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by cougar15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7587

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

With the announcement, I doubt he will last that long. Transition has started and in my humble opinion as soon as a suitor is found, he will quietly slip out early, finally!

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by cougar15
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 8033

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

The only solution with Iran is regime change. Anything else is unacceptable. Wonder how long before this thread wanders to non av, but I don´t see it all that clean cut at all. Only the US (with backing from a single other nations) revoked the treaty, whilst the EU and many others are doing their u...

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by cougar15
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 10281

Re: MH to retain A380s

Remember the Saudi Aircraft landing on fire in Jeddah after a 7th century Yemeni pilgrim was brewing up his tea with a pressure stove in his seat. In those days (late 70's/early 80's) the pilgrims were locked in the cabin without any flight attendants and the flight deck door was welded shut. The f...

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by cougar15
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 3607

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

that is really sad, RIP!

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Ok, so again, and in line with your point, we should not fly Ryanair, Scoot, Spirit, Eurowings, etc etc etc. Do the guys on standby in a cheap scandinavian style chair in the crew lounge for 3 hours before having to do 3 or 4 sectors fair any better? They do not! And try all that as a self employed...

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

So hang on, a longhaul pilot working an average of 4.7- 6.7 hours, with bunk time thereafter is a risk on a ULH with 3 crew? Add an ´admin hour or 2´ (signon, preflight etc) and we are lucky to hit 8 hours of work . I wonder what the average Euro (probably contracted) LoCo jockey thinks , who repor...

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by cougar15
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

So hang on, a longhaul pilot working an average of 4.7- 6.7 hours, with bunk time thereafter is a risk on a ULH with 3 crew? Add an ´admin hour or 2´ (signon, preflight etc) and we are lucky to hit 8 hours of work . I wonder what the average Euro (probably contracted) LoCo jockey thinks , who report...

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by cougar15
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 11055

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

But if Dick (aehm, Mr Anderson) at Delta told us he could buy used 777´s for 10MIO, what´s wrong with scrapping an A380 for 45 mio……??

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by cougar15
Wed May 30, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 1 line threads starts with links only
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

Re: 1 line threads starts with links only

Thank you and I do appreciate your points, but … well, even Mods seem to embrace them and let them run - and I mean no disrespect to the mod/member in question, who´s contributions I very much value! I have had my 10 Bloomberg viewings for this year , so I would love to participate in the discussion...

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by cougar15
Mon May 28, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 15338

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Great news for BBD/Airbus and Air Baltic. I don´t even expect they will fyl them all themselves, but may well do a lot of ACMI and even dry lease work with this equipment . Given that they are one of the ´big guns´ in the P2F (that's pay to fly, not freight conversions) pilot training schemes in Eur...

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by cougar15
Sat May 26, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and cabin crews are not proud of their product
Replies: 18
Views: 6012

Re: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and cabin crews are not proud of their product

In a letter they have sent to their CEO, pilots believe savings have been made in some important and security systems of A320s recently acquired, and regarding the A340s, they criticize the location of their crew rest bunks in the rear cargo hold, 40 meters from the cockpit, which they consider as ...

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by cougar15
Sat May 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 10021

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

It is interesting that you start a new thread without explicitly referencing China which is what you usually do. The thread of ME3 comes up monthly. The latest are the below. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391441&hilit=ME3 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...

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by cougar15
Fri May 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17344

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Overhaul capability I think is the magic work here due to TechOps. It simply makes economic sense. Not unlike Lufthansa with some of the oldest and newest 320´s out there. If your MX works, you get a lot of life out of your AC.

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by cougar15
Thu May 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 22548

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Not he first time, … KAL007 anyone? But sad (if true) nonetheless. First of all for the victims, but also for for international politics at present! I read both, the Dutch and English versions of the findings, this is not good for current Geopolitics! But before we drift into ´Non Av ´ territory, ve...

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by cougar15
Mon May 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I see several posters argue that the "Middle Eastern way of doing things" is contributing to this mess, but isn't most of EK management North American, European and Australian/NZ men who should be able to cut through with their Western work ethics and work culture? That is just throwing a...

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by cougar15
Mon May 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

DIJKKIJK wrote:
They should allow foreign nationals to apply for their cadet program. They'll get all the pilots they need.


That is actually a very good point, but the powers to be want it to be locals. good idea if you have sufficient feed, but...…...they don't so I fully agree with you!

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by cougar15
Mon May 21, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

The poster making the original cargo comment was grasping at straws to go after the ME3, as usual. Its his/her MO. Next we'll hear that Sir Tim Clark assassinated JFK or something and half of a.net is being paid to cover it up yada yada. I dont think the above is unnecessarily argumentative. The or...

