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by northstardc4m
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table
Replies: 48
Views: 4639

Re: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table

I gave up on doing anything probative on Wikipedia due to these types of idiocy... People start citing rules that don't explain their viewpoint, refuse to support their viewpoint, cite more questionably relevant rules, start making edits without consensus, refuse to accept changes.... gah, it's noth...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 11690

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

Only thing a 717 can do that the A220 and E2 can't is the Hawaiian high-cycle utilization model... it's mostly an engine issue... the original JT8D could do it, The BR71x can do it, the CFM56, JT8D-2xx, PW1000, LEAP etc cannot handle the short flights and high cycle count. So once the 717 is too lon...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 46
Views: 10134

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was a model of the late dc-9 series targeted for the regional shorter haul market with options to make it more of a medium haul aircraft. It was produced for about 5 years and only 75 were ever made, making it the least popular md80 series aircraft. My assumption was tha...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8071

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Benjamin Smith does not seem to be of Quebecoise provenance. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario, and so I doubt whether his French is up to the standards of the AF unions! What an odd thing to say. With two official languages, Canada is bilingual from coast to coast. There are many...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 6145

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

The Comet 1 very nearly flew to HNL with Canadian Pacific... but the first delivery crashed on takeoff on the delivery flight leg from Karachi, and the rest of the order was delayed until the type was grounded and finally canceled

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by northstardc4m
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14447

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

1st flight on a Q400: Delayed due to technical problems 2nd flight on a Q400: Replacing an A320, extending flight time from 01:15 to 01:45. Was not impressed with the noise. 3rd flight on a Q400: Delayed due to door sensor warning 4th flight on a Q400: Door sensor warning during climb out, return t...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4795

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

One more for 737-200s: YYZ has one on in a regular basis flying for Raglan. Tends to park at the "northside"... sometimes on the ramp by Innotech.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

n797mx wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


Air Koryo still has IL-62s flying.
I dont really count that... It's more a official transport than airliner. Koryo schedule seems to be tu204s and an148s

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger

Why Airbus bombardier deal did not include all bombardier aircraft products? Surely according to latest news embraer-Boeing will include embraer all aircrafts covering from 50 seats to over 400 any thoughts ? Well a few things... Airbus already have a stake in ATR so getting the Q400 would be compe...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21523

Re: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

BBD has enough issues to fix before considering launching anything else new... BBD's LRT products are becoming a major money and PR black hole... Their absolutely catastrophic handling of the new streetcar order for Toronto has done a great job of blowing any additional orders in Canada off the tabl...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 36
Views: 1114

Re: The correct cured meat

Not to be pedantic, but I believe there is no such thing as an incorrect cured meat. https://www.ocado.com/productImages/129/12912011_0_640x640.jpg?identifier=1d69edab5a4c47ad44494b9b6964ae71 :yuck: Not to be pedantic, but Spam isn't a cured meat. Is it even meat? I've always considered Spam to be ...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33592

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Now that Airbus has rebranded the CSeries as the A220, I wonder what the builders plate will reflect? Especially on aircraft built prior to the rebrand. On the built frames, probably CSXXX. On the new, A220XXX. Same as when the DC-9-80 became the MD-80. Well every MD-81, MD-82 and MD-83 was certifi...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95942

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Now that Jetblue has bought the "New" A220, so it will have an all airbus fleet, does anyone think that Boeing will be able to sell their "NEW" baby Boeing to their current customer base?? Alaska, Southwest, etc??? If we go down the list of some major 737 ops: Southwest is unlik...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Why wasn't the transall C-160 successful as an airline plane?

RJMAZ wrote:
Where do you put the luggage?

It makes more sense to have luggage below the floor.


Most commuter props don't have underfloor luggage... it's fore and/or aft the passenger cabin on the same level.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9373

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

I think it's PR-VDR, the color scheme looks like a match and its been in an out of SXM a few times

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s
Replies: 34
Views: 6612

Re: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s

aristoenigma wrote:
Are any of the 767s candidates for sale for cargo conversions?


