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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I’ve always found the excruciatingly high prices for regional travel in Australia ludicrous... can someone please explain why they are so high? Are the costs flying to remote places significantly more? Or is it simply a case of greed and ripping people off because of lack of competition? It baffles...

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by jupiter2
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Qantas to invest in regional Australia by given $10 million in bigger discounts. Initially one way fares from selected regional centres will be capped at $400 one way https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-invests-10-million-in-bigger-discounts-for-regional-australia/ https://www.w...

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by jupiter2
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 11082

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

I just think he is a very positive guy and wouldn't say a bad word. I like that but hat means all his reviews are positive. Then you don't know the real Sam..ask anyone in Sydney who's met him and then you'll understand what I mean. His mouth used to work harder than his shutter finger and what cam...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25645

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster. Is that what lucks called now ? luck invariably needs professional help. ( compare to the NG AMS polderbaan crash some...

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25645

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

But is it a write off ?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25645

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


Is that what lucks called now ?

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by jupiter2
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272255

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

4) Qatar either also signaling their intent to cancel/convert their 777-8 orders as the only customer, or being convinced to do so by Boeing, who do not want to invest in the program anymore for only 10 deliveries (QR's current order book of the model). I don't think Qatar particularly cares what a...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 64
Views: 3390

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

I was going to post abut it but I couldn't decide on the title, at first I was going to go with Chernobyl lite but then I thought of doing it as a dubious achievement award. But then I couldn't decide whether to do it here or in non-av so my procrastination wound up in full circle. It does look lik...

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by jupiter2
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 64
Views: 3390

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

I haven’t seen it posted here, but limited evidence suggests the Russians had a nuclear oopsie. They are, of course telling the story very slowly. https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/08/severodvinsk-authorities-confirm-mysterious-brief-radiation-spike-after-missile I was going to post a...

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by jupiter2
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

This is turning out to be a interesting read. Qantas has lost 10's of millions of dollars of revenue after a cargo deal signed in 2017 has since been revealed was linked to one of Macau's notorious triad gangs. Payments were made in advance so QF is not out of pocket as such but its an interesting ...

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by jupiter2
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

eamondzhang wrote:
jupiter2 wrote:
Ummmmm, what's a GTB ?

Ground Turn Back, literally an issue that might prevent the trip from going was discovered after they left the gate but before takeoff.

Cheers
Michael


Ahhhh, so it returned to gate. Thanks.

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by jupiter2
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Anyone know why QF11 is 12 hours delayed out of Sydney? It looks like because QF2 didn't arrive into SYD until this afternoon. QF94 is also just off the coast of SYD atm which is resulting at a 10hour delay on QF35, tomorrow's QF93 MEL-LAX is cancelled And QF2's delayed as a result of QF1 AOG'd in ...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 22
Views: 1234

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

Probably best viewed from the water of a ferry service or harbour cruise, there are many vantage points available to photograph and admire the building, as well as being able to walk around it, inside it, take a tour through it, or see one of the shows on there. Another great view is when arriving ...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Qantas is having anew 787 simulator installed https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAdPA31U4AAGxqw?format=jpg https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/1154978716503556096?s=20 Is this is Melbourne, or maybe in Sydney in readiness for SYD becoming a new 787 base as the 747s are phased out? Looks like the Qantas sim...

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by jupiter2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 22
Views: 1234

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

The drawings submitted for this scheme are simple to the point of being diagrammatic. Nevertheless, as we have returned again and again to the study of these drawings, we are convinced that they present a concept of an Opera House which is capable of becoming one of the great buildings of the world...

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by jupiter2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 238
Views: 66757

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

B747Saeed wrote:


Now that is tasty 8-)

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by jupiter2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 25122

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

bmartino99 wrote:
Why is he in a high altitude flight suit? Any one have any ideas?


It was just a casual shot of Tom getting ready for the Hubbard space craft to arrive and whisk Tom off to a better place far away from the rest of us.

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by jupiter2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25374

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

From what I've read a pilot would have to try really really hard to stall a 777. Might want to tell Asiana that. JetBuddy wrote: "737 slides off the runway" is the new "Florida man".. I have seen the above around a.net recently, with others finding it funny! I would be very happ...

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by jupiter2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 25122

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Can we just have 2 hours of aircraft footage and no Tom ?

