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by Curmudgeon
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And The Falling Dollar
Replies: 56
Views: 5184

RE: Airbus And The Falling Dollar

But where exactly is the upside for the dollar in either the medium or long view? Many of the more sober pundits that I am reading are suggesting a new reality for the dollar, and America in general. It may be that we will see a general move away from pricing in dollars, but it is unclear which curr...

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by Curmudgeon
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Safety Record
Replies: 69
Views: 10946

RE: Qantas Safety Record

1.QF did have a 747-300 main gear strut fail during line-up, but it would be strtching a long bow to call that an accident. 2. The <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> accident was a runway overrun on landing. They did not have a navigation error...

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by Curmudgeon
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD To Close Runway
Replies: 4
Views: 3358

RE: SYD To Close Runway

RWY 07/25 is not the preferred runway, and is only occasionally used. Unless they get (rare) strong winds from the southwest it shouldn't be a problem, and may have no affect whatsoever.

Collapsible concrete? What would be the point of that? It would still result in an accident, probably fiery.

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by Curmudgeon
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Brands Heathrow "Appalling"
Replies: 71
Views: 11664

RE: Qantas Chairman Brands Heathrow "Appalling"

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by Curmudgeon
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 - Why Was It Never Considered For Ops In Oz?
Replies: 69
Views: 8321

RE: 757 - Why Was It Never Considered For Ops In Oz?

The 757 was considered as a 727 replacement back in the day, but the thinking was that it exceeded the single aisle max passenger capacity that the then airline management thought ideal (for turn-around times). Don't forget that through flights in Australia still deplane all passengers and groom the...

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by Curmudgeon
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conjoined Twins Require Two Seats On Delta
Replies: 16
Views: 3571

RE: Conjoined Twins Require Two Seats On Delta

I think this: She bought the tickets with frequent flier miles. She elected to redeem for a first class seat for herself, yet coach for her companion. She should just buy three coach seats with miles or cash. Problem solved, four occupants, three seats, four masks. The kids are one year old, and joi...

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by Curmudgeon
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 Accident In MUC
Replies: 59
Views: 16998

RE: Dash 8 Accident In MUC

In my part of the world (ie aviation) there are incidents, and there are accidents. Incidents are events which could have become accidents but for corrective action performed by personnel to prevent such an occurrence. Accidents are events which result in serious injury or fatality to any person, or...

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by Curmudgeon
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think Air Fares Are High Today?
Replies: 19
Views: 5611

RE: Think Air Fares Are High Today?

Just for accuracy's sake, the correct value of CDN $700 in 1957 today is US $5500.00. The C$ was worth more than the USD then; the inflation is an average of three sources (but they're all pretty close). No IFE to be sure back then, but huge seats and real meals. A sense of being special, and being ...

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by Curmudgeon
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Time Cessna Conquests Grounded?
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

High Time Cessna Conquests Grounded?

Here's a link to a story posted an hour ago regarding Conquests in Australia. Apparently Cessna has advised of corrosion issues and possible tail separation on aircraft having > 22,500 hours. <a href="http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Defects-could-ground-34-Cessna-aircraft/2007/08/25/118746257...

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by Curmudgeon
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011's Rear "circle Of Lavatories"
Replies: 41
Views: 22881

RE: L-1011's Rear "circle Of Lavatories"

IL-86 huh? L-1011 you say? Probably where the Druids got the idea for Stonehenge  Wink

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by Curmudgeon
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF, JQ & TR - The 'Argy Bargy' Continues...
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

RE: QF, JQ & TR - The 'Argy Bargy' Continues...

Just out of curiosity, how the hell did <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> garner 5 million votes worldwide on Skytrax? They haven't even flown that many international passengers yet, only a small proportion of those would have voted, and a smaller fraction of that number would have b...

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by Curmudgeon
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Qantas A350 Order
Replies: 70
Views: 14444

RE: Possible Qantas A350 Order

Because they wanted the A380 for traffic growth, and the 330 came as an attractive add-on (a volume discount kind of thing). Back when the ground work was laid for all of that, they were a less sophisticated purchaser than they are now. The A330 has been a valuable addition to the <acronym title="Qa...

