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by WorldTraveller
Wed Dec 06, 2000 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Long Haul
Replies: 17
Views: 2073

RE: British Airways Long Haul

I think BA offers great value for money and I always had very nice longhaul flights with them.

And with New World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, new Club World and New First which European or US airline can match them? None.

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the WorldTraveller

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Wed Dec 06, 2000 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Dusseldorf
Replies: 21
Views: 1611

RE: Emirates To Dusseldorf

Wooohooooo....... 

This is definetively very good news for DUS airport.

Any chance that they use the A332 on that route?

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Dec 04, 2000 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Solo Today
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

RE: I Solo Today

Well, good luck then!!!

Happy landings but don't worry, you'll end up hitting earth anyway...  

How about a report to us after you had a cold shower tonight?

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Dec 04, 2000 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Wings Fold?
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

RE: A3XX Wings Fold?

I guess this feature would be too costly for airlines, look at the B777...

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Dec 04, 2000 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most 747's In Fleet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1826

RE: Most 747's In Fleet?

He's right, it's Japan Airlines, BA is second.

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Dec 04, 2000 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Needs A New Large Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 3664

RE: British Airways Needs A New Large Aircraft

In several interviews last week, Airbus' CEO Foregard said that Airbus is in "final" negotiations with British Airways (and LH, Virgin, CX) about the A3XX. I believe BA will go A3XX, not B747X in the future and that they DON'T have time to wait. If they want to be ready to compete with Singapore, Em...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Dec 01, 2000 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funniest Usernames!
Replies: 73
Views: 1570

RE: Funniest Usernames!

How about

"TWAneedshelp"

and

"TWAneedsNOhelp"?

 

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Dec 01, 2000 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747X May Not Be What You Think...
Replies: 40
Views: 2970

RE: 747X May Not Be What You Think...

But to which airlines does Boeing want to sell its NLA in, say, 2010? All carriers in need for more capacity would have ordered the A3XX by then. The order battle is going on RIGHT NOW, and it seems the A3XX is doing quite well. I think Boeing will at least go ahead with the B747-400X and the B747X ...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Dec 01, 2000 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Not Playing Fair
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

RE: Embraer Not Playing Fair

Does anybody else sees Airbus vs Boeing #2 on the horizon...?

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Airbus Discount
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

RE: Qantas Airbus Discount

Launch customers typically get discounts of 20-30% off list price.

At Airbus AND AT BOEING.

What do you think United had to pay for its B777????
Or Southwest for its B737NG????

List price????

Come on guys, this is so ridiculous!

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!
Replies: 45
Views: 1505

RE: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!

L'Espace 180, what I meant with "updated cockpit" were the new LCD displays. I read they will be larger, and more of the shape of an A4 paper, if you know what I mean (vertically larger).

Anybody with more info?

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!
Replies: 45
Views: 1505

RE: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!

F4N, I agree with you big time! Those little CFM engines looked a little bit silly on the A340 though. The Trent 500 looks great for sure. Do you know what I first thought as I saw these pics? I thought it was a very good-looking B707 with new engines... Too sad I never experienced a B707! Well, wou...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing Stop The 747X?
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

RE: Could Boeing Stop The 747X?

I just can't see an A3XX order by Japanese carriers. They didn't order the A330/A340 too. Maybe ANA if they wants something to differentiate themselves from JAL... I agree with F4N that the B747X freigther has a big potential. From what I read, they might be better suited to many carriers than the A...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!
Replies: 45
Views: 1505

RE: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!

Sorry, it should read "A340-600 pictures" of course.

Do you like 'em?

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!
Replies: 45
Views: 1505

New Great A340-600 Pics Arrived!

Hi everybody, well, some new A340-600 fresh out of Toulouse. And what is best about them is that they feature the engines for the first time! <a href="http://www.multimania.com/airbus/340600_271100.htm" target=_blank>http://www.multimania.com/airbus/340600_271100.htm</a> Boy, it just looks fantastic...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Government Subsidies- Fair Or Unfair?
Replies: 30
Views: 3119

RE: Airbus Government Subsidies- Fair Or Unfair?

Boeing Government Subsidies- Fair Or Unfair?


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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 30, 2000 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing Stop The 747X?
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

RE: Could Boeing Stop The 747X?

I seriously doubt Boeing will go ahead with the B747X stretch.

However, I do believe that many airlines could use the B747-400X and B747X in the future.

Air New Zealand, South African, Thai, Air India come to mind.

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 29, 2000 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Forum Members: Read This
Replies: 48
Views: 3088

RE: All Forum Members: Read This

You're so damn right Scotty!

 

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the Lightbulbchanger

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Nov 28, 2000 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 767 New C/s
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

RE: SAS 767 New C/s

I think SAS has one of the best corporate identities in the world.