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by jupiter2
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

This has shown the urgency for Western Sydney Airport. I don't understand why we need another 7 years to build it whilst countries like China can build an airport using half of the time like PKX or CAN. 我從使用 Tapatalk 的 SM-A7050 發送 It has taken 30 plus years to get to this stage, let's just be grate...

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by jupiter2
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

QF431 SYD-MEL was operated by 747 VH-OEJ today. Does anyone know why? Most likely due to weather in SYD, VA has also added a couple of A332 services on MEL-SYD today https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/wild-weather-blizzard-conditions-and-gale-force-winds-hit-nsw-and-vic/news-story...

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by jupiter2
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Essendon would've had international flights, but the only flights going non stop overseas would've been Qantas and TEAL/Air New Zealand flights to New Zealand with Electras. Most international flights would've operated via SYD and maybe ADL/DRW, especially the Comets which would've been BOAC I assum...

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by jupiter2
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

But in that era I think DJs (VAs former code) cost base was significantly lower than QF. Can't really reverse that now. And you risk losing many of the high yielding corporate customers if you go too far (eg. Removing free food from flex fares - oops already done that) While the 77Ws might have bee...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share

there are also tons of boring shots that got on just because of the lack of challenge involved and having a nice camera.! Bear in mind that this is only so due to the advent of digital photography and Photoshop. Even 'boring' shots in the days of film and slide required skill and experience. Karl E...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ733 managed to land into LST without diverting today, and also managed to take off as well, so it was certainly doable Yeah JQ733 did land but they fluked it. They got in through a hole, meanwhile the VA and QLink aircraft had missed and were holding. They tried again and missed. My point about J...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14102

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Airlines Report Nausea-Inducing Cabin Fumes on Airbus’ A330neo https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/06/29/a330neos-experiencing-fume-leakage-into-the-cabin/ This report is essentially false. :shakehead: There have been no reported fume events, and there were no diversions or cancellations as far as it is ...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow.... You're not going to divert SIN/MEL to PER unless it is...

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by jupiter2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16928

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

OMG. BA and WW are such huge moaners. I really cannot stand them. I mean, they have operated literally ALL of engine variants for the 747 at one time, plus the 777 has both GE and RR, not to mention the A32s fleet has had CFMs and V25s for centuries.... If the price is right, and if they REALLY wan...

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by jupiter2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166226

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/11 ... 00193?s=21

Sharp looking aircraft!


The head on shot in the video is amazing, those engines are enormous.
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ikolkyo wrote:
Here is some video, https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/11 ... 00193?s=21

Sharp looking aircraft!


The head on shot in the video is amazing, those engines are enormous.

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by jupiter2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall

ELBOB wrote:
B-52 with a hyphen. This isn't difficult, people.

You wouldn't write Boeing 737800 would you?


Exactly, show some respect to your elders.

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by jupiter2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87248

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Not unless Boeing develop containerised baggage handling for the 737 as BA cannot unload loose bags at Heathrow T5 BA will be basing the 737 at LGW, so that should render any concerns about containerized cargo handling at LHR re: 737 as moot. British Airways, or IAG for that matter, will not place ...

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by jupiter2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs
Replies: 29
Views: 2689

Re: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs

I'm not sure how often they plan on using their LAVs since they changed their 2 infantry battalions to light infantry and grouped all the LAVs in QAMR. The army will increase to 6000 men, up from the current 4500 by the early 2030’s. I had no idea the army was that small, I was with the Aussies for...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The AA SYD sales rep is just saying things people want to hear. I doubt even the AA country manager knows anything at this stage either- it's too early to tell. Now there were some strong rumours of LAX-MEL starting just before the initial JV got canned, but who knows if AA's plans have changed as ...

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by jupiter2
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The rep came from AA in SYD and is in complete knowledge of the airline plans. The rep is adamant BNE will start sometime in 2020 which fits with what AA has announced as well as BAC meeting which was held 3 months or so ago advising them of these plans. Route could not be confirmed due to confiden...

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by jupiter2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272255

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

That is not true. Under the agreement drawn up between QF and Perth Airport prior to PER-LHR which includes other European destinations such as CDG and FRA, plus existing services to SIN and at the time AKL to be served from T3. The proposed PER-JNB by QF was not included in this agreement hence Pe...

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by jupiter2
Tue May 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 28593

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

There's the niche that HiFly are looking for !! For 1 week a year, they can shuttle football fans around Europe to the Champions and Europa League finals, assuming a home side doesn't make it of course. If a home side made it, would they not fly in the away fans? Yes, but he meant it like one team ...