Rouge has some late production ones that would be ideal... but the question is how long will Rouge keep them?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 12170

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

So... bets on Joachim Löw being kicked out the door very shortly? And forgive me one moment while my German blood rages... :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5777

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

If they don't move soon the union will likely extract >400k per aircraft out of them. If I was BBD I would expect Doug Ford to kick in some cash to remain in Ontario (maybe North Bay?) or move somewhere else where the unions aren't so difficult and/or the government is more welcoming. Either that o...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smart House Owners
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Smart House Owners

Google Home Mini (living room) Alexa Dot (bedroom) Logitech Harmony Chromecast x2 Several outlet controllers 3 light switches Ecobee thermostat We had a Hue setup but it's easier to do the wall switches if you can with the house wiring... I am fortunate that despite the age of the house the switches...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental transatlantic network before People Express acquisition?
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Re: Continental transatlantic network before People Express acquisition?

MIA-LGW was well after PE... 1989.

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3372

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

flymco753 wrote:
I’m thinking YYC-DTW, plenty of connecting opportunities to places throughout the Midwest, Great Lakes and Greater Appalachia. I can see them doing what AM does with ATL, maybe 6 or so stations like YVR, YEG, YYC, YWG, YHZ, and YUL.


Would Delta want to poach MSP connections though in favor of DTW?

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page

Because Tier 3 operations have been debranded. They still operate as Air Canada affiliated flights with AC codeshares but they are no longer part of the Air Canada Express banner, this applies to EVAS and Air Georgian B1900D operations.

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3522

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Since 1999... Username info got reset in 2001.

Tldr; too farking long

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8581

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

YYZatcboy wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
YYZatcboy wrote:

What is that in a real temperature scale?


283.15


Thanks. That's pretty cold. Should have also included the sarcasm smiley :P
Well you did say "real" temperature... [emoji6]

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8581

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does catering work at isolated airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: How does catering work at isolated airports?

Well I know for Jazz's Dash 8 services to outstations drinks are catered round trip if no outstation catering is available. Since it's all basically drinks and snacks the only issue is hot water which can be serviced pretty much everywhere even for RON services. I've been on a few flights were potab...

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by northstardc4m
Wed May 30, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct vintage video game
Replies: 33
Views: 1520

Re: The correct vintage video game

No love for Looping on the Colecovision in here? That was my first airplane game!

Castle Adventure... can't leave that out!

And as an 8 year old I spent far too much time getting to know the Peter Gunn Theme playing Spyhunter

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by northstardc4m
Fri May 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8704

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

What you are talking about is basically what Boeing proposed as one of the 727-300 idea... 3 "small fan" CFM56s, 2 man flight deck, fuselage stretch for 4 more rows of economy passengers. It would of had an improved wing and obviously a new tail section to fit the bigger engines. The 757 k...

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by northstardc4m
Mon May 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 13221

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

It is an interesting list... though I question score 5, CDA... isn't that more up to Air Traffic Control than in control of the airline?

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 19, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 25001

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

It was talked about, AA wanted a 777 that would fit the same gates as DC-10s, but it never was ordered, the weight increase was prohibitive.

The fact they are doing it all over again is interesting though

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by northstardc4m
Fri May 18, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8898

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Pan Am and National has to be the worst merger of two airlines in history. PA paid a huge premium for National and then dismantled what is purchased. National's DC-10 made PA's fleet with L-1011-500 and 747's very complex with GE, Rolls Royce and Pratt engines. Buying a Miami based airline did noth...

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 403
Views: 77799

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Well this showed up at YYZ today... sorry about the potato quality I didn't have time to take a proper pic, thing came in over Dixie Rd as i was heading home and I did a quick run to the north ramp to get a pic with my phone... and unfortunately a 757 was blocking the view from the otherside of the ...

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by northstardc4m
Sun May 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 6323

Re: Air Koryo speculations

A few leased A320s or C919s and maybe eventually a couple 787s to re-open Europe and start LAX... but I don't see re-unification coming. First a few sanctions come off then more over time and I can see an updated Air Koryo supported by one of the Chinese airline groups, but not KAL or Asiana, not ye...

