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by ELBOB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29993

Re: Irish 8/19

Cargo MD-11 allegedly due into Dublin 17 Sept. Don't know time or airline as yet.

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by ELBOB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 97108

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

mig17 wrote:
A225 is what a part of the market wants. Less range but better economics than neo and max.


No airline wants a 500-tonne MTOW six-engined freightlifter...

If you're going to invent type codes, at least keep consistent with the issued codes. The notional A220-500 would be BCS5.

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by ELBOB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23484

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

It is a simple business decision. If your fleet is large enough for 2 types and considering that Bombardier and Embraer are gone, the only option to have some leverage with the aircraft manufacturers is to play them against each other. Which means both need to have a desire to get the deal and you ...

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by ELBOB
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4102
Views: 530771

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

viewtopic.php?t=1362007


68010 and Intel 8086 and 80186. No 68000.
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PixelFlight wrote:
MrBretz wrote:
Keesje, what kind of computers are used on A320’s? Were they upgraded for the NEO?
Still the original 80186 and 68000 combo according to viewtopic.php?t=1362007


68010 and Intel 8086 and 80186. No 68000.

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by ELBOB
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 37
Views: 10435

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Company Policy may call out for that, without regard to whether the man is tied up or no. In that case, Company Policy has the force of law, so, no choice. And will the airline compensate the other passengers for costs and inconvenience resulting from such a policy? Of course not, air travel is ent...

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by ELBOB
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135752

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

frmrCapCadet wrote:
For years smaller planes have got bigger (and more capable) and big planes have got fewer.


There are more 250+tonne airliners flying today than at any time in history...

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by ELBOB
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 2896

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

Not sure what the Typhoons are for in the case of a bomb threat.. Simply put, to take the aircraft out to sea and put a missile up its rear if the threat is deemed real. And how would they 'take' it out to sea? With a big rope? They could threaten to shoot it down over land if it didn't comply... e...

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by ELBOB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11272

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Dutchy wrote:
Is it because Boeing will do the maintenance, PY will receive ETOPS?


That's a good point, and an interesting 'fix' for the quandary that smaller airlines will encounter as quads are phased-out.

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by ELBOB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87607

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

and its going to keep Airbus honest in the future too. Why? Airbus could skip the next thirty orders of this size before their narrowbody backlog would be zeroed. They'd be foolish to concede on price to IAG; let that airline group eat the cost of introducing new support processes, pilot training a...

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by ELBOB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall

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

You wouldn't write Boeing 737800 would you?

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by ELBOB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87607

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

Read the article of Willie Walsh wanting the 737 MAX on simplyflying.com..It.s not about putting pressure on Airbus for pricing.That article explains what the plans are with the MAX at IAG. That article adds nothing further from the mouth of Willie Walsh, and adds nothing to this thread. It just qu...

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by ELBOB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87607

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

kaitak wrote:
Great (and very surprising news)


I don't agree that it's great news; it pushes a clean-sheet narrow-body another half-decade away.

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by ELBOB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135752

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

BA is Boeing's trading symbol on NYSE. So the prior poster is absolutely right. But I can see how that can cause confusion too. "The Boeing Co. ( NYSE:BA ) operates primarily in SIC Code 8741 - Management Services and NAICS Code 561110 - Office Administrative Services" There's absolutely ...

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by ELBOB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10843

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I for one quite like the change, the current baby blue is hideous and fails conjure up any images of the United States, Baby Blue is not one of Americas national colors so I look forward to this more subdued scheme, let's try and not conflate this administration with aesthetics It's actually Consti...

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by ELBOB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7718

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Thank God most of the world is made up of countries which do not require airlines to seek and receive approval from government in order to change their livery. China, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia? Now that is another story. You might want to ask why the BA retro BEA A319 couldn't have authentic ...

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by ELBOB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What helicopter is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: What helicopter is this?

http://aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/sik_s-56-aew.php
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timz wrote:
What have they done to this H-37 or whatever it is?


HR2S-1W radar picket

http://aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/sik_s-56-aew.php

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by ELBOB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 27466

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

DUBLIN AIRPORT are to introduce plastic-free water bottles as an alternative for travellers to take before boarding their flight. Over the next few weeks, plastic-free bottles will be made available for customers and will be added to the shelves located after security screening in both Terminal 1 a...

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by ELBOB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 71538

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

There are few new engines that impress me. The GE9x is one. Only a few engines have dramatically altered the competitive landscape: 1. JT8D 2. CF-34 (first 'high bypass') 3. JT9D 4. BMR-7xx (owned high end business jets forever) 4. T700. Finally what the triple spool was capable if. 5. GE-90 6. GTF...

