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by trent768
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most lucrative belly cargo routes.
Replies: 30
Views: 1706

Re: Most lucrative belly cargo routes.

TG's BKK-Europe probably carries tons of food products in the belly. Almost all Asian products here in Europe are from Thailand, from rice to spice.

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by trent768
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 56
Views: 6158

Re: SAS growth in the future

Since SK decided to "abandon" ARN and focusing on CPH (which is ironic since their HQ is in Stockholm), do you think that there is a room for a new fully Swedish airlines that serves both short and long haul destinations? I mean, Stockholm is one of Europe's major financial and tourist cen...

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by trent768
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 397
Views: 83199

Re: SAS new livery?

Many people I know don't like the SK livery. I can see the part where people think their livery is too simple with minimal creativity but it is precisely that, which I like about their livery. I took this photo at LHR in July this year (SK A20N) and it looks nice: 5639847 Cheers, A388 I've always h...

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by trent768
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13214

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China all weather friend. China can get South East Asia nation to endorse C919. In addition, being the world biggest archipelago, Indonesia aviation is predominantly domestic. Indonesia does not really need 737 or A320 except fo...

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by trent768
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9741

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

Kinda sad that Indonesia is not on the list. I thought that GA would need CS1 to replace its CRK and some CS3 for regional routes.

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by trent768
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55222

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Any chance of DL launching ICN-CGK/DPS? With the right timing, DL could helps KE/GA reduce connection time in ICN. IIRC, the ex CGK/DPS flight connects nicely to KE US banks, however on the other way around one have to spend the night at the airport.

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by trent768
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19501

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

You can clearly see the seniority culture in Korea from its entertainment industry. My best friend in college and his gf loves to watch Korean variety show, sometimes I join them and noticed something interesting. When a boy/girlband got invited to the show, the youngest in the group is always certa...

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by trent768
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15289

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I think the presence of the stator on the JT-8 kinda helped the situation. Imagine if there's no stator, that thing will just go straight to the fan and ruin everything!

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by trent768
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4744

Re: Euro Business Seats

So if the C and Y have exactly the same seat, then what is the selling point/advantage of paying much more money to fly in Euro-style C? Is it justified by the extra miles/better catering/lounge access?

I'm genuinely asking and didn't mean to troll/start a war. Please explain it like I'm 5 :D

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by trent768
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1025
Views: 163368

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I can only answer for Denmark. No, Flygskam is not that wide spread here. Nor is it growing that much. One thing that "helps" is that our train network is very outdated. The infrastructure is breaking down all the time, the InterCity trains and trains to Germany are from the late 80's-ear...

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by trent768
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8275

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

N14AZ wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.


What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well...

Well, she's a beautiful lady. She'll never looks ugly no matter what she wear :D

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by trent768
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justification of the shifting from a smaller to bigger aircraft model?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Justification of the shifting from a smaller to bigger aircraft model?

Hello! There has been a trend in the recent years for airline to buy a larger model (738/320/789 or even 739/321/78J) and left the smaller model (73G/319/788 etc) behind. From what I understand, people claimed that the operating cost between the two are very similar and the extra capacity gives the ...

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by trent768
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL Passenger Variant
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

Re: Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL Passenger Variant

Certainly possible! But only if the passenger sits inside the A320 fuselage that it carries

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by trent768
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 397
Views: 83199

Re: SAS new livery?

Didn't mean to be a debby downer here, but is it possible that the blue-ish fuselage is just the effect from the dark nature of the "photo set"?

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by trent768
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13701

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Some route from Indonesia that I remember reading from some old aviation magazine: - ORY-XXX-SIN-CGK/DPS-SYD-NOU by UTA - PRG-DEL/BOM-SIN-CGK by OK - DPS/CGK-SIN/BKK-AUH-MAD/VIE/MXP/BRU/FCO/ZRH/ATH by GA. - CGK-DPS-BIK-HNL-LAX by GA. I think at some point GA and KL flew from AMS to MES/SUB. As for t...

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by trent768
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 8003

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

The last direct flight from Indonesia to North America was Garuda's CGK-HNL-LAX via a DC-10, ended in the late 80s? Northwest planned on starting a 3 weekly SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK using the DC-10 (start date was planned to be 7/1/1996) but for some reason it fell through and was replaced by NW68/69 DTW-KI...

