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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46084

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

May someone please provide a brief summary of what the latest A321XLR specs and design changes are rumoured to be..? A range boost of 500-700NM over the A321LR (4000NM), revised fuel system, MTOW of 101t. Capability for 200 seats on 3500-4000NM flights, year round reliably, at NB cost levels, opens...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46084

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

May someone please provide a brief summary of what the latest A321XLR specs and design changes are rumoured to be..?

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by MoKa777
Thu May 30, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Re: Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June

It would have been nice for the 779 to be at PAS but better not to rush things if they aren't ready yet.

Hopefully there will still be some other positive news about the 779 during the show.

And besides, end of June/early July (if it slips) isn't that far away so I'll be patient...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 29, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 70613

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I would like to see a lot of positive activity with the E2 and A220. These aircraft need more love. It will be relatively boring to hear another A32Xneo or 737 Max order (although the latter will be surprising for other reasons...) On the WB side I'd like to see more orders for the A35K and 779. The...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 28, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

You great at making all sorts of lofty claims. Please produce the QANTAS policy which states they do not observe positive passenger bag-match, and they will send checked luggage ahead of passengers. From https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2015L01809 The operator of a prescribed air service com...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 55915

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

A few things worth mentioning. The landing gear limits the landing weight. The greatest force is when landing. The wingbox and wing limits the MTOW. The wings lifts up and the fuselage down. The 787-9 does not then require a stronger landing gear for a small MTOW increase. The 787-10 already has a ...

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by MoKa777
Sun May 26, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3995

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

I'm actually surprised that they don't already operate these routes... you learn something every day.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 26, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 3405

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

LY777 wrote:
Is is weird that their 767s are 2-4-2 while their 777s are 3-3-3!


LOL! That is crazy weird!

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by MoKa777
Sat May 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7474

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

I'm really happy to see the new baby in the Airbus family getting some love. Aside from it being the 12,000th Airbus aircraft, it is also a marvellous one and can do really well once fully integrated into the Airbus portfolio with their production methodology. And this display (using the A220) is a ...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Moka, Did you apply to be a moderator? I'm serious. No, no, I considered applying but worried that it may be time-consuming... It is facinating to see the differences, but users become obsessed with little differences. For example, A350 weight, yet the A320NEO, A330NEO, and E2 all gained substantia...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

Wow! I actually missed the news of LH ordering the 789! (And 20 more A359 to boot!) The rock I was under was clearly very comfortable... I had to do a quick Google search because I was having a "huh?!" moment... https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/newsroom/lufthansa-group-orders-40...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! ^ This! The cheerleading is annoying. It would be nice if we could all just have a normal discussion and learn from each other but it always degenerates into this mine-...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 55915

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

You can all stop wringing your hands with worry on USA West Coast to NZ 787-10 capacity. A decent MTOW increase, combined with additional engine thrust, will make this a/c a pretty universal Pacific rim winner. According to more knowledgeable members here on a.net, a 787 MTOW increase will be quite...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 39811

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

It should be noted that the A220-100 gets a 450nm increase in range BUT the A220-300 only receives a 150nm bump. Still great though!

I am very pleased to see the CS100/300 improving this way. I just hope more airlines can see how great these aircraft are and increase the order book.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 55915

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

You can all stop wringing your hands with worry on USA West Coast to NZ 787-10 capacity. A decent MTOW increase, combined with additional engine thrust, will make this a/c a pretty universal Pacific rim winner. According to more knowledgeable members here on a.net, a 787 MTOW increase will be quite...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business

Consistency, larger pool of replacement parts, cabin space constraints, etc. may be considerations. I'm not so sure, maybe someone with greater knowledge on the subject can weigh in, but will something like this complicate certification - two different seat designs sharing the same space? Sounds lik...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Well not really, us avgeeks are really getting a rough time to be honest, aircraft getting smaller, less diversity, erasing of the quads and extinction of the tri-holers and the just about every aircraft looks the same 100 below and above in seat capacity, we've gone from L1011, DC-10, A346's, B744...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 115458

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Good maths-fu there, but 6.1/hour on such a short trip with such a low TOW seems quite high tbh. I'd expect it to be well below 6 tons/hour. Correct me if I'm wrong but if we assume a DOW of +-135t (may be high but ET does have a high density config), this flight looks like it was carrying quite a ...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29143

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

ME720 wrote:
I guess EK and EY must Be on an edge will the drums of war beating in the Persian Gulf.
Air space will be closed, and with all the US bases in the region, cities in the region might not be spared from missile attacks.


