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by Motorhussy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29706

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

But it's not just "another language". It's one of our three official languages in New Zealand, which means you should expect to interact with it in everyday life and realise it is part of the way we communicate in our country, whether you like it or not. German or Cantonese is hardly a co...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 4006

Re: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?

A380 is cargo restricted by space but not weight.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29188

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2019/11/nelson-woman-takes-air-new-zealand-to-court-for-banning-her-from-flying.html I'm not sure if this was posted last week or not... 'Grumpy' or 'Unhappy' customers are a day to day thing in any service industry... I'd love to know what the lady is has been...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville
Replies: 12
Views: 2263

Re: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville

I’d see international services to Pt Moresby and Rabaul in PNG, and to Honiara and possibly Munda in the Sols.

They won’t need or have demand for direct flights to Oz for sometime to come.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54095

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Crucially I also think that ends any possibility of seeing the 778X in EK livery now - they'll take a few as ULR options if they need the range to replace the 77Ls. That doesn't make much sense. Even if they gave up the 778 (which isn't a foregone conclusion at this point) there's essentially nil r...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54095

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Will the A359 order allow EK to up the model size to the -1000? And how many options are there?

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by Motorhussy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126033

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

When did this thread become about the 787?

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by Motorhussy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: betting on sustainable aviation
Replies: 28
Views: 3081

Re: KLM TOPMAN PIETER ELBERS: betting on sustainable aviation

I've read the article as far as my Dutch enabled me to. On one hand he says building a new airport would cost billions and it shouldn't be done because it means more CO2, but on the other hand he says Hyperloop is the future, when it would be even more expensive to build and emit a lot of CO2 for i...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29188

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

The 787-10 has the legs to do San Francisco to Auckland. Which is 10,501 km between the cities and the aircraft range is 11,910 km at a 330 seating arrangement. United's version has just 318 seats. That is the marketing range stated by Boeing with pax and bags only not the operational range of the ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14148

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

I love the thunderbird motif imbuing the cockpit in deep thought. I also love the simple elegance of the new AC livery.

I detested the previous Crest glacial melt.

The A220 looks smashing in the home team colours.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29188

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286358/united-nw19-international-service-changes-as-of-13sep19/ There are all sorts of myths out there and one is that 78J can’t fly very far, it was said its sweet spot was in the 10 hr range, we are talking 13hrs here, I’m sure there will be restr...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29188

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

That’s only for the month of November at this stage. NZ won’t reduce IAH because of AA to DFW, certainly not straight away, more likely a daily 77W DEC-FEB. Good to see an earlier LAX flight again, I can’t see SFO not being daily DEC-FEB atleast, both NZ/UA are daily this year with UA going 78J, sl...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29188

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Quick update here on the Air NZ operation for LAX, IAH and EWR from next October: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287417/air-new-zealand-nov-2020-north-america-service-changes/ So the last flight from London is 24 October 2020. Houston is 5 per week with 77W, might be affected wit...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29188

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

I’m loving the new SQ A350 into WLG. Hadn’t realised just how quiet it was from the outside having flown in one several times. We live on the Evans Bay/Hataitai side of the runway and it’s just so much quieter than NZs neos.

And damn it’s shiny and new like a sports car compared to the old 77E.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75921

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Related question for NZ people: On my return flight, I have to connect in Auckland from a domestic Air New Zealand flight to an international one. The itinerary I've booked shows a 1:20 connection time. Will this be adequate? I know there is separate domestic and international terminals, so I'm won...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 23870

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Great news for New Zealand tourism. A fantastic endorsement of the country by AA.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5773

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

JAL have the best next-gen aircraft for JNB with the A359.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75921

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

A220 coming to Auckland later this month as part of a Pacific demonstration tour. Realistically, Obviously that doesn't indicate that NZ has expressed interest, but Airbus obviously think it's worth spending a bit of time trying to persuade them. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/airbus-a220-...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58068

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I’d wager that if NZ can get AKL-EWR working with existing equipment they’ll order new aircraft specific to ULR routes, with fewer seats overall and proportionately more in the premium cabins, at some point.

They have options for GE powered 789’s.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58068

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I thinks it’s rather telling that a single route cut will cost 130 jobs. Whilst very sad, that’s a huge number of jobs to go for a single route. Whilst airport jobs make sense, a seperate crew group for a single port with the associated overheads is a significant cost when competing against other c...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58068

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Any chance that NZ will give the LHR slot to UA to guarantee space at EWR? UA is said to be interested in LHR-LAX x2 or EWR x6. Both would be great additions with extra connections with EWR now to AUK or to fill the Star alliance gap at LAX. NZ will not gift their LHR slots to anyone, they’re worth...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58068

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

YYZORD wrote:
Does this mean NZ can add AKL-YYZ if they add NYC?


Yes, and it is another route being touted.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58068

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

That will earn NZ not a single cent. You’d be surprised. Kiwis travel a lot and old Blighty is still very popular, seeing an Air NZ plane can be emotional for many ex-pats. Just the presence alone is advertising (people look up and see an Air NZ plane or when they’re on another trip they see it and...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58068

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Any chance that NZ will give the LHR slot to UA to guarantee space at EWR? UA is said to be interested in LHR-LAX x2 or EWR x6. Both would be great additions with extra connections with EWR now to AUK or to fill the Star alliance gap at LAX. NZ will not gift their LHR slots to anyone, they’re worth...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26377

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

Air NZ 787’s are the only ones I’ve flown and their interior fitting, both Boeing standard ones and airline chosen, have been looking really good. That being said, I’ve only flown in Premium Economy. The CX A350 cabins I’ve flown in, both Premium Y and Y, have also been excellent from the same persp...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40484

