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by vfw614
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 3982

Re: Airliners with air stairs

727, 737, CRJ, ERJ, DC-9, MD-80. Whether the airlines actually took them up in the case of the 737 and ERJ is a different matter. You can add both the L-1011 and IL-86 to the list. And the Fokker F-70 / F-100. 0583249 As far as I know, the Fokkers are the only aircraft where stairs are non-optional...

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by vfw614
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIP Helicopter
Replies: 11
Views: 2720

Re: VIP Helicopter

Maybe safety is also a consideration? I suppose that helicopters are statistically less safe than fixed-wing airplanes.

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by vfw614
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Re: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

AA took a gamble selling those lifetime passes and they badly miscalculated. There may be legal remedies to get out of such a contract, but pulling the fraud card appears to be a little over the top, given that he was playing by rules as they were written down (albeit not intended) and made all book...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10137

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Icelandair Connect used to serve KEF-BHD/ABZ (IIRC) regularly until 2018 as "thin" feeder routes for FI's Keflavik hub, so it is nothing new for them. I find, by the way, their Reykjavik - Nuuk service on a Dash 8 more exciting. It is roughly the same distance as KEF-DUB. Replacement for I...

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by vfw614
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 10677

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

52 Economy seats - that must be 8 rows. Is there a cabin divider? That is one cosy economy cabin.

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by vfw614
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

If they do not have 737-800 labels on their regular planes, 737-8200 clearly is a customer-friendly move to alert passengers that they are about to enter an airplane where the sardine can approach has been taken to the next level - so that passengers can turn and run away before they are strapped in...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10215

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

The BBC report said that the body was intact on hitting the ground, and the reason was that is was frozen solid. That must have been a terrible sight. Particularly as, if some tabloids are to be believed, it landed just three feets away from a sunbather. The pictures of the scene show a visible den...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10215

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Intersting piece of information from the LA TImes article linked above: Federal Aviation Administration records show that of the 105 people known to have stowed away on flights around the world over the last 67 years, only 25 lived through the ordeal, a survival rate of 23.8%. I would have thought t...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by vfw614
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24866

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Well, until 1970 people were perfectly happy to do longhaul on narrowbodies as that was all that was available. Most legacy carriers operated DC8s/707s/VC10s into the 1980s. I suppose Mr Spohr knows perfectly well that it is not about the tube but about what you put inside the tube.

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

He would probably have been much faster in ARN if he had stayed onboard the Eurowings flight and connected through DUS. As things turned out, he had to wait a couple of hours at EWR for an SAS flight to CPH and connect anyway. A missing piece of information is whether the kid had a boarding pass iss...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

I am not usually a 'defend the airline no matter what' person, but in this case I agree that United should have refused to carry the passenger. The outsourced agent in RDU should have followed UA's policy, and there will no doubt be an investigation into that vendor. Why? The passenger had a perfec...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that ...

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by vfw614
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

As per the reports, United forced the parents to purchase UM status at check-in at RDU. The ticket being an SAS ticket (which has a different UM policy than UA) and the kid being a somewhat experienced 14 year old traveller, the parents never planned to have him travelling with an official UM status...

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by vfw614
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26636

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Well yes, but how will they achieve this? More powerful engines? Rockets à la Hercules? Rubber band? Just asking... Yes, they will use the same Thrust for the engines as for the ATR 72 (=no derating, like current ATR 42). In addition, there will be a new flap/slat configuration, and improved brakes...

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by vfw614
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26636

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

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ATR has offered the STOL version for two years, it is "just" the first order for the bird.

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by vfw614
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

Jailed for life? Interesting approach to the concept of proportionality under the rule of law...

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by vfw614
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37497

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

From a passenger standpoint, the CRJ far surpasses the ERJ planes. Can I get some of the stuff you are smoking :-) ? I think your view is quite exclusive.... It's wider, roomier, ability to offer first class seating, higher walk through height, dual overhead bins … quite exclusive ? What are you sm...

