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by chuchoteur
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Buy BAE?
Replies: 60
Views: 11245

RE: Boeing To Buy BAE?

... on the question of Boeing building bits for Airbus: they already do, <acronym title="Mokuleia (Oahu) - Dillingham (HDH / PHDH), USA - Hawaii">HDH</acronym> Australia is majority owned by Boeing, and they manufacture the A380 wingtip fences amongst over components. (Aviation is a small business) ...

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by chuchoteur
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways Incident @ LHR This Morning
Replies: 29
Views: 13432

RE: Kuwait Airways Incident @ LHR This Morning

Dumping fuel over london would NOT be appreciated by the local residents. I believe that fuel jettison procedures recommend not jettisoning below 10.000ft, as otherwise the fuel will not have dispersed and somebody's going to get it in the face... there is however a procedure for landing above MLW, ...

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by chuchoteur
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Doing Touch & Go's At SNN
Replies: 31
Views: 10589

RE: A380 Doing Touch & Go's At SNN

Ref high AoA/manoeuvres: The aircraft isn't actually subjected to that many G's, any airliner can be thrown around the sky in pretty much the same way, you just tend to avoid it with a load of pax on board, as it may be uncomfortable and they may spill their coffee! The typical A340 in flight demo i...

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by chuchoteur
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Doing Touch & Go's At SNN
Replies: 31
Views: 10589

RE: A380 Doing Touch & Go's At SNN

A380 <acronym title="Madison - Dane County Regional / Truax Field (MSN / KMSN), USA - Wisconsin">MSN</acronym> 0004 is painted all white so it can have custom decals applied as required... hence the quick costume change between Emirates and Singapore colours last summer. A nice touch that customers ...

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by chuchoteur
Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands On San Diego Freeway
Replies: 58
Views: 20923

RE: Plane Lands On San Diego Freeway

Running out of fuel is one of the prime causes of incidents in general aviation... despite many safety campaigns to eradicte it. I fly Cessna 150 and 170's, Robin DR400's, Socata TB10 and TB20's as well as a homebuilt ("experimental" in the US) and a vintage aircraft, they all have unreliable fuel g...

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by chuchoteur
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair = The UK's Most Unprofessional Airline?
Replies: 68
Views: 10839

RE: Ryanair = The UK's Most Unprofessional Airline?

It all comes down to your expectations. Ryanair are as safe as other airlines statistically (although I still haven't got past the fact they managed to leave a guy in a wheelchair in a smoke-filled aircraft). On an anecdotal basis, they certainly make the headlines more than most, but then that's be...

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by chuchoteur
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair = The UK's Most Unprofessional Airline?
Replies: 68
Views: 10839

RE: Ryanair = The UK's Most Unprofessional Airline?

I tend to dispute the GBP10.00 fares, I booked a GBP9.99 fare and once all the taxes etc were added it came out at around GBP60.00 per person/return. To be fair, even at that price, nobody else has a comparable fare from Carcassonne to Dublin over a weekend break. The whole thing about Ryanair is th...

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by chuchoteur
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will We Ever See Inflight Meals Again In The U.S.?
Replies: 102
Views: 14831

RE: Will We Ever See Inflight Meals Again In The U

I do feel sorry for you guys over the pond... One of my favourite flights here in Europe is flying <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, Manchester (<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>) to Gatwick (<acronym title="London - Gatwick...

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by chuchoteur
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 911 First Plane Hitting North Tower Picture
Replies: 128
Views: 38637

RE: 911 First Plane Hitting North Tower Picture

Film was by Jules & Gedeon Naudet, both french film makers

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by chuchoteur
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Boarding Is On Trhu The Left Doors Of Plane?
Replies: 62
Views: 19838

RE: Why Boarding Is On Trhu The Left Doors Of Plane?

... If you wanted to know why you got onto a horse from the left, it dates back to the old cavalry days when you used to have your sword slung on your left hand side (thus to draw it with your right hand). You got on your horse from the left in order to not drag that long bit of steel across your ho...

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