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by ELBOB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 138
Views: 46211

Re: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

I have no info, but I could see a major upgrade of the CH47 coming up. New engines, rotors, systems, cockpit etc. It would take year / billions, but the market seems to be there. Boeing-Vertol investigated that in the early 1990s with the Model 360, which was a Sea Knight-sized composite airframe w...

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by ELBOB
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 27466

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Corsair 747 due in to Dublin on Sunday 16 June

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by ELBOB
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: All white liveried B757.
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: All white liveried B757.

The C-32B has only become known recently, could be the former Comco aircraft. Not really a recent dscovery, the C-32Bs have been known about for over a decade. There was even an AAR photo published of one being refuelled in 2010... https://airrefuelingarchive.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/img00466.jpg

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by ELBOB
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13987

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

You have to ask yourself can BA afford to drop 3 747’s off long haul flights during the summer peak? I don't have to ask myself that; I had two seats in row 53 booked on a 747 to Glasgow. I know it was true. Fair play to BA for providing full refunds on demand, which itself is implicit acknowledgem...

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by ELBOB
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13251

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

If customers had any principles they'd ignore BA on this route. Given that BA ignored them for 10 years. Sadly, they'll book whomever is cheaper at the moment. Which just means airlines will continue to treat customers and routes like disposable items. Why would any airline show any loyalty to a rou...

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by ELBOB
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8359

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

No doubt Boeing respects the rival that pushed them so hard they rushed out a plane that subsequently got grounded and is under investigation, but I doubt both companies are holding hands around the campfire, especially at the top level. Oh I think they might well be very friendly at the top level....

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by ELBOB
Tue May 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12617

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Another early mistake was in reducing the fuselage diameter of the A300 in panicked response to a dip in passenger numbers. Originally it was wider than the 777! It turned-out that the fall-off was short-term, but Airbus was stuck with the narrower fuselage all the way to the A340-600. The A330 / 34...

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by ELBOB
Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5587

Re: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

Dutchy wrote:
it still puzzles me why KLM invested in this. If they wanted to do something like that, they could just station 3 EMB170 in Antwerp and start operations.


Just positioning three E170s would cost more than KLM's investment in this venure.

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by ELBOB
Fri May 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95972

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

Instead of pushing for safer environment you want a monopoly. :boggled: :boggled: Were you same during the CS series takeover? Quoi? He is complaining that competition has been *reduced*. How is that favouring a monopoly? The Airbus take-over of Bombardier reduced competition. So does this; Boeing ...

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by ELBOB
Fri May 17, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10041

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

It is bemusing to see Boeing boasting about Agile when the software world is now in the post-Agile era; certainly, some aspects of it are useful for developing a smartphone app but as mentioned above it doesn't 'fit' in big-scale, complex-dependency projects. It just leads to more meetings and more ...

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by ELBOB
Sun May 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 14409

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

musman9853 wrote:

Y'know, I always forget that composite fuselages were first rolled out In 1989. Oh wait, they were rolled out decades later.


Image

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by ELBOB
Fri May 10, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4075

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Why all these appeals for government regulation to address the issue? And I suppose the police and courts would then be involved in prosecutions. Airports and airlines are commercial operations. Let them find their own commercial solutions to the problem, stop subsidising them with public money. May...

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by ELBOB
Wed May 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 26031

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Ka-32 HB-XKE lifting masts at present up around ( Derry / Londonderry / City-X ) for a civil engineering project. Arrived a couple of days ago. Would love to see and hear those rotors!

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by ELBOB
Tue May 07, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 6034

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

joeblow10 wrote:
I fly into a number of places that would otherwise be a 2-3 hour drive from a major airport.


But if you add-up the time taken to wait for a once-or-twice daily flight, plus security, plus check-in times, does it actually come out any quicker than other forms of transport?

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by ELBOB
Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8945

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Paying for a cabin bag isn't a solution; I know some photographers who refuse to fly any more with their kit after the airlines said "sorry, no room; we'll refund you the fee". Which isn't any use when a bag contains $10,000+ of equipment. I also read a story about one photographer who res...

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by ELBOB
Mon May 06, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 35835

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. It wasn't hysteria back then - it was a valid response to numerous design issues and shortcuts taken by MDC in order to 'beat' Lockheed into flight and into service. And it's not hysteria now, i...

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by ELBOB
Sun May 05, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366601

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks a bit cobbled together, but legions better than a Eurowhite alternative. But what is it with aviation photographers who just stand to the side of the runway and give us copycat side-on spotter-shots? I want to see the underside; one tacky aspect of the Blue Rising was the unpainted stripe down...