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

There are some interesting truths in this thread. United does not want the A350. They’d prefer a 787-focused widebody fleet. Airbus is willing to convert to A321, something United is interested in, but RR will not play. At one point there was talk of United putting the TEN on the 787-10. That could...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40484

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

There are some interesting truths in this thread. United does not want the A350. They’d prefer a 787-focused widebody fleet. Airbus is willing to convert to A321, something United is interested in, but RR will not play. At one point there was talk of United putting the TEN on the 787-10. That could...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40484

Re: United Airlines A350 update

The A350 is coming. We already have simulators purchased. I remember reading somewhere, and apologies as I can’t remember which publication, where a UA executive said they’d had concerns with the A350’s RR engine and potential issues like that of the 787. He said that they’d be taking delivery now ...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40484

Re: United Airlines A350 update

45 A350-900s. Starting in 2022. Is that order still happening? I thought I read somewhere that UA had abandoned plans of moving forward with the A350. I still have a hard time understanding why United would cancel the order. They would like to start replacing the 772 at some point. Unless the 787-1...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40484

Re: United Airlines A350 update

And back to the A350: which model did UA settle on in the end, and; when are they scheduled to start arriving?

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75921

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Someone on reddit has produced an interesting graphic of passenger numbers to/from New Zealand airports in 2018: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/deg9wa/international_flights_to_and_from_new_zealand_by/ Looks beautiful! But aren't there a few Chinese cities missing? And no data on WLG-SIN ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141993

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Loving what they’ve achieved, bravo SK!

How will the cabin interiors of the new fleet reflect the changes made the external livery? I’m looking forward to seeing inside the A350’s and A321LR’s.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.
Replies: 55
Views: 9069

Re: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.

Analyst and Airbus foresee the A321versions matching A320 deliveries in the not to distant future. https://leehamnews.com/2019/09/12/a321-accounts-for-50-of-future-deliveries-few-production-gaps/ That article states: A321 long-term future depends on Boeing’s decision over the New Midmarket Airplane...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 4261

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

Yes the picture shows an A330 not an A350.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 12714

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Dave05 wrote:
Air New Zealand and Qantas can fly to new york with a 280s seats with the 777-8x....


Not since neither airline has them on order, no. And it’s probably too much plane for the route anyhow.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126033

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Question: What would be the order potential of the A350-1000ULR? Because I don't see a lot of routes that are interesting for such a long range. Maybe some of the freedom routes might become obsolete, but beyond that and the routes to Australia and New Zealand I am not seeing many routes. Asia-Sout...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37005

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Question for regular NZ 789 Y+ fliers pls. Is 27K a decent seat? Does the bulkhead behind impact the recline? Thanks in advance MH From what I remember, no it doesn't, in fact, I prefer it because I don't feel bad stretching out as soon as that seatbelt sign comes off! Great, thank you. I won’t cha...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37005

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Question for regular NZ 789 Y+ fliers pls. Is 27K a decent seat? Does the bulkhead behind impact the recline?

Thanks in advance
MH

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

Re: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?

Are A380’s allowed in Indian airports yet?

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by Motorhussy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no Japanese airline flying to auckland
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Why no Japanese airline flying to auckland

NH codeshare with NZ. JL probably think there are easier routes to tackle than competing against them. And JL can get their passengers to New Zealand with FJ and QF codeshares.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37005

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/395714/air-nz-boss-flags-flying-guilt-as-challenge-to-be-more-carbon-neutral Electric Turbo Props within the decade. Well the Q300's aren't getting any newer.... An electric ATR 72-XXX would be interesting, but do wonder how long the aircraft would have to be on ...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca extends codeshare coverage to Sydney from Aug 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: Avianca extends codeshare coverage to Sydney from Aug 2019

NYKiwi wrote:
If AV wants NZ codeshare then NZ flight to IAH would be ideal.


And EZE, LAX and SFO too, making a variety of options for AV passengers together to New Zealand and Australia.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 32043

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

I’m surprised that Oceania isn’t being targeted. Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways with their MAX issues I’d have thought would be (small) targets. Plus Air Niugini lost a 737 in the Micronesia crash and must be looking at regional fleet future options. Air Calin need to replace their ageing A320’s and...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5050

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Aircalin has taken delivery of its first A330-900neo https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAu4NMsUwAETbnU?format=jpg https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1156220274318032896?s=20 Saw her in NOU on Friday but was being rushed to my AKL flight so couldn’t get a pic. Good looking aircraft and the interior is a va...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TK A350 future routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2969

Re: TK A350 future routes

An IST non-stop to SYD and/or MEL must be on the cards with the A350.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 14193

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I'd choose the modern, clean, efficient petrol car ( euro 6d ) vs any electrical-coal powered car. Stand behind a petrol car while someone revving the engine, see how clean it is After you, when you have removed your head from the coal plant chimney . . . Really? Why aren’t your governments switchi...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 5119

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

I always wondered why they had both the 787 and A350. Geo-political game playing to both the US & EU!? Because there's not nearly as much overlap in the size/mission profile between the two aircraft as AvGeeks often imagine... thus they're actually quite complimentary. Which is why the likes of...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 5119

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

Great to read they’re doing well, they’re obviously well managed. I hope they commence flights to New Zealand at some point soon as Air NZ have ceased operations between the two countries.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8035

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

The RAF Typhoons caused a bit of a stir in the NE London/Essex area; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/jet2-plane-intercepted-by-typhoon-fighters-sonic-boom-woman-arrested That's not done lightly, must have been an especially bad case of a disruptive pax. So Dalaman is notorious for att...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 9923

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Every time you step into a private property; the owner or operator can kick you out if they feel your classiness (or lack thereof) is contrary to company values or rules. This isn't a sit down restaurant And? It's still a private property with set rules. Why would it be different between an airplan...

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