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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 65
Views: 5329

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Not bad if you ask me. The current one is better, but I have my doubts about how it will look with the extended upper deck. This one addresses that point nicely.

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 55
Views: 6492

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Slightly off topic but I believe there are rules in the U.S. for general aviation aircraft for the size of the registration number so it's visible by ATC and perhaps other pilots. That can figure into the paint job. Older planes may be grandfathered. There are rules in every country regarding natio...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3657

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

mmo wrote:
Also, the cockpit crew and cabin crew rarely stayed in the same hotel, there were exceptions such as LAX, FRA and SFO. The cockpit crew hotels were much better than the cabin crew.


Image

Whats the fun in that?

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5196

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

They were just pestering Norwegian. I'm sure within a few days this plane will continue to Stockholm, only this time without overflying Germany. They'll fly straight north, over the Netherlands and then over the North Sea towards Norway. Once north of German airspace they'll bend off to the east to...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

It's 600 euros, since it's the final destination that counts, regardless of country, and you were on an EU airline.

And yes, force them to pay out if necessary. All 1800 euros. It is your right.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

I disagree with you and like someone mentioned above, the US is a different case and shouldn't be compared to Europe. JetBlue is the youngest US airline that made it and they were founded back in 2000. On the other hand, look at Europe, since then we had more players that were founded and actually ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

And new ones will rise, as has always been the case. This is nothing new, it's a cyclus that has been running for ages. That is true, but it is very unlikely that new airline would become a major player in the industry and could actually compete against these large groups. But you missed the point....

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 23
Views: 873

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

aviationaware wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Xbox isn't any indication that it will be available for the console.


They explicitly said it would.


Never said they wouldn't.

But they are also far more vague on the Xbox release, merely saying "at a later date".

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 13
Views: 1899

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

Here's one I don't get. A thread was started on a possible restart of Jet Airways, but it was shut down and posters were referred over to the Jet Airways shutdown megathread. Why? I can understand why all the 737MAX crash topics were merged into one when it just happened and a new topic was being st...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. The US can't be used as the precedent for everything. What they did over there was crazy, such consoli...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8373

Re: ek unbundling j

Let's hope they unbundle meals next! Would rather eat at a real restaurant before/after and bring a snack to eat onboard rather than having month-old reheated plane food! If you recall Mueller was bought in as digital transformation officer to change EK's IT systems to support the al-a-carte model ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

Europe is just waiting for more cobaolidation. What makes you think so? Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. The US can't be used as the pr...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5742

Re: European LCC

finnishway wrote:
Europe is just waiting for more cobaolidation.


What makes you think so?

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 23
Views: 873

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

1) What kind of hardware will this require? The fact that it's also for Xbox indicates that it won't be incredibly hardware hungry, but let's see what they do before getting excited. 4) Considering this is developed for Xbox and casual gamers, not people very interested in a high detail simulation,...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

I don't see any reason in principle why they couldn't become a connecting airline like Turkish. The O&D Greece market isn't huge and they have essentially taken as much a share of that as they can probably realistically get without blowing up yields. If they have growth ambitions, seems like it...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

What would the A321XLR offer Aegean that the ordinary A321NEO or even A321LR couldn't offer? Don't forget, those also have a longer range than the 321ceo.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8373

Re: ek unbundling j

ek is introducing unbundled j fares with a buyup required for seat assignments in advance and lounge access. ba already charges more for seats but includes lounge accesss. . True but the purpose of this charge was to ensure members of the higher levels of its FFP were able to select (the better) se...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing fees in special cases
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Landing fees in special cases

- Go-around, flying the pattern and complete a successful landing on your second attempt: one or two fees? - Same as above, but with runway contact (balked landing) - Approach and go-around at airport A, then divert to airport B: where is the fee due? Only at B or also at A? - Touch-and-go's for tr...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will FedEx convert 757-300s into Freighters?
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Will FedEx order 757-300s?

