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by Bostrom
Thu May 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has been announced as the first operator at Scandinavian Mountain airport with routes to: Stockholm/Bromma, Göteborg, Malmö, Ängelholm og Växjö. So far only DEC to end MAR and during the ski-season and only with 1-2x weekly flights from each city They also have an IATA code now, SCR , and an op...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars

I just had this discussion with a friend of mine about the whole Formula 1 circus. It strikes down in a different part of the world for every race. No doubt the way to get the race cars and all of it's equipment and staff from one place to another is by plane, but how exactly does that work? Do the...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 56
Views: 5546

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

DC-9-21. A short body with the large wings and engines from the -41. Developed specifically for SAS to be used on shorter airfields, especially in Norway. Was known locally as the Porsche of Santa Monica. Freaking awesome, I always wondered why it seemed the 20 series was skipped, never understood ...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does Arlanda really need 4 or 5 runways. I find the airport so strange. It doesn't have that many flights and already has three runways. It's the same with terminals. They have T5 which is decent, then they have T2 which is tiny and terrible and then the domestic T3 and T4. Is there no way to merge...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The future of ARN is causing tension in the Swedish government. The social democrats want to expand Arlanda and make it the biggest airport in the nordics, including the construction of a 4th runway and preparations for a 5th. Their coalition partner, the greens, are not too fond of the plans. Link ...

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by Bostrom
Sun May 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know: Will the A350s for SAS be used for route expansion, or replacement of older A340s ? They haven't officially announced anything yet. The only A340 we know will leave the fleet is LN-RKP, that will be replaced by a brand new A330E to be delivered very soon. I think they'll keep some...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 800
Views: 51165

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

No it doesn't. It isn't the same. All people whom are professionals in their area will point out the difficulties with Brexit. It is quite hard to see how Brexit will actually benefit GB, we have shown you again and again. The same with the Pound. UK will loose importance in the world, Britain will...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

In all honesty, probably not too many people. In an international context, the slopes of Sälen don't compare very well. It is too close to Stockholm and Oslo for flights to be price/time efficient. So probably the suspects already mentioned. And any flights there may be will be highly seasonal, of ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I do hope AY is smarter than trying to sell ice to an inuit... I doubt there is any intrest from Finland to ski in Sälen. Danes, brits and (northern) germans may be attracted, but why Sälen when there’s Åre/Duved with OSD close by? Because Åre requires a long bus transfer while Sälen is 6 km from t...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Why not Emirates hauling snow-adventure seeking arabs to the mysterious dark and cold north with some A380s! Jokes aside, a few days ago I would have bet on BRA. They usually run some special winter legs from both BMA, MMX, AGH and more I think to OSD. Sälen would have been just as attractive from ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has 13 ATR-72, 10 RJ 100 and 2 RJ 85. Scrapping half the fleet will lead to fewer destinations. Unless more ATRs are brought in there is exactly one less ATR per domestic destination they fly to (14), not counting JKG but counting HEL. There are four categories of destinations: Short and medium...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

From Salen-Trysil to Stockholm by road in winter is 6+ hours driving and (unlike Ostersund) there is no train. Furthermore while Mora used to have flights year round to Arlanda, these have now stopped. There probably is enough demand for something to Stockholm and/or Gothenburg - perhaps AIS or Air...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

There are rumours that one of them is Easyjet, but thanks for revealing the other! :D Looking forward to see A350s in Sälen! Why not Emirates hauling snow-adventure seeking arabs to the mysterious dark and cold north with some A380s! Jokes aside, a few days ago I would have bet on BRA. They usually...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sälen airport now claims that there are two airlines that will start flying there once the airport opens. They have not revealed which airlines though. Gotta be DL to DTW :duck: There are rumours that one of them is Easyjet, but thanks for revealing the other! :D Looking forward to see A350s in Säl...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

When does Jonkoping-Stockholm end ? Will Jonkoping become a summer-only airport to cater for the beach flights ? Has any airline proposed intetest in the Karlstad-Jonkoping-Frankfurt route since bmi went bust ? Clearly with Brexit, this is not something Loganair will be considering, but wondering i...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 800
Views: 51165

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It seems very calm indeed. Does anyone know what is happening in London? Are they actually using the extension to create some kind of solution?

