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by metalinyoni
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 22905

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://fr24.com/SIA8899/26e74966
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blooc350 wrote:
Singapore Airlines is removing one of its A380’s from storage to ferry back to SIN for refurbishment.


Is that SQ8899 from Sydney that is currently in the sky?

https://fr24.com/SIA8899/26e74966

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by metalinyoni
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 26477

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

I was just looking at Dublin Airport on Google Maps. The satellite picture shows not a single aircraft on the ground anywhere in the airport. What time of day / week would this occur? Have the aircraft been airbrushed out for some reason? LHR has planes on the ground as do SNN and CRK. https://www.f...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: BA selling off First Class items as B747s disposed
Replies: 20
Views: 2782

Re: British Aiways 747 memorabilia sale

https://www.whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways To be clear BA are selling off catering from all cabin classes. Let's hope they remember to save some stuff for when they do start flying at normal levels again. ;) This website is terrible. It keeps timing out on me or half loading. But thanks for the lin...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 123849

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

BA0207 is showing as an A380 on 7th Nov. Is this likely to change?

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by metalinyoni
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 348
Views: 77265

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

With no effective state owned airlines in RSA, Zim and Zambia, time is ripe to start talking about an open skies agreement in SADC. Air Botswana and Air Namibia still operate I think, as SOE’s but they are not major concerns in either country so the govts may not be precious about them. Not sure abo...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 30093

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Have done it many many times throughout UK & Ireland.... not an issue. Intra-UK and Ireland->UK isn't an issue, though i know of someone who flew London->Dublin with just his BA work ID, and got a "don't do it again!" from immigration. I just wonder if their set-up is smart enough to ...

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by metalinyoni
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 16136

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

If anyone was in the market for a large business jet they will soon have a very good choice of aircraft to choose from. I assume purchasing one of these and converting it would be cheaper than buying a new green frame from Boeing.

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by metalinyoni
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 123849

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

It's a sad day indeed. I remember the sadness I felt when SAA retired their last B744's. It's the same feeling. I remember flying many times on the B742's from HRE to LGW and the excitement when the B744 was launched on the route. BA's 747's and SAA's B74S were the beginnings of my love for aviation.

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by metalinyoni
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59858

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I know no one outside Boeing knows for sure, but what would be a profitable production rate for the 747?

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by metalinyoni
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 16562

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ment-owner
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Seemingly the South African government has finally pulled the plug on SAA. Sad days but very necessary I think.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ment-owner

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by metalinyoni
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82295

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Are the commonality costs not more significant at the beginning of the introduction of a new type and as such have already been paid? The pilots and engineers have been trained so it’s not too relevant for on going costs?

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by metalinyoni
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA81 returns to LHR on route ACC
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

Re: BA81 returns to LHR on route ACC

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... w-11962534
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Possibly to do with the recommendation for all UK citizens to return to the UK?

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... w-11962534

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by metalinyoni
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 101541

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Qantas offering customers flexibility regarding purchased tickets due to Coronavirus https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-provides-customers-more-flexibility-due-to-coronavirus/ I have got a flight to Perth booked next weekend. The Cancellation terms state That the voucher ...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 185378

Re: Corona Virus Aircraft Parking

bennett123 wrote:
Kemble is my local.


On an aside is it possible to find out when some large aircraft are due to fly into Kemble? I live in Cirencester and would love to see a 747 or something like that come into Kemble.

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by metalinyoni
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11200

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

If Stobart Air did fall out of bed, for those passengers booked on Aer Lingus flights operated by Stobart Air, they would be protected I presume? I regularly fly BRS - DUB on EI and am doing so again in April and June. It would be a shame to lose them on this route as your only option is FR who rece...

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by metalinyoni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic
Replies: 45
Views: 11005

Re: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic

I find it interesting that Phoenix is at no. 36 and Miami at no. 37. At first glance, you would think there would be far more traffic at Miami than Phoenix but I have never been to Phoenix and so I am not exactly sure what Phoenix has to offer. Is there a specific reason why Phoenix has more traffic...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91898

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I doubt that this is all smoke and mirrors from Boeing and IAG. The announcement of a LOI for 200 aircraft, irrespective of who it is from, will cause the share price to move. I am not 100% certain on the SEC rules about things like this but I doubt Boeing would be allowed to make significant announ...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 162661

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

What drives the huge uptick in the Dec numbers from the OEM's? Is it internally driven i.e sales staff working extra hard to get orders in or is it customer driven i.e need to get orders in before year end etc? Or a bit of both? If it is internally driven is it not risky to leave it so late and risk...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?
Replies: 13
Views: 6054

Re: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?

