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by scouseflyer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112255

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

MAN - Belfast City went out this morning https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/flight-information/departures/itinerary/?flightCode=BE%20470&airline=Flybe&arrivalTime=08:00&destination=Belfast&flightDate=13/01/2020&departureTime=07:00&airportCode=BHD&flightType=departures&am...

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by scouseflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95317

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Francoflier wrote:
Amazing to see exactly how thick that wing is at the root.


I believe that in the factory it is possible to stand-up inside the wing which, given how slender it looks when attached to the plane, shows how big this plane is!

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by scouseflyer
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217842

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

CarbonFibre wrote:
Remy89 wrote:
Does anyone know where this was headed? I work at Gatwick and would have loved to spot it out the window from my desk.



Manchester.


Just happenned to pass the end of the runway and was buzzed by it this afternoon - always amazed that the A380 looks quite small when it's in the air!

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by scouseflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217842

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Just listened to some entitled prat on BBC R5 who had a flight only with TC tomorrow whining at the BBC travel expert about the airline not phoning him to tell him that they hadn’t gone bust yet and how was he going to get home from his yachting trip. He’s the epitome of the problem in that we all a...

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by scouseflyer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179767

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I really find it fascinating how so many foreign nations are able to deliver great infrastructure projects in a short time, while it can take us a decade to simply renovate a few terminals. While I doubt I will ever get to pilot a plane into IST, I would look forward to using it as a passenger. Kud...

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by scouseflyer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 47997

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

"OTOH, what is Pratt going to do?"

After the recent SNAFUs by Pratt will an OEM trust them to provide launch engines in the near future?

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by scouseflyer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 11102

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

http://bloga350.blogspot.com/2012/10/ju ... -a280.html
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Wonder if they will rename it into the A series as specualted above.

If it starts A2xx there was almost another one in the series a few years ago:

http://bloga350.blogspot.com/2012/10/ju ... -a280.html

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by scouseflyer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 161078

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/o ... eries.html



Wow who ordered 15 A359s?
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Momo1435 wrote:
And to be complete the break down of the May orders from Airbus

15x A350-900 - UNDISCLOSED
1x A330-200 - AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE, S.A.U
3x A320ceo & 6x A320neo - LUFTHANSA

No cancellations.

http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/o ... eries.html



Wow who ordered 15 A359s?

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by scouseflyer
Sun May 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 7142

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

As @vhtje says.. the third runway at LHR is a long way off.. The Goverment accepted the recommendations of the Airports Commission for the third runway at LHR, but seems to be proceeding at a snails pace.. The Airports Commission report was a major exercise in gathering information, it took three y...

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by scouseflyer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40459

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

RalXWB wrote:
The title "Emirates starts storing the A380" is beyond misleading because it also includes 777 etc.


Usual A380 possible bad story glee I'm afraid!

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by scouseflyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sun
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Ryanair Sun

azz767 wrote:
My question then, if it’s only a subsidiary and not a separate airline why do they need to transfer aircraft from the Irish to polish register


Not entirely sure but you can be sure that it's saving them a few € somewhere along the line....

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by scouseflyer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 3095

Re: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

Noted the line in the Brexit page "IAG is a Spanish company" always though it had "dual nationality" with HQ in UK and Spain does that mean this has been changed?

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by scouseflyer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 74599

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

MSN, Airline, Frame, Reg, Status Beverage Cans 336 SriLankan Airlines A330-243 4R-ALE Written Off 341 SriLankan Airlines A330-243 4R-ALF Written Off Yeah, these two were taken out by the LTTE when they attacked Bandaranaike Intl. in July 2001. Not much remained of these very new birdies... :( Like ...

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by scouseflyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 163088

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

chiad wrote:
Amazing NEO sale for December. Does anyone know total sales? Should be just shy of 6000 frames me think.


It's got the Indigo partners massive order in there broken down by airlines and, even better for AB the A350s for TK and the next big Chinese A32X order haven't been included.

