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by Ugly51
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4044
Views: 522705

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing told no one about MCAS. They are ultimately responsible for both aviation disasters. This is a long way from over for Boeing.
The 737 Max, 777X, KC-46??? These problems need to be resolved or Boeings credibility is gone.

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by Ugly51
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4044
Views: 522705

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://komonews.com/news/business/house-panel-asks-boeing-ceo-to-testify-about-grounded-737-max So Dennis is invited, but will he go there without being forced to testify? A congressional committee investigating the grounded 737 Max is asking Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg to testify at...

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by Ugly51
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4044
Views: 522705

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

[quote="freakyrat"]From This mornings Dallas Morning News. Southwest is optimistic. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/local-companies/2019/09/04/southwest-airlines-exec-sees-737-max-gaining-approval-to-fly-by-thanksgiving/[/quote I read an article a few days ago. It stated that an Ex-Boe...

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by Ugly51
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4044
Views: 522705

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This will be a nightmare for Boeing if they have to cut or stop production to next year. This could take the 737 Max costs into the same price range as development for a new NMA.

All to compete with the A320neo family? Very poor forward planning by Boeing.

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by Ugly51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19502

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

They crashed a perfectly serviceable 777 in San Francisco, A visual approach on either runway in good weather is normally straight forward. This is more about Leadership and etsonal values. This Captain should be out of a job. The CSM on the other hand deserves a commendation fron this shambles of a...

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by Ugly51
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135522

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Cantankerous old bunch on here sometimes.
BA (Boeing Aircraft)
BA (British Airways)
Just a note BA are not only a Boeing customer. I am sure you already know that.

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by Ugly51
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135522

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I was under the impression that Lufthansa is the launch customer for the Boeing 777X.
I also believe that being so close to the start of production, deposits are already in place for the 777X.

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by Ugly51
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135522

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the problem for Boeing will be the B778. If its a downsize option the B789 fits the bill. The Boeing 78K is surplus. The A359/K covers all the bases.

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by Ugly51
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135522

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

A new Business model with Dubai World Centre in the equation? Lots more room for more aircraft
This is definitely Ian interesting turn in events if true.

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by Ugly51
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135522

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If this is true in anyway it's a real kick in the balls for BA. The 777X order for Emirates was the largest order on the books. This might also be a negotiating tactic. Clark has been known to play hardball with both BA and Airbus. He has a history of playing them off against each other to get the r...

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by Ugly51
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387969

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

One the main problems Boeing has now is public perception. I believe there are also perception problems for the FAA while the work through and sort out the Boeing Max series problems. The Boeing "Big Hitters" at corporate in Chicago made a lot of poor decisions in the aftermath of the Lion...

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by Ugly51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387969

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Personally I think it is a definite possibility. I think Boeing through a series of SNAFUs designed themselves into a corner from which there is no exit. Now, when I say never, I mean for a considerably long time, say, 2-3 years. I see it is possible that they will undertake a substantial redesign ...

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by Ugly51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387969

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anyone know if Boeings Test Pilot's have flown the exact same Flight conditions and aircraft configuration in the simulator that occurred on both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. And what was the results?

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by Ugly51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387969

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anyone know if Boeings Test Pilot's have flown the exact same Flight conditions and aircraft configuration in the simulator that occurred on both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. And what was the results?

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by Ugly51
Fri May 31, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387969

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It's Boeing attempting to save money. If 737 Max simulator training is required, this is a Red Flag concerning Southwest Airlines. Boeing will have to pay/train all Southwest Pilot's at no cost to the airline. All Southwest Pilot's should be able to fly any 737 model without any simulator training. ...

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by Ugly51
Thu May 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 35824

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The simulator bits are absolutely frightening. There I fixed that for you.

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by Ugly51
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2519

Re: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

The reason I mentioned the countries mentioned in my post above. Aereon satellite company notified Transport Canada and the FAA of there findings PRIOR to the US grounding all Boeing Max aircraft. Do you think this is a coincidence???

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by Ugly51
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2519

Re: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

The 787 debacle never cost around 350 lives. I also have a feeling that some counties ie USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand know more than they are telling everyone.

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by Ugly51
Thu May 24, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21781

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

What a stunning development. Nostradamus himself wouldn't have seen this coming. They should take a closer look at the Polish government plane that went down. I'm sure there will be no surprises there, either. I am not quite so sure about the Polish Tu-134. I watched a Polish film about this two ye...

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by Ugly51
Sat May 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39824

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

None of them are s good as the A380. I have flown on all three aircraft. Emirates A388, Thai B789 and Cathay A359.

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by Ugly51
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27972

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

...???! Yes, that would explain why they have ordered even more, wouldn't it? Oh wait .... They don't need more than 40 to use on profitable routes, they have 100 with more on order. Go figure. Sending an A380 on a 2hr 30min turn around (or) on a 14 hr ULH with whole sections blocked off is not a s...

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by Ugly51
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27972

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I have to agree with Thomas Cook. I was a frequent flyer for over 10 years with Emirates. I flew First, Business and Economy classes depending on the Oil Company I worked for. I flew on A330, all A 340 models. All the Boeing 777 models and the A380 with GE and RR engines. In economy even if they do ...

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by Ugly51
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 49067

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Correct me if I am wrong here. Doe Airbus not manufacture aircraft in Mobile Alabama. That makes them an American manufacturing company. Why doesn't Boeing win contracts by building superior aircraft instead of closing down competitors in the Law courts of the USA. MRTT and Bombardier comes to mind.

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by Ugly51
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 15799

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

It's Dubai... They have a history of hiding aircraft problems. EK 521 an incident...Short memories here.

