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by SamYeager2016
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 212
Views: 10200

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020

Just read a story on BBC website, (unable to post link on my phone) titled ‘Easyjet hanging by a thread says Union Official’. Seems pretty unhelpful of the BBC and their source. Have they got a grudge against Stelios? Just the BBC doing their best to spread doom and gloom. No different from the res...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 42630

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

art wrote:
UK may only buy about 70 F-35 (instead of a mooted 138).


How would that affect any workshare agreements if it came to pass?

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 88
Views: 11763

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

Will the current UK government give them a bailout ? Too many jobs are at stake for politicians to ignore and could do it easier as not part of the EU anymore so no worries of pesky anti-subsidy rules . Currently in transition till end of the year so EU rules still apply. Even if they didn't I woul...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 681
Views: 106206

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

morrisond wrote:
Or you just do what any Pilot should be capable of - push the control column forward.

Don't tell me we're back to the refrain of "It was all the fault of those foreign pilots! Nothing wrong with the plane at all!" :sarcastic:

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13773

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

In principle escrow until date of travel seems a good solution although I wonder which entity gets the benefit of the interest on the sums held? Perhaps the state should run these escrow funds although I grant you many states are not the most efficient at running things.

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 68081

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Perhaps the bulk of all the discussion should be in the Covid-19 thread rather than this?

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 259778

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Airbus cutting 15.000 jobs (~10%) across its workforce. 1.700 in UK, around 5,000 in each of France and Germany.

BBC News

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 38929

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

SpaceX has certainly come a long way and achieved lots of firsts. However they next need to make a successful return and then keep making uneventful trips to and from ISS. That's the point when we can all start showering them with praise IMHO.

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155149

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Exactly. Korean Air is a good example. May be PIA can consult with KE (or with Emirates, who with a shorter history and a substantially more massive fleet hasn't had a single fatality and only one write off) and come up with a solid, enforceable and accountable plan of action. PIA trying to police ...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon May 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25382

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Eurowings forgot to read the NOTAM that Olbia airport is closed entirely until June 15, forcing the A320 to return to DUS. Reportedly, both passengers onboard were reaccomodated. https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/eurowings-flight-took-off-a-month-early Even with the lower fuel costs that must have q...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon May 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64224

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Agreement reached, now pending approval of EU, LH board and Germand Covid-19 fund steering committee. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lufthansa-rescue/lufthansa-german-government-agree-on-rescue-package-dpa-idUSKBN23110F Will be interesting see if EU just rolls over and accept...

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by SamYeager2016
Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57868

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

All this sounds like there will be new behaviors to be learned, plus we read the pilots weren't doing tremendously well following the old checklists, so it was felt more training will be needed. Even Boeing's CEO is saying sim training will be needed. Which they previously said was not needed, so w...

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 287
Views: 68091

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The EU delaying approval of the Embraer-Boeing joint venture is not helping A220 sales. The approval is absolutely essential to maintain a level playing field between E2 and A220. I'm baffled as to why you feel it's the regulator's job to maintain a "level playing field" between E2 and A2...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Rafale Ejection Incident March 20 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2562

Re: French Rafale Ejection Incident March 20 2019

It seems the only saving grace of the whole affair was that both the ejectee and pilot survived without serious injury.

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184534

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Here are some options: 2) Government can then put money in through buying slots from Virgin at LGW and LHR at 20% discount to the average price paid for slots at both airports during 2018/2019. The Government can then retain the slots and sell them on at a profit to compensate for lost interest whe...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 37682

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Stitch wrote:
aumaverick wrote:
It looks like a complete redesign, removal, and replacement of the RVS are in store down the line per the latest report.


Well arguably we'd likely have seen this via a Block Update over the life of the frame, so...

Except presumably Boeing wouldn't have done this at their expense?

