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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12779

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

With Istanbul South and Helsinki north as edtablished Europe-Asia hub + similar goal from Aeroflot, it look crazy but amazing for us avgeek. I don't know if transit in MOS an ld IST are easy but you can expect Europeans to prefer a transfer within the Schengen area if the price is the similar (or be...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 4221

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

ExpatVet wrote:
Do you think any frequent fliers 'collect the set', so to speak?


I am sorry I never thought it! ...luckily I am not a frequent flier lol

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo has opened Pyongyang-Dalian
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Air Koryo has opened Pyongyang-Dalian

Good to see more international economic and cultural ties with DPRK despite all the pressure and drama from the world's bully. Hope to see more flights not only to China but to other countries as well, including RoK. Oh gosh, no, I know we are talking about aviation here but we can't forget the atr...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 24713

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -200. The wing will look totally different. The -8 is closer in length to a -300 than a -200 (although a bit shorter). And Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expe...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 24713

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

What a beauty this will be in the SQ colors! https://mainlymilescom.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/acft-b779-1.jpg?w=1200 Love it! Are there any visible diffrences from classic 777 when flying? Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -2...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China reportedly interested in acquiring Alitalia stake
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Air China reportedly interested in acquiring Alitalia stake

Chinese company buy just for buying. They just have too much cash on hand. Someone should share with them the feeling that if you have too much cash on hand, you can reinvest to make the world a better place like helping poor or protecting the environment... it might even result in better profit (o...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine over the fuselage question
Replies: 38
Views: 3487

Re: Engine over the fusulage

Wow! So cool and clear info. Thanks a lot folks! That's how this forum rocks!

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine over the fuselage question
Replies: 38
Views: 3487

Engine over the fuselage question

Hei all, This is maybe a noob question for many of you but I am not an engineers.... and I failed to find the reply by research function. The engine are normallly located near the centre or gravity due to structural reason + (if I am not wrong) it's easier for fuel intake system and some how better ...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4405

Re: The ecological point of view

Hei I am quite a green person, however I must admit for flight traveling I do not consider this point if view for flight ticket. First criteria is flight schedule compared to my needs. Then: I prefer to depart from nearby small airport rather than traveling 2h by car to the big airport (which is a H...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19689

Re: Finnair long haul routes

is HEL - PER do able? Connect pax via PER to OZ/NZ. Why not KUL? Oneworld hub? Connect pax to Southeast Asia and SYD, PER, Darwin, AKL, etc Even if doable, it is too long and not enough premium when compared to competition. Least but not last, it does not suite neither QF nor AY model. In My opinio...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 19689

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Hello everyone! Recently, I noticed that Finnair flies a lot of long haul routes from/to Helsinki. How do they achieve good load factors and maintain these routes since population and tourism in Finland aren't that big? Also, do you have any suggestions of future destinations? Thanks for your respo...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 31114

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I don't mean to be pedantic, but you did not state that "there is no reason I can imagine." You stated "there is no imaginable reason." Opinion vs fact. My a.net friend, in my opinion you were not pedantic in pointing a grammar correction. Since English is not my mother language...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 31114

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway. Because you've committed suicide and have first-hand knowledge of how the suicidal mind thinks? No, I don't. That's why I said there is no reason I can immagine about to fly so faraway. First asdumptio...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 31114

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Is there any reference to previous accidents where an airplane got something broken and subsequently had hours of flight? If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway. If it exploded / was shot down in the air, it would have just disappeared there ...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

1- at 3:50 you see a pilot doing a touch-and-go on the fuselage (landing gear was not done). Considering the airliners tail-strike tests and possible damages cause a later crash, the pilot in the video should not have just stopped the airplane instead of climbing up? I doubt the pilot had enough ti...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

thanks also to VSMUT and CosmicCruiser for the info!

All of you provided some interesting point of view and knowledge. well appreciated!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: Lessons every pilot must learn

1. Yes, it probably would have made sense to just drag it to a stop instead. However I imagine the pilot might just have instinctively gone around. 2. You mean at 10:35? That fixed gear means massive drag as soon as you hit the water, which would not be the case in an airliner where you'd keep the ...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lessons every pilot must learn
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Lessons every pilot must learn

hi all, first of all, I think my question is for this section on the forum. If not, I apologise and, please, mod feel-free to move it. I just saw the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaxYgHbPjss (same name as thread title), which for a non pilot but av-geek is quite interesting. The video is a ...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7408

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. Exactly my thoughts. Investing in a project where you only own 50% is no...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7408

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. I agree. If Airbus see the product is appreciated, they'll push it. They...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56308

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Since we do not have the full information yet, I cannot rule ouy there was some luck but definitevily modern design of the aircraft and proper runway were determinant factors. I am know intrested to know whether the crew was responsible or not. So that’s my point exactly.....what modern design of t...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56308

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

In regards to some of the posts here regarding lives saved because of technology and engineering and how there have been other similar accidents long ago in much older aircraft that resulted the same with all surviving. So my post here has nothing to do with praying, I don't go there on the interne...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 29869

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Samrnpage wrote:
I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR?


