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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12302

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

That's just nonsense. I don't know if you ever worked in maintenance but at the MRO where I worked, the complete interior of a narrowbody was out the 2nd day into the C-check and that includes everything in the cockpit that comes off. Plus why would you have to remove the entire interior? The overh...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12302

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

This is what I have been proposing from the beginning. It doesn't take long to convert an aircraft to an ICU. Climate control through the APU is just fine, it doesn't cost that much to run the APU. Fuel is cheap anyway, GPU's can also be used. AC power is just plug and play, can be tapped fromnthe ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 470
Views: 57284

Re: All the cargo airlines in Europe's skies these days... any interesting stories?

Lots of interesting stories, must of which would result in an immediate and permanent ban on these pages :) Could tell you about the times we took 30+ tons of freshly minted cash from a place with trees to places there are none. Or just moving the same weight of Euro's from one end of Europe to the ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2504

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xeuqbi-CPU

A classic, in the classic sense. One of the finest pieces of music ever created, and rather fitting in these days.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xeuqbi-CPU

A classic, in the classic sense. One of the finest pieces of music ever created, and rather fitting in these days.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding
Replies: 17
Views: 6269

Re: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding

After Ryanair found themselves ghosted by Airbus, they needed someone else to keep Boeing honest. However remote the chances are of FR ever taking delivery of this, or any other Chinese model, it probably serves the intended purpose.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident
Replies: 17
Views: 7970

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident

Perhaps the crew were not alert to the degree one would prefer, but the root cause of the incident seems to be ATC vectoring an aircraft to intercept the glide slope from above. Not the first time it's caused in an incident in FRA (and elsewhere) and I, for one, trust the BFU will not go for the eas...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3891

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

Yes, it would have solved the problem. But not for the reasons you may think. In order to be competitive with the Neo, it would have need a fan diameter of roughly the same size. To make that fit, they'd have to fit a new MLG and NLG and install overwing evacuation slides. That would have invalidate...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?

DHL did operate MD-11F's for quite a long time, through ACMI agreements with Gemini and World. Even managed to sit a Gemini one on it's arse in Dubai, joining the large club of MD-11F operators to whom that happened. If memory serves me right only two MD-11F operators never suffered that indignity; ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 470
Views: 57284

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

Right at end of news story @2.10, is a MU A332 with a human chain taking boxes out of the main cabin. How do they "secure" these? Are they just up in the overhead lockers, are they somehow strapped into seats? Did they take the seats out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awe0-HkA3dw Large ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 470
Views: 57284

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

ITSTours wrote:
I'd like to know how much the max payload is though.


77W/L: 50 tons
A330: 35 tons

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336685

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The Swiss government have allegedly refused to bail out Swiss, on the grounds it's a German owned carrier. They argue Swiss have made billions over the years which, instead of being used to bolster the airline, have been funnelled to Germany and spent propping up other loss making entities in the co...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3262

Re: Things to do while social distancing

Working from home with two teenagers bored out of their tits is a bit of struggle, and they've only been home from school for 5 days! I'm a social animal and much prefer working in the office, interaction with my colleagues and getting things sorted in a few seconds, rather than having to schedule a...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336685

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Sooner or later everybody will be grounded; the sooner the better for the health of the populations. Seriously, the remedy is to avoid social contact, stay at home and ride it out for a few weeks. Before this week is out, all European, US and ME based airlines will be fully grounded absent a few key...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336685

Re: SAS (almost and temporarily) closing shop

Smart way to hand over all the costs of staff to the government. SAS will save extremely much money and survive several more months in current environment. OK for employees who will get some vacation while still having an income, even tough it will be significantly lower for Captains. It's not just...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336685

SAS (almost and temporarily) closing shop https://nyheder.tv2.dk/business/2020-03-15-sas-sender-op-til-10000-ansatte-midlertidigt-hjem * Temporarily sending home 10.000 employees * Goes from 4.200 to 4.000 employees in Denmark * Cancels all but one domestic service (CPH-AAL) out of Copenhagen Artic...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162942

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Denmark introduces wage compensation for the private sector Private companies may receive wage compensation if they send employees home, in an effort to reduce lay-offs. The compensation goes into effect on the 9th of March, and is tentatively set to end on the 9th of June. The compensation will be...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146926

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

My crystal ball is no clearer than anyone else', but here goes: Norwegian will be subsidised by the Norwegian government, but only the Norwegian part of it; Norwegian SE, IE and UK will go bankrupt They will be reduced to a single Norwegian AOC, operating the 737NG only Norwegian will cease all long...

