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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 11, 2001 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas B747 Classics?
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

RE: Qantas B747 Classics?

I think seating on the Upper Deck on B747s were very (in fact, always) dependent on the airline. Most airliens I've come across put business class on Upper Deck, but I to remember BA's B744s in the "old" days (early 90s) have ECONOMY (3-3 config) in the upper deck - First Class and BA's Club World i...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 11, 2001 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Fly Into Wellington NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

RE: Airlines That Fly Into Wellington NZ

Hi Kiwi dave: JaseWGTN is right, sadly QF no longer flies the B763s to WLG from SYD, they've opted for B733s now.. Anyway, (I'm not sure abt this, haven't been round the airport much lately, but if anyone can confirm it'll be great), you might also get to see some of the grounded BAe146-300 and Dash...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu May 10, 2001 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheek Of Air New Zealand
Replies: 89
Views: 4912

RE: Cheek Of Air New Zealand

Excellent points and comments Oz777... Just to add-on / comment on your paragraph abt QF wanting monopoly and driving out competition so thay can charge whatever fares on their routes - it couldn't be more true... Well, actually, look across the Tasman at NZ, that is (building up a monopoly) what Ai...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue May 08, 2001 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With "monopoly" In Some Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4047

RE: Airlines With

Airbus Lover: While MH may "appear" to have a monopoly on Malaysian domestic market, I think from a business point of view I would not say it's monopoly - reason is the domestic ticket prices are regulated by the M'sian Govt and MH is losing a lot of $$ on their domestic sectors - perhaps the single...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue May 08, 2001 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Fleet Info
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

RE: Airline Fleet Info

There's an excellent web site called commercial Aircraft Census by Bill Harms - http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm While is doesn't list fleet by each airline, is does, however, list by aircraft type - (almost) every single large commercial airliner produced (mainly Airbus and Boeing) and you ca...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 07, 2001 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus/Boeing Codes
Replies: 4
Views: 5969

RE: Airbus/Boeing Codes

Hi there: Well, I could only answer part of your question... With regards to the Airbus codes that follow the number, I think the "last number" stands for the engine type in use, and the "middle number" is probably the production version of the aircraft. The "X" and the "E" seem to mean the same thi...

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by Megatop747-412
Sun May 06, 2001 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Kaszhikstan (SP) In Christchurch, NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

RE: Air Kaszhikstan (SP) In Christchurch, NZ

Hi Jase:

Hmmm.. Well, the only guess I could make is that perhaps it's there for maintenance work to be carried out by Air NZ - I thot Air NZ has a large maintenance facility in CHC?... Maybe that's why...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Apr 23, 2001 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas NZ Collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 1742

RE: Qantas NZ Collapse

Kiwi dave was right - or so it reports from the papers here in NZ. Anyway, Qantas737, Qantas (Australia) did not actuntrol" on Qantas NZ - basically what was left of the former Ansett NZ was a new airline formed - Tasman Pacific Airways of NZ - but they antered into a franchise agreement with Qantas...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Apr 17, 2001 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS To Ax Vienna And Zagreb!
Replies: 38
Views: 2708

RE: MAS To Ax Vienna And Zagreb!

OdiE: Well, I am not sure why MAS flies into EWR instead of JFK. But I think their choice of stopping in DXB instead of European cities (like SQ's SIN-FRA-JFK/SIN-AMS-EWR routes) could be a combination of reason - it could partly be political, as Malaysia has close links with the Middle East (all be...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Apr 17, 2001 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Future
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

RE: MAS Future

Hi there: Well, errr.. re your first point (increasing B737 operations to various destinations), are you sure you mean increase svcs to BKK and CGK by at least another 7 daily, or do you mean 7 weekly? I know MAS has very few flight to both places (I think only 1/2 daily) where as SQ has lots more (...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu Apr 12, 2001 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 777 W/ Winglets @ EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 3556

RE: United 777 W/ Winglets @ EWR

777x:

I think the only Star Alliance carrier with A330 painted in * color is Thai Airways - but Thai doesn't fly their A330s long haul to US... So could have been a mistake?...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Apr 11, 2001 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's MEL-LAX Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

RE: United's MEL-LAX Service

Hi Imkeww: No - I don't think there'll be 2 UA flight to AKL during Northern Summer - I think what happens UA will operate 2 separate flight out of LAX for this case, but one B744 will be LAX-MEL-LAX (think Jetfixer mentioned about it'll be UA847/848 or something like that) and another LAX-AKL-LAX U...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Apr 11, 2001 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's MEL-LAX Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

