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by Boeingphan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9813

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Not to mention that he'd need to be instrument rated for any flights after 4pm in the winter months. Seems off and odd for sure.

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by Boeingphan
Fri May 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 8030

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DJT100


Why is the scheduled block time 9h02m? Looks like all other 757 flights where high 7hr range or low 8h.
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CO764 wrote:
It looks like the A321neo is operating its first commercial flight to Newark as we speak!
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DJT100


Why is the scheduled block time 9h02m? Looks like all other 757 flights where high 7hr range or low 8h.

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by Boeingphan
Sat May 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383085

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

KDFW-TV in Dallas said in a news report a couple of days ago that it would require at least 150 hours for each grounded 3M8/3M9 to get the software updates installed, fluids and engines checked, and, presumably, for pilots to be re-trained and/or re-certified before they're back in the air. Just bec...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594301

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

As a Boeing fan, it does feel a bit hallow and reminds me of a line my grandmother once told me. "My what a web we weave when we practice to deceive.''

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by Boeingphan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716561

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And they did so at night no less, not during prime daylight like JT610 and ET302. Perhaps the third crew member of the flight previous to the accident flight could see the trim wheel spinning much better from his position and correlate the aircraft's irrational movements to that. All the other pilot...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716561

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I've read all 26 pages but I recall a post earlier, and I'm not about to look it back up cause my head is spinning, but some pilots were concerned with the compressor stalls in the Max. I believe I read that they were concerned with the surging and voraciousness of the stalls. I'm wondering if this ...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 61
Views: 18404

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

[...]I'm frustrated by the lack of information on the A220 teething problems.[...] Could it be simply because there are not any real issues yet for DL A220's? The A220 has had 18 months in service before DL sent them out. The teething issues were mostly ironed out by then, and the DL frames are sti...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24179

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Listening to the video inside the cabin why did it take so long for the pilots to hit touch and go power? It seems there is a good 15 seconds where the engines weren't spooled up. Seems like a slight oversight to me.

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3127

Frontier and DSM

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2019/02/11/des-moines-airport-loses-direct-flight-san-francisco-international-frontier-airlines-american-delta/2838201002/ So I'm curious on a few points in this article above. If load factors were good as the article states (journalist probably...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594301

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

And I stand correct when I critiqued the depths at which it was found. 28' of mud is unrealistic and for anyone to think they'd have stirred 28' of mud over a km of area is crazy.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594301

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

MSPNWA is spot on with the physics involved. I realize you can sift through mud/silt but the reality is 28' is significant. To think they dug 3 stories down in one location and "found" the CVR is remarkable. I live in a walk out 2 story house and to think from my upper floor ceiling to the...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594301

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

28 feet deep bud? Come on. It's the size of 3 hockey pucks. Metal detector or not I'm just trying to figure out how one would dig 28 feet deep in one concentrated area. With all due respect how on earth would someone dig 28 feet deep in mud 100 feet below the water? On land it would take two excavat...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594301

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

With all due respect how on earth would someone dig 28 feet deep in mud 100 feet below the water? On land it would take two excavators to bench down that deep. This doesn't add up.

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28712

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

JAMBO i know for a fact I was in United Y in 30'' and it was brutal. 737-800. Seatguru says most 737-8 all show 30'' so take it for what its worth but you were sure they wouldn't touch 30'' and in fact they do all day long.

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by Boeingphan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55134

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I'd say strong to quite strong

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by Boeingphan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2002

Re: Helicopter Noise

Check with your neighborhood or city on noise ordinances. If you own your home you will want to check with your insurance company, you will want to be covered if your helicopter catches fire and burns down your house or if operator error (you) causes a crash into your house. Your bank (being the mo...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380
Replies: 13
Views: 3695

Air France A380

So I watched this review on youtube and while all seems fine with service and food what on earth is all that rattling going on? Of course i'd expect the usual bumps and rattles but my goodness this thing sounds like a 50 year old plane maintained in Columbia not Air France. Is this specific to the A...

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by Boeingphan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 14916

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

And per today's headline the Piaggio is gong out of business so apparently thinking outside the box doesn't net guaranteed success. I don`t think that tube with wings is the most efficient design because of physics. Have a look at the Piaggio P180. I think that`s one of the most beautiful and fascin...

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by Boeingphan
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 38
Views: 8766

Re: UA 232 Details

And I just went down the youtube rabbit hole of watching UA232 clips for the last hour

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by Boeingphan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4343

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Reading the AVHearld report that is some fantastic crew resource management. Well done up in the air fellas. That lat pic is crazy and explains plenty.

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by Boeingphan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4343

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing

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by Boeingphan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594301

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

gia777 wrote:
I read on my local news. There are eyewitness said that they heard a 1x loud explosion 2km from location of the crash. From local fishermans boat.


Saw this a couple times but eye witness accounts are notoriously inaccurate.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 7635

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

9252fly wrote:
Well, it seems that BT must be the masters of engine swaps on the A230? Strangely haven't heard a similar story from LX, another relatively large operator.


One has to assume it's the exact same situation at LX. No way this is just specific to BT.

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by Boeingphan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 4049

Re: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

That and planting avocado trees everywhere ;)
B747forever this is fantastic!! Suppose they will plant toast trees next to said avocado trees?

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by Boeingphan
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9763

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

kjeld0d wrote:
Who else is counting down until all of aviation is alcohol-free?

Go pound sand. Come on the one bad apple spoils it for the rest?

