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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12364

Re: Politics and the 737Max

Why? Has any American Max aircraft had an issue? If you mean US operator by "american Max Aircraft", there are a couple of pilot reports about uncommanded pitch down after take off. Three things stuck in my head form IATA DGR training many, many moons back: 1. Can´t bring magnets on a Saa...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

, but you were the one who bought ´Airlines considering switching orders´ into this thread! Yes, Virgin Australia, Lion Air , Malaysian Airlines. But that's factual. Right you are indeed: VA - not in the best of financial positions for some years...… JT - probably bighting off a little more than th...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Canada: Garneau to provide update on Canada's Boeing 737 MAX 8 plan https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/03/13/garneau-boeing-737-max-8-plan/ Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to update Ottawa’s position on the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia, and whether Canada will fall i...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So sick of all of this drama. To be clear, there are 3 separate failures going on here: 1. The FAA has failed to mandate that the 737-MAX be grounded in the interest of protecting the flying public until such time as the MCAS software fix is in place on all 737-MAX aircraft. 2. BOEING has failed to...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56081

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Great news, especially the 789 I think would be a great aircraft for them! Not to be rude, but any source? LH´s Press site is not exactly full of related headlines?

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It doesn't matter what a.net posters think, the World's aviation authorities clearly think there's reason enough the ground the MAX. Groundings which were announced well after some here were demanding a grounding... :roll: So A.Net was smarter than your and my governing body (well, at least we were...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434564

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

This thread is a refreshing diversion from the admittedly more "serious" MAX threads. Seriously, I feel a sense of peace when I come over to this one. Appreciate everyone's contributions. I will second that, seems a lot of the baboons have taken off to greener pastures, and this thread is...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Review what you just wrote, particularly those last 4 words.... then see if you can tell me the difference between now, and when this thread (and the actions you describe) first started. That's not my point. The point was you gave the potential of this thread no chance from the beginning and belitt...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British CAA grounds MAX 8
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Re: British CAA grounds MAX 8

Do we really need another thread? The regulartory aspects of this tragedy are surely already well covered here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1417545 SG,AU,MY,IE,ID,CN etc etc and a bunch of other countries. Are we going to start a thread for each country now or perhaps keep...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So much for the 3rd world crap and China-US trade relations political garbage that has poisoned these threads! Good to see some reputable regulating bodies demanding some answers in the flying publics interest! I expect EASA will follow.

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I can stop you right there... I'm criticizing only the idiotic idea of grounding with absolutely NO idea what the contributory issues were. If any correlation or inexplicable contributory forces are recognized, then by all means, ground the aircraft-- but not 0.03seconds after an incident when they...

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 743785

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a&opt=0
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ORDfan101 wrote:
My money is on cargo fire



The crew reported difficulties and was returning to the airport, no bombs or cargo fires!

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a&opt=0

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434564

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Really surprising that no one here has mentioned that the NTSB statement today basically rules out foul play/suicide... No one has mentioned it because it has not been ruled out. Your starting to push a few buttons my friend, too bad if you can´t read, but even on an enthusiasts site it is about ti...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 9800

Re: UPS and the 777F

UPS would be a great launch customer for an A338F. and or a A333 P2F conversion, there will be a good bit of feedstock in the future. DHL was the launch customer of the A333P2F https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/EI-HEA-Air-Hong-Kong/Lqdtgq Egyptair was the launch customer of the A33...

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36866

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

60 Minutes Australia ran a piece on it, not much new. but they did film recovered pieces, perhaps of interest to someone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IooUYvy5h0o&t=1261s

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by cougar15
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14032

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

Stitch wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
747-8f. :stirthepot:


They have two in the fleet and they evidently are used to import a fair bit of perishable goods due to the embargo so the idea they could want more might not be so preposterous.


Indeed, great sanction buster, not just for fresh produce!

