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by Channex757
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

One thing the OP mentions is that he was brought up in the Seventies in Britain (as was I, born 1963). That time was pretty poisonous and represented a low point in both politics and Trade Unionism. Balanced against this is the good unions have done and continue to do. A good union should be constan...

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by Channex757
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9413

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

Let's think shall we.... Aircraft are not cars. You don't go down the dealers and sign up for a new plane on Hire Purchase. The plans for this airline will have been gone over with a fine toothcomb, as somewhere finance houses have put their money on the line for this new airline. Suppliers will be ...

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by Channex757
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14537

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

I think people need to grow out of this FAA-only bubble kind of mentality. Thank god there are other certifying bodies who are not only better funded and more technically apt, but to a large degree far more independent than the FAA. Cue the UK CAA and EASA. I trust that these bodies will both give ...

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 18466

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

You might be referring to the original pictures of what ultimately became the B777-200. Outer wing sections folding to enable parking at narrow gates. The simple truth was airlines considered it too heavy and too expensive an option. Engineers can usually solve most requirements, but at a price. Whe...

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by Channex757
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces another loss; margins up
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: Etihad announces another loss; margins up

Whilst the figures are ghastly, a deep dive might yield a different picture. What percentage of this is one-off costs and writeoffs? Change costs money. Cancellations also do not come cheap and the numbers might be reflecting losses in ongoing payments and deposits. The next quarter will be one to w...

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by Channex757
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716367

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

"Ethiopia will ask European experts to analyze black boxes from a crashed Boeing 737 Max jet in a sign U.S. authorities aren’t trusted to determine the cause of the disaster" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-13/ethiopia-to-send-737-s-black-boxes-to-europe-in-snub-to-u-s Nas...

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by Channex757
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54362

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

Regarding engine choice: They stated that engine type will be decided later, but interestingly they attached a RR Trent factsheet and the rendering shows the Trent aswell.... On the other hand, Lufthansa already has the GENx in service on the 748i. This order is anyone's and will probably come down...

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by Channex757
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air without embargo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Iran Air without embargo?

A further fascinating thought - what if history really played out differently, meaning Iran Air's major competition was now Iraqi Airways and Saudia. A somewhat different ME3. The alternative universe ME3 would be Iran Air, Gulf Air and MEA. All had the kind of reputation Emirates et al were aiming...

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by Channex757
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding
Replies: 33
Views: 10564

Re: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding

Might be difficult to bring back aircraft from storage if they’ve been stripped. Any planned retirements will likely be delayed though. If it's being stripped by a reclamation company it's already toast most likely... once it's sold to such a company the airworthiness certificate is usually cancele...

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by Channex757
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air without embargo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Iran Air without embargo?

Iran Air was always a Boeing shop. Had there been no embargo I could see them with a fleet of 737NG aircraft, and at this time they would be looking to retire their 767-386ER GE-powered fleet. Their flagship planes would definitely be the 777-386ER. Iran Air Engineering would have gone from strength...

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by Channex757
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716367

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Also something must have come out of some of the investigations if authorities in the UK for instance took inititive and banned them from their airspace. I love that expression "abundance of caution". It's the bedrock of safety culture in aviation and always should be. In some ways there ...

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by Channex757
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding
Replies: 33
Views: 10564

Re: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding

It's worth assuming from the start that any grounding will only be short term. Massaging schedules and combining flights would help offset lost capacity, especially as the northern summer and peak flying season has yet to begin. If, should there be a situation where they need to ground the aircraft ...

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by Channex757
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11087

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Some issues: TEB doesn’t have any terminal setup, the PANYNJ prohibits scheduled operations there. Seeing as they impose the perimeter rule on LGA to “protect” the international statusof JFK and EWR, I doubt they’d open up TEB to scheduled international ops. There’s little room to build a airline t...

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by Channex757
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20168

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

You are correct it’s still way too early in the investigation for the FAA to say anything. My question is because this is an American built aircraft will the NTSB sent a team over to assist in the investigation? My best guess is that Boeing will try to recreate both crashes to see what went wrong a...

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11087

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

I do think that eventually this flight is either stopped or changed to a different aircraft... I see the Airbus A220 could be the right plane for the route... I would love to see BA do something out of the box as it is really a unique flight and only 30 pax I wonder if something like LCY-TEB could ...

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Sometimes you just want to get all of the bad news out of the way at once. Airbus's totals should start looking a lot more impressive from here on out, especially once the Emirates A330/A350 order is firmed. There is a lot to be said for certainty in business. All those wobbly orders are now out of...

