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by PaxPicti
Sat May 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8633

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655
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There's certainly a threat to civil aviation over the Gulf, even without an actual war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

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by PaxPicti
Wed May 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Agreed, but leaving room for a fourth runway, properly spaced for independent ops, in between the existing northernmost runway and the proposed new runway would make future expansion much, much easier. The problem is not the number of runways, it's trying to add capacity to a site which is full alr...

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by PaxPicti
Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

For once in his life, Boris is right. Anyone who thinks a third runway at LHR is a good idea has probably never lived or worked, or even tried to travel on the motorway, near Heathrow - other than maybe in the middle of the night. It's total lunacy and being an aviation enthusiast or occasional user...

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by PaxPicti
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15603

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

I will fly them regardless; thats why there's no bad press when it involves FR. When almost ALL news about Ryanair is about things like this, yes there is bad press. There is a good reason they were voted the least popular airline in Europe - again. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/201...

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by PaxPicti
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15603

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

Either they figured it was making them more money to proceed like this, or they count it as publicity (there is no such thing as bad publicity). Yes there is. I've never flown Ryanair and I never will, because of stories like this. For one thing, because I'd prefer my flight not to be cancelled at ...

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by PaxPicti
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713704

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I may be wrong here, but something I haven't seen mentioned so far is that - at least to a non-professional such as me - it appears to me that Boeing have been deliberately misleading from the start with the name 'MCAS'. 'Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System' sounds like it should be some...

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by PaxPicti
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716355

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Statistics can be misleading. Concorde was the safest airliner in the world by passenger miles flown without a fatality, until July 25th 2000 - then it was revealed as inherently unsafe compared to most other types, and several similar incidents in the past should have been seen as warnings that wer...

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by PaxPicti
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STN runway closed after runway incident
Replies: 8
Views: 4188

Re: STN runway closed after runway incident

FWIW I think, STN, LGW, and LTN all need 2nd runways, but I think LHR needs a 3rd and 4th! :devil: I think if you've ever lived or worked near Heathrow, or even tried to just drive on the M4/M25 there at peak times, you would think that the idea of expanding LHR is utterly insane. The airspace and ...

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by PaxPicti
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STN runway closed after runway incident
Replies: 8
Views: 4188

Re: STN runway closed after runway incident

This is why both Stansted and Gatwick need second runways instead of Heathrow needing a third.

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by PaxPicti
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16686

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

If you're really interested in conspiracy theories, every piece of debris recovered from the South Indian Ocean so far - with the exception of the flaperon - is small enough to fit into a suitcase. And the flaperon apparently didn't have the expected pattern of marine growth on it given the length o...

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by PaxPicti
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44686

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4667/25155909967_7d1ec66f24_b.jpg As a little piece of trivia, both of the objects painted on the side of this plane, instantly recognisable as symbols of the two cities, and two of the most iconic structures on Earth, were designed by the same man... Gustave Eiffel. H...

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by PaxPicti
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104635

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I don't believe there will ever be another generation of supersonic airliners. The energy economics and the environmental considerations don't make it viable even if the development costs and noise problems could somehow be surmounted. The only reason Concorde ever flew commercially was because the ...

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by PaxPicti
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104635

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

The supplier infrastructure that makes the parts for the Intercontinental has likely either closed up or is in the process of closing considering Boeing last delivered one (a VIP) over a year ago, delivered the last to an airline some 18 months ago (Korean Air) and has not secured an order for one ...

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by PaxPicti
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104635

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

A lot of people are missing the point with the talk about wing sizes and fuel efficiency etc. The problem isn't the aircraft. It's the market. The most important factor in the cancellation is that Airbus is selling the A380 AT A LOSS. Every one they build loses them money. The optimum number for the...

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