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by A390
Fri May 09, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aerial Refueling For Civilian Airplanes
Replies: 58
Views: 11812

RE: Aerial Refueling For Civilian Airplanes

Hi there Martin,

Very interesting theory and breakdown.
It will be very interesting to see what others think!

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by A390
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max Altitude Of The B747?
Replies: 19
Views: 28298

Max Altitude Of The B747?

Good day all,
We have a debate going on in our office.
Does anyone know the maximum altitude that a B747 can fly?

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by A390
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA "Helderberg" Disaster -- 20 Years Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 19054

RE: SAA "Helderberg" Disaster -- 20 Years Ago

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by A390
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To Decide On Fleet Decisions In 2008
Replies: 39
Views: 6432

RE: SAA To Decide On Fleet Decisions In 2008

I am working at <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> today and have not heard of any damage to a/c last night. Back to the topic: I seriously doubt SAA is in a financial state to purchase new a/c, they have been making a loss f...

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by A390
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Sick At UA Employee Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 21
Views: 5477

RE: 5 Sick At UA Employee Thanksgiving Dinner

I take it airline meals were served  duck 

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by A390
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Africa Grounds All 732's
Replies: 25
Views: 7328

RE: South Africa Grounds All 732's

Yesterday I saw Nationwide a/c operating as normal at JNB.

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by A390
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

RE: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

I can't see any evidence of FOD, as suggested. I have been trying to post pictures of the engine but with no luck. However they can be viewed here. <a href="http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/showthread.php?t=8039&page=5" target=_blank>http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/showthread.php?t=8039&page=5</a>

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by A390
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At Least 200 SAA Passengers Stranded In Dakar
Replies: 14
Views: 7475

RE: At Least 200 SAA Passengers Stranded In Dakar

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by A390
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DRC B707 Escapes From Lanseria
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

RE: DRC B707 Escapes From Lanseria

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by A390
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

RE: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

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by A390
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Is In Serious Trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 6868

RE: SAA Is In Serious Trouble

I don't think SAA know if they are in a profit or a loss. Bad management !!!
Cut costs at the top, fire Khaya

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by A390
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

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by A390
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

Update: Nationwide Airlines Press Statement 08 November 2007 – 14h30 Nationwide Airlines Salutes Pilots and Crew Nationwide Airlines Chief Executive Officer Vernon Bricknell today complimented his entire staff and in particular the Captain and crew of Flight <acronym title="Nationwide Airlines (Sout...

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by A390
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

What if one of these engines fall into an urban area? Central London, packed sports stadium, as examples. A/C often fly over cities in the world. I would have thought there were far more safety measures to ensure engines don't just fall off.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/confused.gif...

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by A390
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

First pictures and some more information so far. Well done to the crew !  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/bigthumbsup.gif" alt="bigthumbsup" border=0>  <a href="http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/showthread.php?t=8039" target=_blank>http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/showthread.php?t=8...

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by A390
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

Hopefully I'll get some pics tomorow. If I do I will definatley post them.
Here's hoping !

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by A390
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT
Replies: 78
Views: 30549

737-200 Loses Engine On Take-off In CPT

Here is some more news <a href="http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=nw20071107171817856C423027" target=_blank>http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?s...&art_id=nw20071107171817856C423027</a> Must have been a pretty scary landing. Not only one engine but I'm sure quite a few o...

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by A390
Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo And DHL B777F Announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 17273

RE: Lufthansa Cargo And DHL B777F Announcement

Could this mean LH cargo would replace their MD11F with B777F in the future?
Or are they using the new company to asess the performance of the B777F and will then make a decision of their fleet replacement?

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by A390
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf C-5 At JNB
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

RE: Usaf C-5 At JNB

Yes the aircraft has been in <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> since Thursday 16 August. I am also wondering what it's doing in <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">...

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by A390
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute At Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 4896

RE: Water Salute At Airports

Yes Spruit, as per your user name (means small river in Afrikaans in this part of the world)

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by A390
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI MD11 Crash In HK - Root Cause?
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

RE: CI MD11 Crash In HK - Root Cause?

Hi, This might help <a href="http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/sr111/airworthiness_review.html" target=_blank>http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/sr111/airworthiness_review.html</a> <a href="http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc_en/accident_list_2.asp?accident_no=131" target=_blank>http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc_en/accident...

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by A390
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad Airline Executives In History
Replies: 11
Views: 5834

RE: Bad Airline Executives In History

Coleman Andrews of SAA !

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by A390
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Happening With A380 Production?
Replies: 160
Views: 22513

RE: What Is Happening With A380 Production?

OK back to the subject.
What is happening to the A380 production line?

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by A390
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH And DHL To Set Up New Cargo-airline..
Replies: 26
Views: 7083

RE: LH And DHL To Set Up New Cargo-airline..

Does anyone have news on further developments?

