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by TurboJet707
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114160

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

American architects Victor Hugo Azevedo and Cheryl Lu Xu have a back-up plan for the 737MAX, just in case the return to service will not go as smoothly as hoped: https://images4.persgroep.net/rcs/aJoKD83_NJU-fbJHb_vGi3pTKZY/diocontent/172939946/_fitwidth/1240?appId=93a17a8fd81db0de025c8abd1cca1279&a...

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by TurboJet707
Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59446

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Pretty far I would say. If I remember correctly, both UA and DL have expressly stated they were not interested in the 747-8 (or A380).

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by TurboJet707
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Jon Proctor has "flown west"
Replies: 13
Views: 4289

Re: Jon Proctor has "flown west"

Blue Skies, Jon Proctor!

Never met Jon in person, but his photographs and books are wonderful. I admire his work. A life dedicated to aviation. Thanks Jon!

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by TurboJet707
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 659
Views: 60018

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Why would LH retire young 748 ? They need these planes for their range and capacity to far flung destinations Well, actually the same would apply to the A380 and still, a number of these are now going. But I am relieved that the 747-8 Intercontinentals are here to stay (although most are temporaril...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

There's a blog on KL's website on how many KL aircraft are temporarily parked at AMS and what is involved to make this possible: https://blog.klm.com/how-we-park-majority-klm-aircraft/ It's really interesting. One part caught my attention: "As previously announced, this crisis has prompted the ...

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by TurboJet707
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the L1011 had beat DC-10 to market, and the RB211 program was flawless?
Replies: 31
Views: 4195

Re: What if the L1011 had beat DC-10 to market, and the RB211 program was flawless?

The Lockheed Constellation says hello! In the 1940s and 50s Lockheed was a very big player in commercial aviation with the Connies. I think they fell out of the market as they could not catch up with the jet age. They also could not compete with Boeing and Douglas, who took over the market with the...

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by TurboJet707
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

And it's on the ground.... End of an era :-(

(Would they be aware that camera and sound are still on, now that the NH camera crew stepped in a car?)

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by TurboJet707
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Yeah, perhaps a low pass over the city of Amsterdam? It's a strange approach.

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by TurboJet707
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Thanks. Is this the Kaagbaan (06/24), as announced? Looks more like the Zwanenburgbaan (18C/36C)

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by TurboJet707
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

https://fr24.com/KLM72Y/244a4b3c
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PH-BFT "City of Tokyo" just started its descent over the North Sea: https://fr24.com/KLM72Y/244a4b3c

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by TurboJet707
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

And she's gone; PH-BFH is on her way on her final flight to Teruel: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM747/24202154 Flight number is 'KLM747'... Now overflying Zaragoza, started its last descent ever. Another sad moment. I could imagine that with the current Corona crisis and the resulting overcapaci...

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by TurboJet707
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707-138B and 720 Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: 707-138B and 720 Differences

Check this reference out for what you're looking for: https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=72 Fascinating stuff. Thanks for sharing! I've read this article before but couldn't find it anymore. So to summarise from this article: - The 707-138B is 20 inches shorter than the 720(B). - Compared to ...

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by TurboJet707
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96200

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Oh I am quite positive it has been evaluated. The FAA seems to have done everything in their power to try and keep the Max grounded. They have finally run out of tricks and begrudgingly know they have to sign off on it. If disabling MCAS caused flight control issues, we would know about it. Sorry, ...

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by TurboJet707
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9500

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

If true, good to see that an aviation giant like GE has such confidence in the A330NEO. If this were to materialise, it could open up opportunities for the 330NEO at airlines that favour GE, like AF or KL. Yes I'm aware that AF are just taking delivery of RR-powered A350s, but they would normally pi...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 150
Views: 15564

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

As much as I would love to see the Queen get a sudden and unexpected extension of life, I agree with the others that this sounds too unlikely to ever materialise. But one can always dream...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329433

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

https://youtu.be/FgeHMW79MFU


Wonderful video! Thanks for sharing.
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FlyingHonu001 wrote:
PH-BFS (74E) put in the spotlights, thanks to Sam Chui.
https://youtu.be/FgeHMW79MFU


Wonderful video! Thanks for sharing.

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by TurboJet707
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?