Very modern, nordic, tasteful!

Their new A340's will be one of the most beatiful birds in the sky.

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Nov 28, 2000 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PTV's On Lufthansa
Replies: 51
Views: 1427

RE: PTV's On Lufthansa

I completely agree with Udo! I love PTV's since a enjoyed one on a redeye flight from IAD-AMS on UA B777 while being stuck on seat E in coach if you know what that means (2-5-2 layout). Of course we aviation fanatics can survive without a TV, just by staring at the beatiful overhead bins of the B777...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Nov 28, 2000 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ugliest Cockpit
Replies: 18
Views: 1777

RE: Ugliest Cockpit

Can anybody tell me why the cockpit background color of Russian aircraft used to be green/blue?

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 26, 2000 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What The Pope Flies...
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

RE: What The Pope Flies...

On his way back from Israel recently, he flew with an EL AL B744 (new colors).

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Nov 21, 2000 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLL: SRs New-livery
Replies: 45
Views: 1922

RE: POLL: SRs New-livery

Well Gerado, I just fear that a possible tie-up with BA, Alitalia or even Lufthansa (rumored lately) could be reason for yet another change. Lufthansa and Alitalia won't have a blue belly for sure and if the Qualiflier Group breaks up........who knows?? As a sidenote: What is Sabena doing now, the "...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 20, 2000 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLL: SRs New-livery
Replies: 45
Views: 1922

RE: POLL: SRs New-livery

Here's the A330-200 in the new Qualiflyer colors: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=121786" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/S/SWR_332_0011_009a.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" wid...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Nov 20, 2000 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747-436 VH-NLH Ex British Airways G-BNLH.
Replies: 7
Views: 3077

RE: Qantas 747-436 VH-NLH Ex British Airways G-BNLH.

I have a nice memory of this particular plane, I had a flight on it in Sept. 99 from LAX-LHR. The aircraft didn't have new World Traveller yet but a very new interior. I also liked the Denmark "Wings" colorsheme, it looked great in the evening sun at LAX. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=62284" ta...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 19, 2000 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Website Lies!
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

RE: Airbus Website Lies!

Would be nice if you could quote to back up your claim! What I read is that the A340-500 will have the longest range of any airplane when it comes out. That is correct until the B777-200LR comes out. And the B777-200LR will have the longest range only until the B747X comes out... Regards the WorldTr...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 19, 2000 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand - Updated Info!
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

RE: Air New Zealand - Updated Info!

Thanks for the info, MattNZ! I agree that the chance for A3XX's in either Ansett's or NZ's fleet are very slim. If they require more capacity in the future, they'll most likely buy some B747X. Any more info about a possible B767-400 or A330 order? I know NZ's is very conservative when it comes to fl...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 19, 2000 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quiz For You All
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

RE: Quiz For You All

LH headquaters is in fact in Cologne, just across the famous cathedral on the other side of the river Rhine. Pass by the big building it every day, lights are always on, even at night.....hmmm, guess the don't know what to do with all that money they saved this year..... <img src="/discussions/...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Nov 18, 2000 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ugliest Cockpit
Replies: 18
Views: 1777

RE: Ugliest Cockpit

You just can't beat the Russians in this category... <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=20949" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/A/AerotaxiAN2c.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width=...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Nov 11, 2000 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa MD-11F
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

RE: Lufthansa MD-11F

EyeSky, this is what the caption of the first shot reads:

"D-ALCM (cn 48805/645). After completion, this aircraft will be stored until delivery in 2001. This is the second-to-last MD-11 produced. Currently stored at Boeing Field (BFI), Washington."


Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Nov 11, 2000 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa MD-11F
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

RE: Lufthansa MD-11F

LH Cargo currently has 8 MD-11F in its fleet, with several more on order. Lufthansa is very happy with these birds and VERY upset that Boeing will stop production soon. BTW, these LH birds are all brand-new, no conversions. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=107663" target="_blank"><font color="#EEE...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Consumption: A330 Vs. 767
Replies: 8
Views: 16010

RE: Fuel Consumption: A330 Vs. 767

The A330-200 has a higher MTOW, more range, carries more passengers and has more cargo space than the B764.

Calculating fuel burn is not as easy as you think, by the way.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Orders 777's
Replies: 30
Views: 3140

RE: Alitalia Orders 777's

Damn, I really wanted to see the 744 in Alitalia's colors.

Well anyway, an A340 order would have saved AZ a lot on crew training in the future....but what do I say, AZ never really looked on the fiscal side of its operations.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 05, 2000 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Quotes!
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

RE: Bush Quotes!

