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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12386

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

There is nothing wrong with technical progress. But getting rid of pilots means leaving the redundancy concept all together. This is what has made aviation safe. This is why we don't have single engine passenger airplanes (except for limited local use). Maybe long range enhanced crews get reduced to...

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12386

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

These bankers just claim it would be cheaper to fly without pilots. Given all the military drone experiences and reliability issues and high accident rates I doubt that claim for any commercial operations.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31335

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

The almost new laser 747 (-400F) that had parked in the desert has been cut to pieces violently. Why is that? Wouldn't this make for some great spare parts supplier for it's sister 747s?

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 4056

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

Do passengers have to strictly follow the crew's "order" to absolutely positively close the shades and keep them closed? Is this really safety related? Opening them might be required for takeoff and landing for safety reasons but not closing them is it really required in cruise? Being a go...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5449

Re: More of the same at BER

That is the same gentleman that successfully built both Tegel airport and the Berlin railway main station before. He has a proven record so the BER problem must be something else. I think they messed things up by changing the plans over and over again while they were already working on building the ...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5449

Re: More of the same at BER

But they had years to sort that one out? I think some new ventilation got moved on the rooftops now. But it looks like they don't make ANY progress anymore. In the meantime what they need changes by passenger numbers (beyound maximum expected) and type of traffic (way more lowcost). It seems there i...

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5449

Re: More of the same at BER

I fear there is something basically wrong with the building or concept? Otherwise anything should be repaired and ready after several years and billions more. Maybe this is the politicians soft way to say it will never open for some -unknown to the public- major reason? Practical building pace and p...

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Best Flight Sim?

Is there any nice "eastern block" sim? I seem to remember some professional DOSAAF L-39 PC-sim back then that was simple but elegant.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 8160

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

I like the old Boeing transcon seats for their comfort. FR had them all over their fleet.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48694

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Any order is an order and a business success. This is why A and B both go any extra mile to win it.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 11944

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

After words like "Intercontinental", "Dreamliner" and "ecoDemonstrator" maybe "Ecoliner" "Greenliner" or similar? So both a text name ans something "greenish" I'd speculate.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 16936

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019

Let's wait for China's next aquisition plans. They will need big aircraft big time.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus Mach 3: new supersonic passenger jet
Replies: 36
Views: 6837

Re: New supersonic passenger jet

What is the name of the (big) Boom engine please? It's said to be existing and some supercruise capable, military developed cruise missile turbofan engine?

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 16936

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019

The longer they can stretch building the current orders the more likely is they will come up with something else afterwards. If they would want to give up the could have just closed the line. But they didn't. So not all that bad news.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 6483

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

http://www.armscontrol.org/print/5653
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There are several security council resolutions against NK getting nuke technology. Those have been violated.

http://www.armscontrol.org/print/5653

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 76
Views: 18551

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

The closer any manufacturer would be to real orders the less he would talk about it. This is why I believe we are still away from new orders.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would you change in an airliner?
Replies: 32
Views: 3492

Re: What would you change in an airliner?

-Separate cabin air completely from the engine bleed system. -Monitor cabin air quality all the time. -Add artificial feel to electronic yokes and sticks to know what the other guy does. -Standardize cockpits between manufacturers. -Add passenger front camera views (maybe by WLAN) all the time . I w...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 6100

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

Flying drones next to aircraft and airports is dangerous and forbidden. This should be known to every drone pilot. How can he be so naive and irresponsible?

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 6483

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

China gives NK that freedom. Since the Korean War.

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Best Flight Sim?

Flight Gear (freeware!) is pretty good and can be configured. Limited landscape but nice flying behavior. The academic sim. x-plane is pretty good to simulate anything flying up to ejection seats and birds. A lot of add ons can be used to modify it. The pilot sim. Don't know prear3d. Seems to be the...

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 6483

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

Looking back to cold war days with "stable" nuclear detterence I felt more safe than today.
Taking away all nukes only means the most brutal big guy in the room by population will win. And that is not the US unfortunately...

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French general accused of using fighter jet for weekend commutes to Provence
Replies: 24
Views: 3856

Re: French general accused of using fighter jet for weekend commutes to Provence

I would consider this a sort of legit use and expect it to be permitted. How could a general stay current during his normal duty hours? I know a german Colonel pilot who used some Alpha Jet (by permit) as a sort of Business Jet intra europa while working on some international project. He even took a...

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 4233

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

No, this project is aiming in a different direction that I described above. Actually it is a package of several cooperation-projects not only an aircraft. Here is a picture: http://www.flugrevue.de/militaerluftfahrt/kampfflugzeuge-helikopter/deutschland-und-frankreich-planen-neues-kampfflugzeug/729132

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 4233

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

If they should feel any need for some stealth bomber they could buy some stock F-35. Highly unlikely that they develop another Euro-F-35 on top.
I'm not talking about what I want or not but what is likely to happen.