I sincerely hope this does not happen.

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 115458

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Hey guys, today I came across this video on the YouTube. Ethiopian 602 flight from Addis Ababa to Dubai. Allow me to share with you fuel page screen shot and a link to the video. Maybe you will find it useful and it may act as another real world data on the fuel consumption. https://i.imgur.com/wDl...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

RJMAZ wrote:
they can leave the poor customers to Scoot


Wow, that is a tad bit patronizing, don't you think..?

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 12313

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

It's been a looooong wait for TK to take next-gen wide-bodies.

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 58
Views: 16708

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So long as DOH-AKL is a route they will fly, the B777-8X is a plane they will need, as that requires at least 3 frames all by itself. In fact, until SQ resumed Flights 22 and 21, that was the world's longest flight, blocked at 18:20 on the return. I believe DOH-AKL-DOH to be perfectly doable with t...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 8301

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

Putting in place the infrastructure required by the A380 was expensive and time-consuming. However, the cost and time that it involved will offer flexibility for the OEMs, airlines and airports for the future, to be able to evolve as the world does. If VLAs become necessary in future, the infrastruc...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 58
Views: 16708

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So long as DOH-AKL is a route they will fly, the B777-8X is a plane they will need, as that requires at least 3 frames all by itself. In fact, until SQ resumed Flights 22 and 21, that was the world's longest flight, blocked at 18:20 on the return. I believe DOH-AKL-DOH to be perfectly doable with t...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 789 Western Europe to Southeast Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: 789 Western Europe to Southeast Asia

I think the answer is demand rather than capability. Traditionally the flights were nearly certain to be 744s, but airlines then went for the A380 or 77W when they retired/sold them on. The A350 is more likely to tap-into this particular market as it's closer in capacity to the aircraft used, and a...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

And QF runs 789s BNE-LAX, MEL-LAX, MEL-SFO and soon SYD-SFO But that's means nothing for a 777 v 350 decision. The logic is thus With a 787 / 77X family you cover a wider span of payload / range performance using a common type. With a 787 / 350 combined fleet, you have two type ratings to support a...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 58
Views: 16708

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

Slash787 wrote:
so I am sure the CEO will retire


If only...

Haha!

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by MoKa777
Tue May 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

You did the calculations for the A350 and 777X a few posts up but may I ask you to break-down the calculation for the 787 effective span? Please. I just followed the rule of thumb that a raked wingtip adds 80% of the wingtip's length to the physical wingspan, and I roughly assumed a 787's wingtip i...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

sigh, you made the same mistake again. You are looking at the physical span, which is useless in air, actually air simply doesn't see the wing that way. Add the effect of each wingtip device and you will see what you have missed. Otherwise, poor Boeing and Airbus are wasting their time and capital ...

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by MoKa777
Sun May 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24671

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

817Dreamliiner wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
Do you know how many lavs there are on the BA A35K?

I counted 7 on the map available when choosing a seat on the booking page, but it may be more than that as you can't see the area before row 1 in J.


Yep, there may be more ahead of row 1. Seems about right.

Thanks again for this.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

Korean Air? They have a little of everything.

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by MoKa777
Sat May 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24671

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

According to reports, BA's A35K will have the following seat configuration: 331 | 56J / 56W / 219Y For comparison, CX (with a similar J seat type) has the following configuration: 334 | 46J / 32W / 256Y My question is, how is BA managing to fit so many more premium seats into their A35K? BA will ha...

