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by Noshow
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 342
Views: 52571

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Okay I'll take the final one. Can I still get my freighter with cabin windows please or is it too late now?

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 13980

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

FAA has a new leadership, Congress woke up, Boeing as well. Plus other authorities will carefully monitor what is going on and test themselves before they agree to anything. Pilots are informed and aware now and will receive extra training. This is why I feel confident with the way this moves on - p...

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 342
Views: 52571

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

We know about the industrial backgrounds with manufacturing and that closed fuselage supplier. But could a new 747-8 freighter still be ordered today? Would Boeing let you order or move you over to the 777 sales team?

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 13980

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

FAA had been almost paralyzed by the political quarrels in DC. Politics interfered with FAA financing and "industry support" as a political requirement for FAA's certification work. Now that this is solved on the higher DC levels FAA looks to be back in the business to me. The root causes ...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 13980

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

After 49 minutes of flight they descended down to 600 meters only after some steep turn maneuvering. Hope this was intended to be this way.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 13980

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

The horizontal flight profile looks quite interesting as well.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

The "barcode" livery was a revolution back then. Pure Avantgarde. Exactly what the Concorde was. Almost all other airlines had cheat lines and the old style liveries. There was no euro white before. Add the new futuristic look of the brand new CDG airport at Paris ("James Bond Termina...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

I think they do. AFAIK they even kill it the hard way with fuel cut off.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Wouldn't they need to test it without MCAS as the electrical system can be degraded? They need to know the unaugmented behavior.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Please fly safe everybody. Do another flight the next day if needed.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

So has the FAA moved away from their original "we want the final complete solution and just test that it's working as advertised"? Is this now more work in progress?

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Frankfurt is not congested anymore since they built some additional runway for landings. And Frankfurt has a very central location with feeding main Autobahns next and high speed rail from both the populated Rhein-Ruhr-area and the Mannheim-Stuttgart-area. I agree it feels dated and lacks some comfo...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2534

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

If Boeing thinks this aircraft size is needed they should develop something new not warm up something old. Warming things up has backfired too much recently.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30976

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

If you look how long and how many generations the 747 needed to become reliable, established and successful there was not enough stamina to bring the A380 into the market. All those Emirates sales were on top of what had been expected. So why do they stop it after such a short time? And even with Jo...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13777

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

Shocking news but good that they start to talk about it.
Seems to make unmanned cockpits more attractive to me.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Noontime local time. Early afternoon. At this moment in two hours.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2534

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Do 300 seats still work as a narrowbody? That must be 8 abreast? Better 7 or it will be a pain to sit in there.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2534

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Whenever Boeing develops some new narrow body you can bet that every engine manufacturer will have something ready. Just look at the 787 for comparison how this worked.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2534

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Boeing should just develop some single aisle 787-style CFRP-family with some super efficient wing now. Add some latest generation GE engines and they are good to go. Keep systems and cockpit similar between it and the 787. And please leave enough space under the wings for larger diameter future engi...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2534

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

This size is too small. We'd need like around 150 to 250 seats.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Lufthansa unions obviously pissed off a lot of the stockholders over many years of threats and strikes. So now they see this as the perfect time for some reorganization. It is far from Mr. Thiele alone "throwing a tantrum". It's more like calculated risk. We will see this tomorrow. However...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It's part of the retreat. Eurowings might take over their business. Sun Express Deutschland had provided the former long range airplanes for Eurowings as well. Something that turned out to be chaotic. Not sure whom to blame for it?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 342
Views: 52571

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

And there is that little hiccup with the MAX.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 342
Views: 52571

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I don't see that happening. As aerodynamics will be significantly improved with let's say blended wing bodies, any quad engined sized plane of today only needs three or two engines in the future.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23066

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Brussels is the EU's capital and geographically sits right in the middle of Europe. Plus Belgium has a lot of links to Africa. It makes sense to base some airline there.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

He owns 15 percent of Lufthansa's shares plus x now. (after announcing 15 percent recently he sold some of his other private stock valued 700 million Euros, likely to generate more cash to buy even more Lufthansa stock) Because only 38 percent of Lufthansa's stock owners got preregistered as voters ...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Is seem to remember that for the smaller four engined An-124 there was some cabin kit with seating platforms on the main deck? Like in two levels of seats? Like double deck seat pallets. But that was meant to be some high capacity military troop hauler with not much comfort but seats. Not sure if it...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Not true. First he must find enough people willing to sell all those shares so fast. Mind you many LH investors are small package stock owners. Second the government is set to have at least 25,1 percent having a veto itself. It's a lot of show don't believe anything they want you to believe.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

IIRC the term used for their upcoming redundancies was "the equivalent of 22.000 full time jobs". So including part time 26.000 might be about right.