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by Curmudgeon
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A Plane Survive With Both Engines Out?
Replies: 77
Views: 15749

RE: Could A Plane Survive With Both Engines Out?

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by Curmudgeon
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Employee Benefits
Replies: 15
Views: 5882

RE: QF Employee Benefits

Just so every shareholder on this forum doesn't get his knickers all in a knot, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> is "giving" the staff member nothing with this perk. It costs the airline zip. These are stand-by only fares and are only good on seats that otherwise go empty. Also, <acr...

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by Curmudgeon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Wings Fits Perfectly
Replies: 80
Views: 18876

787 Wings Fits Perfectly

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by Curmudgeon
Tue May 22, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Taxi Speeds
Replies: 45
Views: 12208

RE: Airlines Taxi Speeds

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by Curmudgeon
Mon May 21, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire
Replies: 71
Views: 4962

RE: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire

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by Curmudgeon
Sun May 20, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Looking For 777 Pilots
Replies: 39
Views: 8989

RE: QR Looking For 777 Pilots

They will never learn, will they Zeke? Go to any expat bar anywhere in the world and you will hear the same tale of woe. Its all right at the start, but try cutting that salary in half after the divorce, and try enjoying life at all on 7 days off a month.

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by Curmudgeon
Sat May 19, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Clark Lets Ambition Fly Free
Replies: 57
Views: 7636

RE: Emirates' Clark Lets Ambition Fly Free

If you have a look at your globe, with <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> at the centre, you will see that Tim's needs are pretty unique (given political realities) And I doubt that he'll ever have much luck getting exactly what he wants. The engi...

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by Curmudgeon
Sat May 19, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Looking For 777 Pilots
Replies: 39
Views: 8989

RE: QR Looking For 777 Pilots

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by Curmudgeon
Sat May 19, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-17 Over The Bay...Any Ideas To Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 5077

RE: B-17 Over The Bay...Any Ideas To Why?

I flew 231909 in '85 for a few airshows. It was, an you would expect, a high point of my flying experience. We did the whole weekend at shows, met a lot of veterans and heard lots of stories. Witnessed lots of tears. Friday nights there was usually a big BBQ in one of the hangars...we'd be like kids...

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by Curmudgeon
Sat May 19, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire
Replies: 71
Views: 4962

RE: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire

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by Curmudgeon
Sat May 19, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire
Replies: 71
Views: 4962

RE: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire

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by Curmudgeon
Fri May 18, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire
Replies: 71
Views: 4962

RE: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire
Replies: 71
Views: 4962

RE: Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson Set To Retire

As I replied on the Oz AV thread, what a happy day. I don't think that she should wait until the AGM, she should cast off now and sail off into the sunset. Then sink.

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread, Part 2
Replies: 200
Views: 16099

RE: Australian Aviation Thread, Part 2

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrible Pollution From A 727
Replies: 48
Views: 11272

RE: Terrible Pollution From A 727

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-17 Over The Bay...Any Ideas To Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 5077

RE: B-17 Over The Bay...Any Ideas To Why?

...And even more fun to sit between  Wink

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers
Replies: 78
Views: 9203

RE: Fog In SYD Yesterday=Problems For UA Passengers

For what it's worth, I personally think that the local ILS installations should be at CAT <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> standards. I remain sanguine about the prospects of that occurring in my lifetime however. Australia's premiere gateway is <acronym title="Sydney - Ki...

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers
Replies: 78
Views: 9203

Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers

Thanks for the information on the prices for the electronics. I still dont think that the airport would or could do anything for only 3 million. Also, <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> is privately owned by an inv...

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 17, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrible Pollution From A 727
Replies: 48
Views: 11272

RE: Terrible Pollution From A 727

Actually, it wasn't the 727 at all. It made little if any pollution, but it was hosting three Pratt & Whitney <acronym title="Transair (Australia)">JT</acronym>-8 turbofan engines which do make a bit more smoke than what we are used to seeing from modern engines. This engine was also used on the 737...