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by B777LRF
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 6446

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

Nothing at all unusual about a wide-body with full tanks and nil payload being able to fly great distances. Thank you guys for letting me know that Boeing's "miles" is nautical miles. Next time I would use kilometer for a better life...... Nothing to do with Boeing, it's aviation standard ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: Bucket Lists

* Ski the powder in Hokkaido * Fly a fast jet * Drive a 911 GT3 RS at the Nordschleife * Do an orbital flight on e.g. Virgin Galatic * Drive from coast to coast in the US in a huge RV * Spend an evening in the company of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Fry and Robbie Margot * Attend a concert by a world-clas...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182680

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Danish PM has just held a presser: All schools will close as of friday All gatherings of more than 100 people are banned All non-essential public servants are being sent home All private companies are strongly encouraged to get as many people to work from home as possible; instigate working in s...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3691

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

The Etihad A340-600 painted in F1 livery probably takes the price. It was indeed painted, in an untold number of shades, not decals. Heard whispers it was the most expensive paint job every applied to an aircraft.

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8348

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

Applying Occam's Razor, the only likely scenario is that the skipper locked the FO out of the cockpit, switched off the transponder, dumped the cabin pressurisation whilst going on oxygen and eventually pointed the nose towards somewhere deep in the Indian Ocean, where it flew on until eventually ru...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11460

Re: UK leaves european aerospacesafety agency

Nada. Just that the UK CAA will certify independently as opposed to as part of EASA. Mmm. Slight problem with that since, as of this moment in time, EASA does not plan on recognising Form 1 certificates issued by the CAA post Brexit. So what the wing factory will do, is maintain their EASA approval...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15481

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

Air Atlanta Icelandic are phasing out their 747-400s and have stated they'll be replaced by A332s and 77Ws. Sounds like a somewhat more plausible suggestion than what has already been put forward, particularly the geographically challenged idea of DL.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19806

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I'm no blogger but that sounds a bit like you just hate people? If I would be an airline I would do competitions who does the best airline picture and such. Not offend your customers. What business approach is this? Or is it because as a cargo guy you are not dealing with human passengers at all? I...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19806

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

They should welcome people that like their aviation business as they might need them one day. The blogosphere/twitterverse is largely populated by ignorants who are in the game for personal fame and profit. They can be a vindictive bunch of opinionated arseholes if they don't get their way, and don...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19806

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

The level of misplaced entitlement on this thread is staggering. I would like to make a few things clear: You do not have the "right" to anything apart from a seat in the class of cabin for which you are holding a ticket. That's it, nothing more or less. Anything above and beyond that is s...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 242t true range
Replies: 33
Views: 4891

Re: A330-300 242t true range

Guys, Zeke was kind to run some numbers using live data and a real aircraft, showing that in practical terms we're talking about an 11-hour aircraft carrying 40 tons of payload. If you don't care much for cargo, you can go for 13 hours carrying nearly 30 tons. Let's not get bogged down in choice of ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5383

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

SL1200MK2 wrote:
Piper or Cessna?


Cirrus ;)

Kos or Ibiza?

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does the US need a third political party?
Replies: 37
Views: 1234

Re: Does the US need a third political party?

Yes, as well as a fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eight. For starters.

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8148

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

The girlfriend and I like to do really long road trips, sometimes a bit spontaneous. A few years ago we decided to head off to Brussels where I used to live and work, and drove there non-stop. It's roughly a 1000 km drive, which I suppose would also be doable in an leecy' car with a few extended sto...

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by B777LRF
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the oldest amusement park in the world, charges around 150USD for a season pass including unlimited rides. A single entrance is around 15USD and a free-ride pass is around 35.

Sure it's not Disney, and so much better for it.

PS
What's a "brosband"?

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite holiday treats
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Your favorite holiday treats

Did you send your cute cousin a few of those cakes, or did you only text her d1ck pics?

