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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164421

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

631 deaths now in Italy from 10000 cases. That’s 6% of known cases dying, though it would be less if the unknowns are added. Still a very high number for a ‘flu’ strain as some keep calling it.

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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164421

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Do we know why northern Italy was affected so badly by this virus quite early on? Yet the UK, with all the flights from China & Korea seems a long way behind the curve. It doesn't make sense, unless the UK just aren't testing for it.

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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9189

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

Simply bolt another 'tail' on the other side and its good to go.

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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

Climate change: The UK cannot go climate neutral much before 2050, unless people stop flying and eating red meat almost completely, a report says. But it warns that the British public do not look ready to take such steps and substantially change their lifestyle. The report challenges the views of ca...

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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164421

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... r-11954229
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This doctor explains what its really like in an Italian hospital. They have to decide who will live, who will die. There are just too many people to help them all. Like a war field hospital.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... r-11954229

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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183318

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51809318
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'Ghost' and largely empty flights are operating because EU 'Use it or lose it' rules still apply to UK slot restricted airports.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51809318

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by uta999
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183318

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

There appears to be a cluster of five deaths (of 30) in France, with possible links to CDG airport north of Paris. These are tiny villages where people commute to work there. The death rate from the virus in Italy appears to be the highest in the world at 5-6%. Italy has one of the oldest population...

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by uta999
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183318

Re: Lufthansa is considering to ground entire A380 fleet

Lease them all to BA. Paint and a few headrest covers, job done.

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by uta999
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149707

Re: DY about to go bust?

I wonder if credit card companies are holding onto their money yet. That will be the sign of things to come for DY.

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by uta999
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8271

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... death_rate
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World road deaths = 1.35 million per year

COVI19 deaths (mainly the old and ill) = 3100 approx, though some would have died anyway through ill-health.

I will take my chances.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... death_rate

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by uta999
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8271

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Here is a useful UN chart of world births and deaths. Approximately 60 million die each year. That is already 1% of us. This is likely to increase as the world population continues to grow by a birth rate of 140+ million per year. An increase to 2% will in fact stop population growth. I will let you...

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by uta999
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116003

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Perhaps Easyjet should create a UK regional division, paint the Q400's bright orange and call it Easy(prop). A great way to get their brand into LHR quickly.

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by uta999
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 70
Views: 9669

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

A hybrid would be far better in terms of safety, at least initially. Think about the bad weather, go-arounds and diversions recently in the UK and EU. Some flights ended up returning to their departure airport. That would cut the useful range down to 150 miles!

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by uta999
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183318

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

This could very well be the end for the remaining BA 744 fleet, in a similar way to Concorde after 9/11.

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by uta999
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

With three runways, the taxi distance to/from the holding point(s) will be greatly reduced, as at least two of the runways will be used in mixed-mode. It will also mean there are two departure runways during the peaks, and two landing runways most of the time. That's an awful lot less wasted fuel on...

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by uta999
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73666

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

Hypothetically, how do you ever recover from building 750 new MAX a/c that will never fly again? What can be salvaged, removed and used again and on what? Could some MAX's be used by the military or cargo operators with modifications? I think up to 85% would need to be written off or scrapped. Then ...

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by uta999
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It’s more irrational to think not building one runway in the southeast of England, is going to have any environmental impact at all. Particularly given the average 20 minute delays, plus 15 minute taxi times (x 480000) now, which would evaporate completely by building a third runway. This ruling is ...

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by uta999
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

What LHR could do if it were allowed, is use both runways in mix-mode for three hours during the morning and evening peak. It’s a nonsense that ATC can only use two landing runways for one hour a day. No-one of any importance would even notice if they use both for ultra-quiet a/c like 787/350/220/NE...

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by uta999
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95790

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Will every single MAX need new tyres, brakes disk/pads/fluid etc? What about the engines and fuel system?

That's a lot of long-term moisture and rust deposit damage.

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by uta999
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

So Boris has deliberately killed off the 3rd runway to save face. Could he now be planning an announcement to build Boris Island instead, and presumably close LHR.

I think not.

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by uta999
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It’s very simple. A Heathrow with three runways in eight years time would be much greener, cleaner, quieter and far far better for the planet than it is today. Even with more flights, spread across three approaches rather than just one. Zero delays vs 20 minutes now, Mixed mode runways means less 2 ...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Rubbish. Typical cost is < 10 billion € per 100 miles of 2-way track, even accounting for significant tunnel and bridge construction. TBH, rail projects are often subject to the same NIMBY'ism as any other construction project so it's cheaper and faster to put it in a tunnel than to fight with all ...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

However, often overlooked is the fact that high speed rail costs around £100B per 100 miles of track, takes 20 years to build, and demolishes more houses, communities, fields, woodland and decimates more AONB than a few extra flights at LHR. The electricity used is a very minor matter when it comes...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

The fact is that most people in the UK don't live in the London area. Millions of journeys are be made just to get to LHR to catch a plane. How about utilising the spare capacity at the UK's regional airports ? We know that airlines want to fly to LHR, but maybe the planes should fly nearer to the ...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

uta999 wrote:
KFTG wrote:
If then need was so dire for a 3rd runway, why did they close the 3rd runway they already had?


