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by 889091
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 13
Views: 6259

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

From the link provided: "The Dreamliner (registered N27958) landed in Narita (NRT) on July 2, 2020, at 7:45 AM local time (UTC +9) from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on flight UA2821. The B787 was supposed to continue on to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) on flight UA28...

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by 889091
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 915
Views: 127538

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

cheers Ozair

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by 889091
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 915
Views: 127538

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Apologies if this has been answered - I tried reading through this entire thread but sort of gave up after page 5 as it was turning out to be a wrestling match between the F22 and the F15 camps. What are the 2 camera looking devices externally mounted on either side of the cockpit, just aft of the f...

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by 889091
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks

Don't they also need to rotate the tyres a little every so often to prevent flat spots? With all the wheels taped up like that, the only way I can envision that procedure being executed is to jack the whole plane up, then rotate the wheels. Wouldn't it be easier to push it back/forward and leave the...

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by 889091
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

https://mythresults.com/episode97
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Boeing757100 wrote:
Okie wrote:
The conveyor belt thread has to be right up there with the most replies to a post but 9/11 and 737Max has to be up there as well.

Okie



What conveyor belt?


Mythbusters even did a segment on it!
https://mythresults.com/episode97

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by 889091
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

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snowglobe thread. :rotfl:

Although when I tried looking for it, it seems to have disappeared? All I could find was this:
viewtopic.php?t=1313291

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by 889091
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks

That’s a fairly standard mooring plan to ensure high winds don’t move the plane. Can’t say about Boeing field, but Moses Lake is in the interior and subject to thunderstorms and Chinook winds. Thanks GalaxyFlyer. I assume the mobile fan/AC unit with ducting is used to occasionally ventilate the air...

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by 889091
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks

Today's photographer's choice pic on Airliners.net Why is the nosewheel anchored to 2 concrete blocks? In comparison, the MAXs stored in Boeing Field don't seem to have them. What's its purpose? In case of severe winds? Moses Lake: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/9/7/6069799.jpg?v=v...

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by 889091
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153416

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Horrible quality, but photos have emerged of the aircraft's engines scraping the runway: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbHozXAU0AAgvtX?format=jpg&name=small What were these idiot pilots doing in a cockpit?!? And of an A320 no less!! (Source: https://twitter.com/historyofpia1) I wonder why these i...

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by 889091
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

Tried looking it up on the net, but couldn't find anything conclusive. No JFS in the mighty Tomcat. The huffer cart plugs in aft of the left main landing gear. Crossbleed start is available once an engine is started, and, of course, when inflight you can airstart in case of failure. Thanks LyleLanl...

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by 889091
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3606

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

Will/Should this be reported as an 'incident'?

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by 889091
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

Tried looking it up on the net, but couldn't find anything conclusive.

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by 889091
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports

Isn't this the reason for the cockpit eyebrow windows on the B737?

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by 889091
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pilots eject safely from F/A-18F SH based on USS Theodore Roosevelt
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Pilots eject safely from F/A-18F SH based on USS Theodore Roosevelt

https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130653

Not a good week - first the F15 Eagle crash off the Yorkshire coast, now this. Fortunately, in this incident, both pilots are reported to be OK.
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https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130653

Not a good week - first the F15 Eagle crash off the Yorkshire coast, now this. Fortunately, in this incident, both pilots are reported to be OK.

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by 889091
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17700

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

He can shout all he wants now when oil is at ~US$40/barrel. When it shoots back up to ~US$120/barrel like a few years ago and when the blockade is still in place, then it will be a different story.

Perhaps a VDG vs. BCA situation all over again.

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by 889091
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17481

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0aQtBTNxWg
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Punching a few weight classes below the 732, but Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service just welcomed the second PC24 into its fleet. One nice looking plane, I have to say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0aQtBTNxWg

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by 889091
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56892

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

To be clear, the article says resolution of the 3rd data source issue will happen after RTS, which is IMO troubling. But at least this time around the pilots will: a) Know MCAS exists; b) Have been trained on how it works and understand how it can affect the handling of their airframe; c) Have been...

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by 889091
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to be formed in China
Replies: 12
Views: 3926

Re: New airline to be formed in China

HNA v2.0?

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by 889091
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 19
Views: 6053

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

What's Airbus' SOP for a runway overrun/incident like this? Looks like the evacuation slides have not been deployed, but the flaps and spoilers are still extended? I know for the B737, the flaps are fully extended to assist pax egress from the overwing emergency exits (should an emergency evacuation...

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by 889091
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

Did those GE engines utilise water injection? And I thought the Mig29 was smoky.....

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by 889091
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

Back to the FedEx incident in BOM. Assuming either one of the reversers on Engine 1 or Engine 3 (disregard Engine 2 as it is mounted on the centreline) was INOP and with a runway that contaminated with water, would they have landed with full reverse, or brakes only?

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by 889091
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56892

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

(It is actually amazing how in tune Boeing has been with its customers. While Airbus continues to peddle their product to the customers even at these hard times, Boeing pre-emptively disabled their ability to deliver certified airplanes. Imagine the celebration dances at the airline headquarters; n...

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by 889091
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 345
Views: 53126

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Crazy indeed. Similar thing in the USN. F-14 gets retired, the Super Hornet can do everything. Now we are throwing billions at trying to get the Tomcat replacement to actually do what it's predecessor did!!!! Like sitting broken on the deck? Before we get back on topic, let's agree that the F14 was...

