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by HHScot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying two planes at BGY (Milan Bergamo, Italy)
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Help identifying two planes at BGY (Milan Bergamo, Italy)

737 was probably a West Atlantic cargo aircraft.

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What happened to KarelXWB?
Replies: 10
Views: 10014

Re: What happened to KarelXWB?

Can anyone tell me how I can delete my account?

Edit Kas:
Sorry, accidentally edited your post instead of quoting it. In any case, I replied to your thread a while ago, so not sure why you are asking it again here.

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to delete an account
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

How to delete an account

Does anyone know how to delete an Airliners.net account?

I'm completely unsatisfied with what this forum has become and want to delete my account. But I don't see any option to do this under settings.

Can anyone give me some advice?

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What happened to KarelXWB?
Replies: 10
Views: 10014

Re: What happened to KarelXWB?

He probably also got fed up receiving warnings for simply engaging in civil discussions with others on here!

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are some airports big while others are not?
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: Why are some airports big while others are not?

I called it out and got a personal message warning as a result from a forum admin.

I'm glad someone else agrees.

Sadly I'm now finished with the forum as it's become a kindergarten policed by jumped up little Hitlers.

Final warning coming in 3, 2, 1...

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5436

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

Brussels-Larnaca is a PSO service. That is the reason Ryanair serves it and it is their only route out of LCA, instead of PFO. Also flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam (AF), Madrid (YW) and Prague (OK) are PSO; routes also related to Strasbourg as an European capital. Why is that a PSO route? For ...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 13940

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

Hello, This was a topic that always interested me. Never knew why the md80 climbed so well and the other planes not so much. I was assuming the plane may be light or the small, tube like airframe was efficient for climbing. I would like a explanation for this though, as I think many people would be...

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14971

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Barney, give it a rest will you? This whole flight was a non-standard operating procedure that was planned out in advance. Sure it was risky, but it WAS planned. would such a flight be planned or allowed today, unlikely. But this was the 1980s. At the same time we still allowed people to smoke insid...

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14971

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

I somehow suspect if this landing had taken place in a certain other country rather than East Germany there'd be more an attitude of "exceptional piloting" from certain quarters! :scratchchin:

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14971

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Too many people criticizing the pilot's here but without the required knowledge. (E.g. they probably have never landed an IL-62 at all, let alone on a short grass strip) I'm not a pilot so wont pass comment on that. But I will say that the engines were never going to run again so FOD wasn't a consid...

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by HHScot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3509

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

MalevTU134 wrote:
Could more of wing assembly be moved to the Airbus plants in China and the US?

They can just wait until there's a united Ireland and then move production to Bombardier in Belfast :stirthepot:

I'll get my coat! :wave:

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by HHScot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3509

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

There are so many aspects here that will influence Airbus and indeed any multinational. At its simplest and most basic it'll mean that the company will need to employ additional resources to manage the additional paperwork required for the cross border workers. Today workers can frequently be reassi...

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by HHScot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3509

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

You’re being a bit silly here Teddy, this is all on the white trash unemployable people from middle England who have screwed the UK for everyone else. The next big employers to leave will be the motor and heavy machinery manufacturers. Brexit reminds me of the Cold War era cartoon of a disheveled m...

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by HHScot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3509

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

If the EU won’t agree There you have the typical view of the average Brexiteer: "It's all the EU's fault" The type of person who'd get drunk, fall down the stairs and split their head open. And then have the audacity to blame the doctor for getting blood on his shirt! The UK made the deci...

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4632

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Surely a topic better suited for Polls and Preferences than here? I'm getting concerned that airliners.net is turning more and more into a "plane spotter's nerd fest" instead of a place to discuss and debate serious issues in, and affecting, the industry! Amen to that. Your mothers didn’t...

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by HHScot
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4632

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Surely a topic better suited for Polls and Preferences than here?

I'm getting concerned that airliners.net is turning more and more into a "plane spotter's nerd fest" instead of a place to discuss and debate serious issues in, and affecting, the industry!

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by HHScot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 50865

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Revelation wrote:

People at AirportTugs.Net must be pretty upset.
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No, they're too busy debating why it's a disaster that the latest tug is painted just in white and doesn't have any yellow on it anymore!