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4406

Re: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%

The really telling bit is how the US administration is using a WTO ruling to slap on tariffs, at the same time the administration is turning their back on the WTO in general - an organisation the US very much brought into being. There simply is no limits to the hypocrisy of the Trump administration ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50771

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Thanks. I understand it, but I still have some questions. If an airline is not a new customer, how does the type rating stuff work then? I assume if an airline is not a new customer, the type ratings are not included in the contract? Anything is possible. KLM are phasing out their A330s and thus ha...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50771

Re: KLM considers A321 order

That’s true, but doesn't Airbus give type ratings to new customers for free? Or did I misunderstand @inkjet7? Airbus, just like Boeing, are more than willing to throw in a training package for new customers if they're converting from the competitors product. But nothing is "for free"; the...

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by B777LRF
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New 5 Year Visa for United Arab Emirates
Replies: 23
Views: 1058

Re: New 5 Year Visa for United Arab Emirates

Aaron747 wrote:
Who in their right mind would want to stay in the sandbox for 6 months at a time?!


"Working" boys and girls.

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by B777LRF
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New 5 Year Visa for United Arab Emirates
Replies: 23
Views: 1058

Re: New 5 Year Visa for United Arab Emirates

ArchGuy1 wrote:
.... and should make Dubai the most visited city in the world.


Yeah, sure, right about the time Paris, London and New York cease to exist and the world keeps turning as if nothing happened.

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World

Hungarian Goulash Soup. Best enjoyed in Alpine settings during the winter.

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by B777LRF
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11229

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

Just about every single new-hire FO in EASA land has around 250 hours TT before strapping themselves into the sharp end of a 737 or A320. Statistically speaking, then, it makes absolutely sod-all difference and just goes to prove the FAA 1500 hour rule is nothing but window dressing. LH and KL have ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?
Replies: 36
Views: 3223

Re: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?

By "everyone" I assume you meant to say "anyone who doesn't know the first thing about how aviation works".

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2548

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

Wow, I really would have problems to accept such a behavior. We have such boys in Germany as well and I hate that I have to pay for their unemployment payments with my taxes. I've had to bite my tongue more times than I care to remember. But neither I nor anybody else needs to worry about subsiding...

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 54
Views: 2305

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

The democratic way, obviously. Give the good inhabitants a vote with the following choices: 1: Join Pakistan 2: Join India 3: Become an independent state Chances of that happening is, of course, slimmer than a snowball in hell. As is usually the case with pragmatic solutions in politically charged a...

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2548

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

The 20-year old son of my girlfriend who's been sitting on his arse for the last 2 years. He refuses to start any type of education, and can't even pull himself together to start looking for a job. Now the prospects for 20-year old who's done SFA for 2 years and only has a grammar school education a...

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by B777LRF
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49447

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

It takes a certain type of idiocy and incompetence to attempt a landing on a wet runway with a 14 kts + gust tailwind component, regardless of aircraft type. Sadly, but to the surprise of nobody with inside knowledge of the industry, it comes as absolutely no surprise it was PGS who displayed such a...

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by B777LRF
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30859

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Because anytime Boeing tries to do the right thing and keep the public informed, the FAA throws a fit. Exactly. It's clear the FAA wants full information control. They don't want any outside party exposing their lack of rational progress in the return to service. Woooh, that's some tinfoil hat wear...

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by B777LRF
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30859

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Because anytime Boeing tries to do the right thing and keep the public informed, the FAA throws a fit. Can you please point us towards a single piece of information from Boeing on the RTS schedule, which ended up resembling what actually transpired? I'm of the firm belief one of the major reasons M...

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by B777LRF
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30859

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

“Repricing” the current order is just a form of compensation for the grounding delays. Instead of Boeing giving them money it is applied as credit to future aircraft. Negotiations is just how much they get. There are a lot of airlines out there repricing their current orders. That assertion is not ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3810

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Got back from Saalbach 2 days ago, and would happily return to Austria just as soon as the laundry is done. Would like to try out St. Anton or Kitzbühl next time, and might very well do so next season. Or a return to Maria Alm or Ischgl. Would also love a jaunt to Bad Gastein, just to try something ...

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4197

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

Turkey joining the EU is about as likely as a non-US team winning the "world series" of rounders.

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