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by Kilopond
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 124
Views: 14671

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

:( --- CONS: Honolulu is just as ugly as Benidorm, topless sunbathing is illegal for women and there is a prohibition regime for young people between 16 and 21. It would be hard to impossible fill dedicated Hawaii-bound widebody planes if BA just acted on her own. :) +++ PROS: BA could contract with...

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by Kilopond
Sat Oct 08, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric airliners coming soon...
Replies: 201
Views: 19601

Re: Electric airliners coming soon...

Highly pressurized hydrogen @ 700 bar (or more) is the only existing alternative for jet fuel A.

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by Kilopond
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How can I find an older music video?
Replies: 24
Views: 1222

How can I find an older music video?

The robotic search engines are useless because I cannot remember anything of the music or the lyrics. Artists were standing in a kind of shelf system or array of boxes or something like this. Only one cell was active at one time. The band in question was kind of second league but still in heavy rota...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6671

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

[...]I don't deny the science, even though it might not be right - science is often wrong and we've been here before.[...] What you are opposing is the model of dialectical materialism. When the neomarxist demagogues say "sience" they mean their own woodcut-like, ideology-driven worldview...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6671

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

[quote="Pi7472000"][...]We have seen Europe do so much more than the U.S. to try to mitigate climate change as they are more of a science based culture than the U.S. ][...] Wrong. Much too many Europeans are uncritical and just swallow the marxist dialectical materialistic model. In the en...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders Vtol aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 8334

Re: AA orders Vtol aircraft

The idea of this business is just subsidy grabbing. Entities like the EU, the UK, CA (to name a few) are offering pots filled with billions of bucks.

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by Kilopond
Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising
Replies: 15
Views: 3822

Re: Fuel consumption-Climbing versus Cruising

All that is more or less secret knowledge. ;) But as a very rough rule of thumbs, most energy is needed during the first seconds of take-off. Then it decreases continuously down to about 30% for the normal cruise. Descent and landing could be performed with idle engines under ideal conditions so tha...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates & Air Canada forms strategic partnership.
Replies: 98
Views: 11255

Re: Emirates & Air Canada forms strategic partnership.

airbazar wrote:
[...ILeisure is the most price sensitive market, not VFR.[...]

That is not totally true because leisure traffic tends to have an extremely broad price spread. Points like PMI will see unwashed locust tourist masses as well as private jet snobs all the time at the same time-

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by Kilopond
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General Atomics to restart Dornier 228 production
Replies: 15
Views: 4179

Re: General Atomics to restart Dornier 228 production

SkyVoice wrote:
[...]"Terrestrical?" I had to cross my legs after reading that!


Just calm down, the correct term is terristrial without a c.

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General Atomics to restart Dornier 228 production
Replies: 15
Views: 4179

Re: General Atomics to restart Dornier 228 production

Given the continuing efforts for unmanned cars and trucks for freight transport, what are the FAA regulations around unmanned freight aircraft?[...] World wide aviation authorities have little to no clue about what is going on. Road autonomy concepts lack any terrrestrical beacons. That is in compl...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KISS Mistakenly Display Australian Flag At Their Concert In Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: KISS Mistakenly Display Australian Flag At Their Concert In Austria

Kent350787 wrote:
[...]Highly doubt that was a mistake[...]


It definitely was and the same mistake happens everyday and everywhere. I am absolutely sure that a large number of passengers who flew to/from Australia on Austrian Airlines did not know that Austria is NOT Australia.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 142
Views: 38453

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

magtje wrote:
[...]Ryanair can't be compared with SAS.[...]


That is correct, but the main reason is that the Ryanair business model is parasitic.

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 29517

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

People do not realise that banning or restriction do not work effectively as they forget the alternatives. A full 737 to NCE from AMS is a lot more environment friendly than those families taking their cars and drive all the way.[...] Yes, irrational gut feelings and fearful emotions dominate the w...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Austrian using the polar route like SWISS and Lufthansa on the Tokyo to Vienna route
Replies: 4
Views: 2971

Re: Austrian using the polar route like SWISS and Lufthansa on the Tokyo to Vienna route

Taulant wrote:
[...]What are your thoughts?


The trans-Alaskan eastbound routing will not be more economical by default but just depending on the wheather and especially the jetstream. Also, the trans-Asian routing is full of ATC bottlenecks and the overall capacities are strictly limited.

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by Kilopond
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3357

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

[...]the man had a Norwegian passport, so he was in effect, a member of the "tribe".[...] Sorry to say so, I really do not want to offend you, but this is just completely weired. If I get a foreign passport I will still remain an allien. Unless I submit myself to certain masonic dogmas an...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR reallocates landing slots belonging to Aeroflot.
Replies: 38
Views: 9193

Re: LHR reallocates landing slots belonging to Aeroflot.

https://www.acl-uk.org/news/press-relea ... sanctions/
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eurotrader85 wrote:
I wonder what the terms of these slot allocations will be.[...]


