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by Elshad
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9193

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

https://twitter.com/johnestevens/status ... 89512?s=20

Tail is fine I guess but the thin, wavy stripe and gold lettering look very dated in my opinion.

Also, if this is going to be used full-time for VIP transport why have they retained the refuelling pods?
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Here's a video: https://twitter.com/johnestevens/status ... 89512?s=20

Tail is fine I guess but the thin, wavy stripe and gold lettering look very dated in my opinion.

Also, if this is going to be used full-time for VIP transport why have they retained the refuelling pods?

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by Elshad
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13642

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get anything built in Britain, with the constant barrage of legal proceedings on “environmental” grounds plus NIMBYs and the politicians who pander to them. In any case, I’m not sure how having an already crowded two-runway airport with planes circling above L...

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by Elshad
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17444

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

The hinged nose door of the 747-8F is very useful, and not found on converted -400 freighters.

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by Elshad
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are airlines painted so accurately?
Replies: 13
Views: 2865

Re: How are airlines painted so accurately?

BA is particularly guilty of having mismatched radomes. I would say maybe a third of their A320s have this problem.

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by Elshad
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663913

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Every Boeing statement on this issue reads like something out of Baghdad Bob. Full of platitudes and BS like “we are fully committed to” etc. They don’t seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation.

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by Elshad
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217851

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

What was the reason for Thomas Cook (Airlines) having so many subsidiaries like Scandinavia, Balearics, Belgium etc.? I understand the need for Condor to be separate as it has its own history but the rest seem like paper exercises / accounting tricks. Why didn’t they merge them?

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by Elshad
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217851

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Alex Macheras has got to learn some self-restraint. Otherwise, one day it is really going to cost him. Where does he claim to get all his information from? I would imaging that, in cases like this, markets, customers and staff would be told before an aviation expert ? “Expert” that’s a good one. He...

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by Elshad
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217851

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The government should not bail out a private company. You can't have a system where profits go to shareholders during good times and losses are picked up by taxpayers when everything hits the fan.

If it can't rescue itself, it should be allowed to fail.

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by Elshad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.
Replies: 55
Views: 9088

Re: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.

At the very least they need to sort out the naming. The LR and XLR names make no mention of the fact that these are based on A321neos, so some people could think they are standard A321s. “neo” needs to be incorporated somehow.

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by Elshad
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12077

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

I named this thread “Heathrow terminal renaming”. Why do some people think I want to rename the airport?

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by Elshad
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12077

Heathrow terminal renaming

Will Heathrow ever get round to renaming its terminals? As I understand it, once the 3rd runway is (eventually) built the plan is to demolish Terminal 3, in order to allow expansion of Terminal 2. Combined with the already closed Terminal 1, this would leave two "missing" terminals. Perhap...

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by Elshad
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19670

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

workhorse wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
They should purchase an UK airline and rebrand as Jetblue Europe
And start their business to Europe


I see a bit of a problem here.


Brexit will be stopped

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by Elshad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 26360

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Anyone else think Pegasus needs a new livery? The current one with the huge URL flypgs.com looks kinda outdated to me.

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by Elshad
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 11001

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Wasn't the 787 originally called the 7E7? So it's possible Boeing move to using middle letters once they run out of numbers e.g. 7A7, 7B7

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by Elshad
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: looking for old registrations of flights
Replies: 13
Views: 3136

Re: looking for old registrations of flights

I'm would also appreciate any help in identifying a specific aircraft. It was a BA 747-400 from JFK to LHR on 17 August 2008. It left JFK some time in the afternoon after 4PM (New York time). I've managed to identify the outbound registration using the Heathrow archives (http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/he...

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by Elshad
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: looking for old registrations of flights
Replies: 13
Views: 3136

Re: looking for old registrations of flights

I'm would also appreciate any help in identifying a specific aircraft. It was a BA 747-400 from JFK to LHR on 17 August 2008. It left JFK some time in the afternoon after 4PM (New York time). I've managed to identify the outbound registration using the Heathrow archives (http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/hea...

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by Elshad
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: **Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread**
Replies: 94
Views: 39741

Unable to change profile picture

When I try upload a picture for my profile I get sent to an error page which says: Sorry, you have been blocked You are unable to access airliners.net At the bottom there is something which says Cloudflare Ray ID: 4f7e8010cfca6ab3 Everything else works fine, I can post on the forum etc. but I just c...

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by Elshad
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43229

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

https://twitter.com/MarcusReports/statu ... 4175015942

Millions of dollars of contributions from Turkey wasted since 2002 because lunatic Erdoğan wants to score some anti-American points.
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Turkey formally kicked out: https://twitter.com/MarcusReports/statu ... 4175015942

Millions of dollars of contributions from Turkey wasted since 2002 because lunatic Erdoğan wants to score some anti-American points.

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by Elshad
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 7495

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

It should have been built years ago. But unfortunately nothing gets built in Britain due to the treacherous behaviour of the NIMBYs and the spineless politicians who pander to them.

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by Elshad
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21471

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on.

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by Elshad
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412160

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Every time I see that Muilenberg scumbag on TV I want to punch him in the face. He keeps repeating, in an obviously insincere voice, that “safety is our number one priority” when it is demonstrably false. He can’t even fake empathy properly.

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by Elshad
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21072

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Hopefully the runway actually gets built. The NIMBY mafia need to be defeated.

