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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 62
Views: 9699

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

The DGCA has woken up too late. Indigo, like all other desi airlines has a toxic workculture based on dishonesty. Will the DGCA look into the pilot recruitment and maintenance scams at the airline? Guess not! Because then SpiceJet would also have to be called into question. Highlighting the PW engi...

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by DIJKKIJK
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1826
Views: 197942

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Looking at the quick re-allocation of most 737s in Jet's fleet, I would assume Jet had very good record keeping of the maintenance records of each aircraft since it seems even international airlines are quickly absorbing these planes. From a source I have at one airline... No. They took delivery of...

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by DIJKKIJK
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1826
Views: 197942

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

na wrote:
So after 7 months all 10 77Ws are still stored and did not attract any interest from somewhere else?


One flew out of DEL sometime back, wearing an Austrian OE registration.

Another is sitting in AMS, impounded for non-payment of dues.

The rest are in India.

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by DIJKKIJK
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3994

Re: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020

It makes sense to have a flight IST-EWR due to good connections at both ends. From the USA's east coast, there is a significant Middle Eastern population,.(including persons from or of Turkish ancestry mainly in northern NJ) and easy same-airline connections to Middle East that are not available vi...

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by DIJKKIJK
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week
Replies: 76
Views: 12971

Re: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week

Sorry, but no other engine is getting busted due to pollution, including CFM Leap And since burning jet fuel itself produces pollution wouldn't it be weird if engines stop working due to their own exhaust? That's got to be the stupidest thing I've read. Air pollution killing jet engines? And air qu...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 125
Views: 20521

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

They should keep it simple by just targeting European and US destinations. Any more silly ideas like operating cheap flights to Asia will send them down very quickly.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week
Replies: 76
Views: 12971

Re: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week

Second and this is really important, the air pollution in India. The pollution is so worse, it kills the jet engines early. Sorry, but no other engine is getting busted due to pollution, including CFM Leap And since burning jet fuel itself produces pollution wouldn't it be weird if engines stop wor...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 411773

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

So what's the latest? Does anyone know when these birds will start flying again?

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s

AI flies its 744s mainly to Saudi Arabia and on certain domestic routes. A couple of them are set aside for VIP operations.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium launches flights to FDF/PTP, MIA and FIH
Replies: 11
Views: 2476

Re: Air Belgium launches flights to FDF/PTP, MIA and FIH

Tickets will be on sale from next week (july 22nd) starting at 345 euros return with one bag in Y(super cheap...but then again Level offers flights from Paris starting at 99 euros) 739 € in W in 1739 €. The airline is TOTAL disaster! Their web-page https://www.airbelgium.com/ is NOT yet working &qu...

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by DIJKKIJK
Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 22818

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

I have a feeling they would order A330neo They should get some A350s and start non-stops to the US. FYI an all Y class configured A359 won’t have the capability of flying nonstop to JFK from DEL. Even a 550 seater B77W won’t be able to make it. I doubt they are so foolish that they will put in the ...

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by DIJKKIJK
Fri May 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simmering Tension among IndiGo Founders
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Simmering Tension among IndiGo Founders

Too much hubris and way too many egoistic people pursuing their own agendas. This is a problem in many Indian companies and among a lot of Indian managers, notwithstanding the odd Sundar Pitchai and Satya Nadella. I'm of Indian origin myself and don't trust the managerial abilities of my own people.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat May 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 22818

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Slash787 wrote:
I have a feeling they would order A330neo


They should get some A350s and start non-stops to the US.

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by DIJKKIJK
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1826
Views: 197942

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How large of a gap left behind are we talking here? Here in AMS Jet Airways has a pretty large presence, I can only imagine India will feel it immensely? Unfamiliar with the entirety of Jet Airways' situation, sorry. They had exactly four flights a day from AMS. How is that a 'pretty large presence'?

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by DIJKKIJK
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 390235

Re: Jet Airways Updated:. Opperations suspended

Truly a sad day for Indian civil aviation. After the Kingfisher fiasco, Jet held out the last hope that an Indian carrier would someday become a force to reckon with in world civil aviation. Now all those hopes are dashed. I'll never forgive NG and his cronies for messing up what was a truly great o...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 390235

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

Saw a 9W 77W parked in the KLM maintenance area in AMS a couple of days ago. They had ceased international ops a day earlier. Impounding for non-payment of dues??

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by DIJKKIJK
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?
Replies: 19
Views: 4736

Re: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?