Did this plane have an interior installed? Or was it still a green frame?

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by metalinyoni
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 46
Views: 7464

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

This suits me, to be honest. I fly Ryanair to Dublin many times a year and very seldom need more than a small bag that fits under the seat. I learnt long ago that it was cheaper to buy a few clothing items that I could leave in a spare cupboard at the in-laws rather than pay for luggage on an airlin...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54392

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

seahawk wrote:
the capital costs will be very low.


I suppose its not public knowledge but any idea what would they have paid for it approximately?

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by metalinyoni
Fri May 25, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe aviation woes continue
Replies: 10
Views: 2744

Re: Zimbabwe aviation woes continue

Ideally what needs to happen in Southern Africa is that SADC (Southern African Development Community) needs to get together and institute an aviation policy similar to Europe. Zim would benefit hugely from allowing South African airlines to operate its domestic route structure. Air Zim is done. Let’...

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by metalinyoni
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 3555

Flights between cities of same name.

Are there any direct flights between Old World cities and their similarly named cities in the New World? Such as New York and York, London and East London, Perth (Oz) and Perth (Scotland)?

I can’t think of any.

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by metalinyoni
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 43047

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

did he give a reason why he didn't want them? Part of a change to the airlines business model or was it something to do with the plane itself?

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by metalinyoni
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pets on Private Jets
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Pets on Private Jets

On the NetJets Instagram page, you often see pictures with dogs in them. I also notice Lewis Hamilton sometimes travels with his dog on what I would assume is a long flight (I saw a picture of the dog in Mexico and he lives in Monaco). My question is - what happens when the dog needs to 'go'? I am s...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6871

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

Would the B789 have the legs from JNB to JFK, taking into account the altitude etc of JNB? I think SAA would be fine with just the 787. The 777 and A350 would be too much aircraft. I was also wondering whether the A321LR might be a great aircraft for intra Africa routes that may not be that busy. Fr...

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by metalinyoni
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9490

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

Would it be possible to build a terminal south of runway 13R on an artificial island? Access could be via Cross Bay Boulevard. No idea how deep that water is though.

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by metalinyoni
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 28562

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Another reason to avoid this crass cheap outfit. Tell me, do they still play that tacky tune when they and on time? I fly Ryanair a lot from Bristol to Dub mainly because Aer Lingus operate (via Stobart Air) an ATR on the route, and I haven't heard the music for a long time even though generally sp...

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by metalinyoni
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 3027

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

Wow, this sounds just like that episode "Nosedive" of the series Black Mirror. I suggest you go watch it! And after that stop worrying about a rating a freaking taxi company gives YOU. What's next, the cashier at the store will give me a rating when I buy a carton of milk? https://en.wiki...

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by metalinyoni
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?

Mugabe married Gucci Grace in 1996 and the cause of Zimbabwe's decline can be traced back to about the same time in 1998 when it got involved in the war in the Congo. Up to this point, things were OK, not great but OK. It was an intervention the Zimbabwean economy couldn't afford and by 2002 foreign...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 3027

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

Dutchy wrote:
Good, problem solved ;-)


well, at least until I get bad ratings on that app as well!!!

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by metalinyoni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 3027

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

Kiwirob wrote:
If you're using taxis in London you should use GETT, I wouldn't touch UBER with a bargepole.


Thanks, I have just downloaded it and will use it in future.

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by metalinyoni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 3027

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

Dutchy wrote:
Simple, never use Uber again, f*ck that company.


I have to be honest, that's a pretty good reflection of the way I feel at the moment.

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by metalinyoni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 3027

Whats your Uber rating?