At least Garuda still applies a retro scheme on their new aircraft. Still waiting for VN to do the same thing because with me VN's 1990s livery looks so damn good Yes, that looks good to me. The font looks like the one that SAS uses. Thai had it as well in the past. But I like VN's current livery e...

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by TurboJet707
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192028

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant had an interesting story on the MAX fiasco yesterday: https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/de-boeing-737-max-een-vliegtuig-ontworpen-door-clowns-onder-leiding-van-apen~bdb9f623/ (Dutch only, but Google/Bing Translate is your friend...) The reporter spoke with Ed...

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by TurboJet707
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54686

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

As I wrote before, I fly on KL 737s quite frequently, mainly to Scandinavia, but also to Italy, Austria and Spain. Of all those dozens of flights I had on them, I remember only one or two that were not absolutely cram-full. Boarding usually takes ages, always the same hassle with all those passenger...

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by TurboJet707
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54686

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Well, if Transavia (NL) orders the 737-10MAX, it is pretty much a given that KLM will go for the MAX too, but perhaps not only the MAX10. I couldn't imagine HV and KL choosing different aircraft families, so for me this is actually big news. It is the long-expected KL narrowbody order that is announ...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 7408

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

Congratulations, KLM!

And thanks Iemand91 for the great opening post!

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by TurboJet707
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7510

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

The date of 9th October, KLM's 100th birthday, is now quickly approaching. Unless I completely missed something, I am not aware of a special retro jet being prepared in a paint hangar somewhere. Would the "KLM 100 Years" stickers really be all that the first airline to turn 100 could imagi...

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by TurboJet707
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 18629

Re: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread

And there is this one at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace in Le Bourget:



An ex-France Air Force / Armée de l'Air bird.

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by TurboJet707
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144155

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I believe this is the complete picture that was made into the puzzle teaser. Looks amazing. https://i.imgur.com/RyvvtTU.jpg Image is from SAS - Scandinavian Airlines page on Facebook. Hey, they did something with the 'raccoon' mask here. Above the cockpit windows, the upper edge of the 'mask' looks...

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by TurboJet707
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoky A350!
Replies: 45
Views: 13383

Re: Smoky A350!

And suddenly this sophisticated and efficient big twin is starting to look really charismatic :D

Love it.

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by TurboJet707
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15801

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Theoretically, biofuels can be sustainable. A year or ten ago, biofuels were still very much en vogue and regarded as 'green', as (in theory) the plants absorb as much CO2 during their growth as is released when the oil that is produced out of it is burned. However, it was perhaps not realised back ...

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by TurboJet707
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9212

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

Garuda Indonesia signed a LOI for 4 A330-800neos back in June which until now was unannounced. Once firmed all 4 aircraft will be delivered between Q3 2021 and Q2 2022 Well this is interesting considering they are supposed to be moving away from Airbus products. Any A338 sale is surprising I would ...

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by TurboJet707
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15801

"Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

According to Dutch aviation news website Luchtvaartnieuws.nl, the Indonesian government wants Indonesian airlines to stop ordering airplanes from Airbus. The government is said to be angry about an EU decision to limit imports of Indonesian biodiesel from palm oil. By taking measures against the Eur...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 10741

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

According to Wikipedia, the last European commercial operator of the L-1011 was the Portuguese carrier EuroAtlantic Airways, who used the Tristar until 2010: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EuroAtlantic_Airways. This was CS-TEB. There's a good chance that this was also the world's last commercial L-10...

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by TurboJet707
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 24710

Re: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)

On the inside the A380 is quiter than a 787. The A330 I found disappointingly noisy after all the praise I read on this forum, I liked the 787 a lot better. But the noise relevant here is what can be heard outside the aircraft. Aircraft at AMS will be taxed by noise, CO2 and NOx emissions. The A330...

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by TurboJet707
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 7731

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

I'm fairly sure we'll see the MAX flying in DL colors eventually. To justify introducing a new type in the fleet, there would need to be at least a few missions in Delta's network where the 737MAX would work (far) better than any A220/A320-family counterpart. In other words, what can a MAX do for D...

