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by B777LRF
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22056

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Call me stupid, but I always thought we had full Open Skies between the US and the EU. Guess I’m too simplistic is this regard. Wouldn't do that. But free to launch a transatlantic service does not mean freedom to operate outside regulations. Long of the short, you're free to start a route, but in ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Make it the complete responsibility of Boeing. Allow me to let you in on a little secret of aviation: You may outsource the work, but you can never outsource the responsibility. Thus, when Boeing have issued certificates it has done so under delegation from the FAA, but with the FAA retaining full ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6817

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

Singapore Airlines are using 787-10 in typical "757 and 767 routes", replacing A333. It is worth trading them for the comfort of widebody . If they're replacing A330s they're barely a 767 replacement, and miles away from being anywhere near a 757 replacement. 787-10 is incredibly 26% more...

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by B777LRF
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

So, seriously, what is Bjorn Fehrm going on about? Is his information correct? The gentleman is losing a considerable amount of creditability by implying you can only get to a high (12-20) AoA value by pulling 2Gs. I would recommend D.P. Davies* for anyone interested in the deep technical do-da, su...

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by B777LRF
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 5348

Re: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?

Can BA switch from their current trent 1000 to GE's GenX? There's nothing special about the Spanish LCC called BA but, In theory, yes. It'll come at tremendous cost tough, not least because of contractual obligations. At the end of the day, probably more expensive and disruptive than sticking with ...

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by B777LRF
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4205

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

I believe my my compact truck with a 2.5 litre engine is no more an outstretched middle finger to society, the planet and my fellow motorists than a Porsche or a BMW M5. And yet a have to see you criticizing these in your posts. If you do, I stand to be corrected. If you're driving a relatively eco...

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Annoying Office Sounds
Replies: 42
Views: 1658

Re: Annoying Office Sounds

ATC asking you to change frequency in the middle of lunch
ATC asking you to change frequency in the middle of telling a joke
ATC asking you to change frequency in the middle of chatting up the hostess
ATC asking you to change frequency as you're having a quiet nap

Basically, ATC.

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151720

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Aboulafia's been doing this for a long time. Do you have his industry qualifications and contacts? Care to point to the last aviation pieces you had published in Aviation Week or Forbes ? (..) an highly educated one yes, but his opinion. Richard has a master in War Studies and worked at Jane's anal...

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you want to buy for Black Friday 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: What do you want to buy for Black Friday 2019?

Popcorn, and watch the carnage.

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4205

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

So you think there is only one person in the family that needs to go to work? Yes, there is the family car that does the long runs if needed and there is the work vehicle. And of course, both act as daily commuter vehicle. When it comes to it, the electric truck would be the ideal second vehicle in...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4205

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

And when did you have your Passat loaded with material from a taken down deck or fence? Or leaves from the lawn? And yes, tools have to be cost efficient. I probably paid the same money for the Altima + Frontier as you paid for your Passat. If you know you need to move larger items a few times a ye...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4205

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

The huge "Trucks" that are abundant in the US are, in any reasonable capacity, about as inefficient as can be. You can get bigger loads hauled in a real cargo compartment for far, far less if you buy a van, and it will get you and your stuff in superior comfort and with a much better chanc...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can Hifly A380 business model be sustainable ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

Re: How can Hifly A380 business model be sustainable ?

At the moment because the RR Trent 1000 is, and will for the foreseeable future remain, a very dodgy proposition. Once that's, eventually, solved, airlines will always face issues of unplanned non-availability of their own aircraft. That's where HiFly steps in, and if you wish to rent their A380 the...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 28900

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

1: All 737 Max share the same engine, pylon and engine placement relative to the wing 2: All 737 Max come equipped with MCAS The only major difference is the -10 having a telescoping MLG, which extends at rotation allowing for a larger deck angle before suffering a tail strike. This is done in order...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19489

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

A Mayday is basically the crew saying "we've got a sick bird and need your full attention guys", and has the desired effect of sharpening everyone's attention. It's call which need to be done fairly quickly, and when you're strapped to the sharp end of 300 tons of sick aeroplane loaded wit...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61064

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

Except the A350-900 and 787-9 are hardly "inefficient" on those missions compared to the 787-10 and A330-900. Arguably they are just as efficient as the 787-10 and A330-900 based on real-world data posted by 787 and A350 pilots and fleet planning people. And EK can save a significant amou...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61064

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

Even if the 777-8 never flies as a passenger model, it will likely see service as a freighter eventually. I think EK is maintaining their policy of just operating long-range-capable models to give them maximum mission flexibility. The A350-900 has longer legs and similar capacity to the 787-10 and ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual or Auto?
Replies: 21
Views: 2167

Re: Manual or Auto?