Would be the same programme as the 752 P2F tho, since it's the same plane. No it isn't. It is different in a lot of matters that matter. Never would have thought. "Same" plane, same generation, but a stretch, and yet there's so many differences Just a few obvious ones: Longer fuselage mea...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will FedEx convert 757-300s into Freighters?
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Will FedEx order 757-300s?

acjbbj wrote:
vhqpa wrote:
There's probably not enough around to justify certifying a P2F program


Would be the same programme as the 752 P2F tho, since it's the same plane.


No it isn't. It is different in a lot of matters that matter.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2275

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

Are there even 16 different commercial aircraft being produced? A320neo 737 MAX A220 MRJ E-jet E2 SSJ MC21 C919 737NG A320ceo CRJ Welp that’s 12. Most of which are completely unrealistic. E170 E175 E190 E195 E2-175 E2-190 E2-195 737-7 A319neo A220-100 A220-300 CRJ-700 CRJ-900 CRJ-1000 MRJ-70 MRJ-90...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

How much standing room would be available for the flight attendants to be able to work comfortably if you put the galleys above the cabin. Putting it below is one thing, you've got plenty of standing room there. Just turn it 90 degrees and place it longitudinally. There is enough space to stand up ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 72
Views: 6805

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

And apparently aren't getting much technology transfer with the S-400 deal either. However will end up with a better product and for a better price. I wouldn't put my money on S-400 as "a better product". Especially PAC-3 is huge development program and the whole system is wildly exported...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Putting seating up there has been discussed (and proved inefficient due to emergency evacuation) loads of times, but how about other functions that could release main-deck space for seating? The A340-600 placed some galleys and lavatories under the cabin. By placing them above the cabin, you don't ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Putting seating up there has been discussed (and proved inefficient due to emergency evacuation) loads of times, but how about other functions that could release main-deck space for seating? The A340-600 placed some galleys and lavatories under the cabin. By placing them above the cabin, you don't i...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3657

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Pretty similar for us as previous posts. Most hotels are pretty nice, and some are fantastic. Hotels all have a gym, free wifi for crew, silent rooms. Transportation to and from the hotel is by crew bus. We don't pay for the room. Just incidentals. What's a "silent room"? How do I get one...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 67
Views: 9268

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Two questions come to my mind : - You mentionned the Q400 was fitted against B737-500 / Fokker 70. How did the aircraft compete against the 737-800 / A320? The 737-800 and A320 are much bigger planes, so they wouldn't compete head to head. I'm pretty sure if you can fill those 2, they will beat the...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3657

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

The carriers negotiate the rates based on no points—it saves the carrier MONEY. The hotel chains offer “travel industry” rates based on those rates not being eligible for points. They want the points going to the customers paying rack rates. GF Never say never. One former employer negotiated all ra...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 67
Views: 9268

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

1 : According to what we are talking about here on the Q400, it seems that aircraft is not fitted for the market he has been designed for. So does Q400 lessors take this into consideration when they lease the aircraft to an operator nowadays, I mean do they struggle to lease their frames and offer ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 24
Views: 2273

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

Btblue wrote:
I remember flying on a Bae 146 with Buzz back in the day to Rome. Six abreast seating configuration, rammed in.


You can still enjoy these. Have had the endure them on both CityJet and WDL Aviation (both on behalf of HOP!) in the past year.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 1987

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

zanl188 wrote:
My Mac works - No driver issues, no blue screen of death, doesn't lock up, etc. Much better experience overall and worth the additional $$.



What is this, 2001?

I can't remember ever having the BSOD in the past 15 years at least.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 67
Views: 9268

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

But still on sector between 250 - 400 NM (I know it's a niche but doesn't the Q400 a niche aircraft) don't you think the Q400 can make the difference compared E2 or A220? AFAIK, the A320NEO has the ATR beat on flights longer than 45 minutes, so no more than 200 nm. A contact tells me that his light...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 67
Views: 9268

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

It's the engines that keep the Q from competing effectively with the ATRs right? Is there a smaller engine out there that will narrow the costs gap between the Q and the ATR? It's more than that. The Q400 is heavy and overbuilt. Expensive to build and requires more maintenance. Airport fees are hig...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5441

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

Makes sense. Nobody really makes use of it anyway, and prices aren't even good. BTW, Air France - KLM made this decision earlier this year. I never quite understood the reason selling this stuff on the plane. These are hub airlines. Every passenger is likely to pass through one or two major hubs. Ju...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100596

