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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

There was no trail of smoke or sparkling on wingtip strike. I saw youtube in Hamburg strong gusty wind 737-500 or 300. It was hitting wingtip and could see trail smoke or sparkling strike on the runway. 737 made go around and successfully landing safety later. Q. I think you mean A 320: https://m.y...

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by N14AZ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20426

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Reminds me of the EK-A345-accident in Australia some years ago ...

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by N14AZ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123859

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

@ Delta28L: I know this. But I think MoonC is referring to the airframe directly behind the TK 787.

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by N14AZ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123859

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLF prior to roll out of final assembly (29 Jul) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAsxLGtU8AAdJoD?format=jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1156071802650554368?s=20 Did no one else notice the retro Gulf Air behind? The one with the star on the tail fin? :duck: :duck: :duck:...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8482

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

I'm waiting to see if Lion Air & Ethiopian cancel any or all of their orders.. I'm frankly shocked they haven't already done so. Why should they do this? They have already several airframes in their fleet. Canceling the rest would leave them with a rather small sub-fleet of 737-8‘s. The same ap...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8482

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

I'm waiting to see if Lion Air & Ethiopian cancel any or all of their orders.. I'm frankly shocked they haven't already done so. Why should they do this? They have already several airframes in their fleet. Canceling the rest would leave them with a rather small sub-fleet of 737-8‘s. The same ap...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8482

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

I'm waiting to see if Lion Air & Ethiopian cancel any or all of their orders.. I'm frankly shocked they haven't already done so. Why should they do this? They have already several airframes in their fleet. Canceling the rest would leave them with a rather small sub-fleet of 737-8‘s. The same ap...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94730

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

AF/KL announces retirement of the remaining A380s: The Air France-KLM Board of Directors today approved the retirement in principle of the remaining seven A380s from the Air France fleet by 2022, the phase out of three additional aircraft having been decided previously. Five of these aircraft are o...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1938

Re: The C5 nosewheel

Gee, I wonder what happened there?? GF I wanted to post the same picture yesterday to reply to the OP's question but did not manage to do it. Here is what happened: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/74420 Here is another picture: https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/photodata/74420_4bf59428b35cbC-5_1...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29728

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

From my response to another poster: “There are quite a few positions the current field of democratic presidential candidates have taken that scare me and quite frankly piss me off. I.e free healthcare covering illegal immigrants, decriminalizing illegally crossing the boarder, reparations (not the ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 35
Views: 6751

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

First review now in, not awfully complementary…(free registration required) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2019/07/23/planespotting-live-review-shambolic-show-ever-cleared-take-bbc/ Wow, wow... from that article: ultra-niche nerd pursuit Very unfriendly expression. I thought planespotting had a bet...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Did the DC8 at Goma Airport ever make it out? Nope. It’s still there... .. and used as a playground: https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/08/15/1408121983816_wps_47_CONGO_Goma_December_14_20.jpg https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/08/15/1408115159037_Image_galleryImage_CONGO_Goma_December_14_20.JP...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/stat ... 78720?s=12

Credible?

What does CAT-III have to do with this?
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StTim wrote:
Moore Aerospace is arguing on Twitter that a grounding was not required, that it is a political act and that all that was required was an AD stopping CAT III landings.

https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/stat ... 78720?s=12

Credible?

What does CAT-III have to do with this?

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29728

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The general tenor in the German press today is that all of this will not help the Democrats in the next elections. They simply have to present a good candidate. Will not be easy to compete with Trump who is providing such a good „show“.

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

They will eventually run out of places to park these planes. Boeing already started to fly 737s to different airports for storage and I guess there are enough storage areas all over the USA. So I don‘t think that’s the main issue. Would it be possible to start delivering 737s to US-American operato...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Still no notification for forum post deletion
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Still no notification for forum post deletion

So how comes that the thread was considered as okay on the weekend but on Monday it was no longer okay? Is it possible that different moderators have different standards? It may not have been seen by the mods - they always point out that they can't monitor every thread - and it wasn't dealt with un...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

keesje wrote:
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Boeing warns of production reduction, complete shut down of MAX if return to service delayed beyond 4th quarter.

