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by FatCat
Fri May 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7430

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

IMHO the KC-135 is way more survivable than a twin engined plane. I know a pax B767 can successfully fly for a decent amount of time with only one engine, but imagine having to abort a bombing mission because of one tanker having an engine failure. Or worse, having a group of planes suffering from ...

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by FatCat
Fri May 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

the wings look clean, isn't it strange for a final approach understood it is the second attempt so you clean the wings during GA procedure but the rat is already deployed, so no power was available, so the pictures should be of the very last moments, and consequently the wings should have some flaps...

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by FatCat
Tue May 19, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7430

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

IMHO the KC-135 is way more survivable than a twin engined plane. I know a pax B767 can successfully fly for a decent amount of time with only one engine, but imagine having to abort a bombing mission because of one tanker having an engine failure. Or worse, having a group of planes suffering from f...

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So since this morning all the businesses are closed - well not all, but most. Supermarkets and Pharmacies are open. Apart from bars, pubs, restaurants, that were already closed since monday, or have to operate under strict sanitary rules and until 6 pm, now every other business is closed. As already...

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by FatCat
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

we are being hit so hard because we test each suspect case, and once positive, test the whole family, friends, relatives, colleagues and people that just came in contact, maybe in a restaurant, a pub, on the train and so on. many infected do not have symptoms, but yes they can spread the disease. ju...

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

thanks mate. hope this thing will not spread. here, health is assured to anyone, regardless to income and insurance... you know, not everywhere is so, and this outbreak will hit hard the poor and who cannot afford a decent health coverage. I was looking at FR24 right now, but I see FR's flights and ...

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So since this morning we are all in the "red zone". Since yesterday's IT PM announcment flock of people rushed to 24/7 supermarkets to buy first-need items - groceries, toilet paper, etc. - even supermarkets will not be affected by the curfew (only on Sat and Sun, they will be closed). We ...

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 335016

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's not that easy.
Our Social Welfare will cover the "leftover employees".
So they will be a cost on Government's shoulders.
Not that they aren't since a long time anyway...
But it's not an easy thing firing 5000 people from one day to another... thankfully

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6909

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

I see on FR24, today's arrivals from EU* to MLE: Edelweiss WK66 landed at 06:55 from ZRH (A333)* Aeroflot SU320 landed at 09:20 from SVO (B77W)* Condor DE2320 landed at 10:25 from FRA (B763) Alitalia AZ776 landed at 11:30 from FCO (A332) Turkish TK370 landed at 12:15 from IST (A333)* Tomorrow: Austr...

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15447

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

XRadar98 wrote:
I think Iran could use them.

That's also my thought

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5899

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Not perfectly simmetric air vents in the car drive me mad. Also having a not perfectly clean car interior. Long fingernails. I feel sick everytime I see people with long fingernails. People talking at the phone in a common room. Open doors. Cars with their headlights on during daytime. Not washing m...

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightsimmer steals plane, crashes
Replies: 2
Views: 2329

Re: Flightsimmer steals plane, crashes

It happened all in the night between Feb 25th and 26th. Landing isn't an easy thing to do, in fact, I think it's the hardest part of a flight, and spacial disorientation happens to experienced pilots, I can only imagine for a young man. My two cents, he just wanted to end his life doing what he alwa...

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightsimmer steals plane, crashes
Replies: 2
Views: 2329

Flightsimmer steals plane, crashes

During my commute today, I heard a rather strange, yet tragic, story. https://iltirreno.gelocal.it/massa/cronaca/2020/03/02/news/bravata-o-folle-gioco-la-polizia-francese-sta-indagando-sulla-tragedia-del-piper-1.38540754 It's in italian only - Chrome translate will work just fine, here's a recap of ...

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55929

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Qantas says that if it cannot reach a deal with AIPA, it will approach pilots directly and offer terms. According to a report published overnight in The Financial Review, Captains would receive an annual base salary of USD$265,400, first officers would receive USD$175,370 and second officers would ...

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1457

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

USS Excelsior NCC-2000 and the other Excelsior-Class Heavy Cruisers.

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by FatCat
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 55
Views: 7008

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I worked at the Pima Air museum when I was training in the A7 and F-16. Can you smell my envy? Because it's so strong I think it could be smelled. Oh well I may say - you haven't flown on the Crusader. Cockpits smells are made mostly by glues and plastics. Same in cars, in planes - fighters and mor...

