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by RedDragon
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda Air Ashamed Of Star Membership...?
Replies: 6
Views: 4047

Lauda Air Ashamed Of Star Membership...?

I just happened across this image in another thread: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/502491/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/502491/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/9/4/502491.jpg" ALT="C...

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by RedDragon
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Placement Of Chocs
Replies: 27
Views: 3828

RE: Placement Of Chocs

<i>Have you ever had one of those days where you have so many aircraft arriving on your ramp at the same time that you start running out of wheel chocks? I have. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> What type of aircraft do you deal with?</i> Maybe slightly off-topic, ma...

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by RedDragon
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse On The Ground
Replies: 23
Views: 3997

RE: Reverse On The Ground

<i>...one thing you can't do is use the brakes to stop your rearward motion--you have to take the engines out of reverse and go back into forward thrust...</i> <i>Spot on! I've only seen it done once, but I still chuckle at the memory of it!</i> For the benefit of those of us who don't know what hap...

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by RedDragon
Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A EMB-120 Have A Jumpseat?
Replies: 9
Views: 4350

RE: Does A EMB-120 Have A Jumpseat?

Have I heard that every transport-category commercial aircraft is required to have a jumpseat? Is this applied above a certain MTOW, or by category of operation?

Rich

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?
Replies: 39
Views: 11291

RE: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?

Maybe I'm looking at this <i>too</i> closely now, but did KLM uniformly use <i>BOEING 747</i> titles on their 742s, whilst using <i>BOEING 747-400</i> on their 744s? <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/op...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At First Glance.....FIRE!
Replies: 24
Views: 3910

RE: At First Glance.....FIRE!

Well I thought it was amusing, even if others took it far too seriously...

Rich  Big grin

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?
Replies: 39
Views: 11291

RE: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?

<i>JAL, meanwhile, called its <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s "J-Birds" (with an endangered species of bird illustrated on the winglets)</i> Does anyone else see this as fitting - endangered birds on the passenger <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11, something of an enda...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?
Replies: 39
Views: 11291

RE: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?

Actually the Boeing corporate-coloured 7E7s of Air Berlin and Korean Air have the airline's name on the tail, albeit on a blue background: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/634553/L/" target="...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?
Replies: 39
Views: 11291

RE: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?

Most Boeing type identification marks are painted in the Boeing corporate font - it's only Lufthansa that springs to mind as going against this trend. (Interestingly, Lufthansa also appears to include the customer code on its Boeing type marks, rather than simply rounding down to the hundred as ever...

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by RedDragon
Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asexuality: Blessing Or Curse?
Replies: 19
Views: 2100

RE: Asexuality: Blessing Or Curse?

<i>I'm sure that the vast majority of people who consider themselves 'asexual' probably have some kind of psychological problem. Its really not possible not to be sexually attracted to someone/something. Sexual attraction is up there with need for food in terms of basic instincts.</i> Why would a la...

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by RedDragon
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asexuality: Blessing Or Curse?
Replies: 19
Views: 2100

RE: Asexuality: Blessing Or Curse?

Okay, so I meant "<b>fairly</b> sexual guy"  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> That'll learn me not to check my posts well enough... and anyone who calls me a fairy is *dead*... I'll keep my insertions to myself, thank you  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT=...

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by RedDragon
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I-Tunes Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

RE: I-Tunes Question

I use iTunes in Windows <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym>... hmph, bloody <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym>! Is iTunes QuickTime-based? (I knew I'd seen that horrible brushed-metal effect somewhere...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin">) ...

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by RedDragon
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life According To God,
Replies: 86
Views: 3040

RE: Life According To God,

Gah, sorry!! Guess I must have been distracted by Luisca's mention of you in his post...

*much apologetic fawning*

Of course, I really should have realised, with someone with the signature "George W Bush Rocks!!!!!"  Big grin

Rich

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by RedDragon
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I-Tunes Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

RE: I-Tunes Question

Re. the "why would you want to?" Media Player vs iTunes question, I only use iTunes to organise my iPod, and use Media Player for actually listening to music, as I've found that iTunes can't cope if you've got several windows open on the desktop at once. Switching between applications (thus loading ...