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by HHScot
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

I can testify to that. My flight was on time this morning. Just a pity that a lot of us on it didn't have the pleasure of our bags making the flight with us. Not sure if it's just coincidence or if there are still non standard operations behind the scenes. Will be interesting to see how long until t...

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by HHScot
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

The heavy police presence as well as the strict evacuation of the terminals both indicate that the authorities in charge might have feared yet another anarchist attack.. Nonsense! And exactly the type of rumour doing the rounds without any base. It's normal to have this type of presence whenever yo...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

Latest is that a decision on whether or not the airport will open on Monday will be taken at 3am local time. Airport info: (In German) https://www.hamburg-airport.de/de/10983.php Twitter and Facebook are full of rumours as to the cause of the issue. But no evidence is being provided to back these up...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

Update: they've found the cause of the short circuit and are working on a solution: https://twitter.com/HamburgAirport/status/1003354834421080069?s=19 Still no word on when the airport is expected to be operational again. Lufthansa has, as a precaution cancelled all flights until approximately 10am ...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

They've stated that operations are suspended "until further notice" not just until the end of the day. They've tweeted that they cannot make any assurances if operations will start tomorrow. And, according to local radio the airport PR department is no longer reachable with just an answer...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

I wonder what the financial impact will be to the airport and airlines due to this. They may just be regretting not having a backup to the backup.

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

They've stated that operations are suspended "until further notice" not just until the end of the day. They've tweeted that they cannot make any assurances if operations will start tomorrow. And, according to local radio the airport PR department is no longer reachable with just an answeri...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

Even if you can speak German there's not a lot of info. https://twitter.com/HamburgAirport/status/1003249155244949504?s=19 Of course the priority should be to resolve the issue. But it must be frustrating for passengers to have only received a couple of vague statements over the last hours and no ro...

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by HHScot
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6613

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

https://www.facebook.com/HamburgAirport ... 8292876920

I find it simply amazing that such a disturbance can last so long. I'd have thought an airport the size of Hamburg would have some sort of backup supply.
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According to the airport's Facebook page all operations are still suspended.

https://www.facebook.com/HamburgAirport ... 8292876920

I find it simply amazing that such a disturbance can last so long. I'd have thought an airport the size of Hamburg would have some sort of backup supply.

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by HHScot
Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20942

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

Also, he says A-Three-Three-Zero or A-three-hundred-and thirty and the likes of that, and it makes it difficult for me to watch. I don't know why, but that bugs the hell out of me too. Everytime I fly British Airways and the pilot says "Welcome aboard this Airbus three one nine" I just ha...

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by HHScot
Sun May 27, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Service Dog gives birth to puppies at TPA!
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Re: Service Dog gives birth to puppies at TPA!

No comments about the fact that the mother shouldn't have been traveling, etc! We have mods whose task it is to police threads, thanks. Those questions are relevant to the topic at hand. Couldn't agree more as these are pertinent questions! If people want to fawn over puppy or cat pictures we have ...

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by HHScot
Fri May 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81316

Re: Plane down near HAV

Blankbarcode wrote:

Cubana doesn't operate the 737, so if the other report holds water... I'm very worried indeed.


Is it more of a tragedy if there Americans rather than Cubans dead?

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by HHScot
Thu May 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5654

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

In that case you'd have (at least) 3 affected/cancelled flights. I also don't think that Eurocontrol could do that unless the destination airport was actually going to be closed.

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by HHScot
Wed May 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5654

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

The whole things is a Ryanair bashing, the Airport NIMBYs do not want low cost carriers at FRA. You've got the nail on the head! There's also a snobbery among a significant number of people here in Germany. I have friends who would never ever fly Ryanair or easyJet and only flew Air Berlin under pr...

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by HHScot
Mon May 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sarajevo eyes Beijing flights via Belgrade, ready to abolish visa requirements for Chinese nationals starting on May 29
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Sarajevo eyes Beijing flights via Belgrade, ready to abolish visa requirements for Chinese nationals starting on May

I didn't realise that San Marino had abolished the visa requirements. Pretty useless if you ask me as you can only get to San Marino via Italy which will still require Chinese nationals to have a visa. Welcome to see less visa requirements in the world. However, I do wonder that everyone seems to th...

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by HHScot
Sat May 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 7084

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

HS2 won't be anywhere near Scotland, at least within the lifetime of most people reading this post.