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by vfw614
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 7164

Re: F50 Questions

To me, the Fokker 50 always had more "true airliner" feel than its competitors. What I found interesting was that when all those 50 seater turboprops came on the market 30-35 years ago (ATR42, DHC8-300, Saab 2000, Fokker 50), the Fokker 50 apparently was the darling of European legacy/flag...

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by vfw614
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37497

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

crjflyboy wrote:
From a passenger standpoint, the CRJ far surpasses the ERJ planes.


Can I get some of the stuff you are smoking :-) ? I think your view is quite exclusive....

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by vfw614
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37497

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

The only programme other than the MRJ really focused on the 70-90 seat jet market is the CRJ. 90-140 seats are now all the rage with the A220 and the E190/195-E2 (Embraer could not be bothered to do an E170-E2 and there are no orders for the E175-E2), so better for Mitsubishi to get control of it in...

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by vfw614
Mon May 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NORDSTAR 737 slides off runway
Replies: 13
Views: 3872

Re: NORDSTAR 737 slides off runway

As per various sources, "sliding off" was an overrun. Noteworthy given the lenghth of the runway at Norilsk which apparently is 11.250ft. But apparently not too bad as the aircraft stopped on paved surface and is already back in service.

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by vfw614
Mon May 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142305

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Interesting spin German tabloid BILD is giving the inferno - its headline is "Did Business Class Passengers Hamper Evacuation?", insinuating that because of the business class section in the front of the cabin the collection of carry-on luggage by passengers there delayed the escape of eco...

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by vfw614
Sat May 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

The 737NG has 0.27 hull losses per million departures The A320 has 0.26 hull losses per million departures. 737 seems to have more runway overruns specifically. Would be interesting to look at that specific statistics I have made this point on more than one occasion; hull losses is a very broad ter...

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by vfw614
Sat May 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

It’s my understanding that the 737, particularly the -700, has significantly better runway performance than the 320. Hence why you see them in EYW, for example. Total conjecture, but perhaps 737’s tend to operate from shorter runways more often than 320’s, hence an increased risk? Personally I thin...

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by vfw614
Thu May 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

Does it really matter if you are unable to book a return ticket? I assume that Aer Lingus only has one-way pricing anyway? Another thought: Maybe it has something to do with the conditions of the PSO? I’d imagine the desired benefit isn’t necessarily price but checked through baggage and connection...

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by vfw614
Thu May 02, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

Does it really matter if you are unable to book a return ticket? I assume that Aer Lingus only has one-way pricing anyway?

Another thought: Maybe it has something to do with the conditions of the PSO?

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by vfw614
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44550

Re: WN looking at A220

You’re all too quick to judge. The A220-300 size advantage & superior casm over the E2 is a far better fit as a 700 replacement. My bet is on the 220-300a in southwest colours. The MAX 7 is the 700 replacement. Southwest is looking at the A220 so they can understand the economics of the plane t...

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by vfw614
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA
Replies: 29
Views: 9190

Re: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA

For those who don't believe that EU compensation rules apply in Switzerland in principle - from the horse's mouth, the Swiss government: https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/home/good-to-know/air-passenger-rights.html As an EEA member, Switzerland (like Norway and Iceland) signed up to EU 261/04. Howev...

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 21922

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Makani Kai (non-member of IATA, no code) will launch HNL/HPV (Princeville, N. shore of Kauai) service on 01 May 2019 operating its 9-pax Piper Chieftain piston twins. By inference, their Cessna Grand Caravan twins can't operate from the 3,560 ft. strip at HPV with acceptable yields. https://www.sta...

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 879
Views: 139913

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

...and Flygskam?

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by vfw614
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 6845

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

Having had a quick read through the thread, I cannot help the feeling that the question asked somehow got lost: For example, if a Delta/Lufthansa/Qantas pilot/flight attendant is female, and does not want to wear a head scarf, will the company put her on a scheduled flight to Saudi Arabia? I have no...

