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by Lingon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 17923

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

The research must be 100% aimed at the crew.
For a realistic experiment for passengers, they must be seated together in economy and have all lavs but one blocked - I bet they won't do that.. ;)

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by Lingon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20483

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Having actual acceleration compared to expected acceleration would be neither very hard to implement nor very expensive. There has been too many close calls due to erroneous weights in takeoff calculations. The plane was probably accelerating as expected - acceleration wasn't the issue, the availab...

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by Lingon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 2474

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

I would throw in Saab 90 Scandia (18 built). I would more agree to KentB27:s list than the OP:s. The A380 and A346 were failures from a business perspective, but not complete disasters. I don't know if I would put 737-600 on the list however, was it about 60-70 planes - and a derivative with lower d...

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by Lingon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20483

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Having actual acceleration compared to expected acceleration would be neither very hard to implement nor very expensive. There has been too many close calls due to erroneous weights in takeoff calculations.

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by Lingon
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GippsAero GA8 Airvan Grounded in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: GippsAero GA8 Airvan Grounded in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe

The outer part of one wing (about half of it) broke and fell off, but AFAIK it is not yet clear if this caused the plane to crash or if it was a result of the forces when it went down. I guess that is what they want to find out. There are two cellphone videos floating around, but they show the final...

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by Lingon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23223

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I like the statement in the article "The airline itself is using 57 times more biofuel than in 2011" in the article. It says absolutely nothing. They could have used 1 kg in 2011 and 57 kg this year... Of course they are doing green-washing, they do not like to be the big bad wolf here - m...

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by Lingon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10227

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

French Bee packs 411

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by Lingon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3380

Passenger opens exit door

I get a feeling this has happened a lot of times lately? Or is it just my imagination? This time it was an unruly passenger on a chartered SK flight from Greece island Zakynthos to Copenhagen.

https://airlinerwatch.com/passenger-opens-exit-door-of-the-scandinavian-a321/

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by Lingon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6446

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

Whoever is the biggest, I am happy as long as both are able to compete with each other. A duopoly is bad enough, a monopoly would be disastrous. So I hope neither of them will be significantly bigger than the other before there is a third manufacturer worth mentioning (unlikely for the foreseeable f...

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by Lingon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13716

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

So many holes in this story and a lot of the stuff that isn’t being told. Unless this kid is severely mentally challenged I find it hard to believe he couldn’t tell the difference between SAS & Eurowings and only spoke up after the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff something smells rotten with t...

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by Lingon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6949

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I think of AF 447.. altitude and ground speed would have been shown on the PTVs. Ground speed very slow, altitude dropping, plane in a nose-up attitude, engines roaring at full thrust, and the buffeting for a few minutes.
Who needs an in-flight horror movie?

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by Lingon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27422

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Who decides on the registration? The first BA A350 XWB getting G-XWBA - seems like more than coincidence to me.

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by Lingon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19315

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Ponder if a passenger becomes unconscious for some medical reason and dies because he does not get to a hospital in time. Didn't happen this time, but not unthinkable. Making sure everyone has left is important.

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by Lingon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24869

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH have historically bought more capable frames to fly routes which could be done by lighter aircraft to carry the passengers and their bags. They are a very cargo heavy airlines. On top of that, they want everyone to connect via FRA and MUC so of course they'd say A321XLR isn't a game changer. I'd...

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by Lingon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 890
Views: 141771

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS has decided to skip inflight duty free sales on board from over coming months.This is a great move by SAS in my view, reducing weight and emissions from the flights. I also think its really outdated to sell alcohol, cigraettes, perfume etc onboard flights nowadays and surprised that it still ex...

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by Lingon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14116

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

As for the OP, can't tell whether this woman is an innocent (but dumb) victim, or in on the scam; though surely she must have wondered why she was entitled to fly on an employee fare? My guess: She thought this was foul play by an employee so she was not entitled to the low fare but both she and th...

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by Lingon
Thu May 23, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19079

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

[hose photos are even more chilling than the other ones, especially the one showing the moment the plane contacts the ground :( https://www.chicagomag.com/images/2019/0519/C201905-Ghosts-of-Flight-191-crash-sequence.jpg These pictures show how quickly the plane rolled when the left wing stalled. Th...

