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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 14978

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

I know Boeing attempted to offer a smaller 757-100 series initially but nobody blinked. Was it ever looked at again as an option instead of further 737 derivatives ? Too heavy perhaps or could (let's say) early 90's technology as opposed to 1970's thinking, been applied to form the basis of a 737 or...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8945

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour... I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there t...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8945

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its final destination? Tha AN 225 along with the ultra rare AN-22 have visited there before mul...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8945

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures.

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 10976

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea why there is a Falcon X doing laps of Edinburgh this morning. Send to have come in from AMS. Some sort of issue? Bit of Sightseeing before they land? https://i.ibb.co/rvTXxrK/764225-A5-AC7-F-446-F-AD55-DDDE8-E71-B62-A.png Sandyb123 Looking for a hole in the fog apparently... https://www.ed...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25550

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The turbulence theory is also possible, a F-15 is not a small machine and it spews a lot of fire. If close enough it can upset an A310 for sure. Absolutely. the F-15 has 2 PW F100 engines, each of them with 106 kN of trust. These engines have more thrust than the PW ones on the 727 and the 737 orig...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25550

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5701107712
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FR24 data shows a sudden climb from 34,000ft 34,600ft then descent back to 34,000ft over around a five minute period 1610-1615 UTC approx.

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5701107712

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Airtanker have in the past also leased surplus A330 aircraft out to Thomas Cook and Tui. Recent Jet2 leases have seen the aircraft fuselage sprayed white, but retaining the military grey wing surfaces.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87742

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

The bad news keeps coming: "British Airways will likely not be able to operate any farewell flights, the airline tells International Flight Network" https://twitter.com/FlightIntl/status/1284068210812297216 It would at least be good to to let them loose on the UK domestic shuttles for a d...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87742

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

I'm hearing anecdotally via GLA based NATS operatives that BA's Airbus A321 CEO fleet is being progressively rounded up there (16 already a further two on Friday) for storage and disposal.

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10082

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

It's quite ridiculous how this issue has gotten a lot of your panties in a twist. The UK is one of the world largest economies, not having dedicated VIP fleet is odd IMO. Having to use a tanker in the VIP role is cheap and not a good look, neither is the paint job they gave her. Updating the existi...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Fighters escort Ryanair jet into Stansted
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Re: RAF Fighters escort Ryanair jet into Stansted

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-53398339
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Bomb note found in toilet according to BBC News in the last few minutes.

BBC News - Ryanair flight diverted after 'bomb note' found in toilet
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-53398339

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3224

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

I guess the A380 is everyone's favourite current aviation failure. Especially those not old enough to remember other considered failures. The Tristar sold slightly less than the A380, do you hear many conversations calling it a failure ? In terms of a bigger failure, right from the start, what about...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Islands new livery
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Blue Islands new livery

It's so Eastern (UK), SAS, Polar, and Lufthansa-a-like. Could even be a decommissioned FedEx ATR. Is everyone just doing blue tails on white fuselages now ? Except that SAS's livery isn't blue on white, but blue on grey Fair point but that's a matter of perception too. My point being it's similarit...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Islands new livery
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Blue Islands new livery

It's so Eastern (UK), SAS, Polar, and Lufthansa-a-like. Could even be a decommissioned FedEx ATR. Is everyone just doing blue tails on white fuselages now ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33596

Re: Irish 7/20

Not sure I follow! Would it not be better to use smaller aircraft to start with - less seats, less costs and mire flexibility! Surely the seat management system will alert carriers to operating aircraft requirements? I thought we were past finger in the air calculations? No I was thinking of less d...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4323

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

As said, I also think only F-BTSC wore this livery on both sides and there was the AF/BA livery demonstrator sales model. Yes it's different judging the old pin stripe livery next to the eurowhite nearly 50 years after it's inception. But trying to see it as sleek new concept with 'wow' factor buil...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was the last time BA aircraft had the original Landor livery?
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: When was the last time BA aircraft had the original Landor livery?

I flew on a Landor liveried ATP, G-MANL on the Scottish island routes in 2005. And I'm it sure it ran even longer than that...? See the contributor notes in this a.net picture. I have my own pics taken at Stornoway, whilst waiting to board it, tucked away somewhere from that year too. https://www.ai...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4323

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

As said, I also think only F-BTSC wore this livery on both sides and there was the AF/BA livery demonstrator sales model. Yes it's different judging the old pin stripe livery next to the eurowhite nearly 50 years after it's inception. But trying to see it as sleek new concept with 'wow' factor built...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33596

Re: Irish 7/20

Thank you for a new thread. -- Today sees FR and EI ramp up their Summer operations with routes to typical bucket and spade destinations resuming in a reduced schedule. How popular they will be is anyones guess. Despite some operators saying bookings are substantially increasing that is based on a ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33596

Re: Irish 7/20

Thank you for a new thread. -- Today sees FR and EI ramp up their Summer operations with routes to typical bucket and spade destinations resuming in a reduced schedule. How popular they will be is anyones guess. Despite some operators saying bookings are substantially increasing that is based on a ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34076

Re: British Airways 787-10

Does anyone have a full explanation of why the delivery was four months late? I know covid 19 will be a factor in extending the delay but the delivery was running late even before that became an issue. Alleged to be quality control issues with the finishing of the aircraft. Quite possibly related t...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9090

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Could be the first passenger airliner where the in-flight entertainment is a game of basketball ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7579

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

There's a suggestion locally that the Q400 jumped chocks during an engine run up.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7579

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

A parting shot from Flybe , after their previous attempts at taking Loganair from 'behind'... :lol:

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: USAF F-15 crash in sea off North Yorkshire coast

