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by helhem
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 620773

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The BBC piece noted above contains the following: "Aviation consultant Gerry Soejatman told the BBC the MAX 8 had been experiencing problems since it was introduced, including problems maintaining a level flight" never heard of this problem or do we just have a troll looking for 30 second...

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by helhem
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident
Replies: 16
Views: 8112

Re: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident

New information has come out. Nothing really groundbreaking or fully unexpected. My synopsis of the links. Safety information authority: Technical investigation and testing done on the aircraft during 11th and 12th january. Pressure difference had a part in the accident. Further details are being lo...

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by helhem
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 7098

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

I struggle to see how Airbus’ international final assembly in places like Mobile makes financial sense. Everything is shipped in from Europe. I understand that the purpose was to have a US footprint so that they can be more competitive trying to sell to the largest aviation customer in the world......

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by helhem
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident
Replies: 16
Views: 8112

Re: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident

I don't think one can really conclude that from the described articles (not saying it is not possible either ). Further it describes "loose parts or pieces" . So it is entirely possible only gravity was involved here.

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by helhem
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident
Replies: 16
Views: 8112

Re: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident

A very sad incident. All the mainstream has some additional details. Some of the information is incomplete or possibly incorrect , mostly about the exact owners or operator of this plane. But I recap some from two articles I chose. The deceased was a 50 year old german national. No passengers were o...

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by helhem
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian goverment asks Air Canada to reduce noise on A320 passenger jets
Replies: 21
Views: 3769

Re: Canadian goverment asks Air Canada to reduce noise on A320 passenger jets

Does Bombardier anything quieter by any chance. Probably not but that was the first thing that I thought about.

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by helhem
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7970

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

I would also add the relative uncrowded nature of HEL. It can be packed at peak times but so many airports have bigger issues with this. Hel is getting more traffic and extensions are underway and planned so if these work out it could affect Finnair as well. Amazing thing is that an airline which is...

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by helhem
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 13500

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

If I was working as a FA I would warn them and tell them to get a room at the destination. I wonder if they were given a warning. I find this a nuisance , nasty but mostly harmless. Depends how public they were. If I caught people in a toilet I would just as well only discreetly knock on the door an...

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by helhem
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 17991

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

Oh dear. Are the 80's coming back. Reminds me when I was a child and went flying for the first time. I find it a bit bland but it's not the worst to be honest. The pants look like what Hillary Clinton would wear. And this has nothing to do with politics.

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by helhem
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC
Replies: 70
Views: 2982

Re: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC

I doubt tourism will be affected that much in the long run. It can only have some negative effects if the Spanish or different countries put up tolls and block the banks to make everyday life as difficult as possible. The media perception of such alone will of course hurt tourism. The clamping down ...

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by helhem
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191997

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Sputnik is what it is. It is not always wrong but they like to air the dirty laundry on certain things while other issues they have a different perspective. Reading the news delivered showing things in the most bad way can be good as well. They seem to have had some success in the uphill battle of g...

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by helhem
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191997

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Very interesting development. I hope more information will come out of this. The clarity in 10 to 15 years will make for some interesting conclusions. I think grilling Bombardier over subsidies was immoral. Like Boeing never gets any subsidies. Any info about the level of subsidy compared to the oth...

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by helhem
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warning: Spanish Rental Car Company "Dickmanns" Is A Scam
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

Re: Warning: Spanish Rental Car Company "Dickmanns" Is A Scam

Spain has a reputation for stuff like this. And locally they have eternal corruption scandals apparently. Perhaps that is also similar they do business. It is one reason I would not buy any property there. If only 5 or 10% of people run into issues it is still a very high number. I prefer cash when ...

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by helhem
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 15124

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

I think these scope clauses in the current form are stupid. It affects the design of aircraft too much . It probably increases the cost of airlines and creates market barriers . That has a global effect. I think the Us airline industry should manage their quarrels without using these methods.Changin...

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by helhem
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Re: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes

Perhaps this is just a medical condition. But people who start exercising sometimes have this problem. Some people throw up from exercise too. I just wonder if this woman was this bad or if this problem would have solved it self by the woman's stomach adjusting or she getting a new hobby. I would be...

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by helhem
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teaching children a second language
Replies: 28
Views: 1633

Re: Teaching children a second language

I give my opinion. I am no expert but these come from my experiences and observations. Teaching languages like this to small children is very doable. There are specific schools with programs as well for that. Unless your child does not use spanish very much and is not surrounded by that language he ...

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by helhem
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI, DHS: Antifa are "domestic terrorists"
Replies: 136
Views: 4051

Re: FBI, DHS: Antifa are "domestic terrorists"

Plenty of real terrorists started out with the small stuff. But people setting dumpsters on fire and vandalizing Starbucks are not the most dangerous people around. I suspect they pissed off enough law enforcement by being annoying. And at the same time after 9/11 there has been so much more investm...

