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by charliecossie
Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman In Liquidity Crisis: FRA & ORY To Be Dropped
Replies: 21
Views: 5548

RE: Biman In Liquidity Crisis: FRA & ORY To Be Dropped

IMO, Biman are dropping Frankfurt because their maintenance provider (in Frankfurt) has decided to drop the DC10 from it's books. There is no-one left in Frankfurt that can certify maintenance on DC10s (to JAA/CAA standards). As someone personally involved in the maintenance of Biman aircraft for th...

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by charliecossie
Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Idea For A380 FRA Flight Times
Replies: 3
Views: 3786

RE: Any Idea For A380 FRA Flight Times

It will, apparently, land on the northern runway but whether that's 25R or 07L will depend on the weather at the time. I've no idea about times but I doubt it will be an early morning arrival as <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym> is rather busy then. My best guess wou...

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by charliecossie
Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-USA Open Skies: Progress At Last!
Replies: 57
Views: 6436

RE: EU-USA Open Skies: Progress At Last!

Mr. Kellmark, Absolute tosh! There is no "different scenario". Either you land at "nearest suitable" or continue to destination. This is standard 747 practice. By the way, a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 747 recently had an engine failure (sometime this year) shortly after goin...

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by charliecossie
Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

Mr. Deltaguy,
Can you spell Xenophobia?

Oh, by the way, if you take a look at their website you might find out why those silly little Euro jobs haven't (but perhaps quite soon will) put you out of a job.

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by charliecossie
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-USA Open Skies: Progress At Last!
Replies: 57
Views: 6436

RE: EU-USA Open Skies: Progress At Last!

Mr. Kellmark, Why did the United 744, flying from the US to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, that had an engine failure over the Atlantic, not land at the nearest suitable airport but continue to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main...

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by charliecossie
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

My employer does not have any tugs at my place of employment, they're all in the UK. I wrote nothing to make you think otherwise. So, at Heathrow, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have a shitload of British designed and built Douglas tugs. In Frankfurt, FRAport (the major handling compa...

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

Taps foot...... and quotes from the Goldhofer tug page:- "In the field of Airport Technology Goldhofer has set new standards world-wide and has revolutionised the market with the design of towbarless aircraft tractors." And from Douglas:- "In 1989, the Company introduced its Douglas-Kalmar range of ...

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing Temperatures For Aircraft Types
Replies: 8
Views: 14443

RE: Deicing Temperatures For Aircraft Types

De-icing is only carried out to removed ice (or snow or slush). If ice isn't present it's not possible to "de"-ice it, no? No aircraft I know (and that's quite a few) requires de-icing without the presence of ice (etc.). It is quite possible to predict whether ice will form based on the prevailing a...

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

Reading the info on their websites should answer your question. Took me just a few seconds.

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by charliecossie
Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

Sorry? Question makes no sense to me.

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by charliecossie
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

These are used at Frankfurt:- <a href="http://www.goldhofer.de/" target=_blank>http://www.goldhofer.de/</a> These are used by <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>:- <a href="http://www.douglas-tugmaster.co.uk/"...

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by charliecossie
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EGT Indication U/s Procedure
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

RE: EGT Indication U/s Procedure

MEL:
sent you a PM.

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by charliecossie
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 50 New Int'l Routes, Passes BA On Transatlantic
Replies: 34
Views: 8855

RE: DL 50 New Int'l Routes, Passes BA On Transatlantic

Don't try telling me that Delta have been so busy flying loss-making routes these last few years (**billions lost**) that they have only just noticed it and thought "Hey, let's drop the loss-makers and add 50 profitable routes"!

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by charliecossie
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EGT Indication U/s Procedure
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

RE: EGT Indication U/s Procedure

MEL, I don't wanna sound offensive but for someone who is supposed to be a Licensed Engineer, you ask some very strange, basic and naive questions. So, first - they read the QRH and/or <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. You can do that too! Whe...

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by charliecossie
Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

Mr Cancidas: You said, "tugs that are outweighed by airplanes are not good". You're joking aren't you. A fully loaded 744 weighs more than 400 tonnes. Where we gonna get a tug that effing big! Starionblue: No one needs to be laid off. I guess it's a culture thing. We prefer to re-deploy staff (or us...

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by charliecossie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

The Long Run was an Eagles album wasn't it? They're all dead. Or might as well be..... I agree, the big Douglas' and Goldhofers are expensive but those costs can be offset. Half a dozen "lifters" can do the work of a dozen old tugs. Sell the old tugs to Ogden (or whoever)! Use the released staff for...

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by charliecossie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

But yer airlines are all bankrupt!  Wink

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by charliecossie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tow Barless Attachment
Replies: 84
Views: 13305

RE: Tow Barless Attachment

One good point of the towbarless tractor is that there is no need for a brake man because there is no bar to break.
So why do the large US airlines use a brake man with them?