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://check-in.dk/sas-og-flybe-stopper-samarbejdet/

FlyBe is out. They are withdrawing from the SAS contract 2 years early. Nordica is replacing them.
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https://check-in.dk/sas-og-flybe-stopper-samarbejdet/

FlyBe is out. They are withdrawing from the SAS contract 2 years early. Nordica is replacing them.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18654

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

Buying the program for a symbolic dollar and closing the lines to supress a Spacejet competitor? Maybe i am overthinking Or buying it for a dollar and receiving a functional frame, so they can throw away the MRJ? The faults with that one have been significant and will be costly to fix. What if it i...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100596

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Just curious, how many km are you subtracting from the published ranges to come up with your guess about secondary Chinese cities? Secondary cities such as Wuhan and Qingdao come in at about 7 000 km from Helsinki... so there is still room to expand with -LRs. Regardless of the math, though, wouldn...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18654

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

Weird. The "Spacejet" ( :sour: ) is the exact same size, isn't it? Are they admitting defeat on that and just buying a new airframe?

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 13697

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

They apparently had no clue that it’s a Customs’ law in probably every country that you have to pick up your bag when you first enter the country and clear Customs with it. Probable only in the United States and a few other countries? In most European countries you just change flights and pick up y...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3657

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Been in multiple minor airlines (all on regional planes), sometimes with hotels arranged through major airlines due to contractual reasons. I've stayed in 5 star hotel suites complete with kitchens and multiple bedrooms (a bit of a waste tbh), but I've also slept in a reclining chair in the crew ro...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 13697

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (sto...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3657

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Been in multiple minor airlines (all on regional planes), sometimes with hotels arranged through major airlines due to contractual reasons. I've stayed in 5 star hotel suites complete with kitchens and multiple bedrooms (a bit of a waste tbh), but I've also slept in a reclining chair in the crew roo...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 68
Views: 11018

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

I'm guessing they are ditching the 76 seaters, since they are considering the A220? They only have 6 of those. Alternatively, the E2 stands a much better chance if a smaller type is needed. Weren't the BA CityFlyer aircraft delivered from 2009? 10 years ago? Surely too early to be making an order fo...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11176

Re: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings

Though all wetleased 738s from TUI were repainted into Eurowings cs, so probably they are not short-term leased. Doesn't really say so much though. All white with the logo on the rear. The logo could in theory be a sticker (is it? Or is it paint?). Aren't Eurowings engines normally also light-grey?...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11176

Re: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings

A321Lufthansa wrote:
Though all wetleased 738s from TUI were repainted into Eurowings cs, so probably they are not short-term leased.


Doesn't really say so much though. All white with the logo on the rear. The logo could in theory be a sticker (is it? Or is it paint?). Aren't Eurowings engines normally also light-grey?

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 67
Views: 9268

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

KFLLCFII wrote:
Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies.

Not too sure about the Comet Max, though.


Imagine how cool a Comet would be if you gave it a Nimrod MRA4 style makeover! :cloudnine:

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6432

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Taxiing in with flaps extended used to be a signal to ATC that you had been hijacked, at least in some places. Not really a thing any more, but I've still flown with old (mostly Russian) captains who insisted that it was still to be taken seriously. I'm guessing there are 2-3 reasons: It keeps birds...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11176

Re: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings

easyJet has three because of national regulations and Brexit so not quite he same. The question is, will Eurowings become more streamlined? It seems like an operational mess now. Im pretty sure it will be streamlined. The Czech Airlines and TUI jets are clearly just short-term for expansion and mar...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44246

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Jetstar already converted 18x321N to 321LR. There is another 32 321neo’s left to be delivered by 2025 so fairly easy to convert without disrupting timeframes. Cairns-NRT/KIX would free up 1 X787. Not sure where they are planning on adding all the extra 787 capacity opening up. A rumour I was told a...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7162

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

With 380 production ending, when do airport projects than enable 380 capability end? Do airports building new international facilities include 380 sized gates? If yes, is the investment worth it? For example at JFK, they have widened several runways, reconfigured taxiways, strengthened taxiway brid...

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