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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3628
Views: 471190

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I don't know if this has been posted before, but here's the link to the publically available PDF document (it's been made public on the European Parliament web pages on September 3rd 2019) from EASA that requires the following on page 16: Next major milestones: - Safety assessment of the new design...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96486

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

Thank you for the response! I honestly wasn’t even thinking of payload. That’s one efficient belly cargo hauler!

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96486

Re: AF to order A220

The article says - the A321xlr is also being considered but AF doesn't need the range. I’m curious as to why the would even consider the A321xlr if they state they don’t need the range? Please correct me if I’m wrong but the whole point of the A321xlr was quite literally the extra range Airbus mana...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 48048

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

It makes sense to store in this manner. All planes are in one area so it’s easier to do the upgrades. The desert heat is like slowing down time on aging of the airframe vrs storing at any one of their maintenance facilities and it’s probably cheaper overall. I feel like this has turned into somethin...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 7757

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

Between the horrid grammar, awful webpage design and questionable photoshop jobs, it doesn’t look promising! I wish we could just let Eastern rest in history and leave it at that! And how did they manage to obtain 10 767’s but only have one destination...... I’m assuming some charter flights but is ...

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by MBSDALHOU
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Aircraft scrapping

Thank you NorthStardc4m for your reply!
Makes total sense, plus it’s a treat to be able to still “spot” these beauties hanging out!

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by MBSDALHOU
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Aircraft scrapping

I have a rather odd question for anyone out there! On the homepage there was a Delta L-1011 from 2017 and the caption had mentioned it was about one scrapped. My question is why are some aircraft scrapped faster than others? Is it mostly due to parting out vrs scrapping or is there another factor? T...

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4237

Re: OS retro livery?

It looks fantastic! However when I first just glanced at the photo it reminded me of MartinAir Cargo

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by MBSDALHOU
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti revised livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4188

Re: Air Dolomiti revised livery

When I first glanced at the photo in the article, I assumed it was old on top and new on the bottom and I really liked the change! Then I actually read the captions and well.....it’s a change.

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 9309

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

Boeing actually had 2 717 models. The first one was a military model which lead them to skip it at the time and then revisit when the MD-95 came into the Boeing portfolio.

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon May 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9858

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Can we not rip apart for once a company that’s just doing something nice for people? We have so much negativity as is on this site. It’s something different and quite possibly fun for those stuck in the middle seat!

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the NTU 748
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

LH and the NTU 748

Hi everyone
I happened to notice the 20th 748 that was not taken up by LH. I thought I read on here way back when as to why but I couldn’t find the topic. Does anyone happen to have insight as to what the reasoning was for them to not accept this plane?
Thanks in advance!

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3763

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

After living in Grand Rapids and Livonia (metro Detroit) why have dual flights? I never had an issue going SLC - DTW. And it’s a 28 minute flight GRR to DTW so it’s still an easy connection. There’s enough connectivity from SLC and DTW. And MSP is along the way (so to speak) so in a sense it’s overf...

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by MBSDALHOU
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7628

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

My first trip on a 727 was from MBS to DEN back in the early 80’s. Back when it was a nonstop flight with meals in coach. The 727 is one strong girl!

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Open doors on stored aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Open doors on stored aircraft

I noticed that in majority of the photos for stored Delta aircraft all seem to have just one open door. The parked 747s are the perfect example while no other aircraft in the lineup have open doors. I know it’s a random question and I apologize in advane but I’m just super curious!

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by MBSDALHOU
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6634

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

That’s a really nice video they created and the nod to Continental is quite nice! However that Friendship sticker on the 747 with the blue globe just looks wrong. It’s like 2 planes got squashed together and they called it good. I have to give them credit for effort but the execution is off. But gre...