"When I put my hand on the bible, that day when they swear us in, when I put my hand on the bible, I will swear to not - to uphold the laws of the land." Mr. BUSH in Ohio, October 27th. People only get what they deserve...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> Regards the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 05, 2000 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 777 Engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

RE: AF 777 Engines?

The GE engines on the B777-300ER were a major factor for Air France to order these planes over the Trent 500 powered A340-500/600.

Don't forget that engines account for up to a third of an aircraft's value...

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 05, 2000 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Groundloop At Sydney
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

RE: A340 Groundloop At Sydney

There are some pictures on this site about the incident.

Hmmm, I doubt anybody has more info since it just seems that it has been a simple "hydraulic failure" on the nose gear.

Sorry if that's sounds stupid, but what do you want to have explained?

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Nov 04, 2000 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Upper Class Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

RE: Virgin's Upper Class Question?

Make sure you check out http://www.virginatlantic.com!

This airline and its Upper Class is just damn cool...

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Nov 03, 2000 2:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Future Of Air Travel
Replies: 3
Views: 2257

RE: Future Of Air Travel

Nice visions, I certainly wouldn't object if they come true!  

Maybe some A3XX operators like Emirates or SIA can offer us some of the things you envisioned.

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Nov 03, 2000 2:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Zurich To JFK With Swissair, What To Expect....
Replies: 6
Views: 4796

RE: Zurich To JFK With Swissair, What To Expect....

Your A330-200 flight should be more enjoyable since it offers you PTV's, newer seats etc. (no PTV'S in the MD-11 due to the SR111 crash). I've heard that Swissair's A330-200 is a bit cramped in coach though. Well, would be nice if we can read a trip report comparing the two flights you'll take. Swis...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Nov 02, 2000 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Websites For Cheap Airfares?
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

RE: Websites For Cheap Airfares?

Hey MwaferBCN, try http://www.tiss.com for flights from Europe!

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS: SIA To Buy 70 A3XX From Airbus
Replies: 7
Views: 558

RE: CBS: SIA To Buy 70 A3XX From Airbus

Here's a part of the article from <a href="http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/money/sinb7_1101.html" target=_blank>http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/money/sinb7_1101.html</a> : "Airbus expects SIA to buy 70 A3XXs" Projection is for 20-year timeframe; Asia-Pacific will be the European consortium's most ...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS: SIA To Buy 70 A3XX From Airbus
Replies: 7
Views: 558

RE: CBS: SIA To Buy 70 A3XX From Airbus

 <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif"> The Straits Times is the largest newspaper in Singapore. Hmmm, 70 A3XX would mean that SIA will eventually replace all B744 with the A3XX. Rgds the WorldTra...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Will Order 12 A3XX.
Replies: 25
Views: 2531

RE: Qantas Will Order 12 A3XX.

Qantas might still buy the B777 and B747-400X to have planes for the 300-400 seat market, which obviously will be a very important market in the future.

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ006 Departed On Wrong Runway?
Replies: 1
Views: 2603

RE: SQ006 Departed On Wrong Runway?

Since both the cockpit crew and passengers reported that the plane "hit" something just prior to rotation, it's likely that SQ 006 actually ran into some construction equipment, either on 5L or the "backup" 5R.

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Will Order 12 A3XX.
Replies: 25
Views: 2531

RE: Qantas Will Order 12 A3XX.

Allright, just read it on an Aussie news site, too.

Appearently, six A330 are also ordered in addition to the 12 (+6) A3XX.

Well, that makes this tragic day a little brighter...

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Will Order 12 A3XX.
Replies: 25
Views: 2531

RE: Qantas Will Order 12 A3XX.

Source please! Or is it yet another rumor?

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 6 Why Was This Plane Taking Off In A Hurricane?
Replies: 20
Views: 4451

RE: SQ 6 Why Was This Plane Taking Off In A Hurricane?

SQ 006 was not the only flight taking off that evening, and it's up to every pilot's decision whether he "dares" a take-off under difficult conditions or not.

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Finds Problems At Boeing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

RE: FAA Finds Problems At Boeing.

Dear Prebennorholm, I got what you're saying, but didn't you get what I was trying to say? Boeing decided that the B737NG and B764 won't get FBW BECAUSE of their "different" philosophy (e.g. meaning that they only do things which really improves a planes profitability and which keep the costs down f...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei
Replies: 190
Views: 8362

RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

It's horrible, and I believe the pax still unaccounted for are dead. It seems that SIA was trying to downplay the whole crash from the beginning, yet it seems that there are 100 people dead! This is the A/C that crashed (or the one that "had an incident during the take-off roll", as SIA put it) &nbs...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Reg Of The Crashed SIA 744?
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

RE: What Was The Reg Of The Crashed SIA 744?

Here is the beautiful bird: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=113075" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/9V-SPKCockpit.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="136"></a>...

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