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by AndyW35
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 631
Views: 111895

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

A short term fire sale from Boeing to Delta is not worth it long term. Delta should stay well clear. The Max is still a potential albatross.

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by AndyW35
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8133

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

The only place this is going anywhere is on this forum where people can pass gas, sort their thoughts on the matter for the next 5 pages when nobody else cares....


Bigger things to talk about nowadays. .......

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by AndyW35
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number flights daily in US v Europe currently
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Number flights daily in US v Europe currently

Hello Everyone, Is there data on the following that people would know to assist my questions below? 1. Average number of weekday flights in USA and Europe before current situation. 2. Current number of weekday flights in USA and Europe now. I'm just trying to see how both regions have changed over t...

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by AndyW35
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8262

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

The gov bailed out lots of greedy banks in 2009, capitalision second fiddle to state intervention.

Seems know we are going the same way.

Boeing crying out for money after giving all that money away to shareholders ..

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by AndyW35
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339504

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How come AF22 from Paris is heading to New York, is it taking back just US citizens? It is to the SW of Ireland at the moment....

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by AndyW35
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 184317

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I'm not following this logic- if just about everybody starts laying off pilots (some of hte most expensive employees), which company would pick them up? Indeed there is a lot of wishful thinking here. A lot of people in this forum works in the aviation industry so they don’t want to accept the grim...

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by AndyW35
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 308
Views: 75717

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Boeing January :- " We got no orders "

Airbus February :-" Hold my empty beer glass "

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by AndyW35
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22554

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Why are we still arguing over this? She was annoying, he was annoying as well as both didn't care obviously about anyone else about themselves. We can all agree we'd rather be on a flight without them and full of us. That window shade not quite low enough, let me get it for you Sir, and have you see...

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by AndyW35
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189129

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

There is an over burden of course in that any new plane produced by Boeing will have even more time spent on it by the FAA to certify it and add to costs. FAA certification is a slight albatross going forward until people forget. Boeing risked the company with the 747, they look like they might have...

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by AndyW35
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153528

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Boeing getting a 12 billion dollar loan reported
today to pay for current issues and the current i
ssues going forward. Whether that is enough to pay for a new plane as well who knows?

They have a hell of a lot of debt at the moment...

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by AndyW35
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

As an airbus shareholder but a little boy at heart I'd like to say

F*ck yeah !

Love it.

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by AndyW35
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

http://www.zen141854.zen.co.uk/wings.jpg

Damn sexy.

It makes it look like it is straining at the leash .......
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http://www.zen141854.zen.co.uk/wings.jpg

Damn sexy.

It makes it look like it is straining at the leash .......

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by AndyW35
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

http://www.zen141854.zen.co.uk/rainbow.jpg

I hope that is a good potent for the company in 2020.
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A screencap from watching the 777x yesterday ..

http://www.zen141854.zen.co.uk/rainbow.jpg

I hope that is a good potent for the company in 2020.

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BA?p=BA&.tsrc=fin-srch

It would be amusing for the plane to take off and the price to go up.
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The share price is going down in proportion to the plane sitting there today

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BA?p=BA&.tsrc=fin-srch

It would be amusing for the plane to take off and the price to go up.

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

For Boeing when it rains it pours ... you have to laugh or just say, darn.

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

10s for the wingtips to go down and now that wing looks sexy ... like the Boss 787 wing ! :D

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

ikolkyo wrote:
AndyW35 wrote:
How long do the tips take to stow and be checked? Do the pilots have small checklist or is it just a switch and warning light going out?


Flip of the switch and the come down pretty quickly. On landing they automatically go up once it hits 50 knots.



Cheers!

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

How long do the tips take to stow and be checked? Do the pilots have small checklist or is it just a switch and warning light going out?

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

The wingtips look bigger in video than on photo's ... look great !

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

This is quite cringey to watch the global shout outs! The sound keeps cutting out and the "reporters" come across really awkward too! It is, but at least they are doing it live. You can imagine they are doing it slightly differently to what normally they would do, just because what has ha...

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

The weather is a bit bleak! :D I hope it flies today. I know this is off topic, but looking at the share price of Tesla and GE today, Tesla has a similar market capitalisation. Holy Moly. Which shows how things change, Go GE ! And go Boeing! Let's just see a fantastic plane fly with it's new funky ...

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by AndyW35
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189129

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Yes you aim for where the puck is going to be. I've been saying for a while that by 2030 should have the C919 figured out and being produced in great numbers. A me to 6W single aisle just won't cut it - it may have to be something with a lot more advanced aero - quasi blended wing 7W or that Bi-win...

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by AndyW35
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Boeing, Boeing ...... .... gone . Ok, worse case scenario, but who knows, still raining than any silver lining. Looking back at comments before, amazing how people on here who had never heard of MCAS in 2018 are now such experts! Pilots don't need to be put on simulators, just need to read this and ...

