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by Clipper101
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38331

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

In the news today, RJA will be operating through New IST during the course of this month.

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by Clipper101
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4437

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

It is only an hour flight, how much do you reckon you would save? 20 minutes climbing & 20 minutes in descent, that should leave another 20 minutes in cruise; there is hardly a time to take your meal !

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by Clipper101
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720019

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has it been mentioned up thread that the pilot had reported trouble with the aircraft and was given permission to return? NEWS Ethiopian Airlines Flight #ET302 (ET-AVJ) Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed 6 minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa-Bole Airport, Ethiopia. Killing all 157 on board. The pilot repo...

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by Clipper101
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8831

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

To be fair, we need to know what is the the living space given by the seat at 30" pitch, & how much is knee distance is affected from forward seat before giving a good/bad verdict. And for future wide body deliveries I should expect a minimum of 18" seat bottom width to be a standard, ...

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by Clipper101
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38331

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Civil Aviation authority in Jordan has given green light to Jordanian air carriers who wish to resume flights over Syria; overpassing Syrian airspace by Jordanian air carriers was ceased since 2012, although it says it is still evaluating the suitability of Syrian airports especially DAM airport fo...

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by Clipper101
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38331

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Amman - Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) is named 2018 Best Airport in Middle East region in size category 5 - 15 million passengers

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by Clipper101
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38331

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Civil Aviation authority in Jordan has given green light to Jordanian air carriers who wish to resume flights over Syria; overpassing Syrian airspace by Jordanian air carriers was ceased since 2012, although it says it is still evaluating the suitability of Syrian airports especially DAM airport for...

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by Clipper101
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387789

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

News coming out this afternoon state Jet Airways shareholders agreed to swap company debt with shares ownership: https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/50485/مساهمو-Jet-Airways-الهندية-يوافقون-على-مبادلة-ديون-بأسهم.html English translation should be something like this: 15:15 23-02-2019 Jet Airways In...

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by Clipper101
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai announces Second-Half profit of $USD 43 million for Q2 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Flydubai announces Second-Half profit of $USD 43 million for Q2 2018

I am seeing on news channels that FlyDubai have lost more than $40M for the full year 2018, can you confirm that?

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by Clipper101
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38331

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/50 ... -درهم.html
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Air Arabia is in the red for the year 2018 with a loss of Dhm600M

https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/50 ... -درهم.html

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by Clipper101
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38331

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Qatar Airways is stating it will begin phasing out its A380 fleet from 2024 (source: ch-aviation)

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by Clipper101
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 105133

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Oh well, I hope at least Airbus will do a good job in securing a long life for the remaining flying ones especially in provisioning a good pool of spare parts so the A380 will not end up as another L1011. Don't forget the supersonic pax jet that BA was making profits on that was killed because the ...

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by Clipper101
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 105133

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Oh well, I hope at least Airbus will do a good job in securing a long life for the remaining flying ones especially in provisioning a good pool of spare parts so the A380 will not end up as another L1011.

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by Clipper101
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 - Baby 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1777

Re: A220 - Baby 757?

When I look at the A220, I see a miniature 757. Not a bit . A220 has more resemblance to Dornier Do 728: https://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/Image-copy.jpg https://barrieaircraft.com/images/fairchild-dornier-728-01.jpg But then you have to imagine the Do 728 in the picture wit...

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by Clipper101
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed 1011
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Lockheed 1011

Many mandatory structural & engine modifications plus an ever dwindling spare parts pool that shortened its life.

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by Clipper101
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

I remember well that I choose to fly EK on FRA-DXB-AMM vv. years ago. Reasons were to earn Skyward-Miles on EK, receiving an upgrade on 1 leg, the better service offered on EK (meals, entertainment system) using business lounge and even to enjoy a stopover in DXB for shopping or sometimes to stay f...

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by Clipper101
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

So that explains why some Jordanian travelers prefer to fly Emirates rather than RJ. 'Some' does not make it necessarily a trend. Yes. But that might be one of the factors. Yes, but I would not be so upbeat about it to put it in a marketing statement especially when it is both ways, what is true fo...

