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by arcticcruiser
Fri May 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 66000

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

And how many people are going to travel to Italy (MXP) this summer? I will be happy to do northern Europe or Scandinavia this summer. Forget Italy, France, Spain. Next winters ski season will be affected due to concerns for a second wave. Far less people.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion on cruise sailings
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Opinion on cruise sailings

Caribbean? August 1st? Early hurricane season...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri May 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8330

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Nice, but I don´t think closed overhead bins became a thing on narrowbodies until the eighties... all open hatracks until then. But I stand to be corrected on UA.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 bad freighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: Are the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 bad freighters?

We all know that the the 707, DC-8, 747, DC-10 and A300/A310 are good freighters but is the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 a bad freighter design like the A380? Any thoughts? Should’nt your question have been in the past tense given that most of the types you mention are long gone? I don’t think there...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 432
Views: 70203

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

sspontak wrote:
Could the cabin sidewalls be reduced in width enough to make the 767-X comfortable at 8 abreast seating?


Ssssh, don´t.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 432
Views: 70203

Re: Reuters: Boeing consiering 757-Plus and 767-X

IWMBH wrote:

But, I don't get why they want to release a 757-like plane to compete with the A321.
Wouldn't it be much easer to create a 737-replacement and lengthen it just like Airbus did?


Yeah, that worked so well with the Max...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?
Replies: 15
Views: 2964

Re: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?

737max8 wrote:
COVID-19 means airlines want to get rid of older, expensive planes and fly newer, more efficient jets. I also agree the MAX shall continue and sneak back in as airlines rebuild from this.

The fixed version will not be the same plane that went down in Indonesia and Ethiopia.


Rrrriiiiight...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy
Replies: 125
Views: 30582

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

Do furloughed employees receive some kind of compensation, like 80% of their monthly salary or will they just have to make do with their savings until the company calls them back to work? No one is "furloughed" (a strictly american term) in the Norwegian maze. These companies are bankrupt...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145957

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

So the unravelling of this pyramid scheme has begun...

But this action only comes about due to immediate shortage of cash, i.e. they cannot afford to pay salaries at the end of april. This however does nothing to alleviate the dept situation of the Norwegian group.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 2729

Re: 757-200 range

I usually thought of longrange flight in terms of hours and minutes, along with fuel remaining. That would put the basic -200 somewhere near 9 hours + reserves. The longest flight I have seen was 12.4 with a tanked -200, (110,000 total fuel) from Istanbul to Boeing field, landing with about 5000 lb...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15061

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

The title of this stream is possibly a little premature. Air NZ has begun a consultation with their 1,550 wide body (aircraft least anyone is confused) cabin crew as their forward planning through 2021 suggests there are some 1,000 roles which are surplus to the plan. This might at first sight seem...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubt: Norwegian 737-300 to DXB
Replies: 10
Views: 3467

Re: Doubt: Norwegian 737-300 to DXB

I flew with them on a 738 in 2009 DXB-ARN. Apparently limited at 150 seats. Dunno about 737-300 but it would have needed a fuel stop.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX
Replies: 16
Views: 5534

Re: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX

Arrg, this website.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX
Replies: 16
Views: 5534

Re: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX

“Insane crosswind”, and one youtube “takeoff traumas”. Clickbait verbiage by those that hardly understand and don’t deal themselves with these situations. All in a days work.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?
Replies: 43
Views: 8567

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

I think this is a moot point. The Leap 1A is already pretty much at is limits, so probably no higher MTOW. The 737-10 is a very limited. The tradeoff is whether you want to carry payload or fuel. You can install ACTs, but that only reduces payload.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson
Replies: 29
Views: 5728

Re: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson

Great article, thanks. Glad they didn’t build any more Aeroquays, looks inspired by the horrible CDG terminal 1.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 72980

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

Who would've thought two months ago that there would be no public progress on the MAX and yet we'd see almost no postings in this thread? This thread, along with stuff such as Project Sunrise and when it might happen or when will airline XYZ order 100 pc. of airplane ABC have become totally unimpor...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333945

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

OS is doing pax rescue flights from CUN, MEX, PUJ, HAV and IAD and picking up supplies for Austria in XMN. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETzXfuSXkAAfh23?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETzXfi1XkAE5Oqx?format=jpg&name=small https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/12421045395...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3838

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

Well they would be pretty much the same size, just a little bit lighter.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3650

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

I would have thought Frontier - all the different animals. Those are just decals printed then adhered to the aircraft. True. Same with all the people on the tails of Norwegian, which would be just as complicated to paint. Luckily they don't have to paint them. As I said before, the computer does th...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145957

Re: DY about to go bust?

Kikko19 wrote:
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Gingersnap wrote:
The NAX share price has taken a beating today. Down 18%.

Shares now valued at 1 Euro.

every stock has taken a beating. but yeah 18% is big. when they'll be 1 euro all the company i might buy it myself.


Ready to assume the attached debt then I presume?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11419

Re: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency

Interestingly ... the Conservatives finally admit that all the H&S regulation practice within the EU is really British expertise, rules and regulations that the U.K. was essentially imposing on other countries and a decision has now been taken to repatriate that expertise ... Perhaps we can get...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11419

Re: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency

Good riddance. The UK CAA was always full of itself and considered itself god´s (or the Queen´s ) gift to aviation. Quite a few of the “complications” introduced into JAA/EASA regulations were carried over from the UK. Now perhaps things can be rationalized and simplified in the EASA environment onc...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145957

Re: DY about to go bust?