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by charliecossie
Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DEN Loads
Replies: 17
Views: 3666

RE: BA LHR-DEN Loads

Can't you call Staff Travel?

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by charliecossie
Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KL And Dutch ATC No Longer Reporting Incidents
Replies: 9
Views: 4970

RE: KL And Dutch ATC No Longer Reporting Incidents

As Bsergonomics said, CHIRP is genuinely anonymous so no disciplinary action can be taken against anybody. If it wasn't anonymous then it could shutdown tomorrow as no-one would use it.
Here's a link to CHIRP:- www.chirp.co.uk

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KL And Dutch ATC No Longer Reporting Incidents
Replies: 9
Views: 4970

RE: KL And Dutch ATC No Longer Reporting Incidents

Methinks the Dutch need an anonymous reporting system. We (Britain) call our system CHIRP (Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme). It was started in the early '80's as a military thing but soon broadened to include civil aviation as well. Conversely, those in this business must alw...

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by charliecossie
Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prayer Areas In Aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 15652

RE: Prayer Areas In Aircraft

pipoa380:
I'm not the one who called the area a prayer "room". You did!
But now it's a "prayer zone"......

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by charliecossie
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prayer Areas In Aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 15652

RE: Prayer Areas In Aircraft

As someone who boards a Malaysian 777 almost every working day, I think I'd have noticed a prayer room by now. I haven't. There is a "business centre" cubicle at door 2L.

Mr pipoa380:
Your "prayer room" is actually door 2 right.

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by charliecossie
Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A FS Pilot Make A Regular Flight?
Replies: 102
Views: 8427

RE: Can A FS Pilot Make A Regular Flight?

Hi Phil, In many cases pilots *do* pay the airlines to work there!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> Oh, and I once flew the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 742 sim from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to...

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by charliecossie
Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Flashlights For Mx
Replies: 128
Views: 20598

RE: Best Flashlights For Mx

"The best torch is the one provided by my employer. It's free to me and the employer considers it good enough for the task." "What type." Yellow, bright and rechargeable. I neither know nor care who or what made it. Maybe I've been spoiled by always working for airlines who provide torches to their ...

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Flashlights For Mx
Replies: 128
Views: 20598

RE: Best Flashlights For Mx

Maglites are useless. They're round and roll away.

The best torch is the one provided by my employer. It's free to me and the employer considers it good enough for the task.

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by charliecossie
Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra Fire Handle B752
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

RE: Extra Fire Handle B752

sabenapilot: When the handles are lit, you can't miss the markings. Again, when lit they are well red. As for the positioning of ancilliary panels, Boeing has it right in that it's the customers' choice in where some are fitted. So the APU fire handle is in a slightly different position on some 75's...

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by charliecossie
Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurisation Check With A Bad Cold
Replies: 21
Views: 3146

RE: Pressurisation Check With A Bad Cold

Only an idiot pressurises with a cold........

Sudafed is specifically named in CAA Airworthiness Notice 47.
British licensed engineers (and others under the CAA) may not perform their duties after taking Sudafed.

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by charliecossie
Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra Fire Handle B752
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

RE: Extra Fire Handle B752

sabenapilot: You just looked at the Arkia pic and assumed that "CARGO FIRE" refered to the handle to the right. Oops, wrong. The third handle (there's one in both pictures) <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> the APU fire handle. One is behind the eng...

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by charliecossie
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Late Nose Gear Raising BA 757 LHR Today
Replies: 24
Views: 9118

RE: Late Nose Gear Raising BA 757 LHR Today

MEL: It's not "common" but it's in the DDM/<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> and therefore used. Ain't at work, but I think it's just one. 22886: No, the airflow doesn't cause the wheel to rotate. A number of people are talking about hot brake ...

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by charliecossie
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Late Nose Gear Raising BA 757 LHR Today
Replies: 24
Views: 9118

RE: Late Nose Gear Raising BA 757 LHR Today

It's not for brake cooling!!

Post 3 was correct. A deactivated brake, gear left down until wheel stops rotating, gear retracted. Why? Gyroscopic effect if wheel still spinning in the bay.

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by charliecossie
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747-400 Decompression
Replies: 17
Views: 12011

RE: SAA 747-400 Decompression

For 20 years I have been certifying maintenance on the 747.
I don't know what a "decrompression panel" is.

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by charliecossie
Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Slams U.S. Bankruptcy Laws
Replies: 130
Views: 10129

RE: British Airways Slams U.S. Bankruptcy Laws

Dear Mr. Komododx, Since Britain and America invaded Iraq, United Airlines have operated at least 300 trooping flights through Frankfurt airport. My employer handles <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> maintenance in <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF)...

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by charliecossie
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

RE: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!

Granite: I don't know what to say. 1000 (or so) <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> staff walked out. 44,000 staff have no idea why those 1000 walked. (<acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, maybe some know) 44,000 staff do not support what the 1000 did. 44,000 staff care. 1000,...

