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by mileduets
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO
Replies: 10
Views: 2165

Re: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO

Good news for Pilatus. I vaguely remember Surf Air still has 50 options on PC-12 they can convert. Pilatus might actually be one of the only producers ultimately not suffering much, or even profiting from Corona.

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by mileduets
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: A320 family: MSN 10.000 is in the air.
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Airbus: A320 family: MSN 10.000 is in the air.

A phoenix rising out of the ashes for the Lebanese flag bearer, heading for country in rubble. How fitting on this day. May it carry good fortune!

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by mileduets
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 13906

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

Don’t agree that a total lockdown is the answer. Also given people’s resistance to even the existing measures of distancing and face covering, I suspect that a total lockdown could only be enforced by martial law. I do believe that the existing measures plus a vaccine are the solution if people wil...

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by mileduets
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 13906

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

Don’t agree that a total lockdown is the answer. Also given people’s resistance to even the existing measures of distancing and face covering, I suspect that a total lockdown could only be enforced by martial law. I do believe that the existing measures plus a vaccine are the solution if people wil...

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by mileduets
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 9112

Re: U.S. Lifts Requirement for Intl Passengers to Arrive at Only 15 Airports

Apparently only 15 passengers had been ID'd as having COVID since the program began. I wonder how many int'l flights will really resume? As of Monday, however, international flights will no longer be funneled into select airports for screening purposes and all screenings will come to a halt, accord...

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by mileduets
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 8739

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

The MAX issues, the amount of publicity they received and the duration and extend of the grounding are unprecedented, so I find it hard to predict how the general public will react to a rebranding. "MAX", unlike other airplane model designation, has become a household name - almost, if not...

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by mileduets
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8475

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

One way to make flying more popular again.

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by mileduets
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 9112

Re: Chances of Covid19 for the aviation industry

Together with climate change related effects (pushing of new green technologies and fuels) it could indeed lead to an innovation push once demand increases after a long drought. I imagine there will be room for more innovative ideas and start-ups.

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by mileduets
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

With this upgrade Textron probably wants to prevent cannibalization of the King Air by the Denali, which will feature a much more modern cockpit and cabin environment than the King Air 350, and which will offer a similar cabin size and payload.

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by mileduets
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 252822

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The German scientific magazine "Nano" refutes the claims by airlines (notably Lufthansa) and producers (Airbus) that the spread of viruses in airplanes is unproblematic thanks to efficient air circulation and HEPA filters. (Broadcast in German). https://www.3sat.de/wissen/nano/200703-sendu...

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by mileduets
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 252822

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The EU, as it reopens borders on July 1st, plans on barring travels from the US, Brazil, and a few other countries considered Covid-19 hotspots: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/world/europe/coronavirus-EU-American-travel-ban.html Note that the US has also a travel ban in place for EU citizens and...

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by mileduets
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16646

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Losing a day on a train is not acceptable for a North American VFR traveler either. Time is at premium when we are over there. Stop thinking day travel. Take a night train and save on hotel accommodation. Leave in the evening and arrive early in the morning. Sleeping on a train in a two person comp...

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by mileduets
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16646

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Train from Vienna to Zagreb takes forever. Laughable to suggest this is acceptable to business travelers instead of a flight. But this is what you get if Virtue Signaling is more important than common sense. Losing a day on a train is not acceptable for a North American VFR traveler either. Time is...

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by mileduets
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16646

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

I am curious, if this truly is a "Green" initiative, do we know how much carbon this will shift to the ground? Trains take electricity which does need to be generated or fossil fuels to operate, as do buses and cars, or is this a job saving ploy to garner votes? This seems like something ...

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by mileduets
Fri May 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus Aircraft annual report - ready for turbulances
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Pilatus Aircraft annual report - ready for turbulances

Pilatus aircraft today issued their annual report 2019, an exceptionally successful year for the company. It includes an outlook on 2020, which draws a bit a less of a rosy picture - no surprises there. Nevertheless, the company managed to build up financial reserves that should permit them to overc...

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by mileduets
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 now fully certified for Rough Field Ops
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: Pilatus PC-24 now fully certified for Rough Field Ops

Pilatus still seems to be selling planes. A particularly interesting one is this PC-24 for an air ambulance services in Alaska: https://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/en/news-events/media-release/alaskas-north-slope-borough-now-flies-a-pc-24-air-ambulance The dark blue paint job looks rather spectacular o...

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by mileduets
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9371

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

Maybe we need totally new approaches; I'm thinking of something like "capsule hotel" lockers for passengers.

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by mileduets
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9371

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

Eliminating the middle seat indeed seems more like a psychological remedy. Rules here (in Switzerland) for safe working spaces are 2m distance if you're together for more than 15 minutes. Given the fact that most flights take longer than 15 minutes, this rule should also be applicable to flying. Eli...

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by mileduets
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8137

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

Article 11 is normally found in every airlines conditions of carriage, normally word for word the same as what Swiss has in theirs. It is common across the industry. It s the clause where a passenger has agreed to the use of force or to restraint. From https://www.swiss.com/ch/EN/terms-conditions/c...

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by mileduets
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8137

Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

According to the news source a 23 year old mother in London Heathrow aboard a Swiss Air flight argued against putting her buggy into the cargo hold based on it "being too precious". A FA refused her request. Later the mother went up to the front of the aircraft again, insisting on getting ...