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by scouseflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 240688

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

Aero paint it also extensively used in the F1 industry - good F1 flowviz for some awesome pictures of F1 cars covered in lumo paint trails

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by scouseflyer
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 14911

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to GE jet engine

This is the third time that an Airbus programme has been impacted by Pratt having issues with a new engine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAE_SuperFan http://aviationweek.com/awin/airbus-a318-pw-engines-completes-first-flight Maybe that's precisely why they went for a minimum of 2 engines suppliers ...

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by scouseflyer
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 7347

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

That's what Skmark was trying to do but they went belly up as they expended too fast so we'll never know on that one No, that would have actually made a little sense. Skymark was going to heavy premium with the A380 and have J/Y+ only. The A330s were their first step towards premium (partially at t...

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by scouseflyer
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 7347

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

The A3XX project was all about packing 'em in... so then I never understood why *all* airlines used the A380 in low density configurations instead. For SQ et. al. the first aircraft were about prestige - I get that (like the piano bar in the early 747s) - but it mystified me that no-one subsequentl...

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by scouseflyer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 75265

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

seahawk wrote:
Will we see any orders for the A330NEo and the A380? Seems unlikely.



There have been rumblings of an A380 order but that would be a massive shock TBH

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by scouseflyer
Thu May 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 26425

Re: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s

They may in fact be worth more as parts. [...] one day they're quietly dismantled. I don't know much, but what I know is that they day pictures of an A380 being dismanteld will be posted, a.net will go nuts... :stirthepot: Don't please anyone look at this image from the renowned A380spotter! https:...

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by scouseflyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 35592

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

If the bank angle of the runway were matched to the radius of the curve, maybe there would be no appreciable feeling of centripetal force in use... This would be the same idea as high speed car test tracks e.g. Nardo ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nard%C3%B2_Ring ) where each lane (bank angle) has...

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by scouseflyer
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would you regard the A330neo a success?
Replies: 68
Views: 10206

Re: Would you regard the A330neo a success?

Dutchy wrote:

The A338 probably will break even at 15 or 20 a/c, just the work for this derivative, so that is also a risk well taken, I think.

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I'm thinking that there will probably be a A338F at some point that this will need to be the base for

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by scouseflyer
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Th 80 Meter Box
Replies: 7
Views: 3120

Re: Th 80 Meter Box

LAX772LR wrote:
kitplane01 wrote:
An A380 with a wing designed in 2017 would have a wingspan greater than 80 meters.

Moot, since that's not a project being undertaken.

Isn't the A380 somewhat overwinged anyway as it was designed for the A380-900 body?

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by scouseflyer
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 83639

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

Probably want to get that one signed quick whist Trump is still Pres Elect!

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by scouseflyer
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 21185

Re: Remnants of old terminals

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowne_Pl ... port_Hotel

Some of the hangers are there also as business premises and a gym
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The old terminal at Liverpool John Lennon from the Speke days was refrubished as a hotel - it's really quite a nice piece of work too with some preserved planes on the apron:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowne_Pl ... port_Hotel

Some of the hangers are there also as business premises and a gym

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by scouseflyer
Fri May 20, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75164

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#129" class="quote">Reply 129</a>):<br/><i> Quoting rbrunner (Reply 128):...

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by scouseflyer
Fri May 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LPL Evacuated - Faulty Scanner
Replies: 0
Views: 942

LPL Evacuated - Faulty Scanner

Apparently the whole airport has to be cleared and every passenger re-screened - that's going to be a mess! <a href="http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/evacuation-liverpool-john-lennon-airport-11361523" target="_blank">http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/...rpool-john-lennon-airport-...

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by scouseflyer
Thu May 19, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75164

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/janbrubel" class="quote" target="_blank">janbrubel</a> (<a href="#90" class="quote">Reply 90</a>):<br/><i>Not that unlikely really. Apparently t...

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by scouseflyer
Thu May 19, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75164

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gia777" class="quote" target="_blank">gia777</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i> 1. A bomb could have been inside the plane....

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by scouseflyer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Boeing 747-400 Still In Production?
Replies: 17
Views: 12118

RE: Is The Boeing 747-400 Still In Production?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>No, thats not true. You are apparently referring to ln...

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by scouseflyer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Boeing 747-400 Still In Production?
Replies: 17
Views: 12118

RE: Is The Boeing 747-400 Still In Production?

