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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: 10356

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: 89329

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: 159480

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: 5906

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: 7195

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: 53357

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: 2679

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: 3162

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: 41471

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: 430

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: 6772

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: 9319

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: 28172

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: 2853

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: 1684

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: 2853

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: 2853

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: 2853

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: 2853

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: 867

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: 9050

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: 7982

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: 37040

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: 19132

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: 22007

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: 18430

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: 208300

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: 2114

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: 6942

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: 11492

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: 74959

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: 35233

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: 16391

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: 3286

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: 3286

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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by metalinyoni
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Overrated Airlines
Replies: 68
Views: 6228

Re: Most Overrated Airlines

Emirates - Disorganised service in flight from crew. It's a reasonable airline but for an airline who thinks so highly of itself it is piss poor. That applies in Business Class too. The thing with EK is that I only fly on them when on a budget and I have been shopping for airfares based on price. S...

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by metalinyoni
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA v. Air New Zealand
Replies: 28
Views: 5784

SAA v. Air New Zealand

Quite a good article comparing SAA and ANZ - two quite similarly sized airlines (SAA 53 planes and ANZ 57, SAA 11,500 employees v 11,000 ANZ) and how the usual excuses rolled out by the management of SAA for poor performance should equally apply to ANZ yet ANZ is profitable. http://www.fin24.com/Biz...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus cuts A380 production for the 2nd time
Replies: 120
Views: 15825

Re: Airbus cuts A380 production for the 2nd time

I think this is just the beginning. The A380 is for all intents and purposes, dead. Is there precedent of an airliner being written off as finished, only for market conditions to change and the airliner gets a second wind? I cant think of any from Boeing or Airbus but maybe with other manufacturers?

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by metalinyoni
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA latest to be rocked by strikes
Replies: 53
Views: 8741

Re: BA latest to be rocked by strikes

Let's assume they work 8 hours a day flying time x 3 GBP = 24 GBP a day x 5 times a week let's say 120 a week x 4 = 480 GBP a month! + 1000 a month basic salary that comes to 1480 GBP a month x 12 == 17760 GBP a year. That, in my opinion, is a really low wage. Yeah that does seem very low for the j...

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by metalinyoni
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA latest to be rocked by strikes
Replies: 53
Views: 8741

Re: BA latest to be rocked by strikes

Being the capitalist pig that I am I usually don't sympathise with striking workers but the BBC article doesn't paint a very good picture of working conditions at BA. Although it is not the most well written article, "more than two-thirds were going to work "unfit to fly" because they...

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by metalinyoni
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 196645

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 24

by Axel Janssen , on Flickr I checked the pictures from XFW today as well and found another amazing shot made by Mr. Jansen: https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5693/31389934165_a9631fa194_o.jpg Hamburg-Finkenwerder 03.12.2016 by Axel Janssen , auf Flickr Apologies for going slightly off piste here, but ...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to grow to 585 aircraft by 2024
Replies: 21
Views: 4902

Re: Ryanair to grow to 585 aircraft by 2024

I would have thought priority boarding figures would have been higher.

No comment on Brexit and how it will affect Openskies and UK / Ireland flights?

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by metalinyoni
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Antonov AN 124 flights from Brize Norton
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

Antonov AN 124 flights from Brize Norton

Over the last few weeks there have been almost daily An-124 flights from Brize Norton. They tend to fly over us in Cirencester at about 11pm (but not exclusively so). On Flight Radar the final destination is never shown but they always seem to be heading to eastern / central Europe. I haven't seen t...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe Fleet
Replies: 30
Views: 6209

Re: Air Zimbabwe Fleet

G'day There is simply no money... An uninformed post in my opinion. Where else in the world can people afford to pay millions to buy a loaf of bread........ Cheers Peter As someone who lives in Harare, you may want to check your facts every once in a while there chief. We stopped using the Zim Doll...

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by metalinyoni
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 20975

Re: Remnants of old terminals

BestWestern wrote:


The original terminal in Dublin, Ireland is still in use for bus departures.


Its a lovely building. Its a shame it is quite well hidden now except if you are walking to departure gates 1XX.

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by metalinyoni
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 373562

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

[quote="KarelXWB"]LN 500 rolled out from final assembly.

Sorry I may have been asleep when this was discussed, but I was under the impression that the full AF/KLM 787 order were for KLM and the A350's were for AF.

Was this just speculation at the time or did management change their minds?

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by metalinyoni
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Red Arrows Farnborough aerobatic display scrapped
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Red Arrows Farnborough aerobatic display scrapped

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-36546206

Reasonable or health and safety gone mad?
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Seems that the Red Arrows display at Farnborough has been scrapped as is no longer deemed appropriate due to the proximity of houses and people. This is a consequence of the Shorham disaster.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-36546206

Reasonable or health and safety gone mad?

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by metalinyoni
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 373562

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

piotrg wrote:
LN14 landing after first flight:


Would Boeing need permission from ANA to keep flying the plane in their branding or would ANA consider it free marketing?

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by metalinyoni
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL And Arab ATC
Replies: 18
Views: 6078

Re: EL AL And Arab ATC

Its a shame we live in a world with such hatred and for what? culture !!!!! :( What would happen if an emergency happened and LY had to make an emergency landing where the nearest airport is in a Muslim country would they be denied? I think they are allowed to land and vice versa. Could be wrong bu...

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by metalinyoni
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA: A380 Stagnation Part 2
Replies: 83
Views: 12320

RE: IATA: A380 Stagnation Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/parapente" class="quote" target="_blank">parapente</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>Even if the wing's *area* was designed...

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