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by cougar15
Mon May 21, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Wow. So cargo pilot lives are more expendable. Wow. you're being unnecessarily argumentative. you well know that he or she means that the freight cargo in back is less valuable than human cargo in back. The pilots lives are equally valuable. but with only 3 pilots, trained professionals, in a dire ...

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by cougar15
Mon May 21, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 77152

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

for those who have not seen the 60 minutes AU piece mentioned above, it´s on youtube now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm1j1fpldkc

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by cougar15
Mon May 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. .... Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. So you feel a cargo flight should be operated less safe than...

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by cougar15
Sun May 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

EK will now reduce their 4 pilot ULR ops to 3 man, due pilot shortage. I needed one more piece of evidence to be convinced by a regular poster EmiratesDriver & now I’m a believer EK are now dancing with fire and are willing, to in many pilots view, trade safety for profit. Not good...and in my ...

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by cougar15
Sat May 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 1 line threads starts with links only
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

Re: 1 line threads starts with links only

Well, no disrespect to the long standing member intended, but look at this one! Great topic, worthy of discussion, but one line and a non workable link (we all know how much trouble copy/paste is on mobile devices). Could you (mods) not filter this sort of thing somehow? I think the topic is great a...

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by cougar15
Sat May 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and FedEx in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: UPS and FedEx in Australia

Goes via their respective hubs in Asia, then as courier material in the bellies of commercial flights. EK flights for example are full of 3V(TNT) and FX material each day. Airlines love the integrator freight as it is high revenue and generally light in weight due to the nature of the material. Hea...

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by cougar15
Sat May 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Hmmm, so somebody will do more than 8-hour duty with only one spare pilot during a 16- hour flight? Yup, totally in line with what every Euro legacy carrier has been doing for years! 4 was luxury, 3 is economic reality! Yeah, this has been happening forever for Euro and, I think, US carriers. What ...

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by cougar15
Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

dtw2hyd wrote:
Interestingly 2017-18 PR spending went up, the single useless expenditure not yielding any results, but not able to keep crew happy.


as always, but anyway...….. as did profits by a considerable margin, so the PR must be archiving something!

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by cougar15
Fri May 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and FedEx in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: UPS and FedEx in Australia

Goes via their respective hubs in Asia, then as courier material in the bellies of commercial flights. EK flights for example are full of 3V(TNT) and FX material each day. Airlines love the integrator freight as it is high revenue and generally light in weight due to the nature of the material. Heav...

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by cougar15
Fri May 18, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33866

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

QuarkFly wrote:
Hmmm, so somebody will do more than 8-hour duty with only one spare pilot during a 16- hour flight?


Yup, totally in line with what every Euro legacy carrier has been doing for years! 4 was luxury, 3 is economic reality!

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by cougar15
Tue May 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49201

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Auchmithie wrote:
cougar15 wrote:
Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!


BA have multiple LHR-EDI services daily.


Whoops, sorry, indeed they do, the site I looked at quoted me the cheapest options.... trains :white: :white:

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by cougar15
Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49201

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

mrkerr7474 wrote:
@vhqpa

Thanks for the reply. I would assume they would too, but a bit of a same they prioritize BA via LHR, as would be nice to book directly with QF with ease to likes of EDI in future.


Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!

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by cougar15
Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25873

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Would love to hear the ATC on the ground frequency on this one, surprised nobody has linked it yet (if available). Sadly I am too dumb for that!

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by cougar15
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49201

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CBR airport holds QF737 to ransom Back in March a QF737 flying AKL to SYD diverted to CBR due to bad weather at SYD. The aircraft was not allowed to continue on to SYD until a $18,000 diversion fee was to be paid so CBR airport parked a car behind the 737 and refused to move it. It wasn't until sen...

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by cougar15
Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 1 line threads starts with links only
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

1 line threads starts with links only

I thought the new forum rules covered that threads should no longer be started with a single line only and a link. At least posters should quote a portion of the link/outline of the topic to make thread & subject relevant. this I thought were the rules, yet all day long we have these threads wit...

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by cougar15
Tue May 15, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 12226

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

The UAE for instance won't allow you into the country if your passport shows you have been to Israel. That keeps getting repeated on this site, but it is NOT true. I can speak to that personally, as I've been to Israel, and had no trouble whatsoever entering Dubai... ...but if you want an authorita...

