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by T54A
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO with Hot Brakes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: RTO with Hot Brakes?

I know that this would never actually occur, but what would happen if an aircraft did 2 rejected takeoff's in a row, without allowing the brakes to cool after the first one? The pilots would be invited for tea and biscuits with the chief pilot. Without the biscuits... Or the tea... Chief Pilot: “Pl...

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by T54A
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspace management after primary beacon failure/shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Airspace management after primary beacon failure/shutdown

The question relates to a scenario where an airport based VOR need to be shutdown and moved (due to construction), but all the charting (Radar Terrain etc) are based on the said VOR. Can the VOR ‘ABC’ be changed to a 5LNC for GPS based point of the same name and charting revised. Or Is this far more...

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by T54A
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights with alpha numeric call signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Flights with alpha numeric call signs

Due to increased congestion worldwide, is there not a proposal by ICAO (or possibly IATA) to change all callsigns to alpha numerical?

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by T54A
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights

Let’s try to actually answer your question and expand your knowledge. The basics: The absolute limit of an aircraft is, in short, the calculated endurance of the airplane. Weights, winds, weather, alternates, routing, sector length, etc are all factored during the planning stages. Trips are then cr...

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by T54A
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights

I was wondering how various operators manage long narrow body flights that sit on the limit of a two crew operation. There is obviously no bunk to carry a third pilot for in flight relief. I’m think of something like a two sector over night flight, with each sector been around 3hr45min which would o...

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by T54A
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

mr02 wrote:
T54A wrote:
mr02 wrote:
SAA doesn't have premium economy as a class unless they want to unveil it when the first aircraft arrives.


Hainan machines (MSN 226/246) already configured with premium economy.

But SAA are leasing them from MK,no?


Two from Hainan and two from Air Mauritius

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by T54A
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

From Avcom Just heard that SAA pilot training is happening for new A350 aircraft in Miami in October. Some pilots have already headed to Toulouse this week. Initially 2 x A350 will be leased from Airbus that were originally going to be leased to TAM. There is possibility of further aircraft from Ha...

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by T54A
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13655

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

SAA had to take the long way round to Europe as they weren't allowed to fly over most African countries. That was amongst the most challenging B742 flights attempted. P&W was involved by allowing the JT9D engines to take off above the certified thrust limits for those density altitude condition...

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by T54A
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

My reference to the A330 vs A350 is that given they always lagged behind SAA on the route (time-wise), it's ironic that they will now have a flight time that is slightly less than SAA. I beg to differ. Only twice over ten segments has LA been quicker than JJ. Just because the A350 can cruise faster...

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by T54A
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB

LATAM started using A350 on GRU-JNB route today, replacing 767-300ER Currently both SAA A333 and LATAM A359 is flying JNB-GRU, but the A350 is still routing much more north than the SAA A333...not sure though if it is as high north as was the case with 767 before. Do they have the needed ETOPS for ...

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by T54A
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approach operations
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: GLS Approach operations

Does the approval to fly GLS approaches fall under the crew type rating (like VOR and ILS Cat 1) or does the operator need special approval like RNP-AR and Cat 2/3? Obviously this applies to a suitably equipped aircraft? For us it is crew training, on the AOC, aircraft approved, airport approved. T...

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by T54A
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approach operations
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

GLS Approach operations

Does the approval to fly GLS approaches fall under the crew type rating (like VOR and ILS Cat 1) or does the operator need special approval like RNP-AR and Cat 2/3? Obviously this applies to a suitably equipped aircraft?

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by T54A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 917
Views: 377780

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sounds like SAA might be taking the last two A350’s meant to Air Mauritius. Not sure what MSN these are. This is over and above MSN 226 & 245 they are getting in September.

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by T54A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8351

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd. Not to mention that of the man. If you think that the US is prude with the female form, then the awkward embarrassment that surrounds the vision of the male penis is nothing short of mind-blowing. I was once asked by a young man on a nu...

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by T54A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8351

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I, along with my conservative wife, are desperately trying to figure out what is offensive (other than the colour) about the outfit. POTUS paints himself orange, surely after than anything goes?

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by T54A
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8351

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd.

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by T54A
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7092

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

I was terrified of the A300. I hated taking it. I also had the DC10 May I ask why ? Growing up in NYC I was terrified to fly after 9/11. Then I remember the airbus crashing in NYC a few months after 9/11. I know it had rudder issues so that scared me even more knowing the airplane had a flaw. From ...

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by T54A
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 52
Views: 9005

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Speed Brake for Capt: Precision Planning Lever
Speed Brake for FO: Poor Planning Lever

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by T54A
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 25946

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been ...

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by T54A
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 25946

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been t...

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by T54A
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

gabep wrote:
T54A wrote:
MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:

What is your source?



A350 ETOPS CMP Doc


Link source. I'm not certain this is a done deal.

Gabep



I am also not certain it’s a done deal as there has been no announcement, which I found odd. Planning is full steam ahead though.

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by T54A
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful...

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by T54A
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful...