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by ELBOB
Sat May 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5714

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Sorry, inprecise language. If a car had many issues it was mostly manufactured on Mondays. Most Monday cars are fine. When I heard a similar story many years ago it was 'Friday cars' that were the issue, because the workers were rushing construction in order to hit their targets and get out for the...

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by ELBOB
Fri May 03, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 445
Views: 87983

Re: 787 vs A350 range

SEPilot wrote:
I question this chart. I do not think the 707 in any form was ever used for 11 hour flights.


Of course it was, Buenos Aires to Madrid non-stop on a 707-387 was 11hrs 30 mins for example. And that was in 1967...

Tel Aviv to New York was 10 hrs 20 mins and that started in 1961.

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by ELBOB
Thu May 02, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12016

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Heathrow has needed a 3rd runway since I first visited London in 1990. When you visited in 1990, Heathrow already HAD three runways; 27L, 27R and 23. Three of the original six. The correct wording to use is 'an additional parallel runway' for Heathrow. The seventh, if you feel chronological. Why is...

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by ELBOB
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years
Replies: 25
Views: 3813

Re: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years

Consider that profit is what's left over after capital investment, fuel, salary, interest payments, leasing payments, hedging losses, failed investments, advertising, air-to-air photo shoots, event sponsorships, recruitment costs, executive parties, stationery cupboard replenishment.... and still th...

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by ELBOB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 5832

Re: Eyebrow windows

The E7 doesn’t have a low level mission but it can be refueled in flight, they would be useful for that as well This is very geeky, but technically the E-7 *did* have eyebrow windows; because the two actual E-7 were based on 707 airframes. They were later redesignated EC-18B and later became part o...

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by ELBOB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8914

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

If you posting on a small localized airline could you please say the name in the title. Or you could just skip the thread, it's obviously not intended for your quaint little corner of the World. The ICAO code for Danish Air Transport is DTR by the way. Would you prefer that? Congratulations to the ...

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by ELBOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12941

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

I thought that it had something to do with the internal layout/fittings. So 22 meant it was fitted out to UA standards. No, the options and layouts are recorded on internal Boeing systems alone. They are *partly* revealed by the airframe's Variable Number. Those are composed of a block identifier o...

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by ELBOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2748

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

I strongly doubt any of the things we're having issues with today go as far back as McDonnell Douglas. lol The current institutional problems are the legacy of decisions of people like Harry Stonecipher who came from... guess where? And the first 7E7 / 787 Program Manager, Mike Bair, stated clearly...

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by ELBOB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mode S transponder ID
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: Mode S transponder ID

I use this thread to ask the million $ question : why are we still asked to use specific 4 digits squawk codes for each flight (sometimes several when crossing FIRs!) while pretty much everybody is mode S equipped now (at least in upper airspace) ? Squawks relate to flight plan ( or absence thereof...

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by ELBOB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30944

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

$50 million sounds like a lot to us plebs, but in the airline world it's just daily expenses. A single Trent 900 under an A380 wing had a list price of $25 million new though I don't think airlines could even buy it for that 'little' due to additional spares and maintenance packages. The list price ...

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by ELBOB
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720077

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Very simple final conclusion for Boeing: P.B.S. meaning: Profit Before Safety It was ever thus. Corners were always cut and lives were lost. Why just one actuator on the 737 Classic rudder? Why use easily-pierced aluminium fuel lines in the belly of the 727? Why no full hydraulic boost on the 707 r...

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by ELBOB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

Correct about the leasing, and a lessor will usually keep its aircraft on a 'safe' registry in case of default; makes repossession much simpler. See also Aeroflot's fleet. I think it has something to do with the fact that it’s cheaper to register an aircraft in Ireland, hence why Norwegian has EI- r...

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by ELBOB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 21016

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Virgin Atlantic are replacing their 747 on the Belfast to Orlando flights with an A332, anyone know if this is due to their 747's being phased out or just less demand on the route? That's incorrect, there are only five A332 VIR flights scheduled for Summer 2019. The 45 other movements will use the ...

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by ELBOB
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
Replies: 28
Views: 8210

Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

Yes that is a nice RT callsign. Their ICAO code is EJU, they started introducing it on selected flightplans on 30 March. And their new IATA code is EC. Funny enough. Which is pretty much irrelevant since like the other two Easyjet companies they don't use the IATA codes on tickets or flightboards. W...

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by ELBOB
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company
Replies: 33
Views: 6800

Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

kjeld0d wrote:
WOW!


WOOPS! I did it again

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