About a year ago I started to notice that more and more Uber drivers were initially accepting my requests and then cancelling. I mentioned this to a mate who said it was probably because my Uber rating was low (below 4.5). I didn't even know drivers rated the passengers but I found out that my ratin...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flyblade.com - no Whitesnake albums
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Flyblade.com - no Whitesnake albums

https://www.flyblade.com/luggage/
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Was looking at the luggage policies on flyblade.com and under prohibited items it says: 'No physical recordings whether CD or vinyl of Whitesnake'

Is this just some marketing gimmick? Or is there any issue between Blade and whitesnake?

Link at https://www.flyblade.com/luggage/

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by metalinyoni
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 9357

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

Its just so puerile. Honestly, where on earth do they think they are going to fly 4 772's profitably? Does nobody in that airline actually own a calculator? How do these guys stick their underpants on the right way round when they dress in the morning? beautiful country with so much potential. The t...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 8031

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

The AA A350 order was deferred to Q4 2018. So we should see in the spring of 2018 if AA frames are in production, we often get information about pre FAL production like the big parts for the fuselage. Just a quick side question (not to derail the thread) but are lead times for the 787/A350 shorter ...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 37489

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

I would say without the ME3 the 777-8 wouldl not be build and the 777-9 would be in big trouble. Even if they were to base a freighter on it (the 778)? I would assume that they would offer it even if no one bought it because they would sell some freighters. I read somewhere that the 778 would be th...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19454

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

Its a great shame that the A345's were not painted in the new Etihad livery. One of the best looking planes, in my current favourite livery, would have been beautiful.

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by metalinyoni
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 22725

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

I was waiting at gate 334 at DUB this afternoon and out on the apron I saw an area marked out for 'chocks, cones and pigs'. There were chocks and cones there but no 'pigs'. What is a 'pig'? I googled it and just got loads of articles regarding a 'therapy pig' at SFO. I am assuming it's not the same ...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 76
Views: 18667

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

How would the growing LCC transatlantic market affect this decision for BA? Will there be enough economy passengers to go around in the future to fill an A380? If there are enough economy passengers to make the A380 profitable for IB and EI, surely Norwegian et al will simply muscle in and compete (...

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by metalinyoni
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 213489

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Could the three white tails be the first 747-8 BCF's? Or is it cheaper to build the freighters from scratch?

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by metalinyoni
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cutbacks at Air Zimbabwe
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: Cutbacks at Air Zimbabwe

Judging by the flight schedule of the Air Zim website, they only have two international destinations - JNB and DAR - http://www.airzimbabwe.aero/Flight-Schedule Most airlines in the world exist to transport passengers. Air Zimbabwe exists to provide employment to well connected people. Although we s...

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by metalinyoni
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SAA's A340's?
Replies: 29
Views: 7024

Re: Future of SAA's A340's?

To be honest I don't know if the SAA management even know the answer to that question.

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by metalinyoni
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 70
Views: 11728

Re: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim

Why do they need a 777 except to fly the shopping errands? Hre Gatwick is quite lucrative at the right price, thats actually the major market for ET, EK, KQ, SA flying into HRE Then why did BA dropped LON-HRE? Speaking to a BA pilot back in 2007, who used to fly the route shortly after it was cance...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 75769

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Looks like an end to the orders for the Paris Airshow from Airbus with 144 firm orders and 182 MoUs https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC6OlEgW0AEZKOH.jpg https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/877795765439127552 thats nothing to sniff at really considering the worldwide economy. Nothing for the A380 desp...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 36120

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Why is there an oddball serial number in the UA fleet: N105UA 26473/985 Boeing 747-451? All the others are 747-422. Airfleets said that UA have operated the plane from new - was initially intended for someone else?

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by metalinyoni
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 16778

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

I'd let to get people's opinions... In the last few years DUB has managed to significantly grow its long haul map with additions such as LAX, SFO, DXB etc. With MIA & DOH soon to come, what are the most LIKELY next routes? Rumours continue to rumble about China but nothing more so is it likely ...

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by metalinyoni
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

moo wrote:
you cant switch engine suppliers mid-season, so...


Ah ok, didn't realise that you couldn't switch mid season. its going to be a long season for McLaren.

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by metalinyoni
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

This morning Autosport reported that McLaren sounded out Mercedes about engine supply if Honda can't make the necessary improvements: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128530/mclaren-sounds-out-mercedes-on-engines How soon in the season could they make this call do you think? 2 to 3 races...

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