I was thinking more of the era when the engineer was strictly a engineer & not a pilot in waiting That era ended in 1962 except for a few PAA and,I think, AA professional engineers. GF In the US, yes. In the rest of the world, no. We only ever flew with "real" engineers on our A300s a...

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by B777LRF
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3960

Re: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019

It's a bit like burning down a forrest, then giving the owner a few shekels thinking all is fine. Well, no, it isn't. Carbon credits is a hoax allowing polluting industries to present themselves as being green, when they're anything but. Unless each and every dime paid for those credits are used to ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"
Replies: 98
Views: 36020

Re: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"

SAS just announced they're reducing HKG services by 20%.

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 50
Views: 7245

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

On some DFW-GRK flights they perform a maneuver I call the corkscrew about 20 west of Waco, or over Gatesville. Its a maneuver I guess to scrub speed and altitude, but descending in a cork screw. Would you hand fly that? When "we" flew into Iraq and Afghanistan at the end of GWII, corkscr...

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by B777LRF
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 2108

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Autumn: Paris
Winter: Maria Alm (Austria)
Spring: Cote d'Azur
Summer: A Greek island

Best of all, those destinations are all a maximum of 3,5 hours flying away. Or, in the case of Austria, a nice 10 hour drive.

Bucket list:
Viet Nam
South Pacific
Japan

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "NATO is experiencing brain death"
Replies: 142
Views: 4073

Re: "NATO is experiencing brain death"

The entire argument for using 2% of BNP on defence, is the US wanting to claw money back to industry as payment for the US nuclear and conventional umbrella. In this day and age, the chances of Ivan coming barrelling down the Fulda Gap are non-existent, and what's at play is nothing but regional and...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A most memorabel-day: 30 years ago the Berlin wall fell
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: A most memorabel-day: 30 years ago the Berlin wall fell

I was at a friends place when the news broke. We looked at each other and just knew we'd have to be there. Called up another couple of mates and got into a car in the middle of the night. Arrived Berlin the next morning, to the most ecstatic, joyful and heartwarming scenes I've ever witnessed. We pa...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I believe it’s a business tactic pure and simple. The military doesn’t care how much they spend in the end. Airlines do. Airlines didn’t buy the second sensor although they had a choice to, for a reason. And Boeing knew it wouldn’t go over well with them, as shown, because in the end they didn’t pu...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

From the latest Dominic Gates article https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...x-assumptions/ Though MCAS was new on the MAX version of the 737, Boeing argued that it wasn’t new and novel because a similar system “had been previously implemented on the 767” tanker for the Air Force. Yet MCAS on the MA...

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

If the FAA and EASA had to fail a documentation review as late as this week, it stands to reason the "final fix" has not been formally submitted yet. They might have supplied the gadgetry, but if the paperwork is not in order it's a no-go. Given the information in the Bloomberg article, ho...

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by B777LRF
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces another year of profits
Replies: 49
Views: 7206

Re: Emirates Group announces another year of profits

The purpose of EK is not to be a profit centre, albeit that's undoubtedly convenient. It's a branding vehicle, and a vital component in the effort to transform and develop Dubai as a city, business centre, tourism spot and trading post. There is no evidence to suggest their published figures are any...

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by B777LRF
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147477

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

If Boeing sucks at airplanes, why all the enthusiasm for another rewarmed grandfathered 767 derivative? Do not confuse "enthusiasm" on these pages with anything even remotely relevant to airline decision makers. Boeing launching yet another warmed up version of an ancient model is neither...

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by B777LRF
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A320 damaged by automated pushback machine at LHR
Replies: 6
Views: 4386

Re: British Airways A320 damaged by automated pushback machine at LHR

In a previous-previous job I was part of senior management with a handling agent at a fairly large airport, and Mototok was very keen to show their wares. We had two of them on test for a while, but ended up not buying them. Our operations was dispersed all over the airport, which we could cover wit...

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by B777LRF
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Replies: 17
Views: 9560

Re: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia

A real shame they didn't revive the Conair name and livery, that would have been an instant classic. But SunClass, particularly the background of the name, is typical Petter Stordalen.

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 90s: The Sound of Stockholm
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

90s: The Sound of Stockholm

Swedish telly is half-way through a 6 part series covering Swedish pop music. Before you all nod off thinking "ABBA, ..... and?", part 3 covered the 90s and had quite a few surprises in store, even for someone who knew about their influence. The main driver behind the "revolution"...

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polish Parliamentary Elections - Far Right Keeps Majority
Replies: 9
Views: 3359

Re: Polish Parliamentary Elections - Far Right Keeps Majority

It looks like the center and the left is losing ground to the far-right, not only in Poland but everywhere in the west. Except, they're not. Danish elections: Social-democrats won the election and ousted a liberal/conservative coalition with had its parliamentary majority secured by the anti-immigr...

