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by hilram
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2811

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Should we really count the E-190 E2? The plane entered service with WF months ago. I thought “new“ in this context means “not yet certified”.

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by hilram
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 40
Views: 3565

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Impartiality Rules? In Britain? That’s laughable! BBC had a 95 - 5 ratio in airtime negative to Brexit vs pro Brexit prior to the referendum. How is that abiding by “impartiality rules”? That's laughable. But feel free to post some analysis to support your 95-5% bias claim. :scratchchin: Both sides...

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by hilram
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 40
Views: 3565

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Impartiality Rules? In Britain? That’s laughable! BBC had a 95 - 5 ratio in airtime negative to Brexit vs pro Brexit prior to the referendum. How is that abiding by “impartiality rules”?

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by hilram
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 755
Views: 106237

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing pays out to relatives of Crash Victims: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-07-03-Boeing-Pledges-Support-to-Families-Communities-Affected-by-Lion-Air-Flight-610-and-Ethiopian-Airlines-Flight-302-Accidents At least Boeing seems now to have moved on from the stance that "we hold no blame&quo...

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by hilram
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18896

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

The FAA is responsible for certification of aircraft, whether they pass some responsibility to the company or not. The buck stops with them. It's not only possible, its probable there is an issue within the FAA. There has been massive turnover at all levels of the FAA in recent years. I have to dis...

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by hilram
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26431

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

And what will be the differnce between an STOL ATR 42 and a standard ATR 42? Any technical details already available? Well the S will need just 2600ft to take off so Well yes, but how will they achieve this? More powerful engines? Rockets à la Hercules? Rubber band? Just asking... Yes, they will us...

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by hilram
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

[ I'm 100% sure the Boeing engineers could build a best plane in the world. Those guys went to the moon already 40 years ago. The problem is that the flying public expects to fly on a dime. No wonder planes crash. That's what you get with this money. "Boeing" did not go to the Moon 40 yea...

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by hilram
Thu May 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The American Airline pilot union is blaming Boeing for the second crash: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/23/business/american-airlines-boeing-pilots-union/index.html Shame they don't follow this thread. Then they would have learned that it's all about those 3rd world pilots and their lack of traini...

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 608
Views: 208265

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Thank you for that post, Iemand91. Those pictures sure take me back in time!

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ertro wrote:
What about a theory that the lack of observed warnings seen on a display device that pilots thought was present could send a false negative indication convincing people that there are no problems with the AoA related systems.

:checkmark:

Food for thought. And lawyers.

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anyone have a current estimate of how much the grounding has cost Boeing so far? I would like to compare those numbers to how much it would have cost Boeing in penalties, had they designed MCAS v2 from the Get-Go, plus included AOA disagree for every plane with no extra 100K fee for this "...

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yet that's not how things work for any aircraft currently in service. It's clear the A320 is much more automated than the 737 is, yet even it is "certified with the system and pilot working together" and Airbus does not take on the burden of determining if the pilots are trained to the po...

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by hilram
Thu May 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/how-much-was-pilot-error-a-factor-in-the-boeing-737-max-crashes/ The lead Republican on the US House Committee, relying on a study essentially financed by Boeing stockholders, announces just about all the problems were with poor pilots, as oppo...

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by hilram
Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

And doesn't make any sense, especially because the FAA doesn't appear to require any sim training for MCAS 2.0 -- see discussion going on around near the end of previous page. There is no good way to explain away the botched MCAS 1.0. Either: - Boeing engineers did not interpret the regulations pro...

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by hilram
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

International regulators & airlines will not easily let B off the hook from sim training to re-certification etc. They, except the FAA, can now rightfully say they were lied to by B. If they let Max fly again without very tough conditions & it crashes again, they can rightfully be accused o...

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by hilram
Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So according to your maths the blame should be 99% Boeing, 0.9 % Airlines, 0.1 % pilots or your maths are just an other attempt to exonerate Boeing? I wish People would stop assuming I find Boeing blameless. My Whole Agenda has been to point out that the training system has been sorely lacking and ...

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by hilram
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382724

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Today's news puts Boeing in a very bad position. They knew months before the Lion Air crash of the warning light malfunction and decided that since it could be fixed in the next software update they would just wait. They did not notify airlines or government agencies. They have serious legal risk n...

