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by neutrino
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

So Airbus market blablabla about the aircraft "not getting narrower in the back" could translate to the real-world meaning of "the aircraft narrows down only a bit, so you can still squeeze in the full number of economy seats." A squeeze that SQ probably didn't find appropriate ...

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

ojjunior wrote:
Try a 17+ hours leg in biz or 1st class then return in economy and tell us your experience later.

Been there done that and none the worse for it. Perhaps we do have different thresholds of pain/tolerance. :P

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Agreed. Comparing SQ to Air China is a little silly too. I guess Air China gives you free secondhand smoke exposure from the pilots! With all due respect, you sir seem to have a serious comprehension problem. If the conjunction "but" was there instead of "though" you would have ...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

An ok price though a one stop std Y on Air China costs almost half of that.

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

it's such an achievement but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying economy... no matter how new, modern or good IFE the plane has, no one deserves it. "but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying Business or First Class on commercial flights..............

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Moon is . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: The Correct Moon is . . .

Moon Represents My Heart .... Teresa Teng, 1977. Timeless classic by the late Taiwanese song goddess. Here's her original, with explanations. http://www.sinosplice.com/learn-chinese/the-moon-represents-my-heart An English version by Danny Refuerzo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16X4IAF6QCo And mus...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5570

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

777 IS OVERRATED!! CAN YOU HEAR ME OVER THE ENGINES!! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? Seriously, I like how you are trying to make your point. :bigthumbsup: But though louder than other currently flying jetliners, its high noise level is way overrated. And I believe the upcoming -8 & -9 will be much quiet...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Moon is . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: The Correct Moon is . . .

BlueberryWheats wrote:
JJJ wrote:
That's no moon.


I find your lack of faith disturbing.


It's a trap!

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 10588

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
That idiot had his hand in the pie and ruined it. MH's problem is Mahathir's fault 110%.

You are being too kind to that old snake. Should be 1,000% or more. MH is likely to be currently profitable if not for him.

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 10588

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

TG seems to want to operate one of each aircraft type ( for fun?) I read somewhere about it in the past about why TG operates many different types of aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. It's all about the government relationships between the France, Germany and USA. But they don't have to buy that man...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 10588

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

.......The envy of watching their cousins in Singapore lead a successful global airline was too much to bear. ...... Malaysians, particularly those condescending wannabe-high-officials & two-cents politicians, view the relationship not as cousins but more of abang-adik or big brother versus (wa...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Samrnpage wrote:
161 seats makes me think the routes wont be profitable, however, do I know more than Singapore Airlines management? Definitely not.

Fixed that for you. You're welcome.

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

scbriml wrote:
......There'll be some other reason for the odd seating arrangement (maybe crew rest?), but it's not down to cabin taper..

Ok, sounds reasonable.

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Why are the last rows in premium economy 1-4-1 instead of 2-4-2? I remember Airbus saying that the cabin width of its A350 stays the same the entire length of the plane, unlike the A330's and A340's whose cabins get less wide in the back. From the seatmap, row 42 definitely tapers helluva lot and 4...

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I thought that was primarily so the pilots would have sufficient number of takeoffs/landings or whatever on the type. That shouldn’t be an issue for the ULR, as I assume SQ will use the same pilot pool as all the other A350s in the fleet. The A345 was a unique type for SQ. Thats so but the pilots w...

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8520

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

lydh wrote:
China's high-speed trains are ratchet, pretty sure I'd pay extra to be on a plane.

Are you speaking from experience or extrapolating from hearsay?

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8520

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Not only HSR, the little choo-choo in remote areas of Northern Xinjiang is the same: (almost) always on time. I know that. I'm just relating my personal experience as a somewhat frequent HSR user. I have also used some normal and fast trains but not as much as the HSR All types I've traveled on are...

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30116

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I know it is a highly specialised cabin, but any prospects of this aircraft being used on short haul rotations for making the most of it? I suppose it will take after the previous A345's practice of doing Jkt-Sin-Jkt in-between its primary missions, chiefly for the pilots to put in more rotations a...