RE: United's MEL-LAX Service

Hi JETPILOT and Jetfixer, and others (incl Airnewzealand): Guess my post may not fully answer your question but here are my NZ$0.02 (not even US$0.01...! <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">) Seemed like Jetfixer beat me to this post...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/s...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Apr 10, 2001 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas BAe 146
Replies: 34
Views: 4492

RE: Qantas BAe 146

Hi Mirrodie: Well, as the 2 posts state before me, you could fly a 146 in NZ painted in Qantas colours. The a/c is operated by Tasman Pacific Airlines (or Airways?) of New Zealand, formerly Ansett New Zealand, and they operate on a franchise agreement as Qantas New Zealand. I've flown on one, from A...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Mar 06, 2001 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 747-300
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

RE: The Boeing 747-300

Another way of distinguishing between a B743 and B744 is by way of those tiny vertical antennaes on thee top of the fuselage. On a B743 (and B742), there are 2 of them - one near the front on the upper deck hump, the other towards the center. The B744 has only one that is at the hump near the front....

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Orders New Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3556

RE: Air NZ Orders New Aircraft

Oh yeah JaseWGTN you're damn right (re the most "interesting" aircraft in Wellington these days)... Sometimes watching those private Cessnas and Pipers out of WLG do seem more interesting... Geeee... what's WLG becoming??...  Smile

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest 747/777 Route
Replies: 21
Views: 3721

RE: Shortest 747/777 Route

SQ also flies the B777s from FUK (Fukuoka) to HIJ (Hiroshima) in Japan, a distance of about 230 kms...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 09, 2001 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Light Weight (Lite) Aircraft.
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

RE: Boeing 747-400 Light Weight (Lite) Aircraft.

Ha..ha.. Red Panda - that's a good answer... So, does that mean that before you make a booking to go on a flight operated by the "Lite" aircraft, they'll have to take your weight first??...  Smile

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 09, 2001 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Orders New Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3556

RE: Air NZ Orders New Aircraft

Oh yeah - I am a little surprised and do question "why" as well - but heck care - a little change is better than none! Being based in Wellington, I get to see mostly these props, with the largest jet being the B737 only (QF used to fly B763s here but dropped it in favour of the B733 with "increased"...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu Feb 01, 2001 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MaStar - MAS's BBJ...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

RE: MaStar - MAS's BBJ...?

Yo OdiE: Thanks - it helps. Hmmm... never read anywhere that they orders or bought (or maybe leased) such an aircraft - not that I know of at least... Oh well, perhaps I missed news... Thanks anyway.. You don't know about the schedules/routes they fly do you BTW??... And hey - I saw on yr profile yo...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu Feb 01, 2001 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MaStar - MAS's BBJ...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

MaStar - MAS's BBJ...?

I saw on Malaysia Airlines web site they have (or are gonig to offer service soon) a new Boeing Business Jet (737-700 BBJ) dubbed the MaStar - supposedly configured for VIP and elite business class flying only... Anyone ever heard of such offering and got any inof on it - they (MAS's web site) claim...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Jan 30, 2001 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Prohibit Smoking On Board
Replies: 29
Views: 3191

RE: Which Airline Prohibit Smoking On Board

I think SIA is 100% smoke free, as well as Air NZ... And I thot Australian carriers like Qantas is 100% smokefree too... I'm not sure about Malaysian, but their domestic is 100% I believe - not sure about all international flights do cos I've got a printed copy of their 1999 timetable (I know it's a...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Jan 29, 2001 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA 3 Class 772's Into PER
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

RE: SIA 3 Class 772's Into PER

Hi Platinum: Well, this is not quite what you want but just a point of inetrest anyway. SIA has a "unique" way of numbering their seat rows on ALL their aircraft, regardless of seat config and aircraft type used. They are as follow: First class ALWAYS start from Row 1 onwards J (Raffles/Business) Cl...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Dec 20, 2000 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Job?!
Replies: 53
Views: 2216

RE: What's Your Job?!

I'm a Telecommunications/Data Networking Engineer with a Telecommunications Company in New Zealand, specialising in areas of Data Networking Design (IP/ATM Networks and Protocols, etc). Previous jobs include a Passenger Services Officer with Singapore Airlines at Singapore Changi Airport - mainly de...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Dec 20, 2000 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA 777s On Long-hauls?
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

RE: SIA 777s On Long-hauls?

Hi there: RE The777Man's post, I think SQ's B777s with 9V-SVx registrations could be some different config as the other. I do know SQ has 2 types of configs on their B772s, one type with 3 classes (PJY) and another only 2 classes (JY) - and thank's The777Man for providsing info on which regn has whi...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Dec 18, 2000 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Combi
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

RE: 747-400 Combi

I know MH has about 2 in service right now (I think they're 9M-MHL and 9M-MHN)... Also I thought LH (Lufthansa) had a few of them as well, or am I mistaken?