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by Lingon
Fri May 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9473

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Norway has envisioned all-electric domestic air travel in 2040. Siemens, Airbus and Rolls-Royce are working together in a project for a 100-passenger plane with 1000 km range. Electric engine testing in flight is assumed to start next year (one electric engine replacing a conventional engine on a qu...

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by Lingon
Mon May 06, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142339

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Amateurish observation: The last bounce seems to me as they try to climb out but have insufficient lift and fall down on the runway. It is very high for a bounce.

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by Lingon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 5055

Re: Your first...

General aviation not counted... First .. European airport BMA, from where I flew my first .. flight BMA-UME on my first .. aircraft Convair CV-440 "Metropolitan" with my first .. airline, now defunct Linjeflyg (LF), including my first .. cockpit visit .. turboprop Nord 262 .. jet Fokker F-...

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by Lingon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 87
Views: 6245

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

Summer 2011 or 2012 KRN-ARN Scandinavian Airlines. First and most probably only time, and disembarking through the rear stairs which was somewhat cool, and somewhat annoying (for once I had a seat up front). Funny thing is I think they were based at CPH at the time. I flew that route quite a few tim...

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by Lingon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716274

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

FAA defended the categorization of MCAS as a supplement to STS which is what allowed it to use a single sensor. Nobody apparently thought of the possible consequences of failure (emphasis added by this poster), or had too much faith in the ability of pilots to figure it out: How could FAA have cert...

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by Lingon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6322

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Favourites SIN, AMS, HKG.

Don't like LHR, MNL (both a nuisance when changing terminals), BKK (you don't get access to the seats at the gate until shortly before boarding, very few other seats).

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by Lingon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716274

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Is it me or this sounds familiar? The Aviation Herald learned that the loss of altitude had been caused by two angle of attack sensors having frozen in their positions during climb at an angle, that caused the fly by wire protection to assume, the aircraft entered a stall while it climbed through F...

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by Lingon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5170

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

There is the unconfirmed crash because of a small crocodile smuggled onboard, which the sole survivor claimed had escaped from a bag and the scared passengers relocated causing a crash when the aircraft became unbalanced.

True or not? Who knows...

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by Lingon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716274

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

As a former software engineer, I can't begin to get my head around the claims that "a software fix will be ready in a few days". AFAIK, the fix was initiated after the Lion Air crash, so the ET crash coincided in time with the upcoming release of the new software. I am certain it will be ...

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by Lingon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718499

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In the second YouTube video posted just above (witness accounts), the gentleman is quoted as saying that “the nose went up” and then “the plane went side to side” before the “nose went down” and “tail went up”. Without trying to speculate too much, and smoke notwithstanding: does anyone else feel t...

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by Lingon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13200

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

I took a look at the FAA Description of TCAS the relevant bit is on page 34. ⋅ Each plane’s TCAS determines its best response to the potential collision and transmits it to the other. ⋅ If they agree they both tell their pilots to execute the maneuver. ⋅ If they disagr...

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by Lingon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13200

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

Personally, I think the most baffling is that the TCASes in two planes are able to negotiate safely at all times. If you have two aircraft flying level at the exact same altitude with crossing paths, there must be somethhing in the system to decide who should climb and who should descend. In a head-...

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by Lingon
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?
Replies: 29
Views: 4033

Re: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?

Would the cross section of the A350 be viable for a smaller plane? I'm no aerodynamics guy, but intuitively it seems like a bad idea.
A "carbon fibre 330" clean sheet? Or would that give too tiny bang for too many bucks?

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by Lingon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1776

Re: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?

I nominate the Saab 90 Scandia.

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by Lingon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12847

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

There have been other cases with wrong weights in the FMC. I would go so far to say this is one of the bigger risks there are in today's commercial aviation, since this is data which is entered completely manually and no alarm bells go off if an error is within possible limits (in this case correct ...

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18038

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

I believe its the building not too far from the SG A350 wingtip in this Google maps picture. Looking at the video, it gives the impression they followed the wrong line to F28L, realised their mistake and tried to get to F28R themselves instead of requesting a tow truck?

