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by BawliBooch
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?

I think Air Inayut in Canada had Dash8-200's with the rear exit on the 2nd to last row.

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by BawliBooch
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?

Gotcha. Two things I'd be curious about then: 1. Would you need to have he exit doors in the last row so that there are no dead ends? Recall the discussion about the 748 grandfathering the nose section with the evacuation rules saying you always need two paths in case one is blocked. If you see the...

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by BawliBooch
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?

Such a project for forward entry door already exist. There are older models of ATR 72's out there that has front passenger entry doors. This option considerably reduces baggage capacity however as it takes away from the forward baggage hold. As far as I know, this option is only available at the ti...

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by BawliBooch
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?

How much effort would it take for ATR to create a flexible Combi aircraft with front loading for passengers? https://i.imgur.com/HwnWXGf.jpg ATR42A - 48seats + Normal size cargo door https://i.imgur.com/cR0127J.jpg ATR42B - 40seats + 108" cargo door https://i.imgur.com/n6qoMA8.jpg ATR42C - 32se...

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by BawliBooch
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2631

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I remember the day like it was yesterday! I was living in an LA suburb back then. On that day i was waiting for my roommate to return from a medical conference and then I had to leave to work. I wasn't watching TV news at the time so didn't know what happened. She called to tell me her flight had be...

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by BawliBooch
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3779

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

keesje wrote:
The basic version CR929-600 will carry 280 passengers over a 7,500 miles. Planned are a shrink (-500) and a stretch version (-700).



500-600-700?

Why no -800? Boeing fellows were telling the world that '8' had some significance in Chinese culture na?

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by BawliBooch
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL looks to create low-cost carrier network
Replies: 21
Views: 5855

Re: JAL looks to create low-cost carrier network

I dont know why JAL needs THREE separate LCC's. One should have been enough no?

That said, IMO Japan Airlines mainline offers the best economy class in the sky today. I hope that standard stays on most international routes at least!

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by BawliBooch
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 58
Views: 2607

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Indian Airlines - 200 Alliance Air - 200 East West (India) - 200 Damania - 200 Jet Airways - 300, 400, 500, 800. 900. Every variant operated by airline except -900ER. US Airways - 200, 300 Southwest - 300, 700 CP/Canadian - 200, 300 Air Northern - 400, 500 Air Inayut - 200 Only Combi variant ever. O...

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by BawliBooch
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2161

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

Absolute favorite - ATR42/72. Much more preferable than the Dash8 Q400.

Least favorite regional - CRJ100/200. the 700 is slightly better but NO WAY!

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by BawliBooch
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 32
Views: 3458

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

At my club, this would be grounds for a 6 month suspension. At the very Least!

"Margin of Error" is a lesson that was hammered into us in Flying School. When you are down to your reserves you should be thinking of diverting somewhere?

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by BawliBooch
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 77
Views: 10069

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

What is the situation at Spicejet?

Hearing some disturbing reports! Airline seems to be in freefall at this point!

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by BawliBooch
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking UA-CX to India
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Booking UA-CX to India

Book both segments SFO-HKG and HKG-MAA on the same PNR regardless of operating carrier of each route.

The airline which owns the ticket stock will get you there.

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by BawliBooch
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 2464

Re: Your dream airline fleet

ATR72 Combis configured with 44 seats @32", full galley and an expanded cargo bay. Flying short-medium length flights (upto 3 hours) at very high frequency. Min freq of service would be 3x going up to hourly shuttles on major routes. Each base would have its own catering facility allowing for f...

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by BawliBooch
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23134

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

There is a proposal for a 30 ton lighter variant of the A330-800 - the least selling variant in the lineup.

If true, This might make it popular as a true regional widebody.

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by BawliBooch
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Or you can do "geopolotics on the cheap". If you inflame fundamentalist rhetoric, on both sides of Iran-Afghanistan border, strongly enough -- they'll not get around to cooperate very easily. Fundamentalist Shias and fundamentalist Sunnis are not the best bedfellows (as in "hate each...

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by BawliBooch
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Withdrawal from Afghanistan was required. But perhaps America should consider a "Forward Policy" - Forward deployment of Airborne Assets surrounding and containing Taliban areas. Bases in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and UAE. Iran wont allow US assets to be deployed on its soil, but pe...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If the fear of the Taliban is spreading militancy throughout the region, the Kashmir is already there, militancy usually looks for a source of existing conflict, that is the main item I see between the Taliban and Pakistan. The Taliban were in charge before and spent more time destroying historical...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Why will the world recognize the Taliban. Im sure the Northern Alliance will be propped up in counter soon That is not what we were talking about. China will invest because it is in their interest to do so. The huge rare earths deposits in Afghanistan will be one draw. It will enable China to retai...

