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by konrad
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 9986

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

Rossiya used to fly A319's from Sankt Petersburg to Central Asia, places such as Fergana, Namangan, Samarkand, the routes are over 2000 miles.

The strangest one was Prague to Hanoi by CSA with one stop en-route.

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by konrad
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 115069

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Is it just me or is Wizz Air going desperate with best performing parts of their CEE business (e.g. Budapest) locked-down?

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by konrad
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 115069

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Is there any particular reason why there is no Wizz Air presence and no other LCC's for that matter at Zagreb? The market ought to be larger than Slovenia. How did Croatia Airlines pull this off?

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by konrad
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 333
Views: 68241

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

gatibosgru wrote:
But does anyone want to buy SSJs?


Perhaps they could add one A320 as a bonus for each SSJ purchase?

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by konrad
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19855

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

https://forsal.pl/artykuly/1468907,pols ... ondor.html
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According to the speaker of the Polish Aviation Group (PGL) the deal is off. PGL has informed Condor that it withdraws from the transaction.

Source in Polish: https://forsal.pl/artykuly/1468907,pols ... ondor.html

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by konrad
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11170

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Oil at $20/bbl! Given the present loads, perhaps it is viable to reinstate stored ERJ-145 and CRJ-200 instead of the A380/B747 ?

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by konrad
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37978

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Has LO cancelled/reduced some flights due to the virus? I mean besides Italy. WAW-MXP and VCE cancelled till April 3. WAW-PEK and PKX cancelled till April 25 BUD-ICN cancelled till Aprill 8 (WAW-ICN continuing) Flights to TLV reduced (altough I don't see how they can run any flights to TLV with the...

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by konrad
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211627

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Suspending US-Italy flights would be a good idea right now also even though most US-Italy flights are seasonal and aren't operating anyways, right? How many year round US-Italy flights are there? You do realize that the majority of the US-Italy traffic is one-stop connecting somewhere, e.g. FRA, MU...

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by konrad
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record January for airBaltic
Replies: 19
Views: 3213

Re: Record January for airBaltic

One has to wonder how do they manage to expand given the mounting losses and lousy load factors. Last year they dumped a lot of seats on new routes from Tallinn basically driving Nordica out of them, they must have a strong financial backing for such actions. Also, CS series are not exactly cheap ai...

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by konrad
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211627

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

AYVN wrote:
I think 321 might find home, but so many 350 and 787 operators are parking part of their widebody fleet already, so where would the demand be?


789's and 78X's might be picked by airlines suffering from groundings due to RR issues.

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by konrad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37978

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

*Long term LO should definitely reconsider its STAR ALLIANCE membership* I respectfully diagree. Star Alliance is the alliance of choice for any business traveller in Central and Eastern Europe, anywhere between Sweden and Greece. Sky Team is non-existent, One World is limited to Finnair in the nor...

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by konrad
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1916

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

If you are looking for retro routes, how about Olympic Airways OA serving MEL and SYD from Athens first on 707 and later 747 classics.

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by konrad
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37978

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

LOT buys Condor. So they'll be an Airbus customer as well now! Interesting... Not exactly LOT but the owner of LOT. There is already speculation in about a joint 20+10 order for wide-bodies. I wouldn't mind to see A350s at Condor and LOT. Perhaps partnering with Condor could also help LOT to get ou...

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by konrad
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s
Replies: 22
Views: 6735

Re: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s

Obviously I was being sarcastic, but also there are questions about the long term viability of their network. Actually, some of the "new" destinations outside of US and Canada are very successful. NRT (daily) and ICN (5/7) is flying with full C and Y+ cabins. A lot of connections from CEE...

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by konrad
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37978

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

If you trim out the damp/wet/moist/ACMI leased frames (and exclude the ERJs as they're stored), you actually end up with: Q400 E170/175/190/195 737-3/4/5/800/MAX-8 787-8/9 Really not a very diverse fleet as it stands! Correct, except for the 737 lineup. Currently it is just 737-400/800/MAX8. The la...

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by konrad
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Fast Congo L410 runway excursion while landing at Kamina (DRC) on Dec. 28th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1890

Re: Meanwhile in Congo DRC...

Good landing, everyone walks on their feet.
Given this is DRC, was the pilot made hero or shot?