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by Lingon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18038

Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

According to a Swedish newspaper an arriving Air India Boeing 787 collided with a building at ARN while taxiing to the gate 2 hours ago. The wing reported as stuck in the wall. Passengers evacuated via stairs.

Source in Swedish with a video

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by Lingon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10825

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

If someone is drunk on a plane, then someone screwed up and violated an FAR. It's a violation to boar someone who appears to be intoxicated and it's also a violation to serve them enough to make them intoxicated. But on an international flight you might have passengers who bought taxfree alcohol ai...

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by Lingon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 71799

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

AirlineCritic wrote:
Did it really take so many months???


Maybe the first months went by while settling who was going to foot the bill...

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by Lingon
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595780

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Left AOA was offset but its fluctuations showed the same shapes as the right AOA... the difference was about 20degs higher than the right AOA. This begs the question if the AoA sensor (or some internal part of it serviced by the airline) can be mounted in different positions, and if there is a proc...

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by Lingon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Never had to change between airports, but I imagine Moscow SVO-DME would be among the worst. Or SVO-ZIA.

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by Lingon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5317

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

I didn't travel outside Europe until 2005, but then it was on a 747. So far I have had the pleasure 8 times (counting every leg as one time), and once boarded via stairs at Don Muang which gave me an unforgettable impression of the SIZE of the thing... and since I am flying on my own restricted dime...

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by Lingon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172248

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

At least for the departures I have been interested in, 07.20 was too late, yes.

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by Lingon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172248

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

You are right, I mixed it up with the ARN-HKG schedule. Still, CX early morning arrival was clearly better. But SK comes into consideration after all.

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by Lingon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172248

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Other news: It seems like Cathay’s CPH route was short lived and will not return next summer https://mobile.twitter.com/id/status/1038310993112125440 Apparently the yields was very poor The twitter only says the booking is closed but nothing about the yields. What is your source for "very poor...

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by Lingon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2372

Re: Black Box Replacement

Since the black boxes do their job, and it is very seldom impossible to read out the data, it is enough to find them. Thus, you could have a system where the position (incl altitude and heading) is transmitted every minute or so, and you wouldn't have the enormous search area that turned out to not ...

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by Lingon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172248

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Cathay Pacific’s recently launched Hong Kong-Copenhagen flight will come under significant pressure as SAS moves its Hong Kong-Stockholm flight to Hong Kong-Copenhagen, creating direct overlap. SAS will fly year-round, offer greater frequency, have operating advantages (using the lighter A330 again...

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by Lingon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling to Thailand with an infant
Replies: 20
Views: 959

Re: Traveling to Thailand with an infant

Of the mentioned airlines, I have only flown Cathay Pacific. FRA-HKG-MNL with an 11 month old. Cabin crew was extremely helpful and the bassinet worked out just fine. But it was nearly seven years ago, first leg on a 744 with OK leg space from the seat to the bassinet. IIRC, it was OK on the last le...

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by Lingon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air travel if oil price is high again
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Air travel if oil price is high again

New energy generation eg solar/wind have delayed the inevitable but plenty of segments where renewables don’t fit eg transport. How do you define "don't fit"? There are lots of people and industry involved to create renewable combustible fuels. I just Googled up this, one-year-old article...

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by Lingon
Thu May 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12557

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I do so hope that no one has an issue with this extra bit of caution that WN is using. Perhaps you may have heard of the terms "human trafficking" or "child abduction." These are very serious; and, need I add, a tragic and senseless reality of the times we live in. Child endange...

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by Lingon
Wed May 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6038

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

Well, I know what I think of when I see the Iberia livery:

Something more bound to earth

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by Lingon
Thu May 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21698

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Russia cannot admit shooting down MH-17, since that would mean admitting they (or at least their military equipment) were inside Ukraine at the time. AFAIK, officially Russia claims there is a civil war where there are only Ukrainians fighting each other. If the missile had been fired from within Ru...

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by Lingon
Thu May 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12605

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I bet Airbus is watching this closely with a half-done design hidden in the back pocket. If it turns out to be a maintenance nightmare, they will either make a better variant themselves or ditch the idea silently - if it turns out to work great we wi...

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