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by memphiX
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 437
Views: 37026

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

The day SpaceX goes public is the day Starship dies, and along with it any aspiration to go to Mars or any of the Sci-Fi inspired projects Musk has in mind. Investors will focus on what makes money, i.e. Flacon 9 / Heavy and Starlink, and push to dump the rest. This is the problem with our current ...

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by memphiX
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 437
Views: 37026

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Francoflier wrote:
also that the raptor engine was ever so slightly on fire... :scared:


I guess they will need to address that burning of excess fuel? poke a hole on top for ventilation? :lol:

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by memphiX
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19
Replies: 80
Views: 13778

Re: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19

I think this is a clear headed, calculated move with Vietjet in their sight.
VN is the gov's poster child, I don't think they will have problem with money.

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by memphiX
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30167

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

I am sure that most of you are dead serious and a few are just being silly :)
Thanks for the comments! I enjoy reading them while sipping my coffee..

Wth.. where is my cup holder?

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by memphiX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2
Replies: 66
Views: 19274

Re: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2

It is sad to see that some country is trying to keep a 40 years old plane aloft while other countries (Vietnam for an example) is banning planes that are 15 or older.

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by memphiX
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 246
Views: 51351

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

If the Indian Govt made aviation an even playing field and removed its operating advantages from AI, the airline would not last six months. Forget about AI, lets take a look at TG and VN. Twenty years ago, TG was miles ahead of VN; today, I say that VN is ahead of TG in most aspects. Why is that? T...

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by memphiX
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31853

Re: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters

Preliminary investigation results indicate high altitude climbs at higher thrust settings for engines with certain thrust ratings may be a contributor. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to an uncontained failure of the engine and damage to the aeroplane. Does it mean that those engines r...

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by memphiX
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294612

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

flyingturtle wrote:
WIederling wrote:
Still has all the looks of a cheap movie prop :-)



Naaah. Do not ignore the fact that every part was professionally sourced.



looks like Musk has found enough scrap metal to build the ship, still trying to figure out his source of duct tape.

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by memphiX
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 62
Views: 14439

Re: What drones were used against Saudi Arabia?

4 of 4 malfunction? Any link to photos? How clean/large we're the hole? bt https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/wiscnews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/46/0466fa4a-f4e8-5cba-a676-99faf99f7660/5d8510f788a21.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C800 https://www.wiscnews.com/news/world/journalists-...

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by memphiX
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294612

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZcQWf0YaCg

No wonder why people hate Musk so much, he makes it look easy.
Do you want space flights? Here is the EZ button.
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short version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZcQWf0YaCg

No wonder why people hate Musk so much, he makes it look easy.
Do you want space flights? Here is the EZ button.

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by memphiX
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35616

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

So if there is a bird strike on a flight, is it pretty much a given that the a/c is going to just plunge from the sky? There is not even a chance of being able to turn around and make an emergency landing on the runway? I'm surprised that the advanced system on the A320 family couldn't allow this f...

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by memphiX
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30013

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Club World https://www.headforpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BA-A350-1-400x225.jpg My guess is that they wanted a nice clean/lean/sophisticated look and it ended up very sterile. I had to read it twice because I thought it was "Cube", because it looked like a row of office cubicles.

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by memphiX
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8791

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

SFO-DAD? Can DAD handle 380s?

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by memphiX
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415539

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I don't know if this is a blessing (i.e. not related to MCAS) or a curse (a lack of processing resources needed to be addressed via software redesign or new hardware). Imho, it actually opens up a different can of worms. The FAA ran into this while testing an "unlikely" scenario, that mak...

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alberchico wrote:


i have a hard time figuring out the last one. :)

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by memphiX
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19823

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Apollo...space...moon.

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by memphiX
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 12675

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

they take air bus seriously.

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by memphiX
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130906

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

Ishrion wrote:
https://twitter.com/VietnamAirlines/status/1140907024017809408

Looks like Vietnam Airlines is at PAS19 for a "special event"...


350-1000 order?

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by memphiX
Mon May 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535234

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 297 (VN#14) out on yet another test flight #AIB08FZ


Is there any issue with this particular frame^? I notice that it has been moving very slowly from station to station and now it requires more testing than VN's other A350s.

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by memphiX
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10717

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

trent768 wrote:
airportugal310 wrote:
WesternDC6B wrote:

Even birds are on strike?!? Who knew!


This almost sounds like it could be a line out of Airplane!

Surely you can't be serious!


Shirley you can't be serious!

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by memphiX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748065

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The fact that it is an Ethiopian Crash Investigation of an Ethiopian Airline and an Ethiopian Crew does not give me a lot of confidence - I'm sure they will do whatever they can to hold themselves blameless. . Using your "logic": The fact that Boeing built the plane and Boeing employees c...

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by memphiX
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751475

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I think there is a large group of people that stood shoulder to shoulder with Boeing behind the safe operation of the 737MAX. And now wishes they hadn't. It seems to me much of the "new" information the sudden switch was based on, wasn't so new. Plus there was additional info that made th...

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by memphiX
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748065

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

As more info is slowly available to the public, this whole thing starts to look like the infamous Ford Pinto fiasco.

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by memphiX
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21038

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

It means a lot of routing & planning headache for a lot of people, not just those at AC Ops. :)
It could change how they plan for the future as well.

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by memphiX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 98
Views: 20441

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

I believe that VN have 10x A350 280t on order, I could be wrong.