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by A390
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unusual Ramp Hazards?
Replies: 60
Views: 8342

RE: Unusual Ramp Hazards?

Does anyone have pictures ??

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by A390
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are C5, A124 And A225 Banned From EDDF/FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 6374

RE: Why Are C5, A124 And A225 Banned From EDDF/FRA

The Romans had aircraft ? I didn't know that  duck 

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by A390
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angolan Airlines 737 Crashes
Replies: 64
Views: 19612

RE: Angolan Airlines 737 Crashes

Not to mention potholes on runways and general lack of runway maintenance.
Does anyone know the weather conditions at the time?

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by A390
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Incident In ACC
Replies: 9
Views: 10944

RE: Atlas Air Incident In ACC

Here are some more photos <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=602 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536899916&filename=1183106764DK7G6L.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536899916/1183106764DK7G6L.jpg" ALT="Big version: Width: 600 He...

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by A390
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow Delays Flight In JNB!
Replies: 0
Views: 3012

Snow Delays Flight In JNB!

The last snow in <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> was in Sep 1981 and there is no de-icing equipment. <a href="http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2137259,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.news24.com/...

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by A390
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Loss For SAA
Replies: 0
Views: 2327

Another Loss For SAA

Yet another loss for SAA, I wonder if they will ever be able to maintain profitabilty!

http://www.fin24.co.za/articles/defa...x?Nav=ns&ArticleID=1518-24_2136704

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by A390
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gemini Incident In DXB
Replies: 29
Views: 14409

RE: Gemini Incident In DXB

Has anyone heard about the extent of damage to this aircraft or when it will be back in service?

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by A390
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Incident In ACC
Replies: 9
Views: 10944

RE: Atlas Air Incident In ACC

Good day,
Does anyone have further news on this incident?

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by A390
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Incident In ACC
Replies: 9
Views: 10944

RE: Atlas Air Incident In ACC

Looks like a loading error.
Hopefully no one was hurt in the incident

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by A390
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unusual Ramp Hazards?
Replies: 60
Views: 8342

RE: Unusual Ramp Hazards?

Here is another one ! <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536899916&filename=1181917160REytGv.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536899916/middle/1181917160REytGv.jpg" ALT="Big version: Width: 904...

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by A390
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Incident In ACC
Replies: 9
Views: 10944

RE: Atlas Air Incident In ACC

I just got some pictures, taken at night so quality not to good. <table BORDER=0 width=102 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536899916&filename=1181896399dIEJpF.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536899916/thumbs/1181896399dIEJpF.jpg" ALT="B...

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by A390
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Incident In ACC
Replies: 9
Views: 10944

Atlas Air Incident In ACC

Good day all,

Has anyone heard of an incident where a B747F freighter was tipped in ACC yesterday??

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by A390
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gemini Incident In DXB
Replies: 29
Views: 14409

RE: Gemini Incident In DXB

There is no visible loading equipment so I would assume loading or unloading was not taking place at the time.
Perhaps fuel was transfered to the tail tank in error sending the centre of gravity aft?

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by A390
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gemini Incident In DXB
Replies: 29
Views: 14409

Gemini Incident In DXB

Good day all,

I have recieved plenty of photographs of a Gemini MD11F that tail tipped in DXB last week.
Does anyone know what happened, how it tipped?

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by A390
Tue May 15, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RWY 03L In JNB Currently Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

RE: RWY 03L In JNB Currently Closed

The DC8 involved was Silverback Cargo.
When I had a look at it both forward right hand maingear tyres were totally off the wheels.

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by A390
Mon May 14, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RWY 03L In JNB Currently Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

RE: RWY 03L In JNB Currently Closed

OK that was quick, the aircraft has been towed out the way and all debris removed from the runway.
03L is operational again and the airport is returning to normal.
For approximately 2 hours aircraft were taking off on runway 03R whilst 03L was blocked.

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by A390
Sun May 13, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RWY 03L In JNB Currently Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

RWY 03L In JNB Currently Closed

There is a DC8F blocking runway 03L and taxiway Echo at <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> at the moment. It appears to be an aborted take off and main gear tyres have burst. Tyres are being changed at the moment and the runw...

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by A390
Tue May 08, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways 737-800 Lost PT. 2
Replies: 235
Views: 32701

RE: Kenya Airways 737-800 Lost PT. 2

How about fuel contamination?
Water in the fuel causing both engines to flame out and difficult to restart.

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by A390
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramper Killed At DTW Last Night
Replies: 32
Views: 18777

RE: Ramper Killed At DTW Last Night

Another terrible reminder to those of us that work out there to be careful at all times.

My thoughts are with his family and friends

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by A390
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unusual Ramp Hazards?
Replies: 60
Views: 8342

RE: Unusual Ramp Hazards?

I have heard a lot of story's about different mammal's, birds, reptiles, insects etc that present a hazard on the ramp but does anyone have photos of these? Similar to the thread starter.

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