Hmmm, could it be that he is saying something like this to put pressure on FAA?

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 35
Views: 6751

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

lhrnue wrote:
KliptWings wrote:
Its dreadful........


The air traffic controller was gorgeous tho ...

You know, this forum usually works with pictures to support a statement. So? :scratchchin:

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Oilman wrote:
Did the DC8 at Goma Airport ever make it out?

Nope. It’s still there.

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

tsunami Tsunami, the one in Japan comes to mind. Lots of JASDF F-2s were lost, even more damaged. Some other trainers and museum pieces damaged too. Many photos and videos went round of a GA airfield where Cessnas and Pipers were strewn around. Yapp, found this one: https://www.welt.de/img/debatte/...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

At MIA this DC 8 was destroyed by hurricane Andrew in 1992 *) 0055869 ... although they wanted to scrap it anyway. Kendall Tamiami Airport was affected as well: http://miamijet.net/wp-content/uploads/hurricane-andrew-tmb-damage.jpg Source: http://miamijet.net/cool_timeline/hurricane-andrew-hits-flor...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

ThalesCoelho wrote:
There was a DC-8 stuck in Goma (GOM), Congo. Lava from a vulcano destroyed part of the runway and the airplane can not take off.

You beat me to it. But I had to insert all the pictures, which took a little bit of time....

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Image
Goma Airport was affected by the eruption of the volcano Nyiragongo and this DC 8 was trapped by the lava.

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Still no notification for forum post deletion
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Still no notification for forum post deletion

It’s really a little bit frustrating. You make some posts and you think everything is okay and the next day everything is gone, your post since it had what I call a poisonous quote or even the entire thread. On the weekend I saw a thread to which I wanted to reply to by posting a picture from my Fli...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The big question that remains open is how will consumers treat MAX past grounding? This group is making its position clear. https://extra.ie/2019/07/22/business/irish/ryanair-boeing-737-max-boycott Sorry, but that must be a joke. Rynair customers avoiding the airline because of safety concerns abou...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8094

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

seb146 wrote:
we need to keep reminding the "send her home" crowd that ALL of that applies to Melania....


Ehhhm, just to be sure - can we please agree that the „send home“-principle does NOT apply to Trump himself :sorry: :ill: :wideeyed:

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by N14AZ
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5177

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Then who is Saudi Aramco? Saudi Aramco? :rotfl: I worked with them on a multi-billion dollar refinery 50-50 JV. They couldn’t organise their way out of a wet paper bag without all the ex-pats working for them. Saudi nationals hold all the senior positions but are useless (when they can be bothered ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8094

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

I really like Chris Evans‘ tweet:

The only thing worse than actually being hateful and racist, is casually wielding hate and racism to activate your base in an unrelenting, painfully transparent


Perfect description, IMHO

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27255

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49029053
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Is anybody missing a tanker? :scratchchin:

Iran says it seized a "foreign tanker" and its 12 crew on Sunday for smuggling fuel in the Gulf.
So three days ago? Strange. So far no Information about which tanker they seized...
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49029053

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by N14AZ
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 28591

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Looks like the HiFly A380 is going to be busy this summer: https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2019/02/07/hi-fly-finds-new-customer-for-save-the-coral-reefs-a380/ It is supposed to operate for Estelar Venezuela this coming week on the CCS-EZE and CCS-MAD rotation. https://twitter.com/RaMurias...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 104973

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag wrote:
7652 44870 N969BA 737-8 Boeing
Image7652 44870 N969BA 737-8 Boeing by 737 MAX Production

Who will be the future operator of this 737? Is it a BBJ?

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

N14AZ wrote:
I cannot imagine that a passenger would not leave the seat if the person, who has bought the reservation, arrives at his reserved seat later than 15 minutes...


tommy1808 wrote:
I wouldn't vacate a seat that was reserved 15+ minutes ago.

