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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche
Replies: 28
Views: 8760

RE: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche

Ruscoe: If Boeing claims are true, the 747 ADV would have a significant amount of composite materials, probably more than the A380 (no idea how much the 380 has) , that would make it much lighter than the A380 and therefore it would have a lower seat mile costs, wouldn't it? I think people have been...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche
Replies: 28
Views: 8760

RE: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche

Apparently they would:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/q1/nr_040209g.html

PPVRA

PS: Read 3 last paragraphs.

[Edited 2004-11-19 00:00:50]

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SU-35 Vs. Su-30 Mkiii
Replies: 2
Views: 13711

SU-35 Vs. Su-30 Mkiii

I've been having a tough time looking for info on the <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym>-35, can anyone te me a good website about it? And what are your thoughts on these two aircraft? Why is the <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym>-30 so popular? Is i...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3076

RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Juanr:

I know, but It' Ironic since Colombia is in South America. Ironic is a better word for what I meant.

PPVRA

[Edited 2004-11-18 23:26:58]

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Progress News Conference
Replies: 49
Views: 8844

RE: 7E7 Progress News Conference

Are those red squares on the fuselage the cargo doors? If they are, any one has an idea why they would make them out of aluminum? Why not the lite carbon laminate?

Thanks,

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3076

RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Juanr:

LOL...that's kinda ridiculous since your from Colombia...but pretty funny too...

BTW, I crossed the Prime meridian not the International date line.

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UN And Oil For Food...
Replies: 39
Views: 3121

RE: The UN And Oil For Food...

Schoenorama: I don't care how "holy" you may think the UN is, the fact is that in EVERY political institution there is the possibility of corruption. As for their investigation into themselves (  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif" ALT="Nuts"> ) ....How do you feel about the Bush administr...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche
Replies: 28
Views: 8760

RE: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche

"You can't just "apply" new technologies to an aircraft, the 7E7 is a revolutionary design that includes many new technologies that will require the complete redesign of an aircraft from the very START of the design process Wasn't the 747 Adv. a strech version of the 747 to compete with the A380? If...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best In Latin America
Replies: 42
Views: 5593

RE: The Best In Latin America

Oh yeah? Ok, but nobody can deny Brasil is THE BEST country in Football, not only in Latin America but in the WORLD...Before moving on with this interesting thread turned ridiculous let's start again by maybe staying away from this versus that threads (we are surely not mature enough) and...CRAP I f...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3076

Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?


I've crossed:

Equator
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
International date line

Need to work on the Antartic and Arctic circles!

Which one's have you crossed?

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many Foreign Languages Do You Speak?
Replies: 62
Views: 3930

RE: How Many Foreign Languages Do You Speak?

Portuguese (Brazil) (native)
Deutsch (basic conversation)
Spanish (can understand most of it)
English (fluently)

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "look, He Is Pretending He Is Dead... Now He Is.."
Replies: 143
Views: 4797

RE: "look, He Is Pretending He Is Dead... Now He Is.."

I did not read al the posts, but from the few i did I know where this is going... Isn't there an investigation going on? If there is, <acronym title="Panama City (Balboa / Fort Kobbe) - Howard (AFB) (HOW / MPHO), Panama">HOW</acronym> <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> EARTH <acronym title="CUR...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UN And Oil For Food...
Replies: 39
Views: 3121

RE: The UN And Oil For Food...

Look, I seriously don't give a sh*t whether you think something went wrong or not in the OFF program...However, corruptions goes on ALOT more than you europeans/americans realize, so I would expect every nation to support an investigation over this outregeous allegations. After all, would you like t...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best In Latin America
Replies: 42
Views: 5593

RE: The Best In Latin America

REC new terminal is really nice too: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/620763/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/620763/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche
Replies: 28
Views: 8760

RE: Boeing Considers A New 747 Niche

I think Boeing should apply the 7E7 technology to the 747adv. If they built it with composite materials, the new 747 Adv would be much lighter and probably surpass the A380 pretty quick. As a matter of fact, they could probably built an even larger aircraft and it would have similar economics to an ...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HELP...BA Are Screwing Me!
Replies: 46
Views: 5109

RE: HELP...BA Are Screwing Me!

You could try to fly on stand-by on an earlier flight (If BA offers it).

Good Luck!

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Vs LAN
Replies: 78
Views: 4916

RE: TAM Vs LAN

Now it's extra-official: FRB is extra clueless... According with <a href="http://www.panrotas.com.br" target=_blank>http://www.panrotas.com.br</a> Ex-Varig superbly competent CEO, Mr. Pinto, and now CEO of expanding and growing TAP has been elected president of the European Airline Association (...o...

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uair MVD-MDZ-SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 1791

RE: Uair MVD-MDZ-SCL

According to their website they don't fly SCL...unless they they will launch it soon and are advertising it already...

http://www.uair.com

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Case: And The Winner Is...
Replies: 68
Views: 7201

RE: Avianca Case: And The Winner Is...

"Ocean Air flies about 20,000 passengers a month on its 10 Bombardier aircraft and had become the biggest regional airline in Brazil since beginning operations as a taxi carrier for oil companies more than two years ago, he said." LOL...they fly the much more superior Embraer aircraft! <img src...