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by Boeingphan
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fractional ExecJets vs Commercial
Replies: 16
Views: 1905

Re: Fractional ExecJets vs Commercial

Sounds like your friend might be smuggling drugs!!

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4779

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

Yipsilanti has one or two Kalitta 727-200.

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16874

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

:checkmark: I have talked to Captains who have flown various aircraft, and they swear that. when they see interference on the instruments on at least two types (the MD88 series and 757, if I recall correctly), they can tell you within one row where the cell phone is turned on. In other words, a cell...

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by Boeingphan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16874

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Been on a number of flights where folks were still talking on their phones after pushing back from the gate. Passengers in general don't listen to anything that is said on flights anymore and I wouldn't be surprised if she was doing the same. On my recent travel, I spoke overheard a conversation wi...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10913

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Boeing is not always behind. But sometimes it's just undeniable that "fully understanding the market", "deliberate decisions" "talking to our airline customers", "creating the business case" is really "dragging our feet" while firm action / showing g...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to refurbish a used aircraft?
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: How long does it take to refurbish a used aircraft?

I seem to recall a United bird being out of commission for 6 days or so for cabin refit, does that sound right? I don't recall why I'd remember it but want to think some speculated a 777 was going to victorville when in reality it was a cabin refit. I'm sure someone else can fill in the details.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 32
Views: 9899

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

Sounds like a chimp at a zoo, what could she be bent out of shape about?

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by Boeingphan
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23040

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Brandon757 wrote:
I still dislike the noses on all the 787 models. Just something about them.


I tend to agree when they are on the ground I think they don't look the best but when in the air and the gear is all cleaned up i think they look great. Maybe it's the short landing gear that makes it look stubby?

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by Boeingphan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 10365

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

mildaiv wrote:
ULR flights are non event compared to increased range of last narrowbodis NEO and MAX witch opens thousands of new routes


I beg to differ considering the thread on QF from Perth-London has 6 pages worth of play by play...

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by Boeingphan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71521

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

gatibosgru wrote:
Awesome achievement, congrats QF!

But catch me on a PER-DXB/DOH-LHR any day before I spend 18 hours in Y.


Makes no sense at all. Why? To simply add 6 more hours to a shitty travel day? Thanks but no thanks I'll deal with the 18 hours in one sitting.

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by Boeingphan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4665

Re: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!

I live in Des Moines, IA and my father in law booked us a family trip to Anchorage. We left from DSM and flew to ATL (again I didn't pay so can't be chooser either). We flew over top of DSM 7 hours later as the captain came on intercom to say they were turning on seat belt size as they were expectin...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish airlines flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Turkish airlines flower

It took less than a minute to find that information on the Turkish Airlines Wikipedia page. I find it so weird that posters don't do a simple search before opening up such threads, I always get so much satisfaction finding things out for myself rather than posing a question :-) So basically you bel...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21630

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

The more I think about what Boeing has on its horizon why are they wasting time and money creating what one would think is a dog? If they are really intend on the 797 program wouldn't the small end of the NMA cannibalize this program? Seems like a waste of time, effort, and funds that should be dire...

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by Boeingphan
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft
Replies: 36
Views: 6199

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft

One would think they have a fowl taste in their mouths right about now with regards to PW issues. In due time I'd like to think PW get things figured out but one would have to assume they'd be reconsidering the engine supplier at best.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12037

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If you’re in DSM, why not just go home?

GF


Go home? They were trying to get the hell outta here!! There's 10'' of snow on the ground and it's 5 degrees outside. They wanted to get to Phoenix where its sunny and 80 outside. Hell yeah I'd be irate.

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by Boeingphan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 51218

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

Can you experience somatogravic illusion in the clouds? I realize the few times people have thought this as a cause it's been at night (fly dubai 981) but could this happen in IMC conditions?

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by Boeingphan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 3979

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

Beats the hell out of an embraer 135/145 I think. When you live in a small market we get to try all these fun little guys and I'm fine with a CRJ 200. Plus it looks a ton better from the exterior than does the embraer does.

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by Boeingphan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211538

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Yeah I think they do need a hint of yellow in there much the way Singapore Air uses the dash of orange. To me this isn't some massive shift in scheme and seems quite expensive for what it is. Quite frankly I was fine with the way it was as it's tasteful now, much in the same elk as Air China is.

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by Boeingphan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5299

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

A 57lb piece of disk flying through not only an engine casing, but then flying a half mile through the air...that’s mind boggling even to me. That’s physics on a level I can’t even understand. That thing was hauling some serious ass!!! It didn’t fly half a mile. Because it left the aircraft and the...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 8958

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

Air New Zealand. I hated their current colour scheme the first time that I saw it, and I hate it just as much today. With the black paint and silver fern it is trying too hard to be patriotic. It’s nauseating. Red necks presumably like it. You've got to be kidding right? The all blacks is the most ...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

Re: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal

Video of what is proposed. http://media.wheeltug.com/video/The_WheelTug_Files_720p.mp4 I see that the company has FAA :checkmark: http://www.wheeltug.com/pr/pr_20170110.php Time to buy some shares perhaps? WheelTug is around since years. I could swear I heard about them the first time nearly 10 yea...

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 13424

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

Yeah I read on twitter somewhere that taking off one way it'll take 2 days and coming back you take off and land 75 mins apart on the same day. I find it fascinating stuff to say the least.

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by Boeingphan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12797

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Agree with winginit I'd much rather have the legroom at 33'' then cram you in at 31'' for 8hrs, seat be damned. I get claustrophobic in 31'' settings...

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