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by MBSDALHOU
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 15
Views: 3622

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

Their entire website is so grammatically incorrect I'm amazed the DOT didn't just laugh them away to start with! After browsing their site a few things amused me greatly: 1) (paraphrasing here) "looking for Boeing 747-400" Well I don't think announcing that to the general public is going t...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4005

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

What about Frontier and the A318? Some of those planes were 4-5 years old when they hit the scrapper

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by MBSDALHOU
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week
Replies: 38
Views: 12530

Re: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week

The inaugural LHR-AUS service was struck by lightning at takeoff too, and continued on. Funnily enough, it's flight 191, the "cursed" flight number. What is the story behind that then? You have AA 191 at ORD back in '78 the DC-10 Delta 191 a L1011 at DFW from winshear JetBlue 191 where th...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 757 at CVG, part of the cowling slices into the upper surface of the wing
Replies: 11
Views: 4147

Re: G4 757 at CVG, part of the cowling slices into the upper surface of the wing

Actually the current 2 frames are lone 598 and line 600 which both started life with Britannia back in 1994.

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by MBSDALHOU
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between B767-300ER
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Difference between B767-300ER

-304 and -341 are Boeing codes for customers which they stopped with the launch of the 787. Same airplane, different operators so different configuration but the same solid plane

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7881

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

Well played sir! Well played! Damn autocorrect lol


SomebodyInTLS wrote:
MBSDALHOU wrote:
How does a singlet just fall off!?


I swear, your honour, that's exactly what happened. I never touched her!

;)

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7881

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

How does a singlet just fall off!?

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's old livery
Replies: 19
Views: 3004

Re: AA's old livery

I personally loved the look of the forever old polished livery on the MD-80 series and oddly the A300 looked super sharp (even with the random composite pieces) But the new livery is worn very well by the wide body fleet! Personally I love the boldness of it, however I respect those who don't. I als...

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28250

Re: The Mighty 757

Best flight of mine was non-rev first class from DTW to MSP to SEA to HNL the HNL to LAX to SLC to DTW (joys of non-rev!) but I scored first all the way and it was amazing!

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28250

Re: The Mighty 757

They've always been a beauty to look at and love flying on them! Sad to see them go, but they aren't getting any younger.

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by MBSDALHOU
Wed May 31, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13743

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

I never thought of SAT! It's about a 90 min drive from north Austin to SAT and a fairly easy drive (compared to Houston!) so I can't imagine why that wouldn't do well. Even tho I live in Houston I would drive to SAT to fly out.

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by MBSDALHOU
Wed May 31, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13743

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

I could see them settling in quite nicely into Austin. BA has done killer on that route so why not try there?

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue May 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 70828

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

This isn't about Delta merging with NWA and drawing down the cargo ops (that were using fairly old 747-200 aircraft) This isn't about bashing Delta and their pilot pay scale (none of my Delta friends ever complain about their pay.) This is about Delta taking on the A350 and creating a new chapter in...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun May 14, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?
Replies: 11
Views: 8524

Re: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?

Thank you guys for the replies! I didn't realize it was a test frame for Boeing. Now with the prototype 747-451 did NWA balk at taking that frame or were there few mods to make it more attractive?

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun May 14, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?
Replies: 11
Views: 8524

Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?

Hi all! I was just reading the AZ thread and it was mentioned about the LH 747-8i that they rejected. What was the reasoning if anyone knows? I tried to search on the forum but it was a lost cause.
Thank you all in advance!

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat May 06, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all cargo containers have an AKE tag on them?
Replies: 13
Views: 5212

Re: Why do all cargo containers have an AKE tag on them?

JetMatt thank you for that information! Pretty cool to learn how they are designated!

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue May 02, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3474

Re: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today

I was just dropping off my partner this AM at IAH and even made a comment to him about the 77W at the C concourse! Gorgeous sight to see if I say so myself! Also not too sure if it's related but I did catch sight of one 787 over in the UA maintenance with people working on her. Notnsure if that's th...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300's and A310's
Replies: 40
Views: 4680

Re: A300's and A310's

These planes you mention, 757, 300 and 310 are fantastic planes. Just 20 years ago fantastic. The 767 is right there with it. Amazing planes but their time has passed.