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Billions what for?
It's their old pension fund that hurts big time. However you could see that coming for many years.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

There is something similar called "Insolvenz" and step one is the "Schutzschirmverfahren" mentioned above.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The stock holder majority still has to green light the government bailout. If they don't agree Lufthansa will be in need of a lot of money from other sources fast. This might work out or not. Then we could be pretty close to the scenario described above sooner than later. The next problem in case of...

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Something like US Chapter-11 would be called "Schutzschirmverfahren". That status might be used to renegotiate wages and stuff and drop or separate their pension fund.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61771

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Next week is the shareholder meeting needed to greenlight their strategy. It feels like their new billionaire investor aims for chapter 11 instead of the government bailout package. With interest rates so low the costs of Lufty's retirement and pension scheme grew so much that this might be seen as ...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5234

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

It was the other way around unfortunately. BECAUSE they were in an appealing financial state they had to sell all those programs.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246155

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

That sounds about right. Thanks for the update.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19527

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Does somebody possibly have any cost comparison with the 777-300ER please? Especially about the engine cost (leasing, maintenance, overhaul) versus the 777? Thanks. I'd like to know why so many A340-600 are retired so early please? Are these four engined airplane's problems in a twin world?

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5234

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

So who exactly decided to overstretch the company this way back then? What was the plan behind it? Must have become some textbook example of how to not do it. They had many successful divisions and now it is down to some firesale of everything? Sad to see. Used to be good solid engineering with cust...

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by Noshow
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

AFAIK both Airbus and Boeing had reduced their commercial aircraft R&D departments over the last years by headcount. Sometimes it seems like quite a bit of knowledge got lost over this. That was some very expensive mistake in my opinion. The hydrogen hype is at least good to bring back engineeri...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

The A321neo is selling like hotcake. When the market returns it will be the flagship product again. Airbus is in no rush to bring up the future hydrogen generation. The whole neo strategy is about beefing up existing technology at low costs with high performance gains and profits.And this works. Hyd...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

The MAX has the same engine generation as the neo. Given that the problems are hopefully solved now it should live about as long as the competitor. Hydrogen aircraft are something for 2050. There is room for another generation of conventional aircraft in between. New, more efficient engines needed f...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246155

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

There will still be some ballpark number. Like (speculating) 2000 or 2500 flight test hours or similar.
In the old days Boeing would have told us. Now everything is quiet. It's an airliner no black program.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17479

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

The new (smaller) PC-24 business jet is gravel capable. The VFW 614 was gravel capable as well. If you go big take some C-17.
Otherwise I would opt for some Basler or Twin Otter or maybe some Russian stuff.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Didn't they just cancel their electric Avro demonstrator?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

After the A380 they cannot afford the next illusion it seems. The A350 was the right thing to do. This should be the base for the next narrow body. Like Boeing should have used the 787 as the model for the 737 follow on family. Better let again the military sort out the radical technology changes fi...

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70234

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Remaining cabin crew seems to get paid only 50 percent basic salary over the summer.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9689

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

They ordered SO MANY of those early Boeing 747s with teething troubles (engines) and had too much capacity when the oil crisis hit the industry and global demand hard. It was a long demise. I agree with the deregulation issues. I sort of grew up with and onboard Pan Am in Berlin (traveling children ...

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70234

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Tomorrow afternoon at 2PM local around 600 "invited" EK pilots will be briefed about something fleet related.

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by Noshow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 13174

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Dear a-netters, One of my very first flights was on the Caravelle. Back in 1982, we went home from Gran Canaria Island to Cologne CGN. I remember it had a green cheatline and vertical stabilizer. Does anyone know which airline it could have been? Germania. https://www.google.com/search?q=SE+Caravel...

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