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by Megatop747-412
Sat Dec 16, 2000 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Stops Service To Cairns On 24th March 2001!
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

RE: SIA Stops Service To Cairns On 24th March 2001!

Qantas737 - I thot SIA operates only A310s on their scheduled CNS flights? They use B744s for only 2 reasons - either to cater for peak period high loads (which is now) and as a military charter (thought more likely to Rockhampton)... So, I don't think you'll get to see a lots of B744s in CNS huh?...

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by Megatop747-412
Sat Dec 16, 2000 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 1885

RE: Biggest Plane

The biggest plane I've been on (and flown on too!) were the B744s of several airlines as follow: 14Dec96 TG B747-400 HS-TGP SIN-BKK 3Dec98 BA B747-436 G-CIVO SIN-BNE 14Dec98 QF B747-438 VH-OJK SYD-SIN 14Aug99 SQ B747-412 9V-SMH SIN-AKL 11Aug00 SQ B747-412 9V-SMH AKL-SIN 20Aug00 SQ B747-412 9V-SMH SI...

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by Megatop747-412
Sat Dec 16, 2000 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 1885

RE: Biggest Plane

The biggest plane I've been on (and flown on too!) were the B744s of several airlines as follow: 14Dec96 TG B747-400 HS-TGP SIN-BKK 3Dec98 BA B747-436 G-CIVO SIN-BNE 14Dec98 QF B747-438 VH-OJK SYD-SIN 14Aug99 SQ B747-412 9V-SMH SIN-AKL 11Aug00 SQ B747-412 9V-SMH AKL-SIN 20Aug00 SQ B747-412 9V-SMH SI...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Dec 13, 2000 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand And Ansett
Replies: 27
Views: 3611

RE: Air New Zealand And Ansett

Yeah VirginFlyer - it would definitely be a rwal bugger if their B763s do not get PTVs. I usually fly SIn-NZ vv, and at present, I usually try and choose a flight operated by SQ a/c mostly for the PTV reason (in case you're wondering, all SIN-NZ vv flight are code-shared SQ/NZ, operated by aircrafts...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Dec 12, 2000 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand And Ansett
Replies: 27
Views: 3611

RE: Air New Zealand And Ansett

Hi ya people: The seat pitch info fir AirNZ's international services do seem a bit confusing. I've been to the seat map section (the URL given by MattNZ above) and the last time I saw it, their B744s were losted as having 34" pitch in Pacific Class, floowed by their B762s (33") and B763s (32")... It...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Dec 12, 2000 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 In Qantas Titles?
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

RE: BA 744 In Qantas Titles?

I think those were leased planes from BA - hence it's not fully painted into QF colours. They're used as an interim plane while QF's own B744s were undergoing upgrades on their IFS etc...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Dec 11, 2000 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 767
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

RE: Qantas 767

To add to Ryanair's list, QF also uses the 763 in its daily CNS-DRW-SIN vv run I think...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Says Goodbye To 767-200
Replies: 22
Views: 4917

RE: Air NZ Says Goodbye To 767-200

Singapore_Air : NZ's joint services with SQ on SIN-NZ (both AKL & CHC services) are operated by B763s. They've phased out utilising their B762s from SIn-NZ vv a while ago. In fact, all their B767 services from NZ - Asia are operated by B763s now. They only use their B762s on Trans-Tasman services an...

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by Megatop747-412
Sun Dec 10, 2000 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin & SIA. Anything Happening? Not Much.
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

RE: Virgin & SIA. Anything Happening? Not Much.

B744 - SQ uses T3 @ LHR too...

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by Megatop747-412
Sun Dec 10, 2000 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin & SIA. Anything Happening? Not Much.
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

RE: Virgin & SIA. Anything Happening? Not Much.

I remember reading somewhere (but I can remember where tho - sorry!) that Virgin is planning to start flight into Singapore from LHR (using their own a/c, not just codeshare with one of SQ's 3 daily flights) beginning March 2001...

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by Megatop747-412
Sun Dec 10, 2000 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH 330s
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

RE: MH 330s

Errr... well yeah they're PW engines... Where will you be flying to on the A330s?

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by Megatop747-412
Sun Dec 10, 2000 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Says Goodbye To 767-200
Replies: 22
Views: 4917

RE: Air NZ Says Goodbye To 767-200

I'll be sad to see them go - they're my favorite, as it's the first EVER plane I travelled on (ZK-NBA AOTEAROA) way back in 1989 - and still remains the only B767 I'ver ever been on....

Anyway, as Englandair mentioned, any idea who will be receiving them?

