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by rocketPower
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 123885

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet (MRJ) development to become "effectively freezed"

Very sad if true. It seemed like the MRJ-90 was 99% finished by now. Even if they only get to deliver the few frames for ANA, surely it's worthwhile to bring the project to an end? Wow. I've never heard of an aircraft program being so close to completion being effectively frozen. Does this aircraft...

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by rocketPower
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 14038

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

https://www.mitsubishiaircraft.com/late ... nspiration
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Just in case you guys like emotional marketing videos

https://www.mitsubishiaircraft.com/late ... nspiration

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by rocketPower
Fri May 31, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 14038

MRJ is now the Space Jet

https://airlinerwatch.com/mitsubishi-ai ... t-variant/
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Am I the only one flabbergasted by this branding change?

Certainly deserves it's own topic. Maybe some branding experts can weigh in?

https://airlinerwatch.com/mitsubishi-ai ... t-variant/

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by rocketPower
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760072

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.arabianaerospace.aero/flydu ... max-9.html


Why the MAX9? I thought the issue with MCAS was MAX8-specific? Or am I confusing something?


The MAX in general has this issue.
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vfw614 wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai grounds its B737MAX8s and MAX9s.
https://www.arabianaerospace.aero/flydu ... max-9.html


Why the MAX9? I thought the issue with MCAS was MAX8-specific? Or am I confusing something?


The MAX in general has this issue.

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by rocketPower
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755694

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No....it is unstable because the weight and balance characteristics have been altered by the larger and heavier LEAP engines. Boeing has tried to use software that is either poorly executed or poorly documented or poorly communicated or all of the above. Relaxed stability is fine in military aircra...

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by rocketPower
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

PixelFlight, do you think it's possible to retrofit 737 will full FBW flight control? The reason I ask is because we have done controls retrofit for a gas tubine generator / compressor package. Retrofitting from legacy relay based control to full PLC control. It's very doable and the engineering is...

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by rocketPower
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... max-fleet/

Could they make Boeing pay for it?
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Southwest is adding the aoa option to it's MAX fleet, I assume because they want the AOA DISAGREE message that can give better awareness.

https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... max-fleet/

Could they make Boeing pay for it?

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

As some have stated earlier, 737 as a whole is a legacy design and implementing FBW and envelope protection features in 737MAX is prone to flaws. This. In no way a modern commercial airliner would be allowed to be certified with a single sensor manipulating the control path in a manner that is haza...

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 10019

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

Agree with Revelation. No reason to 'end production', it will be there if bought. Are there any unique parts to this aircraft that are at risk of being difficult to support a supply chain with few orders?

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

This whole situation amplifies the too comfortable relationship between the FAA and Boeing.

This is not just my opinion but that of many on the inside of the industry.

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by rocketPower
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24421

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Skywatcher wrote:
Still see them at YUL often with Air Transat. Won't be much longer I suppose.


Yep, it's one of the loudest when landing over Marcel Laurin park. Only thing worse are the 732s going up north.

I'm not even sure the AF 744s were louder.

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by rocketPower
Mon May 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8557

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Yes, most un-Montreal like!! Usually full of bluster, powerpoints and idiotic decisions. ---------- Would I be correct in saying this completely undermines the two new Gulfstream's that are yet to enter service? Yeah this got my silicon-valley-style new phone launch excited. Was Bellemare wearing a...

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by rocketPower
Mon May 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8557

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Actually, if you know your history Gulfstream keeps their secrets as well as anyone. Remember the first press release about the G500/G600? No one had any idea it was a project and at that very press conference the G500 actually taxi'd up to the reporters! Now that's a well kept secret. Not taking a...

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by rocketPower
Mon May 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8557

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Pretty intense secret to keep all this time without any leaks. An optimized wing, new engines (already certified) and a prototype they can fly across the Atlantic, and not a whisper! Not only did they supplant Gulfstream's latest entries completely, they keep secrets better than them as well! I thin...

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by rocketPower
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 17522

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

C series builders at least had the common sense to link the sticks. They took the best from both the B and A companies. Not trying to put the B and A pilots and non pilots fighting as this is a good discussion. I wish Boeing would use the stick.. A side stick to be accurate. I believe the C-17 has ...

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by rocketPower
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 9331

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

When things are smooth, they are pretty good. My flight to Japan was very good. When there is something wrong, they are impressively bad at making up for the issue. Zero disregard for customer service at that point.

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by rocketPower
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders
Replies: 80
Views: 19401

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Other Manufacturers News And Orders

I am curious as to the status of MRJ and if they will garner any orders from LeBourget? Mitsubishi seems to be very secretive in their testing which always seems like there may be problems when someone is that quiet. Don't get me wrong, not saying there are problems just that Mitsubishi has been ve...

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by rocketPower
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 16145

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

My only real bad experience with UA FAs is when one was sitting in front of me and reclined the seat very harshly, during TAKEOFF! She seemed really, really stressed so I let it go but she did break an FAA regulation. Now customer service at O'Hare or La Guardia is a whole other story. But generally...

