations are...

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by jupiter2
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6153

Re: Bushfires in Australia

It's about the hottest temperatures I've experienced today. I rode a bike today, my Garmin registered a maximum of 50ºC, minimum of 20ºC and average of 36ºC for the 5 hours duration. It was incredibly hot, lots of smoke around too. :( Noticed a lot of Rural Fire Service vehicles on the move too. I ...

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by jupiter2
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6153

Re: Bushfires in Australia

What also needs to be mentioned is the fact that most of the country is in the grip of an unprecedented drought. The country is bone dry and it is only taking the negligent act of some dickhead flicking a cigarette butt out of a car window, to start a raging inferno. Years of government cut backs to...

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by jupiter2
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

looking at flights to NAN due to cyclone there. Almost everything is canc today, except VA, but FJ have a red eye tomorrow night BNE/NAN & still selling & VA have an A332 BNE/NAN early tomorrow. Can an A332 land on cross runway at NAN ? which is 2136m ? Explains the 2 x FJ A330 & A350 o...

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by jupiter2
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11450

Re: A350 Overhead Bin Collapses

Yer, I don't think so. There is a fair bit of cabin behind that section of the cabin in the photo and being the centre section, even less likely. There is no cabin behind it, you can see the galley. It is just the cover for the crew bunk over the last 4 rows of Y. LATAM confirmed it was a trim pane...

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by jupiter2
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11450

Re: A350 Overhead Bin Collapses

Not sure if that’s an overhead bin. Looks like the cover for the cabin crew rest area at the rear of the aircraft. We have had it a few times where passengers have pulled on it very hard thinking it was an overhead bin. Yer, I don't think so. There is a fair bit of cabin behind that section of the ...

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by jupiter2
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: SU-57 Crash

This certainly is good news. Kind of odd though that China hasn't had one go down. I guess the benefits of stealing data means you wont make the same mistakes. What makes you think it would actually be disclosed if they did have one of their new aircraft go down ? Unless it happened at an air show,...

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by jupiter2
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15390

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

I'm still confused as to why anybody cares, I mean it was only the cowgirls f.f.s.

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by jupiter2
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar AW wants to sell some 787s, is it the best solution???
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

Re: Jetstar AW wants to sell some 787s, is it the best solution???

It is JQ/QF negotiating with a big stick.

It worked last time, suppose they reckon why not try it again. Probably end up with something similar at QF mainline with the "Sunrise" negotiations.

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by jupiter2
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

A JetStar Airbus A320 rolled into soft ground at Manila yesterday while taxiing for takeoff to Tokyo Narita as GK40. The aircraft is registered JA13JJ & the flight was cancelled. No injuries have been reported. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191214/cad49aa4f4ec09a2436dcd36b2c35b3e.jpg https...

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by jupiter2
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21595

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Some people need to remember that it's not the on ground, engine start up fume events that are the worry, it is the inflight events that are the cause for concern. This crew were close to passing out, we weren't far from having a major disaster because of the fumes affecting these people. We know th...

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by jupiter2
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Cant they build a satellite terminal where they park the jets that sit there all day, from where the Hawkesbury River starts and around that beach front. I am not from Sydney so its only from what I have seen on You tube. I think you may mean the Georges River; Hawkesbury is about 60km away. Oh ok,...

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by jupiter2
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

this is unionism gone mad. We're heading into a massive & long recession. SOme pilots will end with pay cuts of up to 100% Pilots are not involved, but the staff who are, are some of the lowest paid in the industry, so I can't blame for trying to get a wage increase. Can't ever remember Jetstar...

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by jupiter2
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Jetstar pilots decide on Christmas strike Jetstar ground crews and baggage handlers across the country have voted to strike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and beyond. The decision was taken after the workers rejected the airline operators rejected their demands for better employment condition...

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by jupiter2
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: This looks dangerous!
Replies: 28
Views: 6017

Re: This looks dangerous!