Well, well. I would. Guess I am too good for this world... :shy:

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23205

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I have 14 minutes time to change train to get onto my regional train, which in 80% of all cases was sufficient to change train. But since DB changed from ICE 1 to ICE 4 I regularly miss my connection. So I started to investigate why and I learned that the ICE 4 has a lower maximum speed of 250 km/h...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6312

Re: 737-8200?

737-8200 is and has always been the model name that has been used for technical documentation, even before the grounding. So first time in Boeing's history (at least for their commercial airliners from 707 to 787) the identifier of the variant has more digits than the name of the aircraft itself? :...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23205

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

In Germany old high speed trains have a possible max speed of 330 km/ h. The new ones have 230/ 250 km/ h. We are again going back on speed. Not quite true. The original ICE 1 and ICE 2 has a top speed of 250. ICE 3 increased that to 320 and Velaro D at 330. ICE 4 will do 250, which seems like a st...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19521

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

I have heard several stories from holes drilled in the wrong place to the fuselage being shot at during its trainride from Wichita to Renton . If it's "just" bullet holes from the trainride you would think they had already fixed that. As Kanban wrote in a previous thread: https://www.airl...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19521

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

In the 737NG production/delivery thread I see some odd comment regarding the last NG to be delivered to KLM. l/n 7542 seems to have serious issues during final assembly and there are even comments made that the l/n has changed internally at Boeing and even that a wrong set of wings was attached.......

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 28591

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Looks like the HiFly A380 is going to be busy this summer: https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2019/02/07/hi-fly-finds-new-customer-for-save-the-coral-reefs-a380/ It is supposed to operate for Estelar Venezuela this coming week on the CCS-EZE and CCS-MAD rotation. https://twitter.com/RaMurias...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

Here's a seat reservation (Platzkarte) for a German train from 80 years ago. It cost the passenger 50 Pfennig and reserved them seat 45 in car (carriage) 2, non smoking, from Berlin Lehrter Bahnhof to Hamburg-Altona, to be taken by the time the train pulls out of Berlin or else the reserved seat is...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23205

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I remember flying through Schiphol last year and seeing Amsterdam - Bremen flight crammed with people, screaming kids ect. Who in their right mind would choose to fly that distance when you can kick back with a beer and stretch out on the train. It's literally faster point to point than flying, sec...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23205

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I guess KLM see themselves as the bio meat producer of aviation. That’s why they promote „fly less but in case you do, make sure it’s our bio meat.... ahemmmm... bio flight connection“

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by N14AZ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3759

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Their laws, religion and customs are exactly why they will never become a tourist destination. Banned: The names ‘Ben’ and ‘Linda’ - Can't enter if that's your name What? I never heard of this restriction but by means of a Google search I found some Information (see link below). What's the reason f...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 8101

Re: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR sca

The madam slammed those pax using phones during taxiing as potential danger to flight safety ... She would have been very busy, if she would continued her campaign....Whenever landing in China on a domestic flight you can hear “bings” and “beeps” or even phone calls once the plane is close to the r...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1483

Re: NYC Power Outage

I suggest they put some extra beds in the hospitals in nine months... ;-)

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by N14AZ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. I like ...

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by N14AZ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 856
Views: 348151

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
SAS first A350 seen outside on a photo in Instagram

Thanks for the update, great news! Does anybody have a picture? I am not part of the generation instragram... :shy:

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by N14AZ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23205

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by N14AZ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6228

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Kiwirob wrote:
Did they show the beheadings on public tv?

It’s not allowed to film the beheadings. Policemen make sure that you do not use your mobile phone during the beheadings.

A colleague of mine was invited to take part in such a ceremony when working in KSA... :roll:

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 2111

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

PatrickZ80 wrote:
There are some really beautiful Eurowhite liveries around. Some of my favorites are Thai, Kenya Airways.

??? I wouldn’t classify TG‘s livery as Eurowhite:

Just saying... :scratchchin:

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by N14AZ
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4585

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

The proposed route to London had five stops ! This only saved 30 minutes over a subsonic transport, pretty pointless I would have thought they could make it with just two The proposed route saved 30 minutes over SIN-LHR, it would be about 10 hours faster than SYD-LHR (including stop) I stumbled ove...

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