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by OmerMaz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 110
Views: 12972

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

It ended a few years back- 2012 or 2013ish. Didn't notice that, unfortuenatley... Never been in LHR to see them, but it's truely an iconic route...But airlines have to do what it takes to survive. Espcially if they want to launch some ground breaking features in Economy. Another question is, isn't ...

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by OmerMaz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 110
Views: 12972

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I didn’t think NZ could reach Newark nonstop on a B789. I would expect a premium heavy subfleet for AKL-EWR. From the article: Air New Zealand will operate its 787-9 'Code 2' aircraft to New York. This aircraft has a 275-seat configuration with a higher proportion of Business Premier and Premium Ec...

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by OmerMaz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 24286

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

El Al has planned a retirement flight for its 747-400 on November 1: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1432837&p=21718079& On this site, some users were coordinating to be onboard the last LY 747 long-haul flight BKK-TLV. Apparently, it's October 31. November 1 is the ...

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by OmerMaz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 24286

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

it's been a while. Here is my passenger 747-400 and a -300 tracking sheet. anyone feel free to comment. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-gHKhFm9dD8xmSQooKBT4fFqOhfdr6Bkz05w_hyyrlQ/edit?usp=sharing El Al has planned a retirement flight for its 747-400 on November 1: https://www.airliners.net/for...

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by OmerMaz
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 610
Views: 93254

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I'd never thought it would be such a "tough regime" flight, but those passengers and flightcrew definitely earned an iron nerve...
What the next journey and it's specs, and also, when?

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by OmerMaz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 115
Views: 15399

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Didn't hear it in any other media channel here in Israel, this is awesome news!
Even though it's a conversion, it looks promising and could at least serve some key TATL cargo routes nonstop.
Also, beacsue IAI will do the conversions, I wonder if LY will consider one for their cargo division.

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by OmerMaz
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 42
Views: 10742

Re: Qantas to reveal special livery on second 787-9

Flyingsottsman wrote:
Would love to see a 1970's TAA blue livery on a 787 I know it wont be that but it would look so cool.


When LY went retro with the Dreamliner they didn't went 1970s retro, they went 1960s so this why I think we can be optimistic about it.

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by OmerMaz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 5179

Re: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019

Funny thing is that we know who'll get the 1000th frame (Hint: they already operate the 10,000 airbus ever built).

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by OmerMaz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 463
Views: 65464

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Maybe they'll relaunch the double deck tri-hauler 767-100 that was proposed before the 777 came into mind...

I mean, haven't we had enough of issues regarding re-engining and leaving the rest pretty much the way it was?

I'm not talking about the 777X or the 737NG in this case.

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by OmerMaz
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 159
Views: 23200

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

The troubled plane itself is one (big) thing.
But those allgeations show a grim photo: Some of the tragic lessons from ET405 were not truely learned and implemented.

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by OmerMaz
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 698
Views: 158396

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any info about LY's first 788 ? Should be registered 4X-ERA, and that EIS is expected on 17 November, so it should be in FAL, no?

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by OmerMaz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1143
Views: 259198

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
777x will fly in late October or November.

From what I heard


Unless this is realiable and new, this is what Boeing said back in June before the engine problems began.

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

Re: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation

Could this foil FR's evil masterplan seating of the 8-200 ?

Jk

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1143
Views: 259198

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

A tweet from Chris Lee.... https://twitter.com/propandkerosene/status/1178113621076795392 So...the 777X testing will resume soon as expected? I would assume so and that we will see 1st flight before end of year. Guess the engine issue was a quick fix afterall and not some major issue that required ...

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1143
Views: 259198

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Two GE9X engines were delivered to Paine Saturday evening on an An124 Hard to decide what to believe with no official word from Boeing or GE. You would think this news is something Boeing/GE would want shouted from the rooftops!! A tweet from Chris Lee.... https://twitter.com/propandkerosene/status...

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by OmerMaz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 10176

Re: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019

That's not good, PW had enough issues with the A32X type (core freezing in mid flight).
Hope it'll be solved like in the RR Trent 800 FOH exchanger fix, based on what's written.

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by OmerMaz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)
Replies: 39
Views: 8384

Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

I know that a lot of people here are against "Eurowhite/dull Air France livery" but seriously, this is the best livery I've seen so far for the A350.
The huge titles and the blue winglets simply take the cake.

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by OmerMaz
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 195
Views: 34935

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

N415XJ wrote:
Found this elsewhere online. No idea what the reg is

Image


She
Is
BEAUTIFUL!

