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by Lingon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cdg europes busiest airport
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: Cdg europes busiest airport

Thanks for clarifying the OP's metric, and for offering an alternative, but I've never understood the fascination with aircraft movements. Movements can reflect small avg gauge, or caps on runway/taxiway capacity, or limited hours, as much as demand. Movements don't reflect revenue because they ign...

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by Lingon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2433

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

When I was a small kid domestic flights in Sweden were on piston aircraft. The first airliner flight I remember was in 1970 from BMA to UME on a Linjeflyg CV440. Picture taken 1965 by Lars Söderström I flew on these a couple of times and not very much compares to a take-off in a piston airliner... a...

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by Lingon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 11692

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

JonesNL wrote:
We will probably never have an 737 sized battery powered vehicle....


OTH, there is a future possibility for hydrogen. Either combustion or fuel cells / electric motors. Not viable today or within short time, but I wouldn't rule it out.

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by Lingon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114954

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

Dominic Gates quotes a new WSJ article: " Mr. Teal, who as the MAX’s chief engineer personally signed off on MCAS ... told investigators he approved MCAS without knowing that a malfunction of a single sensor could trigger the system to repeatedly push down a plane’s nose and possibly lead to a...

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by Lingon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it worth it to pay more for 9-abreast Y on a 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Is it worth it to pay more for 9-abreast Y on a 777?

The change from 9 to 10 abreast made the 777 fall from my favourite long haul plane to a plane I avoid. Didn't experience neither the 787 nor the 380 yet, so my long haul experiences are limited to 747, 777, 330/340 and 350. The biggest point isn't if your butt gets 17 or 18 inches of seat width, th...

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by Lingon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 521
Views: 92061

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

So...they were planning to tunnel across Rwy 13/31 from the proposed Terminal 5 to emerge beneath the existing T3 on the opposite side ? That's a rather delicate operation given the high water table in the area. In any case it seems more viable than a bridge over the runway :duck: Jokes aside, a pe...

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by Lingon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 566
Views: 328389

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Starting Monday, SAS will use one single aircraft for domestic services in Sweden and fly ARN to VBY, UME, LLA and KRN only. Source, in Swedish, possibly behind paywall ... Det är Arlanda till Umeå, Kiruna, Luleå och Visby som fortsätter medan all annan inrikestrafik upphör. Syftet med att fortsätta...

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by Lingon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5164

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

This will be a lot less of a shock than people think. There’ll be a few airlines that fall by the wayside but ultimately it’ll get up and running again, it always does. Don’t misjudge the speed of the recovery, after 9/11 people were physically scared stiff to get on an aircraft after seeing four a...

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by Lingon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8303

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Remember when Swine Flu was supposed to decimate the world? From April 2009 to Feb 2010, 55 million Americans got it, 250,000 were hospitalized and over 10,000 died. We did not cancel March Madness, comic con, music festivals, drop our Disney plans, hole ourselves up in the house , so on and so for...

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by Lingon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3668

Re: European Widebodies 2020

Iberia 3314 MAD-ARN had an A346 on February 3 and February 10. Don't know if it's a regular Monday thing. Otherwise it's an A320.

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by Lingon
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 11692

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

what's up with electric planes and v-tails? AFAIK, one reason to put in on electric planes (or any plane) is to reduce drag and thus get a little more range. But I am not an aerospace engineer... and the cynic in me can't help to think that the main purpose to have a V tail aircraft in these kind o...

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by Lingon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3431

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

A few Swedish domestic carriers are on my list. Picture links to aircraft types I have flown with the livery they had when I flew them. The first carrier I have flown some 50 times and on three aircraft types. All flights with these four operators were 30 to 50 years ago.... :old: Linjeflyg (LF) Syd...

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by Lingon
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Elmos fire
Replies: 13
Views: 4041

Re: St Elmos fire

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by Lingon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: Crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019

The number of crashes are so low, the industry is very safe, that one crash makes all the difference. And given the rise in number of passengers and airplane movement, staying the same is quite an achievement in it self. Yes. ET 302 alone was 157 deaths, leaving 100 for everything else. Probably we...