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by konrad
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8137

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

Speaking of TYS, wasn't there a Tennessee National Air Guard Hangar across the field from the terminal? I haven't been there since over ten years, what aircraft are they flying now?

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by konrad
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT starts 5x weekly WAW-OSR (Ostrava) from 30.03.2019. Many customers from Ostrava already use LOT from Katowice (1 hour driving time away) or Kraków (1h30min). I hope they offer open-jaw fares with departure/return from/to KTW complementary to the daily OSR flight (e.g. departure from OSR, return...

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by konrad
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205647

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is there any plan to bring A220 aircraft back above FL300? I had a couple of flights on Swiss and they all cruised at FL260-290. According to FR24 those of Air Baltic are flying low as well.

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by konrad
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
So LO has 7 738 in total or will they have 10 with the Jet Airways birds? Since there are no indication that MAX will fly anytime soon, I wonder if they might lease some more before next summer.


It has 7 738 flying now. There are rumors of additional ones ex Jet Airways being prepared.

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by konrad
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Actually, I'm curious, is the B737 from Blue Air now with LO? The plane even got a Polish registration. Very odd, they must have secured a very sweet lease on it. Yes, it is. Not sure if it stays after the MAX'es come back. LOT has now a very diverse B737 fleet: 12 groundeded B737-8 MAX, 5 of them ...

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by konrad
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT is once again leasing a EuroAtlantic 767 with 2-4-2 seating in economy - a very tight squeeze, and certainly won't give passengers a good impression of LOT if they unwittingly book a flight operated by this plane. Is this information confirmed? Until now they had A340-300's of Air Belgium and a...

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by konrad
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Osaka Kansai is growing again
Replies: 44
Views: 10690

Re: Osaka Kansai is in the BOOM again

This summer of 2020 brings good news for KIX many airlines return their operations, after the Japanese recession the KIX airport has dramatically reduced its Long Haul operations, I hope that the new generation of aircraft can keep this service profitable. (...) What other destinations do you think...

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by konrad
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Don't think this has been mentioned here, but interesting to note that the BUD-ICN (both outbound and return legs) are flown along a southern route, i.e. completely avoiding Russian airspace. This means a scheduled flight time of 12h45m on the return leg, whereas other flights following a similar r...

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by konrad
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18737

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

How many planes did they have in MAD and where do you think they'll go? FR @MAD must be celebrating.

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by konrad
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343656

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

MrBren wrote:
Alitalia will eventually fail, like WOW, XL Airways, Aigle Azur, Monarch, Primera, BME and so many others.


Perhaps it will. But none of these had status comparable to Alitalia and the life support it is getting.

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by konrad
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 6671

Future 747-8 orders?

Is there any future for the 747-8 program apart from the freighter? With several airlines reducing / preparing to reduce their A380 fleets and no new orders the 748 might remain the only UL aircraft available. Or do the two-holers cover all jobs nowadays?

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by konrad
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 115069

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

marcogr12 wrote:
They are launching VIE-AGA,ALC,ATH,BHX,BOD,EDI,EIN,FMO,GOT,LIS,LPL,MRS,NYO,OPO,RIX,SKG,SOF,TLV,TRF,VNO


With the two of them having a fight in Vienna I can see Austrian European flights taking off half empty this winter.

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by konrad
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26980

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I can't wait to hear MOL asking for the same thing. If people in Europe are flying too much short-haul it is because of the ridiculous 'Hey, let"s fly to XXX for a weekend break, there is a 19 Euro fare on Ryanair" attitude.

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by konrad
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

konkret wrote:
Beijing is the 5th city for LO in which they serve 2 airports, after New York, London, Kiev and Moscow.


Moscow Domodedovo has been discontinued, presently it is just Moscow Sheremetyevo, thus 4 cities with two airports.

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by konrad
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415676

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

737 MAX > 737 MCAS ?

OK, let's get serious: 737 MAX > 737 PAX ?
Saving on paint, just a bit...

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by konrad
Mon May 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 12146

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

mercure1 wrote:
LH Group will rebrand narrowbody aircraft from Brussels Airlines in the Eurowings livery as a result of the integration of the Belgian Lufthansa subsidiary into the Eurowings Group progresses.