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by 889091
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

Thanks for the explanations Starlionblue and mmo. Can the Autobrake setting be changed once the WoW has been triggered? In the recent FedEx overrun in BOM, if the crew didn't expect that much water on the runway/more water accumulation towards the end of the runway, could they have changed the Autob...

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by 889091
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

Would autobrake be able to detect aquaplaning? If not, how is aquaplaning handled?

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by 889091
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 7984

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

So.... Step 1) Threaten to sue airlines who cant' afford to buy planes right now Step 2) Beg government to pay airlines to buy new planes they otherwise can't afford right now Step 3) Any other suggestions? Maybe with EU governments not meeting their targets for defense spending they could get Airb...

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by 889091
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153416

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.airlive.net/french-bea-confirms-technical-work-of-pia-pk8303-black-boxes-is-over/ With a pic of the FDR. The squarish casing on the left looks pretty charred up from the fire. CVR? https://www.airlive.net/breaking-the-cockpit-voice-recorder-of-pia-pk8303-has-been-found-today/ I stand co...

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by 889091
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3578

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

If required, can/how does the crew bail out in-flight?

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by 889091
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 23121

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

That looked like an old school Nimitz class with the traditional steam catapult. Have they launched it off the electromagnetic cat on the new Ford class carrier yet? Not yet. The F-35C testing was completed on the USS Nimitz and USS George Washington with the USS Carl Vinson scheduled for the first...

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by 889091
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1483
Views: 207401

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Thanks Ozair!

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by 889091
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153416

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.airlive.net/french-bea-conf ... s-is-over/

With a pic of the FDR. The squarish casing on the left looks pretty charred up from the fire.
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https://www.airlive.net/french-bea-conf ... s-is-over/

With a pic of the FDR. The squarish casing on the left looks pretty charred up from the fire.

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by 889091
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 23121

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

An Instragram post has got hold of some videos of F-35C testing which included a low power catapult shot with the Drive picking up the story. Another example of how thorough the testing has been for the respective variants and some gutsy test pilots! Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The...

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by 889091
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1483
Views: 207401

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

How many combat ready Eurofighters does Germany have today? If I recall correctly, 2 crashed last summer (2019). If the situation dictates it, how many Eurofighters can the Luftwaffe scramble and get airborne with live weapons to defend Germany's airspace?

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by 889091
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20164

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

We will see how enforceable are the relevant purchase contracts in what legal jurisdictions. This could be good - but probably not quick. That's part of why I think the airlines are angry. They realize legal remedies take a long time to develop, so they're not happy to take reputation damage by bei...

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by 889091
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20164

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-greece-ban/

Mentioned in post #55 in the following thread:
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kaitak wrote:
What happened to QR in Greece a few days ago?


https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-greece-ban/

Mentioned in post #55 in the following thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446453&start=50

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by 889091
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20164

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I don't envy his role. Push too hard and the airline(s) may just go belly up - liquidators are called in and presto, a whole bunch of cheap second-hand frames suddenly become available, eating into your order books. Too soft, and your cash flow starts to trickl...

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by 889091
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai

Is the runway grooved?

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by 889091
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56892

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

Where is Boeing going to park these new frames? Pre Covid-19 they had already started using the staff car park.

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by 889091
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2403

Re: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?

Here you see POKER-81 inspecting the landing gear of said commercial 787-9 the pilot lives in my pueblo ;-) That's not a 787. Probably this incident: https://nationalpost.com/news/toronto-bound-air-canada-flight-due-to-make-emergency-landing-in-madrid The markings on the F18 are a little difficult ...

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by 889091
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai

complimentary undercarriage wash and rinse..... :lol:

Is it the rainy season in India now?

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by 889091
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3578

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

Is the P8 able to carry the AIM-9X on the hardpoints under the wing?

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by 889091
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2544

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

All it would take will be for Covid-20 to pop up and say hello during winter....

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by 889091
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64311

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Has LH further updated the PDF file for their planned startup schedule in June (I believe the last update made was roughly the 3rd week of May)? If someone could post the link to the file, it would be very much appreciated - I tried looking for in in the thread and the other one related to the bailo...

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by 889091
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 horizontal stabilizer tank question
Replies: 22
Views: 3203

Re: 747-400 horizontal stabilizer tank question

Found this KLM 747-400 maintenance video from Hangar 14 at AMS, with some interesting shots from the -400 stabilizer tank acces panels, See : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSr04_YAzyU&feature=youtu.be Time 07.08 minutes : stabilo tank acces panel Time 07.28 minutes : stabilo spindle + tank ac...

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by 889091
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 345
Views: 53126

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Improvements to aircraft aren't prohibited by the new regulations as far as I can tell. Thus 777-300ERSF conversions, as well as other freighter conversions, will be expected post 2028. Do we really know the 747-8F isn't compliant? lightsaber, does that also include the 744BCF/BDSF conversions? Whe...

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by 889091
Sun May 31, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11267

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

How are these suits disposed of when the crew arrive at their destination? Even though they are not full blown Hazmat suits, they'd still be classified as Biomedical Waste, wouldn't they?

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by 889091
Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 744
Replies: 11
Views: 3599

Re: British Airways 744

http://thebasource.com/aircraft/b747-400/
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http://thebasource.com/aircraft/b747-400/

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by 889091
Sun May 31, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of inflight showers
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: The future of inflight showers

How often are the water tanks flushed and replenished? At least with potable water that is used to make coffee, it is boiled first.

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