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by charliecossie
Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

RE: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!

Think about it..... Why did no <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> aircraft (bound for <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>) divert to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>? <acronym title="British Airways">BA<...

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by charliecossie
Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

RE: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!

Nobody seems to know why they came to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. IMO it was a *stupid* decision. The customer service staff have been tearing their hair out all day trying to get the passengers to their destinations or in a hotel room...

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by charliecossie
Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

RE: 5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!

You all owe me a pint as I was the one who arranged with Apron Control to have all 4 divs parked next to each other. Hehehe, hope you got some good pics. Seemed like most of the airport staff went and took a picture or two. Only <acronym title="Sabre Airways (Canada)">JN</acronym> has gone so far. T...

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by charliecossie
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines Vice President Slams Own Crew!
Replies: 76
Views: 17755

RE: Emirates Airlines Vice President Slams Own Crew!

Wrightbrothers: A CSD will easily gross 60k (if not more). The most junior <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> crew get a lot less (10k basic + limited allowances). Pilot pay is a big secret but I suspect senior 747 captains are in the 150-200k range. Junior ...

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by charliecossie
Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Seen A Crew In Action?
Replies: 19
Views: 7560

RE: Have You Ever Seen A Crew In Action?

I see BA pilots "in action" almost every day.
They can switch between The Times and Telegraph crosswords in a nanosecond. Has to be seen to be believed......

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by charliecossie
Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Rev Behavior Out Of Control?
Replies: 143
Views: 20262

RE: Non-Rev Behavior Out Of Control?

Trekster, if you bother to read this far (I didn't):
You are unlikely to be upgraded to WT+ as a "newbie".
Without a tie, your chances are close to nil.

Wear the tie until you're seated and then remove it. Snot difficult.

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by charliecossie
Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines Vice President Slams Own Crew!
Replies: 76
Views: 17755

RE: Emirates Airlines Vice President Slams Own Crew!

Wrightbrothers: You obviously don't know how much senior 747 captains and CSDs get on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. For 40k, a CSD wouldn't even wake up never mind get out of bed. For 160k, a senior 747 captain might wake up. On the other hand, the people in <acronym title="British ...

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by charliecossie
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF "Association" With SQ, BA, CX, Or NZ, By 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5670

RE: QF "Association" With SQ, BA, CX, Or NZ, By 2015

Trolley Dolley:
Thanks for the info. I presume you mean cabin crews as the flt deck are definitely as miserable as ever.  Smile

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by charliecossie
Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF "Association" With SQ, BA, CX, Or NZ, By 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5670

RE: QF "Association" With SQ, BA, CX, Or NZ, By 2015

Trolley Dolley:
What do you mean by this statement: "I know that QF uses Jetconnect crews on the FRA route to try and get costs down."?

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by charliecossie
Sun May 29, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 Engine Autostart
Replies: 18
Views: 8737

RE: B777 Engine Autostart

Rollers and Prats are started together but GE90s singly ('cos they're so bloody big).

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by charliecossie
Sun May 29, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nun Barred From Flight!
Replies: 32
Views: 5238

RE: Nun Barred From Flight!

And here's me thinking that BA *doesn't* fly between Shetland and Aberdeen.

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by charliecossie
Fri May 13, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 with damaged nose
Replies: 28
Views: 13881

RE: United 747 With Damaged Nose

Fact: A 744 can fly without a winglet.
Fact: A 744 cannot fly without a radome.
Fact: A 744 cannot fly with a radome damaged as in the picture at the top.
Fact: British Airways does not fly "damaged" aircraft on revenue flights.

End Of Thread.

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by charliecossie
Tue May 03, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Any Hope For LHR?
Replies: 62
Views: 9373

RE: Is There Any Hope For LHR?

Can someone detail the expansion at Frankfurt that's nibbling away at Heathrow? I've worked here for 10 years now and only noticed <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym> and an extension of the A pier. The main runways are so close that they're effectively only a single r...

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by charliecossie
Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BAA Anti-UA?
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

RE: Is BAA Anti-UA?

The BAA hates all airlines, but especially BA.
Now, if you want to open a bunch of shops in the terminals prepare
for a good bum-licking from senior BAA managers.....

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by charliecossie
Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Will This A-320 (5B-DAT) Be Scrapped?
Replies: 46
Views: 23415

RE: Why Will This A-320 (5B-DAT) Be Scrapped?

WAH64D:
Actually a very young A330 methinks. MAS.

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by charliecossie
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Phuket Air Been Grounded?
Replies: 26
Views: 5897

RE: Has Phuket Air Been Grounded?

MD11Engineer: Excellent post. I couldn't have put it better. I have, unfortunately, much personal experience of older 747 fuel system "anomalies". 400s aren't much better. Bennett123: When the aircraft returned to stand the first time, the maintenance crew should have completely drained the surge ta...

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