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by musman9853
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10433

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

Ziyulu wrote:
At least he flew economy class!


Doesn't he always fly economy unless it's full?

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by musman9853
Fri May 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 170797

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

OB1504 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
the 757 and 767 are dead! crab rave time! at least this pandemic has given us one good thing


The economy cabins sucked but now the alternative is a 737 with a cramped plastic interior. Nothing to celebrate here.

Oasis 737 >>>> old af 757

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by musman9853
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 170797

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

the 757 and 767 are dead! crab rave time! at least this pandemic has given us one good thing

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by musman9853
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12283

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

DL747400 wrote:
This has got to be one of the most ridiculous ideas I've seen since this crisis began, and there have been a few. This group just lost all credibility, IMO. And the NY Times, well....



It's not the times. It's a newswire report from Reuters

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by musman9853
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18094

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

I'm wondering if this virus crisis is another big acceleration of the death of the A380? Glad I got my first flight on one a few weeks ago. The virus is the death of the 777X. Nobody will want such a large plane with the risks of another pandemic. Luckily almost all Superjumbos have been delivered....

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by musman9853
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182289

Re: TRUMP CANCELS ALL EUROPE TRAVEL FROM US EXCEPT FOR UK

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Pretty much speechless. Does this cover cargo as well? This can be economically disastrous


Yes all cargo is also banned. Which doesn't really make sense since the virus isn't really transmitted through fomites?

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by musman9853
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182289

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

LH group cutting capacity 50%. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lufthansa-idUSKBN20T25A Absolutely insane. There's got to be something more than the virus causing this Doubt it. My company that employs 300k worldwide has banned the vast majority of international business travel...

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by musman9853
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182289

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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN20T25A

Absolutely insane. There's got to be something more than the virus causing this
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mcogator wrote:

Absolutely insane. There's got to be something more than the virus causing this

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182289

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

When you consider all the impacts, this is a big statement. I also noted, from your link: "United is also offering some pilots who fly the widebody aircraft used on trans-Pacific routes a month off at reduced pay after the airline cut some of its Asia flights, according to a memo sent Friday b...

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by musman9853
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 21954

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

wasn't there rumors recently the fedex and ups were parking planes? considering that and this coronavirus caused economic slowdown, this is probably the worst possible time to launch an freighter

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 67520?s=21


so could we see whoo2 in the air sometime in the next week?
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ikolkyo wrote:
First engine run on the 2nd 777X is happening tonight. https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 67520?s=21


so could we see whoo2 in the air sometime in the next week?

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 32
Views: 9146

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

How isnt krygyztan punished for violating UN sanctions?

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by musman9853
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2820

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

Are there any airlines currently flying to both Orlando airports, MCO and SFB ? Could happen someday that SFB (partly) become to MCO what FLL is to MIA ? MCO to Orlando Convention Center: 17 min best to 21min worst (on Sunday) via car & 52 min to 1h, 21 min by bus. SFB to Orlando Convention Cen...

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by musman9853
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleppo Airport to Reopen
Replies: 27
Views: 4073

Re: Aleppo Airport to Reopen

Good morning, According to the Syrian government, Aleppo airport will re-open after being closed since 2012. This comes after a successful military action by the government in the north-west which saw many villages and hamlets being liberated by the Syrian troops. Flights will resume on Wednesday (...

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by musman9853
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127732

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This would be news if AA did not have a trash can of an operation. AS loyals will expect a good run operation, which AA is not. DP better ensure focus is placed at SEA for their operation. I'm at 1.6M miles with AA and I've not ONCE had a bad experience with them. https://media.giphy.com/media/wGhY...

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by musman9853
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?
Replies: 36
Views: 3217

Re: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?

The 717 fleet was quite minuscule, yet the few operators it had found a way to keep it running. Sure, but that's because the economics work. The 717 is the tail end of the DC9/MDxx family and it's used on relatively short hops where its previous generation engines don't hold it back too much, and D...

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by musman9853
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8701

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

gdg9 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
I like how you put Sanford but not MCO lol


MCO hasn't released their finals yet


Ah makes sense

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by musman9853
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8701

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

I like how you put Sanford but not MCO lol

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210671

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

Varsity1 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
CNBC reporting ALPA is suing AA to get a restraining order to stop US-China flights for AA flights


APA, Not ALPA. Different union.


Yep, got them mixed up. Sorry

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210671

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

CNBC reporting ALPA is suing AA to get a restraining order to stop US-China flights for AA flights

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9368

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

TVNWZ wrote:
Y’all better never check into a hotel room if that plane creeps you out. Just sayin.

kids weren't raped in most hotel rooms.

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnyIXyIbj-g
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Lukas757 wrote:
Are there any cockpit shots released? The only ones I can find are the ~2 year old renderings. Seems a bit odd that there are no real pictures available.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnyIXyIbj-g

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15889

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

it's unfortunate that 300 people had to die for boeing to learn its lesson. hopefully going forward they can right the ship. and considering boeing just got a 12B credit line, theyll be fine in the long run.

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by musman9853
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110876

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

rnav2dlrey wrote:
woj just confirmed it on behalf of ESPN. unbelievable.


Woj bomb :(

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by musman9853
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80190

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Do we know what they're waiting for rn?

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by musman9853
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22068

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

The wild card is if the China deal results in new orders. If they do, would they still cut the rate to extend the program life? The China "deal" won't make China order more planes then they need. Sure but the rate 14 increase was done partly in anticipation of future Chinese orders that n...

