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by 777
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 182834

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation *News Feed* Thread

Apparently with the partial mobilization affecting 300.000 men between 18 and 65, Russian airlines have been ordered not to sell tickets to those individuals, unless approved by the Russian MoD. https://www.airlive.net/breaking-russian-airlines-ordered-to-stop-selling-tickets-to-russian-men-aged-18-...

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by 777
Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2305
Views: 583029

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

https://youtu.be/IlYgCXC40c0
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Nice flypast of an ITA A-350 and the Italian Acrobatic Team Frecce Tricolori during the F1 GP in Monza on Sep 11th.

https://youtu.be/IlYgCXC40c0

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by 777
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165261

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

@ rheinwaldner, flyingturtle, ThePointblank: I agree with you analysis. I would add that there is only one think the Russian military are good at: firing cruise missiles from distance to Ukrainian cities, killing random civilians. In this the are really unbeatable... For the rest, without the atomic...

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by 777
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY
Replies: 25
Views: 7606

Re: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY

Kikko19 wrote:
Darwin at work. Who is so genius to ride a bike on a runway?

Maverick?
Jokes apart, what a horrible accident…

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by 777
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSA to launch ‘RIA’, a new national carrier.
Replies: 66
Views: 11162

Re: KSA to launch ‘RIA’, a new national carrier.

Doesn't Saudi Arabia have very strict entry requirements that would make it difficult to operate as a transit hub the way that Dubai works ? Also what happens to Saudia ? Doesn't it make more sense to simply expand that carrier rather than create a new one from scratch ? Until MBS Came to power, yo...

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by 777
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSA to launch ‘RIA’, a new national carrier.
Replies: 66
Views: 11162

Re: KSA to launch ‘RIA’, a new national carrier.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the new carrier will progressively “absorb” people and knowledge from Saudia until they will eventually cease operations in what will then become a massive re-branding of the pre-existing airline. By the way my bet is that in 10-15 years from now KSA will become the new UA...

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by 777
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2305
Views: 583029

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

This. I hope Italian politicians and the ITA directors and staff understand what private equity investment means and how companies are changed by it It's not gonna be an easy ride from many different points of view and having a private equity as counterpart doesn't make things easier. On the positiv...

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by 777
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2305
Views: 583029

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Quite a breaking news: the Italian Government has annouced that Certares AF/KL and Delta have been elected as finalists for the takeover of ITA Airways. Article in Italian: https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziende/22_agosto_31/ita-airways-tesoro-sceglie-cordata-certares-air-france-delta-647bbd82-290...

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by 777
Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates and United announce codeshare agreement
Replies: 113
Views: 22866

Re: Emirates and United to announce codeshare agreement

From worst enemy to great business partner... Things (and mindset) may change of course and compared to what happened in 2017 - with the massive anti-ME3 campaing well represented by this video from DL, they changed quite a lot! https://youtu.be/yAv8L2ki8BU Pecunia non olet (money does not stink), a...

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by 777
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 10744

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

ReverseFlow wrote:
As it is a self contained system, I would almost expect you could have a 2nd full one waiting and just unload the empty one and load the full one.


I don't know the practical implications of loading a 20t system into the A400 in a quick and secure way. Is it realistic?

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by 777
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 10744

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

It would be very interesting to understand how the A400M is supposed to work as firefighter: what are the equipments required to refill the water tank? What's the overall turnaround time between two water drops?

Very promising development, BTW!

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by 777
Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rogozin dismissed as director of Roscosmos
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Rogozin dismissed as director of Roscosmos

Aesma wrote:
I'm not sure I would consider being sent to the frontline a promotion...

As Romans were used to say some 2000 years ago: “Promoveatur tu amoveatur” which means “Let him/her be promoted so that he/she can be removed “…

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by 777
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The black man who became a military pilot (3 years earlier than Bullard)
Replies: 1
Views: 940

The black man who became a military pilot (3 years earlier than Bullard)

I accidentally bumped into this story and I was really fascinated to acknowledge that Eugene Bullard (commonly known to be the first black american military pilot) wasn't the first black military pilot ever as another black guy got the wings 3 years earlier than him, allegedly becoming the first bla...

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by 777
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6124

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

https://youtu.be/6nSTLYBCW0E

Quite impressive to have the skunk works involved in the production!
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Look at this one!

https://youtu.be/6nSTLYBCW0E

Quite impressive to have the skunk works involved in the production!

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by 777
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)
Replies: 40
Views: 4983

Re: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)

One of my friends has been piloting both the NH-90 and the AW-139. His point of view on these helicopters is that the NH-90 is way more complex (systems and avionics) than the simpler-but-reliable AW-139. A level of complexity that probably has a direct reflection on the effort required to ensure it...

