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by Channex757
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 43
Views: 861

Re: The correct shire

Current shires or historical? Current please, wife is from the defunct Huntingdonshire, infamous for Oliver Cromwell, famous for zero. One claim to fame is the dubious tenure as PM of local MP Sir John Major. Conservative successor of Maggie the Mad, and shagger of Ms. E Currie of Salmonella eggs a...

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit

Not had a day that bad for a while and I quit drinking enthusiastically years ago, b ut my kit would be

A crate of Innis and Gunn Rum cask finish Scottish ale

Even numbered Star Trek movies (several to be on hand)


I'm a simple soul, easily distracted

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 43
Views: 861

Re: The correct shire

Lancashire, the Red Rose County that won the War of the Roses.

God's own country with beautiful cities like Lancaster, the more recently elevated City of Preston, and Salford.

At least Salford has its own airport......

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by Channex757
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7829

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

The way the winglet calculations work, it can actually save fuel removing them if the aircraft is only doing short hops. They add weight and fuel savings only come in on sectors of a minimum length. They are also pretty expensive. DL may have re-used them on another aircraft that needed its winglets...

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 84
Views: 18117

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Lots of speculation here and some blatant fanboy garbage, attacking both RR and Eric Schultz that is bordering on libellous. If it had any kind of basis in fact then it would be worth discussing but as it stands, making allegations of lying and outright fraud are not for this forum and moderators sh...

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by Channex757
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28852

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Multi Purpose Room on Japanese Shinkansen trains. "These room is available for use by disabled passengers, those who feel ill, or for special purposes such as nursing" Just use google to see some images. Also useful as a mortuary. ANA would not need to stuff the stiff into a locked toilet...

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by Channex757
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43366

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I think its niave to think that BA will place an order until brexit is sorted. I agree, BA also have the ownership issue to get through which will muddy the waters considerably for capex. If Britain crashes out of the EU with a no deal scenario, BA is then in the position of being a foreign owned a...

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by Channex757
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repealing Natural Born clause for Presidency
Replies: 42
Views: 1125

Re: Repealing Natural Born clause for Presidency

So why bother with the slightly creepy "natural born citizen" bit? It doesn't include or exclude anyone that isn't covered by your second clause. Much simpler just to say "No person except a citizen of the United States..." Er... what's (even slightly) "creepy" about i...

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by Channex757
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13931

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

German efficiency at it's best. Less than 48 hours after engine arrival and she's ferrying home, presumably to resume service All over the world a whole slew of aircraft engine techs are laughing at your comment Two days to do an engine swap? Are you kidding? A good crew could do an entire 747 in t...

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by Channex757
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 84
Views: 16247

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

Pratt, listen to LH. Sigh... Great concept, but under tested. Sigh... Lightsaber What is the absolute cruncher in this debacle is that the "great concept" actually works! Their fan gearbox mechanism doesn't appear to be the problem here. It's all back in the core, where PW should have had...

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by Channex757
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 748

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

Bangladesh. I'm on the large side and of late there are a lot of well-made clothes coming out of Bangladesh that fit me well. Pakistan, India and Bangladesh seem to produce for the volume markets. I've got my share of locally produced stuff as well but the basics and private label clothes are Bangla...

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by Channex757
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Types
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: 737 Types

The numbers to the right of the hyphen are Boeing codes for who the original buyer was. GF They can also denote the first leasing company to order the plane and have it delivered to an airline client. For instance, 6N is GECAS so 737-36N would indicate a 737-300 ordered by them. Not always though. ...

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by Channex757
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Types
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: 737 Types

I was recently looking at a fleet list for Jet2 and I realised there there were not just the 737-300 and 737-800 but there were many different types of the 800 variant 737 for example: -737-86Q -737-85P -737-86N -737-808 -737-8K5 -737-8K2 I also know that this is the case for Jet2’s 757-200 fleet: ...

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by Channex757
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was Iran Air like pre-revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: What was Iran Air like pre-revolution

On a par with Pan Am, easily. They flew 747SPs and also had orders at one stage for Concordes.

It was a top shelf operator. IR and MEA in Lebanon were the Emirates and Etihad of their time.

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by Channex757
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12065

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Pretty sure they'll do what they've done before...source aircraft or parts via dodgy characters / companies in intermediate countries who couldn't care if the US bans them from business deals with the US... This could all escalate...I mean I bet the ME3 would be in a position of offload a few surpl...

