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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 54
Views: 3443

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

On a personal level, I find the Boeing 787 to be extremely overrated. I'm not a fanboy, I simply just don't like it. All the marketing hype left me incredibly disappointed and continually does to now. I've flown on it a lot with many airlines and just never come across anything "Dreamy" ab...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 170824

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-for ... ?tid=13320

My apologies for linking to another forum. I'm currently unsure how to link pictures in etc.
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First painted A320neo for Air New Zealand featuring the All Black livery:

http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-for ... ?tid=13320

My apologies for linking to another forum. I'm currently unsure how to link pictures in etc.

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 301
Views: 84741

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes, A330neo news has definitely been quiet. Is this like the final wrap up of flight tests or what? When can we expect the handover?

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of 787 engine split fleet between GE and RR
Replies: 14
Views: 1646

Re: Feasibility of 787 engine split fleet between GE and RR

The time and cost of constantly switching engines is simply not worth it. If things get bad you're better off wet leasing an aircraft.

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by LoganTheBogan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19297

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Seems like such a silly article. How does an in-flight shutdown cause this much drama towards a company? The Trent XWB has been absolutely outstanding from EIS and has shown very few problems. That's not to say problems won't occur but it certainly doesn't explain why a simple unfortunate thing dese...

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by LoganTheBogan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3001

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

Because it's not that easy getting a 50 year old aircraft design to comply with something like that. If you were going to invest in that, you may swell spend a bit more and build something better and more attractive.

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by LoganTheBogan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why are flight simulator pictures allowed on this site?
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Why are flight simulator pictures allowed on this site?

What on earth are you on about? I don't know about you or others but I've never actually come across flight sim pics on this website.

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by LoganTheBogan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19297

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

It's sad to see a once nice airline not show their livery with pride by keeping it clean and shiny. The A350 will be entering their fleet soon so hopefully they up their game a bit. Not only that, the dirt increases weight which decreases efficiency. As for the nose wheel, sh*t happens. All airlines...

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by LoganTheBogan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55368

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

It would be a real shame if QF went for the 777x, 737MAX and 797 combo. I really like the mixed Airbus and Boeing fleet and I actually found the A320neo and A321neo a lot more comfortable than the 737MAX I was on a few days ago. I can't judge the 777x yet as no one has been in it but the A350 is alr...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11580

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

I believe Thai is also suffering from this problem but correct me if I'm wrong.

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by LoganTheBogan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6362

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

It's about time the 747 went away. Good riddance. Out with the old, in with the new. I agree. I never really liked the 747 and I'm glad it's being replaced with the 787, 777 and A350. I do understand the emotion behind it's retirement though. Congrats to United and Boeing for this wonderful achieve...

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by LoganTheBogan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366746

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

https://imgur.com/a/3uHRb


Source: Airline Secrets Exposed Facebook (Not as dodgy as it looks)
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Delivery plan for VH-ZNA

https://imgur.com/a/3uHRb


Source: Airline Secrets Exposed Facebook (Not as dodgy as it looks)

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by LoganTheBogan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3882

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

LY777 wrote:
I am so disappointed they chose the already outdated A330NEO. I would have loved to see them going for A350s only, or a mix of A350s and 787s.

Care to explain why it's "outdated"?

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by LoganTheBogan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 32019

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

I'll give it a 9/10. If it had RR engines it would be a solid 10. I feel as if the RR look better, and they sound better in flight too.

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by LoganTheBogan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 394508

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

My apologies if this was mentioned earlier but is there any progress/idea on whats happening with the Jetstar/Qantas order? I remember reading earlier this year that they have deferred the order but to when and is there any progress on Qantas choosing the A320neo or 737MAX for its mainline fleet?

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by LoganTheBogan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 2015

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

I would do anything to see Qantas, Jetstar, Air NZ and Virgin Australia operate the A350. There's something about the aircraft that would work with Australian/NZ liveries.

