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by Noshow
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9000

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

AFAIK what typically and primarily gets formally baked into aircraft order contracts is some guaranteed payload on defined routes an airline customer will want to operate his new aircraft on through all seasons.

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by Noshow
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 325933

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Would aerodynamic braking make any sense for bigger, heavier aircraft? Fighter style nose high attitude rollouts to shorten the stopping distance?

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by Noshow
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9000

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

They like the Max 7? Because they’ve flown so many?


No, but because they have ordered 234 aircraft of this version.

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by Noshow
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9000

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

Is this even a real issue

Real issue, many airlines even move to single type or very few type fleets. Like Southwest, Air Baltic, Ryanair. JetBlue. Southwest likes the MAX 7.

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by Noshow
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9000

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

If you already have a big 737 fleet and pilots and need short field performance and range but not capacity you might see it different. The A220 is a good aircraft but sort of an orphan and exot within everybody's crowd.

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by Noshow
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 325933

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Either way, sounds like blown tires, significant brake overheating, and excursions seem to be a substantial risk with such parts. This. :checkmark: And you dont want to wear out your expensive engines with increased thrust reverse use or bend -under embargo hard to replace- gear struts due to wild ...

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by Noshow
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9000

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

The max 8 is attractive for high density configurations seating 200 passengers (the maximum for 4 flight attendants) at a good weight and performance and with commonality to existing 737 fleets. All families have "sweet spots". The A321neo now has both range and capacity due to the new eng...

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by Noshow
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?

A flight simulator game is not more realistic if you don't eat or sleep pretending to be needed "up front" all night crossing your virtual pacific.

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by Noshow
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 3 to Go: Atlas Air takes one of the last 747's to be build
Replies: 43
Views: 9297

Re: Only 3 to Go: Atlas Air takes one of the last 747's to be build

Wasn't there an Irak or Kabul surprise visit (thanksgiving, Christmas or similar?)were a president (Bush sr. or Bush jr.?) arrived suddenly and unannounced with his 747 in almost a hot war zone onboard AF1 to visit troops? On a VC-25A that was said to have been quietly inflight refueled to avoid any...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9000

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

It's the next best MAX thing to compete with the sold out for years A321neo. And it's cheap for high demand routes that don't require a full range. The long fuselage is helpful to install some business class up front while not losing too many total seats. I consider it to be one of the more promisin...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

I seem to remember the final mission of F/A-18 was to nuke some dam. But the sim was great and of unheard "pro" quality and frame rate. Still more about systems and weapons than eye candy.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 113151

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

Forward mounted: Better prop clearance at high alpha. Think about super high diameter future configurations, electric or whatever as well.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

I never noticed what were they about in early MSFS? I know them as famous real world video-instructors and school owners - by name only. Back to topic: Sort of embarrassing was the fact that I could "perfectly" sim fly with no joystick or pedals but just with a mouse (that early roundish d...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 3405

Re: Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Museum

It sounds like some key aircraft have been sold separately already? Is there any list what the current inherited collection finally consists of? Will those early buyers maybe leave their landmark planes based at Everett as well?

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 103
Views: 22547

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Scherer would be the diplomat guy to handle this perfectly. Faury might be more passionate vs. AAB I'd guess.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 103
Views: 22547

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Below the line it is not good to estrange from a key customer like this. Both side's CEOs should be able to negotiate anything instead of parting ways. The red line for Airbus seems to have been to be called flight safety compromised in public. I agree that Qatar might have ordered too many A350s. B...

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?
Replies: 20
Views: 5677

Re: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?

They don't want to retire them. They store the STs just in case they need them. These are like only half way through their service life. They even build a 6th Beluga XL as a reserve. Belugas are the backbone of the european Airbus production system of separated highly specialised sites and needed to...

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

Just look at how Wall St. reacted to the newspaper.
At least we might finally have the hard fact event with a signed document and some official FAA statement instead of spin and hearsay.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 325933

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

So is this about saving tyres or brakes? Carbon brakes need to be used with a few heavy braking actions to use them most efficient not with a lot of light braking.
Not sure if switching off the auto brakes is better to conserve the tyre material compared to manual braking?

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's new airport hub coming up
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Poland's new airport hub coming up

Russian airspace availability in fact is a new aspect and quite relevant.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's new airport hub coming up
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Poland's new airport hub coming up

The future success of a hub airport in this particular location depends a lot on the rebuilding of traffic to/from Ukraine and Russia as well as overflight rights to Japan, Korea and China. Nevertheless, such plans are made for decades, not a few years ahead, so who knows. I totally agree. If the t...

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?
Replies: 20
Views: 5677

Re: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?

They delivered a helicopter from France to Japan by Beluga as well.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?
Replies: 20
Views: 5677

Re: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?

They are offered on the commercial market for outsized cargo. The A300 based Beluga got too small for pairs of A350 wings so they developed the bigger XL based on the A330.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 325933

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

It will only be a minor nuisance until they learn to live with it and as with the rest of the sanctions - 'that what doesn't kill you can only make you stronger'. I don't agree. They will lose a lot of their capacity and quality -finally flight safety- over time. What home built russian type of com...

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

So who gets the first delivery? When is it happening? What does it take to get the final FAA-stamp?