Any chance it is Norwegian in some US airports? (Unfortunately I am not familiar with their schedules)

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 442469

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Hei, free speculation from an enthusiast. Since it seems there are two possible markets. Let's say narrow body (not intrested in cargo) and widebody (intrested in cargo). Both need to carry about 230-290 people on 3000-5000nm range (2 family members in n/b or 2 family members in w/b). We 98% speak o...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8774

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

how can 28in seat pitch be legal? 30in as per Ryanair seems to me the minimum to be able to seat there... at 180cm I already touch the seat in front of me but can manage a 2h fly. 28in sounds inhuman! If the seat is 2 inches slimmer then same legroom with smaller pitch. That is how they have to do ...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8774

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

how can 28in seat pitch be legal?
30in as per Ryanair seems to me the minimum to be able to seat there... at 180cm I already touch the seat in front of me but can manage a 2h fly.
28in sounds inhuman!

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by vahancrazy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56308

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

In the Twitter video, you can hear the person praying at about 0:05 in. So they knew something was happening. This definitely wreaks of a downburst/microburst. oh c'mon! There are people who fly even though they are scared of flying and there are people who think praying will help them... there is ...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 17
Views: 3883

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

I agree that there are some macro gaps (India definitely, Brasil sort of, depending on one's core SkyTeam airline - DL people have Gol for example, though outside of Sky). There are also some micro-gaps or soft points in the system, particularly Scandinavia within Europe. It is possible to get near...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?
Replies: 27
Views: 5933

Re: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?

White I'd like the idea, I fear it might sell low as the A345/6 and the 764 althought timing is better

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30987

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Great thread!

Are there any announcements for new Latin America - Europe/Africa routes?

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 5972

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

Hei! Not sure for OUL (2nd airport in Finland) but here even RVN (3rd airport in Finland) is a single (big) room one.

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 14720

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 14720

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11898

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

Today's news, as usual during Summer times Fridays, a lot of transportation strikes. Air Italy employees also are striking, beside ENAV's and trains personnel. http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/sciopero-trasporti-treni-aerei-bus-metro-a-rischio-f1ddc795-6612-4330-834d-72a3673de4fb.html That...

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by vahancrazy
Mon May 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 14720

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

I think a better definition (other than narrow and wide body) is single aisle and twin aisle. it is my impression that the two definitions are identical: narrow body = single aisle wide body = twin aisle ...at least, I never read/heard anything different from this. please, let me know if I am wrong!

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by vahancrazy
Mon May 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10774

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I believe there is still a law on the books that non-military air craft cannot emit a sonic boom over mainland USA. If you take out your potentially largest markets, the economics get very hard to justify. while this might be true (I don't know), I am not sure whether the USA to be the largest mark...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 353056

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's so frustrating to read how miserable Alitalia (and whole Italy) situation is... such situation really drains out all my words. 10 books could be written on how the high majority of Italians are not suited for management positions because they will try to still money, to grant top working posit...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 353056

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's so frustrating to read how miserable Alitalia (and whole Italy) situation is... such situation really drains out all my words. 10 books could be written on how the high majority of Italians are not suited for management positions because they will try to still money, to grant top working positi...

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by vahancrazy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 14023

Re: A310 - too early?

If you wonder about it just considering the amount of units sold, I easily say no. Airbus was young and the airline industry was much smaller. Even more, the B767 was already available. If you wonder from a pure tech point of view like I often heard about L-1011, I hope someone with more knowledge w...

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by vahancrazy
Thu May 03, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 5062

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

that reminds me of a time I was boarding an EN flight FRA-VRN some years ago. On the seat behind me a guy was trying to look cool with a girl and he said that the Concorde was stopped from flying because it was unsafe due to his nuclear powered engines. ...unfortunately I forgot the other interestin...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?

If you can meet "seat" safety requirment, you have a chance. Then you might be able to pack an A321 in a CS300 if you can give the airplane larger (or more) exits to guarantee everyone can be out within 90sec in such a dense configuration. Considering 2h up in a train is ridiculous, I woul...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 3394

Re: Flight duration classifications

If this is a "what if" thread, from an European point of view, I would consider: 0-1h ultra Short 1-3h Short (high majority of routes within Europe) 3-8h Medium (anything where you cannot have a full night rest considering the varous flight phases, etc) 8-13h Long (most of long haul routes...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15635

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Wow! I am surprised that it is so simple and still so good!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4712

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

Wouldn't AY provide easier increase in capacity to China via HEL? Also they could work out an agreement for strong codeshare on transfers Great Britain - Finland.
Please, apologise if I am ignorant and something like that already exists

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by vahancrazy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 442469

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

As much as I like the idea of the MOM, until Boeing release news, it is only free speculation. Imho, this thread works fine as a good sandbox for us enthusiasts. I only say it will be a twin with wings similar to 787 (no folding due to competition on shorter range missions). Not sure whether 7ab or ...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16120

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

rutankrd wrote:
Vahancrazy that IS already a coefficient of the current to use ikramerica soft curfew concept that exists today.


Thanks you for informing! :)

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by vahancrazy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16120

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Imho, the curfew should be dB based: If an aircraft model is too noisy, it cannot operate from 23 to 6.

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by vahancrazy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12651

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

Question from an absolute newbie for this matter. Thus, please, apologise if it sounds stupid.
Given the Helicopter was not too many days in the water and the landing was more or less a controlled one, can it be recovered or directly write-off?

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78013

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Since many years have passed. Can we assume the cause will be known only if: 1) the plane water-landed and then submerged; or 2) an engine or other large parts of the airplane are found and show an explosion/decompression I am not familiar but would be surprised if the black boxes can be recovered a...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12651

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

hei, I have no knowledge of helicopters and try to use common sense which in such cases can easily be wrong. However, three things that I cannot understand and seems utterly absurds: - to have such seat belt for non-trained travellers.... roller coasters or rally cars have easier and still safe opti...

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