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by cougar15
Mon May 14, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25873

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I think it will be repaired. video below of an MD80 getting one replaced in 2012. if it was worth the effort for an old mad dog, it will surely be worth it for a 321 of this vintage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0fJ4lt1yEo

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by cougar15
Mon May 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6726

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

On the subject of Pilot maternity leave, at least in the more northern European countries, it no longer matters if you are male of female. German maternity leave for example is up to 3 years (and yes, they continue to get payed) . The whole equal opportunity thing has had somewhat of a reverse effec...

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by cougar15
Sun May 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 168977

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

well, some very ambitious thinking trying to sell that and for what possible market? The brand and it´s image is so badly burned in D/A/CH, I cant imagine anybody in their right mind would pay a cent for it? Just as silly as that LTyou crowd in DE looking for investors for longhaul!

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by cougar15
Sun May 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15823

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

The BAe 146 / Avro RJ is a suitable replacement for gravel runways, with the added bonus of being STOL capable. However, this still isn't a perfect replacement for a 737-200 Combi, like C-GTUK. I suspect select frames will fly on well into the 2020s. Actually a lot of 146´s also got such an update,...

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by cougar15
Thu May 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5765

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

Late evening landings are mainly 738s and A320s and other smaller jets. These do the bulk of European Holiday föights. Heavis take off till 11pm but hardly any landings. The total issue is hysteric and totally over blown. The Monday demonstrations against noise is folklore and mainly by people 70 a...

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by cougar15
Wed May 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?
Replies: 57
Views: 2550

Re: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?

There are natural trolls and there are astroturfers (paid trolls). Natural trolls have strong opinions and astroturfers have clients to defend on the internet. So they create 100s of forum accounts to go after natural trolls or anyone with opposing view. Astroturfers motivation is only money and no...

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by cougar15
Wed May 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6726

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

Is this in terms of % of the worlds female pilots, or % of the individual airline's pilot group? E.g. does United employ 7.4% of the worlds female pilots, or are 7.4% of United pilots female? Well, if you do the maths on the PPT/Silde , I guess it means inhouse at UA! Good to see them leading on th...

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by cougar15
Wed May 09, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5475

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Wow, profit up 124%! last I heard was 106. Although that was a half year! Well, good reason to be parking all those 380s at DWC for reasons other than seasonal , MX and upgrades !

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by cougar15
Mon May 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI
Replies: 26
Views: 4441

Re: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI

Credit to the OP for not starting another ´Southwest drama ´ thread (title). And looking at the picture..... the Pickup/Truck driver will have a couple of things to explain!

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by cougar15
Mon May 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 39447

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

EY need to review their yield management strategy. The ME3 used to offer the lowest fares along with TK and SU. Not anymore on Europe-Asia routes where OW and Star A airlines are pricing themselves very competitively and the new challengers from China. A 2 billion USD loss at times that most airlin...

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by cougar15
Mon May 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 39447

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Noticed DUS has been downgraded to 330 as well. And I thought they were actually earning money in Germany and the UK. Worst thing is, Pilots are on unpaid leave and that especially hit a few of the former AB guys who only just got there......basically going home 6 or so weeks later. And local polit...

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by cougar15
Mon May 07, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 39447

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Noticed DUS has been downgraded to 330 as well. And I thought they were actually earning money in Germany and the UK. Worst thing is, Pilots are on unpaid leave and that especially hit a few of the former AB guys who only just got there......basically going home 6 or so weeks later. And local politi...

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by cougar15
Mon May 07, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 9032

Re: Texas International

Did they not have the nickname Tree Top Airlines locally? Don´t remember where that might have come from though!

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by cougar15
Sat May 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 74461

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

I recall a lot of talk about these being without any sort of maintenance paperwork as disgruntled former MX employees had destroyed it. Wonder how they were managed to be flown out if there is any truth to that Considering how they were sold and who they were sold to I don't doubt the fact that the...

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by cougar15
Sat May 05, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40366

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

---- 4 A330s parked behind the non ER and ER triples, but anyway...... ! Picture was already posted & discussed at length upthread on page 2!

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by cougar15
Fri May 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30126

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

LAX772LR wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
So is it just standard now to send four-holers straight to scrapping upon retirement? No sitting idle in the desert for years and years like their predecessors?

What would be the point?

They're not going to be converted into freighters, and who's buying used A340s?


W5 would have loved it!

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by cougar15
Fri May 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 - a different discussion?
Replies: 36
Views: 2303

Re: Formula 1 - a different discussion?

... and whilst at it, as a Ferrari/Vettel fan , he really needs to start smartening up a little. Threw most of it away in ´17 and should have won a couple more than he did sofar this year! Easy to say as an armchair enthusiast of course, but trying to be objective, it is his/the teams to lose yet ag...

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