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by vfw614
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10240

Re: EK and London

There have been 777 flights to LTN, although only on -200s which are on the way out at EK. El Al 777-200 @ LTN: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/8/5/2197585.jpg?v=v40 BA 777-200 @ LTN: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/1/3/0237313.jpg?v=v40 LTN-TLV is approx. 2/3 the d...

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by vfw614
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: three A350 for german government to cost €640m
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: three A350 for german government to cost €640m

What slots are they taking over?

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by vfw614
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4038

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

As per Reuters, the EU is already busy compiling a list targeting Boeing with tariffs, Tit for tat. https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-european-union-us-trade-war-20190409-story.html Hopefully we will soon have someone in the White House whose policy is not based on mine is bigger than yours thi...

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by vfw614
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2802

Re: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.

The linked article is quite bizarre as it more or less fails to acknowledge that the Cayman Island are not a colony of the US where US law would apply. With the same line of reasoning, you could express bewilderment that non-US citizens are subject to the death penalty in the US despite being citize...

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by vfw614
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10240

Re: EK and London

Will be interesting to see how it plays out in the long-term as my educated guess is that at 6 daily flights LHR is maxed out as far as sensibly feeding the DXB hub is concerned. So unless they will run a flight more or less with identical timings of an existing flight or are happy to add a frequenc...

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by vfw614
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

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

To be honest, I was first reluctant to open this thread as I thought that I was too stupid to google the answer asI suspected it was common knowledge among aviation buffs. Lust like everybody seems to know, for example, that the E95 cannot operate into LCY because of the tailstrike risk. But the A31...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7466

Re: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei

Interesting to see that there are now calls to ban Royal Brunei operating to/from Australia. I guess that would pretty much put the 787 operation in question.

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

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

but there's no business case for an operating carrier to get the aircraft certified when they already have aircraft in their fleet that serve that purpose extremely well. I think that is open to discussion. The E190 seats between 98-112 passengers, the A319 up to 156. Particularly airlines with a m...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Books on Aviation History
Replies: 11
Views: 3022

Re: Books on Aviation History

I assume you are from the US as you are mentioning deregulation.

There are two books called "Deregulation Knockouts" (subtitled "Round One" and "Round Two") by Tom Norwood published in 1996 and 2006 which are quite nice (they are more on the picture side).

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7466

Re: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei

Shouldn't sharia laws be the same everywhere, given that they are religious laws? The "law of evidence", if you want to call it like that, is based on sharia law, as far as I understand. Do you cherry-pick which part of the sharia law you apply and which not? If so, it pretty much flies in...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

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

The A319 has never been certified for the approach angle of 5.5°. Yes, of course. But that is just a certification. The question is - could it be certified or are there technical aspects that make it impossible to certify the A319 (just like the E135, E170, E190, Fokker 70 or A318 can operate into ...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

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

Thanks for the clarification but I doubt it is the explanation as the Airbus A220-100 has more wingspan than the A318 and only 2ft 4in (= 70cm) less than the A319.

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

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

The Embraer 190 - which is the most commonly used aircraft at LCY - at 117ft 8in is 6ft 8in longer than an Airbus A319 (111 ft). The Airbus A319 has more wingspan (117ft 5in), though, although it is the same as that of the A318. And given that the Airbus A220-100 / CS100 now also operates into LCY w...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

LCY is obviously a challenging airport, given the glide path required for approaches and the shortish runway. Largest aircraft certified for LCY are the A318 / Embraer 190 / Avro RJ100. In general, for "challenging" airports the A319 seems to be the aircraft of choice nowadays as it operat...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7466

Re: Royal Brunei

I would argue any immoral law is de facto oppressive. At least in the US, a crime must have an “injured” party. There are people who are locked up, beaten or even killed everyday in the US over alleged crimes involving no true injured party. I bring this up only to say that sodemy laws or anti-LGBT...

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13317

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

The 757s are being replaced by the A321NEOs surely I read an interview with EI CEO in one of the aviation magazines recently in which he pointed out that the fate of the ASL operation with the 757 is not necessarily linked to A321NEO acquisitions. I suppose that the ASL contract gives EI some flexi...

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