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by Clipper101
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

Out of curiosity I did an exercise for a demo reservation one way AMM -> LHR in one months time through multiple airline options (RJA, BA, AF, THY, LH, EK, QR, EY, MSR) & got some interesting ticket fare results: 1- Highest in price are RJ followed by BA, probably low fares auction is out. 2- S...

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by Clipper101
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

Out of curiosity I did an exercise for a demo reservation one way AMM -> LHR in one months time through multiple airline options (RJA, BA, AF, THY, LH, EK, QR, EY, MSR) & got some interesting ticket fare results: 1- Highest in price are RJ followed by BA, probably low fares auction is out. 2- S...

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by Clipper101
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

Out of curiosity I did an exercise for a demo reservation one way AMM -> LHR in one months time through multiple airline options (RJA, BA, AF, THY, LH, EK, QR, EY, MSR) & got some interesting ticket fare results: 1- Highest in price are RJ followed by BA, probably low fares auction is out. 2- Se...

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by Clipper101
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

... Popular cities for Jordanians in the Emirates network are: Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Sydney, New York, Los Angeles. .... Source: https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-to-operate-scheduled-a380-service-to-amman Above statement by EK seems misleading, taking into pers...

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by Clipper101
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 52226

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

I would see A220 commercial success (and future growth to -500, may be beyond) depending on its appeal to LCCs, for starters signs appear to be good with the confirmation of 60 A220-300 for US LCC start-up Moxy. I would have no doubt about production success as we are talking Airbus expertise in thi...

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by Clipper101
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

London and Paris as popular connections for Jordanians via Dubai?! I’d understand if there were no flights between Amman and Europe, but flying some 2-3 hours in the wrong direction (only to almost fly over Jordan again) is just ridiculous. If the price is right people will fly more hours. Plus, Em...

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by Clipper101
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is ANA’s 380 configuration?
Replies: 20
Views: 5496

Re: What is ANA’s 380 configuration?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3omj5mU2cA Here you can see a video of the cabins So it appears they followed Emirates & China Southern in choosing a version of Sicma Sky Lounge for their B/C. At 0:27 it looks to me they provisioned for their Y/C triple to convert to bed by providing fold up e...

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by Clipper101
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34057

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

- RJ released its quarterly results which is showing a net profit for the first nine months of 2018 of JOD10.2m, an 87% improvement over same period of 2017. - QAIA also released its quarterly traffic figures that shows passengers count passing AMM of over 6.5m for the first nine months of 2018, a 5...

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by Clipper101
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34057

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NEM54u4Eh4
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Ryanair has commenced its much awaited services to Jordan from 14 European destinations (AMM from 10 cities including Paphos & AQJ from 4 cities).

Here is Ryanair promotional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NEM54u4Eh4

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by Clipper101
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 171479

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Clipper101 wrote:
I can not see New IST on FR24 yet, anybody knows when it is going to be added or is it too early?

Sorry if it was mentioned before.


You have to search it as ISL.


ISL is there in the list of airports, but there is no blue pin pointer to show the airport & its upcoming traffic movements !

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by Clipper101
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 171479

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I can not see New IST on FR24 yet, anybody knows when it is going to be added or is it too early to raise this question?

Sorry if it was mentioned before.

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by Clipper101
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 171479

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I really find it fascinating how so many foreign nations are able to deliver great infrastructure projects in a short time, while it can take us a decade to simply renovate a few terminals. While I doubt I will ever get to pilot a plane into IST, I would look forward to using it as a passenger. Kud...

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by Clipper101
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9775

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

FI888, an Icelandair flight from Orlando to Keflavik, had to make an emergency landing due to a shattered cockpit window. The flight path shows a very, very steep descent. I second my voice to other posts this is no drama, the maneuver undertaken by a pilot depends on the type of plane & subseq...

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by Clipper101
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34057

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Royal Air Maroc to serve Amman from April 2019.

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by Clipper101
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34057

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/46 ... -2030.html
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KSAAirliner wrote:
Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport expansion delayed until 2030

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Link in Arabic from CNBC Arabia:

https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/46 ... -2030.html

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by Clipper101
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15093

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

It is due to Stability & Control issues that characterize high wing profiles in contrast to low wings: High wings are more stable at low speeds, less stables at high speeds contrary to low wings which are less stable at low speeds & more stable at high speeds. Thus, high stability of high wi...

