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by kjeld0d
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

So is the French government attempting to dictate Airbus which planes to develop? Since when do governments know which products are good for companies? I really hope this plan hasn't been finalized yet and that the German and Spanish governments will kill it. Reminds the Concorde saga Amazing how m...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8062

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

"a programme that would encourage carriers to buy new jets and take older, less revenue-generating more polluting ones out of service"

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by kjeld0d
Sun May 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 4114

Re: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers

They must have gotten special US DHS approval for the repatriation flight. When PK served JFK they had to stop in MAN to redo security screening (west-bound only) due to the Pakistan airports not meeting US DHS security requirements. Yikes, have they been given a waiver or did they take meaningful ...

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by kjeld0d
Thu May 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox
Replies: 24
Views: 2583

Re: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox

It's all marketing. They can run fancy ads and say how much they're doing to clean the aircraft and get people to think it's ok to fly again. The aircraft is the least of my worries. It's the hundreds of people on it that are the problem! From what the experts are saying COVID transmission in the v...

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by kjeld0d
Wed May 06, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8273

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

factsonly wrote:
people used to call it - the 1st World and the 3rd World.


people still call it that...

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6447

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

Perhaps they will professionally foster B2B synergy, progressively right-shore agile web-readiness, or professionally iterate enterprise supply chains? Could also assertively empower progressive internal or "organic" sources, phosfluorescently strategize technically sound mindshare, intera...

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by kjeld0d
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6327

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

Is it "chew-ee" or "chew-eye" ?

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by kjeld0d
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53148

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

The second hand market will be flooded with 787s. Do these staffing subsidiaries hold any actual assets like planes/slots/etc? It sounds like purely a staffing agency with pilots/FAs. What an insane structure, declare bankruptcy for your employees but the main corporate entity can continue (and re-...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16178

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

Replacement aircraft is a 777-200. I would imagine their insurance reminded them not to send anything new.

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by kjeld0d
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75650

Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

keesje wrote:
KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:


Which types did 9/11 effectively end in terms of passenger service? I count 747 classic, 727, dc-10, md-11, what else?

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by kjeld0d
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12406

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

smokeybandit wrote:
If the major cruise lines were flagged in America, they wouldn't be major cruise lines because most wouldn't be able to afford one.


Exactly...how affordable would airline tickets be if all staff were well-paid? Huge (nonessential) travel industry built on layers of labour mistreatment.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?
Replies: 43
Views: 8643

Re: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?

It might make a very fast bus? Literally and figuratively, it will not get off the ground!

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6186

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

SwissCanuck wrote:
Please put this stuff in the COVID thread(s)... Front page is getting overrun.


What else is there to report on right now?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24834

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Arion640 wrote:
Easyjet have messed up by paying out a recent dividend to their shareholders in the last two weeks. Approximately £175 million.


A good business leader knows how to privatize his profits and socialize his losses.

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by kjeld0d
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 6945

Re: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment

Well, the Saudi Government is essentially the Royal Family, and not all the members of this family make it to biblical ages so to speak. Also, the days of Saudi Royal visits with dozens of aircraft on the move are long gone. It seemed unlikely, but they have become a lot more pragmatic in compariso...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 273
Views: 60396

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

rojo wrote:
I think Interjet will ground all planes in a couple of weeks (in sink with other mexican airlines) and they will never be able to restart operations


I think you mean "in toilet" not "in sink".

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8457

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Good Riddance?!?!? Hold.Your.Horses. This may not be horrible news to you, but for me and hundreds of thousands of Professional Travel Agents around the world, this news is devastating to OUR industry. WE are the ones who go to bat for you when your flight is delayed or canceled. WE are the ones th...

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10266

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

What a confrontation that was...lol

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by kjeld0d
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8122

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

Big american corporation 101 --- Privatize profits and socialize losses. Employees are liabilities. Work quickly to establish that you are "too big to fail" and dire consequences will result. Round up your troops--marketing, PR and lobbyists--to spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Air Tahiti Nui plans one-time non-stop Papeete - Paris

Should be easy with a handful of passengers...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Scandinavian Airlines management has quietly started a new "ghost airline": Airstar 4 AS
Replies: 10
Views: 3722

Re: SAS Scandinavian Airlines management has quietly started a new "ghost airline": Airstar 4 AS

Sounds like an attempt to fragment the working groups and put downward pressure on wages. Basically they are saying that the SAS brand means nothing. Great move lol.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Altavair to buy 38 aircraft from Etihad: A330s, 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13339

Re: Altavair to buy 38 aircraft from Etihad: A330s, 777s

PepeTheFrog wrote:
Flying Belgian wrote:
but sales and leases back operations are never a good sign,


It happens quite often in the industry. For example, Qatar and LOT sold their A350s immediately after delivery just to lease them back.


Not exactly two shining examples of solid profitability....

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12106

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

Chafing and rashes I get...its probably flameproof polyester that doesn't breathe. Someone will have to explain to me how uniforms can cause "vertigo and even impaired liver functions".

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by kjeld0d
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80451

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

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/first-flight


Let me guess....The website's automated control system detected an abnormality and crashed the site as a precaution?
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mxaxai wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Is there a webcast of this event?