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by Curmudgeon
Wed May 16, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers
Replies: 78
Views: 9203

Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers

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by Curmudgeon
Wed May 16, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers
Replies: 78
Views: 9203

Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers

Yeah, I got a little ahead of myself on that one. The ILS is still the required approach aid to get low limits...I was thinking of <acronym title="Hastings (HGS / GFHA), Sierra Leone">HGS</acronym> displays on CAT <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> rwys allowing CAT III mini...

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by Curmudgeon
Tue May 15, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers
Replies: 78
Views: 9203

Fog In SYD = Problems For UA Passengers

SYD does not even have CAT <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> ILS. In fact there are no ILS installations in all of Australia better than CAT I. The weather here just doesn't warrant it, or at least that's the official story. On the other hand, when you need it, you really n...

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by Curmudgeon
Sun May 13, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of an A-330ER?
Replies: 38
Views: 7100

RE: Possibility Of An A-330ER?

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by Curmudgeon
Fri May 11, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread, Part 2
Replies: 200
Views: 16099

RE: Australian Aviation Thread, Part 2

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 10, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

Let's see...I wonder what Bonderman's got on his plate?  Wink

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 10, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 10, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

OOPS. Is my face red. i forgot all about <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>. The last time I flew on <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> I was very impressed...they were much better than <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, but that too was probably six years ago. I...

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 10, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

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by Curmudgeon
Thu May 10, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

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by Curmudgeon
Wed May 09, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

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by Curmudgeon
Wed May 09, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Developments At Eads
Replies: 36
Views: 3773

RE: Future Developments At Eads

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by Curmudgeon
Tue May 08, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would QF Fly To DXB?
Replies: 20
Views: 3625

RE: Would QF Fly To DXB?

QF would not try to compete for the few O & E passengers to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>...that's <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s mandate. Also, as possible as it might be theoretically to operate to from <acr...

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by Curmudgeon
Tue May 08, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

I think that they will have another look, but they will be facing a newly encouraged Costello and FIRB, and a probably aloof if not hostile board. They will also be trying to seduce a pissed off market who will recall clearly their "we can get all your shares if you sign" clause, and their generally...

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by Curmudgeon
Tue May 08, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Way Over 250 Kts Below 10000 Feet?
Replies: 44
Views: 15790

RE: Way Over 250 Kts Below 10000 Feet?

The rule is not applied everywhere to the same degree. In North America and most of Europe it is difficult to get a waiver on the speed restriction, but elsewhere it is usually no problem. Obviously it does no good to ask if you are only a few miles in trail of a preceding aircraft. Another factor t...

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by Curmudgeon
Mon May 07, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

I haven't had time yet to digest the really numb skull move by <acronym title="Denver - Centennial (Arapahoe County) (APA), USA - Colorado">APA</acronym> to try and force the issue by exercising a clause that is at odds with their headline purchase offers. I think that if they try this crap with the...

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by Curmudgeon
Mon May 07, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

QF may be vulnerable in that there may be 20% of the shares in hedge funds looking for a new home at the $5.40 mark, maybe a bit less. If <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> is really that much of a cash cow, then another bid may be possible. It would have to be a $5.60+ to be real, and...

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by Curmudgeon
Mon May 07, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

...And now ASIC has refused to hear <acronym title="Denver - Centennial (Arapahoe County) (APA), USA - Colorado">APA</acronym>'s appeal of the takeover panel's decision to disallow the late acceptance. I hear the fat lady's aria beginning, and the stage hands are getting ready to draw the curtains o...

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by Curmudgeon
Mon May 07, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10565

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

Here's a link to a great little piece in the Australian on how greed trumped greed in the last hour hijinks of this buyout. It seems that the hedge funds were going to manipulate the process to ensure another two weeks of arbitrage but one of them failed to follow the script in an attempt to score a...

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