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has just announced that they are laying off 363 employees. Severance negotiations are starting immediately. During 2019-2020 they will start phasing out "older jets" and do more of the flying with turboprops. They blame the reduction in the Swedish Domestic airline market. So they wen...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sälen airport now claims that there are two airlines that will start flying there once the airport opens. They have not revealed which airlines though.

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Nice :-) I’m excited about the A350 in SAS colors as well. I would also like to see A330neo at one point ;-) In a few months you’ll see the first A350 in a similar state ;) I would be too surprised if SAS ends up getto g the A330neo to supplement the A350s and as a replacement for their 4 oldest A3...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' new A330:

ImageF-WWCE Airbus A330 SAS by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 1883

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

Are there any other flights that serve two airports within the same state (or whatever the local designation for the largest subnational political subdivision level is) in Europe or European-sized countries? There are in Sweden, how many depends on how you define "state" as Sweden is not ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 88
Views: 11333

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

PHL also doesn’t really have the international tourist appeal that some of the other cities you mentioned have. It is a pretty historical city, yes it does not have the same bling as NY but does a pretty good damn food scene, 100+ museums, and a bunch of national attractions. That might be true, I'...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

…and the Easter, and the BMI bankruptcy. And in some cases increased rail services.

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Q1 figures for the Swedish airports: Airport 2018 2019 Change, % ARVIDSJAUR 40.243 40.116 -0,3% BORLÄNGE 5.415 4.858 -10,3% GÄLLIVARE 7.589 5.541 -27,0% GÖTEBORG 1.440.880 1. 378.780 -4,3% HAGFORS 928 1.052 13,4% HALMSTAD 30.735 28.740 -6,5% HEMAVAN-TÄRNABY 4.600 3.529 -23,3% JÖNKÖPING 25.363 17.583...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 800
Views: 51165

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

par13del wrote:
So does an extension to Oct-31 mean new elections, another referendum, rework the WA, I hope its one or both of the first two, cant think the existing WA is going to get an approval unless the house changes.


Or will it just mean more inability to agree on anything?

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 800
Views: 51165

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

"EU leaders agreed on Thursday to delay Brexit until the end of October, with a review in June, diplomatic sources told Reuters."

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 800
Views: 51165

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... -live-news
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It seems it takes some time for the council to decide. If the rumours are to be trusted, Macron seems to be the most opposed to an extension. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... -live-news

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

France still seems to be opposed to another extension. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/05/france-maintains-hardline-stance-on-no-deal-brexit Responding to May’s letter, France’s secretary of state for European affairs, Amélie de Montchalin, told the Guardian in a statement: “The European ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

noviorbis77 wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
scbriml wrote:

No, it still needs to be passed by The House of Lords.


But somehow it's the EU that is run by unelected people?


Quite agree.

An unelected upper house is unacceptable.


Glad we can agree on something!

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The Cooper-Boles bill, which would make "No "No-deal" scenario" law has passed by a majority of 1. One of the hardcore Brexiteers complained that such a major decision was undertaken by such a slim ajority, by which point a number of irony meters peaked... So no-deal Brexit is o...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4828

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

WildcatYXU wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Allowing holders of driver licence class B to drive electric vans class C1 (light lorrries) up to 2450 kg (2019)


Hmmm...What's the gross weight limit for class B licence holders in Norway?


3.5 tons.

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10294

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

Very interesting report. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4828

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Not so much at this time of the year as snow in the Norwegian mountains hasn't really begun melting yet, and the lakes are running low. Then it is payback time, and we Danes fire up our coal plants like crazy to power Norway. If you hadn't been so upset about Barsebäck you could've had CO2-free ele...

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://twitter.com/SoVeryBrexit/status ... 9426046976
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In Carol Beer's voice: Parliament says no.