Just another Kai-Tak landing. The place was somewhat notorious.

No wonder they closed it down.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33415

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

They should allow foreign nationals to apply for their cadet program. They'll get all the pilots they need. Qatar Airways does, don't they? . Nope, they don't . It is only for Qataris or those with a Qatari mother. Don't ask me why. https://www.qatarairways.com/en/nationalisation/cadet-pilot-progra...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue May 22, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33415

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

There’s nothing stopping those foreign nationals from applying to cadet programs in their own country or just training for their licences, building up their hours then applying for Emirates. The last person I would want sitting in a flight deck with me is someone who didn’t want to be anything apar...

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by DIJKKIJK
Mon May 21, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33415

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

They should allow foreign nationals to apply for their cadet program. They'll get all the pilots they need.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat May 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 23076

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

airbus aircraft have so much american content , that it will not be allowed to sell them to iran. What makes you think that Iran has to buy spare parts only from the US? How exactly do you think Iran has been able to keep its decades old 747SPs, 727s, L-130s, F-14s and other American built planes a...

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by DIJKKIJK
Wed May 09, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23726

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Siddar wrote:
I wouldn't want to put up the money for Iran to buy any aircraft while Iran seems hell bent to have war with US.




True. They have nothing better to do than go to war with anyone and everyone, the stronger the better.

Some of you Americans really can be clueless to an annoying degree.

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue May 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Airlines (6E) President Resigns
Replies: 34
Views: 4062

Re: Indigo Airlines (6E) President Resigns

On-time performance calculation method in India is a scam. Probably worked when India had 4 airports and frames did milk runs and come back to BOM/DEL by night fall. Calculating OTP at 5 airports for a country with 40 airports is a joke, only those who can game the system achieve higher OTP. . That...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 8195

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

9W should use its extensive code share advantage at AMS to fly to more destinations from AMS to India. They should add HYD and MAA and may be even COK or AMD. I think MAA to AMS would be better than the current MAA to CDG. Also 9W has failed in its US strategy, when AI and AC expanded and increased...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27814

Re: 787 Scrapping

They could have given this to Iran Air The reason why this airframe was scrapped is probably because all the testing, breaking, and fixing rendered it unsafe and unreliable for regular pax ops. No reg authority would give it a CoA. Why do you think Iranian lives are cheaper or more dispensable than...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 75125

Question about the M 351 Stratolauncher

4872665 I have a question about this. How did Scaled Composites, a company with zero experience in building large airplanes, manage to come up with such a sophisticated design? They say that it is mainly based on the Boeing 747-400. But even so, I would imagine it is rather difficult to re-engineer...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 5167

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft

What happens if Iran closes airspace for QR? Which way will they fly to get to India? Why will Iran ever close its airspace to QR? Iran has been Qatar's closest friend and biggest benefactor ever since the Saudi led blockade of Qatar came into force. Please learn some geopolitics before posting suc...

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by DIJKKIJK
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 7209

Re: Mystery Jet

It looks like a 737-100,and not a 737-200.

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by DIJKKIJK
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 4634

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

They would need to be certified by the FAA and other western agencies first. Maybe then, some airlines in poorer countries may want to try them out if they are sold cheaper than the Airbus or Boeing models. But I don't see them eating into established Airbus or Boeing markets. Smaller airlines in Ru...

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by DIJKKIJK
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 720B Scrapped
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: Another 720B Scrapped

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There is one that is stored in Nagpur, India. It is an ex-Atlanta Skylarks B720.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38727

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

Is a new airport is planned at Amaravati? Don't worry anshabhi, Dear Leader will not allow any growth anywhere in the south. AP State Government pooled land. just to avoid issues at a later date if there is a need for a greenfield airport. Meanwhile, they are fixing current airport with bread crumb...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38727

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

AI has only three 77Ls in its fleet. How are they able to operate a daily DEL-SFO and now a DEL-IAD with just three frames? Yea 3 frames but DEL-SFO is weekly 6 times and DEL-IAD is weekly thrice so they can easily manage as of now from July 9 to 20th DEL-IAD will be operated by 77W instead of 77L ...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38727

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

AI has only three 77Ls in its fleet. How are they able to operate a daily DEL-SFO and now a DEL-IAD with just three frames?

