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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28737

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

BA should have refurbed their old [but fully paid] RR-767s and have them move up the road to MAN, for a lower-cost, lower-yield operation built around northern-UK O&D. They could have easily done JFK, BOS, YYZ, plus a ton of Florida, Caribbean and Las Vegas and maybe say a couple of Indian towns...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28737

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Shouldn't that be re-launch ? I have flown BOAC/BA tatl into MAN on VC10, L1011, 757, 767 - I have connected from MAN both domestic and European destinations on BA. Big disappointment when BA dropped MAN-JFK. They also had MAN-LAX at one time. Winter months there was a JFK-MAN-GLA L1011 service. Co...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Brasil Commercial JV with Embraer, Approval, Strategy 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 3656

Re: Boeing Brasil Commercial JV with Embraer, Approval, Strategy 2020.

Not really sure about the long-term benefits of this so-called "joint venture"... Looks suspiciously much like a knee-jerk reaction to the Airbus-Bombardier deal...and I mean, it's not as if either Boeing or Embraer had much choice beyond themselves two... I feel they were sort of made to ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10389

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Oh, I do wish the schedule called for at least a twice-weekly frequency, with a tag-on to Tehran, so that one could both do Damascus and Tehran in one go.
Now, the icing on the cake would be if Conviasa could wet-lease a CU IL-96 specifically for the route..... :-) :-)

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

Also, they use this slogan because being a mostly domestic carrier, they 'can get away with it', but also do cater to large numbers of a certain type of American, for whom the phrase might be catchy, and might make them jolt with silly patriotism upon boarding... Bear in mind that for most people o...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Austin to Barcelona/Rome
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Norwegian Considering Austin to Barcelona/Rome

OMG, if this goes ahead this is bound to piss so many a.netters off!!!! :-)
Amazing news.
I just love how DY keeps defeating all dooming predictions!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA Tridents at Gatwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: BEA Tridents at Gatwick

Cityflyer operated Shorts 360's, before getting ATR42's, ATR72's and finally RJ100s. These all did wear BA colours at one stage. British Regional Airlines operated Bae146s on Isle of Man and Inverness services that had been transferred from Heathrow. They also operated EMB145s at one stage on a Mun...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA Tridents at Gatwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: BEA Tridents at Gatwick

Am I forgetting anything?? Deutsche BA Fokker 100, Boeing 737-300 and occasionally Saab 2000. I don't recall BA ever operating 1-11s on Gatwick-Jersey though. The BCal service was handed over to Air Europe and the next time BA-liveried aircraft appeared on LGW-JER, it was a CityFlyer Express ATR42....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

As of now the 30 A320neos on order is more likely to be delivered than their 32 MAX planes. This will be interesting if the grounding drags on for another year or more. That is a 100% inaccurate statement Inaccurate as in "I don't like it, so it's not right", maybe??.. :rotfl: What makes ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bolzano to start its own airline
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Bolzano to start its own airline

Knowing the area quite well, and being familiar with the patchy history of Bozen airport, I unfortunately don't foresee a bright future for this new venture. As much as I would love to Bozen airport to thrive, I don't think that setting up one's own little airline is necessarily a smart move...I'd c...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

Also, they use this slogan because being a mostly domestic carrier, they 'can get away with it', but also do cater to large numbers of a certain type of American, for whom the phrase might be catchy, and might make them jolt with silly patriotism upon boarding... Bear in mind that for most people ou...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now? -Is there a valid argument they're referring to just the 737s (having been final assembled by Boeing) while ignoring the Airbuses in the fleet? -One could argue the slogan has t...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA Tridents at Gatwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: BEA Tridents at Gatwick

Yeah, reading all of the above posts, it's amazing what a busy, colourful, varied, interesting place LGW was in the '90s.... on a given day you could see BA 737s,757s,767s, 747s, DC-10s, TriStars, then the KT fleet comprising A320s, 757s, DC-10s, TriStars, then the franchise operators...ATRs and Avr...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

It's not a matter of removing the slogan. They are still actively having it painted on new build MAXs years after acquiring Airbus birds. It's bizarre and completely untruthful. But that is precisely a marketing tactic, aimed at pleasing and enticing a 'certain kind' of American clientele, those wh...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now? -Is there a valid argument they're referring to just the 737s (having been final assembled by Boeing) while ignoring the Airbuses in the fleet? -One could argue the slogan has t...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Norwegian fail in NY?
Replies: 26
Views: 4814

Re: What made Norwegian fail in NY?