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by T54A
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 67176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

T54A wrote:
Its almost certain the SAA has signed for some A350's (probably two for now). This will need to be announced soon.



MSN 226 & 245

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by T54A
Tue May 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 67176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Its almost certain the SAA has signed for some A350's (probably two for now). This will need to be announced soon.

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by T54A
Sun May 19, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots, what do you do when you’re bored while flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Pilots, what do you do when you’re bored while flying?

Read a normal book, talk to your colleague, sodoku, drink coffee.

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by T54A
Fri May 17, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DA42 crashed near Dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: A DA42 crashed near Dubai

Sounds like possible wake turbulence as the DA42 had followed an A350 whilst it was doing ILS calibration

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by T54A
Thu May 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16991

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

If the AF447 pilots had done absolutely nothing, they would have flown out the other side of the storm unscathed.

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by T54A
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.
Replies: 22
Views: 3546

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

How long will SAA have the A340s around? I little while still. SAA is however very close to signing for A350’s and A330NEO’s. Link?????? No link unfortunately. But several people within Flight Ops are actively involved in meetings wrt an A350 fleet introduction. I’m sure a public announcement is im...

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by T54A
Mon May 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.
Replies: 22
Views: 3546

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

777Jet wrote:
How long will SAA have the A340s around?


I little while still. SAA is however very close to signing for A350’s and A330NEO’s.

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by T54A
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 2024

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

Can someone please change the title of this thread to ‘Laziest Qatar passenger EVER’

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by T54A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67673

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The only EDTO180+ route I can see QF using its A330 fleet on is PER-JNB and while it looks like a long diversion it's only a further 300nm which is roughly around 40 minutes extra flight time (before factoring in winds). SAA have flown their A330-200s to Perth before and while I'm not 100% sure wha...

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by T54A
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 4093

Re: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?

Well, purely from the perspective of a classic-car mechanic, I would say that machines don't like to sit. The best way to keep an old car going is to use it sparingly, but regularly. This keeps many things (seals, electrical contacts, etc.) used enough to where they don't corrode in place. It's a f...

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by T54A
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 CEO FLS Approach option
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: A330 CEO FLS Approach option

Cheers thanks

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by T54A
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 CEO FLS Approach option
Replies: 2
Views: 996

A330 CEO FLS Approach option

Does the A330-200/300 come with the option for FLS Approach?

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by T54A
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Libyan Airspace Overflight
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Libyan Airspace Overflight

Thanks for the reply. Ironic I ask the question as the security situation in Libya takes a turn for the worse

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by T54A
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Libyan Airspace Overflight
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Libyan Airspace Overflight

What is status of using Libyan Airspace. In particular for overflight between Africa, Europe and Middle East?

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by T54A
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 27575

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

A350 to JFK should help profitability I think the pilot said we burned about 150,000 lbs of fuel JNB to JFK.....i think thats right....not sure if these flights are freight heavy or not A346 burns about 135000kg (298000lb) on a JNB-JFK flight. A350-900 will save about 35000-40000kg on that sector. ...

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by T54A
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3823

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

" Is there a problem with Boeing's engineer team? " Is there a problem with Boeing's management team? That’s maybe where my thinking was going. How did a company that produced such great machines in the past, get the last four projects wrong to a greater or smaller degree. Did pressure fr...

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by T54A
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 41912

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

ex EK A345 A6-ERD has found a new home at Global Aviation and has been flown to JNB already: Global have 3 former EK A345's. Since they arrived in JNB in June 2018, October 2018 and January 2019 they have not flown. I don't have any idea what their plan for them is. They also received two TK A343 t...

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by T54A
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes

I’ve always wondered why people are so afraid of human skin. Must be terribly dangerous

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by T54A
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3823

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

I think this is a bit overblown. Of those examples: 787: new battery tech, difficult to diagnose failure mode, things happen with new hardware KC46: I'm sure a large part of this is due to military procurement nonsense 748 stab tank: problem, but not a p1 adoption blocker, LH was able to live with ...

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by T54A
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3823

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

As someone who works in the aerospace industry as a mechanical engineer, people would be surprised just how long it takes to do ANYTHING in regards to flight articles. Paperwork, qualification tests, rigorous design reviews, etc... I don't know about Boeing in particular (I work on things destined ...

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by T54A
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3823

Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

In simple terms: B787 was launched with electrical issues that resulted in a fleet grounding. KC46 has been a nightmare of program which is way behind schedule. B748 had horizontal stab flutter which led to stab tank been locked out. B737 Max problems as discussed at length. What is going on with Bo...

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by T54A
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 50
Views: 12023

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Well I guess this question just got more complicated

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by T54A
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718093

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

China has grounded the Max. Watch Boeing share price on Mon morning. Boeing has dropped the ball for the second time in a row.

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by T54A
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many helicopter types have you flown on
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: How many helicopter types have you flown on

Allouette 3
Allouette 2
Gazelle
Oryx (Puma)
Mi8
Chinook
R44
BK117
S55

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by T54A
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please
Replies: 21
Views: 1686

Re: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please

Train to London. SAA on one of their new A333’s

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