Austrian narrowbody should be next to be integrated into Eurowings. No reason to keep them separate.

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by konrad
Wed May 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157087

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

I am not sure if this was posted here: http://ren.tv/novosti/2019-05-07/samolet-gorit-v-molnii-ren-tv-publikuet-peregovory-pilota-sgorevshego-ssj-100-s (if already posted and discussed before please delete) This is a transcript of the SU1492 communication with ATC (or at least parts of it) reported ...

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by konrad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 9738

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

And he is damn right about it. Not sure what the "additional great features" should be. New taller legs perhaps?

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by konrad
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 7049

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

The Embraer EJets are a step up from the Q400, with quieter operation, but otherwise there's little difference in cabin experience. All of these aircraft feel cramped compared to mainline 737s and A320-family aircraft. This doesn't have much to do with the subject of the regional props vs. jets but...

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by konrad
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751671

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I wonder how this will affect MAX certification in China. MAX certification there was already initially delayed. Now there might be an additional trust problem between both authorities I believe there should be a new certification process for the MAX after the fix is implemented, not only in China ...

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by konrad
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20924

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

While painful, the 737 Max issues won't present a long term impact to the model's production backlog. Do you really believe that problems which presented themselves with two deadly crashes focusing full public attention will take a mere grounding of, say 123 days, similiar to the one of Dreamliner,...

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by konrad
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.
Replies: 47
Views: 7472

Re: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.

Ryanair press release: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-sun-to-be-rebranded-as-buzz-in-autumn-2019/ Livery: http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/57E72C8E-45EC-4AC2-8F13-7E0C6E8DECA4_zpsmhmtomxn.jpeg Awesome!! Totally works for a holiday charter operator. Kids will love it a...

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by konrad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?
Replies: 34
Views: 9911

Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?

I hope the moderators will allow this silly question in the subject line. This is for the sake of asking more informed members of this forum about their technical expertise. What are the modification of B737MAX vs B737NG apart from the different engines and, obviously, attachment pads and interfaces...

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by konrad
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland
Replies: 30
Views: 5078

Re: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland

I am surprised to see SNN with just 3199 meters.

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by konrad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751671

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Magog wrote:
FlyDubai was a major holdout. The noose tightens for the remaining carriers...


FlyDubai had nowhere to fly with Europe and India closed to the MAX's.

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by konrad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opportunity of A380 charter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: Opportunity of A380 charter?

Not as 737 MAX replacement, but perhaps A380 could have a 2nd life as a cruise ship charter? Well, it means flying once a week, but the volumes of passengers are there.

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by konrad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751671

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Poland's airspace is also closed for 737MAX planes.

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by konrad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122266

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
What is the likelyhood of Poland grounding LO's MAX as well?


I think they are as good as grounded. All of them parked at WAW and they can hardly fly anywhere except of domestic routes even if they wanted.

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by konrad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751671

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

As a general comment, is this the first time when the Chinese aviation regulatory authority sets the trend for the rest of the world? Interesting times.

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by konrad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751671

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

vfw614 wrote:
I expect Icelandair, LOT, Air Italy and Turkish to ground next, probably then followed by flydubai.


No word from LOT yet, but all of their birds are at WAW and the usual afternoon MAX flights are departing with equipment changes.

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by konrad
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751671

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

But if there should turn out to be a real, un-patchable, un-tweakable issue with MCAS, the only solution would be to re-do the weight distribution...which is really asking B to re-do the MAX. But IMHO it would really be the FAA which would be the party to blame for such an unthinkable outcome. Let’...

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by konrad
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK001 hits turbulence, lands at JFK with 32 injured pax
Replies: 20
Views: 6853

Re: TK001 hits turbulence, lands at JFK with 32 injured pax

That would have put him anywhere between Kennebunkport, Maine and Boston. I see, thanks for correcting me. However, at this hour there should be a steady flow of traffic coming from Europe over Maine. I think I found it on FR24 playback, March 9, around 21:48 UTC above PWM. TK1 is at FL340, two fli...

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by konrad
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748225

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No, it does not. The transponder data is AMSL. Airport is at 7600 feet so the aircraft never climbed more than 1000 feet. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1104676048317362177 Look at the graph: * Blue line represents altitude; etc... Check raw data from FR24 in the post #70 and on Twitter. ...

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