If you look thru a.net Norwegian wouldn't make it to the end of 2016. Lots of Norwegian haters on here. To say they failed I'm NYC is a joke. They have up to ten flights a day next summer LOL. They could never have known about all the 787 engine issues and 737 max issues. They had to adjust. People...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Norwegian fail in NY?
Replies: 26
Views: 4814

Re: What made Norwegian fail in NY?

There are numerous threads on this site if you’re actually interested in the subject. I would suggest reading up on them first rather than posting a poorly worded statement/question. In terms of actual information, If you’d like to keep up with changes to flight schedules, I’d consider subscribing ...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7976

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

Many moons ago I flew a Ciampino-Fiumicino leg on a Monarch 1-11 in about 8 minutes on a hot, sunny summer afternoon. Amazing views and Lots of tights turns! Fun.

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by oldannyboy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27389

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Current weather showing mist and visibility of 1000m. Temperature -11C. First flight of the morning - ice perhaps? That was my first thought as well. Not sure if the aircraft was de-iced. The photos from the crash scene shows a light amount of snow on the ground. The failure to de-ice was the cause...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27389

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Yes, from the description from the passengers and the flight profile followed, it appears the achilles heel of the F28, namely ground icing, has appeared again. As we all know, a hard wing is very susceptable to any wing contamination. I have not read if they de-iced before take-off, as conditions ...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27389

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Sound similar to the [insert aircraft name] that crashed in [insert country] from icing years ago. Yes, from the description from the passengers and the flight profile followed, it appears the achilles heel of the F28, namely ground icing, has appeared again. As we all know, a hard wing is very sus...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27389

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Sound similar to the [insert aircraft name] that crashed in [insert country] from icing years ago. Yes, from the description from the passengers and the flight profile followed, it appears the achilles heel of the F28, namely ground icing, has appeared again. As we all know, a hard wing is very sus...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15461

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Hey there everyone! Firstly, happy holidays to all. I was just thinking, its coming up on 13 years from when the first 777s were delivered to Air Canada. Sooner or later these will have to be replaced along with the a333 (even though they keep adding used frames). Seeing as they have been affected ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11483

Re: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off

...would have never happened on a DC-8. Or a VC-10. 'Nuff said.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27389

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

[color=#BF0040]Sounds similar to the Fokker that crashed in Canada from icing years a go[/color]. Failed to gain altitude until eventual stall and crash. Of course 100% initial speculation and not based on any solid information so I could well be totally off. Hopefully the fatalities stay at these ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA Tridents at Gatwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: BEA Tridents at Gatwick

Not that I'm aware. I could be wrong surely, but I think the Tripods were mostly Heathrow-based . I know they flew a small number of sorties out Manchester and Birmingham through the years, but if memory serves well never out of Gatwick. having said that, other Heathrow-based types have "ocasi...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6649

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

juliuswong wrote:
Hahaha, I have a good laugh reading this thread! You guys are so funny......"Cum", what in the world.....Lol


:rotfl: :rotfl: Me too!!! laughing so hard when I read this!!!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA Tridents at Gatwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: BEA Tridents at Gatwick

Not that I'm aware. I could be wrong surely, but I think the Tripods were mostly Heathrow-based . I know they flew a small number of sorties out Manchester and Birmingham through the years, but if memory serves well never out of Gatwick. having said that, other Heathrow-based types have "ocasio...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13534

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

I suspect a lot of those 14-15 A220s coming in 2020 will be deployed on routed originally intended for the MAX. These 220s can't come soon enough for AC. I certainly hope so. Not only is the A220 a more modern design than the MAX, but it also more comfortable. Here's secretly hoping AC cancels the ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6649

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

Let's hope this shythe blah-like non-brand that eurowings is gets relegated to history books.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 30
Views: 4743

Re: Cebu Air orders 15 A320neo

tommy1808 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
So how far would an XLR go in full 240 seat Cebu configuration?


~4300nm, or however far they get before Passengers revolt and rather crash their plane.

best regards
Thomas


...as if 240 passengers on the fabled and loved-by-all 757 would have been more comfortable!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9043

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I really don't understand the hatred some people have for the MD-80/90/717. They along with the 757 are the only jets left with any sort of character. A world full of bland 737's and A320's is extraordinarily boring. Anyone who champions that goal is not an aviation enthusiast. But aside from that,...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did Delta remain competitive operating DC-9-50s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Re: How did Delta remain competitive operating DC-9-50s?

