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by caoimhin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11324

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Beautiful! The dark colours remind me a bit of the Westjet Disney livery.

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by caoimhin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9826

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

One of the most beautiful planes ever created. Looks absolutely lovely in that livery.

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by caoimhin
Fri May 24, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20198

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

lightsaber wrote:
luckyone wrote:
I realize we’re discussing different market spaces—but didn’t we already see this play out with the 787 vs. re-engined A330?
somewhere a mall is missing its Ninja.

Lightsaber


Haha. Well said, my man. Favourite comment of the year so far.

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by caoimhin
Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3334

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

The current 777 wing looks so old fashioned nowadays. Are you referring to the 777X or 77W when you say current? Not much about the 777X looks old fashioned to me, and the raked wingtips on the 77W look fairly modern as well. I’ll agree that the less angular 787 and A350 wings look more attractive ...

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6239

Re: Iran Air MD-82 Fire at THR

Oykie wrote:
It is a Fokker 100. Glad everyone evacuated safely


Cheers. You’re right.

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6239

Iran Air Fokker 100 Fire at THR

https://www.rt.com/news/454241-airplane ... re-tehran/

Not a whole lot of information as of the time of this posting. Photo looks like their Fokker 100. It’s not clear to me where the fire originated.

(Edit: article updated with a clearer photo of the type.)
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https://www.rt.com/news/454241-airplane ... re-tehran/

Not a whole lot of information as of the time of this posting. Photo looks like their Fokker 100. It’s not clear to me where the fire originated.

(Edit: article updated with a clearer photo of the type.)

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718458

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Considering their deliberate attempts to shift the focus of the LionAir investigation and deny the plane had a problem...…., I'm not defending the company, except to the extent that this particular poster has made an extreme statement, as a conclusion, absent any factual support. Although his seeth...

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718458

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think this is a terrible statement. The crash was premeditated murder. It was not about uncovering hidden issues. The crashes happened because a massive issue has been covered up, carefully hidden from view. Think about it: when embedding the cert authority does not deliver enough advantage and e...

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718458

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It’s horribly sad that it took a massive loss of life to uncover the issue (or issues). But when people say that modern airplanes have become too complex to fly, they should probably ask the people that do the flying. I think this is a terrible statement. The crash was premeditated murder. It was n...

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718458

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This thread contains much explanation and speculation about MCAS and whether it aligns with the limited amount of available information. MCAS aside, is there another plausible malfunction that fits what is known, including the Flightradar24 data and the condition of the impact site? Misconfigured a...

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by caoimhin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718458

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

How does every MAX pilot on the globe not know of this now? If it's your job and a matter of your own safety, and the incident is current, public knowledge and actively in the news, how do you not know? That's why I wonder if the ET crash was related to something else. If ET has good training, how ...

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by caoimhin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 7692

Re: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery

airkas1 wrote:


Bit of a letdown compared to the stunning Westjet Disney 737 liveries. This looks like a banner ad adhered to the side of the plane.

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by caoimhin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 20
Views: 4568

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

I suspect it has less to do with the aircraft and more to with the economics of the product.

If it is a profitable product on the 777, sure. I reckon it will stick around.

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by caoimhin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 4849

Re: American livery. Dated?

AA’s fuselage is OK but the tail is awful. (United is also awful. Don’t mind Delta.) I think one of the big disconnects about that livery is about where you live. I think it looks absolutely gorgeous at DFW with our bright Texas sun and blue skies (and when you see dozens of them in a row) versus a...

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by caoimhin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 2749

Re: Most iconic livery?

Pan Am, old AA, and EI.

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by caoimhin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21701

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Absolutely dreadful.

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by caoimhin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I had been looking forward to this thread all day. I want to commend everyone for their civil, grounded, and productive dialogue. This is the lull before the storm. If the storm ever really comes. We are holding our breath waiting on the contents of the CVR. Other than that there really isn't much ...