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by LoganTheBogan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 3728

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

Best: A350, A330neo and L1011
Worst: 747 (all of them), 737 (all of them) and A320 series

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by LoganTheBogan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Any news on the A350-1000 route proving and certification?

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by LoganTheBogan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT
Replies: 17
Views: 3797

Re: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT

Just another day at Allegiant. Is there a thread dedicated to Allegiant incidents and daily occurrences? I feel it would be quite popular.

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by LoganTheBogan
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 19315

Re: Joon unveil fleet and destinations

Oh god the livery is just as bad as their uniforms.....

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by LoganTheBogan
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 19315

Re: Joon unveil fleet and destinations

Virtual reality glasses? Is there any other airline using these? Wouldn't you always be tethered by a cord in your seat and the fact that you are wearing something hundreds of other passengers have used. Think of all the sweat and germs on the glasses. Or am I thinking about the wrong type?

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 17213

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

It's part of the faring between the fuselage and wing. https://i.imgur.com/3E1LSYN.png Somebody will have a very bad day today, as it is not a service panel and is held in place by screws. Either forgot to reinstall or used wrong screws. Reminds me of British Airways 5390 when the cockpit window of...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 21033

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

I've often wondered what their new livery would look like on an A350. A mask on a mask!

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by LoganTheBogan
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 435
Views: 94952

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

Is there anyone who has actually ordered or purchased any 777s with RR engines in recent times?

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 22365

Re: Airbus Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017

Is there a reason why they chose to use an A340-300 for this test? I would have thought an A330 would be better.

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by LoganTheBogan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

This fantastic news! As a RR fan myself (pun intended) I can't wait! Also looking forward to seeing General Electric's GTF if and when it arrives. When was the last big "thing" for RR anyway? I can't really remember TBH.

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by LoganTheBogan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?
Replies: 43
Views: 14092

Re: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?

I still question how PW managed to get their engines certified after years of failed product launches as mentioned previously with the JT9D, PW2000, PW4000 and GTF.

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Freighter Aircraft - Qantas, Toll and Sharp
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Australian Freighter Aircraft - Qantas, Toll and Sharp

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, Recently I have been watching more of the freighter aircraft in and around Australia and I noticed that Qantas still operates 767s, 737-300s 737-400s, 747-400s, BAE 146s and other aircraft. This fleet seems to have an odd mismatch of both aircraft and numbers. Are ...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 11160

Re: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

Basically, they were overweight, needed bespoke wiring looms and over time the wings would work their way free of the wing centre box section. Oh, and each was different from the one before. I think that covers everything. Oh, and the batteries tended to get a bit hot if left unattended. Oh, and......

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by LoganTheBogan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27695

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

Will the Qantas Freight fleet be repainted? If not, is there any idea if and when the last 767 and 737-300 freighters will be replaced?

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by LoganTheBogan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 11160

What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

My apologies if this has been discussed. A quick search didn't provide much information. I have been reading about the early 787 production models and I noticed that they had quite a few problems to the point where airlines didn't exactly want them straight away. Apparently they were different to th...

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366746

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

EK413 wrote:
LoganTheBogan wrote:
I guess this is the first 787 I like the look of!


Technically 12th for the Qantas Group but yes 1st for mainline Qantas.

She's going to be a beaut once painted.

EK413

I didn't ask how many they have. I stated that this is the first 787 I like.

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366746

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

I guess this is the first 787 I like the look of!

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by LoganTheBogan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

No more news about the A330neo yet? Airbus is really cruising along with this one.

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Hello, i am new on this forum and leaving close to Toulouse. Going to Blagnac regularly to shoot new Airbus. Does anyone has information on delivery date for MSN129 (Vietnam) and RTO / first flight for MSN134 (Finnair) ? Thanks a lot Welcome to the forum! This spreadsheet might be useful. I guarant...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?
Replies: 18
Views: 4715

Re: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?

http://missoulian.com/crews-dismantling-boeing-fuselages-pulled-from-river/article_d99e81e0-1386-11e4-93eb-0019bb2963f4.html Does not always go as planned. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/missoulian.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/8d/48d0561a-050e-11e4-85bd-001a4bcf887a/53b94a0...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is this plane?
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: What Is this plane?

zanl188 wrote:
smokeybandit wrote:
I do like the winglets!


