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by scbriml
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Heck, the Euros are still protecting Polanski Right, because we’re just one homogeneous entity, like the Borg. :sarcastic: He’s pretty much had free rein traveling around Europe despite being a wanted fugitive from justice. Protected by several courts, I’d say you’re the Borg, if the shoe fits. Any...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

[ Because the 757 is a heavy gas guzzler. Give the 321XLR the power and wing area increases it would need to match the 752's takeoff and climb performance and then we'll see how much of a "heavy gas guzzler" the 757 actually is. Why would anyone want to do that? :rotfl: Unlike 757 fans, a...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 81
Views: 6547

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

morrisond wrote:
Continental767 wrote:
Woah! Where will this space come from? I thought the 747 area was being used for 787 rework.


That won't last that long.


Leeham is reporting that Boeing says 787 rework will last until end of 2024. Based on Boeing’s recent history on timelines, nobody would bet against it taking longer.

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

Chemist wrote:
But it creates long threads on a.net!


Fixed that for you! :wink2:

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 63
Views: 1694

Re: NFL playoffs!

The last Out of bounds hit was so close that if they are going to call it like that, then Mohomes should have been called for grounding earlier. While not an American, I've been watching NFL since the late '80s. The out of bounds hit on Mahomes would get an unnecessary roughness penalty every singl...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 63
Views: 1694

Re: NFL playoffs!

What a finish. Stupid penalty by Bengals puts KC in field goal range with eight seconds left. Brain-dead play. It looks boneheaded in hindsight however if you don't push Mahomes he runs 25 yards down the field and the game is over in the same manner. Unfortunately for the Ossai Mahomes was already ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 258
Views: 61661

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

What proportion of the 110400kg is 103.3t? Metric maths is pretty straightforward - 110,400kg = 110.4t Very true, but that is only helpful if you can be certain that the "t" as quoted is a metric tonne and not a short (US) ton or a long (UK) ton "1 Short Ton [US] = 2 000 Pounds 1 Lon...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 258
Views: 61661

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

A350-941 built in 2019 has a certified fuel capacity of 110400kg. Using Airbus FlySmart, a 8500nm sector at M.85. 0 HW component, ISA, TOW 280t will require 103.3t of fuel and will take 17h47min. What proportion of the 110400kg is 103.3t? Metric maths is pretty straightforward - 110,400kg = 110.4t

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 63
Views: 1694

Re: NFL playoffs!

What a finish. Stupid penalty by Bengals puts KC in field goal range with eight seconds left. Brain-dead play. How about Mahomes and Kelce playing hurt and through pain! That was some performance. I still think Philly wins the SB. Yeah, it’s funny how getting paid millions and millions to do your j...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 63
Views: 1694

Re: NFL playoffs!

What a finish. Stupid penalty by Bengals puts KC in field goal range with eight seconds left. Brain-dead play.

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11863
Views: 878718

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

A "woman/man in the street" interview from Ruzzia: https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/10mid0g/two_russian_pedestrians_were_asked_if_they Not to get off thread, but both of them would make awesome MAGA’s….. it’s obvious the Russian misinformation campaign is working well. ...

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 175
Views: 35011

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

MSN 38470 LN 1092 787-9 CC-BGR ferried VCV-CHS https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cc-bgr Frankly, the rate at which they are pulling 787s out of storage is puzzling. So, isn't this like 34 out of 93 that Boeing pulled out of storage. But, deliveries are not at the same high rate at which a...

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 202084

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

It's extremely distasteful to predict the demise of an airline, especially with the seeming relish of those on this forum. No, they won't collapse any time soon, so stop gloating over their failures. It's disgusting. Well this post aged well. This was doomed from the off. The last one failed and th...

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by scbriml
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali
Replies: 24
Views: 1251

Re: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali

How did we also miss the following mass shootings: 8 dead Enoch Utah https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/05/us/enoch-city-utah-home-shooting/index.html 6 dead Goshen Califormia https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/18/us/goshen-california-shooting-wednesday/index.html 5 dead High Point North Carolina https:/...