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by jupiter2
Mon May 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

The aircraft continued for 90 mins with inop windshield? Way to be safe, China. In what way was the windshield 'inop'? It would have been only the outermost layer that broke. It's obvious the integrity of the windshield was fine because they didn't suffer decompression. In fairness, it did descend ...

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by jupiter2
Mon May 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 28593

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

TC957 wrote:
Football charters to GYD and MAD this week ?


There's the niche that HiFly are looking for !!

For 1 week a year, they can shuttle football fans around Europe to the Champions and Europa League finals, assuming a home side doesn't make it of course.

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by jupiter2
Fri May 24, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13342

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

^^

I do believe the Turks may end up being very disappointed if they believe they won't be denied their F 35's.

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by jupiter2
Fri May 24, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AGM-114R9X Hellfire Ninja Bomb
Replies: 21
Views: 3036

Re: AGM-114R9X Hellfire Ninja Bomb

So like an expanding broad head tip for archery hunting? Still tryin to wrap my head around the concept or purpose. So a set of blades that fan out from the missile and likely, as the article suggest, cut through light metal and clearly people. https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/8ddefcc444806fda2a...

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by jupiter2
Thu May 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272255

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! Yeah, AJ is a Boeing guy pur-sang, so the B778 is already picked regardless of whether it has a 5% TFDSXSFC advantage or not. The GE9X 5% SFC advantage, it's not specif...

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by jupiter2
Sun May 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6178

Re: TN issues with the 789..

This just sounds like, I/we must be treated in France, because I'm/we're French. Never mind the fact that the aircraft stop in a country with some of the best health care in the world, even if it is outrageously expensive and then they have to endure another 10-11 hour flight. Nobody wants to be tr...

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by jupiter2
Sun May 19, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6178

Re: TN issues with the 789..

But French Polynesia's population is 300,000, comparable to Iceland. And not all of Iceland live in Reykjavík either. You miss the point. Services in PPT are largely geared for its own population size (134,000) not to support entire FP (~280,000). There are local facilities in the various archipela...

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by jupiter2
Sun May 19, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6178

Re: TN issues with the 789..

Probably something I wouldn't have thought about..medical stretchers/oxygen certification to transport sick/injured patients to Paris. Since March and the receipt of two new Boeing 787-9 by Air Tahiti Nui, medical evacuation to France have become more complicated. Without proper certification, the ...

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by jupiter2
Sat May 18, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

A giant of Australian politics and what a legacy to leave. His successor, Paul Keating, wasn't liked anything like as much as he was (he had a wicked, often very caustic, way with words). It's true that the current batch of Aussie leaders haven't really measured up to him, though in fairness, not m...

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by jupiter2
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16481

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Moving beyond the racism and dick jerking in this thread to a more fundamental question: if the US-China trade relationship was so bad for so long (ie so “against” US interests), why have corporate elites actively reproduced this relationship? I have a slight suspicion that trade balances aren’t ev...

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by jupiter2
Mon May 13, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66314

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

The plan is for 2022/2023, but by then LH is going to have a new management and cold feet about selling the A380's. Their current strategy of moving A380 ops to MUC is just wrong, as is their whole EW saga. So I wouldn't worry about it too much. I expect HND to open up to the A380 next year and exp...

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by jupiter2
Mon May 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66314

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I'm curious which LH A380's are being returned and when : by MSN they have 38, 41, 44, 48, 61, 66, 69, 70, 72, 73, 146, 149, 175, 177 delivered from May 2012 to Oct 2015. 6 are to be phased out by 2023. Original order was for 15 +5 options in 2001, exercised 2 options in 2011, cancelled 3 in 2013, ...

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by jupiter2
Fri May 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272255

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

- Fair enough, if it's just on the basis of the 778 being a larger aircraft that's easily understood. Larger and slower, over a year probably looking at an extra 300+ hrs of flying. There are 8760 hours available in a year. 300 hours is 3.4% of that figure. So both planes would need to fly an entir...

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by jupiter2
Fri May 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272255

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

- Fair enough, if it's just on the basis of the 778 being a larger aircraft that's easily understood. Larger and slower, over a year probably looking at an extra 300+ hrs of flying. That much ? I mean they will probably only average one sector a day if most of the flights are getting up to 20 hours...

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