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by cougar15
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434564

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Possibly, but where would he have gone? It's my understanding that cargo planes have the cockpit, then some form of sanitary facilities (from what I've read, due to the small number of people on board a bucket, a curtain, and a roll of toilet paper constitute more than adequate "sanitary facil...

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by cougar15
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434564

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

My understanding is that the ATC recording indicates that more than one person was in the cockpit as this unfolded. Unless we consider that there was some conspiracy between them, (which is straight out of Hollywood) then deliberate pilot action is ruled out. Pilot suicide/murder was a possibility ...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: This website runs off of pure speculation.
Replies: 6
Views: 1951

Re: This website runs off of pure speculation.

Probably in regards to the Atlas thread, I too had thought we had reached the bottom of the barrel in the Lionair or MH370 threads, but that GT thread just absolutely puts the icing on the cake. Lurking since day one, then happy to pay a few dollars about 6 years ago, I joined. How badly it has gone...

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by cougar15
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434564

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

M deepest condolences to the family of the aviators involved. As a fellow freightdog and appreciating this to be an enthusiast platform, this thread has reached new lows in regards to the BS and armchair speculation. I thought the Lionair thread was bad, but this is a new low for this platform! Seld...

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by cougar15
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces US$290 million annual profit
Replies: 18
Views: 3738

Re: Cathay Pacific announces US$290 million annual profit

Noshow wrote:
Didn't they just hedge their fuel the wrong way? So when fuel became cheap they had to pay high prices for quite some time? Hopefully this contract finally ended.


I would think that has a lot to do with it.....

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 18258

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

It's probably a bit extreme to say that KLM is mismanaged, but they certainly aren't great. The cabins are dated, the 737s are nasty, the flight attendants are "cold". They could certainly learn a thing or two about hospitality from Air France. The only real plus KLM has over Air France i...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24792

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall. Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit..... Although it may seem like a cheap excuse - I believe it´s not. If you take a closer look at their business model you may recognize that a substantial...

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3782

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

I'm so glad I got to fly one of those magical planes before they were retired pretty much everywhere. Obviously after the cabin fumes issue was addressed. Google (BAE-146 fumes). I flew HBA - MEL when Ansett was flying them and it was pretty awful. Plane was good, ride and comfort good, cabin air B...

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Re: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

Our police cars don't have bull bars, if they're common in the US it's for a reason. Yup, our (EU) police officers would get stoned to death, if they used a bulbar to push a car around, perhaps into innocent oncoming traffic (UK being the exception, they love their TPAC procedures over there, which...

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sabbaticals
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Sabbaticals

Now this is an interesting topic, sure have a story to tell on this point. Europe based, my operator closed down a primary hub! So as not to cause too much bad publicity, a lot of effort was put into finding jobs for all the Ops guys that were being made redundant etc with compeditors in what was a ...

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by cougar15
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Re: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

Thanks for all your comments guy, most interesting how things are done differently around the world. Appreciating these were bad guys, I just wonder about the police on this. There are a bunch of videos on this incident, the link I provided is just an example. Dashcam from other Police vehicles rela...

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by cougar15
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

As we all get older, start to retire, we all get just a wee bit bored! Mayday/Aircrash Investigation does not keep me entertained due to too little new content, Flightglobal, Av-Nut and the Plum (aehm, sorry, PPRUNE it is) will only partially fill the boaring new found freedom! But then, wait for it...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8385

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

EXMEMWIDGET wrote:
What is the registration of the involved aircraft?



N211WN


http://avherald.com/h?article=4c3b906b&opt=0

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7572

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

.. a little mouse tells me Qatar A330´s are on the way, make of it what you will!

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed
Replies: 9
Views: 2153

Re: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

What´s with this ´"" Choose Well"" on the belly of the EY Bus? Interesting!! Did I miss something, does it not normally say Etihad? In preparation for the USA 2020 elections? Hahaha, I like that, just don´t expect it will reach the target audience! Anyway, before I thread drift,...

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed
Replies: 9
Views: 2153

Re: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

What´s with this ´"" Choose Well"" on the belly of the EY Bus? Interesting!! Did I miss something, does it not normally say Etihad?

