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by Armodeen
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50736

Re: Etihad Cancel A350 Order

Please edit the title to reflect the partial nature of the cancellation.

Sad but expected news. I predict it will be all the 900s.

Next up the 77Xs.

*edit* thanks

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 21438

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Dieuwer wrote:
I see 2-3 seat layout each row?


You can see the larger F seats offset in the first pic, they are 2-2 by the looks of it.

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 39
Views: 7037

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

A sad day, so few of these remaining in passenger service now! I have very fond memories of many flights on the MEA A310s back in the late 90s/early 00s.

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by Armodeen
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 15546

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45833239

Based on the above article (grain of salt needed) it seems ATC informed them of the incident. Is it possible they didn’t realise?!
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Air India plane hits wall on take-off http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45833239

Based on the above article (grain of salt needed) it seems ATC informed them of the incident. Is it possible they didn’t realise?!

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by Armodeen
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 53
Views: 3653

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

More than a dozen unrestrained bodies in the back of the limo will cause a lot of damage to each other. Seatbelts people!

From the pictures it looks at least partially survivable if properly restrained.

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by Armodeen
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106304

Re: MAN news - 2018

Yes that is correct, only 1 daily rotation with F. No other airlines fly F since SQ switched to the A350. Emirates creeping towards the point of an additional rotation at MAN. Now, 2 of the 3 daily A388's are 2 class models. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280964/emirates-boosts-ma...

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by Armodeen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12817

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

This. I fully agree.the concept of someone needing nutkins the fking squirrel in order to fly is bizzare. If that’s the case then you aren’t meant to be flying, sorry. Genuinely professionally trained animals (guide dog etc) are entirely different to a random bloody squirrel. The part that really ma...

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by Armodeen
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 10279

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

Just throwing this out there for some of the hot heads. I believe all people of the world have the right to have safe transportation available to them. Their safety should not be impacted because political squabbling or ideological differences. Regardless of other things Iran should be able to buy a...

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3830

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

rutankrd wrote:
Short and sweet not any time soon .

And the consensus among Mancunions particularly aviation enthusiasts is we don’t want them back !


No

Even shorter answer! There is plenty of capacity to NYC these days.

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses
Replies: 29
Views: 6692

Re: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses

Let's get this straight, A350 are not going anywhere since they are brand new and on lease. The current fleet is just nice doing KUL-LHR, with some extra capacity. A330-300 are relatively new, and supporting the mid to long haul destinations nicely. A330-200 are currently under-utilised but soon be...

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by Armodeen
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18490

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

The reason air travel is such a safe form of transport, is in part because we don’t just fire pilots for making mistakes. We try and understand why they made the mistake, and teach others to prevent them from doing the same. Those calling these guys cowboys clearly have a poor understanding of how ...

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by Armodeen
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18490

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

The reason air travel is such a safe form of transport, is in part because we don’t just fire pilots for making mistakes. We try and understand why they made the mistake, and teach others to prevent them from doing the same. Those calling these guys cowboys clearly have a poor understanding of how ...

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by Armodeen
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106304

Re: MAN news - 2018

I feel it’s suited to Thomas Cook, especially if they could do a deal with Bangkok airways (etc) at the Thai end for local connections.

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by Armodeen
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106304

Re: MAN news - 2018

BKK has stupid numbers, surely someone can make it work?!

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629829

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 243 (PR#4) new engine run Thanks. The A350 Production List shows this frame had its first flight on 9/11/2018. Any issue which might have necessitated the " new " engine run? A swap from Airbus owned engines to the final customer engines? This sort of practice has been mentioned a few...

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15622

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

vhtje wrote:
I had heard CX was removing F from some of their 777s


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Armodeen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 6279

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Im one of the only local photographers here, check my bio. I was just at the airport and heard ATC ask one of the Boeing pilots what their plans were. BOE pilot said they are trying to get as many 787s out asap. Efforts to move the planes out started just after sunset here. Flightaware shows Boeing...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 5027

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

IMO sitting in the front of the Y cabin is overrated. I've now started trying to pick seats in the back with the greater chance of getting an empty seat next to me. So far, I have a pretty good track record — better than when I bought or had access to E+. Exactly, the front seats aren't any better,...

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by Armodeen
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

I didn’t think that civilian operators do touch and gos for training with civil airplanes. Boeing does them during test flights sometimes. I've done touch and goes in a CRJ for training before. Its not common much anymore but it is done. It's something that's very common for locos here in Europe wh...

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by Armodeen
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13023

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

:lol: I’m up for chipping in! 8-)

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13226

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

SCQ83 wrote:
BA should deploy that capacity in friendly, progressive and peaceful countries and cities in the region like TLV, JED or RUH.


I see what you did there :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20219

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. that "extensive screening" let...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20219

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing.

It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding.

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 12597

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

Yeah as a Brit who's done the Mickey Mouse run a few times, we've always made a point to stay a week somewhere along the Gulf Coast prior to our return home. We've never just visited solely for the theme parks etc. Same. We do a week around Orlando and a week on the Gulf coast. I have a friend at w...

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by Armodeen
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.
Replies: 23
Views: 9460

Re: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.

Main deck PE is entirely between doors 1&2, it would be difficult and inefficient I guess to partition the already relatively small space. It’s probably easier to partition the upper deck. Why does Virgin Atlantic split the upper deck on the 747 between coach and premium? From a passengers persp...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Codeshare Agreements
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: MEA Codeshare Agreements

Seats on MEA are pretty cheap though even last minute on a lot of routes.