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 603
Views: 193879

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

If you arrive at Frankfurt airport from a long haul flight with baggage you will find out how difficult it is to reach most destinations by train. Only a very few routes are competitive by high speed train yet, like Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mannheim or Stuttgart, maybe Amsterdam. On others you won't rea...

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 325933

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Many sanctions can be bypassed through backdoors it seems. But this makes getting stuff much more difficult and expensive. The normal flight operations finally receive not enough parts required even with bypassing the problem just takes a little longer to pile up. Western style high pressure aircraf...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 603
Views: 193879

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

But crippled, paywalled links in english language are welcome anytime? Even if no further details are explained by the posters so nobody not paying can know what they are about?

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 603
Views: 193879

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Lufthansa is said to be planning a new airline for operational start in 2023 rumoured codename "Cityline 2" that would operate up to 60 a/c within Europe, possibly under the LH brand or very close to it but with lower paid pilots. This might affect former agreements with the pilot's union ...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak...what could it mean to commercial aviation???
Replies: 31
Views: 8741

Re: Monkeypox outbreak...what could it mean to commercial aviation???

It has crossed many borders already so containing it by travel bans would not work anymore or never did it seems. If it can in fact be transmitted by droplets as well mask wearing in aircraft cabins might be advisable for another reason.

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by Noshow
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

Yes I am. They clearly went back to put pressure on the FAA. I wonder if this is a wise move before the next key no-EICAS extension is needed?

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by Noshow
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

If true and not just another spin doctoring element wouldn't it be better to let the FAA announce this first? Is Boeing returning to put pressure on the FAA like before? First the MAX EICAS extension pressure on congress combined with big MAX order announcements, then all those 787 customers wanting...

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by Noshow
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

How about the FAA? What exactly is missing or still needs to be done before an aircraft can be handed over to the customer?

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by Noshow
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

Boeing must still make required fixes and get FAA inspectors to approve each aircraft, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information hasn’t been publicly announced. This seems to be more about the production quality improvements but not about deliveries. The quoted article seems t...

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by Noshow
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

I still don't get the practical effects of this change? Can Boeing deliver 787 right away or not? It sounds like all 787 still need individual aircraft examination by the FAA? So Boeing still needs to wait for whatever time it takes the FAA. And Boeing cannot schedule deliveries.

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by Noshow
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

If deliveries still depend on the FAA's schedules and individual examination results Boeing can still not schedule delivery dates but just hope for them?

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by Noshow
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787
Replies: 83
Views: 21300

Re: FAA approves resumption of deliveries for Boeing 787

WSJ is paywalled. Does this mean Boeing can now clear those aircraft for delivery on its own or is the FAA still needed to check every single aircraft before delivery please?

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF seeks BWB Aircraft by 2026
Replies: 51
Views: 3314

Re: USAF seeks BWB Aircraft by 2026

Who'd know how long that line will work with all those -10 troubles?

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF seeks BWB Aircraft by 2026
Replies: 51
Views: 3314

Re: USAF seeks BWB Aircraft by 2026

A stealthy tanker would certainly make sense. But this is nothing to be developed on the sidelines. More like another B-21 program. Expensive and not ready within some years, not by 2026. There will be a need for the next AWACS platform coming up sooner or later maybe it could be used for that as we...

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.
Replies: 34
Views: 3524

Re: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.

Thank you my friend. I am not a space person.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 173
Views: 32860

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Great news at this time in Asia.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bastille Day 2022 Unusual Addition
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Bastille Day 2022 Unusual Addition

Have the French ever displayed nuclear weapons (or mock up bombs shaped like them) on Bastille Day as air parade bomber payload?

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.
Replies: 34
Views: 3524

Re: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.

How will the ISS be made to come back? Will it be separated and guided down in parts or sections or will the entire station be steered to reenter? How will the practical deorbiting work? What will be the biggest parts that likely make it through reentry? Anything dangerous, nuclear batteries maybe?

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should/could Lufthansa buy easyjet
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Should/could Lufthansa buy easyjet

LH is not after U2. They are said to be interested in ITA next, possibly in TAP or SAS one day.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports Second-Quarter Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Boeing Reports Second-Quarter Results

Engines are hard to get these days. So rate hikes become trickier.
Good to see that Boeing could compensate for 787 deliveries with more 737s. But the military profits went down and the MAX-EICAS deadline is approaching.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 28458

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

The Dutch can be pretty eco radical. Taking natural North Sea seafloor and converting it to permanent non-natural land. Developed with friendly co-funding from the European Union. From my outside view being radical one way or the other seems to be part of the dutch mentality? They are wealthy enough...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 28458

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

I don't understand why the most modern types of aircraft like with geared turbo fans and latest generation engines are treated all the same by this slot limit. If this is about the environment they should encourage the use of the most modern, quiet and clean types not ban them. This feels emotional ...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 28458

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

Will the Dutch government fight Rotterdam harbor vessel movements as well?

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 206
Views: 28973

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

The 80 meters by 80 meters "box" (including length) was used to plan for the A380. Airports had stands and taxiways etc. sized for it. You could still go beyond that, see An-225, but this will be the typical, expected size for very big aircraft on most big airports. It creates all kinds of...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 28458

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

I have to agree it is pretty strange to have a global trade nation like the Netherlands fight their own hub airport and airline in a way like this. They could limit flights to cleanest aircraft types or quietest or both. But they seem to want to intentionally destroy the entire feeder system by just...

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