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by hilram
Sun May 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122529

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know: Will the A350s for SAS be used for route expansion, or replacement of older A340s ?

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by hilram
Fri May 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 13062

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Wikipedia: "The E195-E2 (EMB 190-400) will be extended by three seat rows from the E195 by 2.85 m (9.4 ft), and will accommodate up to 146 seats." Sounds like an ideal 737-700 replacement to me. 146 seats = 3 cabin crew, very similar to 73G capacity. SAS has their "all-Y" 737-700...

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by hilram
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I am sure the Max will be flying again, and with the FAA / EASA joint requirement for Simulator training for MAX transition, MCAS v2 update etc., I am confident in the end it will be safe for us, the flying public.(I am still a little curious/worried about the reconfig of cutoff-swithces from NG to ...

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by hilram
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If you want to worry about something - worry about the Engines on MAX and NEO - the failure rates on both are way higher than they should be - a loss of two of them on one flight is not inconceivable and with the demonstrated lack of airmanship in newly trained crews worldwide I would not be that c...

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by hilram
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Why is it arrogant? That implies the crew did something wrong. ("Because the other crew managed to save plane in the same situation"). Not arrogant, factual. The ET crew did do something wrong. They did not follow the procedure outlined in the EAD. They moved the trim switches to cutout b...

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by hilram
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

According to a Canadian Press article being carried on CTVnews.ca, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau says any airline operating MAX8 into Canadian airspace will be required to include simulator training. If true, this confirms earlier WSJ reporting of a possible break with the FAA, and possi...

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by hilram
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716406

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think we need to regroup a min here. As far was we know.....MCAS was “working properly”—by that it was doing what it was designed to do. No matter how poorly designed the facts as we have them tell us it was working within its design parameters. We apparently have an IAS / one or more multiple se...

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716406

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Question about MCAS circuit and the electric stab trim thumb switches. Are they on separate circuits? That is, if you power off MCAS, does that also make the thumb switches inoperable? And for the manual trim wheel, how much force is needed to move them at the velocity this airplane may have been t...

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716406

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1) Why did they not reduce thrust? Would a reduction in thrust not initially result in a further pitch down moment on the aircraft as this is effectively a rear wards change in thrust below the centre of lift? Kind of in the opposite sense of direction of increasing thrust last when performing a st...

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

maint123 wrote:
Only way to salvage the MAX is that Boeings test pilots should replicate the AOA error on a real airborne plane, say at a height of 1000 ft. Let MCAS do its nose down job and the expert pilots can recover it without electric trim.

With the Boeing CEO in the jumpseat.

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Manual/training/checklist changes are a given. I doubt that Boeing are seeing them as "a given". Boeing will be robustly resisting any such changes as it likely negates a major one of their MAX selling points - minimal differences training with zero sim time. That boat has sailed, in my o...

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by hilram
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified
Replies: 109
Views: 11088

Re: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified

"ET302 used the Cut-Out switches to stop MCAS"
https://leehamnews.com/

Time for some Apologists to eat Crow, and stop being condescending towards the late Ethiopian crew. :tombstone:

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by hilram
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Stop replying to Interested. They have an ax to grind. I cant handle a thread with more responses from 1 person. Your analysis is spot on. Yes a tweak is needed but traing and even following CURRENT trim runaway procedure likely would have prevented this. Its not a 1 spot blame. What Schopenhauer c...

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by hilram
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Via LATimes: EU agency (EASA) is said to have skipped 737 Max meeting in snub to Boeing There was a prominent no-show among the 200 regulators, pilots and airline managers that Boeing Co. invited to preview a crucial software update for the 737 Max this week, said people familiar with the matter: E...

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by hilram
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-regulator-insight/regulators-knew-before-crashes-that-737-max-trim-control-was-confusing-in-some-conditions-document-idUSKCN1RA0DP Regulators knew before crashes that 737 MAX trim control was confusing in some conditions: document (...) After the...

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by hilram
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The question I have, and I'm probably not alone, is: Will Boeing be releasing "a" fix, or " the " fix? What Boeing has released is THE fix. 1. involving both AoA sensors and disabling MCAS in case of disagree, that changes MTBF (per plane) from (give or take one magnitude) a tho...