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by helhem
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted

I did not know tyt was this big. I saw some of their videos maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I still remember them. I have not seen much from them after that. They had much funnier content occasionally back then. Like comedy clips. I don't know why youtube recommended those to me back then. But they seem to ...

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by helhem
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 19945

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Antifas have been setting dumpsters on fire in Europe for decades. It's the first thing people think about when they hear the name. Not all of them do this but it mostly the same old left wing politics. People always make jokes about them as badly dressed hipster protesters. Those are always loosely...

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by helhem
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 58
Views: 13778

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

Better come prepared. With the long delays of that different Norwegian in the Us. They keep all the options open and can avoid any possible delays by doing this. LATAM is very much underdeveloped as a tourist destination. Many people go there don't get me wrong, it's by far not of the radar. I have ...

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by helhem
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 19945

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

They managed to put people on the moon. They should make it both easy to vote and check that there are no non valid voters. It can not be that hard. That this is still an issue is an embarrassment.

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by helhem
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 170863

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Sad. I wonder how much the mess with the new airport affected this. If Alitalia has been salvaged then this one deserved it more. But no one needs any zombies.

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by helhem
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 19945

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Everybody knows most of the victims of so called Muslim religious terrorism are mostly people of the same religion. Perhaps a different kind but they see themselves as Muslims nonetheless. The apogoletics of all sorts are disturbing. At the same time I don't expect any organizations to issue public ...

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by helhem
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 14007

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

I have got the impression the Netherlands is very strict about the environment and doing pretty much anything results with stiff opposition. They are very small and densely populated I think that also makes that worse. Many others not being part of Greenpeace must also use similar arguments to fight...

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by helhem
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14979

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

The idea of hyperloops existed long before Elon Musk. Usually as some ideation or paper study. He has a brand and helped to give it traction. He published a brief pdf study about it years ago. How the space or electric car markets develop in the long run with Musk or without him is an entirely diffe...

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by helhem
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successor to the Antonov An-2 flown...
Replies: 3
Views: 2933

Re: Successor to the Antonov An-2 flown...

Awesome. A few AN-2 have spread outside of it's natural habitat. It is always a joy to see. Many years ago when I first saw one I thought it was something from the 1920s or 1930s. I hope these new things become just as popular as the old one.

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by helhem
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair study makes case for TXL airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3188

Re: Ryanair study makes case for TXL airport

Wasn't BER too small even when it was supposed to open originally? And there was a demand for Tegel to be scrapped when BER was to open. That study seems to address that. In general I am highly sceptical of all lobbyist publications as one can change the whole game depending on the assumptions chose...

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by helhem
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 15542

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

This basically sums up why I have not, and never will fly Ryanair.... I might beating a dead horse but that is not necessary. This is not normal for most of Ryanair including flights to Ibiza. Avoid wekend evening flights to known party locations or charter touristy flights then you will be more th...

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by helhem
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 2316

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

I keep my views of the EU to myself as it is not the topic. Although one wonders if one has hit a nerve. I listed some of the more eccentric qualities of Erdogan which is like ammunition on social media. Maybe its the reason they go after that down there. Erdogan is in tinpot territory where corrupt...

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by helhem
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 2316

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

I'm starting to like Erdogan, he can't be all bad when eurocrats hate him so much. At least he has respect for his country, its traditions and people unlike our leaders. Perhaps by the end of the century Islamist Turkey and the European Union will be good friends again, after demographic change has...

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by helhem
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radicalization of Society and Hate Crime
Replies: 31
Views: 1937

Re: Radicalization of Society and Hate Crime

The analogies coming from a few in vogue countries (often with a popular language) where even the common mediocre people get good job opportunities or from the sheltered countries with tough exclusionary immigration policies are not good enough. I see the first case Germany the latter Canada and Au...

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by helhem
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 6182

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

I think Spain could initially overrun the rock. But people this is ridiculous. The resulting mess would be one of the worst use of resources ever. It feels like a small coastal town with a slightly anachronistic feel to it. People in Spain shrug about the rock. Ok Nice place to visit though The chea...

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by helhem
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radicalization of Society and Hate Crime
Replies: 31
Views: 1937

Re: Radicalization of Society and Hate Crime

I agree angry mobs setting things on fire is not constructive. Those pictures from Afghanistan show a miniscule privileged elite. Not what the reality was for 99% back then. There were much bigger and more complicated issues in Afghanistan back then. Especially outsiders should not instigate violenc...

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by helhem
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 7178

Re: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

The new EU members should not just be considered insignificant hinterland where cheap labour comes from and EU funds get spent in. If they raise their voice politically they get talked down fast too. Although economically areas in the south are not that different in that matter for example the menti...

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by helhem
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos
Replies: 179
Views: 7598

Re: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos

I don't have a strong opinion about this. Interesting , but I find drawing direct parralles between Sweden and the Us has only limited value. Both places are very different , both the people who already live and move into said countries are likely to be different . I find the views of people who liv...

