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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1289

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

Well, colour me odd but I like my winters cold and my summers warm. Would never entertain the idea of going somewhere hot in the winter; that's the time for going to the mountains for a spot of skiing. Likewise, I'd never venture to somewhere cold in the summer; that's the time for getting a tan on ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15941

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

The sad, tragic and unavoidable fact is, that for the same price Boeing could have had a NSA in the air right around now, and a NMA in a couple of years time. Instead they're left with a 737 program they'll never make a dime on (albeit financial gymnastics will magically turn that into a positive), ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10753

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

The purpose of KU never was, and never will be, making a profit. It's a political animal created to secure lines of communication which is 100% under the control of the ruling family. It's also a vehicle for employment of well-connected, and sometimes not so well-connected, locals. Also used to main...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27731

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Northpole wrote:
To ;B777LRF > sorry for putting my text in the middle of yours - my bad - plse. accept my apologies .


No worries mate :)

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27731

Re: A321 P2F first flight

On containerised vs loose loaded bulks The B757-200SF conversion was offered with a containerised lower-deck, and the original customer (DHL) actually ordered them in that configuration. I believe it was a Telair conversion, and specially made ULDs were designed and purchased for the purpose. It th...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration
Replies: 141
Views: 3834

Re: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration

So where would this end? You give education for free healthcare for free, where would the individual come in and assume responsibility for his life when he will then say “housing” is a right, “food” is a right, a car is a “right”. It would naturally end with health care, education and a social secu...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10900

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

cirrusdragoon wrote:
Oh how should I phrase it? please I wish to be educated. Ta


"Included in the price is a serving of what airlines call a meal, but is actually a box of barely edible crap".

Complimentary dining experience stinks to high heaven of marketing wankspeak.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14859

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

I always wondered if the A321P2F would be an option for them, or do you mean some of the cargo carried is physically too large to fit on a cargo narrowbody? Some of the cargo they carry is too big to fit the lower-deck of a narrow-body. As for operating a pure freighter, that would only mean they'd...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration
Replies: 141
Views: 3834

Re: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration

So I guess we should vote for Bernie or Warren to ‘fix’ the country with their hike in taxes and regulations and a bigger nanny state with ‘medicare for all’? Medicare for all should be just one of many reversions of current practices. You'll also need to make education free, up to and including un...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3106

Re: How many languages do you know?

Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, English, and a bit of Flemish/Dutch. Can read restaurant menus in order beers in French, Spanish and Italian, and have a rudimentary understanding of Turkish and Greek. Can also curse in Arabic, but nothing more than that.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14859

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

I know they need space for cargo but wouldn't have been better to buy second hand or to buy 2 or 3 A321 GL usually haul around 20 to 25 tons of cargo on every single flight between CPH and SFJ. You'd need a fleet of 5 or more A321s to do the same, and would still leave a considerable amount of carg...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8166

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

To answer the OP: Yes, there is such a requirement and it's huge. Globally, that is. The VW Up!, Seat Mii and Skoda CitiGo trifecta is proof positive of that, as are the Citroen C1 / Toyota Aygo duo. The best selling car in the world is the Toyota Corolla, which is a fairly simple and small car. Tha...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great projects of civilization and progress
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Re: Great projects of civilization and progress

Completing the Femern Sund tunnel, just as soon as the Germans get their collective shyte together. https://femern.com/en This is the last of the great infrastructure improvements, which have been completed over the last 20 years. The first one was the Great Belt Bridge (https://www.storebaelt.dk/en...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3004

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

Long lectures on why one shade of pink is better than the other on a polo shirt.

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the US after North Korea
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Visiting the US after North Korea

Remember when I arrived JFK (or was it ORD?) with a well used passport, bearing a stamp from Riyadh on one side of a page and Tel Aviv at the other - with the TLV stamp being a couple of weeks younger. This baffled the CBP agent to the point I was pulled aside and asked stupid questions for an hour....