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by 777
Sat May 14, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover
Replies: 25
Views: 3966

Re: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover

Just for curiosity, how old is the oldest operational KC-135?

A few days ago I spotted one of them on FR24 circling above Romania which was 62 years old!

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by 777
Thu May 12, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question regarding the Mach Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 2282

Re: Question regarding the Mach Loop

The nickname of widow maker was quite popular in Italy as well, where the total losses and fatalities from the '60s till the '00s were significant. This German website contains a list of all the accidents we had on the type, including the tragic loss of 4 F-104s on Sep 25th, 1975 when they hit a mou...

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by 777
Wed May 11, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2305
Views: 583029

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

The first A350 (EI-IFA) just landed in FCO flying as AZ8020.

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by 777
Wed May 11, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165261

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

their G550 CAEW in the skies above Romania and Poland for electronic surveillance missions. So was that what I saw on FR24 over Romania the day the rumor about the frigate being hit? :scratchchin: bt Who knows, it wasn't the only one flying in the area that day. There are days where on FR24 you can...

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by 777
Wed May 11, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165261

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/which-nato-countries-are-deploying-aircraft-to-eastern-europe/ Pretty interesting NATO graphics showing where the fighters are deployed. Oddly the infographic in that says the UK has got A300 aloft. Also Italy 2 aircraft carriers and the US one in the Med/Adriatic. W...

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by 777
Wed May 11, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favorite Military Blogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Favorite Military Blogs

I would add this two: https://theaviationist.com/ -- They became quite famous when they posted a realistc reconstruction of what the special Ops UH-60 used in the raid that killed Bin Laden could have looked like. https://theaviationgeekclub.com/ -- a lot of interesting stories from the past narrate...

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by 777
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 34477

Re: Condor launch new livery

Associated with a change in the brand as well - Condom instead of Condor - it may actually work pretty well! :D

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by 777
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 398
Views: 69009

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

At the same time and place, the MIM-104 Patriot was presented. It was difficult to get a launcher and a radar unit given the Russian "special military operation" right now. Switzerland plans to acquire four units (each consisting of a command module, a power generator unit, a radar unit, ...

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by 777
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 398
Views: 69009

Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220325/84445a501ba40f1f983687848f062866.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220325/aae5318c5c4e214c7309a687bcf1509e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220325/a4f15de762b53a6cfd389a1bb01fa31d.jpg Two F-35s from ItAF just visited Emmen AFB and stayed there fo...

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by 777
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 466782

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

Now if there are only a couple of data points and the curve is interpolated, then it's a false impression. Yes, that's the case here. The next data point after the start of the descent was over 2 minutes later. FR24 only publishes very coarse data by default. Sometimes they will manually download t...

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by 777
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 466782

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

If you want to consider the accidents involving an aircraft being put deliberately at 90 degree descent, let's not forget about Air Maroc 630....

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by 777
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 466782

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

https://twitter.com/Liuzxjack/status/15 ... FC9CbgEuKg
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Unverified, quite impressive....

You can clearly hear a repeated noise, like a small explosion. Wondering what this may be.

https://twitter.com/Liuzxjack/status/15 ... FC9CbgEuKg

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by 777
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-346 crashed in Italy during a pre-delivery flight
Replies: 1
Views: 1803

T-346 crashed in Italy during a pre-delivery flight

Today we got the sad news that a T-346 performing a pre delivery flight operated by Leonardo’s pilots crashed in a mountain region not far away from the lake of Como. Both pilots managed to eject from the plane but suddenly one of the two was found dead by the rescue team. The aircraft was supposed ...

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by 777
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement
Replies: 1810
Views: 291220

Re: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread

TheSonntag wrote:
Germany will buy F35 several sources say.


Makes a lot of sense in terms of longevity, capabilities, interoperability with allies, etc.

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by 777
Fri Mar 11, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RCAF CH-149 Crash in Gander
Replies: 9
Views: 3580

Re: RCAF CH-149 Crash in Gander

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220311/70092841fb2f1bc781baab47bdd1bf56.jpg A better picture that shows further details about the level of damages. Glad that everyone is safe! I don't know the details of the crash, but that frame looks like they built a lot of "surviavability" into it....

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by 777
Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RCAF CH-149 Crash in Gander
Replies: 9
Views: 3580

Re: RCAF CH-149 Crash in Gander

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A better picture that shows further details about the level of damages.

Glad that everyone is safe!

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by 777
Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 388168

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I guess you either don't remember, or know very little about how airlines operated before computerised reservation systems. Your guess is wrong: I have directly worked on 4 PSS implementations over the last 10 years and I can tell you that coming back to manual procedures on the above mentioned cor...

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by 777
Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 388168

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

They are not going to stop their Domestic Flights just because they are locked out of a reservation system. No doubt it will cause all kinds of chaos for a while but ultimately they will use some other system and the flights will continue. Unless they start using paper and pen to make reservations,...