Agreed, even more so if they're folding tips as I suspect.


777x prototype confirmed!!!!!


Sorry ;)

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Is the aircraft going to begin ground tests and rejected takeoffs straight away or is there more tests that need to be completed with the engines first (apart from the initial runs)?

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by LoganTheBogan
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney
Replies: 22
Views: 5008

Re: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney

QF 41 Sydney to Jakarta has been delayed departing Sydney by about six hours after a small fuel leak was detected. The plane is now due to depart for Jakarta at 7.20pm. 3 in ONE day. Is it me or has Qantas been having trouble with their aircraft of late?

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by LoganTheBogan
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5702

Re: N7874 drawing the shape of a 787 in the sky

While it is quite amazing, I don't see why it would need to fly for so long. It's a 787-8 which has been in service for a while now although it does look like it has T1000 TEN engines on it. Still seems like a large sum of money lost on crew, fuel and other costs.

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by LoganTheBogan
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 47224

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

As much as I would like EK to take the A350s, I'm fairly certain they are going to take the 787 which is a shame because I found the A350 to be quite a lot more comfortable than the 787 (this varies from airline to airline though). The A350 would also allow for a winglet logo ;)

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by LoganTheBogan
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 18693

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

As much as they need to go, the A340-500/600 is probably my favorite aircraft to fly on. It just feels so stable and smooth in flight and the length makes it even more thrilling to fly. I actually prefer it to the 777 and 747-400/-8. However, the A340-200/300 models were a bit sluggish. The A350 cer...

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by LoganTheBogan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Have the Trent 7000 engines been fitted yet or are they still "podding"?

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by LoganTheBogan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

March 2018? So a 7 month flight test campaign assuming it flies for the first time in September, pretty ambitious since the NEO and MAX took a little over a year each. I reckon it can be done. From what I remember, Airbus has already performed some tests on the aircraft while on the ground without ...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Etihad flight from Sydney
Replies: 20
Views: 9114

Re: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Middle East bound aircraft from Sydney

If the gas was released then the passengers and cabin crew would be immobilized or dead but wouldn't the pilots be able to use their oxygen masks which mostly appear to be quite airtight?

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18790

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

There is no GE offering on A320 or 737. Well the CFM engines on the A320 and 737 are pretty much GE. CFM is a joint venture between Safran and GE. From my experience at Sydney airport, most Qantas maintenance workers identify CFM56 as GE. Well the CFM engines on the A320 and 737 are pretty much Saf...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

VH-OJM has just left Sydney (YSSY) and is heading to SFO as QF73. Sad to see the 744s go even though I never really liked them :( Never really liked them? Care to elaborate why considering they have served QF very well especially during the A380 delays & groundings. EK413 Ah well it's just a pe...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18790

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

Why don't airlines go with General Electric instead? P&W blew a great opportunity. There is no GE offering on A320 or 737. Well the CFM engines on the A320 and 737 are pretty much GE. CFM is a joint venture between Safran and GE. From my experience at Sydney airport, most Qantas maintenance wor...

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Etihad flight from Sydney
Replies: 20
Views: 9114

Re: Several men in custody after police uncover alleged plot to bring down an aircraft using a device in Sydney

I don't usually swear but holy sh*t. Lets hope there isn't anymore people playing a part in this terrible plan.

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by LoganTheBogan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Etihad flight from Sydney
Replies: 20
Views: 9114

Re: Several men in custody after police uncover alleged plot to bring down an aircraft using a device in Sydney

Is there any idea on what aircraft/airline they were targeting? It sure would have been a disastrous day for aviation and I'm very glad it was foiled.

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