There was a lot of mil activity in the area this morning, including a convoy of 3x KC-135 and a B-52. Any suggestion of a collision ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 88186

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Final Virgin Atlantic 747-400 (G-VROY) ferried LHR-GLA under VIR801P yesterday for storage. Sad to see so many go. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-vroy Both G-VROY and G-VXLG (following day) have since repoed out of GLA to MAN for decommissioning. I did post pics of both departing on ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23520

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d imagine a lot of time and thought went into them. They’ve most likely been put on the top shelf at the very back, given the current situation. OMAA Which three U...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23520

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The usual holiday destinations were spoken of in the Caribbean & Florida from 3 UK airports. As with most decisions made by Jet2, I’d imagine a lot of time and thought went into them. They’ve most likely been put on the top shelf at the very back, given the current situation. OMAA Which three U...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 33074

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Does anyone know why VS flew a 747 (G-VROY) from GLA to MAN yesterday afternoon? It's my first post - so please be kind :) And the second one to fly GLA-MAN, G-VXLG left the following day. Marking what was most certainly the last 744 to depart GLA, the crew gave a little 'wing waggle' on climb out....

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by JannEejit
Wed May 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future COVID impact on airlines and airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Future COVID impact on airlines and airports?

One of two Virgin Atlantic 747's stored at Glasgow (GLA), G-VROY has departed to MAN to join it's sister ships. The last 744, (G-VXLG) not currently at MAN will depart GLA tomorrow (Thurs) making the same journey. This will in effect, barring adhoc or diversions, be the final 747 movement out of GLA...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 13, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS-TEG name
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: CS-TEG name

That L-1011 was the first aircraft I worked on as a crew member... some years later, with a different airline and a different reg number: CS-TMP. interesting I was talking to someone elsewhere about that very aircraft just a few days ago. As CS-TMP operating in it's final flying role, it was the la...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 13, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4490

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

Would VS ever operate EDI-MCO as well as or instead of from GLA? Is there a reason GLA was chosen over EDI, given both airports operate long-haul flights? TUI have flown EDI-SFB for a few years now, but cant make more than a very limited schedule work. Glaswegians have 3 or 4 main holiday destinati...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 4490

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

They should concentrate on staying in business... Doing business seems a reasonably good way of staying in business to me, these GLA-MCO flights have traditionally been very well taken up and booked heavily in advance. I don't know the stats exactly but there may already be substantial 2021 booking...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184525

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I notice nobody mentions the 49% Delta own, and the money they take out of the airline. Nooooo, it's only ever Bransons fault. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk I questioned Delta's part in this in terms of responsibility to it's share holding and was met with a round of comments suggesting Delt...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13252

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Are the two 787-10's at Charleston due anytime soon ?

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by JannEejit
Thu May 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184525

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

G-VROY has in the last hour (at time of writing) repo'd out of Heathrow to Glasgow (GLA) for storage, alongside G-VXLG and A332, G-VMIK which have been in town for around six weeks already. I took an exercise stroll over to Abbotsinch, 20 min walk from home, armed with my Lumix FZ-1000. https://live...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184525

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

It is hard to think of Virgin without 4 engine planes but that has now happened. The same will happen to BA in the near future, who knows if any of their 747's will survive beyond 2020. While inevitable (and sad), I had to chuckle when remembering "4 engines 4 long haul." I'm old enough t...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4547

Re: Virgin and the 747...

FlyerTalkUserNa wrote:
Just hoping the GLA flight makes a return at some point.


Well if it doesn't there's a lot of people going to need bussed to MAN. Forward bookings are strong, I gather.

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by JannEejit
Tue May 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30040

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

I believe Aer Lingus are also accepting passengers from cancelled British Airways flights so they may not know exactly how many will turn up till just before boarding. If two IAG companies can't share data, especially at this time, then we have a problem. There was a BA insider quoted anonymously o...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30040

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

It's the "unexpectedly turning up" bit I don't get ? Don't they have a booking list or have they adopted the old BA Shuttle method of 'turn up and fly' ? At this time of enormous fleet downtime, can't they allocate an A321 or even A330 on these peak time domestic routes ? I'm sure I've alr...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

How will certain airlines maintain frequency when they are making thousands of their pilots redundant and mass retiring sections of their fleets ? Indeed those pilots are being laid off..... for now. After the crisis they'll just be hired again, but in the meanwhile it saves the airlines a few mont...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

Therefor there won't be any return of VLA's, they've had their time. Airlines are massively retiring them at the moment, they cost too much to operate and are too hard to fill. The demand just isn't there. Smaller aircraft are the way to go, giving airlines more flexibility. Instead of serving one ...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

Therefor there won't be any return of VLA's, they've had their time. Airlines are massively retiring them at the moment, they cost too much to operate and are too hard to fill. The demand just isn't there. Smaller aircraft are the way to go, giving airlines more flexibility. Instead of serving one ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 219
Views: 25341

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

I remember watching the first flight on CNN. Her best angle was always head-on when you could admire her magnificent wings. Similarly on BBC News in the UK and also a quick interview with Richard Branson in front of the craft and him saying "this one's mine" or words to that effect. I wen...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184525

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

This opinion is popular but a little grating. Yes but unfortunately in terms of UK taxpaying public, this is the perception that most will adhere too, come the final reckoning. I think SRB (the public face of Virgin) has created negative headlines in the UK in recent times, especially around his pe...

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by JannEejit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5556

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

Brent Mooney's rendering from the Twitter feed...

ImageScreenshot (29) by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27960

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Did I see an Ethiopian 737-700 at DUB on FR 24 earlier today ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4758

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

Is the pre-flight safety briefing on the MAX so different from any other 737 series that it needs brought attention to by naming it in the safety card ? In other words would "Boeing 737" suffice ?

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