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by Channex757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2975

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

BELAVIA? Lukashenko definitely qualifies as a dictator. So how does the airline rate? Sorry....OT I know but those Tu-154M were a thing of beauty and Belavia was one of the last operators into the UK. They always looked well-maintained, as did the 735s that replaced them. They now have some smart l...

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by Channex757
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 69424

Re: MAN news - 2018

We here at MSY have been following MT closely since they appeared on a list of tenants for our new North Terminal which opens February 2019. Do you think there is potential for special announcements for new routes for summer 2019 or does the general summer press release usually cover everything? I ...

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by Channex757
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 8759

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

Standard procedure I've seen several times before is to get the inbound aircraft to park at a remote gate then bus the passengers off. A snowplough or other heavy machine then gets parked u nder the tail close enough to stop it being towed or removed. This saves a contact stand being blocked for lon...

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by Channex757
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 34966

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

I have a feeling that next summer the place to catch this plane will be Orlando McCoy. It makes so much sense for operators like TCX to pull it in on surge lease.

TCX have pl,ans to expand Orlando flying and it would free up the A332 fleet for new routes or widebody flights to PMI and DLM etc...

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by Channex757
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 5819

Re: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

downdata wrote:
What next? 4-3 on a 737/A320?

Next?

That was done long ago on Tridents flown by Northeast in the UK. Similar fuselage width but the extra row was shoehorned in. Nobody else bothered as it was verging on torture.

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by Channex757
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 69424

Re: MAN news - 2018

Re fleet plans for our resident... The Airtours A330s {that includes some that went to Scandinavia} were on 20 year leases by the look of things. As they come to the end, might MT see the possibility of going like-for-like with their core longhaul fleet and turning over Condor's ageing 767s as one b...

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by Channex757
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 69424

Re: MAN news - 2018

The partial sale of the flying business seems to me to be an opening move in raising capital to both cut debt and begin work on refleeting. DE is getting to the stage where the 763 fleet needs to go, as it both has value as freighter feedstock and is coming to the end of its viability as a passenger...

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by Channex757
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 24106

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

I still think the bellweather here is going to be Emirates. Their massive 773ER fleet is reaching the stage where leases are going to time out, and EK was looking to upgrade or switch to the 777X. EK is living in straitened times. Will they announce deferrals and renew those leases at substantially ...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde - Project flagship halted?
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Concorde - Project flagship halted?

Keeping it alive will definitely help if someday someone gets the idea to make a Concorde fly again. They don't need an idea, they just need a hundred million bucks or so.... Can't remember what I did with the paper but I costed it out a few years back. Try nearer a billion. Hand building Olympus e...

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by Channex757
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 143
Views: 35989

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

These A333 P2F's acquisitions, are they to replace or augment the existing fleet? If replace, I assume it's going to be for the A300's? Anyone know what the fate of the B757 fleet is?? DHL have been swapping a lot of aircraft recently. They just took a pair of late build 757s from AA for conversion...

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by Channex757
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7925

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Here's a thought. BMI did indeed start building a decent longhaul operation out of MAN. Some routes worked, others were not so good. However, look at MAN today and the success of MT and VS in particular. BMI were just a little ahead of their time. If one aircraft had been repurposed from IAD and mov...

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by Channex757
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7925

Re: Could BMI have survived?

The problem with BD trying to build a hub at MAN was that at the time they could have (before Open Skies) BA still had a decent sized regional operation at MAN. Trying to build MAN on O&D with their hub at LHR would have been slightly odd. The failure of VS and BD to ever do a deal was the kill...

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by Channex757
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12100

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Cunard wrote:
Would they not just transport the engine to Cardiff rather than flying the aircraft over?

It'll come in a freighter, so as it's coming from Canada it might mean something interesting for the local spotters.

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by Channex757
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7925

Re: Could BMI have survived?

NichCage wrote:
Why did BMI Regional survive? I assume it was sold off and bought by a private buyer.

Interesting to note that LHR was also a star hub when BMI was operating.

Owned today by Airline Investments, together with fellow Scottish airline Loganair.

It's like British Regional Airlines all over again...

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by Channex757
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12100

Re: Rest of the UK thread

CWL should see an interesting movement soon. The Air France GP7200 that went bang over Greenland will be coming to South Wales, to the GE maintenance facility, for a full investigation.

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by Channex757
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6952

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

The conpany is being stripped down and any remaining assets sold off. There is no ongoing airline to purchase. Very different rules in the UK compared to USA and Germany. No chapter 11 protections or similar... once you go bust.... that’s it. The aircraft are all being re-registered to leasing enti...