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by Megatop747-412
Sat Dec 09, 2000 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAL 767-400 Emergency Landing
Replies: 16
Views: 3053

RE: CAL 767-400 Emergency Landing

CAL is indeed the stock ticker symbol for Continental airlines, so some people may not view as a mistake (whatever!) as the is some connection, like B747-437B mentioned... Just another point of interest here, Boeing's stock ticker symbol is BA - now if used here in this forum to refer to Boeing, peo...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Dec 06, 2000 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Cuts Loss Making Route! Shock!
Replies: 15
Views: 2487

RE: SIA Cuts Loss Making Route! Shock!

Airbus A3XX:

SQ's schedules SIN-CNS vv route by SQ is operated by A310s. However, I think they do upgrade it to A340s occassionally when the load is high, particularly during high season i.e. Australian Summer (Nov/Dec). You've probably manage to catch one of their A340s during the high season...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Dec 04, 2000 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNA/CNE/MCSE Etc...
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

RE: CNA/CNE/MCSE Etc...

CPDC10-30: Well, it really depends on which area of "networking" you're interested in getting into. If you're keen on something more "IT/software" like, i.e. playing about with PC, hooking up servcers etc, then I think MCSE is for you. CISCO do seem a better bet of networking tho - but it's purely "...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Dec 04, 2000 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9V-SPL `Tropical' Still Going Strong.
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

RE: 9V-SPL `Tropical' Still Going Strong.

Stephen007: I don't think SilkAir replaced thier B733s with A320 solely because of the MI185 accident... The deal/decision to replace the B733s with A320s were done way before the Dec 1997 accident, it just so happens that their replacement were due to start in 1998, which make it seem like they rep...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Dec 04, 2000 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA: LHR - Usa? No Way!
Replies: 39
Views: 2432

RE: SIA: LHR - Usa? No Way!

Just another point to add (tho not directly related to the thread's topic), I think SIA is kind of frustrated of not getting such right (LHR-US), that they actually acquired a 49% stake in Virgin instead last year. Seemd that they'll be offering SIN-US via LHR with code-share on VS's LHR-US flight s...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Dec 01, 2000 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laptop Connection Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

RE: Laptop Connection Question

Sorry of the double-post... !st one had CPDC10-30's name spelt wrongly - typo ... Sorry to all concerned...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Dec 01, 2000 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laptop Connection Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

RE: Laptop Connection Question

Gundu: CPDC10-30 is right re ADSL - it's quite complicated to setup. I believe ur using Singtel Magix right? If so, try calling singtel Magix for help, or check their website (I think it's www.singtelmagix.com.sg).... Anyway, I believe Magix's ADSL run as "PPP over Ethernet" or "ATM over Ethernet" -...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Dec 01, 2000 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laptop Connection Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

RE: Laptop Connection Question

Gundu: SPCD10-30 is right re ADSL - it's quite complicated to setup. I believe ur using Singtel Magix right? If so, try calling singtel Magix for help, or check their website (I think it's www.singtelmagix.com.sg).... Anyway, I believe Magix's ADSL run as "PPP over Ethernet" or "ATM over Ethernet" -...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Dec 01, 2000 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earthquake!
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

RE: Earthquake!

I had my first experience with earthquake just last year (Oct 1999) right here in Welllington, New Zealand. I was originally from Singapore, so NEVER had a change to experience one. Only moved here last year, desptie visitng a few times before then. Anyway, was quite a big one - something like 7.3 (...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu Nov 30, 2000 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747-300 "Nidizani"
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

RE: SAA 747-300 "Nidizani"

Hi Alain: Conair is right. As said, the US financial companies initially helpd SQ fund the purchase, and sort of leases it to SQ, hence the US registration. Remember that the B743s were order in late 70s/early 80s, when SQ is still not so strong financially, hence the help from these companies. It w...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu Nov 30, 2000 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Order For 747X & 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 4168

RE: Air New Zealand Order For 747X & 777?

Spaceman and MattNZ I believe that QF ordered 6 Longer Range B744s, which Boeing doubbed the B747-400X, as part of their 31 plane order which includes the 12 A3XXs. It's now on Boeing web site as well... Seemed that QF is now the launch customer for the newer B747-400X variant. At least that a step ...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Nov 29, 2000 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747-300 "Nidizani"
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

RE: SAA 747-300 "Nidizani"

I think the original registration of the plane (SQ registration) is N116KB instead of 9V-SQU. SQ never had any B747-312s registered as 9V-SQU, AFAIK only a B747-200F which they operated only briefly before making way for their B744Fs... FYI, SQ's B747-312B were registered as follow: 9V-SKA, N116KB, ...

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