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by helhem
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hitchiking on an airline possible?
Replies: 45
Views: 5506

Re: Hitchiking on an airline possible?

I am sure it is possible. But not useful as transportation. Even for hitchhiking standards. Would they have to wait a week or two. Or more , really hit and miss. Some people have tons of money but no time to spare. They might buy some stranger a week's vacation in Greece. Get a job save money is pro...

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by helhem
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 10216

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

Asia is massive but it needs time. The same with Europe - Africa . In the mid to long term. Currently a lot of traffic with tk ey ek . What I see happening is bigger numbers of Canadians etc going to Ibiza etc. Those are saturated tourist markets but maybe less so for that group. A lot of people doi...

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by helhem
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Wants Review Of Russian Election Hacking
Replies: 223
Views: 7271

Re: Obama Wants Review Of Russian Election Hacking

Did airing the dirty laundry of the Democrats really swing the election. And why did the FBI do what it did , could they have done better as not interfere in politics. But it is their job to investigate the email issue. Russia probably hacked and then selectively leaked those emails to have an effec...

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by helhem
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Whats Next For The Dems?
Replies: 79
Views: 2983

Re: So Whats Next For The Dems?

I did not follow the Us presidential elections until a few days ago, I was expecting a narrow victory for Hillary as that was what I read in the polls. A part from snippets of politics with comical value I do not follow Us politics at all. Some good stuff here . Most of which has already been talked...

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by helhem
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple's Tax Case in Europe
Replies: 97
Views: 3283

Re: Apple's Tax Case in Europe

This is obscene. Ireland should at least tax them according their corporate tax rate of 12.5% . Apple pays de facto 0 because of special exemptions only available to them. How much of this money even comes from the small nation of Ireland but from bigger markets in the european free trade area. That...

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by helhem
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33906

Re: New Site.

I don't like it at all. I have been coming here for more than a decade , now the site is almost unusable. I can see why people moved from the older software to the new one. But the good thing is the issues I have are due to configuration and I guess could be fixed more easily than what I imagine you...

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by helhem
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Longhaul:Attracting Business Passengers?
Replies: 15
Views: 5978

Norwegian Longhaul:Attracting Business Passengers?

I think norwegian longhaul might have a higher share of people going on business than many of the flights to places known mainly as tourist destinations. Norwegian longhaul flies to bigger cities with options to fly further. If it fits peoples schedule people will fly with them. Varies a lot dependi...

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by helhem
Thu May 19, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian With New Video About Their Operation
Replies: 68
Views: 7336

RE: Norwegian With New Video About Their Operation

I just flew a few times again with Norwegian , dont know which offshoot. Different flights each one seemed to have an Asian crewmember who might have come from Thailand. But all spoke which sounded like perfect or very fluent Norwegian. So they might have residency citizenship or even been born in N...

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by helhem
Fri May 13, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines And "Buyers Remorse"?
Replies: 185
Views: 26426

RE: Airlines And "Buyers Remorse"?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/factsonly" class="quote" target="_blank">factsonly</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I wish I we...

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by helhem
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suicide At YOW?
Replies: 13
Views: 10522

RE: Suicide At YOW?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Thomaas" class="quote" target="_blank">Thomaas</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I think both of y...

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by helhem
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Going After Google: Android Anti-Competitive?
Replies: 49
Views: 2351

RE: EU Going After Google: Android Anti-Competitive?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DfwRevolution" class="quote" target="_blank">DfwRevolution</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> neither academic endeavors no...

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by helhem
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing Re-enter The Mass Transit Business?
Replies: 28
Views: 2301

RE: Should Boeing Re-enter The Mass Transit Business?

I don't know any statistics but is it really certain mass transit is shrinking. Really shrinking or it's relative share declining? I thought the low point of public transportation was in the 70s and the aftermath of that lasted several decades. In the west at least. Cities everywhere are growing. Th...

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by helhem
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT (Finally) Approves Norwegian Operating Permits
Replies: 196
Views: 17316

RE: DOT (Finally) Approves Norwegian Operating Permits

If the Us airlines could begin importing cheaper labour too. If they easily could they would. I think everyone agrees on this one. This issue is because of the nature of the europe. Many different countries with different ways to do things. There is always one country which will enable these things....

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by helhem
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT (Finally) Approves Norwegian Operating Permits
Replies: 196
Views: 17316

RE: DOT (Finally) Approves Norwegian Operating Permits

This and current events tells me there are still people in the us who still care more about local labour and paying taxes. Over here the situation is much devolved that regard. It varies tons by airline but I have flown my share of lcc euro carriers. I would guess a big share of their crews are peop...

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by helhem
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mr Erdogan Wants To Control All Media
Replies: 89
Views: 3994

RE: Mr Erdogan Wants To Control All Media

I think Germany should be more free regarding free speech. As should Turkey. But the bigger limit to free speech comes from outside influences like financial considerations. Those outside forces are all have only their own viewpoints and agendas. Goverments play only a small part here. But the issue...

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