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by musman9853
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22068

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

The wild card is if the China deal results in new orders. If they do, would they still cut the rate to extend the program life?

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

TranscendZac wrote:
I watched the RTO and that plane looks so long. But because the engines are large it’s hard to appreciate the size of the plane.


is there a video available?

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9125

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

I just hope this translates into a more reliable and CONSISTENT product/experience for passengers. i'll agree with the more reliable part, but by and large AA's hard and soft product is consistently good across the board. Umm, no. It's not consistent (Oasis vs. 160-seat seating 738s; AVOD or not, A...

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9125

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

GSPSPOT wrote:
I just hope this translates into a more reliable and CONSISTENT product/experience for passengers.


i'll agree with the more reliable part, but by and large AA's hard and soft product is consistently good across the board.

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11044

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

The MAX situation of course didn't help but Southwest's current business model is under pressure. They have limited ability to grow using their current airframes and cost/fare structure. Being eaten from the top by the resurgent US3 and being eaten from the bottom by ULCC. They've had top line chal...

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

First Flight has been pushed to Friday. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1220168840555876352?s=21 Due to weather, not anything mechanical Never said it was mechanical, tweet gives the reason. Oh yeah, not a dig at you. Was for other people looking at the thread who might not have opened the l...

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154812

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

That plane exists. It's the A320 series. You're basically asking them to build a better A320 than the A320 - which is fine and laudable, but by the time you got it in the air, Airbus would be planning for the future, as well as having whatever incremental improvements already baked into the 320N se...

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 76352?s=21

Due to weather, not anything mechanical
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ikolkyo wrote:
First Flight has been pushed to Friday. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 76352?s=21

Due to weather, not anything mechanical

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151477

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The business case still wasn't closed in mid June. The BOD couldn't have approved ATO in March. It's not very difficult to understand. The reporting Indicates that the launch was all but green lit. That must mean the business case, pre max, was closed. And no offense, I'll listen to the actual jour...

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Miquel787 wrote:
Wow..great to see Boeing gets it going..Is it me or does it look much bigger then the -300ER? And the engines..huge. Did this run include a high speed taxi test and RTO testing prior to the first flight tomorrow?


so far only taxi test has occurred.

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246186

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

ikolkyo wrote:
Looks like taxi test has been cancelled.

Weather?

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by musman9853
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to start producing A321neo in Toulouse
Replies: 21
Views: 4011

Re: Airbus to start producing A321neo in Toulouse

JonesNL wrote:
Strange that they do not intend to increase the overall output. It would generate significant sales if they can provide new delivery slots from 2022 and onward.


the supply chain is already probably overextended as it is, no?

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by musman9853
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8153

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

I don't know about significant potential in Boeing orders quite frankly. China is living an EV boom and Tesla now barely opened their Shanghai factory for Model 3. At 50.000 USD a pop, it takes 20.000 Tesla's per billion USD in industrial goods which is nothing considering current EV sales figures....

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by musman9853
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56541

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

If Delta were smart, they usually are from a PR standpoint, I would have roundtrip tickets booked in these kids names to Disney for spring break, as well as hotel and allowance for the family. A tour of the Delta facilities at LAX to meet some pilots etc., and a donation to a college fund for these...

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4013

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

When and if the Pie in the Sky train from MCO to Miami is up and running, does anyone think this will have an effect on new service? As if the train to South Florida might serve as a connection of sorts? Pie in the Sky? Dirt is moving as we speak to complete it. A major lawsuit to stop it was settl...

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4013

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

MCO on Twitter posted a survey asking if people were interested in flights to Tokyo I think at this point, the new Japanese ULCC is going to be the best target because they can fly the route 3x/wk and establish good margins. I still think MIA will get the go ahead first for some kind of service to ...

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4013

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lif ... ar-BBYV0d2
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Also an 15 year old made it through TSA with a coupon lmao

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lif ... ar-BBYV0d2

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4013

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

MCO on Twitter posted a survey asking if people were interested in flights to Tokyo

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by musman9853
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56541

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Just saw this on ABC evening news. It sounded like it was this terrible thing, 60+ emergency personnel showed up to treat the children, with soap and water. Poor children, they received a bath by a complete stranger. I'm sure the kids held their breath the whole time too. Lawyers are going to have ...

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by musman9853
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64544

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

No matter whos ordering them, I'm glad the a330neo is getting more love. Glad we're not seeing an a380 repeat

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by musman9853
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289551

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Nothing has been proven yet. Are you a 100% sure about the plane being shot down? I heard that Canadian investigators are on their way to Tehran. Just curious, and don't post anything that will get you in trouble! (Stay safe!) But is there any proof the US could provide that you or your fellow Iran...

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by musman9853
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289551

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Has there been any reports of funerals or repatriation of remains. Any news on how many passengers and crew that have been identified? The normal Islamic custom would be for a burial within 24 hrs. While that's the norm, in extreme circumstances that can basically be ignored. I'd imagine that's wha...

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by musman9853
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289551

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There’s avenger shorad systems It's not exactly the same. Avenger is bulit to launch manpad-like missiles on point protection. So basically "get helos out" system, with more rockets available. Tor was designed to withstand coordinated attacks on important objects. It includes missile/bomb...

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by musman9853
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289551

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

From the instagram video, it looks like the plane was either: A) On fire before the video started B) Was not on fire before as there is a large explosion mid-air If it’s B) This would suggest the plane was on fire for about 30 seconds before hitting the ground, and as its a rather shallow descent i...

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