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by NearMiss
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speaking of the A220...
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Speaking of the A220...

Seeing how likely a big order from Air France is, in order to replace their A318s, A319s and A320s, do you see other airlines going the same way, specially given how few A319NEOs have been ordered?

I was hoping Avianca, but that seems unlikely given their present status.

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10098

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3I6HqJNtI

I've always loved the tiny buzzsaw sound from CFMs

https://youtu.be/zvSr970oMKE
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Speaking of great Buzzsaw sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3I6HqJNtI

I've always loved the tiny buzzsaw sound from CFMs

https://youtu.be/zvSr970oMKE

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6816

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Cue the "Spaghetti alla Bolognese" jokes

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by NearMiss
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5415

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Quick question related to this. Can airlines reengine the A320NEO?

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by NearMiss
Wed May 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 2: South American escapades - Over to Torres Del Paine and back
Replies: 4
Views: 3162

Re: Part 2: South American escapades - Over to Torres Del Paine and back

Wow, I had not seen that boarding process before in LATAM. Last time I flew them (October 2018), the boarding order depended on the row you were seated.

Very nice flight report mate!

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by NearMiss
Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4449

Re: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon

Airplane leased from Smart Aviation of Egypt. One of their two planes. Ouch.

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by NearMiss
Wed May 08, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

(Not sure if it belongs here or in TechOps.) Keep in mind that SDU has the shortest runways in the world on which Boeing and Airbus aircraft...the longer 2R/20L is just 4,340 feet (1,323 meters). This would basically kill whatever business case remains for an A319neo as the A320neo can operate from...

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by NearMiss
Tue May 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8192

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Maybe not that related, but in the early 90's here in Chile there was a "Copa Aeroflot", which was a Football tournament in which Colo Colo, Club Deportivo O'Higgins de Rancagua, Hungary's National Football team and FC Shinnik Yaroslavl from the Soviet Union played in Santiago and Rancagua.

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by NearMiss
Mon May 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8062

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

So, to sum it up:

LA now goes non-stop SCL - SYD three times a week and four times a week to AKL. So, no more SYD - AKL on LATAM or that still goes on?

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by NearMiss
Mon May 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139879

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

By the looks of the video of the landing, it seems they had some sort of control problem. It's all up to what can be taken from the FDR, if it is still usable.

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by NearMiss
Thu May 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4385

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

LAN/TAM rebranding to LATAM has taken forever, specially on it's Airbus fleet. They must have a really busy fleet and maybe they just can't afford to have a few planes on the ground for such an extended period of time.

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356812

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Good, an airline that actually paints their engines. Hooray!

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356812

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's OK-ish. Kinda looks like a white and blue version of Delsey/VG Airlines, but much less glamorous.

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by NearMiss
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20375

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Funny that it was most definitely the ATC's fault, yet she ended up insulting the Avianca pilot.

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 53035

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

DL's first A330neo is on the flight line with its engines attached (bottom right corner). First flight is imminent I guess? https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/32566716687_0b671de4e8_c.jpg Takeoff Toulouse Blagnac 30/03/2019 # by DigitalAirliners.com , on Flickr Bit off topic, but that UPS A300 got...

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 53035

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

DL's first A330neo is on the flight line with its engines attached (bottom right corner). First flight is imminent I guess? https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/32566716687_0b671de4e8_c.jpg Takeoff Toulouse Blagnac 30/03/2019 # by DigitalAirliners.com , on Flickr Bit off topic, but that UPS A300 got...

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10052

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Takes the idea of "Fresh catering" to a whole new level :mrgreen:

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 50
Views: 7091

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

It has a Shake Shack and a huge garden? I need to go!

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14126

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Maybe Iranians really like Venezuelan women and Polar products :duck:

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Smartbird. Catchy callsign :bouncy:

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by NearMiss
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switching engine provider
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Switching engine provider

Some 20 or so years ago, I remember that, when LAN Chile ordered their first A320s and A319s, they came with the, then less common, IAE engines. But, since 2011, they switched their orders to CFM equipped A319s and A320s. I never knew why and I thought it was a bit uneconomical to go from one engine...

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by NearMiss
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are cargo services a precursor to passenger service?
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: Are cargo services a precursor to passenger service?

Well, I'm still expecting Korean to start ICN - SCL, since they've been flying cargo for a few years now, but I don't think that'll happen any time soon.

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by NearMiss
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154710

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Pretty sad to see them going.

Airlines will be very keen on getting their hands on that fleet as soon as possible. Wonder who will be taking those new A330NEOs.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21723

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Surprised to see new A319s on the mix.