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by hilram
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So... If I understand the MCAS fix correctly, it will now rely on two AOA sensors instead of one. So Boeing will still have to retrofit every MAX delivered with only one AOA with the extra AOA. And all MAX planes on the book, I suppose Boeing will have to give that second sensor away for free. That ...

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by hilram
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

STILL EASA will do their own independent certification not of MCAS but of THE WHOLE AIRLINER. :airplane: The MAX will not fly in Europe (or Asia??) until EASA has certified MAX from bottom up. The article you linked to says nothing of this sort. We have entirely too much extrapolation in these thre...

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by hilram
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes AA, WN and and UA sent union and management pilots to Boeing. Shouldn't Boeing invite some "third world pilots" to determine if their fix is also good for the rest of the world . . . ? Look at it this way: fix will be tested on US flying public first. :lol: Too true! Wouldn't trust th...

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by hilram
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I had a coworker who had a saying: "How come there's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over?". (...) Res the plane, it appears the MAX as is, is almost a good safe plane. It does not need to be re-certified "from the ground up". The MCAS was done poorly...

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by hilram
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I woudn't be surprised the costs from this problem with the 737MAX to Boeing and component suppliers will be $1 Billion or more. They have the costs to create a fix, do the fix, test, train, certify the changes, followup, storage of grounded aircraft, penalties to airlines, lost and cancelled sales...

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by hilram
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

What were seeing if I read the new articles correctly is that the final MAX product MCAS system did not comply with the original specs that limited the MCAS system to 0.6 % nose down trim. There was also no redundancy built into the system which now Boeing will build in. The software and some hardw...

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by hilram
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

:!: Since when did the FBI start with non-criminal investigations? I guess I must have missed the Memo...

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by hilram
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Just my opinion and takeaway from this whole situation, but... This is why pilots are *supposed* to be intimately familiar with trim (.....) Guys, trim is your friend. USE IT!! It all stems from lack of proper training, and not from Boeing, but from the very beginning of their flight training in sm...

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by hilram
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Wow. Just wow. :wideeyed: A criminal investigation into FAA / Boeing Collusion by the US Department of Transportation. And now EASA will not take FAA's word for it that 737 Max is safe, but will conduct their own certification process. Boeing stock is currently trading way too high! :down: Sell sell...

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by hilram
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713767

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Canada now to investigate the certification process. Same as US will now have a Federal investigation into the certification process. Translated version: https://www.translatetheweb.com/?from=&to=en&a=https://www.nrk.no/urix/canada-gransker-godkjenning-av-boeing-737-max-tillatelse-1.14479565...

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by hilram
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13532

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

DDR wrote:
This is not an Airbus hate post.

No. No airline wants the A380, that's why they are shutting down production.

BA wants it. They are just not willing to pay a price that covers for the manufacturing costs.

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by hilram
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122529

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Another good month for SAS, carrying 1,8 million passengers in January. "Compared to January 2018, capacity was unchanged while the number of passengers increased, leading to a 0.9 percentage point increase in the load factor to 64.9%. Currency adjusted unit revenue (PASK) increased with 3.6%....

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by hilram
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122529

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Alitalia will be profitable and Norwegian will order A380s before that happens. The A320neo seats more than a 737-600, but burns less fuel. And they have CRJs for smaller routes. Alitalia ? Ouch! I can't see SAS order any A319Neo. SAS have said that they don't want to operate aircraft with less tha...

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by hilram
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122529

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

With SAS ( SK ) LN-RPF and LN-RCT both left the fleet and went into storage - and most likely final rest - at DGX (St. Athan RAF Station) in December 2018. There are now only 6 737-600s left in the SAS fleet. The planes were 19.5 years old.The 737-600 has seating for 120, the A320neos replacing them...

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by hilram
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4021

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I was there. I went to OSL for the opening. I was out on the ramp when the first BA aircraft arrived about 2200 for a nightstop., before the first departure the next morning. It was a B757, and taxied up to a gate just where the new pier is on your picture. The loaders pulled out the ground power c...

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by hilram
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5428

Re: Rename PHX

I suggest this thread is moved to the "Non-Aviation" forum, because if I'm going to list all the 20+ reasons for NOT naming the airport after John McCain, it's going to get very political!

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