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by Channex757
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235103

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

Well with only 8 orders it seems mad to go ahead. They cancelled he A358 because of low orders too. Airbus seems to have decide not to do the A358 though they had an acceptable number of orders for the type. (guesswork: mostly hold overs from the A350Mk1 which also had an acceptable number of order...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?
Replies: 14
Views: 4063

Re: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?

We are also seeing A340s flying at a lot of the European low cost subsidiary carriers. Seems they are moving their aging expensive to operate 4 holers to places where they have lower operating costs. Swiss is no different with their plan to transfer some to Edelweiss Air. They aren't expensive to f...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: New Star Trek: Discovery

Been watching this over the weekend. I ended up giving up and going back to The Expanse on Netflix. I really can't get a lock on Discovery. The visuals suggest it's Kelvin timeline but allegedly it's supposed to be in the Prime one. So where do these Klingons come from? More than a few JJ Abrams len...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162824

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I do wonder how they would have turned out if BER was actually done on time. Very likely there wouldn't have been a lot of difference, it was the structural problems at AB that brought it down. Whilst having a properly operational BER may have been useful, all those problems would still have been t...

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by Channex757
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45101

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Negotiating in public seems the most likely here. HA won't want the problems of a new aircraft family in the fleet, but if they can still take the aircraft they ordered with some cast-iron John Leahy style guarantees than why would they not just go forward? The parts tree has probably been active fo...

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by Channex757
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8758

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

This case will merit an entire book, going right back to the Mantegazza days. The collapse of ZB has its roots way back, where the cracks started to show initially. next question is going to be what Greybull end up walking away with. Venture Capital companies always have an "out". As for S...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 9880

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

Worth adding that the A330 route PRG-ICN is backstopped by the large Hyundai-Kia operation over the border in Slovakia. That's why OK have this single longhaul route. There has been a lot of Korean investment in the old Czechoslovakia. A China route would work as there's Chinese money being invested...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58521

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

This will probably go nowhere important. If evidence starts mounting up and it looks like there is a case, Airbus will just do as Rolls Royce did and seek to pay a no-fault charge to make it all go away. It's what businesses do. Airlines have been similarly caught by antitrust regulators. Paying the...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are western air forces to reliant on the F35?
Replies: 25
Views: 3536

Re: Are western air forces to reliant on the F35?

Not like you get a lot of flight time from fighters anyway but getting rid of 2 engine aircraft kind of makes transitioning to civilian airliners a little more difficult. And before anyone says, I realize that the close proximity of the thrust lines from American twin engine fighters makes engine o...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.
Replies: 20
Views: 4180

Re: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.

Betty and Phil have also given up longhaul flying. In fact if it can't be done on the Avro RJ or a train, they send some of the brood instead. Phil has also stopped all solo engagements now. He's not shy of 100 so I think he's done his part. The Saudis don't seem inclined to cut back on luxury eithe...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45101

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The HA CEO's statements seem to make it just as likely that they will switch back to the a350 or stay on with the a338. I suspect what they may be looking for is a residual value guarantee from Airbus. Sounds like it, or a no-cost move up to the 251t A339NEO. A guaranteed future minimum value buyba...

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by Channex757
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66369

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

NOT that it wasn't viable at all. NOT that administration was the only or sole option for them. snipped the posts above for brevity... That's the point. It wasn't viable at all, if you look at the numbers. Losing £100 million a year across such a small fleet shows that they seemed to be in the posi...

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by Channex757
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207178

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

IMO (that stands for In MY Opinion in case anyone wants to rip me a new one) The current LH livery sends out a powerful statement to the passenger. "We at Lufthansa aren't really bothered about making our planes look gaudy and flashy as we would rather concentrate on efficiency and the experien...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 20936

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

JannEejit wrote:
Could someone remind me what business/route plan Virgin actually had in mind for the A380 when the order was made ?

Transatlantic before deregulation happened. Virgin wanted a kind of weird deregulation that preserved all their benefits.

In the end it became Open Skies.

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone

I was watching some video earlier about US car giant GM expanding its battery and hydrogen lineup. About time too, seeing as the big Euro makers like JLR and Mercedes are also going electric. There are some laggards though such as Fiat and PSA. Ford also seem to be a little slow off the mark. Volksw...

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by Channex757
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66369

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41477267
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Cost of the two weeks of repatriation flights has been estimated at £60 million

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41477267

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by Channex757
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone

I'm not saying IC engines are less maintenance hungry than EV's, just that a lot of the maintenance items you mentioned are not as much of a hurdle as they seem to be in your post. I hear you but it's not just the parts, is it? Put a car in for service at a main dealer to ensure your warranty stays...

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