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tame Orders E-170/E-190
Replies: 18
Views: 3643

RE: Tame Orders E-170/E-190

They got a picture on their website of how they should look like:

http://www.embraer.com

PPVRA

[Edited 2004-11-17 00:23:09]

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 195, Any News On The Programm?
Replies: 7
Views: 4847

RE: Embraer 195, Any News On The Programm?

Vector:

Do you know why they haven't released any pictures of the prototype? They released some of the 170 and 190 (175?) still undergoing production. But great news that the programm is on schedule!

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets Now On 767 And 777
Replies: 31
Views: 12145

RE: Winglets Now On 767 And 777

Question: If winglets significantly help efficiency, why do some airlines still orders winglet-less aircraft?

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Approaches?
Replies: 54
Views: 6803

RE: Best Approaches?

CGH is awesome: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/634881/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/634881/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/8/8/634881.j...

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by PPVRA
Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Nonstop To Uruguay
Replies: 20
Views: 3520

RE: AA Nonstop To Uruguay

WOW! So I'm guessing <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will be the airline to start service out of MVD??? Very complex scenario if you count in <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/OneWorld, Pluna/<acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym>/STAR...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Expands To Bolivia
Replies: 34
Views: 2959

RE: GOL Expands To Bolivia

"Any news about the <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym>?" Thumbs up for INFRAERO's public relations!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/yeahsure.gif" ALT="Yeah sure"> ...Th...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Vs LAN
Replies: 78
Views: 4916

RE: TAM Vs LAN

"TAP started flights to NE Brazil soon after its new CEO took over (1995?) - he was the previous CEO of VARIG at its high time, and has a deep knowledge of the aviation market in Brazil. He took over TAP with his team from <acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym> - about 6 other...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 195, Any News On The Programm?
Replies: 7
Views: 4847

RE: Embraer 195, Any News On The Programm?

Thanks NoseDive!

I knew about Crossair orders, and their website in Portuguese (info is a bit different) says it woud fly by the end of 04, but then... they haven't made any noise about it and I was wondering why...Can't wait to see it fy!!!

Thanks anyways!

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iraq Scam
Replies: 21
Views: 1784

RE: Iraq Scam

"Will "Iraq Scam" be Dubya's downfall?"

Why would it?

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Vs LAN
Replies: 78
Views: 4916

RE: TAM Vs LAN

SOUTHAMERICA: I have to agree with what you said, but I don't think neither airline slept 'on the laurels', the northeast of Brasil is just recently growing significantly- after many failed attempts to revitalize their economy throughout their history. So I would say that TAP reacted quicker to the ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 195, Any News On The Programm?
Replies: 7
Views: 4847

Embraer 195, Any News On The Programm?

Haven't heard anything in a looong time, roll out date?? first flight?? anything??

PPVRA

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First International Flight
Replies: 95
Views: 8388

RE: Your First International Flight

Early 1989 <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>-<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> (<acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>-...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Expands To Bolivia
Replies: 34
Views: 2959

RE: GOL Expands To Bolivia

Obrigado Hardi! "Something which is common sense for us, but was not for INFRAERO and its bunch of ex-military staff!" heheheh,lol very true...sometimes I can't believe how well you got into the Brazilian way of life! Hopefully they'll get that promised Subway linking <acronym title="SATA Air Azores...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best In Latin America
Replies: 42
Views: 5593

RE: The Best In Latin America

Ok, I agree that <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> has been basically abandoned by Infraero and it looks horrible from the inside, but I still like the airport and must agree with the magazine. IMO, it really is an easy airport to walk ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LatinAmerica´s Aviation By 2010?
Replies: 380
Views: 15052

RE: LatinAmerica´s Aviation By 2010?

Hey! "What are the reasons for a country to be downgraded from CAT-I to CAT-II?" I believe Argentina is in Cat <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> only because of their economic crisis, not any technical reason. I think the FAA downgrades any country that defaults. As for Ecu...

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 7482

RE: Best Airline Livery

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/210720/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/210720/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/2/7/210720.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" ...

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Aviation Decisions In History
Replies: 28
Views: 5613

RE: Worst Aviation Decisions In History

-Fundacao Rubem Berta management of RG.

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Expands To Bolivia
Replies: 34
Views: 2959

RE: GOL Expands To Bolivia

Thanks for the warm welcome guys! SOUTHAMERICA: The flight restrictions for the ponte aerea are for <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont (SDU / SBRJ), Brazil">SDU</acronym>. However, there were talks to restrict flights into <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Congonhas (CGH / SBSP), Brazil">CGH</...

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Thinking Of Landing In China
Replies: 20
Views: 3925

RE: LAN Thinking Of Landing In China

SOUTHAMERICA: I wonder why too, <acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym> is starting flights to <acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> instead <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: H...

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Expands To Bolivia
Replies: 34
Views: 2959

RE: GOL Expands To Bolivia

Hey!! My first post!! As you could probably guess, I've been reading these posts for sometime now...awesome website!!! So, here goes my first question: "Ultimately, it will treat Peruvian and Brazilian air space and flight operations as "domestic", which means airlines of both countries will have th...

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