Which flag of convenience do they use? Panama? Liberia? Cayman Islands? Ireland and Norway. OK, so both those countries would require Norwegian abide by EU employment laws and regulations.How is Norwegian undermining the aviation World by operating under EU laws? And Argentina, U.K.. There is appar...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145957

Re: DY about to go bust?

scbriml wrote:
RexBanner wrote:
Smartplane you’ve been given the answer to that in their flag of convenience model pushing for the race to the bottom for employees.


Which flag of convenience do they use? Panama? Liberia? Cayman Islands?


Ireland and Norway.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8359

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

Probably lower than 950hPa cannot be selected on the altimeters. Have seen that on a number of airplanes.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA731 - longer than normal flight time
Replies: 17
Views: 4521

Re: AA731 - longer than normal flight time

shamrock321 wrote:
Flightradar is estimating a flight time of 8 hours 40?

Flightradar knows nothing of actual headwinds on the day...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF
Replies: 31
Views: 9695

Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

bennett123 wrote:
The B757 looks in good shape, apart from the engine. However it’s not clear what state the undercarriage is in. Also what stress will have been exerted on the wing spars?.

What is that hanging down from the wing root.

The main gear door and the landing gear side brace.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange taxing accident. 737 separates from tug... fatal injury to tug driver
Replies: 15
Views: 5610

Re: Strange taxing accident. 737 separates from tug... fatal injury to tug driver

Nothing protects the tug operator of those small tugs from the airplane. The low stance of the 737 did not help in this case.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4132

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

Horrible...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3315

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

Agreed. I was responding to par13del calling it hypocritical to mandate a sim in an aircraft sub category and keep it the same type. Precedence has been set. Even as far back as the 767 and 757 being the same type......the systems are not even the same. RAT vs HMG is what stands out the most. What?...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17715

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

The most I ever witnessed was one person checking 52 pcs on my Dubai to Kano flight. They don’t trust cargo as said in a previous post.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22157

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

A few things to consider: 1) gcmap routings are the ideal, but weather patterns & prevailing winds can cause a reroute that adds substantial distance (and duration) to the flight. 2) A comparison of cruise speed and ceiling with a 788, which is Mach .85 & 43,000 Ft., the A321XLR is 8% slowe...

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I have been to the miniature museum in Hamburg and yes it is amazing. A must see if you visit this nice city.
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dennypayne wrote:
N14AZ wrote:



Avgeeks should check out Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland though, with its' working scale-model airport.

http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com



I have been to the miniature museum in Hamburg and yes it is amazing. A must see if you visit this nice city.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evacuation Slide Falls from DL Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 10107

Re: Evacuation Slide Falls from DL Flight

This had happened on both B757 and B767s. Even when they were pretty new. So little to do with ageing.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 15944

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Why don´t Boeing just give in and negotiate with Airbus to licence build the A321... After all franchises are an American thing.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 12979

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

Indigo is flying the minimum fuel profile. If the Pratts have an issue, that is Pratt's problem. Fuel taxes are extreme in India, so of course airlines will fly minimum fuel profiles. Pratt messed up on durability at full climb apparently. oops Lightsaber Durability of Leap 1As and 1Bs at higher th...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Norwegian selling its Argentina domestic operation
Replies: 30
Views: 9280

Re: RUMOR: Norwegian selling its Argentina domestic operation

lightsaber wrote:
3/28/20? Ummm... That is over a year out. Perhaps they simply won't sell further out than 13 months?


Engineering calculations?

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area
Replies: 24
Views: 5997

Re: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area

Chasing ghosts? Perhaps of presidents past?

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9352

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

So a whole thread about... nothing.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 125
Views: 21018

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Discuss Detroit and its merits (or lack thereof) somewhere else.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 145843

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Wikipedia: OEW B767-300: 86t OEW B767-400: 104t OEW A330-200: 121t OEW B787-8: 120t Boeing proposes to use the -400 and add heavier landing gear and turbines. I'm confused, unless it's really about fitting into gates the A330-200 can't fit. Do you write poetry for a living? I took the OEW of the 30...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC VC -10 The Crown Season 3 trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 4463

Re: BOAC VC -10 The Crown Season 3 trailer

From the youtube video:
„This country was still great when I came to the throne, all that‘s happened on my watch is that the place has fallen apart“

Pretty much sums it up.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 29600

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

I prefer flying cargo. Basically hassle free.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33432

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Er, no the floor is in a different location in the tube. Taller lower lobe among other things. The cabin internal measurements for the 737 and 757 (and for that matter the 707 and 727) are identical to within 1mm according to the ACAP documents for both types. The fuselages are different below the ...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33432

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

ikolkyo wrote:
Kikko19 wrote:
Never more than 3 hours in a 737 fuselage. Cannot shrink my shoulders. Maybe if they do it 2+3 I will change my mind

N)
Exact same cabin as a 757.


Er, no the floor is in a different location in the tube. Taller lower lobe among other things.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33432

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

moyangmm wrote:
That would be an A321/LR killer, similar range, but significantly more efficient. It wouldn't be as capable as XLR though. Still, many would be interested because of its superior fuel burn.


Simply wrong.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4
Replies: 27
Views: 3985

Re: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4

I do hope that Isavia try to figure out a way to get bridges and stairs that can safely handle weather conditions such as these. This is the third or fourth time this has happened this year. With wind up to 166KM/100 MPH... not many things can stay upright in those winds.... Well the winds aren't t...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 564
Views: 136147

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

I am much more concerned about the frequent failures of the Chemtrail systems. You never know when it´s gonna give up the ghost. MTBF is really a concern.

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