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by FatCat
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21582

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Curious: ( Courtesy https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ ) LH is sending to storage A346s but is acquiring old A343s... They didn't send any A346s for storage. D-AIHB and D-AIHF are just undergoing maintenance at MNL and MLA respectively. Maybe they didn't recently. But between 2016 and 2018 seven LH ...

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by FatCat
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21582

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

HB-IWC wrote:
FatCat wrote:
LH is sending to storage A346s but is acquiring old A343s...


That would be LH's own A343 returning to the mainline fleet. So no acquiring involved.

you are right, my apologies

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by FatCat
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21582

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ )

LH is sending to storage A346s but is acquiring old A343s...
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Curious:

Airbus A340 -313 335 D-AIGY Lufthansa ferried 19feb20 DUB-FRA after paint ex OO-SCW


( Courtesy https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ )

LH is sending to storage A346s but is acquiring old A343s...

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by FatCat
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 55
Views: 7008

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

Fantastic post! :rotfl: And agreed on the ANA + ME3, I find EY's 787 cabins to be especially nice in that regard. Oh yes, EY's B787s are not only fantastic good looking on the outside but also gorgeous inside. Even if I fly LHGroup 90% of my flights, because of Company Partnership (we're LHTechnik ...

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by FatCat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 55
Views: 7008

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

Oh I think it depends a lot. You cannot simply say, "this is what an aeroplane cabin smells like". First it depends on the season. During summer, generally, the weather is hotter than the other three seasons. Being the temperature higher, the human beings tends to sweat, and someone - with...

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by FatCat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Talking about fake news: The fake news about Ryanair buying AirItaly https://www.varesenews.it/2020/02/la-bufala-ryanair-doveva-salvare-air-italy/900192/ A voice was spread on Wednesday, Feb 12th about FR interested in buying (Buying what? The galley carts? Used FA's underwear? Branded neckties?) A...

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by FatCat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Updates A330s to return to Doha, FR to make an event for IG pilots & F/Os in an MXP hotel As reported by local (Varese, that's near MXP) online newspaper: https://www.varesenews.it/2020/02/via-malpensa-gli-airbus-air-italy-chiamata-ryanair-piloti/901778/ Three A330s (EI-GGP, EI-GGO and EI-GGR) ...

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daytona 500 Crash
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Daytona 500 Crash

One post, three replies, and still no one already saying it was Trump's fault. Amazing! :-D
Wishing all the best to the driver.

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by FatCat
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bulgaria Air 737 at Sofia
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Bulgaria Air 737 at Sofia

Bulgaria Air Embraers were wet-leased by Air Italy on certain routes. You could have seen them because they were indeed Bulgaria Air planes, but with IG flight numbers.
So maybe now they have back their planes and do not need spare 737s anymore...

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by FatCat
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale
Replies: 40
Views: 1699

Re: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale

Could also cause the emergence of a Tesla black market for torrented software. I imagine torrenting down the software, installing it, and suddenly a German porn film being played on the center console... damn you torrent! Tesla never got its "autopilot" certified for road use in Germany a...

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by FatCat
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Planes are all grounded. It's so embarassing. I had the issue of JP4 (an Italian aviation magazine) in my hands yesterday on which the new Air Italy was announced. Full of hopes and dreams, new planes (50 737-MAX8 and up to 25 787-8) a lot of new routes... same fate as for Ernest... and for every ot...

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Air Italy members suspend all decisions and are open to discussions with the government: https://www.sardegnaierioggidomani.com/attualita/nardo-marino-m5s-i-soci-air-italy-sospendano-ogni-decisione/ they will ask for public money - what a new thing to do, right? prepare yourself for endless specula...

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale
Replies: 40
Views: 1699

Re: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale

sonicruiser wrote:
Could also cause the emergence of a Tesla black market for torrented software.

I imagine torrenting down the software, installing it, and suddenly a German porn film being played on the center console... damn you torrent!

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Air Italy members suspend all decisions and are open to discussions with the government: https://www.sardegnaierioggidomani.com/attualita/nardo-marino-m5s-i-soci-air-italy-sospendano-ogni-decisione/ they will ask for public money - what a new thing to do, right? prepare yourself for endless specula...

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

There is a nice graph showing how it's going the air transport market in Italy in this page: https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2020/02/10/news/air_italy_in_profondo_rosso_convoca_i_soci_sul_tavolo_c_e_l_ipotesi_di_liquidazione-248274078/ Btw it's an italian newspaper, but if you want to read the ar...