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by B777LRF
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing is aircraft type depending
Replies: 28
Views: 3371

Re: Deicing is aircraft type depending

At a guess. When your E190 landed the night before it had a fairly large amount of fuel onboard, which had been cold-soaked en route. During the night, this enabled ice to form on the wings. The other aircraft may have had less fuel onboard, and were thus less susceptible to ice build-up. The rules ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25611

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

Can anyone provide a snippet of reassurance about my upcoming EK8 flight from LHR to DXB in 10 days? In light of the fact Iran seems to be (accidentally or otherwise) shooting down civilian aircraft and also the fact that Emirates continues to fly over Iraqi/Iranian airspace, am I overreacting by w...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4675

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Best big: MUC
Worst big: FRA/CDG/LHR

Best medium: ZRH/CPH
Worst medium: STN/CRL

Best small: BLL
Worst small: TIA/KBP/TMS

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Safety, labour relations, customer relations. In that order.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ranks last in safety amongst US carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 3544

Re: Southwest ranks last in safety amongst US carriers

IOSA has become the standard to which commercial airlines are being measured against, to the point airlines will refuse interlining with another airline which is not IOSA certified. Essentially the same as an ISO or AS/EN certification, in that it proves you have a competent organisation running com...

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Planned Diversion..Flight Crew Change
Replies: 13
Views: 4682

Re: British Airways Planned Diversion..Flight Crew Change

On my very first TATL flight, courtesy of Delta Air Lines, we witnessed an ambulance pull up to the aircraft just as boarding was about to commence. Shortly thereafter we saw one of the pilots being carried down the stairs in a stretcher. After boarding we were told one of the pilots had taken sick,...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Wouldn't it be better if the FAA just told Boeing exactly what they needed to do to get the plane certified again rather than constantly going back and forth? What you're suggesting is that Boeing (or any other applicant) should surrender design authority to the FAA. That is not going to happen, no...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

As others pointed out, why didn't the FAA tell Boeing to fix the bit flip issue from the very beginning? To quote Elvis Presley "it's hard to be a gambler betting on the number that changes every time". The FAA keeps moving the goal posts. Boeing can never come up with a solution for a pr...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I give up. No one seems to want to answer my question of why the US would allow other nations to determine whether a US product can fly in US airspace. As for Boeing. If I were in a leadership position I'd give the FAA whatever they asked for and not say anythinf else to them. Just leave them be. T...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28825

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Boeing didn't install MCAS for sh1ts and giggles; they did so as a means to make the aircraft certifiable. There may be other ways to make the Max compliant, but MCAS was the route Boeing chose to take.

That's about as close to "official" as it gets; no MCAS, no Max.

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R
Replies: 34
Views: 10593

Re: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R

Well all know the value of opinions but, since it's Christmas, here goes mine. We're talking commercial aircraft cabin noise, in case anyone has lost the plot already. Specifically sitting as far forward as the travel policy will allow. A380/A350 A340-600 B787/A340-3/5/A330 B747 B767/B777 Your equal...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10281

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

No-one can give you any guarantees; there will always be a minute chance your dad has been abord the aircraft you're about to be boarding. Sorry to be blunt about it, but that's the way it is. Until such time, given it's possible, that your condition has been treated, I'd suggest you buy a car and d...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most price-gouged air routes
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: Most price-gouged air routes

CPH-HAM. A monopoly route operated 5 times a day by SAS (using cheap sub-contracted CRJs) and flight time is around 35 minutes. Company booked me a trip in December, 6 days before departure, which came out at the equivalent of USD 1100. There's a warning on our corporate travel site, alerting us to ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1871

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

A 4-day skiing trip to Saalbach and a Portugieser edition 150 years, to tell me when it's time to hit Hinterhag Alm.

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

In summary: "The fix" has not been presented in its entirety to the FAA, despite numerous claims to the opposite both here and elsewhere. When preparing for an important meeting with international regulators, Boeing prepared .... a powerpoint presentation. Result: Regulators walked off Pre...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3883

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Yes.

AUH
BKK
CFU
DAC
EMA
FAR
GOT
HEL
ICN
JFK
KGS
LOS
MLA
NUE
ORD
PRG
QSH
RUH
SXM
TLV
USM
VIE
WAW
XFW
YUL
ZTH

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Can we please, once and for all, stop with the insidious 'the pilots were (at least partially) to blame? Straight from the mouth of a to-be B737 Max instructor pilot, and from Boeing itself. Thus, all 737s, except for the 737 MAX, have a trim stop switch that interrupts a runaway trim event when pi...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 29467

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

It is expected to become a major tourist attraction for Antalya drawing visitors from all over the world. What are your thoughts about this ferris wheel. I don't think anyone is going to chose Antalya over any other Turkish beach destination, just because it has a ferris wheel. Having browsed the w...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Lionair is somewhat understandable as they had no knowledge of MCAS but please explain ET then. MCAS 1.0. Seriously, it's not that hard to fathom. If you wish, you may throw into the mix an exceedingly poorly worded AD, an amended check-list which made little to no sense, the absence of mandating s...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

You can say it all you want. But the fact remains that the crew was a component of the accident. A more competent Lion Air crew faced the exact same situation and landed safely. The crew was literally the difference between life and death. BS of the highest order. A similarly trained and competent ...