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by MoKa777
Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24671

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

According to reports, BA's A35K will have the following seat configuration: 331 | 56J / 56W / 219Y For comparison, CX (with a similar J seat type) has the following configuration: 334 | 46J / 32W / 256Y My question is, how is BA managing to fit so many more premium seats into their A35K? BA will hav...

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by MoKa777
Sat May 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51668

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Once my AF/KL Amex card spends reset to zero (soon) for the next month, tickets with Air Tanzania to JNB will be purchased. Would you suggest to fly in business or economy class in order to publish - if possible/subject to local regulations - a comprehensive trip report in the appropriate section! ...

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by MoKa777
Sat May 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 6164

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

Stitch wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
UA807 you reference was operated by a 787-10 with those figures?


Yes. Flown on 14 February of this year per the original poster of the data.


Impressive! The 787-10 is more capable than I first thought.

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by MoKa777
Fri May 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 6164

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

The 787-10 is effectively a slightly longer, slightly heavier 787-9 and the 787-9 is an extremely long-legged aircraft. So it is not surprising it too can handle long missions. Also, I think people often do not realize how capable the 787 and A350 families are. For example, UA807 IAD-PEK was blocke...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I guess this is the best way to post this. There i to variants of the A35K for comparison. One with DOW at 147000kg and one with DOW at 150000kg. The TSFC is listed in the data. https://i.ibb.co/KzPmtL1/Project-sunrise-comparison.png Fred Wow! Thanks for this! The A35K may use 2-3% less fuel than t...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245736

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It's a bit quiet over here... What are the next deliveries for the 78J? Also, how many 78J are being built per month, or better yet, what is the current production break-down between models at the moment and how is it expected to change? There is currently 5 787-10's on the flightline (1 each for U...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SA closes Guangzhou reservations from January 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

Also, reducing frequency on JNB-HKG will further undermine SA's ability to compete against and retain J pax relative to CX.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245736

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It's a bit quiet over here...

What are the next deliveries for the 78J?

Also, how many 78J are being built per month, or better yet, what is the current production break-down between models at the moment and how is it expected to change?

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The right outcome is far from obvious here and there is no "obvious choice." Anyone saying there is, IMO, has blinders on. These are two quite different products with different advantages. The differences encompass both the ULH-specific variant that has been proposed for Project Sunrise (...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287982

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

That versatility is why QF will probably go with the 35K. QF wanted a plane that can be used on other missions. It's more versatile and less risky. They want a better pax experience - 8 Y abreast in the A350 will offer that. Then there are the A380 deposits. As much as I want to see a 777 in QF col...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D
Replies: 12
Views: 4339

Re: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D

Woodreau wrote:
Because the B1900 is so ugly (with all of its extra aerodynamic fins and stabilons) it doesn’t fly, instead it’s repelled from the Earth.


This is officially one of the best comments I've ever read on a.net (if not the internet as a whole)!!! Hahaha!

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by MoKa777
Fri May 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 8816

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

I recently took a Delta A359 domestically (LAX-ATL). I imagine this was the "Vanilla" variant? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1419669 While searching for the answer, I actually found this thread discussing similar things that this thread is discussing: https://www...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

This is somewhat normal in most parts of the world. I think passengers in the Middle East have been spoilt with the service offered by home carriers so it feels like a tragedy.

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19939

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

This may be why EK is establishing themselves in secondary/tertiary London airports. EK is starting a second daily frequency to Stansted from July this year. We may start seeing more of this from EK in other cities with heavily constrained primary airports. Start building the market at these second...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19939

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

This may be why EK is establishing themselves in secondary/tertiary London airports. EK is starting a second daily frequency to Stansted from July this year. We may start seeing more of this from EK in other cities with heavily constrained primary airports. Start building the market at these seconda...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International WX briefing
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: International WX briefing

BravoOne wrote:
By the time its over there are usually one or two fewer trees standing.


Hahaha!

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by MoKa777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Is it safe to arrive in PHC at that time?

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