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by trent768
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of direct service Singapore-Moscow
Replies: 10
Views: 1406

Re: Lack of direct service Singapore-Moscow

That flight is somehow hard to book and ridiculously expensive though, especially if you fly from ARN. They could cost 3-4 times more expensive than the ME3 or TG (~6000SEK vs ~18000SEK) between CGK and ARN.

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by trent768
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I hate the toilet on the 1st generation A330. It is not the fear of getting sucked, but just the really loud noise that somehow freaks me out. Does the newer built A330 has a better sounding toilet?

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by trent768
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6497

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

They should be shot with organic fair-trade rubber bullets. Sorry, they won't be locally grown though. Ummm...but is it vegan though?? :D One solution is for LHR to hire Craig Harisson as a drone hunter. If he can shoot a Taliban 2,5 km away, I'm pretty sure shooting a drone from a closer distance ...

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by trent768
Thu May 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9860

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Well, some people or even country judge the quality of an airline by the smoothness of the flight or landing. I've heard some people don't wanna fly GA anymore because the flight "is bumpy and I've never experienced it with EK. Maybe because the plane is too small". Mind you that they were...

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by trent768
Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23165

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

I had the exact same problem when I went for a holiday with my aunt and uncle to Cornwall last summer. I was addicted to those clotted cream cornish ice cream, so one day I decided to order a cream tea at a shop. Expecting a nice cup of tea mixed with clotted cream, I was super confused when they ga...

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by trent768
Fri May 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5994

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

Wow, I thought the exact opposite all this time! I always thought the stair was on the other side, thus the extra window was for the seats beside the stair.

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by trent768
Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 8799

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

I wonder when will they ban pilot from throwing out coke bottle from the cockpit? It has created a very lengthy and complicated journey for a particular Bushman in the past :D

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by trent768
Sun May 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142835

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Not trying to jump the gun here, but wasn't there a thread days ago about how the Superfan's combustion chambers were a bit problematic?

I really hope that the reports were false and no one lost their live here! :(

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by trent768
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6310

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

Sorry if this sounded like a dumb question, but what gonna happened if a diversion is needed? I mean, there's a chance that something MIGHT happen sometimes..

Or is there a joke somewhere that I didn't get?

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by trent768
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18240

Re: SAS on strike

I also think that the sudden price jump is not on purpose, it's just the booking engine doing its job properly! Because I remember reading here that during the big fire in Canada that requires the whole city to be evacuated, the same thing happened and the airlines overides the system to lower the p...

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by trent768
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 41
Views: 10280

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Is it possible for them to just snatch 9W NG immediately to cover the max? The lessor is probably happy to have paying customers for a month or two rather than just having their assets sitting and not making money.

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by trent768
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 5530

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

How true this is ? This means that LH will have only 26 aircrafts of a certain type??? Not really I guess, since they can just assign another letter. For example, GA use PK-GHx for some of their A330 after running out of combination from PK-GPx. Even their 738 uses GMx/GFx/GNx/GDx. So I guess LH ca...

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by trent768
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 5530

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

Lufthansa Magazin provides the following article, which gives an excellent explanation: https://magazin.lufthansa.com/xx/en/fleet/tell-me-what-your-name-is/ Oh my, that article is excellent and somehow shows how organised/logical the Germans are lol! I always thought it was similar with the 3 lette...

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by trent768
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10129

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

airportugal310 wrote:
WesternDC6B wrote:
djvalume wrote:
It was doing a bird strike inspection!


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!

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by trent768
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)
Replies: 39
Views: 7879

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)

I'm really interested in the sleeperette seat design! Did the leg rest swings forward and the support bar extends automatically or is it simply just an ottoman that slides forward?

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by trent768
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20788

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

How much recline do you guys have in the US that make some posters said their laptop were squished?? Because unless they used a 17 inch RoG gaming laptop, I'm pretty sure no laptop would got squished. I've never flew with US airline (or been to the US), but most major carrier limits the recline at 5...

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by trent768
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 120
Views: 18537

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Looks extremely corporate Japanese. It is so unbelievably Japanese it might just appeal very well to the Japanese market. It somehow reminds me of the Latin font that is used in almost every English version of Japanese website. I know it's not the same, but my brains immediately went there after se...

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by trent768
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2399

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

The reason Russian airlines don't register Airbus and Boeing to the RA- register is because there is a huge import duty/tax on non-russian aircraft. I've heard about this a lot. Any reason behind it and is it applied to all type of aircraft? Because if it is only applied to Non-Russian aircraft tha...

