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by m66
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19602

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Nomadd wrote:
johns624 wrote:
It must have lost its new plane smell so they didn't want it anymore.

You can get that back by spritzing a little formaldehyde into the cabin.


Too much effort & definitely too expensive ...

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by m66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 8096

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

Here is some information the original flight 2822 July 2nd NRT-PEK the crew received a EICAS about 20 minutes into the flight executed the diversion and returned safely to NRT. UA maintenance at NRT spent around 3-4 hours working on the aircraft. UA also swapped the PEK and SFO aircraft to get PEK ...

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by m66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55910

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Please discuss TSA numbers in this thread. General virus discussion should be in non-aviation. Lightsaber Sorry, with all due to respect but what should we discuss here? COVID is the more than overwhelming context of these numbers. Are we only allowed to post: the numbers go up, the numbers go down?

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by m66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55910

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

lightsaber wrote:
Please discuss TSA numbers in this thread. General virus discussion should be in non-aviation.

Lightsaber


Sorry, with all due to respect but what should we discuss here? COVID is the context of these numbers. Are we only allowed to post: the numbers go up, the numbers go down?

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by m66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5770

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Nothing is being "scrubbed" from Google Maps. It all depends on the time of day the picture was taken. Go to DFW, LAX, MIA, LHR, SYD. All full of planes. FRA is empty of airplanes - that never happens at any time of the day. These are composite pictures taken at different times and differ...

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by m66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5770

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

They take image sets from low flying planes - and they take them in a way that they have the same spot from different view points and at different times. Any object that isn't in all pictures is rendered out by their algorithm. If you look at the highways around FRA there are also no cars (as in man...

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by m66
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 277
Views: 33398

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

I wonder how many are in the air today on its 15th birthday? I guess it will be a sad number.

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by m66
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Edited EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates
Replies: 28
Views: 6061

Re: VERY Recent EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates

OMG, even all interstates and highways are free of cars, too ;-)

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by m66
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20427

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

Today maybe was the last scheduled flight of an A380 by Lufthansa, they are all parked now. And it might be the end (which was originally planned for 2023 at latest) 2023 was the reduction of the fleet, not the retirement. They are retiring 6, they will still retain a fleet of 8 (unless the virus c...

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by m66
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20427

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

It took the airline industry 2 years to come back after 2008 - this is something way worse. It will affect demand and economy much more. And future travel restriction (because of a still active thread of the virus in certain parts of the world) will last for months, at least.

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by m66
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20427

Final(?) flight of a LH A380

Today maybe was the last scheduled flight of an A380 by Lufthansa, they are all parked now. And it might be the end (which was originally planned for 2023 at latest) Sorry, only in German: https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/lufthansa-vorerst-letzter-linienflug-mit-a380-in-frankfurt-gelandet-a-85ca3e8...

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by m66
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338679

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Lufthansa probably has to ask for federal state support (sorry in German): https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/corona-krise-muss-der-staat-die-lufthansa-retten-a-00000000-0002-0001-0000-000169988526 Reuters link added: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lufthansa/lufthansa-...

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by m66
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3559

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

andrefranca wrote:
Guys, climate change, expect tours to Antarctica to skyrocket the following years....


So that we can watch it melting?

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by m66
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7531

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

Will Northwest fly with their DC-9s again?

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by m66
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 749114

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I get the feeling the 777X certification will be a breeze and great fun for Boeing ...

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by m66
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676019

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So there we have it, Boeing CEO now saying RTS "should" be in November... I do wonder when he will say December, then 1st quarter 2020 and so on. As we go along, the lack of slippage is a good sign that the estimate will hold. It's firming up day by day. Sounds like the EASA's hand will b...

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by m66
Mon May 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 20058

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I think how "well" IT works in the cockpit has been proven quite well lately.

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by m66
Wed May 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419723

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If this what we consider an abberation and isolated case at Boeing somehow became a default practice at Airbus too, then God help us, we will need to travel by sea again until the mess is cleared up! Well, there is the monthly Queen Mary 2 departure from New York to Southampton but I have a hard ti...

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by m66
Fri May 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 515
Views: 86729

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

It is time to shut down the program, demolish it, and assign to a new bidder under a completely new oversight structure. Simple rule, any government employee,/politician involved in the prior effort is blacklisted from the new project. No input from the prior agencies. Oh, while at it, 3 runways, 2...

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by m66
Fri May 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 515
Views: 86729

Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unter ... 66734.html

And actually nothing new besides that the Oct 2020 date is in danger of slipping yet again.
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Sorry, only in German:

https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unter ... 66734.html

And actually nothing new besides that the Oct 2020 date is in danger of slipping yet again.

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by m66
Thu May 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7524

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

Well, the location for this celebration feels a bit odd, to be honest ;)

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by m66
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 15055

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

My wife had this once: she arrived internally in PHL and was the only one on her 6:30pm flight PHL->BWI (yes, you can fly that). Main reason for her loneliness: the 4pm flight was much delayed and still in PHL, too. Funny thing: the 4pm flight was a CRj-2000, my wife's flight a 737 ... so the CRj-20...

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by m66
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753319

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is exactly why I call the actual sensors redundancy method an industry width issue. Even the 4 sensors of the A350 will travel trought the same environment. If that environment is so harsh to froze one sensor in perfect condition then the others are certainly close to froze very soon. Adding m...

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by m66
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Order Status
Replies: 13
Views: 2745

Re: 737 MAX Order Status

I wonder if Boeing and/or some airlines will launch some kind of campaign once the fix is done in order to restore confindence on the passengers side... I think the Paris Air Show is a make or break event for Boeing to begin the long process of restoring confidence in the MAX program. Hoping they h...

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by m66
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11419

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Things you will read and discuss in this place in 2032: "Any chance to build the A380 again?"

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by m66
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 22885

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

It would be the after of the one of the following optional A. BER main terminal opening B. AI privatisation success C. Air Koryo start flight to USA D. Ragnarök E. the Son of Man's return F. The day of Qiyamah G. The coming of Maitreya H. The restart of a defunct airline actually being successful I...

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by m66
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 36909

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Hmm, I really start liking the new design - is that bad? :smile:

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by m66
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 8900

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

My bumpiest landing (of maybe 60) was definitely on a A380 - even the flight attendants who were sitting in my sight had a surprised expression in their face for a short moment.

On the other hand, I exactly sat where user a320fan wrote - above or just behind the wing in the lower cabin.

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by m66
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening
Replies: 41
Views: 8311

BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/untern ... 48858.html
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Today (Jun-03, 2017) is the 5th anniversary of the planned opening of Berlin's new airport (BER). Well, it yet has to open. Currently they expect it for 2018.

Sorry, only in German:

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/untern ... 48858.html

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by m66
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retrojet Liveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2312

Re: Retrojet Liveries

LH's has an 747-8 (though I was quite disappointed when I saw it recently - the underbelly is gray instead of polished silver)

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by m66
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce engine transport to Airbus question
Replies: 32
Views: 7245

Re: Rolls Royce engine transport to Airbus question

euroflyer wrote:
(I'm always amazed by how little they are protected btw)


Don't they have to work under pretty harsh conditions anyway? :-)

(my first post here, but a reader for approx. 15 years)

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