Looks like a stock standard A340-300 departure, what's the problem :lol:

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by jupiter2
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9516

Re: Qantas operates last commercial 747 service to the US

The title is misleading, it is the final scheduled QF 747 to the U.S.A. but there are still other operators of 747's to the U.S.A. BA, KL, LH, KE, CA. Also whilst it is the final 747 to the U.S. QF are still operating them to JNB, HND, SCL (for now) and also to HKG for a few weeks at the moment. I ...

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by jupiter2
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9516

Re: Qantas operates last commercial 747 service to the US

The title is misleading, it is the final scheduled QF 747 to the U.S.A. but there are still other operators of 747's to the U.S.A. BA, KL, LH, KE, CA. Also whilst it is the final 747 to the U.S. QF are still operating them to JNB, HND, SCL (for now) and also to HKG for a few weeks at the moment.

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by jupiter2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 8918

Re: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020

Garuda is in an unenviable position, just one look at a map will show that trying to service Indonesia as a national airline must be truly difficult. Huge distances, rugged operating environment, the government as your master, expected to deliver world class service to the nations middle and upper c...

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by jupiter2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 4013

Re: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?

The cargo doors only limit the size of the cargo taken on board, not the weight.

Still waiting to hear about these fictitious tech stops that VA are making with their 77W's ?

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by jupiter2
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 4013

Re: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?

The 787s will be able to take 6 PMCs on the flight. 77W will be 10-12. A380s can take max 4 PMC but usually weight restricted. A380s wouldn’t be weight restricted over such short flights out of LAX or SFO. Out of DFW with string headwinds yes. EK can carry full pax and some cargo DXB-LAX vv where t...

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by jupiter2
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13043

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

So if this theory of power use by Indigo on their PW NEO's is correct, why hasn't there been similar issues with the CFM's on their 320ceo's ? You would assume they are using the same power profiles for both engine types, then that theoretically should result in a similar number of problems for the ...

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by jupiter2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

El Al to trial non stop flights to MEL in 2020 https://m.jpost.com/Breaking-News/El-Al-to-trial-non-stop-flights-to-Melbourne-in-2020-609178 I assume they have sorted out the presence of armed agents on board the flights ? That was a sticking point last time they were looking at flying to Australia.

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by jupiter2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7449

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

LY777 wrote:
jupiter2 wrote:
Apparently they have one way flights to MLA as well. Though they're only sporadic.


The plane that flew to MLA is withdrawn from fleet


Sorry, I thought the sarcasm was obvious.

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by jupiter2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7449

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

Apparently they have one way flights to MLA as well. Though they're only sporadic.

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by jupiter2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254452

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Regulatory approval. CASA will not approve 20 hour flights (with TOD pushing 22 hours) based on QF asserting that it's safe, because it is 'only' an hour or two longer than any other RPT flight in the world. This is not new science, and it is not QF doing the research, it is the university of Adela...

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by jupiter2
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Lots of post-2300 departures tonight at SYD. How is the curfew rule imposed? Is it final doors closed before 11pm and then you’re good to go? You need taxi clearance, or at least push back clearance. They may have dispensations going because of the storms earlier today, causing delays and diversion...

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by jupiter2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 20931

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

Assuming no new U.N. embargo is imposed, they'll probably be able to buy whatever they want, as long as there is no American components involved in whatever they buy. No doubt the U.S. will impose their own embargo and will add that any company that does sell any arms to Iran will be blocked from d...

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by jupiter2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 20931

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

Assuming no new U.N. embargo is imposed, they'll probably be able to buy whatever they want, as long as there is no American components involved in whatever they buy. No doubt the U.S. will impose their own embargo and will add that any company that does sell any arms to Iran will be blocked from do...

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by jupiter2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61062

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

So, Boeing/GE has just secured the upper and lower parts of Emirates future fleet. It opens the possibility of 787-10 for their regional routes and they might have closed the door to A350-1000 at Emirates. That's a big move. Seriously man, it's a revolving door and it spins whichever way the wind i...

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