I think that there's still one stored 744 that was never taken if someone was desperate for a 744F

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by scouseflyer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Looking At The A380 And B747
Replies: 19
Views: 6580

RE: Turkish Looking At The A380 And B747

TK looking at VLA's is one of the longest running stories in the industry  

Feel it's never going to happen

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by scouseflyer
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 News/discussion
Replies: 139
Views: 19748

RE: A380 News/discussion

A380 in <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> colours <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> One quote from the article amused me: "The A380 wouldn't work on every part of our network, so from that po...

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by scouseflyer
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320NEO Additional Problems
Replies: 69
Views: 23352

A320NEO Additional Problems

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rbavfan" class="quote" target="_blank">rbavfan</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>Like <acronym title="Precision Air Service...

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by scouseflyer
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Wins One Order For 2 A380s.
Replies: 151
Views: 40729

RE: Airbus Wins One Order For 2 A380s.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlanesNTrains" class="quote" target="_blank">PlanesNTrains</a> (<a href="#109" class="quote">Reply 109</a>):<br/><i>But, alas, that hasn't happe...

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by scouseflyer
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Wins One Order For 2 A380s.
Replies: 151
Views: 40729

RE: Airbus Wins One Order For 2 A380s.

So i guess the only question remains is are they new builds or are the Skymark ones now free to be resold as the lead times are quite short and the Air Austral ones were never actually built to be picked up by EK for this order?

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by scouseflyer
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Wins One Order For 2 A380s.
Replies: 151
Views: 40729

RE: Airbus Wins One Order For 2 A380s.

Slightly disappointing if only from a variety point of view  

Wonder if these are the two Skymark birds - would explain the long lead on the ANA ones

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by scouseflyer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CouldRossiya Take Over The Transaero 748i / 380 Or
Replies: 9
Views: 4444

RE: CouldRossiya Take Over The Transaero 748i / 380 Or

One of the A380 orders was cancelled and the other transferred to a holding company with little history so it may be a prelude to cancellation or someone trying to sell the orders on.

Think all the 748s are still on Boeing's books

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by scouseflyer
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Considers Split Level Layout For A350-1000
Replies: 71
Views: 26523

RE: Airbus Considers Split Level Layout For A350-1000

This is a layout that I've seen on an A330 so not a huge suprise

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by scouseflyer
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Opens New Massive Concourse
Replies: 62
Views: 23576

RE: DXB Opens New Massive Concourse

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hz747300" class="quote" target="_blank">hz747300</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> When <acronym title="Jebel Ali (Dubai) ...

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by scouseflyer
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 160790

RE: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#227" class="quote">Reply 227</a>):<br/><i>And the worry of a Soviet invasion of the ...

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by scouseflyer
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 83639

RE: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moo" class="quote" target="_blank">moo</a> (<a href="#99" class="quote">Reply 99</a>):<br/><i>Isnt the Airbus January O&D figures a bit late...

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by scouseflyer
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 44
Views: 12747

RE: Heathrow Airport Expansion Plans

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ahmetdouas" class="quote" target="_blank">ahmetdouas</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i> All I know is that <acronym title="...

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by scouseflyer
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 14
Replies: 213
Views: 88138

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 14

Has it got stuck in the mud in an error turning - the front wheel seems to be on the grass?

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by scouseflyer
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A320 Incident At DXB
Replies: 9
Views: 12554

RE: Saudia A320 Incident At DXB

So does this look like a bird strike or a structural failure

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by scouseflyer
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Confirms A380 Order
Replies: 172
Views: 37895

RE: ANA Confirms A380 Order

Excellent, just now need to get the 3 orders for the lessor that are ex TransAero and things are looking up for the A380

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by scouseflyer
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air To Buy 114 Airbus Planes This Week
Replies: 129
Views: 30014

RE: Iran Air To Buy 114 Airbus Planes This Week

Wow - just how much cash has there been trapped inside Iran these last few years?

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by scouseflyer
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IR To Buy 8 A380s
Replies: 207
Views: 51705

RE: IR To Buy 8 A380s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i> Sounds more like a stop gap until the A...

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