Runway 23/05 was a crosswind only runway which was used around 1% of the time as it interfered with operations on both the 28s.

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

KFTG wrote:
If then need was so dire for a 3rd runway, why did they close the 3rd runway they already had?


Runway 23/05 was a crosswind only runway which was used around 1% of the time as it interfered with operations on both the 27s.

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Do we know where this electricity is mostly used? Or is it released into the electricity grid with the rest. I am not too familiar with how this work so I am curious to know if 30% of train electricity also comes from renewable sources. Everything in the grid is 'mixed' so you can't tell that where...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Why can't Stansted expand? Plenty of space. Takes the pressure of LHR. Impossible to get to for 95% of London and the SE for a start. I thought it had a direct rail link like Gatwick? How do I get from Gatwick to Stansted Airport? Unfortunately there is no direct Gatwick to Stansted airport train. ...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

NZ321 wrote:
Why can't Stansted expand? Plenty of space. Takes the pressure of LHR.


Impossible to get to for 95% of London and the SE for a start. Stansted, like Luton is a bit of a hobby airport. Just there for the locals.

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

The No 3rd runway and extinction rebellion movement as a whole has absolutely nothing to do with climate change. They are simply the modern hypercritical middle-class NIMBY's of old, who eat, drink, drive, travel, pollute and procreate like everyone else, but still moan about it to make themselves f...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

A lot of us who don’t live next to Heathrow are pretty exasperated by this whole situation. Just build the damn expansion already. I can understand those living next door to LHR being against it though. You mean the people who decided to move next door to an international airport,complaining about ...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Heathrow should turn this to their advantage. By agreeing to no third runway in favour of an increased cap to 650000, a new terminal 6 with 100 new gates and an end to runway alternation. Mixed-mode operations on both runways, and improvements to the night quota by landing on easterlies.

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13711

Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling putting the project in turmoil. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693 Heathrow Airport: Plans for third runway plans in tatters after legal defeat https://news.sky.com/story/heathrow-airport-plans-for-third-runway-plans-in-tatters-after-legal...

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by uta999
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149707

Re: DY about to go bust?

Another way of looking at this is the Coronavirus and the Boeing MAX issues could actually save DY, at least until both are eventually resolved. Every airline and travel company will be in the same situation, even the majors like CX, LH, AF/KLM and AIG. There will be both government and shareholder ...

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by uta999
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95790

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

I expect this all stems from the various FOD found in the wing tanks and behind fuselage cabin insulation panels on the 787 line. Sh*t sticks.

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by uta999
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95790

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

So realistically, Boeing are looking at a grounding lasting 18 months at least. Can a 50 year-old design ever recover from that? By comparison, the DC-10 was only three years old when it was going through something similar. I think the MAX is now at 50/50 whether it will ever fly again. Those are sh...

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by uta999
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57650

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/ ... /htmlview#
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Scroll down and click on 787 Production list, the current production

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/ ... /htmlview#

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by uta999
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?
Replies: 46
Views: 6788

Re: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?

dc10lover wrote:
Can you attach a Trent XWB Jet Engine to the Boeing 787?


You can but due to the fan size, you would need to mount it further forward and higher. Oh wait....

We have software that can deal with that.

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by uta999
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

Quite a few go arounds at LGW this morning. Norwegian from Miami just missed its second attempt. Storm Dennis is still around.

She’s now off to Copenhagen. Cathay just missed her second attempt too.

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by uta999
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

Go around at both LHR and LGW. EK3 now on its second attempt.

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by uta999
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en# ... tr=1;dn=1;
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Live Lightning Map showing the extreme low pressure 920 hPa (Hectopascal), just off the north of Scotland.

https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en# ... tr=1;dn=1;

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by uta999
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

Flights cancelled British Airways and easyJet have confirmed cancellations as planes have been grounded for safety reasons. Anyone planning to fly today is advised to check their airline's website for the latest updates. More than 230 easyJet flights in and out of the UK on Saturday have been cancel...

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by uta999
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51512824
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EasyJet cancels 234 flights and BA to merge or cancel some flights today and tomorrow due to Storm Dennis. High winds and a months worth of rain to fall in the next 24 hours.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51512824

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by uta999
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57650

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

BA's first 787-10 (956) G-ZBLA due for delivery next week, 20th February 2020 according to 787 Blog.

nyc787.blogspot.com/

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by uta999
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16811

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I think even Heathrow PLC now know its never going to happen. Plan B could be Heathrow 2, standing for 2 runways. Increase movements to 650k, by introducing a 1500m displaced threshold for the NB’s. This could add 20-30% capacity and reduce delays/emissions/noise. Then build a new terminal and 100 s...

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by uta999
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: UK storm today

LHR affected now. Lots of go-around and very few approaches.

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by uta999
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Lots of go-arounds and likely diversions today, due to high winds.

LGW already seeing the most. LHR likely to follow.

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by uta999
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95790

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

By halting production, Boeing has admitted they cannot fix the MAX and satisfy the various regulators. The only option now is to drop MCAS altogether and certify it without augmentation of any kind. That should have been the aim a year ago, in fact five years ago.

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