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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030
Replies: 58
Views: 8756

Re: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030

Which will open first, LHR's third runway or Berlin-Brandenburg Airport? Perhaps never...

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by Confuscius
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19457

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Opulent and extravagant, fit for a sheik. I'll wait for a second stimulus check to put a down payment for it.

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by Confuscius
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 59496

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Similar to TPE's full name. But Manila International Airport is way more better than this proposed name. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1297364/paolo-duterte-2-solons-want-naia-renamed-to-paliparang-pandaigdig-ng-pilipinas They want rename NAIA to PPP. From Ninoy Aquino to Piolo Pascual Airport?! :e...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5091

Re: United A350 orders

IWMBH wrote:
The first A350 will arrive in 2027. So that’s plenty of time for the Corona-crises to blow over. So, I believe this is the order that is least effected by the virus.


What if there's a COVID-26?

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by Confuscius
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6273

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

I hope they'd rename either Ft. Benning or Ft. Gordon to Ft. William Tecumseh Sherman. A general with a burning attraction to the state of Georgia.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97414

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Jetport wrote:
Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money?


Too bad Air France retired all their A380s. All this plane needs is a little blue and red paint...and dirt. It's good to go.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97414

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I hope those laid off pilots and flight attendants don't owe too much debt to UAE banks. Working for Emirates Airlines could mean arrest, imprisonment and Interpol warrants Emirates Airlines cuts leave staff vulnerable to arrest https://www.eturbonews.com/573935/working-for-emirates-airlines-could-m...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19366

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

I thought Richard Anderson left Amtrak for Greyhound.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57549

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

First flight for Air France 789 F-HRBJ at PAE (3 Jun) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZnhHwKU0AANxoa?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1268292300553072641?s=20 Is this the last 789 for AF or does the white paint indicate that this frame will go to KLM ? Its the last one fo...

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20304

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

jeffrey0032j wrote:
I would suspect a particular all Airbus airline with red planes.


Does it rhyme with Malaysia and/or Indonesia?

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20304

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

If an airline has a small order and can't pay, they're in a lot of of trouble. If an airline has a huge order and can't pay, the manufacturer is in a lot of trouble.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 97
Views: 24815

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Stitch wrote:
The new Large Display System cockpits are now installed at the factory and the frames do not need to be sent on for retrofitting.


Thanks. Since the KC-46 was certified by the FAA, I wonder if the 787 type instrument panel on the KC-46 is an option for the 767F.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 29, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 97
Views: 24815

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Do new build freighters come with the original EFIS (CRT) instrument panel? Or can third-party system such as IS&S FPDS and Collins LDS can be factory installed?

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by Confuscius
Fri May 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 865
Views: 123248

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Other approaches being modified: ILS/LOC 22L, 27L, RNAV 27R, 9L STARs with new revisions: BENKY (6), ERNNY (7), ESSPO (5), FYTTE (6), MADDII (6), SHAIN (2), TRTLL (6), VEECK (5), WATSN (4), WYNDE (2), JANESVILLE (1), A little sports theme there, Ernie Banks and Bill Veeck. I wonder if MADDII is for...

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by Confuscius
Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.
Replies: 45
Views: 8030

Re: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.

FlyingElvii wrote:
Twitter showing pics of a completely darkened Sears Tower/Willis Tower against the Chicago skyline.

The building's name is spelled Willis but pronounced as Sears. :scratchchin:

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by Confuscius
Wed May 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines nonstop Manila - Miami
Replies: 21
Views: 5293

Re: Philippine Airlines nonstop Manila - Miami

Devilfish wrote:
Looks eerily like another battle for Manila Bay!


“You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,” Commodore George Dewey

...in this case, "Juan, you may fly when ready."

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by Confuscius
Sun May 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14323

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

I find engine noise to be reassuring.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 08, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 104685

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

cynlb wrote:
Any planes stored at Palmdale?


I believe there's a partially built B-21 Raider there.

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by Confuscius
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142960

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

I have the perfect name:

757 SE
767 SE plus

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by Confuscius
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6032

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

What you didn't see was the part when the guys pushed it all the way to V1!

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by Confuscius
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9908

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

ojjunior wrote:
Came across this pic, it gives a small glimpse about the parking at MUC
Image


Parking in alternating direction saves ramp space.

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by Confuscius
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4299

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You? Here in Vegas, the Governor of Nevada declared all non-essential businesses to shut down for 30 days. how are you doing? and don't forget to tell us where you're from and what restrictions you're dealing with. Adjust and adapt. Instead of a lap dance.....

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by Confuscius
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...

Just a PSA about toiler paper. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7DjUUnejQo Never was a big fan of Toto bidets, for some reason their nozzle can never get enough pressure to properly blast the area clean. So that's a bidet. I always thought it was a 2-in-1 toilet bowl and drinking fountain.

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by Confuscius
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164294

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The shortage of toilet paper is becoming critical, it’s time for the government to release the nation’s strategic toilet paper reserve.