However a truely economical MoM plane could affect Heathrow (and other hubs) by making more direct routes from "the regions" more viable.

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by HHScot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4733

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

That would mean Ryanair moving away from the one model strategy that they seemed tightly wed to in the past.
However I do think they may be willing to move from that in the not too distant future.

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by HHScot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9653

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Do we have any truly independent verification of what happened here? People are very quick to report as fact that the employee told the woman to "shut the f____ up". But has anyone without a vested interest verified that this did happen? I'm not saying that it didn't, but people in stresse...

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by HHScot
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 43
Views: 9023

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

I think the issue here is not only about crews having difficulty getting visas, but also passengers. I can imagine quite a drop in passenger numbers for non-political reasons.

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by HHScot
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New standing "seats"
Replies: 50
Views: 6551

Re: New "seats"

There's a video on YouTube showing people sitting on them. It looks terrible. The guy was on the middle seat and his legs were splayed such that his knees were half way into the seat space at either side. The seat pitch here doesn't seem to be the issue, but the width does as the seat needs you to s...

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by HHScot
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Repeated Topics
Replies: 16
Views: 2820

Re: Repeated Topics

Sometimes it is actually hard to identify a repeat subject. An example this week being the two threads discussing Airbus's proposal for enabling the A330 lower deck to contain sleeping areas. The original post was titled (something like) "Is this what Airbus is doing to increase sales?" Ha...

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by HHScot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 28017

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

What an amazing amount of politically motivated comments in this thread. And on both sides of the argument. I'll just throw my 2¢ worth in: The A380 seems to work very well for Emirates, but that doesn't mean that it would work in other markets. The US airlines were already moving away from the B747...

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by HHScot
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action

To strike when there is a legitimate reason is one thing, to cause such chaos with a "proactive warning strike" is something completely different. Such tactics won't win the unions any public support for their position.

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by HHScot
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 259621

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Story continues... Italian gov't to extend Alitalia bids deadline until 4Q18 (paid content) https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66029-italian-govt-to-extend-alitalia-bids-deadline-until-4q18 = So the airline remains now in limbo while continuing to suck in vast amounts of funds from the state. ...

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by HHScot
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Forum Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: New Forum Suggestions

Fair point. Makes perfect sense. However I thank that we need to be more consistent with what goes where. For example: An initial announcement that an airline will change livery probably does belong in Civil Aviation, especially when connected with a general refresh of corporate identity or strategy...

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by HHScot
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Forum Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

New forum suggestion - Airline liveries

There's been a lot of discussions lately in the Civil Aviation forum about various airline liveries. (e.g. Lufthansa, PIA etc.) While interesting to a point, these tend to descend quickly into endless discussions going around in circles with half of the users loving the new liveries and the other ha...

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by HHScot
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5408

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

Will also be interesting to see if the MoM would also open up more flights to secondary destinations bypassing hubs. The apparently looming widebody Vs MoM battle is somewhat reminiscent of A380 Vs B787 in this respect.

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by HHScot
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the highest cycle and hour A320 and 737?
Replies: 33
Views: 9359

Re: What is the highest cycle and hour A320 and 737?

Spacepope wrote:

Please do more threads like this!


Couldn't agree more!

This type of topic is infinitely more interesting than another endless cry-fest because an airline has decided to change its livery without first asking a group of plane spotters if they approve of having less than 5 colours on show!

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by HHScot
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5408

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

No surprise, not operating the MoM would be a huge disadvantage for any airline in the region. It's a bit early to assert that as long as the MoM is just a paper plane. I have no doubt it'll be a success. But until we know the specs at the very least we can't say that anyone not using it will be at...

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by HHScot
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33402

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Why is there a dirty big sword slashing the flag on the front of the aircraft?

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by HHScot
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35745

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

The fact that so many people on a site ostensibly peopled by adults go apoplectic about airline liveries as genuinely bizarre, IMO. Couldn't agree more! The average passenger doesn't give too hoots about the livery. As long as overall the livery is professional there'll be no negative effects. Airl...

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by HHScot
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New weapon. Russia.
Replies: 78
Views: 6330

Re: New weapon. Russia.

Exercising that far west will give plenty a chance to look at precedings. But I suppose that's one of the purposes of the exercise!

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