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 47
Views: 9964

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

mjoelnir wrote:
Is this handling of the incident by Emirates regarding the pilot confirmed, or is it just the grumbling of an Emirates adversary?


I think this has been resolved without any impact for the crew involved, as there is nothing to discuss here, other than very good CRM in difficult circumstances !

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 47
Views: 9964

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

A training flight, new F/O onboard with a new training Cpt and a senior trainer, training the new training Captain. NCL is Capts only at EK due to the runway length and width. Post 521 the airline is petrified of any landing/aborted landing incidents, as the such the handling Captain was stood-down...

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by cougar15
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Singapore Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Re: Question about Singapore Airlines

the Singapore girl is a great way to fly!

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by cougar15
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 142
Views: 11668

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

Seems you have a dislike for both DHL and Airbus. The issue/this thread is not the about the success of DHL in the US (who as a group move more freight than both 5X and FX each day), but the prospects of a future A330F for these carriers. Ramp reconfigurations for a new type are a regular event at ...

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by cougar15
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 142
Views: 11668

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

The 767 is still being produced. Spare parts are not an issue. The 777F is still being produced, is not outdated, sure older tech, but no shortage of spares. The A330 just is not ideal for freighter, which isn’t a bad thing. For UPS and FedEX (the largest operators) the NEO doesn’t solve any proble...

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by cougar15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 142
Views: 11668

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

Funny, you must have missed TK buying yet more 777F jets and ignore the A330F. Considering the A330F has arguably been the worst return on Airbus" widebody investment and the overall A330neo family struggling for sales, I doubt an A330neoF would solve issues. There's no escaping the fact that ...

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by cougar15
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 47
Views: 13415

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Walloon region yesterday provided a loan of 4 million euros to the airline. This loan should allow it maintain its operations until "spring". https://www.air-journal.fr/2018-11-24-la-sogepa-valide-un-pret-de-4-millions-deuros-en-faveur-dair-belgium-5207600.html Airline also says it seeks ...

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by cougar15
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??
Replies: 26
Views: 4999

Re: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??

Interestingly enough the Colombian government has stated that the security of the airport and flights was never endangered, however this might be because people are starting to realize of the ineptness of the current administration and are just not wanting any more backslash (making things worse of...

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by cougar15
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??
Replies: 26
Views: 4999

close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??

Came across the following on the AvHerald relating to what is seen as a close call between an LH and AV flight at Cali. http://avherald.com/h?article=4c07ecc2&opt=0 VasAviation have since published the ATC exchange involved, which simply frightens me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh9c1UyIrdg I...

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by cougar15
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19591

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

I must have missed something, the -400T (Freighter) was already flying more than 7 years ago, the -400VIP (PAX) has been around for ages, this database is full of pictures of both.

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by cougar15
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight
Replies: 49
Views: 7665

Re: Syria, DPRK eyes direct fly

cedarjet wrote:
The article is behind a paywall but I don’t need to subscribe to some Swiss spotter site to know this article is 100% BS


Well, not quite, they are infact a widely respected provider of information in/to the industry globally, but anyway.

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by cougar15
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24075

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Anyway, enough thread drifting and user education, It would have been prudent to stop writing here. the shortest route of this once great frame surely must have been FRA-CGN by Lufthansa. It was a little more than 100 Miles by road , but was regulary operated by the A310. Now In Germany, with no sp...

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by cougar15
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 10544

Re: 787-8 for sale

perhaps this one that just recently had it´s 5 minutes of fame due to some out of place gearpins, resulting in ´a little nosedive´ on the ramp!
Bet that is now available for a good rate!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG43FcgnA8g&t=164s

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by cougar15
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24075

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

You don't say, wow are you telling us something that at least 99.99% of us on a.net are already aware of! If and I mean if you have bothered to actually read this thread from the very beginning like most people do you would have seen that Air Transat has been mentioned on numerous occasions. There ...

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