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by Ugly51
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532503

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

From a purely aesthetic point of view, looks A Stretch Too Far. For me it depends on the angle. Would love to see it in person, but overall I still think it looks good. So much better than the A346. I have flown on Etihad A346 AUH-LHR return a long time ago. As Thai Airways would say the flight was...

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by Ugly51
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532503

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Badly worded by me sorry. I was talking about A350 MSN 88. Is the aircraft behind schedule or not?

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by Ugly51
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532503

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Seems to me like there is some heel dragging by Airbus concerning FF of the A350K.

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by Ugly51
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Poll - major carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Airline Poll - major carriers

Delta, Emirates and Lufthansa.

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by Ugly51
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 707787

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I have flown on every Emirates aircraft type in service A333,A343,A345,A388, 777, 777ER. The ckmfort and seating arrangements on the A380 are superior to anything other than maybe SQ First Class. Emirates have a fantastic product using the A380, may it continue for us distance flyers.

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by Ugly51
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22311

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Air Canada has everything to do with this dispute. The US has been subsidising or supporting Boeing for many years either via Washington State subsidies or US military govrrnment support. Your KC-46 is a dawg of a tanker well beaten in the US Air Force trials by the more modern A330 MRTT. Boeing has...

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by Ugly51
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22311

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Why is there not a 300% tax on Boeing aircraft into Canada?

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by Ugly51
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532503

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

You may see an A359 or A35K at the Dubai Airshow 2017. However it will not be a Qatar Airways aircraft. The two nations are hardly on speaking terms.

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by Ugly51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532503

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

What airline is the green fin all the way to the right of the picture ? Looks like A350. That would be an Eva Air A330. That is embarrassing. They must have figured out the perfect design of the rudder in the 1980's and never changed it ;) :lol: Eva Air, of course. :banghead: I have flown LHR - BKK...

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by Ugly51
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186862

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

I am very surprised Boeing did not see this coming. There Legal team and executive decision makers have a lot to answer for concerning this screw up. The playground bully got a hiding from the smallest kid in class watched by the school prefect. It's Karma. Boeing have been getting away with this fo...

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by Ugly51
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102567

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing will end up paying the most in the end. Because what goes around comes around. As many have said, they’ve pissed off Canada and Delta, and that’s a start. With the narrow body delta order coming soon, I wonder what will happen then... But, If Boeing finds this as an effective tool, and they ...

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by Ugly51
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156465

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Maybe, but it must be horrible for the team from USAF that selected the MRTT. There question will be why are we accepting second best.

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by Ugly51
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 205
Views: 62957

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19598756_1805893822770319_9002939437661131422_n.jpg?oh=d76026adccd85a47be3a8d6f4ea7b92a&oe=59CEA384 Defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of the Netherlands, Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen of Germany, Secretary of State for Defense Fran...

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by Ugly51
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156465

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Maybe the USAF should have pushed harder for the MRTT they wished for?

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by Ugly51
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 3855

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

Why would you decide to fly BA? Old aircraft like the 777-200 and the ER version on the route. And old terminal arrival in DXB.
Much nicer on the Emirates A380 with state of the art IFE.

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by Ugly51
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18906

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

Akbar Al Baker will complain about something that no one else cares about. If he is allowed into Dubai to attend the show. After all sense the Blockade he has been surprisingly quiet. Iam sure he has been told by the Emir of Qatar what his parameters The meeting between Airbus would not have been a...

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by Ugly51
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 10002

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hong Kong Airlines will need to up there game. Particularly their Inflight service in Business and Economy class.
I have flown on both airlines out of Hong Kong, the Cathay service is far superior.
But again its always good have fair competition.

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by Ugly51
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 41727

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

310,000-316000lb variant of the A359ULR would shake this game up. The A350 is already flying there are no Boeing 778/779 near ready for Flight or Testing yet. Airbus and Rolls Royce have a continous fleet improvement program. It's RR or nothing on the A350. GE on the other hand do not have the same ...

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by Ugly51
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532503

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I don't understand QRs move. They stopped delivery of four frames sighting quality issues. Now they're taking them and cancelling four future frames? Why. Just to punish Airbus. Have their requirements changed? From 80 to 76 frames? Either those frames are not up to quality they expect or they are ...

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by Ugly51
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 32785

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

I really enjoy the continuous "A350 will struggle on routes to Australia from LAX" comments from users basing them off a quote that was missing any form of context. For the longest time, Qantas was an all Boeing airline - for a long time it was an all 747 airline - and many Qantas people ...

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by Ugly51
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 13198

Re: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?

These are the two people who decide which aircraft Emirates and FlyDubai in operates and selects. Forget all your management teams VP's and Executive VP's and Chairmen. They get to manage however they don't get to make the really important decisions. That's down to the Dubai Royal family.

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by Ugly51
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8085

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

PIC the Captain for the flight is no longer with Emirates so I have been told. The First Officer returned to QANTAS, I am not sure if he is still there or not. This accident could have been so much worse. A very well trained Cabin crew really makes a difference.

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by Ugly51
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31398

Re: SAA Is Broke, Cashflow Documents Show

LAD sorry...... Luanda.

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by Ugly51
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31398

Re: SAA Is Broke, Cashflow Documents Show

I flew SAA from JNB-LDA a few times in Business Class on there 747. The service was always Hit and Miss. After flying Emirates Business Class from DXB to JNB it was a real four hour grind...

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by Ugly51
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 238675

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I think this aeroplane could make Airbus a lot of money. If it does what it says in the Spec sheet and the price works for some of the smaller carriers in comparison to the B788. Things might work out.

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