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by 777
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 388168

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Aeroflot's been kicked off Sabre. They are done. If Sabre kicks them off the PSS, this will cause the immediate stop of all operations for SU. Really hope this is the next step. They are not going to stop their Domestic Flights just because they are locked out of a reservation system. No doubt it w...

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by 777
Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 388168

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Aeroflot's been kicked off Sabre. They are done. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/03/airline-software-giant-sabre-ends-service-with-russias-aeroflot-crippling-carriers-ability-to-sell-seats.html Apparently they have been kicked off by Sabre from the GDS distribution, which is different than unplugging ...

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by 777
Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165261

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Italy is about to double the number of Typhoon deployed in Romania, from 4 to 8. Well, that'll make a big difference...not. What do you ACTUALLY want those aircraft to do? They will do exactly what their are meant to do: make sure the Romanian airspace is safe and not invaded by any Russian aircraf...

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by 777
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 165261

Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation

Germany has now 6 Eurofighters in Romania, several A400 flying missions, is sending several ships in the baltic sea, is preparing to send patriot batteries to Lithuania and has sent several PZH 2000 and a batallion into Lithuania. There needs to be a huge buildup in Germany, and a complete re-evalu...

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by 777
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 45404

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

I just watched the show on Netflix and while I found it really informative and easy to understand (as not everyone is an aviation geeks like we are), I was surprised to see that the FAA ended up not being on the firing line at all while IMHO they should have. It's really hard to imagine that they ha...

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by 777
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14583

Re: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

Amazing how much stuff gets leaked these days. Also, very lucky outcome for all personnel involved, especially the pilot. Yes, and someone will be at Captain’s Mast. Or the CO will be in front of a CM for not shutting off the Internet. So there are two videos now. It really ought to be easy to find...

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by 777
Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14583

F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

https://theaviationist.com/2022/02/06/f ... ed-online/
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The famous Italian website The Aviationist re-posted a video of the crash, apparently leaked first on Reddit.

Really really impressive, quite surprised that nobody got killed instantly.

https://theaviationist.com/2022/02/06/f ... ed-online/

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by 777
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 25
Views: 6523

Re: Incident at Abu Dhabi

ABpositive wrote:
I can't find in the article where was the drone launched from, Yemen or somewhere more local?

I guess we will never know…

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by 777
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 25
Views: 6523

Re: Incident at Abu Dhabi

https://www.janes.com/amp/video-confirm ... Fp1cVMwPQ2
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Even more interesting to note that a similar attack to the AUH airport already happened in 2018 and went even more unnoticed.

https://www.janes.com/amp/video-confirm ... Fp1cVMwPQ2

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by 777
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 35
Views: 9481

Re: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Flyglobal wrote:
According some German news the F35 is now in the run for the Tornado replacement.

This would make complete sense considering the amount of allies already using the same type and the great commonality that may came out of it (training, ops, maintenance, deployment, etc).

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by 777
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 40466

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

One day I will die, but not today!

Amazing!

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by 777
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland selects F-35A for F-18 replacement
Replies: 259
Views: 91212

Re: Finland selects F-35A for F-18 replacement

https://www.hs.fi/politiikka/art-2000008464967.html

Are those 64 airframes supposed to get out from the Cameri’s FACO or straight from the US?
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AirlineCritic wrote:
It was announced an hour ago, F-35. See https://www.hs.fi/politiikka/art-2000008464967.html

Are those 64 airframes supposed to get out from the Cameri’s FACO or straight from the US?

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by 777
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2305
Views: 583029

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

The A320 EI-DTE just flew to OSR to receive the brand new ITA Airways livery.

Expected timing to get the paint job done is Dec 20th.

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by 777
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF F-35 crash
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

Re: RAF F-35 crash

https://theaviationist.com/2021/11/29/b ... PDR4nJo5H8
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Alleged video of the F-35B crash

https://theaviationist.com/2021/11/29/b ... PDR4nJo5H8

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by 777
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 6553

Re: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors

https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cron ... 1f2d.shtml
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The video of the aircraft impacting the ground is really scaring…. It went down almost vertically!

Link in Italian

https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cron ... 1f2d.shtml

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by 777
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 6553

Re: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors

According to this newspaper (in Italian), the Romanian billionaire Dan Petrescu was flying his own aircraft. His wife and son were onboard together with some friends. https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/21_ottobre_03/aereo-caduto-san-donato-miliardario-romeno-dan-petrescu-figlio-bimbo-chi-son...

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by 777
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 6553

Re: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors

That doesn't look good but it could have been worse. Crashed into an empty office building that was being renovated, a fire appears to have broken out in the building. Luckily there was nobody in the building but that doesn't make it any better for the people on board. Definitely! The area surround...

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