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by TurboJet707
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 420072

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

With the 737MAX debacle, the FAA's reputation has taken a big hit. In the perception of the flying public, the FAA is fully in the pocket of Boeing and has signed off the MAX without much investigation. Therefore, it would only be beneficial for Boeing and the airlines flying the MAX if the EASA tak...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 47
Views: 13675

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Good for Surinam Airways, and I'm sure the 777 will look good in their livery. But I will miss their A340 at Schiphol. PY's four-engined aircraft have provided some nice seasoning at AMS for years. I remember the colourful DC8's they flew when the type had become quite rare already; later they had a...

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by TurboJet707
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71528

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

T4thH wrote:
Air France has ordered every single Airbus product. There is no reason, why AF shall change there philosophy.


And they've ordered every single post-war Boeing product too, except for the 757.

Something that is often overlooked...

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by TurboJet707
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 12252

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Well, in LH's case, "full livery" is actually a relative notion. It will be white, white, white. Some people even say it's not really a livery at all.

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by TurboJet707
Wed May 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22156

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

off-centre landing gear. I was under the impression that the BAC 1-11 landing gear was "normal", while the Trident had an off-centre nose gear. Looks like I've learned something new. Hmm, looks like you're right. I know the Trident had this arrangement but in my memory the 1-11 had it as ...

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by TurboJet707
Wed May 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22156

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Although I wasn't aware that a 1-11 was still flying, it is still sad news to me. A friendly, somewhat quirky aeroplane, with its high 'forehead', short tail fin and off-centre landing gear. I grew up 20 kilometres from AMS, close to the sea, and as a kid and teenager I have seen and heard many, man...

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by TurboJet707
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 63
Views: 20163

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

According to this site, AF are going to receive KLM's A350's. https://www.airway1.com/boeing-787-in-klm-and-a350-exclusive-to-air-france/ Thanks. While it is an interesting read, the article, and the French article it links to, is only based on rumours. The claim that KL will not get any A350s is n...

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by TurboJet707
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6634

Re: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran

Iran CAO put out an accident notice out the next day, 20 March 2019, in Persian (I am fully fluent in Persian). I am sure the final report will be in English since foreign investigation agencies are to join. (...) Many thanks for translating A300! Not just IR...it's pretty well known issue of the F...

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by TurboJet707
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142206

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I knew it wasn't real but it looks very convincing. A good photoshop job.

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by TurboJet707
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142206

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I just hope that they add the small back dot on the nose cone which is sadly missing on the BOAC retro 747. All the aircraft during the Negus period had the black dot on the nose cone which I personally liked and I do hope that we see it on G-CIVB. Yes, I like those black dots too, and not only on ...

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by TurboJet707
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

Thanks all for your responses! The problem itself did not exist because it had been avoided in an old school way: mechanically. Undesired shiftings of the center of gravity to a critical point had often been avoided by adding a certain number of frames forward the wing and another certeain number af...

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by TurboJet707
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

Dear forum members, I don't want to start yet another B737MAX thread, but the recent terrible accidents in which the type was involved and the subsequent turmoil made me think about the transitions from earlier generations of the Boeing 737 to successive versions. In the threads about the accidents ...

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by TurboJet707
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757774

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

They grounded the 737 MAX because if we use the 777 as an industry example, it was 18 years before 'the Koreans' managed to kill someone in one. The MH events do not count either. The MAX has already killed 357 in under two years, and within 5 months of each other during the climb. None of the fata...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'She flies! Concorde flies at last!' - First flight of Concorde 50 years ago today!
Replies: 26
Views: 5712

Re: 'She flies! Concorde flies at last!' - First flight of Concorde 50 years ago today!

(...)the nose is not the same in all the pictures (...) That's correct. For instance, during the interview that I referred to in my post above, ARB test pilot D.P. Davies tells at one point that the first prototype(s) had a full metal visor (the device that slides up to cover the 'actual' cockpit w...

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by TurboJet707
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'She flies! Concorde flies at last!' - First flight of Concorde 50 years ago today!
Replies: 26
Views: 5712

Re: 'She flies! Concorde flies at last!' - First flight of Concorde 50 years ago today!

(...) Also this post makes me miss historic forum user Madame Concorde! Maybe other folks remember her on here as well. Yes, I do remember her. It must be at least 5 years ago that we saw a contribution of hers here on the forum. Sometimes it takes a while to realise that you haven't seen somebody ...

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