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184534

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Write that into law then. Be prepared for it to be a lengthy process. You can start with the Limited Liability Act of 1855. I don't believe that act says anything about receiving a bailout from the government or the conditions that may be attached to the bailout. IMHO VS should look to its sharehol...

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337785

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

https://en.about.aegeanair.com/media-center/press-releases/2020/aegean-temporarily-suspends-its-international-network-flights-as-of-26-march-and-up-until-30-april/ Aegean will be suspending the majority of international flights from 26 March and up until 30 April. The only exceptions are some weekl...

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73767

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

4-6 years is the time from launch to EiS for a new design (and that is a huge challenge), that does not mean they will be able to produce 40 planes a month and the end of the time frame. Until you could replace the volume we would be looking at 8-10 years and Boeing can not have no single aisle jet...

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95871

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

WIederling wrote:

Do the stored fuselages count as delivered to Boeing?

Unless Boeing's paid for them then I very much doubt it. Of course they would act as buffer stock when Boeing restarts assembly and Spirit is restarting production.

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191429

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

Even so, some of the regulations around requiring slides in the over-wing exit doors after the wing is more than 7 feet off the ground (or however much it is) are draconian. If you're able-bodied enough to fly, you can hang off the wing by your hands/arms and safely drop a full body length without ...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 153
Views: 21544

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Geesh, if they couldn't even get this right, I can't even imagine if they had submitted & won anything for GBSD. I possess confidential documents saying they'll market the 737 MAX as a strategic bomber. MCAS will be part of the deterrent. The clock that tracks Mission Elapsed Time is thought to...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 a very safe year for flying?
Replies: 14
Views: 2914

Re: 2019 a very safe year for flying?

goosebayguy wrote:
If we had not had the MAX crash this could have been the safest year ever in aviation.

There's still more than a week to go so you're really tempting fate. :!:

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17704

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Immigration and border controls have been a big issue in the UK recently so I'm sure instructions have come down from on high to enforce the existing laws more strictly.

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 102771

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Ozair wrote:
Re the cargo locks I’m stunned that the solution to this is not to fix the current locks but add a second lock…

Perhaps they should rename the company as Bodgit & Sons with their philosophy of "Never mind about fixing it, just bodge it"?

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Stuart Air Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

Re: Crash at Stuart Air Show

Is it my imagination or have there been quite a few (fatal) crashes this year? Is it possible the rules might be tightened?

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746066

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

jumbojettony wrote:
Not to completely change the subject but air canada currently has 3 of its Max8s in flight from YUL - MZJ for storage.

There's a thread for those sort of posts. This thread's already cluttered enough without adding to it.

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35688

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Great to hear there were no serious casualties. Presumably the airline will need to compensate the farmer for their corn?

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13380

Re: France to charge aviation tax

You only have to look at the UK to see what happens once an aviation tax has been introduced. It's just so tempting for finance ministers to keep ramping the rate up and extending its reach.

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 26058

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Both the initial link and the website work fine for me. I'm in Europe so perhaps there's an issue with IPs from some other countries?

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 671692

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MSPNWA wrote:
hilram wrote:
At least Boeing seems now to have moved on from the stance that "we hold no blame".


They never had that stance.

Absolutely! Of course none of this would have happened if those pesky pilots had just run the trim runaway NNC. :sarcastic:

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by SamYeager2016
Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 416732

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In retrospect - I think Boeing should have gone for this approach - They should have skipped MCAS all together - apply for an exception on the stick force gradient and just required some SIM time to show that the control forces get a little light at far aft COG and light weights. It should not have...

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by SamYeager2016
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Just how much training did the pilots have in using direct law? I suspect the answer will be "not a lot" which is on Aeroflot however that will probably be swept under the carpet unless the pilots are lucky.

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by SamYeager2016
Mon May 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44405

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I see very little mention of the national origin of these pilots, or the country they trained in. I'm wondering why that would be? I know it's early and let's not jump to conclusions, but that certainly didn't happen in other threads. So why all of the sudden the restraint in this one? Well we are ...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162035

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag wrote:
6798 42569 N7202U 737-7 Southwest Airlines - Rudder removed

Is this because a fault was identified with it?