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by Confuscius
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164294

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Out of abundance of caution, I now regularly update my computer's antivirus software just in case COVID-19 mutates to human to computer transmission.

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by Confuscius
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern fires Korean FAs
Replies: 18
Views: 6877

Re: China Eastern fires Korean FAs

JayBCN wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
Do MU have Italian/Iranian/Spanish FA?


Why Spain? How does Spain make this list?


The Spanish flu?

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61552

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta, Dresden, Knock

https://youtu.be/13xd7KG1JhY


Now that's a true eurowhite paint scheme! :shock:
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masit wrote:
A very sad day to see this bird land for the last time. In between rain showers the sun came out for her (and the big crowd) as she landed.

https://youtu.be/13xd7KG1JhY


Now that's a true eurowhite paint scheme! :shock:

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1655
Views: 311754

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

It finally made it out of Washington, it's now over Idaho.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

RogerMurdock wrote:
Looks like the door hit the airstairs, oops


It was set up for the left (L1) door.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Speedalive wrote:
Is anyone else still just seeing a blue screen?


I thought my Windows 10 crashed!

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Looks like it's on a downtown Seattle flyby/photoshoot.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Checklist787 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Checklist787 wrote:
Yeah!!!
[orgasmic]

No happy ending till it lands safely! :biggrin:


Ouuups! Too late :biggrin:


I believe it's called premature ejection in aviation parlance.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

With all the yellow vests in the crowd,I'm glad this is not in Paris.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Co-pilot just left his seat

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by Confuscius
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80727

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Not following the event. Is the plane back from the test flight?

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 865
Views: 123248

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

The January 2022 is the scheduled start date, not completion date of the Satellites... afraid you're going to have to wait a year or two beyond that for demolition of T-2. ...I would bet the Satellites are completed in 2024-25. 2-3 years for the Satellites which is an easier project due to it being...

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by Confuscius
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8873

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

4 FEB DL 2393 LAS-ATL A321 DL 108 ATL-MAD 767-300ER 8 FEB IB 3340 MAD-RAK A320 10 FEB FR 8114 RAK-CIA 737-800 11 FEB VY 6111 FCO-BCN A320 13 FEB KL 1662 BCN-AMS 737-800 KL 635 AMS-LAS 787-9 First time with these airlines and airports: Iberia, Ryanair (wish me luck!) and KLM; ATL, MAD, RAK, CIA, FCO ...

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by Confuscius
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service
Replies: 50
Views: 12300

Re: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service

I'm not complaining. I've made three round trips from the US to Southeast Asia during the past two years for a little over $1,500. It would've been still cheaper if I flew all from Los Angeles or San Francisco.

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by Confuscius
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161819

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

qf789 wrote:
A few 737MAX in storage at MWH

Image


Even the "chistmas tree" alert ramp is being used for storage.

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing settles MAX deaths - $1.2+ million USD
Replies: 29
Views: 6648

Re: Boeing settles MAX deaths - $1.2+ million USD

$1,200,000 equals to 17,033,760,000 Rupiahs. :eek:

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by Confuscius
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161819

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Will the owner of a blue 737 Max please move your airplane. You are occupying more than one parking space. Thank you. 737MAX storage has moved to the staff carpark at BFI https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9wAEM1WwAEL1Bq?format=jpg https://twitter.com/Airplane_pic/status/1142788520739844099?s=20

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by Confuscius
Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3786

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

enilria wrote:
I hope this isn't just a scam to funnel more money into TSA.


Perhaps Mexico is paying for this.

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by Confuscius
Wed May 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1619

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

addendum: A300 Continental Airlines DEN (Stapleton)-LAX (ca. 1990s) ...Sadly. I may never get to fly on a 747 now...Yes I'm an old guy as you can tell LOL. CV240:: Unknown airline. (ca. 1950s) DC6: Continental ABQ-DAL (1957) Viscount 800: Continental ABQ-DAL (1961) DC7: Delta DAL-MSY (1961) And I th...

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by Confuscius
Wed May 08, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1619

Your first flight on jet airliners

Here's mine, simplified with no submodel (e.g. DC-9/MD-80): 727 - American Airlines SAN-ORD (1978) 737 - Western Airlines SFO-SAN (1973) 747 - Northwest Orient Airlines ORD-ANC-NRT-MNL (1981) 757 - Northwest Airlines DTW-ORD (ca. 1990s) 767 - United Airlines SFO-LAX (ca. 1990s) 777 - United Airlines...

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by Confuscius
Wed May 08, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4524

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

A350 ver. 1.0
787-3

Firm orders with no deliveries

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by Confuscius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12498

Re: Politics and the 737Max

However, Trump has spoken out about the issue too. Surely he isn’t wrong? I mean he knows so much about planes. What does Trump have to do with this? Wow he just grounded them. Shocked that he caved into the knee jerk reaction of other countries. Will be sad when this comes out to be pilot error. T...

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