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 20262

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

The are permitted to have ten long range aircraft for starters. Plus 18 midrange aircraft. So, yes, it is some sort of long range airline too.

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 4233

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

This project is not about some Tornado follow on (or F-35 rival) but about what comes next after the Eurofighter and Rafale air defence variants. So more of a fighter and less of a bomber. Actually Germany might end up buying some F-35 by itself for some special role...This would not affect the fran...

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 15846

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

Unfortunately the brand new ICE-highspeed rail line bypasses the Leipzig airport railway station.

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 15846

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

Fact is: BER needs to be expanded. It's too small already.
The question is, should we do that at BER where housing has grown more than expected as well or should we move elsewhere?
(Or just keep Tegel airport open?)

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 15301

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

Strange website. Sounds not very credible. Just publishing spectacular headlines is not enough.

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 198227

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

How much would some A380plus cost? Is there any possible list price available please? Must be higher than some current one as it has more seats, range and MTOW.

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 15846

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

The point seems to be that different people have to build and manage every next airport whatever concept it might be. The same people might just mess it up all over again. I'd suggest to take some professional company, the ones that build refineries, car factories or whatever you want globally regar...

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 15846

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

A loooong time strategy, say 50 years out, would aim for something right between the cities of Berlin and Leipzig, next to some rail line. That's the way to go. Redevelop the areas of some former prussian to soviet military firing ranges at Jüterbog for example. Sandy places not good for farms and o...

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10513

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

It is good that htis is now binding, as it is meant to protect citizens from every changing visions of politicians and it makes sense. Some change in the planning might very well have to happen. Why would you want to stick to the former plan that expected so much less growth? Now we know better for...

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10513

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Not so much a problem of bureaucracy but of poor management and lack of vision. Especially after all those delays and problems surfaced. As they have a backup working it's "just" a matter of money and time. Let's see how long this will take.

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10513

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Doesn't the BER building permit run out soon as they took too long to build it?

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10513

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Legally anything can be challenged and anything can be changed. No need to follow wrong decisions forever for no reason. The real problem in Berlin isn't that bad: BER is still not ready but they have another working airport to provide the capacity needed: TXL. No big deal except for some politician...

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by Noshow
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340 operator
Replies: 56
Views: 12314

Re: Last A340 operator

The german air force has a converted VIP one (second hand, former LH). That might fly for some time to come.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al modified livery
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: El Al modified livery

No lettering yet might mean new letter types coming as well?

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25671

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-tru ... r-airways/
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There was some interesting tabloid story in sweden about the daily life of a flight attendant at Qatar Airways some time ago:
Hope some link is permitted:
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-tru ... r-airways/

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25671

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

The age remarks sound like coming from another time. When did the "hot pants" era end for flight attendants in the west? In the mid seventies I'd say. BTW: There is nothing more enjoyable than flying with some experienced, relaxed cabin crew that has seen it all before and knows their trad...

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by Noshow
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15912

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Great that passengers stepped in to help the crew.
Wonder if this was some sort of terrorist attack, somebody's psychological issue or just a drunken idiot?

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

I doubt that Paris orders have anything to do with it. It's more the teething troubles of merging the Airbus aircraft manucfacturing branch and the group's HQ top both at Toulouse now. Times are changing and everybody needs to adjust. China domestic and India will be THE big key aviation markets of ...

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

Solving production rate delays at Airbus looks like a full time job to me. Brégier won't complain about sitting idle without the sales job now for sure.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

Maybe Airbus feels that strategic sales must be supported by the CEO? I mean just like the Boeing CEO certainly would accompany his key orders and customers? At least they seem to be aware what sort of huge void Mr. Leahy will leave when he retires one day.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

Just today Enders sold 140 airplanes to China's CAS.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15749

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

Those 747-400 had at least "modern" tubes. But the 747-100 had one RGB-Screen almost like a diascope projector.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 17468

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

I'm for sticks and please make those backdriven and connected. Maybe even standardized between A and B. (The FBW-chip by BAE Systems is the same behind the scenes)
A central keyboard is nice to have today, a yoke takes too much space.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 15749

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

The pneumatic one had to be sold for a fee in Ecomony. IIRC that was some IATA rule back then. Oh those 741 days going transatlantic with ONE MOVIE on ONE SCREEN for everybody.

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by Noshow
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39137

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Time to repaint them BAtar Airways.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 198227

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Five abreast seating sounds not nice for people sitting on middle seats. You'll never get to the loo. People eat, have their tables down or sleep and you need to pass bye two of them out and in while trolley services block the aisles over long periods.

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