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749538

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS will kick in only once. Once .... per flight ? Once .... per minute ? Once what once ?!!!. My guess would be once until reset. Pilot input to trim or AoA reduction below threshold constitutes a resetting of the system . Somehow that bolded part sounds exactly the same as the existing system wh...

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451167

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It looks like they updated the post, it now says "The airplane then pitched nose down over the next 18 seconds to about 49° in response to nose-down elevator deflection ." Given the change to the explicit wording above what are people's thoughts on what might have caused this? My obvious ...

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22534

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

YYZatcboy wrote:
Its a pity that I seem to be the only one here who bothered to read it.

Although it doesn't detract too much from the article it may be worth pointing out that it was published nearly six years ago.

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by SamYeager2016
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9173

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

I'd never trust a pilot who was a smoker. But no problems if the pilot is a drinker? China should become like the rest of the developed world where being a smoker generally precludes you from flying commercial airliners. Really? I'm sure you can point to the specific regulation(s) that state this?

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet2 to acquire A321’s
Replies: 15
Views: 6216

Re: Jet2 to acquire A321’s

I notice TUI are also pushing the ‘proud to fly boeing’ line on their ads. I noticed it on a bus stop last weekend. Personally I wonder if your average punter would be able to point to a plane and say which ones are a Boeing. Given that most, if not all, of TUI customers live in Europe I wonder how...

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205998

Re: F-35 news thread

Presumably the reference to 36 & 24 hours is man hours rather than elapsed time?

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by SamYeager2016
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 344044

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Well if Waterbomber's right we're about to see the most miraculous turnaround ever in the history of aviation if DL take over. I would love to see it but frankly I suspect there'll be a lot of schadenfreude when DL is seen to have blown its reputation for prudent management not to mention its profit...

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7029

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

aviationaware wrote:
Germany has refused acceptance of A400Ms because of minuscule scratches on control panels barely visible to the eye. That's just nuts on a military aircraft.

Obviously applying Al Baker levels of quality!

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 344044

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Given that Brussels and Italy don't exactly see eye to eye at present on a number of issues I wonder how many hoops they will need to jump through to get EU agreement?

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by SamYeager2016
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19
Replies: 42
Views: 8941

Re: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

You have no idea what their contract entails - so to make braise statements like this without evidence is - pretty much inaccurate/nonsense. Perhaps you could enlighten us as to what evidence you have to back up your statements on this thread? Now your statements may well be correct but if you're g...

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by SamYeager2016
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205998

Re: F-35 news thread

Probably quite unusual to land the aircraft approaching the carrier from the front instead of the rear but good to see the UK are testing these types of issues. Looks like there weren't any problems with it other than somewhat disconcerting for the pilot. The obvious question has to be did the US d...

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by SamYeager2016
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock
Replies: 55
Views: 12539

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock

bigjku wrote:
Why on God’s green earth have they not built proper infrastructure to handle this rather than floating dry docks?

I would imagine money had something to do with it. There may well be some good reason why a floating dock was preferred as well.

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 4341

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Aisak wrote:
mandyhaslott wrote:
....then this is something to make AA lobby for things going smoother


Parker is too busy obsessing over Air Italy. :?


How does the saying go? "When you've got by the b***s (profit) ........"

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by SamYeager2016
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400708

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
An airline that cannot pay salaries on time


Don't recall you lambasting Air India for the same?

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by SamYeager2016
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger
Replies: 20
Views: 6253

Re: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger

c933103 wrote:
spacecadet wrote:
What the... I get that he was drunk, but how do you injure another passenger's *spine*?

by spraining the neck (cervical spine) of the other passenger


Since neck's been mentioned perhaps he fell (staggered?) onto the (seated?) passenger?

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