Truth is, they were filling those DC-9/50s with enthusiasts! ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antartica-bound C-130 disappears from radars...
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Antartica-bound C-130 disappears from radars...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50723907

Hoping for the best outcome of course, but things seem pretty bleak....
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50723907

Hoping for the best outcome of course, but things seem pretty bleak....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9327

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

Yes.
By 2024 KM will have been relegated to aviation history books by at least a couple of seasons.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2165

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 any time.
Far superior ride (even in turbulent weather). Wider cabin. Much more favorable cabin noise levels. Two decks. Feels bigger. Looks stunning.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo vs E190 Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 5935

Re: A320neo vs E190 Economics

Scope clauses protect the mainline pilots’ jobs; NOT the regional pilots’ jobs. Critical difference Dear GalaxyFlyer, sorry for appearing brusque or whatever, may I remember you and others that scope clauses apply to ONE country in this whole wide beautiful world. can we please stop using this US-c...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12911

Re: F50 Questions

I reiterate that flying the F50 is a MUCH MUCH nicer affair that say flying any Dash-8, the early ATRs, or the Saab 340. A very comfortable, mature machine. Old but gold.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo vs E190 Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 5935

Re: A320neo vs E190 Economics

Scope clauses protect the mainline pilots’ jobs; NOT the regional pilots’ jobs. Critical difference Dear GalaxyFlyer, sorry for appearing brusque or whatever, may I remember you and others that scope clauses apply to ONE country in this whole wide beautiful world. can we please stop using this US-c...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ
Replies: 43
Views: 7347

Re: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ

I for one am very happy to see DE growing again. That makes two of us. So so happy to see that dreadful, cheap, meaningless, babyshit-yellow heart gone from their tails! Long live the DE bird emblem! So true. I so wish they'd bring back this bright livery. 0285769 [/quote] Oh yes man, I'm absolutel...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ
Replies: 43
Views: 7347

Re: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ

I for one am very happy to see DE growing again. It's a proud carrier, offering solid and reliable service, with a rich heritage. Their crews are unfailingly professional and extremely pleasant. I wish them all the very best. So so happy to see that dreadful, cheap, meaningless, babyshit-yellow hear...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5788

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

This is an accident that provokes interesting responses and heated debate in these forums. Today I remember family who still lie in Antarctica. I give thanks to those brave men who endeavoured to bring as many back as possible. They risked their lives, paid a heavy emotional price and were not supp...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5788

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

I'm surprised this hasn't appeared on Air crash investigations/Mayday. It's a very unusual incident, with the remoteness of the crash causing many issues. Well, yes and no, but this was much more than just an air crash, and it was and it's still to this day perceived as a full scale National traged...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22155

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Speaks heaps about how well the FAA operates..... I really have to laugh about this one.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6865

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

How on earth you can compare jets of such woefully different sizes like the 757 and the 787-10 is beyond me.....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61666

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

http://www.facebook.com/aircraftspottin ... 016759850/


Much ado 'bout nothing.

It's there for a repaint.
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upintheair2019 wrote:
F-HPJB came to Malta to be painted all white at Aviation Cosmetics Malta, then returned to lessor (Dr. Peters Group).

Arrival video: http://www.facebook.com/aircraftspottin ... 016759850/


Much ado 'bout nothing.

It's there for a repaint.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21688

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

This is a VERY serious incident. And BA should be serious about this, and remove from duty the ship until they have properly determined what is wrong with is. Unfortunately, as some have pointed out already, one of the cost-cutting exercises dictated by the Cruz era was to buy well-used second-hand ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29046

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

Looks beautiful. Long, sleek, elegant. Can't wait to see it flying.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia cuts back on fleet.
Replies: 23
Views: 5195

Re: Arkia cuts back on fleet.

I believe it's off to Condor in Germany as D-ABOO. For a jet that only sold 55 units, they seem incredibly cherished. The airplanes are very, VERY good at meeting a very specific niche. It’s easily the cheapest way to shuttle 200-275 people on some very impressive distances. United flies them on ro...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?
Replies: 12
Views: 12815

Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Love the sound of a distant prop at night. We also get to hear some pretty loud cargo ops occasionally where we are, and I cannot resist being literally "flown away" in an aviation fairy-fantasy land populated of An-12s, Electras, and Vanguards....

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