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716756

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This looks eerily similar to Lion Air 610... Condolences to all those involved.

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by NearMiss
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9683

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

It looks very LCCy. On point methinks.

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by NearMiss
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 16940

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

ACCS300 wrote:
Very nice thanks! A330's look great in almost any scheme.


Specially this one :cloudnine:

Image

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by NearMiss
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10066

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Whoever thought this was a good idea in the first place...

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by NearMiss
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian MAD-SCL very soon
Replies: 25
Views: 3667

Re: Norwegian MAD-SCL very soon

Quite a big reason for this new Norwegian destination is that Chile is becoming quite a big spot for Outdoor Tourism. Just won the award for the third time in a row for World's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.

Just my :twocents:

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by NearMiss
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 6338

Re: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience

6. THE DREAMLINER EXPERIENCE So, it was October 8th and our vacations were over, but at least I got one more treat for myself: A chance to fly, for the first time, on a Dreamliner :P Ohhh and how nice it was! We were booked for LA532, departing at 18:20 from Ezeiza's gate 10. Our plane: CC-BGB. a 3...

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by NearMiss
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 6338

Re: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience

Ok, so this is uncomfortable. I had completely lost access to my flickr account for over a month, so I had no possibility to post the second and third parts of this trip. Now I finally regained access to it, though I still have no idea about what actually happened So, second part coming up! 5. THE C...

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by NearMiss
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 6338

Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience

Hey guys! It was time for another Trip Report. This one will be a 3 part TR. The first part will be the flight to Buenos Aires, second part will be a report on how good Buenos Aires was and the third part will be the trip back and my first experience on a Dreamliner :hearts: So, on we go! 1. PLANNIN...

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by NearMiss
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787s with RR engines... are you 100% comfortable flying them?
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: 787s with RR engines... are you 100% comfortable flying them?

Just flew one on Monday between EZE and SCL. Best flight ever.

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by NearMiss
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH
Replies: 26
Views: 6088

Re: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH

Doesn't look like such heavy damage on the plane, but then again, it is an 18.3 year-old frame.

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by NearMiss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 15342

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

I also imagine that the maintenance on the tail-mounted engine was quite more difficult than on a quad.

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by NearMiss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11334

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

They needed the extra capacity, so they took advantage of the Asian Financial Crisis and that many Asian carriers were trying to sell some planes and got them at very good rates.

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by NearMiss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30179

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Can't believe it's already been 15 YEARS since the A340-500 debuted for SQ :shock:

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by NearMiss
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 13060

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

I think it looks good, maybe a bit too much blue on it, but again, the airline's name is JetBlue.

I like the name also, Bluerica = Boricua = People born in Puerto Rico.

Smart, if you ask me.

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by NearMiss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 56
Views: 16191

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

I can see them flying BCN - SCL in a near future.

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by NearMiss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 51
Views: 11251

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Interesting. Here's a translation of the text via google translate. It would be great if someone who actually speaks Russian gave us a proper translation "On September 8, during the exhibition "Hydroaviasalon-2018" a contract was signed for the supply of ten amphibian aircraft Be-200...

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by NearMiss
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 51
Views: 11251

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Interesting. Here's a translation of the text via google translate. It would be great if someone who actually speaks Russian gave us a proper translation "On September 8, during the exhibition "Hydroaviasalon-2018" a contract was signed for the supply of ten amphibian aircraft Be-200...

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by NearMiss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20491

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

100°F? Surely you can't be serious

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 86
Views: 19103

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

Are these P&W shortcomings a worldwide issue or just related to Lufthansa's fleet? I've seen some P&W NEOs going back to the skies over the last months, so that got me wondering.

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 64
Views: 14044

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

Yikes! Looks like some heavy windshear!

Are planes able to alert the pilots of possible windshear proximity?

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by NearMiss
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

Actually, any A340 will be rare enough.

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by NearMiss
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 13093

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Pardon my ignorance, but what gives the US the authority to put an almost worldwide embargo on a country? Same thing happens with Cuba. It's not like the Cold War is still going on, is it?

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by NearMiss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 7604

Re: Best airline call signs

TALLINN CAT for Smartlynx Estonia

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99816

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

How would a costumer service agent know how to even start a modern twin engine turboprop? It's not like just pushing buttons or moving levers.

This looks so weird and it's also a huge security failure. Luckily it wasn't a fully loaded plane or an even bigger plane flying towards a town or a big city.

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