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by RedDragon
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asexuality: Blessing Or Curse?
Replies: 19
Views: 2100

Asexuality: Blessing Or Curse?

As the header states really; is being asexual a blessing or a curse? I thought about this when replying to a point in the "Life According To God," thread... for the record, an asexual person is "a person who does not experience sexual attraction". (See <a href="http://www.asexuality.org" target=_bla...

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by RedDragon
Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life According To God,
Replies: 86
Views: 3040

RE: Life According To God,

<i>Get your facts straight RedDragon, If you are Infertile and you have sex you are NOT commiting ANY Sin if you are married.</i> Easy Klaus... To be honest after having delved into this further I'm still not sure; there appears to be conflicting information. Maybe I'll just have to ask my priest &n...

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by RedDragon
Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Can I Be A Good Jew If...
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

RE: How Can I Be A Good Jew If...

(1) No concept of hell - makes it very difficult to fundraise without using eternal damnation as a backstop.

acutally a lack of hell is a plus for a catholic !


Eh?

Rich  Smile

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by RedDragon
Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How The Fcuk
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

RE: How The Fcuk

<i>The funny thing is that one of the teachers at my school has tons of FCUK clothing. Yes, he's pretty flaming.</i> Flaming as in a flaming queen? Hmm, over here it seems like most FCUK wearers are over-trendy straight men rather than gay ones... I think French Connection has been around here so lo...

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby Born On Flight To Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 9181

RE: Baby Born On Flight To Chicago

<i>Sounds like she timed the birth to ensure citizenship in a Western nation. They should kick her ass back to Jordan. Oh yeah, and send her a bill for the diversion.</i> She "timed the birth to ensure citizenship"? What, so at 27 weeks she hops on a plane and somehow induces a birth? ("Push!! Push!...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline With International Service Only?
Replies: 115
Views: 10434

RE: Airline With International Service Only?

<i>In the UK you could probably say Britannia MyTravel Monarch FlyJet First Choice/Air 2000 Air Excel and any other Charters</i> Beat me to it, that was exactly what I was thinking when reading the thread! Does anyone know which charters fly intra-UK positioning routes (and hence which don't?), and ...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Blue Jeans In NWA First Class?
Replies: 114
Views: 20212

RE: No Blue Jeans In NWA First Class?

<i>That is silly. You should be able to wear whatever you want (unless it is a skirt like that one guy on SWA from the show "Airline").</i> Just out of interest... why exactly would this be offensive? It's not as if the guy would necessarily showing more flesh than if he was wearing shorts, and afte...

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by RedDragon
Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portugese Transsexual Wins UK's Big Brother 5
Replies: 29
Views: 3291

RE: Portugese Transsexual Wins UK's Big Brother 5

FUBAR?
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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portugese Transsexual Wins UK's Big Brother 5
Replies: 29
Views: 3291

RE: Portugese Transsexual Wins UK's Big Brother 5

Apologies to any trans people on the forum who may be able to explain better, but here goes: A transsexual is someone with a different gender identity to their physical sex - ie. someone who identifies as female but has a male body, male genitalia etc., and vice versa. Trans people generally wish to...

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How The Fcuk
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

RE: How The Fcuk

I usually say "fcuk", ie. without putting a vowel sound 'twixt F and C - maybe I'm just a strange, tongue-in-cheek boy  Big grin

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life According To God,
Replies: 86
Views: 3040

RE: Life According To God,

Religion and faith in God are two completely different things ....

Certainly; maybe I should have said "Grrr, bloody belief in the Catholic faith!"  Big grin

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life According To God,
Replies: 86
Views: 3040

RE: Life According To God,

<i>I am gay, and i am catholic. I have a feeling that there is this "secret" intent from what i hear in church and priests that i have talked to, for the church to be more open. But there seems to be this pressure to be accepting but not too much. I think it boils down to membership. most members wo...