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by AndyW35
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298431

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

I hope some compassion is shown to the person or persons who made this mistake. They already must have a terrible burden to bear. Too many people have died already to add more to the list for punishment.

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

If we look at the events before the accidents, easing the plane into operation as cheaply as possible, and Boeing in 2019 easing the plane back into operation as cheaply as possible there seems to be a trend. A trend of money before anything else. In this case quarterly reports do not help a company...

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

You don't need a MAX simulator to learn how to run a Runaway Trim NNC. I think the issue here is that this was a poorly thought out automated safety feature. An automated safety feature should be :- 1. Automated. 2. Make the plane more safe. The problem is that if it actually requires manual pilot ...

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Another interesting piece from the Seattle Times: One exchange related to Indonesian airline Lion Air is particularly chilling. ... one Boeing pilot wrote to another during an instant message exchange about how an airline in the Lion Air Group was asking for a flight simulator to train its pilots o...

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by AndyW35
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192495

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I find this statement from an internal email from a technical pilot very disheartening in regard to the culture of Boeing ""I want to stress the importance of holding firm that there will not be any type of simulator training required to transition from NG to Max," Boeing's 737 chief ...

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by AndyW35
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 16001

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

If people can sleep next to a bright window then it actually shows simply you are not tired enough. Unless most people on here are related to bats or badgers night time is for sleep and daytime for being awake. If you are tired during the day you will sleep anyway even though not night. It's you tha...

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by AndyW35
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 137529

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

As twin jets are the death of 4 engined planes the XLR is the death of widebody and we will all be going trans continental packed like sardines in the 2020s... :)

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by AndyW35
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 33010

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

The claim that an airline us beating people who work for it seems to being glossed over, surely that is not worthy of conversation even without the crash?

Perhaps airline companies beating their staff is yesterday's news though?

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by AndyW35
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM...
Replies: 23
Views: 4984

Re: KLM becoming a bit sneaky and standards are falling...

see I am really curious what others think. Do you have the same feeling? I hope KLM will change its ways become a bit more open, reliable and customer oriented again. You seem to have extremely high expectations from an airline these days; when you buy a fare, what percentage of it do you factor to...

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by AndyW35
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 19449

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan? To capitalize on the market demand for aircraft in a duopoly by selling aircraft at the highest possible price at the lowest possible production cost. LOL, I was thinking along the same lines. 'To sell products and services at a price higher than the c...

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by AndyW35
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 375521

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

For some reason I still get disappointed how small the folder tips are, from all the build up my mind had pictured something a lot bigger for all the effort involved. I know this is my preconception but even so.
I am sure they will look funky from the windows looking out.

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by AndyW35
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73472

Re: Gatwick drone closures

I have to say that for tin foil hat conspiracy theorists this currently has a lot more gas in the tank for it to run and run. The first sighting was done at night, but drones are really hard to see at night, then people got spooked. Did anyone ever see the drone that caused the previous diversions? ...

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by AndyW35
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74561

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This has to be the one of the biggest marketing pull offs ever for a single flight in the last few years. Even BBC have it on front page.

Whether it grows or withers, they have got a lot of column inches. Or should I say likes, in this day and age:?

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by AndyW35
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74561

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I think you will find that normal people (enthusiasts) don't sit watching a Go-pro UNEDITED video for 17 hours, especially when it's pitch black inside and outside the cabin. Take off, landing and maybe a snap shot of the meal (max 5 minutes) would be quite enough for 99.9% of enthusiasts. I think ...

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by AndyW35
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 15356

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

Could a cheap cost airline get 2nd hand A380's, such as ex Singapore, and pack them out with all economy seats and go from Europe to main airports such as New York, Miami or LA ? Or is it still better for them to go modern twin jet and perhaps go to an airport nearby and would still be more cost eff...

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by AndyW35
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 19709

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

His the total dweeb... Classical YouTube / Instagram / Whatever-Social-Media self-proclaimed expert. Talking shit everyone knows already and trying to make his babbling appear as the big news. But if we wanna rank him, he sure is the king of all self-proclaimed teen aviation experts. You know, just...

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by AndyW35
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 8490

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

Puns, sigh. Lets summarise sensibly, the flight took off and then rapidly went down the pan.

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by AndyW35
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 264597

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The cowl looks very thick, is that because it needs to be for containment purposes due to the fan blades being so big, hence more kinetic energy?

I am no expert though.

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by AndyW35
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nasa DC8 Takeoff Film In Snow
Replies: 0
Views: 3145

Nasa DC8 Takeoff Film In Snow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj8Tz3N2STE

The video channel has a lot of good stuff, or perhaps I should say, right stuff

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOC3sFCo3kR0YCMoccORtjA/videos


All the best,


Andy

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