But, I won't be surprised when they use one of their 789s for the first flight.

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by memphiX
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 98
Views: 20441

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

Interesting.. I didn't expect that they would get it until the end this year or 2020.

My guess is that there will be some restriction on this route, it is very likely that it will be cargo heavy.
When will they receive their first 280t bird?

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by memphiX
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9551

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

I believe that Thai tried this before and failed.
VN has the same plan and is still working on their CAT 1 & 2nd SGN airport.

I think it will be good for passengers, they will have choices for that $400 round trip ticket.

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by memphiX
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8734

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Thanks for sharing!

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by memphiX
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Nam to U.S.A.
Replies: 49
Views: 8479

Re: Viet Nam to U.S.A.

I read it somewhere earlier this year that they were working on their CAT 1 and SGN-SFO was to be the first from Nam. For some reason, I thought it was SFO. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/05/southeast-asian-airlines-are-looking-to-non-stop-us-flights--despite-profit-challenges.html?fbclid=IwAR1yvLblG...

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by memphiX
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Nam to U.S.A.
Replies: 49
Views: 8479

Re: Viet Nam to U.S.A.

I read it somewhere earlier this year that they were working on their CAT 1 and SGN-SFO was to be the first from Nam.

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by memphiX
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 55
Views: 20417

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

I am not a rotorhead, but I think it would be nice to have a dedicated forum for rotorcraft.

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by memphiX
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos

It doesn't mean that they will have and operate all of them at the same time.

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by memphiX
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR: 'Perfect Storm'?
Replies: 38
Views: 7371

Re: RR: 'Perfect Storm'?

stop trying to be a wanna be mod. I definitely don't want to be a mod, I just want people to stop posting unsubstantiated garbage, which is what the forum rules are also trying to achieve. And that's exactly what a mod does; or, in your case, a mod wannabe. I don't see anything wrong with people he...

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by memphiX
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 13459

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

a horde of people will be galloping to book their flights with this airline.

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by memphiX
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53895

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

With now ACMI capacity being available this "spare requirement" at least for smaller operator might completely drop out and may change the business case for a 2nd-hand A380 purchase or even a new-build A380 purchase due to vastly increased flexibility. Agreed. I believe that HyFly made a ...

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by memphiX
Sun May 13, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Air Koryo speculations

Given recent events, let's be positive for once. Let's say that sanctions against North Korea have been lifted, and Dear Leader has given you orders to modernize Air Koryo. Assuming that your comrades are tasked with infrastructure, pilot training..Your sole responsibility is the fleet. What will yo...

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by memphiX
Fri May 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Report: 2016 Piper crash in Tuscaloosa
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Final Report: 2016 Piper crash in Tuscaloosa

NTSB said Farese was not properly trained in emergency procedures for the Piper PA 31 and failed to follow the proper emergency checklist. FAA records show Farese had 48.7 hours of flight experience in the Piper PA 31 between March 2016 and the crash. Phillips told investigators that he did not prov...

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by memphiX
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 638199

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

bycac wrote:
LH#9 performing RTO this morning :
Image


beautiful!

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by memphiX
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28758

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

weather condition at the time? It seems that they had a hard time locating the airport.

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by memphiX
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 638199

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

KarelXWB wrote:
StTim wrote:
MSN197 VN#12 having its first engine run this morning.


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Image
F-WZFN Airbus A350 Vietnam Airlines by @Eurospot, on Flickr


looks better than OneWorld's, imho.

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by memphiX
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 22337

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

What about VN?
I read somewhere that they were working on their CAT 1 rating and planned to fly to the US by the end of this year.I am sure that their -900's can handle SGN-LAX. But is there any chance that they will firm on their options and convert some or all of them to -1000?

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by memphiX
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543126

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 173 VN #10 should be flying home today.

Airbus A350 -941 173 VN-A895 Vietnam Airlines delivery 30dec17 TLS-HAN ex F-WZHK


Is this the last delivery of 2017?

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by memphiX
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 197109

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Can they simply just remove the engine, or what's left of it, and fly it back to France for repairs (Assuming no structural damage)? Or will have to ship another engine to Goose Bay and fix it there? A team will be sent to Goose Bay to fix the plane. Engine change and possible pylon change, plus at...

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by memphiX
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 10463

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

"Not as integrated" is a bit of an understatement. FedEx Ground is a completely different operating company that has its roots as Roadway Package System (RPS). I'm not sure if there has been any integration between the two, but AFAIK, its been little to none on the back end. I know that F...

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by memphiX
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 54
Views: 12199

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/358 ... base-in-nc
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not new, and I thought someone already shared this link.
You can see that a large portion of the stabilizer was broken off and separated from the plane, not sure if that happened before or after the crash.

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/358 ... base-in-nc

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by memphiX
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 54
Views: 12199

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

one report says it stopped in Memphis. Can it be fuel contamination?

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by memphiX
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 8173

Re: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff

It is obvious to me that the plane wasn't moving, and the white van was already there looking. This means that somebody knew what was happening before the pax noticed/started filming the event.

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by memphiX
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543126

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

A330freak wrote:
A better picture of DL's A350 now painted.


She looks sexy. like a slender woman in elegant dress at a masquerade ball.
DL should order a few more just for the look.

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by memphiX
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543126

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 73 CI #4 is heading home tonight.

Airbus A350 -941 73 B-18905 China Airlines delivery 30dec16 TLS-TPE ex F-WZNB


Does it mean that we are at 46 + 1 for this year?

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