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by mileduets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56450

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

The Coronavirus threat is economic. If it goes pandemic then 12 months should see the end of the infective phase, but the economic effect will last much longer. Some years. Since the aircraft will not be delivered for 2+ years, the benefits of non stop, would not seem to be important. It might make...

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by mileduets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56450

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

These long distance flights without any stop overs suddenly seem a lot more appealing with the Corona virus scare in mind.
I wonder how it will affect project Sunrise and the strategies of airlines for long distance air travel as a whole.

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by mileduets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95794

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

Actually we all know it is official that iPad training is not sufficient, but now details have been released as to why Boeing changed their opinion. And even well trained first world pilots have issues flying the max. At least that is my take on this article, which is on Bloomberg but I found a non...

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by mileduets
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95794

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

Regulation in aircraft should be considered more along the lines of checking that there is a proper system in place to check bolts are tight not themselves checking each bolt. This should be the case in an environment of mutual trust. But if it turns out the system in place doesn't lead to the expe...

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by mileduets
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95794

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

The bacon for me is in the architecture outline and the choices it lead to. Basing mcas on one AOA was almost logical when looking at the architecture. But if you were already aware of this, then no bacon there either. That's exactly where the article goes deeper than what I've seen so far. Precise...

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by mileduets
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

The issue reminds me of this pendent here that happend in my country in a hotel specialized in catering to Jewish guests: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/arosa_swiss-hotel-sign-asking-jews-to-shower-sparks-controversy/43413078 The parallels are striking. Both cases illustrate how a simple misjudgment/ ...

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by mileduets
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95794

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

Extremely well written in depth article about a lot that has surfaced around the 737 MAX (highly recommended read!!): https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/02/ship-the-airplane-the-cultural-organizational-and-technical-reasons-why-boeing-cannot-recover.html This article is indeed very enlightening, ...

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by mileduets
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

I'm not suggesting the existence of any systematic, institutionalized discrimination that is officially sanctioned by the company. But we can't rule out individual cases of undue discrimination that manifests itself as a result of biases and misconceptions on the part of the employees. Airlines con...

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by mileduets
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Do you want to imply that KLM, unlike other airlines, has an inherent problem of systematic racial discrimination? That's quite an accusation that you base on this simple incident.

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by mileduets
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Airlines usually take written complaints seriously and follow up upon them if they are factual and well supported. There might be a cultural difference when it comes to the role of Social Media. To use it as leverage in a complaint process is frowned upon here. It's considered bordering blackmailing.

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by mileduets
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

The source is from a travel form not available to public (for those familiar with Korea: Naver cafe) - there is a comment that says European(-looking) passengers were allowed to use that "crew only" lavatory. One more thing of note to non-Koreans: Not sure about pricacy law in EU (the KLM...

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by mileduets
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

I'll agree with you on the racism part (racism and xenophobia are not exactly the same), but I don't think we can completely rule out discrimination. At the very least, more caution could have been taken to mitigate doubt about this being an honest mistake.. Of course it's discrimination: They only...

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by mileduets
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12859

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Accusing the Korean flight attendant of racism because she first wrote the sign only in Korean is a bit far fetched. For me this is more of an example of how social media is used to pillory a person (and the whole airline). The flight attendant shouldn't need to justify reserving a lavatory for crew...

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by mileduets
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15141

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

I am in the "Give Me Windows or I'm Not Going" camp. I'm sure they can design some windows someplace -- perhaps towards the front of the plane -- windows facing forward would give passengers an exciting new perspective. Glass bottoms with a view down to the ground would also be nice. Seri...

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by mileduets
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95794

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

Norwegian may use their Airbus order: In Norwegian https://e24.no/boers-og-finans/i/XgBLkm/norwegian-vurderer-airbus-etter-max-krisen-det-gaar-en-smertegrense Can you translate it a bit please? In short, Norwegian is looking at using Airbus planes it ordered for its subsidiaries. (Interview with CE...

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by mileduets
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30188

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

Evidently the cup holder issue theory can be buried, as there are enough cup- and bottle holders available in a A350. :-) Nevertheless there seem to be lessons that can be learned: I tend to agree that critical buttons and switches should be protected to the effect that clumsy behavior, forgetfulnes...

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by mileduets
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80763

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

N14AZ wrote:

I just took a shower and panicked because I thought I would miss the take-off... looks as I would have even had enough time to take a bath...


Take them both cold and you get the same experience the crowd has in Everett. :D

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by mileduets
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80763

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

It's bucketing down. True dedication by the crowd defying the elements!

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by mileduets
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191323

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

I see some common misconceptions. One that punishing "Boeing" isolates the punishment to Boeing... Stop right here. Are you really convinced the grounding was done to "punish Boeing"? A grounding is never done to punish an airline or a producer. It's done to protect the public, ...

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by mileduets
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8249

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

The FlightGlobal article, cites an analyst with: "the agreement is vague in regard to how much will go to aircraft, and that it’s not clear whether the document calls for firm orders or not " If she is correct, this could mean a LOI for a huge number of Boeing aircraft, which never firms....

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by mileduets
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191323

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

Who will pay for the simulators? If Boeing made it a central sales argument that airlines with NG pilots would not have to do simulator training, it would seem fair that Boeing at least partially covered these costs. What's your sentiment?

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by mileduets
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?
Replies: 24
Views: 4662

Re: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?

You have to consider national boundaries and marketing (Swiss people probably wouldn’t like it if their airline was branded Lufthansa). Just because some markets work for some LH group hubs doesn’t mean they work for all. This pretty much gives the answer to the original question : Passenger identi...

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