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by scbriml
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Heck, the Euros are still protecting Polanski


Right, because we’re just one homogeneous entity, like the Borg. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

As we know from psychology: the carrot works far better than the stick. But there is no incentive. 50 white cards for a team gets them what? It’s like getting a gold star in kindergarten. and the golden star works like a charm ;-) On three year olds. You’re naive in the extreme if you think pointle...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

A bit of feel-good news from the football field. In the cup match between the women of Benfica and Sporting, referee Caterina Campos drew a white card for the first time in football history. It is an innovation that has only been introduced in Portugal for the time being. It is not a punishment, li...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

But we are not talking about Today's standards. Why was it never done in the past when 100's were in existence? Of course we're talking about today's standards. Markets have changed significantly, twenty years ago airlines wanted everything to go through their hubs, very few 757s were being used on...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

I just question why it's never been done in bulk if it's such a great idea to fly that far in a SA with pretty low density. There are tons of 757's around that could have used for that if there was a market, especially pre-covid. Because the 757 is heavy and, by today's standards, a fuel guzzler. T...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida GOP bans books in school until govt censor can review them
Replies: 35
Views: 1859

Re: Florida GOP bans books in school until govt censor can review them

Florida teachers told to remove books from classroom libraries or risk felony prosecution https://popular.info/p/florida-teachers-told-to-remove-books "Teachers in Manatee County, Florida, are being told to make their classroom libraries — and any other "unvetted" book — inaccessible...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4544

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

NIKV69 wrote:
Instead of being a criminal they should try a job.


Fantastic, you've solved the crime problem!

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

A bit of feel-good news from the football field. In the cup match between the women of Benfica and Sporting, referee Caterina Campos drew a white card for the first time in football history. It is an innovation that has only been introduced in Portugal for the time being. It is not a punishment, li...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Owner of the London Eye Seeking an Extension to Keep the Attraction Past 2028
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Owner of the London Eye Seeking an Extension to Keep the Attraction Past 2028

London would now look odd without the Eye.

But as to flood protection, as flipdewaf pointed out, London has way bigger problems if it’s flooded enough to cause issues for the Eye.

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents found at Mike Pence's Home
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Classified Documents found at Mike Pence's Home

I'm scared to look for classified documents in my house, in case I find some!

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4544

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

NIKV69 wrote:
TriJets wrote:

The problem being that one has no way of knowing if the person breaking into their home means to harm them or not.


I am sure they are breaking in to just say hello and have some green tea. :sarcastic:


They want your stuff and would massively prefer you were out anyway.

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4544

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Do you think that the burglars won't bring guns if they know that the home will not have any? Well, that's certainly seems to be the case in most unarmed, civilised countries. The average burglar in the UK won't have a gun because they know there's effectively zero chance the average homeowner has ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

In your opinion, which A321XLR customers realistically might have bought A330neos instead? AirAsiaX,Indigo, AirAsiaX has both on order and their CEO said " Ismail says the A321XLRs will “address markets where an A330 with a high-density configuration is too much capacity”. He cites second-tier...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2728

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

SEAorPWM wrote:
Americans want to treat 17 year olds as adults for everything else, so why not this. Time for some consistency.


But not for a beer? :lol:

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

I never said you would plan to operate at 60%. The person I was responding too made a very definitive statement in that "but you would never fly an A330/787 at 60% load". Basically implying that if its at 60% load factor or less the flight is cancelled. BTW you get to 80% fleet average lo...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Etihad take its 777-9 order?
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Re: Will Etihad take its 777-9 order?

There has been a discrepancy for years now between Boeing's and Etihad's communications over that order. Boeing still listing the 25 frames on the books while Etihad is insisting only 6 remaining on order and their strategy shifting towards 787/A350. Etihad don't want the 777-X anymore but has not ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Etihad take its 777-9 order?
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Re: Will Etihad take its 777-9 order?

With the schedule delays, they certainly can cancel the 777-9 contracts without too many troubles. Plus, Boeing might be open to transfer the revenue to their 787 line with some special offers? That would be logical, but I’m struggling to see that EY needs more 787s - they have 39 in their fleet an...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Etihad take its 777-9 order?
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Re: Will Etihad take its 777-9 order?

I'm a believe the 25borders are still on the books of the Boeing backlog. They are, but just about all analysts believe that EY's are included in Boeing's 127 ASC 606 total for the 777. The issue for me is that the order is something and nothing. I can see it going both ways, ordering more to get t...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 242
Views: 9979

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Three weeks ago: "Biden takes classified documents seriously" This week ago: "Biden takes classified documents. Seriously." Aside from the part they weren't supposed to have these documents anymore, just about every element of the Biden case and this case are different. The Arch...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 175
Views: 35011

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

This has probably been answered, but if a customer were to place a 787 order today, how long would it be until they receive it? My understanding is that Boeing is working on getting the undelivered 787’s reworked first before building new ones…? There’s really no definitive answer and it would depe...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

texl1649 wrote:
This is also part of why I think it is so laughable that many are so focused on the A321XLR as some sort of factor in Boeing’s considerations around MOM.