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by Elshad
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 90772

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I suppose it makes sense for BA to use them at Gatwick as they used to operate the -400 from there to places like Morocco. They should shift all current Gatwick A320s to Heathrow to simplify things e.g. Heathrow all A319/320/321 and Gatwick all 737

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by Elshad
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 75784

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

Lufthansa Cargo 777F D-ALFG returning to PAE after a test flight, RAT deployed (25 Mar) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2is1jzUgAAq45v?format=jpg https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status/1110327357598920705?s=20 Are new 777s still being built with halogen bulbs? I thought they would have moved to LED b...

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by Elshad
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412160

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Probably Muilenburg at one of his bizarre press conferences where he claims everything is fine.

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by Elshad
Thu May 30, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412160

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It really sucks that it seems like Boeing is going to get away with murder, perhaps with a slap on the wrist. Really unfair for the victims etc.

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by Elshad
Mon May 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 35
Views: 4538

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

I would assume the MAX 7 needs it the most and the MAX 10 the least, due to length counteracting nose-up attitude etc.

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by Elshad
Fri May 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 12315

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

I think the black font will look better. Blue didn’t really make sense for Turkey, given their national colours etc.

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by Elshad
Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Boeing E-7 Early Warning Radar Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 18946

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Apparently two of the five will be built from used frames: https://www.janes.com/article/88545/uk-to-buy-second-hand-737s-for-wedgetail-aew-c-project I think this is much easier for the E-7 than the P-8 as all E-7 were built as commercial 737-700s, before being modified, rather than being built as d...

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by Elshad
Wed May 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97250

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Understood. But there is a new certified flightdeck already. Why didn't UPS and the others adapt it? For that matter, why didn't Boeing offer it on the 763s once they got it done for the KC46? The design adopted by FedEx and UPS is designed for both the 757 and 767 and uses three displays. The KC-4...

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by Elshad
Tue May 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12541

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Most politicians in London (at least those running London-wide or SW London) feel the need to pander to the treacherous NIMBY mafia. They are a real disgrace.

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by Elshad
Sun May 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97250

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Are new build 767s now being fitted with LCDs at the factory? I saw a video of one being built a only a few years ago and it was still being fitted with CRTs.

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by Elshad
Wed May 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12541

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Excellent. This so called legal challenge was a time wasting stunt by NIMBYs and politicians seeking votes. Britain is an international laughing stock in terms of how long it takes to build things.

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 190096

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

in the meantime in Germany: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-airlines/lufthansa-europaclufthansa-950.png?itok=j1Ngx5Zm Newest poll: 76% in Germany are in favor of EU membership https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/umfrage-drei-vi...

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 6364

Re: Eyebrow windows

The E7 doesn’t have a low level mission but it can be refueled in flight, they would be useful for that as well This is very geeky, but technically the E-7 *did* have eyebrow windows; because the two actual E-7 were based on 707 airframes. They were later redesignated EC-18B and later became part o...

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382049

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think Copa will be forced to update otherwise it will look weird. They should do the same basic livery but with a Panama red cheatline. I think it will look neat and match their national colours (red, white and blue)

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by Elshad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: So-called "Guide to Planespotting"
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

So-called "Guide to Planespotting"

I was searching for some sort of guide to plane spotting for a non-enthusiast friend and this came up as one of the first hits on Google: https://thepointsguy.com/2017/04/beginners-guide-to-plane-spotting/ What the hell is this article talking about? For one thing, it keeps making misleading claims ...

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 20518

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Another topic, just for change :) Don't you think it's time for PC to review their livery? Yes! I want Pegasus on the fuselage instead of Flypgs.com and a new letter font on the tail and more dynamic coloring on the livery! Agree. Websites on liveries is very outdated and reminds me of the late 90s...

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 9661

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Maybe they can call it the 737X? It would match the 777X and could use the same numbering system e.g. 737-7,-8,-9 and -10.

Although technically the MAX is already just a brand name and the type certificate already states 737-8 etc.

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by Elshad
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22245

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind.

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by Elshad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 5054

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

Excellent news.

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 15423

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

Taller gear would be a real problem in terms of space. Just look at what they had to do for the MAX 10 to fit the gear in the wheel well, with the lever action etc. Keep in mind that even the MAX 10 landing gear only provides additional height on rotation, not all the time. It would be easier (in my...

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2564

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

The later 737-700s with no eyebrows and fitted with winglets and the MAX 7 are my favourite because unlike the longer versions they don’t have a tail skid and look more cleaner as a result. I also really like the look of the 737 AEW&C.

That being said, the MAX has been permanently tainted.

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743531

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Would a small increase in horizontal stabiliser area make MCAS redundant? Obviously all frames would need to be retrofitted at great cost but it would be a real solution as opposed to an MCAS patch.

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743531

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Why isn’t removing MCAS completely being considered as a solution? The only problem would be a tendency to pitch up in a small portion of the flight envelope, which can easily be countered by pushing forward on the yoke or using electric trim. Seems a lot more logical and also easier to train pilots...

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by Elshad
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5681

Re: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

HBJZA wrote:
Elshad wrote:
HBJZA wrote:
Appart from the approach path, there might be parking and ground manoeuvring issues due to the length and wingspan of the 319 compared to the 318.

A318 wingspan is the same as A319 and all other A320 series

Really sorry but 318 wingspan is 34,10 meters while 319 is 35,80 meters.

Sorry, my mistake.

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by Elshad
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5681

Re: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

HBJZA wrote:
Appart from the approach path, there might be parking and ground manoeuvring issues due to the length and wingspan of the 319 compared to the 318.

A318 wingspan is the same as A319 and all other A320 series

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