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 7770

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

Climb and maintain Flightlevel 4 2 0

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by OmerMaz
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 6893

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

They don't have any 77Ws though, and their 77Es are primarily used on the TLV-LAX route. It would be nice for them to obtain additional 777s, but we'll see. 4 more 789s are coming to the fleet by the end of next year. That route was swapped for a 789 in October 2018, the 772s are handeling routes t...

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by OmerMaz
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio
Replies: 9
Views: 5583

Re: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio

Looks nasty, but atleast it wan't like in WN1380...I would not want ro know what could have happen if that GE90 would start ricocheting!

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by OmerMaz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1143
Views: 259198

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Who knows, at this rate, it will be nice if it might actualy fly on New Year's eve, or even by that time, allowing for a cerftification by the end of 2020.
But those are all just speculations, we just have to wait for her first take off.

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by OmerMaz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 6893

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

EL AL could and should use the 777-300ER to replace the 747-400 on the Two Aviv to New York JFK route since JFK is slot restricted. They don't have any 77Ws though, and their 77Es are primarily used on the TLV-LAX route. It would be nice for them to obtain additional 777s, but we'll see. 4 more 789...

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 7314

Re: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?

Not sure that those 2002-03 frames will need an immidiate replacement. If they are not.so close to their end of their life cycle, then why retire them? In recent years we can see how the A330ceo becomes more and more viable. And for the stored frames, it seems they're like gold just waiting to be t...

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 7314

Re: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?

Not sure that those 2002-03 frames will need an immidiate replacement. If they are not.so close to their end of their life cycle, then why retire them? In recent years we can see how the A330ceo becomes more and more viable. And for the stored frames, it seems they're like gold just waiting to be ta...

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by OmerMaz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 148
Views: 36687

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

United is going WILD with this bird! Who knows, this could be some really good PR for the 78J in case there are airlines that still examining it. The payload range is way better than people expect. It has a very flat curve and most people can't understand how this translates into real world versati...

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by OmerMaz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 148
Views: 36687

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

United will start flying with Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner SFO-AKL and SFO-HND! Who would say that the mayor of this family was also going to dominate the trans-Pacific market https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286358/united-nw19-international-service-changes-as-of-13sep19/ I emphasize t...

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by OmerMaz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: TLV main runway repairs

Residents of Holon and Rishon Le Zion are the main victims of airplane related noise. During the night, the majority of EL AL's long haul operations take place, so this is when the loud RR powered 777s and aging 747s bring their thunder and disturb the residents. So unless it's a 787 taking off, th...

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by OmerMaz
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 82325

Re: Moxy will start operations earlier than 2021 with E190s retired from Azul

A220XLR? Sarcasm or that is the 2.5t MTOW bunp version? Presumably the MTOW bump... but I thought that was going to be Delta? No, JO talk about a 4000 nm A223 with ACT "To be fair, this longer-range A220 doesn’t yet have a name of any sort, but it goes beyond the MTOW bump Airbus announced in ...

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by OmerMaz
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 82325

Re: Moxy will start operations earlier than 2021 with E190s retired from Azul

musman9853 wrote:
https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1172220326262005762?s=09

Also will apparently be the launch operator of the A220XLR


A220XLR? Sarcasm or that is the 2.5t MTOW bunp version?

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by OmerMaz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 5667

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Also, for some chilling memories, read the a.net thread from that very morning: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105795 Perhaps one of the most eering readings I had on 9/11. I was just a kid, we watched TV at home and then...chaos all over the screen. In the recent decade, I had the...

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by OmerMaz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: TLV main runway repairs

Residents of Holon and Rishon Le Zion are the main victims of airplane related noise. During the night, the majority of EL AL's long haul operations take place, so this is when the loud RR powered 777s and aging 747s bring their thunder and disturb the residents. So unless it's a 787 taking off, th...

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by OmerMaz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: TLV main runway repairs

Residents of Holon and Rishon Le Zion are the main victims of airplane related noise. During the night, the majority of EL AL's long haul operations take place, so this is when the loud RR powered 777s and aging 747s bring their thunder and disturb the residents. So unless it's a 787 taking off, the...