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by MBSDALHOU
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 32689

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

I'll apologize in advance because I don't know how to quote text on this forum. However the reason why the VX A321NEO isn't painted in Alaska livery is because it takes months - year to plan out the livery in conjunction with the manufacturer and marketing department and all other parties involved. ...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the huge difference in retirement age?
Replies: 12
Views: 3738

Why the huge difference in retirement age?

I was just reading the UAL A320 thread and it made me wonder. Why did NWA retire / scrap a handful of A320's after only 11-12 years and now Delta retired an A320 after 27 years?! Were the older models just not as sturdy? Just baffling to me! Thanks for the replies in advance!

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by MBSDALHOU
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A FIRST IN FIRST – FRA-EWR in Lufthansa First Class (lots of pics)
Replies: 25
Views: 18541

Re: A FIRST IN FIRST – FRA-EWR in Lufthansa First Class (lots of pics)

This trip report was so well written and I could feel your joy and well deserved pride in checking this off the bucket list! It was one of the most sincere trip reports that never once was negative. I do have a very strange question for you however. In the cabin photographs I noticed that there were...

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and the E190?
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: Delta and the E190?

Thank you for the correction and info! I appreciate it

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and the E190?
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Delta and the E190?

Hi everyone. I was just browsing Delta's fleet on airfleets.net and I noticed they had one of the old Air Canada's E195 in storage and it was said to enter into service. Obviously it hasn't yet but what's the word on this bird / fleet of birds? Or does this directly impacted by the C Series order? T...

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by MBSDALHOU
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear down during descent?
Replies: 17
Views: 5676

Re: Gear down during descent?

Thank you for the informative replies! It makes sense it's a speed / drag issue. It's always a treat to see all these beauties fly overhead. My personal favorite is the KLM 747-400 that flies overhead around 2pm

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by MBSDALHOU
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear down during descent?
Replies: 17
Views: 5676

Gear down during descent?

Hi everyone. I have an odd question. I'm watching some of the planes start their landing descent into IAH today and I'll pick 2 planes for examples. The Lufthansa A380 (amazing to see fly!) flew over my home with the gear up. A UAL 737 flew overhead just now with gear down. I'm probably 10-15 miles ...

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping question.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4096

Re: Aircraft scrapping question.....

Thanks for your reply! i appreciate the explanation and it makes more sense now.

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping question.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4096

Aircraft scrapping question.....

So please forgive me if this has been discussed before. I couldn't find a direct answer to my question so here I go! I was reading the news earlier and in the article I noticed a Scoot 777 had been virtually scrapped to almost nothing along with a lot of forgein operaters have their planes scrapped ...

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Tail
Replies: 43
Views: 9483

Re: 737 Tail

Thank you all for the informative replies!

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by MBSDALHOU
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Tail
Replies: 43
Views: 9483

737 Tail

So I have noticed thru every generation including the MAX that the 737 has a strange looking vertical stabilizer compared to the A320 series. It has that slightly stretched out portion just before it starts upward. Can anyone please explain that? And I'm sorry if it's been discussed before and I hav...

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 15168

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

Thank you Newbiepilot!

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by MBSDALHOU
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 15168

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

So I don't know how to quote text I here but a few replies ago someone was talking about the 767 and the LOV. What's LOV stand for?

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by MBSDALHOU
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 15168

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

Thank you all for some awesome insight into the 787! No matter what we will see this beautiful plane soaring the skies along with the A350 series and that's pretty amazing! It'll be quite interesting to watch the ownership chain expand as the Dreamliner gets up in age.

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by MBSDALHOU
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 15168

Second hand Dreamliners...

I was randomly thinking today that the Dreamliner had been in operational service for almost 6 years now. That being said some of those frames I'm assuming will be coming up for lease renewal within a few years. I guess my question is how will the 787 do on the secondhand market? Could that possibly...

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by MBSDALHOU
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah Airways A330 Will Be Repaired
Replies: 13
Views: 12317

Re: Afriqiyah Airways A330 Will Be Repaired

Just out of pure curiosity, what took (to me) such a long time between the damage and repair? Was it due to the nature of the event or more making sure it was repairable?

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