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by FatCat
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2460

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry

What's all this rumor.
I may decide who to invite and who not, in my house.

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA

yes, and it's worrying...
but not so surprising if you think that AZ announced, then revoked the lease of two A321neo, and also that the fate of EI-WLA was already announced some two years ago...

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by FatCat
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Some rumors were, the ItAF KC-767A was refueled inflight by another ItAF KC-767A, anyone can confirm?

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by FatCat
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2158

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

what's all this thing around Nissan. Nissan here is no big deal. many jukes and micras, and some x-trails. in the us I cannot rent anything apart altimas and camrys. they're so boring. not that rentals in europe are really exciting btw. gtr's another thing. but it's a brand itself imho. it's like co...

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by FatCat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3078

Re: How many languages do you know?

Italian (native)
German (C1)
English (C2)
Spanish (B2)
French (B1)
Next one: Dutch

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by FatCat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High end mall for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: High end mall for sale

TSS wrote:
Lots of malls all across the USA, many relatively new, are closed and for sale.

These guys explore abandoned buildings, malls among them- https://www.youtube.com/user/TheProperPeople

Also check ThisIsDanBell YT channel. His Dead Mall Series is addicting

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by FatCat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2158

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

What is Microsoft? I have never had to use It. I have used Compuserve and AOL. Go do a quick search on Internet's newest Search Engine, Altavista.com They have a very nice interface. Works perfectly with Netscape. Plus you can subscribe an e-mail address for only $ 49.99 / month with 5 MB of free s...

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by FatCat
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickup Truck Crashes Into Starbucks in Illinois
Replies: 32
Views: 1410

Re: Pickup Truck Crashes Into Starbucks in Illinois

there is always a good thing and a bad thing inside a news story.
bad thing, there is injured people
good thing, a shitbucks has been demolished

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by FatCat
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1271

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

we may be some of the last people remembering what "cold winter" means right now, 3 pm, sunny, it's +13°C and it's late Jan I do remember as a child icy lakes, rivers; snow, temperatures always around -5°C to -12°C... anyway I do prefer warm summer, because you can stay out in the garden a...

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by FatCat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9806

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

Joon I see yoon

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by FatCat
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6001

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

You know Italy holds two of the biggest Chinese resident communities in Europe My home city, Prato, has Europe's biggest community ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_people_in_Italy ) - mind you, only 40% to 50% of Chinese residents have valid documents, so numbers should be doubled. There is n...

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by FatCat
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Davos WEF 2020 thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Davos WEF 2020 thread

State Chiefs coming with huge, polluting planes (watch those beautiful A345s coming with 30 to 40 people onboard) and moving with polluting cars (maybe the less important one will travel electric, who knows; surely the President of the US of A will not) and / or helicopters, staying in heated hotels...

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by FatCat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European green deal
Replies: 73
Views: 3602

Re: European green deal

olle wrote:
The cheapest energy today is renewable. To make transport system use renewable will be requirement to stay in market.

So coal need political support to stay in market and compete.

pff no it isn't
the cheapest energy today is, in order
- nuclear
- oil
- gas
- coal

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by FatCat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence
Replies: 31
Views: 5764

Re: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence

https://www.varesenews.it/2020/01/ernest-airlines-malpensa-terra/889806/ This article, sorry but it is in italian, sums up the fare of the airline and of other failed ones around the world. It mentions that Ernest employed 70 people. I really can't get my head around that number. I mean... 4 planes...

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by FatCat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence
Replies: 31
Views: 5764

Re: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence

MCTSET wrote:
Wow and what makes Ernest different from Alialtia.

12500 employees more

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by FatCat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

slider wrote:
I’ll see it in theaters at least three times, I’m guessing.

I'll see it only three times today (cit.)
And buy the BRD, and the 4K BRD, and the soundtrack, and the Limited Edition Steelbok, and ... :-D

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by FatCat
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737484

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Boeing as the main US Defence contractor has wide shoulders. They will sustain damage but will also get along pretty well. And a stock value drop from time to time is not bad either: you can then complain for years = massive layoffs, plants closing, supplier's prices negotiation, gov't aids, etc. It...

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by FatCat
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 335016

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

A well written newspaper article, not behind a paywall: https://www.corriere.it/cronache/19_dicembre_16/alitalia-condizioni-lufthansa-esuberi-90-aerei-meno-rotte-ebdabc2a-2005-11ea-befc-9fef46ed0b20.shtml It's in italian, but Chrome's automatic translation will work just fine. Not fresh news, really...

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