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by solarflyer22
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EADS To Sell Planes In Euro, Abolishing USD
Replies: 70
Views: 15579

EADS To Sell Planes In Euro, Abolishing USD

This makes sense and I am frankly surprised they didn't do it sooner. Long term there is more printing of dollars vs. euros. If <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> has some Francs they'd be smart to buy some EAD's planes right ab...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800 Question
Replies: 41
Views: 24141

RE: Boeing 737-800 Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/XT6Wagon" class="quote" target="_blank">XT6Wagon</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>They are roughly in the same place for a...

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by solarflyer22
Tue May 31, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran Forbid Overflight Of German Air Force Airbus
Replies: 34
Views: 16071

RE: Iran Forbid Overflight Of German Air Force Airbus

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EZEIZA" class="quote" target="_blank">EZEIZA</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>But then why allow one plane and not the oth...

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by solarflyer22
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under Tarmac Heating
Replies: 34
Views: 9898

RE: Under Tarmac Heating

So, I think I saw this in Northern Iran where they get light snow on occasion. They actually take an aircraft and drive it around to let the exhaust blow snow off the runway. Fuel there is cheap and snow trucks are non-existent so it actually makes some sense.

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by solarflyer22
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under Tarmac Heating
Replies: 34
Views: 9898

RE: Under Tarmac Heating

Yeah, I've wondered this too but it doesn't work. There are too many issues that prevent it from working. #1 is drainage. You can lay down wires over the runway to melt snow as it comes in as people do on steps and then roll it back up after the storm. Problem is it needs somewhere to melt off too. ...

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by solarflyer22
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EIS 787 Could Be 2011 After Trent 1000 Test
Replies: 90
Views: 23800

RE: EIS 787 Could Be 2011 After Trent 1000 Test

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lightsaber" class="quote" target="_blank">lightsaber</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>The 787 will be a case study in poor...

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by solarflyer22
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EIS 787 Could Be 2011 After Trent 1000 Test
Replies: 90
Views: 23800

EIS 787 Could Be 2011 After Trent 1000 Test

Why don't they just switch to GenX and maintain the delivery schedule? That engine is on track as far as I know and is probably the better engine anyway. It was always intended for the 787 and for a while I thought it was the only choice. This is actually a Rolls Royce problem. Doesn't really appear...

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by solarflyer22
Tue May 25, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Makes LH Successful?
Replies: 39
Views: 10827

RE: What Makes LH Successful?

They're well run in general. I do think part of their success is that their hub airports have had significant investments made into them. Frankfurt and Munich airports are better airports to operate out of than say Heathrow or <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">...

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by solarflyer22
Wed May 05, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bosnia's BH Airlines Bans Pork And Alcohol
Replies: 74
Views: 8633

RE: Bosnia's BH Airlines Bans Pork And Alcohol

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tharanga" class="quote" target="_blank">tharanga</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>'Ban' is an incorrect word here. If an a...

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by solarflyer22
Wed May 05, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bosnia's BH Airlines Bans Pork And Alcohol
Replies: 74
Views: 8633

RE: Bosnia's BH Airlines Bans Pork And Alcohol

The point is that its not reasonable to enforce a particular religions customs on everyone onboard a plane when you know for a fact that not everyone onboard is a member of that religion. If you are not doing something that encroaches on another person's rights and is not a safety hazard then why ar...

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by solarflyer22
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran Issues Ban Warning Over Gulf Identification
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

RE: Iran Issues Ban Warning Over Gulf Identification

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ElmoTheHobo" class="quote" target="_blank">ElmoTheHobo</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i>Madrassa al Amriki" </i></font></t...

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by solarflyer22
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran Issues Ban Warning Over Gulf Identification
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

RE: Iran Issues Ban Warning Over Gulf Identification

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ElmoTheHobo" class="quote" target="_blank">ElmoTheHobo</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> besides the Arabs get the "Arabian ...

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by solarflyer22
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heated Runways: Why Not?
Replies: 42
Views: 12692

RE: Heated Runways: Why Not?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Molykote" class="quote" target="_blank">Molykote</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>So our runway consists of ~205 million ...

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by solarflyer22
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heated Runways: Why Not?
Replies: 42
Views: 12692

RE: Heated Runways: Why Not?

I have thought of the exact same thing too. My idea was lay down metal wire lines across 1 runway. Run current through it BEFORE the storm and let it prevent accumulation. Problem is I don't know where the melted snow runs off too before it freezes. You could bury the lines in the pavement like they...

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by solarflyer22
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?
Replies: 119
Views: 24453

RE: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?

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