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11087

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Let's open this up shall we? What if BA instead flew into Teterboro?

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34785

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

And here I thought freight was the only reason 747F, 767, and 777F were still in production. Turns out they’re all being sent to the desert. Learn something new every day on Anet. And who is buying them? Not the big passenger airlines (except for ANA and LH) Northwest? Fleet withdrawn. American? Lo...

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34785

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Why can't you lot accept that it is, so far, a paper plane? If the airlines want freight capacity then freight capacity will be added in. Palletised, bulk or containers. The days of "build it and they will come" just got a fatal wound in case you were unable to take your eyes off Boeing f...

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34785

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Why can't you lot accept that it is, so far, a paper plane? If the airlines want freight capacity then freight capacity will be added in. Palletised, bulk or containers. The days of "build it and they will come" just got a fatal wound in case you were unable to take your eyes off Boeing fo...

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by Channex757
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6911

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

In other threads here we praise Boeing and Airbus for knocking cost out of the production and support services so why not Tesla? The model has evolved. Service locations are not really needed as what needs changing? If it's brake pads, those in the global fleet are showing much lower wear than expec...

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by Channex757
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6911

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

If you want to tow a caravan, wait and buy a Rivian instead. There are some exciting new vehicles coming ion the SUV and pickup space. BTW saw it mentioned above...a Model 3 (or indeed any US spec Tesla) won't work on the European Supercharger network. You would need to go third party chargepoint to...

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by Channex757
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34785

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Has it occurred to you that they might just have a need for it? The A339 might be too big for many routes and there is also freight to be carried in an increasingly online shopping world. DL is big enough to run two fleets in that medium range space enabling right-sizing on routes with healthy traf...

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by Channex757
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 72
Views: 18861

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

Makes sense. Two business markets, FRA and CDG, could need additional front cabin seats in the coming years as Brexit means banks move offices to the Continent. LHR will always retain its demand as a standalone location but the other two will grow from business that needs to be transacted within th...

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by Channex757
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 72
Views: 18861

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

Makes sense. Two business markets, FRA and CDG, could need additional front cabin seats in the coming years as Brexit means banks move offices to the Continent. LHR will always retain its demand as a standalone location but the other two will grow from business that needs to be transacted within the...

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by Channex757
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

The overall rationale for the project is to point at the C-5M and say "Look how well that has worked". The project to re-engine the Galaxy and also modernise many parts of the aircraft has yielded a superbly updated freight hauler for the USAF. Taking in the B-52 to be re-engined whilst it...

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 13597

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

I'm feeling this is going to be an investment round of orders. Put the 788 fleet out to pasture and top up the 789 orders. Likewise some 773ERs can be moved on and additional A35K brought in. These displaced aircraft and more besides could form the next venture into Qatar Leasing. Air Italy would ce...

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9413

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

More interesting will be how an island of ~26m people will support three full service long haul carriers. The consumers will be winners for sure. Australia supports QF, VA and Jetstar's longhaul arm. Plus a host of foreign carriers. You do know that Taiwan is a massive cargo location as well? Lots ...

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 74342

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

The January stats are out. Some isolated performances.... My abacus told me that Ethiopian averaged 76 passengers per flight in December. The figure's gone up in January..... to 82.4 passengers per flight. Seems to me that it's not beyond the realms of possibility for MAN to have Max8 non-stop serv...

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3023

Re: The correct brand of Cola

Pepsi Max. I was addicted to Max-cino and then they stopped making it!

Can't abide sugary varieties of cola nowadays. Even Aldi's version of cherry coke tastes better than that made with the white death. May go-to nowadays is therefore ice cold Pepsi Max.

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2051

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

Is there a switchable input setting for the monitor? If it has multiple inputs such as DVI, VGA and HDMI etc then you may need to set it to VGA using the on-screen display buttons.

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by Channex757
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4089

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
At the whim of British Airways, SAN still sees the 747. But when their retirement comes around, that will be it for our tiny but fabulous airport.



Ah yes but in the meantime this summer might see the BOAC retrojet turn up at your local depending on allocation

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by Channex757
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 129
Views: 18821

Re: BA: 747 Replacement Settled, On to 777-200 Replacement Contest?

They also have lots of 77X options for a reason. Maybe a few 778X for kangaroo routes? :scratchchin: Doubtful. Qantas is the nonstop specialist on the Kangaroo route. From the opposite direction, it is a much more price sensitive market and one which the ME3 have hacked away at. Cathay Pacific, Sin...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service

I've been seeing a definite uptick in Mongolian tourism offers in recent months. All based around the whole Ghengis Khan experience. It's one of the last unexploited areas of the planet and has quite a bit to offer If fares can be eventually offered at decent prices it could offer both high end tour...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Leasing Stobart Air E-Jets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: KLM Leasing Stobart Air E-Jets?