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by rocketPower
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?
Replies: 27
Views: 17492

Re: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?

ua900 wrote:
I can't picture a Trump plane in euro white, that's not who he is ;-)


Nah he prefers looking like RJ

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by rocketPower
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 14390

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

As a non smoker I had a few questions about the smoking ban, maybe you guys could help me by answering them? - When was it implemented? - Which airline was the first to implement it? - At first was it just select airlines before becoming a rule? - Which country was the first to place a law on it? -...

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by rocketPower
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 787-9 premium economy seat
Replies: 33
Views: 6477

Re: Qantas to reveal 787-9 premium economy seat on 23rd Feb 17

Exciting! I will be eagerly awaiting the unveiling. A question. Aren't 28 premium economy seats too few for planes that will be flying long-haul and ultra long-haul routes? Is this a means of making premium economy seating kind of "exclusive" and trying to command a high fare? At least QF...

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by rocketPower
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back
Replies: 97
Views: 22471

Re: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back

The UA 737 I took from NGO to GUM had a weird lav, where the last row of seats took space away from the lav and as a result the toilet bowl was angled 30 or so degrees rather than perpendicular to the fuselage. It was really awkward and I'm 5'10, 220 lbs. Didn't help my really tall 2 year old got th...

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by rocketPower
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO
Replies: 32
Views: 6508

Re: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO

Could be just another ETOPS certification stop. They did the same in Ottawa, rising rumors of fed funding

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by rocketPower
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ likely to see 5th delay
Replies: 43
Views: 8432

Re: MRJ likely to see 5th delay

http://www.flythemrj.com/news/
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New CEO just announced. Hopefully knows what it takes to bring this aircraft to first delivery.

http://www.flythemrj.com/news/

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by rocketPower
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guam to the Mainland?
Replies: 47
Views: 9883

Re: Guam to the Mainland?

I just had a vacation in GUM. I've never been to Hawaii, so it relates to Florida for me. Hot, humid, nice beaches, high end shopping with a contour of ghetto (strip clubs, gun clubs, massage parlors). Some hotels are run down but there are a couple of stellar ones as well. The best part is relaxing...

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by rocketPower
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 123885

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Here's a link to the presentation:
http://www.flythemrj.com/news/date/img/Advancing%20the%20MRJ%20project_e.pdf

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by rocketPower
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to add 35 new planes this year, says chief Ashwani Lohani
Replies: 34
Views: 6748

Re: Air India to add 35 new planes this year, says chief Ashwani Lohani

KarelXWB wrote:
They will be getting their first A320neo later this year.

Image
1st Airbus A320 neo Air India VT-CID by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr


No need for double-bogeys any more? What happened?

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by rocketPower
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight number 1:
Replies: 39
Views: 4342

Re: Flight number 1:

Air Canada #1 can never be local because of their numbering structure. Low numbers are international. I flew that flight recently, it was a 789. Comfy in P.

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by rocketPower
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 123885

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://twitter.com/jetcitystar/status/ ... 2676560896
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Aircraft 2 should be at Guam by now. Took off at 910 JST this morning.

https://twitter.com/jetcitystar/status/ ... 2676560896

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by rocketPower
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to operate Boeing 789 CDG-LHR
Replies: 20
Views: 6966

Re: AF to operate Boeing 789 CDG-LHR

What's there to advertise? You don't get the benefits of better pressure and humidity on such a short flight, so it doesn't balance any of the disadvantage of absurdly narrow seats more common on 777/787s today.

rP

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 123885

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Aircraft 3 (black stripe) just took off for the first time just now. Looked quite uneventful so congrats to all! This program is finally starting to get some real momentum. I just have an ugly cell phone camera so I won't bother posting anything. I'm sure the spotters will have something good up soo...

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans
Replies: 51
Views: 7359

Re: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans

Does this mean that the C-Series is back in play at UA? You bet it is...stay tuned. My initial reaction was that this was a scam to sell the -700s at CRJ prices to cut CSeries out simply to get the order, only to upgrade later. But if it's an upgauge, then maybe I'm too cynical and you guys are rig...

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 123885

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

From the observatory deck at NKM, it's pretty clear another one left for Moses Lake. Celebrations and such occurring. Aircraft has the three stripe livery, so definitely #4.

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by rocketPower
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25697

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

Passport engines are high compression engines and designed for high Mach, high altitude performance, not RJ work. Plus they are heavy, their weight had to be accounted for on the Global. BBD has sold more business aircraft since the first CRJ than airliners. They need to bring a new Challenger 605 ...

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by rocketPower
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde question
Replies: 30
Views: 6207

Re: Concorde question

At F600, the Concorde would have to supersonic, the air us not dense enough not be super. The speed of sound is a function of air temperature, not air density. Also, the U2's operational altitude is > FL700 and it definitely is not a supersonic aircraft. The U2 also had a long, high aspect ratio wi...