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 13725

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

Hey guys, This flight is absolutely top of my aviation bucket list : I love using LCY and have never flown On an A318. I just have to get from Sydney first....d'oh! Cheers, Bunumuring Do it sooner rather than later, just in case. I did it and had a ball! I also reviewed the whole thing on airliners...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 12597

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

We had a thread like this last week?

UA and AC also have large presences at LHR.

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 13725

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

I note this was split from another thread to form this new one. As others have mentioned this flight takes a break every year at this time. Nothing to see here. Hey guys, This flight is absolutely top of my aviation bucket list : I love using LCY and have never flown On an A318. I just have to get f...

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7771

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

AirCalSNA wrote:
Makes me miss the good old days when people had a modicum of common sense and the crazy cat lady down the street wasn't allowed to bring her "emotional support animal" on a public conveyance.


This

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5284

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

With Trump in office? Never. And remember the US does what Israel says so probably will not happen for quite a while. No need to bring politics into this, regardless of if or how true that statement is. JFK has non-stop flights to AUH, DOH, DXB, KWI, JED and RUH so BEY should not be any different f...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 10612

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

* Arrives without a visa (note British passport holders are visa on arrival for the UAE, I presume from the article she is Swedish passport holder). *Argues with the official and causes a scene *Attempts to film the altercation - a really big no no. Only after it kicks off are they interested in the...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4872

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

That's all that happened? That's all? :rotfl: Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience. In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (emplo...

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106304

Re: MAN news - 2018

David_itl wrote:
VLM now off the menu as they are dropping all scheduled flights apart from Antwerp to London City and Zurich


Glad that I didn't end up booking with them. I was seriously looking at catching a ride on the F50 to Antwerp.

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8544

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-appeared-to-threaten-canada-with-a-911-style-attack-2018-8 The Saudis and Emiratis have spent a lot of money on PR in the west trying to mask the less savoury aspects of their countries. Largely it has worked; many people don't know that some of the 9/11...

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by Armodeen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 147
Views: 36600

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

7673mech wrote:
Why does it need international coverage? Oftrn air show crashes are only local news events.
Thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost.


Because 20 people died? It's a major accident. Very sad all around.

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44757

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

I think we need a dedicated HiFly A380 operations thread. Posting a new one everytime it operates a new route or lands in a airport is getting a little excessive and makes it really hard to follow discussions about the aircraft since it gets splintered so much. Honestly. Has any aircraft ever garne...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Re: Heathrow - Lots of go-arounds

One or two landed on the southern runway too... a guess an issue with 27R forced a temporary closure.

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44757

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Since Hi Fly kept the Singapore interior if you purchase Premium on DY you'll get a lie flat bed OR a First Class Suite assigned to you. I'm seeing prices of about $1,000 USD one way on the late night departure from JFK. I may just have to book myself a little getaway and hope the airline gods don'...

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by Armodeen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6689

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

If you haven’t seen the Lego movie you won’t get it I think. As a dad who has seen said movie at least a dozen times I love it, personally. Kudos TK.

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 3329

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

I see this as an excellent idea. Builds on the existing process at many airports with aircraft under <19 seats that don't have screening. Simply raise this limit to include 50-seaters now. This would allow TSA to concentrate and fund resources at large airports. Because it's ok to murder only 50 pe...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44757

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

You can see from the number of folks out to see it that the 'A380 effect' is still a thing.

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54673

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

https://twitter.com/Enel_Aire/status/10 ... 5755368448

Greetings


Seems to have been taken down?
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xaapb wrote:
Video from onboard the aircraft, weather looks really nasty.

https://twitter.com/Enel_Aire/status/10 ... 5755368448

Greetings


Seems to have been taken down?

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by Armodeen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44757

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

See also: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/thomas-cook-revealed-as-hi-flys-first-a380-customer-450833 "The leisure operator tells FlightGlobal it is using the widebody for a one-off flight today between Copenhagen and Rhodes, to collect customers who have been delayed by IT problems ...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54673

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If it does turn out to be the result of a RTO after V1, the captain is going to have to justify why he aborted the takeoff when he did. It has to be something pretty serious or extreme post V1 for a pilot to abort instead of continuing the takeoff when you get to that speed due to the risk of an ov...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54673

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

This video seems to show a flattened trail leading back towards the runway and the aircraft sitting perpendicular to that trail. Looks more and more like an overrun. * edit Clearly not as it's too far from the airfield as pointed out below, thanks. https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/10244060427156...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FrenchBee has achieved 10% of PPT market
Replies: 13
Views: 3921

Re: FrenchBee has achieved 10% of PPT market

A388 wrote:
When will TN get their first 787-9? Will this improve TN's market share?

A388


Their bottom line probably but not sure how it will help their market share?

The 10 abreast A350 has to be an absolute CASM monster right? Even though you would have to pay me to fly on it, personally.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12221

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

Those comments are not mocking the women. Instead they’re making light of a situation. Two completely different things. Exactly. Someone is looking for a pay day I note that she only went public when United denied her request for a full refund :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The crew did what was nec...

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by Armodeen
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 26563

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

RJMAZ wrote:


talonone wrote:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Do you have the formula how to build a "perpetum mobile" also!?

I do, it's in my cabinet where I keep all my awards and trophies I've received for my work in aerospace engineering.


Absolute savagery :lol:

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