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 10, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)

Air Canada to my knowledge has never had a first class and they actually branded their business class as "executive first" for many years. Air Canada did have full F/J/Y on 747s and L1011-500s: http://www.departedflights.com/ACL151091.html http://www.departedflights.com/AC7441092.html htt...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17345

Re: WestJet and the 787

Ratings: Interior A- (current 763 is D) Exterior C (current is B) Inside it looks very very good... but that paint scheme I am very disappointed with... why change the font? The current one is distinctive and effective, this new one is boring and indistinct. Also they should of kept the Mapleleaf/ar...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 08, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6275

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

Thanks for the link ! I have always loved the Frank Borman story with eastern taking a dozen A300... it was a time when people were a lot more wreckless and adventurous than today...much like Juan Trippe bet on the 747... Best Regards TRB In the end, the A300 order is probably what got Borman ouste...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 08, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6275

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

From the article: "Together, the two nations teamed up to build the Concorde. To this date, the Concorde remains the world's first and only commercially viable supersonic airliner." http://speedreaders.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tupolev-Tu144-sinsheim.jpg https://www.nytimes.com/2003...

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by northstardc4m
Sun May 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct font
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: The correct font

*painfully serious eye roll* You are all wrong... Microgramma Modern with 0 (100%) kearning and 1.2 line spacing is the correct font. /s No really I find these discussions quite amusing... As someone who reproduces Airline logos as part of my hobby, I have played with more font options that I can re...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 6043

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Well just to ad both ANA and/or JAL show up most fall seasons in YYZ for foliage tour charters. As i recall JAL supposedly was in talks to start NRT-YYZ in the late 90s in co-operation with Canadian, but I don't know what happened to that, obviously never happened.

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5777

Re: Bombardier sells Downsview Production plant

Found a link in the local Mississauga News https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/8094217-airport-authority-buys-international-centre-in-mississauga/ Interesting to see that... I actually have a trade show there this weekend (setup is happening right now). Since the International Center used to be ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5777

Re: Bombardier sells Downsview Production plant

queb wrote:
In fact, only the site has been sold, the plant will be relocated at Pearson Airport.


Again only the Global Business jets are being moved to Pearson, not the Q400... they have not stated where the Q400 line will be moved to.

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5777

Bombardier sells Downsview Production plant

https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/05/03/bombardier-selling-downsview-property-for-635m.htm https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-bombardier-says-it-is-selling-downsview-site-to-pension-fund-profit/ $635M CAD price tag. Out by 2023 at the latest... no word on future production site for...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 10198

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

With the recent fleet plans, AC seems to have thrown the "all-Boeing fleet" idea out the window. In the medium-term, AC's narrowbody fleet will consist of the CS300, 737 MAX 8, and A321, which have basically 0 commonality between them. I don't think the 11 MAX 9s will be taken up; the def...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1836

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

Image

:cheeky:

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10254

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

northstardc4m, The 50% advantage could not have been produced by a poll with the passengers. It would be very simple to board a Swiss Air Lines flight with a decibel meter and get measurements inside the aircraft. This low value is consistent with the information that the external noise of the 190E...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10254

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/278333/milestone-for-embraers-e2-jet-as-widere-operates-first-commercial-flight/ It seems that in one more aspect the 190E2 surpassed the goals. This time concerning to the internal noise, which is a parameter of comfort especially relevant in long...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4088

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

The A320 prototype F-WWBA was built as a -100 and later modified to -200 standard, and is still in flying condition (hasn't flown in a while though). Strictly answering the OP's question, this means the A320-100 is still flying, even if it's something else on paper today. In addition to this, it's ...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10254

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/278333/milestone-for-embraers-e2-jet-as-widere-operates-first-commercial-flight/ It seems that in one more aspect the 190E2 surpassed the goals. This time concerning to the internal noise, which is a parameter of comfort especially relevant in long...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 10254

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/278333/milestone-for-embraers-e2-jet-as-widere-operates-first-commercial-flight/ It seems that in one more aspect the 190E2 surpassed the goals. This time concerning to the internal noise, which is a parameter of comfort especially relevant in long...

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