Those slots are lost irrevocably according to the authority in charge.
https://www.acl-uk.org/news/press-relea ... sanctions/

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 81
Views: 14982

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

MalevTU134 wrote:
[...]Huh? What would you smuggle from the US to the Faroe Islands, using a 757? Peanut butter?

If the smuggling business model would be applied, Færøerne would not be the destination but just an intermediate point. Kind of like Andorra used to work at some point.

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute
Replies: 78
Views: 14638

Re: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

lightsaber wrote:
Please flag A vs. B posts. No moderator likes going through deleting every post that referenced a post that violates forum rules.


Isn`t this rather about AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings?

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 81
Views: 14982

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

MalevTU134 wrote:
[...]Naaaah....if they take any more cargo - contraband or not - , the salmon will be packed like sardines. [...]

Think about bi-directional operations.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 81
Views: 14982

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

If they really start this totally ridiculous 757 fish business I am sure it will just be a red herring. Things like contraband trasprotation and money laundrey might be their true core businesses.

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 132
Views: 24097

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

I am unpleasantly surprised how deep this company has suddenly fallen within the current crises scenario.

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman's upcoming Dhaka-Toronto flight will have a tech stop at IST
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Biman's upcoming Dhaka-Toronto flight will have a tech stop at IST

AirbusCanada wrote:
[...]PIA used to operate from Karachi to Toronto on an A310 via Zurich without any issues.[...]


Sorry to say so, but this is not quite true because PIA had EXTREME operational issues with their 5th freedom European operations. They all failed.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31687

Re: What next for Airbus?

A real "next" is going to take place very soon at around 10Z: the 321XLR test flight at XFW.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 183
Views: 28038

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

ehusmann wrote:
[...]Now let's hope Air France someday gets pushed into using a more local name as well. Everything in France needs to be in French, why not the name of the national airline...?


He??? Air + France are just perfect 100% French words.

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s
Replies: 52
Views: 6493

Re: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s

[...]In reality, there is no such thing as “free green electricity.”[...] That very much depends on which reality you are looking at. Buisnesses are trading Megawatt-hours extremely flattering energy to other businesses at around 0,00 GBP/EUR/CHF or even beyond. https://www.epexspot.com/en/news/epe...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s
Replies: 52
Views: 6493

Re: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s

[...]Ethanol from corn is an abomination; but it basically only happens in the US.[...] It is commonly accapted now that producing bio-ethanol Mk1/V1 was an error and it is nothing but a public nuisance. Causing globally much more harm than fracking. [...]I recall the energy density of liquid hydro...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s
Replies: 52
Views: 6493

Re: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s

[...]How are they going to use intense amounts of the green electricity to produce hydrogen and have it end up cheaper than oil?[...] By electrolysing the water only at times when there is plenty of free green electricity. Especially under windy conditions prices at the European electricity exchang...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX partners with SkyLink for inflight WiFi on their growing fleet.
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: JSX partners with SkyLink for inflight WiFi on their growing fleet.

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
[...] Wikepedia.org[...]

Wikipedia has only three articles on them (en. es. pt) which means they are not very relevant. My first guess had been JSX were some kind of Marshrutka Airlines. :lol:

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heavier Shopping Emphasis in Non-US vs. US Airports
Replies: 51
Views: 5989

Re: Heavier Shopping Emphasis in Non-US vs. US Airports

US airports can be very grey and boring. If the shopping spree stimulation efforts remain at the level of Changi, I`m OK with that.

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31687

Re: What next for Airbus?

There will not be any big moves from eihter Boeing or Airbus in the forseeable future. Just because nobody knows what kind of propulsion will be used. Any innovations get systematically blocked by the nay-sayers who favour 19th century chemical batteries.

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by Kilopond
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite artists/singers in other languages
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Favorite artists/singers in other languages

When I was young: Omega, the band and to a certain extent Zsuzsa Koncz. Hungarian is their language.

Still today: Italian Opera. Maledetto! Mori! (Archaic human emotions).

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 84
Views: 9284

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the very exotic niche trijet Yak-40. I always considered the Concorde to be way too expensive although I did occasionally buy F and C tickets. So my wish list would look like this: Tu-114 Bristol Brittania Lockheed Constellation Lockheed Electra DC-7 Tu-104 Tu-124 DC-8...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence
Replies: 86
Views: 13328

Re: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence

Can't we just learn from Concorde? AF and BA held these flight just for "prestige flights", such as JFK LHR/CDG on a first class basis only but the introduction of supersonic to mass travel never made a break-through.[...] No. The Concorde operations had been very profitable. The aircraft...

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by Kilopond
Tue May 31, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 51098

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

[...] If Boeing opens the window for Airbus to be first again in the NB market (like with the NEO), Boeing will be down to 20-30% NB market share in 2040.[...] Airbus themselves did not expect that dramatic success of the NEO series which had just been intended to be an interim solution until the b...