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by BawliBooch
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Do you care about a highway if you can't even afford a moped ? A highway project can bring 1000's of paying jobs. That is 1000's of people out of the unemployed list. 1000's of people not available for recruitment by lynch mobs. There is also the indirect effect of seeding the economy. There is a d...

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by BawliBooch
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11307

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

I have been avoiding the MAX during the booking process. Made easier by the fact that Air Canada has chosen terrible seats for this new aircraft. Their A32S fleet is much better in terms of comfort.

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by BawliBooch
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Speaking of India's Hindutva Fascist Govt response to Afghanistan...

India will evacuate (only) Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan

What about Indian Muslims in Afghanistan?

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by BawliBooch
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

US/UK plan? Dont know yet. They might pump in money and arms to Masoud's sons & brothers fighting in the North. EU plan? Limited engagement with Taliban regime while towing the US line in general. Indian plan? Use the traditional Durand Line hostilities between Afghanistan and Pakistan to play P...

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by BawliBooch
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Unless its an elected Govt in Afghanistan.... Most democracies will NOT recognize the Taliban regime. I wont be surprised if China offers to set up investments there But next target will be the elimination of the Durand line in a few years time. Oh please! Why should China not invest in Afghanistan...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10794

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

My forecast on Afghan Aviation: - Market will definitely contract. With various ongoing projects suspended, Contractors and their families will have no reason to travel. Tourists will not visit a country with a murderous regime in charge. - Most private carriers will be gone. Some airlines owned by ...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 8789

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

Looks like it was called Paramount Airways Limited (not to be confused with the Indian Paramount Airways) and flew MD-83s from Gatwick to Goa during the Winter Season to keep the airframes earning money. The airline only operated for a couple of years in the late 1980s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

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by BawliBooch
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I'll agree that the US pour gas on a wildfire, but I'll take exception to the US creating the warlord culture. Clannism existed in Afghanistan long before the US was even an idea. Afghanistan, like many other countries in the Muslim CIS, has a tribal culture. Indeed it is present even in the Middle...

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by BawliBooch
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

As i see it, Afghanistan cannot return to normalcy as long as they have this sub-culture of warlordism. On my first and only visit to Afghanistan, we saw this everywhere. Every local goonda acquires a few weapons and then sets up his para-military unit! It is a very profitable business in that count...

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by BawliBooch
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: long distance at low altitude
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: long distance at low altitude

Late 90's. Indian Airlines A320 from BKK to DEL via Yangon delayed by 2 hours at BKK because of Technical Fault. Angry passengers were told that there was a fault in the aircraft Aircondition system - i think they meant Pressurisation System. Aircraft flew at a very low altitude between BKK and Yang...

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by BawliBooch
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18402

Re: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

As a journalist I have one question - What is the point of highlighting "Orthodox" and "Jewish" in the article?

Does that add to the objectivity or help the story in any way?

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by BawliBooch
Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 3232

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

Loganair often chop and change routes at short notice. Appreciating a degree of good business sense if route not working, it suggests a degree of unstable/unreliability in terms of dependability. It also might suggest not adequate assessment of a route pre launch. I am not a route planner but even ...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 3985

Re: Meal service in Y

Does anyone else think its insane that US carriers dont serve meals on flights that are transcontinental? Airlines in Asia regularly serve meals on any flight greater than about an hour and we cant even get two bags of pretzels on a 5 hour flight. Do we think the industry will ever move to complime...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 66
Views: 4787

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Long list - L749/1049 Constellation Boeing 727 Tu-134 Have a bit of bad luck in planning avgeek trips to catch these birds. Planned a trip to Bangladesh just catch the DC10 and Bae ATP. Our BOM-DAC flight was delayed by 24 hours and eventually operated by an A310. The DAC-CGP segment which was to be...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 32
Views: 1801

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Havent really counted but I can confidently say that the 737 is not the aircraft I have flown on most often.

My most flown in order -
1. 777 - (over 50% of total. mostly -200ER followed by -300ER)
2. A320 - Mostly A319.
3. A310/A300
4. 747 (mostly 400)
5. A330

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by BawliBooch
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

I dont think any of these flights listed are unusual. They make perfect commercial sense for a variety of reasons. Flights/Extensions to serve migrant communities JAPAN AIRLINES | JFK - Rio de Janiero KOREAN AIR | Los Angeles - Sao Paolo Ghana Airways | Baltimore - Accra Philippines | Los Angeles - ...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14300

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

The fear has not stop India from purchasing P-8A, CH-47, AH-64 and C-17. In return India has gain valuable manufacturing experience and has wedged itself into Boeing's manufacturing pipeline for both commercial and military hardware, including AH-64 fuselages, P-8A mission racks, CH-47 door ramp. T...