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OA940 wrote:
The first Starlux A321neo has also been rolled out. Idk how to post a pic directly so here's the article with said pic.

http://aeronauticsonline.com/starlux-ai ... ns-launch/


Wow, she looks pretty :veryhappy:

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by OmerMaz
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22947

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

So they will keep the same premium class layout for 2 decades? A premium that is (F) way above the current standart so...Maybe it is not that bad The fact that there will be no refurbishment to premium cabin, doesn't say it will be necesseraly neglected. By the 2030s, I'm pretty sure that EKs 77X f...

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by OmerMaz
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: LY to launch DUB and DUS

HP69 wrote:
What aircraft?


Boeing 737, whether it's an 800 or 900ER is still unknown.

Worth mentioning that the long awaited TLV-ORD will be also launched in March 2020 with the 788/789.

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by OmerMaz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: LY to launch DUB and DUS

Wow, just wow.
LY is expanding very rapidly in recent years, and it seems that maybe, also the Q2 reaults (which were positive) might have helped.
I'm almost curtain LY flew to DUS at some point...

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by OmerMaz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11557

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

As said by others, I belive that his name should be written upon a plane, or atleast something he said to continue his legacy.
RIP Al...When I saw him earlier in my life in "seconds from disaster" I was shocked by how cool and humane he was despite the mess that happened.

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by OmerMaz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al B744 retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: El Al B744 retirement

The last 747-400 flight with LY will take place somewhen in the last week of October, once the jewish holiday season ends and the international winter schedule becomes effective.

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by OmerMaz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6855

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

Pre merger UA 772 (A+E) were originaly delivered in 1995-2002. Until year 2000, UA still recived 744s actualy. 22 further (from CO) joined the fleet in 2010. The 77Ws were orderd in 2014/2015 because of delays in the supplying the 787-9 to UA (if I remember correctly), aside from the retirement of ...

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by OmerMaz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6855

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

Pre merger UA 772 (A+E) were originaly delivered in 1995-2002. Until year 2000, UA still recived 744s actualy. 22 further (from CO) joined the fleet in 2010. The 77Ws were orderd in 2014/2015 because of delays in the supplying the 787-9 to UA (if I remember correctly), aside from the retirement of t...

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by OmerMaz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 8154

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

Isn't that supposed to be a negotiation tactic? I thought they had a similar deal with Boeing about some new Dreamliners.

If not, it can be a minor yet helpful boost for the A330neo program, notably the A338.

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by OmerMaz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 4849

Re: Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from icel

So it's seems that the problem itself is with the engine rather than airframe. It's seems like since the begining of the decade, none of the major engine manufacturers can catch a break...a "short" list: Nov 2010: RR Trent 900 explodes on board OF32, A380. 2013: icing issues with the GEnx...

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by OmerMaz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 4849

Re: Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from icel

So it's seems that the problem itself is with the engine rather than airframe. It's seems like since the begining of the decade, none of the major engine manufacturers can catch a break...a "short" list: Nov 2010: RR Trent 900 explodes on board OF32, A380. 2013: icing issues with the GEnx1...

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by OmerMaz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure
Replies: 16
Views: 4472

Re: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure

Wasn't there an issue related to a fast waring of the engine at one point? I'm glad it ended safely.

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by OmerMaz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1143
Views: 259198

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Hope they'll manage to reslove the problem with engine by minimum structual modifications and more with materials.
If were talking about thermodynamics, I think that the problem is in the materials themselves.

If any engineer sees this comment, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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by OmerMaz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3999

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

Too many related incidents over the course of history...It's not just rough air, it's also the possibily of a sudden rational pitch down (the near mid air collision over Japan in 2001, for example,), or an irrational one (QF72 faulty AOA sensor that led the autopilot to pitch down, back in 2008). I ...

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by OmerMaz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 8266

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

Either way, it seems that safety isn't really an issue in the Chiness Aviation industry, I think that those C919s and ARJs will do just fine. Apparently they put technological sovereignty issues in front of safety. After ZTE and Huawei, if any Chinese CEO doesn't have a plan for in case they get pu...

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by OmerMaz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 8266

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

Wasn't there a Thai carrier in the past named "One Two go"? Seems to be a tribute isn't it? Besides, seeing "123" as a name for an airline truely brings chills of JAL 123... Either way, it seems that safety isn't really an issue in the Chiness Aviation industry, I think that thos...

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by OmerMaz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes

blacksoviet wrote:
Does the 753 have enough range to reach Goa with the detour?


According to the airline in flight magazine, no.
Their 753s are limited to 5,400km of max range.
The A321LRs are operating up to 6,100km in Arkia.

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