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portugese Transsexual Wins UK's Big Brother 5
Replies: 29
Views: 3291

RE: Portugese Transsexual Wins UK's Big Brother 5

<i>I doubt if she'd revealed it to the public she would've gotten as far.</i> Sorry to pick a point (it seems like it's all I'm doing on Non-Aviation lately...), but she did reveal it to the public - she applied openly, and let the powers that be tell their viewers - and she did get that far, on pub...

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life According To God,
Replies: 86
Views: 3040

RE: Life According To God,

<i>Well put. It is interesting to note that the "problem" that the catholic church has with gays has nothign to do with "gayness", except for that sexual relations between gays will not produce offspring. Just like condoms and birth control will not produce offspring. Just like the catholic church c...

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by RedDragon
Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next BMW 3-Series ... Interior By Kia?
Replies: 19
Views: 3165

RE: Next BMW 3-Series ... Interior By Kia?

Is it me, or does the rear three-quarter shot of the upcoming 3-series seem overly reminiscent of the Daewoo Lanos saloon? <img src="http://www.ms-design-shop.de/shopbilder/daewoo/lanos/lanos___d0297h10.jpg"> Just a thought...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> On the upsi...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Someone Explain The Teletubbies?
Replies: 30
Views: 3783

RE: Can Someone Explain The Teletubbies?

<i>But that may be an urban myth, a definite myth but widely believed in a 20 year gap in broadcasts, was that the cheap animated kids show about a pirate called 'Capt Pugwash', had two characters called 'Master Bates' and 'Seaman Stains'</i> Don't forget 'Roger the cabin boy'  <img src="/discu...

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by RedDragon
Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next BMW 3-Series ... Interior By Kia?
Replies: 19
Views: 3165

RE: Next BMW 3-Series ... Interior By Kia?

<i>There wasn't anything wrong with the previous styles, and many drivers still need to learn proper driving skills instead of learning how to program the automatic climate control, <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> player, and navigation system in their new BMW.</i> ...Do iDrive-eq...

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by RedDragon
Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Future Orders For B737-600
Replies: 27
Views: 5841

RE: Any Future Orders For B737-600

<i>It's tied to the hip with the 73G and 738. Unlike the A318, the 736 did not require any significant rework over the family patriarch, and thus, it can be offered without any significant loss.</i> What development did the A318 need/get over the existing A320 family? (Apart from the P&W engines, sa...

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by RedDragon
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warning! The Definitive A-NET Sex Survey
Replies: 55
Views: 5369

RE: Warning! The Definitive A-NET Sex Survey

Yikes, can't believe I'm doing this in such a public forum... Oh well, here goes: 1) Have you had sex? <i>Yes</i> 2) If so, how old were you when you first had sex? <i>21</i> 3) How old was your partner at that time? <i>24</i> 4) How often do you have sex on average per month? <i>Not enough data to ...

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by RedDragon
Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next BMW 3-Series ... Interior By Kia?
Replies: 19
Views: 3165

RE: Next BMW 3-Series ... Interior By Kia?

It looks from the spy photo that, as with most new BMWs these days, the centre console is now flat (ie. not angled towards the driver). This used to be one of BMW's main styling/architecture features, and so now it's interesting to see how, as they appear to be dropping it, arch-rival Audi has picke...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TriStar Emergency Evacuation
Replies: 22
Views: 4474

RE: TriStar Emergency Evacuation

Re. the Saudi accident, was the inability to open the doors from the inside due solely to the fact that the cabin was still pressurised? In this case, would it have been possible to open any design of door that needs to come into the cabin before it opens properly? (Think Boeing/Douglas narrowbody, ...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL 747-400 Nosewheel Design
Replies: 14
Views: 8390