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by Lingon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14609

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

amax1977 wrote:
A flight that could leave LAX at 11:00 AM would arrive LHR next morning at 6:00 AM ...


Which means passengers would expect lunch, dinner and breakfast on board. Sounds expensive. If you fly four hours later, the airline will get away with only dinner and breakfast.

(Written partly in jest...)

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by Lingon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 29035

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

The 737 is Boeing's bread and butter and they have thousands of them on their order books. Of course the priority number one is to get it flying again, they must do it and they will do it. Scrapping the 737 is no option, it's like suggesting ripping out the heart of the body. They will make a come b...

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by Lingon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 6470

Re: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?

The obvious answer is that there is only a partial synch between city size and airport size. Consider the following three factors: a) Catchment area - how many people served by the airport is much more important than size of the city b) Competing airports nearby or in the same city c) Connecting tra...

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by Lingon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence and injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 3342

Re: Turbulence and injuries

I've often wondered if "some" of the injuries sustained by turbulence if not faked, greatly exaggerated for lawsuits or some sort of money making scheme. Obviously with the unexpected turbulence with the seat belt sign off people in the lav or in the isles, FA's up and about the cabin and...

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by Lingon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6069

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

The pax called the airline and told them it was a possum. The airline okayed it. That's the issue. The pax called, got it cleared, flew the first leg, then was denied on the way back. So, how was the crew supposed to know the opossum was okayed? Did he tell the airline what flight he would be on an...

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by Lingon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 62263

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Its not the percentage which as you say is small its that the failure occurred at an unexpected point in the structure, unlike the A380 wing btw which was predicted to fail where it failed. Boeing were not anticipating a rupture that destroyed the structure, they need to go back and understand why ...

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by Lingon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57874

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Biggest failure in commercial aviation? That's an easy question to answer. It's the 737 MAX. If the MAX does not become ungrounded and the new planes waiting to be delivered will be scrapped - yes. But exactly how likely is that? More likely is that the MAX will start flying again, after some time ...

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by Lingon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 4009

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

I tend to fly to the same airports so my list is not growing.. 14 letters covered. Even less impressive considering the first entries are 50 years ago. However, my list begs a definition - it is the airports' codes at the time of the landing. This means I have not landed at DMK even if I have landed...

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by Lingon
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 271210

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

okobjorn wrote:
minilinde wrote:

Date Flight Dep Arr STD STA
2019-12-12 SK9285 BLL-CPH 18:25-18:15


That is either one very fast or very slow A350 :lol:


It is just lacking the +1 on the arrival time ;)

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by Lingon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61430

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

No one suggests the 789 was chosen over 339 to avoid the RR engine?

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258686

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

flipdewaf wrote:
[ ran some numbers through my model/simulation ...


Thank you, this was very interesting!

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258686

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

I assume the total fuel consumption per passenger will be bigger than with a stopover, there is only one take off instead of two but on the other hand the fuel tanks must be filled to the brim (plus maybe an extra canister in the cockpit :-) ) and there is a penalty for carrying all that fuel. Prov...

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by Lingon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258686

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

Given the fundamental economics of project sunrise routes, if the premium demand is not enough to profitably fill 100++ premium seats up front consistently (A380 has 113/144, 787 has 70) the routes just won't make money because Y isn't gonna garner the gigantic premiums necessary to compete against...

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by Lingon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6208

Re: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

TWA772LR wrote:
Great job by the ground crew!

Why weren't the slides popped?


Fire started after the plane stopped, is it possible that the doors were disarmed already, or at least in the process of being disarmed?

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What routes would you like to see?
Replies: 49
Views: 2987

Re: What routes would you like to see?