The capacity issue could be as simple as expansion and additional frequencies meaning the barrier of using ACMI aircraft is more then offset. If there is money to be made then make it.

Hopefully they will order the MAX before too long for both sides of the business, Transavia and KLM.

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4089

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

MAN used to get quite a variety with PK and Air Atlanta/Excel. Cathay in the past, Qantas, BA etc. Now just the three Virgin 744s in residence and once-in-a-blue-moon freighters.

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24247

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Who is hanging the pilot? Everyone who is familiar with the characterstics of the A320 have said the same thing: PIO is an issue with this airplane in the landing configuration. Fly the plane long enough and you will experience it. He/she made a great choice to go-around, and as I said once already...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47603

Re: Bloomberg: British Airways to pick 777X

The GE9x is complex, it will need time to ramp production. I do not think the a.net community realizes how complex a 60:1 pressure ratio, variable cycle, advanced cooling engine can be. The GE9x has 3X the cooling loops I'm used to seeing on a widebody engine (which is 50% more than an RJ). Lightsa...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47603

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

It will be interesting to see what the MTOW is on this variant. Boeing sold a number of 744s as 744lite versions (a nickname from the time) which were designed to operate the midhaul and Atlantic routes but save money on charges and fees due to being a lighter variant. It did mean range was lost at ...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24247

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Gibraltar is tracherous and requires special training. Monarch in particular were very hot on that. The problem isn't PIO my little armchair CEOs. It is a thing called a rotor. Spinning masses of air like a horizontal tornado that come rolling off the Rock in certain circumstances. There were quite...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32593

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47399609 Rolls has taken two big charges for 2018 including the Trent 900 winddown. The underlying business is healthy. They don't want another Trent 1000 debacle so will not bid on Boeing's proposed plane, which would also involve spending money on a paper plane ...

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamala Harris wants prostitution legal I agree
Replies: 28
Views: 2448

Re: Kamala Harris wants prostitution legal I agree

To me, in its purest form it is just like selling any other service such as hairdressing. A hairdresser either works from premises or comes to your home by appointment. So where is the problem? Introduce laws ensuring the sex workers are protected and recognise their Trade Union http://prostitutesco...

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: Aircraft scrapping

Here's an odd little fact. Many planes in boneyards are sat there untouched because they are still on lease. The lessor will have re-leased them to the airline for a small payment with the lease end work deferred. There is a benefit for both sides doing this: the lessor gets a tax benefit for an ass...

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24247

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Have you flown a FBW Airbus? It might have been started by a rotor but to me (A330 pilot) it resembles classic Airbus PIO. We’ve all overreacted on the stick and felt PIO, only not to his extent luckily. I would never have passed the medicals. Worked on the ops side. What I am saying is that Bus pi...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24247

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

I was being facetious and I never got high enough to be a CEO, but I did work for an airline that serviced GIB. It is incredibly treacherous and the shape of the rock can create windshear events like you would not believe. That runway was built from tunnels mined in the Rock itself, and the spoil it...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9394

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

Don't knock it until you have tried it. I have a fishing chair in a mesh type material and because it's got a headrest and fits the contours of my body snugly, it's a divine place to sit for hours. Many supercars today don't even have seats. Just Alcantara pads affixed to the tub. These things can b...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24247

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Gibraltar is tracherous and requires special training. Monarch in particular were very hot on that. The problem isn't PIO my little armchair CEOs. It is a thing called a rotor. Spinning masses of air like a horizontal tornado that come rolling off the Rock in certain circumstances. There were quite ...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34785

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Has it occurred to you that they might just have a need for it? The A339 might be too big for many routes and there is also freight to be carried in an increasingly online shopping world. DL is big enough to run two fleets in that medium range space enabling right-sizing on routes with healthy traff...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BofA customer, waiting for the other shoe to drop
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: BofA customer, waiting for the other shoe to drop

I know it's a different country and different banking system, but I'm the same. A couple of years back I thought about changing banks as there was a branch of RBS locally. RBS!!! That one, with the garbage ratings and nightmare stories. So I started the online apply process. Got an account set up st...

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by Channex757
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK
Replies: 50
Views: 3257

Re: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK

Careful, I've been warned in other forums in the past that saying such a thing is racist itself. Despite evidence that it does occasionally happen. I hear what you are saying, but that's a whole other debate and which I would not want to become embroiled. It isn't racist to point out cultural tradi...

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