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by B777LRF
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10816

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

You're looking at it from a US perspective, citing US law. Neither of which has any relevance what so ever to how things are done in the Nordics. You don't trust your employees and wish to check and verify, and that's fine for you I suppose. It's not fine here, and I'm quite happy with that.

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60523

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them.... They could operate aircraft given to them for free, burning fuel given to them for free, and they'd still be just as incompetent today as they were yesterday. PS "God" doesn't exist. The o...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10816

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

... l I was based in Oslo this summer. Me and my crew got two breathalyser tests there within this summer season - Police often shows up at the aircraft .... Your experience is actually the same as I'm describing: Drug and alcohol tests, to the extent they're carried out, are done by the police - n...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10816

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

... l I was based in Oslo this summer. Me and my crew got two breathalyser tests there within this summer season - Police often shows up at the aircraft .... Your experience is actually the same as I'm describing: Drug and alcohol tests, to the extent they're carried out, are done by the police - n...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weaker demand entice Lufthansa Cargo to reduce services
Replies: 14
Views: 5191

Re: Weaker demand entice Lufthansa Cargo to reduce services

Cargo demand is going down, especially from Asia. This has a huge impact on rates and volumes. It's not only LCAG who suffers from the current market situation. Except some niche operators all operaters face lower loads on their flights and the loads they have are against lower yields. Part of the ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10816

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Bedrock of civilisation: Scandinavia :) So Scandinavian nations don't randomly test their safety sensitive personnel? No, they don't. We trust each other not to do something that's illegal, but if suspicion should arises the police may be called to perform a test. But random tests without a sound r...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10816

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

fr8mech wrote:
Um, where is here? Because here, in my little part of the US, the DOT authorizes people to administer the BAT, and the drug screen.


Bedrock of civilisation: Scandinavia :)

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10816

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Not going to happen in this neck of the woods because, legislation. The only authority who may administer drug and alcohol tests is the police, and they've made it quite clear they've neither the time nor inclination to play an active part in corporate policies. Therefore, until such time it comes l...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Vertical Takeoff Rotodyne Make a Comeback?
Replies: 12
Views: 4445

Re: Could The Vertical Takeoff Rotodyne Make a Comeback?

More services like Uber Helicopters are not "popping" up at any measurable rate; unlike Uber taxi which can use an old car, an untrained driver and is subject to little or no regulation, commercial aviation regulations are utterly indifferent to which business model a prospective airline i...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX
Replies: 20
Views: 6909

Re: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX

One thing the PC12 needs is more speed and that would help, its 280 knot cruise is non competitive with the TBM and Epic which can both exceed it by more than 50 knots The PC-12 customer base is in wild disagreement with you. The aircraft is a flying SUV, and SUVs are not built for speed - they're ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween outside America
Replies: 38
Views: 6603

Re: Halloween outside America

Some kids will dress up and go trick or treating, and the supermarkets have small areas with various useless tat on display. A few will avail of those offering and decorate their houses or lawns, but only in a few of the larger cities. That's about it. Where we live there are lots and lots of famili...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

seahawk wrote:
Because shareholders and airlines have an interest to let the plane fly asap.


I'll let you in on a secret: There's no mechanism in EASA for considering the well-being of shareholders.

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?
Replies: 42
Views: 14056

Re: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?

My company introduced no-smoking in the cockpit around 2003, which everyone - including the smokers - agreed was a good idea. Not least because we were flying freighters, and thus had the option of stepping out the back for a quick smoke once at cruise altitude. Did have an issue on the 757PF, as th...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10033

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

I believe in the impossible being possible ala Capt. Haynes and his flight deck team. If smoke was deemed as land ASAP and they did everything to land, dumping fuel immediately and all the way up to the Nova Scotia coastline. A straight in overweight landing at Halifax would have been completely do...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH dropping JED
Replies: 23
Views: 6775

Re: LH dropping JED

Jeddah is the second city in KSA, but to a large extent also the home of business and historically the host to a large number of expats. With the growing Saudisation, more and more jobs are being taken over by KSA nationals by law, simultaneously reducing the number of expats. This effectively reduc...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?
Replies: 43
Views: 9536

Re: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?

They're not going to UltraFan the A350 before both RR and Airbus have made a pretty penny on the existing offering. Have a guess at when that might be.

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

My concern here is that we have all our A.Net experts who see the time frame of 1 year for accident investigations to be acceptable, but here we have a group set up to focus on Certification and Regulation of OEM's who produce a/c and they have completed their report in just a couple months? (.) I ...

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