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by caoimhin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I had been looking forward to this thread all day. I want to commend everyone for their civil, grounded, and productive dialogue.

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by caoimhin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.
Replies: 52
Views: 5702

Re: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.

The Chinese don't have the drive to proudly make every know their achievements. There is no need / no rewards for it. They just do it. Sorry, this isn’t at all correct. I haven’t a clue why you think this, but the Chinese are indeed very quick to “proudly make every know their achievements”. What’s...

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by caoimhin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49796

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

757usairways wrote:
Since PHL will be getting a B787 base in 2020, I wouldn’t be surprised if AA adds a third daily LHR flight possibly another evening departure or possibly bring back that morning departure we had in 2015.


Have BA returned to twice daily (66/67, 68/69)?

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by caoimhin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 12003

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

Interesting article about life in Russia : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46617186 RU poverty rate. 1/5th ( rather unscientific, but what the heck. compare US : 1/3rd of population can be seen as living in poverty. Strangely, a cursory internet search shows a higher poverty rate in Deutchlan...

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by caoimhin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant
Replies: 25
Views: 5942

Re: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant

So what exactly is the difference between, no serious delivery problems are expected and don't assume delays will arise . Don't assume delays will arise allows for the possibility that serious possibilities may arise. It's a classic press release tactic. If they wanted to say "no serious deliv...

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by caoimhin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10606

Re: A350 Sharklets

HIA350 wrote:
a330 a340 were first


First relative to what? These aircraft were certainly not the first implementation of wingtip devices.

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95727

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

For me it is very strange a company that sells its main asset. Commercial aviation is what sustains Embraer. In addition, in the late years there was always a synergy between commercial, defense and executive aviation. I think this will be a great loss for Embraer. Embraer executives have always be...

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11501

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

I recall a quote from a BA executive type some years after they were launch customer for the Boeing 757, along the lines that 'they'd never be a launch customer again'. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind that was, but maybe they prefer to go for a proven product nowadays ? If that's the case, t...

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by caoimhin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29952

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

As i see it a NEW boeing had issues(poor quality) and could not be saved by the pilots due to questionable hidden software interfering in manual mode(incompetence of designers). Now they are changing the software. Mention of A330 is just whataboutism. What “poor quality” can you point to as a facto...

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29952

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

As i see it a NEW boeing had issues(poor quality) and could not be saved by the pilots due to questionable hidden software interfering in manual mode(incompetence of designers). Now they are changing the software. Mention of A330 is just whataboutism. What “poor quality” can you point to as a facto...

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by caoimhin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

felipekk wrote:
I understand that in the cockpit the automatic trimming would be visible through the constant spinning of the trim wheels. My question is: how/where is it shown to the pilots the current ammount of trim applied?


There is a gauge on the throttle quadrant, beside each of the trim wheels.

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by caoimhin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Here is a video explaining about the crash of the 737MAX. For those who don't know he is a 737NG pilot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sZfeFJ9n0I&t Thanks for posting this. He gives a good discussion and fascinating Q&A at the end. I would be interested to hear a bit more about the differe...

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by caoimhin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions
Replies: 26
Views: 4162

Re: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision
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NeBaNi wrote:
Slash787 wrote:
cskok8 wrote:
I hope they did not cut off the tip of the pitot tube


LOL

Why would they? Just because they inducted it through a religious ceremony?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision

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by caoimhin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

That is the proof of a nice paint job. Would it even be legal to label a 737-800 (or whatever NG) simulator as a 737-8? If it is then I'm listening to the voices. If Boeing declares that there is no difference between a 737NG and 737MAX simulator? Or the FAA is satisfied you learn to fly a MAX on a...

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by caoimhin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Don't listen to voices:) They are built from scratch 737-8MAX sims. Here is one: https://www.trusimulation.com/sites/default/files/_images/content/blurred_boeing737maxspecsheetimg_tru12de16-11.jpg https://www.trusimulation.com/sites/default/files/_images/content/tru12de16-6.jpg Link: https://www.tr...