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM
Replies: 17
Views: 3556

Re: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM

They would get their feed in Toronto -- from all around Canada, the United States, and probably even a bit from lower in the Americas. I believe Canada has a transit visa requirement for Indian passport holders bound for the US? If this is so, AC won't get much feed to the US at least. Almost all E...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM
Replies: 17
Views: 3556

Re: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM

They would get their feed in Toronto -- from all around Canada, the United States, and probably even a bit from lower in the Americas. I believe Canada has a transit visa requirement for Indian passport holders bound for the US? If this is so, AC won't get much feed to the US at least. Almost all E...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you still order the 777-200LR? Will Boeing build it?
Replies: 44
Views: 14164

Re: Can you still order the 777-200LR? Will Boeing build it?

So Etihad, one of the world's richest airlines that can afford to, and has been buying clutches of brand new planes from Boeing and Airbus, chooses instead to get cheapo, allegedly substandard planes from AI? Something doesn't quite make sense here. It does if they got something more than a handful...

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by DIJKKIJK
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you still order the 777-200LR? Will Boeing build it?
Replies: 44
Views: 14164

Re: Can you still order the 777-200LR? Will Boeing build it?

Was it Air India who recently (in the last two years?) had a heck of a time offloading their used 77Ls? I understand that the frames were in pretty bad shape, . So Etihad, one of the world's richest airlines that can afford to, and has been buying clutches of brand new planes from Boeing and Airbus...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 18910

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

But BOB service takes longer. How will the onboard crew cope with a fully booked aircraft on short flights between, for example, LHR and AMS/CDG/DUS ? The same way that crew on EasyJet and other LCCs do? BOB service actually takes less time. Only a few of the passengers will actually buy something ...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to start Tehran route on October 30
Replies: 28
Views: 4125

Re: KLM to start Tehran route on October 30

If memory serves me right, on the long haul side MIA, CMB and IKA were all previously operated, but services were stopped in several years ago (CMB in the nineties). On the Europe side I believe none of the routes have been previously operated... cheers[/quote] KL was flying to IKA till 2007 I think...

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to start Tehran route on October 30
Replies: 28
Views: 4125

Re: KLM to start Tehran route on October 30

KTPAFlyer wrote:
Wow, I admit that was unexpected! Hopefully, this will mark the return of European carriers to Iran and Pakistan, or at least KLM for that matter!


Where did they say that they were returning to Pakistan?

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by DIJKKIJK
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 133620

RE: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mfranjic" class="quote" target="_blank">mfranjic</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>The Irkut <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</...

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by DIJKKIJK
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?
Replies: 35
Views: 15713

RE: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IPFreely" class="quote" target="_blank">IPFreely</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Do people really believe stuff like this...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 24697

31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box

Aren't the flight data recorder boxes built to be impact resistant? They seem to have been smashed to smithreens in this case.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?
Replies: 35
Views: 15713

RE: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?

The Pakistani market has been taken over by the ME3 and the likes of TK. I doubt even PIA makes any money on their EU flights. They operate them only for the purposes of prestige and presence.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact Of A Possible Brexit On Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 7898

RE: Impact Of A Possible Brexit On Airbus

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aesma" class="quote" target="_blank">Aesma</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>There are 27 other countries in the EU, no need ...

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact Of A Possible Brexit On Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 7898

Impact Of A Possible Brexit On Airbus

Hi all, If the UK decides to exit the EU later in june, what impact would it have on Airbus? The UK is an important supplier of components to Airbus (A380 wings, <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> Engines etc). While one can understand that Brexit would not mean the end o...

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by DIJKKIJK
Thu May 26, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Dakota Association Looking For New Sponsor
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

RE: Dutch Dakota Association Looking For New Sponsor

How sad!

Why have KL decided to end the partnership? Does AF have something to do with it?

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by DIJKKIJK
Sat May 21, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe 8th UK-AMS Route, 27x UK-AMS Routes Total
Replies: 39
Views: 10344

RE: FlyBe 8th UK-AMS Route, 27x UK-AMS Routes Total

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/factsonly" class="quote" target="_blank">factsonly</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Very i...

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by DIJKKIJK
Wed May 04, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dipping Sauces For Chicken Strips/nuggets
Replies: 29
Views: 2607

RE: Dipping Sauces For Chicken Strips/nuggets

Tzatziki goes very well with wings.

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by DIJKKIJK
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WWF's Chyna Dead At Age 46
Replies: 18
Views: 2728

RE: WWF's Chyna Dead At Age 46

RIP.

Lesson: That's what too much anabolic steroid does to you.

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