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by DTVG
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests everywhere!
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Protests everywhere!

Quite obviously the CIA and Soros stirring up some trouble.

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by DTVG
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 71
Views: 11719

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

I have no direct experience with the 787 but I do with the A350. In the quest to decrease weight, the manufacturers (Airbus and I assume Boeing also) have moved to a lower density plastic in the cabins. The result is lightweight components that are easily damaged and are not nearly as robust as the...

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by DTVG
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 5431

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway

Is it actually a good thing though? For sure impressive technologically but it's important for remote communities to have high paying jobs like ATC. Is centralising jobs from places like Lofoten, Alta, Andoya, Hammerfest and Kirkenes to Bodo really a good thing? The whole point here is to maximise ...

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by DTVG
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients

Savile Row suits and Hermes ties here. Not because I have to wear them, but because I like to wear them.

Company SOP states to wear a tie with customers, but who really cares about that.

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by DTVG
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers

I'm shocked. I thought Google is green because they say so, wear t-shirts at work and have cool slides in their offices.

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by DTVG
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Erdogan threatens to flood EU with refugees
Replies: 26
Views: 1223

Re: Erdogan threatens to flood EU with refugees

You make it sound as if the EU will not honor their side of the contract. I don’t see the issue of a 6bn (ongoing) project running 0.2bn short in allocation. The distribution of funds has somewhat stalled as there is a disagreement between the EU and Turkey when and how funds should be distributed,...

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by DTVG
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Erdogan threatens to flood EU with refugees
Replies: 26
Views: 1223

Re: Erdogan threatens to flood EU with refugees

Bravo Turkey has been holding the dam up for years by sheltering 3.5mil refugees at an immense expense to the benefit of Europe. In 2016 Turkey was pledged €6 billion ($6.6 billion) to house refugees in camps annually by EU, yet so far (June 2019) only €5.8 billion has been allocated by EU and only...

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by DTVG
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing
Replies: 34
Views: 6476

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Like others mentioned much of the problem with the trio of SE Asian airlines GA-MH-TG centers on government hand in the operation. The way things stand even the most efficient aircraft won't change the incompetence of management at these carriers nor structural problems like being bloated and patro...

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by DTVG
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 with two GE90's
Replies: 28
Views: 12010

Re: A340-600 with two GE90's

It is noted that the reason the A346 did not sell well is due to its fuel consumption compared to the 77W, so would having two GE90's made the A346 more competitive? I always thought that line was utter B/S. The difference in fuel burn between the A346 and 77W is less than half the difference betwe...

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by DTVG
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11444

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

The only way that old IST contrainted TK is that TK could not lose as much money as it would have liked. :shakehead: :shakehead: Guess you don't realize TK is a profitable enterprise - some times quite spectacularly profitable. Since 2004 its been profitable 12 out of 15 years - a record many Europ...

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by DTVG
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11444

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Istanbul, just like similar projects around the world, is a classical case where (quasi-) government entities push their agenda by inflating numbers. Throw in some good old nationalism, where one gets constantly reminded about how great the nation is, because it built a huge airport In other words: ...

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by DTVG
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake
Replies: 39
Views: 7012

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

TAP is going to be completely screwed when the next downturn arrives. Way to big/wrong fleet/network for an economically weak country.

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by DTVG
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1757

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

You don't have to agree with him on a moral level, but Mugabe is a legend who knew how to play his own people as we as all the foreign (especially western) countries in order to stay in power.

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by DTVG
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 8876

Re: America the Mediocre

Gallup did a poll that showed that 70%+ of Americans have a positive opinion of the police. The rest of your post is conspiracy theory drivel. 90% of Americans have strong opinions but no foundational data to base those. :-) True that. I remember reading a paper on the perception of inequality and ...

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by DTVG
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement
Replies: 17
Views: 2977

Re: HU government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement

The LCC gates are bad, but you you get what you pay for (with those dirt cheap flights to BUD). Definitely don't support the gov. buying back the airport. Just another step in centralising/cementing his and his cronies positions without necessarily delivering any added value. If they want to prove h...

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by DTVG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 23511

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Anybody with a brain (yes some chickens without heads here) knows that this matter is political. Swire as a conglomerate with 80% if its employees in China/HK will have to bow down and accept what Beijing has to say. That's the reality and the business risk of operating in the region. Whether its mo...

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by DTVG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 8876

Re: America the Mediocre

Our nationalism gets in the way of us seeing our flaws. Because we view ourselves as "the city on a hill" it becomes difficult for us to correct our flaws, because if we are truly a "city on a hill" we shouldn't have any flaws, and would never need to be corrected by the Europea...

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by DTVG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 13952

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Well ideally Greenlands voters should decide. If they think the US offers more (which as tommy1808 pointed out isn't quite sure), why not go with the US. Personally I don't really see a big connection of Greenland to either Denmark (apart from the generous subsidies and the history) or the US. Both...

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by DTVG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 13952

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump aside, what is the issue with the US buying Greenland? Purely from a geopolitical point of view I see advantages for both the US, Denmark & the EU. Russia and China will probably increasingly be flexing their muscles in the region. There can be no "Trump aside" because the whole...

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by DTVG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 13952

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump aside, what is the issue with the US buying Greenland? Purely from a geopolitical point of view I see advantages for both the US, Denmark & the EU. Russia and China will probably increasingly be flexing their muscles in the region.

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by DTVG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7903

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

The lack of competitiveness and attractiveness of the train is to be found elsewhere. In Europe, the continent where I live, the lack of network and commercial integration is the major cause of the lack of attractiveness. A journey between 2 majors cities like Berlin and Madrid still requires about...

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by DTVG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 18
Views: 5342

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

I was told even though the satellite terminal is one single building, it's split into S1 and S2 and each is operated separetely. There is no airside transfer facility between the two. I know everyone is excited as this is long over due but the soft product can be shockingly bad. That sounds pretty ...

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by DTVG
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7903

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Elections in Switzerland are in October and right now it is cool to be green.
Best to wait until spring when the national council discusses the matter.

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