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by neutrino
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8520

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Does that include the constant delays by China's ATC for unknown or "military" reasons? I have heard and believe that's a wide known issue that flights could be delayed for hours, which probably less likely for trains. If it’s chinese you can guarantee what is written on the box is not wh...

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5174

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Mine are as follows: 747 SP 3 (IR) 747-100B(SR/SUD) 3 (OX) 747-200B 9 (LH, UN) 747-200B(M) 2 (LH) 747-300 2 (QF, UN) 747-300(SCD) 2 (W5) 747-400 37 (BA, FJ, QF, NZ, TG, LH, OZ, KE) 747-400(D) 5 (NH) 747-400(ER) 1 (QF) 747-400(M) 3 (CA, OZ, BR) 747-800 1 (LH) Grand Total 68 Sorry but i hate you. Tre...

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by neutrino
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post a pic of your passport cover!
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

Re: Post a pic of your passport cover!

I have forgotten how to post my images to the forum so I'll use what I can find from the web. https://remembersingapore.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/100-things-in-80s-part-2-blue-singapore-passport.jpg?w=640 Soon after Singapore's independence in 1965, the red passport was introduced. Back then, most...

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23572

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

lightsaber wrote:
278*10=2,780. A wee bit beyond the certification limit. ;)
Lightsaber

And at that number of bums, not even Ewoks can fit into that cabin, well maybe Porgs.

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 64469

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Maiden flight to be by the end of the year.....hopefully.
This is the latest news Mr Google has on the subject.
https://futurism.com/stratolaunch-systems-launch-vehicles/

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by neutrino
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5174

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Having been on a couple hundreds short of a thousand flights over the past 4 decades, I can't recall all the times I was on the Queen of the Skies. Probably only about a total of approximately 2 dozen takeoffs & landings but I remember most vividly the first two; in mid 1979. Both were SQ's 742 ...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Places to visit+eat/things to do in Seoul, South Korea
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Places to visit+eat/things to do in Seoul, South Korea

Can I safely assume that as an a.netter, planes do pique your interest.....to whatever degree? So, I'll suggest a visit to The War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-dong. Worth at least half a day just to leisurely take in the more than two dozen mostly western aircraft; including a mighty Stratofortress...

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28340

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Confuscius wrote:
Is that a Cebu Pacific A330 seat map?

:D :rotfl:

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28340

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

klm617 wrote:
I am sure you are one of those then that is a favor of the stand up seats..

How come you are so smart?.....errr I mean pretend to be smart. :roll:

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28340

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

What's with the gross misuse of words like torture on modern jetliners' seating? That's a bit too rich. Granted, they can be pretty uncomfortable, borderline tolerable and do cause some degrees of sufferings but we do have a choice, don't we? Pay more for higher-than-cattle-class or get on an airlin...

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23572

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

vahancrazy wrote:
Are there any visible diffrences from classic 777 when flying?
Maybe you can recognize the 777-9 due to length and 4 exits but I expect the -8 to be similar enough to a -200.

The raked wingtips, for one, is the most discernible.

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by neutrino
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23572

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Just as we needed a new term for the A380, big twin doesn’t seem to cut it for this jet. Everything about it is huge. Well, except the fuel burn. When will the official rollout and first flight be? And where is the rollout aircraft in the production process? Can’t wait to see the videos of those wi...

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by neutrino
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23572

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Wow! Impressive. I'm impressed with the length. For sure the 777-9X is the longest twin ever designed in aviation history, if you exclude the A35J ..... Eh??? Are you saying the A35J is longer than the 779? If you are, is your tape measure made in some 4th world country or you are into "altern...

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by neutrino
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16707

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

dcajet wrote:
behramjee wrote:
their long haul strategy is seriously starting to sound like a complete circus !


Oh please. They cancel one route and that qualifies as a circus in your book?

Maybe his book is itself a complete circus?

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 7831

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

Stolen? Why even bother correcting those who persist in regurgitating their Alternative Facts ? Its such posts that are pulling down the quality of a.net contents, and the perpetrators won't see the light . Should have reverted back to previous subscription-only-members policy as the culprits are m...