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by trent768
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596993

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Then the story changed. Lion Air threatened to sue the safety committee member who made the not airworthy comment. So the story changed from not-airworthy, to 'never said it was not air-worthy', after the threat to sue. Let me explain what happened. 1.1. I heard the recording of the investigator st...

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by trent768
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Are Indonesian/ Ethiopian pilots with few flight hours limited to fly MAXs only? Does Indonesian Airlines/ Lion Air maintain their non-MAXs in developed nations? I think they have their own MRO facility and also sent their plane to Garuda Maintenence Facility (GMF). Fyi, KL also recently sent some ...

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by trent768
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Seems to me people are more concerned about damaging Boeing and the 737. Indeed. The level of ignorance and veiled racism in this thread is astonishing. I'm in the air force in my country. I've been involved in flight safety and crash investigations. I know that if we had two crashes with such simi...

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by trent768
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I know I'm gonna get some heat from this, but I'll ask it anyway. Based on previous history, at what point will an aircraft type is grounded following some accidents? Take the DC10 for example, did they wait for the investigation result of the last accident or did they ground them immediately after ...

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by trent768
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9042

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Didn't saw it personally, but a friend of mine who work at GMF post a pic on Instagram of AM 738 and several Laudamotion 320 (ex. GA and QG) at CGK before their delivery flight. Quite interesting i must say

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by trent768
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11748

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

Cointrin330 wrote:
Indonesia, for decades, has one of the world's worst safety records when it comes to air travel and its airlines are banned from flying into many airports outside the country, as a result. Enough said.

And yet, the FAA and EASA has lifted the ban. Enough said.

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by trent768
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 6137

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

Before you guys plays the "third world country airline who doesn't maintain their planes and wants to see their passengers die" card, there's an indication of an unhealthy duopoly between GA and JT, ever since SJ "merged" with GA. Fare has been increasing up to 200% in the last f...

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by trent768
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13584

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

I wonder if in 10-15 years from now, will a.net be filled with 'should airbus resurrect the A380?' threads? I mean, the 757 will probably gone by then and something have to continue the legacy of those 757 threads :D

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by trent768
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARN to SIN with SQ
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

Re: ARN to SIN with SQ

After many tries I finally was able to find the flights SQ361 and SQ362 so, they still exist but at about 250% of the Emirates and Qatar,s ticket price. Anyhow they still fly those flights. Many of my friends actually got a very good deal with them to CGK, something like 5500SEK vv and it's all on ...

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by trent768
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARN to SIN with SQ
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

Re: ARN to SIN with SQ

It is still available, but there is something wrong with it. I tried to dummy book ARN-SIN-CGK vv and the outbound sector is normal. For the inbound however, they seems to direct people to fly via CPH and it's more expensive. Their own flight has a ridiculous timing, like a 24-26 hr transit at SIN. ...

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by trent768
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Asia countries introduce open skies policy with eye on foreign investment
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Central Asia countries introduce open skies policy with eye on foreign investment

I actually did a thesis research on the possibilities of creating 'Asia's Icelandair' and it turns out that The Stans have an very similar geographical location to KEF (located under most of the direct flight route between Europe and Asia). The A321LR (based on an ideal condition) could easily reach...

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by trent768
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1025
Views: 163368

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Next winter, TUI will have direct flights to Thailand from Skellefteå (SFT) and Karlstad (KSD) using a 787. I was surprised they choose Skellefteå over Umeå, considering that Umeå is larger and have better access (eg the not-so-fast SJ snabbtåg) to other bigger cities like Sundsvall and Ö'vik. Some...

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by trent768
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 8614

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

Of course the climate changes - it has since the beginning of time. It's changing as we speak. That is literally not what climate change (as it is referred to by scientists) is. Climate change, as defined by the OED, is 'a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change appare...

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by trent768
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596993

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

In Indonesia, an onboard mechanic/engineer is nothing related to an aircraft having problems from the previous flight . They're there to release the aircraft should the aircraft develop a problem that can be deferred, should that problem occur at an outstation. Placing engineers at outstations can ...

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by trent768
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596993

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

As far as everyone was concerned the aircraft was fully serviceable without a single MEL applied. And that there lies the fundamental problem. We now all know the aircraft was not actually in serviceable condition. So it raises the question whether maintenance tests/procedures are actually sufficie...

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