What would benefit me the most: The Philippines paving the runway in Hilongos and extending it by about 5 to 6,000' and AA starting LAX to Hilongos. If that doesn't happen: LAX to Tacloban City (TAC / RPVA) on AA. LAX to Panglao (TAG / RPSP) on AA. Of these routes, which are viable? None. Haha, I d...

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by Lingon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Replies: 17
Views: 9760

Re: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia

Sun Class Airlines is a pretty good name for their charter airline product. Good name, but should have been Sun Trip :lol: I guess no one outside of Scandinavia will understand that one. It's from a 1980 Swedish movie which is a parody of charter travel, with a money smuggling plot as a back bone. ...

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by Lingon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 8021

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers

I think Airservices Australia and Saab have been doing this since 2011 Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions have three (two?) airports in Sweden with remote towers. Five more are to get the system in the coming three years where the biggest (MMX) has over two million passengers yearly. I think it wil...

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by Lingon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140633

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

I wld. assume so - don't know - hard to find details > all 58 "active" aircrafts will be inspected immediately acc. to SAS -( 31 already done) 3x600´s active 26x700´s active 29x800´s active I got the impression from one article I read (Aftonbladet, credibility dubious) that the planes wit...

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by Lingon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15565

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Anyway, I am curious to see how she got thru secure. Hopefully we find out. Hopefully, but I doubt it. Releasing that information gives other wannabe's a blueprint to try the same thing. It should be like a Windows security fix - make the fix, then you can tell everyone what was the problem. In oth...

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by Lingon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 7917

Re: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?

What is the actual flying time in cruise between HEL and ARN. Could it be more than 15 minutes? Surely all/most the 24 hour rotations AY manages from HEL should be just as viable for SK from ARN? It's 400 km. Some of that extra distance will be cut by more efficient routing depending on destination...

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by Lingon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10429

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

2009, final to AMS - for some reason I never flew into Amsterdam in April before. I was used to see it in the autumn or winter. Virtually every field was covered with tulips or other flowers, one white field, one orange field, one pink field.. Googled for a pic, it looks something like this.

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by Lingon
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6537

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) has terminals 2,3,4 and 5. No terminal 1 - and AFAIK, there has never been one! It is said that when Terminal 2 was built, two terminals were planned but terminal 1 was cancelled. The numbering then continued so if in the future a Terminal 1 would be built, the terminals' geo...

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by Lingon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144703

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I liked it. But I agree the big silver SAS won't stand out enough. A problem inherited from the current livery.. It is great to see the didn't go for pure white, there are too many of them and it requires frequent cleaning to look good. While I had preferred real flags, that multicoloured stripe is ...

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by Lingon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 53336

Re: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread

ikolkyo wrote:
. How would a software tweak fix tail tipping on the ground? I think that issue would still remain.


A sensor will count how many passengers disembarked, and software will keep the cargo doors locked until enough people are out. :duck:

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by Lingon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144703

Re: SAS new livery?

I bet that bluish PR picture is not the SAS machine at all. Flags and Star Alliance logos photoshopped in, even the airplane as a whole could have been photoshopped in. Salina Chan published a picture up thread where there were no engines, but you could see a painted pylon - and it was white and re...

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by Lingon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144703

Re: SAS new livery?

I bet that bluish PR picture is not the SAS machine at all. Flags and Star Alliance logos photoshopped in, even the airplane as a whole could have been photoshopped in. Salina Chan published a picture up thread where there were no engines, but you could see a painted pylon - and it was white and red...

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by Lingon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?
Replies: 16
Views: 10364

Re: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?

Clearly they're not that reputable, since they got the article from the aviation equivalent of the Onion: https://thinairtoday.com/2019/08/15/saudi-man-accidentally-buys-2-airbus-a350s-for-sons-birthday/ A lot of good stuff on that website, thanks! Off topic, but I loved the London Underground Airp...

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by Lingon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258686

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: 24119

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: 4477

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: 24119

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: 2729

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: 27422

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: 34
Views: 11027

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: 3712

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: 7117

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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