RE: UAL 747-400 Nosewheel Design

Being but another "civilian" I haven't a clue about the answer, but... ...how much weight do nosewheels "relatively" carry? Despite their much smaller footprint than that of each (pair of) main wheels, I would've thought (from an uneducated guess) that the loads they'd have to carry would still be f...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TriStar Emergency Evacuation
Replies: 22
Views: 4474

RE: TriStar Emergency Evacuation

Assuming the "unique system" was just referring to the fact that the doors slid upwards, the L-1011, DC-10 and 767 all had this system - any others? I assume that the doors were counterbalanced so that in an emergency (normal operation being electric I believe, in the 767 at least) they could be ope...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatchers In Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 14728

RE: Dispatchers In Europe

Right, now I'm confused... I'm about to enter my final year of university, studying physics - rather than become an astronomer or a guy in a cardigan who studies incredibly esoteric things like electron spin (no disrespect to those who are, Lawrence Eaves you're my hero!), you'll be surprised to hea...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Are Overwing Exits Stored?
Replies: 25
Views: 10831

RE: Where Are Overwing Exits Stored?

Re. the upper-deck slides on 741s and 742s, I found this picture in the database of a rather elderly 742 that overran the runway at Liège last year: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/433275/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran 737NG To Hawaii?
Replies: 52
Views: 8121

RE: Airtran 737NG To Hawaii?

<i>...does anyone know of <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>'s are ETOPS automatically or will they have to jump through hoops with the FAA? I beleive the 737NG may be ETOPS out of the box (somebody correct me if I am wrong).</i> <i><acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acro...

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by RedDragon
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest..Can It Get Worse?
Replies: 151
Views: 14926

RE: Southwest..Can It Get Worse?

Apologies for only adding to the off-topic mess that is this thread, but I'm surprised that hardly anyone has called Learjet23 on his shit. <i>It's true that street people and the usual mix of winos, whores, drunken sports fans, and head cases jam these flights because of the cheap fares, but the cr...

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by RedDragon
Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual Differences Between The A332 & A333
Replies: 23
Views: 23159

RE: Visual Differences Between The A332 & A333

Ahhh, I see... having looked over a few random A330 pictures, all the charter-operated (ie. sardine-can interior-ed) aircraft do indeed have full-size L3 and <acronym title="Armenian Airlines">R3</acronym> doors, something I'd never noticed before... Interestingly, I saw at least two Air Tahiti Nui ...

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by RedDragon
Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Are Overwing Exits Stored?
Replies: 25
Views: 10831

RE: Where Are Overwing Exits Stored?

As SafetyDude was wondering, does anyone know about the door/slide operation on the A310? (I've wondered about this before... is the door actually bottom-hinged? Do evacuating pax really have to trample all over the door to get out?) Presumably this is the same for four-door 757s and 767s, and the A...

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by RedDragon
Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No More -100s?
Replies: 10
Views: 5288

RE: Why No More -100s?

I believe that both the 757-100 and 767-100 were short-body versions of the 752 and 762 respectively (or, perhaps more tellingly, the -200 versions were -100 stretches). At some point early on in the 757/767 programmes (possibly before launch?) the -100 versions were dropped, essentially because no-...

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by RedDragon
Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual Differences Between The A332 & A333
Replies: 23
Views: 23159

RE: Visual Differences Between The A332 & A333

Joule (or anyone else who knows for that matter), do you know the reasons for the optional full-size (Type A?) door at L3 and <acronym title="Armenian Airlines">R3</acronym>? Is it mandatory for the higher capacity configs, <i>à la</i> TriStar, or is it just for the operator's convenience? (It's not...

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by RedDragon
Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA LLC Is NO MORE.
Replies: 49
Views: 9157

RE: TWA LLC Is NO MORE.

<i>"What does LLC stand for?"</i> <i>"Limited liability Corporation."</i> Exciting way to make my forum début, but... what roughly is an LLC? (Compared to British designations like Ltd. and plc (public limited company), what do the American LLC and Inc. equate to?)  <img src="/discussions/graph...

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