Boeing's been talking about MOM for decades. Talking.

But, there's little doubt that the A321XLR is eating into the mythical MOM gap.

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4544

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

We need much stricter gun laws than what are on the books anywhere in the U.S. We need a national policy. The gun is the problem, and we need to ban most if not all guns across the U.S. to save lives. We need strict, national laws as anyone can enter CA from states that don't have strict gun regula...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idaho faith healing exemption remains unchanged, and more children die
Replies: 29
Views: 2182

Re: Rightwing men continue have the right to kill wives and children

Francoflier wrote:
Interesting topic to discuss, but I'd suggest a less provocative and misleading thread title...


Even so, Sen Patti Anne Lodge sounds like a forward-looking representative. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idaho faith healing exemption remains unchanged, and more children die
Replies: 29
Views: 2182

Re: Rightwing men continue have the right to kill wives and children

Aesma wrote:
They believe in "faith healing", plenty of people die as a result, and what do they conclude ?


That they need to pray harder and better?

I mean, they've seen the results of prayers fixing the mass shootings issue. :banghead:

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali
Replies: 24
Views: 1251

Re: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali

The best ending in these situations is to disarm the shooter, and take them directly to the medical examiner / morgue. No hospital visit, no arrest necessary. Directly to autopsy. And round up the shooter’s family for interrogations. Why bother with interrogations? Just shoot all of them as well. A...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali
Replies: 24
Views: 1251

Re: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali

12 shot, no one killed, all stable, at a nightclub at 1:30 in the morning sounds more like a gang dispute than an active shooter, IMO. Phew, that's a huge relief. You can go back to sleep now. A close relative of your has just been killed by a stray bullet, but it's only a gang dispute, so no probl...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4544

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Please, Europeans, tell us what to do!!!!! If only you'd listen. :wink2: In the meantime, have some more thoughts and prayers because that really seems to help. Whatever you do, don't discuss it now, because it's too soon and healing time is needed. Then maybe look at it and draw some conclusions a...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4544

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

More good guys with guns. And good guys with personal protection equipment, such as bulletproof vests and helmets, to ensure they can return fire even if being shot at. In fact, maybe one should always wear full tactical gear when leaving the house. Camouflage can help avoid getting hit. Airborne f...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 175
Views: 35011

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

This has probably been answered, but if a customer were to place a 787 order today, how long would it be until they receive it? My understanding is that Boeing is working on getting the undelivered 787’s reworked first before building new ones…? There’s really no definitive answer and it would depe...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 405
Views: 46060

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

Already made that reference once, so here it is again: MoM is tough to crack. Look at cars. We have 2-seaters and we have 4-5 seaters. Logically, a 3-seater seems a great idea. MoM is like the 3-seater. I'd say the 737 and A320 are subcompacts, and the widebodies are full size cars of the 70s. The ...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 242
Views: 9979

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

I have to laugh at the fact that this has been going on for four months that we know of, and they're still finding more documents. Either Bidens lawyers are seriously incompetent or someone behind the scenes decided death by a thousand cuts is the only sure way to make him unelectable. If so, a bri...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11863
Views: 878718

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Revelation wrote:
Makes me wonder, why is Israel so quiet on what is going on?


You're wondering why one country that's seized land illegally is quiet about another country doing the same?

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 121
Views: 29328

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

The 777-9 don't have the range for any US destinations from BOM or DEL. Maybe if Russian airspace were open, a few destinations could be reached with restrictions and favorable weather conditions. Do we know if it is the 777-8 or 777-9 Air India might order? The 787-9, 777-8, A350-900 and A350-1000...

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 239
Views: 74196

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

It is not unusual for specific aircraft to be grounded and not the whole fleet. You have missed a significate point then that QR has claimed, it has claimed that this is a design flaw, that even new build aircraft have, and that is the justification for not accepting new aircraft. Yes, in the filin...

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by scbriml
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 2011

Re: British government to block Scottish law

Should be 16 under UK law. 16 is adulthood over there for everything sexual. There's a big difference between having sex at age 16 and making a life-changing, once and for all decision at the same age. Plenty of 16yo make bad decisions - just look at the number of teenage pregnancies. Yet British l...

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