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 7831

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

VSMUT wrote:...They didn't just come across the plans by incident...... tphuang wrote:...You simply show very little knowledge of their entire MIC based on everything you wrote...... Amiga500 wrote:...Anyone that knows anything about aero engineering know they are unique and standalone products.......

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by neutrino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1889

Re: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain. C'est la vie. In this instance its the latter. Ultimately it will all balance out. It happens to everyone. Me too in this and other goods/services. I'll try to make right once or twice, then leave as is if not remedied should my gains or losses are not substa...

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 436
Views: 122309

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Structure wrote:
neutrino wrote:
A quick question. Which is wider? MC-21 or C919?

MC-21 4.06m
C919 3.96m

So 10cm. Not much and readily discernible, but still a little wider.
However, will make a huge difference versus the 737 & A320 if it all end up in the aisle.

Thank you.

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15183

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

The non-expert here says, for a few inches more, a single wide aisle to comfortably allow 2 pax to move along makes more sense. Less wasted expensive real estate and even smoother pax flow than twin aisle, pax' dislike of middle seats be damned.

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 436
Views: 122309

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

A quick question. Which is wider? MC-21 or C919?

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by neutrino
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How SQ handles delays.
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: How SQ handles delays.

Sounds like a sale fare with tons of restrictions, catering to those who would otherwise fly LCCs. But go check the prices for full fare flexible Y, or J, and it's a different story. I know and, and did all that somewhat often. The sales fares do happen quite relatively often. Booked for a friend s...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How SQ handles delays.
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: How SQ handles delays.

Is Manilla a lucrative destination in SQ's network with good revenue (hence the importance of keeping customers happy?)? Not sure about that but my February '18 SQ economy SIN-MNL-SIN flights cost me only SGD168 or roughly USD123. That's lower than the LCCs' no frills fares at the time. Couple of w...

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1889

Re: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain. C'est la vie. In this instance its the latter. Ultimately it will all balance out. It happens to everyone. Me too in this and other goods/services. I'll try to make right once or twice, then leave as is if not remedied should my gains or losses are not substan...

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by neutrino
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 33542

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

LAX772LR wrote:
That's just plain incorrect. You could simply pull the 77L's performance manuals on Boeing's site and see that for yourself.

You can bring a horse to a trough/stream/whatever, but you can't force it to drink.
No point wasting your breath to debunk dead-set-on "alternative facts".

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by neutrino
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 20463

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

......still building the B748F at a loss ( so you say ). Preposterous! How dare you to even so much as voice a doubt? For all you know, he could very well be more informed on such matters than all a.netters, maybe as much as BA bean counters themselves. Don't belittle self-professed armchair experts.

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 20463

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Andy33 wrote:
When did you actually ask Boeing Sales?

And pray tell, when did you?
Honest question......well, sort of.

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by neutrino
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 11122

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Aesma wrote:
I would certainly not call any kind of business Genghis Khan.

The owners of the many Genghis Khan restaurants around the world, for one, will never agree with you.
Perhaps you are very much smarter than them but they are laughing all the way to their banks.

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 11122

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Just curious. Are/were there any other airlines named after very famous historical figures?

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by neutrino
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SST Project
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: SST Project

as a german, i dont read further than chapter one. because left out of the story ;-) Yes, a glaring omission, inadvertent or otherwise; Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain, designer of the first operational jet engine that powered the Heinkel HE178 in 1939. Sir Frank Whittle's engine within the Gloster E....

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by neutrino
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 17810

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Zeke, Have a look at the photos in post 34 above - one of them shows the left main gear being extracted from the mud. It seems to have dug in, and been broken off That detached mlg appears too clean to have just come out from immersion in the mud. Looks more like the excavator's is being used as a ...

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by neutrino
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 17810

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

trpmb6 wrote:
......there are too many armchair wannabe engineers here.......

Fixed that for you.
You're welcome.

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by neutrino
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 17810

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Daylight photos now published. Taken from a distant point, but I think severe damage is visible in the left wing / fuselage área. The smell of a damaged beyond economical repair aircraft is stronger. :checkmark: An intelligent measured statement of opinion. A nice change from some other's declarati...

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