This is by the way a great flowchart for what might happen in the next fortnight: https://twitter.com/SoVeryBrexit/status ... 9426046976

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2727

Re: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.

The link isn't working, but wow...did she not understand that the Caymans are not part of the US? Working link: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/a-wisconsin-cruise-ship-passenger-faces-years-in-cayman-islands-prison-after-a-gun-was-found-in-her-luggage/ar-BBVuziS It's a very interesting tone in...

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 556
Views: 87315

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The future of ARN is causing disagreement in the Swedish government. The minister for infrastructure and the social democrats want to expand Arlanda and double the current traffic, while their coalition partner the greens and the minister for environment are against it. Further reading: https://www....

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I think it would be possible. Given the WA has failed to gain Parliamentary approval, there's nothing that I'm aware of that would stop the Government putting it forward again with an amendment that required the ratification of a public vote upon Parliament approving it. I'm pretty sure the EU woul...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The irony of being so sure there won't be another public vote is that if the Government had tied the WA to a confirmatory referendum, it would have easily passed. Why are Brexiteers so afraid of this option? Just to clarify, I take Anna Soubry's position on this. Parliament approves WA+PD, public t...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20886

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I am from Europe and I can't remember the last time I used a bus to get to the airplane. I guess you don't fly LCC then. I believe that in most cases the airport charges less for a hard stand than for a gate with a jetway. Also, they have found that it is faster turnaround using airstairs at front ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20886

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

The silliest bus boarding I've done was in Tirana (TIA), the plane was parked around 40 metres from the gate, but they used a bus for that distance. Terminal 2 in DXB is that same. You can be parked right in front of the terminal and yet still need to take the bus. I walked on the ramp many times. ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

So, in the scenario that MV3 is defeated on Friday a number of options are in play. If round two of indicative votes on Monday fails to produce a clear consensus, then Government will pretty much have to give Parliament three stark choices: 1 - No-Deal Brexit; 2 - ask EU for a long extension in ord...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Not at all. Parliament has made clear and the PM reiterated at the Dispatch Box yesterday, no-deal Brexit is not happening unless Parliament approves it (it's voted strongly against it multiple times). So, in the scenario that MV3 is defeated on Friday a number of options are in play. If round two ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20886

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I have had that happen at FRA several times, and actually enjoy the trip around the apron looking at the planes, very cool! I agree, getting a ride on the apron on the ground at FRA was an interesting way to see the airport. Especially when we drove just behind a row of 747s and A380s, then I reall...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Why is it an unspeakable topic, were North Ireland agree or be pushed to remain in the customs union the border with the ROI can remain open. North Ireland would have the options of : 1. otherwise remaining part of UK, and also having rights to ROI passports and access to the EU 2. being independen...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42270

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

This frees up slots. Once a fix is in place, Boeing will have to discount the added safety features (added probes, the light, probably to free) and they'll be able to sell. The airlines will want to obviously know the fix, but this is a business opportunity for the airlines looking to buy. Boeing n...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8340

Re: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

Given how of there are 350 737MAX delivered and only 2 crashes, can you really say that the MAX keeps crashing? I think 2 crashes of only 350 units over less than 2 years is quite a lot. In addition the crashes are rather identical. If you compare it to other programs within the same class and gene...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

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At least the cartoonists of the world have plenty of material.

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Indeed: the drama is dead, long live the drama. Like I said before, a part of me just says let there be a hardest Brexit as possible and let the Brits take the hit, they wanted it (well the frontmen of Brexit all have made sure that they won't take a hit, but the normal Brits will). And I must say ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Looks like the EU will only agree to a extension if there is another vote on the WA. Speaker of the House meanwhile told TM there can't be another vote on the WA. Unless there are substantial changes, but the EU made it clear there wont be any changes anymore. How is that going to work out? That's ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106430

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Statement from TM should come soon. Corbyn stormed out of a party leader meeting earlier because the leader of the independents was present. Yeah I just heard that on BBC before May started her speech. Very childish of Corbyn. I had to leave the room (not in disgust :lol:) so didn't hear much more ...

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