There's a website set up for it but it still says "coming soon".
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/first-flight


Let me guess....The website's automated control system detected an abnormality and crashed the site as a precaution?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence

SpectralK wrote:
What could have happened in such a short amount of time?


Ernest never paid attention in math class maybe?

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by kjeld0d
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Aviation Show 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

Ishrion wrote:
Were there any aircraft orders in the past Kuwait Aviation Shows?


Ku-wait?

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.
Replies: 56
Views: 13455

Re: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.

BravoOne wrote:
Not at all. I have had several diversions on the North Atlantic for the the dumbest reasons like I left my cardiac pills in my checked luggage. Duh....


Can't you just climb down into the baggage compartment like in Air Force One??

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by kjeld0d
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 7972

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

TAAAAAAALLL!

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11624

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

I agree it was a well made video. I did catch one or two debatable statements, but that's just because like most a.net members I can be pretty damn pedantic about such things. I enjoyed the interviews, the tour of the airport, and the overall photography very much. Wendover has done a large number ...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10346

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Is it open for mileage redemption yet? It takes a special kind of "achievement" to earn a seat on one of these flights. The kind that prevents you from travelling on most other airlines. No passport checks for this flight, in the article it says arrives and departs from a separate area to...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11624

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

LHUSA wrote:
kjeld0d wrote:
I thought this airport was nearly unusable due to poor planning exposing it to high winds and wind shear?


Errrm, did you not watch the video?


Errrm, nope! I figure, given the 300 or so discussions of why the 764 was not as popular as the 763, that someone will summarize it.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11624

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

I thought this airport was nearly unusable due to poor planning exposing it to high winds and wind shear?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-114-300 Prototype
Replies: 33
Views: 7658

Re: Il-114-300 Prototype

Rossiya747 wrote:
I read it as Tu-144 and got hype but I think I have dyslexia now..


I read it as a Tu-114! Didn't think long-haul props were quite ready for a comeback...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28810

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Make Boeing Great Again! 2020

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by kjeld0d
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7934

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrYMWoqg5w
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EIBPI wrote:
to Pau


Pau Pyrénées Airport (French: Aéroport Pau Pyrénées) (IATA: PUF, ICAO: LFBP) is an airport serving Pau, France.

Not to be confused with: "T'Pau" --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrYMWoqg5w

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by kjeld0d
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11450

Re: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off

Europe and their biodegradable plastics.

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by kjeld0d
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happens to the Plane of a Cancelled Flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: What Happens to the Plane of a Cancelled Flight?

32andBelow wrote:
The plane get scrapped


Can never be too careful.

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by kjeld0d
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11757

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Is there at least a small chance that these could be reactivated to fill in for 737MAX's?

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by kjeld0d
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17453

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

TC957 wrote:
This order I find surprising that conservative ANA would risk the negative public reaction and publicity surrounding operating a fleet of MAX's.


Isn't it being rebranded as the Boeing Pinto?

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by kjeld0d
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency
Replies: 20
Views: 4863

Re: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency

"leave me alone, its glandular!"

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by kjeld0d
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR
Replies: 95
Views: 18481

Re: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR

itisi wrote:
SQ32 wrote:
This year we will be happy to see HKIA drop out of 10 top busiest airport.


What a truly sad person. Don't worry, HKIA will be back.


Are you familiar with the expression "that ship has sailed"?

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by kjeld0d
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18731

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

gunnerman wrote:
EK is heavily restricted by Canada as only YYZ is permitted (five times a week).


Thanks for reminding us! Not every country is willing to throw their established air service into disarray by allowing a state-funded loss-making enterprise to dump capacity.

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by kjeld0d
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3963

Re: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019

In reality it is only effective based on how wisely the carbon off set money is actually spent, and how much of that goes to actually offsetting the CO2 (versus administrative purposes at whatever green venture they invest in, etc) I would caution against injecting reality into what has become a po...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 3781

Re: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.

What amazes me about the Hindenburg Disaster is how many people survived. Well it didn't crash hard and the fire burning upward at first gave people time to run from the gondola before it collapsed on itself. Its unfortunate that George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft weren't able to defuse the bomb in ...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 7964

Re: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems

The solution found by the company’s engineers was to blow cool air through tiny holes in the blades. It seems kinda like most of the engine manufacturers all have products with problems. RR: problems with Trent 1000 equipped on B787. PW: bunches of problems on GTF engines that are installed on A220...

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by kjeld0d
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15611

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

ElroyJetson wrote:
Unfortunately the A346 was obsolete when it was initially introduced. Way too heavy and inefficient. Beautiful bird though.


From our last period of "irrational exuberance". Other creations of the time: Hummers, A380s, McMansions, EK, EY, QR, TK.

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by kjeld0d
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL
Replies: 19
Views: 7334

Re: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL

"You might tell your mechanic that I've got three million miles in the air."

"And two and a half feet in the ground."

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by kjeld0d
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13469

Re: Situation @Schiphol

Dutchy wrote:
Pier D is partially evacuated at Schiphol.


An arrest-team is on its way. Situation still developing.


What is an "arrest-team"? Are ordinary police not allowed to make arrests?

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