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2342

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

If I'm sick, I call the doctor and go see him. That costs nothing. If he finds I'm really ill, he'll admit me to a hospital. That costs nothing. At the hospital they'll throw the entire knowledge of modern medicine at me, in an attempt to fix what's wrong. That costs nothing. I'll stay in the hospit...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Future Indiana Jones Movies?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Any Future Indiana Jones Movies?

The first two were okay, but it started going south by the third. The fourth was an abomination.

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conditions for Migrant Workers in Dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Conditions for Migrant Workers in Dubai

Every single person doing an honest day's work in Dubai is a migrant. Some are making millions move numbers around on a spreadsheet, some are making very little doing hard labour, 12 hours a day, in what can be best described as a sunbaked sauna. For the former life is pretty good, for the latter li...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 29467

Re: American Dream Mall Opened to the Public

I fail to understand how anyone can get even mildly aroused by the opening of something as utterly inconsequential as a shopping mall. As if the world needed another temple of worship to unfettered consumption. It's not big, it's not clever and it's certainly not bringing mankind any further; quite ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas

mrgrtt123 wrote:
Back in June it Austin, Texas has been named one of the most traffic congested city in the world. I feel like it will get worst since it is December.


Same definition of 'world' as in the 'world series of baseball'? Or does this one only cover Texas?

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 49237

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I find the proposed fine laughable. If the repercussions of cutting corners and/or deliberately failing to meet design standards are met with such weak consequences, the motivation to do better will be severely lacking. As has been proved time and again, management of large corporations react to on...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report on near-crash of Luftwaffe Global 5000
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: Report on near-crash of Luftwaffe Global 5000

Lufthansa Technik, the majority owner of LBAS, apologised for the mistake and assured that it would not happen again. Oh boy, not a good reaction, PR wise. This is like a kid who steals a candy, not a reaction of a near-fatal accident with a millions worth of aircraft. Sod the aircraft; at the end ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

You seem to be incorrectly recalling what he said. Please in the future verify statements you believe to be incorrect before citing them as a reason to doubt a person's credibility. He estimated it would take 2G's to cause MCAS to activate , not to stall Activate, stall. Potato, potato. But if you ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Bjorn Fehrm at Leeham has his final installment analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash posted. Key highlights: The Lion Air accident was caused by an AoA sensor which was incorrectly calibrated. In the Ethiopian Airlines case, it was with high probability a bird strike that ripped off the sensor, causi...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Sorry, absolutely nothing you wrote refuted what I wrote. *Nothing*. Again, it WORKED. That is the most twisted logic we've seen here so far. Had it "worked" there would have been one crash, after which the cause would have been identified and rectified. But that didn't happen; Boeing bla...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aircraft family has the modern flight control system
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: Which Aircraft family has the modern flight control system

Cirrus Jet or Piper M600. Both are fitted with ALS (automatic landing system) which, when activated, will run an algorithm finding the closest suitable airport taking into account terrain, traffic and whether. It'll slow down, position itself for the approach, deploy gear and flaps, land and come to...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nakheel Mall in Dubai Opens to the Public
Replies: 48
Views: 1798

Re: Nakheel Mall in Dubai Opens to the Public

Dubai is Las Vegas, but without the charm, authenticity and gambling. And, let's be honest, Vegas has neither of the former two either. Dubai (or, rather Do Buy), is a soulless temple to insane and planet wrecking consumption, with absolutely no redeeming qualities. That they built another idiotic m...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last European operated B737-600 retires (SAS)
Replies: 37
Views: 6526

Re: Last European operated B737-600 retires (SAS)

Flew with it dozens of times between CPH and BRU. Always sporty, straight up to FL400, where a nice breakfast/lunch/dinner was served. Best thing was the window in the fwd lavatory. Only ever tried sitting in rows 1 and 2, from where the ride was very comfortable.

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13542

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

seahawk wrote:
What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders?


1: Customers
2: Employees
3: Managers
4: Shareholders

In that order. That is, if you have any ambitions of lasting more than a few years. Turn it upside down, you're exchanging long-time viability for short-term profitability.

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13047

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

[Why any operator would knowingly abuse their engines like that is beyond me. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. It's a classic case of bean counters calling the shots when engineering is inept, under staffed or ruled by a manager who wants to move upward in the organisation by making the big ...

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