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by Kilopond
Thu May 26, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 753
Views: 55137

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I read somewhere that if all the steel lights in the states were converted to LED, two mega coal plants could be shutdown.[...] As far as public illumination is concerned, this is just a wide-spread superstition. Those commonly used high pressure soda vapor lamps have nothing in common with ordinar...

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by Kilopond
Thu May 12, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance to become Inter-modal Alliance
Replies: 48
Views: 13666

Re: Star Alliance to become Inter-modal Alliance

Swiss03 wrote:
[...]I can think of is FlixTrain and italo.[...]


There still is the Eurostar Group, running the Eurostar and the Thalys trains.

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by Kilopond
Mon May 02, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries that don’t have their own airline
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Countries that don’t have their own airline

Most African countries have no commercial airline of their own. At the same time they tend to be de-facto islands because they cannot be easelly reached by any surface vehicles like trains or lorries. Those are fly-in-fly-out countries without an own airline.

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by Kilopond
Sun May 01, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do they exceed MTOW/TBO in less developed countries?
Replies: 21
Views: 5290

Re: Do they exceed MTOW/TBO in less developed countries?

Overweight small turboprop planes are crashing every now and then around the world. Just do a search. If you add the keyword "Aaliyah" to "plane crash overweight" you might find some yellow press gossip.

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?
Replies: 57
Views: 13278

Re: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?

According to MTU Aero Engines (the company that contributes around 1/6 to the GTF program) the major problems are solved. However, the Irkut MS-21 derivate has been cancelled. They also claim that on mid-range routes comparable to North American transcons the A220-300 consumes just a little bit over...

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by Kilopond
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could a resurrected "old airline" ever be successful?
Replies: 20
Views: 2581

Re: Could a resurrected "old airline" ever be successful?

In 1955, two seperate airlines named "Deutsche Lufthansa" had been founded in the FRG and in the GDR. None of them had any legal relation to the liquidated Deutsche Lufthansa of 1926. But only one of them became an economical success.

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by Kilopond
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Per Seat Mile
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: Cost Per Seat Mile

[...]What percentage of a major airline's revenue come from freight?[...] In most cases freight does not matter for passenger airlines. As far as US companies are concerned, freight contributes less than 2% their overall revenue. There had been a discussion here on this forum about this dilemma som...

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by Kilopond
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes different from where you expect them to be
Replies: 42
Views: 3552

Re: Airport codes different from where you expect them to be

BGO would pefectly fit Bergamo, IT but it is actually assinged to Bergen, NO and Bergamo has to cope with BGY.

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by Kilopond
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's busiest airports announced, ATL regains title, no Europe in top10
Replies: 71
Views: 13045

Re: World's busiest airports announced, ATL regains title, no Europe in top10

https://www.adv.aero/wp-content/uploads ... tistik.pdf
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To put it into some perspective: ALL airports within the Federal Republic of Germany taken together counted 78,562,913 passengers which is just a tiny bit above the ATL local numbers.

https://www.adv.aero/wp-content/uploads ... tistik.pdf

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US East coast jet fuel prices at record
Replies: 44
Views: 8920

Re: US East coast jet fuel prices at record

https://www.iata.org/en/publications/ec ... l-monitor/
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On a side note: with a different methodology the IATA price monitor confirms the trend towards usury in North America.

https://www.iata.org/en/publications/ec ... l-monitor/

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 71
Views: 3675

Re: 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report

The IPCC is refusing to use SI units. They are just a bunch of neomarxist charlatans.

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 27646

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

:shakehead: Is this whole plot even real? How can I make sure this is not just another piece of scripted reality spread by one of those agencies?

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by Kilopond
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1529
Views: 320575

Re: JetBlue secures more London slots

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/new-yorks ... lots-33441
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hpff wrote:
Anyone know where the slots came from?


ttgmedia.com wrote:
[...][Jetblue] has leased 14 slots a week from Qatar Airways for the summer season, allowing for a daily departure.[...]


https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/new-yorks ... lots-33441

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by Kilopond
Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 89163

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

To me this potentiel Delta order is an extremely negative signal: they might believe that no significant technological changes will take place during the next two or so decades.

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by Kilopond
Sat Mar 19, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4903

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Our ancestors coped without all this time shifting. :bouncy: Our ancestors coped without the internet and airplanes too :) They had to replace the meridian-based true local times by zonal times with the introduction of railways. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_time#:~:text=Railway%20time%20wa...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron to purchase Pipistrel, a Slovenian manufacturer of electric aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Textron to purchase Pipistrel, a Slovenian manufacturer of electric aircraft

Those companies are really global heavyweights within their specific niches. For instance, Pipistrel introduced the first-ever officially certified all-electric plane. https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/news/easa-certifies-electric-aircraft-first-type-certification-fully-electric Pipistr...

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