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by BawliBooch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14300

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

India, while having been burnt plenty by Russia, is still a major customer of theirs. With some mending of wounds perhaps Russia can ingratiate themselves with India enough to gain them as customer? Perhaps as partner even as the HAL AMCA project seems to be for a rather similar plane to the rumour...

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by BawliBooch
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13300

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

MIA, BKK, HKT.

These look like Winter only flights to Sunny destinations?

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by BawliBooch
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 5044

Re: Stealth is very important

Interesting opinions all round. But please explain how expensive Stealth aircraft can help in the India v China context. Also, do the Chinese investments and developments in AI warfare technology neutralise any advantages of Stealth? Defense Experts like Ajai Shukla and Praveen Sawhney have spoken i...

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by BawliBooch
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 5044

Re: Stealth is very important

China is bringing a whole new paradigm to War. And I believe they are planning to test out this new doctrine against India in the very near future - perhaps even in 2021 itself. It involves use of aircraft, drones and radars interacting and coordinating with each other on a scale that we havent seen...

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by BawliBooch
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 5044

Re: Stealth is very important

Suppose your India looking at China. Or Pakistan looking at India. Either way your air force probably should spend its entire budget on those fighters needed to combat the larger enemy. Don’t spend money on cheap ground attack aircraft when you cannot get air superiority. For these nations, would y...

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by BawliBooch
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Considering the huge tech industry in Hyderabad, why doesn't it attract more business travel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: Considering the huge tech industry in Hyderabad, why doesn't it attract more business travel?

Hyderabad as Tech Industry base is pure hype. 2 decades ago a young new Governor decided to hardsell a business friendly image and even hired a lobbying firm in the US for $50m a year to hardsell this image to US politicians and big business. Anyone who has worked in the tech industry can tell you t...

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by BawliBooch
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 29443

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

About half of my intra-north America business travel is on WN, almost exclusively for schedule/frequency reasons, and several of the criticisms in this thread strike me as misguided. Starting with frequency: why would anyone expect WN to match AA, UA, and DL in frequency in a market like CHI-NYC th...

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by BawliBooch
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?
Replies: 25
Views: 4515

Re: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?

If the stories about those mythical DC3's flying in the Amazon jungles are really true, then that wins hands down!

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by BawliBooch
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 14816

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

I am not a Commercial Pilot but my friend from Flight School did his CPL from Australia and briefly flew for an Australian airline. After burning out flying A320s Commercial, he now flies a mix of Tecnam 8 seaters and Cessna C206 aircraft for a Missionary Service posted at different times in Africa ...

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by BawliBooch
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: Weird car issues

I had a similar problem with my old 2002 Suzuki Jimny. Problem was eventually traced to a compromised steering assembly. I had toppled this notoriously unstable car at speed on one offroad adventure and this had caused the issue. Since fix was expensive I dumped the car! Did you ever have an accident?

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by BawliBooch
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bangladesh GDP per capita higher than India, Pakistan
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Bangladesh GDP per capita higher than India, Pakistan

One of the most densely populated countries on earth, Bangladesh is the rising star in the sub-continent. They have successfully kept religious extremists away from state institutions and focused on infra and economy. The results are there for everyone to see. Hope the 2 South Asian brats India and ...

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by BawliBooch
Sun May 30, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?

Was this a thing before Covid? IINM, didn't they use an A321 with Club World (2x1 actual J seats) to CAI and TLV beforehand? Moscow also had A32S aircraft with actual Club seats instead of "Club Europe". 2x2 as far I remember! Always wondered why Moscow got an actual club product while ot...

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by BawliBooch
Sun May 30, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 57
Views: 6908

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

An-32 - Shooting for an Air Force themed film. Were supposed to be flown out by an An-32 sitting on the ramp. Spent a good hour waiting onboard but didnt fly. For some reason, while the equipment did fly on the An-32 we were on, most of the crew were flown out on a Mil-8 helicopter. Air Mauritius L1...

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by BawliBooch
Thu May 27, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken Plane Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Broken Plane Question

When Air India had just started ORD flights (via FRA), one of their 744's went tech. UA technicians were fixing the aircraft.

In the 80's, Air Canada has "borrowed" engines from Air India when their 747's went tech on their India flights.

So this sort of cooperation is quite common.

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