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by Clipper101
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34057

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

For the first time in its history over one million passengers passed through Amman’s QAIA (AMM) in one month, since last August 2018 AMM handled 1,002,010 passengers. As for the first eight months of 2018 AMM handled 5,804,735 passengers, an improvement of 7.2% over same period a year ago. Source li...

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by Clipper101
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21113

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

But the biggest problem is that their India flights don't connect very well with their U.S. flights at FRA. A conx can take as much as 7 hours. Who wants to spend 7 hours in FRA? That's really the biggest problem. For some connections you can wait a little longer, thats true, but for most connectio...

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by Clipper101
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162152

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Interesting analysis by IATA on status of Indian passenger market. Currently sized at 139.8 million passengers, it is almost 22 times its size in 1980 and is seen on a role to be the 3rd largest passenger market in the world within 10 years, behind US (then will be second largest) & China (then ...

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by Clipper101
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15251

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

May be a high aspect ratio wing (may be struted and foldable) could give B737 design another last shot of life :stirthepot:

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by Clipper101
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7080

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

You can fly BCNBEY for $376rt all in on a full service carrier. I suspect most of Europe is in that price range. I wonder if it’s just too low yield for LCCs... Yeah I think full service (some legacy European) carriers have marked their position in Beirut way more than they have in Amman but for LC...

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by Clipper101
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 34057

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

https://www.marketscreener.com/EASYJET- ... -27100303/
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EasyJet will be back to Jordan, this time serving the city of Aqaba on the Red Sea first from Berlin (starting October) then from London (starting November)

https://www.marketscreener.com/EASYJET- ... -27100303/

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by Clipper101
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147994

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/07/27/atlantas-hartsfield-jackson-the-frontrunner-for.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo BAM! ATL the front runner! I hope someday they would commit both or even more cities, that should shake things a bit more on this market between US & India. I do not...

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by Clipper101
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33601

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

With its Airbus scheme, I can see A220 physical appearance becoming to highly complement that of the A350.

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by Clipper101
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?
Replies: 13
Views: 2458

Re: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?

Banks would be the trivial outcome to look at it developing from multiple factors through the years (some if you stop to look at them appear to be very natural, like geography). Curfews, yes could be another logical factor if you are talking European connections. Although, as an exercise I have chec...

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by Clipper101
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?
Replies: 13
Views: 2458

Re: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?

To make use of cooler temperatures when it comes for their departure times. I think it has to do more with the banks, If I leave India/Pakistan at 3 am I can get to Dubai by 5/6 am connect on wards for 7 to 8 am departure to DFW, YYZ, LAX, ORD and etc. For the EU carriers same I can leave BOM by 3 ...

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by Clipper101
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?
Replies: 13
Views: 2458

Re: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?

I guess it is more to it to the machine (aircraft weight vs. engine temperature at takeoff vs. takeoff run available) not the passenger, naturally there should be cooler temperatures when time comes for aircraft departures on the back trip mainly during that same time.

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by Clipper101
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16006

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I would love to see EK trying it on a smaller scale sooner, may be in the form of a panoramic windowless Business Lounge on upcoming A380/B777X. Who knows, private jets could pick up the idea in the form of panoramic windowless views as they are always intrigued by the concept of panoramic windows. ...

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by Clipper101
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16006

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I. M guessing he wants to skip the windows to save weight, but how much difference is it between window and camera? Really don't see the point. It is the acrylic windows, plus replacement of windows due to crazing during aircraft service, plus structural reinforcements around each window cavity, pl...

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by Clipper101
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16006

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Armodeen wrote:
Or, as with a lot of middle eastern and Asian carriers, the FAs just set the windows to full dark and lock the pax out at the top of the climb, even on day flights!


Or, as with US carriers when they force you to put window shades down during aircraft taxi to gate.

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by Clipper101
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16006

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Very simple, why doesn't he just walk the talk & make a pet project out of it by converting one of his dedicated cargo B772F into same concept and see the results in terms of passenger acceptance and operational returns !

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