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by caoimhin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14994

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Airbus does build the composite wings for the A400M and A350. The composite wings for the 787 are build in Japan. The new wing factory at Boeing for the 777x wings is to a big part a copy of the Airbus wing factory for the A350. So I would rather talk about that Boeing does not seem to far behind A...

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by caoimhin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14994

Re: Rewinged a320 family

A shortened A319 makes no sense. The A318 shows that such a plane is just too heavy. Even if you gave it a new wing, which is a massively expensive undertaking anyway, it would still be too heavy and offer nothing that the A220 doesn't do anyway. Rewinging the A320 series makes sense but only to up...

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by caoimhin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45571

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

So does this mean, once and for all, everyone can stop using that dumb term "Scarebus"? The 737 was great..... 40 years ago. They're just warmed over garbage now. Seems like the same type of people who are likely to say “Scarebus” have equally ignorant counterparts on the other side of th...

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by caoimhin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45571

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Question; Was/is this software change listed in the Max maintenance manuals that techops use and simply not referenced in flightops manuals? This wasn’t a deliberate attempt to hide the information. Someone(s) at Boeing (And FAA?) just thought it wasn’t worth mentioning. The saying “Hindsight is 20...

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by caoimhin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

None of these people (Airbus or Boeing Or Bombardier or whomever) are evil. That depends on what you define as evil and if it is the same all across. Thanks to remarks like this, this thread is uncomfortable to read. You and a few others have seized on it as an opportunity to promote some sort of p...

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by caoimhin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I’m little more than an aviation enthusiast and not a pilot or engineer. That being said, I can’t see the logic of an automated system that manipulates the trim tabs instead of the elevator when the desired outcome is to avoid a stall. It makes no sense (at least to me). Not that it interferes with...

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by caoimhin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595743

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Most importantly - Why replacing the AOA sensors did not cure the problem and led to a crash ? follow the signal path. Wiring defect, computer defect, software bug. .... Maybe. But since you've got manufacturing/design defect covered, in the interest of being thorough, I would amend your list to in...

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by caoimhin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74730

Re: 787 vs A350 range

WIederling wrote:
An A358XWB built to the original specs would have been like dynamite fishing in the 787 pond


Any factual basis for this opinion statement, or is just part of your usual partisan/nationalistic take on any matter that involves comparing these two manufacturers?

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by caoimhin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3837

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

neomax wrote:
Why does such a switch even exist in the first place? I assume this would only be used when descending below a certain altitude instead of ascending above it.


Is it a maintenance mode/function?

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by caoimhin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16924

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

With the exception of “taking more than two personal days”, which I assume are allotted time off, these seem reasonable for an employee in a service industry that requires precision in scheduling (i.e. reliability and punctuality) and some compromises during seasonal periods of high volume.

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by caoimhin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 17904

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

How is the weather in Manila currently? I've read reports of significant rain and flooding.

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by caoimhin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30266

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

WIederling wrote:
If they also appear to actively withhold information ...


Have you any support for that otherwise baseless and utterly irresponsible statement?

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by caoimhin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6602

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

LoganTheBogan wrote:
Delta identifies their A350s as their flagship which is understandable. its the newest, fanciest thing in their fleet.


By “identifies”, are you saying DL actively promote it this way?

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by caoimhin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight AA220 DFW-AMS Diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Flight AA220 DFW-AMS Diversion

Any ideas on the status of this flight? Noticed it circling over ACY from the beach. Dropped to FL250.

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by caoimhin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4724

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

...and Jayafe will still insist that the programme is an unprecedented disaster. Surely AM have made a horrible error in judgement in choosing this aircraft.

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by caoimhin
Wed May 09, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23525

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses...

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by caoimhin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9021

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Boeing 747-8i

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