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by rocketPower
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 22359

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

So by "cramming" more seats into the Boeing products BA will be driving pax to their more comfortable Airbus A380 and A350? Hmmm.....why buy Boeing if you intend to make the experience unbearable for your pax? Count me as one of those. My sister recently booked our golden age mother to vi...

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by rocketPower
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 FTV 1 first flight occurred this morning!
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Global 7000 FTV 1 first flight occurred this morning!

Congrats to Bombardier on this significant milestone. They may still have high-level management issues, but their engineers are solid, but I may be biased as having worked for a tier one supplier. The competition with Gulfstream will be interesting, although I feel ultimately the G600/500 is taking ...

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by rocketPower
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin interior specialist B/E Aerospace acquired by Rockwell
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

Re: Cabin interior specialist B/E Aerospace acquired by Rockwell

Rockwell already practically owns every airplane in terms of LRU count, giving them ridiculous leverage during the design phase, which seems like it saves money but becomes a huge headache to OEMs and co-suppliers. They just end up having too much clout.

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by rocketPower
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier cutting more jobs (7500) worldwide.
Replies: 18
Views: 3576

Re: Bombardier cutting more jobs (7500) worldwide.

Bombardier already underpays engineers and likely colludes with the remaining big aerospace in Montreal (CAE, P&WC, Bell...) to keep it that way. That's why you have a diaspora of them working in Seattle, Japan, California, etc... all the good ones seek greener pastures eventually.

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by rocketPower
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787 in Newark?
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

Re: Air Canada 787 in Newark?

First widebody service I've heard in a while besides YYZ-LAX. I think everyone in Canada is sick of flying transcon in an A319! So this is definitely refreshing.

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by rocketPower
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 6469

Re: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights

The lack of responses amazes me. My first thought was that this would be a fast-paced, raunchy-remarks topic. How does it feel to be OP of a thread that goes zzzzzzz................... ? The only thing that turns on a.netters these days is comparing their Boeings and Airbus' or how long their 737s ...

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by rocketPower
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 6469

Re: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights

Imagine what they would've done to the sidestick if it was an Airbus-exclusive airline... at least the yoke and column wouldn't be getting in the way!

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by rocketPower
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ emergency landing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: MRJ emergency landing?

as739x wrote:
Old news. The plane has been in the US for over a week now doing testing. My buddy got some great pics while it transited through ANC


Not old, this is from Oct 14th.

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by rocketPower
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ emergency landing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

MRJ emergency landing?

https://m.sputniknews.com/science/20161 ... d-landing/

This can't be good... Not returning to NKM can only mean the event was bad enough to constitute an immediate landing for inspection.

Hopefully just precautionary.
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https://m.sputniknews.com/science/20161 ... d-landing/

This can't be good... Not returning to NKM can only mean the event was bad enough to constitute an immediate landing for inspection.

Hopefully just precautionary.

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by rocketPower
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL Economy Seat Width Discrepancy (seatguru) and Fare Compare with ANA
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

JAL Economy Seat Width Discrepancy (seatguru) and Fare Compare with ANA

Hello all, If you look on seat guru, there are two versions of the 788 seat map and one 789 map. V1 of the 788 shows a seat width of 17.5" for 8-abreast, only 0.2" more than the usual 9-abreast seat! (https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Japan ... 87-800.php) V2 of the 788 and the 789 map how...

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by rocketPower
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Kicks Pax off for wearing Marvel Clothing
Replies: 31
Views: 6599

Re: United Kicks Pax off for wearing Marvel Clothing

Considering the low risk of dying from terrorist actions in general, it alarms me how this pilot can be this naive. Would they really wear such a T-shirt on a plane if they had malicious intention? Wtf

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by rocketPower
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Kicks Pax off for wearing Marvel Clothing
Replies: 31
Views: 6599

Re: United Kicks Pax off for wearing Marvel Clothing

Slippery slope to me, so I guess Rage Against the Machine should be banned for life.

Note they didn't ask him to change T-shirt, they kicked him right off the plane.

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by rocketPower
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 12004

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

I have noticed that on various aircraft, is this a marketing thing? http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1476195406_SpiritA320neoEngineCU9-16.jpg Seems only specific to the GTF. Maybe the tolerance from fan tip to casing is so tight they can't add any finish to it.

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by rocketPower
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 7966

Re: 737-200 Replacement

Would 717's be any good alternative!? I mean I would assume should something newer, requiring less maintenance that's more economical would already be in service with those operators if it was out there, unless they have a really good reason not to consider alternatives? Good point, any sizable, re...

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by rocketPower
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 7966

Re: 737-200 Replacement

I'm pretty sure I heard the reason why they can't use CFM-equipped 737s is that the engines are too low for gravel runways. So they would need smaller, high engine aircraft as a replacement, with decent range to go north. Maybe the KC390 would be a good contender? Old Avro RJs if new aircraft are ou...

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